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Politics

Educators invite Nikki Kaye back to school

Educators are sending their best wishes to Nikki Kaye on her first day as Minister of Education, and inviting her to spend a day working alongside school support staff.

Public feedback re-opened for Gorge Rd special housing area (1 May 2017)
Heart jumpstart move reveals stressed health system - Labour (1 May 2017)
Bishop congratulates St Bernard's and St Pat's (1 May 2017)

Business

Tourism Export Council chief executive resigns

Tourism Export Council NZ (TECNZ) Chairman Martin Horgan has today confirmed the resignation of CEO Lesley Immink after six years leading the organisation.

IEGA supports collaborative process to transmission pricing (1 May 2017)
Treatment completed for all patients in Parkinson’s trial (1 May 2017)
Full steam ahead for Kaukapakapa Village Centre project (1 May 2017)

National

New matariki-themed book aims to improve safety of kids

Ruben the Road Safety Bear stars in a matariki-themed new book just launched by Waikato Regional Council.

Ruben’s Matariki Adventure incorporates Māori new year into a story aimed at making children safer on Waikato roads.

Cold start and end to this week (1 May 2017)
Aucklanders hold emergency rally for peace (1 May 2017)
Call for Aucklanders to give generously to support rescue helicopter (1 May 2017)

Sport

Yachting: Sam Meech ends World Cup on high note

Sam Meech finished his first regatta since the Rio Olympics on a good note, with a third in the medal race at the World Cup regatta in Hyeres overnight (NZT), but leaves France with mixed emotions after some up-and-down results.

Kiwi tennis players readying for French Open (1 May 2017)
Build Up for 2017 Audi quattro Winter Games NZ Escalating (1 May 2017)
Sixth in Argentina inches Paddon up WRC leader-board (1 May 2017)

Entertainment

Havoc returns to bFM Breakfast

95bFM is suitably jubilant to reveal that Mikey Havoc returns to helm the Breakfast Show from next Monday, May 8.

Fans of Kyuss, kinesiology and uncensored social commentary will rejoice as Mikey Havoc takes Auckland by the scruff and gives it a good seeing to on weekday mornings.

Full house for NZ Hip Hop champs (30 April 2017)
TVNZ highlights week 18 - The Naked Choir (28 April 2017)
Massey staff lending expertise for Reel Earth Film Festival (27 April 2017)

Lifestyle

Message to duck hunters - check, clean, dry

The onset of the duck shooting season brings increased risk of spreading aquatic pest plants and fish from one waterway to another, so hunters are being reminded to protect their patch.

80+ year age gap no barrier for Selwyn Village residents (28 April 2017)
Half of Kiwis need a coffee kick-start in the morning (28 April 2017)
Specsavers Style Trend Report (26 April 2017)

Health

Waikato DHB plans for increase in demand for surgery

Waikato DHB is increasing the amount of elective surgery it is outsourcing to other providers as it ramps up the number of operations it carries out to meet increasing patient demand.

World leading researcher to speak at Cancer Research Week (1 May 2017)
Optometrist warns winter UV exposure could lead to vision loss (1 May 2017)
Immunisation week to focus on older kids- Health Minister (1 May 2017)

Technology

Neon launches on PlayStation4

It’s a brighter, bigger world of TV and movies with online streaming service NEON, launching on PlayStation4 (PS4) and PlayStation4 Pro (PS4 Pro) consoles today in New Zealand.

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