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Northland bus ban just petty bullying - NZ First

12 February 2016 - 4:35pm

Banning Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters from a bus was an act of petty bullying by the government, the MP says.

"There was room on the bus for me, I saw the bus," said the New Zealand First Leader.

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Government passing buck on tourist drivers - NZ First

12 February 2016 - 4:35pm

The government is passing the buck on tourist drivers falsifying documents to drive on the country’s roads, says New Zealand First.

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Typical summer weekend weather mix

12 February 2016 - 4:35pm

A ridge of high pressure continues to sit over central New Zealand giving the country a typical summer’s day and this continues through the weekend.

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ASX: Two day market attrition on pause

12 February 2016 - 4:35pm

By Betty Lam (Partner, Vital Addition)

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'Premature' to consider Ngaruroro Water Conservation Order

12 February 2016 - 4:35pm

James Palmer, HBRC’s Group Manager Strategic Development, says it’s premature to consider a Water Conservation Order or WCO application for the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers while a planning process is already under way in this catchment.

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Worms are money in the bank

12 February 2016 - 4:35pm

By Bala Tikkisetty

Worms are common as muck but good as gold when it comes to ensuring healthy farm soils.

And, just like with gold, it’s important to keep count of what you have to ensure your riches are being maintained.

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Minister deaf to mental health issues in Canterbury - King

12 February 2016 - 4:35pm

The people of Canterbury will be shocked to hear that the Minister of Health believes there is no problem with mental health funding in Canterbury, says Labour’s spokesperson on Health Annette King.

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Otago Polytechnic shares Bahrain Polytehnic experience

12 February 2016 - 7:00am

Three Bahrain Polytechnic staff are at Otago Polytechnic this week to share their experiences of using the Problem Based Learning (PBL) teaching technique where students learn through the experience of solving an open ended problem in their Mechanical Engineering degree.

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Nelson School of Music launches seat fundraiser

11 February 2016 - 8:20pm

Fancy ‘owning’ a small piece of city real estate, with a great view of some classy concerts? The Nelson School of Music has 300 seats up for sponsorship in a campaign that will be officially launched at this Saturday’s Nelson Opera in the Park.

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Armed police search Frasertown for wanted man

11 February 2016 - 7:15pm

Armed police are currently searching the small settlement of Frasertown near Wairoa for a man wanted in relation to an armed incident in Hastings late last month.

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Council approves Cranford Basin flood reduction works

11 February 2016 - 7:15pm

Christchurch City Council today agreed to a significant upgrade to the Cranford Basin stormwater network.

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Community to vote on preferred New Brighton projects

11 February 2016 - 6:10pm

New Brighton residents will next week vote on community ideas to brighten-up public spaces in the seaside suburb.

A drop-in voting session will be held on Wednesday 17 February, 4.30pm - 7.30pm, at the Burwood/Pegasus Community Board Room, corner Beresford and Union Streets.

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Minor title showdown in Dragons den

11 February 2016 - 6:10pm

Auckland City FC can secure a seventh ASB Premiership minor championship if they can overcome high-flying Canterbury United in Christchurch on Sunday.

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Silver carp not wanted in NZ - NZ First

11 February 2016 - 5:05pm

New Zealand First is urging Conservation Minister Maggie Barry not to approve the introduction of silver carp to a fish farm near Taupo.

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Disillusioned digital divide - Salesa

11 February 2016 - 5:05pm

The Ministry of Education boss Peter Hughes seems to be under some kind of illusion if he holds the view that "most kids do have a device", says Labour’s Associate Education spokesperson Jenny Salesa.

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Opus appoints new GM of Marketing and Communications

11 February 2016 - 5:05pm

Global infrastructure consultancy, Opus International Consultants (Opus) has appointed Katie Mills in the role of General Manager Marketing and Communications.

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Challenge to PM - prove your fishing story or pay up - NZ First

11 February 2016 - 5:05pm

The Prime Minister today introduced a new element of misinformation when he claimed I spent all my time up in Northland on my fishing boat, fishing, says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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Immigration helps fuel Auckland housing bubble - NZ First

11 February 2016 - 5:05pm

New Zealand First is sick and tired of being labelled racist and xenophobic over the Auckland housing crisis, says New Zealand First.

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Coast to Coast looms as most competitive in years

11 February 2016 - 5:05pm

This year’s Coast to Coast looms as one of the most competitive in years with Whakatane multisport athlete Sam Clark and Nelson’s Elina Ussher the leading contenders for one day honours.

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International crime cooperation laws report welcomed

11 February 2016 - 5:05pm

Justice Minister Amy Adams has today tabled the Law Commission’s report on modernising New Zealand’s Extradition and Mutual Assistance laws.

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