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8 hrs ago | Dominion Post

Councillor faces censure over dam claims

A Hawke's Bay regional councillor is facing possible censure after claiming other councillors wanted the proposed Ruataniwha dam "at any cost".

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13 hrs ago | Manawatu Evening Standard

Patient no-shows sqaunder millions

Tens of thousands of patients are failing to show up for their appointments every year, costing the public health system millions.

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15 hrs ago | Scoop

Unison Announces Solid Result for 2013/14 Year

Hawke's Bay consumer-owned lines company, Unison Networks, today announced a solid result for the 2013/14 financial year, declaring a $9.446 million dividend for its shareholders, the Hawke's Bay Power Consumers' Trust.

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19 hrs ago | Scoop

Cell phone evidence a first

Evidence gathered solely from a cell phone has been used for the first time to convict a Hastings man for possessing child sexual abuse pictures.

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23 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Patrol cars just got more colourful

Hawke's Bay Road Policing received three red and orange police cars this week, as part of a national roll-out to increase motorists' awareness of police.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Political sign defacement 'work of idle vandals'

A billboard featuring Prime Minister John Key, put up by Tukituki MP Craig Foss on Karamu Rd North, is among the latest to suffer a vandalism attack.

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The Press On-Line

ECan failing on smog limits

Environment Canterbury is on a ministerial list of councils that will probably not achieve the required standard of air quality, even after its unpopular clampdown on older-style log burners and thermal imaging of suspect chimneys.

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Dominion Post

Councils to lobby on super-cities

The country's town and district councils agreed this week to lobby the Government for protection from region-wide referendums that might favour super-cities.

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Scoop

Student Film Maker Wins National Award

Nudging 40, Ali has tried teacher training, studied opera singing, worked at dark tourism attractions and thrown herself into local amateur theatre.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Scoop

PQ 12. Local Government Reforms-Commentary

Volume:700;Page:9. Text is subject to correction.] 12. Su'a WILLIAM SIO to the Minister of Local Government : Did the Deputy Mayor of Napier, Mrs Fay White, raise with her recently at a public meeting that the issue of local government amalgamation should be taken seriously by National during this general election; if so, what were her specific ... (more)

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Hawke's Bay's "Big Easy" makes shortlist

The Big Easy cycle event has been announced as a finalist in the 2014 New Zealand Association of Event Professionals awards for 'Best Partnership for an event.'

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Southland Times

Police shooting still unresolved

Police accidentally fired their guns eight times between 2010 and 2013 - but it is still unclear what caused them to accidentally shoot a Hastings man during an arrest last year.

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Scoop

Questions and Answers - July 23

Prime Minister-Statements on Regional Development 1. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by all his statements on regional development; if so, is the real median weekly income for all people in the Gisborne/Hawke's Bay region, according to the New Zealand Income Survey, higher or lower now than when he took office? Rt Hon JOHN ... (more)

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

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PQ 4. Regional Economies-Economic and Social Inequality

Volume:700;Page:5. Text is subject to correction.] 4. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance : Does he agree that there are growing gaps among the regions of New Zealand, making the economy and society increasingly unbalanced; if not, why not? Hon BILL ENGLISH : No, I do not agree with that.

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The New Zealand Herald

I'm not the anonymous Cunliffe critic

Prime Minister John Key has accused Napier Labour candidate Stuart Nash of being a party source quoted in a newspaper article making highly critical comments about Labour leader David Cunliffe.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Otago Daily Times

Hastings service station fire terrifies bystanders

Hastings Fire Brigade senior station officer Jamie Nichol said the Fire Service was called to a burning truck on the forecourt of the Caltex service station on Omahu Rd, about 11.15am yesterday.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

NZ@Noon: Seals invade Northland roads

Some stories that are making headlines across the regions today include: Hungry, resting and abandoned seals are turning up along Northland roads, after 72 years a Hawke's Bay mystery has been solved and who is Bay of Plenty's new Lotto winner? A Hawke's Bay pilot's mysterious disappearance during World War II left his family guessing for 72 years ... (more)

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Magical weather lamp sends viewers to cloud nine

Is it a lamp, a work of art, a piece of furniture, or a magical prop from a science fiction film? It's all that, and better yet, it's the brainchild of a Kiwi inventor who has stunned New York with his interactive lamp that mimics thunderclouds.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Southland Times

Nod sought for harvest labour

Growers want to bring in 10,000 seasonal workers a year and expect to hear in the coming week if they will be able to.

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Southland Times

Sam can't wag his tail

A giant metal dog built by Weta Workshop has been found after it was stolen - but it is missing its tail.

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