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Vodafone Broadband now with TV like never before

4 May, 2018 - 03:20

From today Vodafone Broadband customers will see Vodafone TV included on eligible Ultimate Home plans, providing the perfect marriage of broadband and television like never before.

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Andrew Patterson Gold Medal Lecture tour begins this week

4 May, 2018 - 03:20

Andrew Patterson, the latest recipient of New Zealand architecture’s premier award, the Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal for career achievement, this week embarks on a nationwide series of lectures about his work.

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Flawed Electoral Bill undermines democracy - Goodfellow

4 May, 2018 - 03:20

The National Party opposes the Peters-Ardern Government electoral law changes saying they contradict core kiwi and National Party values like freedom of speech, tolerance of dissent, fair competition and democratic governance, Party President Peter Goodfellow said today in releasing the Party’s

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Mycoplasma Bovis confirmed in Wairarapa

3 May, 2018 - 22:20

MP for Wairarapa, Alastair Scott is deeply concerned at today’s confirmation that cattle on a farm in the Wairarapa have tested positive for the disease Mycoplasma Bovis.

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Construction firm hammered with 19k penalty for employment breaches

3 May, 2018 - 21:05

An Auckland construction company has been penalised $19,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) following a Labour Inspectorate investigation.

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NZ fintech sector out-pacing rest of the world

3 May, 2018 - 17:20

New Zealand is the least corrupt country in the world, but it needs to learn from larger fintech markets like Australia, Singapore and London and more rapidly adapt to technologies such as like blockchain and crypto-currencies, a Kiwi fintech expert says.

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Football Ferns set for homecoming against Japan

3 May, 2018 - 14:50

The Football Ferns will come up against one of the best sides in the world when they play an international friendly against Japan in Wellington in June.

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Christchurch re-repairs just the tip of the quakeberg

3 May, 2018 - 14:50

EQC Minister Megan Woods recently admitted that badly-repaired earthquake-damaged houses were "potentially a very large liability to the Crown". This should not have been a surprise.

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AI will not result in catastrophic job losses - research

3 May, 2018 - 13:35

The arrival of artificial intelligence into businesses and society are not likely to produce anywhere near the number of job losses most people think, a new AI research report says. Instead, AI may help address potential labour shortages and solve looming demographic challenges.

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'Inspiring' earthquake recovery project wins Australasian award

3 May, 2018 - 12:20

KiwiRail and the wider team responsible for the reopening of the rail line between Blenheim and Christchurch just nine months after the Kaikoura earthquake, have won a prestigious Australasian rail award.

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Highest proportion of women in NZ Parliament

3 May, 2018 - 12:20

The New Zealand Parliament now boasts the highest proportion of women in its history, and that’s cause for celebration National’s spokesperson for Women Paula Bennett says.

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Shark cage diving Bill lodged in Members Ballot

3 May, 2018 - 11:05

Sarah Dowie MP for Invercargill has introduced a Members’ Bill to the ballot to address a previously unregulated activity in New Zealand, shark cage diving.

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Greyhound on meth a wakeup call for racing industry - Green Party

3 May, 2018 - 11:05

The Green Party is calling on the greyhound racing industry to better address animal welfare issues, following the release of a finding by the Judicial Control Authority for Racing that a dog was found to have traces of methamphetamine and amphetamine in its system after winning a race last year.

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$500,000 win for two lucky Lotto players

3 May, 2018 - 08:35

Two Lotto players from Auckland and Whakatane will be celebrating in style after each winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

The winning tickets were sold at Countdown St Johns in Auckland and Countdown Whakatane in Whakatane.

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'Government will move quickly' on AI action plan

3 May, 2018 - 08:35

The Minister for Government Digital Services and Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media, Clare Curran, says an action plan and ethical framework is urgently needed to educate and upskill people on Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.

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New Zealand disappointed over US steel tariff move

3 May, 2018 - 08:35

The Government is disappointed New Zealand has not been included in the announcement by President Trump on exemptions from steel and aluminium tariffs, Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker says.

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Ratepayers shouldn't be left carrying the can - Dean

3 May, 2018 - 08:35

Opposition Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says she’s concerned that ratepayers will be left to foot the bill as the Government launches a major review of water quality in New Zealand.

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College Street cycleway upgrade proposed

3 May, 2018 - 06:05

Council is making changes to improve cycle facilities on College Street from Maxwells Line to Albert Street to provide connected, consistent and safe facilities that encourage cycling, particularly for school pupils.

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Paua divers support Opposition’s shark cage diving Members Bill

3 May, 2018 - 04:50

Proposed legislation to control shark cage diving has been welcomed by at-risk paua divers.

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Prime Minister announces ministerial portfolio changes

3 May, 2018 - 03:35

A small number of portfolio changes will take effect from today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.

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