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Busy day for Greenlea helicopter

15 March, 2015 - 12:05

The Taupo Based Greenlea Rescue helicopter was dispatched to a rural area near Otorohanga yesterday to a woman who had injured herself riding a motorcycle. The woman in her thirties was taken to Waikato Hospital.

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AIA Group Delivers Record Results

15 March, 2015 - 12:05

The Board of Directors of AIA Group Limited (stock code: 1299) is pleased to announce that AIA has achieved another excellent set of results for the year ended 30 November 2014.

The highlights of AIA’s performance in 2014 include:

Record value of new business (VONB)

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Rare native whio fly between great walks

15 March, 2015 - 09:35

Three young whio (blue duck) have been successfully rehomed in Mt Aspiring National Park thanks to the efforts of the Department of Conservation, Real Journeys, Genesis Energy and Air New Zealand.

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Cyclone Pam: Urgent appeal for cash donations

14 March, 2015 - 19:05

Rotary New Zealand is appealing for funds to support our Neighbours in Vanuatu following the devastation from Cyclone Pam.

600 Rotary Emergency Response Kits are on stand by for immediate dispatch to affected areas.

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Peters challenges PM to Northland debate

14 March, 2015 - 19:05

New Zealand First Leader and Northland by-election candidate Rt Hon Winston Peters is challenging Prime Minister John Key to a debate in Northland.

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Nothing for rural health in Minister's 1,476 word speech

14 March, 2015 - 19:05

Rural medical practitioners, farming families and rural communities will be disappointed by the Health Minister’s speech to the NZ Rural Health Conference, says New Zealand First.

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Canterbury students win national engineering prize

14 March, 2015 - 17:50

A University of Canterbury student flying fox engineering design project involving a 400 metre high-wire ride dropping 150 vertical metres down the face of Coronet Peak has been national recognised.

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NSW Swifts aiming for a hat-trick of wins to start 2015

14 March, 2015 - 16:35

The NSW Swifts return home to Sydney Olympic Park for the first time in the 2015 ANZ Championship to take on last year’s Runners-Up, the Queensland Firebirds, on Sunday 15 March; first whistle at 12:18pm AEDST.

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Weather delays NASA balloon launch at Wanaka

14 March, 2015 - 16:35

Following a meteorological and operational review today, NASA has made an early call that it will not launch its super pressure balloon this Sunday, 15 March, but will instead target Monday 16 March.

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Extra places for trades training in Wairarapa

14 March, 2015 - 16:35

Wairarapa secondary school students now have extra opportunities to make a head start on training for a well-paid job in trades.

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Green Party co-leader candidates' debate hosted by Lisa Owen

14 March, 2015 - 16:35

On The Nation:

Green Party co-leader candidates Kevin Hague, Gareth Hughes, James Shaw and Vernon Tava debate, hosted by Lisa Owen.

Headlines:

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Māori Party congratulates England on plain cigarette packaging

14 March, 2015 - 16:35

England has followed Ireland and Australia in passing legislation to reduce the appeal of cigarettes by introducing standardised packaging.

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On The Nation this weekend

14 March, 2015 - 15:20

This weekend on The Nation...

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Simpson Grierson acts for Accel Partners on Xero investment

14 March, 2015 - 15:20

Simpson Grierson has acted as New Zealand legal counsel to Silicon Valley based venture capital firm Accel Partners on its NZ$132.9 million (USD100 million) strategic investment in Xero Limited, an NZX and ASX listed software company that develops cloud-based accounting software.

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Brian Lara makes Arrowtown schoolboy’s day

14 March, 2015 - 15:20

International cricket legend Brian Lara made an Arrowtown schoolboy’s day - with a lunchtime visit to his school today.

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Auckland Council welcomes broadband announcement

14 March, 2015 - 15:20

Digitally-remote communities in the Auckland region will have the Auckland Council supporting their case for access to faster broadband and better connectivity.

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Football: ASB Premiership preview - round 18

14 March, 2015 - 15:20

The tight race for the ASB Premiership playoffs will finally reach its end this weekend as three teams chase two available places in the last four in the final round of the regular season.

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Celebrating diversity in our kitchens and our communities

14 March, 2015 - 15:20

The Human Rights Commission is encouraging New Zealanders to share their culture and food to celebrate race relations day this year.

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Deal secures Hillary's Antarctic tractor for public display

14 March, 2015 - 15:20

A Ferguson tractor, used by Sir Edmund Hillary’s party at the newly-constructed Scott Base during the British Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955 - 58, has been secured for public ownership through a public private partnership between Canterbury Museum, the Antarctic Heritage Trust and

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