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We gave Public Transport a V...

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:00:43 +1200 | V Energy Drink

If you’ve managed to head down to Lower Queen Street today, you may have seen the Auckland Overground, V’s take on Public Transport. More >>

UNHRC decision is a travesty - Israel

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:15:02 +1200 | Israeli Embassy

The decision today by the UNHRC [UN Human Rights Council] is a travesty and should be rejected by decent people everywhere. Rather than investigate Hamas, which is committing a double war crime by firing rockets at Israeli civilians while hiding ...More >>

Gold Medal Famous update an election year favourite

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:54:06 +1200 | Powertool Records

Gold Medal Famous update an election year favourite; and GMF side project plays Birmingham's Network Festival More >>

Ryman wins most trusted retirement village brand

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:02:39 +1200 | Ryman Healthcare

Ryman Healthcare is the most trusted brand in the retirement village industry, according to Reader’s Digest. More >>

From Catwalk to Cake

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:15:40 +1200 | Art of Cake

What happens when you take the hottest catwalk trends from this year’s Paris, New York, Milan and London Fashion Weeks and give them to Auckland’s top cakers? Shore City’s Art of Cake Awards 2014.More >>

Egg-citement in the Bay as world record broken!

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:13:52 +1200 | Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

It was all hands on deck today when 207 Bay of Plenty Polytechnic staff and students joined forces to break a Guinness World Record – for the ‘most people dipping egg soldiers simultaneously’.More >>

NZ First Tax Policy Breaches the China FTA Peters Signed

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:46:50 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters’ policy announcement to introduce a capital gains tax on foreign owned homes and assets, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

NZ First GST Policy Not Thought Through

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:43:36 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters’ policy announcement to remove GST on food, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

IDF Thwarts Hamas Infiltration & Terror Attack Using Tunnel

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:00:59 +1200 | Embassy of Israel

1. IDF spokesperson reports that Early Thursday morning (July 17), IDF forces thwarted an attack by Hamas terrorists attempting to infiltrate Israel through a terror tunnel. More >>

Rare fish and new seafloor habitats found during NIWA survey

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:43:13 +1200 | NIWA

NIWA scientists surveying shallow water coastal habitats off the east coast of Northland have found a rich diversity of macroalgal meadows, shellfish beds, sponges, and rare fish species, including a frogfish and possibly a new species of seahorse. More >>

Kiwifruits: An Adult Pantomime

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:30:26 +1200 | Kapiti Playhouse

In this hilarious free-wheeling Kiwi version of the Cinderella story, Fay Gay tells fellow performer Tatania the story of how the Castle Road Tavern was saved from ruin by being transformed from a traditional working men’s pub into a venue for spectacular ...More >>

Corporate Welfare: Another Million on the Tab

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:52:33 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce's announcement that taxpayers will be handing over another $1 million to early stage ICT start-ups, Taxpayers' Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Rats have a lot to offer

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:37:29 +1200 | Martin Doyle

With their numbers ballooning to 15 million in recent months, rats are doing very well under National. Not just green-voters, but presumably everything in the New Zealand ecosystem, will welcome Nick Smith's timely extermination programme.More >>

Hamas spokesman calls on Gazans to endanger their lives

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:45:25 +1200 | Embassy of Israel

Israel is making every effort to prevent uninvolved civilians in the Gaza Strip from being harmed. Earlier today (13 July), the IDF warned the local population in the northern Gaza Strip to seek shelter elsewhere.More >>

Israel: Operation "Protective Edge" – Q&A

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:37:20 +1200 | Embassy of Israel

Between 12 June and 7 July, Hamas and other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip fired 300 rockets at Israeli civilians. Although Israel showed great restraint and called for the cessation of the rocket attacks, Hamas kept firing them indiscriminately ...More >>

Hamas' War Crimes

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:31:15 +1200 | Embassy of Israel

Hamas' actions are in clear violation of the most fundamental principles of the laws of armed conflict, including the principle of distinction. This principle requires parties to an armed conflict to refrain from deliberately targeting civilian population ...More >>

Treaty Historian to speak at Conservative Party Conference

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:17:05 +1200 | Professor Paul Moon

Historian and Treaty of Waitangi specialist Professor Paul Moon will be one of the keynote speakers at this weekend’s Conservative Party Conference in Auckland, with his speech scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm on Saturday 19 July.More >>

Journey across the Tasman was to be a world for asthma

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:15:53 +1200 | Asthma New Zealand

On the 19th of April, Scott Donaldson left Coffs Harbour, on a mission to be the first person to kayak across the Tasman Sea alone. 83 days into his mission, today Scott contacted the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre for a rescue, while positioned ...More >>

Training mine discovered at Ruakaka Beach

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:49:07 +1200 | New Zealand Police

About 9.30am this morning police were notified that a large round object, which looked like a sea mine, was rolling around in the surf at Ruakaka Beach. More >>

Hawkes Bay tutor takes second Wiremark Golden Pliers

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:29:35 +1200 | New Zealand Fencing Competitions

A PACKED-OUT crowd turned up to watch eight expert fencers compete in this year's Wiremark® Golden Plier competition at the National Fieldays in June. More >>


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