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Politics

Minister welcomes interim Tribunal report

Māori Development Minister, Te Ururoa Flavell, welcomes the interim Waitangi Tribunal report on Te Ture Whenua Māori.

The Tribunal released part of its report last night in response to an urgent hearing held last year.

Drainage laterals: bring them back in-house? (6 February 2016)
High winds prevent raising of Tino Rangatiratanga flag on Harbour Bridge (6 February 2016)
PM and Minister allowed to duck for cover - NZ First (5 February 2016)

Business

Economic action plan welcomed by regional council

Economic action plan welcomed by regional council

The Northland Regional Council has added its voice to those welcoming the newly-released Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan.

SKYCITY proud to support Auckland's Pride Festival (5 February 2016)
Tradies warned to relicense, the consumer is up to speed (5 February 2016)
Education buildings top of the class - Statistics NZ (5 February 2016)

National

Woman assaulted in North Road, Dunedin

At approximately 2.30am on Saturday 6th February 2016, a 22 year old woman was assaulted on North Road, Dunedin by two men who were travelling in a red motor vehicle.

The vehicle was described by the victim as a red four door sedan, with mag wheels and a large spoiler on the boot.

Police urge drivers to drive to the conditions and make smart decisions (6 February 2016)
Suspicious fire on Paratutu rock near New Plymouth (6 February 2016)
Too windy for Tino Rangatiratanga flag to be raised (6 February 2016)

Sport

Kiwi pair win first shearing test against Wales

The New Zealand shearing team of Dion King and Rowland Smith has kept their country’s unbeaten record in annual home test matches against Wales intact with a win by 10pts in the opening match of a new CP Wool Series.

100km world champ smashes field to win Tarawera Ultramarathon (6 February 2016)
Hawke's Bay up to second (6 February 2016)
Tennis: Kiwi into ATP final (6 February 2016)

Entertainment

Artist in Residence opportunity at National University of Samoa

Creative New Zealand, in partnership with the National University of Samoa, is offering a three month artist residency in Apia, Samoa, in 2016.

Osmanthus Gardens in Hastings to sparkle (5 February 2016)
Immerse yourself in Opera next Sat in Nelson (5 February 2016)
X Factor finalist to perform for suicide awareness fundraiser (5 February 2016)

Lifestyle

HERO to donate 20,000 condoms during Auckland Pride Festival

HERO Condoms is swelling with pride, having been selected as a major sponsor for the 2016 Auckland Pride Festival in New Zealand.

Emirates' latest Earlybird fares for all services (5 February 2016)
Does what it means to be a Kiwi depend on where you live? (5 February 2016)
How and who you exercise with affects your mental wellbeing (5 February 2016)

Health

Keep babies cool in the heat urges Bay of Plenty DHB

The recent spell of hot humid weather has challenged many young infants and their parents, says Bay of Plenty District Health Board midwife and senior lactation consultant Karen Palmer.

Make sure meat is all that gets sizzled this weekend - EPA (5 February 2016)
Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ warns of spike in illness (5 February 2016)
A tilt in the right direction (5 February 2016)

Technology

Brydge Keyboards hit the shelves in time for back-to-uni

Sick of lugging that heavy laptop to the office or University? Not wanting to ditch the holiday iPad for the back-at-uni laptop? The perfect solution is only a keystroke away - a Brydge Keyboard for your iPad - lighter, smaller and more productive than ever before.

Swibo looks to gamify balance training (5 February 2016)
Brother honoured for document imaging solution for business (5 February 2016)
School bags jam-packed with technology (4 February 2016)
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