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Politics

Govt confused and misleading on UN Migration Compact - McClay

The Government’s confusion over the United Nations Global Compact on Migration shows an absence of accountability, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says.

Rural community board chair Peter Kay stands down (11 December 2018)
Link MPs salaries to average wage - New Conservative (11 December 2018)
Minister progresses KiwiSaver withdrawals for people with life-shortening conditions (11 December 2018)

Business

Celebrating 15 years of Velocity

Velocity - the University’s student-led entrepreneurial development programme - is celebrating its 15th birthday and the successes it seeded.

Velocity (formerly Spark) was born of a big idea: to transform New Zealand into a growing and prosperous nation by reshaping its economy.

Small business the focus of Australian talks (11 December 2018)
More farmers feel under financial pressure - survey (11 December 2018)
Vibrant Katikati office investment (11 December 2018)

National

Police urge pedestrians to take care in Wellington

With Christmas shopping well underway, the Wellington region’s central business districts are busier than usual.

Police are asking people to take care when walking around the city after a number of incidents involving pedestrians being struck by vehicles when crossing the road.

Inaugural Whangaehu community funding awarded (11 December 2018)
Standard 'Summer Mode' water restrictions for Clutha District (11 December 2018)
Night works for Kotuitui Whitinga Footbridge (11 December 2018)

Sport

Futsal title returns to Auckland

The Futsal National League title has returned to the country’s largest city after a three-year absence, Auckland finally wrestling the trophy back by timing their run to perfection at the ASB Sports Centre in Wellington.

Waller nominated for Halberg Award (11 December 2018)
Magnum set for raceday return (11 December 2018)
New Queenstown climbing info available in time for busy summer season (11 December 2018)

Entertainment

Holiday Lights now on at National Aquarium

We're "flipping out" with excitement about our inaugural Holiday Lights at the National Aquarium of New Zealand, which opened to visitors last Friday 7 December.

Callum and P spearhead campaign to see Six60 perform in Dunedin (11 December 2018)
T20 set for entertainment injection (11 December 2018)
Stratford District Council announces return of Summer Nights (11 December 2018)

Lifestyle

Santa gives Countdown’s reindeer carrots the official stamp of approval

On Christmas Eve, kids all over New Zealand will be preparing the best snack plate for Santa and carrots for the imminent arrival of his trusty reindeer.

Vype ePen 3 launches in New Zealand - BAT NZ (11 December 2018)
Follow our 'summer tips for a stress-free holiday - Council (10 December 2018)
Tomlinson booked in for Dubai (10 December 2018)

Health

Measles alert for travellers from Philippines - ARPHS

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a new case of measles and is asking people who may have come in contact with that person to watch out for symptoms.

Fiso Group deal to rescue Pacific Health Services confirmed (11 December 2018)
Predicting disease emergence from forest fragmentation (11 December 2018)
Anaesthetic technician strike action planned at Hawke's Bay Hospital (10 December 2018)

Technology

SKY adds new Download to Go feature to the SKY GO App

SKY customers can now download great content to view when they are offline thanks to the new Download to Go feature on the SKY GO App.

Telesmart announces Cloud Calling for Microsoft Teams (11 December 2018)
University sci-tech entrepreneurial investment programme expands (11 December 2018)
Genesys PureCloud generates triple digit revenue growth year on year (10 December 2018)