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Politics

Northland Transportation Alliance welcomed

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says a roading and transport alliance in Northland is a step towards efficient shared services that will save ratepayers’ money.

Waiheke decision 'reinforces need for reform' (30 May 2016)
Minister launches Hidden Talent Tour (30 May 2016)
New flight times for Northland 'a bit up and down' (30 May 2016)

Business

Air New Zealand decision to exit Whanganui 'disappointing'

Mayor Annette Main says the Whanganui District Council put forward a strong argument against today’s announcement by Air New Zealand that they will withdraw services from Whanganui Airport.

Air New Zealand regional turbo-prop update (30 May 2016)
Air New Zealand makes adjustments to regional schedule (30 May 2016)
'Most farmers still satisfied with banks but pressure building for some' (30 May 2016)

National

Food waste campaign to break the mould

Thousands of tonnes of food which is wasted every year could be greatly reduced under a national education campaign with the help of $460,000 of Government funding, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

New classroom for Swannanoa School (30 May 2016)
Police respond to armed incident (30 May 2016)
Public input sought on proposed Chch speed limit changes (30 May 2016)

Sport

Rowing: Kiwis announce arrival with eight medals at World Cup

In their first international outing of 2016 the New Zealand Olympic rowing team have delivered outstanding results winning eight medals at World Rowing Cup II in Lucerne, Switzerland and topping the medal table.

News on overseas based Tall Blacks and Tall Ferns (30 May 2016)
Brabham realises dream by finishing first Indianapolis 500 (30 May 2016)
Unison's sponsorship helps in HB junior hockey surge (30 May 2016)

Entertainment

Elgregoe to visit Nelson and Tasman schools

Kiwi magician Elgregoe is once again hitting the dusty trail throughout the country, rearing to get his live show off the road and into Nelson Tasman schools this week.

New artworks to be unveiled at Auckland's ASB Waterfront Theatre (30 May 2016)
Purapurawhetū shine for Matariki at Wellington Opera House (30 May 2016)
Waikato Uni students take the stage for lunchtime performance (30 May 2016)

Lifestyle

Zuri the Giraffe is moving to Wellington Zoo

The transport of a Giraffe from Auckland Zoo to Wellington Zoo today will draw a few double-takes as the tall cargo winds its way down the country.

Zuri, a one-year old female Giraffe, will join Wellington Zoo’s two female Giraffes in the African Savannah.

Nothing beats home-grown garlic (27 May 2016)
Strawberries the summer fruit for anywhere and everyone (27 May 2016)
Top five tips to fit fitness into your life (27 May 2016)

Health

World Smokefree Day on 31 May is all about whanau

World Smokefree Day is all about whānau this year, and whānau is the reason Jordan Taiaroa decided to quit smoking.

South Island Maori health leaders take a stand against smoking (30 May 2016)
Queenstown-based media company 'shoots cancer in the face' (30 May 2016)
Pet cancers linked to second-hand smoke (30 May 2016)

Technology

EFF to FCC: Prevent ISPs from following your every internet move

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today to update privacy rules to prevent broadband Internet access service providers from recording and sharing their customers’ every move online.

First Maori emoji already taking social media by storm (27 May 2016)
Spark rolls out 4G broadband in Southland (26 May 2016)
Panasonic launches new DX900 TV series (25 May 2016)
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