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Councils shouldn't rush into Easter Trading - Labour

City and district councils must ensure they don’t rush into trading on Easter Sunday ahead of local body elections next month, Labour’s Pacific Islands Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio says.

Trump attempt to reset campaign 'probably too little, too late' (27 August 2016)
Wairarapa biosecurity incursion staggering incompetence - NZ First (27 August 2016)
Pacific trade and development talks near completion - funding announced (26 August 2016)


Pet theories don't make water safer - Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers urges the public to apply some good old-fashioned common sense and scrutinise the statements of activists as they push their anti-farming agendas in the wake of the Havelock North water-borne gastrointestinal disease outbreak.

Cavalier Corporation returns to profit (26 August 2016)
TVNZ reports profit of $12.7 million (26 August 2016)
Kordia Group delivers $12.3m profit (26 August 2016)


Operation Rosella results in five arrests

Waitemata Police have concluded their investigation into organised methamphetamine distribution in Waitemata District.

On Thursday 24 August and Friday 25 August, Waitamata Police carried out a number of search warrants for drug related offending as part of Operation Rosella.

Police seek Joshua Kite in relation to Northland incident - update (27 August 2016)
Update: New Plymouth recovery operation (27 August 2016)
Police seek witnesses to Panmure assault (27 August 2016)


Women's Knockout Cup: All-northern final in store

It will be an all-northern affair in the final of the Women’s Knockout Cup after defending champions Glenfield Rovers and fellow North Shore side Forrest Hill-Milford United both posted wins in the semi-finals this afternoon.

Pt Chevalier set up fourth-consecutive grand final spot (27 August 2016)
North Shore swimmer earns A Final at Junior Pan Pacs (27 August 2016)
Freeride World Qualifier 'a proving ground for world's best' (27 August 2016)


The Living Gods Of Haiti release new record

Today, Paris-based conceptual artist and poet, The Living Gods Of Haiti (Rebekah Dobbins) release their new record Bone Dry. The album aims to address themes of explosive lust, primal desire, exposure, tenderness, and awakening.

"An army of poets’ voices" raised loudly for justice (26 August 2016)
Charity partner named for 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards (25 August 2016)
New exhibition at Toi Pōneke - For sale: baby shoes, never worn (25 August 2016)


Drinkers should follow The Rule of 1 at rugby tonight

Drinkers should keep the ‘Rule of 1’ in their back pocket to help them stay safe and sociable at the rugby tonight says the alcohol industry’s social change programme Cheers!

All Blacks Sevens return to runway in Jockey fashion show (26 August 2016)
Kiwis 'searching for last minute staycations' (26 August 2016)
'Confronting insights' about New Zealanders' body confidence (26 August 2016)


Why do we have a Minister of Health? - DSC

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman's latest evasive response to long-standing concerns about the widespread failures of surgical mesh again highlights the selective hands-off approach of successive health ministers, according to the Democrats for Social Credit health spokesman David Tranter.

Safer hours mediation between NZRDA and DHBs set down (26 August 2016)
Hauraki District Council issues boil water notices (26 August 2016)
Dr Tukuitonga honoured for contribution to Pacific health (26 August 2016)


Startup to tackle predator-free New Zealand challenge

New Zealand based App and Website Pestur will launch in 2017. Pestur is a social network allowing users to compete with each other in challenges as they work to eradicate different pest species through trapping and hunting.

Kordia and Thinxtra Internet of Things network passes half-way mark (22 August 2016)
Super-fast internet puts NZ on par with world (19 August 2016)
Mobile technologies wanted for primary sector event (19 August 2016)
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