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ALCP welcomes Campbell Live poll result

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:35:07 +1200 | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party welcomes last night's Campbell Live poll, saying it is an overdue reality check for public opinion on personal cannabis use. More >>

Inaugural Game Animal Council appointed

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:16:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate Minister Peter Dunne today announced the appointment of 11 members to the inaugural Game Animal Council. More >>

Auckland Museum’s lasting legacy - thanks to Lottery Grants

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:50:47 +1200 | Auckland Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum will take its WWI centenary commemorations ‘to the people’ after receiving significant funding from the Lottery Grants Board. More >>

Creamy tasting dairy-free chocolate arrives

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:31:31 +1200 | British High Commission

Dairy-free chocolate from UK company Moo Free is now available in New Zealand. With dairy being one of the most common food allergies in New Zealand, the introduction of a great tasting dairy free chocolate will be exciting news for many households.More >>

Call for public enquiry into the future of farming

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:02:44 +1200 | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game NZ is calling for a public enquiry “to examine the future of agriculture in New Zealand”. More >>

Drive safely over Easter

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:56:52 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse is urging road users to slow down and take care this Easter. More >>

Wheels at Washington as skate park opens

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:10:02 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Bikers, skaters and scooter riders can test out their wheels with today’s opening of the third and final phase of Washington Way Reserve Skate Park. The $3.5 million development of the park includes three skate bowls, half-pipes, ramps, steps and ...More >>

Legal high ban worthy of wider pick-up

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:05:18 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Auckland Council’s ban on using legal highs in a public place is an excellent idea that should be replicated around New Zealand, says Labour’s Associate Health Spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.More >>

Plunket: Keep kiwi kids safe in cars this Easter

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:44 +1200 | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket is urging New Zealand families to think about their kids’ safety while they’re on the roads over the long Easter and holidays. “Have a great Easter and holidays, enjoy time with family and friends and remember everyone has to be ...More >>

Frugal fashion week

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:42:23 +1200 | Oily Rag

New Zealand Fashion Week 2014 is not until August but we thought we would pass on some oily rag tips on how to look fashionable without high cost. In fact we would not be at all surprised to see a “Frugal Fashions” category slinking down the ...More >>

Dunne Secures Win for Recreational Hunters

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:10:02 +1200 | United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture Leader and Associate Minister for Conservation Hon. Peter Dunne welcomed the announcement of the inaugural appointments to the Game Animal Council. More >>

Auckland’s Biggest Weekend of Family Entertainment Opens

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:45:46 +1200 | The Coca-Cola Easter Show

It may be a wet and windy start to the long Easter weekend, but it’s all systems go for the 2014 Coca-Cola Easter Show, open from 10am today for five huge days of family entertainment!More >>

Skyline’s Zoom Zipline takes off

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:20:20 +1200 | Skyline Rotorua

Skyline Rotorua’s much anticipated gravity-ride activity, Zoom Zipline, is expected to open to the public this Easter Weekend, with the official launch taking place on Tuesday April 29.More >>

Council’s plan for the provision of swimming pools

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:41:51 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council’s Community Committee yesterday, Tuesday 15 April 2014, received a draft review of the Aquatic Facilities Plan. Recreation and Sports Unit Manager, John Filsell, says the review covered the nature and condition of Council’s ...More >>

New Zealand Shut for Easter

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:20:06 +1200 | Hospitality New Zealand

A national survey this week of Hospitality establishments shows that just over half are planning to close on Good Friday and over a third plan to close on Easter Sunday. More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Welcomes Key’s Rejection of ‘Fat Tax’

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:01:15 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Prime Minister John Key’s rejection of fat and sugar taxes ahead of this year's election. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Union, says:More >>

Be aware and take care on our roads

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:59:53 +1200 | New Zealand Police

As Easter holidays and Anzac Day approaches and we move into colder months Central District Police want to remind motorists to ensure their vehicle is roadworthy before they embark on a road trip.More >>

Waikato HomeXPO a Win Win for Home Owners and Businesses

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:49:34 +1200 | Waikato HomeXPO

Thousands of home owners were treated to a fantastic array of inspiration, innovation and renovation ideas and products at the three day Waikato HomeXPO. More than 11,000 visitors to the second boutique HomeXPO, part of the revamped New Waikato Show held ...More >>

Long weekends on less fuel

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:14:38 +1200 | Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

With Easter and ANZAC day falling within a week of each other this year and schools breaking for Term One on April 17, many will be taking the opportunity to squeeze in one last holiday road trip before winter hits. Motorists can make their fuel go ...More >>

Fifa U-20 World Cup NZ 2015 Kick Off Times Announced

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:36:02 +1200 | FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015

An array of kick-off times to suit football fans of all ages has been confirmed for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015. More >>

 

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