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Entertainment

Christmas cheer comes to Pompallier Mission

Christmas cheer will be coming to Russell once again this year at the annual Carols @ Pompallier concert at Pompallier Mission, the Heritage New Zealand property in Russell, Bay of Islands.

Santa's Wonderland to delight kids in Hastings (27 November 2014)
Fashion students strut their stuff (27 November 2014)
Judges announced for NZ children's book awards (27 November 2014)

National

Canterbury features strongly in improved rivers awards

Two Canterbury waterways - the Otukaikino and Cam - took out 1st and 3rd place in the 2014 New Zealand River Awards for the most improved rivers in the country. The Oroua River in the Manawatu was the 2nd most improved river in New Zealand.

Awards recognise NZ recreation's best and brightest (27 November 2014)
Severe thunderstorm causes major damage in Brisbane (27 November 2014)
Man charged with murder following triple stabbing (27 November 2014)

Politics

Grant for Museum of Wellington City and Sea announced

The Museum of Wellington City and Sea will receive a government grant of $1.3 million for its redevelopment project and earthquake strengthening, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry announced this evening.

Council to gift Clarence St Theatre to community trust (27 November 2014)
Westland milk forecast revision 'deeply cynical' (27 November 2014)
Bill needs amending to better protect human rights - HRC (27 November 2014)

Business

Plain English Awards winners announced

Deloitte New Zealand was the big winner at the 2014 Plain English Awards. The business consultancy has been named Plain English Champion in the search for New Zealand’s clearest communicators.

NZ Direct Marketing Awards finalists announced (27 November 2014)
Commission grants clearance to consumer pharmaceutical merger (27 November 2014)
Endorsement for landfarm activities (27 November 2014)

Sport

ICC confirms Thursday's play in Sharjah Test suspended

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday confirmed that Pakistan and New Zealand have agreed to suspend Thursday’s play in the third Test in Sharjah following the passing of Australia batsman Phil Hughes.

Cricket community 'reeling' from Phillip Hughes' death (27 November 2014)
ICC 'shocked and saddened' by death of Phillip Hughes (27 November 2014)
NZC shocked and saddened by death of Phillip Hughes (27 November 2014)

Lifestyle

The Warehouse launches Red Friday for Christmas

Tomorrow, Friday 28 November, The Warehouse will hold its second ever Red Friday event - a huge in-store only day of phenomenal deals to kick start the Christmas shopping season.

Selaks celebrates 80 year heritage (27 November 2014)
Two ticks and Special K is in (27 November 2014)
Oily Rag column: Your mail and questions (27 November 2014)

Health

Children's health rights 'violated' by smoking in cars

New Canadian research makes it clear that children’s health rights are being violated by smoking in vehicles.

New health minister hears rural health's big issues (27 November 2014)
Medal for research into baby brain injury treatment (26 November 2014)
Beams, mats and socks prevent falls in hospital (26 November 2014)

Technology

Dunedin wins Gigatown

Dunedin wins Gigatown

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull is embracing all the positives that have come out of Dunedin's Gigatown campaign.

Kobo Aura H2O set to launch in NZ (24 November 2014)
Lincoln technology on show to Chinese President (21 November 2014)
Nelson Digital Futures Society established (21 November 2014)
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