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Birth rate down to record low

New Zealand’s total fertility rate in 2017 was down to 1.81 births per woman, its lowest recorded level, Stats NZ said today. This means that based on birth rates in 2017, New Zealand women would average 1.81 births over their lifetime.

True sinking lid gambling policy proposed for Hamilton

Hamiltonians can have their say on a policy to limit the number of pokies in Hamilton.

Hamilton City Council wants feedback on its proposed Class 4 Gambling Policy which regulates the location and number of venues and clubs which have gambling machines in Hamilton.

ERO report: Keeping children engaged and achieving in mathematics

The Education Review Office (ERO) has today released a report aimed at improving achievement in mathematics for children in New Zealand, in the upper primary school years and beyond.

Extended work hours at new Kawarau Falls Bridge

An accelerated work programme is about to start at the new Kawarau Falls Bridge in Frankton, Queenstown, to get both lanes of the new State Highway 6 bridge open in May. Currently just one lane of the bridge is open to traffic.

Waikato Expressway project opens its gates to the public

It’s the Waikato’s biggest-ever roading project - and it’s opening its gates to the public.

The Hamilton Section of the Waikato Expressway will hold a Project Open Day on Sat 3 March.

Trustpower Community Awards celebrate 25 years

Dunedin and Clutha community organisations can share in an increased prize pool when entries for the Trustpower Community Awards open on Monday 5 March.

Entries opening soon for Trustpower Community Awards

Local community organisations will have access to even more prize money when entries for the Trustpower Community Awards open on Monday 5 March.

Heilala Vanilla Foundation to provide relief support to 'Eua, Tonga

In response to the devastating impact of Cyclone Gita, New Zealand based vanilla brand Heilala Vanilla has announced it will provide aid to badly affected farming communities on the island of ‘Eua.

Cyclone Gita - Where the worst of the wind and rain will likely be

Cyclone Gita remains a 'low end' Category 2 Tropical Cyclone in the Tasman Sea and will reach New Zealand by Tuesday afternoon and evening, likely making landfall in the north western corner of the South Island at this stage on Tuesday night, with the equivalent of a Category 1 storm.

Wattle seed-flavoured ice cream latest field days treat

A clever co-operative culinary coup; that’s how the Northland Regional Council and NorthTec are hoping the visitors to the upcoming Northland Field Days will view their wattle seed-flavoured ice cream.

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