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Entries open for Ballance Farm Environment Awards

2 August 2014 - 3:15am

Entries for the 2015 Ballance Farm Environment Awards opened on August 1, 2014.

A major event on the farming calendar, the annual contest promotes sustainable land management and is facilitated by the New Zealand Farm Environment (NZFE) Trust.

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New President, Councillors for InternetNZ

2 August 2014 - 3:15am

InternetNZ is pleased to welcome Jamie Baddeley as its new President. The Internet authority recently held a by-election to replace outgoing President Frank March who is standing down after five years in the role.

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Foss welcomes first crowd-funding licence

2 August 2014 - 3:15am

Commerce Minister Craig Foss today welcomed New Zealand’s first equity crowd-funding and peer-to-peer lending licences.

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No asset sales for Christchurch - Green Party

2 August 2014 - 2:10am

Christchurch City Council should not be forced into selling its strategic assets, the Green Party said today.

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Christchurch City 'has the Govt's support'

2 August 2014 - 2:10am

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government is encouraged by the approach being taken by Christchurch City Council in addressing financial pressures delivered by its required response to the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

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Mayor announces 20 percent cut in cost of City Rail Link

2 August 2014 - 2:10am

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has announced a significant reduction in the cost of the City Rail Link (CRL) from $2.86 billion to less than $2.4 billion lowering the price of Auckland's number one transport infrastructure priority by about 20 per cent.

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Confirmed case of measles in Northland

2 August 2014 - 2:10am

Measles has been confirmed in an unimmunised child in Northland this week. The child had been in contact with children from the Waikato, where there has been a large measles outbreak with cases still being reported.

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Financial analyst to join New Economics Party as spokesperson

2 August 2014 - 2:10am

The New Economics Party has just added top financial analyst Nicole Foss as a spokesperson on the global economy.

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Southland Environment Award winners announced

2 August 2014 - 2:10am

The efforts of environmental champions from all over Southland have been recognised and celebrated at the 19th annual Southland Environment Awards in Invercargill tonight.

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Petition for enquiry into bank stability dismissed

2 August 2014 - 2:10am

The New Economics Party is disappointed that their 877 strong petition asking for a Parliamentary Enquiry on bank stability has been declined by the Select Committee on Finance and Expenditure.

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RDC compass reset completed for new direction

2 August 2014 - 1:05am

Rotorua District Council’s new structure is now in place following a realignment aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation to support the new direction set by councillors.

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11 year old injured after Papatoetoe crash

1 August 2014 - 8:55pm

The Counties Manukau Serious Crash Unit is attending a serious injury crash between an 11 year old pedestrian and a car.

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Kaikoura Marine Management Bill passes third reading

1 August 2014 - 6:45pm

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed Parliament’s passage of the Kaikōura (Te Tai o Marokura) Marine Management Bill today.

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Plan approved for Government digital services

1 August 2014 - 5:55am

All government agencies now have a shared plan to deliver more and better digital public services. Eight agencies have been working together to implement Better Public Services Result 10 - making it easier for people to do business with government in the digital environment.

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Mana supports the silent leaders challenge

1 August 2014 - 4:50am

"Tomorrow I will be participating in a challenge to break the silence about hearing loss", said MANA Leader and Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira.

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ComCom consulting on guidelines about unfair contract terms

1 August 2014 - 3:50am

The Commerce Commission has today released draft guidelines on the new provisions of the Fair Trading Act dealing with unfair contract terms. The unfair contract terms provisions were part of recent amendments to New Zealand’s consumer law and will come into force on 17 March 2015.

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Dead seal found on Northland beach

1 August 2014 - 3:50am

A New Zealand fur seal (kekeno) has been found dead on Taipa Beach.

Department of Conservation received a call on Tuesday from a member of the public that there was a dead seal on the beach. The seal had died recently and its head had been removed.

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Winning designs showcased at Hokonui Fashion Design Awards

1 August 2014 - 2:45am

Inspired by the Rena oil disaster, a liquid latex creation by aspiring young fashion designer Charlotte Bishop took out top honours at the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards last night (Saturday July 29).

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Graduate nurses put pressure on Ryall - King

1 August 2014 - 2:45am

Moves by the Government to increase the number of training placements for nursing graduates will be seen for what they are - a cynical election ploy, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says.

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August weather: Windier and warmer despite cold snaps

1 August 2014 - 2:45am

The month of August looks likely to be "above average" temperaturewise in New Zealand according to forecasters at WeatherWatch.co.nz.

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