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Museums grants announced

20 June, 2014 - 21:50

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson announced today grants of $4.1 million to three museum projects around New Zealand in Akaroa, the Chatham Islands and Waitangi.

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Netball: Sonia Mkoloma to leave NSW Swifts

20 June, 2014 - 21:50

The NSW Swifts have today confirmed that English Defender Sonia Mkoloma will not be returning to the Club in 2015.

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KiwiRail prepares for Aratere return

20 June, 2014 - 21:50

InterIslander General Manager Thomas Davis says Kiwirail expects the Aratere to arrive in Wellington in the first few days of July, and that the company is now planning for her re-start on the Cook Strait run.

Mr Davis acknowledges the vessel’s return was later than anticipated.

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Dead heat for farmers and dentists on 'most trusted' list

20 June, 2014 - 21:50

Farmers are tied with dentists as New Zealand’s fourteenth most trusted profession in Readers Digest New Zealand's Most Trusted Professions 2014.

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Crowdfunding campaign to help kids learn French

20 June, 2014 - 21:50

The creator of New Zealand’s internationally acclaimed Rainbow Reading programme, Meryl-lynn Pluck, has teamed with two Nelson book designers, Carolyn Sygrove and Lisa Caron, to launch a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.

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Aratere reported to have engine problems near Australia

20 June, 2014 - 14:34

KiwiRail sources have told New Zealand First that the Cook Strait ferry Aratere has blown an engine on its return voyage from Singapore and is approaching Australia at a reduced speed.

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Strategy to help Cantabrians launched

20 June, 2014 - 13:20

Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner tonight launched the Community in Mind psychosocial strategy for greater Christchurch.

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PhD student wants more kids doing computer science at school

20 June, 2014 - 12:05

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student is investigating computer science in schools to see if all students can get the opportunity of trying out the subject to see if it is the right career path for them.

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Firearms stolen from Dargaville house

20 June, 2014 - 07:05

Police are warning firearms owners to keep their guns locked away after two guns were stolen from a Dargaville address yesterday.

About 2.30pm the owner of the property returned home to find that his house had been broken into and two guns and some jewellery had been stolen.

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Winston and Phoenix give hope and boots to Maori school kids

20 June, 2014 - 02:05

Some young bare-footed Phoenix fans will attend an open training session with New Zealand’s only professional football club in Auckland today, thanks to the club and All Whites’ captain and West Ham United star, Winston Reid.

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Archives announcement 'fantastic news' says Mayor Shadbolt

20 June, 2014 - 00:50

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt has welcomed as "fantastic news" the announcement that Invercargill City Libraries and Archives is now authorised as an approved repository for public records.

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Ease up on the drink and enjoy the Test - Human Rights Commission

19 June, 2014 - 23:35

Ease up on the drink, behave with a bit of mana and enjoy watching the All Blacks, hopefully, beat the English rugby team.

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Pharmaceutical companies seek clearance to merge

19 June, 2014 - 23:35

The Commerce Commission has received a joint application from CDC Pharmaceuticals Limited and Pharmacy Wholesalers (Central) Limited (PWL Central) seeking clearance to merge their respective businesses.

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Funding cuts result in loss of sexual violence services - Greens

19 June, 2014 - 22:20

The only 24/7 sexual violence crisis callout service in Christchurch will have to stop its services because the Government has cut its funding, said the Green Party today.

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Telecom 'very pleased' with outcome of spectrum auction

19 June, 2014 - 22:20

The Government has announced today the completion of the assignment round of the 700 MHz radio spectrum auction process.

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Whittaker's Chocolate expands into Malaysia

19 June, 2014 - 22:20

Whittaker’s is expanding into the Malaysian market with its New Zealand-made chocolates to be made widely available through leading retailers. It marks New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand’s largest expansion into Asia, in terms of product range and distribution channels.

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Vodafone NZ has world's fastest mobile download

19 June, 2014 - 22:20

Global leader in broadband speed testing, Ookla, has revealed Vodafone New Zealand is fastest in its Global Net Index of telecommunications companies for May 2014.

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New Zealand site dominates US wine world

19 June, 2014 - 22:20

The most influential wine website in the U.S. is not based in Silicon Valley but the Auckland suburb of New Lynn.

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Internet Party candidates revealed

19 June, 2014 - 21:05

The Internet Party’s candidates list showcases a strong and diverse group of Kiwis committed to leading positive change for New Zealand in the digital age.

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Union shocked at Postie announcement

19 June, 2014 - 21:05

The announcement of Postie Plus Group Limited (Administrators appointed) late Wednesday that it is closing 12 stores and making 64 staff redundant has been greeted with shock by FIRST Union, which represents Postie Plus workers.

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