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Politics

End Israel's war on Gazan children - Justice for Palestine

Five times in the last fifteen years, Israel has conducted military air strikes on the besieged Gaza strip killing hundreds and injuring thousands of Palestinian civilians in the process. Each time, around a quarter of the number of deaths and injuries were children.

ACT attempts to fix broken Oranga Tamariki Bill - Karen Chhour (10 August 2022)
Lowering the NCEA bar is not the answer - Erica Stanford (10 August 2022)
'Govt boosts tourism transformation to strengthen workforce and improve outcomes' (10 August 2022)

Business

Draft tourism work plan to be reviewed by industry - Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The tourism industry is looking forward to engaging with the Government on the Industry Transformation Better Work Action Plan released for consultation today, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council embarks on major IT upgrade (10 August 2022)
Even Capital joins global gender-lens investment giant 2x Collaborative (10 August 2022)
Civil Contractors New Zealand elects first female president (10 August 2022)

National

Water reform proposals ‘deeply flawed’ - Feds

Bigger is not necessarily better - and probably won’t be in the case of the proposed new mega water services entities, Federated Farmers says.

Airport bouncing back as passengers flock to Taupo - Taupo District Council (10 August 2022)
Civic Honours Awards recognise tireless community volunteers - HDC (10 August 2022)
Council asks community for feedback on proposed land purchase in Mangawhai (10 August 2022)

Sport

Parents proud of Taiki Yanagida achievements - NZTR CEO

Life as a jockey may not have been the career choice Kayano Yanagida saw for her son Taiki, but she has taken comfort from the fact the 28-year-old never doubted his path.

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and FIFA 'put climate partnership into action' (9 August 2022)
Robb and Parry seal final places in TAB NZ Darts Masters (9 August 2022)
Alinghi Red Bull Racing: christened and ready to fly (9 August 2022)

Entertainment

Dame Malvina Major Foundation Awards for Waikato singer and Auckland pianist

Mezzo soprano Katie Trigg and pianist Leon Chen are the latest recipients of Dame Malvina Major Foundation Arts Excellence Awards for the Auckland/Waikato region. Each has been awarded $5,000 towards further artistic training overseas.

Calling all arty folk - Marlborough District Council (3 August 2022)
Simon Bridges' Generally Famous podcast launches today (3 August 2022)
Major new awards program for short films announced (2 August 2022)

Lifestyle

Messy Play - Playcentre Aotearoa

Playcentre Messy Play Week is a free event for families with babies and pre-school age children being held from Monday 22 August to Friday 26 August at Playcentres across Aotearoa.

Designer garden extravaganza back after a three-year Covid hiatus (2 August 2022)
DIY haircut drawing wins 2022 Parkin Drawing Prize (1 August 2022)
Popularity for suitcases soar this winter - PriceSpy (29 July 2022)

Health

ASH Action for Smokefree 2025 on Smokefree 2025 legislation

The Government should be congratulated on its commitment to Smokefree 2025. However, it’s three legislative measures to achieve 95% of New Zealanders being smokefree won’t be enough to reach the goal in three years’ time, says ASH Action for Smokefree 2025.

New Telehealth model 'to help reduce burnout and inequities' (10 August 2022)
New vaping series exposes Aussie propaganda - CAPHRA (9 August 2022)
New Zealand to stay at Orange as winter continues - Verrall (9 August 2022)