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D-Day Is Approaching!

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:35:13 +1200 | NorthTec

Anyone wanting to find out about degrees and diplomas offered by NorthTec is invited to come to the first “D-Day” event at the polytechnic’s Raumanga campus. More >>

Bayfair Encourages Locals to Support Anzac’s 100

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:32:38 +1200 | Bayfair Shopping Centre

Oaty biscuits and red poppies combine to ignite a strong sense of patriotism – and, in recognition of 100 years of ANZAC, Bayfair Shopping Centre will this year become a local hub for remembering ANZAC troops that honourably fought for New Zealand’s ...More >>

Kellogg’s announces commitment to Health Star Ratings

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:04:43 +1200 | Kellogg ANZ

Ratings to appear on packs from early June – full cereal range by end of 2015More >>

Contiki “RoadTrip”

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:31:43 +1200 | Contiki Tours

Contiki continues to thrive on YouTube with fourth annual RoadTrip - this year with New Zealand’s own Jamie Curry More >>

Speight’s Says: We Will Help You Get Your Dream Shed

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:57:56 +1200 | The PR Shop

Speight’s has launched a nationwide competition, where Kiwi blokes can enter for a chance to win their very own epic dream shed! More >>

‘The Desk’ Featuring Paul Henry to Have NZ Debut

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:09:00 +1200 | Elephant Publicity

‘The Desk’ Featuring Paul Henry to Have NZ Debut at Documentary Edge International Film Festival 2015More >>

Free Press 13/04/2015

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:47:05 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

It’s Catching Vernon Small of the Dom Post says ACT’s call to index tax brackets to inflation is a ‘canny policy.’ The only real downside? “Let's face it, when it comes to vote-harvesting, drip fed tax cuts will never beat a multi-billion dollar ...More >>

Get Ready to Rumble in the Rubble

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:34:09 +1200 | The PR Shop

Rumble in the Rubble is a Christchurch open-air boxing event where contenders from 16 companies that contribute to the Christchurch rebuild get into the ring to raise awareness for the rebuild effort, and money for a Charitable Foundation. More >>

Drones and Protests: Policing and the Machine Imperative

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:27:25 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

Innovation, Edmund Burke reminds us in “A Letter to a Noble Lord,” does not necessarily imply reform. While the peaceful uses of drones are often treated as the benign effects of the security industrial complex, the spill over into more violent deployments ...More >>

The Science of Ecstasy and Immortality by Steve Carr

Thu, 9 Apr 2015 15:03:31 +1200 | Michael Lett

Carr has long been fascinated by magical moments of material transformation. This can be seen as early as  Air Guitar  (2001), in which the artist turns from a teenage boy riffing in his bedroom to a smoke-clouded guitar god. Almost ten years later, ...More >>

Human and nature’s entanglements explored

Thu, 9 Apr 2015 14:58:34 +1200 | Massey University

Humans depend on nature, yet continue to exploit and abuse it – this paradox is at the heart of a conference exploring our relationship with the natural world from critically humanist, political and social sciences perspectives.More >>

Join to a picnic on a giant field painting

Wed, 8 Apr 2015 13:13:05 +1200 | Letting Space

If you're in Wellington, this is an invitation to join us and share food and activities as part of a picnic at Macalister and Liardet Street Parks, Berhamphore, Wellington 12noon - 3pm Sunday 19 April to celebrate a giant field painting that has been created ...More >>

Queenstown development boasts country’s most expensive room

Wed, 8 Apr 2015 11:04:33 +1200 | Skyline Enterprises

One of the most highly valued pieces of real estate on Queenstown’s waterfront will be home to the country’s most expensive hotel suite, commanding up to $10,000 per night for sweeping views of Lake Wakatipu and surrounding peaks.More >>

Iwi leader calls for Maori Boycott of ANZAC Day

Tue, 7 Apr 2015 08:59:15 +1200 | David Rankin

• Says ANZAC Day is being hijacked by Turks to hide the genocide centenary • Turkish Embassy refuses to respond • “Take poppies off to show solidarity with indigenous Armenians” The Ngapuhi leader and academic David Rankin has called for ...More >>

Wisconsin Grandmother Jailed for Opposing Drone Murders

Thu, 2 Apr 2015 16:37:57 +1300 | David Swanson

Joy First reports from Mauston, Wisc., that Bonnie Block, a Madison grandmother and long-time peace activist, was found guilty of trespassing in a jury trial in the Juneau County Courthouse on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, and sent to jail.More >>

Amit Dutta of Upper Hutt to Be Honored For Illustration

Thu, 2 Apr 2015 15:54:20 +1300 | Galaxy Press

HOLLYWOOD — Twelve winning writers and twelve illustrators from around the globe—including Amit Dutta of Upper Hutt—will be honored during the 31stAnnual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards at the famed Wilshire Ebell Theatre, on Sunday, April 12th, 2015 beginning ...More >>

Reverse April Fool’s Day joke - old car swapped for new BMW

Thu, 2 Apr 2015 15:47:19 +1300 | BMW Group NZ

For one New Zealander, daring to dream big on April Fool’s Day paid off handsomely this morning, when Tiaana Marsh swapped her 15-year old Nissan Avenir for a brand new BMW 1 Series worth almost $50,000.More >>

Be the tortoise not the hare or driver beware

Thu, 2 Apr 2015 14:15:05 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police say the motoring public have spoken and we've listened and the message is pretty clear that travellers want Police to help them be safe and feel safe on Waikato roads this Easter Holiday Weekend.More >>

Department of Education Mandates Teaching of Satire

Thu, 2 Apr 2015 10:42:18 +1300 | David Swanson

Buried in a regulation produced under the No Child Left Behind Act by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education is an odd and apparently little-enforced requirement that every public school student in the ...More >>

Thought for this Day: Negative Interest

Thu, 2 Apr 2015 09:47:59 +1300 | Keith Rankin

For most of this year, Denmark and Switzerland have had negative interest rates. Sweden has since joined them. We might have thought that this revolution in finance would have been among the biggest news stories of the year.More >>

 

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