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Politics

Whistleblowers deserve compensation - Winston Peters

Public servants who blew the whistle on fraud in the Ministry of Transport should never have lost their jobs - they deserve compensation as the State Services Commission has found, says New Zealand First.

Michael Macaulay: Report on workplace whistleblowing welcomed (20 July 2017)
Wairarapa Council's amalgamation undemocratic - NZ First (20 July 2017)
Nats blow the Budget on motels - Phil Twyford (20 July 2017)

Business

Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word

The 'Guidance on closing the pay gap' released today by Women’s Minister Paula Bennett is silent on the role of unions.

Little Giant CEO finalist in EY Entrepreneur Of The Year competition (20 July 2017)
The Lexus LC 500 Coupe revealed (20 July 2017)
Maori Bursary Fund for Social Enterprise World Forum closing soon (20 July 2017)

National

Police investigating alleged sexual assault in Mahia

Wairoa Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault on Ormond Drive, Mahia Beach, in the morning on Wednesday 19th July.

A young woman was allegedly assaulted by an unknown male while she was exercising on the beach, opposite the Mahia Golf Club.

Search for Michael McGrath - Police Ten 7 update (20 July 2017)
Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Pinehill, Auckland (20 July 2017)
Take it easy on the roads as bad weather hits - Police (20 July 2017)

Sport

Rowland Smith to make world shearing record attempt

New Zealand shearer and former World champion Rowland Smith is preparing for one of the busiest times of his life with a World recor attempt and two test matches against Wales in just six days.

Wellington Black A retain Netball NZ U17 title for 2017 (20 July 2017)
Motorcycling NZ plans ahead for 2018 world champs bid (20 July 2017)
Kiwis Abroad: Kiwis make mark with goal-scoring exploits (20 July 2017)

Entertainment

TEDxRuakura has a Waikato flavour

The third TEDxRuakura event is set to take place in Hamilton on Saturday 20 August 2017 and the University of Waikato has once again confirmed support as the major sponsor.

Auckland to transform bars into lecture theatres (20 July 2017)
Rotorua cultural group on stage in Korea (19 July 2017)
New exhibitions opening at City Gallery this August (19 July 2017)

Lifestyle

Stats NZ: Survey finds most Kiwis satisfied with life

Most New Zealanders say they are highly comfortable with their lives, Stats NZ said today. Around 83 percent rated their overall life satisfaction at 7 or above on a 0-10 scale. The result was similar in 2014.

Oily Rag column: Party time and free plants (20 July 2017)
More NZers walking Te Araroa Trail (20 July 2017)
Dunedin's entry in Savoir Faire - 'Bird Dog Hot Dog' (20 July 2017)

Health

RACS applauds launch of Bariatric Surgery Registry

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) applauds the launch of the Bariatric Surgery Registry in New Zealand this week.

High-level plan for disability support system shared with sector (20 July 2017)
IHC welcomes disability system transformation (20 July 2017)
New disability system a step closer (20 July 2017)

Technology

Subsidised broadband Spark Jump bridges digital divide in Waitaki

Today Spark and 20/20 Trust has announced that subsidised broadband is now available in Waitaki through Oamaru Library so more students can keep up with the digital skills necessary for today.

Edifier Exclaim Connect taking PC speakers to the next level (20 July 2017)
NZTech expansion another sign of rampant tech sector growth (20 July 2017)
94% of internet users say they recognise phishing emails (20 July 2017)
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