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Entertainment

Unleash Art Competition seeks Wellington's creative talent

Powerful paintings and dazzling drawings are being sought from Wellington’s creative talent. With serious prizes and complete creative freedom on offer, the 2014 Unleash Art Competition is the perfect outlet for artists wanting to showcase their work to thousands.

New community arts fund announced (1 September 2014)
Lorde's Dunedin show sold out (1 September 2014)
'Best trumpet player in the galaxy' to perform with NZSO (1 September 2014)

National

New section of Waikato Expressway open to traffic this month

Construction of the Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway is steaming ahead, with the first completed stretch to be opened to traffic this month, the NZ Transport Agency says.

Police seek further information following Harter guilty plea (2 September 2014)
Youth Horizons appoints new Chief Executive (2 September 2014)
Police Association welcomes new Chief Executive (2 September 2014)

Politics

Collins inquiry at best a Band-Aid - PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the inquiry into Judith Collins’ behaviour must be accompanied by a process to restore the lost trust between Ministers and public servants if it is to prevent similar situations occurring in the future.

NZEI welcomes 'fairer work policies from the Green Party' (2 September 2014)
Labour 'once again late' on passport issue (2 September 2014)
Aucklanders invited to have their say on signage (2 September 2014)

Business

FoodHQ new strategic partner for NZ Food Awards

The New Zealand Food Awards strategic partner team has been boosted by the addition of FoodHQ to the line-up.

SWUG Apprentice of the Year chosen (2 September 2014)
Productive meeting with Lyttelton Port - WorkSafe NZ (2 September 2014)
Jointly owned urban dev agency 'worthy of consideration' (2 September 2014)

Sport

NZRL Secondary Schools Nationals: MAGS toppled

Mt Albert Grammar - runners-up 12 months ago - have become the first major casualties on Day Two of the 2014 NZRL National Secondary Schools Tournament at Papakura.

All Black Tours to release fan flight tickets (2 September 2014)
Canterbury team named to play Otago (2 September 2014)
Netball: Pulse to take on Vixens in first round (2 September 2014)

Lifestyle

Kiri Organics' launch new NZ made beauty product

"We are extremely proud to release our beautiful, moisturising and 100% natural GRADUAL TAN, to the New Zealand beauty market today," said Sarah McKim, Director of New Zealand owned, Kiri Organics.

Community spirit sizzles for Tora Coastal Challenge (2 September 2014)
Shotover Jet ride rated in top 19 in the world (1 September 2014)
Eruption 'to have minimal impact' on Kiwi travel (1 September 2014)

Health

Chch whitebaiters need to be cautious - DHB

Christchurch whitebaiters are being reminded of the ongoing water quality issues with the Avon/Ōtākaro and the Heathcote/Ōpāwaho rivers in Christchurch this whitebait season.

Cute farm animals can pose health risks (2 September 2014)
Research will help flu fight (2 September 2014)
PHOs making great strides - Ryall (2 September 2014)

Technology

Surface Pro 3 arrives in NZ

Surface Pro 3 arrives in NZ

Surface Pro 3, the latest device in Microsoft’s Surface tablet lineup, is available today in New Zealand retail stores.

Luggage bags to be fitted with wireless chips (27 August 2014)
Mobile data usage sees big boost at All Blacks match (25 August 2014)
Opera signs licensing agreement with Microsoft (21 August 2014)
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