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Significant international boost for Whitireia Polytechnic

3 June, 2014 - 16:35

An agreement signed in Shanghai on Saturday will see significant numbers of international students coming to New Zealand to study at Whitireia.

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DVD Review – Human Weapon, Season 1

3 June, 2014 - 13:05

Having caught a few episodes of this show years ago, made me instantly want to check the whole series out when it came up on my review list.

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Sweet success from perseverance

3 June, 2014 - 09:19

From working voluntarily a few hours a week at Tahi Estate, to being employed full time as Honey Operations Manager for their honey business, is sweet success for Knox Henderson. Knox - "A lot has happened in just three years since finishing my Horticulture level 4 at NorthTec."

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Drama aplenty on finals day at X-TRM badminton champs

3 June, 2014 - 06:50

There was drama aplenty at the X-TRM Badminton New Zealand Championships in Hamilton today, with Henry Tam overcoming a nasty fall in the final of the mixed doubles event to play (and win) the final three points with an injured knee, literally falling over the line to win his second title of the

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Jo Edwards honoured for services to Bowls

3 June, 2014 - 00:34

Joanna (Jo) Edwards has been awarded a MNZM in the 2014 Queens Birthday Honours list for services to bowls.

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NSW Cup: Three straight wins for Warriors

2 June, 2014 - 23:20

The Vodafone Warriors put together an outstanding run of 34 unanswered points en route to posting their third straight win in downing the Newcastle Knights in today’s 12th-round New South Wales Cup clash at Mount Smart Stadium.

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Queen's Birthday honours for NZ Police staff

2 June, 2014 - 22:05

Three current or former New Zealand Police officers are among the recipients of Queen’s Birthday Royal Honours announced today. They are: - Recently retired Police Commissioner Peter Marshall who becomes a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM);

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Artefacts safe after Waikato Museum fire

2 June, 2014 - 22:05

Artefacts housed at Waikato Museum (Te Whare Taonga O Waikato) are safe after a small fire at the Hamilton City Council-owned facility today.

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New houses need better building materials - ALCP

2 June, 2014 - 22:05

Affordable and energy efficient building materials are needed to ease the housing crisis, the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party says.

Increasing the supply of houses will help reduce property inflation and create more affordable housing, especially in Auckland and Christchurch.

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Canterbury graduate carrying out AI research at Stanford

2 June, 2014 - 20:50

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Sam Corbett-Davies

Sam Corbett-Davies

A University of Canterbury graduate and Fulbright scholar is carrying out substantial artificial intelligence research at Stanford University, looking at how robots make visual sense of the world.

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'National gives favoured institutions inside track' for Air NZ shares

2 June, 2014 - 20:50

National has given favoured institutions the inside track to buying Air New Zealand shares while giving up on its promise that so-called ‘mum and dad’ investors would be the priority in its asset sales, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today.

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Forum Leaders Support Need For More Attention For People With Disabilities In The Region

2 June, 2014 - 20:50

The 40th Pacific Islands Forum held in Cairns, Australia , 4- 7 August has reaffirmed the need for more attention to be directed to the people with disabilities in the region and have expressed strong support for the holding of a Ministerial meeting to consider a Regional Disability Strategy.

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Sharp becomes an exclusive reseller for PlusOne solutions

2 June, 2014 - 20:50

Auckland-based Sublime Group announced today that its suite of accounts payable solutions - PlusOne - has a powerful new channel to market under an exclusive reseller agreement with Sharp Corporation of New Zealand.

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$1m to improve special education transport

2 June, 2014 - 20:50

Associate Minister of Education Nikki Kaye today released recommendations to improve Special Education School Transport Assistance (SESTA).

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Man killed in motocross crash named

2 June, 2014 - 19:35

Police have released the name of the motorcyclist who died at a motocross event in North Canterbury this morning.

He was Trent Haywood, aged 14, from Tauranga.

He died after crashing during the Michael Godfrey Memorial Motocross event, at Omihi near Waipara in North Canterbury.

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Green Party launches major climate protection plan

2 June, 2014 - 19:35

The Green Party has today announced a suite of major election policies to transition New Zealand to carbon neutrality by 2050, including a charge on carbon that will be returned to all households as a Climate Tax Cut on the first $2000 of income, leaving Kiwi families better off.

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New ambulance a gift for Wellington on Valentine’s Day

2 June, 2014 - 19:35

Four major sponsors have shown they are ‘all heart’ by contributing to the cost of a brand new ambulance for Wellington Free Ambulance, which will be launched on Valentine’s Day.

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Pushpay announces purchase of Run The Red

2 June, 2014 - 19:35

Pushpay Holdings Limited, an emerging player in mobile payment services, has confirmed the purchase of the business assets of Run The Red Limited, a market leader in delivering targeted text messaging solutions locally and globally, for an undisclosed sum.

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Kiwis urged to be vigilant online

2 June, 2014 - 19:35

Raising awareness of online scams is the key focus for this year’s Fraud Awareness Week, Consumer Affairs Minister Craig Foss says.

"Online scams are increasingly sophisticated and can fool even the most tech-savvy among us," Mr Foss says.

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Labour may revisit MMP's 'coat-tail' provisions if elected

2 June, 2014 - 19:35

Labour leader David Cunliffe told TV1’s Q+A programme that his party would "quite possibly" look at getting rid of the "coat-tailing" provisions under MMP rules.

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