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Is it still New Zealand first?

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
Winston Peters. It's been nearly 26 years since Winston Peters officially launched New Zealand First. Back then, he was the firebrand non-conformer, the winebox-wielding champion of the people.
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Canadian traveller leaves a distinctive footprint

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
Sarah Raschke sits in front of her near-complete mural in Woodhaugh, Dunedin. PHOTO: GERARD O'BRIEN A Canadian woman who stopped to rest a while in Dunedin is leaving her mark.
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St John takes complaints 'very seriously'

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
The St John ambulance service says it is learning from its mistakes as complaints about its performance mount up.
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Waste-oil heating systems catch on

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
Escudo Coatings' managing director, Scott Taylor, and Paul Graham, having just hauled electroplated parts from the rinse tub, heated by the waste oil burner (below). PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON Burning waste oil to solve a burgeoning environmental problem sounds like an alarming contradiction in terms.
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US earnings key for market rally

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
The forthcoming quarterly reporting season for listed US companies could be "make or break'' time for the rally seen in global sharemarkets in recent months.
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Flying teams to return for 2020 airshow

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
The Harvard and Yak-52 teams, pictured here at Warbirds Over Wanaka in 2010, are returning to the airshow next year. PHOTO: PHIL MAKANNA New Zealand's two premier civilian formation flying teams have confirmed they will be performing at next year's Warbirds Over Wanaka airshow.
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Airport-expansion foe not short of street cred

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
David Mayhew outside the Dunedin courthouse. PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON He was a cabin boy on the Earnslaw, swept the streets of Queenstown and picked the fruit in the Cromwell Gorge before it was flooded by the Clyde Dam.
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Change is coming for Waitaki boundaries

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
Two Waitaki District Council ward boundaries are to be redrawn before this year's local body elections, the council has confirmed.
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New flag to be raised for the first time

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
Cromwell Community Board member and Tarras resident Annabel Blaikie (left) and Tarras resident and Anzac Day service organiser Spin Lucas show off the new flag that will be raised at this year's Tarras service. PHOTO: PAM JONES Two special flyovers will feature at this week's Anzac Day service in Tarras - one atop the community's flagpole and the other in the skies above.
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Scottish dance school gets 700 toes tapping

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
Event organiser Quentin Currall, of Lawrence, and dance partner Honsai He, of Christchurch, lead a combined dance at the Easter Scottish country dance school in Owaka yesterday. PHOTO: RICHARD DAVISON Owaka Memorial Community Hall has been echoing to the beat of the Highlands.
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Anstiss now expecting to play well and be in with real chance

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
James Anstiss Queenstown professional James Anstiss finished his New Zealand summer with a bang but there is new ground to explore as his career continues in an upward trajectory.
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Smith to miss game versus Sunwolves

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
Ben Smith The Highlanders will be without their talisman for a match shaping as a potential banana skin for the side.
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Some have put hands up, others not so much

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
Blues winger Rieko Ioane attempts to get away from Highlanders front rowers Tyrel Lomax (left) and Liam Coltman at Forsyth Barr Stadium last Saturday night. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON The Super Rugby competition is just past the halfway mark. So who are the players in form, who are the ones struggling and who might as well put the passport for Japan away now? Rugby writer Steve Hepburn picks a form XV from the five New Zealand teams in the competition.
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Brown chance for Deeley to combine sport and education

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
Ben Deeley The books are just as important to Ben Deeley as his boots.
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Jaccka Jeorge may need couple of starts

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
Well-bred squaregaiter Jaccka Jeorge can continue his family's impressive trotting legacy at Invercargill today.
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Tyler brothers dominate Riverton meeting

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
Kelvin Tyler Brothers Kelvin and Steve Tyler dominated yesterday's Riverton meeting by training the winners of half the 10-race card.
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Parking permits approved, to start July 1

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 04:30
New parking permits, including for small passenger service vehicles, will come into effect in the Queenstown Lakes district on July 1.
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Police car hit by fleeing driver crashes into house

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 12:52
A fleeing driver dodged road spikes, but crashed into a police car and sent the patrol vehicle smashing into a house, during a pursuit in Invercargill this morning.
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Man dies after falling into tree hole in Auckland

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:30
treeholeaucknzme.jpg The tree pit where Bruce Steedman fell on Broadway in Newmarket in March. Photo: Supplied via NZME. A grieving Auckland woman is seeking legal advice after her elderly partner suffered fatal injuries when he fell into an open tree surround on a busy Newmarket street.
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Man charged over alleged shooting that left man critical

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:17
A man has been charged following an alleged shooting that left another man critically injured in a small town south of Auckland.
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