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Antarctica comes to Auckland Museum this August

Step ‘inside’ the historic huts of Antarctic explorers Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton to relive a time of extraordinary polar exploration in a new exhibition based around the work of New Zealand photographer Jane Ussher.

Kiwibank switches home loan promotion

Kiwibank has switched its headline home loan rate from two years to one year. The one-year rate has been dropped from 5.25% p.a. to 4.89% p.a. The two-year rate has been changed back from the special promotion rate of 4.99% p.a. to 5.25% p.a.

Akaroa Gallery to reopen once earthquake repairs completed

The way has been cleared to save the historic Akaroa Gallery. Resource and building consents have been granted and structural designs for the repair work are now complete. Richdale Builders Ltd is set to begin the work which is expected to take two months.

Motorcyclist killed in Marlborough crash named

Police have released the name of the Wellington man killed in a motorcycle crash at Okaramio in Marlborough about 5pm yesterday. He was Kenneth Gordon LILLEY, aged 54 years.

Social housing is Chch Council's shame - Brownlee

With the nights getting colder and winter on the doorstep Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says it’s time for the Christchurch City Council to pick up the pace and rapidly fix more of its social housing units.

Sharples praises Taradale initiative to bring history alive

Māori Party co-leader Dr Pita Sharples has expressed his great pride in learning of the joint venture between Ngāti Paarau of Waiohiki marae, Safer Napier and the Napier City Council in establishing Te Ara o Ngā Tīpuna (Pathways of our Ancestors).

Community projects to receive Horizons Regional Council grants

Eleven community groups from throughout the Region are to receive grants funding for their projects under Horizons Regional Council’s community grants programme.

Age-old issue of banks versus shares

With the debate about bank deposits versus shares heating up, it's good for people to consider their options carefully when it comes to making investments in their golden years, says Melanie Templeton, General Manager of RaboDirect, the online savings and investment arm of Rabobank.

Investment in Hamilton showing strong signs

Investment in Hamilton showing strong signs
A new survey showing reduced vacancy rates for central city retail sites is a positive economic sign for Hamilton, says Mayor Julie Hardaker.

IFA announces appointment of independent director

The Institute of Financial Advisers (IFA) is delighted to announce the appointment of independent director Jeremy Bendall to the Board.

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