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Why We Can’t All Be Champions: The Meaning Of VO2 Max

7 April, 2014 - 14:50

The motto for the Olympic Games is faster, higher, stronger. To really measure abilities of athletes, we should include a new term: better breather.

Eavesdrop on the conversations of endurance athletes and the discussion will be all about VO2 max.

What is VO2 max?

Categories: New Zealand News

Fonterra's Waitoa UHT site gears up for production

7 April, 2014 - 14:49

80 of the 100 new employees at Fonterra’s Waitoa UHT site have started work. The remaining 20 are expected to begin work between now and August, when all five of the site’s new milk processing lines will be operational.

Categories: New Zealand News

ASX: Jitters from the US ripple across the Pacific

7 April, 2014 - 14:49

By Niall King (Sales Trader, CMC Markets)

Categories: New Zealand News

Solomon Islands flooding: 26,000 children affected

7 April, 2014 - 14:49

UNICEF NZ is concerned for the 26,000 children estimated to have been affected by the extreme flooding in the Solomon Islands over the past few days, with many living in rural areas which have not been reached yet due to damaged infrastructure.

Categories: New Zealand News

McCully to visit Papua New Guinea

7 April, 2014 - 13:35

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Papua New Guinea today for a visit focused on fostering business links and support for renewable energy projects.

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Chris Ford: Will, Kate and George gives us opportunity to discuss the monarchy's relevance

7 April, 2014 - 13:35

This week's royal visit involving Will, Kate and George (or to you and me the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge) gives me and others of a republican bent an opportunity to discuss the monarchy's relevance to New Zealand in the 21st Century.

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Key 'needs to front on Dunne's links to pokie money'

7 April, 2014 - 13:35

Prime Minister John Key needs to explain just why he has appointed Peter Dunne as Minister of Internal Affairs given his links to the pokie industry, Green Party gambling spokesperson Denise Roche said today.

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It's inevitable NZ will become a republic - Don McKinnon

7 April, 2014 - 13:35

On the eve of the royal tour, Sir Don McKinnon, former deputy Prime Minister and Commonwealth Secretary General, told TVNZ’s Q+A programme that it’s inevitable that New Zealand will become a republic.

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Takaka couple literally jump for joy after winning $7m

7 April, 2014 - 13:35

A Takaka couple have learnt never to doubt a woman’s intuition after winning over $7 million with Big Wednesday this week.

After finishing the weekly grocery shop, one of the winners had a sudden gut feeling that she should pick up a Big Wednesday ticket.

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15th iD Fashion Week delivers stand-out week

7 April, 2014 - 13:35

Couture collections, Royal New Zealand Ballet dancers, and the latest high-end fashion from New Zealand’s best-loved designers dazzled crowds at this year’s 15th anniversary iD Dunedin Fashion Shows.

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Trade Me launches fashion website

7 April, 2014 - 13:35

Online marketplace Trade Me has launched its new fashion website (trademe.co.nz/fashion), featuring a visual approach to browsing and new features like personalisation and advanced searching.

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Six car crash on Auckland's Northern Motorway

7 April, 2014 - 13:35

Police are on the way to a six car crash on the Northern Motorway Northbound between Constellation Drive and Greville Road. One lane is blocked and traffic congestion is building up rapidly. Drivers contemplating travelling North are advised to take an alternative route.

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Enterprise Great Lake Taupo appoints new Chair

7 April, 2014 - 13:35

After four years of providing direction and leadership to the Board of Enterprise Great Lake Taupo, local accountant and entrepreneur Sue de Bievre has stepped down as Chair.

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League: Shattering defeat for Vodafone Warriors

7 April, 2014 - 13:35

The Vodafone Warriors couldn’t build on the momentum of two successive wins as they slumped to a devastating 6-37 loss to the previously winless Cronulla at Remondis Stadium on Saturday.

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No further Queensland fruit flies found

7 April, 2014 - 06:05

The first clearance of Zone A traps was completed yesterday evening and no fruit fly were detected. Traps in Zone A are cleared daily and traps in Zone B are cleared and examined every three days.

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No surprise in latest climate change report - expert

7 April, 2014 - 03:35

The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change should provide pause for thought on future decision making, University of Canterbury geography postgraduate Dr Simon Allen says.

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Study 'will help protect New Zealand wildlife'

6 April, 2014 - 22:35

Scientists estimate the current ancestor for all coronaviruses dates back to 8000BC but analysis of bat guano found on NZ’s Whenua hou (Codfish Island) shows that despite millions of years of isolation the viruses present in NZ short-tailed bats look similar to coronaviruses found in other coun

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Motorsport: Smith snaps winning streak

6 April, 2014 - 15:05

By Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com

The win string has been snapped.

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All Blacks v England tickets on sale from Mon 7 April

6 April, 2014 - 15:05

It’s one of the most anticipated Test series in recent years and fans can book their place to see the All Blacks take on England in the three Test 2014 Steinlager Series when tickets go on public sale tomorrow, Monday 7 April.

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On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Dan Wootton

6 April, 2014 - 13:50

Lisa Owen: Dan congratulations, you have won Show Business Reporter of the Year award, it is interesting this talking to you and rather than a royal correspondent. Because isn’t it the case that Will and Kate have crossed over haven’t they?

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