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  • Bledisloe banter then talks on ex-pat Kiwis rights

    New Zealand Herald - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    The banter for the media was about the Bledisloe Cup and Christchurch's recovery when Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey was welcomed to the Beehive by Prime Minister John Key and Finance Minister ...

  • National MP Claudette Hauiti calls it quits

    New Zealand Herald - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    National list MP Claudette Hauiti has decided to withdraw from the election and politics altogether. She has already been selected as National's candidate in the Kelston electorate, which is ...

  • Govt plans to get rid of loopy rules

    New Zealand Herald - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Government is giving the public an opportunity to complain about "pedantic" and "unnecessary" regulations including onerous rules for cake stalls and requirements for positioning ...

  • NZ Pacific encouraged for new Seasonal Worker Scheme

    Beehive - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Domestic Pacific workers can be as successful as overseas Pacific workers in the horticulture and viticulture industries says Pacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga. Mr Lotu-Iiga is ...

  • Fast-forward on Queenstown funding

    The Mercury - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    PROMISED government spending on West Coast tourism, transport and arts initiatives will be brought forward in a bid to help Queenstown survive mine ...

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  • Three days in the Coromandel New Zealand travel guide

    The Guardian - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Captain Cook landed on the beach that now takes his name in November 1769, to watch Mercury (hence the Bay's name) cross the sun. After some astronomical calculations Cook worked out the ...

  • Letter Time to flag a kiwi idea

    Southland Times - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    OPINION: The recent interest in a New Zealand flag has prompted us to submit the following design - featuring a kiwi. A kiwi on a blue background which represents the ocean that surrounds us ...

  • Warning over fake survey contractors

    Southland Times - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    The Invercargill City Council is warning residents to be wary after reports of a man posing as a council contractor. A resident phoned the council offices today to say she had been approached ...

  • Innovative farmers sought for award

    Southland Times - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Time is running out for farmers to enter the Lincoln University Foundation South Island Farmer of the Year Award for 2014. Nominations and entries for the competition close on August 1. ...

  • Ridiculous pedantic rules - be gone

    Southland Times - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    The Government will "crowdsource" for new ideas on how to get rid of "dumb" local and central government regulations, Prime Minister John Key says. He told the Local ...

  • Bluff getting major overhaul

    Southland Times - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    A project to rejuvenate Bluff is progressing well thanks to the efforts of a community eager to make their town beautiful. The Bluff 2024 Urban Rejuvenation Project was initiated after Venture ...

  • Grimme Rootster an investment

    Southland Times - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Cropping farmer Mark Dillon has a new toy - and he's going to show farmers just what it can do at a field day on his Kaweku property, near Balfour, on Thursday. Dillon is the proud owner ...

  • Accountant shocked at death

    Stuff - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    A man killed in his Auckland pawn shop was a hard-working businessman who worked seven days a week, his accountant says. Paul Robert Fanning, 69, was killed on Saturday at his Ezy Cash Credit ...

  • Police seek missing teens

    Stuff - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    A teenager, thought to be hanging out with an alleged criminal, is being sought by police who are concerned for her safety. Auckland City CIB are worried about the wellbeing of Jocelyn Rainham, ...

  • Studios seek proof of Dotcom extravagance

    Stuff - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Movie and music studios suing Kim Dotcom are seeking full disclosure of his assets, citing extravagant holidays, parties and his offer of a $5 million bounty to show he is still living ...

  • Mall incident lands man in court

    Southland Times - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    A man restrained by bouncers and members of the public and then pepper-sprayed by police in Queenstown has appeared in court. Samuel Peter Wilby, 28, of Frankton, appeared before a registrar in ...

  • Jewellery thiefs sentence upheld

    Stuff - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    A man who tied up the owners of a jewellery store while he robbed them of their "life's work" has lost his appeal to have his sentence cut. West Auckland man Cavell Robert ...

  • New Auckland trains cant speed up

    Stuff - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Auckland's new $400 million electric trains will run as slow as their diesel counterparts for at least another year, Auckland Transport says. Auckland Transport spokesman Mark Hannan said ...

  • Auckland grandmother bashed in home

    Stuff - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    A grandmother is in hospital after being viciously beaten in her South Auckland home by an intruder. Counties Manukau police are investigating the aggravated burglary which happened in Clover ...

  • Taking a dip with dolphins

    Stuff - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    When Zac Madden rocked up to work this morning he had no idea his day would involve a dip in the sea with dolphins. But he didn't want to miss the opportunity when a pod of dolphins ...

  • Events policy quashes unique Auckland rodeo ban

    Stuff - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Revelations a unique ban of rodeos on public land has been "wiped overnight'' is causing a stir. And one councillor is pushing for the political debate to go public claiming the ...

  • Glass shard injures workers hand

    Stuff - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Auckland Council is warning it will prosecute people who put sharp objects in rubbish bags unwrapped. Three incidents of rubbish collectors needing stitches after being cut by the objects have ...

  • 4WD crashes into house

    Stuff - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    A 4-wheel drive has taken out water mains, phone lines, a fence and crashed into a house after the driver lost control in wet conditions. A woman had supervised her 18-year-old son, who is on a ...

  • Arrests over sculpture theft

    Stuff - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    A de-finned Tuna has been returned to the Auckland Botanic Gardens. The $30,000 bronze sculpture by Canterbury artist Bing Dawe was stolen from the South Auckland park on Sunday night. ...

  • National out of touch with the regions

    Scoop - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    New Zealand Labour Party National out of touch with the regionsJohn Key is out of touch with regional New Zealand if he believes tinkering with council regulations will restore opportunities ...

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