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Maurice Williamson not ruling out a return

4 May, 2014 - 17:50

Disgraced MP Maurice Williamson told TVNZ’s Q+A programme he is not ruling out a return to a Ministerial role after resigning his portfolios this week.

Mr Williamson told Susan Wood he doesn’t think it is time to call it quits.

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More drama on the water on Day 3 of Extreme Sailing Series

4 May, 2014 - 17:50

More drama on the water on Day 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series at Qingdao.

Eight races were sailed, there were a few near misses, protest flags, a man overboard from SAP and a collision in the final race.

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Dr Bunhead's blend of science and spectacle set for SciFest

4 May, 2014 - 17:50

A Guinness World Record spud bazooka, liquid-nitrogen-cooled stunt bananas, the world's biggest indoor cloud, chocolate-powered flamethrowers and "heaps of other science stuff that your teacher never did in school" will all be unleashed on audiences at this year’s New Zealand International Scie

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'Some merit' in Labour's monetary policy - Don Brash

4 May, 2014 - 17:50

Former Reserve Bank Governor Dr Don Brash told TVNZ’s Q+A programme that he sees some merit in Labour’s monetary policy.

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Parking prices decrease in Chch central city

4 May, 2014 - 17:50

Short-term parking in the Central City is set to get cheaper with Council introducing lower meter rates in select areas.

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The numbers come in for lucky Lotto player

4 May, 2014 - 17:50

A lucky Lotto player from Auckland is counting their lucky stars after their numbers came up, winning them $1 million with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

The winning Lotto ticket was sold at Panorama Dairy in Mt Wellington, Auckland.

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Motorsport: McNee edges closer to TR86 title

4 May, 2014 - 16:35

Jamie McNee is closer to winning the inaugural Toyota Finance 86 Championship after a day filled with spectacular race action at Hampton Downs in the north Waikato.

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Nominations to sit on Tuhoronuku IMA announced

4 May, 2014 - 16:35

A statement by Tūhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority - the Ngāpuhi settlement mandated entity

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Te Papa CEO to become Special Adviser on Military Heritage

4 May, 2014 - 16:35

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage is pleased to announce that Michael Houlihan has been seconded to the position of Special Adviser on Military Heritage, for the next twelve months, leading in to the 2015 Anzac Day commemorations and opening of the National War Memorial Park.

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Goodhew visits damaged forests on West Coast

4 May, 2014 - 16:35

Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew has visited the wind ravaged West Coast today to experience first-hand the impact on local communities.

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One person killed in crash at Te Puna

4 May, 2014 - 16:35

Emergency services are at the scene of a crash on State Highway Two at Te Puna in the Bay of Plenty.

Two cars crashed just before 12:30 and one person has been killed.

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Large trough of low pressure to cross the country on Monday

4 May, 2014 - 16:35

A large trough of low pressure over the Tasman Sea is expected to cross the country on Monday. A strong and moist northerly flow ahead of the trough is expected to bring a period of rain to many areas, particularly those in the west from about Waikato southwards.

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Push for Capital's Midland Park to go smokefree

4 May, 2014 - 10:20

One of the Capital’s most popular inner-city parks, and a haven for many workers on their lunch breaks, could soon be free of tobacco smoke.

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Police seek man over Christchurch assault

4 May, 2014 - 09:19

Christchurch police have released photographs of a man they are seeking in connection with an assault on a woman in the central city early on Friday morning.

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Tri NZ names U23 world champs team

3 May, 2014 - 23:20

It has been a busy week for the Tri NZ High Performance Programme with the U23 team named for the 2014 ITU World Championships and the new Pathway to Podium Squad named.

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Labour's child poverty bill will address concerns - Ardern

3 May, 2014 - 20:50

A Labour Bill, which has child poverty at the centre of government decision making, is in line with the main recommendation of a new report on improving our children’s health, Labour's spokesperson for Children Jacinda Ardern says.

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Invercargill-Bluff trail construction resumes

3 May, 2014 - 19:35

Construction works are underway for the next section of the walkway and cycle trail connecting Invercargill and Bluff.

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Canon video cameras add Wi-Fi

3 May, 2014 - 18:20

Setting a new standard in compact video recording, Canon today revealed three new video cameras at CES in Las Vegas, set to launch in New Zealand from April, 2012.

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Election to be referendum on pension age - Whyte

3 May, 2014 - 18:20

"Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey’s announcement that the Pension Age will rise to 70 shows how isolated New Zealand’s position is becoming," says ACT Leader Jamie Whyte.

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Ukuleles for issue at the Upper Hutt City Library

3 May, 2014 - 17:19

Due to the popularity of Upper Hutt City Library’s ukulele groups, the Library has launched a musical collection of 20 colourful new ukuleles.

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