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Bill English 'offered chance to stand with Pike'

9 December 2016 - 10:30am

Pike River families congratulate Bill English on becoming Prime Minister of New Zealand, and have requested a meeting with him to discuss their new plan for re-entry of the mine’s drift.

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Calls for a sugary drinks tax grow louder - Green Party

9 December 2016 - 10:30am

Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman needs to stand up for the health of all Kiwi kids, recognise he got it wrong, and move to implement a sugary drinks tax, the Green Party said today.

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Nanogirl tour reaches 7500 across first three centres

9 December 2016 - 10:30am

Nanogirl’s tour of New Zealand has now visited three centres - Rotorua, Christchurch and Tauranga - bringing science, technology and engineering to life for young people.

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Massive global potential for Kiwi invention - Venturevoip

9 December 2016 - 10:30am

A new invention is set to have everyone talking - at the same volume.

‘The Moderator’ is an ingenious electronic chip that solves the age-old problem of having to change the volume constantly when watching a TV programme, film or streaming music.

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Joyce in dreamland with his failing economic plan - NZ First

9 December 2016 - 10:30am

Minister of Economic Development Stephen Joyce has ducked for cover to avoid embarrassment over the dumping of a plan to build a $300 million pulp mill at Ngawha near Kaikohe, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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Third earthquake Bill passes in Parliament

9 December 2016 - 10:30am

Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the passing of the Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Recovery Bill 2016 by Parliament today.

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Work underway on busy Muriwai intersection

9 December 2016 - 10:30am

Prime Minister John Key and Transport Minister Simon Bridges have helped celebrate the start of construction on a long sought intersection upgrade in Auckland’s Northwest.

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$4m boost for colonoscopy services

9 December 2016 - 9:25am

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says DHBs will receive an extra $4 million to deliver more colonoscopy services.

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Te Rapa Gateway gains momentum with two new industrial developments

9 December 2016 - 9:25am

Property investor and developer Chalmers Properties, is extending its $300m investment portfolio with two separate industrial developments at its Te Rapa Gateway Industrial Park, one of Waikato’s fastest growing industrial subdivisions.

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Creating a start-up not always the best approach

9 December 2016 - 9:25am

People who want to create new products shouldn’t automatically assume they also need to create a start-up company, says Victoria University of Wellington researcher and Master of Innovation and Commercialisation programme director Jenny Douché.

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NZers flock online for shopping despite cybercrime fears - Symantec

9 December 2016 - 9:25am

New Zealanders plan to do nearly 40 percent of their Christmas shopping online this year despite fears of having their credit card or personal details stolen, according to new research from Norton by Symantec.

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Sir Colin Meads statue for Te Kuiti

9 December 2016 - 9:25am

Colin Meads has always been larger than life - on and off the field. The All Black great, now aged 80, has received hundreds of accolades in his life. But in his hometown of Te Kuiti - whose tagline is ‘Where legends are made’ - he has yet to be immortalised.

That is until now.

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Nigel Kerr to become Coronet Peak Ski Area Manager

9 December 2016 - 9:25am

NZSki is pleased to announce that Nigel Kerr will be taking on the role of Coronet Peak Ski Area Manager starting 27 February 2017.

A Wakatipu local, Nigel has a broad background in the ski tourism industry, starting his own career as a ski and snowboard instructor in the 80s.

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Hamilton bus drivers take action for fair pay - FIRST Union

9 December 2016 - 9:25am

Approximately 30 drivers at Pavlovich Coachlines in Hamilton are taking strike action today as the bus company refuses to pay fair wages to the drivers who keep the company running.

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Karori Kids and Campbell Kindergarten must be saved - Robertson

9 December 2016 - 9:25am

The Minister of Education needs to show some leadership and secure the future of two not-for-profit early childhood education centres that could be faced with closure as the land they sit on is up for sale, Grant Robertson Labour MP for Wellington Central says.

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Football: Kashima Antlers won't hold back says coach

9 December 2016 - 9:25am

Kashima Antlers coach Masatada Ishii says he'll field a full strength side against Auckland City FC in their FIFA Club World Cup opener on Thursday.

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International Institute of Modern Letters annual online literary journal returns

8 December 2016 - 1:00pm

Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters’ (IIML) annual online literary journal returns this year with a new name-Turbine | Kapohau-and a new website.

This combines the original name Turbine with a new Māori name Kapohau.

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Bold new novel wins Adam Prize

8 December 2016 - 11:55am

In a strong year for new writing at Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML), a risk-taking, wildly funny, ‘powerful and troubling’ novel has been awarded the 2016 Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing.

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NZ health on cusp of bright new digital era - NZHIT

8 December 2016 - 11:55am

New Zealand health is on the cusp of an exciting new era in bettering the country’s healthcare for all Kiwis, New Zealand Health, Information and Technology (NZHIT) chief executive Scott Arrol says.

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Striking ambos win meal break changes - FIRST Union

8 December 2016 - 10:55am

The union representing more than 900 ambulance officers says its members are pleased that St John has announced to staff it will begin interpreting the meal break provision differently, but they’re renewing their calls for more staff to help relieve escalating workloads.

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