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4 hrs ago | Dominion Post

Northland embarrass Wellington in NPC blowout

In previous years this would have been a shock upset, but after a first-up home defeat to a youthful Waikato side, another loss for the Lions, their first against Northland since 2000, was never out of the question in Whangarei.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Company deeply sorry over 'kia ora'

The chief executive of the KiwiYo company says he is deeply sorry that a Whangarei teenager quit her job after she was told not to greet customers with a traditional "kia ora".

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The Otago Daily Times

'Gutsy' paraplegic loved life by Alps

The family of the 53-year-old man who died in a fire in Wanaka, early on Thursday has described his remarkable life as a ''gutsy'', hitchhiking paraplegic.

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Let's sort this out – Human Rights Commission

A Whangarei woman allegedly censured for greeting customers with Kia ora can get in touch with the Human Rights Commission says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy.

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KiwiYo CEO "Deeply Sorry" Over Whangarei Staff Member

Following the news that a member of staff at a KiwiYo franchise in Whangarei has left her job after having been prohibited from using the greeting "Kia Ora" instead using of the officially scripted version in the staff training manual.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

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Public views sought on bus service review, fare increase

The community is being asked to help drive a review designed to ensure Whangarei's public bus service meets the city's needs over the next five to 10 years - including a possible 10 percent increase in ticket prices from mid-2016.

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$8.6M Kotuku detention dam project to begin in earnest

Construction on a massive stormwater detention dam designed to better protect Whangarei's central business district from damaging floods will be underway in earnest within weeks.

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NZ Refining posts 1H loss in face of shrinking margins

New Zealand Refining Co, the Marsden Point oil refinery controlled by its major customers, sank into the red in the first half of the financial year as weak processing margins and a strong kiwi dollar eroded earnings.

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The Otago Daily Times

Serious crash in Northland

One person is believed to have died in a three-car crash on State Highway 1 near Puhipuhi Rd, north of Whangarei.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Manawatu Evening Standard

War of words over Kiwi greeting

CONTROVERSIAL KIA ORA: Monet-Mei Clarke, 17, has quit her job at popular frozen yoghurt chain KiwiYo, after being told she cannot greet customers with "kia ora".

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Council Amalgamations Still Bad Deal

Northland, Bay of Plenty, and Wellington ratepayers should not be seduced into accepting the amalgamation of their Councils by a recent amendment to legislation allowing for local boards not community boards, Chris Leitch, Democrats for Social Credit regional development spokesman, and Whangarei candidate said today.

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Nelson Mail

MP floats fishing museum proposal

NEW FUTURE: The Plant and Food Research building on Wakefield Quay where Nick Smith wants to see a fishing museum located.

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Marsden Maritime censured over council vote on fees

Marsden Maritime Holdings, formerly known as Northland Port Corp, has been publicly censured by the stock market's disciplinary tribunal, which said Northland Regional Council was a related entity and shouldn't have participated in a vote to hike the pool of director fees.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

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Increases for fish stocks show success of QMS

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced increases to catch limits for a range of New Zealand fisheries today, thanks to healthy stock levels.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

A Lot of Kiwi connections

KIWI CONNECTIONS: Puy L'EvA que is a small village in the midi-Pyrenees, in the relatively lightly populated area of south west central France.

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The New Zealand Herald

Four hurt in Kerikeri smash

The accident occurred on State Highway 10, next to Blue Gum Lane about 2km north of the Kerikeri crossroads, when a vehicle is thought to have crossed the centreline about 5.15pm on Friday.

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The New Zealand Herald

Rugby: Manawatu squeeze past Northland

There was plenty of froth and bubble to match the frequent music as the visitors came home late in this tight, yet open, Championship clash in Whangarei.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

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Northpower voted 2014 Lines Company of the Year

Northpower has been judged New Zealand's best electricity lines company for the second year running.

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Regional Moorings and Marinas Strategy finalised

Northland Regional Council members David Sinclair, left, Craig Brown, centre, and the Honourable Dover Samuels, at Opua during the April hearings of public submissions on the council's Moorings and Marinas Strategy.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

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Award Helps Young Businessman Get Motoring

A 19-year-old entrepreneur from the Far North is going from strength to strength after winning an award acknowledging Maori business success.

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