The Government must urgently reassess the way it sets NCEA targets after a new report found they are forcing schools to "credit farm" and are undermining the qualification, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.
Mating more dairy cows to beef sires and rearing more dairy-beef calves are attractive options for some dairy farmers as they look for ways to supplement their income. With this in mind a farm consultant is urging dairy farmers to focus on value, not cost, when it comes to choosing beef bulls.
The Minister’s claim that a botched cull of one of New Zealand’s rarest birds was a way of getting all New Zealanders involved in conservation is offensive and ludicrous, Labour’s conservation spokesperson Ruth Dyson says.
Like a lot of competitors in his events, Targa New Zealand owner and event director Peter Martin has been a regular at the Uncles Club track days at Hampton Downs. So when he was offered the opportunity to take over running them Martin didn’t have to think twice.
The future of Bay of Islands Recreation Centre in Kawakawa is looking more certain, thanks to an agreement between Sport Northland, Far North District Council and Bay of Islands College.
‘Light Nelson’, the city’s winter light festival, is back in business and looking to be better and brighter than before from July 8-12 next year (2016).
After huge growth in its second year (2014), the event took a break to regroup and increase its funding base.
Queenstown Police have launched a search for a missing Queenstown man who was last seen on the 24th of August.
Jack Nicholson, 23, of Queenstown was last seen around 1:30am in the morning of the 24th.
The latest addition to Auckland’s hugely popular Victoria Park Market has been revealed - with the historic attraction soon to include an outlet ‘mall’ conglomeration of boutique retails shops as part of its retail offering.
News that the government is planning to cut into family time off at Easter for retail workers comes on top of other backward steps for working conditions this week, the CTU said tonight.
The Reserve Bank is continuing to blame rental property owners for Auckland's rising house prices. They say that investor activity has increased from 33% in 2013 to 41% in 2015.
Over 12,800 budding preschool gardeners from around the country will take part in the 2015 Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project which launches today.
Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson has today responded to Hauraki District Council Mayor John Tregidga’s statements about Hauraki Treaty negotiations.
The NZ Transport Agency’s cycling and walking clip-on contract for the Taramakau Bridge, between Greymouth and Kumara Junction, has been awarded to Fulton Hogan.
It’s official - Waikanae is New Zealand’s most beautiful large town.
Waikanae is the winner of this year’s ‘Beautiful Towns and Cities Award - Most Beautiful Large Town 5,000 to 20,000’, which is part of the Keep NZ Beautiful awards programme.
Auckland teen Ezekiel Crawford has been working on and refining his innovative fashion concept for over two years, and will finally see the fruits of his labour realised with SLAEVE's launch at NZ Fashion Week.
The Government is to enable local communities, through councils, to decide whether retailers can open on Easter Sunday, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced today.
Middlemore Hospital in Auckland have advised Police that a female in her 30’s who was critically injured in a house fire at a residential property in Linwood last week (18 August 2015) has passed away this morning (24 August 2015).
QLDC will consider this week whether external funding to build the Queenstown Convention Centre should be locked in before the project goes any further, including planning for the related development at the Lakeview site above the CBD.
Transpower today launched its latest Demand Response Programme and is inviting energy consumers to be involved.
Communities across the Whanganui, Rangitikei and Ruapehu districts are being encouraged to join in celebrating the region’s sporting success - and to get their nominations in early for the prestigious Ray White Wanganui Sports Awards, being held on Friday, 20 November.