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Politics

Kauri tree sitter to stand for the Green Party

Michael Tavares, the 34 year old who occupied a threatened West Auckland kauri tree in March 2015 has put his name forward to be a candidate for the Green Party in this year’s election in the Auckland electorate of Northcote.

Wakeman questions how Labour funds housing (22 February 2017)
Customs Minister to meet Chinese counterpart (22 February 2017)
Poroporoaki: Te Makariini Temara (22 February 2017)

Business

WTO agreement a victory for NZ exporters

Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) saying it is a big win for New Zealand exporters.

Fuji Xerox partners with Accounts Payable leader Esker (23 February 2017)
Latipay riding the great China payment wall (23 February 2017)
Clampdown on rogue employers (23 February 2017)

National

Police investigating shooting incident in Whangarei

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Dene Begbie:

At approximately 10:30pm last night Police were called to a Clark Road address in Kamo, Whangarei after receiving reports of a shooting.

Police have established five people have suffered firearms related injuries.

Heavy vehicles put pressure on rural roads and aging bridges (23 February 2017)
World-leading climate change research at Bream Bay (23 February 2017)
NZer of the Year honours for academic and graduate (23 February 2017)

Sport

NZF: U-17s book ticket to India

New Zealand have booked a berth at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India in dramatic fashion after a last-gasp win over Papua New Guinea in the semi-finals of Oceania qualifying this evening.

Over 50 overseas cyclists to join 270 Kiwi's on this year's Tour of NZ (22 February 2017)
Chiefs team named for campaign opener against the Highlanders (22 February 2017)
Enduro specialists ready for another big test (22 February 2017)

Entertainment

Grand old dame of Warkworth back on the public stage

The page turns on a new chapter in the 105-year-old history of the Warkworth Town Hall on Saturday, when the newly refurbished ‘grand old dame’ reopens to the public.

Vintage Harvard plane on show at Air Tattoo (22 February 2017)
Season five Nashville on NEON (22 February 2017)
Out of Site exhibition of rarely seen New Zealand art (22 February 2017)

Health

Rotorua breathes easy as smokefree spaces increase

Rotorua residents will have a greater chance of avoiding second-hand smoke following Rotorua Lakes Council’s commitment to increasing smokefree spaces in the district - a move that has been applauded by health officials.

Antibiotic resistance - microscopic ninjas to the rescue (22 February 2017)
Brain health team visits Hawkes Bay (22 February 2017)
Settlement of NZRDA MECA reached (21 February 2017)

Technology

AI Forum: AI set to massively impact NZ

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New Zealand needs to seriously and swiftly embrace artificial intelligence (AI) as an extraordinary opportunity and challenge for the

UC physicists take a (nano)chip off the old block (22 February 2017)
ICT Hui brings Māori, local and global ICT talent together (20 February 2017)
LINZ contributing to navigation technology trial (17 February 2017)
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