Articles for category: National

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Open ocean salmon farm a win for the economy – Shane Jones

The final approval of New Zealand King Salmon’s Blue Endeavour open ocean aquaculture project is a significant step for New Zealand’s aquaculture, and a win for the economy, Oceans and Fisheries Minister Shane Jones says. “Blue Endeavour will be the first open ocean aquaculture salmon farm in New Zealand. It’s going to provide more jobs ...

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Funeral Directors Association warns about funeral live stream scams

The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand is warning New Zealanders about a new funeral live streaming scam that asks for money to view a funeral live stream. Chief Executive, Gillian Boyes, says scammers create fake Facebook pages then send friend requests to families and friends of the deceased with links to the scam sites. ...

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New Zealand Biosecurity Awards finalists ‘keeping NZ safe from pests and diseases’

The New Zealand Biosecurity Awards finalists have been announced and highlight the inspiring and diverse biosecurity activities that are happening across New Zealand. The awards celebrate the incredible people who are working hard to help ensure New Zealand is safe from unwanted pests and diseases. “It’s the work of people and organisations like our finalists ...

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Soft start to 2024 extends into February – CoreLogic

National home values rose 0.3% in February, continuing the decelerating trend seen since December, CoreLogic’s House Price Index shows. Property values have risen for five consecutive months, however the pace of gains is down from November’s 0.4% rise and December’s 1.0% increase. The average property value across NZ now stands at $930,495, up 2.8% from ...

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Manawatu Dairy Industry Awards winners announced

The 2024 Manawatū Dairy Industry Awards Share Farmer of the Year winners are a future-focused couple who are proud to be building a business which showcases high-quality milk and be rewarded for it. Will Hinton and Kali Rangiawha were named 2024 Manawatū Dairy Industry Awards Share Farmers of the Year category at the region’s annual ...

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Quality of Life Survey results now available – QLDC

Results from Queenstown Lakes sixth annual Quality of Life Survey show housing and economic concerns continue to be the district’s primary challenges. The survey, commissioned by Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) and published today, informs planning and decision-making for QLDC and other organisations responsible for delivering many of the services touched upon. It also helps ...