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Stephen Berry to speak at rates meeting

4 June, 2015 - 22:20

Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry will be participating in the Auckland Rates Increase Public Meeting on June 10. The candidate says he will be exposing Len Brown’s dirty practises during the Long Term Plan consultation process.

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EDS calls for a better process on climate change target

4 June, 2015 - 22:20

In its submission filed today on New Zealand’s proposed Intended National Determined Contribution (INDC) or climate change target, EDS has called for a more meaningful process than that on offer. Submissions close at 5.00 pm today.

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Persistent rain about Clutha and Dunedin easing Thu

4 June, 2015 - 22:20

A large complex low over central New Zealand is moving slowly away to the east during Thursday morning, and is bringing rain or showers to most of the country, with persistent heavy rain affecting eastern Otago.

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Planting to help Narrow Neck Beach embankments

4 June, 2015 - 22:20

Keep New Zealand Beautiful and The Department of Conservation planted 150 plants today to help protect Narrow Neck Beach embankments.

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ASX: Index sinks, dollar soars

4 June, 2015 - 16:05

By Will Leys (Sales Trader, CMC Markets)

The ASX200 has disappointed for the second consecutive day, sliding near 55 points in an expansive rout.

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Four recognised for services to netball

4 June, 2015 - 11:05

Two former Netball New Zealand Board Chair’s and two South Island Netball stalwarts have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday NZ Royal Honours released today.

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Public outreach science projects get funding

4 June, 2015 - 01:05

Three public outreach science projects funded through the new ‘Unlocking Curious Minds’ fund will be hard to miss for anyone in Auckland over the summer.

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Entries for Community Awards open in Tararua

3 June, 2015 - 23:50

Entries for the Trustpower Community Awards opened in Tararua this week. Run in partnership with the Tararua District Council, the awards are open to all voluntary groups and organisations working to make the district a better place to live.

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Social impact bonds a 'solution' looking for a problem - NZNO

3 June, 2015 - 23:50

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Mental Health Nurses Section fears the Government’s new social impact bonds is a way to privatise mental health services and abandon its responsibility to fund public health and social services for our most vulnerable New Zealanders.

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McAfee All Access 'enhances cross-device protection'

3 June, 2015 - 22:35

McAfee has announced significant enhancements to McAfee All Access, the industry’s premier integrated cross-device security product for PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets.

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Council assists Waimarie Operating Trust

3 June, 2015 - 22:35

New promotional opportunities for the PS Waimarie will be built into a business plan to be developed by July 1.

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Prime Land Banking Opportunity In Major Growth Area

3 June, 2015 - 22:35

With the squeeze coming on available industrial land north of Auckland city, a substantial 20.23 hectares of freehold land at Dairy Flat offers a prime land banking opportunity in light of a proposed zone change that would allow for significant development as a light industrial area.

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Priority actions identified to tackle child obesity

3 June, 2015 - 22:35

New Zealand health experts have endorsed three priority policy actions to tackle child and adolescent obesity.

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Extra $62.9m to assist kids with special needs

3 June, 2015 - 22:35

The Government is investing an extra $62.9 million of operating funding over the next four years to better assist children with special education needs to learn and achieve, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

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Tax burden continues to rise - ACT

3 June, 2015 - 22:35

"The Government missed a golden opportunity to end stealth tax increases by indexing tax brackets," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

"The average household is $1036 worse off since the tax changes of October 2010 - a figure that’s increasing each year.

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Winter festival of lights coming to Coromandel

3 June, 2015 - 22:35

Illume is the name of Coromandel's newest festival, which will be lighting up Coromandel Town's main street in the next school holidays from 4 - 12 July 2014.

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Otago heavy rainfall update

3 June, 2015 - 22:35

MetService advise that rainfall intensities in the Dunedin area are expected to ease overnight from now on. Flows in the smaller catchments such as the Leith, Lindsay, and Silver Stream will then start to stabilise or reduce.

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Louise Stevenson / Nova Paul film screening at Adam Art Gallery

3 June, 2015 - 22:35

Please come along to the third and final film screening in association with the exhibition Drawing Is/Not Building.

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Heads need to roll over falling dairy prices - NZ First

3 June, 2015 - 21:20

With the first GlobalDairyTrade auction of 2015/16 continuing a losing streak, New Zealand First wants to know if Trading Among Farmers (TAF) is part of the government’s review.

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NZ company develops backup to safeguard against fibre outages

3 June, 2015 - 21:20

Over 618,000 homes, business and schools can now connect to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) but as more people rely on UFB, they are turning to battery back-up devices.

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