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Shellfish health warning issued for part of Bay of Plenty

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:42:34 +1300 | Toi Te Ora

A health warning has been issued for the Bay of Plenty coastline, from Mount Maunganui, including Maunganui Beach and Pilot Bay, to Whakatane Heads. Routine monitoring within this area has found increased levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxin ...More >>

Farmers' fitness levels being impacted by technology

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:37:13 +1300 | Dairy NZ

Greater automation and technology has slowed dairy farmers down and impacted their fitness levels, says former Hauraki Plains farmer Ian Handcock. More >>

Public pressure needed to counter child obesity

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:18:03 +1300 | University of Auckland

About one-third of children are now overweight or obese in New Zealand and public pressure is needed to change food and health policies to counter this, according to researchers at the University of Auckland.More >>

Urgent action on climate change is a health win-win

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:23:35 +1300 | OraTaiao

New Zealand can make huge gains for health, now and in the future, by committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A Special Article on climate change and health is published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal.More >>

Kapiti Food Fair ready to roll

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:15:43 +1300 | Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

“With a week to go before the Kapiti Food Fair, everything is on-track to deliver a taste sensation and a wonderful day out for visitors” says Helene Judge, Fair Spokesperson.More >>

Time with friends & family is Kiwis’ greatest Christmas wish

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:32:29 +1300 | Cadbury

In a recent survey conducted by Cadbury NZ, spending time with friends and family topped the list as the most sought after gift when respondents were asked what they most wanted for Christmas.More >>

Three grants worth $67,000 approved

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:14:12 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

$24,000 to Ngāti Hauā Mahi Trust for development and expansion of a native plant nursery. • $23,000 to the Hamilton Gardens Festival Foundation to include environment awareness and sustainability programmes at the 2015 summer festival. • $20,000 ...More >>

Ponsonby Central Gets Set to Unveil Its Homage to Christmas

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:53:50 +1300 | 818 Entertainment

Speculation and anticipation are reaching fever pitch as Ponsonby Central gears up to unveil its giant homage to Christmas this Sunday 30th November. Currently perched on the buildings roof shrouded in black, talk on the street is turning to what this ...More >>

Awards recognise NZ recreation’s best and brightest

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:45:13 +1300 | New Zealand Recreation Association

The New Zealand recreation industry’s most innovative and inspiring individuals and organisations were recognised at the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Awards, held in Christchurch this evening.More >>

2014 New Zealand River Awards

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:42:03 +1300 | The Morgan Foundation

Two Canterbury waterways – the Otukaikino and Cam - took out 1st and 3rd place in the 2014 New Zealand River Awards for the most improved rivers in the country. The Oroua River in the Manawatu was the 2nd most improved river in New Zealand. More >>

ChildFund wheels in Christmas cheer with bikes in lights

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:23:21 +1300 | ChildFund

All around the world children will be dreaming about finding a shiny new bike under the tree on Christmas morning, but how about an entire tree of bikes? More >>

movember mo-gress report

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:28:13 +1300 | Movember

With nearly a month of growth under their noses, New Zealanders are now proudly flaunting their Mo’s. Battling through the itch, and finally evolving from a mere shadow to proper lipholstery, Kiwi men are certainly growing attached to their Movember ...More >>

President’s Address to the ASMS Annual Conference

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:05:55 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

My Dad recently passed away and one of my tasks was to tidy his study, back-up his still running computer, and shut it down. More >>

New smartphone tech will test drink drive limits

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:59:20 +1300 | Alcoordi

Not sure if you are ok to drive? For the first time, Kiwi motorists can now do a police grade breathalyser test via their Android smartphone. More >>

Council approves retail policy for legal highs

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:55:40 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council’s approval of a new policy which sets out where retailers of legal highs can locate in the central city is a balanced step in the right direction, says Councillor Andrew Turner.More >>

Video: Tiger Cubs the New Cuties at Hamilton Zoo

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:34:53 +1300 | Hamilton Zoo

The zoo’s female Sumatran tiger, Sali, gave birth to a pair of cubs earlier this month – believed to be a boy and a girl – in what is a significant achievement for both the species and the popular Hamilton visitor attraction.More >>

Veuve Clicquot launches new mail service this Christmas

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:59:57 +1300 | Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot is bringing Clicquot Mail to New Zealand just in time for Christmas this year. Throughout the month of December, restaurant diners will be able to put pen to paper on tailor-made Veuve Clicquot postcards then post them free of charge ...More >>

‘Save Our Water’ campaign launches

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:44:39 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

‘Save Our Water’ campaign will run during December and January and will focus on providing residents with advice on how they can conserve water in and around the home.More >>

Oily Rag - mail and questions

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:32:28 +1300 | Oily Rag

The mail bags are full again. Here's a sample of the latest tips we have received and some questions for the frugal community. More >>

Reducing Christmas Friction

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:27:26 +1300 | The Parenting Place

The first Christmas sounded very stressful: long journeys, dodgy stable accommodation and unexpected visitors (though I imagine chaps bringing gold were quite welcome). Add to that having to flee the country to escape a mad ruler trying to murder your ...More >>


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