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Politics

Dunne Speaks: All politics is local

When I first became an MP back in 1984 one of the earliest and sagest pieces of advice I received was from my illustrious predecessor, Sir John Marshall, who told me "be loyal to your electorate and it will be loyal to you." It was advice I was to follow constantly for the next 33 years.

Govt needs to focus on student places in Auckland - Kaye (24 April 2019)
New homes for Auckland families in need (24 April 2019)
Let's celebrate our health volunteers - Clark (24 April 2019)

Business

More direct flights between Christchurch and Hong Kong

Good news for South Island travellers … strong demand has led to Cathay Pacific confirming a third summer season between Christchurch and Hong Kong - plus increasing to four flights per week during December-January-February.

Regional Council encourages people to have their say (24 April 2019)
Student figures up at EIT (24 April 2019)
Takapuna up 30 percent 'no real surprise' (24 April 2019)

National

Single vehicle crash in Whakatane

Police are at the scene of a serious crash in Whakatane.

A vehicle crashed on Te Rahu Road, near Station Road, around 6:20pm.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle a few minutes prior but it failed to stop, fleeing from Police before it crashed.

Second person dead following Waipa District crash (25 April 2019)
Have you seen Gordon Nicholson? (25 April 2019)
Fatal crash in Napier (25 April 2019)

Sport

Rock On Wood completes winning treble with Awapuni victory

Progressive four-year-old Rock On Wood remains unbeaten in his current campaign after scoring his biggest career victory in Thursday’s Listed Manawatu ITM Anzac Mile (1600m) at Awapuni.

Good start for New Zealand at World Champs (25 April 2019)
Diva Express too swift at Avondale (25 April 2019)
Golf: Scotland’s Cool List (25 April 2019)

Entertainment

NZ artist to broadcast lists of millions of bygone things across Venice

From May 8, Dane Mitchell’s multi-site artwork Post hoc will broadcast lists of millions of disappeared or bygone things across Venice from the New Zealand Pavilion for the 58th International Art Exhibition C La Biennale di Venezia, the world’s largest contemporary art exhibition.

Finalists announced for 2019 NZ Children's Music Awards (24 April 2019)
Unseen works from 'NZ's Jackson Pollock' to show in Napier gallery (23 April 2019)
Drag show plays homage to the Wizard of Oz (22 April 2019)

Lifestyle

Thousands get active for 'Active Autumn'

Over 4000 young people from 10 Selwyn schools will be getting active on their way to school for the second annual ‘Active Autumn’.

Historic photo highlights reality of Fortress Northland (24 April 2019)
Progressive Queenstown hotel drives social change (23 April 2019)
Hamilton Zoo hits half-century on Good Friday (18 April 2019)

Health

Hand hygiene advice for the election trail - FSIC

With much handshaking and baby kissing happening over the next few weeks, the Food Safety Information Council today released its hand hygiene advice to those on the election trail.

Two is better than one when quitting - research (24 April 2019)
Kids helping kids during an asthma emergency (24 April 2019)
'PHARMAC rejects own experts' view on breast cancer drug' (23 April 2019)

Technology

90 Kiwibots head to US for Robotics World Championships

Ninety robotics students between the ages of 11 and 18, and their support teams, have headed to Louisville, Kentucky, this week for the VEX Robotics World Championships, the biggest and fastest growing youth robotics competition in the world.

Transport Innovation Summit bound for ‘Smart City’ of Christchurch (24 April 2019)
Cryptocurrency theft due to faulty wallets - study (23 April 2019)
'Accelerating the uptake of tech in the NZ economy is crucial' (23 April 2019)