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Youth Excellence Scholarships close next week

Nominations for Youth Excellence Scholarships offered by Horowhenua District Council close next week.

Originally scheduled to close this Friday 9 October, the nomination period has been extended to 5pm on Wednesday 14 October.

Work starts on new maximum-security facility

Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today officially launched the construction of a new maximum-security facility at Auckland Prison.

Chch freedom camping hearings take new approach

A new format for hearings on the proposed Freedom Camping Bylaw means people who want to make verbal submissions will have more of an opportunity to share their ideas.

Fruzio supports Birds NZ with $100,000 funding boost

A Nelson-based food manufacturing and distribution company, FSL Foods, has announced a partnership between its successful frozen fruit brand, Fruzio, and Birds New Zealand (formerly known as the Ornithological Society of New Zealand), which will provide the non-profit organisation with $100,000 i

Teens get a taste of tertiary at Whanganui UCOL

A variety of taster workshops enticed 40 students between the ages of 13 and 18 from Ngāti Apa and Ngā Wairiki to the Whanganui UCOL campus last week.

Kaka chicks world famous

A recently launched "kākā cam" has captured viewers’ hearts and screens worldwide.

30 degrees expected in the east

It's 10am and already the mercury is soaring as Australia's heat wave blows across New Zealand's east coast with a nor'wester.

As of 10am says it is already 23 degrees in Christchurch, Ashburton and other Canterbury centres - with 22 degrees in Dunedin.

Fashion For a Cure Wellington returns

The exclusive Fashion For a Cure event is returning to Wellington on October 21, to the PREFAB Hall. MC Carly Binding will host an exclusive evening of fashion with Breast Cancer Cure (BCC) to help take a stand against breast cancer and move one step closer to their goal of finding a cure.

Widening of Great Lake Walkway planned

The Great Lake Walkway that stretches from the Lake Terrace water treatment plant to the yacht club on Ferry Road is set to be widened and concreted to make it easier to use.

RWC: Make it about the game, not the gambling say students

A group of AUT University students will use a high powered projector to show an animated short film highlighting the risks of sports betting outside the Saint James Theatre in Lorne Street this Friday 9 October from 7.45-9pm.

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