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3 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Crafar farms buyers in new $70 million land deal

Chinese company Shanghai Pengxin has confirmed that it is aiming to buy a $70 million farm in the central North Island, which would be the second-largest foreign purchase of New Zealand land.

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3 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Craig's Chinese farm deal reveal

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has thrown another racially sensitive issue into the election campaign, using a public event today to criticise the potential sale of the North Island's largest farm on the market to a Chinese company.

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3 hrs ago | Southland Times

'More like once every two years'

An extreme "once-in-100-years" weather event is likely to strike somewhere in the Waikato region at least once every couple of years.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

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Waterways Super Special Stage brings rally into Whitianga

An afternoon spectator Super Special Stage will bring the spectacular action of rallying into the township of Whitianga for the VINZ Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel on Saturday 23rd August.

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The New Zealand Herald

Craig's Chinese farm deal reveal

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has thrown another racially-sensitive issue into the election campaign, using a public event today to criticise the potential sale of the North Island's largest farm on the market to a Chinese company.

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Southland Times

MP doubts Rich List relevance

His estimated $50 million net worth landed him 163rd equal in the National Business Review Rich List 2014 released yesterday.

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Waikato Times

Farmers market rates Hamilton honey

The awards celebrated the "real heroes and champions" of regional food production with high-profile chefs Julie Biuso and Hestor Guy getting to sample the best of what New Zealand farmers' markets had on offer.

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Southland Times

'More like once every two years'

An extreme "once-in-100-years" weather event is likely to strike somewhere in the Waikato region at least once every couple of years.

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The New Zealand Herald

No joke, Hamilton's 150 years old

Hamilton has long been the butt of jokes, and famous Hamiltonians have shared some of the jibes they hear most, as well as their first memories of the city as it marks its first 150 years.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

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Taupo nitrogen monitoring deed approved

Waikato Regional Council has today agreed to adopt and sign a deed for the long-term monitoring of the world-leading Lake Taupo Protection Project.

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Sheep milk - better for ewe

Sheep milk holds out the promise of being a potential money maker for New Zealand farmers, with the bonus of a lower ecological impact.

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Southland Times

Kiwi House invests in makeover

A half a million dollar upgrade to the famed Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park is set to bring the feathered attraction into the 21st century.

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WOW Finalist in NZAEP Awards

Wanaka: One of New Zealand's largest and longest running events has been named as a finalist in the New Zealand Association of Event Professionals Awards.

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Claire McGowan appointed new CEO of SODA Inc.

Claire is an accomplished director, with experience in the venture capital and investment banking industries.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

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Waikato regiona s supreme homes revealed

A new home in Hamilton and a renovation in Whangamata have been named this year's finest Waikato homes, winning Supreme Awards in the Waikato Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.

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Southland Times

Rich legacy of first settlement

HISTORY LAID BARE: Otago University archeologist Richard Walter, far right, shows deputy vice-chancellor Richard Blaikie, left, and Rangitane member Kevin Abbott one of the site she is keen to excavate next in Marlborough.

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The New Zealand Herald

Mid-town site with many options

A 14ha block in the centre of Putaruru is for sale, and the local council sees it as a part of its revitalising plan.

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Stuff.co.nz

Who fumbled the ball?

The organisations behind a now-cancelled ball for Hamilton are scratching their heads about why tickets didn't sell, but some onlookers have been quicker to offer possibilities.

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Newspaper apologises after using picture of Jackass star instead of soldier

A New Zealand newspaper has apologised after using a picture of late Jackass star Ryan Dunn instead of a fallen New-Zealand born Israel Defence Force soldier.

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Regional council committed to coastal co-operation

Waikato Regional Council says it is committed to working closely with Thames-Coromandel District Council and local communities to manage coastal hazard risks, such as erosion and flooding, in the face of any increased sea level and climate change pressures.

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