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1 hr ago | Scoop

Standing ovation from Embassy audience for NZ premiere at film festival

Wellington.Scoop The 43rd Wellington Film Festival began tonight with the premiere of a strongly moving new New Zealand film - The Dark Horse - with a standing ovation from the full house for producer Tom Hern, director James Napier Robertson and star Cliff Curtis.

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5 hrs ago | Nelson Mail

Swipe cards could give bus service a big boost

Electronic swipe cards could become the norm for Nelson's public bus service, but passengers will have to wait until 2016 for the technology upgrade.

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9 hrs ago | Scotsman.com

Scottish food attracts more tourists than rest UK

VISITORS to Scotland have been showing a taste for typical produce like shortbread and haggis, with four in ten of them buying food or drink to take home, figures have shown.

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11 hrs ago | Scoop

Chinese language visitor website vital to region's economy

A new Chinese version of WellingtonNZ.com that's gone live today is vital to driving further growth out of New Zealand's second largest visitor market, says Positively Wellington Tourism Chief Executive David Perks.

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16 hrs ago | NBR Newsroom

UPDATED: Scales shares edge lower on NZX debut raising $30m of new capital to repay debt

Shares in Scales Corp slipped 0.6 percent in early trading on their NZX debut as the fruit and vegetables logistics company's raised $30 million of new capital to reduce debt.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Southland Times

Catlins makes bucket list

The Catlins Traverse Walk is on a bucket list of the top 33 activities in New Zealand, compiled by a leading German travel company.

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Waikato Times

Green light for Huntly expressway section

The $2.4 billion Waikato Expressway has reached another milestone with the New Zealand Transport Agency board committing $458 million to complete the Huntly section.

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Live Science

'Whistling' Volcanic Lightning Heard Halfway Around the World

The Earth sings every day, with an electric chorus. With the right tuning, radios can eavesdrop on this sizzling symphony of crackles, pops and whistles - the melody of millions of lightning bolts.

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Stuff.co.nz

Ag scientist's career marked by contrasts

There's been the ice, snow and dry valleys of Antarctica and the desert of Saudi Arabia.

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The New Zealand Herald

Online sales growth cools

Online retail sales growth is slowing and 19 out of every 20 New Zealand purchases are still made in a shop, says an expert who raised questions about digital influence over shopping centres.

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Hospitality Net

49 Hotels Select CheckMate for Online and Mobile Check-In

Defined by a passion for service, Rydges is a dynamic family of hotels and resorts that accommodates over one million guests each year in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

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Scotsman.com

Games 2014: Silence held for the victims of MH17

THE 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash were remembered at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony with a silence led by Alex Salmond.

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International Business Times

New Zealand Minister Offers to Quit on Charges of Breaching Airport Security

An American Airlines airplane takes off from Heathrow airport in London July 3, 2014.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Is it time to tunnel across the Cook Strait?

TUNNELLING THROUGH: Grant's vision for a possible fixed link between Picton and Wellington ferry terminals, with different levels for rail and road.

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Sunday Herald

Emirates airline chief hints at extra flights to the Gulf

THE president of Emirates has raised the prospect of the Gulf airline introducing a third daily flight from Glasgow to Dubai.

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Scoop

Acclaimed Israeli pianist to perform in Rotorua

Internationally acclaimed Israeli concert pianist, Rami Bar-Niv, is to perform in concert at Rotorua's Civic Theatre on 19 August.

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The New Zealand Herald

Twelve Questions: Labretta Suede

Labretta Suede has spent much of the past five years in New York with her band The Motel 6. The daughter of Greek immigrants who moved to West Auckland in the 60s, she wants to save New Lynn's few remaining heritage buildings.

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The New Zealand Herald

Irrigation idea finds fertile ground

Kiwi company uses sensors and software to give each part of a field the precise amount of water it needs .

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Stuff.co.nz

Joe Hockey's learning experience in NZ

His grandmother was born a Kiwi, he's packed down in the front row of an All Blacks scrum of sorts, and he considers New Zealanders ''family''.

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Manawatu Evening Standard

Coping with life behind bars

PUPPY PARENTING: A handful of inmates train labradors through the Puppies in Prison programme, which teaches dogs to assist people with disabilities.

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