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90-day trial 'causes headaches for small business'

31 August 2016 - 12:40am

A recent Treasury report showed the 90-day Trial Period has failed to create more jobs. Instead, it has caused more problems for small business people, say Max Whitehead, CEO of the Small Business Voice.

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Transport industry legend James Barker dies

30 August 2016 - 11:40pm

Transport industry legend James (Jim) Barker - founder of the Jim Barker Group of Companies that includes Otorohanga Transport, Freightlines and ferry service, Strait Shipping - died yesterday morning peacefully at his home in Mount Maunganui.

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Road transport industry mourns passing of Jim Barker

30 August 2016 - 11:40pm

"The New Zealand road transport industry has lost a true icon with the passing of Jim Barker over the weekend," says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley.

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NZ Cup and Show Week to partner with Maia Health Foundation

30 August 2016 - 11:40pm

New Zealand’s biggest and most exciting spring festival, NZ Cup and Show Week, is joining forces with Māia Health Foundation in 2016.

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Minister confirms burglars given green light - NZ First

30 August 2016 - 11:40pm

The New Zealand public will be shocked to learn police have not been required, officially, to attend burglaries, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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BNZ named best bank for small business for the sixth year in a row

30 August 2016 - 11:40pm

CANSTAR Bank of the Year - Small Business is awarded to the institution that provides the strongest combination of business loans, deposit and credit card products as well as excelling in a range of institutional factors.

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MP welcomes construction on Kaiapoi North School redevelopment

30 August 2016 - 11:40pm

Construction work will begin next month on the $5.54 million redevelopment of Kaiapoi North School, following a sod turning event at the site on Friday, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says.

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Don’t buy NZ fish to save Maui's dolphin - NABU International

30 August 2016 - 11:40pm

German conservation foundation, NABU International is launching an international consumer campaign to persuade McDonald’s and fish consumers worldwide to source their fish from countries other than New Zealand.

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Disability sector is in a 'slow burning crisis' - Labour

30 August 2016 - 2:05am

Disability advocates say the sector is in crisis and broken, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says.

"A roundtable at Parliament organised by the Labour Party, heard today how National has left disability services chronically underfunded.

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Strong winds over the North Island easing today

30 August 2016 - 2:05am

A low southeast of central New Zealand is bringing strong westerly winds over much of the North Island. A Warning is in force for severe westerly gales in exposed places of Hawkes Bay south of Hastings and the Tararua District.

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Signs improve warnings for overheight trucks on Southern Motorway

30 August 2016 - 1:00am

An improved warning system has been installed on Auckland’s Southern Motorway to reduce the number of high vehicles crashing into Penrose Bridge.

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Road Transport Forum Conference only two months away

30 August 2016 - 1:00am

There are less than two months to go until the most influential road transport event of the year, the Road Transport Forum’s Annual Conference.

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UC Connect public lecture: Riding the exponential wave of change

30 August 2016 - 1:00am

In an upcoming sold-out UC Connect public lecture, Singularity University's New Zealand Ambassador will give a startling look at the dramatic implications of exponential technologies, and some insight into how we might prepare for this dynamically changing world.

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State of emergency in housing should be declared - Twyford

29 August 2016 - 11:55pm

The Government should declare a state of emergency to deal immediately with the housing crisis, according to Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Rugby - and Wellington - were the winners at the end of the day

29 August 2016 - 11:55pm

The All Blacks’ victory in Wellington on Saturday night capped a spectacular season of top-level rugby entertainment in the capital, and a winning winter for Wellington’s economy.

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Fa'amausili wins bronze medal at Junior Pan Pacs swimming

29 August 2016 - 11:55pm

Auckland star Gabrielle Fa’amausili had to wait until the last session to secure the first medal for New Zealand at the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Hawaii.

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Chatham Cup: Birkenhead to meet Waitakere City in the final

29 August 2016 - 11:55pm

Birkenhead United made history today at Shepherd’s Park in Auckland when they defeated Miramar Rangers 3-1 to make the final of the Chatham Cup for the first time.

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Exciting mix of ten in first Athletics Olympic Selection

29 August 2016 - 11:55pm

Ten New Zealand athletes have been named in the initial selection for the Athletics team for the Rio Olympic Games, announced today at the AUT Millennium track by the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

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'Inquiry essential into massive payments to minister's constituents'

29 August 2016 - 11:55pm

Christchurch mayoral candidate John Minto is calling for an independent investigation into last week’s revelations that the National government paid out four of National MP Gerry Brownlee’s wealthy constituents $595,000 each when they were entitled to just $20,000 each from EQC.

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Quick and easy to grow endive

29 August 2016 - 11:55pm

Spring has arrived, which means salad season is just around the corner. And theres nothing like picking fresh salad ingredients straight out of your garden.

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