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World's first illegal fishing treaty now in force

6 June, 2016 - 17:49

A groundbreaking international accord aimed at stamping out illegal fishing went into effect today and is now legally binding for the 29 countries and a regional organization that have adhered to it.

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Outstanding educator congratulated on honour

6 June, 2016 - 17:49

Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated outstanding educator Karen Sewell on being made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Cycling: McKenzie's record time earns late call-up to Glasgow

6 June, 2016 - 16:35

Twenty-one year old sprinter Stephanie McKenzie has been added to the New Zealand team for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

McKenzie, originally from Auckland but moved to Southland to further her cycling career, is now based at BikeNZ’s High Performance Centre in Cambridge.

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Home Of Monteith's Gets Multi-million Dollar Make-over Bringing Greater Employment To The Coast

6 June, 2016 - 16:35

The home of Monteith's is to get a multi-million dollar make-over befitting the iconic West Coast brewery's long-standing reputation for producing award-winning beer and cider.

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Green Party launches a campaign to fight for our rivers

6 June, 2016 - 16:35

The Green Party today launched a campaign and petition to fight for our rivers, to ensure they are safe for swimming now and in the future.

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Ferns go down fighting to Matildas

6 June, 2016 - 15:20

A Caitlin Foord double has earned the Australian Matildas a hard fought and entertaining 2-0 win over the Football Ferns in front of a full house at Morshead Park in Ballarat.

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Literary Grandee James Mcneish Wins Prime Minister's Award For Literary Achievement

6 June, 2016 - 15:20

James McNeish has won the prestigious Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement, in the non-fiction category. The Award, which carries a purse of $60,000, was announced at a ceremony held at the Prime Minister's official residence, Premier House, in Wellington last night.

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Missing man Timo Aason found

6 June, 2016 - 15:20

Police and Search and Rescue staff have found missing man, Timo Aason, safe and well.

Mr Aason had walked the Rimutaka incline through to Upper Hutt where he was staying with a friend.

Due to car issues, he was unable to return to his vehicle but has since been located by staff.

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Man injured after being hit by fleeing car

6 June, 2016 - 15:20

At approximately 12.55pm today, as a police vehicle has driven up Stokes Valley Road, a vehicle has turned from Chittick St and the driver has tried to conceal their identity from police officers.

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Police appeal for information after incident in Avondale

6 June, 2016 - 15:20

Police are investigating an incident where a 28 year-old woman has woken up to find an intruder in her home in Avondale yesterday morning, Friday 3 June 2016.

A man entered the woman's home in the Rosebank area of Avondale at about 7am.

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Waikato DHB mental health services investigation report released

5 June, 2016 - 18:05

A formal inspection of Waikato mental health services by the Director of Mental Health has found an appropriate model of care in place, but also makes recommendations for a number of changes.

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NZ dishes up new venues at AIME 2016

5 June, 2016 - 16:50

New Zealand’s newest venues will be unveiled for buyers at the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) on 23 and 24 February in Melbourne.

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Hulk Hogan Announced As New Zealand 'Movember Mo-Mentor'

5 June, 2016 - 16:50

Hulk Hogan, the biggest name in professional wrestling, has today been announced as an official 'Mo' Mentor for this year's New Zealand 'Movember' - the moustache growing charity event held during November each year which raises funds and awareness for men's health.

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New Climate Change Ambassador appointed

5 June, 2016 - 16:50

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett announced today that New Zealand’s next Climate Change Ambassador will be Mark Sinclair.

Currently New Zealand’s Ambassador to Japan, Mr Sinclair is a senior and experienced diplomat with extensive international negotiation experience.

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On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Andrew Little and Metiria Turei

5 June, 2016 - 15:35

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Andrew Little and Metiria Turei

Headlines

Few details given on what new government would look like but both insist they can offer voters a viable alternative to a National-led government

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Green Labour agreement 'makes change of Govt possible'

5 June, 2016 - 15:35

Green Party Co-leader James Shaw has told the Green Party AGM that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Labour Party signed this week increases the chances of changing the Government at the next election.

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NZ's top front office employee recognised

5 June, 2016 - 15:35

Exceptional problem solving, going the extra mile and an all-consuming passion for excellence has resulted in InterContinental Wellington’s Jenna Abramowitz being named the hotel industry’s Front Office Services Employee of the Year.

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Swimming lessons not free for under-5s - WCC

5 June, 2016 - 15:35

Wellington City Council feels compelled to make it disappointingly clear to a large number of local parents that, unfortunately, it cannot offer free swimming lessons to children under 5 years of age.

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Ian Marshall member of Botany Downs College board from outset

5 June, 2016 - 15:35

The Minister of Education appointed five people from the community to be on the establishment board for the new "green-field" school development 14 years ago, and Ian was one of them.

It was hard at the start, Ian says, with meetings every second night!

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Families petition to repatriate war dead - Goff

4 June, 2016 - 18:34

The Government must bring home the bodies of the war heroes buried in Malaysia says Labour’s Defence and Associate Veterans’ Affairs spokesperson Phil Goff.

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