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New step towards safer future for Waitara - council

19 September 2014 - 3:40pm

On Monday 15 September the Taranaki Regional Council Executive committee approved the proposal for the second stage of the upgrade of Waitara’s flood defences and work is expected to begin in October.

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Nash voted against wishes of Napier electorate - McVicar

19 September 2014 - 3:40pm

Napier Conservative Party Candidate Garth McVicar says the recent decision by the Advertising Standards Authority in reply to a complaint laid by Stuart Nash’s campaign manager confirms that Nash voted against the wishes of the Napier electorate.

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Bay residents to get cancer care closer to home

19 September 2014 - 8:15am

Around 500 Bay of Plenty residents a year will now be able to have their cancer treatment closer to home rather than making a 3 hour round trip to the cancer centre in Hamilton.

Health Minister Tony Ryall opened the $35 million Kathleen Kilgour Cancer Centre at Tauranga Hospital today.

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Inside Resources expands editorial team

19 September 2014 - 7:15am

Freeman Media is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Gudsell to the position of senior business journalist, working on mining and quarrying website Inside Resources.

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Golf: Anthony Kim Close to Calling it a Day?

19 September 2014 - 6:10am

"AK has the reclusiveness and mystery of Howard Hughes, the party sensibilities of Charlie Sheen and the game and style of Rickie Fowler."

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NZ welcomes Fiji's return to the polls

19 September 2014 - 6:10am

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today congratulated the people of Fiji following their first democratic elections since 2006.

"Fiji’s election is a significant event, both for Fiji and for the wider Pacific region," Mr McCully says.

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Last chance to enrol to vote

19 September 2014 - 6:10am

If you’re not enrolled now, you need to hurry or you won’t be able to vote in this Saturday’s general election.

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ALCP welcomes Australian PM's cannabis comments

19 September 2014 - 6:10am

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is calling for the legalisation of medical cannabis.

Mr Abbott's comments came on the same day as New South Wales and Victoria states announced they would be doing clinical trials of cannabis.

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Police and Pacific Island affairs sign new MoU

19 September 2014 - 6:10am

The Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs Chief Executive, Pauline Winter, and The Commissioner of Police, Mike Bush, are this afternoon signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry and the New Zealand Police.

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Tickets to see Rod Stewart on sale this month

19 September 2014 - 6:10am

Hot off the heels of a spectacular summer of sold-out concerts and rocking the opening of the Commonwealth Games before a worldwide audience of more than 1.5 billion viewers, Rod Stewart today confirmed that he’s bringing "The Hits," to Australia and New Zealand in 2015.

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Maori TV to cover the election live on TV and online

19 September 2014 - 5:05am

Māori Television’s KOWHIRI 2014 - ELECTION SPECIAL kicks off at 7.00pm this Saturday with a five-hour broadcast focusing on the Māori electorates.

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Hanging Rock planting creates bat habitat

19 September 2014 - 5:05am

A recent grant is helping South Canterbury farmer Alan Cone fast-track restoring a wetland where endangered long-tailed native bats have been found.

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Thousands of workers pledged to vote - CTU

19 September 2014 - 5:05am

Tens of thousands of workers from all around New Zealand have embraced the Get Out and Vote campaign and have created their own personalised voting plan, the CTU said today.

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Economy continues to grow, support jobs - English

19 September 2014 - 5:05am

New Zealand continues to enjoy one of the fastest-growing economies in the developed world, confirming that the Government’s sensible economic programme is taking New Zealand in the right direction, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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Maori Party candidate 'sets the record straight'

19 September 2014 - 5:05am

In recent days there has been much speculation about my campaign in Te Tai Tokerau. Some commentators have suggested that I should step down or endorse the Labour candidate in an attempt to stop the Internet Party riding on the back of the Mana candidate.

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Waikato meases outbreak declared over

19 September 2014 - 3:05am

Waikato has not had a confirmed measles case since 12 August prompting Waikato District Health Board’s medical officer of health Dr Anita Bell to declare the outbreak over.

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In 12 months' time, here is what will matter - Jamie Whyte

19 September 2014 - 12:55am

By Dr Jamie Whyte, ACT Party Leader

In three days’ time I will be elected along with a number of ACT MPs. I think the media will be surprised and ask how it happened?

Let me tell you.

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New Lady Antebellum album landing soon

18 September 2014 - 10:45pm

Seven-time GRAMMY winning trio Lady Antebellum have announced that their fifth studio album 747 will land in stores and online on October 3rd. The album’s sultry lead single ‘Bartender’ has already soared up the U.S country music charts reaching the #1 Country airplay spot last week.

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Federated Farmers offers to talk with tour operator

18 September 2014 - 8:35pm

Following media reports of High Country Explorer Tours being affected by the sale of Flock Hill Station, Federated Farmers High Country is offering to speak with the operator.

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Aussie Liberals 'embroiled in Key campaign'

18 September 2014 - 5:25pm

John Key needs to explain why Australia’s Liberal Party is interfering in New Zealand domestic politics and is encouraging Kiwi voters across the ditch to vote for National just days out from the election, Labour’s campaign spokesperson Annette King says.

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