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21 hrs ago | Southland Times

'Hair-raising' near miss sparks alarm

Central city courier van driver Robin Thomsen spends each work day rolling in and out of businesses in Waikato's busiest streets and last Monday's fatal collision between a separate courier company's van and rider Margaret Pouw hit home.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Coromandel: A mid-winter marvel

Dish after dish of oysters, mussels, flounder so fresh it was jumping out of its batter, and hot fresh chips were coming our way.

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The New Zealand Herald

Five of the best Coromandel secrets

Hug a Coromandel kauri survivor. Only a few stands of the trees survived the area's extensive deforestation.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Home Gardening, Home

The New Zealand Herald

Tina Shaw: Ripples in a pond

Tina Shaw talks to Rebecca Barry Hill about her connection to provincial New Zealand and why she is drawn to dark crime.

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Waikato Times

Blog swaps cycle incident for rape

Waikato police are appalled by a blog post which altered a news article about a fatal cycle accident to read like a story about rape, but the author says victim-blaming is the link between the two.

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Manawatu Standard

War memento goes for a spin

A World War I aircraft propeller, smuggled to Horowhenua by mail in 1919, has been returned for a project to preserve its engineering history.

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Related Topix: Aircraft, Sopwith Aircraft, Sopwith Camel, Military Aircraft, Oceania, New Zealand, World News,

Thu Jul 10, 2014

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Tourism New Zealand News

Film industry's New Zealand love affair is well documented with picture perfect landscapes capturing the imagination of film stars, producers and movie-goers the world over The ICC Cricket World Cup trophy is making its way around the world, visiting countries taking part in the highly anticipated Cricket World Cup to be staged in New Zealand and ... (more)

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The New Zealand Herald

'Hell of a thrashing': Kayaker rolls three times in bad weather

Scott Donaldson has rolled three times during the night and is like 'a dice in a cup' as the waves batter his kayak.

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Stuff.co.nz

Cunliffe slams health board over birthing unit

Labour Party leader David Cunliffe had harsh words for the Waikato District Health Board over its decision to stop operating the Rhoda Read birthing unit in Morrinsville.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

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Northpower Storm update #8

Flooding has prevented crews restoring power to 22 customers at Paerata Road in Tangiteroria and 13 people at Umuwhawha Rad at Hukerunui.

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Stuff.co.nz

Tatua's secrets of success

ADDING VALUE: Tatua's success was a combination of factors that enabled it to take advantage of opportunities and manage risk, chief executive Paul McGilvary says.

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Greens challenge Police to protect people on bicycles

Evidence heard in today's inquest into the death of Jane Farrelly highlights the Police's ongoing failure to protect people on bicycles, the Green Party said today.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

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SODA Inc. expands support to startups in the Waikato

Hamilton business incubator SODA Inc. has secured three years of funding from crown entity Callaghan Innovation's Incubator Support Programme, enabling increased support to startups in the Waikato region.

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Coromandel: Weather Update #4, 9 July 2014

Fire, power and roading crews are out around the Coromandel working hard to clear trees, restore power and clear roads.

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The New Zealand Herald

Transtasman kayaker rides out big blow

A transtasman kayaker attempting to make landfall in New Zealand is content bobbing in the open ocean while he waits for wild weather to abate.

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Waikato Times

Measles linked to Auckland strain

Medical officer of health Dr Anita Bell said 95 cases had been confirmed in the Waikato since the outbreak began in June.

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Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News, Vaccinations, Health, Mumps

The New Zealand Herald

Pride of NZ: Rider clocks up kms in battle against cancer

Fundraiser of the Year category: "I suppose I could be called a professional cyclist," Colin Anderson muses, mulling over the thousands of dollars he has raised for cancer.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

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Weather Warning #2, 4pm 8/7/14

The easterly winds have arrived on the Coromandel and we are expecting the weather event to last over five or six high tides.

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Southland Times

Another cycling death tragedy

DEATH SCENE: A woman on a bike was killed yesterday morning when the bike she was riding [pictured] collided with a courier van in the Hamilton suburb of Hillcrest.

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The New Zealand Herald

'I didn't have time to brake'

Police are calling for witnesses to the crash to come forward and help them piece together what happened.

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