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Politics

New Zealand to support Pacific Public Sector Hub - Peters

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced New Zealand’s support for a Pacific-led hub that will strengthen public services across the region.

Hawke's Bay councils welcome govt support for 3 Waters Review (27 January 2020)
What the Govt should be doing with coronavirus - Michael Woodhouse (27 January 2020)
Best of luck to those heading back to school - Chris Hipkins (27 January 2020)

Business

NZ Airports: Airlines ramp up domestic air fares

Domestic air fares leapt in the last three months of 2019 and will cost passengers an extra $165 million for a full year.

Scholarship awarded to aspiring agri-leader (27 January 2020)
Household labour force survey population reweight - Stats NZ (27 January 2020)
Creative HQ looking for NZ’s next wild tourism idea (27 January 2020)

National

Witnesses sought following serious crash in Aro Valley

Police are asking for the public’s help following a serious crash at the corner of Devon and Aro Streets, Aro Valley, on Sunday 26 January.

Police were called about 9.45pm following the crash, which involved a car and a motorbike.

Police name Kaitaia crash victim (27 January 2020)
Repair work to be undertaken at Napier Aquatic Centre (27 January 2020)
Grounds established to reassess neonicotinoids - EPA (27 January 2020)

Sport

Nico Porteous lands 1st 1620

NZ freeskier Nico Porteous (Wanaka) has finished fourth in the men’s Ski Superpipe on the final day of competition at X Games Aspen. Saving his best until last, Nico’s fourth run included a trick never before landed in competition, a double cork 1620.

Memorable moment for Chittick family (27 January 2020)
Windsor Park provide Day Two sale topper (27 January 2020)
Rich Hill rapt with results for freshman stallion (27 January 2020)

Entertainment

Kāpiti events offer something for everyone - KC District Council

Kāpiti Coast District Council is supporting a number of new and familiar large scale events this summer and encourages locals to get involved in what will be some serious fun.

NZSO plays pop and rock-influenced masterpiece this Friday 31 January (27 January 2020)
Thousands flock to Ports of Auckland's SeePort Festival (26 January 2020)
The Auckland Rainbow dog show (24 January 2020)

Lifestyle

Double cruise visit to Port Nelson

In a first for the region, Nelson will see the arrival of two simultaneous cruise ships on Sunday 26 January. Between the two vessels, the Regent Seven Seas Voyager and the Maasdam of the Holland America Line, they will bring over 1800 high value passengers plus crew to the region.

Save up to US$2000 per couple on new American BBQ themed river cruises (24 January 2020)
Selwyn recognised as welcoming community (24 January 2020)
Seaweek celebrations - I am the sea, the sea is me (23 January 2020)

Health

Mayor Boult addresses coronavirus concerns

As each day brings fresh news of the concerning situation globally in regards to the coronavirus outbreak, it is understandable that our community should consider what this means.

Novel coronavirus: Follow up of possible flight contacts (27 January 2020)
Health warning: Algal Bloom in the Ashley/Rakahuri River at SH1 (27 January 2020)
Southern DHB planning for coronavirus (24 January 2020)

Technology

Hillside foundations get a shake-up in cutting edge testing - EQC

New shake testing of house foundations aims to ensure homes built on slopes are better able to withstand future earthquakes.

Ring launches soft drink can-sized indoor security camera (22 January 2020)
Windows 7 is now a security risk - Company-X (20 January 2020)
Researchers develop technique to 3D print 'living' plastics (16 January 2020)