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‘The Hill family backs local conservation group to help with pest control’

The Hill family is one of the latest Queenstown locals to support the preservation of native wildlife and biodiversity in the Southern Lakes. Prominent businessman and philanthropist Sir Michael Hill and his family have donated an initial $90,000 to conservation organisation Southern Lakes Sanctuary to support the installation of 60 additional high-tech predator-control traps. The ...

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Consultation on DTI and LVR settings – RBNZ

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand – Te Pūtea Matua has launched a consultation on activating debt to income (DTI) restrictions and loosening loan to value ratios (LVR) for residential lending. Deputy Governor Christian Hawkesby says the financial stability risks of ‘boom and bust’ credit cycles are significant, so it’s important to ensure we have ...

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Timetable refresh increases bus frequency across the Hamilton network

Substantial changes to Hamilton’s bus network will boost frequency and streamline popular transfer options from Monday, 5 February. With 102 more trips each week, nearly all Hamilton suburban routes will run every 30-40 minutes during peak times and return to hourly frequency on weekends. Travellers should notice more services during weekday peak times. Most notably, ...

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Beef + Lamb New Zealand partners with the New Zealand Team

The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) is proud to announce a partnership with Beef + Lamb New Zealand, heralding a new era of support for New Zealand’s Olympians. This collaboration builds upon a solid foundation of backing Kiwis, notably the iconic Iron Maidens, and extends to encompass the entire New Zealand Team as they gear ...

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‘New Zealand is ‘adequate’, and we couldn’t be happier about it’

The European Commission has determined that New Zealand has an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred from the European Union. Essentially ‘adequacy’ says that our legislation isn’t the same as Europe’s, but its outcomes are similar and can be trusted. Privacy Commissioner Michael Webster says this is good news for trade and ease-of-doing ...

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Weekend Wrap: Rescues, Burnt Feet, & Packed Beaches – SLSNZ

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) is urging beachgoers to swim between the red and yellow flags following an incredibly busy weekend. Surf lifeguards rescued 57 people on Saturday and Sunday, 33 of these in the Northern Region. Steve Fisher, SLSNZ CEO, said, “December through to March is the busiest time for surf lifeguards as ...

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Prohibited fire season extends to all Wairarapa – FENZ

All of the Wairarapa moves into a prohibited fire season from 8am on Tuesday 23 January, until further notice. A prohibited fire season means no open-air fires are allowed and all fire permits are revoked. Last week, a prohibited fire season was declared for the Wairarapa Coast. Wellington District Community Risk Manager Philip Soal says ...