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Bridges' handout sees taxpayers fork out $600 each

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:52:48 +1200 | The Opportunities Party

Simon Bridges has announced a second $300,000 non-refundable taxpayer grant to the Tarawera ultramarathon, apparently to attract only 500 international visitors in what must be one of the most ridiculous examples of corporate welfare to date. Jordan ...More >>

Palmerston North set to break a world record

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:42:54 +1200 | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North is attempting to form the world’s largest scrum next Thursday (June 29). If successful, it will rapidly increase the number of world record holders in the city. The attempt is part of the city’s three-day Winter Festival and will ...More >>

New Zealand Racing Board gets fresh eyes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:41:01 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister for Racing David Bennett has appointed Bill Birnie to the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB). More >>

Southland plan gets ministerial go-ahead

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:16:48 +1200 | Emergency Management Southland

The Southland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan has received sign-off by the Minister of Civil Defence Gerry Brownlee. This means it will set the scene for Emergency Management Southland and its partners for the next five years.More >>

Māori Television and Fairfax Media announce partnership

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:42:05 +1200 | Maori Television

Māori Television and Fairfax Media announced a partnership today that will feature Māori Television’s news videos on the Stuff website. More >>

Shameful $19 Million Clean-up Bill For Taxpayers

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:38:32 +1200 | Community Recycling Network

Environment Minister Nick Smith today provided a little good news and far more frustratingly bad news for our shameful national scrap tyre problem. More >>

Franklin women sample work in the Electricity Industry

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:24:35 +1200 | Connexis

Franklin women sample work in the Electricity Industry 'Girls with Hi-Vis' campaign aims to recruit more women More >>

Long wait over for Pulse captain

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:09:52 +1200 | ANZ Premiership

It’s been a long time in the making but for Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse netball captain Katrina Grant,Sunday’s ANZ Premiership Elimination Final in Wellington can’t come soon enough. Breaking new ground has become a hallmark for the Pulse ...More >>

Tasman Special Housing Areas to Deliver 1281 Homes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:01:06 +1200 | Tasman District Council

The Tasman District Council has approved eight Special Housing Areas, able to provide at least 1281 sections, in Richmond, Wakefield, Marahau and Pohara. More >>

Young lads support people with dementia

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:49:33 +1200 | Dementia Auckland

When 17-year-old Blake Nicholson was just six-years-old he lost his grandmother to dementia, something he did not fully understand at the time, but the sadness that surrounded his family is a memory he still carries with him today.More >>

How to PARTICIPATE & CONTRIBUTE to the Hutt Winter Festival!

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:45:16 +1200 | Hutt Winter Festival

We are thrilled to share with you some of the ways you can participate, contribute, and enjoy our first HUTT WINTER FESTIVAL 14-23 July! More >>

Regional council calls for aid to plant 5000 trees

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:20:14 +1200 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Regional council calls for spade aid to plant 5000 trees in four hours Greater Wellington Regional Council is looking for spade aid this weekend – it wants the people of Kapiti to dig deep for the future by planting 5000 trees in Queen Elizabeth Park ...More >>

Weather and roading update 11am 23 June 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:17:12 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

(Water on SH25 Thames Coast Road at Whakatete Bay this morning. Photo: Radek Patrman, Facebook) More >>

Funding boost accelerates LED street light programme

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:18:29 +1200 | Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council has secured $1.1 million of Government funding to accelerate its LED street lighting programme. More >>

Great Barrier awarded rare status

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:12:54 +1200 | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Great Barrier Island, located 100 kilometres north-east of central Auckland, has become the first island in the world to be designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary in a bid to protect its night skies for present and future generations.More >>

New Look for Māori Food & Drinks Business Kono

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:32:39 +1200 | KONO NZ

Kono, a food and drinks business based in Te Tau Ihu (the top of South Island) has today launched a new look. More >>

Another Kiwi crew on top of 49er fleet at Kiel Week

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:04:52 +1200 | Yachting New Nealand

Josh Porebski and Trent Rippey lead after the first day att Kiel Week. Photo: Sailing Energy / World Sailing There was the familiar sight of a Kiwi crew on top of the 49er standings at Kiel Week today but it wasn't the pair the sailing world has got ...More >>

Last week for local board plan feedback

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:16:11 +1200 | Auckland Council

Feedback on Auckland Council’s 21 draft local board plans 2017 closes on Friday 30 June – so don’t miss the chance to have your say on the future of your community. More >>

Soft Plastics Recycling Programme launched in Dunedin

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:54:49 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Scott Simpson Associate Minister for the Environment 22 June 2017 Soft Plastics Recycling Programme launched in Dunedin More >>

Nelson Company Wins Gold at Academy of Chocolate Awards

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:51:01 +1200 | Hogarth Craft Chocolate

Nelson company Hogarth Craft Chocolate has scored what is believed to be a first for NZ-made chocolate, winning a gold award in the flavoured dark chocolate bar section of the 2017 Academy of Chocolate Awards. More >>

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