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1 hr ago | Scoop

New Zealand criticised by Pacific Island leaders

New Zealand needs to listen to Pacific Island leaders when it comes to climate change action, said the Green Party today.

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5 hrs ago | Scoop

More New Zealanders using statistics

Statistics Minister Nicky Wagner says the latest Use and Trust in Official Statistics Survey shows an increasing number of New Zealanders are taking part in surveys and accessing government statistics online.

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10 hrs ago | Belfast Today

Body of tragic Ulster-born cleric to be brought back from New Zealand

Two separate funeral services are to be held on different sides of the world for a tragic Ulsterwoman who died whilst serving as Dean of Christchurch Cathedral, New Zealand.

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10 hrs ago | Suria

Britain's Prince Harry joins photobomb...

Britain's Prince Harry has followed his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II into the photobomb craze, giving the thumbs up in an image of acclaimed New Zealand rugby sevens coach Gordon Tietjens at the Commonwealth Games.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Manawatu Evening Standard

2 charged in 'car surfing' video

Police have charged two men for "car surfing", after a video of the "stupid" and "dangerous" act appeared on YouTube.

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Southland Times

Sleepouts dangerous, fire service says

The Fire Service has warned against the fire risks of using candles and alternative heating, following three deaths in the last year involving people sleeping in caravans and sleepouts.

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Stuff.co.nz

Charges follow cyclist's death

MEMORIAL RIDE: Jocelyn Lee Goodwin, 51, was killed in a crash in April. This picture, was taken in August 2012 at a Bike Manawatu Dinner.

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Manawatu Standard

Ashhurst fire siren appeal dilemma for council

The Fire Service Commission's appeal against a Palmerston North City Council planning decision that could silence the Ashhurst fire siren could be resolved out of court.

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The New Zealand Herald

Commonwealth Games: Silver in shot put and hammer throw

New Zealand made it double silver at Hampden Park this morning, with shot putter Tom Walsh and hammer thrower Julia Ratcliffe each finishing second.

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Stuff.co.nz

Rents in Chch close to levels in Auckland

Christchurch is becoming one of the most expensive places in New Zealand to be a tenant, with the average rent only $20 a week cheaper than in Auckland.

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The New Zealand Herald

Takeover fever strikes NZX

The takeover bids launched for two NZX-listed firms yesterday could signal a new phase of heightened acquisition activity on the local sharemarket as companies take advantage of relatively low interest rates to fund business purchases and increase revenue, say analysts.

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The New Zealand Herald

Admirers pay homage to visionary of conservation

Former Auckland commissioner of Crown Lands Darcy O'Brien, who has died aged 96, made at least 40 separate property purchases.

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The New Zealand Herald

Expat Kiwi 'gutted' by death of only son

The only child of a New Zealander living in California has died in a motorcycle crash, about a kilometre away from the mechanics who were to have fixed the bike.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)

Stuff.co.nz

So-called dog buried in grave is actually a horse

For decades the South Taranaki District Council has believed a dog was buried in a human grave in the Hawera Cemetery.

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Dominion Post

Woman pleads guilty of forging medical certificate

A woman's indignation at police checking she was sticking to her bail conditions was based on a forged medical certificate, police say.

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The New Zealand Herald

Hammer attack on dad

The 23-year-old alleged attacker is in a critical condition after driving himself to City Medical on Wellesley Rd. The father, a 33-year-old forestry worker who asked not to be named, said he was asleep upstairs in his Mcvay St home in Napier South when his wife answered the front door.

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Wall Street Journal

Oil Prospectors Shift Back to Wealthy Lands

WELLINGTON, New Zealand-In this land of towering peaks and gurgling streams, Simon Bridges wants to be lord of the rigs.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Booze factor in 40 per cent of arrests

Constable Chris Muir writes up a ticket for a youth caught in possession of alcohol in an alcohol-free zone in Wellington.

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Stuff.co.nz

Te Aroha offers Waikato nearby escape

But the town aims to become New Zealand's number one boutique destination, according to my enthusiastic host Jillian O'Neill.

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The New Zealand Herald

Kiwi killed in gunfight

A young soldier killed in a firefight with Hamas gunmen in the southern Gaza Strip was born in New Zealand - and his family had planned to return here before he and his sister reached the age of military conscription in Israel.

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