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Politics

Primary sector driving continued export success - NZ First

New Zealand First has welcomed the latest export statistics released by Stats NZ, showing overall export revenue is up 12 percent since April 2018, and that exports to China have reached a record $15 billion.

Tomorrow on Newshub Nation (24 May 2019)
Fees-free scheme takes another hit - Reti (24 May 2019)
Delivering for Maori and the whenua - Mahuta (24 May 2019)

Business

CEDA leads international education delegation to China

The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) is leading an international education delegation to China to continue building on our work to raise awareness of Manawatu as a number one destination for world-leading education and lifestyle experience.

Former trustee of Far North Maori fund pleads guilty to fraud (24 May 2019)
DHL Express partnership to enable kids to play, learn and grow through rugby (24 May 2019)
Wellington man fined for obstructing WorkSafe investigation (24 May 2019)

National

Serious crash in Pukekohe

Police can advise a motorcyclist has died following a crash with a ute in Pukekohe around 8:20pm this evening.

The crash occurred on Helvetia Road.

The road will be closed for a number of hours while the Serious Crash Unit examine the scene.

Fatal crash in Hurunui District (24 May 2019)
Serious crash in Pukekohe (24 May 2019)
Man arrested following Invercargill search (24 May 2019)

Sport

Mildon at the helm of Pukekohe revival

Rave reviews and full fields have been music to the ears of Bryce Mildon, the track manager at Pukekohe Park.

NZ Women in Motorsport ambassador scheme launched (24 May 2019)
History on the line at British squash open tomorrow (24 May 2019)
Top squash tournament in Tauranga this weekend (24 May 2019)

Entertainment

Finalists for 2019 National Contemporary Art Award announced

Fifty-one artists are vying for the $27,000 of prize money in the 2019 National Contemporary Art Award.

Highly decorated artist Fiona Pardington is judging this year’s award and has selected 53 works by 51 artists as the finalists.

Queenstown’s light festival LUMA funds emerging artists with Gnome Project (24 May 2019)
TVNZ and NZ On Air celebrate HEIHEI turning one (24 May 2019)
ASB Sports Centre to celebrate milestone (23 May 2019)

Lifestyle

Hastings City Art Gallery is calling for exhibition proposals

The Hastings City Art Gallery is calling for individual and collaborative exhibition proposals to be included in our 2020 Foyer and Alcove exhibition programme.

Youth Ambassadors help feed Raetihi (24 May 2019)
Time to renew your dog’s registration - Hamilton City Council (24 May 2019)
Celebrate Samoa Language Week in Porirua (24 May 2019)

Health

NZNO supports rangatahi strike for climate change

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) stands in support of rangatahi striking for climate action across the country today.

NZNO Climate Change Spokesperson Rachel Dobric says the health and wellbeing benefits of taking urgent action on climate change are massive.

Syphilis cases continue to increase - MidCentral DHB (24 May 2019)
Regional Public Health contact tracing underway after 4th Wellington measles case (24 May 2019)
Kiwis to 'Beanie Up' this June to support stroke survivors (24 May 2019)

Technology

Westpac NZ works with Aider to better serve SMEs

Bringing human-centric AI and digital assistance to the SME banking experience.

Auckland-based artificial intelligence software company, Aider, is working with Westpac NZ to provide conversational digital assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises.

Measuring our digital nation's growth (23 May 2019)
Remote Irish island invites New Zealanders to connect (21 May 2019)
NZ can learn from the Baltimore cyberattack - FintechNZ (21 May 2019)