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New Christmas Cannabis Policy from Labour

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 2:28 pm | The Hemp Foundation

Dr Ben Jansen is Oceania's leading prescriber of cannabis medicines, and a co-founder of The Hemp Foundation . Jansen says: “I’d like to thank the Labour Party and Chris Woodney. Thanks to his policy remit at Labour’s national conference, and ... More >>

Fibre uptake passes 60% mark in 10 cities

Monday, 18 November 2019, 12:20 pm | Digitl

According to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's latest Quarterly Connectivity Report, 10 cities now have fibre uptake rates of greater than 60 percent. More >>

If tech giants paid NZ's Telecommunications Development Levy

Sunday, 17 November 2019, 1:34 pm | Digitl

In the UK, the Labour Party plans to nationalise part of the telecommunications network if it wins this year's election. To cover costs, a Labour government will tax multinational tech giants including Google and Facebook. Let's put aside the ... More >>

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Overnight motorway closures 14 – 20 January 2018

Friday, 12 January 2018, 1:16 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 19 January ... More >>

Community Law elects new co-chairs for national body

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 4:58 pm | Community Law Centres

Community Law Centres o Aotearoa, the national body that represents the interest of Community Law Centres across the country, has elected two new co-chairs, Jenny Hughey and Jason Pou. More >>

Keeping all boaties safe on the water at Waihi Beach

Monday, 13 April 2015, 10:53 am | BayTrust

Knowing exactly where boats are heading when they launch from Waihi Beach or nearby boat ramps can make all the difference in a search and rescue situation. More >>

New research claims thermal detection may save whales

Monday, 13 April 2015, 10:11 am | Ports of Auckland

A new study has concluded that thermal imaging technology could help ships avoid hitting whales. More >>

Kaitaia homicide

Monday, 13 April 2015, 9:58 am | New Zealand Police

A 50-year-old man will be appearing in the Kaitaia District Court today charged with murder following the death of a 29-year-old man on Saturday night. More >>

RSA Targets Select Committee in Fight to Retain Flag

Monday, 13 April 2015, 9:20 am | NZ Returned and Services Association

The Royal New Zealand RSA is taking its support for the country’s flag to parliament’s Justice and Electoral Committee. More >>

Life flight winches injured farmer in the Wairarapa

Monday, 13 April 2015, 12:32 am | Life Flight Trust

Life Flight responded in the Westpac Recue Helicopter with a Wellington Free Ambulance Paramedic on board. More >>

Busy day for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

Monday, 13 April 2015, 12:20 am | Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

The Palmerston North based Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Taihape this morning after a man in his 20's inhaled fumes from a fire extinguisher. He was stabilised on scene by St John paramedics before being airlifted to Wanganui Hospital. The helicopter ... More >>

Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter transports motorcross teen

Monday, 13 April 2015, 12:16 am | Rescue Helicopter Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to an organised trail ride event near Ruawaro, West of Huntly, at approximately 2pm this afternoon. More >>

Homicide investigation – Kaitaia - update

Monday, 13 April 2015, 12:13 am | New Zealand Police

A 29-year-old father of four was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the Kaitaia Hospital at about 10.30 pm on Saturday night. More >>

Colonel Malone on billboards for Aro Valley WW1 seminar

Monday, 13 April 2015, 12:10 am | Aro Valley Community Council

Billboards have started to appear in the Aro Valley with a large photo of Colonel William Malone in front of a sandbag bunker at Gallipoli. “Colonel Malone deserves to be remembered as one of the first iconic New Zealanders and has been chosen to ... More >>

PSA "Turkeys Christmas" appeal bad for CYF Review

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 11:38 pm | Steve Taylor

The call by the Public Services Association to include Social Workers in an independent CYF Review is akin to asking turkeys to vote on the validity of an early Christmas, says Steve Taylor, a Counsellor and Social Services Outcomes Researcher who has worked ... More >>

Q + A - Paul Bloxham interviewed by Simon Dallow

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 11:29 pm | TVNZ

PAUL Well, it’s an exciting situation if the Kiwi gets to the same level as the Aussie dollar in part because it hasn’t happened for so long. It would be the first time in 42 years that we’d see this happen. In fact, when it happened on the 18th ... More >>

Homicide investigation - Kataia, Northland

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 10:58 pm | New Zealand Police

Kaitaia Police are investigating the death of a 29-year-old local man. He was presented at the Kaitaia Hospital at about 10.30PM yesterday and died a short time later from his injuries. More >>

Link between baby obesity and colic and reflux in NZ

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 10:53 pm | BabyCues

Research into the colic and reflux situation in New Zealand suggests link with baby obesity More >>

Coalition for Better Broadcasting: Campbell Live

Friday, 10 April 2015, 10:03 pm | Coalition for Better Broadcasting

The Coalition for Better Broadcasting is deeply concerned by the suggestion that Campbell Live may be canned. More >>

Two injured at Whangapoua

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 2:07 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whangapoua at the top of the Coromandel Peninsula at approximately 4pm this afternoon. The helicopter was requested to transport a patient that sustained injuries when hit by a log. More >>

Fatal motor accident - name released

Sunday, 5 April 2015, 12:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Working with family, Waikato Police have been able to formally identify a man killed in Thursday morning's collision between a car and a tree at Ngaruawahia. More >>

Robbery and serious assault - Mt Smart Road Onehunga

Sunday, 5 April 2015, 11:48 am | New Zealand Police

Car stolen and two injured in Robbery. Police are searching for a 2004 Brown Toyota Vitz, Registration HYT799, that was stolen from Mt Smart Road, Onehunga at 9.30pm tonight. The female driver had just arrived home and whilst exiting her vehicle was ... More >>

Prague: 1800 steps to a nuclear-weapon-free world

Sunday, 5 April 2015, 11:45 am | Global Wave 2015

On April 6, Alyn Ware from New Zealand will run the Prague Castle steps nine times to commemorate the International Day of Sport for Peace and Development and the sixth anniversary of President Obama’s historic speech in the Hradčany square next to ... More >>

Right royal show as Smith beats Fagan again

Sunday, 5 April 2015, 11:39 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

World champion shearer Rowland Smith is on target to complete a grand-slam of five-straight end-of-season victories after retaining his Royal Easter Show title in Auckland today. More >>

This week on Q+A...

Saturday, 4 April 2015, 11:02 am | TVNZ

1. Auckland housing is the most expensive in the country – Simon Dallow asks Auckland mayor Len Brown whether his council’s doing enough to help first time buyers. And that question - will he run for mayor again? More >>

Kiwis view Economic issues as biggest problems facing NZ

Friday, 3 April 2015, 9:32 am | Roy Morgan Research

Kiwis view Economic issues (40%) as the biggest problems facing NZ; Housing shortage/ affordability up 4% to 10% in March More >>

Rovers give back with extreme camp makeover

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 1:11 pm | Scouts New Zealand

Over 190 Rover Scouts from all over New Zealand will come together this Easter with a huge makeover project at Waingaro Scout camp to help give more young New Zealanders the chance to experience the joy of camping. More >>

Ban employers who exploit migrant workers

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 12:35 pm | First Union

The government may need to consider greater sanctions for employers who exploit migrant workers says Union Network of Migrants (Unemig) coordinator Dennis Maga. More >>

Cashmere Avenue School turns 75

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 12:15 pm | Cashmere Avenue School

In 2015 Cashmere Avenue School will celebrate its 75th Jubilee. On 29 July 1940 Cashmere School officially opened as a side school to Khandallah School. Cashmere started off as a junior school with pupils attending until they were about eight years-old ... More >>

Paihia aglow

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 5:01 pm | Focus Paihia

If you see a glow in the evening skyline coming from Paihia – it’s all the beaming smiles on the locals as they celebrate more national recognition. More >>

AMP partnership with MediaWorks’ show, Paul Henry

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 4:48 pm | AMP

Leading life insurer and retirement savings provider AMP is excited to announce that it is the exclusive broadcast partner for MediaWorks’ new programme Paul Henry which launches on 7 April. More >>

Reminder: Daylight saving ends on Sunday

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 3:48 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

New Zealand Daylight Saving will end next Sunday, 5 April 2015, when 3.00am becomes 2.00am. More >>

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Friday, 27 March 2015, 11:40 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Youth Advocate for the Sensible Sentencing Trust, Jess McVicar is incensed at what she sees as attempts to lessen the responsibility and potential sentence of the two men accused of the murder of Shalvin Prasad. More >>

NZ: 'Accept more refugees' call from Dame Susan Devoy

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 12:21 pm | Pacific Media Centre More >>

Bacteria warning at Rona Bay, Eastbourne

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 11:43 am | Hutt City Council

Hutt City residents are advised to stay clear of the water at Rona Bay in Eastbourne until further notice, owing to water quality issues. More >>

Cyclone Pam cripples sexual and reproductive health services

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 10:30 pm | UNFPA

Continuing telecommunication challenges and substantial infrastructural damage to medical facilities mean women are not aware which services are still available or accessible. More >>

Operation Concord evening media update

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 10:24 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Police have confirmed tonight that the tins of infant formula collected from members of the public over recent days have all tested negative for 1080. More >>

Kiwis get behind World Vision’s response to Cyclone Pam

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 10:13 pm | World Vision New Zealand

The Vodafone Warriors have announced they’ll donate $1000 for every try they score in their NRL match against the Parramatta Eels this Saturday to World Vision’s Cyclone Pam appeal. There will also be donation boxes at the game, their first home ... More >>

All infant formula samples test negative for 1080

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 9:43 pm | New Zealand Police

Police can tonight confirm that samples of infant formula suspected of possible tampering by the public and sent for further analysis by Police, have all tested negative for 1080. More >>

Cyclone Pam – Vanuatu – Urgent Appeal for Donations of Cash

Saturday, 14 March 2015, 11:32 am | Rotary New Zealand World Community Service

Rotary New Zealand is appealing for funds to support our Neighbours in Vanuatu following the devastation from Cyclone Pam. More >>

Q+A - Sunday March 15

Saturday, 14 March 2015, 10:43 am | TVNZ

Many infant formula exporters are angry at how the 1080 food scare has been handled. Heather du Plessis-Allan interviews Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy – did we get it right? Is the threat over? And what will happen next time there’s a scare? More >>

Tropical cyclone Pam deepens over Vanuatu

Saturday, 14 March 2015, 10:08 am | MetService

At 1am this morning (NZ local time) severe tropical cyclone Pam was located about 70km east of Port Vila, Vanuatu. TC Pam is still a category 5 cyclone, and has intensified slightly overnight with the central pressure dropping to an estimated 899hPa and ... More >>

Red Cross Prepares for Cyclone Pam

Friday, 13 March 2015, 9:25 pm | NZ Red Cross

As Tropical Cyclone Pam, Tropical Storm Bavi and Cyclone Nathan make their way across the Pacific, Red Cross is working with communities and local authorities to prepare for what could become an unprecedented relief response. More >>

Keep an eye on cyclone progress; Civil Defence

Friday, 13 March 2015, 1:45 pm | Northland Emergency Management

Keep an eye on Cyclone Pam’s progress over the weekend and be sensibly prepared for rough weather, but keep things in perspective, is the advice today to Northlanders from the region’s Civil Defence team. More >>

How to spot a psychopath boss

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 10:00 am | Digitl

“A psychopath is not a professional. You can't work with a psychopath, 'cause ya don't know what those sick assholes are gonna do next." More >>

Police appeal for public assistance in 1080 blackmail threat

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information in relation to a threat to contaminate infant and other formula in an apparent protest over the use of 1080 poison in pest control. More >>

NZ seeks UN classification of search and rescue team

Sunday, 8 March 2015, 12:44 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

New Zealand expects to gain a United Nations classification of its national urban search and rescue team following a 36-hour exercise that begins in Palmerston North on Monday (9 March). More >>

Sea Shepherd Assaulted

Saturday, 21 February 2015, 12:13 pm | Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Sea Shepherd Assaulted While Attempting to Communicate with Crew members On Board Poaching Vessel, Thunder More >>

Help on scene for ice-bound fishing boat in Antarctica

Saturday, 14 February 2015, 10:20 am | Maritime New Zealand

The United States Coast Guard icebreaker CG Polar Star is now on scene of the area where the Australian-flagged fishing vessel Antarctic Chieftain is trapped by ice in Antarctica. More >>

Sea Shepherd Successfully Shuts Down Illegal Fishing

Sunday, 8 February 2015, 11:32 am | Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Sea Shepherd Successfully Shuts Down Illegal Fishing Operations of the Thunder and Confiscates Illegal Fishing Gear More >>

Evaluation report of 2013-14 summer road safety campaign

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:39 pm | New Zealand Police

The full evaluation report of the 2013-14 Safer Summer campaign is published on the Police website today. More >>

Byword: A Mac writing tool focusing on words

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 1:33 pm | Digitl

Byword is the ideal Mac writing tool if you just want to focus on words. There are versions for OS X ( US$12.99 in the Mac app store ) and iOS ( US$4.99 in the iTunes app store ). This review looks at the Mac version. More >>

New Security Measures for Work and Income Facilities

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 1:33 pm | Jeremy Wilkinson

In a press conference today in Wellington, Deputy Police Commissioner Viv Rickard and Ministry of Social Development’s CO Brandon Boyle expressed their concern about the number of threats received by Work and Income New Zealand following Monday’s ... More >>

Google+ heading for irrelevance

Saturday, 17 May 2014, 6:28 pm | Digitl

According to my site logs, which may not be the last word in accuracy, Google+ didn't refer a single visitor yesterday. More >>

One thing Samsung didn't copy from Apple

Monday, 28 April 2014, 12:16 pm | Digitl

Samsung and Apple are making lawyers rich again . The latest trial tests if Samsung used Apple patents in smartphones and tablets. More >>

Galaxy S5 hands on: At last a worthwhile upgrade

Sunday, 30 March 2014, 1:42 pm | Digitl

Late last week I met two Samsung executives in a North Shore café to get a briefing on the Galaxy S5 smartphone and to collect a review model for a temporary loan. That's business as normal in my line of work. More >>

Labour revenue shadow doesn't 'like' Facebook tax share

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 12:20 pm | Digitl

It's hard not to sympathise with David Clark.  The Labour spokesperson for revenue wants Facebook to pay its fair share of tax in New Zealand. More >>

NZ iPhone plans - December 2013

Sunday, 15 December 2013, 2:53 pm | Digitl

Apple's iPhone 5S remains the world's top-selling smartphone. New Zealand carriers report it is popular here too. More >>

Turning Unsettled This Week

Monday, 20 February 2012, 2:00 pm | MetService

The weather is likely to be unsettled in many northern and western parts of the country from Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, as a warm northerly flow spreads across New Zealand. "Heavy falls are possible on the West Coast of the South Island, in ... More >>

Fourth New Zealand Hindu Conference focuses on Serving NZ

Monday, 20 February 2012, 11:22 am | Hindu Council of New Zealand

Hindu Council of New Zealand welcomes all to the 4th New Zealand Hindu Conference Hindu conference, entitled “Serving Community – Serving New Zealand” that will be held on 12th and 13th May in Auckland. More >>


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