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Politics

MIQ sucks, let them come home - ACT

"The ACT Party sympathises with and endorses a banner seen at today’s All Blacks game, MIQ does suck and we should let them come home," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

New Bill announced to boost Build-to-Rent in NZ (24 October 2021)
Government scrambles to save summer event vaccine carrot - ACT (24 October 2021)
Minister won't investigate cancelled cancer procedures - Reti (23 October 2021)

Business

90% double vaccination target 'business purgatory'

The Dairy and Business Owners Group is giving the government’s 90% double vaccination requirement to fully reopen a big thumbs down.

"For retail, hospitality and inner-city dairies this is absolute torture," says Sunny Kaushal, Dairy and Business Owner’s Group chair.

Families building stronger financial outcomes - The Generator (22 October 2021)
Protection framework will hasten reopening of the economy - BusinessNZ (22 October 2021)
Covid business payments welcomed, and 'desperately needed' (22 October 2021)

National

Plan ahead and return home safely this Labour Weekend - police

With seven people dead on our roads this long weekend and over 36 hours to go, Police are imploring motorists to drive safely.

Whanganui Lotto player wins $1 million (23 October 2021)
Drone forces firefighting helicopters to halt operations (22 October 2021)
Tākina to attract larger events and exciting exhibitions to the Capital City (22 October 2021)

Sport

Men in green rule at motocross fundraiser in Taupo

By Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com

 Two teams, each including two former Motocross of Nations team riders, stole the spotlight at the big annual Battle Of The Teams motocross in Taupo on Friday.

NZTR seeks feedback regarding new initiatives (22 October 2021)
Uncapped player named in Central Stags squad (22 October 2021)
Queenstown marathon to be postponed - Ironman Group (22 October 2021)

Entertainment

National day of remembrance for NZ wars on Maori TV

A national day of remembrance for New Zealand’s wars and conflicts will be commemorated with an all-day broadcast on Māori Television on Thursday 28 October 2021.

Mastering the art of creativity - Ara (21 October 2021)
Coromandel's new dance farm festival announces first artist line-up (21 October 2021)
Auckland’s Diwali celebrations underway (18 October 2021)

Lifestyle

More to explore in Kerikeri

More public access in Kerikeri means Te Tahawai Stream Track can lead you all the way through to Waianiwaniwa (Rainbow Falls) and beyond.

Freestyle rap world record attempt by NZ rapper (22 October 2021)
Santa stuck in MIQ till Christmas - Farmers Santa Parade (21 October 2021)
Yogi apprentices 'heal hurting bodies through movement and breath' (21 October 2021)

Health

Four confirmed Covid-19 cases in Northland

Northland DHB is strongly encouraging people to get vaccinated and tested, following confirmation of four confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Northland. All four cases are related to each other and the two newest cases are children under 12 years of age.

Positive Covid-19 case in Blenheim (23 October 2021)
Senior doctors need more than hollow words as Australia comes knocking - ASMS (22 October 2021)
Two new positive COVID-19 cases in Northland (22 October 2021)

Technology

'State of AI in NZ' report reveals risk of businesses falling behind

New Zealand’s largest data specialist business, Qrious, has today released the inaugural State of AI in New Zealand report - providing the most complete picture yet of the extent of AI adoption across the country, and highlighting the need for kiwi businesses to mature their practices to avoid

Wellington tech company incentivises vaccinated clients (18 October 2021)
CERT NZ challenges NZers to 'cyber up for Cyber Smart Week' (18 October 2021)
Aspiring Materials raises $1m from Icehouse Ventures for carbon capture tech (15 October 2021)