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Politics

PR: Racing Industry destined to be on-track - Winston Peters

Racing Minister Winston Peters welcomes the tabling of the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) 2019 Annual Report in Parliament today. He says the 2019 Annual Report marks the point when New Zealand’s racing industry’s decline was arrested and a turnaround started.

NZ firefighter support to Queensland - Tracey Martin (12 November 2019)
IoD welcomes Education Minister's decision on Tomorrow's Schools (12 November 2019)
Tomorrow’s Schools a step too far - Nikki Kaye (12 November 2019)

Business

FinCap welcomes increased protections for consumers

Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Committee has made key amendments to the Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Bill, giving borrowers more protection from harmful high cost consumer credit contracts.

Go Bus drives South Auckland bus drivers to full strike action after month from hell (12 November 2019)
Rabobank: Ag sector investment needs to account for environmental constraints (12 November 2019)
MBIE: $3 million invested in space science partnerships (12 November 2019)

National

Auckland Police to hold firearm collection events until end of amnesty

Auckland firearm holders have multiple opportunities to hand-in their prohibited firearms and parts up until the amnesty and buy-back ends on 20 December 2019.

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes direction of school system reforms (12 November 2019)
Council building team praised - Selwyn District Council (12 November 2019)
Updated Pipeline a sign of progress for Infrastructure Commission (12 November 2019)

Sport

Kiwi star bound for United States

Multiple New Zealand Group One winner Madison County will continue his career in North America with trainer Chad Brown as he plays a trail-blazing role for his owners.

NZ Racing Industry destined to be on-track (12 November 2019)
Futsal fight evenly poised (12 November 2019)
First South Island tilt for New Plymouth trainer Janelle Millar (12 November 2019)

Entertainment

’Albatross’ takes flight for sustainable backyards

Steeped in superstition and famous for soaring across the wildest oceans the albatross is one of the world’s most famous birds.

Opportunity Art visits Parliament (12 November 2019)
New ‘The Me Too Girl’ thriller resonates with #MeToo supporters (12 November 2019)
Top oboist to premiere 'haunting' new music with NZSO in November (12 November 2019)

Lifestyle

Victoria Park Market lights up for Christmas!

Experience the magic of a Kiwi Christmas right in the heart of Auckland

The iconic Victoria Park Market is lighting up for Christmas throughout December and Santa will be in residence each night to welcome families and pose for Christmas photos.

Lincoln University to host keynote address of royal visit (12 November 2019)
Hastings Council Petal Power competition winner announced (12 November 2019)
Kāpiti Arts Trail 2019 draws out art lovers (11 November 2019)

Health

Mindfulness for good health and wellness - Exercise Professionals

While the concept of making time to relax and slow-down is not new, the speed of life these days has meant carving out time for self-care has become more important.

HBDHB: New home for Wairoa self-care dialysis unit (12 November 2019)
BoP DHB: Ensure you and your family are immunised against measles (12 November 2019)
Parliamentary petition calls for affordable and effective sunscreen (12 November 2019)

Technology

MetService launch new metservice.com

Today, after a three-month open beta period, MetService - New Zealand’s national weather authority - has launched its new website. Metservice.com is one of the most popular New Zealand based websites, providing national weather and marine forecasts for all of Aotearoa.

Big Ultra-Fast Broadband uptake in Rolleston - Faafoi (8 November 2019)
Scientists discover what might be the world's largest known caldera (8 November 2019)
Stuff Fibre takes out top gong at Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards (8 November 2019)