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Politics

Phil Twyford's CAA responsibilities transferred

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has agreed to transfer Transport Minister Hon Phil Twyford’s responsibilities for the Civil Aviation Authority to Associate Transport Minister Hon Julie Anne Genter, following his admission today of making a phone call on a domestic flight after the aircraft doors

Manuwai Wells wins community board by-election (24 May 2018)
Sister Cities: Connecting globally (24 May 2018)
Govt prioritises diplomats over climate adaptation - National (24 May 2018)

Business

'Investor's Guide to the New Zealand Technology Sector' launched

Rising domestic investment in New Zealand’s early-stage technology companies is creating more opportunities for follow-on investment from a growing number of international investors.

FSC 'will engage constructively with regulators' (24 May 2018)
Hawke's Bay to promote region as agribusiness destination at Fieldays (24 May 2018)
Airways launches inaugural drone report (24 May 2018)

National

Police appealing for the public's help following Hamilton robbery

Hamilton Police are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred this evening and are asking for the public’s help in locating the offender.

Around 7:30pm a man, armed with a machete, has entered a shop on Peach Grove Road, Hamilton.

NZ Space Challenge winner announced (24 May 2018)
Whale wows Napier crowd (24 May 2018)
Woman charged in connection with Maraenui stabbing (24 May 2018)

Sport

Annual Congress - NZF records a strong 2017 performance

New Zealand Football has announced a positive financial result at the national body’s Annual Congress held today in Auckland.

Teams finding groove in Beko Netball League (24 May 2018)
Gallagher Chiefs back at home to face the Waratahs (24 May 2018)
NZTR announces changes to handicapping policy (24 May 2018)

Entertainment

Vai Funding Announced - New Zealand Film Commission

Following on from the box office and festival success of Waru, the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is pleased to confirm production funding of Vai, from Waru producers Kerry Warkia and Kiel McNaughton of Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions.

Freedom of expression critical to BSA's decision on Naked Attraction (24 May 2018)
Te Reo Maori theatre takes Aotearoa main stages (24 May 2018)
Manfeild perfect for huge market (24 May 2018)

Lifestyle

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community invites Aucklanders to experience Ramadan

New Zealand’s Ahmadiyya Muslim community is once again inviting fellow Kiwis to experience Ramadan, the Muslims’ holy month of fasting. On the evening of 26th of May, the Baitul Muqeet Mosque in Manukau will be the venue for ‘iftari’, (or breaking of fast) event.

Let's celebrate National Lamb Day (24 May 2018)
Foster parent and business owner is named NZ's busiest mum (23 May 2018)
Free native plants from Pohutukawa Coast Programme (23 May 2018)

Health

Celo the safe-snapping app

Medical staff can’t just use Snapchat or WhatsApp when they want to send private information to another professional, so what can they do when they need to get a second opinion in a hurry?

Cigarette smoke directly damages muscles in the body - study (24 May 2018)
Report and recommendations on bargaining between NZNO and DHBs (24 May 2018)
Nurse Practitioners can now issue cremation certificates - MoH (24 May 2018)

Technology

New compact camera calls for smartphones to stick to phone calls

FUJIFILM NZ today announces its latest addition to the X Series family to bring photography back out of the smartphone.

New router malware with destructive capabilities - VPNFilter (24 May 2018)
Sophisticated cameras for the farm (23 May 2018)
Innovation on show at NZ Space Challenge (23 May 2018)