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Politics

Skills Active considers Judicial Review

Skills Active Aotearoa, the industry training organisation (ITO) for sport, exercise, recreation and performing arts is considering a Judicial Review to force the Minister of Education to extend the consultation process for the Reform of Vocational Education until the end of June.

Driver licensing changes just tinkering - Road Transport Forum (22 March 2019)
Decision-making time for homelessness in Lower Hutt (22 March 2019)
Review of intelligence services must be open - Auckland Peace Action (22 March 2019)

Business

New initiative launched by Spirits New Zealand

An initiative aimed at lifting compliance with alcohol labelling laws was launched by Spirits New Zealand today.

B+LNZ Annual Meeting highlights sector's focus on environment and exports (22 March 2019)
Vector agrees to penalty for breaches to network quality standards (22 March 2019)
First forestry sale under new OIO regulations (22 March 2019)

National

Police charge second man after Hokitika search warrants

Tasman Police have charged a second man in relation to firearms and drug related offences following a number of search warrants in Hokitika today.

Police executed a second search warrant at another rural address in Hokitika with the assistance of the Armed Offenders Squad.

Investigation into suspicious death in Maketu underway (22 March 2019)
Oxfam Trailwalker brings Edgecumbe community together for charity (22 March 2019)
Hokitika man charged with firearms, drugs offences (22 March 2019)

Sport

Hay, Dodd named CD Players of the Year

Championship-winning Central Stags first-class captain Greg Hay and record-breaking Central Hinds wicketkeeper-batsman Natalie Dodd have claimed the top individual honours after Central Districts Cricket pulled stumps on its most successful season yet.

Thirty-two medals for NZ athletes at Special Olympics World Games (22 March 2019)
123 Secondary Schools to take over the shores of Lake Tikitapu (22 March 2019)
NZF: Familiar foes set to write fresh chapter (22 March 2019)

Entertainment

Exhibition opening invitation Sat 6 - Sun 7 Apr 2019

Your invitation to the Opening Weekend 6-7 Apr 2019

Nicolás Paris Petricor II 2016, detail. Courtesy of the artist.

Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Everybody needs good neighbours - Housing NZ (22 March 2019)
BERBA Harvest Celebration at Soljans Estate Winery (21 March 2019)
Don Driver mural conservation (21 March 2019)

Lifestyle

MSC urges hunters to 'be seen, be sure'

Mountain Safety Council (MSC) CEO Mike Daisley said he’s hopeful that this year can be a better than last year with respect to the deer hunting season, commonly called ‘the Roar’.

Overwhelming response for EIT's Taste of Cultures Day (20 March 2019)
LGBTI activists from 100 countries worldwide come together in NZ (20 March 2019)
Emirates Skywards invites members to fly more and earn more (20 March 2019)

Health

Public urged to stay out of Kingswell Creek

Members of the public are being asked to avoid contact with the Kingswell Creek, as compliance staff investigate an unknown discharge into the water.

Te Puni Kokiri hosting Whanau Development Summit 2019 (22 March 2019)
New pharmacy clinic at University of Otago the first of its kind in Australasia (22 March 2019)
Clinical psychologist offers advice on dealing with trauma (21 March 2019)

Technology

nib and The Blues launch VR tour

nib New Zealand (nib) has partnered with The Blues to launch We’re Sending You In - a virtual reality (VR) tour that gives fans the chance to experience training alongside some of their rugby heroes.

AI Day 2019 adds panel debate on how AI tech can help create safer societies (21 March 2019)
'Kiwis worried about cyber security but putting themselves at risk' (21 March 2019)
Techweek19 launch shines light on region’s innovators (18 March 2019)