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Hikitia to Lift Giant Anchor Tomorrow (23/7)

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:19:04 +1200 | Maritime Heritage Trust of Wellington

Tomorrow Sat 23/7/16 Wellington's historic floating crane Hikitia will lift the very large old anchor in storage aft of Hikitia. Photo attached shows the anchor last being lifted in 2010.More >>

Photos: Pikachu Goes Bungy Jumping

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:02 +1200 | AJ Hackett

AJ Hackett Bungy NZ had a very special new Bungy lover today – Pikachu from PokemonGO. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Copywriter found wanting

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:20:20 +1200 | Martin Doyle

In an age when public figures never write their own speeches, it's kind of cute that Melania Trump is vilified for borrowing phrases from a speech by Michelle Obama [who no doubt was reading words that had been written for her by her own speechwriters]. ...More >>

Binoy Kampmark: Apologist in Chief - Boris Johnson

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:55:58 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

It might have been seen as a form of expressive penal servitude. The UK Foreign Secretary’s position is usually one of the more prestigious ones. Even with Britain being a faded power, a historical scarecrow relative to its former meatier self, the position remains ...More >>

Free Press 5/7/16

Tue, 5 Jul 2016 15:51:03 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

The ‘Others’ In the cult television series Lost , the characters are tormented by the ‘others.’ Parliament recently has felt a bit like that with the Keep Kiwibank Bill, Foreign Homebuyer Bill, Panama Papers and even Tobacco Plain Packaging debates ...More >>

Launch of the BIC CLIC 60th year celebration

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:18:52 +1200 | BIC

This morning BIC and OfficeMax celebrated BIC CLIC’s 60th Birthday at OfficeMax’s head office in Auckland. More >>

Rainbow’s End announces major attraction during PM’s visit

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:34:40 +1200 | Rainbow's End

At an event attended by Prime Minister John Key in his capacity as Minister of Tourism, Rainbow’s End today announced another new attraction to be opened by the end of the year, strengthening its position as New Zealand’s premier theme park and an ...More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Roads of Artistic Significance

Wed, 1 Jun 2016 17:25:05 +1200 | Martin Doyle

500 tonnes of twisted steel tubing is not an engineering cock-up.... It's a stunning piece of modern art that deserves recognition at the highest level. The Waikato Expressway is our answer to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.More >>

Correction: Conservation funding to be clarified

Fri, 27 May 2016 16:19:04 +1200 | Forest And Bird

Earlier today Forest & Bird released an analysis of Vote Conservation that showed what appeared to be a significant decrease in Department of Conservation funding in this year's budget.More >>

Sci-Fi Anthology Relies on International Collaboration

Fri, 20 May 2016 17:11:45 +1200 | Kosa Press

On post-apocalyptic Earth, New Zealand and Australia are the last habitable land masses. Humans and aliens cling to these countries, struggling for supremacy in the aftermath of a war that ravaged the globe. Four stories that explore transformation, ...More >>

ASG v Hayne, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Otago

Mon, 16 May 2016 12:21:14 +1200 | NZ Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal released a judgment today upholding a decision of the Employment Court that where an order forbidding publication of a person’s name and offending has been made, it is not a “publication” to disclose that person’s name and ...More >>

Police Minister to attend London Anti-Corruption Summit

Fri, 6 May 2016 16:48:37 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Police Minister, Judith Collins will represent the Prime Minister at the London Anti-Corruption Summit being hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron on 12 May 2016. More >>

Wicked Campers vans classified as objectionable

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:12:13 +1200 | Office of Film and Literature Classification

In March 2016 Police submitted a number of campervans to the Classification Office following public concern. More >>

Percy’s wings clipped on

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:25:55 +1200 | Westland Petrel Festival

Percy the petrel, the larger than life mascot for the Return of the Westland Petrel Festival, has been pulled out of storage, reassembled, cleaned up, and readied for this weekend’s flight. More >>

Cheapflights Announces First Hire Down Under

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:12:08 +1200 | Cheapflights

Following a record year in 2015 and more than 2.7 million visits across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) in the first quarter of 2016, global flight search and travel deals platform Cheapflights is accelerating its regional growth and partner network ...More >>

Compass meals: community unites against hospital slop

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:34:37 +1200 | Real Meals Coalition

Community groups, workers’ unions and Opposition parties are all calling on Southern District Health Board to bring food services back in-house and release commercial provider Compass from their 15-year contract.More >>

Everything done right … except turning comms equipment on

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:59:00 +1200 | Maritime New Zealand

A helicopter was airborne and a yacht heading to the rescue of a family fishing group in a runabout in trouble on the Firth of Thames this morning – but the group was actually arriving safely back at the boat ramp.More >>

Housing NZ Breaches Tenancy And Health Laws

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:57:26 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Housing New Zealand is acting unlawfully by putting tenants into state houses without testing the houses for “P” contamination, says New Zealand First. More >>

Comic superheroes can explain modern sovereignty?

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:50:54 +1200 | University of Auckland

Comic superheroes have thrilled people of all ages for decades. Be it in a comic book, or on the big screen like blockbuster movie Batman v Superman . More >>

Finding New Zealand’s ‘luckiest’ Lotto shops

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 17:01:41 +1200 | Lotto New Zealand

With $22 million up for grabs with Powerball on Saturday, Lotto New Zealand has revealed the ‘luckiest’ Lotto stores around the country. More >>

 

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