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Iwi Chairs caution Government agencies

7 May, 2015 - 20:50

The Iwi Chair of the Whanau Ora Partnership Group, Raniera (Sonny) Tau, has cautioned government agencies and politicians, ‘Kia tÅ«pato’ if there is any thought of slowing down progress in the momentum associated with Whanau Ora.

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Heavy rain and gales for parts of NZ

7 May, 2015 - 20:50

An active trough is expected to move northeast over central New Zealand overnight Wednesday and during Thursday morning and then onto the upper North Island. A band of heavy rain associated with this trough should move northwards during Thursday.

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ASX200 battered as CBA, WOW disappoint

7 May, 2015 - 20:50

By Will Leys (Sales Trader, CMC Markets)

The local market has descended deep into the red today, with disappointing reporting from CBA and Woolworths sparking a broad and savage sell-off. The index has fallen around 125 points, or 2.15%.

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Waste Warriors: Z's environmental super-heroes

7 May, 2015 - 18:20

In just two months, Z’s "Waste Warriors" competition has diverted 191 tonnes of waste away from landfill - the equivalent of two Olympic sized swimming pools full of waste.

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Consumer confidence and population growth lift Canterbury activity

7 May, 2015 - 14:35

The ASB Cantometer Index lifted to 1.8 in early May from at 1.7 previously, pushed upwards by a lift in consumer confidence.

"A buoyant labour market and rising disposable incomes are factors contributing to improved consumer confidence," says ASB Chief Economist Nick Tuffley.

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'MPs warned off celebrations' for fear of upsetting Chinese

6 May, 2015 - 22:19

A leaked email that reveals the Government is warning MPs not to attend Falun Gong celebrations and that China will be spying on people who do has no place in a free society, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says.

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Edgar stands down from New Zealand Cricket

6 May, 2015 - 21:05

Bruce Edgar has decided against accepting a revised BLACKCAPS selection role.

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Karting: Cranston seals Goldstar class win in the 'Bay

6 May, 2015 - 21:05

Recently crowned New Zealand 125cc Rotax Max Junior class champion Jacob Cranston was one of three drivers to seal class wins in the 2014/15 Bayleys WPKA Goldstar karting series with round wins at the final in Hawke's Bay over the weekend.

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Greenslade murder: Police looking for driver of silver car

6 May, 2015 - 21:05

Police investigating the death of 32 year old Matthew Greenslade are looking to identify and locate the driver of a silver vehicle who may be able to assist with enquiries.

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Guild supports pharmacist-only classification of medicines

6 May, 2015 - 21:05

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) believes the current pharmacist-only classification of medicines containing codeine is appropriate.

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Simon Denny's Secret Power opens in Venice

6 May, 2015 - 21:05

New Zealand’s pavilion for the 2015 Venice Biennale celebrated the official opening last night of artist Simon Denny’s much anticipated exhibition Secret Power.

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BoP gets NZ's first 'perfect 10' Homestar house

6 May, 2015 - 21:05

New Zealand’s most sustainable and energy efficient house will soon be a reality - and it’s in Tauranga.

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Spread of life-threatening diseases looming problem for Nepal

6 May, 2015 - 21:05

There is a high chance of the spread of potentially life-threatening diseases such as gastroenteritis and cholera in post-quake Nepal, but New Zealanders can play their part in saving lives, says an infectious disease expert in Nepal when the disaster struck.

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Pams named world's best confectionery packaging design

6 May, 2015 - 19:50

Foodstuffs Own Brand, Pams and Brother Design, has won first place in the Confectionery, Sweets and Desserts category at the prestigious international Dieline Awards 2015.

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Driver escapes serious injury in two vehicle crash

6 May, 2015 - 19:50

Canterbury Police attended a two vehicle crash at the intersection of SH73 West Coast Road and Chattertons Road near Yaldhurst shortly before 10am this morning (5 May 2015).

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Clean tech startup launching crowdfunding campaign

6 May, 2015 - 19:50

Dunedin-based clean tech startup Powerhouse Wind is launching an equity crowdfunding campaign on Thursday 7 March so it can scale up production bring its new product ThinAir 102 to wider markets.

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Warriors: Hurrell and Peyroux back

6 May, 2015 - 19:50

Konrad Hurrell and Dominique Peyroux have been recalled for the Vodafone Warriors’ ninth-round NRL encounter with the Cronulla Sharks at Remondis Stadium on Saturday (5.30pm kick-off local time; 7.30pm NZT).

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Warriors urge Council to defer vote

6 May, 2015 - 19:50

On the eve of the Auckland Council’s round of 10-year budget meetings, Vodafone Warriors chairman Bill Wavish and managing director Jim Doyle have jointly appealed to all council members to defer a vote on the city’s controversial stadium strategy.

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Dirk de Boer opposes Auckland Transport 'bullying'

6 May, 2015 - 19:50

Dirk de Boer has announced his candidacy for the ward of Manukau by voicing his concern at the treatment of Manukau residents Yiannis and Eva Koumaki.

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New standards add safety to unregulated e-cigarette market

6 May, 2015 - 19:50

New world standards for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and e-liquid published by AFNOR, the French standardisation and certification programme, add safety and accountability to the still unregulated market.

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