Victoria releases database of imperial soldiers who fought in Land

Research from at Victoria University of Wellington has identified the names and details of 12,000 imperial soldiers who fought in the New Zealand Land Wars of the 1860s. Read more...

Kids rise to challenge of sustainable school travel

Kids took a fresh approach to getting to school in September by making 56,680 active or sustainable trips as part of the Fresh Air Schools Challenge run by New Plymouth District Council’s Let’s Go team. Read more...

World’s largest tech firm confirms NZ on right track

The world’s largest tech firm Apple has confirmed New Zealand is on the right track to become a great global tech story, just like tourism, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Read more...

Open space a milestone in Marfell Park’s makeover

The opening of a new community-led open space on Friday 3 November is the first major milestone in the transformation and regeneration of Marfell Park in New Plymouth. Read more...

Black Flu book asks ‘could it happen again?’

The lessons of the 1918 influenza pandemic could help inform planning for a future pandemic in New Zealand, according to historian Dr Geoffrey Rice. Read more...

Dynamic Lexus electric hybrid hatch meets sporty sophistication

FACELIFT AND SPECIFICATION UPGRADES FOR THE EXCLUSIVELY-ELECTRIC HYBRID CT 200H HAVE FURTHER ENHANCED ITS DESIRABILITY FOR YOUNG DRIVERS WHO ENJOY SPORTY DRIVING WHILE STILL MAINTAINING THEIR SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE. Read more...

Kiwi tech advances will help drive greater food supply

Tech advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) might help New Zealand move toward a solution for helping feed the world which will require food production to double to meet a growing population demands, says a Kiwi tech expert. Read more...

Rural health group calls for urgent meeting with government

The national rural health group is calling for urgent meetings with the incoming health and primary industries ministers to help solve the serious rural health crisis. Read more...

Rocket Lab wins supreme accolade at the NZ Innovation Awards

Rocket Lab has won the supreme accolade at the New Zealand Innovation Awards in Auckland last night.

Rocket Lab, named the Bayer Supreme New Zealand Innovation for 2017, has pioneered a Kiwi space programme, with purpose-built rockets for regular commercial satellite launches. Read more...

Inglewood’s Water Pipes to Get a Scrubbing

Phase one of resolving Inglewood’s occasional discoloured water is about to begin with the help of a specialised truck. Read more...

Kiwi virtual reality and augmented reality getting real

The New Zealand virtual reality and augmented reality (VRAR) industry sector’s forecast revenues are estimated to be worth more than $320 million within two years, a report release today says. Read more...

All businesses should commit to being living wage employer

Leading economic researcher BERL challenges all businesses to become Living Wage employers to make a real difference to New Zealanders and their communities. Read more...

Freshwater monitoring device never rests

An automated sensor platform that continuously monitors multiple aspects of water quality, sending data back to the Council every 30 minutes, has performed well since being installed in the Mangati Stream at Bell Block nearly a year ago, the Consents and Regulatory Committee was told. Read more...

Knowledge waves

The Council’s recent survey to gauge the regional community’s views on the relative merits of 140 surf breaks was a first for New Zealand and drew 338 responses, the Policy and Planning Committee was told. Read more...

More Kiwis buying into artificial intelligence

New Zealanders are buying into the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) as it is creeps into many walks of everyday life, an AI specialist says.

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Getting the better of pests

Taranaki’s new pest management blueprint is set for final approval next month after the Policy and Planning Committee today heard verbal submissions and made minor adjustments. Read more...

All’s well with most wells

Taranaki’s groundwater is in overall healthy condition, with nitrate and bacteria levels far below levels of concern apart from only a few localised problem sites, the Policy and Planning Committee was told. Read more...

All have a role to play

The discovery of a pest aquatic plant, hornwort, in Lake Rotorangi a couple of years ago has highlighted the need for all lake users to take on the responsibility for preventing it spreading to other lakes in the region, the Policy and Planning Committee was told. Read more...

New Footpath Linking Bell Block to the Valley Confirmed

New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) and Technix owner John Matthews have struck a deal for a new footpath between Bell Block and the Valley which should be built by the middle of next year. Read more...

BERL to celebrate 60 years in business

Leading New Zealand economic research company BERL next week celebrates 60 years in business with a special event in Wellington. Read more...

Top Kiwi exercise experts vying for NZ awards

Top experts from Whangarei, Palmerston North, Dunedin, Hamilton and Auckland have been named best personal trainer of the year finalists in ExerciseNZ’s annual exercise industry awards. Read more...

Get Rid of Money Worries

Managing finances can be very stressful, even if you are savvy with your money. A recent global survey by the Financial Planning Standards Board, an international body which oversees professional standards for financial planners, found that most people feel challenged by their finances. However, people who work with financial advisers feel better prepared to achieve their financial goals. Read more...

Leading tech businessman honoured at AUT excellence awards

A leading tech businessman, who has possibly done more to improve trade ties with Vietnam than any other New Zealander, has last night recognised for his leadership at the Auckland University of Technology Business School NZ Business Support Excellence awards. Read more...

BIODIVERSITY GROUP MEANS BUSINESS

Wild for Taranaki, the region's biodiversity umbrella group, has entered a new era with the appointment of an Operations Manager to guide the roll-out of its first major initiative. Read more...

Public Feedback Wanted on Jubilee Park Playground Options

Plans to transform Inglewood’s Jubilee Park are taking a major step forward – and the community is leading the way.

From next week residents will have the chance to vote on a unique new playground design for the park, which were developed after input from Inglewood residents. Read more...

New trial proves micronutrients effective for childhood ADHD

New Zealand researchers have shown that vitamin-mineral treatment improves aggression and emotional regulation in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), in the first published results from a new trial. Read more...