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Miracle kiwi chick back home at Queenstown’s Kiwi Birdlife

Press Release – Kiwi Birdlife Park

Miracle kiwi chick back home at Queenstown’s Kiwi Birdlife Park following ground-breaking surgery


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Settlement reached after lime kilns damaged

Press Release – Heritage New Zealand

1 December 2014

Settlement reached after lime kilns damaged

Heritage New Zealand has settled with Oamaru company Mitchell & Webster Limited following damage to two of North Otago’s most iconic stone structures at a dairy conversion site earlier this year. Read more »

Otago study confirms that sperm quality decreases with age

Press Release – University of Otago

1 December 2014

New Otago study confirms that sperm quality decreases with age

Conflicting evidence about the extent to which men’s semen quality declines with age—likely lowering their fertility—is being cleared up by new University of Otago research that has collated and reviewed data from 90 previous studies from around the world. Read more »

Howzat for an Adult Summer Reading Challenge?

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Howzat for an Adult Summer Reading Challenge?

Dunedin, 1 December 2014 – As excitement mounts for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, Dunedin Public Libraries are celebrating Dunedin’s host status with a new summer challenge. Read more »

Spark Digital to drive InterCity Wi-Fi rollout

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark Digital to drive InterCity Wi-Fi rollout

New Zealand’s iconic national bus service InterCity has selected Spark Digital as its partner to launch Wi-Fi across the entire fleet. From this summer travellers and tourists will benefit from seamless 3G and 4G mobile Wi-Fi across New Zealand’s largest passenger transport network. Read more »

A drier December for many

Forecast – MetService

A drier December for many

“The MetService outlook for December indicates more Highs in the New Zealand region, overall,” said MetService Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. “As we move into December, the weather over New Zealand should gradually start to settle. The signal for Highs over the country is particularly strong in the second half of the month,” Griffiths added. Read more »

Owen Marshall and Witi Ihimaera as Randell Cottage Writers

Press Release – Randell Cottage Writers Trust

1 December 2013

Owen Marshall and Witi Ihimaera chosen as 2015 Randell Cottage Writers in Residence

Two of New Zealand’s leading writers, Witi Ihimaera and Owen Marshall, have been jointly named as Creative New Zealand-Randell Cottage Writers in Residence for 2015. Read more »

Rising kiwi numbers may mask inbreeding depression

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

1 December, 2014

Rising kiwi numbers may mask inbreeding depression

A boom in the number of little spotted kiwi appears to be a conservation success story, but new research by a Victoria University of Wellington graduand shows that, in some populations, the rapid growth could be masking the potentially devastating impact of inbreeding. Read more »

Queenstown Information required

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Queenstown Information required

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Kidnapping – Queenstown – Southern

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Kidnapping – Queenstown – Southern

For immediate release 28 November 2014 Police seek three males in connection with alleged kidnapping Queenstown Police wish to speak with three men in connection with an alleged kidnapping in the Queenstown area. Read more »

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