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Architecture award 'recognition of Frankfurt Book Fair success'

11 May, 2014 - 18:35

A top architecture award for New Zealand’s Guest of Honour Pavilion at the Frankfurt Book Fair is further recognition of New Zealand’s excellent programme as Guest of Honour at the world’s largest content and media fair, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson said tod

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National selects Karl Varley as Wigram candidate

11 May, 2014 - 18:35

The National Party has announced Karl Varley will be its candidate for the Wigram electorate at the 2014 General Election.

"Karl brings a thorough understanding of Christchurch issues and will run a strong campaign in Wigram," said Canterbury-Westland Regional Chair Roger Bridge.

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Amicale, Auckland all square in Oceania deadlock

11 May, 2014 - 17:20

Auckland City FC's bid for a fourth consecutive OFC Champions League title will go to the wire after the five-times champions were held to a thrilling 1-1 draw by Amicale in Port Vila today.

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Triathlon: Fourth place finish for Dodds in China

11 May, 2014 - 17:20

New Zealand triathlete Tony Dodds returned to competitive racing for the first time in 6 weeks since breaking his elbow at the New Plymouth Port Taranaki ITU World Cup with a solid 4th place finish at the Chengdu ITU World Cup today.

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Medical cannabis report disappointing - NZ Drug Foundation

11 May, 2014 - 17:20

A report on medical cannabis published yesterday by the Health Select Committee is a disappointing once-over glance at a medicine that is of increasing importance globally, the New Zealand Drug Foundation said.

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Parental leave extension 'perfect Mother's Day gift'

11 May, 2014 - 17:20

The best gift National could give mothers tomorrow would be a commitment to pass a Labour Party Bill to extend paid parental leave to six months, Labour's Spokesperson for Social Development Sue Moroney says.

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ACT presents alternative budget

11 May, 2014 - 17:20

ACT leader Dr Jamie Whyte presented a fully costed alternative budget today at a function in Mt Eden. Dr Whyte showed how by cutting all crony spending from the budget the company and top rate of spending could be cut to 24 cents without reducing spending for health, education or welfare.

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Stigma of chronic fatigue illness adds to suffering - survey

11 May, 2014 - 08:35

A new survey shows people with debilitating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or ME (Myalgic Encephalopathy) feel misunderstood and stigmatised, and more public education about the condition is needed.

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Shearing: The bets are on - how Mutch to win?

11 May, 2014 - 07:20

New Zealand’s sole betting racing and sports betting agency, the TAB, has staked its colours to the mast by naming just three shearers as strong possibilities to win the 16th Golden Shears world title in Ireland in three weeks’ time.

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Bankrupt sentenced for managing companies

11 May, 2014 - 06:05

A bankrupt has been sentenced to 262.5 hours of community service for managing companies without permission.

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Triathlon: Dodds returns a success in China

10 May, 2014 - 22:35

New Zealand triathlete Tony Dodds returned to competitive racing for the first time in 6 weeks since breaking his elbow at the New Plymouth Port Taranaki ITU World Cup with a solid 4th place finish at the Chengdu ITU World Cup today.

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Crusaders team named to play the Reds

10 May, 2014 - 18:50

The Crusaders head to Brisbane tomorrow to face the Reds on Sunday afternoon. Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named a side with five changes to the starting fifteen that beat the Brumbies last weekend.

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Council looks to adapt to impacts of climate change

10 May, 2014 - 18:50

The latest findings on the predicted effects of climate change will be presented to Hastings District Councillors at their District Development meeting on Tuesday.

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Slashed duty-free allowances increase incentives to quit smoking

10 May, 2014 - 18:50

The Government’s decision to slash the duty-free allowance on cigarettes will remove an avenue of cheaper smoking and result in greater incentives to quit, the Smokefree Coalition says.

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Queenstown being considered for Housing Accord

10 May, 2014 - 17:35

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today met with Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden to discuss the district being scheduled under the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013.

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Regional council to consider its support for tourism

10 May, 2014 - 17:35

Waikato Regional Council will take a closer look at how it might support tourism, the region’s second highest source of revenue.

At yesterday’s strategy and policy committee meeting, the council agreed to consider through the long term planning process how it might support tourism.

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DCC may use savings to repay stadium debt

10 May, 2014 - 17:35

The Dunedin City Council will consider using savings to repay more debt associated with the Forsyth Barr Stadium.

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Govt 'must be realistic' about strengthening costs

10 May, 2014 - 17:35

Property Council urges the Government to seriously consider costs and affordability issues associated with undertaking earthquake strengthening. Too much time is passing, with ever increasing uncertainty about how to remedy detrimental impacts on local communities.

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Advisory panel appointments confirmed by Auckland Council

10 May, 2014 - 17:35

Appointments to three community-based advisory panels have been approved by Auckland Council’s governing body.

Members of the Ethnic Peoples, Pacific Peoples and Seniors panels will meet together next week (13 May) for an initial briefing.

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Flooding Taskforce on track to present report next week

10 May, 2014 - 15:05

The Mayoral Taskforce on Flooding will deliver a report on short-term flood mitigation options for flood-prone areas of Christchurch including Little River on Monday.

The Taskforce was set up to produce the report on options including:

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