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Quit stimulus needed on cigarette packs - research

7 January 2015 - 11:15pm

New research from the University of Otago, published recently in the prestigious BMJ-owned journal Tobacco Control, suggests tobacco plain packaging would be enhanced by clearer and more visually striking Quitline information.

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Search for missing tramper called off

7 January 2015 - 8:00pm

The search for a lost tramper in the Mt Aspiring National Park was called off this afternoon after a second day’s searching found no trace of the missing man.

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Occupants 'lucky to avoid serious injury' in SH1 crash

7 January 2015 - 2:40pm

Canterbury Police say the four teenage occupants of the car involved in a single vehicle crash on SH1 near Kaiapoi, just before 11pm on Friday 2 January 2015, were very lucky to escape serious injury.

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Mormon directive on proxy baptism cautiously welcomed

7 January 2015 - 1:35pm

Hindu have cautiously welcomed new directive of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) that "Those whose names are submitted for proxy temple ordinances should be related to the submitter".

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KiwiRail completes inspections on lines closed after quakes

7 January 2015 - 1:45am

KiwiRail staff have completed inspections on the lines closed following the earthquakes near Arthur’s Pass and Methven earlier this morning.

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Woodville death: Victim sustained single gunshot wound

7 January 2015 - 12:40am

The man found dead at the Woodville residential property on Sunday 4 January, 2015 has now been formally identified as 49-year-old James Whatuira of Pahiatua.

A post mortem conducted today has revealed Mr Whatuira sustained a single fatal gunshot wound.

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Police seek trailer's owner following arrest

7 January 2015 - 12:40am

Waikato Police say two recent arrests in relation to a stolen trailer give a good insight into just how far your stolen goods can travel and just how important it is to record the details of your valuables.

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Auckland Museum forms Youth Advisory Group

7 January 2015 - 12:40am

Auckland Museum has announced the formation of a Youth Advisory Group (YAG) which will see a select group of Auckland’s youth acting as a source of knowledge in assisting the Museum to create stronger links into Auckland’s youth networks and communities.

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Serious crash investigation continues

7 January 2015 - 12:40am

Taranaki Police supported by the Serious Crash Unit, are continuing to investigate a two-vehicle crash that occurred on State Highway 3 just north of Awakino yesterday (5 January, 2014) evening.

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Cricket: Early leaders appear in Ford Trophy

7 January 2015 - 12:40am

The Mondiale Auckland Aces and SBS Bank Otago Volts are the only unbeaten teams after the second round of the national Ford Trophy one-day competition was completed across the country today.

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Henderson grabs cycling win in Australia

6 January 2015 - 11:35pm

Star Kiwi cyclist Greg Henderson warmed up for this month’s Tour Down Under with an impressive win in the final stage of the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic near Melbourne today.

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Bennett: ‘I’m an advocate’ for Warrant of Fitness on rental housing

6 January 2015 - 11:35pm

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has told TV ONE’s Q+A programme that she supports the introduction of Warrant of Fitness on private rentals requiring them to be warm, dry and safe in an effort to reduce the effects of child poverty.

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Chris Ford: Year in Review 2014

6 January 2015 - 11:35pm

Here's my review of the year just done and dusted, 2014. Many commentators and journos have already assessed it as being a pretty dark year overall.

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Search and rescue teams kept busy near Ruakaka

6 January 2015 - 11:35pm

Emergency services were kept busy this afternoon with reports of a light plane crash near Ruakaka Beach and then two children being caught in a rip at the Waipu River mouth.

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Job hunters warned to be patient

6 January 2015 - 11:35pm

People considering a job change in the new year need to be realistic about how long the process might take.

Traditionally the holiday season is a time when many people take stock of their careers and consider whether it is time to look for something new.

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BNZ Centre the new name for Christchurch CBD development

6 January 2015 - 11:35pm

BNZ is delighted to announce that the Christchurch retail precinct development formerly known as Cashel Square, fronting Hereford and Cashel Streets, will now be named BNZ Centre.

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Vehicle safety bar set high in 2014

6 January 2015 - 11:35pm

About 30 vehicles either in the New Zealand market, or about to be, have been awarded Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) safety ratings last year, with all but two receiving the highest rank possible including a record-breaking score.

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Residents return to Pine Beach homes following fire

6 January 2015 - 9:25pm

The cordon established following a large fire near Pines Beach today (5 January 2015) was reduced at 6pm to encompass the plantation and surrounding bush area with all remaining residents returning to their homes.

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Collective effort raises $11,500 for Ngati Porou marae

6 January 2015 - 6:10pm

The power bills just got a wee bit easier for the marae of Ngāti Porou thanks to ‘Nati Power’, a joint initiative between Te Runanganui o Ngāti Porou and Contact Energy, which raised over $11,500 to go towards powering up the marae of Ngāti Porou.

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Laneway Festival announces lineup changes

6 January 2015 - 2:10am

The Laneway Festival is sad to announce that, due to health reasons, Lykke Li is no longer able to perform at the 2015 Laneway Festival.

Lykke says:

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