Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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$24m funding fits for Gumboot Friday

Thousands more young Kiwis will have better access to mental health services as the Government commits to fund the Gumboot Friday initiative. Deputy Prime Minister,...

$140m to help build new social housing

Housing Minister, Chris Bishop, has today announced $140 million in new funding for 1,500 new social housing places to be provided by Community Housing...

New pet-friendly tenancy Bill passes first reading

The Government’s Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, which aims to improve tenancy laws and help increase the supply of rental properties, has passed its first...

Taranaki farmer ordered into counselling over animal abuse

A Taranaki dairy farmer has been placed on four months home detention and disqualified from being in charge of animals for 18 months over...

102-year-old WWII veteran honoured

At 102 years old, Brigadier (Retired) Les Wright MBE would have been confident he had collected all the medals he’d rightly earned over a...

Crackerjack sentencing a red flag for parents warns ComCom

The Commerce Commission says the sentencing of a New Zealand retailer for breaching fire hazard labelling requirements should be a red flag for parents...

AI robotics researcher taps into mussel industry

World-leading underwater AI robotics research at the University of Canterbury is looking to transform New Zealand’s aquaculture industry. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University...

Blenheim winemaker fined $15k over smuggled vines

A Blenheim-based winemaker who smuggled Australian vines into New Zealand and planted them has been placed on five-months community detention and fined $15,000. James Garry...

First reading for Bill set to repeal children’s Act

The Bill to repeal Section 7AA of the Oranga Tamariki Act has had its first reading in Parliament today. The Bill reaffirms the Coalition Government’s...

Training the future of Australian mounted combat

AUSTRALIA Australian Army’s School of Armour is not just where the school holds its history, but where the future of mounted combat is being formed. Commanding...

Auckland rubbish truck fires on the rise

Nine recycling and rubbish trucks caught fire in Auckland in the first three months of 2024 compared with 13 for the whole of last...

Auckland leaders call for TAS extension

Auckland Mayor, Wayne Brown and Deputy Mayor, Desley Simpson, have written to the Government asking for an extension to temporary accommodation services and products. Temporary...

Drone warning for Napier orca pod

Recent sightings of a pod of orca and a large sperm whale around Napier have prompted the Department of Conservation (DOC) to remind people...

Shocking orca ‘body slam’ leads to fine

A man who leapt from a boat into the water near two orca has been slapped with a $600 infringement in an incident Department...

Lincoln Uni project targets methane emissions

A new project being led by Lincoln University and Ravensdown is working toward providing farmers with a cost-effective tool to reduce methane emissions from...