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Judgment: AG v Phillip John Smith - Wig Wearing

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 11:54:41 +1300 | NZ Court of Appeal

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL v SMITH [2018] NZCA 24 [1 March 2018] IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF NEW ZEALAND CA187/2017 [2018] NZCA 24 BETWEEN THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL Appellant AND PHILLIP JOHN SMITH Respondent Hearing: 26 September 2017 Court: Kós P, Cooper and ...More >>

Corpse plant flowering at Botanic Garden

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:05:51 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

The Dunedin Botanic Garden will soon be the smelliest place in the city with the corpse plant (Amorphophallus titanium ) starting to produce its first, very rare and very smelly bloom. But there’s no way to know when the flower will open.More >>

Bollinger & Heletranz world first champagne delivery service

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:26:45 +1300 | Lily and Louis

You never know when you might need a bottle, or five, of one of the best-known champagne brands in the world: whether you’re staying at a remote getaway retreat or simply want it at your residence. More >>

Extraterrestrial Fascinations: The Pentagon and UFOs

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 16:25:39 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

Conspiracies in the extraterrestrial department have always constituted the residue of superstition in a secular age. Chase away a Christ figure, or ward off God, and the mind still wanders, hoping to be bewitched. If something cannot be explained, ...More >>

NZ 'monster bird' bones reveal an ancient penguin

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:40:03 +1300 | Alan Tennyson

An artist’s reconstruction of Kumimanu biceae , a giant ancient penguin, from fossils found in New Zealand. Reconstruction by G Mayr/Senckenberg Research Institute , CC BY-NDMore >>

Bill to support the status of teachers

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:02:19 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First wants to lift the public status of teachers and protect the title of “teacher” in recognition of its professional status, New Zealand First MP Jenny Marcroft said today.More >>

Hapless Government makes history in the House

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 16:34:14 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Coalition Government has made history as the first to vote against a closure motion on its own Bill, as its organisation of Parliament sinks to new lows, Shadow Leader of the House Simon Bridges says.More >>

Nash confirms fishing report dead in the water

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 16:11:20 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Recreational fishers will be relieved to hear that Stuart Nash appears to have completely rejected the recommendations of a report that would have brought onerous compliance costs on them, National’s Fisheries spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.More >>

Inquiries continue to locate men in Bluff

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:15:46 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to make inquiries to locate three crewman that absconded a fishing vessel overnight when it was docked at Bluff Harbour. More >>

Property Poll: Slump in confidence shows time is up for LVRs

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:33:20 +1300 | New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive Ashley Church says that the time has come to dump Loan-to-Value lending restrictions (LVRs) following a dramatic drop in house price growth expectations throughout the country.More >>

Mayor’s report for year ending 2017

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:13:33 +1300 | Horowhenua District Council

This speech is in the context that I have seen enough in the HDC organisation that concerns me enough to speak about some of it at this meeting and I will seek the assistance from the new Government particularly Minister for Local Government the ...More >>

Earthworm Gathering Part Four – A Magical Connection

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:51:08 +1300 | Alastair Thompson - Earthworm

In part four of his Earthworm Gathering story, Alastair describes day three: a day devoted to sharing stories of transformation, practicing verification, and of magical happenings.More >>

Electricity regulator sees long future for Tiwai Point

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 17:15:24 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's abundant renewable electricity may be the saviour of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter, attract energy-intensive industries to New Zealand and eventually see electricity exported across the Tasman Sea to Australia, ...More >>

Judgment: Eight Mile Style v National Party

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 15:59:31 +1300 | New Zealand High Court

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Court’s judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons ...More >>

Yellow jackets up for grabs at Eden Park golf tournament

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:13:06 +1300 | Eden Park

Unique yellow jackets await the overall team and individual winners of the inaugural ASB G9 golf tournament at Eden Park early next month, and there are still limited places available for the event.More >>

NZ First, deciding next NZ govt, keeps board members secret

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:16:31 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Two days after undertaking to release a list of the board of the New Zealand First party board, its president Brent Catchpole has changed his mind.More >>

Crowdfunded newspaper ad urges NZ First to side with Labour

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 17:23:20 +1300 | ActionStation

Voters have helped crowdfund a full page ad in Winston Peter’s local paper, with an open letter urging NZ First to form a government with Labour and the Greens. More >>

Cricket tragic’s crowdfunding campaign for century

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 16:51:09 +1300 | Peter Kerr

An aging cricket player, born well before the internet was invented, is using it in an attempt to score his first 100 runs at one turn at bat. More >>

Three men charged for Auckland train assault

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 16:38:15 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Three men have now been charged in relation to an incident involving a group of men who were disguised with masks and aprons on an Auckland train in August. More >>

Next steps in Island Bay to include town centre upgrade

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 17:38:22 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council will work closely with the community to perfect the detailed design of the new cycleway and the $1 million upgrade and beautification of the town centre and The Parade, Council’s Community Planning and Engagement Portfolio Leader ...More >>


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