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Politics

Transport Minister welcomes first NZTA re-evaluations

Minister of Transport Phil Twyford says the New Zealand Transport Agency’s re-evaluation of SH2 Waihi to Tauranga, Otaki to North of Levin, and Whangarei to Warkworth has produced the best solution for their local communities.

Support for bill proposing longer residency to access NZ Superannuation (24 October 2018)
Minister rightly lacks confidence in KiwiBuild - Collins (24 October 2018)
Social Development Minister doesn't know how many on benefits - Upston (24 October 2018)

Business

Green light from Cabinet for ASaTS

LINZ will progressively rebuild Landonline to modernise New Zealand’s land information platform and services

Nufarm launches new herbicide (24 October 2018)
New trustee for Destination Marlborough (24 October 2018)
Nunn Media agency Innovate Online wins top Google Award (24 October 2018)

National

Uncertainty ends and growth expected to accelerate in Horowhenua - council

After more than a decade of uncertainty, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has committed to announcing a preferred location for the final stage of the Wellington northern corridor by year’s end.

Mayor welcomes decision to progress Otaki to North of Levin Expressway (24 October 2018)
Can you help us find missing man Scott McPherson? (24 October 2018)
Regional Council welcomes SH2 plans (24 October 2018)

Sport

Classics still in-mind for Cambridge pair

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman will find out in the next week if they will contest classic spoils over Melbourne Cup week with stable three-year-olds Botti and Rubira.

Hearts ready to tackle Burger King Super Smash (24 October 2018)
New Zealand Heartland XV named for 2018 (24 October 2018)
Golf: Most Underrated Three-time Major Champion in History (24 October 2018)

Entertainment

A Gathering of Scarecrows - Hamilton City Coucnil

There is still time to enter a scarecrow at the upcoming Gathering of Scarecrows to be held at Hamilton Gardens.

Texas Chicken celebrates Rotorua opening with give away (24 October 2018)
Caramel calamity in the Bake Off tent sends Ana home (23 October 2018)
Public open day being held at PNCC Wastewater Treatment Plant (23 October 2018)

Lifestyle

Punters predicting Meghan Markle is having twins

Punters are backing Meghan and Harry are expecting twins following the sightings of an ever increasing baby bump according to Sportsbet.

The initial odds of $21 have been snapped up and are now into $13 with the online bookmaker while triplets is a $101 chance.

'Pop some pink' in November (24 October 2018)
Emily Margaret primed for Zacinto (24 October 2018)
Delicious twist on leftovers lands resourceful Kiwi mum top prize (24 October 2018)

Health

Virtual heart model 'could reduce risk of life-threatening stroke'

A team at the University of Auckland Bioengineering Institute has created a virtual heart model that could help reduce the risk of life-threatening stroke.

Nurses’ Memorial Chapel to reopen in Christchurch (24 October 2018)
Govt must protect the right of senior doctors to speak out for public safety - ASMS (24 October 2018)
Irish Famine victims were heavy smokers - research (24 October 2018)

Technology

Just Imagine - Gambling on VR: Wanna bet?

Who doesn’t love a little gamble? Even as kids, playing a game of chance in exchange for a stuffed animal or a little piece of chocolate got us hooked.

Space start-up wins entrepreneurship $100k challenge (23 October 2018)
REANNZ launches new Hawaiki Cable capacity (19 October 2018)
iPhone XR to arrive at Spark NZ next Friday (19 October 2018)