Articles for category: National

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NZ Post’s free courier service making a difference in the lives of grandparents and grandchildren

With the application closing date fast approaching for NZ Post’s Delivering for Good programme, last year’s People’s Choice winner is seeing a “meaningful difference” the initiative is making within its organisation. NZ Post’s Delivering for Good programme aims to foster stronger, healthier communities around Aotearoa by giving away up to 34,000 free domestic courier services ...

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Changes to Great Walk prices and DOC discount policies

The Department of Conservation is increasing the price of Great Walk facilities. “It has been more than four years since prices were reviewed and upkeep costs have risen significantly since then,” says DOC’s Director of Heritage and Visitors, Cat Wilson. “From 1 July, Great Walk hut and campsite prices will increase by 18% except for ...

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WYAT & Wairoa College Aspiring Leaders Programme returns for 2024

The Hawke’s Bay Community Fitness Centre Trust is delighted to announce the continuation of the WYAT & Wairoa College Aspiring Leaders Programme for the year 2024. In collaboration with Wairoa Young Achievers Trust and Wairoa College, this initiative aims to empower young students with the skills and mindset needed for leadership and personal growth. Denise ...

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MIA welcomes lower RUC rate for PHEVs

The Motor Industry Association (MIA) welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Transport Hon Simeon Brown of a reduced road user charge (RUC) rate for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) of $38 per 1,000km, or half the full RUC rate. Pending regulations had proposed that this rate be $53 per 1,000km, or two-thirds the full ...

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Moving forward on the Eastern Busway

Better travel outcomes are on the way for more of East Auckland, with preparation starting for a flyover in Pakūranga. The flyover will be built above Reeves Road, which will be partially closed for the next two years while the work is completed. It follows the re-opening of William Roberts Road last week which has ...

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NZSO to play extraordinary new music and a Mahler masterpiece

One of the world’s best percussionists joins the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in April to perform, for the first time outside the United States, an extraordinary work inspired by climate change Losing Earth by Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated composer Adam Schoenberg features percussionist Jacob Nissly, who performed at the world premiere of the acclaimed percussion concerto ...

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Scaling new heights: Tauranga’s speed climbing showdown

Climbers across the country are gearing up for the La Sportiva National Speed Climbing Championships, to be held at Blake Park this Sunday. This event is part of a national series and will feature the extraordinary talent of local climbers, including the recently acclaimed Halberg ‘Emerging Talent’ Award winner, Julian David and Sarah Tetzlaff who ...

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Introducing ‘Mr Sanders’ – Chef Hercules Noble debuts new restaurant on Ponsonby Rd

Chef Hercules Noble has debuted his first late-night restaurant on Ponsonby Road called Mr. Sanders, dazzling food enthusiasts with innovative takes on beloved KFC classics. From Hot & Crispy Boneless with kūmara velouté, through to a chocolate mousse topped with crispy chicken skin; the five-course tasting menu has been a smash-hit with reservations slammed in ...

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MR Evidence for free school lunches: ‘The bigger picture benefits’

There’s ample evidence demonstrating free school lunch programmes provide wide benefits across schools, households and communities according to public health researchers. ACT Minister David Seymour wants to reduce the spending on Aotearoa New Zealand’s free school lunch programme Ka Ora, Ka Ako by half stating there’s no evidence to support it. However in the latest ...