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PM announces appointments to APEC council

16 March, 2017 - 17:35

Prime Minister Bill English today announced the appointments of Phil O’Reilly and Tenby Powell to the APEC Business Advisory Council, through to December 2019.

The Prime Minister also confirmed the extension of Katherine Rich’s appointment through till March 2019.

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Oily Rag tips - from mice to holidays in Europe

16 March, 2017 - 17:35

By Frank and Muriel Newman

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New lookout for Frying pan corner

16 March, 2017 - 16:20

It will be a bit quiet when the lookout on Frying Pan Corner closes for a month, but things will be cooking behind the scenes.

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Android Pay launches in NZ

16 March, 2017 - 16:20

After much speculation, Android Pay has today launched in New Zealand, just in time for Christmas. BNZ has launched the contactless payment solution with GoogleTM, offering BNZ Flexi Debit Visa cardholders the first chance to use Android Pay in New Zealand for their everyday banking.

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Govt has an opportunity to rebuild NZ's carbon market - Greens

16 March, 2017 - 16:20

The Green Party is welcoming the recent rise in the price on carbon, and is calling on the National Government to commit to serious reforms of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) so that New Zealand can start to reduce domestic pollution, the Green Party said today.

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Chch inventor and local plastics firm finalist in Innovators Awards

16 March, 2017 - 16:20

A Christchurch inventor and a local plastics firm, with support from the city’s business support agencies, have developed a product that keeps a house not just warm, but also safe - and the product’s potential has been recognised at the New Zealand Innovators Awards.

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Special visit to acclaimed father's alma mater

16 March, 2017 - 16:20

Mingma Norbu Sherpa received his Diploma in Parks and Recreation from Lincoln in 1980 and went on to become a leader in conservation in his home country of Nepal.

Today his daughter, Dawa Sherpa, got to see for the first time where her late father studied.

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Competition to win free tickets to DJ Martin Garrix gig

16 March, 2017 - 15:05

Justin Bieber’s top pick for a support act - superstar international DJ Martin Garrix - is set to rock Auckland’s Studio this Friday in a fantastic mates-only pre-party for Vodafone customers.

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Eye on Nature Event at Auckland Botanic Gardens

16 March, 2017 - 15:05

Many wonderful activities await Auckland families at this educational event: hang out with your favourite Sticky TV presenters; navigate a bush walk to discover native bugs with Rudd Kleinpaste; plant seedlings in recycled materials; learn how to use left-over food; match packaged food to raw foo

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$1.6 million study to validate new diabetes prevention programme

16 March, 2017 - 15:05

$1.6 million study to validate new diabetes prevention programme The New Zealand Health Research Council (NZHRC) has injected $1.6 million into a research project to study an innovative self-management programme for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes.

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Heyfit Android launch gives Kiwis the keys to their own social fitness platform

16 March, 2017 - 15:05

I want to introduce you to a new mobile app - heyfit, that myself and my two business partners created which is now on available for Android on the Google Play Store.

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Chiefs team named to play in their first trans-Tasman test of 2017

16 March, 2017 - 15:05

The Gallagher Chiefs are changing up their bootlaces and their lineup ahead of the team’s first trans-Tasman contest for 2017 against the Melbourne Rebels on Friday. To celebrate the inclusive, uniting and inspiring power of rugby, the Gallagher Chiefs will wear a fluorescent lace in one boot.

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BNZ Crusaders injury update: Israel Dagg, Seta Tamanivalu, Digby Ioane

16 March, 2017 - 15:05

Israel Dagg has had an MRI scan which has confirmed a PCL and lateral meniscal injury. He has been seen by a specialist who has recommended a small operation to assist his recovery. He is expected to be ready to return to play in approximately 6 weeks.

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Vodafone explores new media territory with launch of news site

16 March, 2017 - 15:05

2017’s already been identified by Vodafone as the year of data explosion, with Kiwis using more and more of it to stay up to date.

But it’s not just being chewed up by the binge-watching habits that online-only series like Netflix’s Stranger Things brings about.

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Online tyre sales go from impossible to possible

16 March, 2017 - 15:05

Simon Furness, founder of online tyre fitting company Hyper Drive has taken a product that is traditionally not an internet product and turned it in to one proving convenience is what is important to consumers.

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Conroy seals third in championship with race win

16 March, 2017 - 15:05

Invercargill driver Jamie Conroy has sealed third place overall in Class 2 of the BNT NZ Touring Car Championship at Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park in North Waikato this weekend.

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Interim Chief Executive appointed at HBRC

16 March, 2017 - 15:05

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has appointed an interim Chief Executive to replace its existing Chief Executive who leaves at the end of this month.

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Government invests in women in primary sector

15 March, 2017 - 20:20

A project aimed at growing the capability of women in the primary sector has been granted close to $300,000 in the latest Sustainable Farming Fund round, Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston says.

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Predator Free 2050 holiday parks partnership

15 March, 2017 - 17:50

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed a new predator-free initiative signed today which includes trapping in and around hundreds of holiday parks.

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Hastings' Osmanthus Gardens lighting up

15 March, 2017 - 16:35

In three weeks’ time lantern light will once again cast its beautiful glow across the Osmanthus Gardens, with new lotus lanterns adding to the magic.

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