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Politics

Proposed 17.5% flat tax would cause economic boom - NZTU

The ACT Party’s 17.5 percent flat tax policy would cause an economic boom and finally bring New Zealand into line with our international competitors' corporate tax rates, says the Taxpayers’ Union.

Health Minister has serious questions to answer - Reti (16 June 2019)
Roger Watkin stands for Greater Wellington Regional Council (16 June 2019)
Regulatory Constitution will improve quality of lawmaking - ACT (16 June 2019)

Business

Edmund Hillary Brands launch capital raising

New Zealand and UK investors - and people around the globe - will be able to secure a share in an iconic brand, and the $100 billion global luxury clothing market, when Edmund Hillary Brands launches a capital raising initiative this month.

Cannasouth offer closes oversubscribed (14 June 2019)
'Extension 350 in good shape' as half-time approaches (14 June 2019)
'Drop in residential listings in Hamilton signals sellers' market ahead' (14 June 2019)

National

Police remind boaties to carry lifejackets at all times

Lifejackets played a major role in preventing a more serious incident at Lambton Harbour, Wellington, this morning, Sunday 16 June .

Around 9.05am Police received reports of two people in the water close to a sinking ski boat.

Arrest made in relation to aggravated robberies and serious assaults (16 June 2019)
Police name Coromandel Forest Park plane crash victim (16 June 2019)
Four sailors rescued after activating stricken yacht's emergency beacon (16 June 2019)

Sport

Marshall and Foran confirmed for Test squad

Veteran halves Benji Marshall and Kieran Foran have tonight been confirmed in the 19-strong Kiwi squad for the inaugural Oceania Cup Test against Mate Ma’a Tonga at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland on Saturday, June 22 (5.40pm kick-off).

New Zealand Under 20 named for match against Wales (16 June 2019)
ISPS Handa Chatham Cup round three results (16 June 2019)
Mr Incredibull relishes winter footing (16 June 2019)

Entertainment

Matt Chisholm and Bree Tomasel to host Celebrity Treasure Island in Fiji

This winter, hit local series Celebrity Treasure Island is back and bigger than ever in beautiful Fiji - and TVNZ can today reveal the series’ new hosts.

Ahi Ka reaches for the stars in Matariki celebrations (14 June 2019)
Student finds his tribes in hip hop and helping profession (14 June 2019)
Renowned Scottish pianist Steven Osborne tours with NZSO in July (13 June 2019)

Lifestyle

Wai Warrior message brings tasty reward for leopard tortoises

They might be slow but two new leopard tortoises at NPDC’s Brooklands Zoo have been quick off the mark to take up the Wai Warrior message.

Kids will help newcomers Kobe and Kamba to settle in with some tasty treats thanks to a new rainwater tank installed next to their habitat.

Furry friends visit UCOL for StressLess Week (14 June 2019)
SPCA’s best tips to keep your pets safe from the elements this winter (14 June 2019)
Out on the Shelves campaign celebrates rainbow visibility in libraries (13 June 2019)

Health

Jacinda Ardern pops in to see midwives at Fieldays

A new mum popped in to meet the midwives at Fieldays today.

The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, chatted with local midwives late this morning after heading away with a gift from them including a condom, a pregnancy kit and a lollipop.

Appointment of Crown Monitor represents opportunity for Canterbury Health (14 June 2019)
Petition for counselling in schools backed by NZAC (14 June 2019)
Thousands to benefit from new lifesaving equipment donation (14 June 2019)

Technology

Start up secures funding to pilot emergency management bot

Wellington social enterprise start up, Situate Me, has been awarded $60,000 from the Westpac NZ Government Innovation Fund to invest in testing a new emergency management information chatbot that could prove invaluable to New Zealand’s emergency management services.

Secure digital transformation propels Unisys into CIO 100 (12 June 2019)
World-leading robotics set to transform processing of export logs (6 June 2019)
Telesmart pens agreement with Dicker Data to distribute Cloud Calling for Microsoft Teams (6 June 2019)