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Politics

Minister to travel to Malaysia for refugee selection mission

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse will today travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as part of an Immigration NZ (INZ) selection mission to interview refugee cases who have been submitted for resettlement in New Zealand by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

Pay Living Wage; minimum wage increase inadequate - E tu (24 January 2017)
Minimum wage increase no relief for many Kiwis - Lees-Galloway (24 January 2017)
Ngati Whatua Orakei to host PM on Waitangi Day (24 January 2017)

Business

Case for regional trade deals like TPP remains strong

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) says the case for regional (and other) trade deals remains very strong, regardless of the recent decision by the US to withdraw from the TPP agreement.

Minimum wage needs to be two-thirds of the average wage - CTU (24 January 2017)
ASX: Firm opening belies a brittle mood (24 January 2017)
Create your blueprint for better diversity and inclusion outcomes in 2017 (24 January 2017)

National

Queenstown-Glenorchy Road blocked at Bob's Cove

A tree has fallen and power lines are down at Bob's Cove on Queenstown-Glenorchy Road and the road is blocked in both directions.

Bob's Cove is approximately 14km from Queenstown.

Rain and gales for parts of southern and central NZ (24 January 2017)
Graffiti water blasting (24 January 2017)
Police looking for brothers Josh Larkins and Perry Bristow (24 January 2017)

Sport

Taking the long way to the Kathmandu Coast to Coast

While most ease off with their training as the Kathmandu Coast to Coast gets closer, one group from the far north of New Zealand is taking on a 1700 kilometre journey cycling and kayaking to get to the iconic event.

Yamaha's Weir on a winning campaign trail (24 January 2017)
Guptill back in blue for Stags showdown (24 January 2017)
Wellington Firebirds named for Round Four of the Ford Trophy (24 January 2017)

Entertainment

Celebrate Chinese New Year at SKYCITY Auckland

A quarter of a million people are expected to visit SKYCITY Auckland over the next two weeks to see in the Chinese New Year in spectacular style.

Dance, heritage, hobbies and music events coming up at Te Takere (24 January 2017)
Waitangi cricket match at Te Waimate Mission (23 January 2017)
Parnell Year of the Rooster welcomes cultural diversity (23 January 2017)

Health

Living with diabetes made easier for Northland camp kids

Pouring rain didn’t stop the twenty children attending the summer Diabetes camp from enjoying a brisk walk to visit the Northland Rescue Helicopter last week.

Each year Northland DHB hosts a summer camp for young people who have diabetes at the Manaia Baptist Campground.

Food industry tactics shape public food policies (24 January 2017)
Harnessing hope to treat rare disease in children (24 January 2017)
Fast track clinic speeds up Northland lung cancer response (23 January 2017)

Technology

Parents worry children are more likely to be bullied in the online world

Norton by Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) today released findings from the 2016 Norton Cyber Security Insights Report: Family Edition, which sheds light on New Zealand parents’ perceptions of cyberbullying and the preventative measures they are putting in place to protect their children.

Cyber security conference coming to New Zealand (23 January 2017)
Free wifi proving popular and going well (20 January 2017)
OPPO signals upcoming launch In NZ (20 January 2017)
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