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40 min ago | Manawatu Standard

Ashhurst fire siren appeal dilemma for council

The Fire Service Commission's appeal against a Palmerston North City Council planning decision that could silence the Ashhurst fire siren could be resolved out of court.

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1 hr ago | The New Zealand Herald

Commonwealth Games: Silver in shot put and hammer throw

New Zealand made it double silver at Hampden Park this morning, with shot putter Tom Walsh and hammer thrower Julia Ratcliffe each finishing second.

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2 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

Rents in Chch close to levels in Auckland

Christchurch is becoming one of the most expensive places in New Zealand to be a tenant, with the average rent only $20 a week cheaper than in Auckland.

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3 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Takeover fever strikes NZX

The takeover bids launched for two NZX-listed firms yesterday could signal a new phase of heightened acquisition activity on the local sharemarket as companies take advantage of relatively low interest rates to fund business purchases and increase revenue, say analysts.

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3 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Admirers pay homage to visionary of conservation

Former Auckland commissioner of Crown Lands Darcy O'Brien, who has died aged 96, made at least 40 separate property purchases.

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5 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Expat Kiwi 'gutted' by death of only son

The only child of a New Zealander living in California has died in a motorcycle crash, about a kilometre away from the mechanics who were to have fixed the bike.

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6 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

So-called dog buried in grave is actually a horse

For decades the South Taranaki District Council has believed a dog was buried in a human grave in the Hawera Cemetery.

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8 hrs ago | Dominion Post

Woman pleads guilty of forging medical certificate

A woman's indignation at police checking she was sticking to her bail conditions was based on a forged medical certificate, police say.

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13 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Hammer attack on dad

The 23-year-old alleged attacker is in a critical condition after driving himself to City Medical on Wellesley Rd. The father, a 33-year-old forestry worker who asked not to be named, said he was asleep upstairs in his Mcvay St home in Napier South when his wife answered the front door.

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17 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Oil Prospectors Shift Back to Wealthy Lands

WELLINGTON, New Zealand-In this land of towering peaks and gurgling streams, Simon Bridges wants to be lord of the rigs.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Booze factor in 40 per cent of arrests

Constable Chris Muir writes up a ticket for a youth caught in possession of alcohol in an alcohol-free zone in Wellington.

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Stuff.co.nz

Te Aroha offers Waikato nearby escape

But the town aims to become New Zealand's number one boutique destination, according to my enthusiastic host Jillian O'Neill.

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The New Zealand Herald

Kiwi killed in gunfight

A young soldier killed in a firefight with Hamas gunmen in the southern Gaza Strip was born in New Zealand - and his family had planned to return here before he and his sister reached the age of military conscription in Israel.

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The Press On-Line

Experts urge skin cancers be logged

Thousands of lives could be at risk from a skin cancer epidemic, with experts pleading with the Ministry of Health to take action.

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Southland Times

Brownlee slams 'twerp'

The Australian journalist who fled New Zealand after being labelled a "boorish tosspot" by National minister Gerry Brownlee for his insensitive approach to the Pike River mine disaster has declared it the finest moment of his career.

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The New Zealand Herald

Injured men drive themselves to clinic

Police are investigating why two men separately drove themselves to a Napier clinic with serious injuries overnight, one with stab wounds to the head.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Southland Times

Drone death of concern: Locke

Former Green MP Keith Locke is urging New Zealanders to demand information about the Kiwi killed in a drone strike overseas last year.

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Southland Times

Getting a fair deal for consumers

COOL, CALM AND COLLECTED: Commerce Commission chair Mark Berry gives every impression of enjoying the hefty weight of his work.

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International Business Times

New Zealanders Willing to Pay Tax for Maui Dolphin Protection

New Zealanders are willing to pay the government more tax to protect the country's endangered Maui and Hector dolphins.

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The New Zealand Herald

Paul Little: Art paints a picture about us

The idea that the curtain for your library has to be an artwork by one of the country's foremost artists is very, you know, Devonport.

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