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59 min ago | Timaru Herald

Oamaru station in new hands

An unconditional contract for the sale of the 114-year-old Humber St building, formerly owned by the Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust , was signed on Thursday afternoon.

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5 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Rally driver auctions cars after cheating death

Gordon Finlay is treated by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew after crashing his Toyota Rally car during a Thames Car Club event in February.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Kiwis would pay to protect NZ's dolphins

New Zealanders want Maui's and Hector's dolphins protected, and are prepared to pay for it, according to a new report.

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Nelson Mail

Conservatives introduce Nelson candidate John Green, 81

ON THE TRAIL: Conservative Party leader Colin Craig spoke to a full house at the Nelson Suburban Club last night.

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Dominion Post

'Team effort' nets furtive sex predator

A man who put an advert on a website seeking underage girls for sex has been jailed after the website's administrator informed authorities.

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Stuff.co.nz

Green light for $70m campus

The final block of funding needed to get it off the ground was announced yesterday.

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The New Zealand Herald

NZ @ Noon: Fight to keep pet bull

Stories making headlines around the regions today include a Rotorua man taking on the District Council to keep his pet bull and an Engineer with an unusual way to keep warm.

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International Business Times

Labour Party in New Zealand Offers to Revive Education Projects Chopped by National Government

The Labour Party in New Zealand will ensure higher funding to the adult and community education sector, reports NZ Herald.

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International Business Times

New Zealand to Bring Strict Law to Ensure Safety in Work Place

New Zealand will be passing a new legislation shortly to make health and safety a top priority in workplaces, reported NZ Herald.

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The New Zealand Herald

Dita De Boni: Tin Man needs to find a heart

To some, he is the leader of a marginal political party representing business interests.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

International Business Times

New Zealand Finds Way to Combat Superbugs; Global Health Crisis a 'Man-Made Threat'

The battle against antibiotic-resistant bacteria is far from over as scientists in Wellington, New Zealand continue their quest.

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The New Zealand Herald

Ticks, crosses for school pass rates

The number of young school children achieving or bettering the national standard in reading and writing has fallen in many regions.

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Stuff.co.nz

New environmental regs mean big changes

BIG TASK: Work has begun on the giant Central Plains Water project that will eventually water 60,000ha of Canterbury farmland between the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers.

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The New Zealand Herald

Mac and Ron put accent on spelling

Te Ngaronoa Mahanga and Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi will hand out sausages to people who answer questions about the macron.

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The New Zealand Herald

Kindies ahead of Greens on free places for 2-Y-Os

Dan and Angela Chittenden say their 3-year-old son Hudson is learning fast at Peachgrove Kindergarten.

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The New Zealand Herald

South Island platinum tender awarded

New Zealand's mineral sector contributes $1 billion to the economy, minister of energy and resources Simon Bridges says.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

New Zealand to take breather after another rate hike

New Zealand's central bank lifted interest rates for the fourth time this year on Thursday but signalled a pause in further tightening, sending the local currency to a six-week low.

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The New Zealand Herald

Landmark Ngai Tuhoe settlement passes reading

Ngai Tuhoe will take the lead role in the future of their homeland, including Te Urewera, under a landmark settlement that includes a Crown apology for wrongful killings, illegal land grabs, and scorched earth warfare - recognised as some of the worst atrocities in New Zealand history.

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Southland Times

SBS Bank in good shape

The outgoing chief executive leaves SBS in good health, after a near-record profit of $22 million for the 2014 financial year.

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Wall Street Journal

Reserve Bank of New Zealand Raises Cash Rate to 3.5%

WELLINGTON, New Zealand-New Zealand on Thursday raised interest rates for the fourth time this year but signaled it wouldn't introduce further increases until the impact of the latest hike has been assessed.

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