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Politics

Brash: Respect 'No' votes on Maori wards

Politicians and media should respect the substantial votes against Maori wards in four districts, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today.

Red Zone used to boost endangered bee population (20 May 2018)
National Finance Spokesperson: tax cuts should still be on the agenda (20 May 2018)
Finance Minister: we need to do better on biosecurity (20 May 2018)

Business

Economic diversification for just transition underway - CTU

Thursday’s budget shows that the economic diversification needed for a just transition for workers affected by climate change is under way, and the next step is a scaled up worker adjustment package, the CTU said today.

HealthCare NZ purchase Geneva Healthcare (18 May 2018)
NZ glass product stewardship scheme re-accredited (18 May 2018)
Colliers International wins three awards at 2018 RICS Awards (18 May 2018)

National

Severe weather Sunday a taste of things to come

A series of low pressure centres filing past Stewart Island will bring an unsettled westerly weather pattern to the country this week, with the first low pressure system moving past on Sundayafternoon.

Search and rescue drill becomes the real deal (20 May 2018)
Serious crash in Kaimais (20 May 2018)
Post-mortem to be undertaken following rafting death (20 May 2018)

Sport

Poor first half costs Swifts dearly against Fever

The NSW Swifts fell to a second defeat of the season in their Round 4 Suncorp Super Netball clash at Perth’s HBF Arena on Sunday, 20 May, going down 63-54 to competition leaders West Cost Fever.

Last minute twist gifts Targa Hawke's Bay win to Kirk-Burnnand and Hay (20 May 2018)
Power O'Hata confirms her class with impressive Te Rapa victory (20 May 2018)
Latta doubles up on home patch (20 May 2018)

Entertainment

Capital takes on the world

Locking in world competition qualifying spots at NZ’s premier national hip hop event in Auckland, Wellington based dance studio The Company NZ (TCNZ) will send two crews to the World Hip Hop Dance Championship (WHHDC) in Phoenix, Arizona, in August 2018.

First idol play backfires for old Chani (20 May 2018)
Thousands flock to country's largest writers festival (20 May 2018)
NPDC's TSB Festival of Lights shines even brighter (18 May 2018)

Lifestyle

Woman's Day celebrates royal wedding with souvenir issue

It was the moment the world had been waiting for with feverish anticipation - the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Royal Stamp of approval (20 May 2018)
Toyota Fortuner TRD arrives in NZ (16 May 2018)
What makes teenagers tick - A parent's guide (16 May 2018)

Health

Reports 'highlight appalling failure of hospital specialist workforce planning'

"Reports that much-needed medical graduates from overseas are unable to find jobs in New Zealand highlight the appalling failure of workforce planning for hospital specialist positions by the Government’s agency Health Workforce New Zealand and district health boards," says Ian Powell, Executiv

Guild sees Budget 2018 will help increase access to primary health care (18 May 2018)
Dr Carol Atmore appointed chair of Alliance South (18 May 2018)
Thanks to New Zealand clinical trial patients (18 May 2018)

Technology

Auckland Art Gallery's new chatbot demonstrates art-ificial intelligence

To mark International Museums Day on Friday 18 May, and ahead of next week’s Techweek NZ, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki today launches a new chatbot through Facebook Messenger.

A Digital World without borders - InternetNZ (18 May 2018)
TEXpo shines light on apps that aim to help others (17 May 2018)
UC showcases innovative research which is good for the world (17 May 2018)