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Health warning for St Anne's Lagoon lifted

3 November 2014 - 11:40am

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for St Anne’s Lagoon/ Mata Kopae on 11 September 2014.

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International climate change report welcomed

3 November 2014 - 10:35am

Climate Change Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the latest international report on climate change which was released last night in Copenhagen.

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Guides eat ice cream to help babies in Waikato

3 November 2014 - 10:35am

Who knew something as simple as empty ice cream containers could mean so much to premature and unwell babies?

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'Shout Out' youth awards - last week for nominations

3 November 2014 - 10:35am

People who want to nominate a group or an individual for the Kāpiti Coast Shout Out Awards, which recognise the extraordinary talents, skills and abilities of young people in our district, will need to act soon!

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Motorsport: Inkster and Winn take Targa win

3 November 2014 - 9:30am

Glenn Inkster and Spencer Winn have won the 20th anniversary Targa South Island, the Pukekohe pair arriving at the finish line in downtown Queenstown this evening (Sat Nov 01) with a lead of eight minutes and 10 seconds over fellow Mitsubishi Evo pair Todd and Rhys Bawden.

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Roastbusters: Where was the respect? - NZAC

3 November 2014 - 9:30am

Parents and communities can have a powerful impact on young people’s social values and sense of respect for others, the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) has said in response to the release of the Roast Busters report.

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Active front to cross much of the South Island today

3 November 2014 - 9:30am

An active front is forecast to cross much of the South Island during Sunday and the lower North Island Monday morning. This front is forecast to bring a burst of heavy rain to the west of the South Island and gales to eastern areas as well as Wellington and southern Wairarapa.

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Victoria University to review investment in fossil fuels

3 November 2014 - 9:30am

Victoria University of Wellington has initiated the necessary processes to move out of investment in carbon-emitting fossil fuels.

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WWF's Conservation Innovation winners announced

3 November 2014 - 9:30am

A mobile phone predator alert, GPS harnesses on cats and automated bird song recognition software-these hi-tech ideas for nature are among those being recognised at WWF-New Zealand’s inaugural Conservation Innovation Awards.

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Large gorse fire in the Mosgiel area

3 November 2014 - 9:30am

Fire and police advise of a large gorse fire on a hill in the Mosgiel/Outram area.

Both fire and police are in attendance and advise that resident's in the area around the Mosgiel and Outram township will be experiencing smoke drift from the fire due to strong winds.

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Man found dead on road in Hunua

3 November 2014 - 9:30am

Police are investigating the death of a man on Hunua Road Hunua at about 4am this morning.

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Triple jackpot for Lotto, Strike and Powerball

3 November 2014 - 9:30am

Lotto, Powerball and Strike have jackpotted this weekend, giving players a massive combined prize pool of $14.5 million to play for next week.

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Canterbury Uni to celebrate 100 years at Cass field station

3 November 2014 - 5:10am

The University of Canterbury will soon celebrate 100 years of teaching and research at the Cass field station, which has been immortalised in the painting by famous New Zealand artist Rita Angus.

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Serious crash on Maungatapu Bridge in Tauranga

2 November 2014 - 7:30pm

Emergency services have responded to a serious multi-vehicle crash on Maungatapu Bridge, State Highway 29, Tauranga.

As a result of the crash one of the vehicles has left the bridge and gone into the water.

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New water tanker ready for Selwyn summer

2 November 2014 - 2:15pm

The newest and largest addition to the Selwyn Rural Fire water tanker fleet is now ready for service.

A 13,000 litre-capacity water tanker has joined the Selwyn Rural Fire fleet of 19 vehicles, which includes nine other water tankers across the district.

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Heavy rain and gales on the way for parts of NZ

2 November 2014 - 1:11pm

A weakening front is expected to cross central and northern New Zealand during Monday. Gale northwesterlies precede this front, with a period of rain especially over areas exposed to the northwest.

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Speech at the Albany Convoy Commemorations - John Key

2 November 2014 - 9:55am

Rt Hon John Key

Prime Minister

1 November 2014

Speech Notes

Albany Convoy Commemorations

Commemorative Address,

Albany, Western Australia

Your Excellency the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove,

Prime Minister Tony Abbott,

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NZ film The Dead Lands top at the box office

2 November 2014 - 9:55am

New Zealand film THE DEAD LANDS has opened to number one place at the New Zealand box office, ahead of block-buster Brad Pitt film Fury, placing this film in the record books as the first Te Reo Māori feature film to reach number one at the NZ Box Office on opening day.

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Contact's buy-back drop 'bad news for Kiwis with solar'

2 November 2014 - 9:55am

The Green Party are calling for a law change to establish an independent umpire to set fair and reasonable buy-back rates after Contact Energy announced, from today, new small scale solar and wind generators will receive 50 percent less for their exported energy

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Duty free tobacco limit lowered from today

2 November 2014 - 9:55am

Customs officers at the border will be enforcing new duty free limits for tobacco products from today.

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