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Entertainment

MTG Anzac activity recognises family history

Drop into the Main Foyer at MTG over Anzac weekend to share in our community’s WWI history.

The Horrors unveil new track (17 April 2014)
TV3 marks five years as 'the home of comedy' (17 April 2014)
Te Radar to MC Ag Art Wear fashion showcase (17 April 2014)

National

Heavy rain easing about central NZ tonight or Fri

A deep low lying west of the North Island is expected to move slowly south tonight and Friday and gradually weaken, then cross the lower South Island late on Saturday.

Two men killed in crash on remote gravel road (17 April 2014)
Auckland outages: 2300 without power (17 April 2014)
Power outages in Rotorua (17 April 2014)

Politics

'Minister reverses his position' over Gisborne-Napier rail link

Answers given in Parliament today suggest Minister for Transport Gerry Brownlee has reversed his decision on the mothballed Gisborne-Napier railway, says New Zealand First.

Labour supports recognition for 'Ka mate, Ka mate' (17 April 2014)
Taxpayers robbed of $130m in Genesis sale - Cosgrove (17 April 2014)
Time to deliver on 26 weeks Paid Parental Leave - Moroney (17 April 2014)

Business

Green light for three salmon farms

The Supreme Court of New Zealand has given the green light for three out of four new salmon farms in Marlborough. The new farms represent the first new space to be allocated for salmon for over twenty years.

ASX: Investors regain confidence (17 April 2014)
EDS secures victory for NZ's outstanding coast (17 April 2014)
Improving health of Manawatu River 'encouraging' (17 April 2014)

Sport

Seeds march to quarters at NZ Badminton Open

Top seeds dominated in this morning’s 3rd round action at the SKYCITY NZ Badminton Open at the North Shore Events Centre in a rain and windswept Auckland, with the favoured players for the most part progressing safely through to tonight’s quarterfinals.

Softball: Tournament part of prep for World Champs (17 April 2014)
Chiefs announce team to play Crusaders (17 April 2014)
FIFA U20 World Cup kick off times announced (17 April 2014)

Lifestyle

Karori Cemetery to host Sport Wellington Buggy Walk

Hundreds of buggies are set to stroll through Karori Cemetery on Thursday May 1st for Sport Wellingtons monthly Buggy Walk.

Queenstown ski area chairlift an 'engineering feat' (17 April 2014)
Oily Rag column: Frugal fashion week (17 April 2014)
MNZ spreading the word on safe Easter boating (17 April 2014)

Health

Raw apricot kernels a risk - FSANZ

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today released findings showing that eating raw apricot kernels could pose a public health and safety risk to consumers.

Legal high ban worthy of wider pick-up - Lees-Galloway (17 April 2014)
Protect your family from measles (17 April 2014)
Disease risk increases with holiday travel - DHB (17 April 2014)

Technology

AVG's tips to avoid holiday scammers this Easter

While most of us are thinking about chocolate at this time of year, others are thinking of how to sugarcoat online scams to catch the unwary.

Logitech launch new Bluetooth Audio Adapter (16 April 2014)
Tech-savvy Gen-Y top investment for Kiwi businesses (14 April 2014)
Many home computer users 'too lazy' to protect online security (14 April 2014)
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