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Flying High

Shenzhen-based civilian drone maker DJI is making a major foray into physical retail as it opened its first brick-and-mortar shop in Hong Kong on Saturday. The three-story flagship store in Causeway Bay is the third location in Asia to have opened in recent months. 589 more words

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Labour staff appointments

Andrew Little has made two appointments to vacant positions in the Labour leader’s office.

Chief of Staff – Neale Jones

Jones has been upgraded from his current job of Political Director in Little’s office. 667 more words


Blog moderation and hypocrisy

There’s been a bit of a spat on Twitter about lack of moderation at Kiwiblog, with a number of people joining criticism of David Farrar’s hands off approach to moderation. 579 more words


Māori versus the environmental lobby

More on the lack of consultation with Māori, who have existing rights granted under a Treaty of Waitangi settlement, over the proposed Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary, and the reality that environmental groups are willing to put their own ambitions ahead of Māori rights. 1,136 more words


Passive House Certifier - Passive House Certification - Passive House Canada - Vancouver

An increasing number of municipalites now offer incentives for new construction (or retrofit) when planning to achieve the stringent Passive House Building Energy standard. To qualify for most incentives or zoning relaxations offered, the… 86 more words

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Can You Afford UK Uni?

Portsmouth is the most affordable city across the United Kingdom for students to live in, while Edinburgh gets you the worst bang for you buck, a report on student living standards commissioned by the Royal Bank of Scotland finds. 459 more words

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