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Entertainment

Chch teens bring Peter Pan to life

Anthony Harper Summer Theatre’s show, Peter Pan, which starts on 4 February promises to be a chaotic, cheeky and charming version of the well-known fairy tale.

The show is part of Christchurch City Council’s SummerTimes programme and runs until 22 February.

Iwi plans major Waitangi Day to celebrate 175 Years (30 January 2015)
Cat and dog images wanted for new exhibition (30 January 2015)
MOTAT Fire and Rescue Day on 8 Feb (30 January 2015)

National

New safety initiative to be rolled out on SH1 Cambridge

A NZ Transport Agency initiative designed to improve safety on State Highway 1 north of Cambridge gets underway next month.

Porirua community invited to 'canopy-free' converstations (30 January 2015)
Michael Moynahan appointed to Arts Council (30 January 2015)
Dirty water in BoP beach outfalls prompts warning (30 January 2015)

Politics

Chch council releases decisions discussed earlier in private

Two items discussed in private by the Christchurch City Council at yesterday’s Council meeting have been publicly released today.

Habitat welcomes Government housing reforms (30 January 2015)
Call for sponsors to invest in leadership development (30 January 2015)
Construction starts at new $40m Hamilton school (30 January 2015)

Business

Academic Colleges Group turns 20

This week ACG (Academic Colleges Group), celebrates 20 years in the educational services industry.

Lincoln University appoints new LincolnFirst-Telford director (30 January 2015)
Abano settles sale of orthotics business (30 January 2015)
Six day strike threatened at Lytteton Port (30 January 2015)

Sport

New Zealand paralympian smashes world record

Paralympian Kate Horan today showed she means business in the Para-Cycling world by breaking the Flying 200m World Record at the NZ Track National Championships in Cambridge this morning.

Two top sides to clash in ASB Premiership Rd 12 (30 January 2015)
Sprinters light it up - world record for para-cyclist (30 January 2015)
NZ paralympian smashes world record (30 January 2015)

Lifestyle

Selwyn Aquatic centre staff dive into relay for life

Around 60 staff at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre will be swimming the distance from Christchurch to Auckland to raise funds for the Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.

The event, named the Speedo Challenge, will run for 90 days starting on Monday 2 February and finishing on Saturday 2 May.

FebFast: Kiwis excited to experience a month off alcohol (30 January 2015)
Hastings City Growers Market to extend opening hours (30 January 2015)
Pinot Noir NZ returns to Wellington in 2017 (30 January 2015)

Health

New Chch child cancer facility opens

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today officially opened a new facility for children undergoing cancer treatment in Christchurch.

Reversing brain inflammation 'improves diabetes symptoms' in mice (30 January 2015)
Free safe tattooing and skin piercing workshop (30 January 2015)
Lung cancer treatment trial 'could offer new hope to patients' (29 January 2015)

Technology

Telehealth tech allows more patients to be treated at home

Video conferencing technology within New Zealand’s health system is now being adapted to mobile devices - allowing patients to use their iPads at home rather than travel long distances to medical appointments.

Free Lightbox 'part of the future of TV watching' (20 January 2015)
LG to roll out Lollipop to NZ G3 smartphone owners (19 January 2015)
Young Kiwis admit to unauthorised streaming and downloads (19 January 2015)
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