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Vodafone offers pre-sale tickets to see Rod Stewart

5 September, 2014 - 03:35

Hot on the heels of an exclusive pre-sale for Lorde, Vodafone customers who are fans of legendary artist Rod Stewart will have 48 hour access to exclusive pre-sale tickets for his New Zealand ‘The Hits’ tour.

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Tricky David should tell the truth about insurance - Brownlee

5 September, 2014 - 03:35

National’s Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Spokesman Gerry Brownlee says Labour must end its dishonesty over the number of people yet to get clarity over their earthquake insurance claims.

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Pregnant Maori mums offered gift vouchers to quit smoking

5 September, 2014 - 03:35

Waikato District Health Board is offering pregnant Maori mums gift vouchers to quit smoking.

If you are up to 28 weeks pregnant, smoke and are Maori or Pasifika, Waikato District Health Board (DHB) may have up to $250 worth of gift vouchers to give you.

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Vega Auriga still a risk to New Zealand - Horan

5 September, 2014 - 03:35

"News that the Vega Auriga is expected to leave the Port of Tauranga this afternoon only highlights the risks to the Bay of Plenty marine waters," said Brendan Horan.

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NZ building scoops global award

5 September, 2014 - 03:35

A childcare centre in the small Northland town of Kawakawa has beaten more than 50 buildings across the Asia Pacific region to take top honours in the World Green Building Council’s regional leadership awards.

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Labour confirms death tax by stealth - English

5 September, 2014 - 03:35

New Zealand families will be distressed to learn that Labour would force them to sell their deceased parents’ home within a month of their death or face a punitive capital gains tax, National Party Finance Spokesman Bill English says.

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Big Wednesday winner in Pukekohe collects $20.2m

5 September, 2014 - 03:35

A lucky Big Wednesday player has won their way into Lotto’s history books after winning $20.2 million including all the prizes with Big Wednesday First Division - the fourth largest prize won by an individual ticket.

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SH2 between Waiotahi and Opotiki now reopen

4 September, 2014 - 20:20

The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that both lanes of State Highway 2 (SH2) between Waiotahi and Opotiki, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty are now open to all traffic following a truck crash this morning.

Motorists are advised to drive with care in the area.

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Armed incident near Puriri

4 September, 2014 - 19:05

Waikato Police are currently speaking to a man following an alleged armed incident near the Hauraki settlement of Puriri earlier today.

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Spark warns customers of fraudulent phone calls

4 September, 2014 - 14:05

Spark has become aware that some of its customers have been contacted by fraudsters claiming to be from Spark.

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Fatherly love benefits Hospital's Renal Service

4 September, 2014 - 14:05

A father’s love for his son has led to a special relationship between the Omarunui Bowling Club and Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s Renal Service.

The Taradale-based club have adopted the service as the beneficiary of their Sponsors Day Auction, the first held recently raising $555.

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Auckland’s property revaluation reveals average 33% increase

4 September, 2014 - 10:20

Auckland’s three-yearly general property revaluation is well underway, with indicative data showing significant value movements across the region.

A report is going to Thursday’s Finance and Performance Committee:

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Holdzkom strikes out three in Major League debut

4 September, 2014 - 05:20

New Zealand Diamondblacks pitcher John Holdzkom has had the best possible start to his Major League Baseball career after striking out three St Louis Cardinals batters in his first appearance as a Pittsburgh Pirate.

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Tobacco taxes important, but new approaches needed - study

4 September, 2014 - 04:05

A just-published study suggests tobacco tax increases will need to be supplemented with other new approaches if New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 goal is to be achieved.

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Political parties to be questioned on needs of children

4 September, 2014 - 04:05

Political party representatives will be asked to outline their policies in three key areas relating to the needs of children at a public forum being hosted this Friday by the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW).

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Former prostitutes tell MPs law has failed

4 September, 2014 - 04:05

A delegation of former prostitutes accompanied by their advocates have appeared before a Select Committee in Parliament calling for a change to prostitution laws, and with a plea from the former prostitutes that decriminalisation has failed them and others still in the industry.

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Blu-Ray Review – Through The Wormhole, Season 2

4 September, 2014 - 04:05

I watched season one of this show last year and thought it was just good, as I’m a big fan of ‘The Universe’ series, and so it had a tough act to live up to. But the second season still perked my interest enough to give it ago, and I was pleasantly surprised.

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Students set to impact on Election - NZUSA

4 September, 2014 - 04:05

In wake of the outrage that followed the publication of Dirty Politics some strong policy gains for tertiary students have been overshadowed.

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Chances of El Nino are lessening - NIWA

4 September, 2014 - 04:05

The equatorial Pacific Ocean remains ENSO-neutral at the end of August 2014. Despite the Southern Oscillation Index being currently negative, a fully coupled (ocean and atmosphere) event has yet to initiate.

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Supreme building award won for ground-breaking project

4 September, 2014 - 03:04

Jeff Vivian, project manager for Arrow International, together with the late Ivan Mercep of Jasmax, scooped the GIB Supreme Award and the James Hardie Innovation Award at this year’s New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) Awards for their work on Te Uru Taumatua, Tuhoe’s new $15 million he

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