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Safe Digging Month Raises Awareness Of The Dangers Of Striking Underground Pipes And Cables

Wed, 15 Nov 2023 11:40:06 +1300 | Safe Digging Month

With New Zealand’s extreme weather literally shifting the ground around us, it is more important than ever to check where underground utilities are before digging or excavating. Safe Digging Month in November is designed to raise awareness of the ...More >>

Safe Digging Month Raises Awareness Of The Dangers Of Striking Underground Pipes And Cables

Wed, 15 Nov 2023 11:17:27 +1300 | BeforeUDig

With New Zealand’s extreme weather literally shifting the ground around us, it is more important than ever to check where underground utilities are before digging or excavating. Safe Digging Month in November is designed to raise awareness of the ...More >>

Age Concern New Zealand And Driving Miss Daisy Launch "Life Without A Car" Booklet

Tue, 14 Nov 2023 13:35:24 +1300 | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand, a leading national charity and advocacy group for older people, is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Driving Miss Daisy NZ Ltd. Driving Miss Daisy is a trusted provider dedicated to providing their clients ...More >>

Parents Doubt Their Parenting Skills – ‘but They’re Doing A Great Job’, Says Nib Parenting Expert

Tue, 14 Nov 2023 09:51:31 +1300 | nib NZ

Just under half of parents surveyed by nib are concerned about their own parenting skills, and even more are concerned about the amount of time they have to spend with their kids. The good news is that parents can give themselves a break.More >>

Send Christmas Cravings To Kiwis Overseas With NZ Post

Tue, 7 Nov 2023 10:25:20 +1300 | NZ Post

  NZ Post has polled Kiwis living overseas to find out what they are craving most from home this Christmas, with just a few weeks left to send parcels overseas in time for Christmas Day. The top 10 cravings from Kiwis overseas are: Whittaker’s ...More >>

Fire And Emergency Urges Caution With Fireworks

Wed, 1 Nov 2023 13:08:07 +1300 | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency is urging people to think carefully before using fireworks this Guy Fawkes. Fire and Emergency Community Education Manager Adrian Nacey says the weather forecast for this Guy Fawkes weekend is mixed, making it all the more important ...More >>

Tackles, Trips, And Takeout: Uber Shares Kiwis’ Riding And Dining Habits During All Blacks Pool Games

Wed, 11 Oct 2023 09:30:12 +1300 | Uber

As the All Blacks transition from pool stage to the much anticipated quarters of their latest rugby tournament, Uber has revealed how Kiwis have been riding and dining their way through the matches so far. The data found that while die-hard fans usually ...More >>

Daylight Saving Time Starts This Sunday

Fri, 22 Sep 2023 11:04:14 +1200 | Department Of Internal Affairs

Aotearoa New Zealand springs forward this weekend, as Daylight Saving time begins. Clocks will go forward by one hour at 2am Sunday 24 September 2023. Daylight Saving time will continue until 3am Sunday 7 April 2024, when clocks will go back by one ...More >>

Kiwi Attempts Bungy World Record In Auckland

Wed, 20 Sep 2023 16:56:14 +1200 | AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand

An Auckland man is planning to complete more than 800 bungy jumps in 24 hours to smash the current world record and raise money for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. Mike Heard will jump from AJ Hacket Bungy New Zealand’s Auckland Bridge ...More >>

Trout Festival Reels In The Anglers

Wed, 20 Sep 2023 12:31:28 +1200 | Fish and Game New Zealand

Over 500 anglers celebrated the upcoming fishing season with the 2023 NZ Trout Festival in Christchurch at the weekend. Anglers from across New Zealand came to the Groynes Fishing Lakes and Clearwater Resort to learn from trout fishing experts from across ...More >>

Getting Ready For The 2023 Whitebait Season

Thu, 31 Aug 2023 13:49:08 +1200 | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is highlighting some key things to ensure a safe and happy whitebait season which runs from 1 September to 30 October. DOC Freshwater Species Manager Emily Funnell says it’s important whitebaiters keep themselves ...More >>

Whittaker’s Celebrates Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori With Special Edition Miraka Kirīmi Block

Tue, 22 Aug 2023 11:07:50 +1200 | Whittaker's

Whittaker’s special edition Miraka Kirīmi (Creamy Milk) block produced to celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week), 11-17 September, will again be available for purchase in stores nationwide after flying off the shelves in 2022. While Whittaker’s ...More >>

NZ Ice Cream & Gelato Awards

Mon, 21 Aug 2023 10:01:13 +1200 | NZ Ice Cream and Gelato Awards

From humble Hokey Pokey to Dill & Mustard Ice Cream, the NZ Ice Cream & Gelato Awards 2023 has revealed an exciting range of medal-winning delights after a thorough tasting of more than 270 entries from makers from across Aotearoa. An ...More >>

Habitual Purchasing Hindering Sustainability Progress

Mon, 31 Jul 2023 10:01:37 +1200 | OfficeMax

Switching up reoccurring purchases and driving awareness of sustainability goals through the organisation could hold the key – OfficeMax’s ‘Plastic Free July’ survey* Stocking up on office supplies is just part of everyday business for thousands ...More >>

The Hitchhiker Otago Doesn’t Want To Pick Up - Freshwater Gold Clams

Wed, 19 Jul 2023 10:52:25 +1200 | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) is asking recreational water users in Otago to be vigilant after the discovery of a new aquatic pest species in New Zealand. Recently discovered along a stretch of the Waikato River in May this year, the Freshwater gold clam ( ...More >>

Crime And Reoffending Directly Tackled With NZ’s First Community-led Mentor Programme For Prison Leavers

Tue, 18 Jul 2023 10:54:40 +1200 | Momentum

Auckland, New Zealand __ Around 22% of people released from New Zealand’s prisons will reoffend within 12 months of release (a 7.6% decrease from 2017/18). Momentum - a brand-new, community-led mentoring programme - is aiming to ensure these statistics ...More >>

E-Scooters - Should They Stay Or Should They Go?

Mon, 17 Jul 2023 10:29:21 +1200 | Living Streets Aotearoa

    Call to Action NZTA (Waka Kotahi) is consulting on its E-scooter (Declaration not to be Motor Vehicles) Notice 2018 and wants to know your views. This was the Declaration that resulted in e-scooters being allowed to be used on ...More >>

Winners Announced For National Teen Art Competition Highlighting Harms Of Vaping

Mon, 17 Jul 2023 10:23:07 +1200 | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ and the Life Education Trust are thrilled to announce the winners in the first ever Don’t Get Sucked In Poster Challenge: a national art competition for young people highlighting the harms of vaping. Entrants ...More >>

East Coast Beach Vehicle Bylaw Comes Into Effect

Fri, 30 Jun 2023 16:53:31 +1200 | Marlborough District Council

The East Coast Beach Vehicle Bylaw places new rules on vehicle use along Marlborough’s coastline from the mouth of the Awatere River south to the district boundary. It comes into effect from tomorrow, 1 July 2023. Following the effects of the 2016 Kaikōura ...More >>

National Food Strategy Needed To Fix Poor Health And Obesity Epidemic

Fri, 30 Jun 2023 12:34:18 +1200 | Health Coalition Aotearoa

Unhealthy diets are responsible for about one fifth of all preventable ill-health and premature deaths but according to a new report, the Government has made virtually no progress on implementing healthy food policies in the last three years. The report ...More >>


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