Grounded by greenwashing, green claims on Air NZ compostable cups

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Ōtautahi - Consumer NZ is concerned Air New Zealand could be taking Kiwis for a ride, in more ways than one. Consumer’s Rebecca Styles says they think the messaging on Air New Zealand’s in flight cups is an example of greenwashing. The cups proudly state they are made from plants, not plastic.

Surfing community’s efforts in saving lives on NZ beaches


Ōtautahi - New data has highlighted the crucial role surfer’s play in conducting bystander rescues.  The research, the first of its kind in New Zealand, brings to light an astonishing reality that has remained unspoken and unreported until now. The study, which engaged a total of 418 surfers, sheds light on rescuer

A very special Ralph Hotere painting going under the hammer


Ōtepoti - A special Ralph Hotere painting about Aramoana which could reach $130,000 goes under the hammer at Webb’s auction in Auckland on June 12. Hotere, of Te Aupouri and Te Rawarawa ancestry, is famous for his works which often represent Maori culture and issues relating to Aotearoa and is rated

Too much emphasis on elite sport spending


Otautahi - New global research has found the trickle down benefits from hosting large sporting events, such as commonwealth games, to participant levels shows no evidence according to analysis of multiple studies, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says.  The research authors even criticised the methodology of most of the studies saying

Melbourne / Naarm arguably best city in Australasia to visit


Melbourne / Naarm has arguably become the best city in Australasia to enjoy for many reasons, most of all because of its awesome array of 3500 restaurants and shops. It has a massive and growing array of sky scrapers, far more and bigger than cities like London or Rome. For Kiwis the

Most Kiwi shoppers concerned about climate change


Ōtautahi - Consumer NZ says almost 90 percent of Kiwis adopt mindful shopping habits regarding cost of living and climate concerns. Consumer NZ’s latest data highlights a recent spike in concern about the effects of climate change. Their latest data shows an increase in the number of New Zealanders who are very

A more modern New Zealand border on its way


Te Whanganui-a-Tara - Legislation supporting safer, smarter and more streamlined border management, including the transition to an online digital traveller declaration, has passed its third reading in parliament.  The changes in the Customs and Excise (Arrival Information) Amendment Bill make the obligations concerning arrival information clearer, improve the enforcement of arrival

SLSNZ search and rescue summit at Mt Maunganui

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Tauranga – Aotearoa search and rescue (SAR) organisations from around the country will gather in Mount Maunganui for the annual Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) summit this weekend. The summit will test the various capabilities of SLSNZ to deploy inflatable rescue boats (IRBs) and surf lifeguards to remote locations. Supported by