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Politics

Supporting workers and valuing their contribution - Labour

Making sure working New Zealanders are safe, healthy and that their contribution to the economy is valued is at the heart of Labour’s Workplace Relations Policy.

National throwing fuel on the fire as the world burns - Greenpeace (19 September 2020)
PSA welcomes Labour Party commitment to workers' rights and wellbeing (19 September 2020)
Promise to extend sick leave 'will have huge impact in ECE' (19 September 2020)

Business

'Challenging winter season for Mt Ruapehu: summer season confirmed'

COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions have contributed to a challenging winter season for Mt Ruapehu, like many other tourism businesses around the country.

Election report with a clear message to Government - Business Central (18 September 2020)
Kapiti infrastructure key focus at Chamber debate (18 September 2020)
Double National Kiwi Hatchery celebration on the cards (18 September 2020)

National

NZ still refuses cyclone season refuge for yachts - OCC

Yesterday, the Ocean Cruising Club received a formal rejection by New Zealand for yachts in the South Pacific cyclone zone seeking refuge.

One person has died following crash on 12 September (19 September 2020)
Three Lotto players win $333,333 (19 September 2020)
Transport under Labour a shambles in Wellington - National (19 September 2020)

Sport

Pye scores fastest lap in charge to seventh at The Bend

DEWALT Racing’s Scott Pye made ten spots and scored the fastest lap of the race, while IRWIN Racing’s Mark Winterbottom battled blistered tyres for 17th in Race 25 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship at The Bend Motorsport Park.

Locals land massive upset in Tarzino (19 September 2020)
Miss Aotearoa too strong in Gold Trail Stakes (19 September 2020)
Local first-starter sparkles in Trophy (19 September 2020)

Entertainment

Auckland Philharmonia to 'perform' to an empty hall but broadcast to the world

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) has confirmed that their upcoming concert performance on Thursday 24 September at the Auckland Town Hall will now be filmed live and broadcast exclusively as a livestream performance.

Three Maori themed exhibitions at MTG Hawke's Bay finalists for awards (18 September 2020)
Savage tops New Zealand box office - NZ Film Commission (18 September 2020)
The Bats share stunning second single 'Another Door' (18 September 2020)

Lifestyle

Be an 'eggsplorer' at the National Aquarium of New Zealand - Napier Council

Nine cuddly native animals will be hiding and waiting to be found during the school holiday Spring "Eggsplorer" competition at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.

'NZSki announces a New Zealand first for Mt Hutt next winter' (17 September 2020)
'Whittaker's Chocolate Lovers set to get lost in a Berry Forest' (17 September 2020)
2020 Auckland Boat Show cancelled due to crowd restriction levels in Auckland (16 September 2020)

Health

Two new cases of Covid-19

There are two new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today; the first has been detected in a recent returnee in a managed isolation facility and the second is a community case.

The source of the community case is still being investigated.

Shout out to Auckland's stretched public health teams - ASMS (18 September 2020)
Study validates programme for healthy sleep for pre-schoolers - Auckland University (18 September 2020)
No new cases of COVID-19 - Ministry of Health (18 September 2020)

Technology

Massey graduate wins national James Dyson for sustainable footwear design

A recent Massey University graduate has once again come out on top in the annual national James Dyson awards with an innovative design for fully biodegradable running shoes.

How to overcome the 4 barriers to cloud migration (18 September 2020)
CODE partners to bring world-class game development training to Dunedin (17 September 2020)
University receives funding to build electric motors for rail, shipping and aviation (16 September 2020)