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Alexander Winkler, Editor
At first glance, they look like four bubbles in a piece of tissue. But each bubble is a kitten – aborted and thrown in a bin.
It is the last operation of the day in the SPCA’s free de-sexing caravan. The mobile clinic is helping out its Auckland branch this week.
Its executive director Bob Kerridge says [...]
The Blow the Whistle campaign against domestic violence is in full-swing with resources and events being organised ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
The campaign was announced in June and will use sport to encourage people affected by family violence to get in touch with support services.
The first event is lined up for mid-August in Rotorua.
Young viewers are keeping their eyes on two screens at once with the “.co-hosts” on the new television channel U.
TVNZ launched U on May 14, targeting 15-24 year olds. Every Monday and Wednesday night a range of .co-hosts go online to chat with other viewers about the shows airing at the time.
Nick Baker is a [...]
Local eateries are using Auckland Restaurant Month as a training ground for the Rugby World Cup.
The 19-day-long event ends August 14 and involves over 60 city centre restaurants.
Auckland Restaurant Month marketing and events executive Natalie Donze says Restaurant Month is not an original idea – London and New York host successful, [...]
Since the News of the World scandal broke in July, the world is awakening to the uncertainty of what’s safe to watch and what’s true in the news. Boycotters are rallying against the clutches of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, but are struggling to define exactly which media to avoid in an increasingly conglomerated mediascape. For [...]
Foodstuffs has announced that its in-house brand, Pams, will be the first local brand to switch to tuna caught using sustainable fishing methods.
This follows pressure from Greenpeace on Pacific tuna fisheries to abandon the common indiscriminate fishing methods of using Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs) and purse seine nets.
FADs gather all the fish in an area [...]
A recent study suggesting bike helmets may not prevent as many serious injuries as once thought, has fanned the debate about bike helmets in New Zealand.
The Norwegian study claims that although helmets may protect the head, they can cause even worse injuries to the neck and face.
Helmet laws were first introduced in New Zealand in [...]
Auckland is more at risk of a volcanic eruption or tsunami than Christchurch or Wellington are, but faces far less – if any – earthquake risk, according to a senior geologist.
Dr Steve Edbrooke from GNS Science, says Auckland is a low-risk earthquake area, mostly due to the boundary between the Pacific and Indo-Australian plates diverging off [...]
For more than 60 years, a tiny watchmaker’s store has been an iconic location on Auckland’s Lorne Street. Now, Time on Lorne has closed down for good.
Only two years ago, Philip Green took over what he calls “one of the smallest retail shops in New Zealand” the 1.5 sq m premises then known as Timeshop.