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Buckle up buttercup and be safe this Labour Day Weekend

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:09:35 +1300 | New Zealand Police

With a sharp increase in the number of people killed in crashes not wearing seatbelts, Police are using the long weekend to launch their ‘Buckle up buttercup’ campaign to encourage everyone to wear their seatbelt.More >>

Anti Jewish UNESCO resolution

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:05:56 +1300 | Flaxmere Christian Fellowship

Pastor Nigel Woodley and the Flaxmere Christian Fellowship in Hastings (and its supporters) condemn the decision made today by the Executive Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to adopt a resolution ...More >>

NZ Consumers Want More ‘All Natural’ Food On Shelves

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:56:22 +1300 | Nielsen NZ

New Zealand Consumers Want More ‘All Natural’ Food On Shelves •              Nearly half New Zealand consumers are willing to pay more for ‘natural’ products •              More than half of consumers avoid food that contain ...More >>

Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape saves chick

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:40:18 +1300 | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, 18 October 2016: Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape has saved a Kiwi chick after its egg was badly damaged endangering the chick's life. More >>

Nadia: food and lifestyle authority launches magazine

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:49:47 +1300 | Bauer Media

Nadia Lim – celebrity cook, qualified dietitian, entrepreneur and mother – can now add publishing to her growing list of achievements with the launch of her new magazine, NADIA , which hits all magazine retailers today.More >>

Antarctic leopard seal calling Auckland home

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:19:16 +1300 | Department of Conservation

Leopard seals are a protected species normally found in Antarctica. However, one female leopard seal has, for now, decided to call Auckland home. More >>

Perplex offers audiences a comedy like no other

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:39:04 +1300 | Silo Theatre

Silo Theatre presents PERPLEX Written by Marius von Mayenburg/Translated by Maja Zade Directed by Sophie Roberts Presented in association with Auckland Live More >>

Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 Awarded to Bob Dylan

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:42:45 +1300 | Swedish Academy

"for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". More >>

High-Frequency Trading - Simplified MiFID-II Compliance

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:59:32 +1300 | Endace

Endace’s new Provenance capability enables financial traders to easily and reliably watermark captured trade data with timing data required for MIFID-II compliance More >>

Loving Trump

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 07:19:43 +1300 | Julien Troussier

It’s 3am. Cannot sleep. Restless. Slide to unlock. Open the New York Times App. Look for the latest incident. He did it again. He lashed out. Fear. Anger. Outrage. I needed to see this. I needed to check that the madness was still there. Perhaps ...More >>

Million-dollar Scott Watson doco "not credible"

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:19:30 +1300 | Investigate Magazine

A new poll shows this week's TV documentary "Doubt: the Scott Watson Case" has taken a shock credibility hit from a movie length video by Ian Wishart responding to it, with a massive slide in belief in Watson's innocence after viewers had watched ...More >>

Statement on Aaron Smith

Thu, 6 Oct 2016 11:36:27 +1300 | NZ Rugby Union

New Zealand Rugby is supporting the action taken by the All Blacks in standing halfback Aaron Smith down from the team to play South Africa this weekend. New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew said: “This was really bad decision-making by Aaron which ...More >>

Statement From Jordan Williams

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:29:03 +1300 | Jordan Williams

Relating to today’s High Court jury decision in Jordan Williams’ defamation claim against Colin Criag, Mr Williams says, “These proceedings were never something I wanted. However, Mr Craig’s false accusations and public threats to sue me could ...More >>

NZ Pharmaceuticals seeks alternative bile supply

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:32:11 +1300 | BusinessDesk

New Zealand Pharmaceuticals, the specialty biopharmaceuticals manufacturer, is researching ways to use alternative raw materials in the manufacture of new products due to a potential shortage of bile supply from cows.More >>

NZ dollar gains on strong Clinton showing in US debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:13:22 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 27 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained as a strong performance by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the first US presidential debate stoked investors' appetite for risk-sensitive assets. More >>

Nine-Time Awarded Designer Takes Out Top WOW Award

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:55:38 +1300 | WOW Awards

From a field of 133 garments, New Zealand designer Gillian Saunders’ Supernova won the Brancott Estate Supreme WOW® Award at tonight’s international World of WearableArt™ (WOW®) Awards Show. Supernova also won the David Jones Avant Garde ...More >>

Granity bus shelter stolen

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:03:30 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a bus shelter which was stolen in from Torea Street, Granity. More >>

Free the Nipple Auckland

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:21:01 +1200 | Free the Nipple Auckland

Free the Nipple Auckland is organising a public event on the 4th of December starting at11am in Albert Park. We will then march to the bottom of Queen St and back to Albert park to talk and entertain ourselves. We recognise that this march takes place on ...More >>

TICK it and FLICK it

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:57:39 +1200 | Penny Bright

"I'm keeping it really simple for all those Auckland voters who can't usually be bothered, because it's too hard and too much like 'homework," says Auckland Mayoral candidate Penny Bright.More >>

Pea-Brained MPI Raids Wairarapa Farm

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:22:38 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is asking why police were needed to back-up Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) staff raiding a Wairarapa farm suspected of breaching the region’s pea-growing ban.More >>


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