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Spark gives Dunedin locals Gigatown pre-launch offer

21 February, 2015 - 10:20

Spark is inviting Dunedin locals to gear up for the launch of Gigatown by offering its fastest Ultra Fibre plans at a discounted price, ahead of launching its official Gigatown plans later this year.

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Zany Caterpillars launch Capital E National Arts Festival

21 February, 2015 - 03:05

In a beauteous world of swaying flowers and flitting butterflies are the hilarious adventures of two voluptuous caterpillars and their clumsy lycra-clad puppeteers.

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Mike Eagle becomes Life Member of Canterbury Rugby

20 February, 2015 - 17:05

Former Canterbury Rugby, Crusaders and NZ Rugby Chairman, Mike Eagle, has been made a Life Member of the Canterbury Rugby Union at this week’s Annual General Meeting.

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School Trust issued performance notice

20 February, 2015 - 14:35

Education Minister Hekia Parata has issued the Trust running Te Pumanawa o te Wairua School with a performance notice requiring it to take immediate action to address areas of serious concern at the school.

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PM opens Kiwibank regional office

20 February, 2015 - 13:20

Prime Minister John Key today formally opened Kiwibank’s new regional office in Hastings. The office has been set up to ensure there is business continuity in the event of a disaster or emergency in the bank’s main offices in Wellington and Auckland.

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International visitor spend up 13 per cent for Dec 2014 year

20 February, 2015 - 13:20

Total estimated visitor spend in New Zealand continues to grow and reached $7.4 billion for the year ending December 2014, up 13 per cent on the previous year, according to the latest quarterly International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBI

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Woman sentenced for fraudulently claiming Carer Support

20 February, 2015 - 13:20

An Auckland mother charged with fraudulently claiming Carer Support for her three children has been sentenced to 5 months community detention and to repay $6000 of the money taken, in the Manukau District Court last night.

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Basketball: Breakers ready for final game of regular season

20 February, 2015 - 12:05

The SKYCITY Breakers contemplate their final regular season game of the 2014/15 Australian National Basketball League this Sunday, against their closest rivals all season in the Cairns Taipans.

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Dec deficit $381m better than forecast - English

20 February, 2015 - 12:05

Higher than expected tax revenue and lower than expected operating expenses contributed to an operating balance before gains and losses (OBEGAL) deficit of $990 million for the six months to December, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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Countdown to Seaweek

20 February, 2015 - 12:05

If you’re passionate about environmentalism or marine life then the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education’s (NZAEE) Seaweek may be for you.

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Greyhound Racing NZ enforces suspensions on Aust owners

20 February, 2015 - 12:05

Greyhound Racing New Zealand will forbid any Australian greyhound owner, trainer or breeder implicated in live-baiting from racing their dogs in New Zealand.

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Nominations open in by-election for new PN City Councillor

20 February, 2015 - 10:50

Nominations open today in the by-election for position of Palmerston North City Councillor.

The extraordinary vacancy has arisen due to the successful election of Grant Smith to Mayor.

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Mayor welcomes Ports of Auckland half-year results

20 February, 2015 - 10:50

Mayor Len Brown has welcomed the Ports of Auckland half-year results, including the news of an interim dividend of $25.5m to be paid to its holding company, Auckland Council Investments Limited, for the benefit of ratepayers.

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PowerbyProxi advances wireless power industry

20 February, 2015 - 10:50

New Zealand wireless power industry leader PowerbyProxi today announced the release of its backward compatible evaluation kit for charging of consumer electronic devices.

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New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU named

20 February, 2015 - 10:50

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Bruce Shepherd as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union.

"Our relationship with Ethiopia is developing quickly with potential for closer trade and economic ties," Mr McCully says.

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Customs helps crack overseas drug ring

20 February, 2015 - 10:50

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says a crackdown on an international drug ring is a great example of how overseas agencies working together can protect each other’s borders.

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New Consul-General to Sydney

20 February, 2015 - 10:50

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Billie Moore as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Sydney.

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Are partnership schools more trouble than they are worth? - QPEC

20 February, 2015 - 09:35

When National fundamentally altered the Education Act to provide for a new, non-accountable, category of schools, the justification was that these schools needed to be freed from the shackles of government regulation in order to provide excellent education to high risk students.

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Auckland Uni contributes to TB drug development

20 February, 2015 - 09:35

University of Auckland researchers were crucial in the development of a potential tuberculosis drug that is the first to advance to Phase one clinical trial in six years.

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Hurring takes up new role with Swimming NZ

20 February, 2015 - 09:35

Olympic and Commonwealth Games swim coach Gary Hurring will take up a new role as Swimming New Zealand’s talent identification and development coach.

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