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Queenstown Resort College and Forsyth Barr invest in Winter Games NZ

New Zealand's premier tourism and hospitality management institution, Queenstown Resort College (QRC) has boosted its support of Winter Games NZ in 2019.

Council to host ‘all in’ mayoral debate

Hamilton City Council is to host a mayoral debate to encourage more people to get involved and vote in the upcoming local election.

And all mayoral candidates will be invited to participate in the debate.

Update on the Queenstown weekend incident

A 20-year-old Otago man who had a warrant for his arrest in relation to a stabbing in Queenstown over the weekend was detained entering Australia yesterday evening and will be returned to New Zealand.

Second Maori hui inquiry into Oranga Tamariki ratifies scope

The second national hui in the Māori-led Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki concluded yesterday ahead of schedule after a capacity audience formally ratified the terms of reference that determines the scope and purpose of the independent investigation into both historical and contemporary child upli

BOP Environment Enhancement Fund applications open

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Environmental Enhancement Fund (EEF) has opened for applications. The fund is open to almost any group that wants some help getting started on a community-based environmental project in the region.

Council opens application for Cat Desexing Fund

Applications for a new fund aimed at curbing issues with stray cats in Hamilton are now being taken.

In May, Hamilton City Council voted in favour of creating a new $100,000 fund to support the desexing and rehoming of stray cats in the city.

Puhi Kai Iti Cook Landing Site transforming with tukutuku

Construction of circular walls featuring the largest tukutuku panels in the world is nearing completion as the Puhi Kai Iti Cook Landing Site redevelopment begins to take shape.

Primary and intermediate principals vote to accept new offer - NZEI

Primary and intermediate school principals have voted to accept a new settlement from the Ministry of Education, which includes entrenched pay parity with secondary principals.

Students go on volcano field trip without leaving classroom

Thousands of New Zealand students will this week be taking a peek into active volcanic craters without having to leave the safety of their classrooms.

Flooding event highlights need for resource consent to be granted - council

The district’s stormwater infrastructure was tested on Saturday, with heavy rain causing flooding throughout Levin and Ōhau.

An upgrade to the North-east Levin stormwater was carried out in 2017 which included two new pumps being installed for Kennedy Drive and Okarito Avenue.