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Politics

Auckland's nightscape to be transformed

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed plans for Auckland’s Harbour Bridge to be transformed at night with a state-of-the-art, sustainable, world first lighting system.

$71k for 120 youth development opportunities (27 May 2017)
National running out of excuses on Pike - Little (27 May 2017)
Budget 2017: $42m extra for Waikato DHB (26 May 2017)

Business

Call for submissions on genetically modified potato lines

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on an application to permit food from a number of genetically modified potato lines.

Budget biosecurity investment a strong signal of importance (26 May 2017)
Countdown recognised for encouraging Facebook use at work (26 May 2017)
Supreme Court decision on clawing back Ponzi scheme payments (26 May 2017)

National

Owners of menacing dogs urged not to miss out on free de-sexing offer

Owners of menacing dogs urged not to miss out on free de-sexing offer Council is worried that owners of menacing dogs that could qualify for the free de-sexing programme currently on offer are leaving things until the last minute and may miss out.

Police seeking offender Michael John Hughes (27 May 2017)
Funding boost welcomed by Mercury 250 Trust (27 May 2017)
Vector and Auckland Council partner to light Auckland Harbour Bridge (27 May 2017)

Sport

Tuimoala Lolohea granted release from Vodafone Warriors

Utility Tuimoala Lolohea has been granted an immediate release from the last season and a half of his Vodafone Warriors contract enabling him to continue his career in Australia.

The 22-year-old farewelled his team-mates and staff at the club yesterday and won’t play this weekend.

Strong and stable Canada emerge as the team to beat (27 May 2017)
Erakovic good draw but cautious at French Open (27 May 2017)
LPL3 New Zealand's first televised NBA2K17 esports event (27 May 2017)

Entertainment

NZ loves Shortland Street

Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders showed their love for TVNZ’s Shortland Street last night, with a bumper audience of 630,000 watching the special feature-length episode of the nation’s favourite drama.

On The Nation this weekend (26 May 2017)
Band together for a summer of Music in Parks (26 May 2017)
Parliament quilt honours Kate Sheppard (26 May 2017)

Lifestyle

Jockey launches underwear range ahead of Lions Tour

Some wear their heart on their sleeves, but we reckon it’s better on your bum

As the All Blacks take on the Lions, Jockey has released a limited edition range of EVERYDAY SUPPORTER undies available in every colour - so long as it’s black.

New anti-aging formula without a prescription (23 May 2017)
Older cats: when to say goodbye? (23 May 2017)
Kelly Tarlton's and Auckland Zoo to celebrate World Turtle Day (22 May 2017)

Health

Measles case confirmed in Wellington

Regional Public Health (RPH), Wellington has been notified of a confirmed case of measles and is asking people who may have been in contact with that person to watch out for symptoms. The infected person visited several public places before they were diagnosed.

Puna Poipoi goes all out for Pink Shirt Day (26 May 2017)
Superhero Saturday to help fight Superbugs (26 May 2017)
Strategies needed to prevent malnutrition in older people (26 May 2017)

Technology

Kiwi solution helps NHS weather ransomware attacks

While health systems across much of the world were crippled by the recent WannaCry ransomware attacks, there were oases of relative calm - the New Zealand health system in general and in the UK where the National Health Service (NHS) was severely disrupted, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust who

WannaCry: Ransomware attacks show strong links to Lazarus group (23 May 2017)
All New Zealanders to see connectivity benefits (23 May 2017)
Ransomware cyber-attacks impact growing on NZ (23 May 2017)
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