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Target Practice Sparks AOS Call Out

6 September 2016 - 3:30am

Wellington, July 6 NZPA - Three youths doing some target practice sparked an Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) callout in the town of Temuka in southwest Canterbury this afternoon.

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Chch Police appeal for sightings of missing Alzheimer's patient

6 September 2016 - 1:20am

Christchurch Police are appealing for sightings of Iris Bishop, an 81-year-old woman with Alzheimer's.

Iris has been missing from the Huntsbury area in Christchurch since early this morning.

She was last seen wearing black pants and a black jacket with a fawn collar.

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DLA Piper appoints two new partners

6 September 2016 - 1:20am

DLA Piper has just announced the appointment of Aimee Credin and Diana Hartley as partners. As a leading global business law firm DLA Piper attracts the best talent, now bolstered with two more women partners.

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The 'World IT Project' finds NZ base at Victoria

6 September 2016 - 1:20am

Two Victoria University of Wellington researchers are leading New Zealand’s involvement in a landmark, worldwide research project into the IT industry.

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Successful rescue in Porirua Harbour

6 September 2016 - 1:20am

Four people are recovering after being rescued from Porirua Harbour this morning.

Police were called at about 1100 to a report that a small boat had capsized.

Four people were in the water.

One was clinging to the boat’s semi-submerged hull about 200 metres from shore.

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Jeep, Dodge and Ram drive Fiat Chrysler USA sales up against the market flow

6 September 2016 - 1:20am

Fiat Chrysler has bucked the USA sales trend in August, recording a three per cent sales increase, making it the only top seven vehicle maker to post a sales increase with the market as a whole dropping 4.2 per cent compared to the same month last year.

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Preview: Vodafone Warriors V Parramatta

6 September 2016 - 1:20am

On a day when the Vodafone Warriors honour their old boys, a number will join their ranks after the Father’s Day season-ending 26th-round encounter with Parramatta at Mount Smart Stadium today (6.10pm kick-off).

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International Leadership Award recipients announced

6 September 2016 - 1:20am

Ten recipients of the 2016 Minister for Youth’s International Leadership Award were announced today by Youth Minister Nikki Kaye.

"This award supports outstanding young New Zealanders to access an international opportunity to further develop their leadership skills," says Ms Kaye.

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Two Kiwis celebrate $500,000 Lotto win

6 September 2016 - 1:20am

Two lucky Kiwis in Opotiki and Horowhenua will be celebrating a midweek windfall after each winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

Both winning tickets were sold at MyLotto.

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Two Lotto players celebrate Father's Day weekend win

6 September 2016 - 1:20am

As Kiwi families come together to celebrate dads this weekend, two Lotto players from Whangaparaoa and Nelson have extra reason to celebrate after each winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

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'NZ could by a world leader' if it cleaned up its act on water

5 September 2016 - 3:30am

New Zealand should play an important or even a leading role in the global water crisis but it needs to clean up its act first says KPMG’s global head of Corporate Citizenship, Lord Michael Hastings.

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The world now protects 15% of its land, but crucial biodiversity zones left out

5 September 2016 - 3:30am

With 14.7 per cent of the Earth's land and 12 per cent of its territorial waters under protection, the world is on track to meet a major global conservation target according to UN Environment and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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Soaring population requires urgent brake on immigration - NZ First

5 September 2016 - 2:25am

"Out of control immigration is the direct cause of the largest ever annual increase of 97,300 in New Zealand’s population - it’s no wonder Auckland is bursting at the seams," says New Zealand First Leader and MP for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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Clear reading for Pahiatua water supply test

5 September 2016 - 1:20am

Tararua District Council has received the second set of test results from the Pahiatua water supply since issuing a precautionary boil water notice at 12:07pm on Friday, 2 September 2016. The second set of test results, taken from the bore, have shown a clear reading.

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Naming competition for North Balclutha subdivision

5 September 2016 - 1:20am

Clutha District Council is inviting locals to make their mark on the North Balclutha subdivision by taking part in a competition to name the new development.

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Kura Koiwi book launch makes old bones sing

5 September 2016 - 1:20am

A beautifully illustrated book that looks at the traditions of bone carving will be launched with a performance using musical instruments made from bone and carved specifically for the occasion.

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Weather closes in across NZ - Gales in Dunedin, rain in west, warm in north

5 September 2016 - 1:20am

A low from Sydney is deepening in the Tasman Sea today and as it moves closer to the South Island the winds between it and a large high north of the country increase.

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RACS and Ramsay Health sign MoU to improve respectful culture

5 September 2016 - 1:20am

Ramsay Health Care and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the purpose of which is to build respect among staff and doctors and improve patient safety in surgery.

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Racing Safety Development Fund open for applications

5 September 2016 - 1:20am

The next round of applications for the Racing Safety Development Fund is now open, says Racing Minister Nathan Guy.

A total of $1 million is available from the fund over two funding rounds this financial year.

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'Govt is to blame' for exploiting Indian foreign students

5 September 2016 - 1:20am

The leader of the soon to be launched NZ People's Party Roshan Nauhria says the government is to blame for exploiting Indian foreign students.

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