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Three year old girl missing in Chch

4 March, 2016 - 18:20

Christchurch Police are currently searching for a 3 and a half year old girl called Mila in the Broomfield/Yaldhurst area. Mila is wearing a light green dress, long blonde hair with pink shorts and possible has a pink scooter with her.

Any sightings please call 111.

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Midwives support re-opening of Burwood Birthing Unit

4 March, 2016 - 18:20

Chair of the Canterbury West Coast NZCOM region, Kelly Dorgan says currently there are more than 6000 births a year occurring in the region's Tertiary birthing facility (Christchurch Women’s Hospital) - a facility that was built to manage 4000 births annually.

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Youngsters take on big swells at U14 Surf Life Saving Champs

4 March, 2016 - 18:20

Almost 900 children, aged 7 to 14 from all around New Zealand, competed in the Under 14 New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships in Mt Maunganui today.

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NZDF's humanitarian aid operation in Fiji in full swing

3 March, 2016 - 23:34

The New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) humanitarian aid operation in cyclone-ravaged Fiji is now in full swing with the arrival this morning of multi-role vessel HMNZS Canterbury, close to 300 additional personnel to assist with the disaster recovery efforts and 106 more tonnes of emergency rel

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Sky bridge to expand patient care at North Shore Hospital

3 March, 2016 - 22:20

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) is constructing a sky bridge linking the Elective Surgery Centre (ESC) with the main hospital tower as part of plans to further integrate and expand services on the North Shore Hospital site.

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Auckland Airport congratulates Air NZ on Osaka service

3 March, 2016 - 21:05

Auckland Airport has welcomed today’s announcement by Air New Zealand that it will recommence three flights per week to Osaka, Japan in November 2016. The service will use a B767-300 aircraft and operate until March 2017.

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NZ-Israel film co-production agreement signed

3 March, 2016 - 21:05

A film co-production agreement between New Zealand and Israel was signed at the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) in Wellington earlier this week by New Zealand’s Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Hon. Maggie Barry and Israeli Ambassador, H.E. Yosef Livne.

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Levin shearer takes out Golden Shears Novice Shearing final

3 March, 2016 - 21:05

Teenaged Levin shearer Darren Bryant did something father and shearing mentor Donald Bryant couldn’t when he won a Golden Shears title in Masterton today.

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Getting ready for the 2018 Census - Statistics NZ

3 March, 2016 - 19:50

Every five years, Statistics New Zealand conducts the New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings to gather information about New Zealand’s population and households.

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Callaghan Innovation Board appointments announced

3 March, 2016 - 19:50

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced appointments to the board of Callaghan Innovation - the government agency tasked with encouraging more research and development activity by New Zealand’s fast growing technology companies.

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Suncorp outlines structure of its new insurance business in NZ

3 March, 2016 - 18:35

Suncorp New Zealand today announced the structure of its new general insurance and life insurance business, designed to meet the needs of its customers while building a more resilient organisation.

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Maori Party supports greater trustee control over Wairarapa whenua

3 March, 2016 - 18:35

Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox is thrilled that tangata whenua in Wairarapa will be given greater control over the Papawai and Kaikōkirikiri Trusts.

"It’s about Parliament recognising the trustee’s rangatiratanga over their land and scholarship funds", she says.

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New school sports initiative to beat obesity

3 March, 2016 - 18:35

There is a global trend towards inactivity and New Zealand is not immune. While sport participation rates remain high for young Kiwis there are signs that things are changing with our young people leading more sedentary lifestyles.

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Norwood Gold Cup heads south

3 March, 2016 - 18:35

Olivia Robertson has drawn first blood for the South Island, winning the Norwood Gold Cup at the Farmlands Horse of the Year Show in Hastings today.

The 21-year-old full time rider steered her Gisborne bred horse Ngahiwi Cisco to a classy clear in the hotly-contested jump-off.

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Too late says NZ College of Midwives

3 March, 2016 - 18:35

The New Zealand College of Midwives will continue its legal action against the Government to improve pay for community midwives despite the announcement today by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman about a backdated pay rise for them.

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Ture Whenua Maori Bill 'strengthens retention of Maori land'

3 March, 2016 - 18:35

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell reconfirms today that Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill strengthens the retention of Māori land in Māori hands.

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Women's footballer banned from sport for six-months

3 March, 2016 - 18:35

Drug Free Sport NZ says the case of footballer banned from all sport for six months highlights the need for all athletes to make sure they exercise "utmost caution" when taking medications.

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Govt can help victims of domestic violence stay in work - Greens

3 March, 2016 - 18:35

The Green Party is calling on the Government to adopt Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill following calls to change employment law to protect people from family violence.

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Should you drink and breastfeed?

3 March, 2016 - 18:35

Can I have an occasional drink while I'm breastfeeding? Should I 'pump and dump'? How does alcohol affect breastmilk? How long should I wait after having a drink, before breastfeeding?

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BNZ Crusaders team named to play the Blues

3 March, 2016 - 15:04

The BNZ Crusaders will host the Blues at AMI Stadium this Friday night in round 2 of the Investec Super Rugby competition.

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