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Politics

National Land Transport Fund now a lolly scramble - Shirley

The Confidence and Supply Agreement between Labour and the Greens directly threatens the integrity of the National Land Transport Fund, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley.

E tu welcomes lift in minimum wage but 'goal is Living Wage' (24 October 2017)
Labour-Green agreement gives confidence to working people - CTU (24 October 2017)
'Greens sign agreement to govern based on shared values' (24 October 2017)

Business

Refreshed line-up for Tourism Industry Aotearoa Board

Three new Directors are joining the Board of Tourism Industry Aotearoa, to help steer the direction of New Zealand’s biggest export sector.

Fuji Xerox NZ confirms financial results for year ending March (24 October 2017)
PlaceMakers HQ up for sale (24 October 2017)
Ditch the paper and file GST online - IRD (24 October 2017)

National

Household hazardous waste collection for Hutt Valley residents

Upper Hutt and Hutt City Councils provide an annual collection day for household hazardous waste. This is an opportunity for Hutt Valley residents to safely dispose of hazardous waste they may have around their properties.

UC Antarctic researcher wins Winston Churchill Fellowship (24 October 2017)
Increase in illegal seafood sales on Facebook prompts warning (24 October 2017)
Kereru killed at Park Island in Napier (24 October 2017)

Sport

Yearbury wins Husqvarna Hard Adventure Enduro

Dirt got the better of Waikato bike rider Dylan Yearbury at last season's annual Husqvarna Hard Adventure Enduro, but this time around it was Yearbury who conquered the treacherous off-road terrain near Tokoroa.

Kiwis team named to face Samoa in opening RLWC match (24 October 2017)
NZ's youngest Winter Olympian named to Olympic Winter team (24 October 2017)
King beaten in final by world No.1 (24 October 2017)

Entertainment

UCOL to host Flavours of Culture Festival

To celebrate the array of cultures that make up UCOL and Palmerston North, UCOL will be hosting Flavours of Culture, a special event that brings together the sights, sounds, and tastes from around there world.

Artist translates Māori designs using digital technology (24 October 2017)
'Storytelling and bookshop love to pull the punters' on NZ Bookshop Day (23 October 2017)
Queenstown Gardens celebrates 150 years this weekend (20 October 2017)

Lifestyle

Taumarunui to remain key stop on Te Araroa trail

Taumarunui will continue to benefit from New Zealanders and international visitors walking the 3,000km Te Araroa trail following agreement of a revised route that takes in Pureora Forest’s Timber Trail, scenic King Country backroads, and Taumarunui’s main street.

Pets a huge peeve when it comes to keeping carpet clean (24 October 2017)
Massey University Press publishes New Zealand Between the Wars (19 October 2017)
Earlybird pricing announced for 3 Peak Pass (19 October 2017)

Health

a2 Milk 'digested differently to conventional milk by lactose intolerant people'

New research from New Zealand has found that a2 Milk prevents some symptoms of dairy intolerance and eases others, even though it contains the same amount of lactose as conventional cow’s milk. The research findings are being presented at a major conference in Chicago on Sunday local time.

Pukawakawa Programme marks ten years (19 October 2017)
Celebrating Occupational Therapy Week 2017 (19 October 2017)
Provide more water fountains at playgrounds - study (19 October 2017)

Technology

Kiwi tech advances will help drive greater food supply - Naicker

Tech advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) might help New Zealand move toward a solution for helping feed the world which will require food production to double to meet a growing population demands, says a Kiwi tech expert.

Symantec finds one in four mobile devices have vulnerabilities (20 October 2017)
People biggest threat to information security - PwC report (20 October 2017)
Photo Toolbox Ltd launches photo licensing software (19 October 2017)
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