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  1. New ScotRail operator promises Oyster-style smartcard for whole of ScotlandRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Sunday Herald

    PASSENGERS across Scotland will eventually be able to use a single smartcard to travel on trains, buses and other modes of transport under ambitious plans outlined by Dutch operator Abellio as they take over the ScotRail franchise today. PASSENGERS across Scotland will eventually be able to use a single smartcard to travel on trains, buses and other modes of transport under ambitious plans outlined by Dutch operator Abellio as they take over the ScotRail franchise today.

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  2. Ronald StevensonRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

    Ronald Stevenson, who has died aged 87, was a proud, intelligent, idiosyncratic pianist, composer and arranger who devoted years of his life to writing a vast, authoritative, never-ending biography of his distinguished German-Italian musical predecessor Ferruccio Busoni. Busoni's opera Doktor Faust was a work Stevenson himself might have composed, had he been a composer of operas.

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  3. SKYCITY Grand Hotel celebrates 10 years of successRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Scoop

    This April SKYCITY Auckland Grand Hotel celebrates a decade of success, with the doors first opened on 6 April, 1995. Since opening the hotel has established itself as a firm favourite with guests ranging from rock stars to royalty, as well as discerning travellers who enjoy the five-star luxury service the Grand is famous for.

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  4. Endangered dolphin hot-spot discovered at Great Barrier IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    Researchers have discovered a new hot-spot for a nationally-endangered species of dolphin near the shores of Great Barrier Island. In a sprawling study canvassing nearly 21,000km of water in the Hauraki Gulf, Massey University marine biologist Sarah Dwyer was able to pin-point the area as an important all-year-round spot for around 170 individual dolphins.

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  5. Plan for busy highways during Easter breakRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Scoop

    Easter 2015 coincides with the start of the school holidays and the NZ Transport Agency is warning motorists to plan ahead with traffic expected to be heavy on Auckland and Northland's highways and roads. "We expect the highways and roads throughout the region will be much busier than usual as people take one of the last opportunities to enjoy a long break away before winter," says the Transport Agency's Auckland and Northland Highway Manager Brett Gliddon.

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  6. It's gold, it's white, it's blue, it'saRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Wellington City Council

    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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  7. Endangered dolphins at Great Barrier IslandRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | The Otago Daily Times

    Researchers have discovered a new hot-spot for a nationally-endangered species of dolphin near the shores of Great Barrier Island. In a sprawling study canvassing nearly 21,000km of water in the Hauraki Gulf, Massey University marine biologist Sarah Dwyer was able to pin-point the area as an important all-year-round spot for around 170 individual dolphins.

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  8. Kelpies to close for repairs due to rustRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Scotsman.com

    Scotland's largest public artwork opened to the public in April last year and has been treated with an anti-corrosive substance to withstand the cold Scottish winters. However, it has now been found that the 300-ton horses' lower section is rusting in the damp ground beside the Forth and Clyde Canal at Falkirk.

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  9. Property portfolio value rises to $2.28 billionRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Scoop

    Kiwi Property today reported a net increase of $57 million in the value of its portfolio of shopping centres and office buildings for the year ended 31 March 2015, lifting the overall value of the portfolio to $2.28 billion. Chief Executive, Chris Gudgeon, said: "Kiwi Property's portfolio has benefited from high occupancy rates from our leasing successes, stronger retail sales at our key assets and a general strengthening in investment market conditions, driven by a global reduction in interest rates and strong interest from offshore investors in New Zealand property."

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  10. New ScotRail operator promises Oyster-style smartcard for whole of ScotlandRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

    PASSENGERS across Scotland will eventually be able to use a single smartcard to travel on trains, buses and other modes of transport under ambitious plans outlined by Dutch operator Abellio as they take over the ScotRail franchise today. PASSENGERS across Scotland will eventually be able to use a single smartcard to travel on trains, buses and other modes of transport under ambitious plans outlined by Dutch operator Abellio as they take over the ScotRail franchise today.

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  11. Air NZ labelled 'Air Auckland' in ChristchurchRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    Air NZ says it is pulling out of its Japan - Christchurch service later this year to concentrate on its existing year round daily service from Tokyo's Narita Airport to Auckland. Photo / NZ Herald This will mean the airline will no longer have any long-haul services from Christchurch where the airport and local authorities say the flights to Tokyo were crucial for tourism and getting fresh produce to the the lucrative Japanese market.

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  12. April FoolsRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Geekzone

    Its the 1st of April, point us to any funny ads, or other seasonally appropriate spots on the interwebs. Your starter for 10: maps.google.com, search for an address, and play Pacman! Radio station I listen to seemed to be seriously reporting that Bathurst fans would be able to speed up their favourite drivers by affecting their engine through a smartphone app in a drive to increase social interaction.

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  13. The Diary - part two: Famous friend joins X Factor judge Melanie Blatt for 40thRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    British actress and socialite Jaime Winstone slipped into Auckland a few days ago to belatedly celebrate the 40th birthday of her best friend, X Factor judge Melanie Blatt. The sultry star with the sexy voice joined Blatt's parents, David and Helene, and friends Rupert Fowler and James Suckling, on the Mangere set of X Factor on Monday night to cheer on Blatt.

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  14. Back in the saddle after 86 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Nelson Mail

    Motorcycle enthusiast and restorer Murray Schwass, left, former owner Percy Shave and his wife Tracey and current owner Paul Adams with the rare 1929 Hobart motorcycle. Nelson's Percy Shave got a "hell of a shock" when he was reunited with a motorbike he owned as a 12-year-old boy in 1929.

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  15. Havelock hits the spot with BBC TV directorRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

    Havelock will play a starring role in an ambitious BBC mini-series all thanks to a stranded director and a copy of Lonely Planet. BBC producer Claire Thompson was stuck on a cruise ship unable to dock in Milford Sound during Cyclone Pam when she started reading the tourist guide out of boredom.

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  16. Hobbiton Tours, A Public Tour in New Zealand of the Real Hobbit...Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Laughing Squid

    Hobbiton Tours is a public tour located in Matamata, New Zealand of the real hobbit village that was built for Peter Jackson 's Lord of the Rings films. The beautiful little village, which was taken over by curious sheep in 2010, went through a rebuild and was spruced up for the more recent Hobbit film series .

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  17. $40m wish-list for region's northern linkRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Taranaki Daily News

    Taranaki roading bosses have created a $40 million wish-list of 43 road improvements urgently required for the region's notorious northern highway. The list has been presented to the Government with the request that the improvements be financed via the $212m of funding promised last year for projects on regional state highways.

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  18. NZ under-16 team priority for O'NeillRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | The Otago Daily Times

    Olivia O'Neill is the only Otago girl in the New Zealand under-16 basketball team. Photo by Gregor Richardson.

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  19. Aucklanders spend 12 working days stuck in trafficRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    An annual traffic report shows Auckland commuters spent an average of 95 hours stuck in traffic in 2014 - up from 89 the year before. Photo / File Aucklanders are spending the equivalent of almost 12 working days sitting in traffic each year, and the gridlock only appears to be getting worse.

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  20. Hunting for an Easter getaway bargain?Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

    Left it a bet too late to book that Easter getaway? Don't stress, there's still plenty of spot you could look at. Chocolate eggs have been on supermarket shelves for so long now, no doubt many people will be surprised Easter is finally here.

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