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8 hrs ago | Scoop

Long-term Plan workshops continue

Auckland's elected members met yesterday for the fifth in a series of workshops to consider council priorities for the next 10 years.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Scoop

Festival for the Future Celebrates Youthled Kiwi Innovation

The fourth annual Festival for the Future comes to Auckland for the first time. A vibrant event that celebrates Kiwi innovation, the festival showcases dynamic young people who will share their visions, experiences and initiatives.

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Khosla-Backed Rocket Lab Unveils Lightweight Launch Vehicle

Rocket Lab said Wednesday it's developing a relatively light, inexpensive launch vehicle capable of propelling smaller satellites into space.

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The New Zealand Herald

Aucklanders say cut staff - not services

Many Aucklanders believe the best way to deal with looming budget cuts by the Auckland Council is to reduce staff and salaries, according to the latest Herald -DigiPoll survey.

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The Age

Matt Todd misses out as All Blacks welcome back Carter

Back in black: Dan Carter has been named in a 31-man New Zealand squad for the Rugby Championship.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Concert review: Lexus Song Quest, Auckland Town Hall

Finalists in the Lexus Song Quest Left to right: Christian Thurston, Benson Wilson, Bianca Andrew, Oliver Sewell, Isabella Moore and seated at front, Edward Laurenson.

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Scotsman.com

Scottish Labrador litter may be largest ever

When Annie became pregnant vets thought she would have a litter of three to six puppies, but once she went into labour small bundles of fur just kept arriving.

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The New Zealand Herald

WWl: The first heroes

Today we start a special series about 100 New Zealanders who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War I. Here, Andrew Stone reports on five 'firsts' from the Great War.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Fiji Times

Fijian woman jailed for stealing millions in NZ

A FIJIAN woman was handed a four-year six months jail sentence yesterday for stealing about $7.08million from the transport company she worked in at Auckland, New Zealand.

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The New Zealand Herald

Paul Little: Art paints a picture about us

The idea that the curtain for your library has to be an artwork by one of the country's foremost artists is very, you know, Devonport.

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The New Zealand Herald

Wellington: The capital's food festival is a culinary treat

Mediterranean Osteria del Toro features tapas that are so more-ish they threaten to ruin your appetite for the luscious pinot noir slow-cooked pears.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Southland Times

A bit of a chilly week

Auckland has been colder during the past week than it was when it snowed in the city three years ago but it is unlikely flurries will cover the city again this year.

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Room 8

if you count the hyphensads

Now the Italians are buying two of them. The America's Cup challenger has reached agreement to purchase Young America's two yachts and racing equipment, including the boat that cracked in half and nearly sank in the challengers' round robin series this winter in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Library Journal

Dark Night: Library Burlesque | Backtalk

This is the true story of how the librarians of New Zealand's largest city decided to show a little leg and unleash the power of burlesque on its A community.

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Plunket celebrates Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Plunket is proud to celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo MA ori , with Plunket people across the country among several thousand New Zealanders taking part and increasing their kete of knowledge in te reo.

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Puhoi - Warkworth "holiday highway" gets the big tick

Dubbed the "holiday highway" by its political opponents, the $760 million project will extend State Highway 1 beyond the toll road between Albany and Puhoi, north of Auckland to improve traffic flows to Warkworth, the gateway to the Northland region and weekend get-away destinations for Aucklanders.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Labour plan to restore 'pillow tax', petrol levies

Labour plans to reinstate the power for local bodies to raise revenue through extra levies such as a 'pillow tax' on visitors and regional petrol taxes.

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Stuff.co.nz

Revealed: The dogs Kiwis love most

The labrador is the most popular breed among dog owners, apparently because its pliable and slightly dopey nature appeals to townies who want a pet.

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Manawatu Evening Standard

Ministry steps in to heated zone stoush

BOUNDARY LINES: The proposed home zone for Selwyn College. The overlap falls between Orakei Rd, Ascot Ave, Green Lane East and Upland Rd. The proposed enrolment zones of Selwyn College and One Tree Hill College have been amended so that the boundaries no longer overlap with the enrolment zones of Auckland Grammar and Epsom Girls Grammar.

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The New Zealand Herald

The Diary: Banks finds freedom and peace above city

It's been a tough year for 67-year-old John Banks, whose parliamentary career ended after he was found guilty of electoral finance fraud.

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