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

Scholarships propel Kiwi students to NASA


Te Whanganui-a-Tara - The government is investing in New Zealand’s burgeoning space industry and today announced five scholarships for Kiwi students to undertake internships at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California. Michaela Dobson (University of Auckland), Leah Albrow (University of Canterbury) and Jack Naish, Celine Jane and Daniel Wrench, all

Exercise the secret to good health in later life


Kirikiriroa - New research has found strong social networks and physical activity in mid-life can help prevent long-term health conditions. Enjoying satisfying relationships with partners, family, friends and work colleagues and exercising at least once every month could boost your physical and mental health in old age, two studies suggest. Globally, people

New legislation to streamline cyclone recovery


Tūranganui-a-Kiwa - The severe weather emergency legislation bill has been introduced to the House to ensure the recovery and rebuild from cyclone Gabrielle is streamlined and efficient with unnecessary red tape removed. The legislation is similar to legislation passed following the Christchurch and Kaikōura earthquakes which modifies existing legislation to remove