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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 >>

More low alcohol beer will lead to reduced harm

Mon, 4 Apr 2016 13:10:07 +1200 | Food and Grocery Council

Many New Zealanders say harm caused by alcohol can be reduced if more people drink low-alcohol beer, a new survey shows. The Horizon survey of 1141 New Zealanders, published today by the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council (FGC), found that almost ...More >>

Trained Killer To Transformed Man Brings A Message Of Hope

Mon, 4 Apr 2016 11:03:34 +1200 | Celebration Church Kaikohe

For the first time ever and exclusively to Kaikohe a former Ugandan warlord will hold five meetings, the first will be held on Thursday night at Kohewhata Marae and open to the whole community. On Friday night at Kohewhata, former warlord Richard ...More >>

Len Brown should man-up on Asian violence

Mon, 4 Apr 2016 10:41:00 +1200 | John Palino

“Violence against Asians has its roots in pent up anger and frustration across the 50 per cent of Aucklanders who cannot ever afford a home,” says John Palino. More >>

Gold Coast set to rain on Kiwi parade

Fri, 1 Apr 2016 11:41:42 +1300 | Gold Coast Tourism

• More than 15,000 Kiwi travellers, well known for taking the weather on holiday with them, visit the Gold Coast every month • Umbrellas, rain coats and items carrying traces of precipitation now prohibited when travelling to Gold Coast • Crack Weather ...More >>

Freeze-dried food company releases new Big Mac product

Fri, 1 Apr 2016 11:39:55 +1300 | Absolute Wilderness

Media release Nelson freeze-dried adventure food company, Absolute Wilderness, releases new Big Mac product More >>

Police seek owners of Star Wars figurines

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:18:05 +1300 | New Zealand Police

The Police organised crime team are hoping to identify the rightful owners of a sizeable collection of Star Wars figurines and other collectable figurines that were seized during operation Flyer in the Wellington Region this month.More >>

 

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