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Politics

Global Progress strategists visit to New Zealand

The rise of populism and identity politics will be talking points when Global Progress strategists meet in New Zealand next week.

Global Progress is a network of Centre-Left thinkers and strategists who meet to share progressive policy ideas.

Rimutaka's Youth MP announced (22 October 2018)
Pay Equity Amendment Bill: "more snakes and ladders" (22 October 2018)
Trade strategy hui attracts 17,000 online viewers (21 October 2018)

Business

Drystock farm with tourism business and honey hives for sale

A coastal sheep and beef farm - which also sustains an eco’ tourism business and commercial honey-production venture - has been placed on the market for sale.

Three million members for Air New Zealand Airpoints (23 October 2018)
ExerciseNZ acknowledged in Australasian industry awards (22 October 2018)
New Zealand pension system ranks 9th in global pension index (22 October 2018)

National

Are our beaches safe?

Beaches are iconic spaces in New Zealand.

Unfortunately, clean beaches are a thing of the past, with over six-million items entering the seas each day, much of which ends up on beaches.

Winners of 2018 architecture writing competition announced (23 October 2018)
NZ Herald Travel produces record issue (23 October 2018)
Where's your wai? Public freshwater help sought (23 October 2018)

Sport

Wellington Blaze squad named

Head coach Christie van Dyk has named a 15-strong squad to defend their T20 women’s competition title in the newly revamped Women’s Burger King Super Smash and the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield one-day competition.

Tough WSK series baptism for Kiwi karters in Italy (23 October 2018)
All terrain vehicle racers claim national glory (23 October 2018)
TRS on the radar for drivers as FIA decides on F3 chassis (22 October 2018)

Entertainment

Project Runway NZ: challenge out of league for rugby-boy Massey

Christchurch local Massey Williams was eliminated from Project Runway NZ tonight, after completely missing the brief.

Free Rotorua buses for Royal visit (19 October 2018)
Young film makers celebrated at silent film festival awards (18 October 2018)
Ports of Auckland Round the Bays offers free shuttle service for 2019 event (18 October 2018)

Lifestyle

LV luxury wines with a touch of Robin Hood and a hint of royalty

Winemaker Louis Vavasour describes his new luxury range of LV wines from Marlborough as deliciously different, which will make them an attractive addition to the market.

AA urges Kiwis to back local Summer spots (23 October 2018)
Thousands of dollars' worth of prizes up for grabs at Diwali festival (19 October 2018)
Pike confident despite missed run (19 October 2018)

Health

'Flavoured capsule cigarettes pose a threat to smokefree goals'

New research from ASPIRE2025, a University of Otago research theme, challenges tobacco companies’ claims they are working towards a smokefree world and suggests young people are vulnerable to tobacco companies’ product innovations.

5-yearly HPV screening 'may reduce protection from cervical cancer' (22 October 2018)
Public health provides antibiotics, advice after meningococcal death following camp (21 October 2018)
Sewage spill at Kawakawa (21 October 2018)

Technology

iPhone XR to arrive at Spark NZ next Friday

Spark NZ today announced it will offer iPhone XR, bringing the latest iPhone innovations to more people.

Businesses 'breathe the open air' with simPRO's newest solution (18 October 2018)
Xiaomi smartphone brand arrives in New Zealand (18 October 2018)
Putting your selfies to good use (17 October 2018)