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1 News' Simon Dallow and Wendy Petrie on the challenge of retaining younger viewers.

Dwindling audiences for night-time news bulletins are a problem worldwide and New Zealand is no exception.

- Stuff - NZ

Cat Stevens bringing 50th anniversary tour to New Zealand in December.

Yusuf Islam - better known as Cat Stevens - is returning to New Zealand in December to play three shows as part of his 50th anniversary Peace Train Tour, A Cat's Attic.

- Stuff - NZ

Dunedin children’s exposure to lead linked to lower IQ.

Extremely high levels of lead in New Zealand cities in the 1970s and 1980s appear responsible for a loss of intelligence and occupational standing among today’s adults.

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‘Quake brain’ affecting our memory and abilities.

Cantabrians cognitive abilities – or their ability to do simple tasks – appear to have been significantly affected by exposure to earthquakes, new research from the University of Otago, Christchurch, has found.

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Hāpai Te Hauora backs legislative progress on E-cigarettes.

Today the Ministry announced changes which will improve the quality of E-cigarettes available in New Zealand and increase access to these successful smoking cessation products.

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VTANZ Respond to Government ecig announcement.

The Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand has welcomed the announcement made by Associate Health Minster Nicky Wagner this morning as a 'step in the right direction.'

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Auckland couple who founded Indie Travel Podcast share best travel tips.

For the past eleven years, Craig and Linda Martin , from Auckland, have been travelling.After saving up, working multiple jobs and maintaining their strict student budget even though they had left university, the couple scraped...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Flight check: Brisbane to Auckland aboard Emirates.

The plane: An A380. Emirates works three of the big birds daily out of Auckland Airport and into Australia, before they continue on to Dubai. A fourth goes direct to Dubai.Emirates has the biggest A380 fleet in the world, with...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Cruise to the Melbourne Cup in style.

If there's one way to travel to the Melbourne Cup in style, this has to be it.NZ Herald Focus was recently invited on board P&O Cruises' Pacific Pearl for the announcement of the first ever cruise from New Zealand to the Melbourne...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

S. Africa finish second in ICC Test rankings.

Dubai, March 29 The recent Test series win against New Zealand helped South Africa earn two points which helped them move a point ahead of Australia into second place on the International Cricket Council Test team rankings.

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South Africa take New Zealand series after being saved by rain.

Heavy overnight rain ended New Zealand's hopes of winning the third Test against South Africa and levelling the series at 1-1 on Wednesday when the final day in Hamilton was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

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Passengers Take Flight To View Southern Lights

The Aurora Australis is a display of neon green lights that dance across the southern skies. A plane took off from New Zealand to get a special view.

- NPR - US | Div spots potential weakness in NZ rugby

Former national coach Peter de Villiers believes there is a weakness in New Zealand rugby which the Springboks can look to exploit.

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Thousands of travellers affected as fog blankets Wellington and cancels flights

Air New Zealand plans to resume flights in and out of fog-stricken Wellington at 9am on Thursday, and are bringing in a 312-seat Boeing 777-200 aircraft to help clear the passenger backlog.

- Stuff - NZ

Rain saves South Africa's blushes

New Zealand were on course for series-levelling win before showers washed out last day The post Rain saves South Africa's blushes appeared first on The Express Tribune.

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PM Irresponsible Encouraging Tourists Off Tour Buses

Prime Minister Bill English is displaying the height of irresponsibility in encouraging Chinese tourists to get off tour buses and travel independently, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Hon Winston Peters.

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National failing to deliver on R&D goals for New Zealand

Today’s release of the 2016 Research and Development Survey figures shows that the Government is falling further behind its goal to be ‘better than comparable countries’, says Labour’s Research and Innovation Spokesperson Megan Woods.

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Minister welcomes 29 per cent lift in business R&D

The release of new data showing a significant jump in the amount spent by Kiwi companies on research and development is a sign of the confidence businesses have in themselves and the New Zealand economy, says Science and Innovation Minister Paul ...

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English shows how out of touch he is on housing

Bill English has shown how out of touch he is by claiming the Auckland housing crisis is ‘in the process of being solved’ and all that is needed is ‘a few more’ houses to be built, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Levy rates for fire and emergency services announced

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has announced the new levy rates which will fund the unified national fire and emergency service – Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

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Rural mental health and addiction services matter

Mental health and addiction services in rural New Zealand matter because the people there are not numbers, says New Zealand First.

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Ghost in the Shell: Early reviews for the New Zealand-shot sci-fi praise location

The first reviews for Ghost in the Shell say the film looks gorgeous but lacks substance.

- Stuff - NZ

Mercy! Shawn Mendes announces Auckland show

An incredibly talented 18-year-old, who carries one of the most harmonic hums in Canada, has announced one Auckland show.

- Stuff - NZ

Key Chinese university to add language majors amid boosting ties

A top Chinese language university will add 11 language courses, mostly African and Oceanianic tongues, to boost talent support for the country's extending ties with the regions, school official said Wednesday. Beijing Foreign Studies University will offer Kurdish, Maori, Tongan, Samoan, Comorian, Tswana, Ndebele, Creole, ...

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Hudson & Halls Live! Returns to Auckland

After being shaken up like a good martini in Wellington and winning a bevy of Wellington Theatre Awards at the end of 2016, Silo Theatre’s smash hit comedy HUDSON & HALLS LIVE! returns to Auckland 27 June – 9 July at Q Theatre as part of a national tour ...

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Shawn Mendes 'Illuminate World Tour'

Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm that multi-platinum singer songwriter and global sensation Shawn Mendes will bring his acclaimed Illuminate World Tour to Australian and New Zealand arenas this summer!

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NZME Vision & Radius Care Create Heart Warming Social Conten

29 March 2017 – NZME Vision, NZME’s video production arm, have partnered with aged care facility operator Radius Care and released a video that has captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people across New Zealand.

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World-renowned Tibetan musician to visit Dunedin in April

World-renowned Tibetan musician, Tenzin Choegyal, is visiting Dunedin! Over the years, Tenzin has built an international career as a musician playing prestigious venues such as WOMAD and Carnegie Hall, New York. He draws on his Tibetan roots to create ...

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Whalesong reaction to the Kaikoura earthquake recorded

The calls of several whale species not known in New Zealand were captured there for the first time.

- - UK | CSA congratulates Proteas on NZ Tour success

Cricket South Africa has congratulated the Proteas on their clean sweep tour of New Zealand.

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Analysts welcome R&D investment

Academics, technology and business analysts are welcoming a new survey which has found New Zealand's research and development spending has increased 20 per cent since 2014.Total R&D expenditure hit $3.2 billion in 2016, bolstered...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Elderly women and an injured man left hungry and confused amid travel chaos

A ragtag group of Air New Zealand passengers, including an elderly woman and a man recently discharged from hospital, say they were shunted from hotel to hotel, hungry and confused.

- Stuff - NZ

New Zealanders’ beliefs in climate change increasing

New research from Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland has found New Zealanders’ beliefs in climate change and that humans are causing it are increasing over time.

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Unique research records rare whale species in Cook Strait

The sounds of whales and dolphins rarely seen in New Zealand waters have been recorded by a NIWA scientist in a pioneering underwater sound project.

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Satellites shed new light on earthquakes

Paris Mar 27, 2017 Satellite radar scans of last year's earthquake in New Zealand are changing the way we are thinking about earthquake hazards in regions where our planet's tectonic plates meet. The 7.8-magnitude quake that struck New Zealand's South Island near the town of Kaikoura on 14 November was one of the most ...

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Fog grounds flights in and out of New Zealand capital

WELLINGTON - Thick flog blanketed the New Zealand capital on Wednesday, leading to the cancellation of more than 100 flights and leaving travelers stranded.

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Kiwi drug mule Sharon Armstrong shares 'romance scam' experience to raise awareness

What started as "a bit of a laugh" ended with New Zealand woman Sharon Armstrong doing jail time in Argentina, after she says she was tricked into trafficking drugs. 

- Stuff - NZ

Cat returned home after three months living in an Auckland graveyard

After three months missing, a south Auckland cat called Louis returned home on Monday.

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Woman who has had 17 surgeries on waiting list for face reconstruction

An Invercargill woman who has been bullied and stared at throughout her life is waiting for a face reconstruction at Dunedin Hospital.

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Live: Weather wreaks havoc in North Island

Wild weather is causing chaos in Auckland and Wellington. Follow live as we cover the floods and fog.

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Police officer jumps into the sea to save kayakers in Auckland

A police officer jumped from the Eagle helicopter into the sea on Wednesday to help rescue two kayakers in trouble off Cornwallis Wharf in West Auckland. 

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Invest Sri Lanka Forums make a rallying call to Lankans living in Melbourne and Auckland

Mar 29, Colombo: Sri Lankans living in Melbourne and Auckland caught a rallying call to be a part of Sri Lanka's growth at Invest Sri Lanka forums recently organized by the Colombo Stock Exchange and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka , the CSE said.

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Breakthrough genetics looking at cutting nitrogen leaching

CRV Ambreed has made a genetic discovery that it anticipates will result in a more sustainable dairy industry and potentially reduce nitrogen leaching on New Zealand farms by 20% within 20 years.

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New Zealand businesses embrace innovation through R&D

More New Zealand businesses are embracing innovation as the key to international success, says Callaghan Innovation Chief Executive, Vic Crone.

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Property maintenance costs surprising

Property maintenance costs surprising In any given month, around 60% of rental properties don't require any general maintenance according to a new analysis of Barfoot & Thompson’s rental database of over 14,000 properties in Auckland. The analysis ...

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Policy position paper on the built environment launched

The New Zealand Green Building Council has announced a new policy paper, A policy plan for the built environment, at the Green Property Summit 2017 in Auckland today.

- Scoop NZ - NZ | Rain helps Proteas secure R6.5m cash boost

The Proteas have more than one reason to smile after rain washed out the final day's play of the third Test against New Zealand.

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University expedition to explore offshore New Zealand

Scientists from the university's Marine Geology and Seafloor Surveying group will set out on a two-month expedition in New Zealand to investigate offshore groundwater systems. Offshore groundwater systems are bodies of freshwater occurring in sediments on the ocean floor. They form during periods of lower sea level or due ...

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Economists see NZ farmgate milk price at $6.00/kg

Economists generally expect New Zealand farmgate milk prices to level out at around $6.00 per kg of milksolids for the remainder of this season and the next.At that level, farmgate milk prices would be above Dairy NZ's breakeven...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ | Proteas 'saved by rain' as downpour seals series

New Zealand were left frustrated after rain washed out the last day's play of the final Test against South Africa, denying them a series-levelling win.

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