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Politics

Canterbury property boundaries legislation provides clarity

Legislation just passed will give surveyors and property owners certainty in the location of boundaries for earthquake-affected properties in Canterbury, says Land Information Minister Louise Upston.

Rural mental health scheme shares top award (25 August 2016)
Government turns a blind eye to struggling sole parents - Sepuloni (25 August 2016)
Minister of Health dismisses catheter shortage - NZ First (25 August 2016)

Business

RITANZ welcomes recommendations of the Insolvency Working Group

RITANZ, the professional body for New Zealand insolvency practitioners, today welcomed the recommendations of MBIE’s Insolvency Working Group in particular the licensing system for insolvency practitioners.

New Easter trading laws bad for families - CTU (25 August 2016)
New CEO's plan to boost coal burning at Huntly 'regressive' (25 August 2016)
Useful enforcement guidance from NZX (25 August 2016)

National

St John named official charity for World Masters Games 2017

St John is the official charity partner for World Masters Games 2017, with radio DJ and WMG2017 ambassador Dom Harvey first out of the starting blocks to support the cause.

Man stabbed during work altercation (25 August 2016)
New study reveals value of teachers in NZ education (25 August 2016)
Fresh powder for South Island ski fields (25 August 2016)

Sport

Harrison ruled out of opening Test

Silver Ferns defender Anna Harrison has been ruled out of the first Test of the Netball Quad Series with a left calf injury that was sustained in training.

The Silver Ferns medical team will work closely with Anna to get her back on the court as soon as possible.

Two NZ swimmers through to A Finals at Junior Pan Pacs (25 August 2016)
Butler chases elusive cup medal (25 August 2016)
NZ Women’s Knockout Cup: Rovers aim for "three-peat" (25 August 2016)

Entertainment

Charity partner named for 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards

APRA AMCOS are proud to announce that The NZ Music Foundation will be its charity partner for the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards. This year the partnership will highlight the importance of maintaining good health and wellbeing in the songwriter, composer and performer community.

New exhibition at Toi Pōneke - For sale: baby shoes, never worn (25 August 2016)
Heavy metal stars at Manfeild (25 August 2016)
Writers on Mondays (24 August 2016)

Lifestyle

Five stars for yet-to-be released Holden

Holden will release the 2017 Trailblazer SUV later this year which will carry the same 5 star ANCAP safety rating of the 2012 Colorado 7 - the vehicle it is based on.

Epic trips picking up on HomeExchange (24 August 2016)
New global sports product launching in New Zealand (20 August 2016)
Police encourage safe behaviour in the backcountry (19 August 2016)

Health

EnviroNZ gets behind Cancer Society

Waste collection in South and West Auckland is about to get a lot more colourful with the unveiling of a new EnviroNZ waste collection truck design in support of Cancer Society.

Equally Well wins TheMHS award for innovation and excellence (25 August 2016)
WellSouth recognised at MHS Awards (25 August 2016)
Leading midwifery expert to address NZ midwives at biennial conference (25 August 2016)

Technology

Startup to tackle predator-free New Zealand challenge

New Zealand based App and Website Pestur will launch in 2017. Pestur is a social network allowing users to compete with each other in challenges as they work to eradicate different pest species through trapping and hunting.

Kordia and Thinxtra Internet of Things network passes half-way mark (22 August 2016)
Super-fast internet puts NZ on par with world (19 August 2016)
Mobile technologies wanted for primary sector event (19 August 2016)
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