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NZ-created App wins Entrepreneur’s Auckland Start-up Weekend

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:40:15 +1300 | Fashion Ghost

Fashion Ghost, a new peer-to-peer app designed to help people choose their outfits, won the latest Auckland Startup Weekend (November 20 – 22.. Winning this competition has allowed the group to compete in the Global Startup Battle, which could see them ...More >>

Popular Pixie Town Opening Soon

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:35:28 +1300 | Otago Settlers' Museum

Dunedin (Friday, 27 November 2015) – Christmas arrives at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum when Pixie Town opens on Saturday, 5 December. More >>

A Christmas Karel Čapek

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:40:45 +1300 | The Bacchanals

Propeller Stage, BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Terrace Friday 4 December – Saturday 19 December, 2015 at 7pm Special $12 previews on Wednesday 2 & Thursday 3 December Book online at or phone (04) 802-4175 Tickets: $20/15 More >>

NZ’s sexiest, funniest and smartest first names

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:17:19 +1300 | Elite Singles

What’s in a name? New dating study reveals NZ’s sexiest, funniest and smartest first names More >>

Governor-General Discussion with Queenstown Tourism Leaders

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 17:20:10 +1300 | Real Journeys

Queenstown’s tourism and hospitality leaders met with Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae at the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant at Walter Peak last night, to discuss the challenges facing the tourism industry.More >>

Mayor’s use of Paris as a political shield reprehensible

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:24:00 +1300 | Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer

“Len Brown’s use of the tragic events in Paris to help justify his controversial attendance to a completely unrelated climate change junket with ratepayer-funded Auckland Council representatives is completely reprehensible. He needs to withdraw ...More >>

Appointment of Solicitor-General

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:09:28 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Una Jagose has been appointed Solicitor-General, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC announced today. Ms Jagose was Deputy Solicitor, Crown Legal Risk at Crown Law for two years before becoming Acting Director of the Government Communications Security ...More >>

Alan Rickman Impersonator Performs One Man Action Movie

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 16:16:08 +1300 | Bats Theatre

Gift of the Gab is a fast-paced devised show that features James Cain’s impeccable impressions to tell an hour long action movie on stage. Alan Rickman, in a career slump, sells his soul to create the most vacuous piece of entertainment ever witnessed ...More >>

'As It Is' by Gordon Copeland

Wed, 4 Nov 2015 10:23:58 +1300 | Mary Egan Publishing

As It Is: My Time in Parliament and Thoughts for Our Future, Gordon Copeland - An insider’s view of politics and his belief that New Zealand can both do better and be betterMore >>

Money doesn't grow on trees, but watches might

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 16:42:16 +1300 | New Zealand Police

An interesting find by a family in Cromwell has led to some interesting thoughts as to how an expensive watch ended up on a tree. More >>

Police Comment On Lake Horowhenua Rowing Club Dispute

Sat, 24 Oct 2015 10:09:19 +1300 | Alastair Thompson

In recent days Manawatu Area Commander, Inspector Sarah Stewart, responded to Scoop queries related to a series of crimes committed in Levin during an urgent hearing of the Waitangi Tribunal. The responses which follow came after posed ...More >>

Lake Horowhenua Rowing Club Given 7 Days To Vacate Clubrooms

Sat, 24 Oct 2015 09:33:00 +1300 | Anne Hunt

A group of Lake Horowhenua owners have taken possession of both buildings erected on their land overlooking their lake. Police were called to a disturbance at the Domain at approximately 1.30pm on Friday 23 October. More >>

19 Things Only Restructured Journalists Will Get

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 12:32:09 +1300 | Lyndon Hood

If, like most of New Zealand (as far as I can tell from my Twitter stream), you work in modern journalism, you've experienced some things the rest of the world just won't get...More >>

Govt Prejudice Against Deer a Factor in Firearm Accidents

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:54:31 +1300 | Sporting Hunters' Outdoor Trust

A hunters’ advocacy group says a government-generated prejudice against wild animals is a significant factor in firearm accidents particularly hunters mistaking another hunter for a deer.More >>

Steampunk the Thames

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 12:01:52 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Something has been stirring deep within Thames' memory, with flashes of Victorian and Edwardian scientific romances sparking the imagination of the town's engineering and artistic communities.More >>

Vegetarian Society School Short Film Comp People's Choice

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 15:18:32 +1300 | NZ Vegetarian Society

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month, encouraging a way of living that reduces animal suffering, improves people’s health and protects the environment. More >>

Paddling kayak in town fountain wins sponsorship

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:02:03 +1300 | Coast to Coast

For paddling his kayak in central Greymouth’s town fountain Lachlan Brownlie was named the winner of a Coast to Coast Giant bikes sponsorship package worth $5000. More >>

Good marketing doesn’t end when your customers are dead

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 17:15:28 +1300 | University of Waikato

A designer custom coffin for people who want to make their final exit in grand style when they’re six feet under was the overall winner of this semester’s Marketing Trade Show at the University of Waikato Management School, held on Friday, 9 October.More >>

MP Judith Collins "Brand Ambassador" For Car Dealer

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:06:03 +1300 | Lyndon Hood

MP and former cabinet minister Judith Collins is acting as a "brand ambassador" for a newly-opened car dealership. More >>

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 >>


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