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Politics

James Shaw elected new Green Party male Co-leader

James Shaw elected new Green Party male Co-leader

James Shaw has been elected as the new male Co-leader of the Green Party at its AGM in Auckland today.

"This election been a good, clean and fair contest, and I would like to acknowledge the hard work of all the candidates," said Gwen Shaw, Green Party General Secretary.

Call for youth engagement with climate consultation (30 May 2015)
On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Haami Piripi (30 May 2015)
Nats may have to sell state houses for free - Twyford (30 May 2015)

Business

Ballance farewells Warwick de Vere after 45 years

Fertiliser industry stalwart, Warwick de Vere will leave Ballance Agri-Nutrients Mount Maunganui site for the last time on today [29 May], closing the door on a 45-year career with the co-operative.

Nurses head to mediation with DHBs (29 May 2015)
TrustUs launches online way to set up a family trust (29 May 2015)
Powerco announces 'solid financial results' (29 May 2015)

National

Auckland Lotto player wins $3 million

Auckland Lotto player wins $3 million

One lucky Lotto player from Auckland will have an extra reason to celebrate this long weekend after winning $3 million with Lotto First Division.

The winning ticket was sold at Pak N Save Sylvia Park in Auckland.

Heavy rain about Northland, Buller and northern Westland (30 May 2015)
Missing hunter located (30 May 2015)
Car v bus crash in East Tamaki Heights causes serious injuries (30 May 2015)

Sport

NZ continues to lead medal table at Taekwon-Do world champs

New Zealand continues to lead the medal table at ITF Taekwon-Do world championships in Jesolo, Italy after two more golds and several other medals were added to the tally on day two of the competition.

Football: Brotherton happy to be on the board (30 May 2015)
Football: Tuiloma proud of U-20 start (30 May 2015)
Swifts claim home final with Fever win (30 May 2015)

Entertainment

VS LIVE to broadcast Berridge world title challenge live

VS LIVE has secured the rights to Kiwi light-heavyweight Robbie Berridge's historic IBO world title challenge next week and will broadcast it live on its online platform next Sunday morning.

New entry point for Pompallier Mission (29 May 2015)
Auckland Embroiderers to be showcased at Highwic (29 May 2015)
July viewing on Neon (29 May 2015)

Lifestyle

Final weekend in Millon Dollar Snapper Challenge

It’s nearly D-Day for the Million Dollar Snapper Challenge, with thousands of anglers hitting the harbours of Auckland for the final weekend.

Snowmaking starts early at The Remarkables (28 May 2015)
Oily Rag: Reader tips - and thinking of the next harvest (28 May 2015)
Have a go day coming to Selwyn (28 May 2015)

Health

Should public places in Napier and Hastings be smokefree?

Should all bus shelters and entrance ways to Council buildings in Napier and Hastings be smokefree?

You may soon have the chance to let the Napier City and Hastings District Councils know what you think.

World Smokefree Day: Quit now says Asthma Foundation (29 May 2015)
'Pesticides to stay' in baby food (29 May 2015)
Surgeons support stance on Alcohol (29 May 2015)

Technology

New Acer Aspire Z Series all-in-one PCs announced

Acer today announced its 2015 refresh of the Aspire Z Series all-in-one PCs, with the 23.8-inch Aspire Z3-710 with capacitive 10-point multi-touch, and the 19.5-inch ZC-700, both sporting a Full HD (1920x1080) LED backlit display.

Easier, faster way to upgrade RealMe accounts (29 May 2015)
Rural Broadband extension secured (23 May 2015)
$360m boost for world-class connectivity - Adams (21 May 2015)
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