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New health target launched to help address childhood obesity

2 July, 2016 - 00:05

The Raising healthy kids health target is one of two targeted interventions in the Childhood Obesity Plan that will reach at risk young children and their families directly.

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The NZ tech sector is creating jobs - nearly 100,000

2 July, 2016 - 00:05

Total employment in the tech sector is now almost 100,000 with 44,161 in high-tech manufacturing and 54,750 in ICT, according to a landmark NZTech study released today.

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Canstar Blue: Road rage in the City of Sails

2 July, 2016 - 00:05

One of the consequences of living in a city renowned for its traffic woes is sometimes experiencing a bit of road rage, according to the latest survey from consumer satisfaction company, Canstar Blue.

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Health Protection Bill passes third reading

2 July, 2016 - 00:05

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the passing of legislation which improves the management of serious infectious diseases and makes sunbeds R18.

The Health (Protection) Amendment Bill passed its third reading in the House today.

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Drought conditions in South Island continue

2 July, 2016 - 00:05

The impact of ongoing dry conditions on the eastern South Island means the medium-scale drought classification will be extended until the end of the year, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today.

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Big Bash V fighters weigh in

2 July, 2016 - 00:05

Former Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Junior Fa appeared in supreme shape as he weighed in for Big Bash V at Doolan Brothers on Thursday night.

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Oily Rag: Kids’ gardens

2 July, 2016 - 00:05

By Frank and Muriel Newman

Being oily raggish does not have any age restrictions. Young, or just being young at heart but not in years, matters not a jot when it comes to being part of the oily rag lot - especially when it comes to kids’ gardens!

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Golf: King’s Course Restored and Turnberry Just Got Better

2 July, 2016 - 00:05

As reported in The Scotsman, “Stephen Gallacher hails King’s Course being restored to ‘original glory,’ and this announcement comes at almost exactly the same time as Donald Trump celebrates the reopening of Turnberry Ailsa.

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Powerball jackpot climbs to $30 million

1 July, 2016 - 02:50

Powerball was not struck this evening and has rolled over to Saturday night, where the jackpot will be $30 million.

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No such thing as a digital detox for mobile addicted Kiwis

1 July, 2016 - 01:35

As New Zealanders become more reliant on their mobile devices with each day, the Hotels.com Mobile Travel Tracker- uncovers the impact mobile technology is having on the nation’s behaviour when it comes to travel.

Global travel summary for 2015

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Wise Response supports GenZero climate legislation initiative

1 July, 2016 - 01:35

The Wise Response Society strongly supports the proposal by GenZero to write a Zero Carbon Act themselves.

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Elderly woman missing in Mangakino

1 July, 2016 - 01:35

Police Search and Rescue Teams are currently deployed to Mangakino village searching for a missing local woman.

Lucy is a female caucasian of short stature and medium build.

She is 83 years old and suffers from dementia.

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Drivers advised to drive to the conditions in Bay of Plenty

1 July, 2016 - 01:35

Police are advising people in the Bay of Plenty district to avoid road travel if possible due to slips and flooding in the area caused by heavy rain.

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On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Bill English

1 July, 2016 - 00:20

Lisa Owen interviews Bill English

Headlines:

Bill English accepts migration putting pressure on schools, hospitals but sees no need change to change levels

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Good things come in threes at Hamilton Zoo

1 July, 2016 - 00:20

The birth of not one, not two but three rare Nepalese pandas has thrilled keepers at Hamilton Zoo.

The three boys, yet to be named, were an early Christmas present for the Zoo and were born on 20 December 2012.

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New Zealanders embracing social media sites

1 July, 2016 - 00:20

Latest figures from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights, show more than 2.8 million New Zealanders (aged 2+) visited social media sites in the month of October.

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MP Marama Fox stubs out Big Tobacco in plain packs debate

1 July, 2016 - 00:20

ASH NZ congratulates Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox on her strong words in her debate with Imperial Tobacco spokesperson Axel Gietz on TV3’s The Nation.

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Successful water safety programme comes to Upper Hutt

1 July, 2016 - 00:20

Upper Hutt City Council, along with the NZ Police, Wellington City CAYAD, CART, YMCA, and Orongomai Marae brought the Tuakana Teina Water safety programme to Upper Hutt for the first week of the school holidays.

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Big Day Out adds new artists to 2014 lineup

1 July, 2016 - 00:20

In a late blast and flurry Big Day Out is excited to announce three new artists to the 2014 lineup.

So without any further ado…

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RNZ Checkpoint coverage extended on Freeview HD

1 July, 2016 - 00:20

More New Zealanders in provincial regions of the North and South Islands will be able to access RNZ National audio and video services following RNZ’s successful launch of Checkpoint with John Campbell.

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