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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 >>

Cartoon: Kiwi Octopus World Domination

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:03:05 +1200 | Lyndon Hood

Inky the octopus escapes New Zealand aquarium, gets famous. Eg: CNN, BBC, Christian Science Monitor, The Onion... More >>

Mandatory Nationwide Fluoridation by Stealth

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:26:27 +1200 | Fluoride Free New Zealand

The Government is planning to implement mandatory fluoridation to the whole of New Zealand. Currently, only around 50% of households are on fluoridated water, with only 23 out of 67 local councils still fluoridating, while voicing their growing ...More >>

Cauliflower prices at record high

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:00:04 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Food prices rose 0.5 percent in March 2016, Statistics New Zealand said today. This was influenced by rises across a range of vegetables, including record high prices for cauliflower. After adjusting for seasonal effects, food prices rose 0.8 percent.More >>

High IQ World Championships - Online and open to all

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 10:51:51 +1200 | Mensa New Zealand

Mensa New Zealand is supporting the HIQORA High IQ World Championships, with several of our members already registering. More >>

Countdown’s own brand evolution

Thu, 7 Apr 2016 12:54:42 +1200 | Countdown

7 April 2016: Countdown is refreshing its own brand range to make it easier for Kiwi shoppers to choose quality products they can trust at low prices every day. More >>

Cure Kids Take a Break in St Arnaud

Mon, 4 Apr 2016 17:31:41 +1200 | GODZone Adventure

Many of the teams in the GODZone expedition race have taken advantage of cycling through St Arnaud where take out food is available from the local store. More >>


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