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National

Further appeal for witnesses to Omahu fatal crash

Please attribute to Detective Paul Buckley:

Police investigating a fatal crash in Omahu, Hawke’s Bay, continue to appeal for possible witnesses.

Free BusLink travel on Christmas Eve (2 December 2020)
Wellington philanthropist launches $20,000 awards for sculpture at the NZ Art Show 2021 (2 December 2020)
First phase of terminal upgrade underway at Taupo Airport - Council (2 December 2020)

Sport

We're lighting up the Oval - Canterbury Cricket

Canterbury Cricket are thrilled to announce that the first official match under the new lights at Hagley Oval on Sunday Jan 10th will be FREE ENTRY.

Another milestone for Paul Coll as he reaches No.4 world ranking (2 December 2020)
'Maiden Muller bag caps dramatic Tuesday' (2 December 2020)
Breeze beat Dream in battle of the bridge (1 December 2020)

Entertainment

Couple's generosity creates new way of looking in Te Papa's Toi Art - Te Papa

Te Papa Foundation has welcomed a generous donation kindly gifted by Andrew Barnes and Charlotte Lockhart, resulting in a more accessible gallery for all.

Robots to take centre stage in Palmerston North - 2020 VEX IQ Challenge (2 December 2020)
'Coney and Waddle on the front foot as the summer of cricket returns' - NZME (2 December 2020)
Scarlett Eden Music announces the new single 'Learning to Fly' (1 December 2020)

Lifestyle

New website platform BeKiwi launched

International students who have found themselves spending an unplanned summer in New Zealand now have a new tool to help them experience more of Aotearoa.

We need climate action - Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand (2 December 2020)
Climb a waterfall, pay what you can - Wildwire Wanaka (1 December 2020)
Investors embrace opportunity as orthodontists’ premises go up for sale - Bayleys (1 December 2020)

Health

'Kudos for top Waikato DHB Maori health researcher'

Dr Nina Scott, Waikato DHB Clinical Director of Māori Public Health, was presented with a major award at the recent Kudos Awards in Hamilton.

The annual event celebrates the best scientific minds and achievements across the Waikato region.

New Zealand online therapy gets 20,000 registrations in COVID year (2 December 2020)
Cancer Control Agency marks one year anniversary (2 December 2020)
NZ organisations represented at UN meeting on medicinal cannabis law reform (1 December 2020)

Technology

NZ urgently needs greater debate and action on gene editing - report

New Zealand urgently needs to debate and action on gene editing, with the aim of boosting New Zealand’s bioeconomy, a BioTechNZ survey report says.

NZ a world leader in many biotech areas - report (1 December 2020)
NZ biotech can solve global environmental and health challenges - BioTechNZ (30 November 2020)
Enco X true wireless noise cancelling earphones - OPPO (27 November 2020)