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Politics

Labour squanders opportunity for real change - Kelsey

‘The revised National Interest Analysis (NIA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement minus the US (TPPA-11), released today, layers new spin onto old’, says University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey.

CPAG welcomes new and improved Tomorrow's Schools (21 February 2018)
National welcomes release of TPP agreement text (21 February 2018)
Kaikoura to vote on Maori ward (21 February 2018)

Business

FSC will engage with KiwiFund Bill

The Financial Services Council welcomes the opportunity to engage with the KiwiFund Bill and the issues it raises, but questions whether the measures in the Bill are needed.

Lyttelton Port statement about RMTU strike notice (21 February 2018)
Lakeview Recreation Reserve lease considered (21 February 2018)
No change to Synlait and a2 Milk infant formula supply arrangements (21 February 2018)

National

Work begins to clear the slip closing SH11 at Lemons Hill

Work has started to clear the huge slip that’s closed State Highway 11 between Paihia and Kawakawa in Northland since last Tuesday. But it may be another 4 to 6 weeks before the road reopens.

Crown Range Road closed with immediate effect (21 February 2018)
Arrest following indecent acts in Queenstown (21 February 2018)
'Spruce up your Swim Spot' competition (21 February 2018)

Sport

Waikouaiti Trotting Club meeting postponed

The first day of the Waikouaiti Trotting Club’s meeting, which was due to be held on Thursday 22 February, has been postponed.

This is due to some surface flooding on the track as you enter the back straight.

Staff and students make tracks in Round the Bays (21 February 2018)
Motocross nationals resume in Rotorua (21 February 2018)
Hellers Mainland BEKO 2018 squad named (21 February 2018)

Entertainment

Seaweek 2018 - beach clean ups and sandcastles

SeaWeek events organised by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council offer a chance for the community to get together on the coast, help improve the environment and have some creative fun. Information and sign-ups are on Facebook:HBRegionalCouncil.

Pop returns to Auckland with a Big Bang (21 February 2018)
Women's War - new exhibition opening this month in Wellington (21 February 2018)
Celebrate Chinese New Year with Harcourts (20 February 2018)

Lifestyle

Kids go glamping at the Ritz-Carlton in Bali

Happy kids means happy parents so why not indulge the kids with a holiday they will never forget and add the all-new Ritz Kids Night Safari experience to your list of fun activities at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali.

Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team reveals the C37 (21 February 2018)
Trust urges riders to keep pedals cranking (19 February 2018)
New interactive hub lets visitors design own tours around Akld (19 February 2018)

Health

Swimming warning for Pandora Pond in Napier

People are being warned not to swim in Pandora Pond, Napier, until further notice due to contamination.

'Biggest ever' Heart Foundation street collection (21 February 2018)
15,000 signatures supporting a 'better deal' for nurses (21 February 2018)
High blood pressure limits protection in low-oxygen conditions (21 February 2018)

Technology

Auckland Uni welcomes world leader in Augmented Reality

One of the world’s pioneers in researching and commercialising Augmented Reality (AR) will join the University of Auckland under the Entrepreneurial Universities programme established by the previous government.

NZ should celebrate its great global tech success - Ian Taylor (20 February 2018)
Accenture predicts 'key technology trends' in business (20 February 2018)
Unisys Digi-Pet enables owners to monitor pets during air travel (20 February 2018)
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