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Fonterra and Nestle realign decade long Latin American JV

29 May, 2014 - 18:35

Fonterra and Nestlé have realigned their 10-year old Dairy Partners Americas (DPA) 50/50 joint venture and signed binding agreements covering the revised scope of the alliance.

Under the agreements:

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Establishment of NZ Sign Language Board underway

29 May, 2014 - 16:05

The establishment of the New Zealand Sign Language Board is underway with Minister for Disability Issues Tariana Turia announcing further details today. The Government has committed $6 million over four years to promote and maintain New Zealand Sign Language in Budget 2014.

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MTG exhibition tells stories of Havelock North Forerunners

29 May, 2014 - 07:19

MTG Hawke’s Bay’s new regional history exhibition Dr Felkin and the Forerunners: visions of utopia, 1900-1930 opens on Saturday 17 May. This exhibition tells the fascinating story of the Havelock North Forerunners and their enigmatic leader, Dr Robert Felkin.

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Normal train services to resume at Melling

29 May, 2014 - 02:19

Normal train services on the Melling Line will resume tomorrow morning (Thursday 29 May) following yesterday’s incident at the Melling station.

The train involved in the incident was removed from the site last night and all track and infrastructure repair work has now been completed.

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Selwyn heritage funding available

28 May, 2014 - 23:50

Groups and individuals interested in preserving Selwyn’s heritage are being encouraged to apply for funding for their next project as Selwyn Heritage funding applications are now open.

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Half immigrants not in skilled category - NZ First

28 May, 2014 - 20:05

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse is unable to explain to unemployed Kiwi workers why the government is allowing so many permanent migrants into New Zealand who are not in the skilled category, says New Zealand First.

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Global launch of LG G3 announced

28 May, 2014 - 20:05

LG Electronics (LG) today introduced to the world its eagerly anticipated G3 smartphone. With launch events taking place in six cities worldwide - London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul - LG G3 aims to redefine the definition of a global smartphone.

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Survey of Selwyn residents underway

28 May, 2014 - 18:50

Selwyn residents are being asked to share their views on the delivery of Council’s services as part of the 2014 Resident’s Survey.

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Council to rate rural landowners for national TB programme

28 May, 2014 - 18:50

Waikato Regional Council has today agreed to fund the national bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication programme for one more year at the existing level of $650,000.

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NZ honey industry to benefit from new manuka test

28 May, 2014 - 18:50

New Zealand’s honey industry can now test manuka honey faster and more cost effectively than ever before thanks to a new three-in-one test introduced by the country’s leading analytical testing laboratory, Hill Laboratories.

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Virtual Learning Awards winners announced

28 May, 2014 - 18:50

Some of New Zealand's top eLearning contributors and participants have been acknowledged in the inaugural Virtual Learning Awards in Wellington on the 15th April 2014.

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New service to strengthen sign language development

28 May, 2014 - 18:50

Education Minister Hekia Parata today launched a new Family Whānau Sign Language Facilitator service to support deaf children to develop a strong first language.

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All-new BMW i3 electric car revealed in Auckland

28 May, 2014 - 18:50

BMW New Zealand revealed the future of sustainable personal mobility in Auckland today, with the national premiere of the all-new BMW i3 electric car.

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Two new business majors at NorthTec

28 May, 2014 - 18:50

Project management and transformation and change, are exciting and demanding aspects of business that span most industries. New study options at NorthTec offer the opportunity to specialize in either of these applied management aspects.

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Survey of Selvyn residents underway

28 May, 2014 - 17:34

Selwyn residents are being asked to share their views on the delivery of Council’s services as part of the 2014 Resident’s Survey.

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Kinsman best of Kiwis at latest Aussie Rotax Round

28 May, 2014 - 12:50

Daniel Kinsman proved the best of the Kiwi prospects at the latest round of Australia's Rotax Max Challenge Pro Tour at Geelong near Melbourne over the weekend.

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New Taupo deputy mayor appointed

28 May, 2014 - 07:50

Fourth-term councillor Barry Hickling has been appointed Taupo deputy mayor.

Mayor David Trewavas made the announcement at today’s monthly council meeting and said Mr Hickling had been a long term councillor who was "rock steady and well respected".

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'Thorough investigation' underway into Melling station crash

28 May, 2014 - 06:49

KiwiRail says that a thorough investigation is being undertaken to find the cause of an incident involving a Tranz Metro Wellington to Melling train this morning.

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Changes to 'women-friendly' legislation questioned

27 May, 2014 - 19:50

Building Services Contractors New Zealand (BSC) has questioned a Government report to the United Nations highlighting the role of Part 6A of the Employment Relations Act in improving working conditions for women.

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New bridge to be cast over Sulphur Lake tomorrow

27 May, 2014 - 19:50

A 40 year old footbridge has not only been given a new lease of life but will also breathe new life into the inner city as part of Rotorua District Council’s planned sculpture and leisure trail.

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