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Sea Shephard volunteers found guilty in Faroese Court

11 September, 2014 - 04:35

Volunteers from Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s pilot whale defense campaign Operation GrindStop 2014 appeared before a court in the Faroe Islands on Monday following their recent arrest in conjunction with trying to prevent the murder of pilot whales.

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QLDC invites feedback on draft economic strategy

11 September, 2014 - 03:20

Queenstown Lakes District is seeking new ways to create a high value economy, that will be diverse, prosperous and resilient against peaks and troughs that are outside local control.

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Parties challenged to declare commitment to Feed the Kids Bill

11 September, 2014 - 00:50

MANA Movement leader Hone Harawira has challenged other political parties to declare their commitment to his Feed the Kids Bill before the polls close on September 20.

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Auckland surgeon to learn new sight-saving surgery

10 September, 2014 - 21:05

An Auckland eye surgeon is heading to the Solomon Islands to learn a new cataract surgery technique that will deliver first world results to patients in developing countries.

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Gold Coast flights 'a positive for Wellington tourism'

10 September, 2014 - 18:35

Today’s announcement by Jetstar that it will begin flying three times a week direct between Wellington and the Gold Coast from mid-December is welcomed by Positively Wellington Tourism (PWT).

PWT Chief Executive David Perks says that the new service is a timely opportunity.

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Randell Cottage Open Day 28 September 2014

10 September, 2014 - 16:20

Tucked away in Thorndon is a wondrous place - full of history and creativity. Randell Cottage is one of Wellington’s oldest restored cottages and on Sunday 28 September it will open its doors to visitors. Volunteers will be on hand to give tours and tell the stories of this unique dwelling.

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Growing base of safe second-hand vehicle choices

10 September, 2014 - 13:50

New Zealand’s fleet of second-hand vehicles is growing safer as revealed in the latest release of the Used Car Safety Ratings guide today.

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MediaWorks announces election day coverage

10 September, 2014 - 08:50

John Campbell, Patrick Gower, Paul Henry, Duncan Garner and Sean Plunket will lead MediaWorks’ comprehensive coverage of the 2014 General Election on TV3, RadioLIVE and online.

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Latin America and Spain Film Festival highlights

10 September, 2014 - 07:35

Latin America has already given us so much – great food, cerveza, the Mayans, Sofia Vergara, tequila, and… Ricky Martin? The list is endless and yet they still keep giving!

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Breast Cancer Foundation Pink Caravan hits the road

10 September, 2014 - 07:35

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation will mark its 20th anniversary - the 20th anniversary of breast cancer awareness in New Zealand - by going on the road.

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National supporting and honouring our veterans - Woodhouse

10 September, 2014 - 05:20

National honours the contribution of our veterans to the peace, freedom, and security our country enjoys today, National Party Veterans’ Affairs Spokesman Michael Woodhouse says.

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Halal export opportunity 'makes GE-free policy vital'

10 September, 2014 - 05:20

By Jon Muller, GE Free NZ

New Zealand risks missing out on the trillion dollar market for halal foods unless the government establishes nationwide protectiion of our GM-free status.

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NZTA employee named Project Manager of the Year

10 September, 2014 - 05:20

The woman driving one of New Zealand’s biggest roading projects has been named Project Manager of the Year at a prestigious awards ceremony.

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Nat's fiscals reveal big cuts to health and education - Greens

10 September, 2014 - 05:20

National’s own fiscals confirm it plans big cuts to health and education, the Green Party said today.

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Coffee bean poll has National in the lead

10 September, 2014 - 05:20

Forget reading tea leaves, if you want an indication of who is likely to win this year’s highly controversial election then the answer could in fact be in the coffee beans.

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First stage of Waterloo Business Park nears completion in Chch

10 September, 2014 - 05:19

Stage One of a new 114 ha Business Park in Islington, Christchurch, is nearing completion with the first tenants moving in this week. The $400 million dollar development is on the Islington Freezing Works site and is now called Waterloo Business Park.

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Mayors urge Top of the South to get behind Gigatown Nelson

10 September, 2014 - 04:05

As the race to be the Gigatown comes to a head, the Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman Mayors are urging everyone with a connection to the Top of the South to get behind Nelson.

Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese says that the benefits of winning the Gigatown competition would be far-reaching.

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Super moon may produce post-quake flooding

10 September, 2014 - 04:05

A super large moon tonight may produce some post-quake flooding in low lying parts of Christchurch.

The big moon will combine to produce some super high tidal water levels, University of Canterbury Geography researcher and flooding expert Dr Deirdre Hart says.

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Financial Transaction Tax offers viable solution - DSC

10 September, 2014 - 04:05

The 2014 election campaign has nudged the need for a Financial Transaction Tax into the spotlight, with several parties promoting the tax which has been Democrats for Social Credit policy since the late 1980s.

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Structural Changes Cast Cloud Over New Zealand's Power Generator-retailers, Report Says

9 September, 2014 - 19:50

Changes to the structure of New Zealand's electricity sector and intensifying competition are likely to drive mixed credit trends for the country's integrated generators-retailers (gentailers) in the next 12-to-24 months, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said in a report published today.

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