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$150m boost for Rural Broadband Initiative - Adams

14 September, 2014 - 05:35

National’s Communications and Information Technology spokeswoman, Amy Adams, today announced a re-elected National-led Government will establish a new $150 million fund to extend the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI).

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'Big Squeeze' to process citrus for charity

14 September, 2014 - 05:35

Community Fruit Harvesting, the charity that picks fruit to provide for those in need, is holding a "Big Squeeze" at the East Coast Bay Leisure Centre on the 4th of September.

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Investment in Chch children welcomed

14 September, 2014 - 05:35

The Todd Foundation’s investment in the children and young people of Christchurch has been welcomed by the Human Rights Commission.

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Monday a moment of truth for Key on spying, says Harre

14 September, 2014 - 04:20

Assurances given by the Prime Minister and the GCSB that spy agencies do not conduct mass surveillance on New Zealanders look set to be tested on Monday, says Internet Party leader Laila Harre.

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Heavy rain for northern Gisborne today

14 September, 2014 - 04:20

A front over Bay of Plenty, preceded by moist northerlies and heavy rain, is forecast to move eastwards today and should clear the North Island this evening. A Heavy Rain Warning remains in force for Bay of Plenty.

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Mud Rookies take on the Spartan Beast

14 September, 2014 - 04:20

Nelson’s first Obstacle Racing Club, "Wairua Mud Rookies", have returned triumphant from Brisbane, following their encounter with the "Spartan Beast".

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Marianas Trench concert announced

14 September, 2014 - 04:20

Live Nation is proud to present Canadian pop-rock quartet Marianas Trench, returning to Australia - as well as visiting New Zealand for the first time - for a set of headline shows off the back of their new single ‘Pop 101’ this October - November.

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Taxpayers' Union 'wrong on cost of abolishing student debt'

14 September, 2014 - 04:20

"The so-called ‘Taxpayers Union’ clearly thought the Internet MANA’s announcement today seeking to abolish student debt was tl:dr (‘too long didn’t read’)", said NZUSA President Daniel Haines.

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All Blacks named for Wellington Test against South Africa

14 September, 2014 - 04:20

The All Blacks team to play South Africa in the highly-anticipated Investec Rugby Championship match in Wellington this weekend has been named.

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NZTR and ESNZ expand TiES programme

14 September, 2014 - 01:50

The partnership between New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) and Equestrian Sports New Zealand (ESNZ) to recognise Thoroughbreds in Equestrian Sport (TiES) is being expanded this coming season across the disciplines of Eventing, Jumping, Show Hunter, Dressage, and a Para-Equestrian partnership.

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'Items of interest' found in Ashburton River search

13 September, 2014 - 20:50

The Police team investigating last week’s shooting in Ashburton have completed an intensive underwater and riverbank search of the Ashburton River area and located a number of items of interest to the investigation.

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DSC endorse 'Stop Smart Meters' campaign

13 September, 2014 - 17:20

"The Democrats for Social Credit Party (DSC) wholeheartedly endorses the Stop Smart Meters campaign for a moratorium on installations of smart meters until the technology is proven not be a risk to health, and until home owners are given a choice about whether or not they are willing to admit the

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Wairarapa farms energy saving efforts recognised

13 September, 2014 - 07:20

Wairarapa dairy farmer Jason Christensen is a passionate advocate for sustainable farming.

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David Latta Officially Opens Bunnings Warehouse Dunedin

13 September, 2014 - 06:05

Bunnings Warehouse Dunedin was officially opened today by sporting icon David Latta.

The Bunnings team were joined by the former Otago captain earlier today to celebrate the launch of the Dunedin site.

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Travel funding settlement for home support workers welcomed

13 September, 2014 - 06:05

Rural Women New Zealand welcomes news that a proposed settlement has been agreed that will lead to home support workers being paid mileage and wages for the time they spend travelling between clients.

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Mt Ruapehu season to open this weekend

13 September, 2014 - 06:05

Mt Ruapehu is ready for the 2013 season with both Whakapapa and Turoa Ski Areas on track to open this Saturday (29 June).

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Boost for mineral exploration in MBIE funding round

13 September, 2014 - 04:50

Mineral exploration received a boost this week with the government investing $4 million in a four-year research project to improve the knowledge and understanding of New Zealand’s gold deposits.

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Greens 'to build three times more cycleways than National'

13 September, 2014 - 04:50

"The Green Party will build three times the length of safe, separated cycleways than National over the next three years," said Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman today.

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NZ welcomes the release of Fiji peacekeepers

13 September, 2014 - 04:50

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the safe release of 45 United Nations peacekeepers from Fiji who had been detained in Syria.

"The safe release of the peacekeepers is an excellent outcome for the soldiers and their friends and family in Fiji," Mr McCully says.

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Over 80% of NZers want safe waters for dolphins

13 September, 2014 - 04:50

Today, a new revealing Voter’s Guide for Thriving Seas and Dolphins shows how prepared New Zealand political parties are to save Hector's and near extinct Māui dolphins.

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