Expressing ourselves through language will be the focus of a gathering of academics, policymakers and speakers of different languages this week, Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says.
Patrick Gower, Duncan Garner and Lisa Owen will lead 3News’ comprehensive coverage of the 2015 Northland By-Election on TV3, RadioLIVE and online.
The Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade committee is now accepting public submissions on the NZ-Korea Free Trade Agreement, providing Kiwis with a rare chance to break the silence on the controversial investor-state dispute settlement provisions in that agreement and in the Trans-Pacific Partnershi
It was a double Dutch win in the Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox as Joost Wichman and Anneke Beerten took out crowd favourites.
Paired with Keegan Wright (NZ), Wichman (NED) admitted it was a pretty cool feat to beat the younger Wright, a Rotorua local half his age.
Education Minister Hekia Parata says she is pleased that Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust Board will begin consulting with kōhanga whānau next month about a new governance structure.
The expanding growth of the organic sector in New Zealand has extended into skincare and beauty products as New Zealanders seek trust in ingredient transparency and also show their health and environmental consciousness through the purchase of Certified Organic products.
A broad complex trough over the Tasman Sea is expected to move slowly east over New Zealand during the weekend bringing periods of heavy rain to exposed areas in the west. Rainfall accumulations may approach warning criteria, for example 70mm in 12 hours, especially about the ranges.
A low over the Tasman Sea is expected to approach the South Island on Saturday, then move east over the country on Sunday.
Periods of heavy northerly rain and thunderstorms are expected on the West Coast during Saturday and Sunday.
Taupo will host New Zealand's first body art festival this summer. In a bid to balance the region's proliferation of sporting events, the festival has been established to attract visitors more interested in arts and culture.
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With a judicial review looming, Auckland mayor Len Brown fronts up about Ports of Auckland’s controversial expansion plans and the council’s role in it.
The Mayor today met with representatives of Ports of Auckland, key stakeholders and interested community groups to discuss the ports debate.
"The first step to resolving this debate is getting all the relevant parties around the same table," says Len Brown.
Replacing the traditional ‘sick note’ with a ‘fit note’ is the way forward for ensuring a healthy and productive workplace in New Zealand, according to UK Government Expert Adviser on Health and Work, Professor Dame Carol Black.
St Paul’s Collegiate claimed their first Springbok Shield success for 12 years in the penultimate race of a rousing first day of finals at the 2015 Aon Maadi Cup at Lake Karapiro.
The Reserve Bank is publishing a new set of household balance sheet statistics compiled using international standards.
The Black Caps play Australia in the Cricket World Cup final and a Fanzone, which has been operating near Britomart in the CBD, has been expanded to cater for up to 3000 people. In response to the Fanzone increase, limited additional bus and ferry services are available from Britomart:
While the whole of New Zealand has been rightly obsessing over the Cricket world cup over the past few weeks, a group of primary school girls in Northland have been learning some valuable skills for future careers with the help of another kind of cricket; namely, a clever piece of technology call
Multi award-winning eco-tourism company Ziptrek Ecotours continues to expand its business with the appointment of Matt Hirst to the sales team.
Canterbury Police received a report of a burglary at a rented residential property in Rolleston at around 12.30pm this afternoon (27 March 2015). The firearm safe was broken into and a number of firearms are understood to be missing.
With all eyes turned to Melbourne for the Cricket World Cup final this weekend, legions of dedicated Black Caps fans are snapping up last-minute tickets to travel across the Tasman.
ACC’s latest quarterly report highlights the impact of short-term volatilities on the ACC scheme’s financial position, says ACC Minister Nikki Kaye.
"The overall financial position of the scheme has improved over the past few years and it is now essentially fully funded.
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