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Politics

Families package signals a sea change for children - CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Government’s Families Package announced today, which provides a significant boost to income support where it’s desperately needed.

BusinessNZ Energy Council welcomes winter energy payment (14 December 2017)
Wynyard Basin confirmed as council’s preferred America’s Cup base location (14 December 2017)
New centre for Police research (14 December 2017)

Business

Growth in motorhome lifestyle has industry excited

New Zealand’s largest annual motorhome, caravan and outdoor expo gears up for another record breaking show

Bell Gully performs strongly in top legal directories (14 December 2017)
Mistakes repeated at AFFCO's Rangiuru meat processing plant - WorkSafe NZ (14 December 2017)
Simplicity launches free financial education for all (14 December 2017)

National

Thousands raised for struggling parents

Parents struggling with back to school costs have been given a boost of more than $60,000 by generous Warehouse Stationery customers.

Serious crash in Thames Coromandel, diversions in place (14 December 2017)
Witnesses sought for fatal collision in Dunedin (14 December 2017)
Safety risk to Gisborne residents (14 December 2017)

Sport

Kiwi beaten in quarters of Men's Squash World Champs

New Zealand’s Paul Coll has been defeated in the quarter-finals of the men’s world squash championships at Manchester this morning by top seed and world No.1 Gregory Gaultier of France.

Gaultier beat 8th seeded Coll 11-6, 11-5 11-4 in 44 minutes to seal his place in the semifinals.

Kiwis leave Sail Sydney with four medals (14 December 2017)
Miguel Porteous through to freeski superpipe finals at Dew Tour (14 December 2017)
BNZ Crusaders injury update (14 December 2017)

Entertainment

Toni Street and Mike Hosking to leave Seven Sharp

Tomorrow’s final Seven Sharp show for 2017 will bring a close to Toni Street and Mike Hosking’s four years co-hosting the country’s most watched 7pm weeknight programme.

Popular gay Kiwi podcast awarded web series funding (14 December 2017)
Dark Matter comes to Christchurch Art Gallery (14 December 2017)
Porirua's splash pad to open for water play fun (14 December 2017)

Lifestyle

Kaiser Brothers Brewing can deliver beer to thirsty NZers

With the country’s biggest brewer claiming logistics are responsible for Kiwis going thirsty in the heat, Kaiser Brothers says they have no trouble delivering ice cold beer to New Zealanders.

Oily Rag: A Frugal Christmas (14 December 2017)
Mixed bag of safety ratings for the Kia Stinger (13 December 2017)
No hangovers for Christmas, say responsible drinking advocates (13 December 2017)

Health

Practitioner recognition a welcome step towards improved addiction services

The Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association Aotearoa New Zealand (dapaanz) welcomes Hon David Clarke’s designation this week of dapaanz registered practitioners as health professionals under the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 2017.

NIWA fast-tracking sample testing from Lake Taupo (14 December 2017)
NZNO welcomes Families Package and Winter Energy Payment (14 December 2017)
Potential new treatment and blood test for babies born too small (14 December 2017)

Technology

Sex advice and Siri? To Google or not to Google? These are the questions

In an article published today in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal, New Zealand researchers found that Google laptop searches performed better at finding online sexual health advice than the digital assistants on smartphones.

New asset locating tracker launches in New Zealand (14 December 2017)
Report identifies ways to design for positive change (13 December 2017)
Umbrellar launches CloudConnect powered by Veeam (12 December 2017)
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