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11 hrs ago | Southland Times

In chocolate Kiwis trust

Local chocolate maker Whittaker's has again raised the bar, being named New Zealand's most trusted brand for the third year in a row.

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12 hrs ago | Dominion Post

Lobbying by mayors led to ban on legal highs

A nationwide mayoral revolt against legal highs put immense pressure on the Government to ban the drugs outright, newly released documents show.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

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Mentor programme removes barriers for young drivers

A new driver mentor programme was launched in Christchurch today aimed at helping young learner drivers to get their restricted licence.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Stan Walker to release new single in Te Reo Maori

It's been 30 years since New Zealand had its last Te Reo Maori hit with Poi E in 1984 but rising star Stan Walker is hoping his catchy new single will change that.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Dominion Post

Mayor runs for #gigatownporirua

Towns across New Zealand are competing for a chance to be the Chorus showcase town for ultra-fast broadband - the five towns with most points at the end of September will be reset to zero and compete for the top spot.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Daily Mail

Man who suffered eight broken ribs, a collapsed lung and had...

Man who suffered eight broken ribs, a collapsed lung and had internal bleeding was treated with PAINKILLERS after he fell off a ladder... and died two days later during his own birthday party A New Zealand man who died two days after falling from a ladder outside his home had his injuries 'seriously underestimated' according to an independent ... (more)

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

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Recreation helps resettlement

More than forty young people with a Refugee background are experiencing new sports in Lower Hutt, Wellington and Porirua this week.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

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Brad Shields and Miranda Harcourt join campaign to save dolphins

News from WWF NZ Wellington rugby player Brad Shields and actress Miranda Harcourt are among New Zealanders from the worlds of sport, music, art and business who are calling for politicians to save the last 55 Maui's dolphins.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Pride of NZ: 'If it weren't for Matamaru ... we could've lost family'

Bravery & Heroism category: As smoke filled the house and a fire in the kitchen rapidly began to spread, Matamaru Rere ran towards the screams of her young son, niece and nephew.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

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Jump on board! Free night buses to five galleries to celebrate Matariki

News from City Gallery Wellington City Gallery is delighted to be a part of Matariki Wellington - a region-wide arts festival welcoming the Maori New Year with events and exhibitions throughout July.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Kiwiblog

Labour has as much support as Rob Ford

To be fair, I doubt Cunliffe has ever seen crack, much less smoked itAs for some of the others in that motley band across the aisles Porirua mayor Nick Leggett describes himself as "a life-long Labour supporter".

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

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Matariki, a great time for giving

Matariki, also known as the Maori New Year, begins 28 June this year. Matariki is the Maori name for the cluster of stars known as the Pleiades, and traditionally it signals the beginning of the Maori New Year, when the cluster of stars appear in the pre-dawn sky looking north-east in late May/early June.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014

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2014 Pacific Dance Artist in Residence Comes to a Close

The Pacific Dance Artist in Residence is in its fifth year and this year Cook Islands master dance artist Tuaine-Nurse Tamarua Robati ONZM, MEd , BA , Dip Teach, Dip TESL worked with high school students from the Porirua area over a two-month period to create several dance works.

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Mon Jun 23, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Interest rates cited as drag on mall landlord

Morningstar has released a bearish analysis of giant landlord Kiwi Income Property Trust, citing rising interest rates, the potential for retail spending to fall but for building costs to escalate.

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More choice for students with partnership between Whitireia and WelTec

Joint Media Statement Whitireia and WelTec's Choice Protocol partnership is providing students with more study options across the Wellington region.

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