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Anglican Family Care staff to rally over pay

25 October 2014 - 9:05am

Public Service Association (PSA) members working at Anglican Family Care (AFC) in Dunedin will hold two rallies in Dunedin next week as they seek a fair pay offer, following a week of low-key industrial action.

What: Anglican Family Care staff rally

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Chris Ford: The disaster of the Dotcom Party launch and what of Martyn Bradbury?

25 October 2014 - 9:05am

I'm no fan of Whale Oil but yesterday he latched onto a doozy of a story with revelations that Martyn Bradbury was touting himself as a consultant/strategist for the fledgling Dotcom Party.

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Chch Hospital parking changes to take effect

25 October 2014 - 9:05am

From Tuesday after labour weekend (28 October) parking is changing at Christchurch Hospital.

Canterbury District Health Board chief executive officer, David Meates says parking changes are necessary as site works for the hospital’s new Acute Services building get under way.

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NZ Rugby and SANZAR sign agreement with SKY

25 October 2014 - 9:05am

New Zealand Rugby and its SANZAR partners have signed a conditional five year agreement with SKY for media rights in New Zealand from 2016.

"We are thrilled to have achieved what is a great result for rugby in this country," said Steve Tew, Chief Executive of New Zealand Rugby.

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NZ First announces railways policy

25 October 2014 - 9:05am

New Zealand First announced today it will develop Railways of National Importance (RONI) as part of a balanced transport policy for the country.

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NZ 'becomes soft touch for so-called business immigrants'

25 October 2014 - 8:00am

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse needs to explain why New Zealand has allowed the country to become a soft touch for so-call business immigrants, given the sharp rise in investor approvals.

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Greens urge Govt to help eradicate polio

25 October 2014 - 8:00am

On World Polio Day, the Green Party is urging the National Government to resume funding for polio eradication.

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First Safer Boating Week gets the message across

25 October 2014 - 8:00am

Real-life survival stories during New Zealand’s first ever Safer Boating Week highlight the genuine value of safety messages, Maritime NZ Director Keith Manch says.

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Govt strains to get tea break law through - Little

25 October 2014 - 8:00am

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says.

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Have your say on direction for rural Whangarei

25 October 2014 - 8:00am

Whangarei District Council is asking for the community’s help to make changes to the District Plan that will control rural development in future.

PC85 A-D: Rural Plan change

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SKY, NZ Rugby and Sanzar ink deal

25 October 2014 - 8:00am

This morning SKY announced the signing of a conditional five year deal with NZ Rugby and SANZAR. A long form agreement will follow.

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Mighty River Power electricity generation up 10%

25 October 2014 - 8:00am

Mighty River Power‘s operating statistics for the quarter to 30 September 2014 demonstrate a lift in total generation by 10% (170GWh) on the prior comparable period (pcp).

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Demise of moa inevitable from time humans arrived - study

25 October 2014 - 8:00am

Moa were hunted to extinction less than 200 years after human arrival, according to a major new study that has produced a new and more refined date for their disappearance than ever before: a five-year window between 1440-1445 AD.

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Get ready for a spectacular summer at the Bowl

25 October 2014 - 5:55am

Music legends, New Zealand bands, international music and short films are all combing for a memorable Summer at the Bowl!

The TSB Bowl of Booklands is hosting seven events from late November to mid-March, with something for everyone from children to adults.

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Connor gains OIO approval for takeover

24 October 2014 - 5:00pm

Connor Healthcare Limited (Connor) today advised that it had now obtained Overseas Investment Office (OIO) consent for its $7.25 per share cash takeover offer for Acurity Health Group Limited.

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Milne joins NZ Football team

24 October 2014 - 12:50pm

New Zealand Football announced on Friday the appointment of Jamie Milne to the position of Community Development Manager.

Milne joins New Zealand Football after almost seven years at Sport Wellington working in the Community Sport team and playing a leading role in club development.

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Maternity units Morrinsville and Te Awamutu to close

24 October 2014 - 11:45am

Primary birthing facilities run by Waikato District Health Board (DHB) in Morrinsville and Te Awamutu will close in February next year, the board confirmed at its monthly meeting on Wednesday.

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Te Atatu man returns from hunting pirates

24 October 2014 - 10:40am

Te Atatu man and Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Sergeant (SGT) Jack Xiong has returned home from hunting pirates in the Middle East.

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Chch mum heads to AU for cancer drug trial

24 October 2014 - 10:40am

A determined fundraising campaign is underway for a 42-year-old Christchurch woman with terminal breast cancer who has made the gut-wrenching decision to be apart from her husband and three young daughters to take part in a ground-breaking world wide drug trial.

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Festival goers invited to design and build dream campsite

24 October 2014 - 9:35am

Splore is an eclectic summer music festival that celebrates both music and art, and for New Zealand festival goers - there is no place like it.

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