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Marsden Maritime lifts annual profit 24% as Northport cargo rises, asset sales

Net profit rose to $8.33 million, or 20.18 cents per share, in the 12 months ended June 30, from $6.73 million, or 16.31 cents, a year earlier, the Whangarei-based company said in a statement.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Trouble spot: Three horses shot

Three horses on a stretch of rural Northland road have been shot by an animal control officer as authorities take a tough line on wandering stock.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

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Celebrity Judge for Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge

One of the high profile judges from TVNZ's newest cooking show will join the judging panel for the final of Junior Masterchef at MIT in September.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

NZFirst's demotion of Williams rankled

New Zealand First faced protests over its demotion of MP Andrew Williams, with one Auckland electorate committee appearing to threaten to withdraw its support.

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Stuff.co.nz

Kiwi nurses on Ebola front line

New Zealand Red Cross nurses fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone are unable to work inside the hospital where they are based because it is too dangerous.

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The New Zealand Herald

Brian Rudman: Fluoridation debate drowned out by dirty tricks

Talk about bad timing. In a battle for the media -- and prime ministerial -- attention, the thumbs-up for water fluoridation from John Key's chief science adviser was always going to lose out to an expose on the past antics of Mr Key's dirty tricks team.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

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Surgeons receive prestigious Australasian College Award

Mr Jeremy St Clair Gathercole and Mr Peter Britten Milsom were recipients of the Outstanding Service to the Community Award at the recent Northland Health Sector Awards.

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NBR Newsroom

NZ Refining pushing hard to shave $4m off likely annual loss

A combination of cost cutting, more efficient processing and one-off market factors should limit New Zealand Refining's [NZX: NZR ] expected loss for the year to around $23 million, instead of the $27 million it would otherwise face, says managing director Sjoerd Post.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

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Calling for Applications for $7,500 Agricultural Scholarship

Whangarei A&P Society's annual Agricultural Scholarship is now open. With $7,500 available to assist students with study costs, over a three year period, students choosing to study agriculture next year should be applying for scholarship funding now.

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"Just Massive" Ngātiwai teen says of Baseball World Cup

It is back to more routine matters like studies for Aotea Parata, Northland's sole member in the New Zealand Under15 baseball team who returned home to Whangarei last Friday However, the Ngatiwai teenager says he wouldn't change a thing in what has been a transformational year for him.

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The New Zealand Herald

Welcome to NZ Fashion Week

To mark the beginning of New Zealand Fashion Week today, one new designer will launch her label from Auckland's Sky Tower.

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The New Zealand Herald

Rain likely to usher in spring

Recent days have been so clear, Mt Ruapehu has been visible from Hamilton. Here it's seen from Till's Lookout, Dinsdale, Hamilton.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Dominion Post

Northland embarrass Wellington in NPC blowout

In previous years this would have been a shock upset, but after a first-up home defeat to a youthful Waikato side, another loss for the Lions, their first against Northland since 2000, was never out of the question in Whangarei.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Company deeply sorry over 'kia ora'

The chief executive of the KiwiYo company says he is deeply sorry that a Whangarei teenager quit her job after she was told not to greet customers with a traditional "kia ora".

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The Otago Daily Times

'Gutsy' paraplegic loved life by Alps

The family of the 53-year-old man who died in a fire in Wanaka, early on Thursday has described his remarkable life as a ''gutsy'', hitchhiking paraplegic.

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Let's sort this out – Human Rights Commission

A Whangarei woman allegedly censured for greeting customers with Kia ora can get in touch with the Human Rights Commission says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy.

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KiwiYo CEO "Deeply Sorry" Over Whangarei Staff Member

Following the news that a member of staff at a KiwiYo franchise in Whangarei has left her job after having been prohibited from using the greeting "Kia Ora" instead using of the officially scripted version in the staff training manual.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

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Public views sought on bus service review, fare increase

The community is being asked to help drive a review designed to ensure Whangarei's public bus service meets the city's needs over the next five to 10 years - including a possible 10 percent increase in ticket prices from mid-2016.

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$8.6M Kotuku detention dam project to begin in earnest

Construction on a massive stormwater detention dam designed to better protect Whangarei's central business district from damaging floods will be underway in earnest within weeks.

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Council Amalgamations Still Bad Deal

Northland, Bay of Plenty, and Wellington ratepayers should not be seduced into accepting the amalgamation of their Councils by a recent amendment to legislation allowing for local boards not community boards, Chris Leitch, Democrats for Social Credit regional development spokesman, and Whangarei candidate said today.

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