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Metro sports centre plans up in air after long delays and blown budgets.

The immovable deadline of the 1974 Commonwealth Games kept progress on track when Christchurch's QEII Park pool and stadium was built.

- Stuff - NZ

Wrongfully convicted Dunedin man Rex Haig dies ahead of launching compo bid.

Dunedin man Rex Haig, who spent a decade behind bars for a murder conviction that was later quashed, has died.

- Stuff - NZ

Destiny Church marches in Auckland amid White Ribbon clash.

Bishop Brian Tamaki will address thousands of his Destiny Church followers at a march in central Auckland on Saturday.

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Boy, 11, shocked by downed power lines in Pollok, south west of Auckland.

An 11-year-old boy has received an electrical shock from a downed powerline in south west Auckland. 

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Auckland's northern motorway reopened following serious accident.

Auckland's northern motorway has reopened following a serious accident that forced its closure on Saturday morning.

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Two badly injured after possible drag race crash in Manurewa, Auckland.

Two people are fighting for their lives after the car they were in slammed into a tree in Manurewa, south Auckland, in the dead of night.

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Christchurch's 'streeties' tell their stories.

This week, Christchurch's city missioner sparked uproar after urging the public to help the homeless by donating to charities, not people begging in the street. Others have called for begging to be outlawed. Reporter JOEL INESON sought the views of those who call the streets their home. 

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Accountants navigating a rapidly changing business world.

OPINION: The nature of work and workplaces in New Zealand is evolving at a greater rate than ever before.

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AA Insurance's Auckland office move a sign of the times.

AA Insurance head office staff in Auckland will move to a bigger and greener building in Freeman's Bay in February. 

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Flood of apartments not enough to meet demand.

Auckland City's skyline is undergoing a rapid transformation as a record number of apartments rise from dusty holes in the ground and cranes work overtime - a building boom which has also been blamed for a drop in central Auckland...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Brian Gaynor: Focused a2 shows how it's done, who's next?.

The rise and rise of a2 Milk has been one of the NZX's most exciting stories.The milk and infant formula company has a sharemarket value of $6.1 billion, making it the fifth largest NZX company behind Meridian Energy , Auckland...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Mary Holm: Would-be house buyer's lament

I wrote some time ago to you with a large sum of savings. You suggested I go ahead and buy a house. However, I have not been able to purchase still, and even now the worst parts of Auckland are priced beyond belief. I have been told...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Weekend profile: Journey to the top by Ryan Sanders of Haka Tours

Ryan Sanders was climbing the career ladder in a well-paid corporate job for the Royal Bank of Scotland when he realised something was missing.The Christchurch man was putting his university training to work in the bank's recruitment...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Teen's $220m cryptocurrency bid triggers official warnings

An Auckland teen who has raised millions from the public and is seeking hundreds of millions more for an exotic cyptocurrency venture appears to have inflated some of the claims of his website's success by a factor of 10,000 - although...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Bullying of Senior Doctors Rife in Public Health System

A major survey published today of senior doctors and dentists working in New Zealand’s public health system found more than a third had been bullied at work, and two-thirds had witnessed others being bullied.

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Improving communication access the focus at Southern DHB

Dunedin Southern DHB Speech Language Therapy staff are next week banding together to create a more accessible health service for all our patients and their whānau. The Giving Voice Aotearoa Week of Action is running between 27 Nov and 1 Dec in Dunedin, ...

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Flying from Auckland to Los Angeles with Air New Zealand

Tony Potter flies NZ6 Auckland to Los Angeles. The plane: Boeing 777-300 Class: Economy Price: $659. Flight time: 11h 56m. Push-back was delayed by three-and-a-half hours, thanks to what Auckland Airport called a "power...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Is your next escape already paid for?

Many of us collect air miles and other rewards through our credit cards - but sometimes, we forget about spending them. New research from American Express has revealed that almost a third of New Zealand's 1.5 million credit card...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Fire in shoe shop at central Auckland building block, manager saw smoke 'pouring out'

A shoe repair shop in a central Auckland building block is now out.

- Stuff - NZ

Trump's Kiwi adviser Chris Liddell donates $450,000 to Auckland University

Chris Liddell, the Kiwi businessman in Donald Trump's team, has donated $450,000 to the University of Auckland to fund a scholarship to Oxford.Liddell, who works as an assistant to Trump and director of strategic initiatives in...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Bach Musica NZ Play Puccine & Mozart at Auckland Town Hall

Bach Musica NZ ends their festive 40th anniversary season with Puccini’s Italian opera-style Messa di Gloria and Mozart’s much loved Concerto for flute and harp.

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Emirates Team NZ to Skipper the Farmers Santa Parade

With just days remaining before the Farmers Santa Parade hits Auckland, Emirates Team New Zealand have been confirmed as the Grand Marshals for the main event, with members from the America’s Cup winning crew leading the Parade as it winds its ...

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Art Battle for the first time in New Zealand

Introducing a new event happening for the first time in New Zealand Art Battle New Zealand at Fiddler's Green Vineyard & Bistro 246 Georges Road , RD2 Waipara, New Zealand 7482 Phone # 033147679 https://www.facebook.com/fiddlersgreenvineyardbistro ...

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RLWC2017 Draws Biggest Crowd at Mt Smart in 22 Years

RLWC2017 Draws Biggest Crowd at Mt Smart in 22 Years The Rugby League World Cup 2017 is pleased to announce tomorrow’s semi-final between Tonga and England at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium is a sell-out, drawing the biggest Rugby League crowd ...

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The Bats Release Video for 'Busy’

New Zealand indie-pop legends The Bats started the year off by releasing their ninth album, The Deep Set , and now they finish it with a new video.

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Visit of UK Trade Secretary Fox to New Zealand

Visit of UK Trade Secretary Fox to New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker has confirmed that United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox will visit New Zealand between 25 and 28 November. 'New Zealand ...

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Speech: Peters - Sir Roger Bhatnagar collection opening

Rt Hon Winston Peters Deputy Prime Minister 24 November 2017 Sir Roger Bhatnagar collection opening The Bert Sutcliffe Lounge, Eden Park Outer Oval, Eden Park, Auckland, Embargoed until 5.15pm It’s a great privilege to be here this evening to say a ...

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Thor: Ragnarok: Five things you might not have known about Taika's blockbuster

WARNING MAJOR SPOILERS: As Thor: Ragnarok becomes looks set to become the biggest movie released in New Zealand this year, Kiwi director Taika Waititi has lifted the lid on some of the movie's secrets.

- Stuff - NZ

Lack of food contributing to students' poor health and absenteeism

Teenagers whose families worry about money for food are more likely to be overweight, have poor mental and physical health, and miss school, according to new University of Auckland research.

- PhysOrg - NL

Air New Zealand lands country’s top governance award

Congratulations to Air New Zealand, winner of the MinterEllisonRuddWatts Excellence in Governance Award announced at last night’s Deloitte Top 200 Awards gala dinner held at Spark Arena, Auckland.

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Family Works Resolution Service Manager Wins Top Award

Family Works Resolution Service Manager Timothy McMichael has been named Mediator of the Year at the prestigious New Zealand Law awards in Auckland.

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OG Oil & Gas extends offer

Nov. 24 - OG Oil & Gas has pushed out the closing date of its partial takeover bid for New Zealand Oil & Gas to Dec. 20 to allow time to obtain regulatory approvals.

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Motel buyers could be in pole position

The only motel between Hamilton and Auckland, and the land and buildings it occupies, have been placed on the market for sale.

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EV drivers enjoy incentive to charge off-peak

EV drivers enjoy incentive to charge off-peak 24 November 2017 – Electric vehicle drivers are responding well to price signals suggesting there will be sufficient energy capacity, predominately renewable, to power New Zealand’s increasing uptake ...

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NZ dollar heads for 1.4% weekly gain

Nov. 24 - The New Zealand dollar is headed to a 1.4 percent weekly gain after some market participants pared back their expectations for US interest rate increases next year after the Federal Reserve sounded a note of caution this ...

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'Cupcycling' initiative under way to ditch disposable coffee cups in Motueka

Thousands of takeaway cups have been saved from landfill in a bid to make Motueka the first disposable cup-free town in New Zealand.

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Undiagnosed tumours among 550 major medical errors in New Zealand hospitals last year

A newborn baby dying after a delayed diagnosis of pneumonia, missed tumours and the accidental amputation of body parts were among almost 550 serious medical errors in New Zealand's hospitals in the past year.

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Removing children's rotten teeth won't fix real problem, surgeon says

Every week, Christchurch dental surgeon Dr Arun Natarajan​ removes brown, crumbling teeth from children as young as two. 

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Hawke's Bay police charge man with sexual violation of second woman

A 29-year-old man arrested after the indecent assault of a woman in Napier earlier this month is facing further charges, against another woman.

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Tourists outnumber New Zealanders on the Great Walks - and the gap's growing

The Government is investigating a possible levy on overseas tourists using New Zealand's Great Walks, as figures show they now make up 62 per cent of visitors on the nine trails.

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Unwell toddler's parents granted NZ residency

A desperately-ill two-year-old New Zealand born girl can now stay thanks to the Immigration Minister granting her Tongan parents residency.

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Auckland restaurateur blasts America's Cup base choice as 'constipated thinking'

A prominent restaurateur says Auckland Council's preferred choice for the 2021 America's Cup base is "unimaginative and narrow-minded".

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Woman left with head injuries after West Auckland bag-snatch

A woman has "significant" head injuries after a violent assault in West Auckland.

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Jane Campion: It's A “Fairy Tale” Time For Women In The Entertainment Business

The Piano and Top Of The Lake filmmaker Jane Campion has said the sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood has made it a "fairytale" time to be a woman in the entertainment business. Speaking at the Screen Production and Development Association Conference in Wellington, New Zealand, Campion said, “Women are being ...

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'Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return' Renewed For Season 2 On Netflix

Netflix is bringing back its reboot of longtime cult favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 for a second go-round. Season 2 of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return will be available on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK and Ireland “in the not-too-distant-future.” The renewal was ...

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NZ dollar heads for 1.4 per cent weekly gain on Fed's cautious inflation view

The New Zealand dollar is headed to a 1.4 per cent weekly gain after some market participants pared back their expectations for US interest rate increases next year after the Federal Reserve sounded a note of caution this week on...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

NZ shares mixed; Ryman and Stride gain on results, Port of Tauranga, A2 Milk drop

New Zealand shares were mixed, with Ryman Healthcare and Stride Property making gains while Port of Tauranga and A2 Milk Co declined.The S&P/NZX 50 Index rose 28.34 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 8,130.29. Within the index, 21 stocks...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Consumer NZ and the Dental Association call for mandatory sugar labelling

Consumer New Zealand and the Dental Association are calling on the Government to back new rules to label added sugars in food and drinks.

- Stuff - NZ

Sales prices cluster near CVs but effect won't last

Auckland's recent council valuations are proving a reasonable guide for house prices – for now.

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Auckland restaurateur blasts America's Cup base choice as 'constipated thinking'

A prominent restaurateur says Auckland Council's preferred choice for the 2021 America's Cup base is "unimaginative and narrow-minded".

- Stuff - NZ

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