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Politics

Wellington’s commitment to Predator Free welcomed

Wellington’s ambitious plan to become the first predator-free city in the country has been welcomed by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry.

Swearing-in ceremony for new Governor-General (26 September 2016)
'Let's kick butt together' during Stoptober - Minister (26 September 2016)
Increased data use confirms investment - MP (26 September 2016)

Business

NZEI awards five new associates

NZEI Te Riu Roa has announced five new associates in recognition of their work for NZEI, for quality public education and for the communities in which they live.

McCain strike-breakers 'could undermine their own jobs' (26 September 2016)
Council to consider new airport terminal building (26 September 2016)
Waikato Vital Signs 2016 launch events announced (26 September 2016)

National

NEXT champions urban predator hunter

NEXT Foundation is delighted to announce a new partnership to support communities becoming predator free - it has engaged Wellingtonian Kelvin Hastie as the NEXT Predator Free Community Champion.

Wellington aims high to be the first Predator Free capital city (26 September 2016)
Medal owner found through social media (26 September 2016)
Auckland City Police looking for Tribesman and Killer Beez associate (26 September 2016)

Sport

Rowing New Zealand announces summer squad

Rowing New Zealand today announced its 2016/2017 summer squad athletes.

56 athletes have been invited to the summer squad across men’s and women’s sweep and sculling.

New career ranking highs for Kiwi tennis players (26 September 2016)
Podium for Young in Japan (26 September 2016)
Southland racing driver Brendon Leitch off to US (26 September 2016)

Entertainment

Alexandra Blossom Festival celebrated in style

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean praised the Alexandra community on celebrating the 60th birthday of the Alexandra Blossom festival in style.

"As the country's longest-running festival, the people of Alexandra should be proud of what they’ve managed to achieve over many years.

Revving up for ITM Auckland SuperSprint Fan Day (26 September 2016)
Restoring the world’s first recorded computer music (26 September 2016)
Smokefreerockquest national final results 2016 (25 September 2016)

Lifestyle

Diversity of NZ wine rewarded at international comp

Results released today by one of the world’s most prestigious wine competitions are a testament to the rising quality and diversity of New Zealand wines.

Mother Earth launches new Low GI nut mix (26 September 2016)
Check Spring avalanche conditions carefully - MSC (23 September 2016)
GARDENA supports The Get Growing Roadshow (23 September 2016)

Health

Support Blind Week and life without limits

Volunteer collectors around the country will take to the streets on October 7 and 8 for the Blind Foundation’s annual Blind Week street collection.

Sign up to Stoptober and kick butt together (26 September 2016)
Nicotine alternative clinical study completed in Christchurch (26 September 2016)
Symposium to look at pathways to improve public health (26 September 2016)

Technology

Privacy Commissioner monitoring Yahoo hack

The Privacy Commissioner is monitoring the Yahoo hack that compromised up to 500 million users’ accounts.

The hack affects a small portion of the 825,000 email accounts that Spark provides to users through its partnership with Yahoo.

Important security information for Xtra e-mail customers (23 September 2016)
Cyber Safety Month deals with the dangers of digital (23 September 2016)
NZ tech scene ‘buzzing’ after Canterbury summit (19 September 2016)
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