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Politics

NZ First anti-smacking law repeal pledge welcomed

Family First NZ is welcoming NZ First’s pledge to repeal the anti-smacking law, and will be clarifying with the party as to whether it is a non-negotiable bottom line for any coalition agreement after the election.

National and Maori Party to carve up playgrounds - Davis (26 March 2017)
'Even the IMF thinks we need a capital gains tax' (26 March 2017)
Q+A: Trade Minister Todd McClay interviewed by Corin Dann (26 March 2017)

Business

Yili announces opening of stage 2 development at Glenavy Dairy Plant

Global dairy giant Yili Group today announces the opening of its stage two development of its state-of-the-art Oceania Dairy production plant at Glenavy, South Canterbury.

Feds endorses ambitious trade agenda (24 March 2017)
Cross-party agreement positive - BusinessNZ (24 March 2017)
Focus on trade strategy - EMA (24 March 2017)

National

Only days left to win an apartment

Century 21’s promotion giving Kiwis interested in buying or selling property a chance to win their own place in Australia closes this Friday - 31 March, with the winner to be announced at the end of next month.

Inquiries after assault on father and son in Palmerston North (26 March 2017)
Car in water in Clifton, Christchurch (26 March 2017)
Police search for missing Auckland woman, Kim Bambus (26 March 2017)

Sport

Golf: Mr Hogan

“Hogan hits his approach to 10 feet. Doc watches Hogan get over the ball, and he's putting conventionally--no split-hand grip. He three-putts from 10 feet. He comes off 18 and Doc says, "What the hell are you doing?

Zoi Sadowski Synnott victorious in slopestyle World Cup finale (26 March 2017)
Cooper makes it five titles in a row (25 March 2017)
Rising young swimmers show international promise (25 March 2017)

Entertainment

Free concert to highlight traditional sounds of the Whanganui River

Beginning on the 31st of March of group of local and visiting musical artists will embark on a unique journey down the Whanganui River. As one of the 7 great walks the Whanganui River journey is a draw card for tourists both domestic and international.

Mentorships' announced for writers and graphic novelists (24 March 2017)
First escape room game opens in Tauranga (24 March 2017)
Artist in Residence’s first choreographer to take up 8-week residency (24 March 2017)

Lifestyle

Electric Vehicle DC rapid charging plug type about to change

ChargeNet NZ are pleased to announce the forthcoming change to their DC fast charging network from Type 1 CCS charging to the Type 2 CCS charging plug.

Firearm users must follow the rules - Deerstalkers' Assn (24 March 2017)
From major surgery to the top of a mountain in less than 9 months (24 March 2017)
Pie Wars: Nation divided over steak or mince - with cheese (24 March 2017)

Health

Call for clinicians to share ‘disruptive’ ideas

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is calling on clinicians to share their ideas on how technology can transform patient care.

"Clinicians have an insider’s view of where innovation can be applied to improve healthcare services," says Dr Coleman.

Altogether Autism rejects measles vaccine myth (24 March 2017)
New staff exercise room opens at Waitakere Hospital (24 March 2017)
Top line-up for National Rural Health Conference (24 March 2017)

Technology

NZ cyber security strategy tracking well

The government released its first report on the implementation of New Zealand’s Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan today.

New Zealand’s Cyber Security Strategy, Action Plan, and National Plan to Address Cybercrime were launched in December 2015.

UpGuard continues streak in APAC (23 March 2017)
Magical Park app turns NZ parks in a digital playground (23 March 2017)
New technology announced to educate next generation at Pasifika (22 March 2017)
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