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Arrests after attempted occupation of Auckland building

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 15:30:35 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Two people have been arrested this morning following an incident at a Cook Street address on Monday afternoon where a group of men entered the premises claiming sovereignty of the location. More >>

New pathway artwork for Rotorua’s Green Corridor

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 14:43:17 +1300 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Work has started on painting new ground art along the Haupapa Street stretch of Rotorua's new Green Corridor. More >>

Invitation to Chris Brown From Maori Women Leaders

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 16:31:27 +1300 | National Urban Maori Authority

Some of Maoridom’s distinguished women leaders are inviting Chris Brown to a powhiri at Nga Whare Waatea Marae. More >>

Sky Tower lit pink for breast cancer awareness

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 13:00:55 +1300 | SKYCITY

Urzila Carlson lights the Sky Tower pink for Breast Cancer awareness month - Photo credit Celine Saye More >>

Council applies to strike out defamation proceedings

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:41:15 +1300 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council has applied to have Penny Bright’s defamation proceedings struck out, with the matter to be heard by the High Court at a hearing on 5 November. More >>

Kiwi Trust to Re-Use Pacemakers Launches

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:24:59 +1300 | The Pacemaker Trust

Jude Mannion who launched and ran The Robin Hood Foundation New Zealand is now launching a world first health innovation as a charitable trust here - and she says it just could be the worlds 'smartest piece of recycling'More >>

Nelson Designer takes Supreme Award at 2015 WOW Awards Show

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:11:52 +1300 | WOW Awards

For the third year in a row a New Zealand Designer has taken out the top prize at the World of WearableArt Awards Show. Nelson based designer Peter Wakeman has walked away with the 2015 Brancott Estate Supreme WOW® Award at tonight’s 27th show, ...More >>

Judgment: Greenfield v MSD

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:31:15 +1200 | NZ Supreme Court

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Court’s judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons ...More >>

Peak birthday warning for late September

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 13:28:42 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Statistics NZ is reminding New Zealanders that their wallets may be in for a hammering, with ‘peak birthday’ due to hit the country this week. More >>

World’s Smallest Queue for Year’s Biggest Phone Launch

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:26:57 +1200 | Spark NZ

AUCKLAND , 16.09 – New Zealanders are set to be among the first in the world to get their hands on the most sought-after device this year, and 3D-printed Spark customers are already queuing up at Spark’s Queen Street store. The ‘World’s Smallest ...More >>

Two sought in relation to stolen septic truck

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:30:50 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Dunedin Police need to identify two males who were seen at the Night and Day store in the Octagon yesterday morning around 5.24am. More >>

Flag Referendum Compromised by PM

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 17:09:27 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Prime Minister John Key has been so rattled by opinion polls that are overwhelmingly against the four flag design options and support for the “red peak” design he has made an error, says New Zealand First.More >>

Southern Police look for stolen septic waste truck

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:14:37 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police would like to locate this septic waste truck which was stolen this morning from The Glen in Dunedin.More >>

Water Rescue - Aratiatia - Bay of Plenty

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 16:26:01 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Five people have been rescued from the Waikato River near the Aratiatia Power Station this afternoon. Police were called at just after 2pm to reports of people calling for help. Police, Search and Rescue staff and a helicopter located five people who ...More >>

Run Down Your Rate, for You Or Your Mate, with ASB

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:57:06 +1200 | ASB Bank

Run Down Your Rate, for You Or Your Mate, with ASB ASB Auckland Marathon runners invited to challenge the clock and reduce their home loan interest rateMore >>

Napier Mayor threatens Magpies’ sponsorship

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:47:25 +1200 | A Better Hawke's Bay

Napier Mayor Bill Dalton’s threatening comments on a shared facebook page post last night are another example of his intimidating tactics, says A Better Hawke’s Bay Chairman, Rebecca Turner.More >>

Artwork Stolen , Vandalised And Desecrated in Vero Centre

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:06:47 +1200 | Pierre Peeters Gallery

Cheese Balls Hannah Andersen, 2014 499mm x 350mm Soft sculpture - Textile print Edition of 1 More >>

Dunne Speaks: What to do about Child Abuse

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:26:35 +1200 | United Future NZ Party

Every day the government collects information about some aspect or other of our lives. Whenever we interact with a government agency, some sort of record is generated about us. A visit to the doctor, the pharmacist, the local school, the Police, paying a ...More >>

Take a jab and give a right hook

Mon, 7 Sep 2015 16:16:59 +1200 | Mosh Social Media

Social media is a pretty fantastic place for activists, lobby groups, causes and people who feel strongly about a subject. It allows people to campaign with a cause, and if they they're smart, they can reappropriate a negative conversation. That's ...More >>

Air New Zealand forecasting cooler September fares

Mon, 7 Sep 2015 11:04:30 +1200 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand’s Grabaseat is offering more than 4,000 cheap fares throughout the month of September with prices linked to the 9am temperature. More >>


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