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Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 23 Jul 2019 | 3:00 pm

Community freshwater effort continues to sparkle - council

Latest monitoring results show Taranaki is maintaining the significant improvements in freshwater ecological health that it has won in recent years.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - National | 23 Jul 2019 | 2:40 pm

A big boost for park and rides - Auckland Transport

There are more options for people wanting to use public transport to get around Auckland.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - National | 23 Jul 2019 | 2:29 pm

Waikato River rāhui in place from Huka Falls to Atiamuri

People are being asked not to gather food from the upper Waikato River until further notice.Ngati Tahu – Ngati Whaoa Runanga Trust, supported by Te Arawa River Iwi Trust, has placed a rāhui from Te Waiheke o Huka (Huka Falls)...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 23 Jul 2019 | 2:23 pm

Waikanae man's important advisory role in GEBCO-NF Alumni team's Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE challenge

A Waikanae man has played a key part in helping a team win a global deep sea technologies competition.Robin Falconer was advisor to the GEBCO-NF (Nippon Foundation) Alumni team which won the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE challenge.Part...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 23 Jul 2019 | 2:19 pm

SPCA prosecutes man for failing to provide adequate food for his horse

A Christchurch man has been prosecuted by SPCA after he failed to ensure that the physical, health and behavioural needs of his horse were met by failing to provide proper and sufficient food.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - National | 23 Jul 2019 | 2:11 pm

Inquest into a Wellington man's suspected suicide in secure unit begins

A framed picture of Wellington man Samuel Fischer sits next to his mother as an inquest into his death begins in the capital. Coroner Peter Ryan is holding an inquest into the cause of death of the 34-year-old, who died in the care...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 23 Jul 2019 | 1:48 pm

Truck v bus: Horrifying near miss through busy Warkworth road

Horrifying footage has emerged of a near-miss between a reckless driver of a small truck and a shocked bus driver on a motorway near Warkworth.Video taken at the bottom of Windy Ridge on State Highway 1 shows the driver of a small...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 23 Jul 2019 | 1:45 pm

The State Services Commission says it is 'disappointed' by 'ill-judged' IRD survey question

The Government's internal watchdog says an Inland Revenue survey asking for people's political preferences was disappointing and "ill-judged". But the State Services Commission (SSC) said it had found no evidence to suggest that...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 23 Jul 2019 | 1:41 pm

Update: SAFE demands a moratorium on live animal exports

This is a correction of the media release issued by SAFE on the morning of July 23, 2019.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - National | 23 Jul 2019 | 1:26 pm



Truck and car crash keeps Coatesville-Riverhead Highway closed

A truck and car crash early this morning has kept a highway closed three hours later. The collision happened just before 9.30am on the Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, in Auckland. Police said there were no reports of any serious...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 23 Jul 2019 | 1:25 pm

FaceApp: You could be signing away more than your face

Viral photo app FaceApp has taken the world by storm. Launched in 2017, the app has recently enjoyed mass popularity largely because of Hollywood celebrities posting their humorous edited pictures online.FaceApp uses "neural network"...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 23 Jul 2019 | 1:14 pm

Pasifika youth empowered by conferences

A partnership between Massey University and Affirming Works - an organization to empower Pasifika youth - has been invited to hold its annual conference at Parliament next year.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - National | 23 Jul 2019 | 1:10 pm

DoC: New albatross ambassador needs a name

Northern royal albatross/toroa is back in the spotlight as a new Royal Cam star prepares to take to the skies this summer.

Back by popular demand, the annual competition to name a northern royal chick at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head is now in its fourth year.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - National | 23 Jul 2019 | 12:51 pm

Assistance Dogs New Zealand doing a good job in the community

The Annual Appeal week for Assistance Dogs New Zealand is August 5th-11th but not many people are aware of just what the ADNZ charity does in the community.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - National | 23 Jul 2019 | 12:37 pm

Greenpeace tower climbers unfurl first banner

The two Greenpeace climbers who are scaling the outside of the tallest building in Wellington have unfurled the first of a series of banners.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - National | 23 Jul 2019 | 12:30 pm

Kiwifruit industry: New Zealand labour 'just not there'

The kiwifruit industry is facing a shortfall of 7000 workers as it predicts it will double in value in the next ten years.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 1 Aug 2018 | 9:17 am

Primary teachers and principals vote to extend strike to full day strike

Primary teachers and principals have voted to extend strike action to a full day instead of a previously planned three-hour stoppage. Watch: NZEI's Louise Green on Morning Report.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 1 Aug 2018 | 7:53 am



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Supplier of aluminium composite panels pulls out of CodeMark

A major supplier of aluminium composite panels for high-rise buildings has pulled out of the government's troubled CodeMark scheme.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 10:46 pm

International visitor survey in need of 'tune up'

Crucial government statistics on international tourist spending have not been fit for purpose for some time, a tourism industry body says.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 10:10 pm

Camaraderie and catchups for younger dementia sufferers

New Zealand's lack of services for sufferers of younger onset dementia is being challenged by a newly formed community group.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 9:47 pm

Foam investigation: Tests to include properties near Whenuapai airbase

Tests for firefighting foam contamination are spreading outwards to encompass properties neighbouring Whenuapai airbase in west Auckland.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 9:34 pm

Man only out of mental health ward for three days before killing

Gabriel Yad-Elohim's lawyer says her client was hearing voices and had only been out of Auckland Hospital's mental health ward for three days when he killed a man.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 9:21 pm

OIO approves land sale near Arthur's Pass to Czech businessman

The Overseas Investment Office has approved the sale of more than 40,000 hectares of South Island high country land to a Czech businessman.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 8:23 pm

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