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Politics

Minister dismisses concerns on DHB cybersecurity - Shane Reti

Official documents have revealed there are up to 800,000 cyberattacks a day on the Bay of Plenty DHB, despite the Health Minister dismissing cybersecurity concerns in general as ‘hypothetical’, National’s Data and Cybersecurity spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says.

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Business

Wellington bus drivers strike 'over unsafe conditions, lack of negotiations'

Hutt Valley bus drivers employed by Tranzit have voted to take industrial action to protest unlawful and dangerous shifts and to get the new provider to actually begin negotiations that have been promised for months now.

NZ Football announce Interim CEO (20 July 2018)
Jasmeet Singh joins the Mortgage Express team (20 July 2018)
Bluff community commits to Living Wage campaign (20 July 2018)

National

Fatal crash in Hamilton

Police are on the scene of a fatal crash in Puketaha, Hamilton.

The two-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Gordonton Road and Thomas Road about 7.20pm.

One person died at the scene.

Initial reports suggest three other people may also have been injured.

Arrest made in Mount Maunganui aggravated burglary (20 July 2018)
Tranzurban prepared for back to school (20 July 2018)
Weather warning for Marlborough Sounds' residents (20 July 2018)

Sport

Netball NZ announces review findings

Netball New Zealand Chief Executive Jennie Wyllie has today released the findings of the independent review into the performance of the Silver Ferns, on the back of its disappointing loss at the Commonwealth Games.

Janine Southby resigns from Silver Ferns (20 July 2018)
Hawke's Bay canoe polo players making a splash in Europe (20 July 2018)
Kiwis out of Junior World Squash Champs (20 July 2018)

Entertainment

Bright Star coming to Herald Theatre

In the 1980s, Beatrice Hill Tinsley was a celebrated cosmologist, acknowledged by the American Astronomical Society for her outstanding research contribution to astrophysics, with a main-belt asteroid named in her honour.

Three powerful real-life dramas for TV audiences and a favourite returns - NZ On Air (20 July 2018)
Leading writers feature at Going West Writers Festival (20 July 2018)
Support for new comedy talent and ideas - NZ On Air (19 July 2018)

Lifestyle

Stablemates set for carnival challenges

Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard promise to hold a strong hand with Scott Base and Wyndspelle in next season’s Triple Crown series at Hawke’s Bay.

"Scott Base is in great order, there are exciting times ahead," Benner said.

Red Meat - To have or have not? (20 July 2018)
Stablemates set for carnival challenges (20 July 2018)
Baker-Forsman trio primed for Opunake Cup (19 July 2018)

Health

Flu cases may peak soon - ESR

ESR scientists say with July normally the time for flu infections to peak, the number of cases being reported is still quite low.

However, ESR Strategic Health Intelligence Manager Dr Lisa Oakley says that could change quickly.

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Technology

Technology and an ageing population

By Peter Griffin

"Do not try to live forever; you will not succeed," the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once advised - before going on to live to the ripe old age of 94.

Police Family Harm app recognised with national IT award (18 July 2018)
AA welcomes certainty for EV drivers with EVRoam launch (18 July 2018)
EVRoam provides reliable info for electric vehicle charging - NZTA (18 July 2018)