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ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Day in Christchurch

19 February 2017 - 11:45am

Several hundred people braved the weather to experience the South Island’s first ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Day at Cowles Stadium, Christchurch and meet five members of the successful New Zealand Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Team.

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SH3 at Mahoenui closed following serious crash

19 February 2017 - 11:45am

Emergency services attended a serious crash on State Highway 3, Mahoenui just after 2am this morning, Saturday 18 February, 2017.

One person was taken to hospital in a critical condition following a collision between a truck and a car.

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NZ fisheries under spotlight of global union campaign

19 February 2017 - 10:40am

The New Zealand fishing industry is under the spotlight at a major international union meeting on the Asia Pacific fishing industry held in Auckland this week (15-17 October 2013).

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Petrol and seasonal vegetable prices push up CPI

19 February 2017 - 9:35am

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.9 percent in the September 2013 quarter, Statistics NZ said today. More than half of the rise came from higher petrol prices and seasonally high vegetable prices.

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Pioneer French restaurant for sale

19 February 2017 - 8:30am

The home of an award-winning French restaurant in Taranaki, with a legacy of more than 35 years in operation is on the market for sale.

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180,000 work-related injury claims in 2012

19 February 2017 - 8:30am

In 2012, 180,000 claims were made for a work-related injury in New Zealand to the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), Statistics New Zealand said today.

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Wellington Police search for missing Kebai Liu

19 February 2017 - 7:25am

Police are still searching for missing 76-year-old Kebai Liu who has been missing since the early hours of yesterday morning.

Airport security and Police searched Wellington International Airport today after a sighting of her getting off the bus there was reported.

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Speed networking for capital’s Absolutely Positive students

19 February 2017 - 7:25am

Wellington students who were recognised for exemplary community spirit by Mayor Celia Wade-Brown’s Absolutely Positively Student Awards will meet civic leaders next week in an event with a difference.

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Ballance scholarships 'set to secure a bright future'

19 February 2017 - 7:25am

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has awarded a total of $54,000 in tertiary study scholarships to six talented students who are committed to the future success of our primary industries sector.

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Fatal crash in Pongaroa

19 February 2017 - 7:25am

One person has died following a serious crash in Pongaroa, Tararua at approximately 12:10am this morning, Saturday 18 February, 2017.

Another person is in a critical condition and a third person has minor injuries.

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Labour: Helen White selected for Auckland Central

19 February 2017 - 7:25am

Helen White has been selected as the Labour Party candidate for Auckland Central for the 2017 General Election.

"I am pleased to be Labour’s candidate for the 2017 election and I look forward to representing the diverse Auckland Central electorate in Parliament," said Helen White.

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Ebola linked to habitat destruction

19 February 2017 - 7:25am

A Massey University veterinary scientist has co-authored research suggesting that Ebola virus emergence is linked to the clearing of animal habitat through deforestation in West and Central Africa.

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LINZ contributing to navigation technology trial

19 February 2017 - 7:25am

Land Information New Zealand is playing its part in a two-year trial of important navigation technology for New Zealand and Australia.

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Out-of-site exhibition of rarely seen New Zealand art

18 February 2017 - 6:25pm

Adam Art Gallery brings rarely seen artworks from Victoria University of Wellington’s art collection into view in its latest exhibition.

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Unhealthy food choices pushed to youngsters on websites

18 February 2017 - 11:55am

Many food websites are using sophisticated marketing to target and engage children and adolescents to market unhealthy food choices.

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Food marketing review ignores advice from 77 experts

18 February 2017 - 10:50am

Government regulation is needed to reduce the advertising industry’s marketing of unhealthy foods to children and young people, according to 77 of New Zealand’s leading health professors.

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TAIC opens inquiry into Christchurch helicopter crash

18 February 2017 - 8:40am

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has opened an inquiry into the fatal accident yesterday afternoon involving a Squirrel helicopter engaged in fire-fighting operations on the hills above Christchurch.

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China and New Zealand meet to discuss climate change

18 February 2017 - 7:35am

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says China and New Zealand have experience and expertise to share about responding to climate change.

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Stage set for largest ever NZ apple and pear crop

18 February 2017 - 7:35am

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New Zealand’s buoyant apple and pear industry is set to produce the country’s largest ever crop, on the back of a successful plan for billion dollar export growth.

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Vigil for murdered asylum seeker coincides with Turnbull visit

18 February 2017 - 7:35am

Dozens of Wellingtonians held a vigil outside the Australian High Commission on Friday to mark the third anniversary of the murder of Reza Berati.

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