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Politics

Kapiti residents increasingly satisfied with Council - survey

Satisfaction of local residents with the Kapiti Coast District Council’s performance is continuing to improve.

National govt wimps out to giant multinationals - Peters (18 August 2017)
Making Waitakere Ranges a national park 'won't help kauri' (18 August 2017)
NZ First commits to raising minimum wage to $20 an hour (18 August 2017)

Business

Kiwis continue to love being rewarded - Loyalty NZ

Loyalty New Zealand, the company that manages the Fly Buys programme, today announced strong revenue and profits in its financial results for the year ended 31 March 2017.

Govt freeing up land in Queenstown (18 August 2017)
Sotheby’s welcomes Queenstown's first female sales team (18 August 2017)
International visitors spend $10.3b to June 2017 - MBIE (18 August 2017)

National

Aggravated robbery in Takanini

At approximately 1.30pm today Police received reports of an aggravated robbery at a Post Shop/Kiwi Bank in Takanini.

An unconfirmed number of offenders have entered the shop and weapons were presented.

The offenders have left the shop with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Flaxmere Community Assist on for good (18 August 2017)
Minor delays expected near Katikati while bridge strengthened (18 August 2017)
Once-in-a-lifetime diffuser job done in Hastings (18 August 2017)

Sport

Regional Junior Coach of the Year winners named

The selfless efforts of seven volunteer coaches have been recognised with each being named as a regional winner in the McDonald’s Junior Football Coach of the Year competition.

Pacific Sporting Partnership 'to have significant positive impact' (18 August 2017)
New Zealand's campaign back on track (18 August 2017)
WBOP Magic finalise roster for 2018 (18 August 2017)

Entertainment

Full Film Festival programme revealed for Hawke's Bay

The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) has revealed the full programme for the 41st film festival in Hawke’s Bay.

The Axe Attack reaches Unprecedented Milestone (18 August 2017)
Acclaimed American singer to perform with NZSO (17 August 2017)
RPRC summit Beyond Social Investment (17 August 2017)

Health

Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum meeting update

The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) met on Wednesday 2 August in Wellington. CPLF is chaired by the Guild’s President, with the Guild also taking responsibility for organising CPLF meetings.

Notifying DHB Chairs of media interest ok if not an attempt to control debate (18 August 2017)
Massey researcher forges collaborations in Germany (17 August 2017)
'Kiwi pioneering spirit running high' at Taupo Medical Centre (17 August 2017)

Technology

Free gig-enabled wifi network extends across Dunedin City

A free gig-enabled wi-fi hotspot at Dunedin’s Exchange is the latest in New Zealand’s fastest free city wi-fi network.

NZ’s digital divide now on display (17 August 2017)
Digital citizenship: Empowerment v control in the classroom (16 August 2017)
Just Imagine: Developing nations don't need more handouts, they need roads (16 August 2017)
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