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3 hrs ago | Scoop

Eminem Publishers Sue New Zealand National Party

Wellington, New Zealand, 15 September 2014. In proceedings filed today in the Wellington Registry of the High Court of New Zealand, Eight Mile Style, LLC and Martin Affiliated, LLC, the Detroit-based publishers of Eminem's copyrights, are seeking damages for copyright infringement against the New Zealand National Party.

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9 hrs ago | Scoop

Sea Shepherd Launches New Southern Ocean Campaign

Following Sea Shepherd's victory of saving 784 threatened, endangered and protected whales during the 2013/14 whaling season, the International Court of Justice delivered a landmark ruling declaring that the Japanese whaling program in the Antarctic is illegal. Shortly thereafter, the Japanese Government announced that despite the momentous decision by the highest court in the world, the Japanese whaling fleet will return to the Southern Ocean in the 2014/15 Austral summer season; to conduct non-lethal surveying of whales, with the intention of resuming full scale lethal whaling in the 2015/16 season.

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17 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

Edward Snowden says the NSA is collecting mass surveillance data on New Zealanders

Former National Security Agency systems analyst turned leaker Edward Snowden appears via video link from Russia to hundreds of people in Auckland, New Zealand, Town Hall, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Age

Journalist Glenn Greenwald (left) with NZ Internet Party founder Kim Dotcom.

Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has categorically denied claims he was involved in a plot to bring convicted fraudster and internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom into New Zealand at the behest of Hollywood studio executives. Kim Dotcom was planning on Monday night to release a "bombshell" revelation at an election campaign event for his Internet Party.

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Scoop

Grow Wellington seeks ICT businesses to join talent search

The regional economic development agency's General Manager for Business Attraction, Melissa Davies, says there are more than 500 current ICT vacancies in Wellington. "We know there's a shortage of technology talent in the region so we are working with businesses and central government agencies to find innovative ways of attracting people to live and work here," Ms Davies says.

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Scoop

Date Night at Maccas Fine with Aucklanders

Auckland 11 September, 2014 - A recent survey by Canstar Blue has shown that 38% of Aucklanders think it's acceptable to be taken on a date to a fast food restaurant. Men and women have similar views about the suitability of quick service joints for date nights, says Canstar New Zealand, General Manager, Derek Bonnar.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Southland Times

Accelerating prices hit family budget

A survey by customer satisfaction firm Canstar Blue of more than 4000 New Zealanders found Kiwi motorists spent an average of $53.27 a week on fuel forcing many to make savings on medical and dental expenses and health insurance . The Canstar numbers are consistent with AA figures that show Kiwis spend between $2000 and $3000 a year on petrol.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Wellington City Council

Local Leaders Comment on Runway Extension Update

You can check the rating valuation and other details of a property by entering its address into our Property Search database. If you live in an inner-city suburb, you can get a resident's parking permit for your vehicle.

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Stuff.co.nz

Historic key to the city vanishes

The pounamu and gold commemorative key, presented by jeweller Frank Grady to mark the opening of Wellington Town Hall on December 14, 1904, was stolen from the Museum of Wellington City & Sea some time last week. Staff doing a daily security sweep last Thursday noticed that the 113.8-millimetre key, valued at $8500, was missing, museum head of content and deputy director Paul Thompson said.

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PR-inside.com

Market Report, "Infratil Limited (IFT) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review", published

The company principally engages in investing in infrastructure and utility assets in New Zealand, Europe, Australia and the UK. Infratil, through its subsidiaries provides renewable and waste-derived electricity, airports and public transport services.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

CNN

My Summer 2014/15 Forecast for Australia

Here is My Summer 2014/15 Forecast for Australia and it will be a Real Hot Summer in Australia and it will be Very Hot and Humid in Sydney Australia, Melbourne Australia and Canberra Australia and this Real Hot and Humid will also Hit Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington New Zealand and the Summer starts on December 21, 2014 and it will be Real Hot and the Tropical Cyclones will Hit Northeastern and Northern Australia this Summer and it will bring a lot of Rain and some Very Strong Winds and Perth Australia and the Temperatures will go Up to 40 Degrees Celsius and it will be Very Hot as well and People in Australia Be Prepared for People living in Northeastern and Northern Australia you have to Watch out for Tropical Cyclones and it will be bad and High and Humidity will also Hit Sydney Australia This Summer and Drink Lots of Water and have your Fans and Air Conditioners Ready and if ... (more)

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Wall Street Journal

New Zealand Central Bank Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

WELLINGTON, New Zealand-The Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept interest rates on hold Thursday and softened its stance on future increases against a backdrop of tumbling export prices, moderate inflation and a stubbornly high New Zealand dollar.

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Horsetalk

Pieces of Phar Lap's heart discovered in museum storage

A staff member sorting through preserved horse parts at the National Museum of Australia has found parts believed to have been cut from Phar Lap's heart and aorta after his death in 1932. The champion racehorse, whose preserved heart is on display at the museum in Canberra, was a Depression-era hero in Australia, with a phenonmenal series of wins.

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Dominion Post

Longer runway gets the big tick

Extending Wellington Airport's runway by 300 metres would open up the possibility of direct flights to Los Angeles and Dubai, as well as Asia. The airport will today release a detailed report by consultants EY on the economic impact of adding to the southern end of the runway.

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Scoop

Randell Cottage Open Day 28 September 2014

Tucked away in Thorndon is a wondrous place - full of history and creativity. Randell Cottage is one of Wellington's oldest restored cottages and on Sunday 28 September it will open its doors to visitors.

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Wall Street Journal

Moody's Has No Concerns Over Outcome of New Zealand's Election

WELLINGTON, New Zealand-Moody's Sovereign Risk Group has no concerns about the outcome of the New Zealand election from a ratings perspective, said Steven Hess, senior vice president at Moody's Sovereign Risk Group.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Scoop

POEA suspends recruitment agency, New Zealand employer

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has ordered the preventive suspension of Sacred Heart International Services, Inc. and its foreign principal and direct employer in New Zealand. Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said that based on a letter endorsed by the Philippine Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand, the POEA has motu propio initiated complaint for recruitment violation against Sacred Heart International, and disciplinary action cases against Business Immigration and Valiant Homes Limited, the counterpart placement agency and employer in New Zealand respectively.

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Samoa News

VIDEO: Today's Headline News...

'CLIMATE REFUGEE' FIGHTING TO STAY IN NEW ZEALAND WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A man from one of the lowest-lying nations on Earth is trying to convince New Zealand judges that he's a refugee - suffering not from persecution, but from climate change. The 37-year-old and his wife left his remote atoll in the Pacific nation of Kiribati six years ago for higher ground and better prospects in New Zealand, where their three children were born.

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Will: Pregnant Kate may be better soonWill: Pregnant Kate may be...

A grinning Prince William confirmed the second royal baby news today, telling well-wishers at Oxford University that Duchess Kate's morning sickness may be over in just a few weeks. Will and Kate were to open Will: Pregnant Kate may be better soon A grinning Prince William confirmed the second royal baby news today, telling well-wishers at Oxford University that Duchess Kate's morning sickness may be over in just a few weeks.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Scoop

Coolangatta connection great news for Capital

Today's announcement of regular Jetstar flights between Wellington and Australia's Gold Coast has been welcomed with great enthusiasm by Wellington City Council. Wellington's Deputy Mayor, Justin Lester, says not only will the flights to and from Coolangatta provide a direct link for Wellingtonians to one of their favourite holiday destinations, it'll also make it easier for our Australian cousins to visit central New Zealand.

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