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Beekeepers lack of unity disappointing - O'Connor

Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor says he is disappointed in the lack of unity between commercial beekeepers, as demonstrated by the failed apiculture commodity levy.

"I met with Apiculture New Zealand leadership late last week and I share their disappointment.

Minister Mahuta congratulates Raupunga on commitment to housing initiatives (26 March 2019)
Government representatives hear UCOL Voice (26 March 2019)
Prime Minister to visit China to meet with leaders (25 March 2019)


Seafood industry stepping up to tackle lost fishing nets - report

The world’s 25 leading seafood companies (including Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd, which half owns Sealord) are making some progress in stopping their lost fishing gear, according to a new report from World Animal Protection.

Trading with the US is now 'more taxing' for NZ businesses (26 March 2019)
ASB launches personal wealth and savings tool for everyday Kiwis (26 March 2019)
Lamb exports climb to record levels - Stats NZ (26 March 2019)


Kaituna decision is 'only option to save lives'

After two deaths and at least one near miss on the lower Kaituna River, Bay of Plenty Regional Harbourmaster Peter Buell has announced his intention to close the Awesome, Gnarly and Smokey gorges in an effort to prevent further tragedy.

Total Mobility rolling out in Waipa (26 March 2019)
Tokoroa i-Site closure at the end of September (26 March 2019)
South Westland highway to remain closed between glaciers today and overnight (26 March 2019)


Manfeild winners could hold the ace cards

There will be no let-up as the 2019 New Zealand Superbike Championships roar towards a thrilling conclusion, the fourth round of five set for the Manawatu region this coming weekend.

Free entry for endurance fans in Taupo this weekend (26 March 2019)
Yamaha's Reardon on fire in two bike codes (26 March 2019)
Pulse defeated Southern Steel 54-50 (25 March 2019)


CubaDupa repurposed to indoors

In light of the recent tragic events, the Creative Capital Arts Trust, organisers of CubaDupa, have decided to move CubaDupa indoors and out of the streets for this year’s festival.

'Cuba Through Kiwi Eyes' photo exhibition kicks off in Wellington (25 March 2019)
Exhibition response from five Te Koki post-grad composers at Adam Art Gallery (25 March 2019)
Exhibition opening invitation Sat 6 - Sun 7 Apr 2019 (22 March 2019)


Fly Emirates to Dubai and avail a discounted Uber ride upon arrival

Emirates passengers travelling to and through Dubai can enjoy a stress free end-to-end journey by booking today and availing a free or discounted and reliable Uber ride from and to Dubai International Airport.

Marsh having another shot at Sydney (25 March 2019)
Hutt City Council: Colin the T-Rex has a new home (25 March 2019)
NZCT grant gives new breath to tennis in Christchurch (25 March 2019)


Racism and other barriers fuel health inequities in rheumatic fever - study

Racism, inflexibility and disconnects with youth are undermining the delivery of potentially life-saving follow-up treatments to people who have had rheumatic fever, a new study has found.

Ministry of Health survey improves understanding of epilepsy (26 March 2019)
Still no confirmed measles cases in MidCentral district (25 March 2019)
Professor aims to remove stigma around young women athlete issues (25 March 2019)


Digital divide still exists for older people living in residential aged care - AUT

Senior citizens are more digitally connected than ever. However, little is known about the online social connectivity of older people after they enter residential aged care. Residents are often omitted from surveys and reports, and their use of digital technologies remains largely invisible.

Antenno a new tool for info and reporting (25 March 2019)
Free public lecture about media in a post-truth world (25 March 2019)
'The Iwi Algorithm' - Creating cultural capital with AI (25 March 2019)