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When times are tough, cultures turn to moralising gods - study

12 November, 2014 - 11:50

A new study involving researchers from New Zealand and the United States has shown that when life is tough or uncertain, people are more likely to believe in moralising high gods.

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Motorsport: Vets and women chase national motocross titles

12 November, 2014 - 11:50

By Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com

A vast amount of experience will be on show when the New Zealand Veterans' and Women's Motocross Championships blast off in Canterbury in just over a week’s time.

Categories: New Zealand News

Auckland Council website still experiencing problems

12 November, 2014 - 09:35

Auckland Council’s website is continuing to experience intermittent technical issues as people try to access the new 2014 property valuations published yesterday.

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Golf: Five Before You Die

11 November, 2014 - 13:50

"It's not cheap to play this spectacular place—the greens fee is $495 and that includes the cart."

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Tony Ryall joins Simpson Grierson

11 November, 2014 - 13:50

Simpson Grierson announced today that Tony Ryall will be joining the firm as Head of the Public Policy practice, starting at the end of January next year.

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Missing Sudanese man found

11 November, 2014 - 12:35

Police have recovered a body in the sea near Central Hawke’s Bay that they believe is missing Sudanese man Dau Atem.

Mr Atem went missing from Shoal Bay on 1 November when he was staying with friends at a house there. He has not been seen since.

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BMW leads premium automotive segment into final quarter

11 November, 2014 - 11:20

According to monthly sales data released by the Motor Industry Association, BMW New Zealand almost achieved 200 registrations for the month of October, falling one unit shy of the impressive result.

Categories: New Zealand News

Trophies dominated by Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir

11 November, 2014 - 11:20

Trophies from the recent judging of the Marlborough Wine Show were announced to 150 people at a celebration dinner held in Blenheim on Saturday night. A total of 16 trophies were presented together with the Marlborough Museum Legacy Award.

Categories: New Zealand News

Veda launches electronic passport ID verification service

11 November, 2014 - 11:20

Veda, has extended its extensive suite of electronic identity verification products to include a real-time Passport Verification Service via the Department of Internal Affairs.

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New trail marathon sees Te Puia staff dust off their shoes

11 November, 2014 - 11:20

The excitement is building and the running shoes are being dusted off for some Te Puia staff members in the lead up to the inaugural Tarawera Trail Marathon on Saturday November 15, 2014.

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Maori Sports Awards finalists announced

11 November, 2014 - 11:20

A total of 26 world champions - as individuals or team members - are among the recipients and finalists who will vie for top honours at the 2014 Māori Sports Awards later this month (November).

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Football: Leading Youth League pair keep rolling

11 November, 2014 - 11:20

The Nelson Marlborough Falcons and Waitakere United continued to match each other stride for strike atop the ASB Youth League over the weekend in fifth round action around the country.

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LVRs a failed experiment from Bill English - Twyford

11 November, 2014 - 11:20

Loan to value mortgage restrictions are a failed experiment from Bill English to tame Auckland house prices, that have caused collateral damage to first home buyers and other regions, says Labour's Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Massive UNICEF shipments of supplies to fight Ebola

11 November, 2014 - 11:20

UNICEF has sent almost 3,000 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies including protective equipment and essential medicine in the past three months to fight the spread of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Family First rejects street prostitution report

11 November, 2014 - 11:20

Family First NZ is rejecting a report from the Justice and Electoral Select committee which has rejected a petition on street prostitution, labelling the report naïve and oblivious to the concerns of communities.

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Family safety paramount, then urgent review - Ardern

11 November, 2014 - 08:50

Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has some serious questions to answer over why a dangerous prison escapee, convicted of further crimes while in jail, managed to abscond while he was on approved temporary release, Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.

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Call for independent elective surgery waiting list monitor

11 November, 2014 - 05:05

In the wake of yet another study critical of access to public surgery, health insurers are calling for regular independent monitoring of elective surgery need.

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Canterbury building tenanted by thriving business for sale

11 November, 2014 - 03:50

A Christchurch commercial building tenanted by a business within an industry thriving as a result of the earthquakes has been placed on the market for sale.

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Canterbury charities to benefit from new home auction sale

10 November, 2014 - 19:19

Canterbury charities are set to benefit from the auction sale of a brand new four-bedroom home which has been built by the community-spirited Avonhead Rotary Club in the suburb of Aidanfield.

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Award-winning olive oil business ripe for picking

10 November, 2014 - 14:20

A leading Northland olive grove producing award-winning olive oil for a growing local and international market has been placed on the market for sale.

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