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Politics

New Zealand First announces next tranche of candidates

New Zealand First is pleased to announce the next tranche of candidates that will represent our values and spread our message across the country at this year’s election.

Unions welcome extension of Flexi-Wage Scheme Policy - CTU (8 August 2020)
National releases 2020 party list (8 August 2020)
National Party selects Nancy Lu as List only candidate (8 August 2020)

Business

Shoe-in for ‘Rookie of the Year’ sells large property in days

A new Albany real estate agent, who listed and sold a multi-million-dollar property in his first few days, is proof great prices and quick sales can still be achieved in the current real estate market, according to one New Zealand real estate boss.

Spat hatchery business in the wings for the Eastern Bay of Plenty (7 August 2020)
Diversified Albany village investment - Colliers (7 August 2020)
Cuisine from Peddlethorp Architects' cancelled event to feed those in need (7 August 2020)

National

$43 million up for grabs on Wednesday

Powerball was not struck this evening and has rolled over to Wednesday night, where the jackpot will be $43 million.

Wellington Police disappointed following alcohol-fuelled disorder (8 August 2020)
One person injured following Te Haroto crash (8 August 2020)
New police facilities for Whanganui (8 August 2020)

Sport

Pulse defeat Southern Steel 49-34 in Invercargill

Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse rebounded in style to break their Invercargill duck, outplaying the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel and posting a decisive 49-34 win on Saturday.

Sharrock and Schofer dominate at Hawera (8 August 2020)
Tommyra pulls off long range target (8 August 2020)
Thrilling finish to Waikato Steeplechase (8 August 2020)

Entertainment

Christchurch composers premiere work at the Arts Centre this month

Choosing a gift isn’t always easy - unless you’re a music composer. UC Adjunct Professor James Gardner solved the conundrum of what to give his friend for his 50th birthday by composing a short solo violin piece, titled MM@L.

Outdoor film event 'not to be missed' (6 August 2020)
'NPDC’s TSB Festival of Lights set for massive season' (6 August 2020)
Lake Wanaka Tourism and Winter Games NZ to host outdoor film event (6 August 2020)

Lifestyle

Winter Games NZ and Lake Wanaka Tourism to host an outdoor film event

Winter Games NZ and Lake Wānaka Tourism today announced the date for a new outdoor film event. On August 28, we’ll celebrate the Winter Games NZ Obsidian alongside Wānaka’s unique mountain culture.

'Te Araroa Northland Trust revitalised and ready to chip in' (7 August 2020)
Aussies last longer in the bedroom than New Zealanders - Adult Toy Megastore (6 August 2020)
'Spacebar Design helps Jin'sDim Sum serve up yum cha experience like no other' (6 August 2020)

Health

No new cases of Covid-19 - Ministry of Health

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today.

It has been 99 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source.

Christchurch Covid-19 pop-up testing centre open this Saturday (7 August 2020)
'Voluntary Bonding Scheme 2021 intake adds professions and more locations' (7 August 2020)
'University of Otago contact tracing system shows promising results' (7 August 2020)

Technology

InternetNZ and CERT NZ partner to protect New Zealanders

InternetNZ is pleased to announce its security product, Defenz DNS Firewall, is now consuming CERT NZ’s local threat feed.

Defenz DNS Firewall protects Internet users from phishing attacks, malware, ransomware and botnets helping to manage online security risks.

MYOB Tech report: SMEs embrace tech to futureproof operations (30 July 2020)
Microsoft announces first major customer for NZ datacenter (30 July 2020)
Can lessons and tools from animal health assist human health? - Techion (28 July 2020)