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Injured forestry worker rescued near Warkworth

25 May 2016 - 2:15pm

At 1.48 pm yesterday, the crew of the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to the Woodcocks Road area near Warkworth for a forestry worker in his 30’s who had suffered an injury to his leg when he was hit by a tree he was felling.

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Investors 'driving families out of homes' in South and West Auckland

25 May 2016 - 1:10pm

Investors cashing in on skyrocketing Auckland house prices are driving families out of homes in South and West Auckland and causing homeownership rates in some of our poorest suburbs to plummet, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says.

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Greens launch Safer, Cleaner Freight policy to get trucks off our roads

25 May 2016 - 12:05pm

The Green Party today announced a plan to get half of New Zealand’s freight moving by rail and sea within 10 years, and dramatically reduce the number of dangerous trucks clogging up New Zealand’s roads.

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Burwood Hospital public open day this Sunday 10am to 2pm

25 May 2016 - 12:05pm

After extensive consumer consultation, planning, designing and construction, the Burwood Hospital’s new 230-bed facilities for specialist Older Persons’ Health is holding a public open day this Sunday (May 29, 2016).

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International nitric oxide trial shows great results for Kiwis

25 May 2016 - 12:05pm

An international trial assessing the effectiveness of nitric oxide in treating stroke patients shows New Zealanders had significantly better outcomes than people from other countries around the world.

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Immunisation rates 'well covered for Canterbury'

25 May 2016 - 12:05pm

Protecting our vulnerable children from diseases is high on the radar for Cantabrians, according to the latest National Health Target results.

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World first Kiwi Robotics technology set to take on Europe

25 May 2016 - 12:05pm

Kiwi company Invert Robotics, which uses robotics to revolutionise the way industrial tanks are inspected, is raising capital to expand into the European dairy market, and is in partnership discussions with a multi-billion euro turnover company over the use of its technology.

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More tools needed to combat HIV - researcher

25 May 2016 - 12:05pm

New prevention tools are needed to reduce the rising number of HIV transmissions in New Zealand, according to an HIV researcher.

The call comes in response to record numbers of new HIV diagnoses in New Zealand in 2015 - 224 overall with the majority found in gay and bisexual men.

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Engine issue puts Armstrong out of WSK Master Series final

25 May 2016 - 12:05pm

It was a case of 'so-near-yet-so-far' for young Kiwi karter Marcus Armstrong at the final round of this year's WSK Master Series at Adria in Italy on Sunday.

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HBRC reviewing Board of Inquiry final decision

25 May 2016 - 12:05pm

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and its Investment Company, HBRIC Ltd say it will be some days before they can make informed comment on the Board of Inquiry’s final decision on Tukituki Plan Change 6 and the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme.

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Paula Bennett's housing denial a threat to NZ - Green Party

25 May 2016 - 12:05pm

Paula Bennett and her Government colleagues’ continual denial that there’s a housing crisis is the number one impediment to solving our country’s housing issues, the Green Party said today.

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SBS Bank sponsors Ronald McDonald Family Room at Southland Hospital

24 May 2016 - 3:35pm

This week SBS Bank strengthened its relationship with Ronald McDonald House South Island, signing on to sponsor a room at the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Southland Hospital and support hundreds of families in need.

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Police attending Edendale crash

24 May 2016 - 2:30pm

Police are currently attending the scene of a crash on Ferry Road, Edendale.

Road diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avoid travel to the area or to take alternative routes.

There is no information available at the moment on injuries or the cause of the crash.

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Taufua re-signs with BNZ Crusaders

24 May 2016 - 2:30pm

BNZ Crusaders’ loose forward Jordan Taufua will continue to play his rugby in red and black for at least another two years, having re-signed with the team until the end of 2018.

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Tukituki Catchment: Draft decision issued

24 May 2016 - 2:30pm

The Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry (the Board) has today released its draft decision in relation to the matters referred back to them by the High Court. The draft decision is available on the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) website.

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Labour's regional policy not the whole solution - EMA

24 May 2016 - 1:25pm

The priority for Labour’s regional development policy should switch from sprinkling money around to changing the laws holding back growth in the regions, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says.

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Ruataniwha Water: It's now or never - IrrigationNZ

24 May 2016 - 1:25pm

Hawke’s Bay growers and farmers need to commit to the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme soon because the opportunity for reliable water won’t arise again and the project’s backers need assurances of uptake before Christmas, says IrrigationNZ.

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30 medal finals contested at Rowing Champs

24 May 2016 - 1:25pm

The racing continued at the 2015 Bankstream New Zealand Rowing Championships at Lake Ruataniwha, near Twizel today with 30 medal finals contested in stunning conditions.

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142 species closer to extinction due to DOC funding cuts - Greens

24 May 2016 - 1:25pm

New information released today shows the National Government’s erosion of Department of Conservation (DOC) funding has resulted in a major species decline and is placing significant strain on facilities, the Green Party says.

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Farmers flock to Ruataniwha meeting - IrrigationNZ

24 May 2016 - 12:20pm

IrrigationNZ says it is heartened by the support from Hawke’s Bay farmers and growers who attended it’s ‘It’s Now or Never’ Ruataniwha meeting last night, jointly hosted with Federated Farmers in Waipawa, Hawke’s Bay.

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