The Sooner The Better If You’re Having a Baby

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

Less pregnant women living in the Hauraki region register with a midwife as early as they should compared with the rest of the Waikato District Health Board region. While an average of 67.3 per cent of pregnant women in the Waikato DHB region registers … Read more »

SMC Heads-Up: Science miscommunication, Antarctic horizons

Column – Science Media Centre

Science communication; Antartic Horizons; Quoted; Policy news; NEW! Desk Guide; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights; Sci-tech events Read more »

Women’s Refuge launches recycled designer boutique

Press Release – Women’s Refuge

Womens Refuge launches a flagship boutique, Yellow Belle, in Takapuna stocked with high-end designer garments donated by women and designers from throughout New Zealand. A stylish recycled designer clothing boutique whose profits will help women … Read more »

Promoting physically active children in car-dependent NZ

Press Release – Massey University

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of car ownership in the world and cities that are purpose-built for car travel. One of the consequences of our car dependency has been declining rates of physical activity, despite compelling evidence of its … Read more »

Dark horse takes the win in Aorangi

Press Release – Young Farmers

James Davidson is the last Grand Finalist to be named in the ANZ Young Farmer Contest after earning top spot at the Aorangi Regional Final Monday 21 April in Fairlie. Read more »

Public Address 23 April 2014 – Jones: The contender leaves

Column – Public Address

Like John Tamihere before him, Shane Jones entered Parliament burdened with the promise that he might be first Maori Prime Minister. That promise had probably left him before it emerged yesterday evening that he was walking away from politics, but that’s the … Read more »

Police seek person of interest in kidnapping case

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police investigating the violent kidnapping of a 29 year old woman are releasing a photo of Brett Makiri in an effort to locate him as soon as possible. Read more »

Study Confirms Sexual Assaults Caused By Darkness and Trees

Article – Anne Russell

In the wake of reports of sexual assaults near the path from Boyd Wilson Field to The Terrace in Wellington, researchers at Victoria University of Wellington have released a study which found that sexual violence in public places is primarily caused … Read more »

Fewer international travellers due to later Easter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand in March 2014 were affected by the later timing of Easter, and later school holidays in some key source countries, Statistics New Zealand said today. The number of visitors in March (253,600) was down 6 percent from last … Read more »

Sanil Kumar has to leave New Zealand tomorrow

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Associate Minister of Immigration Nikki Kayes decision not to intervene means kidney transplant patient Sanil Kumar must leave New Zealand by tomorrow, says Labours Immigration spokesperson Rajen Prasad. Read more »