67% plan to vote against US air base transfer within Okinawa: poll

Close to 70 percent of Okinawa residents plan to vote against the central government’s controversial plan to transfer a key U.S. air base within the southern island prefecture in the local referendum on Feb 24, a Kyodo News poll showed Sunday. While the result of the referendum will not be legally binding, Okinawa Gov Denny …

Tenure review's lucky eight

JOHN BISSET/STUFFSeveral properties late in the tenure review process can be found near Lake Pukaki. The Government says eight high country properties have a binding tenure review contract. David Williams names them. An area of Crown pastoral land the size of 153 Hagley Parks is still likely to be privatised under tenure review, despite the …

Keith Woodford describes how anger is mounting again amongst Mycoplasma bovis

By Keith Woodford* Anyone reading the official information from MPI would be entitled to believe that the Mycoplasma bovis eradication campaign was going remarkably well. However, among the directly afflicted farmers, things remain far from sweet. MPI has acknowledged that afflicted farmers have taken a hit on behalf of the industry, but as one greatly afflicted …

A Ferrari V-8 Hybrid Supercar Is Coming This Year: Report

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Nelson win Hawke Cup cricket crown for first time in 22 years

KAVINDA HERATH/STUFFCaptain Greg Hay plays a shot in his innings of 72 during Nelson’s Hawke Cup win over Southland. Edwards has guided Nelson to their first Hawke Cup win in 22 years after beating Southland in Invercargill on Sunday. It was third time lucky for Nelson captain Greg Hay, 34. The Central Districts skipper had …

Solari refuses to concede La Liga title race is over

Santiago Solari insists Real Madrid will keep fighting for the Liga title despite their five-game winning run ending with a stunning home loss to Girona . Casemiro’s first-half header had Madrid 1-0 up and in total control against Eusebio Sacristan’s strugglers at Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. But, within 10 second-half minutes, Cristhian Stuani’s penalty and Portu’s header had earned Girona’s …

NZ Maori Council launches National Taskforce on Education

Monday, 18 February 2019, 9:09 amPress Release: New Zealand Maori Council With reforms abound in the education sector from schools to technical and vocational education, the New Zealand Maori Council has launched a new national taskforce to bring new ideas and thinking to the concept of lifelong learning “This is not just about one part …