Inflation concern remains high, quarter of Kiwis struggling financially

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Tāmaki Makaurau - A quarter of Kiwis are struggling financially and the number is on the rise,  according to the latest Ipsos New Zealand global advisor inflation report. The New Zealand research seeks to understand how people are managing financially and their expectations around interest, tax, and unemployment rates. More than 1000

GDP decreases 0.6 percent, latest Stats NZ report


Te Whanganui-a-Tara – Aotearoa’s gross domestic product (GDP) fell 0.6 percent in the December 2022 quarter, following a 1.7 percent rise in the September 2022 quarter, Stats NZ says. Nine of 16 industries experienced a decrease in activity compared with the September 2022 quarter. Manufacturing was the biggest driver of the

Court sentencing today of omv oil rig activists

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Ōtautahi - Extinction Rebellion activists Siana Fitzjohn and Nick Hanafin will appear in the Christchurch district court for sentencing today, for boarding OMV’s oil rig as it travelled through the Cook Strait in 2020 in an attempt to disrupt the rig’s operation. The pair boarded the COSL Prospector as it made

NZ head to chair global chair world exercise meet in San Diego


San Diego - Aotearoa exercise leader Richard Beddie will chair a meeting of the world activity group, the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), in San Diego next week, highlighting New Zealand’s efforts to becoming a more active nation. The IHRSA is the trade association which serves the global health club

Next steps developing NZ’s clean energy

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Te Whanganui -a-Tara - New Zealand is looking at the viability of pumped hydro along with an alternative, multi-tech approach to build a resilient, affordable, secure and decarbonised energy system.  A NZ battery project was established in 2020 to find innovative solutions to the dry year problem, when hydro-electricity lakes run

First ever NZ Māori cricket tournament over Easter

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Whangarei - New Zealand’s best Māori cricketers will assemble for the inaugural national Māori men's tournament in Whangārei over Easter.  The first of its kind in cricket, the tournament will see five regional teams competing in a series of Twenty20 matches at Cobham Oval and Kensington Park.   The competing teams will be

Climate impact labels impacts food selection


Baltimore - A new study has found putting climate impact labels on fast food menus influenced people’s food choice in favour of climate-friendly items. The study was led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, US. More than 5000 online participants were shown a sample menu resembling a

Auckland student wins annual award, heading to Duke University

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Tāmaki Makaurau – Auckland student Hunter Haynes, 18, has won the annual Robertson scholars leadership programme and is off to Duke University in the US to study economics and international comparative studies. At Westlake Boys High School, Hunter gained outstanding scholarships in 20 subjects over three years ranging from earth and