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Oily rag Q & A

Frugal people tend to ask a lot of questions, sometimes quite unusual questions.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Millions to be returned to trust

A businesswoman honoured by the Queen will be appealing a court order to return more than $14 million to a Maori land trust.

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The New Zealand Herald

NZ@Noon: Broken boat dock threatens sea life

DoC says the disintegrating, 1m-thick chunks of polystyrene pose a threat to wildlife such as bottlenose dolphins.

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Sam Yeoward to release debut single

Sam Yeoward is best known as one third of X Factor NZ group 'TYP'. Rotorua-based Sam started out singing and playing guitar while attending school.

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The Otago Daily Times

Kiwi kayaker attempting Tasman crossing

Scott Donaldson, 43, left Coffs Harbour on the NSW coast on Saturday and is aiming at landing in Taranaki "as they are a good bunch", but conceded on a website chronicling his latest attempt that it may be up to the wind as to his final landing site.

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The New Zealand Herald

Council U-turns on bald tyre proposal

Tauranga parking wardens will not be issuing tickets for cars that have dangerously bald tyres, the council decided today in a reversal of a controversial in-house staff decision.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

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Lake weed clean-up follows storm

Council staff and contractors are still hard at work cleaning up after last week's storm which washed a large amount of lake weed onto Lake Rotorua shores.

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Hone your film skills with one of NZa s best

Budding and experienced filmmakers are being given the chance of a lifetime this weekend to learn alongside one of New Zealand's most respected directors and actors.

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The Otago Daily Times

Push to free up Easter trading

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean is changing tack in her bid to allow commercial trading at Easter in tourist towns like Wanaka.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

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Home loan affordability worsens by most in 12 years

Home loan affordability worsened across most of New Zealand in March at the fastest rate since January 2002 as median house prices rose and interest rates started rising, the Roost Home Loan Affordability reports show.

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The Otago Daily Times

Mountain bikers on a roll

Kelly McGarry leads the field early on during the R&R Sport Mega Avalanche, with eventual men's winner Sean McCarroll just behind, on Sunday, the final day of the 2014 Queenstown Bike Festival.

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SH36 between Tauranga to Rotorua planning to reopen

SH36 between Tauranga to Rotorua planning to reopen to one lane tomorrow afternoon at Mangorewa Gorge subject to slip clean up progress The NZ Transport Agency says they plan to reopen State Highway 36 between Tauranga and Rotorua to a single lane tomorrow afternoon subject to the progress of the slip clean up which closed this section of highway ... (more)

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

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Power prices soar on the eve of winter

On the eve of winter as New Zealanders are turning on their heaters, power prices have soared sky high, Labour's Energy spokesperson David Shearer says.

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The New Zealand Herald

Rescue staff 'catch their breath' after chopper crash

Emergency services at the scene near Taupo hospital yesterday after a Bay Trust rescue helicopter crashed.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Humanity in the face of battle

As a German soldier lay dying before him, Tai Black offered his enemy words of solace.

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The New Zealand Herald

Crash mum 'seriously ill'

The victims were airlifted to hospital after the crash on State Highway 2 in the Waioeka Gorge.

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The New Zealand Herald

Locals praised for retrieving bodies

Local residents who assisted in retrieving a stranded truck containing the bodies of two men in the Eastern Bay of Plenty have been praised by the regional council.

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Storms In Bay of Plenty

The storms of the past few days have caused some issues around the Bay of Plenty.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

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Storms In Bay of Plenty

The storms of the past few days have caused some issues around the Bay of Plenty.

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The New Zealand Herald

Locals praised for retrieving bodies

Local residents who assisted in retrieving a stranded truck containing the bodies of two men in the Eastern Bay of Plenty have been praised by the regional council.

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