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More Hilux get attitude injection for 50th anniversary

7 November 2018

Toyota has restyled the 14 wide-bodied variants of its 21-ute range as the iconic workhorse of choice celebrates its 50th anniversary globally.

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Ruth Buchanan wins Walters Prize 2018

3 November 2018

Ruth Buchanan has been announced tonight as the winner of the Walters Prize 2018, New Zealand’s most prestigious contemporary art award.

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Toyota New Zealand has record sales month

1 November 2018

Toyota New Zealand has had its best ever sales month in October with a record total of 5,072 vehicles sold.

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New IPCC report marks ‘end of magical thinking’ about climate change - UC expert

9 October 2018

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment released today (2pm Monday 8 October NZTime). With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C could go hand-in-hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said today.

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Successful year for Animal Management team

4 October 2018

It has been a successful year for Auckland Council’s Animal Management team, which works hard every day to keep both Aucklanders and dogs safe in across the region.

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Lack of exercise putting pressure on Kiwis’ health

2 October 2018

Lack of exercise is putting pressure on the health of many Kiwis, a leading New Zealand exercise expert says.

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Blockworks to unveil how NZ business is rapidly changing

26 September 2018

Blockworks, clearly the biggest and most significant event to consider the benefits and impacts of the burgeoning blockchain technology in New Zealand, will be held in Auckland on October 12.

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NZ facing growing number of cyber incidents

20 September 2018

Kiwis will continue to face record digital threats and cyber incidents every month, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Top staff don’t have to be Aucklanders to be winners – Alpine Energy ceo

20 September 2018

Winner of the New Zealand executive assistant (EA) of the year award Nyia Strachan may come from one of New Zealand’s smallest cities but she would still be the best EA if she worked in Auckland, her boss Alpine Energy chief executive Andrew Tombs says.

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The funky C-HR adds even more spice

18 September 2018

Toyota has enhanced the daring styling of the C-HR compact SUV with the availability of a two-tone paint scheme on a new Limited variant.

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Auckland Council and Unison honoured at RiskNZ annual awards

13 September 2018

Auckland Council’s Cecilia Tse won the risk management professional of the year award while the council’s risk team won the excellence in developing capability in risk management award at RiskNZ’s annual awards in Auckland last night.

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Eye-watering deal for NZ medical business

10 September 2018

New Zealand company ODocs Eye Care has signed its first overseas international partnership with Riyadh’s King Saud University, which is the biggest medical university in the Arab world.

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A first for NZ: Delta Insurance releases cover for intellectual property

10 September 2018

Kiwi businesses can now afford to protect themselves against intellectual property (IP) risks, thanks to an audacious move by Delta Insurance.

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Huge number of Kiwis say they will soon start structured exercising

3 September 2018

A total of 176,000 New Zealanders says they will definitely start exercising at a gym or fitness facility in the next 12 months according to a survey by an Auckland research company.

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Is agritech destined to save New Zealand?

29 August 2018

Agritech could be destined to save the New Zealand economy, leading New Zealand tech expert Graeme Muller says.

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PAs crucial to successful businesses and organisations

23 August 2018

A New Zealand business leader has come in to bat for many unsung personal assistants (PAs), just weeks out from the annual New Zealand Office and PA Show.

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Better structure for burgeoning yoga exercise – conference

21 August 2018

Yoga teachers want to introduce quality standards for yoga teacher training and support in New Zealand for yoga teachers.

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Whittaker’s launch their first permanent store

16 August 2018

Whittaker’s has launched their very first permanent store which is located through customs in Auckland International Airport. The store opened yesterday and will be accessible to anyone travelling internationally from Auckland.

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Boxing classes better for people with brain diseases

15 August 2018

A New Zealand boxing-fitness expert is urging Kiwis with chronic neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s to lead more physically active lives and start boxing.

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WHANGAREI LEADING NZ’S CHARGE IN THE EV WORLD

13 August 2018

Whangarei, winner of the most electric vehicle friendly-town in New Zealand award, has a big advantage over other regions.

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VODAFONE WARRIORS SECURE FUSITU’A UNTIL 2023

10 August 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, August 09, 2018 – Prolific try-scorer David Fusitu’a has today re-signed with the Vodafone Warriors until the end of the 2023 NRL season.

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Major international agritech announcement expected for NZ

8 August 2018

In less than a fortnight, more than 30 New Zealand agritech leaders will make history in Silicon Valley.

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VODAFONE WARRIORS ANNOUNCE NRL WOMEN’S PREMIERSHIP SQUAD

1 August 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, August 01, 2018 – A 22-strong squad laden with current and former Kiwi Ferns has been unveiled today to represent the Vodafone Warriors in the inaugural NRL women’s premiership next month.

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NZ’s top exercise industry body backs calls for tighter guidelines

24 July 2018

The country’s top exercise industry body, ExerciseNZ, is behind the call for industry-wide guidelines around high intensity workouts including a weekly maximum time limit for this type of training for gym-goers.

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Lexus’ electrifying start to 2018

6 July 2018

Lexus has launched into 2018 with its best sales result ever in its history in the New Zealand market.

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NZTech and NZBio combine tech forces

4 July 2018

New Zealand is beginning to witness unprecedented opportunities in areas of technology convergence as cutting-edge and world-first technology continues to accelerate and merge.

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100TECHWOMEN PROJECT LAUNCHING THIS MONTH

2 July 2018

NZTech Women will this month launch 100TechWomen which will feature a collection of inspiring stories from New Zealand’s brightest female tech talent from around the country.

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AI and IoT changing the face of NZ dairying

2 July 2018

A fledgling New Zealand agritech company run by a rising Kiwi entrepreneur who has worked for Rocket Lab has raised $8 million, from Silicon Valley venture capital firm Data Collective, which is likely to result in massive changes to the nation’s burgeoning dairy industry.

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AT LAST, A NEW GENERATION OF SANITARY PADS THAT TICKS ALL THE BOXES!

22 June 2018

Drion sanitary products are hypoallergenic, ultra-absorbent and technologically advanced, and support menstrual comfort. They contain a green strip infused with far infrared rays and negative ions. Drion sanitary products also help minimise vaginal odours.

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New era of stylish, dynamic, emotional design at Toyota

21 June 2018

The latest Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid, C-HR, Camry and soon to be launched Corolla are a result of Toyota’s global president Akio Toyoda challenging the company’s designers to create cars that speak to people’s emotions.

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North Shore tree tests free of kauri dieback

21 June 2018

Tests on a kauri tree in Chelsea Estate Heritage Park on Auckland’s North Shore have shown that it does not have kauri dieback disease.

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Yoga surging in popularity around NZ

20 June 2018

Tomorrow is international yoga day and yoga is surging in popularity all around New Zealand, while organised sport is in decline, Exercise NZ chief executive Richard Beddie says.

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Customers the winners as insurtech investment ramps up

18 June 2018

The rapid rise of tech companies working in the insurance market and investment by traditional insurance firms into new advanced technologies is expected to lead to better deals for customers in coming years, InsurTechNZ chair Jason Roberts says.

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Waste plan a step closer to a zero-waste Auckland

12 June 2018

Auckland Council’s latest plan for managing waste is a step closer to the region’s goal of becoming zero-waste by 2040 with increased priorities for advocacy, product stewardship, strengthening residential collection options and addressing illegal dumping issues.

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Digital principles set up to help NZ businesses evolve

12 June 2018

The digital revolution that has begun will change, redefine and disrupt almost every sector across the country, New Zealand Techleaders chair David Kennedy says.

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TUIVASA-SHECK NAMED TO RETURN AGAINST COWBOYS

12 June 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, June 12, 2018 – Captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is again in line to return from an ankle injury for the Vodafone Warriors’ 15th-round NRL encounter with the North Queensland Cowboys at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville on Friday (6.00pm kick-off local time; 8.00pm NZT).

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Impressive Matariki Festival line-up to light up your winter

11 June 2018

The star of Auckland’s winter season, the Matariki Festival, returns with an exciting line-up of more than 100 events region-wide from 30 June to 22 July; from an evocative dawn karakia, to captivating kapa haka, a street party, family kite-flying events, lighting shows and cultural events across Auckland. All in celebration of Matariki, the Māori New Year.

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'Kāore te kumara e kōrero mō tōna ake reka'

11 June 2018

I was raised on Hongoeka Marae. One of the first things I learnt while growing up in my community is you get more respect being humble than you do 'showing off'.

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Colin Dale Park identified as new home for Speedway in Auckland

8 June 2018

Auckland Council, Regional Facilities Auckland and Speedway Promotions Limited (SPL) will today sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that proposes Colin Dale Park in Wiri as the future home of Speedway in Auckland.

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Teachers need to be better paid for the tech revolution

7 June 2018

Teachers need to be better paid as they adjust to educating kids in the fastest growing sector in New Zealand, - technology, an award-winning Maori chief executive of a fast growing ed-tech company says.

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Happiness

7 June 2018

How do you feel right now? Are you happy? If not it is time to make some changes.

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Aucklanders shape the city's future direction

5 June 2018

Following significant levels of public interest, Auckland Council has adopted the Auckland Plan 2050.

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JOHNSON TO PLAY 150TH NRL GAME IN CHRISTCHURCH

5 June 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, June 5, 2018 – Shaun Johnson has been named to make his 150th NRL milestone appearance in the Vodafone Warriors’ 14th-round clash against Manly Warringah at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday (5.00pm kick-off).

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The 5 essential ingredients for success

4 June 2018

Throughout my life, I have been successful in many ways. I have genuinely succeeded in most things I put my heart and soul into.

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ASKING ABOUT MISSING SALARY LEADS TO DISMISSAL

3 June 2018

In a recent Employment Relations Authority case an employer has been found to have unjustifiably dismissed their employee after the employee questioned why his wages were not paid on time.

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Build your personal brand to succeed

1 June 2018

I live in New Zealand and people here generally do not like to promote themselves. We like to be humble and there really is quite a tall poppy syndrome that goes on here.

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Kiwi kids need to be more active, getting to and from school

30 May 2018

Being active during childhood helps with brain development and leads to lower rates of degenerative diseases later in life, a national exercise expert says.

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Whittaker’s welcomes awards voted by NZ public

25 May 2018

Whittaker’s is delighted to have been named New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand for the seventh consecutive year, and thanks the New Zealand public for their ongoing support.

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Fiscal responsibility but can we wait for wellbeing – BERL

21 May 2018

Budget 2018 oozed fiscal responsibility, but for many a shift to a truly wellbeing Budget cannot come quick enough, BERL chief economist Dr Ganesh Nana says.

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Launch of the UpStarters – NZ tech and innovation story

21 May 2018

The New Zealand Tech and Innovation Story, the UpStarters, launched this morning by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Techweek ’18, is a key milestone in supporting our tech and innovation companies to promote themselves on the world stage.

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Whakapike Ake Recruitment Officer (Auckland)

18 May 2018

The University of Auckland is a truly great place to work. Offering five weeks' annual leave, over 300 courses and workshops designed to support your professional development, and standout facilities for staff members who are also parents, it's easy to see why we've just been voted one of New Zealand's most attractive employers.*

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Auckland Art Gallery’s new chatbot demonstrates art-ificial intelligence to give new access to 17,000 artworks

18 May 2018

To mark International Museums Day on Friday 18 May, and ahead of next week’s Techweek NZ, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki today launches a new chatbot through Facebook Messenger.

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An Australasian food-first for NZ blockchain producer

15 May 2018

Four-year-old Auckland business Olivia is reportedly the first small to medium enterprise in Australasia to adopt blockchain in food traceability.

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Technology will make NZ rivers cleaner

15 May 2018

Technology will soon help make New Zealand’s farms more productive while also making lakes and rivers cleaner, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Double the delight for lovers of caramel-filled chocolate

10 May 2018

Whittaker’s has perfected a new caramel filling and is releasing two new caramel products. As well as pairing the new creamier, smoother and more velvety caramel with Whittaker’s 5 Roll Refined Creamy Milk Chocolate, Whittaker’s has also created a 62% Dark Salted Caramel.

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[GAME DAY] CREATING INDIGENOUS ROUND HISTORY

8 May 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, May 7, 2018 – Maori culture will be fully integrated into the NRL’s annual Indigenous Round for the first time when the Vodafone Warriors host the Sydney Roosters at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday (5.00pm kick-off; match day sponsor: Canterbury of New Zealand).

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VODAFONE WARRIORS ANNOUNCE OWNERSHIP CHANGE

2 May 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, May 2, 2018 – Vodafone Warriors executive chairman Jim Doyle confirmed today that after working with various interested parties, both within New Zealand and internationally, over the last few months the club has been sold to Carlaw Heritage Trust, and Autex Industries Limited.

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Auckland Harbour Bridge lighting up to honour Anzacs

19 April 2018

In collaboration with the RSA, Auckland’s Harbour Bridge is set to join more than 80 events across the region in paying tribute those who served their country in WWI and other conflicts.

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NZ highly regarded for global tech talent

11 April 2018

Tech is the fastest growing and third biggest industry sector in New Zealand contributing more than $6.3 billion in annual exports and now other countries are chasing the cream of our tech crop.

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Kiwi company selected in women-only Australian tech accelerator

10 April 2018

A New Zealand start-up company, RIP Global, is among eight companies to be selected for the next women-only Springboard Enterprises Australia (SBE) accelerator programme.

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Govt may force NZ’s umbrella rural health organisation to close

6 April 2018

New Zealand’s umbrella rural health organisation will move to shut down if it does not receive government funding next week.

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VODAFONE WARRIORS FIRST CLUB TO SIGN NRL WOMEN’S PREMIERSHIP HEAD COACH

29 March 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, March 28, 2018 – After being confirmed as one of four clubs in the new NRL women’s premiership yesterday, the Vodafone Warriors have today become the first to appoint their head coach by confirming much-decorated former Kiwi Ferns captain Luisa Avaiki in the role.

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Toyota and the changing face of personal mobility

29 March 2018

The motor industry and personal mobility are changing radically and Toyota is leading the way in making changes to its overall business to keep pace.

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It’s on! Auckland Council green lights America’s Cup location

29 March 2018

The thrill and vibrancy of the America’s Cup is returning to Auckland’s waterfront in 2021 with the Auckland Council Governing Body giving its unanimous support to hosting the 36th America’s Cup.

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VODAFONE WARRIORS EXCITED TO JOIN NRL WOMEN’S PREMIERSHIP

27 March 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, March 27, 2018 – Involvement in the new NRL women’s premiership has been hailed by Vodafone Warriors executive chairman Jim Doyle as the launching pad for significant growth of women’s rugby league throughout New Zealand.

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Council funding on offer for ideas that reduce waste

27 March 2018

Applications open April 1 for Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF), which funds great ideas for reducing waste to landfill.

Businesses, iwi/Māori and education/community groups can apply for up to $5000 towards their project.

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New Zealand becoming global centre for blockchain

26 March 2018

New Zealand is becoming a global blockchain centre, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says.

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VODAFONE WARRIORS SEEK FANS’ HELP AFTER DEVASTATING GEAR THEFT

26 March 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, March 26, 2018 – The Vodafone Warriors have asked for support from fans and the general public as they desperately seek to recover expensive equipment and unique playing gear stolen from a club van on Sunday night.

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NZ part of global exercise explosion

23 March 2018

New Zealand is about to see an explosion in the number of people taking up yoga, 24/7 gyms, boutique studios, boot camps and mobile trainers, a leading exercise expert says.

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Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium ready for record-breaking month

21 March 2018

Fresh off the back of the Vodafone Warriors opening home game win over the Gold Coast Titans, Mt Smart Stadium is being transformed into concert mode for the record-setting Ed Sheeran concerts, and will be transformed again ahead of the historic NRL double-header.

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NZ seen as the world’s living global tech lab

15 March 2018

The announcement of the world’s first self-driving electric air taxi being piloted in Christchurch is just one of the examples of New Zealand becoming a living tech laboratory, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller said today.

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AI now bringing exciting possibilities to NZ

15 March 2018

In Phoenix, Arizona, cars are self-navigating the streets. In many homes, people are speaking to digital assistants, with the machines responding.

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UNCHANGED SQUAD FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY CLASH AGAINST TITANS

14 March 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, March 13, 2018 – Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney is set to use an unchanged side for the St Patrick’s Day NRL clash against the Gold Coast Titans at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday (5.00pm kick-off; match day sponsor: Suzuki).

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Lexus Sport Yacht concept wins international recognition

12 March 2018

The unique Lexus Sport Yacht concept was recognised with a special award by Japan’s “Boat of the Year” committee at the Japan International Boat Show in Yokohama on Friday.

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Hopelessly addicted inventor saving native birds with AI

12 March 2018

A researcher described as a hopelessly addicted inventor who is using artificial intelligence (AI) to find native bird predators such as rats, stoats and possums, will be an interesting speaker at AI Day in Auckland on March 28.

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Other People Think showcases Auckland’s contemporary international art collection

7 March 2018

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki offers fresh insights into its remarkable international collection in a new exhibition, Other People Think: Auckland’s Contemporary International Collection, opening this Saturday 10 March.

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Summit of Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill soon to be vehicle-free

7 March 2018

From Monday 26 March work will start on reconfiguring the summit road entrance off Olive Grove and installing a new automated gate. The work will take around four to six weeks to complete. Safe access for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained throughout this period.

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Encouraging signs of more Kiwi women in tech

6 March 2018

The worm has turned in the tech world as a wave of females are joining the tech community, according to national and global reports.

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Silicon Valley Amazon Kiwi manager speaking at AI-Day

27 February 2018

A New Zealander who is leading one of the world’s most exciting artificial intelligent (AI) teams at Amazon in Silicon Valley is working on cutting-edge social impact projects such as catching game poachers and child sex traffickers.

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What does 2018 hold in store for NZ?

22 February 2018

A leading economist says New Zealanders will have to wait until later in the year to see where the needle settles on the government’s ‘superficial change v substantive change’ spectrum.

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Chief tech officer appointment critical for NZ

20 February 2018

The appointment of a chief technology officer for New Zealand is critical for the future of the country if we hope to be a thriving digital nation by 2030, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Textbooks and landline phones likely to be gone by 2030

19 February 2018

Spark Digital chief executive Jolie Hodson, who is speaking to the international Digital Nations summit in Auckland starting today, has painted a picture of dramatic tech changes in New Zealand over the next 12 years.

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VODAFONE WARRIORS AND NEW ZEALAND RUGBY REACH AGREEMENT

16 February 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, February 13, 2018 – The Vodafone Warriors and New Zealand Rugby have reached an agreement following mediation to resolve a dispute arising from Etene Nanai-Seturo’s decision to leave the Vodafone Warriors and sign with New Zealand Rugby.

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How will tech be impacting NZ by 2030?

15 February 2018

More than 500 tech people are gathering at the international Digital Nations Summit in Auckland on Monday to share ideas and thoughts about what sort of country New Zealand will be like in 2030 and the role technology will play, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Takarunga / Mt Victoria summit vehicle-free from March

13 February 2018


Work begins this week on returning the tihi (summit) of Takarunga / Mt Victoria to a vehicle-free space.

The tihi and the summit road will be permanently closed to all private motor vehicles including motorbikes and scooters from 1 March 2018. Parking spaces at the Kerr Street entrance to the maunga will have parking time limits enforced from 1 April to help ensure all visitors have equal parking opportunity.

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Give some thought to your heart on Valentine’s Day

13 February 2018

Kiwis should think seriously about their heart and their loved one tomorrow on Valentine’s Day, a leading New Zealand health expert says.

Heart diseases is the single biggest killer of New Zealanders. Every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies from heart disease and cardiovascular disease accounts for 30 percent of Kiwi deaths every year. The Heart Foundation says many of the deaths are preventable.

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Kiwi kids to give world tech experts coding lessons

13 February 2018

Some of the world’s leading tech experts, including tech Ministers from other countries, will attend a coding session with a bunch of young New Zealand’s school children at the Young Coders Showcase during the international Digital Nations tech summit in Auckland next week.

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Demand for portable units to help hospitals increasing

12 February 2018

The demand for portable operating departments to ease hospital surgical strain is growing substantially, Mobile Health chief executive Mark Eager says.

Over the Christmas break, Mobile Health’s surgical bus unit was busy working in Auckland at the Counties District Health Board as an extra theatre helping them to get through their elective surgery lists, Eager says.

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Attitude injection for the Hilux range

8 February 2018

Toyota Hilux will ramp up its attitude with the introduction of the SR5 Cruiser variant, which sits above the SR5 and replaces the outgoing SR5 limited in the 21 strong range.

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Cast Announced for Hone Kouka’s Gripping New Play

8 February 2018

An award-winning actor, a member of Fly My Pretties, a Shortland St star, an international Pop-Up Globe performer and a high school graduate making her theatre debut are among the cast just announced for the world premiere season of Hone Kouka’s stunning new work, Bless the Child.

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Vector Lights on Waitangi Weekend

2 February 2018

An extraordinary light and sound show telling the story of Hauturu-o-Toi (Little Barrier Is) will launch tonight, Friday 2 February with Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge, and run each night through to Waitangi Day, Tuesday 6 February.

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Love Your Maunga: stage set for celebration of Māngere Mountain

2 February 2018

Four hours of live music, food and market stalls is set for the ‘Love Your Maunga’ event at Māngere Mountain, 11am to 3pm on Saturday 17 February.

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AI, the new tech frontier, changing the world

1 February 2018

Some of the top cutting-edge tech companies, academics and leading tech chief executives will unleash all the latest information and how AI (artificial intelligence) is impacting on New Zealanders’ lives at a major event in Auckland in March.

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Award-winning artist Tami Neilson to headline Music in Parks finale

31 January 2018

Finish your summer under the stars with New Zealand’s own musical star, singer-songwriter Tami Neilson.

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Open letter to the PM on improving NZ fitness levels

29 January 2018

The New Zealand 2017 personal trainer of the year winner has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, pleading for more government input to help Kiwi school children get fitter.

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Solar-powered bike bringing waterfront news

26 January 2018

Auckland Council's new information bike will be out at popular events bringing Aucklanders up to speed on plans for the city centre’s development.

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Auckland Council introduces glamping – where stunning nature meets a touch of luxury

23 January 2018

Experience Kiwi camping at its finest this summer by trying out Auckland Council’s new glamping tents.

Furnished canvas bell tents are now available at the Ōrewa Beach Top 10 Holiday Park, Martins Bay Holiday Park and Wenderholm Regional Park for those wanting a hassle-free camping experience with comfort in amazing locations.

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Three big tech trends critical for Kiwis in 2018

23 January 2018

Digital learning skills, smarter homes and medical drone deliveries will be major tech developments that will significantly impact lives of Kiwis, a leading New Zealand tech expert says.

NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says while the tech talk is often about issues such as robots stealing jobs or virtual reality worlds New Zealanders may sometimes overlook some of the advances that are happening already that will be important for Kiwis in the coming days of 2018.

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Top Google researcher speaking at digital summit in Auckland

16 January 2018

Tomas Izo, a lead engineering director in machine perception at Google Research, will be an exciting speaker at the biggest global tech summit ever held in New Zealand in Auckland on February 19 and 20.

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Popular Waitangi Day celebration returns to Hayman Park

16 January 2018

Haere mai ki te rā whakanui i te Tiriti o Waitangi ka tū ki Manukau.

Join the fun and celebrate our national day at Auckland Council’s Waitangi ki Manukau, a free event for the family on Tuesday 6 February in Hayman Park, Manukau.

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Exercise still #1 new year’s resolution

15 January 2018

Exercise is still the #1 new year’s resolution for most Kiwis, a leading New Zealand exercise expert says.

Exercise NZ chief executive Richard Beddie says just doing something is better than nothing, and people wary of huge fitness challenges should start with things they enjoy.

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Digital era, matter of survival for Kiwi companies

10 January 2018

Kiwi businesses are having to substantially change how they operate with the rapid arrival of the digital age, a leading New Zealand business expert says.

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Economic obstacles likely but future growth expected

20 December 2017

The incoming government has hit the ground running but will face many obstacles in 2018 as it seeks to sustain a stable economy, leading New Zealand economic forecaster BERL says.

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Electrified vehicles to be available across the entire Toyota and Lexus line-up by around 2025

19 December 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced today its plans toward the popularization of electrified vehicles for the decade 2020-2030.

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Investment critical for a digital Kiwi nation

18 December 2017

The future of New Zealand’s economy hangs on its ability to swiftly embrace and invest in digital tech skills, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Digital skills shortage should sound warning bell

18 December 2017

A major report released today shows that New Zealand has a significant and growing digital skills shortage, primarily due to the speed and scale of the increase in demand for tech skills.

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Winners ready to light up the bridge!

15 December 2017

Vector and Auckland Council are very happy to announce we have found the bright young sparks who will get to ‘flick the switch’ to turn on Vector Lights this Anniversary Weekend!

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Significant tech changes for mobile bus service next year

13 December 2017

The national surgical bus, possibly the only one of its type in the world, is looking for a significant change next year to keep up with demands and with high technology.

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The Abducted art show in Auckland – Kiwi icons merged

12 December 2017

Tourists to New Zealand have, in the past, not heard of Kiwi icons such as jandals, creamota, Chesdale cheese, eskimo pies, buzzy bees and pineapple lumps.

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Enjoy Christmas, but keep up the regular work-out activities

11 December 2017

People wanting to be more active in 2018 should, first of all, enjoy the luxuries and pleasures of Christmas through the festive season, one of New Zealand’s leading exercise experts says.

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Can I go swimming on my period?

9 December 2017


My advice is that we need to take extra special care of ourselves in the lead up to and during our period. At this time our body is working extra hard to clear out the lining of the uterus that it was hoping would be a nice nest for an embryo. Our immune system is challenged at this time; we feel extra tired, achy and more cold than usual, so it's common sense to take extra care and rest more. Moderate exercise is good especially just before your period and can help reduce cramping.

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IoT devices topping Christmas wish lists in 2017

8 December 2017

Exciting tech advances are playing a much greater part in Christmas gifts in New Zealand than ever before, Kriv Naicker, executive director of the New Zealand Internet of Things (IoT) Alliance says.

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Auckland's climate forecast to get hotter

8 December 2017

Auckland's average temperature is predicted to increase by up to 3.75C by 2110 if global greenhouse gas emissions continue on their current path.

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Financial advice Bill puts Kiwis needs first

8 December 2017

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says the first reading of the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill in Parliament today is the first step in a significant package of changes to ensure all Kiwis can get good quality financial advice based on their individual needs.

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A growing divide, but watch this tech space…

6 December 2017

The government is right to raise this concern that there is a growing digital divide, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says in response to a digital report released today.

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Auckland crowned zero-waste world champion

6 December 2017

Auckland was one of ten international cities honoured today at the C40 Cities Awards 2017 in Chicago which recognises the world’s most inspiring and innovative cities tackling climate change.

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Targeted track closure to manage kauri dieback disease

6 December 2017

Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee voted on 5 December to close several high-and medium-risk tracks in the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park to limit the spread of kauri dieback disease.

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From petrol to electric vehicles, like cars replacing horses

29 November 2017

Some overseas reports say petrol cars may be obsolete by 2026 but either way the massive switch to electric vehicles will be the biggest disruptive change to people’s lives in more than 100 years, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Northland, Wellington, Dunedin and Auckland win top exercise awards

28 November 2017

Northland’s Corinne Austin and Wellington studio Power Living New Zealand have won two of the major awards at the at the annual New Zealand’s exercise industry awards.

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Christchurch company produces world-first VR app for Auckland

28 November 2017

Christchurch apps design company LWA Solutions is launching a world-first virtual reality pilot training app with the Ports of Auckland early next year.

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Music and Movies in Parks announce impressive line-up for Auckland’s Parks this summer

27 November 2017

Grab your chilly bin and get your picnic blanket ready as there’s an unmissable line-up of free outdoor music and movies coming to a park near you this summer.

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Two locations for a Cup base named at Governing Body meeting

24 November 2017

The council made an important decision on locations for an America’s Cup base at yesterday’s Governing Body meeting, paving the way for further negotiation with the government and Emirates Team New Zealand and a final decision later in the year.

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Anniversary Weekend launch for Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge

24 November 2017

This coming Auckland Anniversary Weekend, on Saturday 27 January, Auckland Harbour Bridge will be transformed by the launch of Vector Lights – featuring a ground-breaking renewable energy technology powered light show that will ignite imaginations and demonstrate a smarter way to power our city.

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Ventia commits to resolving park mowing and gardening concerns

23 November 2017

Ventia is aware that the inadequacy of mowing and gardening of parks in Auckland has been a concern for many residents and ratepayers.

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New Zealand to be at the forefront of AI

22 November 2017

Auckland University’s Michelle Dickinson and Soul Machines business chief Greg Cross are among top key speakers at the biggest artificial intelligence (AI) event ever to be held in New Zealand next year.

New Zealand’s trail-blazing AI event will be held in Auckland on March 28 and will showcase the amazing strides AI has made and is making across the country, New Zealand AI Forum executive director Ben Reid says.

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All new Camry on the horizon

22 November 2017

Toyota New Zealand will introduce the all new eighth generation Toyota Camry, New Zealand’s top selling medium-sized sedan, in early 2018.

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New research finds plants release up to 30 per cent more CO2 than previously thought

21 November 2017

New research co-authored by a University of Canterbury scientist and academics from around the world, suggests that plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions than previously thought, and warns that as the world warms, this may reduce the ability of Earth’s land surface to absorb emissions due to fossil fuel burning.

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VODAFONE WARRIORS SNARE GREEN FOR THREE YEARS

21 November 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, November 21, 2017 – Seasoned standoff Blake Green has been secured by the Vodafone Warriors on a three-year contract.

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Auckland venues gear up for record-breaking summer

21 November 2017

After setting new attendance records last summer, Auckland’s stadium venues are gearing up for an even busier summer ahead.

A stellar line-up of stars including Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Sia and Ed Sheeran will perform at Mt Smart Stadium.

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Who will be honoured at the giant Exercise NZ awards?

21 November 2017

Many of the country’s fitness experts and exercise facilities of all types and sizes who help half a million Kiwis get healthier will be vying for the annual Exercise NZ annual awards in Auckland on Saturday night.

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Auckland Council wins prestigious 6 Green Star Award

20 November 2017

Auckland Council announced today that it is the proud winner of a prestigious 6 Green Star award for the retrofit internal building upgrade project at the council’s headquarters at 135 Albert Street.

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Make the most of summer with Auckland Libraries

20 November 2017

Kick back and relax this summer with Auckland Libraries. We’re offering a great range of fun and free summer services and activities so you can make the most of the holiday break.

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Digital summit to build vision for more prosperous New Zealand

20 November 2017

The biggest and most important international tech conference to be staged in New Zealand will be held in Auckland early next year which may pave the way for faster advances for the Kiwi economy.

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Life’s a bed of roses – the Parnell Festival of Roses

14 November 2017

Say goodbye to the gloom of winter and hello to the bloom of summer by celebrating the annual Parnell Festival of Roses on November 19.

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Silent porpoise: Whales, dolphins and porpoises sleep with half a brain

10 November 2017

Ever wondered how and where whales, dolphins and porpoises sleep? New work by University of Canterbury researcher Andrew Wright at the released this week reveals for the first time that harbour porpoises sleep during diving.

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Auckland Council honoured for zero-waste leadership

10 November 2017

Auckland Council has again been recognised for its commitment to delivering zero-waste, this time by the New Zealand waste management industry’s WasteMINZ Awards for Excellence.

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Urgent attention needed to look at automation impact

8 November 2017

Automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation issues facing the country could become threats, leading to increased social and economic difficulties and a strain on government resources unless they are immediately addressed, New Zealand’s tech leader say.

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VODAFONE WARRIORS TO FACE PREMIERS IN ROTORUA

7 November 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, November 07, 2017 – New signing Tohu Harris is in line for an early taste of facing his old team when the Vodafone Warriors and 2017 premiership winner Melbourne headline a two-day ‘Festival of Rugby League’ with a trial in Rotorua in February next year.

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A sugar tax will do little to change Kiwi attitudes

7 November 2017

The government needs to do much more if it wants to make a difference to New Zealand’s appalling obesity levels than look at a sugar tax, leading New Zealand exercise expert Richard Beddie says.

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PAASI REJOINS VODAFONE WARRIORS

6 November 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, November 06, 2017 – Powerhouse forward Agnatius Paasi is back home after signing a two-year contract with the Vodafone Warriors.

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Special cover for Kiwi manufacturers cautious about food risk

6 November 2017

A New Zealand insurance underwriting agency is providing an exclusive cover for manufacturers which are facing major challenges in relation to recall of contaminated food and beverage products.

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Vensa wins top NZ health it award

6 November 2017

Cutting-edge, life-changing Auckland mobile solutions developer Vensa Health has won the top New Zealand Health IT accolade.

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Julian Rosefeldt’s immersive 13-channel film installation Manifesto to open at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki in February

3 November 2017

Auckland Art Gallery in collaboration with Auckland Arts Festival will present the New Zealand premiere of Julian Rosefeldt’s immersive 13-channel film installation Manifesto, featuring Cate Blanchett, from Saturday 24 February 2018.

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Regular exercise can improve lives for people with Parkinson’s

1 November 2017

Parkinson’s is a condition that affects more than 13,000 New Zealand and can affect anyone of any age but exercise and movement have been shown to significantly improve the lives of those who have the disease, a national exercise expert says.

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Auckland joins UNESCO Creative Cities network

1 November 2017

Auckland is now officially a City of Music, joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. In an announcement by Director General Irina Bokova from Paris earlier this morning, Auckland was one of 12 to be designated a music city.

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Open source platform reinventing home building awarded €50,000 by European Commission

1 November 2017

The Buildx project by WikiHouse Foundation has been announced as one of three winners in the 2017 European Social Innovation Competition. Selected from a total of nearly 800 entries from more than 40 countries, the project was awarded a €50,000 prize at the Awards Ceremony in Brussels on 26 October.

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World's largest tech firm confirms NZ on right track

30 October 2017

The world’s largest tech firm Apple has confirmed New Zealand is on the right track to become a great global tech story, just like tourism, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Design the Future to light up Auckland Harbour Bridge!

30 October 2017

We’re looking for some bright young sparks to step up and win the chance to flick the switch on Vector Lights!

Auckland Council and Vector have formed a smart energy partnership, in collaboration with the NZ Transport Agency, that will see Auckland’s iconic Harbour Bridge lit up by cutting-edge solar, battery and peer-to-peer technology this summer.

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Auckland Council agrees grant funding round

27 October 2017

Auckland Council has approved funding for a variety of community initiatives for the purposes of community development, cultural initiatives and the arts through the latest funding rounds for the 2017/18 financial year.

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Black Flu book asks ‘could it happen again?’

25 October 2017

Dr Rice had New Zealand’s secondary school students in mind as he worked on Black Flu 1918: The story of New Zealand’s worst public health disaster, a condensed and updated version of his 2005 book Black November.

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Dynamic Lexus electric hybrid hatch meets sporty sophistication

25 October 2017

Facelift and specification upgrades for the exclusively-electric hybrid CT 200h have further enhanced its desirability for young drivers who enjoy sporty driving while still maintaining their sustainable lifestyle.

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Kiwi tech advances will help drive greater food supply

24 October 2017

Tech advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) might help New Zealand move toward a solution for helping feed the world which will require food production to double to meet a growing population demands, says a Kiwi tech expert.

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Rural health group calls for urgent meeting with government

24 October 2017

The national rural health group is calling for urgent meetings with the incoming health and primary industries ministers to help solve the serious rural health crisis.

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Rocket Lab wins supreme accolade at the NZ Innovation Awards

20 October 2017

Rocket Lab has won the supreme accolade at the New Zealand Innovation Awards in Auckland last night.

Rocket Lab, named the Bayer Supreme New Zealand Innovation for 2017, has pioneered a Kiwi space programme, with purpose-built rockets for regular commercial satellite launches.

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All businesses should commit to being living wage employer

19 October 2017

Leading economic researcher BERL challenges all businesses to become Living Wage employers to make a real difference to New Zealanders and their communities.

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Kiwi virtual reality and augmented reality getting real

19 October 2017

The New Zealand virtual reality and augmented reality (VRAR) industry sector’s forecast revenues are estimated to be worth more than $320 million within two years, a report release today says.

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Major new work brings international artist Michael Stevenson back to New Zealand

17 October 2017

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki presents an exhibition by one of New Zealand’s most internationally renowned artists, Michael Stevenson, from Sunday 12 November 2017.

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More Kiwis buying into artificial intelligence

17 October 2017

New Zealanders are buying into the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) as it is creeps into many walks of everyday life, an AI specialist says.

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Resignations received from new MPs

13 October 2017

Auckland Council Chief Executive Stephen Town has received resignations from Councillor Denise Lee and local board member Simeon Brown, following last month’s central government elections.

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UC Engineer wins Royal Society award for quake-safe buildings that ‘absorb energy and carry on’

11 October 2017

University of Canterbury Associate Professor Geoff Rodgers has received a prestigious award for developing new technology for earthquake-safe buildings less likely to require repair after large earthquakes.

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BERL to celebrate 60 years in business

11 October 2017

Leading New Zealand economic research company BERL next week celebrates 60 years in business with a special event in Wellington.

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AUCKLAND TO STAGE NRL DOUBLEHEADER FOR FIRST TIME

9 October 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, October 9, 2017 – The NRL will break new ground in 2018 by staging a doubleheader extravaganza at Mount Smart Stadium with the Vodafone Warriors and the Wests Tigers hosting fifth-round games against 2017 premier Melbourne and beaten grand finalist North Queensland on Saturday, April 7.

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Top Kiwi exercise experts vying for NZ awards

9 October 2017

Top experts from Whangarei, Palmerston North, Dunedin, Hamilton and Auckland have been named best personal trainer of the year finalists in ExerciseNZ’s annual exercise industry awards.

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HIKU AND LOVE-HENRY RETURNING TO VODAFONE WARRIORS

9 October 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, October 9, 2017 – Utility Peta Hiku and back rower Matiu Love-Henry are both returning to the Vodafone Warriors after stints overseas.

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Get Rid of Money Worries

6 October 2017

Managing finances can be very stressful, even if you are savvy with your money. A recent global survey by the Financial Planning Standards Board, an international body which oversees professional standards for financial planners, found that most people feel challenged by their finances. However, people who work with financial advisers feel better prepared to achieve their financial goals.

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Leading tech businessman honoured at AUT excellence awards

5 October 2017

A leading tech businessman, who has possibly done more to improve trade ties with Vietnam than any other New Zealander, has last night recognised for his leadership at the Auckland University of Technology Business School NZ Business Support Excellence awards.

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BRÖTZMANN / LEIGH NZ TOUR 2017

5 October 2017

Altmusic and the Audio Foundation are proud to present a nationwide tour of renowned saxophone/pedal steel guitar duo, Brötzmann / Leigh.

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BRÖTZMANN / LEIGH NZ TOUR 2017

5 October 2017

Altmusic and the Audio Foundation are proud to present a nationwide tour of renowned saxophone/pedal steel guitar duo, Brötzmann / Leigh.

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Student Cadet, Rangatahi Programme

4 October 2017

The Cadet role is an amazing way for Māori and/or Pacific students to get up close to a range of careers in the health sector and to become interested in Waitemata DHB as an employer of choice. The Rangatahi Programme is part of our overall strategy to employ a workforce that reflects the cultural diversity of the communities we serve.

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New trial proves micronutrients effective for childhood ADHD

3 October 2017

New Zealand researchers have shown that vitamin-mineral treatment improves aggression and emotional regulation in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), in the first published results from a new trial.

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Buying Happiness

29 September 2017

In our consumerist society the basic tenet is the more we have to spend, the happier we will be. Research shows that, while there is a link between money and happiness, it is a weak one. However, it is possible to get more happiness for your money by making good decisions about what you do with it.

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Aucklanders asked to look after each other in an emergency

28 September 2017

Auckland Council and Airbnb are encouraging Aucklanders to work together in the event of an emergency and look after others in need.

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First ever NZ Tech Leaders group launched

28 September 2017

A new national group of New Zealand’s leading tech experts was formed in Auckland today, because the country is facing unprecedented growth and change in tech – which is now the nation’s fastest growing sector.

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Universities important but many skills can be learned on the job

27 September 2017

If New Zealand raises its education outcomes over a period of 20 years to a level comparable with Finland, it can generate a 204 percent increase in GDP worth an additional $US258 billion, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Celo, Vensa and Orion Health named NZHIT award finalists

25 September 2017

Cutting-edge, lifechanging e-health companies Celo, Vensa and Orion Health have been named finalists in the New Zealand Health IT (NZHIT) annual innovation awards.

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Match your Investment Strategy to your Time Frame

22 September 2017

We’ve had a good run in share markets since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008. Initially this growth was underpinned by central banks engaging in quantitative easing – otherwise known as ‘printing money’. Central banks released funds into circulation through purchasing securities as a way of reducing the likelihood of economies going into recession after the GFC

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Auckland Art Gallery to be obliterated this summer

22 September 2017

A rainbow of brightly coloured dots will obliterate a pure white room when avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room opens on Saturday 9 December at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

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Tech’s momentum now a huge impact on the Kiwi economy

21 September 2017

New Zealand is rapidly becoming a significant digital nation where technology is positively impacting on almost all traditional sectors such as banking, agriculture and tourism, the NZTech annual report says.

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Auckland Council drives value for money programme

21 September 2017

In March 2017 the Finance and Planning Committee approved a three year programme to review effectiveness and value for money across the major activity and service lines of the Auckland Council Group, to ensure that its services continue to best meet Auckland’s needs for good quality infrastructure, local public services and performance of regulatory functions into the future.

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Council warns against third party dog registrations

20 September 2017

Auckland Council is reminding dog owners around the region that it only accepts payment for dog registrations directly, not through third parties.

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Auckland Arts Festival now an annual event

20 September 2017

The Auckland Arts Festival will move from a biennial to an annual event, following a recommendation at Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee.

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Auckland Council’s zero-waste leading the world

20 September 2017

Auckland Council has been globally recognised by the C40 Cities Awards 2017 as one of the most innovative councils in the world for climate change action.

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No political party has answer for rural health crisis

20 September 2017

None of the political parties have an answer to solve the growing rural health crisis, a leading rural health expert says.

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Hunua kiwi population suffers setback

19 September 2017

The newly reestablished kiwi population introduced into the Hunua Ranges earlier this year has suffered a setback, with three of the birds being lost as prey to a ferret.

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Major parties’ views on exercise and fitness

19 September 2017

ExerciseNZ has asked the major political parties for their stance on health-related fitness in the run up to Saturday’s national election, so more Kiwis are better educated about exercise.

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The PYF Principle for Growing Wealth

15 September 2017

There are two golden rules for creating wealth that stand out above all others. The first, and most important, is to Spend Less Than You Earn. The second is to Pay Yourself First (PYF). Under the PYF principle, you give yourself top priority when it comes to deciding how to spend your income. Pay Yourself First by transferring money into a savings or investment account before you pay your living expenses.

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A Jewel for the City Centre

15 September 2017

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff joined Waitematā Local Board Chair Pippa Coom today to open the newly refurbished Ellen Melville Centre and upgraded Freyberg Square on High Street in Central Auckland.

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Auckland Art Gallery tours The Māori Portraits to the United States

8 September 2017

The first major exhibition of Māori portraits in the United States opens tomorrow, Saturday 9 September, at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

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Commemorative Limited Edition enhances 86

8 September 2017

Toyota New Zealand has built on the driving pleasure of its 86 sports coupé with a limited-edition ‘Chris Amon Edition’ GT86 which is available in a unique Solar Flare exterior colour.

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The Importance of Cash

8 September 2017

The word ‘cash’ has a very different meaning now than it did a few decades ago but it is still a vital part of a financial plan. Cash provides liquidity; that is, money when you need it. Liquidity can take many different forms. It can be notes and coin, bank deposits, credit – such as revolving credit mortgage or a credit card – or a financial asset that can be quickly and easily sold, such as bonus bonds, corporate bonds, or shares. Ideally liquid assets should be available immediately if required, with no cost or risk of loss of value associated with access to the funds.

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Council moves forward on transformative City Centre and Waterfront plan

6 September 2017

Auckland Council approved the next stage to improve and develop Auckland’s city centre and waterfront for greater public use at yesterday’s Planning Committee.

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Balance Your Life

1 September 2017

Everybody creates a certain amount of income and during their lifetime by one means or another – through employment, investment or setting up a business. What you do with that income determines how financially successful you will be and ultimately impacts on your enjoyment of life.

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Faster internet connections bringing more cyber attacks

31 August 2017

Growing evidence shows that the downside of super-fast connectivity and ultra-fast broadband is producing an equivalent lift in cyber-attacks, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Te Rerenga Manu: Unleash the Entrepreneurial Pacific Spirit

28 August 2017

The first ever Te Rerenga Manu fono (conference) will take place next week on 31 August and 1 September at the Papatoetoe Seventh Day Adventist Church (PAPSDA) Campus.

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NZ needs to invest in promoting tech

28 August 2017

It's time New Zealand seriously started to invest in promoting technology, the country’s third largest export industry and fastest growing sector of our economy, a leading New Zealand tech businessman says.

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Womens Health - Belinda Falconer

26 August 2017

Hi, I’m Belinda and I’m an advocate for women’s health. As the sole distributor for Drion to New Zealand, I am passionate about the product and have experienced the amazing effects that the Drion product range has had on my own health, as well as the lives of my clients.

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Shares for Young Investors

25 August 2017

Conventional wisdom says the first significant step towards creating wealth is to get on the property ladder. However, it’s hard for young people to start creating wealth when property prices are out of reach and lending restrictions are tight. Not only that, but young people prefer to be mobile and don’t necessarily want to be tied down by owning a property. So what are the alternatives?

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VODAFONE WARRIORS ANNOUNCE KEY CHANGES

24 August 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, August 24, 2017 – Executive changes have today been confirmed by the Vodafone Warriors.

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$453,000 awarded to support Auckland events

24 August 2017

Auckland Council has awarded $453,000 in grants to 32 events across Auckland thanks to its Regional Event Fund.

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New technologies helping clean up NZ’s waterways

24 August 2017

New Zealand farmers and companies are starting to use Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, data analytics and automation to decrease impact on New Zealand rivers, a leading national tech expert says.

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Governing Body votes for status quo on Easter Sunday trading

24 August 2017

Auckland Council’s Governing Body voted to keep the status quo on Easter Sunday trading in the Auckland region and not develop a policy to allow more shops to open on Easter Sunday.

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Taonga at heart of new integrated maunga maintenance contract

21 August 2017

The first ever single integrated maintenance contract for the Tūpuna Maunga (ancestral mountains) of Tāmaki Makaurau is now in place, with the taonga (treasures) that are the maunga at the heart of the new approach. The successful single provider for the five year contract is Recreational Services Limited.

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Environmental innovation 20 years in the making

18 August 2017

Now in its fourth generation, the Prius has sold more than 4 million cars worldwide since its introduction in Japan in 1997, and internationally from 2000. Toyota took the car’s name from Latin meaning “to go before”.

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National Relaxation Day? What a fantastic idea!

18 August 2017


Did you know that America celebrates National Relaxation Day? What a fantastic idea! This year America celebrated National Relaxation Day on August 15.

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Police, NZ Cricket, Avery win annual RiskNZ awards

18 August 2017

New Zealand Police and New Zealand Cricket have been honoured at RiskNZ’s annual awards in Wellington last night for their exemplary efforts in managing and mitigating risk management.

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Get Rid of Debt

18 August 2017

If you are serious about getting ahead financially, then getting rid of debt should be one of your top priorities. Short term debt is the worst kind as it generally has very high interest rates and high repayments. It comes about for three reasons – an unexpected expense, sudden loss of income or long-term overspending. Here are five steps that will help you get rid of short term debt faster:

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New Zealand team reaches global green solutions contest finals in Paris

17 August 2017

Two University of Canterbury MBA students are heading to Paris as the only New Zealand team to compete in the finals of the Schneider Electric global competition Go Green in the City 2017.

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Baby boomers providing demand in Kiwi fitness market

16 August 2017

New Zealand is seeing a substantial increase in demand from the older ageing population for fitness, exercise and personal trainers, according to ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie.

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Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management changes name

16 August 2017

Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management has changed its name and is now known as Auckland Emergency Management.

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Golden business egg in Vietnam for Kiwi companies

15 August 2017

Kiwi companies are queueing up to do business with Vietnam and other similar sized Asian countries, a leading New Zealand tech businessman says.

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Kiwi kids to take part in breaking world record

13 August 2017

School children all over New Zealand on Tuesday will be part of a world record setting event to get the most kids coding in 24 hours.

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Johns and Sutton the supreme kitchen and bathroom winners

13 August 2017

Christchurch’s Davinia Sutton and New Plymouth’s Glen Johns were the Supreme winners at the New Zealand’s kitchen and bathroom Excellence in Design Awards in Sydney on Friday night.

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Two Questions Every Retiree Must Ask

11 August 2017

With a bit of luck and hard work, you will arrive at retirement with a pot of money to supplement your income from NZ Superannuation and allow you to live comfortably. The problem is, so many uncertainties lie ahead. How long will you live? How much money will you need? What will your investment returns be? Where should you invest your money?

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New Freedom Camping bylaw to be developed

11 August 2017

Auckland Council is to develop a new region-wide bylaw to manage the demands caused by the growth of freedom camping across Auckland.

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NZ artist to feature in world’s biggest online art exhibition

11 August 2017

A leading New Zealand artist, Auckland’s Rewa Walia, will soon feature in one of the world’s biggest digital online art exhibition.

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Look after it, or lose it – says report on Waitākere kauri

9 August 2017

The Waitākere Ranges Regional Park is now the most heavily kauri dieback-infected area currently recorded in New Zealand. Closure or restricted access to the parkland may need to be considered in order to protect the iconic species and the west coast’s treasured forest.

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The Pure Food Co’s puree food about to take off

9 August 2017

One of New Zealand’s fastest rising consumer production companies, The Pure Food Co, is about to take off as it has opened a massive new manufacturing facility in Auckland.

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Health research should be a government priority – poll

9 August 2017

Three quarters of New Zealanders believe more funding for health and medical research should be a government priority and that the government should invest more funding in health research, according to a survey just released.

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New $14.4m specialist mental health unit

5 August 2017

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman has today opened a new specialist mental health facility at the Mason Clinic in Auckland.

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Committee to consider council role in addressing homelessness

4 August 2017


Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee will next week consider how the council can and should address homelessness issues in the region and its options for doing so.

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Investing Without Emotion

4 August 2017

Emotions and investment are best kept apart. Put them together and you have the ingredients of a disappointing investment outcome, if not a failure. The best investment decision is one which is based on thorough financial analysis using well founded assumptions about the future. There are some investment decisions where emotions are more likely to get in the way.

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Rural health fronting suicide prevention training all over NZ

3 August 2017

A national rural organisation says it is concerned the public may believe nothing is happening in suicide prevention training.

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Your Rights as a Repairer of Goods

3 August 2017

The Wages Protection & Contractors Liens Act Repeal Act 1987 states that a person or business repairing or improving goods this could include mechanic or a computer repair business is entitled to a lien over the repaired goods for payment of that work. In effect the lien gives the repairer the right to retain possession of the goods until the account is paid

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Most Kiwis do not want to follow President Trump’s lead

3 August 2017

A total of 92 percent of New Zealanders do not want their nation to follow President Donald Trump’s lead and withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Agreement set in 2015.

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NZ not alone in struggling to attract tech women

3 August 2017

Andrea Hancox, NZTech’s national director of government relations, says the whole world faces the issue of attracting and retaining women in tech and introducing tech to young women as a choice of career.

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Auckland Housing Accord reviewed

2 August 2017

Auckland Council’s Planning Committee yesterday received a review on the Auckland Housing Accord and requested a review of all Special Housing Areas to ascertain the number of affordable homes provided.

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YOUR TEAM - PAPALI’I IN FOR THOMPSON

2 August 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, August 1, 2017 – Rookie Isaiah Papali’i has been named to replace the injured Bodene Thompson in the second row for the Vodafone Warriors’ 22nd-round NRL encounter with Newcastle at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday (3.00pm kick-off local time; 5.00pm NZT).

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NZ health sector learning to embrace the tech world

1 August 2017

A leading digital health expert says the New Zealand health sector is still slow to embrace the tech world.

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Demographic advisory panels elect chairs and deputy chairs for new term

31 July 2017

Twelve Aucklanders have been elected to the position of Chair and Deputy Chair or co-chairs of their respective demographic advisory panels.

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NZ cannot hide from the tyranny of distance

31 July 2017

New Zealand cannot hide from the tyranny of distance anymore as it faces a multitude of threats similar to any other developed nation, an international risk management expert and University of Auckland senior lecturer Dr Bridgette Sullivan-Taylor says.

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NZ to stage international tech event before D5 summit

26 July 2017

Living up to New Zealand’s reputation as a standout digital nation, the tech sector and the government will stage a major international tech summit in Auckland next year, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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When you keep putting your career first

26 July 2017

Do you find your career has taken over all aspects of your life?

If you identify with the 4 points below – it may be time to re-evalute the role your career plays as the rest of your life keeps shifting down the priority list.

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YOUR TEAM v CRONULLA SHARKS

26 July 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, July 26, 2017 – An unchanged Vodafone Warriors side has been named to face defending premier Cronulla in Friday night’s 21st-round NRL clash at Mount Smart Stadium (8.00pm kick-off).

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How to Build Relationships with Māori and Pacific Peoples

26 July 2017

Businesses and organisations wanting to build relationships and collaborate with Māori and Pacific peoples are being urged to register now for the CulturePRO Masterclass in Auckland next month.

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Auckland Council agrees up to $207 million for purchase of 17 new electric trains

26 July 2017

Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee today agreed in principle to the purchase of 17 new electric trains for a combined total of up to $207 million, with an initial payment of up to $25 million to be made in 2017/18.

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NZ has major fitness problem

24 July 2017

New Zealand has a major problem committing to active participation, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says.

Too many of the government messages in the early 2000s focused on slogans such as walk to the bus stop when that was never the answer to the looming inactivity, diabetes and obesity issues, Beddie says.

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NZTech expansion another sign of rampant tech sector growth

20 July 2017

The substantial growth of the country’s umbrella tech organisation NZTech is indicative of the rapid expansion of the nation’s fastest growing industry, says its chief executive Graeme Muller.

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The Home of Māori Theatre Te Pou Comes Alive

20 July 2017

Returning for a third year, Te Pou Theatre are preparing to throw open their doors for Kōanga Festival, running from Friday 1 – Sunday 17 September in a celebration of new stories and storytellers. Based in the home of Māori theatre in Auckland, this year’s programme will present a range of performances, showcases, workshops, readings, and social events, all held in Te Pou’s various spaces.

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New animal welfare regulations progressed

19 July 2017

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has confirmed 46 new animal welfare regulations will be developed this year.

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Using milk protein to 3D-imprint muscle and bone cells

19 July 2017

A University of Canterbury PhD student is using milk protein to 3D-imprint muscle and bone cells and one day she hopes her research may be used to regrow missing body parts.

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YOUR TEAM v NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS

19 July 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, July 18, 2017 – Mason Lino will play his first NRL match in almost two years replacing injured halfback Shaun Johnson for the Vodafone Warriors’ 20th-round NRL encounter with the North Queensland Cowboys at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville on Saturday night (7.30pm local time; 9.30pm NZT).

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The FoodBowl making a difference for NZ

18 July 2017

New Zealand Food Innovation Auckland, known as The FoodBowl, is more essential than ever in fostering innovative ideas into commercial success as the country’s food and beverage sector advances toward value-added, premium, prepared food.

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Making Quantum Leaps

17 July 2017

In your personal life or business life, you may need to change the way you are approaching things if you want to take big steps forward. In fact, if you are not making progress in leaps and bounds then it is time to embrace the science of the quantum leap.

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JOHNSON INJURY NOT AS SERIOUS AS FEARED

17 July 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, July 17, 2017 – Shaun Johnson’s injury isn’t as serious as initially feared following confirmation today that he has ruptured the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and is expected to be out for six to eight weeks.

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Lottery Grants Board 2017/18 grants announced

14 July 2017

New Zealand Communities are set to get a boost in funding to help provide a range of services and conserve some of our most precious taonga thanks to the Lottery Grants Board.

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Whittaker’s takes Chocolate Lovers on a journey with new Destinations Collection

14 July 2017

Whittaker’s new Destinations Collection showcases the finest ingredients from around the world combined with Whittaker’s delicious chocolate. This exciting new range gives Whittaker’s Chocolate Lovers a chance to enjoy a taste of India, Canada, Italy and Nicaragua with hero ingredients for each sourced from world-class producers in those locations.

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Countdown to Retirement

14 July 2017

The last few years before you stop working are crucial for setting yourself up for a fantastic retirement. They need careful planning to achieve your goals. Of course, with more people now working past the age of 65 it is not always possible to plan towards a specific retirement date. Here are the most important things to do.

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The Hilux Gladiator Concept – a bold and brawny beast

13 July 2017

Decked out in bold, brawny accessories, the Hilux Gladiator Concept vehicle turned plenty of heads during the 2017 Mystery Creek Fieldays®, near Hamilton.

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Is New Zealanders’ health information safe from attackers?

13 July 2017

Recent cyber-attacks have shown that Kiwis’ health information is vulnerable and at risk and a global expert says that it's a matter of when not if the next attack will occur.

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Onehunga spa pool closed after legionella bacteria detected

11 July 2017

A spa pool at the Auckland Council-owned Onehunga War Memorial Pool and Leisure Centre has been closed following the detection of legionella bacteria.

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The Renaissance Art Collection of a Powerful Italian Family comes to Auckland

11 July 2017

The Corsini Collection provides a window onto the Corsini family’s continuing passion for art and their ongoing loyalty to the city of Florence, which have prevailed through the devastation of World War II and the inescapable forces of nature during the flood in Florence in 1966.

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New scholarship to encourage Māori students in science

7 July 2017

Cawthron Foundation and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) have launched a new scholarship for Māori undergraduate students wanting to pursue a career in science. The scholarship, 'Te Pītau Whakarei Karahipi', is valued at $5,500 and will be available for the first time this coming 2017/2018 summer.

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NZ food network helping fast rising water extractor

6 July 2017

New Zealand’s top food innovation network is helping fast rising clean-tech company Hydroxsys with its amazing water extraction technologies aimed at mining, dairy and other industries that need water extraction or remediation.

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Genetics a game changer in getting Kiwis fitter

6 July 2017

The role of genetics, and how it relates to people’s nutrition, exercise and health is an absolute game changer when it comes to Kiwis improving their lives, a leading New Zealand exercise expert says.

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A major cyber-attack in NZ a matter of when

5 July 2017

A leading New Zealand digital health specialist says it is not a matter of if but when a major cyber-attack will cause massive disruption to the country’s health sector.

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UC researchers funded $350,000 for Better Start for dyslexic children

5 July 2017

University of Canterbury researchers looking into strategies for addressing dyslexia and related language learning disabilities have been awarded $350,000 in funding by the National Science Challenge, A Better Start, in partnership with the child health research charity Cure Kids.

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Auckland’s Delta Insurance expands into Singapore

5 July 2017

Auckland’s Delta Insurance has opened for business in Singapore, as that country’s first ever cyber, technology and financial lines Lloyd’s coverholder.

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Team New Zealand is really “Humming along”

3 July 2017

Kiwi singer-songwriter and Toyota New Zealand ambassador, Jason Kerrison, has released a song – Humming along - to celebrate Emirates Team New Zealand’s victory in the America’s Cup.

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Millions could be saved through green infrastructure

3 July 2017

Green infrastructure could save Auckland millions of dollars in critical infrastructure as well as providing a major environmental boost, according to a new report published this week.

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Isaac Letoa - Rising Basketball Star

30 June 2017

Another Kiwi is starting his basketball dream in the USA.

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Landmark pay equity deal among July 1 changes

30 June 2017

A landmark pay equity deal is just one of a number of government policy changes coming into effect tomorrow that deliver for New Zealanders, Prime Minister Bill English says.

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IoT will be supported by artificial intelligence by 2020

30 June 2017

It is predicted that within three years 100 percent of all effective IoT efforts will be supported by cognitive or artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, a landmark New Zealand IoT Alliance study says.

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Spies Publishing launches The Magic Pencil, the latest new children’s book by young author Ben Spies

30 June 2017

Introducing the fantastic new book for children, actually written by a child! Young eleven-year old New Zealand author, Ben Spies, publishes his second fiction title for children

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IoT could be worth more than $2.2 billion to NZ over 10 years

29 June 2017

An historic and landmark national research study estimates the roll out of IoT (internet of things) is likely to produce a benefit for the New Zealand economy of billions of dollars. The study found that just across a mere nine common IoT applications the potential net benefit over 10 years could be $2.2 billion in present value terms.

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America's Cup parade planned for Auckland

28 June 2017

The America's Cup is coming back to New Zealand, and Auckland has announced it'll be welcomed home with a parade.

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Pest Free Auckland 2050 is coming

26 June 2017

The announcement by Auckland Council Environment and Community Committee Chair Penny Hulse was made at Auckland’s first Pestival – an event attended by 400 Aucklanders celebrating the role of community groups and volunteers in eradicating pests and protecting the environment.

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YOUR TEAM v CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS

21 June 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, June 20, 2017 – Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney has made two personnel changes and a positional swap for Friday night’s 16th-round NRL clash against Canterbury-Bankstown at Mount Smart Stadium (8.00pm kick-off; match day sponsor: Suzuki).

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Yoga major part of soaring Kiwi exercising momentum

20 June 2017

If exercise was considered a sport, it would be the biggest sport in New Zealand, by more than 50 percent, Exercise New Zealand chief executive Richard Beddie says.

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Auckland Council agrees to sell down remainder of financial asset portfolio

20 June 2017

Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee today agreed to divest of the final $130 million contained in its diversified financial asset portfolio.

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Successful NZ businessman to talk about near-death refugee experiences

20 June 2017

A leading New Zealand tech businessman and a former refugee, Mitchell Pham, will deliver a speech in Auckland tonight as part of World Refugee Day.

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Picasso, Matisse and Rodin set to leave New Zealand shores soon

19 June 2017

The opportunity to see masterpieces by artists such as Picasso, Matisse and Rodin is coming to an end as the major exhibition The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate closes on Sunday 16 July at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

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Ema Tavola appointed Pacific Studies Artist in Residence at UC

16 June 2017

South Auckland artist Ema Tavola will be the University of Canterbury Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies Artist in Residence for 2017.

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Mobile Health leads the Fieldays’ health hub

15 June 2017

At least 22 health nationwide organisations have been inundated with the rural community seeking advice from the landmark health hub at New Zealand’s Fieldays in Hamilton this week.

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NZ agriculture needs to latch onto tech faster

14 June 2017

New Zealand’s primary industries need to latch on to technology faster to support the economic growth of its agri sector and become a world leader in a fast growing agritech market, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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NZ a nation of sports watchers on the couch

12 June 2017

New Zealand guys need to get out and start exercising more or the severe preventable death rate will continue to soar, a leading national exercise expert says.

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NZ needs to move faster in embracing technology

12 June 2017

A leading Kiwi tech expert has slammed New Zealand’s slow progress to embrace technology.

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Virtual cyber defender one of the first in NZ

9 June 2017

A fledgling, cutting-edge cyber security Wellington company has launched a virtual chief information security officer (vCISO) service aimed at helping New Zealand businesses to respond as cyber-crime begins to bite.

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Halo of light to surround city landmarks for Matariki 2017

8 June 2017

To celebrate Māori New Year, Aucklanders will see landmarks across their city illuminated in an orange halo.

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Toyota goes bigger and better at Mystery Creek

8 June 2017

Toyota will be more front and centre on a larger site at this year’s New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays® at Mystery Creek.

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Last few days for Easter Sunday trading feedback

8 June 2017

Feedback on Auckland Council’s options on Easter Sunday trading rules closes on Sunday 11 June - make sure you have your say.

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Tech high flyer finalist in business award

8 June 2017

A high-flying Kiwi tech businessman, who has possibly done more to improve trade ties with Vietnam than any other New Zealander, has been named a finalist in the Auckland University of Technology Business School Excellence awards.

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Kiwi company leading the world with nano tech development

7 June 2017

Top Kiwi furniture company, the PLN Group, is setting the global industry alight with its world leading nano technology developments.

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Stellar line up for Matariki Festival 2017

2 June 2017

The stars aligned last night to reveal an impressive three-week programme of events for Auckland Council’s Matariki Festival 2017, Auckland’s premier mid-winter festival.

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Rugby prints from the very talented Michel Tuffery

2 June 2017

The last issue of Rugby prints from Internationally renown Wellington artist Michel Tuffery has just been released. The perfect gift for that Rugby mad person in your house. Take a look what is on offer and feel free to contact Michel directly via his Facebook shop to purchase these wonderful artworks.

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NZ aspiring to be southern hemisphere’s AI capital

1 June 2017

The launch next week of the New Zealand Artificial Intelligence (AI) Forum is a strong sign Kiwi tech companies are keen to not just get onboard the burgeoning AI industry, they want to lead from the front, Forum chair Stu Christie says.

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Winter’s the perfect season to maintain exercise levels

31 May 2017

A number of Kiwis struggle to keep active and healthy when winter temperatures plummet, but a leading New Zealand exercise expert says gym membership numbers actually go up in winter.

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New Open Polytechnic degree will benefit disability sector

29 May 2017

New Open Polytechnic degree will benefit disability sector

Help make New Zealand a non-disabling society. Get a Degree in Social Health and Wellbeing (Disability Major) with flexible study that fits around your life. Apply now. Enrollments for Trimester 2 close 31 May!

The disability sector in New Zealand is undergoing significant change”, says Dr Raymond Young, Head of School of Health and Social Sciences at Open Polytechnic. “Key to this transformation is a growing demand from disabled people and their families and whanau for greater choice and control over their lives.

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13 Reasons Why most sought-after show for Kiwis

29 May 2017

The hit TV show 13 Reasons Why has been the most sought-after top 10 digital show in New Zealand over the last 30 days, Hollywood-based Kiwi artificial intelligence company Parrot Analytics says.

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National AI group launching next month

24 May 2017

Artificial Intelligence or AI is fast being used to make people more efficient and it will touch every element of New Zealanders’ lives from better healthcare and education to faster service and more personalised products, tech leader Stu Christie says.

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Too many Kiwi women tolerate bladder leaks, says top personal trainer

24 May 2017

National award-winning personal trainer Renee Riley is encouraging more discussion about pelvic health because too many Kiwi women tolerate bladder leaks unnecessarily.

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YOUR TEAM v BRISBANE BRONCOS

24 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, May 24, 2017 – Simon Mannering is back from injury, James Gavet returns to the starting line-up and Albert Vete is named on the bench for the Vodafone Warriors’ 12th-round NRL match against Brisbane at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday night (7.30pm kick-off; match day sponsor: Canterbury of New Zealand).

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Otahuhu College writers performed at the Auckland Writers Festival

24 May 2017

On Saturday, May 20th, two talented Otahuhu College writers performed excerpts from their work at the Auckland Writers Festival in the Aotea Centre in central Auckland.

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Invisible and hidden Illness awareness

24 May 2017

In early 2016 a friend of mine, who suffers from pain attacks, came up with the Idea to visualize all sorts of usually hidden, invisible illnesses, via Photography.

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Ransomware cyber-attacks impact growing on NZ

23 May 2017

Barely five percent of New Zealand companies have taken out cyber insurance, despite a predicted rise in ransomware and other cyber issues, a leading New Zealand specialist underwriting agency says.

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Portable operating theatres key for NZ hospitals

22 May 2017

Mobile operating theatre units will soon significantly help struggling New Zealand hospitals during periods of high patient surgery demands, Mobile Health chief executive Mark Eager says.

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Keeping Your Money Clean

19 May 2017

Opening a bank account and buying and selling investments are not such simple processes as they were a few years ago. Now you must provide formal photo identification such as a passport or driver’s licence, proof of address, and, if you are transacting a large sum of money, evidence of how you came to have the money.

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Extra emergency ambulance resources will really help rural NZ

18 May 2017

Emergency ambulance crews are under greater pressure in remote areas of New Zealand as ambulance staff should provide more robust emergency response services, a rural health leader says.

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Navilluso recognised for outstanding hi-tech health services

17 May 2017

One of New Zealand’s leading Maori health companies, Navilluso, has again been recognised for its enormous work helping people’s health all over New Zealand.

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YOUR TEAM v ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS

17 May 2017

The club’s first-ever home game in Hamilton will also be a milestone occasion for second rower Bodene Thompson who plays his 50th match for the Vodafone Warriors, his 135th career game.

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Council committee approves pioneering partnership agreement for community facilities

17 May 2017

Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee has today approved a potential partnership with an Auckland high school which could set a precedent for cooperation between the council and schools across Auckland.

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Trade trip to Japan great boost for NZ tech exporters

14 May 2017

New Zealand tech exporters are likely to benefit from an accelerating market in Japan following this coming week’s economic and trade trip lead by Prime Minister Bill English, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Don’t click strange links, to avoid cyber-attack, NZTech says

14 May 2017

This weekend the largest ever ransomware attack in the world has been hitting computer systems of private and public organisations in hundreds of countries, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Research led to breakthrough for recovery of severely maltreated, vulnerable children

12 May 2017

A set of psychiatric scales designed to measure mental health difficulties experienced by severely maltreated children is creating new possibilities for treatment and support around the world.

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We want your feedback on Easter Sunday trading in Auckland

12 May 2017

Auckland Council wants to know what people that live and work in the Auckland region think about changing shop trading rules to allow more businesses to open on Easter Sunday.

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Global Women salutes revised NZX stance on diverse governance

11 May 2017

Diversity champion Global Women is delighted with the NZX revised diversity reporting guidelines announced today as part of the NZX Corporate Governance Code. NZX-listed companies are now required to have a diversity policy with measurable objectives and report against these or provide an explanation if they do not.. This is a great next step towards having more robust drivers of diversity.

This policy is a welcome shift from the previous reporting requirements which simply “encouraged [issuers] to adopt and implement a diversity policy”.

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Bright future for NZ businesses embracing AI

11 May 2017

The future is looking bright for New Zealand businesses when they begin integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and new technologies into products, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Bilingual book teaches te reo Māori to new generation

11 May 2017

A new bilingual children’s book written by a Victoria University of Wellington academic is using te reo Māori to connect with a new generation of speakers.

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IoT changing the face of the nation

10 May 2017

Future tech realities are beginning to change the face of how New Zealanders operate in their daily lives – at home and work, and coming research results will help shape the nation’s future, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Future NZ health facilities will not have patients in them

10 May 2017

Future health facilities in New Zealand are unlikely to have patients in them, a leading health IT expert says.

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FORAN RETURNING TO SYDNEY AT END OF SEASON

9 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, May 09, 2017 – Kieran Foran today announced he will leave the Vodafone Warriors at the end of the 2017 season to be closer to his two children in Sydney.

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No, you can’t have a moa - the risks of resurrecting extinct species explored

9 May 2017

Can the huia escape the re-extinction vortex?

The perils of resurrecting extinct species, such as the moa or huia, will be discussed when a new paper, led by University of Canterbury (UC) conservation geneticist Dr Tammy Steeves, is published in international journal Functional Ecology this week.

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Find your Motivation then use SMART goals to succeed

6 May 2017

Once you have defined what motivates you through working through what you want to achieve in your life, and understanding where you are in terms of your all-around balance between Mental, Physical, Emotional and Spiritual desires the ability to set goals and make plans to achieve them is KEY to success.

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Biggest week long-tech event ever held in NZ

5 May 2017

New Zealand Techweek, which is the biggest festival of tech events ever held in New Zealand, begins all over the country tomorrow.

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More Kiwis should exercise for mental health

2 May 2017

The Exercise Association of New Zealand (ExerciseNZ) says Kiwis with mental health illnesses should be encouraged to exercise but it advises against starting off with extravagant exercise regimes.

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JOHNSON SECURED ON NEW TWO-YEAR DEAL

28 April 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, April 28, 2017 – AnchorShaun Johnson has today committed his future with the Vodafone Warriors until the end of the 2019 NRL season after signing a new two-year contract.

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Non-invasive joint implant diagnostics – the missing link

28 April 2017

Research on early detection of wear and tear of hip joint implants is set to make significant new progress following an infusion of funding.

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YOUR TEAM v SYDNEY ROOSTERS

28 April 2017

With Kiwi centre Solomone Kata injured (hamstring), the experienced Blake Ayshford has been switched to his spot with the 21-year-old Nicoll-Klokstad listed to start on the right wing after outstanding displays for the club’s unbeaten Intrust Super Premiership side.

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New vision for Parakai Reserve

27 April 2017

A plan to revitalise and further develop Auckland’s only geothermal reserve will be released 1 May for public feedback.

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NZ light years ahead of UK and US exercise facilities

23 April 2017

New Zealand exercise facilities score significantly higher than United Kingdom and United States operators when it comes to customers recommending the business and this has been put down to an exceptionally high standard of personal trainers and customer focus.

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Three new directors appointed to Auckland Transport board

21 April 2017

Former Finance Minister Sir Michael Cullen, Mary-Jane Daly and Kylie Clegg have been appointed to the board of the Auckland Council-controlled organisation Auckland Transport (AT).

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Digital health conference breaking down barriers

20 April 2017

More than 800 New Zealanders from the health and tech sectors will unite at the annual Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) conference in Rotorua later this year which aims to help break down silo barriers and support the success of complex digital health projects to improve health outcomes for New Zealanders.

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Substantial opportunities for women seeking tech jobs

20 April 2017

Computer programming jobs have previously struggled to attract women, but new technologies are providing substantial opportunities for a growing number of young girls seeking tech jobs, NZTech government relations director Andrea Hancox says.

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Toyota wins back-to-back World Green Car of the Year awards

19 April 2017

Toyota has won back-to-back World Green Car of the Year awards, reaffirming its global leadership in automotive environmental responsibility.

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Clampfish mural fourth in five-city NZ pollution awareness tour

18 April 2017

A Queenstown based artist is just about finished her fourth giant mural on a five-city New Zealand pollution awareness tour dubbed; New Zealand’s Worth Loving.

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YOUR TEAM v MELBOURNE STORM

18 April 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, April 18, 2017 – Ben Matulino’s comeback moves a step closer with his inclusion in the extended 21-man squad for the Vodafone Warriors’ traditional Anzac Day NRL clash against the Storm at AMII Park in Melbourne next Tuesday (7.00pm kick-off local time; 9.00pm NZT).

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New suppliers confirmed for Auckland-wide maintenance contracts

13 April 2017

A four month long procurement process has identified innovative suppliers for council maintenance services.

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Cyclone Cook prompts early Easter exodus

13 April 2017

Cyclone Cook is skirting the eastern side of the Auckland region, likely bringing brief heavy rain and wind to Waiheke, Great Barrier Island and the south eastern coastal areas of Beachlands, Maraetai, Clevedon and Hunua.

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YOUR TEAM v CANBERRA RAIDERS

11 April 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, April 11, 2017 – Blake Ayshford will mark his 29th birthday with his 150th career appearance while prop James Gavet has been named in the starting line-up for the Vodafone Warriors’ seventh-round NRL encounter with the Raiders at GIO Stadium in Canberra on Saturday (5.30pm kick-off local time; 7.30pm NZT).

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Easter week forecast | Rain, rain and more rain

11 April 2017

Clear gutters, check drains, keep an eye on weather forecasts and plan travel very carefully – it is going to be a very wet lead up to Easter across the Auckland region.

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Seven years of uninterrupted annual expansion…but, BERL says

10 April 2017

As leading New Zealand economic forecaster BERL celebrates its 60th year, the Kiwi economy has just celebrated its seventh year of uninterrupted annual expansion, BERL chief economist Dr Ganesh Nana says.

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Auckland Libraries looks to the future

10 April 2017

The future shape of Auckland Council’s network of community libraries has been unveiled today with the release of a new model that will respond to the changing needs of Aucklanders.

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Avoid swimming at beaches after heavy rain

6 April 2017

Aucklanders are being reminded to avoid swimming at beaches across the region for up to 72 hours following severe rainfall.

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YOUR TEAM v PARRAMATTA EELS

5 April 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, April 5, 2017 – An unchanged 21-man squad has been named for the Vodafone Warriors’ sixth-round NRL encounter with the Parramatta Eels at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday (4.00pm kick-off).

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Pioneers in e-health for children, up for two awards

5 April 2017

It’s hardly big news that a ground-breaking, game-changing virtual digital health business, Navilluso, has reached the finals in two innovative categories of the New Zealand Hi-Tech awards.

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Tongan royal blessing makes music history

3 April 2017

Auckland-based dance group Pukepuke o’ Tonga will make music history on Saturday 8 April, when they perform New Zealand’s premiere of ‘Lomipeau Aotearoa’, an album of unique recordings based on the mythical poetry of the late Queen Salote Tupou III, at Auckland Council’s Mangere Arts Centre.

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Pilates instructor recognised as top CIO

2 April 2017

An energetic Auckland pilates instructor has leapt to the head of the tech sector by being recognised as one of New Zealand’s top 100 chief information officers (CIOs) in the latest CIO100 list.

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There are Winners and Learners, nothing else.

1 April 2017

If there is one blog I hope my children (and eventually my grandchildren) read I hope it is this one.

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DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge entries close this week

30 March 2017

Budding Māori digital entrepreneurs are being urged to get in quick and submit their entries to the DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge which closes this Friday, 31 March.

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Summer’s over – fire permit requirements change

30 March 2017

As daylight savings comes to an end the Auckland Rural Fire District season changes this weekend, allowing open fires on the mainland without fire permits. However, a Restricted Fire Season remains for the populated Hauraki Gulf islands and the conservation islands remain in a Total Fire Ban.

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Creative app developer named among NZ’s top 100 CIOs

30 March 2017

A small but innovative Christchurch app developer is today rubbing shoulders with the cream of New Zealand’s top chief information officers (CIO) by being named among the top 100 CIOs in the country.

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YOUR TEAM v GOLD COAST

29 March 2017

A hamstring twinge in the team’s warm-up forced the 26-year-old Kiwi international out of last Sunday’s clash against St George Illawarra in Sydney.

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Kiwi return home to Hunua Ranges

29 March 2017

Ngāti Whanaunga, Ngāti Paoa, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki and Ngāti Tamaoho together with Auckland Council are bringing north island brown kiwi back to Ngaherenui o Kohukohunui – the Hunua Ranges.

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Significant increase in drone insurance cover, expert says

29 March 2017

New Zealand can expect many more people taking out drone insurance as the number of drones rapidly multiply meaning potential for accidents significantly increases.

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Auckland a magnet for booming tourist industry

29 March 2017

The setting sun casts a warm rosy tint over Rangitoto Island. The tall office towers sparkle and glisten. Workers pour into the Wynyard quarter for a pint, or two. The happy bustling atmosphere is infectious.

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Feedback sought on changes to ‘development ready’ sequencing of Auckland’s greenfield areas

28 March 2017

Public feedback is invited on the refresh of the Future Urban Land Supply Strategy and updating the sequencing of land identified for future urban development.

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Keep your Family Safe - Escape My House

24 March 2017

Well I am glad to say I tried the new VR tool from the New Zealand Fire Service and managed to 'escape my house'. However, it immediately reminds you to check if everyone managed to get out. This VR app should be applauded it really send you a strong message. It feels real and the fact it uses clever technology so that when you finally escape your house, you find yourself actually outside your real house the real impact of a fire at home hits you.

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Plan change proposed for Sites of Significance to Mana Whenua

24 March 2017

Auckland Council’s Planning Committee is to consider approving engagement with mana whenua and landowners on approximately 270 new Sites and Places of Significance to Mana Whenua as the next step in developing a plan change.

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Exercise the golden ticket for elderly independence

23 March 2017

The golden years can be the most enjoyable years of people’s lives and New Zealand exercise experts say regular exercise is a golden ticket for those who strive for elderly independence.

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Rainy weekend may bring more disruption

23 March 2017

MetService is forecasting a wet end to the week and into next week, which may cause more disruption to areas affected by recent storms and flooding.

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Mayor opens Auckland Conversations event on homelessness tonight

23 March 2017

Today Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff launched Housing First Auckland, which aims to house 472 chronically homeless Aucklanders and provide services to address the causes of their homelessness.

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25th Pasifika Festival – This Weekend!

22 March 2017

Pack your picnic rug and head along to the 25th anniversary Pasifika Festival, this weekend!25th Pasifika Festival – This Weekend!

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Time running out to have your say on Auckland’s budget

22 March 2017

Aucklanders are being urged to have their say on the council’s 2017/2018 budget before consultation closes next week.

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Council to partially demolish Probett Building

22 March 2017

Auckland Council has issued a warrant to undertake the emergency partial demolition of the Probett Building at 3107 Great North Road, New Lynn.

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YOUR TEAM v ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA

21 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, March 21, 2017 – Simon Mannering will claim the club record for most NRL appearances and new signing Kieran Foran has been included on an extended bench for the Vodafone Warriors’ fourth-round NRL encounter against St George Illawarra at UOW Jubilee Oval in Sydney on Sunday (6.30pm kick-off local time; 8.30pm NZT).

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UC earthquake researcher receives PM’s science honour

21 March 2017

A University of Canterbury professor leading worldwide research into the effects of ground-shaking caused by earthquakes has been presented with one of New Zealand’s top science prizes.

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Host iwi for Matariki 2017 announced

20 March 2017

Auckland Council is proud to be celebrating this year’s Matariki Festival in partnership with Ngāti Manuhiri.

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Fight for rural health a key election issue

19 March 2017

New Zealand is potentially at risk of damaging its economy, unless the government does not act on improving rural health services, a national rural leader says.

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Mayor signs historic iwi relationship agreement

17 March 2017

Mayor Phil Goff has joined with the Chair of Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust Russell Kemp and the Chair of the Rodney Local Board Beth Houlbrooke to sign the first formal relationship agreement between mana whenua iwi or hapu and Auckland Council since the unification of Tāmaki Makaurau in 2010.

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NZ needs to clean up its environmental act, insurer says

16 March 2017

The increase in pollution and contamination incidents in New Zealand means businesses are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the potentially high financial cost of such events, a leading insurance expert says.

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HOFFMAN TO LEAD SIDE AFTER TUIVASA-SHECK RULED OUT

15 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, March 15, 2017 – Ryan Hoffman will lead the Vodafone Warriors against Canterbury-Bankstown on Friday night after captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was today ruled out of the third-round NRL encounter at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin (8.00pm kick-off).

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YOUR TEAM v CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN

14 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, March 14, 2017 – The longest-serving current Vodafone Warriors Simon Mannering and Manu Vatuvei will be centre stage for Friday night’s historic third-round NRL clash against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs under Forsyth Barr Stadium’s roof in Dunedin (8.00pm kick-off).

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TXT2DESEX targets hard to reach dog owners

14 March 2017

Owners of pitbulls and other menacing dogs are being targeted in a new de-sexing drive aimed at reducing dog attacks on Aucklanders, particularly children.

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GAME DAY INFORMATION v MELBOURNE STORM

9 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, March 09, 2017 – ‘The Voice’ meets rugby league when American-Tongan rock singer Jordis Unga makes a guest appearance at halftime during the Vodafone Warriors’ second-round NRL clash against Melbourne at Mount Smart Stadium tomorrow night (match day sponsor: Woodstock).

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Auckland fashion walks the walk

9 March 2017

Where were Dior originals made in Auckland? Who was the fashion designer that became one of NZ’s most famous madams? Who made Trelise Cooper’s wedding dress? Where is the source of Zambesi? Discover these and many more fascinating stories about Auckland’s fashionable past…

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New report reveals untapped export opportunity

9 March 2017

The New Zealand Food Innovation Network report released this week explores food products in the non-dairy sector, the consumer demand for powdered versions of food by-products and the technology solutions required for New Zealand to produce these products.

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Special Programme Information for 25th Pasifika Festival

9 March 2017

Auckland’s Pasifika Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, with special programming to mark this significant milestone. The festival, the largest Pacific Island cultural festival in the world, takes place at Western Springs Park on Saturday, 25 and Sunday, 26 March.

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Future urban development leads agenda

7 March 2017

The Planning Committee today agreed to refresh its 30 year strategy for future urban development and discussed the council’s submissions on the East West Link and the Review of the Unit Titles Act discussion document.

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Use Collective Marketing to grow your business

7 March 2017

Collective Marketing is the commitment of a group of businesses with a common agenda to build a marketplace, using a structured form of collaboration.

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Plea to pay tribute to rural women tomorrow

7 March 2017

Rural women are vital to resilience in rural communities and families and New Zealanders should pay tribute to their role tomorrow, which is International Women’s Day, a rural health leader says.

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YOUR TEAM v MELBOURNE STORM

7 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, March 07, 2017 – An unchanged starting line-up has been named for the Vodafone Warriors’ first Friday night game at Mount Smart Stadium since 2011 when they host the Melbourne Storm this week (8.00pm kick-off; match day sponsor: Woodstock).

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What Hypnosis Can Do for You

6 March 2017

That might be a slight exaggeration, but the truth is that hypnosis is being used more and more regularly to treat a wide range of conditions. Apart from its well-known benefits to help people quit smoking, lose weight, gain confidence, and a host of other self-help issues, the practice is gaining wider acceptance in the treatment of illness and disease.

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HAMPTON DOWNS TO HOST TOYOTA FESTIVAL

2 March 2017

Toyota owners will get a rare opportunity to drive their pride and joy on the Hampton Downs full international race circuit, when the annual Toyota Festival is held there on Saturday 1 April.

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Dog owner sentenced following attack on son

2 March 2017

Auckland Council will be reviewing the judge’s findings following today’s sentencing of a man whose pitbull-mastiff cross attacked his four-year-old son, leaving him with horrific injuries to his face and head.

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YOUR TEAM v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

28 February 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, February 28, 2017 – Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney has today retained the same starting line-up used in the club’s final trial for his debut NRL match in charge against the Newcastle Knights at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday (4.00pm kick-off; game day sponsor: Vodafone).

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Surge of Science Students at Otahuhu College

28 February 2017

Science numbers are growing at Otahuhu College, with more students also going on to degree level study at University. In 2016 Education Counts data show that more Pacific Island students from Otahuhu College were going on to degree level study than any other coeducational school in Auckland.

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Auckland Council shows solid financial performance in half-year results

28 February 2017

The Auckland Council has today released the Group results for the six months ended 31 December 2016

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DAME VALERIE ADDS GOLDEN TOUCH TO HILUX NEW ZEALAND RURAL GAMES

28 February 2017

A Toyota ambassador, Dame Valerie is back in her homeland before heading north for the forthcoming international season that will see her defend her 2016 IAAF Diamond Race victory, the fifth of her hugely successful career.

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LEXUS EXPANDS MOTORSPORT INVOLVEMENT IN 2017

23 February 2017

Aucklander Nick Cassidy will be part of the expanding Lexus motorsport involvement worldwide in 2017 when he competes in Japan’s SUPER GT series.

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Warriors - Lisone on that grubber kick

22 February 2017

Vodafone Warriors prop Sam Lisone won't forget his 23rd birthday on Sunday.

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Pasifika celebrates its 25th Birthday

16 February 2017

Pasifika celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and with more than 220 performance groups and 60,000 visitors expected at Western Springs Park on 25-26 March, it is a celebration not to be missed.

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Good in The Hood - Taking applications NOW!

13 February 2017

This year, Z will give away a total of more than $1 million to neighbourhood groups and projects that help people who need it and/or the environment. You can apply to be part of Good in the Hood by visiting www.z.co.nz/GoodintheHood. Applications are open until 28 February.

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JobCafe Diversity Partners

11 February 2017

JobCafe is seeking to work with employers committed to building diverse teams. We will help champion your brand, market your jobs, promote you people and let New Zealanders know you are an organisation that understands the value of difference.

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Job Oportunity - Kaiārahi

26 January 2017

He aha te mea nui o te ao, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading University. It employs over 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students making us one of NZ's largest employers. The Faculty of Engineering is also the country's largest and most successful with a roll of more than 3,900 students and a strong focus on research; with large scale research activities and collaborations with other institutions and members of the industry. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Kaiārahi.

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Otahuhu families celebrate students success

18 January 2017

Students from Otahuhu College achieved their best ever results at Level One, Two and Three NCEA in 2016. The improvement in NCEA pass rates over the last four years has been impressive, with Level Three being a highlight through matching the national average last year. Indeed in the last four years Otahuhu College has achieved its four best ever results for each of the three levels.

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PROJECT FOR TOYOTA FANS REBUILDS MORE THAN AN OLD HILUX

19 December 2016

It was the ultimate accolade for Toyota New Zealand when a competition seeking much-loved trucks in dire need of refurbishment uncovered Rolleston’s Rubecca Soper-Hazlett and decades of Hilux history.

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Former US presidential advisor to talk in Auckland on genetics

13 December 2016

US national security and biotechnology expert Jamie Metzl will deliver a talk in Auckland next week on the human genetic engineering revolution and the future of the human species.

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Buskers Enliven the Waterfront Auckland Anniversary Weekend

7 December 2016

Enjoy breath-taking stunts, quirky skills and gut-busting comedy this Auckland Anniversary Weekend, when the Auckland International Buskers Festival returns to the Waterfront from 27 – 30 January 2017. Jetting in from around the globe, a host of brilliant performers will amuse and astonish all ages with world-class shows in the open-air!

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Auckland Bike Challenge returns as part of nationwide event

24 November 2016

The Auckland Bike Challenge is back in February 2017, and is bigger and better as part of the nationwide ‘Aotearoa Bike Challenge’.

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New app will help Ports of Auckland

17 November 2016

A new app for the Ports of Auckland will significantly improve piloting of ships into the harbour, Christchurch LWA Solutions apps designer chief executive Atta Elayyan says.

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Women can succeed in top rugby administration

4 November 2016

Can women be successful in a leadership role in rugby, gaining respect and be followed as a genuine leader in sports administration? Even if she has not played the game or because it is such a male dominate sport and industry?

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Motorway closures for Auckland Marathon

27 October 2016

The annual Auckland Marathon is taking place this weekend and will have an impact on the Northern Motorway and Auckland Harbour Bridge.

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Club inspires Aphasia sufferers

19 October 2016

Aphasia can affect anyone and makes communication difficult, but an Auckland club for people with the disorder is celebrating another year of success later this month.

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World first road safety trial wins national award

17 October 2016

Auckland – A world first trial delivering Bluetooth audio safety messages to South Island rental car drivers has won a national award.

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Howick Hornets want you

17 October 2016

Howick are currently seeking applications for the 2017 season for the following grades:

Fox premiers coaching and management staff
Premier 1st coaching and management staff
Junior & senior coaching and management staff (U6-U20 & OAR)

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Pt Chevalier seek coaches and managers

17 October 2016

Pt Chevalier are currently seeking coaches, managers and support staff for their premier and senior grades.

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Pasifika wins big in Auckland elections

12 October 2016

The Labour Party’s Pacific Candidates who stood for local elections in Auckland came out on top with 14 winners, says Labour’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio.

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Kiwis helping train Pakistani surf lifeguards and support real CPR incident

6 October 2016

New Zealand lifeguards have this week been helping Pakistani surf lifesavers at a beach near Karachi.

Three lifeguards from Auckland’s Muriwai Beach also helped contribute to the successful rescue and resuscitation of a Karachi diver who got into difficulties and drowned whilst repairing an underwater pipeline.

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Summit crucial for cyber security, new NZTech director says

4 October 2016

NZTech’s new government and member relations director Andrea Hancox says New Zealand needs to protect its economy and livelihood as a nation by bringing cyber security to the forefront of leaders at top executive levels.

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Auckland World Homeless Day commemorations ‘biggest ever’

4 October 2016

Auckland World Homeless Day commemorations ‘biggest ever’ as city’s housing crisis reaches critical level.
This year’s World Homeless Day commemorations on Monday, October 10th, will be Auckland’s largest to date.

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Young scientist graduates to join war on pests

29 September 2016

The latest recruit to New Zealand’s war on pests is well qualified for the job – her Masters research resulted in a mouse population explosion on a previously pest-free island that surprised almost everyone.

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TOYOTA LAUNCHES 100 LIMITED EDITION RAV4’S TO CELEBRATE ITS COMING OF AGE

29 September 2016

This year marks the 21st year the iconic Toyota RAV4 has graced New Zealand roads - and off roads – with Toyota New Zealand launching an ‘Edition 21’ complete with unique styling features to commemorate the occasion.

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Meet Auckland’s top hair and beauty talent

24 September 2016

Auckland won’t be waiting until November to celebrate success at the 2016 Industry Awards. In fact, with nine finalists in various categories across the awards, September has been a big month for the city.

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Free the Nipple Auckland

23 September 2016

Free the Nipple Auckland is organising a public event on the 4th of December starting at11am in Albert Park. We will then march to the bottom of Queen St and back to Albert park to talk and entertain ourselves.

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LEXUS UX CONCEPT INTRODUCES RADICAL IMMERSIVE 3-D DRIVING EXPERIENCE

23 September 2016

A new Lexus compact crossover concept vehicle, the UX Concept, makes its world debut at the 2016 Paris motor show, showcasing Lexus’ vision for a compact SUV of the future. The Lexus UX Concept represents a new step in the company's design journey and a redefinition of the driving experience.

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Iconic Auckland suburb undergoing transformation

22 September 2016

Auckland’s iconic suburb of Mount Eden is poised for a major face lift with the rise of high quality residential apartments, improved public transport and an influx of new retail and commercial outlets.

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Gluckman Medal to outstanding clinical leader

22 September 2016

Internationally recognised surgeon and perioperative care specialist, Professor Andrew Hill, is this year’s recipient of the Gluckman Medal for his outstanding contributions to research, education and service.

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China university delegation hosted by University of Auckland

19 September 2016

Delegates from Tsinghua and Qinghai Universities will visit the University of Auckland today for high-level discussions on how on-going collaboration between the three universities can be strengthened and enhanced.

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Record number of jobs on offer at JobFest

19 September 2016

Thousands of young Auckland jobskeekers (15-24 years) are expected at JobFest– New Zealand’s largest youth employment event – on 21 September, where they will meet face-to-face with employers offering a record number of job opportunities.

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