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Scientists in the age of 'fake news'

ESR’s new Chief Scientist says at a time when there is an increasing distrust of experts, scientists have a responsibility to communicate in a simple and clear way. Watch Brett Cowan talk on this interesting topic.

Register your address for Second Hand Sunday

Do you have stuff you’d like to get rid of but it is too good to put in the rubbish or too bulky to take to your local second-hand store?

Council is once again holding its annual "Second Hand Sunday" event.

Life size bronze Kaimanawa Horse statue proposed for Waiouru

Kaimanawa Heritage Horses (KHH) a group interested in the welfare and preservation of the wild horses are seeking community support for erecting a life size bronze Kaimanawa horse statue in central Waiouru on SH1.

Otago Polytechnic features strongly at Best Design Awards

Otago Polytechnic has claimed multiple medals at the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards 2018.

Appeal for information following Kerikeri assault incident

By Detective Senior Sergeant Rhys Johnston, Kerikeri Police:

Police are continuing to investigate an incident where an elderly male was assaulted in Kerikeri on Friday 21st September.

Witness sought following attempted abduction

Christchurch Police are appealing for a witness to come forward following an attempted abduction in Ilam last week.

At around 5.50am on Friday 21 September, a man tried to abduct a woman jogger at the entrance to Ray Blank Park on Maidstone Road, Ilam.

Ezyway 2 Learn English kickstarter to be launched

Ezyway 2 Learn English is designed to provide literacy skills to children as young as two, teenagers struggling with any form of literacy problem, adults who have never learnt to read or write, and migrant children and adults wanting to learn English as a second language.

Update on robbery of Caltex service station Blenheim Road, Christchurch

By Detective Sergeant Brad Grainger, Metro Crime, Christchurch

Police continue to investigate the robbery of the Caltex, Riccarton at 1.10am this morning, 23 September.

Six males entered the Caltex, and threatened the shop attendant.

Source of Carterton illness found

Police say fresh compost is the source of illness at a Carterton primary school last week.

Emergency services were called to the school on High Street about 2.30pm on Friday with reports of an unpleasant smell and a number of ill children.

Cash for cool ideas in Porirua City

If you’re a young person with a great idea Porirua City may have the funding you need to help make it happen.