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  1. Naked Bus slashes cost of summer travel across North IslandRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Scoop

    North Island travellers are set for a major boost as Naked Bus slashes the cost of travel between regional towns and cities. Very low priced fares for travel on selected routes from Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo, Napier/Hastings, Palmerston North, Wanganui and Wellington will be on sale for two weeks from 26 January with the cost of most trips less than $10 plus booking fee.

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  2. NZ@Noon: Controversial jandal fence returnsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    The 'lost soles' of Tauranga are converging once again at the base of the Mauao walking tracks. Photo/Sonya Bateson A controversial jandal fence returns, a rabbit invasion in Hawke's Bay and a council pays big bucks for a rusty truck in today's top regional stories.

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  3. Good behaviour on the water over summerRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Scoop

    Most people have been obeying the rules while out on the Bay of Plenty's waters over the summer break. The region's maritime officers and harbour wardens issued a total of 18 $200 infringement notices, and 31 warnings from 1 December.

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  4. Poker: Auckland grinder wins $38,460Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    Auckland poker player Ben Rendell has won the Main Event of the Auckland Anniversary Deep Stack Championship at Sky City Casino in Auckland tonight, earning $38,460 After 16 hours of play over two days, Rendell outlasted 128 players that all paid $1,100 to enter the tournament, which generated a prize pool of $129,000. Rendell held a huge chip lead when the tournament was whittled down to four players, but after World Series of Poker bracelet winner Simon Watt was eliminated in fourth place Aucklander Brent Unkovich briefly took over as chip leader.

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  5. Aussie Gibbs steals Kiwi thunder at WoodvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Stuff.co.nz

    The 25-year-old from Queensland took his KTM450 to win the 54th annual New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville yesterday afternoon, becoming the first non-Kiwi in 25 years to win the coveted New Zealand crown. Not since American visitor Willie Surratt in 1989 has any international rider won the title and that says a lot with dozens of extremely talented riders coming from such countries as Australia, Japan, the United States, Great Britain, Denmark and New Caledonia over the past couple of decades to do just that.

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  6. NZ@Noon: Father and son's near-missRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The New Zealand Herald

    The TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter came to the aid of a father and son at Omanawa Falls. Photo / Kutz Photography A father and son who narrowly escaped death in the Bay of Plenty and a grieving family expressing their gratitude to Rotorua are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

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  7. Clementz trials Nelson trails ahead of worldsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Nelson Mail

    The Frenchman, who won the 2013 Enduro World Series, was promised sunshine on his last visit three years ago. Instead, he got rain, landslides and floods and he was barely able to get his mountain bike out of the car.

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  8. New Plymouth pedalling its wares as country's best for bikingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Taranaki Daily News

    This summer Bike Wise is running a competition to find New Zealand's best riding spot. The city made it into the top five last year and New Plymouth District Council Let's Go co-ordinator Nathaniel Benefield is gunning for top spot this time.

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  9. Rugby: McAlister grabs Rio opportunity with both handsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | The New Zealand Herald

    Kayla McAlister scored 12 tries for Auckland as they won the national provincial women's sevens crown last weekend. Photo / Getty Images Fresh from scoring 12 tries for Auckland as they won the national provincial women's sevens crown in Rotorua last weekend, the 26-year-old has just been named among the 19 contracted New Zealand players for 2015.

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  10. Stuff's wedding of the weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Stuff.co.nz

    The big day may have started out drizzly, but the sun miraculously started to shine as Indi prepared to walk down the aisle to meet Sam. However it wasn't the only miracle on the day - she also got the heavy-metal fan to wear a tux.

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  11. Farm sales rise nearly 6pc in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Stuff.co.nz

    Fonterra's lowered milk payout this season has failed to put a dent in farm prices and sales compared to a year ago. According to the Real Estate Institute, there were 486 farm sales in the three months to December, a 30 per cent fall on the previous three months to November and 12.3 per cent lower than the same period a year earlier.

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  12. Solid Performance in December Rural Property MarketRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Scoop

    Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ shows there were 68 fewer farm sales for the three months ended December 2014 than for the three months ended December 2013. Overall, there were 486 farm sales in the three months to end of December 2014, compared to 374 farm sales for the three months ended November 2014 and 554 farm sales for the three months to the end of December 2013.

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  13. Kaikoura Zone Committee meet for first time in 2015Read the original story

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Scoop

    The Kaikoura Zone Committee will meet for its first regular monthly meeting of the year on Wednesday, 28 January to discuss local water management issues. The meeting will begin with the appointment of a chair and deputy chair for the coming year before community members are given a chance to contribute and ask questions.

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  14. Toughest part of surviving in the wildRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | NEWS.com.au

    A four metre crocodile has been shot and killed after it lunged at culvert fishos on the side of the Arnhem Highway. A WOMAN swigged Wild Turkey straight out the bottle after a bush car crash because she was "dehydrated and didn't have any water", a court has heard.

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  15. Fifteen New Zealand spots to visit in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The New Zealand Herald

    There will also be other events for amateur and non-bikers, including a music festival featuring top New Zealand artists. Rotorua is fast stamping its mark on the international mountain biking scene thanks to the world-renowned Whakarewarewa Forest and the newly launched Skyline Gravity Park - the only year-round gondola-accessed mountain bike park in the world.

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  16. BikeSport: Cody Cooper chasing third grand prix winRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The New Zealand Herald

    Mount Maunganui's Cody Cooper has set his sights on another victory at the Woodville GP this weekend.Pictures / Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com It's tough when you have a big No1 plastered over the front and sides of your motorcycle - everyone has you in their gun sights and wants to take that title away from you. Bay of Plenty's national MX1 motocross champion Cody Cooper can feel the pressure, although it's something he's become accustomed to over the past few years.

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  17. New road safety initiative rolls out in Bay of PlentyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Scoop

    A NZ Transport Agency safety initiative aimed at reducing the crash rate on a stretch of State Highway 30 between Rotorua and Whakatane will be rolled out this week. Wide centre line markings will be painted on sections of SH30 west of Te Teko this week following reseal work in the area.

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  18. Hot springs could solve mystery of life on MarsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 20 | The Otago Daily Times

    Photo / Supplied They're perfect for postcards -- but could Rotorua's bubbling hot springs also help solve the mystery of life on Mars? The dramatic geothermal landscape of the Waimangu volcanic rift valley has recently provided something of a miniature Mars for a small space buggy inspired by the next robotic rover Nasa plans to land on the red planet. The prototype, named Junior, may be remote-controlled and much smaller than the car-sized Mars 2020 Rover -- but the research it's conducting around the steaming edges of the valley's hot springs is far from child's play.

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  19. Grand Prix Title One That Every Rider WantsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Scoop

    JANUARY 21, 2015: Winning a New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix title is top of the wish list for every respectable racer and perhaps no career is complete until this one has been ticked off. Although this weekend's 54th annual New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville has attracted a record number of international stars, it will still be the cream of the Kiwis who rate as the top contenders, Rotorua brothers and Honda team-mates Mike and John Phillips among those who must fancy their chances.

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  20. Council facilities going totally smokefreeRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Scoop

    New smokefree zones, which apply to the public as well as council staff, are now in place at the council's Civic Centre and the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre. The zones include the footpaths around these buildings, the council carpark on Arawa Street and the band rotunda and Te Rununga Tearooms in the nearby Government Gardens.

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