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Ita's tail wreaks havoc across NZ

THE fire service has responded to hundreds of emergencies as the tail end of Cyclone Ita caused havoc in many parts of New Zealand.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

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Skyline's Zoom Zipline takes off

Skyline Rotorua's much anticipated gravity-ride activity, Zoom Zipline, is expected to open to the public this Easter Weekend, with the official launch taking place on Tuesday April 29. The new attraction, which involves a thrilling high-speed twin zipline that descends 385 metres down the side of Mt Ngongotaha, now also includes a unique 10 metre ... (more)

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Larger venue for Rotorua Anzac Day civic service to accommod

Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick will host this year's Anzac Day Civic Memorial Service at the new location of Rotorua's Energy Events Centre.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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Rescue helicopters called to Waioeka gorge crash

Today the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT and Rotorua Bay trust rescue helicopters were called to Opotiki where a car had crashed into the river in the Waioeka gorge.

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The New Zealand Herald

Snoozecube set to spread into China

New Zealand airport micro hotel business Snoozecube is on the verge of expanding into China after its successful launch in Dubai.

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New Waipa mountain bike toilet and shower complex opening

Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick is hosting the official opening of the district's new toilet, shower and changing facilities at Waipa mountain bike carpark tomorrow [16 April].

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

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Rural Sales Volumes Strong, With Prices Holding Steady

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ shows there were 94 more farm sales for the three months ended March 2014 than for the three months ended March 2013.

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The New Zealand Herald

NZ@Noon: Fluffy saved four days after fire

Some stories that are making headlines across the regions today include: Fluffy the cat was found in a mess four days after a house fire in Hawke's Bay and a 91-year-old Northland man snagged himself a monster marlin.

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Paul Pottsa Sunday Rotorua concert almost sold-out

Local Paul Potts fans who are yet to purchase tickets to the British performer's Rotorua concert are being urged to do so without delay as a theatre sell-out is expected.

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New Appointment - Heritage Auckland General Manager

Heritage Hotel Management is delighted to announce the appointment of Marcus Keenan as the new general manager of Heritage Auckland.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

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Tauranga Eastern Link – Rain delays the SH2 traffic changes

The recent wet weather has delayed the scheduled traffic switch onto the new eastbound lanes, between Mangatawa and Domain Road, as part the Tauranga Eastern Link project.

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Students to lead environmental projects

Secondary school students from around the Bay of Plenty are gearing up to launch environmental projects in their schools and communities.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Party youth wing sees Dotcom's voter appeal

A tie-up with Kim Dotcom's Internet Party is finding favour among the Mana Party's younger grassroots members as a means of engaging young voters, Mana's president Annette Sykes says.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

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Establishing Te Puke region as a film production location

The Te Puke Economic Development Group, today announced details of an ambitious initiative to establish the Te Puke region as the preferred production location for New Zealand film.

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Sawmills to endure more pain as exporters contend with shrinking margins, cheaper rivals

New Zealand timber companies, who have closed more than 40 sawmills in the past decade, are likely to face more pain as plants tied to the export trade face lower-cost Chinese mills, rising competition and a high kiwi dollar shrinking margins.

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Council joining royal visitors for Avantidrome opening

As a project partner involved in developing the new Avantidrome cycling facility in Cambridge, Rotorua District Council has been invited to participate in the official opening on Saturday by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

We don't want Dotcom's cash, says Harawira

Mana Party leader Hone Harawira has denied his overtures to Kim Dotcom's internet Party are all about money, saying that money carried downsides for Mana and he did not expect Dotcom to bankroll his party.

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The New Zealand Herald

NZ@Noon: Carving puts inmate on right track

Stories making headlines across our regions today include: A former gang president turns his life around after learning to carve, and thieves in Rotorua steal $20,000 worth of smartphones.

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First home buyers shut out as LVRs bite

The bad news continues for young Kiwis as the latest Core Logic report shows the proportion of first home buyers has declined since LVR lending restrictions came into force, says Labour's Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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The New Zealand Herald

Motorsport: Targa celebrates 20 years

Last year's Targa New Zealand winners Martin Dippie and Jona Grant in their 2007 Porsche 997 GT3, above; and, below, entries for the non-competitive Targa Tour are rising each year.

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