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Politics

Govt inaction sees social housing waiting list spiral out of control - AAAP

The Government has seen the social housing waiting list double since it took power, with over 10,000 people waiting for social housing.

Capital gains tax details to look out for - Taxpayers' Union (19 February 2019)
Govt needs to look after NZ farmers - New Conservative (19 February 2019)
Minister O’Connor to visit fruit fly operation (19 February 2019)

Business

Dates set for 2019 Effluent Expo at Mystery Creek

New Zealand’s premiere annual event for farm nutrient management advice, products and services will run on November 19 and 20 at the Mystery Creek Events Centre south of Hamilton.

Prime property for sale on Blenheim Rd in Chch (19 February 2019)
A new Good Shop and a big boost for BNZ’s Community Finance (19 February 2019)
Regional council must take responsibility for driver shortages - Wellington Tramways Union (19 February 2019)

National

New Takanini on-ramp merge lane relieving congestion - NZTA

Motorists on Auckland’s Southern Corridor are enjoying the benefits of less congestion and significantly improved journey times towards the city since the opening of a new on-ramp at Takanini.

Nearly 50 households in West Coast-Tasman region found homes last quarter (19 February 2019)
More than 170 households in Wellington region found homes last quarter (19 February 2019)
Over 40 Taranaki households found homes last quarter (19 February 2019)

Sport

Milne to lead NZ XI pace-attack against Bangladesh

The New Zealand XI are set to unleash an exciting three-pronged pace arsenal against Bangladesh in a two-day warm-up game at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln this weekend.

Madison County Sydney-bound after sale falls through (19 February 2019)
Racing: Sensei primed for Oakleigh Plate hit-and-run (19 February 2019)
Mission to be youngest person to run an ultra-marathon on every continent (19 February 2019)

Entertainment

Maori film and music to complete your evenings during Te Matatini

Te Matatini 2019 brings the best of Māori performing arts to Wellington City, and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is proud to share in this celebration of Māori creativity with two special events at our premiere heritage venue - Old St Paul’s in Mulgrave Street.

Last call for public art designs to commemorate 'Coromandel 200' (18 February 2019)
LPL partner with Uber Eats NZ for special Night Squad promotion (18 February 2019)
Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival offers colour, energy and performance (18 February 2019)

Lifestyle

Vegan billboard on Cuba Street for five weeks

Animal rights activists from around New Zealand have chipped in to fund a new billboard, which was erected on Wellington's Cuba Street on Thursday morning (14/02/2019).

Supervised exercise produces better results - research (19 February 2019)
Pasifika Treasures: A celebration of Craft and Art of the Pacific (18 February 2019)
Hot air balloon festival drops in on Thames (15 February 2019)

Health

Benefits of RayStation system already being felt - MidCentral DHB

A new system that will bring faster treatments and increased accuracy for Regional Cancer Treatment Service (RCTS) patients is now in use in the Radiation Oncology department at Palmerston North Hospital.

Students get green light for dangerous drug use - Family First (19 February 2019)
The food and exercise link - NZ REPs (19 February 2019)
Fourth junior doctors' strike will affect some surgery and outpatient clinics - CDHB (19 February 2019)

Technology

Schools and students benefiting from improved security and safety features - N4L

A nationwide rollout of world class cyber security technology that will help protect schools, teachers and their students against a rise of online threats has now reached the halfway mark, thanks to Crown Company Network for Learning (N4L).

The interactive device you can operate with your mouth (19 February 2019)
Symantec Threat Intelligence: Cryptojacking apps found on Microsoft store (18 February 2019)
FUJIFILM announces the ultimate companion for any photographer (15 February 2019)