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NZ Pharmaceuticals seeks alternative bile supply

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:32:11 +1300 | BusinessDesk

New Zealand Pharmaceuticals, the specialty biopharmaceuticals manufacturer, is researching ways to use alternative raw materials in the manufacture of new products due to a potential shortage of bile supply from cows.More >>

NZ dollar gains on strong Clinton showing in US debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:13:22 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 27 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained as a strong performance by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the first US presidential debate stoked investors' appetite for risk-sensitive assets. More >>

Nine-Time Awarded Designer Takes Out Top WOW Award

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:55:38 +1300 | WOW Awards

From a field of 133 garments, New Zealand designer Gillian Saunders’ Supernova won the Brancott Estate Supreme WOW® Award at tonight’s international World of WearableArt™ (WOW®) Awards Show. Supernova also won the David Jones Avant Garde ...More >>

Granity bus shelter stolen

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:03:30 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a bus shelter which was stolen in from Torea Street, Granity. More >>

Free the Nipple Auckland

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:21:01 +1200 | Free the Nipple Auckland

Free the Nipple Auckland is organising a public event on the 4th of December starting at11am in Albert Park. We will then march to the bottom of Queen St and back to Albert park to talk and entertain ourselves. We recognise that this march takes place on ...More >>

TICK it and FLICK it

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:57:39 +1200 | Penny Bright

"I'm keeping it really simple for all those Auckland voters who can't usually be bothered, because it's too hard and too much like 'homework," says Auckland Mayoral candidate Penny Bright.More >>

Pea-Brained MPI Raids Wairarapa Farm

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:22:38 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is asking why police were needed to back-up Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) staff raiding a Wairarapa farm suspected of breaching the region’s pea-growing ban.More >>

Taking the lead with new reading programme Dogs in Libraries

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:07:21 +1200 | Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council is taking the lead with its new reading programme, Dogs in Libraries, where children can practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a dog in a relaxed, friendly environment.More >>

Play Mah Jong for Child Cancer

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:47:50 +1200 | Upper Hutt Mah Jong Club

Building Walls (Donald Trump); Goulash (Hungarian food); Kong(Peter Jackson movie).These are all real terms used in the game of mah jong. More >>

Liam's gold adds to New Zealand's per capita medal treasure

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:33:35 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand has hit its target for 18 medals at the Rio Paralympics, extending its gilt-edged standing on the medals per capita tables, according to Statistics NZ. More >>

Labour’s baby number app goes gangbusters

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:20:49 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

An interactive tool that celebrates Labour’s achievements in health over the decades has become an online hit, says Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King. More >>

OSPRI – An Empire Built on a Fallacy?

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:06:34 +1200 | Bill Benfield

A Wairarapa conservationist has challenged the role of OSPRI (former Animal Health Board and now Operational Solutions for Primary Industries)) saying it was founded on a false belief and is a parasite on farmers and the tax-paying public.More >>

Enquiries continuing into theft of cows from Ashburton farm

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:11:54 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to make enquiries into the alleged theft of a number of cattle from an Ashburton farm. More >>

The Power of Seniors

Fri, 9 Sep 2016 13:09:51 +1200 | NZ Seniors Party

The recently formed New Zealand Seniors Party has a potential voting base of over 600 thousand New Zealand citizens. True – more than 15% of the voting population of this country is over the age of 65. And that does not include younger family members ...More >>

Andrew Little comments on Auditor-General report

Wed, 7 Sep 2016 16:36:55 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little acknowledges the Auditor-General’s report into the awarding of the management contract for the Scenic Matavai Resort in Niue, which was unable to address the key issues raised.More >>

Video Production Is No Longer Only About Producing Videos

Tue, 6 Sep 2016 13:12:50 +1200 | Mint Video

There was a time when videos were produced solely for the purpose of creating a visual content. This is a competitive age of marketing where companies create promotional films to market their products and brands but simply creating videos is not enough. ...More >>

Dead cattle washed up on St Clair Beach

Mon, 5 Sep 2016 12:23:27 +1200 | Otago Regional Council

ORC’s Pollution Hotline received a notification at the weekend concerning a dead cow which had washed up below the high water tide mark on St Clair Beach. Because of this, ORC engaged a contractor to remove and dispose of the carcass (territorial ...More >>

Global experts and aliens descend on Great Barrier Island

Mon, 5 Sep 2016 10:33:22 +1200 | Awana Rural Women

AUGUST 29 2016 - Great Barrier Island will this September attempt to get to the bottom of one of life’s deepest mysteries– is there life out there ? More >>

Papatoetoe - Santa Claus is still coming to town

Fri, 2 Sep 2016 12:21:10 +1200 | Ross Robertson

Recent reports that the Papatoetoe Santa Parade will be cancelled are politically motivated and completely misleading. More >>

Take your seat for the Sweeney Todd blood drive

Fri, 2 Sep 2016 12:03:41 +1200 | Great Things

September 2, 2016 - You won’t get baked in a pie, but there will be blood-letting. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has partnered with New Zealand Blood Service for its Missing Type campaign, by hosting a blood drive at The Civic in Auckland ...More >>


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