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Waikato's Speed Limit Bylaw review adjourned

16 April 2014 - 3:25pm

A hearing into Waikato District Council’s annual Speed Limit Bylaw review has been adjourned until further notice.

At this month’s Policy and Regulatory committee meeting, Councillors had 23 submissions to consider relating to 16 proposed speed limit amendments across the district.

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Food Show Wellington in May

16 April 2014 - 3:25pm

Autumn in Wellington means it’s time to bust out your big coat, wind a scarf around your neck, hop on a trolley bus, and head to The Food Show Wellington at the Westpac Stadium from 9 to 11 May 2014.

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What has ACC Minister been doing? - Greens

16 April 2014 - 3:25pm

The ACC Minister needs to front up and explain what, if any, changes she has made to the broken culture of ACC rather than denying that she has any part to play in the dysfunction of her Ministry, the Green Party said today.

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Parata kept exam book errors from schools - Hipkins

16 April 2014 - 3:25pm

Schools will be appalled to learn Education Minister Hekia Parata knew since January that hundreds of exam booklets had been returned to the wrong students but said nothing about it, Labour’s Education Spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

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Waikato Mayoral Forum has 'good process for future'

16 April 2014 - 11:10am

The Waikato Mayoral Forum says it has established a very robust process for making efficiency improvements in the way councils operate and for gathering information to help inform discussions on local government in the region.

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Waikato District invited to give feedback on new water bylaw

16 April 2014 - 7:00am

Wanted - your feedback on a new Waikato District Council Water Supply Bylaw which will combine the former Franklin County and existing Waikato district water supply bylaws.

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The Coffee Club opening in Mission Bay

16 April 2014 - 3:45am

Aucklanders looking for quality, good value food and coffee now have more options than ever before. On Thursday 17 April, The Coffee Club New Zealand will open the doors to The Coffee Club Mission Bay.

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Smokefreerockquest calling for entrants

15 April 2014 - 10:20pm

Out of the classroom and onto the stage - it’s the big motivational promise that Smokefreerockquest has been offering to young Kiwi musos for the last 26 years, matched for the last decade by its ‘sister’ event Smokefree Pacifica Beats.

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Duke and Duchess 'enjoy adrenalin thrills'

15 April 2014 - 8:10pm

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed adrenalin thrills and breathtaking spins on Queenstown’s Shotover Jet today (Sunday April 13) on a trip renowned as ‘The world’s most exciting jet boat ride’.

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Missing American tourist located

15 April 2014 - 6:05pm

Police have located American tourist Bob Kuhmann who had sparked a missing persons investigation after failing to arrive at booked accommodation on the West Coast.

Mr Kuhmann is safe and well in Queenstown, having changed his intentions without informing others.

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Low likely to bring rain and gales

15 April 2014 - 5:01pm

An intense low of tropical origin should become slow-moving over the Tasman Sea to the west of New Zealand on Thursday, then move southeast across the southern South Island on Sunday. This is likely to bring gale east to northeast winds and moderate to heavy rain to many areas.

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Greens dam Tukituki decision

15 April 2014 - 5:01pm

With the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council actively promoting the Ruataniwha dam scheme and the Government suppressing important information on its potential impacts, it is not surprising that the Ministerially appointed panel has agreed to it the scheme, the Green Party said today.

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Many home computer users 'too lazy' to protect online security

15 April 2014 - 5:01pm

Around 80 percent of home computer users who admit that they don’t take measures to protect their online security cite laziness as the reason, a PhD study from Victoria University of Wellington has found.

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English's promise of jam tomorrow takes the cake - Little

15 April 2014 - 3:55pm

A claim by Minister of Finance Bill English that average wages will climb by $7,500 over the next four years is a cynical promise of jam tomorrow by a government whose record on wage growth is atrocious, Labour spokesperson on labour issues Andrew Little says.

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New campaign to put the spotlight on measles

15 April 2014 - 3:55pm

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the launch of a new campaign which encourages people to check if they have been immunised against measles.

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Board of Inquiry conditions will save NZ rivers - Dyson

15 April 2014 - 3:55pm

The Ruataniwha dam decision released today has protected the Tukituki River and dashed the Government’s hope of the "one nutrient model" (TRIM) being adopted nationwide, says Labour’s Conservation spokesperson Ruth Dyson.

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Wgt Pacific Advisory Group election results announced

15 April 2014 - 3:55pm

The results from last night’s election for Wellington City Council’s Pacific Advisory Group have now been finalised.

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Canoe Racing High Performance Centre set for Karapiro

15 April 2014 - 3:55pm

Canoe Racing New Zealand (CRNZ) is poised to join the growing high performance hub in the Waikato’s Waipa district by establishing a new High Performance Training Centre (HPTC) on the shores of Lake Karapiro, near Cambridge.

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$9.9m in funding for new sustainable farming projects

15 April 2014 - 2:55pm

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the latest round of projects receiving funding from the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), covering a range of issues from water quality to climate change.

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IPCC report 'shows no excuses for failing to act'

15 April 2014 - 2:55pm

Youth climate organisation Generation Zero is calling for strong action to reduce New Zealand’s carbon emissions in response to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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