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Harcourts upgrading servers for disaster recovery

9 July, 2014 - 22:35

Real estate group, Harcourts International, are upgrading their servers in Australia and New Zealand to ensure if either country suffered a natural disaster, servers would be re-routed to another country instead of going offline.

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Weather-related incidents keeps Fire Service busy

9 July, 2014 - 20:05

The New Zealand Fire Service has been called to over 120 weather-related incidents in Northland since mid afternoon. In the past few hours, there have been about 40 of these types of calls in the Auckland area. This number is expected to grow as the storm heads south.

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Report 'reiterates need for urgent action on child poverty'

9 July, 2014 - 17:35

The latest Household Incomes Report paints a bleak picture for Kiwi children. While the report shows a small drop in the number of children living in poverty, the number remains astoundingly high, with 60% of children in poverty living in chronic poverty.

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Two new appointments to the Geographic Board

9 July, 2014 - 10:05

Land Information Minister Maurice Williamson today made two new appointments, and five re-appointments, to the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa.

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ALCP announce security policy

9 July, 2014 - 03:50

Smelling cannabis will no longer be an excuse for police to conduct warrant-less searches according to Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party policy

However, the police and Defence Force will have more funding for core services due to a redistribution of their budgets.

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Teachers call for urgency on NZ languages policy

9 July, 2014 - 01:20

English and community languages teachers attending the 14th National CLESOL Conference in Wellington this weekend will call on the government to develop a New Zealand languages policy "as a matter of urgency".

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Kiwis encouraged to recycle unwanted mobiles

9 July, 2014 - 00:05

Vodafone is encouraging Kiwis to gather their unwanted phones and bring them to a Vodafone store for recycling- now the Government has given a green tick to the industry’s mobile recycling scheme.

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Time to review student support - UnitedFuture

8 July, 2014 - 22:50

UnitedFuture Leader Hon Peter Dunne supports calls by the New Zealand Union of Students' Associations to lift the cap on student accommodation benefit.

The accommodation benefit is an element of the student allowance and has been capped at a maximum of $40 per week since 2001.

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Central Districts appoints chief executive

8 July, 2014 - 22:50

Central Districts are poised to welcome one of their own into office with the appointment of Neil Hood as chief executive, effective next Monday.

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Future of cyber security featured in Winter Lecture Series

8 July, 2014 - 22:50

With the cyber security market expected to grow to US$94 billion by 2017, the University of Waikato will take a look at the future of online security.

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Sustainability the focus of International Day of Co-operatives

8 July, 2014 - 22:50

The 92nd ‘International Day of Co-operatives’ was celebrated around the world on Saturday 5th July, with this year’s theme "Co-operative enterprises achieve sustainable development for all".

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Heavy rain and potentially damaging winds for Northland

8 July, 2014 - 22:50

A low is forecast to approach northern New Zealand during Tuesday, bringing heavy rain and strong east to northeast winds to Northland.

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Maori All Blacks to play matches in Japan and Singapore

8 July, 2014 - 22:50

The Maori All Backs will play two matches in Japan, and in an historic match, will play in Singapore for the first time, New Zealand Rugby confirmed today.

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Wellington region gets behind Gigatown Porirua

8 July, 2014 - 19:19

Wellington’s leaders are getting behind a bid for fast, affordable internet in Porirua that will offer benefits for the whole region.

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Awards praise clear communication

8 July, 2014 - 06:50

Organisations or businesses that use clear, effective communications will be vying for the top honour in this year’s WriteMark Plain English Awards.

The Awards are now open - giving both public and private sector an opportunity to focus on their important messages.

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Time running out for memorial guidelines feedback

8 July, 2014 - 05:35

You can still give feedback on the proposed guidelines for remembrance activities on Taupō District Council land, but time is running out.

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Number of Syrian children in need increases by 2 million - UNICEF

8 July, 2014 - 01:50

Well into the fourth year of the Syrian crisis, its impact on children is becoming ever more devastating, newly-released United Nations data shows.

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Horizons welcomes National Water Standards

8 July, 2014 - 01:50

Horizons Regional Council welcomes the National Water Standards which have been established by Central Government and made available to the public last week.

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Heavy rain and strong easterlies over northern NZ

8 July, 2014 - 01:50

A low to the northwest of the North Island is forecast to approach northern New Zealand tonight and during Tuesday, bringing heavy rain and strong easterly winds to the far north.

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Sensible Sentencing launches child protection project

8 July, 2014 - 00:35

Jimmy Saville and Rolf Harris have become synonymous with sexual abuse of woman and children, but is New Zealand also guilty of harbouring and protecting child abusers?

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