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Politics

Ministry of Health lets down Soundsplash attendees - Seymour

"The Ministry of Health has let down the attendees of Soundsplash with a complete lack of information, it’s just as well parents and schools have taken charge," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Fast tracking residency for 170000 migrants - return of failed policies - NZ First (27 January 2022)
Inflation data shows why minimum wage increase is necessary - CTU (27 January 2022)
Highest inflation in 30 years hitting Kiwis hard - Bridges (27 January 2022)

Business

Most businesses doing the right thing under Covid-19 requirements

WorkSafe New Zealand is thanking businesses who are doing the right thing as we reach eight weeks under the COVID-19 Protection Framework.

RBNZ Sectoral Core Inflation jumps to 3.2 percent yoy in Q4 (27 January 2022)
Festival Italiano postponed until November 2022 - NBA (27 January 2022)
New director appointed to council CCO Watercare - Auckland Council (27 January 2022)

National

Record inflation shows Government must act to ensure working people stay afloat

The country’s largest union is recommending urgent action from the Government to improve working people’s pay, to counter the worsening impacts of record inflation on our communities.

Dunedin City Council preparing to consider draft Annual Plan (27 January 2022)
Queenstown to host six White Ferns fixtures against India (27 January 2022)
Pixies Rescue (27 January 2022)

Sport

Golf: Royal Dornoch Fully Booked All Year

This is for those people optimistically planning a trip to Scotland and in particular Royal Dornoch.
The bunkered magazine headline reads, “Want to play Royal Dornoch this year? Forget about it...’

National development players join Gallagher Chiefs for pre-season training (27 January 2022)
AC40's In Production - America's Cup (26 January 2022)
Firebirds eye third Grand Final in a row - Cricket Wellington (26 January 2022)

Entertainment

Selective use of evidence risks fuelling Covid misinformation, BSA warns

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has warned of the dangers of fuelling COVID-19 misinformation by selectively quoting reports or data out of context.

NZSO cancels February tour (25 January 2022)
Art Deco Festival Napier 2022 Update (24 January 2022)
Kiwi rock musician does not go gentle into Billboard charts - Maia (21 January 2022)

Lifestyle

New all-glass squash court at Devoy Squash and Fitness Centre

Squash players across the region now have access to play on a court generally reserved for professional players, thanks to the recent completion of building extensions at the Devoy Squash and Fitness Centre.

Put forward a local hero - Porirua City Council (26 January 2022)
Outdoor access needs women - New Zealand Walking Access Commission (25 January 2022)
NZ exercise facilities 'fully prepared' for red setting (23 January 2022)

Technology

Driverless, low emissions tractor in development - MPI

An innovative, low emissions, driverless tractor able to perform up to three tasks at once is on the cards for New Zealand orchards.

Kordia renews its satellite agreement with Optus for 10 years (25 January 2022)
DCI purchases site for 'Auckland's largest data centre' (24 January 2022)
Romance scams 'cost Americans almost $350 million in 2021' (21 January 2022)