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Make the 2015 New Zealander of the Year a local

Thames Coromandel District Mayor Glenn Leach today challenged local residents to nominate someone to be New Zealander of the Year.

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Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Infrastructure report: Making a big contribution

McConnell Dowell managing director Roger McRae says his firm has played a role in three of New Zealand's largest infrastructure projects: the $500 million Te Mihi geothermal power plant for Contact Energy; the $1.4 billion Waterview Connection project and the Christchurch horizontal infrastructure rebuild.

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Stuff.co.nz

Compensation boosts Contact's profit

The election looms as the dominant force unsettling Contact Energy, despite the electricity retailer announcing the conclusion of major capital expenditure and a focus on dividends, analysts say.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Scoop

Parking rules out for review

We've worked with our Community Boards on appropriate parking controls around the Coromandel, and now have a revised draft bylaw for our communities to check over and let us know their feedback.

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Stuff.co.nz

Lucky escape as car smashes into tree

DRIVER OK: Police are assessing whether charges will be laid against the driver of this vehicle, which crashed in Te Aroha on Saturday.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Waikato Times

Young scientist spotlights bats

A 12-year-old "batman" has confirmed Cambridge has its own urban population of rare bats - a question experts have long been in the dark over.

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Waikato Times

No sale - hands off our land, say most Kiwis

The latest Stuff.co.nz/Ipsos poll suggests three-quarters of voters say it should be made harder for foreign investors to buy large tracts of farmland, while just under a quarter say it should not.

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The New Zealand Herald

Foreign land sales: the facts

As politicians trade claims over overseas interests buying more New Zealand farmland, Geoff Cumming goes in search of hard numbers It is undoubtedly higher than the 2 per cent of rural land figure Prime Minister John Key drew on when attempting last week to defuse the row over the Chinese bid for Lochinver Station near Taupo.

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Malaysian National News Agency

New Zealand University Launches Scholarship Fund For Students From Asia

Malaysia is one of 12 Asian countries whose students can apply for financial aid from the NZ$1-million international scholarship fund of the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Neatorama

This McDonald's Is Inside an Airplane

Kjb, a writer for Jaunted, encountered this unique restaurant while traveling in New Zealand.

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NBR Newsroom

Opinion: Yet more political grandstanding over foreign ownership

Democracy is a very fine thing, yet is worth dying for, and it is humbling to think of all those who have.

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Stuff.co.nz

Burglary spree in Waikato

And commercial drivers may hold the key to tracking the perpetrators down, Senior Sergeant Andrew O'Reilly, of the Waikato District Command Centre, said.

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Stuff.co.nz

Pregnant woman hurt in crash

A pregnant woman was injured when the car she was travelling in hit black ice south of Taupo this morning.

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The City Wire

Bentonville earns international recognition for its mountain trails

The International Mountain Bike Association recently announced the cities and trails that achieved Ride Center recognition and Bentonville was on the list along with Sun Valley, Idaho; Livigno, Italy and Taupo, New Zealand.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Waikato Times

Regional council get tips on economic growth

Waikato regional councillors were all ears as a trio of economic development advocates from Auckland and Tauranga outlined their tips for success - including the benefits of good sandpit etiquette.

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Waikato Times

Power station gets official opening

Wairakei's new $623 million geothermal power station has been supplying power to thousands of homes since October but it will officially be opened by the Deputy Prime Minister, Bill English, today.

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Wanderlust Festival: Mindful Living Festival Downunder

Two huge celebrations at breath-taking venues will offer unforgettable yoga, awesome music, intriguing speakers, delicious organics, eco-living, outdoor adventure and more: Wanderlust Festival , the fast-growing global yoga lifestyle event, follows-up its hugely successful 2014 downunder launch series in Melbourne, Auckland and Sydney with ... (more)

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Waikato Times

Father charged with wounding baby

A man accused of wounding his four-week-old son swore at police and security staff before being granted interim name suppression at the Morrinsville District Court today.

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The New Zealand Herald

Brian Rudman: Politicians banging on about China miss point

It was just a matter of time before someone pushed the yellow peril button for Election 2014.

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Earthworks winners highlight improvements

Three new awards for environmentally sensitive earthworks projects in Waikato reflect a need to recognise the improved effort the industry has put into protecting water quality from the effects of sediment.

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