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Police seek victim of firearms incident

10 February, 2014 - 11:05

Police are appealing for a man who had a firearm pointed at him during an incident in Wainoni last night to contact them as soon as possible.

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Maintenance to start on Wentworth Bridge on SH25

10 February, 2014 - 11:05

Maintenance work is due to commence on the Wentworth bridge located on SH25 which bypasses Whangamata advises the NZ Transport Agency.

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Football: Auckland and Hawke's Bay big winners after Round 12

10 February, 2014 - 09:50

Leaders Auckland City and Hawke’s Bay United have emerged from today’s ASB Premiership fixtures as the big winners with each posting 2-1 victories while Team Wellington and Canterbury United lost ground by sharing the points in a thrilling 3-3 draw.

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Wellington Mayor summits Rimutaka Hill on BDO bike ride

10 February, 2014 - 09:50

The BDO Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge got underway in testing conditions in Lower Hutt today, with the 160 riders facing conditions more akin to the middle of a winter’s storm than a summer’s day as they rode to the top of the Rimutaka Hill and then through the Wairarapa to Masterton

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$90m flyover for 90 seconds doesn’t add up - Robertson

10 February, 2014 - 09:50

The travel time saved by the proposed Basin Reserve flyover amounts to only 90 seconds, not the claimed seven-and-a-half minutes, a new statement by experts and witnesses shows, Labour’s MP for Wellington Central Grant Robertson says.

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Motorcyclist flown to hospital in critical condition

10 February, 2014 - 09:50

This morning (9th Feb) at approximately 12am, the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the scene of a motorcycle crash in Mariri, just south of Motueka. A large trike style motorcycle carrying two riders, left the road, rolling and coming to rest in a ditch.

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Police happier with increased security at Sevens

10 February, 2014 - 09:50

Increased security at the gates and at liquor outlets in the stadium were an improvement on the previous evening police said tonight.

Ten people were arrested, two for assault and 8 for disorder along with 110 people ejected for intoxication tonight.

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Johnson secures long-term future and captaincy honour

10 February, 2014 - 09:50

Halfback Shaun Johnson is celebrating double delight today after not only committing his long-term future to the Vodafone Warriors but also being confirmed as the club’s captain for the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines at Eden Park on February 15 and 16.

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Southern Cross launches 'HealthEssentials'

10 February, 2014 - 09:50

New Zealand’s largest health insurer, Southern Cross Health Society, is expanding into new territory and launching a new day to day ‘HealthEssentials’ consumer product with the affordable price point of $1 a day.

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Injured tramper airlifted from National Park

9 February, 2014 - 21:35

This evening (8th Feb) at approximately 7.25pm the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to George Lyon Hut in the D’Urville River valley, Nelson Lakes national Park. A 71 year old woman from Alaska, sustained a leg injured on the Moss Pass about lunch time yesterday.

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NZ halt Bok Sevens Cup run

9 February, 2014 - 21:35

Three first half tries secured a 21-0 Cup final win for New Zealand over South Africa in a thrilling Wellington Sevens decider at the Westpac Stadium on Saturday morning (SA time).

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Waitangi Day 'a reminder of an undemocratic process'

9 February, 2014 - 17:50

The increasing number of Maori and non-Maori New Zealanders questioning the activities of the Waitangi Tribunal will inevitably lead to public protest, according to Ross Baker, Chairman of the One New Zealand Foundation.

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UC makes breakthrough in green-planted roof research

9 February, 2014 - 17:50

The University of Canterbury (UC) has discovered green-planted roofs do not need to be irrigated in winter or summer to thrive.

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Student spends year researching issues at a NZ high school

9 February, 2014 - 11:50

A University of Canterbury (UC) PhD student has spent a year researching in a New Zealand high school and has found inclusion more meaningful and sustainable for the national education system.

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Australia and NZ to expand trial of criminal history info

9 February, 2014 - 10:35

Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, and Minister of Justice, the Hon Judith Collins MP, today announced that Australia and New Zealand employers are to have greater access to respective national criminal history checks for employment vetting purposes.

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Experienced quintet named for Wigan trial

9 February, 2014 - 10:35

Hamilton born and bred Sam Rapira has been confirmed as captain of a Vodafone Warriors side including another four of the club’s most experienced players for next Wednesday night’s ‘Clash of the Warriors’ against Wigan at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton (7.30pm kick-off).

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Ryder and Bracewell behaviour to be investigated

9 February, 2014 - 10:35

New Zealand Cricket is to investigate reports that Test squad members Doug Bracewell and Jesse Ryder were out the night before the first Test against India.

BLACKCAPS manager Mike Sandle says he is disappointed by what he understands to have occurred.

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Whangarei fruit fly operation comes to an end

9 February, 2014 - 10:35

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has thanked the people of Whangarei for their cooperation over the last two weeks in responding to the find of a single male Queensland fruit fly.

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Leading line-up of speakers at gambling conference

9 February, 2014 - 10:35

The 5th International Gambling Conference is being held from 19 to 21 February at the Sir Paul Reeves Building at AUT University’s brand new City Campus Conference Centre.

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Bok Sevens against Aussies in Wellington quarters

9 February, 2014 - 10:35

The Springbok Sevens will face Australia in the Wellington Sevens Cup quarterfinals on Saturday morning (SA time) after they finished second in Pool A behind England.

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