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Politics

Technology trial to transmit safety messages

Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss today announced a trial of Bluetooth technology to deliver audio safety messages to rental car drivers on the popular Christchurch to Queenstown route.

Rail and Northport for price of a new Auckland Port - NZ First (1 July 2016)
Rail and Northport for price of a new Auckland Port - NZ First (1 July 2016)
Transport and housing more important than moving port - Thomas (1 July 2016)

Business

Watercare's ability to charge for service enables investment

"Watercare's new asset management plan released this week demonstrates the value of having a strategically capable specialist infrastructure provider with the ability to set prices to fund growth," says Stephen Selwood CEO of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development.

Watercare's ability to charge for service enables investment (1 July 2016)
Hawkins and China Construction JV signs up for Park Hyatt Auckland (1 July 2016)
Hawkins and China Construction JV signs up for Park Hyatt Auckland (1 July 2016)

National

Court appearance following Cloverlea incident

Caleb Kovaleski has been remanded in custody after appearing in Palmerston North District Court this morning following the incident in Cloverlea.

Two arrested in NZ's largest-ever cocaine seizure (2 July 2016)
Man on scooter found safe and well (2 July 2016)
Police investigate death in Wairoa (2 July 2016)

Sport

Mose Auimatagi wins major upset

Twenty one year old, Mose Auimatagi wins by split decision against veteran Gunnar Jackson, Capturing the Vacant UBF Asia Pacific title and his second New Zealand Title.

Erakovic beaten at Wimbledon third round (2 July 2016)
Boxing: Mose Auimatagi Jr claims NZPBA middleweight title (2 July 2016)
New route announced for 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race (1 July 2016)

Entertainment

Wellington ensemble in national chamber music contest finals

Wellington ensemble Trio Funky Dumky is one of 12 semi-finalists in the 2016 New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest National Finals.

Wellington ensemble in national chamber music contest finals (1 July 2016)
July events at Selwyn libraries (1 July 2016)
Culturefest to celebrate Selwyn's diversity (1 July 2016)

Lifestyle

Wineries announced for Hawke's Bay Wine Celebration

Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers are thrilled to announce the impressive line-up of Hawke’s Bay wineries joining the inaugural Hawke’s Bay Wine Celebration (formerly Hot Red Hawke’s Bay).

Wineries announced for Hawke's Bay Wine Celebration (1 July 2016)
Food safety concerns driving Kiwis to buy local - research (1 July 2016)
Food safety concerns driving Kiwis to buy local - research (1 July 2016)

Health

Minister opens Chch mental health and addiction service

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened TÅ«hauora Christchurch Central Service which provides a one-stop-shop for clients to access a range of mental health and addiction services.

Sunbed age restriction welcomed (1 July 2016)
Human milk bank thrilled with support (1 July 2016)
'One-stop shop' for addiction services opens in Chch (1 July 2016)

Technology

Cloud Computing and Big Data experts join ITx line-up

Cloud Computing and the use of Big Data in Education join the line-up at this year’s ITx conference in Wellington in July.

Queenstown amongst first in world to celebrate World Social Media Day (30 June 2016)
Norton WiFi Privacy app introduced (30 June 2016)
NZ Internet identity wins prestigious ICANN governance award (28 June 2016)
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