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Sprinters light it up - world record for para-cyclist

1 February 2015 - 6:00am

Eddie Dawkins in action on his way to topping qualifiers in the sprint. Pic: Dianne Manson

Eddie Dawkins in action on his way to topping qualifiers in the sprint. Pic: Dianne Manson

Eddie Dawkins in action on his way to topping qualifiers in the sprint.

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Recipients announced for latest round of River grants

1 February 2015 - 6:00am

Ten community-led projects will receive funding from the ManawatÅ« River Leaders’ Accord as part of an annual grants programme to restore pride and mana in the ManawatÅ« River and catchment.

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Umpire and match referee appointments announced for CWC

1 February 2015 - 4:55am

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the umpire and match referee appointments for the pool stage matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, which will be staged in Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March.

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Sounds in the Sun Artist Search announces winner

1 February 2015 - 4:55am

After some fierce competition Unknown Peace have been announced as the official winners of the Sounds in the Sun Artist Search competition.

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More students with special needs to get support

1 February 2015 - 4:55am

Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today that 1,500 students with special education needs will be the first to benefit from additional teacher’s aide hours from Term One this year.

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Blue River Dairy sells processing plant to Chinese interests

1 February 2015 - 4:55am

New Zealand’s leading sheep milk powder producer, Blue River Dairy, has sold its Nith Street, Invercargill processing plant to Blueriver (HK) Nutrition Company Limited (hereinafter referred to as ‘Blueriver Nutrition HK’) for an undisclosed sum.

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Classic racers star at Highlands Festival of Speed

1 February 2015 - 4:55am

Hundreds of classic muscle cars, open wheelers and restored beauties are creating a stunning spectacle at this weekend’s Highlands Festival of Speed connected by ENZED.

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Rinnai launches new look online trade hub

1 February 2015 - 4:55am

Leading appliance solutions company Rinnai has further committed to helping Kiwi tradespeople up skill with the unveiling of their revamped Tradesmart Hub.

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NZ paralympian smashes world record

1 February 2015 - 4:55am

Paralympian Kate Horan today showed she means business in the Para-Cycling world by breaking the Flying 200m World Record at the NZ Track National Championships in Cambridge this morning.

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New Zealand paralympian smashes world record

1 February 2015 - 4:55am

Paralympian Kate Horan today showed she means business in the Para-Cycling world by breaking the Flying 200m World Record at the NZ Track National Championships in Cambridge this morning.

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Two top sides to clash in ASB Premiership Rd 12

31 January 2015 - 10:35pm

The clash of two top four sides highlights the 12th round of ASB Premiership action as Canterbury United entertain Auckland City FC at ASB Football Park in Christchurch.

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Iwi plans major Waitangi Day to celebrate 175 Years

31 January 2015 - 7:20pm

Celebrate the 175th anniversary of Waitangi Day with Ngāti Kahungunu at the Hawke’s Bay Sports Park.

This free family friendly, smoke and alcohol free, zero waste party is for all ages with food and market stalls, kids’ rides, sports and a multicultural concert.

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Pirtek extends support of NZ Rugby League

31 January 2015 - 9:35am

Pirtek will continue to be the biggest name on the NZ Kiwis jersey heading into the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, after signing on as principal sponsor for another three years.

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Amy Adams 'shows her ignorance about medical cannabis'

31 January 2015 - 8:30am

From the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party (ALCP)

Justice Minister Amy Adams has no ministerial responsibility for medical cannabis, despite her uneducated comments about the issue in the Taranaki Daily Mail.

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Coast to Coast has largest field in five years

31 January 2015 - 7:25am

Organisers are extremely happy that next month’s Speight’s Coast to Coast has its largest field in five years, a clear indication that changes to this year’s event have reignited interest in the iconic multi-sport race

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Russel Norman to stand down as Green Party Co-leader in May

31 January 2015 - 7:25am

Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman has announced today that he will stand down as leader at the party’s Annual General Meeting in May.

Dr Norman will remain as Co-leader and retain his finance and climate change portfolios until the AGM.

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Heather Roy's diary: The last political chapter

31 January 2015 - 7:25am

I wrote my first Heather Roy's Dairy on 9 August 2002 and have sent one out most Fridays since then. Looking back, they are a great record of what was happening at the time and the issues I was involved with.

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Cricket: Blackcaps to bat first in sixth ANZ ODI in Dunedin

31 January 2015 - 6:20am

Sri Lanka have lost the toss and the BLACKCAPS will bat first in the sixth ANZ One Day International v Sri Lanka at University Oval, Dunedin, starting at 11am.

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Blackcaps to field first in seventh ANZ ODI in Wellington

31 January 2015 - 5:15am

Sri Lanka have won the toss and the BLACKCAPS will field first in the seventh ANZ One Day International v Sri Lanka at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, starting at 2pm.

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Exhibition showcases works from Victoria Uni Art Collection

31 January 2015 - 5:15am

Seldom-seen gems and new acquisitions from Victoria University of Wellington’s art collection will be among the works on display in the Adam Art Gallery’s next show.

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