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11 hrs ago | Scoop

Final Submission Numbers on Proposed District Plan

Our District Plan team are now summarising all the submissions and the summary of decisions requested, which will be publicly notified at the end of May. "We've found through processing the submissions that they affect all of the Plan , excluding some public works designations and statutory acknowledgements," says District Plan Manager Leigh ... (more)

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15 hrs ago | Southland Times

Lest we forget

Dawn Parade and Service, 6am. Assemble 5.30am in Knox St for march to Hamilton Cenotaph, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East.

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16 hrs ago | Scoop

Karangahake Gorge Road -Road Crash/congestion

Police are attending a Truck and trailor that has flipped on the Karangahape Gorge Road 18 kilometres east of Paeroa.

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Yesterday | The New Zealand Herald

Life ban for punching referee

A former ITM Cup rugby player has received a life ban from the code after punching a referee in the head at a game.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

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V8 history in the making at Pukekohe

Jason Bargwanna is out to make history when the New Zealand V8 Touring Car Championship concludes at Pukekohe's ITM 500 meeting this weekend.

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Earthquake bill could unnecessarily sting Waikato

The Waikato Mayoral Forum is warning local Waikato communities could individually face multi-million dollar expenditure to comply with "excessive" new earthquake legislation being promoted by the Government.

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The Otago Daily Times

Push to free up Easter trading

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean is changing tack in her bid to allow commercial trading at Easter in tourist towns like Wanaka.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

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Council helping with big post-storm clean-up near Te Aroha

Waikato Regional Council staff and contractors are expected to spend several weeks helping landowners near Te Aroha deal with the aftermath of Cyclone Ita, which hit the Coromandel and surrounding areas just before Easter.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

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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Horsetalk

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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