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Lorde voted best NZ Act at 2014 MTV EMA

Lorde voted best NZ Act at 2014 MTV EMA

MTV New Zealand has today revealed songstress Lorde as the winner of Best New Zealand Act at the 2014 MTV EMA, one of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world.

Federal Street Festival set to celebrate streetscape (24 October 2014)
University Challenge primed to return (24 October 2014)
Get ready for a spectacular summer at the Bowl (24 October 2014)

National

Police credit scientific developments for arrest

Waikato Police say scientific developments played a major part in today's arrest of a man in relation to an indecent attack on a little girl in the Coromandel early last year.

Families who do crime together, do time together warn Police (24 October 2014)
Splore wins international 'A Greener Festival Award' (24 October 2014)
New book on life and death in NZ (24 October 2014)

Politics

Little's claims smack of scaremongering - Woodhouse

Little's claims smack of scaremongering - Woodhouse

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Woodhouse today refutes Labour MP Andrew Little’s claims that the Employment Relations Amendment Bill is ‘mean-spirited and unfair’.

Approval of two Chch city transport projects recommended (24 October 2014)
Coastal hazard areas to be withdrawn (24 October 2014)
WCC named among the best in Australasia at community engagement (24 October 2014)

Business

Souvenir company fined for misleading tourists

Auckland souvenir company BGV International Ltd has been fined $22,000 in the Auckland District Court for misleading Asian tour groups about the country of origin of expensive alpaca rugs.

CCHL completes takeover of Lyttelton Port shares (24 October 2014)
Agrichemical sellers upskill in health and safety (24 October 2014)
New subscription video on demand service launching in Dec (24 October 2014)

Sport

Kiwis lead 2-0 after first day of Davis Cup

Kiwis lead 2-0 after first day of Davis Cup

New Zealand leads Chinese Taipei 2-0 after day one of the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania group one relegation tie against Chinese Taipei indoors at Wilding Park in Christchurch.

Football: Southern-Auckland clash opens ASB Premiership (24 October 2014)
Warriors' 20th anniversary jerseys released (24 October 2014)
Auckland Storm team named for final (24 October 2014)

Lifestyle

MASU celebrates spring with seasonal ale

Is there any better way to revel in the onset of spring than…with a completely new beer?

To celebrate the Japanese custom of welcoming the new temperate season, award-winning chef Nic Watt and his team are launching a new brew called Haru Orchard Ale.

Emirates takes in-flight dining award (24 October 2014)
Early Bird ski season passes go on sale (23 October 2014)
Speight's introduces new alcoholic ginger beer (23 October 2014)

Health

DHB 'needs to hang onto the keys' of Queenstown's hospital

DHB 'needs to hang onto the keys' of Queenstown's hospital

"It’s looking more and more as if the Southern DHB’s management is so obsessed with turning around its financial deficit that it’s prepared to throw everything overboard in a bid to stay afloat - even the lifeboats and the passengers," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association

Movement optimization - the missing link? (24 October 2014)
Osteoarthritis researcher wins $5,000 in AMP IGNITE comp (24 October 2014)
Chch Hospital parking changes to take effect (24 October 2014)

Technology

1000 schools now using N4L - 40% of all NZ schools

1000 schools now using N4L - 40% of all NZ schools

Today N4L (Network for Learning) connected the 1000th school to its Managed Network, which means more than 40% of New Zealand schools are now using N4L’s services, providing them equitable access to world-class internet connectivity for teaching and learning.

Technology and robotics still transforming medicine (20 October 2014)
Snap announces national 200Mbps UFB plans (20 October 2014)
Media Design School hosting Global Game Jam (17 October 2014)
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