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  1. NZ's Top Destinations to Experience in 2015 RevealedRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Scoop

    The North Island's pristine lake district of Taupo has topped a consumer poll conducted by leading travel experience provider Experience Oz +NZ as the country's number one destination to experience this year. 'New Zealand's Top 10 Destinations to Experience' , a trans-Tasman poll now in its second year, has revealed Taupo is the country's top destination for 2015, closely followed by Fiordland's perennially popular Doubtful Sound coming in second, while the stunning Bay of Islands were recognised in third place.

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  2. Qld footballers test positive, face banRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

    JILL Meagher's family has condemned a Catholic priest's "disgusting" comments that if the murdered woman had been "more faith-filled" she would have been home in bed. CHANGES to cockpit security designed to reduce the risk of pilots going rogue have been questioned by Australian pilots who believe it's a kneejerk reaction.

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  3. More schools offer years 11-12Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Mercury

    HIGH schools in the Derwent Valley, on the Tasman Peninsula and the West Coast will be part of the next to offer Year 11 and 12 education, the Mercury can reveal. The State Government is expected to announce within days that Derwent Valley students will have access to senior secondary subjects as part of a partnership with Claremont College.

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  4. More school extensionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Mercury

    HIGH schools in the Derwent Valley, on the Tasman Peninsula and the West Coast will be part of the next to offer Year 11 and 12 education, the Mercury can reveal. The State Government is expected to announce within days that Derwent Valley students will have access to senior secondary subjects as part of a partnership with Claremont College.

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  5. Final Start Lists Highlight World Class FieldRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | Scoop

    The final start lists have been published by the International Triathlon Union for the second round of the World Triathlon Series, the Barfoot & Thompson World Triathlon Auckland, with all racing this Sunday in on the waterfront CBD. The men's list is highlighted by the increasing dominance of Spain as the number one player in the sport, with four of the top six hailing from Spain, including current number one and winner of the first round in Abu Dhabi, Mario Mola.

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  6. Chinese boost to Akld airport numbersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | NEWS.com.au

    INTERNATIONAL passenger numbers through New Zealand's busiest gateway, Auckland International Airport, has risen 5.4 per cent with the later timing of Chinese New Year leading to a surge in travellers from China. THERE were 726,529 international arrivals and departures in February, including transits, up from 689,063 a year earlier, the airport company said in its monthly traffic update.

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  7. Project restoring moraleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | The Advocate

    You can't replace a life but you can get a job somewhere. They are Daniel Stebbings' sentiments on the loss of three Mt Lyell mining workmates.

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  8. West Coasters learn new skills for futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | The Advocate

    QUALIFIED: Former Copper Mines of Tasmania employee Glen Wiggins, of Queenstown, accepts his Certificate III in underground metalliferous mining from Liberal MP Adam Brooks. Pictures: Meg Windram.

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  9. Country Hour for Friday 20th March,Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | ABC News

    The Tasmanian government has given an update of its West Coast Rescue Package in a response to the closure of Queenstown's Mount Lyell copper mine last year. Government funding has been used to upgrade the mining qualifications of 68 former Copper Mines of Tasmania workers, and seven have been re-trained in fire fighting.

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  10. Hobart's Victoria Gunpowder Magazine to be handed over to local councilRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | ABC News

    Hobart's Victoria Gunpowder Magazine looks set to be the first heritage building to be handed over to the local council. Tucked away and almost hidden on the Queen's Domain, the historic Victoria Gunpowder Magazine was built in 1851 as a two-room based structure with a solid vaulted roof.

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  11. Golf: Six-week pro wins NZ OpenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 15 | The New Zealand Herald

    Jordan Zunic of Australia holds up the New Zealand Open trophy after winning the New Zealand Open at The Hills Golf Club in Queenstown. Photo / Getty Images A 23-year-old Australian youngster who turned professional six weeks ago and almost saw his career - and his life - derailed after a bad car accident 18 months ago? Of course he was going to make a birdie on the final hole to win the $1 million New Zealand Open at The Hills ahead of 139 other professionals with vastly more experience.

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  12. Golf: Aussie pair share lead in NZ OpenRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | The New Zealand Herald

    David Bransdon and Won Joon Lee have different stories to tell but are part of a very familiar theme at the $1 million New Zealand Open: the Australians want the title. Victorian journeyman Bransdon and Korean-born New South Welshman Lee each fired sparkling 9-under-par 63s yesterday to lead the Open by two shots after the first round.

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  13. Chasing the dream in the city of angelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Timaru Herald

    Actor, model, pyjama party bouncer and Christmas light hanger for the stars ... just some of the many jobs Dale Sutton can list on his CV. The former Timaru man reckons he has one of the best jobs on the planet.

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  14. On a collision course with touristsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | The Mercury

    Last week, on the Kiwi west coast, one motorist who drove briefly on the wrong side of the road in Greymouth was signalled to pull over, and punched in the face by an irate local before the keys were ripped from the steering column. Police have described the vigilante Kiwi's behaviour as "disgraceful and inappropriate", but rest assured many of his countrymen would be cheering and planning similar action, given the heat in the current debate.

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  15. Golf drives a fair business boomRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 7 | Stuff.co.nz

    Some of New Zealand's top golf courses are teeing off major new developments to capitalise on surging tourist growth. It comes as a tourism strategy to boost the business of golf in New Zealand seems to be paying off, with latest figures showing golfers spending around $1300 more than the average visitor.

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  16. Strong winds buffet Tasmania: Truck driver escapes injury after tree falls on windscreenRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    A truck driver has had a lucky escape when a tree fell and hit his windscreen as he was driving on the Bass Highway in Tasmania's north. Police have urged motorists to look out for trees on roads in parts of Tasmania after a night of strong winds.

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  17. Wheels on the bus go round and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | The Mercury

    ONE of the highlights of Labor's Big Red Bus Tour was a conversation that took place with community leaders around a dinner table in Queenstown. The town's biggest employer, the Mount Lyell copper mine, is closed indefinitely following the deaths of three workers in two separate accidents.

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  18. Budget cuts to blame for Tasmanian class sizes above 30: LaborRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | ABC News

    Some class sizes in Tasmanian schools have blown out to more than 30 students each because of budget cuts, the State Opposition says. The State Government tried to use the year's first parliamentary Question Time to talk up improvements in business confidence and joblessness, but Labor focused on cuts to education.

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  19. Tasmania inextricably linked to the game of footyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | The Age

    Aurora Stadium was called York Park when I was a kid. Tasmania beat the Big V there in 1960 and they were still talking about it decades later.

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  20. Milk wars: Caution, Kiwis, as Europe's cows finally come homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | The Age

    I trust someone has warned punters thinking about the half-billion dollar Murray Goulburn milk float and Gina Rinehart's similarly sized bet on a Queensland dairy business: the Europeans are only starting to get serious about milk production. And, just like more iron ore mines, the rush to push more cows into service is likely to cap expectations of forever-higher prices for milk solids and cause pain for those coming late to the milk bar for a slurp of the big Chinese shake.

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