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Thermal imaging 'may help save endangered NZ dolphins'

22 May 2015 - 9:50pm

Dolphins, seals and seabirds, as well as whales can be detected and distinguished using thermal imaging technology, opening up new areas of their study and offering greater protection from human threat, two recent scientific studies have suggested.

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BNZ enhances smartphone card payment technology

22 May 2015 - 9:50pm

BNZ’s PayClip technology, which transforms smartphones into mobile credit and debit card payment devices, has been enhanced to offer a wider range of cards, including EFTPOS.

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Chris Cornell announces NZ tour dates

22 May 2015 - 9:50pm

Chris Cornell - multi-Grammy award-winning, Golden Globe nominated and acclaimed singer songwriter - has announced solo acoustic tour dates for November 2015.

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Budget 2015 'shows no plans for public sector wages'

22 May 2015 - 6:40pm

The Public Service Association (PSA) says this budget does not address the wage rises needed across the public sector.

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Wellington Zoo vet nurse to speak at Beijing animal conference

22 May 2015 - 1:20pm

Wellington Zoo Veterinary Nurse Sarah van Herpt has been selected to speak at the 2015 International Conference on Environmental Enrichment (ICEE) in Beijing this month. She will join speakers from other zoos and wildlife organisations around the world.

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Gallagher Bassett acquisition boosts NZ business

22 May 2015 - 9:05am

Gallagher Bassett Services Pty Ltd (GB) has boosted its size and offering in New Zealand through the acquisition of a book of business formerly carried by Cosignia on Monday 11th May.

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Palliative care funds 'must filter through to rural communities'

22 May 2015 - 12:35am

"Elective surgery, more bowel cancer screening and additional palliative care funding are the health highlights in today’s Budget and are all commendable initiatives, but we need to ensure that funds and services filter through to rural communities," says New Zealand Rural General Practice Netw

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Budget positive but more needed - Tick for Kids

21 May 2015 - 11:35pm

Tick for Kids- welcomes measures announced in the budget aimed at improving child wellbeing and reducing child poverty, such as increasing benefit levels.

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Fairfax Media appoints Jeremy Rees

21 May 2015 - 10:30pm

Jeremy Rees has been appointed to the newly-established National Community Titles editor role at Fairfax Media New Zealand.

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Auckland Council's NewCore project 'on course'

21 May 2015 - 10:30pm

Auckland Council’s NewCore IS project remains on track, according to the latest quarterly report on the project.

The NewCore Project Update submitted to the Finance and Performance Committee shows NewCore is now 44 per cent complete, matching the target set in November 2014.

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Volunteer day for Student Volunteer Army this Sat

21 May 2015 - 10:30pm

This Saturday 23rd May, the Student Volunteer Army (SVA) with the support of City Care, will spend the day volunteering in the Christchurch community of Phillipstown.

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Budget 2015: KiwiRail welcomes funding package

21 May 2015 - 10:30pm

KiwiRail has welcomed the funding package included in the Government’s Budget announcements today. KiwiRail will receive $210m in 2015/16 and a further $190m as a pre-commitment against Budget 2016.

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Budget: Where's the broader plan? - Chartered Accountants

21 May 2015 - 10:30pm

Today’s Budget means vulnerable families will get the support they need and most Kiwis’ back pockets will benefit from ACC levy reductions.

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Police seek sightings of man in central Auckland

21 May 2015 - 10:30pm

Early yesterday morning, Mr Tametame Wiremu died after having been admitted to Auckland Hospital on the afternoon of Tuesday 12 May 2015.

Mr Wiremu was 68 years old of Manurewa and was also known as Tommy Wiremu.

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Whangamata ticket wins $4m Big Wednesday prize

21 May 2015 - 9:25pm

A Big Wednesday player from Whangamata has just won $4 million with Big Wednesday First Division in tonight’s live draw.

The winning ticket was sold at Whanga Books in Whangamata.

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Purina Pets At Work Day is June 5th

21 May 2015 - 9:25pm

Everyone loves an office animal: Barry from accounts with his whacky tie Thursdays, Martha from HR with her crazy hair colours and Ted the resident sheep dog that sleeps on the job and only responds to "good boy".

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NZ innovators to venture into Southeast Asia

21 May 2015 - 9:25pm

Five of New Zealand’s top tech entrepreneurs will gain an introduction to a market of more than 620 million people on a forum run by the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

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Christchurch "Will Need Immigrant Workers" To Rebuild

21 May 2015 - 9:25pm

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee agrees immigrants will be needed to rebuild Christchurch.

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Minister welcomes local govt survey results

21 May 2015 - 9:25pm

The first ever survey of how ratepayers view the performance of their local government is being welcomed by Local Government Minister Paula Bennett.

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Better Philippines air connections set to fly

21 May 2015 - 9:25pm

Transport Minister, Simon Bridges, says the first air service between the Philippines and New Zealand will provide a valuable connection for tourists and trade in both directions.

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