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3 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

I'm not the anonymous Cunliffe critic

Prime Minister John Key has accused Napier Labour candidate Stuart Nash of being a party source quoted in a newspaper article making highly critical comments about Labour leader David Cunliffe.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Otago Daily Times

Hastings service station fire terrifies bystanders

Hastings Fire Brigade senior station officer Jamie Nichol said the Fire Service was called to a burning truck on the forecourt of the Caltex service station on Omahu Rd, about 11.15am yesterday.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

NZ@Noon: Seals invade Northland roads

Some stories that are making headlines across the regions today include: Hungry, resting and abandoned seals are turning up along Northland roads, after 72 years a Hawke's Bay mystery has been solved and who is Bay of Plenty's new Lotto winner? A Hawke's Bay pilot's mysterious disappearance during World War II left his family guessing for 72 years ... (more)

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Magical weather lamp sends viewers to cloud nine

Is it a lamp, a work of art, a piece of furniture, or a magical prop from a science fiction film? It's all that, and better yet, it's the brainchild of a Kiwi inventor who has stunned New York with his interactive lamp that mimics thunderclouds.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Southland Times

Nod sought for harvest labour

Growers want to bring in 10,000 seasonal workers a year and expect to hear in the coming week if they will be able to.

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Southland Times

Sam can't wag his tail

A giant metal dog built by Weta Workshop has been found after it was stolen - but it is missing its tail.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

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Full speed ahead for water agreements despite appeal

The Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company Limited is reassuring farmers signing up to take water from the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme that it is full speed ahead despite an appeal to the Board of Inquiry's final decision on the scheme and Tukituki Plan Change 6. Hawke's Bay & Eastern Fish & Game Councils lodged an appeal to the Board's final ... (more)

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

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HBRIC decides not to appeal Board of Inquiry final decision

The Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company Limited has decided not to appeal the Board of Inquiry's final decision on Tukituki Plan Change 6 and the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

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Hutt Valley Police seeking to locate Peter TAUEKI

TAUEKI is a 46-year-old male who Police believe is actively avoiding authorities.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Southland Times

Chardonnay back on table

I was as surprised as radio personality Leighton Smith, himself a winegrower, to learn on air a couple of weeks ago that the Fine Wine Delivery Company in Auckland, the country's biggest single-store wine retailer, sells more of a Californian chardonnay than any other.

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The Otago Daily Times

Stabbed man flees Hastings house

A Hastings man who was stabbed in the head and neck fled a Camberley house after the attack left him in a critical condition.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Where are they now: Kevin Tamati

Most famous for a transtasman punch-up during an illustrious rugby league career, former Kiwi Kevin Tamati seldom reflects on his 1985 scuffle with Australian prop Greg Dowling.

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Stuff.co.nz

TV show explores NZ wine producers

Yvonne Lorkin traversed the country to host a television series about Kiwi wine producers, and now takes a behind-the-scenes look at characters she met and places she visited along the way.

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The New Zealand Herald

Greens focus on cleaning up rivers

A ban on new dams on wild rivers and further drainage of wetlands, and tighter rules on irrigation and pollution are the centre-piece of the Green Party's environmental election policy, aimed at making every river in New Zealand clean enough to swim in.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

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Dam crumbles as another investor drops out

With yet another investor pulling out of the Ruataniwha Dam project, it's time for the Regional Council to pull the plug on the polluting project, the Green Party said today.

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Hastings Council takes stake in gas to energy plant

Hastings District Council has signed an agreement which will see it take a 40% stake in a Gas to Energy project.

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The New Zealand Herald

Drivers cut from cars after crash at intersection

Eastern District Command Centre Senior Sergeant Ross Smith said two cars, with a single occupant in each, collided on Prebensen Drive, Napier, at 6.25pm.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

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Two women in intensive care after collision on main road in Napier

News from NZ Police Two women are in a critical condition in hospital after a crash on one of Napier's main arterial routes last night.

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The New Zealand Herald

Man critically injured in Hawke's Bay crash

Central police spokesman Dave Rose said a van carrying two people crashed on the Ohinepaka overbridge on State Highway 2, just south of Wairoa, at 5.15am.

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The New Zealand Herald

Shelley Bridgeman: Should vaccinations be compulsory?

About every 18 months the issue of vaccinations becomes especially newsworthy. In January 2013, following the hospitalisation of an unvaccinated seven-year-old with tetanus, I suggested that not vaccinating your children was "considered a badge of honour in some circles", that it has "become something of a status symbol in some quarters".

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