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Name released in South Canterbury fatality

19 April 2014 - 1:50pm

Police have released the name of the motorist killed in a fatal crash on the Fairlie-Tekapo Road (SH8) in South Canterbury yesterday [Thursday 17 April].

She was Yulane Margaret Cadigan, aged 44, from Twizel.

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Boil water notice issued for Acheron water supply

19 April 2014 - 12:45pm

Residents who are on the Acheron water supply are advised to begin boiling water.

Adverse weather conditions have increased the turbidity of this water supply.

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Workers can kiss goodbye to Easter Sunday off - Fenton

19 April 2014 - 3:00am

The Government’s decision to "reprioritise" scarce labour inspector resources by abandoning the enforcement of Easter Sunday Shop Trading laws means workers can kiss goodbye to a guaranteed day off, says Labour’s Associate Labour Issues spokesperson Darien Fenton.

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Most power outages now restored in Hawke's Bay

19 April 2014 - 3:00am

Power has now been restored to the all but a few small pockets of customers, the largest being 30 customers on Kahuranaki Road, where our crews are finishing the last of 30 repairs to restore supply.

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Port worker killed in workplace incident

19 April 2014 - 1:55am

At approximately 00:30am this morning, Emergency services were called to a workplace incident on the wharf at Wellington.

A 47yr old male, was killed when he was caught between a forklift and cargo during a warehouse packing operation.

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Hawke’s Bay Airport Business Park powered for future

18 April 2014 - 7:30pm

Hawke’s Bay Airport Business Park is powered for the future, with local electricity company Unison Networks completing construction of a new, dedicated power supply and ultra-fast fibre broadband network for the Park.

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Easter training camp for up-and-coming baseball players

18 April 2014 - 5:20pm

More than sixty of New Zealand’s up-and-coming young baseball players will converge on Lloyd Elsmore Park in Auckland this weekend to prepare for their respective world championship baseball tournaments in the U.S.A.

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Puhoi Warkworth toll road 'fundamentally flawed'

18 April 2014 - 4:15pm

The Campaign for Better Transport today labelled the proposed Warkworth toll road as "fundamentally flawed".

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Qantas announces second seasonal Perth - Auckland service

18 April 2014 - 4:15pm

Qantas customers will be able to fly direct from Perth to Auckland again later this year, following the success of the new twice-weekly service introduced last summer.

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Documentary gives voice to psychiatric hospital survivors

18 April 2014 - 4:15pm

The secret, often shameful history of New Zealand's psychiatric hospitals is laid bare in Mental Notes, a new feature-length documentary by award-winning filmmaker Jim Marbrook.

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Temporary speed restrictions to apply on Kapiti Road

18 April 2014 - 4:15pm

Motorists need to take extra care negotiating the Kapiti Road/Te Roto Drive intersection over the next few months, as temporary 30kph speed restrictions apply to allow the start of the major upgrading works.

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New business model driving increasing returns for Turners

18 April 2014 - 4:15pm

Turners Auctions Limited (Turners, NZX: TUA) is targeting a 10% increase over its 2013 profits, as its new multi-channel, retail focused business model, deployed in the middle of 2013, continues to deliver promising results.

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Farmers urged to watch out for Theileriosis

18 April 2014 - 4:15pm

North Island dairy farmers are urged to look out for Theileriosis in cattle, as reports emerge of an increase in cases.

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Taxpayers robbed of $130m in Genesis sale - Cosgrove

18 April 2014 - 4:15pm

Kiwi taxpayers have been robbed of $130 million by the Government in its final failed asset sale, says Labour’s SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.

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Asia Region Funds Passport initiative progresses

18 April 2014 - 4:15pm

Commerce Minister Craig Foss today released a consultation paper on the Asia Region Funds Passport initiative, which will open up opportunities for cross-border offerings of managed funds.

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Labour supports recognition for 'Ka mate, Ka mate'

18 April 2014 - 3:15pm

Labour is pleased to support action which will give proper recognition to the now famous Haka 'Ka Mate Ka Mate', said Labour’s Maori Development spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta.

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Time to deliver on 26 weeks Paid Parental Leave - Moroney

18 April 2014 - 3:15pm

Today marks two years since Labour MP Sue Moroney's Bill extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks was drawn from the members' ballot.

"It’s time the Government acted in the interests of families," Sue Moroney says.

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Where are the 15,000 jobs? - AAAP

18 April 2014 - 3:15pm

"Paula Bennett is today proudly telling New Zealand that beneficiary numbers have decreased by 15,000 in the past year. There is no proud declaration that 15,000 jobs have been created in the same period," says Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson, Alastair Russell.

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Legal high ban worthy of wider pick-up - Lees-Galloway

18 April 2014 - 3:15pm

Auckland Council’s ban on using legal highs in a public place is an excellent idea that should be replicated around New Zealand, says Labour’s Associate Health Spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.

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Road users urged to take caution in Auckland

18 April 2014 - 3:15pm

Although weather conditions have improved Auckland Civil Defence is asking drivers to take extra care on the roads with localised thunderstorms and rain expected between 3pm and 7pm.

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