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International wine enthusiasts coming to Queenstown

19 December, 2014 - 19:50

One of the world’s premier wine events returns to Queenstown next year, bringing together international wine enthusiasts from across the globe for a special celebration of Central Otago Pinot Noir.

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LGNZ welcomes increased local roads funding

19 December, 2014 - 19:50

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS 2015) released today, providing $38.7 billion in funding for local roads.

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'Bigger and better entertainment' planned for NZ Open

19 December, 2014 - 11:20

Tournament- goers at New Zealand’s number one golf event will be treated to even bigger and better entertainment at next year’s BMW New Zealand Open.

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Te Arawa partnership decision 'historic and pragmatic'

19 December, 2014 - 11:20

A decision by Rotorua Lakes Council to support in principle an iwi partnership model that would include two Te Arawa representatives on its key standing committees, is both an historic commitment to a genuine partnership with iwi, and a pragmatic acknowledgment that the wider community should hav

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'Disturbing number' of doctors on fixed term contracts

18 December, 2014 - 23:20

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is concerned by the number of senior doctors hired on fixed term rather than permanent employment contracts in district health boards (DHBS) in the past two years.

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Weta waste part of summer job description

18 December, 2014 - 22:05

It might seem Lincoln University student Morgan Shields got the short end of the stick when the Department of Ecology was handing out summer scholar assignments-his involves collecting weta droppings.

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Paralympics NZ encouraged by progress in Rio

18 December, 2014 - 20:50

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) Rio 2016 Chef de Mission Ben Lucas has returned from the second site visit to Rio de Janeiro and says with 629 days until the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games preparations are encouraging.

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Options for managing feral goats to be explored

18 December, 2014 - 20:50

Options for managing feral goats in Hawke’s Bay are likely to be explored as the region grapples with the positive and negative effects of the hairy creatures.

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Football: Moss commits to the Phoenix

18 December, 2014 - 20:50

Glen Moss has committed himself to the Phoenix for another two years.

The 31-year-old goalkeeper yesterday signed a new two-year contract and is enthusiastic about his own future and that of the club.

"My body is in the best shape it has ever been," Moss said.

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Beat the skills gap with industry training - ITF

18 December, 2014 - 19:35

We can beat the skills gap if we meet the future demand for skilled workers in areas such as aged care, says the Industry Training Federation.

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Heavenly hollyhock

18 December, 2014 - 19:35

By Tod Palenski, Awapuni Nurseries

For me, no plant says country cottage like the hollyhock.

Rising straight towards the sky, the hollyhock is the perfect plant to add a touch of vintage appeal to your garden.

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Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship Forum commended

18 December, 2014 - 19:35

Alcohol Healthwatch commends the members of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship for listening to the evidence put forward by experts and community groups on the impact of alcohol advertising on drinking behaviour.

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Council votes extra $1.9m for runway extension consenting work

18 December, 2014 - 19:35

Wellington City Council has tonight voted to contribute $1.95 million to start the formal consenting process associated with the proposal to extend Wellington Airport’s runway by 350 metres.

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Opinion: What's left in the wake of Typhoon Hagupit

18 December, 2014 - 19:35

Miranda Cahn, Save the Children New Zealand’s Director of International Programmes talks about what is left in the wake of Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines.

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Extra Jetstar destination welcomed, says Chamber

18 December, 2014 - 19:35

Wellingtons new air connection with Melbourne will provide a further welcome boost to the regions economy, says Wellington Employers Chamber of Commerce President John Milford.

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Heavy rain for the northeast of the North Island

18 December, 2014 - 19:35

A moist northeasterly flow over the North Island today is bringing a period of heavy rain to the northeast of the North Island.

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City acknowledges former Councillor, Leonie Gill

18 December, 2014 - 19:35

Today’s decision by Wellington City Council to name a local pathway in Kilbirnie after the late Leonie Gill, the long serving Labour Wellington City Councillor for the eastern suburbs, gets the thumbs up from Labour’s Rongotai MP, Annette King, and Wellington City Councillor, Paul Eagle.

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Farm safety isn't helped by punitive fines - Fed Farmers

18 December, 2014 - 19:35

Federated Farmers Health and Safety spokesperson, Katie Milne says she is concerned about the impact of the $40,000 fine for a Marlborough farm couple, who weren’t wearing helmets and carrying children as passengers.

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Joyce on dairy: Don’t have a cow, man - Clark

18 December, 2014 - 19:35

Another plunge in the price of milk powder overnight will be part of a $6 billion blow to the economy - showing the risk of putting all New Zealand's eggs in the dairy basket, Labour's Economic Development Spokesperson, David Clark.

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Future vision for the Rangitāiki River

18 December, 2014 - 08:20

Today the Rangitāiki River Forum approved "Te Ara Whanui ō Rangitāiki - Pathways of the Rangitāiki", the document that sets out the communities’ vision, desired outcomes and objectives for the Rangitāiki catchment.

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