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3 hrs ago | Southland Times

Shock as roof ripped from house

A Matamata couple heard a thunderous clap before watching in horror as the roof of their house was ripped off during this week's storm.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

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Proactive response to Taupo erosion

Waikato Regional Council will be actively encouraging land owners to take an even more proactive response to managing erosion issues around Taupo.

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The New Zealand Herald

Bureaucratic hurdles mean few parents get paid to care for disabled children

A 13-year legal battle by parents seeking the right to be paid caregivers for their disabled adult children has ended in bitterness, with only a handful of parents being paid.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Southland Times

Big plans for farm

The new owners of Taranaki's landmark Onetai Station want to realise its potential as a beef and sheep farm.

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Severe Weather Warning in Thames Coromandel

Heavy rain and winds continue to batter the Coromandel. At this stage no severe flooding or slips have been reported.

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Coromandel road closures prompt Police warning on travel

Senior Sergeant Pete Van De Wetering of the Waikato District Command Centre said as at 12.45pm a number of popular holiday routes are closed.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

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Coromandel electorate grows in logical changes

Coromandel MP Scott Simpson has welcomed people who will join the electorate from Waikato, as part of changes to electoral boundaries.

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South Island's biggest horse trials this weekend

Dozens of horses and riders from around the country are flocking to Christchurch this weekend for the South Island Three Day Event, the final competition on the southern eventing calendar.

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Southland Times

Reg, 91, having time of his life

Cambridge's Reg Rye has skydived from 4500 metres in Taupo, taken a glider flight in Matamata and has now become the oldest rider on the Avantidrome's books.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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ANZAC Day a " an opportunity to pay tribute to Kiwi heroes

Coromandel MP Scott Simpson will join Paeroa's Dawn Service this ANZAC day to honour New Zealand's servicemen and women.

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Waikato Times

Mayors: Divided we stand, united we fall

The proposal by the New Zealand Property Council would, if successful, amalgamate the Waikato District, Waipa District, Matamata-Piako District, Hamilton City and parts of the Otorohanga, South Waikato and Waitomo Districts into one unitary authority.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Waikato Times

Motorcyle racing industry introduces drug and alcohol testing

TRAGIC: Lance Lowe's mother, Kay, centre, was supported at the Hamilton Coroner's Court hearing by friends Katrina Richards and Dave Aro.

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Southland Times

Anti-abortion protesters upset

A group of anti-abortion protesters that have picketed Thames Hospital every Friday for 18 months are upsetting and targeting vulnerable people, say Waikato District Health Board staff.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Queen moved by royal tour request

TENS of thousands of people are expected to line northern suburb streets for the royal tour's "significant" visit to Adelaide, resulting from lengthy lobbying.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Kate goes fact-finding on hospice care in New Zealand

The Duchess of Cambridge carried out her first solo engagement Saturday on her New Zealand tour for a fact-finding visit to a children's hospice where she told the curious youngsters that even royals have to eat all their vegetables.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

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Prince William and Kate Middleton Share the Look of Love After Landing

The royal tour continues! Prince William and Kate Middleton landed in Hamilton, New Zealand, on Saturday, fresh-faced and ready to embark on a day filled with solo appearances.

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Waikato Times

Tree spits out 'fire balls' after lightning strike

Linesmen have described seeing great balls of fire shooting up out of a tree that was struck by one of 700 bolts of lightning over the Waikato-Bay of Plenty overnight.

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Stuff.co.nz

Rain yet to bring farmers any joy

Some parched North Island pastures received good rainfall today, but many farmers are waiting to see if more falls forecast next week arrive before they start celebrating.

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Dominion Post

Tsunami line proves no bar to a good house price

THE THIN BLUE LINE: The family home of Tom Dunn, with his son Eddie , 2, falls into the tsunami evacuation zone.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Southland Times

Historic wharf to be restored

Heritage site: Blocks from the 1838 stone wharf at Ferry Landing, seen behind the ferry, are to be recovered from the seabed and restored to their original position.

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