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8 hrs ago | Scoop

Smart digital investment transforms local economies

Digital investment can have a significant impact on a community, but funds need to be used in a targeted way through smart investment to deliver economic results.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Scoop

PQ 1. Inflation-Government Measures to Address

Volume:700;Page:1. Text is subject to correction.] 1. Hon PHIL HEATLEY to the Minister of Finance : What measures is the Government taking to help control inflation for New Zealand families? Hon BILL ENGLISH : Among a number of sensible economic measures, the Government has maintained practical and predictable monetary policy in the hands of an ... (more)

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Scoop

Large amount of meth found at an address near Whangarei

Police located some methamphetamine worth more than $100,000 during a search warrant at an address north of Whangarei yesterday.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Maori Battalion hero dies

The death of Whakahoro Te Whata, 96, leaves just 18 survivors from the almost 3600 men who served overseas with the battalion between 1940 and 1945.

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Dominion Post

Labour to announce boost for regions

Labour leader David Cunliffe will try to seize back the initiative today when he announces plans for a fund for economic development projects in the regions.

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The New Zealand Herald

Farmer denies he added to flooding

Evan Smeath says this channel he cut in a Hikurangi Swamp stopbank did not affect other farmers - but some down stream disagree.Photo/Tania Newman Hukerenui farmer Evan Smeath was late last week filling the channel he had cut in a Hikurangi Swamp drainage scheme stopbank, claiming the action he had taken to drain ponded flood water from his and ... (more)

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Kayaker dies at Northland waterfall

A man from the Czech Republic is dead after he went over a raging Whangarei waterfall in a kayak during torrential conditions yesterday.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Scoop

Clean-up continues in Northland after heavy overnight rain

Graeme MacDonald, spokesman for the Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group, said while there had been a number of issues - including slips and flooding which had partially blocked State Highway One near the Brynderwyn Hill for several hours - the region appeared to have emerged without significant further damage.

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The New Zealand Herald

Jail time looms for flood death party host

The host of last weekend's ill-fated Northland party where a Wellington mum drowned is facing jail for his role in an organised drug syndicate.

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The New Zealand Herald

Torrential rain causes slips and power cuts

A car was swept away and houses flooded as torrential rain battered Northland for a second straight week.

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Manawatu Evening Standard

Wild weather hits the north

He said police patrols and contractors were out in force, trying to clear the roads and direct traffic in the affected areas, which included Wellsford, Waipu, Ruakaka and Maungatapere.

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Manawatu Evening Standard

Storms on the way and the warmest winter on record

Northland could be in for another bout of severe weather over the next 24 hours with MetService predicting strong easterlies, heavy rain and thunderstorms.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

NBR Newsroom

OPINION: Rural roading bribe poorly aimed

When the government announced that rural areas would get more roading money I initially thought, "That's good, they've been listening to where the money comes from."

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Scoop

More rain, wind and possible further flooding for Northland

Northlanders are again being warned to prepare for gale force winds, heavy rain and the possibility of further flooding as a low crosses the region today and tomorrow.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Scoop

Mayoral Relief Fund to help those most in need

A Mayoral Relief Fund has been established to assist Whangarei District residents who have suffered hardship as a result of the July 2014 storm.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Scoop

Looming State Highway reopening a key recovery step

Northland's recovery from the storm which battered it is poised to reach an important milestone shortly with confirmation today a key, slip-affected section of State Highway One is now expected to reopen on Saturday.

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The New Zealand Herald

Kids' footy jerseys snatched

Zarah and Alexis Thomson, 7, in their Waitemata Rugby Team jerseys. Fifteen were stolen from a car outside a Tikipunga business.

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Scoop

New high-spec vehicle takes drug testing into the forest

Whangarei, 16 July 2014: Moves to help keep workplaces safe and drug free have been given a boost with a new state-of-the-art, 4WD mobile drug testing van in Northland.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Meat-cleaver gang member caught

Northland police have nabbed a gang member, allegedly involved in a meat-cleaver attack, who had been on the run for five months.

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Scoop

Government Northland recovery assistance progressing well

The Government expects to contribute millions of dollars in funding towards the Northland recovery and response costs, Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye says.

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