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Politics

Government protects kids as smoking in cars ban becomes law - Salesa

Thousands of children will have healthier lungs after the Government’s ban on smoking in cars with kids becomes law, says Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa.

Parliament returns to a safe normal - Hipkins (26 May 2020)
Let’s not divide NZers with an 'unfair' two-tier benefit system (26 May 2020)
Foreign Minister makes four diplomatic appointments (26 May 2020)

Business

E tu Union stands in solidarity with members over death at worksite

E tÅ« offers sincere condolences in the wake of the tragic death of a member from Auckland’s Alto Packaging.

E tū Assistant National Secretary Rachel Mackintosh says the union stands in solidarity with his family and fellow union members who have lost one of their own.

New record highs for NZ activity - NZ Private Capital (26 May 2020)
Staff numbers have been cut at Tourism Waitaki - council (26 May 2020)
'Countdown Rototuna store now open to the public with exciting initiatives' (26 May 2020)

National

One dead following Tinwald crash

One person has died following a serious crash that occurred on Maronan Road in Tinwald, Ashburton earlier today.

The two-vehicle crash was reported around 6.10pm.

The road remains closed and diversions are in place.

Covid-19 exposing New Zealanders’ financial vulnerability (26 May 2020)
Serious crash in Tinwald, Ashburton - NZ Police (26 May 2020)
Recycling collections restart in June - Hamilton City Council (26 May 2020)

Sport

Lower Hutt sport and recreation groups receive boost to help through Covid-19

Sport and recreation groups across Lower Hutt are set to receive a funding boost today, after Hutt City Council agreed on a suite of measures to provide reflief in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Realistic Tiley reshaping business (26 May 2020)
Te Aihe returns - Emirates Team NZ (26 May 2020)
Cricket Wellington removes team affiliation fees, removes barriers (26 May 2020)

Entertainment

NZSA and Auckland Museum announce Research Grant and Residency Grant

The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) and Auckland War Memorial Museum are delighted to announce the recipient of the NZSA Auckland Museum Research + Residency Grant.

Take your tamariki Beyond the Page - Hutt City Council (26 May 2020)
The Wolfe Brothers new hit single 'No Brakes' (26 May 2020)
SODA BOYZ 'Farewell Spit' out this Friday 29 May (25 May 2020)

Lifestyle

Stay safe this Queen's birthday weekend - Surf Life Saving NZ

Surf Life Saving NZ is asking people making the most of the long weekend to stay safe if they are going to be in, on or around the water.

As COVID-19 restrictions adjust, giving way to a bit more freedom, Kiwis may be inclined to head to the beach for Queen’s Birthday weekend.

Rover Tours Group offering their hop-on hop-off service for free (26 May 2020)
Amalia Hall and Orchestra Wellington combine in first concerts since Covid-19 (26 May 2020)
Careful rescue earns first place for Surf Lifeguards - Surf Life Saving NZ (25 May 2020)

Health

No active cases of Covid-19 remain - Hawke's Bay DHB

Interim Chief Executive Craig Climo said while we still needed to play it safe, today was a big occasion for many of the district health board teams who worked tirelessly on COVID-19 for many weeks.

COVID-19 mobile testing stations set to visit community - MidCentral District Health Board (26 May 2020)
Record flu vaccination rates for Hawke's Bay Maori (26 May 2020)
No new cases of Covid-19 - Ministry of Health (26 May 2020)

Technology

Purchase a GXT5 to help disadvantaged kids get education assistance - Vertiv

From now until the end of June, Vertiv is proudly donating $50 from the sale of every GXT5 to help support children in need in Australia and New Zealand.

Tasman District gets connectivity boost with 2degrees (25 May 2020)
Government tracing app on wrong track - Sir Ray Avery (21 May 2020)
'New kit detects employee fever at access points' (19 May 2020)