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Brickbats and bouquets for school leavers and grads - EMA

22 January 2015 - 1:45am

Employers wishing to recruit school leavers have scored them below par for basic literacy and the use of English language in a recent survey.

They were also unhappy with school leavers’ problem solving, team work and communication skills.

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Premium wine - It's a long way to the top

21 January 2015 - 3:05pm

The global wine community currently has a great deal of interest in market dynamics at the more premium end of the global market, however grasping ‘premiumisation’ opportunities is a complicated and disjointed process, according to specialist agri lender Rabobank.

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Datacom and Interactive Intelligence partner

21 January 2015 - 2:00pm

Datacom, one of Australasia’s largest independent business technology solutions providers, and contact centre software company, Interactive Intelligence Group (Nasdaq: ININ), have announced a strategic partnership that will bring the best infrastructure, experience and tools available to contac

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Motorsport: Cooper aims to make it GP win No.3

21 January 2015 - 12:55pm

By Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com

Bay of Plenty's Cody Cooper has some very big shoes to fill, not least of all his own.

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RMA not responsible for housing crisis - Greens

21 January 2015 - 9:40am

A survey showing that only a tiny fraction of resource consent applications are declined makes a nonsense of the Government’s claims that the Resource Management Act is getting in the way of housing development, the Green Party says.

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Nelson couple win $5 million - first stop Dollywood

21 January 2015 - 9:40am

A keen Dolly Parton fan from Nelson will no longer be ‘working 9 to 5’ now that she’s won $5 million with Lotto Powerball on last weekend’s draw.

The winner and her husband are regular Lotto players and pick up a ticket from their local store most weeks.

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Massey degree aims to fill 'big data' skills shortage

21 January 2015 - 7:30am

Massey University is launching New Zealand’s first business-focused analytics degree next month to address the skills shortage in analysing ‘big data’.

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A philosopher, a mathematician and a student walk into a bar…

21 January 2015 - 5:25am

A philosopher, a mathematician and a student walk into a bar. A drinking game played out between friends in a bar and a complicated mathematics study into cause and effect, may seem worlds apart.

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Appointments to Creative HQ Board announced

21 January 2015 - 4:20am

Creative HQ, Wellington’s startup base, has appointed two new directors to its Board - Victoria Crone of Xero and Suse Reynolds of Angel Association New Zealand.

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ASB Auckland Seafood Festival on Anniversary Weekend

21 January 2015 - 3:15am

ASB Auckland Seafood Festival, Anniversary Weekend (24-26 January 2015)

Know your lobster from your cray? Savour three glorious days at the country’s biggest festival of seafood at Halsey Wharf, Wynyard Quarter.

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Korea-New Zealand Friendship Advisory Group established

21 January 2015 - 3:15am

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea today announced that it has established a Korea-New Zealand Friendship Advisory Group in order to further deepen relationships between the two countries in business, trade, culture and people to people exchanges.

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Canterbury research helps improve sports technology

21 January 2015 - 3:15am

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student's cutting-edge sports technology research working with elite athletes can be applied to many other sports as well as cycling, such as downhill skiing.

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TEU leader wants to 'defend democracy'

21 January 2015 - 3:15am

Today prolific democracy campaigner and Victoria University academic Dr Sandra Grey takes up her position as president of the 10,000 strong Tertiary Education Union (TEU). Tertiary education is at the forefront of a battle to protect democracy in New Zealand says Grey.

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RMA changes 'need broader support than just ACT'

21 January 2015 - 2:10am

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says the Government would be very unwise to progress its proposed changes to the Resource Management Act relying solely on the vote of the ACT Party.

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Public transport 'to save NZ commuters almost $10k a year'

21 January 2015 - 2:10am

A national review of annual commuter costs has found that New Zealanders could save an average of $9,065 every year simply by travelling to work with public transport instead of owning and driving a car or purchasing a second household car.

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Brain plasticity symposium for Auckland

21 January 2015 - 2:10am

A world authority on the brain’s natural ability to form new neuronal connections will speak at New Zealand’s first Neuroplasticity Symposium in Auckland soon.

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Inaugural health hackathon attracting widespread interest

21 January 2015 - 2:10am

Software developers, medical specialists, healthcare professionals and people with long term health issues such as diabetes, asthma and heart problems, will be gathering in Auckland for a weekend to create novel health technology solutions next month.

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Farmers could save NZ’s unique biodiversity - expert

21 January 2015 - 2:10am

A University of Canterbury (UC) expert believes farmers, foresters and other landowners could save New Zealand’s native biodiversity through financial incentives.

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Body located in water near Bethells Beach

21 January 2015 - 2:10am

At around 11.40am this morning as the Police Eagle Helicopter continued the search for missing swimmer Johnny Faitaua, officers on board saw a deceased person in the water, just off the Bethells and O'Neills Beach peninsula.

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Motorsport: Lilly takes Husqvarna to top of 125cc podium

21 January 2015 - 2:10am

By Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com

Auckland's Kurtis Lilly is on top of the world at the moment ... well top of the mountain anyway.

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