Monday, December 4, 2023

Training

Canterbury kids ‘graduate’ university

More than 1,100 Canterbury tamariki have put on academic gowns and attended their graduation after taking part in a University of Canterbury and Lincoln...

Christchurch cycleway puzzle piece now in place

Another piece of Christchurch’s cycleway puzzle is in place with the opening of the latest Major Cycle Route on Friday. The ribbon on the Puari...

Programme to improve Polynesian cancer outcomes

Manatū Hauora’s Polynesian Health Corridors (PHC) programme is working with partners to design a multi-year cancer control programme to improve cancer outcomes in Polynesia. PHC...

Waipā council CEO to step down

Waipā District Council chief executive, Garry Dyet, has announced he will depart the organisation in mid-2024 after nearly 45 years with the organisation. The career...

New gecko officially named

The most recent species of gecko to be ‘described’ in New Zealand has been officially named. Local iwi, Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara has gifted the...

Court doubles NZME fine over dangerous puzzle toy 

The Commerce Commission has successfully argued that a fine imposed on NZME Advisory Limited (NZME) was “manifestly inadequate” and did not appropriately reflect the...

Waikato welcomes first electric bus

Waikato’s first electric bus will take to the streets of Taupō from Monday, replacing the current diesel vehicle, which has been a mainstay of...

High Court dismisses farmer appeal against $96k pollution fine

The High Court at Hamilton has today dismissed an appeal by an Ōtorohanga farmer arguing that his fine for polluting a local stream was...

Biosecurity NZ seaweed efforts tighten

Biosecurity New Zealand is updating controls on anchoring and fishing at Aotea Great Barrier Island to help prevent the spread of exotic caulerpa seaweed. Caulerpa...

Environment Canterbury welcomes new water quality study

Environment Canterbury Regional Council says it agrees with a new study that has found achieving national bottom lines for contaminants across New Zealand will...

Auckland Council Group CFO to depart

Auckland Council’s Group Chief Financial Officer, Peter Gudsell, has announced his departure from the organisation after three years in the job. “It is with mixed...

Pharmac funding cuts raises health risks for babies

New Zealand's Asthma and Respiratory Foundation claims more children are at risk of serious infection from RSV following a decision to cut funding for...

Counties cops rein in shoplifter

Counties Manukau Police have reined in a prolific shoplifter this week in true Wild West style. Counties Manukau South Area Commander, Inspector Joe Hunter says...

Arrest and seizures follow Wairarapa search warrants

Police have executed search warrants at residences across the Wairarapa today, resulting in one arrest and the seizure of drugs, weapons and a vehicle. A...

Otago museum gears up for souped-up transport exhibition

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum staff are gearing up to unveil the museum’s refreshed and revitalised transport and technology displays. The Monster to Miniature technology and On the Move transport...