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Bray makes good on Rotax pace in Hawke's Bay

21 February 2015 - 11:10am

Auckland international Daniel Bray made good on the pace he showed at the first round of this year's Logitech Rotax Max Challenge with a win in the DD2 class at the second in the Hawke's Bay over the weekend.

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Football: Emblen joins U-20s staff

21 February 2015 - 11:10am

New Zealand Football announced on Tuesday the appointment of Neil Emblen as assistant coach of the Men’s U-20 side.

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Minister to blame for charter school crisis - Hipkins

21 February 2015 - 10:05am

Blame for the crisis situation at Te Kura Hourua ki Whangaruru which led to a final notice being issued today against the Northland charter school falls firmly at the feet of the Education Minister, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

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Minister 'must take responsibility for Whangaruru disaster'

21 February 2015 - 10:05am

The Education Minister has announced that a troubled Northland charter school has been issued with a performance notice, but she needs to take responsibility for the dire situation, says NZEI President Louise Green.

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Climate change support for Pacific Island nations

21 February 2015 - 10:05am

"New Zealand is assisting Pacific Island countries to develop their responses to climate change," said Minister for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser.

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Diamondblacks catcher picked up Milwaukee Brewers

21 February 2015 - 10:05am

Perseverance and patience has paid off for New Zealand Diamondblacks catcher Te Wera (Beau) Bishop after the former Boston Red Sox player signed a minor league contract with Major League club Milwaukee Brewers.

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$146 million roading project underway in Auckland

21 February 2015 - 10:05am

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has today turned the first sod of a $146 million dollar roading project that will better link the Auckland International Airport and the greater Auckland area.

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'One Dollar Bill' on track to break promise - Robertson

21 February 2015 - 10:05am

Government accounts released today show that Finance Minister Bill English remains on track to break his promise to New Zealanders of a meaningful surplus for the 2014/15 year, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says.

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Assurances needed on Fund investment - Little

21 February 2015 - 10:05am

The Finance Minister needs to assure taxpayers that due diligence was carried out on a $200 million investment into a Portuguese Bank that collapsed three weeks later, Labour Leader Andrew Little says.

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Zany Caterpillars launch Capital E National Arts Festival

21 February 2015 - 3:40am

In a beauteous world of swaying flowers and flitting butterflies are the hilarious adventures of two voluptuous caterpillars and their clumsy lycra-clad puppeteers.

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Mike Eagle becomes Life Member of Canterbury Rugby

20 February 2015 - 5:00pm

Former Canterbury Rugby, Crusaders and NZ Rugby Chairman, Mike Eagle, has been made a Life Member of the Canterbury Rugby Union at this week’s Annual General Meeting.

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School Trust issued performance notice

20 February 2015 - 2:50pm

Education Minister Hekia Parata has issued the Trust running Te Pumanawa o te Wairua School with a performance notice requiring it to take immediate action to address areas of serious concern at the school.

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PM opens Kiwibank regional office

20 February 2015 - 1:45pm

Prime Minister John Key today formally opened Kiwibank’s new regional office in Hastings. The office has been set up to ensure there is business continuity in the event of a disaster or emergency in the bank’s main offices in Wellington and Auckland.

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Greyhound Racing NZ enforces suspensions on Aust owners

20 February 2015 - 1:45pm

Greyhound Racing New Zealand will forbid any Australian greyhound owner, trainer or breeder implicated in live-baiting from racing their dogs in New Zealand.

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Woman sentenced for fraudulently claiming Carer Support

20 February 2015 - 12:45pm

An Auckland mother charged with fraudulently claiming Carer Support for her three children has been sentenced to 5 months community detention and to repay $6000 of the money taken, in the Manukau District Court last night.

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Countdown to Seaweek

20 February 2015 - 12:45pm

If you’re passionate about environmentalism or marine life then the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education’s (NZAEE) Seaweek may be for you.

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Basketball: Breakers ready for final game of regular season

20 February 2015 - 12:45pm

The SKYCITY Breakers contemplate their final regular season game of the 2014/15 Australian National Basketball League this Sunday, against their closest rivals all season in the Cairns Taipans.

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Dec deficit $381m better than forecast - English

20 February 2015 - 12:45pm

Higher than expected tax revenue and lower than expected operating expenses contributed to an operating balance before gains and losses (OBEGAL) deficit of $990 million for the six months to December, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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Research highlights link between alcohol and cancer

20 February 2015 - 11:40am

Research published in the New Zealand Medical Journal today shows that although injury is the biggest cause of alcohol-related deaths overall, the leading cause of death in women, both Maori and non-Maori women, is breast cancer.

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'Questions need to be asked' following Super Fund's $200m loss

20 February 2015 - 11:40am

Serious questions need to be asked about how the New Zealand Superannuation Fund (the Fund) lost $200 million of taxpayers’ money from a high risk investment in a Portuguese bank.

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