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Whitleblower's author and literary stars draw crowds

SHARING STORIES: New Zealand author Eleanor Catton with fellow authors Damon Young, Australia, left, and Anis Mojgani, United States, at last night's Q&A session.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

New Zealand justice minister resigns amid scandal

In this Nov. 23, 2010 file photo, then New Zealand's Police Minister Judith Collins speaks at the afternoon media briefing on the 29 miners and contractors trapped in the Pike River mine, Greymouth, New Zealand.

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International Business Times

New Zealand's National Party Offers Funding to Ensure Speedy Cure for Early Stage Cancer Patients

The ruling National Party in New Zealand has announced $40 million in funding to reduce waiting times for cancer treatment.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Oceania, World News, Munster, IN, Arthritis, Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer

The New Zealand Herald

Pride of NZ: Maera Maki-Anderson

So Maera Maki-Anderson, station officer and long-serving member at neighbouring Murupara Volunteer Fire Brigade, decided to act.

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The Age

Conchords star wings vampire comedy

Traffic rumbles, horns beep, people shout. Jemaine Clement is walking down a New York street in the early evening, trying to make himself heard above the noise.

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The New Zealand Herald

Great-gran's last wish comes true

Jonathan Bennett with Gillian Bennett, who took her own life last Monday as she was suffering from advancing dementia.

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Star Tribune

Theater: New Zealander Stephen Cartmell steps into the chaos that is 'Irma Vep.'

Actor Stephen Cartmell, the face of a baked bean brand in his native New Zealand, is the new guy in the Jungle's "Mystery of Irma Vep."

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

International Business Times

New Zealand Files First Human-Trafficking Charge; Two Men Arrested For Smuggling 18 Indian Nationals

New Zealand has filed its first human-trafficking or people-smuggling charge against two men arrest in Motueka.

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Waikato Times

Jail after being caught in dad's drug world

A Bay of Plenty drug dealer whose father, sister, brother-in-law, aunt and uncle are all up on methamphetamine charges has been jailed for 7½ years.

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The New Zealand Herald

Pride of New Zealand Awards: Cakes sweeten the pill for sick kids

She set up Operation Sugar, a free nationwide service providing birthday cakes for sick children, while on maternity leave with her third child in 2012.

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Stuff.co.nz

Pensioners fight plan to sell their homes

More than 100 older residents watched yesterday as councillors voted nine to three to adopt a proposal which recommended the council sell off its entire pensioner housing stock.

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The New Zealand Herald

Nadia's business venture spreads

Since the show finished, she has launched a cook book as well as a website and will soon feature on the New Zealand series of My Kitchen Rules as a guest judge.

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The New Zealand Herald

Meteor wows stargazers

The burning ball of space rock was spotted from locations throughout the country, including the West Coast, Auckland, Christchurch, Upper Hutt, Palmerston North, Napier and Nelson.

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The New Zealand Herald

Fight to be the underdog

Labour leader David Cunliffe says he may pray before tonight's televised election debate while the Prime Minister says his opponent should not be underestimated.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

People-trafficking charges laid in NZ for first time

Two men arrested in the Motueka area this morning appeared in Nelson District Court where they were remanded on bail until September 4. The men were charged under the Crimes Act 1961 for allegedly arranging by deception the entry of 18 Indian nationals into New Zealand.

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International Business Times

National Party of New Zealand Affirms Independent Foreign Policy And Bigger Foreign Trade

The National Party in New Zealand released its policy documents on foreign affairs and trade.

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The New Zealand Herald

Key: Only National will deliver major free trade deals

National is trying to position itself as the only party which will deliver major free trade agreements, saying that Labour's trade policies will be scuppered by any potential coalition partners.

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Manawatu Evening Standard

Hundreds caught by new speed camera

SNAP HAPPY: Hundreds of tickets have been issued in the first weeks of Wellington's hi-tech camera being in use.

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Southland Times

Arrest over images

A Waikato professional in the education sector accused of supplying objectionable photographs of a boy will have his identity kept secret, for now.

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The New Zealand Herald

NZ land on the block: Are the politicians listening?

As the National and previous Labour Governments have often reminded New Zealanders, their country's economic future lies increasingly with Asia.

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