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30 min ago | Waikato Times

Model plane heads up, up, up and away

A modeller who watched helplessly as his $2500 radio-controlled aeroplane climbed out of sight says it could have come down anywhere in Waikato. Stuart Lightfoot's 2.8m blue and white semi-scale model never came home after a transmitter malfunction during a flight on September 10. Lightfoot, of Te Aroha, said the plane was based on aircraft from the 1930s and he bought it seven years ago after his wife passed away.

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7 hrs ago | Scoop

MYOB adds Miraka data feeds to rural network

New Zealand's leading accounting solutions provider MYOB has boosted its rural service with the addition of data feeds from Miraka Limited . Miraka is a Maori-owned dairy company located near Taupo which processes whole milk powder for sale in Vietnam, China, Middle East and South America.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

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New appointments at Dairy Women's Network

The organisation has most recently acquired an events manager in Kym Gibson of Hamilton and a third regional convenor coordinator in Megan Edmeades of Manawaru . Creating environments and experiences that resonate is a passion for Gibson, and something she is looking forward to fulfilling at the organisation's 30-plus annual events.

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Mint Secures Partnership with Te Tumu Paeroa

Mint Asset Management is pleased to advise that it has entered into an agreement with Te Tumu Paeroa - an independent professional trustee organisation that manages Maori land and assets. This move will enable Te Tumu Paeroa to invest in funds managed by Mint Asset Management.

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Auckland Homeshow Expo a chance to promote the Coromandel

The Auckland Homeshow Expo was an opportunity for our Council to help promote the Coromandel as the best place to come and either live, work or play. We arranged for an " OPPORTUNITY COROMANDEL" stand at the Homeshow at the Greenlane Convention Centre, which tens of thousands of people visit over the five-day duration.

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Waikato Times

National ruling over Coromandel

The voters' habits in the Coromandel electorate are as blue as the waters that lap against the peninsula's shore. A journey through the main centres on the peninsula found the National Party and its candidate are still the most popular.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Food bag idea takes off

Every fortnight, Emma Sinclair and Kristen Staines put their heads together in Emma's Cambridge kitchen and get cracking on developing a clutch of new recipes. On the morning that we visits, the pair are cooking dishes for spring.

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Manawatu Evening Standard

Residents dig deep to oppose mining plan

OPPOSITION: Crown Hill resident Mark Beach speaks to protesters near the start of the Karangahake Gorge, Crown Hill Bridge Rd. But he's got a new one that nobody wants, New Talisman Gold Mines, who was last month given the green light to begin mining around 600 tonnes of ore a month. The mining company has received consent from not only the Department of Conservation but also the Hauraki District Council, to the aggravation of local residents.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Waikato Times

Tide turns on mooring fees

A decision this week by the council's strategy and policy committee follows concern about the need to get a fresh consent for moorings in Zoned Mooring Areas after their current ones expire, as well as the proposed costs. A new $485 fee for a 15-year consent particularly riled the boat owners, who condemned it as a revenue-grabbing move by the council.

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Stuff.co.nz

Just kidding around - sometimes

IN THEIR ELEMENT: Kevin Phillips and partner Pam Limmer are rearing kid goats for a new goat milking venture at Egmont Village. A new goat-milking venture being established at Egmont Village will bring to 10 the number of Taranaki herds supplying the Hamilton-based Dairy Goat Co-operative.

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Waikato Times

'Bonnie and Clyde' robbery couple jailed

HAURAKI HEIST: Lovers Mark Anthony Marriott and Lucy-Ann Ross will spend the next five years behind bars after holding up two service stations. They were Hauraki's pale imitation of Bonnie and Clyde and now they're both where they belong - behind bars.

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The New Zealand Herald

Clear signals from CEOs on FDI issue

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig touched a nerve with voters when he revealed Crafar farms' buyer Shanghai Pengxin was about to add the Lochinver Station near Taupo to its portfolio. Foreign direct investment, particularly when land is involved, is a political hot potato.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

NZ havens rank with world's best

Three New Zealand luxury lodges have been named among the world's "Top 20 International Hideaways" in the prestigious Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report . Christchurch's Otahuna Lodge is second, behind Eden Rock in St Barthelemy in the French West Indies, while Taupo's Huka Lodge is ninth and Blanket Bay , near Glenorchy, is ranked 16th in the report's 2014 list of favourite lodges, hotels and resorts as voted by its readers.

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Iwi to fight Karangahake Gorge mining

While the company says it's a step on the way to renewed production from the historic mining area, anti-mining advocates say it shouldn't be happening in such a sensitive area. The Conservation Department has authorised the company to enter and operate its Talisman mine permit, allowing the extraction of 600 tonnes of ore a month in a trial mining project.

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Waikato Times

Glass a day keeps Greens away

Piako farmer Stuart King has hit back at pollution claims by giving the Waihou River at Te Aroha a good old-fashioned taste test to prove its purity. Yesterday the 28-year dairyman from Elstow drank a couple of glasses of river water at the boat ramp, proclaiming it "very refreshing".

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Waikato Times

Shooting victims honoured in silence

IN REMEMBRANCE: Hamilton police officers and staff gathered in the carpark of Hamilton District Command Centre to remember the Ashburton shooting victims. Waikato police officers joined thousands of state services staff around the country who took time to remember the two women killed at the Ashburton WINZ office.

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Southland Times

We're New Zealand's quiet achievers

For the past few months I've been catching up and chatting to politicians from all walks of life, across the political spectrum at both a local government and national government level for my FreeFM Radio Show, Paul The Other One. It's been an interesting experience trying to find out about the people behind the politics, hearing horror stories off air and little snippets the public don't know about - like how MPs had to flatten tyres on Robert Muldoon's car the night he announced the schnapps election in the 80s to stop the PM from drink-driving.

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Handling Auckland's growth implications for Waikato

The growth of Auckland could have pluses and minuses for Waikato, with the region needing to be ready to meet challenges and take up the opportunities its presents. That's a key theme of a report on recent council-commissioned research presented today to Waikato Regional Council's strategy and policy committee.

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Hamilton artist honoured for colourful outlook

As a teenager with Asperger's Syndrome Yaniv Janson felt isolated. That was until he discovered art.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

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More New Zealanders on super than self-employed

More people are now receiving New Zealand superannuation or the veterans pension than are earning income from self-employment or business, according to census results released by Statistics New Zealand today. "Almost 17 percent of adults say they've received New Zealand super or a veterans pension.

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