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Money lessons offer NCEA excellence grades - CFFC

For the first time secondary students will be able to add credits toward their NCEA merit and excellence endorsements by learning about money.

Making sure Maori count - Stats NZ

A small Waikato town is pulling together to help improve how Mâori are counted in the next census, Stats NZ said today.

In Raahui Pookeka, members of a local marae are driving an initiative to improve engagement in the New Zealand census.

Auckland quieter but house buyers still abuzz under level 3 - Century 21

"Auckland’s an old hand at lockdown now with buyers, sellers and agents better equipped with Zoom and familiar with the restrictions. More people with more time also provides unique opportunities," says Derryn Mayne, Owner of Century 21 New Zealand.

A living wage for Crowne Plaza Auckland workers

Unite congratulates Crowne Plaza Auckland, currently an MIQ facility, for making the move to paying their workers the living wage. The welcome increase will provide some relief to workers who are normally paid just above the minimum wage despite doing crucial and risky work.

Track progress on Hamilton's newest bridge - Hamilton City Council

Hamiltonians can keep track of progress on their newest bridge without leaving their house, thanks to camera technology installed on site.

Seabirds spend nearly 40 percent of their time on high seas - study

A global effort by seabird researchers, including those from NIWA, has resulted in the first assessment of where the world’s most threatened seabirds spend their time.

Two lucky Lotto players win $500,000

Two Lotto players from Auckland and Tauranga will be popping the champagne after each winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

The winning tickets were sold at Countdown Westgate in Auckland and Bureta Superette in Tauranga.

No increase in alcohol consumption during Covid-19 times

Just released figures from Statistics NZ show New Zealanders are not drinking more during COVID-19 times. The alcohol available for consumption has remained relatively static with a slight decrease on the same period last year.

Progress as Port upgrade enters phase two with community at its heart

Momentum is building as work progresses to repair and upgrade the Whanganui Port as a long-term community economic and recreational asset.

Dirty PR exposed in whale oil defamation trial

Three public health advocates are relieved that their long-standing Whale Oil defamation trial against Cameron Slater, Carrick Graham, Katherine Rich and the Food and Grocery Council has finally concluded and they are pleased that the truth has come out.