Spotlight on the fourth leading cause of death in New Zealand

Spotlight on the fourth leading cause of death in New Zealand World COPD Day is an annual global event and is taking place today on 16 November 2016, in order to raise awareness about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in New Zealand after ischaemic heart disease, stroke and lung […]

Megablast primed for local feature

Rising staying star Megablast is thriving ahead of the sternest challenge of his brief career. The five-year-old has thrilled trainer Nigel Tiley with his progress toward this Saturday’s Gr.3 Ssangyong Counties Cup on his home track at Pukekohe Park. Megablast has a near impeccable record for his trainer with two wins and a second since joining his team and the […]

Cans for Good for The Salvation Army kicks off with local schools

Primary school children from more than 180 schools around the country will be collecting cans for The Salvation Army this week (14th- 17th November). Wattie’s Cans for Good is a new national can collection hoping to collect over 25,000 cans to help The Salvation Army stock up much needed food parcels in the lead up to Christmas. Cans collected by […]

Advisory group a boost for NZ smart agriculture

Smart technology could help agriculture add to a predicted $6.4 billion to New Zealand’s gross domestic product from 2025, Precision Agriculture Association New Zealand (PAANZ) chair Craige Mackenzie says. New Zealand had about $1.2 billion worth of agritech exports in 2013 and this figure is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 4 percent according to a NZTech report […]

Cancer Society to give NZ kids 100,000 tubes of sunscreen

Cancer Society of New Zealand Incorporated, through its commercial arm Daffodil Enterprises Limited, is pleased to once again be giving away 100,000 tubes of its top quality sunscreen to schools. This is the third year that the decision has been made to roll out the initiative after hugely successful summer campaigns in 2014 and 2015 saw tubes donated to early […]

Tuakau Budgeting Centre faces possible closure

Tuakau’s Budgeting and Family Support Services is facing possible closure after their tender application for funding was awarded to Waahi Whaanui Services based in Huntly, by the Ministry of Social Development instead. In the past, Tuakau’s application for funding formed part of the Mangere Budgeting Services Trust which did a collective funding proposal for Mangere, Otara and Tuakau. With the […]

Entries rolling in for New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards

The window of opportunity for dairy trainees, dairy managers and share managers to give their farming career a boost, closes on November 30. Entries for the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards have been steadily rolling in since entries opened in October, with 276 entries across the three competitions received so far. General Manager Chris Keeping says if some-one is still […]


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