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Politics

Govt incompetence could lead to Waitangi Tribunal - ACT

The Government has handled charter schools so incompetently it could be facing an adverse Waitangi Tribunal finding.

Our nuclear-free moment? Or business as usual? - ACT (23 April 2018)
5000 New Zealanders have their say on future of education (23 April 2018)
Closing speech to World Indigenous Tourism Summit 2018 (23 April 2018)

Business

Waikato LASS appoint Kelvin French as CEO

Kelvin French has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer at Waikato Local Authority Shared Services (WLASS) and will take up this position on 1 June.

Biometric technology a New Zealand banking first (23 April 2018)
New HASANZ chair appointed (23 April 2018)
Cow skill training for young farmers (23 April 2018)

National

Forestry operator fined for reckless harvesting operation

A forest owner and harvesting company responsible for a 197 hectare pine forest in steep mountainous terrain south-east of Ōpōtiki have received a hefty fine for their environmental offending.

Focused effort needed to manage land use and biodiversity (23 April 2018)
Settled Weather for the Second Week of School Holidays (23 April 2018)
Please check your swimming pool fence is safe (23 April 2018)

Sport

Apprentices toast of stable

While North Canterbury trainers John and Karen Parsons had a frustrating day at Riccarton last Saturday, a couple of their apprentices achieved milestones.

Nguyen's finesse saves the game for V-Well FC (23 April 2018)
Rugby player banned for two years after testing positive for meth (23 April 2018)
Lisa Kendall secures spot in Invercargill fencing final (23 April 2018)

Entertainment

The AM Show Wins the Week in 25-54

The AM Show won the week amongst 25-54s, winning their timeslot on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning. Duncan, Mark and Amanda had an average weekly rating of 1.6 and average weekly share of 29.9% in the commercially important demographic.

Two artists remake the world at the Adam Art Gallery (23 April 2018)
2018 IHC Art Award judges announced (23 April 2018)
Vivid Sydney celebrates 10 years of creativity (23 April 2018)

Lifestyle

Top prize to historian for King Country saga

A book on race relations in 19th century King Country has won historian Professor Michael Belgrave the prestigious 2018 Ernest Scott Prize for the best Australasian history publication.

Opinion: An entire generation of Cantabrians is missing out (20 April 2018)
Scooter safari gearing up for another trans alpine crossing (20 April 2018)
Homophobia is not a question of attitude, it’s a question of power (19 April 2018)

Health

Anzac Day marks 90th anniversary of NZ’s only soldiers' memorial hospital

This Anzac Day, 25 April 2018, marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital - New Zealand’s only soldiers’ memorial hospital.

Tests show Blenheim water safe to drink (23 April 2018)
Portable gas heaters should be banned from Kiwi homes (23 April 2018)
Nelson and Marlborough meetings on mental health inquiry (23 April 2018)

Technology

NZ's largest ever insight into how Kiwis engage with Internet search

NZ's largest ever insight into how Kiwis engage with Internet search highlights importance of social media marketing

Lectures to discuss the problems and challenges of robotics (23 April 2018)
Bulletin article discusses digital currencies (19 April 2018)
Council site to host world-leading green technology (19 April 2018)