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Politics

NZQA Board appointments and reappointments

Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced a number of appointments and reappointments to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

Lili Tuioti was appointed and Mary Chamberlain and Antony Royal reappointed as members for terms of three years, Chris Hipkins said.

NZ, UK ministers reiterate commitment to trade talks (16 September 2019)
Wellington mayoral candidate debate tonight (16 September 2019)
Goldsmith: Where is the growth plan Mr Robertson? (16 September 2019)

Business

Industry monitors log market movements - NZFOA

Industry adjustment to the new log pricing levels is continuing to take place. As with all adjustments this affects businesses and individuals in very different ways depending on their individual financial circumstances and the part of the sector they are operating in.

Delacon releases new features for agencies and directories (16 September 2019)
Smallbone to partner with Ashburton Contracting (16 September 2019)
Southern Cross Health posts $10.7m surplus on strong performance (16 September 2019)

National

Whanganui Police appeal for information

Police are appealing for information in relation to the death of 79-year-old Fay Butler in Whanganui last month.

Name release of Riccarton homicide victim after investigation (16 September 2019)
Central Otago locals’ weekend focuses on tourism giving back (16 September 2019)
Bush fire on walking track in Dunedin (16 September 2019)

Sport

Overseas experiences ahead for Scholarship recipients

Three young women working in the thoroughbred industry are heading overseas early next year to enhance their careers thanks to scholarships promoted by the NZTBA Sunline Education Trust.

Jericho tilt on the cards for Aigne (16 September 2019)
All Blacks Sevens kick off pre-season in Germany (16 September 2019)
Tall Ferns team for Asia Cup named (16 September 2019)

Entertainment

Biennale Arte 2021: New Zealand’s artist and curator announced

Yuki Kihara, New Zealand’s artist for the 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia.

Dancing in the street, on the beach, in refugee camps (16 September 2019)
Aronui Indigenous Arts Festival - Toi Āmai: Papa (16 September 2019)
Ancestry and identity inspire art exhibition, Whanonga Pono (16 September 2019)

Lifestyle

Bats are Cool: Conservation Week at Waikato Museum

‘Bats are Cool’ is the theme for Conservation Week at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato in Hamilton this week.

Summer F.A.W.C! 2019 line-up revealed (16 September 2019)
Hurunui District Council amends freedom camping bylaw (16 September 2019)
Introducing the new Two Islands brand (16 September 2019)

Health

Queenstown measles update for Monday 16 September

Another Queenstown measles case was confirmed over the weekend. The total number of confirmed cases in Queenstown is now 21. Of the 21 cases, 20 are local residents. One was a visitor from Auckland.

Healthy homework gets results - study (16 September 2019)
Ex-smoker backlash builds against vaping flavour ban (16 September 2019)
Third measles cases in MDHB (16 September 2019)

Technology

Tech retail giant offering customers better peace of mind on purchases

Noel Leeming customers can now ensure enhanced purchase protection for the duration of their new products life cycle through the company’s new Noel Leeming Protection service plan offerings.

Finalists announced for Microsoft NZ Partner Awards (16 September 2019)
'Most Kiwis worried about sharing private data' (16 September 2019)
OPPO showcases new CameraX capabilities at Google developer days China (12 September 2019)