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Politics

Major funding boost for Maori community repairs - Mahuta

The Minister of Māori Development, Hon Nanaia Mahuta has just announced 24 community-led housing repair projects will receive funding from the Māori Housing Network, totalling $5.8 million.

Shared financial risk will get more homes built faster - EMA (13 November 2018)
Housing a springboard to whanau development - Mahuta (13 November 2018)
Ngati Hine flub shows overtly political timetable - Goldsmith (13 November 2018)

Business

New infrastructure financing scheme a major step forward

"The announcement today of a pilot scheme to bring forward infrastructure for housing is a significant milestone and establishes a new direction for growing New Zealand’s cities," says Stephen Selwood CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand.

NZ agricultural sector urged to diversify export markets (13 November 2018)
Future of Work Forum confirms funding for manufacturing initiative (13 November 2018)
Reserve Bank consults on new mortgage bond standard (13 November 2018)

National

Water Quantity up for discussion in Central Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay Regional and Central Hawke’s Bay District Councils are aware of the water quantity concerns in Central Hawke’s Bay, and have implemented a number of initiatives to work towards developing short, medium and long-term solutions.

Man arrested after attempted abduction and indecent acts (13 November 2018)
New technology to improve water monitoring in Porirua (13 November 2018)
New dial tracks city water use (13 November 2018)

Sport

Whanganui rider reardon tastes first blood

The 2018 edition of the Bush Riders' Motorcycle Club's Central Cross-country Series is up and running and it was Whanganui's Seth Reardon who was the fastest man out of the blocks.

Picket fence form on the line at Riccarton (13 November 2018)
Aces looking for Lincoln turnaround (13 November 2018)
Wellington move a 'breath of fresh air' - Neesham (13 November 2018)

Entertainment

Highwic's Garden Party ushers in the festive season

People in Auckland will be able to welcome in the festive season by attending Highwic’s Christmas Garden Party on Sunday November 18th.

NZSO’s ode to joy with Beethoven’s magnificent Ninth Symphony (12 November 2018)
'TOKA' by Baitercell ft. Huia and Rei (12 November 2018)
Century 21 supports famous Duck Race (11 November 2018)

Lifestyle

'NATIVE' - NZ Artists for NZ Natives

New Zealand natives are the inspiration and the cause behind The Paper Rain Project's latest art collaboration.

Record lamb chop prices as BBQ season nears - Stats NZ (13 November 2018)
A 'flying treat' with three to give away (13 November 2018)
Mindfulness meditation apps impact on mental wellbeing (13 November 2018)

Health

Dr Chan Mow recognised for services to Pacific health

Le Tagaloa Tugaga Dr Andrew Chan Mow, Clinical Director of SouthSeas Healthcare was recognised recently at the 4th annual SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards for his services to the Pacific in primary health care.

Calling for expressions of interest for Central Lakes Locality Network (13 November 2018)
Difficult choices in environment of resource constraints - ASMS (13 November 2018)
NZ Counsellors Association support early intervention in Porirua and Otaki (13 November 2018)

Technology

World-leading Science Museum Group curates digital transformation

The UK’s world-leading group of science museums, The Science Museum Group (SMG) which attracts five million visitors per annum, has selected Australia’s largest enterprise Software as a Service company TechnologyOne (ASX:TNE) to modernise and transform its existing financial business system.<

Almost half of NZ businesses unprepared for data breaches - HP (13 November 2018)
'Game-changing technology' for 3D printing tiny structures revealed (13 November 2018)
Virtual reality experience to 'change hearts and minds of NZers' (13 November 2018)