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Auckland Council Swimming Pools for Free Study

The Auckland Mayor has launched an investigation into the feasibility of providing free admission to council-owned swimming pools across Auckland.

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January 18th, 2011 at 7:32 am

Mahu Receives Nominations for Outstanding Baby Skincare

Conceived and birthed in the Waikato town of Cambridge, mahu Mother and Baby skincare has gone from on-line to securing distribution of mahu baby to Countdown, Woolworths and Foodtown supermarkets New Zealand wide, to becoming nominated in four categories in the inaugural OhBaby! New Zealand Awards for creating outstanding pregnancy and baby products!

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December 16th, 2010 at 7:19 am

Regions & Categories: Awards,Business,Family,New Zealand


Santaline Open for Christmas Wish Lists

More than 70,000 hopeful children (and adults!) have already called Telecom’s Santaline on 0800 222 222 to ensure their wish lists are received by the North Pole in time for the big day. The nationwide toll free line, direct to Santa, has been running red hot since it opened on 27 November.

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December 4th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Regions & Categories: Christmas,Events,Family,New Zealand


Made4Baby nominated in OhBaby! Awards 2010

Made4Baby is excited to announce that 3 products in the Made4Baby range have been nominated in the OhBaby! 2010 Awards. These Awards relate to the best products and services in the pregnancy and baby market.

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December 1st, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Regions & Categories: Awards,Business,Family,New Zealand

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Taupo Spa Park BMX Dirt Track

A request for support from local BMX champion Jed Mildon, to look at building a new jump track at Spa Park, has received a very favourable response from Council. Jed Mildon, a local BMX champion is keen to get a BMX dirt track established to promote the sport to young people in the district.

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December 1st, 2010 at 6:23 am

Regions & Categories: Entertainment,Family,Local Government,Sport,Taupo

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No Conclusive Evidence Linking Paracetamol to Asthma

The latest study discusses a possible relationship between paracetamol use and the later development of asthma and allergy. However, there still appears to be no conclusive evidence of a link between paracetamol and asthma.

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December 1st, 2010 at 6:22 am

Regions & Categories: Family,Government,Health,New Zealand

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Telecom Christmas Tree 2010

The hugely popular Telecom Tree will again bring some Christmas sparkle to Aucklanders, with opening night scheduled for the evening of Saturday 27 November. Telecom is encouraging visitors to the Telecom Tree to bring gifts for children who will go without this Christmas. The gifts will be distributed around the country by Women’s Refuge – the official charity of the Telecom Tree – for the children to open on Christmas Day.

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November 21st, 2010 at 10:51 am

More Garden Displays at Ellerslie 2011

Visitors to next year’s Ellerslie International Flower Show (EIFS) will be able to enjoy more gardens than have ever been on display before in Christchurch. Exhibition Manager Kate Hillier says there will be a record 45 gardens at next year’s Show – the biggest turnout since the Show moved to Christchurch. At this year’s EIFS, there were 34 gardens while in 2009, the first year the Show was in Christchurch, there were 26 gardens.

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November 21st, 2010 at 10:41 am

Family Tax Credit Increase

Low-income working families who are eligible for the minimum family tax credit can look forward to an increase from 1 April next year, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.

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November 17th, 2010 at 7:03 am

Regions & Categories: Family,Government,New Zealand,Tax


Free Childrens Classes at Papakura Art Gallery

If you’re wondering how to keep the kids entertained over the long summer break, wonder no longer as the Papakura Art Gallery is coming to the rescue with free children’s art classes.

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November 10th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Wellington Santa Parade 2010

He’s travelling half the world to be here – Santa Claus himself is coming to town to kick off this year’s Christmas countdown with the Santa Parade on Sunday 14 November in Wellington. Wellington City Council Events Manager Lauren Fantham says about 60,000 people are expected to head along to the parade this year.

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November 3rd, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Cup and Show Week

Cup and Show week gets underway next Saturday 6 November and to ensure it’s an exciting and glamorous affair there will be a number of VIP celebrities to be spotted at the various events.

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October 31st, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Halloween at Auckland Zoo

For one night a year, Auckland Zoo transforms into spook central with enchanted gardens and magical markets for Boo at the Zoo on Saturday, 30 October from 6pm to 9pm.

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October 24th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Christchurch Guy Fawkes 2010 at New Brighton Beach

A spectacular fireworks display sponsored by christchurch aborists TreeTech, The Breeze, and The Star will launch from New Brighton Pier on 5 November 2010. The Christchurch City Council is urging visitors not to bring their own fireworks.

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October 16th, 2010 at 7:13 am

Gateway Housing Assistance Launched

Housing Minister Phil Heatley has launched a new programme which will make it easier for first-time buyers and those on lower incomes to build or purchase their own homes.

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October 13th, 2010 at 7:52 am

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing with Just Juice with Veges

Just Juice knows what Kiwi families are all about – fun! New Just Juice with Veges Pineapple Passionfruit with Carrot & Broccoli really gets your creative juices flowing, with healthy – and delicious – treats for the whole family!

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October 6th, 2010 at 7:09 am

Regions & Categories: Family,Food,New Zealand


Stop Bleeding Fast – with Celox!

Get bleeding under control with new Celox™ – the must-have for every First Aid kit!

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October 4th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Regions & Categories: Family,Health,New Zealand,Pharmaceutical


Made4Baby Finalist in The David Awards

The 2010 finalists in the The David Awards: heroes in small business have been named. Made4Baby is proud to announce they have been selected as a finalist in the Most inspired use of technology category. This category refers to a business which leverages technology in many guises to enhance efficiency, mobility and keep overheads to a minimum.

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October 1st, 2010 at 9:58 am

Wriggle and Rhyme at Dunedin Library

Wriggle and Rhyme is an exciting new partnership project between Sport Otago and Dunedin Public Libraries. It is an active learning session for children less than one year old that will guide parents through different movement activities that they can use at home.

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September 29th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Baby Zebra Born at Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is celebrating the birth of a healthy baby zebra – born in the early hours of Tuesday morning to 18-year-old mum Itika and first-time dad, seven-year-old Machano.

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September 25th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Regions & Categories: Auckland,Entertainment,Family,New Zealand