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PM to lead Pacific Mission to Samoa, Tonga and Niue

26 May 2014 - 7:25pm

Prime Minister John Key will lead a delegation to Samoa, Tonga and Niue on Sunday for the 2014 Pacific Mission.

Mr Key will meet with Pacific leaders and visit New Zealand Aid Programme projects during the five day visit.

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Kaikoura Water Management Zone Committee to meet

26 May 2014 - 7:25pm

The Kaikoura Zone Committee will meet on Wednesday, 28 May, for its monthly water management public meeting.

The meeting will begin with contributions from members of the public before it receives updates from the committee’s working groups.

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Spotlight on technology at tertiary innovations summit

26 May 2014 - 7:25pm

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced that he will host the Innovations in Tertiary Education Delivery Summit 2014 (ITES2014) in Auckland on 5 and 6 June.

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Dunedin schools launch Road Safety Action Plan

26 May 2014 - 7:25pm

There will be helmets and bicycles galore when three Dunedin schools launch their joint Road Safety Action Plan tomorrow.

Tahuna Normal Intermediate, Tainui and Musselburgh Schools have worked together with the community to develop the Plan.

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Taxpayers’ Union appoint Ben Craven as Campaigns Coordinator

26 May 2014 - 6:20pm

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has appointed former New Zealand First staffer Ben Craven to be the Union’s Campaigns Coordinator.

Craven was a parliamentary researcher reporting to Winston Peters for two years and has also worked in the public sector as an advisor.

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Netball: Vixens too strong for Thunderbirds

26 May 2014 - 6:20pm

The Melbourne Vixens remain atop of the ANZ Championship ladder after a comprehensive 64-43 goal win over reigning premiers the Adelaide Thunderbirds at Netball SA Stadium today.

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National confirms Jono Naylor as Palmerston North candidate

26 May 2014 - 6:20pm

The National Party has confirmed Mayor Jono Naylor as its candidate for Palmerston North for the 2014 General Election.

Mr Naylor was selected by a meeting of local party members today.

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Candlelight vigil to be held outside John Key's house

26 May 2014 - 6:20pm

Auckland residents will be gathering for a candlelight vigil outside John Key’s Parnell house today.

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Affluent Kiwis revealed as Asia Pacific's highest spenders

26 May 2014 - 6:20pm

A regional survey of the spending habits of affluent New Zealand households has revealed Kiwis with higher incomes are among the largest spenders in Asia Pacific.

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Injured hunter airlifted to Rotorua Hospital

26 May 2014 - 6:20pm

The Rotorua Baytrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched late this morning to Waioeka Forest park near Opotiki where a hunter had fallen and broken his ankle.

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Clear skies and frosts from tomorrow night

26 May 2014 - 6:20pm

A ridge of high pressure is forecast to spread over New Zealand late Monday, bringing clearing skies.

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Serious concerns for safety of missing Birkdale woman

26 May 2014 - 6:20pm

Police have serious concerns about a missing Birkdale woman who never arrived home after leaving her job in the city at about 7pm last evening.

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400 Wairarapa and Tararua properties still without power

26 May 2014 - 6:20pm

High winds have brought trees down across overhead lines, cutting power on parts of Powerco’s electricity network since Friday evening.

Field crews have been busy working to repair the damage as quickly and safety as possible.

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Launch of New Zealand Chinese Language Week

26 May 2014 - 4:15pm

For the first time in New Zealand an initiative will be launched to develop awareness of Chinese language and culture. The New Zealand Chinese Language Week will be a bipartisan event that creates awareness of Chinese language and etiquette used in business and in social contexts.

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Severe weather returns after overnight easing

26 May 2014 - 8:50am

While conditions in many central and southern parts of the country eased overnight last night, severe weather returns to many places today as another front sweeps over southern and central New Zealand.

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Shot gun fired in Pakuranga burglary and assault

25 May 2014 - 7:55pm

At 3am on Sunday morning Police were advised two males entered a house in Cortina Place Pakuranga armed with weapons believed to be a knife.

A female occupant was assaulted before the offenders left.

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Greens unveil party list for election

25 May 2014 - 7:55pm

The Green Party has released a strong party list for the 2014 election that balances proven leadership and experience with fresh new faces.

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Big Kiwi contingent at Mountain Bike World Cup

25 May 2014 - 7:55pm

Te Awamutu mountain biker Sam Gaze has made it through to the quarterfinal stage of the cross country eliminator at the latest round of the UCI World Cup in the Czech Republic.

Gaze, 19, won the last round at Cairns three weeks ago.

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Rain eases over the west of the South Island

25 May 2014 - 6:50pm

The rain has eased over the west of the South Island and is forecast to ease over the Tararua Range tonight.

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adidas launch 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil advert

25 May 2014 - 6:50pm

adidas has released its official advert for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, starring some of the world's best football players including Leo Messi, Dani Alves, Luis Suárez, Robin van Persie, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Xavi.

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