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Havelock North cricket pavillion move

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:26:17 +1200 | Hastings District Council

The historic building that has stood on the Havelock North Village Green for 80 years has made the move across the park – and has come through the experience unscathed. More >>

Wakatipu Black ice tragedy interrupts council campaign plans

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:29:56 +1200 | Terri Anderson

A dawn slide on black ice near Cromwell means that new QLDC candidate Terri Anderson has found herself a bit slow off the mark to join the campaigning for councillor. More >>

Fran Wilde endorses Mayoral candidate Jo Coughlan

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:23:08 +1200 | Jo Coughlan

Mayoral Candidate Jo Coughlan today announced she is very honoured to have the endorsement of former Labour Party Cabinet Minister, Mayor of Wellington, and Chair of the Regional Council Fran Wilde.More >>

A SETI Signal?

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:32:06 +1200 | SETI Institute

A star system 94 light-years away is in the spotlight as a possible candidate for intelligent inhabitants, thanks to the discovery of a radio signal by a group of Russian astronomers.More >>

World-first UAV pizza delivery trial for New Zealand

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:31:38 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the announcement that New Zealand will host a world-first trial of pizza delivery using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV, commonly known as ‘drones’).More >>

HP48Minutes filmmaking competition

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:23:56 +1200 | 48 Hours Film Competition

Organisers have labelled it as the most creative weekend in New Zealand and they’ve got the proof to back up the claim. The HP48HOURS filmmaking competition which boasts Sir Peter Jackson as it’s Wildcard Judge and long-standing patron manages to ignite ...More >>

Candidate Donates $1000 to Family First after Sword Incident

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:21:41 +1200 | David Rankin

Following the incident on Monday this week, when Auckland Council candidate David Rankin and supporter Dr Don Brash were approached by a sword-wielding man with mental health problems who was later apprehended by Police, Mr Rankin has donated $1000 ...More >>

‘AKIN’ 16/17 spring/summer collection and website launch

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:18:40 +1200 | Evie and Emily

MEDIA RELEASE for EVEM Ltd and their ‘AKIN’ 16/17 spring/summer collection and website launch event. More >>

Kiwis handpicked to run fire festival on Italian volcano

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:28:55 +1200 | Highly Flammable Entertainment

New Zealand entertainment company Highly Flammable Entertainment has been handpicked to run a major Italian fire dancing festival Festa Del Fuoco (Festival of Fire). More >>

Northland Roadblock – We Can’t Drive Over Updates

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:23:40 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The PM promised in Parliament today to give updates on National’s by-election promises, but he’ll struggle to do that – you can’t drive across updates,” says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

All in one mobile stage system set to stir up events

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:01:51 +1200 | Zeal NZ

All in one mobile stage system set to stir up the New Zealand events industry. More >>

Scam Alert: iTunes vouchers do not pay off fines

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:28:00 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to remind the public that government agencies will not ask for fines to be paid by iTunes or other vouchers, says Detective Senior Sergeant Iain Chapman. More >>

TVNZ Blasted Over Sword Attack

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:08:19 +1200 | David Rankin

Auckland Council candidate, David Rankin, who was with former National Party leader Don Brash when confronted by a sword-wielding man apparently on 'P' at a campaign launch yesterday, has lashed out at TVNZ's repsonse to the event.More >>

Fibbing your way to a new salary

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:21:38 +1200 | Hays Recruitment

Do you add a few thousand dollars to your current salary when job searching? According to recruiting experts Hays, in today’s cost conscious environment doing so can damage your chance of landing the job.More >>

OCS sells Envirocomp back after writing down value to zero

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:35:47 +1200 | BusinessDesk

OCS Group has sold Envirocomp back to the original owners after writing down the value of the Christchurch-based composting firm to zero last year. More >>

Response to Grey Power

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:13:14 +1200 | NZ Seniors Party

Paul Rea, acting chairperson of the New Zealand Seniors Party, in responding to the President of Grey Power’s notice that Grey Power is not and will not be aligned to the New Zealand Seniors Party said it came as no surprise to him. There is no ...More >>

The Launch of Real Housewives of Auckland

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:26:22 +1200 | Angela Stone

Tonight will see the premiere of New Zealand’s very own real housewives with the launch of The Real Housewives of Auckland, The show follows the lives of six glamorous and successful New Zealand women. Many viewers are itching for the show to start ...More >>

Auckland Underground Film Festival

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:53:34 +1200 | Auckland Underground Film Festival

The Auckland Underground Film Festival is fast approaching and it’s packed with challenging and entertaining video works from New Zealand and around the world. Head underground to the Academy Cinemas on Friday September 30th to witness the kind of ...More >>

Kaipara District Council have a Duty of Care

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:12:03 +1200 | Adrian Bonner

Kaipara District Council have a Duty of Care toward the people of Kaipara, says candidate Adrian Bonner. Adrian is standing as a councillor in the Otamatea Ward in the forthcoming local body elections. Adrian believes that council, through its agent, the Audit ...More >>

Penguins reveal unknown swimming talents

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:19:49 +1200 | NIWA

The remarkable long distance swimming abilities of penguins have impressed NIWA scientists tracking almost 100 birds over winter in the Southern Ocean. More >>


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