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Senate panel Oks ex-Sen. Scott Brown to be New Zealand envoy.

WASHINGTON " The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the nomination of former Sen. Scott Brown to be U.S. ambassador to New Zealand.The move " by voice vote on Thursday " all but assures that the full Senate will...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Historic Win For Midwives.

For the first time in New Zealand history, community based midwives will be designing their own funding model for the country’s midwifery-led maternity system.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

NZMSA Supports Dr. Lance O’Sullivan: Vaccines Save Lives.

The New Zealand Medical Students’ Association supports Dr. Lance O’Sullivan’s comments that promotion of falsehoods about vaccination results in harm to our children, the most vulnerable members of society. Healthcare providers, such as Dr. O’Sullivan, ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

RACP calls for health equity in all government policies.

RACP calls for health equity in all government policies 26 May 2017 The Royal Australasian College of Physicians is supportive of increases to the Accommodation Supplement announced by the New Zealand Government in its 2017 Budget, but warned that issues ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Auckland DHB signs RACS Respect Agreement.

Auckland District Health Board today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons aimed at building respect and improving patient safety in surgery.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Auckland District Health Board signs RACS Respect Agreement.

Auckland District Health Board today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons aimed at building respect and improving patient safety in surgery.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Despite glorious past, mineral processing innovation faces uncertain future.

While the mining industry does not yet seem to be in a crisis regarding innovation in mineral processing, it certainly seems to be on a downward trajectory, says former Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre director and emeritus professor Tim Napier-Munn, noting that, with innovation being nondiscretionary, there is ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

New Zealand test rocket makes it to space but not to orbit.

California-based company Rocket Lab says it has launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn't reach orbit as hoped

- Yahoo! News - US

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by F&P Healthcare.

May 26 - New Zealand shares rose, led by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and Sky Network Television, while Ebos and Metro Performance Glass fell.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Person dies after car hits house in Christchurch.

A person has died and another has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a car after crashed into a house in Christchurch.

- Stuff - NZ

Ute driver shunts van into car before hitting Christchurch office building.

A ute has slid into a parked van â€“ which hit a car â€“ before continuing through some bushes and into a Christchurch office building.

- Stuff - NZ

New Zealand launches 3D-printed rocket into space, will Australia follow?

New Zealand enter the space market, after a private company launches a rocket partly made of carbon fibre, with engines made from a 3D printer, into space.

- ABC News - AU

Stardome Wins New Zealand Museum Award

Last night Stardome Observatory and Planetarium and Locales won the Exhibition Excellence – Science and Technology category at the ServiceIQ 2017 New Zealand Museum Awards in recognition for the new displays installed at Stardome in October 2016.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

ED SHEERAN smashes Australasian touring record

Ed Sheeran has officially smashed the Australasian record for the largest number of stadium shows on one single tour, taking his current total of fourteen dates, to a phenomenal eighteen date stadium run across Australia and New Zealand.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

New Zealand loves Shortland Street

New Zealand loves Shortland Street Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders showed their love for TVNZ’s Shortland Street last night, with a bumper audience of 630,000 watching the special feature-length episode of the nation’s favourite drama.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Chiefs and Blues in rare Super Rugby draw

The Chiefs have squandered a chance to stay within range of the Crusaders after a rare 16-16 Super Rugby draw with the Blues at Eden Park in Auckland.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Ed Sheeran announces third and final Dunedin show, will perform six NZ shows

If you haven't got tickets already, here's your last chance to secure your place at one of Ed Sheeran's concerts.

- Stuff - NZ

Dude gets his drone to deliver him fried chicken

When I'm craving fried chicken from a certain Kentucky-themed fast food outlet, I sure as hell don't want to run into anyone I know , and sadly delivery doesn't exist where I live. That's why it might be worth admiring the efforts of New Zealander Ollie Mason-Clarke, who's behind the blog King of Cheat Meals. SEE ALSO: ...

- Mashable! - US

New Zealand set to blow its carbon budget by 27%

The Government’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory, released today, shows New Zealand is set to release 647.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions between 2013 and 2020 – 137 million tonnes more than we are allowed under the Kyoto Protocol. 'Just a day ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Fog delays 17 flights at Christchurch Airport

Frustrated travellers on 17 flights out of Christchurch have been delayed, diverted or had their plans cancelled due to a thick blanket of fog that covered the city on Friday morning.

- Stuff - NZ

Mum's tips on flying solo with a baby from Auckland to Doha, the world's longest flight

There were tears. There was spilt milk. There was much drool. Hey, there was even laughter. But I survived the world's longest commercial flight - 17 hours from Auckland to Doha - with my 3-month-old son.

- Stuff - NZ

Māori tourism funding boost applauded

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand is welcoming a $10m funding boost for development of the Māori tourism sector announced in the 2017 Budget. 'For the business tourism sector, Māori culture is what sets New Zealand apart on the world ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

NZ Pork welcomes Government focus on biosecurity

The announcement of additional operating funding for biosecurity is a vital protection for the country’s primary industries, according to New Zealand Pork.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Zespri 2016/17 grower returns sag despite big jumps

May 26 - New Zealand's statutory kiwifruit exporter, Zespri, achieved distributable profit for its grower shareholders of $34.8 million in the year to March 31 on a 19 percent increase in turnover of $2.26 billion.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

NZ dollar falls with Aussie as China downgrade mulled

May 26 - The New Zealand dollar fell along with the Australian dollar after officials at Moody's Investors Service officials said China could face another credit rating downgrade if it doesn't contain its debt mountain, while both currencies ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Suburban eyesores: the Christchurch homes left to rot

Growing public frustration sparked the Christchurch City Council to launch a clean-up of "dirty 30" derelict buildings in the central city this week, but what of the suburban homes in the same state? Liz McDonald investigates.

- Stuff - NZ

Tattoo helps police identify dead body found in West Auckland

A dead woman has been identified after Auckland police shared a picture of her distinctive tattoo.

- Stuff - NZ

‘Vague’ timeframe for urgent $70 million upgrade to Auckland bottleneck Lake Rd

Intentionally "vague" times frames for a potential $70 million upgrade to one of Auckland's worst traffic bottlenecks has been met with anxiety from politicians and residents alike.

- Stuff - NZ

College with low roll tackles perception problems on Auckland's North Shore

While some schools are bursting at the seams, others are under capacity, ministry documents show.

- Stuff - NZ

Police search for 'dangerous' man Vincent Clayton after he escaped Dunedin hospital

A "dangerous" man is on the run from police after escaping from a Dunedin psychiatric hospital.

- Stuff - NZ

US Coast Guard saves lives en-route to Honolulu

Just a day after taking part in a multi-national rescue drill over Auckland Harbour, the crew of a US Coast Guard C-130 Hercules has helped save six Tongan fishermen while en-route home to Honolulu.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

New Zealand launches first rocket into space, will Australia follow?

New Zealand enter the space market, after a private company launches a rocket partly made of carbon fibre, with engines made from a 3D printer, into space.

- ABC News - AU

Refining NZ lets contract for Marsden Point refinery

New Zealand Refining Co. Ltd. has let a contract to WorleyParsons Ltd. to provide engineering, procurement, shutdown, and construction management services for its 107,000-b/d refinery at Northland, in Marsden Point, New Zealand, near Whangarei.

- OGJ - US

Why you should visit New Zealand

Dramatic coastal cliffs, alpine lakes and peaks, surfable beaches, active volcanoes and geothermal features -- need we say more?

- Matador Network - US

Urban planner Rachel de Lambert is shaping the city she lives in

Through projects like the Cornwall Park master plan, the Wynyard Quarter redevelopment and the Auckland Urban Design Panel, landscape architect and urban planner Rachel de Lambert brings a people-focussed sensibility to Auckland's most significant infrastructure projects. She says that designing a city with its people in ...

- Stuff - NZ

Potential removal of Viaduct loading zones rattles local businesses

A proposed downtown Auckland cycleway may strip Viaduct restaurants of a delivery lifeline.

- Stuff - NZ

Budget 2017: Nine years of spending under National

Government spending is increasing, but as a share of the New Zealand's economy it continues to fall.

- Stuff - NZ

New Zealand homes chewing through more internet data than ever before

It's no surprise the rise of online TV has seen Kiwis chewing through internet data faster than ever, but just how much we're using may raise a few eyebrows.

- Stuff - NZ

'Vague' timeframe for urgent $70 million upgrade to Auckland bottleneck Lake Rd

Intentionally "vague" times frames for a potential $70 million upgrade to one of Auckland's worst traffic bottlenecks has been met with anxiety from politicians and residents alike.

- Stuff - NZ

Inner Mongolia firm wants to give back to New Zealand racing industry

A commitment to New Zealand's racing industry is one of the factors that Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry credits for its exporting success.

- Stuff - NZ

Fidget spinners recalled for dangerous loose battery

Thousands of LED light fidget spinner toys with loose battery compartments sold in Auckland and Tauranga have been recalled by Southern Cross Promotions.

- Stuff - NZ

Half of lowest earners miss out on Budget perks

More than half of the lowest earners in New Zealand will not get any benefits in the Government's Budget package for families.The workers who are most likely to miss out are single people who are in affordable housing, the Government...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Kim Dotcom drops out of his party's New Zealand election bid

Kim Dotcom's Internet Party in New Zealand unveiled plans Friday to contest the September general election, but the mogul, who is fighting extradition to the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

New Zealand test rocket makes it to space but not to orbit

California-based company Rocket Lab said on Thursday it had launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn't reach orbit as hoped. The company said its Ele...

- The Hindu - IN

'India, China differences in RCEP offer opportunities for US'

The differences between India and China inside the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership offer opportunities for the US which has withdrawn itself from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, American lawmakers have been told.RCEP is made up of the 10 ASEAN countries along with Japan, South Korea, Australia, New ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

OceanaGold enters option accord for Mirasol's La Curva project, Argentina

Midtier miner OceanaGold has signed an option agreement with prospect generator Mirasol Resources, under which it to acquire up to 75% of the project in five stages. The definitive agreement requires multinational OceanaGold, with operations in New Zealand, Australia and the US, to make a first-year commitment of ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Oil slump hits Asian energy stocks, sterling slides

TOKYO, May 26 — A slump in crude weighed on energy shares as most Asian equity markets headed for a lower finish to the week. Declines in the Australian and New Zealand dollars deepened and the British pound slid. Stocks in Tokyo, Sydney and...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Fairfax, NZME appeal over blocked merger

Fairfax Media and NZME will file an appeal in New Zealand's High Court against the local competition watchdog's decision not to let their merger proceed.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

New Zealand to spend budget windfall on roads and cut taxes

WELLINGTON, New Zealand " New Zealand's conservative government is planning to reduce taxes and spend more money on building roads and railways as it looks to cash in on a thriving economy.The budget released Thursday is the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Dunedin mansion turned lodge hits market

An accommodation provider operating out of one of Dunedin's most highly regarded residential heritage buildings is up for sale.

- Stuff - NZ

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