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Uber says it's now available to 55% of the U.S. population and to 180 cities globally

The company claims its car services are now available to 55 percent of the U.S. population, following its unusually rapid roll-out today in 22 new college towns.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Dominion Post

Hundreds caught by new speed camera

Wellington motorists have been pinged with hundreds of speeding tickets in the first weeks of the Ngauranga Gorge hi-tech camera being in use.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, Somerset County, England, Wellington, CO, World News, United Kingdom, Shropshire County, England

Channelnewsasia.com

Fonterra and Beingmate team up on China baby formula

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra announced a joint venture with Hangzhou-based Beingmate Group on Wednesday aimed at increasing its presence in the multi-billion dollar Chinese infant formula market.

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Related Topix: World News, China, New Zealand, Botulism, Health

Wall Street Journal

Air New Zealand's Profit Climbs

WELLINGTON, New Zealand-Air New Zealand posted its best annual net profit in 74 years of operations Wednesday as it focused on high-capacity routes, while the strong New Zealand dollar helped keep fuel costs in check.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

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An Elephant in the Room

Public preview of William Kentridge's 'The Refusal of Time' at City Gallery Tuatara Open Late, Thursday 4 September, 5-10pm Wellingtonians are in for a treat - City Gallery's Tuatara Open Late will premiere William Kentridge's mesmerising work The Refusal of Time.

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Related Topix: South Africa, New Zealand, World News

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Commission condemns violent attack on Gay Wellingtonians

The Human Rights Commission has condemned a violent attack on staff and patrons at a gay bar in central Wellington last Friday.

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Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News

SFGate

Switzerland murder suspect arrested in New Zealand

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News

Mon Aug 25, 2014

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Aucklanders and Wellingtonians Ignore Engine Warning Lights

Auckland 26 August, 2014- Despite an increasingly positive economic outlook, almost half of respondents in a Canstar Blue survey examining car servicing, have admitted to getting their car serviced less regularly in order to save money.

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Dominion Post

Labour may modify expressway and Gully

Labour says it will rethink the Kapiti Expressway's design and tinker with the contract for Transmission Gully if elected.

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Newkerala.com

Former New Zealand PM affirms support to ICRISAT

Former New Zealand prime minister James Bolger, who has been nominated as the goodwill ambassador of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics , has affirmed his support for science-based solutions to poverty and hunger.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, New Zealand

Sun Aug 24, 2014

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World-beating barbershop quartet up for APW awards

Lifelong commitments to saving lives and soaring harmonies will be recognised this Wednesday by the Wellington City Council, when community stalwart Bill Day and world-beating barbershop quartet The Musical Island Boys receive Absolutely Positive Wellingtonian Awards.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Going viral with Imgur

IMAGE MASTER: Imgur chief executive Alan Schaaf will speak at TEDxWellington this weekend.

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Dominion Post

Fancy a saltwater ale, or a flat white?

FRUITY DROP: Monique Eriksen, of 8 Wired Brewery in Blenheim, pours a wild feijoa sour beer, aged in pinot noir barrels.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, New Zealand, World News

Thu Aug 21, 2014

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RODRIGUEZ Announces October New Zealand Tour

Legendary singer-songwriter Rodriguez will tour New Zealand this November prior to his Australian tour; playing shows in both Auckland and Wellington .

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Related Topix: Folk-Rock, Rodriguez, New Zealand, World News

IcNetwork

Ice Bucket Challenge: 'I made sure that everyone knew I was...

Amy Horn, 23, from Pontardawe, Swansea, took up the challenge to raise cash for charity after losing her dad to cancer Standing on a mountainside against the stunning backdrop of Wellington, New Zealand, bikini-clad Amy Horn stands in a large bin of water, in front of a large Welsh flag, rubbing her hands and clapping nervously as her two friends ... (more)

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

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Kilbirnie Mosque Open Day

Haven't met a Muslim? Want to know more about Islam? Never visited a mosque? Here is your chance to address all three! As part of Islam Awareness Week, the Kilbirnie Mosque is throwing open its doors and its cupboards to Wellingtonians - not only can you talk to Muslims, learn about Islam, and see what is beneath the minaret but you can also: a Try ... (more)

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Related Topix: Religion, Islam, New Zealand, World News

Dominion Post

Searching for a Wellington objector

LEST WE FORGET: Hannah August is researching Wellingtonians involved in the First World War for the council's October WWI centennial commemoration.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, Wellington, UT, South Africa, Australia, Somerset County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Shropshire County, England, History in the News

Thetelegraphand Argus

Crafts club says farewell to member with special quilt gift

GILSTEAD Craft Club with a specially-made quilt as a going away present for one of its members moving to New Zealand.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

New Zealand's Fletcher posts modest annual net profit

New Zealand's largest listed company Fletcher Building posted a four per cent rise in annual net profit Wednesday as a strong performance in its home market offset weakness in Australia.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Wall Street Journal

New Zealand Budget on Target for Surplus

WELLINGTON, New Zealand-The New Zealand government will still reach its much touted budget surplus this financial year, but future surpluses are likely to be lower as the outlook for economic activity is weaker than forecast in the May budget.

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