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Miley Cyrus Bangerz tour coming to Auckland

Miley Cyrus Bangerz tour coming to Auckland

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year.

This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia.

Maori TV doco offers insight into an alternative justice model (20 August 2014)
Dunedin City Library celebrates National Poetry Day (20 August 2014)
iHeartRadio launches new Flava Old School station (20 August 2014)

National

Families Free From Violence campaign launched

The Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence (DCAFV) is pleased to announce the launch of our new Families Free From Violence website.

Nelson Police Dog handler's actions justified - IPCA (21 August 2014)
Social inequality still rife in NZ - study (21 August 2014)
SKYCITY's commitment 'icing on the cake' for SPCA (21 August 2014)

Politics

Extra funding for budgeting services available

Budgeting services now have the opportunity to apply for extra funding to support their work with low income New Zealanders, with a $2 million funding round open for applications.

Criminals pay for new drug screening lab (21 August 2014)
Director’s letter contradicts Key's claims - Goff (21 August 2014)
Maori Party looks to 'accelerate job opportunities' (21 August 2014)

Business

AMP NZ first-half earnings up 5% to $59m

Leading wealth management and insurance provider, AMP Financial Services, has today announced operating earnings of NZ$59.4 million for the half-year to 30 June 2014. This is an increase of 5% from the same time last year and has been driven by increasing profit margins.

Work starts on 'The Landing' at Remarkables Park (21 August 2014)
Auckland to host World Journalism Education Congress (21 August 2014)
Queenstown's Millbrook Resort looks to expand (21 August 2014)

Sport

Cricket: Twin centuries give NZ A 2-0 lead

A maiden List A ton from Michael Bracewell (106) and a second consecutive century from Grant Elliott (103-) has led New Zealand A to a 97 run win in their second One Dayer against Scotland in Edinburgh.

All Blacks team named for second Bledisloe Cup Test (21 August 2014)
World champ leads way in backstroke sprint (21 August 2014)
Taekwon-Do World Cup team ready for titles in Jamaica (20 August 2014)

Lifestyle

Events announced for Festival of Cycling in Upper Hutt

The programme for Breakaway Festival of Cycling 2014 has been announced and it offers something for everyone in Upper Hutt this September.

Father's Day Gift Box for steak loving dads (19 August 2014)
Maserati goes mainstream with top ANCAP rating (19 August 2014)
Australian history-makers celebrate anniversary in Wellington (18 August 2014)

Health

Maori diagnosed with stomach cancer 'less likely to survive'

New research shows that Māori diagnosed with stomach cancer are 27% less likely to survive than non-Māori, prompting calls for recently-released national stomach cancer standards to prioritise the needs of Māori.

'Operative care needed' for NZ homes (20 August 2014)
New programme aims to get children off feeding tubes (20 August 2014)
Five years of Waikato 'Productive Wards' celebrated (20 August 2014)

Technology

Finalists named in UC's Entre phone app challenge

An app to help children with their speech, another to store paper receipts on a cellphone and a third project to help people get out of bed on time have made it into the finals of the University of Canterbury’s annual phone app competition.

Pivot rates highly for HR technology solutions in Australia (19 August 2014)
Samsung brings world's largest curved UHD TV to NZ (19 August 2014)
Tertiary sector IT specialists gathering for Massey conference (19 August 2014)
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