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New Zealand's Labour Party Mulls Package for Aged Population

The Labour Party in New Zealand has reached out to the old age population. The party promised to set up a working group for the aged within 100 days of assuming office.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

International Business Times

Auckland, New Zealand is on the Top 10 of World's Most Livable Cities

Auckland has once again emerged as one of the top 10 most livable cities in the world.

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The New Zealand Herald

Migration boom hits 11-year high

New Zealand's annual migration extended its decade highs in July, with the inflow continuing to surpass Treasury and Reserve Bank expectations.

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The New Zealand Herald

Marsden Maritime censured over council vote on director fee hike

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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International Business Times

New Zealand Man Survives After a Meat Hook 'Caught' His Head

A man in New Zealand has survived after his head was impaled by a meat hook in a meat plant at Bay of Plenty.

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The New Zealand Herald

Govt hints at early start to City Rail Link

An artist impression of the upgrade to Mt Eden rail station to be built as part of the City Rail Link.

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Dominion Post

Lawyer gets speed camera ticket thrown out

A Porirua lawyer may have set a legal precedent with far-reaching consequences after getting a $35 speeding ticket thrown out by a court.

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Independent Weekly

How New Zealand's The Clean became American cult favorites

Tally Ho!," the debut single of ruddy New Zealand pop band The Clean, sports all the sonic grace of music transcribed to an Edison wax cylinder.

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Southland Times

Awards win catches performers unaware

PROUD MOMENT: Invercargill duo Liv McBride and Graeme Woller, of Into The East, at the National Country Music Awards in Hamilton.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Prime Minister takes pot-shot at Greens

Soon after claiming voters were being turned off by dirty politics, Prime Minister John Key has taken a shot at Green Party co-leader Russel Norman, saying he must have been smoking dope to believe the Greens could pay off debt faster than National.

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Channelnewsasia.com

New Zealand's Fletcher posts modest annual net profit

New Zealand's largest listed company Fletcher Building posted a four per cent rise in annual net profit Wednesday as a strong performance in its home market offset weakness in Australia.

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Manawatu Standard

Crash victim's death could lead to more serious charge

A Palmerston North man has been sent to prison for seriously injuring three women after crashing his speeding car into theirs - and police have said another more serious charge could be on its way in the wake of one of his victims dying.

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The New Zealand Herald

Man's head impaled on meat works hook

A man's head has been impaled on a hook from a piece of equipment at a meat processing plant in Bay of Plenty.

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Stuff.co.nz

Slippery-fingered texts saved farmer's life

Trapped in a stream at the bottom of a gully, pinned down by a half-tonne concrete block, Ken Miller thought he was sure to either drown or lose his arm.

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Dominion Post

Hold put on Hutt theatre work

Lower Hutt developer Kevin Melville has been told not to do any more work on the exterior of an old Petone theatre building before he gets consent for a proposed new retail and apartment development.

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Bloomberg

New Zealand Projects Smaller Budget Surplus as Election Nears

New Zealand's government cut its forecast for economic growth and projected smaller budget surpluses as it opened the books a month out from a general election.

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Cycling News

Women's Tour of New Zealand granted UCI status for 2015

The UCI has announced that the Women's Tour of New Zealand will return in 2015 with a UCI 2.2 ranking and will become the third race on the women's cycling calendar in 2015 after a two-year hiatus.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Companies fined $120k after woman hit by forklift

Three companies have been fined nearly $120,000 in total and ordered to pay combined reparation of $20,000 after a woman was hit by a reversing forklift.

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International Business Times

New Zealand PM John Key's Election Billboards Marred with Anti-Jew Sentiments

According to local media, several billboards of the prime minister were defaced.

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The New Zealand Herald

English: Tax cuts ahead but no pre-election reveal

With a surplus, albeit a smaller one of $297 million still in his sights this year, Finance Minister Bill English has confirmed his Government has budgeted for tax cuts some time over the next four years but this morning ruled out announcing them ahead of the election.

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