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Legal proceedings into Peters' privacy rights breach advance

3 February, 2018 - 15:05

In a free society there are no more fundamental elements than an individual’s freedom of speech, their right to privacy, and for the Fourth Estate to operate freely. 

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Tourism Marketers become Destination Managers

3 February, 2018 - 15:05

The boom in tourism this summer is turning the attention of regional marketers towards destination management, in an effort to balance industry growth and local community satisfaction.

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Ending HIV celebrates first-year wins at Big Gay Out

3 February, 2018 - 15:05

One year from the launch of the Ending HIV social programme, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation is celebrating some major successes at the annual Ending HIV Big Gay Out:

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Labour-hire bill could lift thousands out of poverty - FIRST Union

3 February, 2018 - 15:05

One of New Zealand’s largest trade unions is welcoming a private member’s bill that could give security to thousands of labour-hire workers.

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QLDC asked to authorise first freedom camping changes

3 February, 2018 - 12:35

Queenstown Lakes District Council will be asked to authorise restricting overnight vehicle access at Lake Hayes and the Shotover Delta as the first steps towards addressing irresponsible behaviour by a minority of freedom campers.

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Rakaia Gorge rescue duo saves boy from drowning

3 February, 2018 - 07:35

Methven Police are praising two men for saving the life of an Ashburton boy.

He was with three other mates, aged 12-13, enjoying their summer and jumping off rocks into Rakaia Gorge on Saturday January 27.

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January 2018 vehicle registrations highest month of January ever

3 February, 2018 - 06:20

David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association says "continuing the trend for the last five years, January new vehicle registrations of 14,834 was yet again another record month of January. Registrations were up 7.3% (1011 units) on January 2017.

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Major prize for 'Tender' poems to a father

3 February, 2018 - 01:20

Janet Newman with International Writers' Workshop judge and poet Robert Sullivan

After ten years, Massey University PhD student Janet Newman decided to stop writing about her father - and winning a literary prize for a sequence of poems about him felt like a fitting end to the process.

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New appointment for Mortgage Express

2 February, 2018 - 20:20

Mortgage Express announces the appointment of Tina Tsui, mortgage adviser based in Auckland.

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Air New Zealand's chatterbot Oscar turns one

2 February, 2018 - 20:20

While most one year olds may only utter a couple of words, Air New Zealand’s chatbot Bravo Oscar Tango (Oscar for short) is having a staggering 1,000 conversations on average each day as he marks his first birthday.

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Flood recovery underway in Dunedin

2 February, 2018 - 19:05

Dunedin’s Emergency Operations Centre will close this afternoon as the city moves into recovery mode.

DCC Recovery Manager Simon Pickford says the focus is now on checking properties affected by floodwaters and cleaning up roads.

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Two emerging writers win trans-Tasman mentorship with publisher

2 February, 2018 - 16:35

The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc), Hachette Australia and Hachette New Zealand are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 NZSA / Hachette Mentor Program.

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YMCA Auckland and Waikato network receives child-safe accreditation

2 February, 2018 - 16:35

The YMCA Auckland and Waikato network has taken a proactive step to reaffirm its commitment to child safety by becoming New Zealand’s first accredited Safeguarding Children organisation through the internationally-renowned Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF).

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Weather impact on telecommunications services

2 February, 2018 - 15:20

Chorus' copper and fibre networks are largely operating as usual in most parts of New Zealand despite the storm across many parts of the country.

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Dunedin through worst of flooding

2 February, 2018 - 15:20

Floodwaters are starting to recede around Dunedin after today’s heavy rain. Dunedin Civil Defence Controller Leanne Mash says the state of emergency declared this afternoon will remain in place overnight and be re-assessed in the morning.

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Alexa, Echo, and Amazon Music Unlimited available in NZ

2 February, 2018 - 15:20

Amazon today announced the availability of the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) and the Alexa Voice Service (AVS), enabling developers around the world to bring Alexa voice experiences to customers in New Zealand.

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All repaired heavily-damaged vehicles should be flagged

2 February, 2018 - 15:20

The Motor Trade Association is right behind the Government’s move to close loopholes that allow damaged cars to be imported, repaired and sold without the buyer being fully informed.

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Xero officially opens new Wellington HQ

2 February, 2018 - 15:20

Xero Founder and Chief Executive Rod Drury was joined by Finance Minister and MP for Wellington Central Hon Grant Robertson and Wellington Mayor Justin Lester along with key stakeholders today to celebrate the opening of Xero’s newest, largest office in the city where it all began more than 11

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Annual Kawhia Kai Festival this Saturday

2 February, 2018 - 15:20

The annual Kawhia Kai Festival is a foodie’s paradise celebrating the idyllic fusion of Culture and Cuisine drawing thousands of visitors from near and far to the rustic coastal town of Kawhia.

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Meridian Energy Australia invests in renewable energy

2 February, 2018 - 15:20

Meridian Energy Australia has entered into an agreement to purchase three hydro power stations from Trustpower for A$168m and in addition has signed three Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with renewable projects in Victoria and New South Wales to support Powershop’s continued customer growth.

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