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Virtual field trips bring natural hazards into classrooms

2 November 2017 - 1:40am

Over a thousand school children from across New Zealand have been taking part in a virtual field trip to Hawkes Bay this week.

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New Zealand to ban foreign speculators buying houses

2 November 2017 - 12:35am

Foreign speculators will no longer be able to buy houses in New Zealand from early next year, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

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Family in Napier-Taupo Highway truck crash grateful for help

1 November 2017 - 11:30pm

The mother, of the children involved in the truck crash on the Napier-Taupō Highway overnight, has asked for a statement to be released to thank emergency services and motorists who stopped to help at the time of the crash.

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New study recommends ending oil and gas subsidies

1 November 2017 - 11:30pm

A new study has found that taxpayer support for the New Zealand oil and gas industry increased 3-fold under the National government. In 2009 subsidies of all kinds were $40.5 million but that increased to $124 million by this year, a 300% increase.

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A New Zealand where all children can flourish - CPAG

1 November 2017 - 11:30pm

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that with a new minister for Child Poverty Reduction, there is hope for measurable improvement in the lives of affected children in Aotearoa-New Zealand.

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Police seeking missing Wellington man

1 November 2017 - 11:30pm

Police would like the public's assistance to locate Dylan Joseph Te Miha Riley-Strong, who has been reported as missing.

He was last seen in the Wellington CBD last Thursday 26 October at 10.30pm.

Police would like to hear from anyone who has seen or heard from him.

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Thousands sign open letter to PM Ardern on TPPA11

1 November 2017 - 10:25pm

In just three days nearly 6,000 people have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urging her to put people and planet first in the upcoming TPPA negotiations in Vietnam. Today Jacinda responded, committing to do her ‘utmost to push against ISDS clauses’.

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NZ welcomes German President

1 November 2017 - 10:25pm

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, His Excellency, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, will make a State visit to New Zealand next week, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

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Devine dahlias

1 November 2017 - 9:20pm

Dahlias are one of the best value garden plants for summer colour. Planted in spring, they will flower from December right through summer to late autumn.

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Fresh new farmers market for Porirua

1 November 2017 - 9:20pm

Get your taste buds ready because a fresh new market is coming to Porirua.

The Cobham Court Farmers Market will be launched on Saturday 14 October.

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'Wild about creeping thyme' and easy-care coreposis

1 November 2017 - 9:20pm

There are many, many different varieties of thyme out there in the herb world. But the one thyme that I’m particularly fond of is wild creeping thyme.

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Christchurch Police attend truck collision on Waterloo Road, Hornby

1 November 2017 - 9:20pm

Christchurch Police are attending an incident on Waterloo Road, Hornby where a truck has gone through two fences, damaging a house.

There are no injuries but the driver and an occupant of the house are shaken.

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Plenty of safe vehicle picks available for city driving

1 November 2017 - 9:20pm

People on the lookout for a new light car can rest assured that there are plenty of safe picks to choose from, particularly with the release of the latest round of Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) safety ratings.

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Bangkok the leading travel destination for 2017

1 November 2017 - 9:20pm

Asia Pacific is an increasingly popular region for travel, according to the Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index (GDCI) 2017.

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Electric vehicles already cost effective - Flip the Fleet

1 November 2017 - 9:20pm

Most New Zealanders would save more than five times the interest on any loan they would have to take out to meet the extra cost of buying an electric vehicle.

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Meridian Energy appoints new Group Manager Retail

1 November 2017 - 9:20pm

Meridian today announced Julian Smith has been appointed as its new Group Manager Retail.

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We are talking trash in Whangarei

1 November 2017 - 9:20pm

If you enjoy trash talk, you have an opportunity to indulge in lots of it with like-minded people at 116a Bank Street, Whangarei on Sunday 8 October.

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Prime Minister to visit Australia

1 November 2017 - 8:15pm

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will travel to Sydney on Sunday to meet with Australian Prime Minister, Hon Malcolm Turnbull.

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Chiefs announce highly experienced coaching group for 2018

1 November 2017 - 8:15pm

On the eve of the Gallagher Chiefs squad announcement, head coach Colin Cooper has named a highly experienced coaching team to prepare his men for their 2018 Investec Super Rugby title hunt.

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Labour's housing 'ban' half-cooked - Joyce

1 November 2017 - 8:15pm

The Labour Government’s jury-rigged "ban" on selling houses to foreign buyers in a very strange announcement that raises many more questions than it answers, National Party Finance spokesperson Steven Joyce says.

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