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Politics

Revised Business Improvement District Policy nears final approval

Hamilton City Council’s revised Business Improvement District Policy (BID), providing a framework for business associations to develop projects and services for a specific commercial area, is one step closer to final approval.

Government's job creation strategies need a major boost - CTU (4 May 2016)
2016 Budget must close multinational tax loopholes - Greens (4 May 2016)
Unemployment rise demands Budget response - Labour (4 May 2016)

Business

ASX: Global nerves bring a swift end to yesterday's market euphoria

By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets)

Fresh from the euphoria of yesterday’s 2% market gain, local traders are this morning confronted by the dampening influence of nervous international markets.

.nz domain name management recognised in new MoU (4 May 2016)
Commitment to improve freedom camping management (4 May 2016)
Fiat Chrysler and Google join forces to develop self driving cars (4 May 2016)

National

Community Connections is coming to Otumoetai

Do you want to know more about the Omokoroa to Tauranga Cycle Trail? Have you heard about the Mobile Library? Do you have a plan in place for your family in case of emergency? Do you need some funding to assist with a local community project?

New Zealand's top student named (4 May 2016)
Invercargill assault update (4 May 2016)
Annual awards to celebrate champions of recreation (4 May 2016)

Sport

NZDF team ace Anzac rugby challenge

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Invictus Games team tested their skills against the Australian Invictus Team in a three day camp before heading to Orlando this week.

Popular NZXC dirt bike series expanded for 2016 (4 May 2016)
Mum turns fast food into fast feet ahead of Hawke's Bay Marathon (4 May 2016)
Australia stretches lead over India following annual Test update (3 May 2016)

Entertainment

Gondola Gigs showcase local talent

Skyline Rotorua are releasing Gondola Gigs for the second year in a row this month in celebration of homegrown music and the people that make it as part of New Zealand Music Month (NZMM) which started May 1st.

Artistic makeover for second inner city wall (4 May 2016)
Rod Oram to give talk in Hastings (4 May 2016)
ADOS Addicted to Fishing hooked for season three (3 May 2016)

Lifestyle

Polished Marlborough Pinot from Sacred Hill

Sacred Hill’s newly released HALO Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015 could best be described as a polished, poised example of what has become New Zealand’s most popular red varietal.

Which NZ Sauv will you be drinking on International #SauvBlanc Day? (3 May 2016)
Kiwi classics goes gluten free (3 May 2016)
Disaster prone dogs cost owners (3 May 2016)

Health

NZSL Week: 10 times the celebration

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week (May 9-15) is here again, and Deaf Aotearoa is planning the biggest celebration yet! This year marks 10 years of NZSL Week and 10 years since NZSL became an official language of New Zealand.

Southern DHB encouraging expectant mums to be immunised (4 May 2016)
Surgeons recognised for contribution to Maori health (4 May 2016)
Oral Health Community Service Grants open for 2016 (4 May 2016)

Technology

Govt's open source software licensing consultation a success

A consultation to develop a framework for consistent licensing of New Zealand Government open source software has been carried out successfully in an open and transparent manner, says Paul Stone, Programme Leader Open Government Data at Land Information NZ.

NZ wins world robotics schools champs title (26 April 2016)
Over half of Rolleston now connected to fibre broadband (26 April 2016)
Gibbons Lectures to focus on health related IT (22 April 2016)
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