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Auckland Deaf Society joins #GivingTuesdayNZ movement

3 December 2014 - 4:05pm

Auckland Deaf Society has joined #GivingTuesday New Zealand, a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season.

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Govt 'needs to start talking about solutions to child poverty'

3 December 2014 - 3:00pm

The government needs to start talking about solutions to child poverty and acting on them, says New Zealand First.

"We need a proactive attack on child poverty and less of the Government’s reactive stance," says Spokesperson on Social Policy Darroch Ball.

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2014 Prime Minister's Science Prizes announced

3 December 2014 - 3:00pm

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the winners of New Zealand’s most prestigious annual science awards.

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PM's $1m science prizes presented

3 December 2014 - 3:00pm

The 2014 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes, which provide a total of $1 million across five categories, have been presented in Wellington today.

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Claudelands claims two major venue industry awards

3 December 2014 - 3:00pm

Hamilton’s Claudelands claimed two major awards at the Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand (EVANZ) Awards in Dunedin last night.

Claudelands won the Supreme Venue of the Year Award, and Large Venue of the Year category, celebrating venues of 5000 seats or larger.

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Consents sought for new Akaroa wastewater treatment plant

3 December 2014 - 3:00pm

Christchurch City Council has applied for resource consents for an upgrade to Akaroa’s wastewater system.

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ITM Cup Unions make selections for crossover matches

3 December 2014 - 3:00pm

ITM Cup Unions have today chosen their opposition for compulsory crossover match-ups between Premiership and Championship teams.

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Consumers lose out in copper broadband prices - Curran

3 December 2014 - 3:00pm

Consumers will bear the brunt of today’s Commerce Commission decision which looks set to hike up the monthly cost of broadband over the copper network, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran said today.

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Ten year anniversary for Gas Industry Company

3 December 2014 - 3:00pm

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has congratulated the Gas Industry Company (GIC) on ten years of successful operation as a regulator in the downstream gas sector in New Zealand.

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Greens 'to defend human rights against Govt attack'

3 December 2014 - 3:00pm

The Green Party will be holding to its principles and defending New Zealanders’ human rights by opposing the Government’s proposals to extend spy surveillance and cancel passports.

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PM welcomes report back of security Bill

3 December 2014 - 1:55pm

Prime Minister John Key today welcomed the report back of the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which has been strengthened by the select committee process.

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Bill 'an improvement but more work to be done'

2 December 2014 - 6:30pm

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says that while the revised Countering Foreign Terrorists Bill is an improvement on the Bill originally introduced to Parliament, it is still just a temporary measure which will need to be replaced.

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Diver struck by stingray

2 December 2014 - 5:25pm

A man in his fifties has been airlifted this afternoon around 1.00pm by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter, after he was struck by a stingray.

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Entries closed in 2015 Dairy Awards

2 December 2014 - 4:20pm

A total of 539 entries have been received in the 2015 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards, including the New Zealand Sharemilker/Equity Farmer of the Year, New Zealand Farm Manager of the Year and New Zealand Dairy Trainee of the Year competitions.

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New Deloitte actuarial partner appointed

2 December 2014 - 4:20pm

Deloitte has announced the appointment of Auckland-based Adam Follington as a partner in the firm’s actuarial team, effective from 1 December.

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Sponsorship boost for Aoraki Bound

2 December 2014 - 3:15pm

The opportunity for young Mâori to develop leadership skills and personal and cultural growth on the Aoraki Bound programme has received a boost thanks to a renewed partnership between Te Rûnanga o Ngâi Tahu, the Bank of New Zealand and Genesis Energy.

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NZPIF welcomes IRD targeting property speculators

2 December 2014 - 3:15pm

"It is good news that Inland Revenue’s strategy to track down property speculators who avoid tax is showing big dividends." says NZ Property Investors’ Federation Executive Officer, Andrew King.

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Champagne dreams come true for $16.2m Powerball winners

2 December 2014 - 3:15pm

After more than a week of searching for Hamilton’s big Powerball winner, a local couple have claimed the $16.2 million Powerball prize.

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Winner of Emerson's Brewery JP Dufour Scholarship announced

2 December 2014 - 3:15pm

Otago University student Bridget Gould is the recipient of the inaugural Emerson’s Brewery JP Dufour Scholarship.

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Honey House Cafe a hive of activity again

2 December 2014 - 3:15pm

Kerikeri people are able to enjoy their favourite riverside café experience again this summer.

The Honey House Café - located immediately behind Kemp House in the Kerikeri Basin - is now up and running, and serving up the best of Kiwiana cuisine for locals and visitors alike.

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