2017 News

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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$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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Isaac Letoa - Rising Basketball Star

30 June 2017

Another Kiwi is starting his basketball dream in the USA.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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