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The Government's Employment Relations Amendment Bill has passed its third reading in parliament, meaning rest and meal break provisions are now more flexible. The Bill passed its third reading with National, ACT and United Future in support –...

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The MetService outlook for November is indicating cooler than average temperatures are likely to dominate across the country, notably so in the first half of the month. There is also a risk of further late-season fronts, or at least unusually cold morning...

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Experience the wonder of seeing rare bird species return to a slice of ancient New Zealand bush transformed by pest eradication, as part of Conservation Week at Rotorua Canopy Tours.  This year the Conservation Week (November 1-9) theme is ‘Discover...

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Tomorrow morning when the All Blacks take on the USA Eagles there will be one Thames family who will be cheering on the American underdogs. Thames ex-pat Troy Hall has been named in the USA Eagles squad to play the All Blacks in front of a 61,000 plus...

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A spring extravaganza for all to enjoy is taking place in Te Puke this afternoon. The Te Puke Community Board is celebrating the Te Puke Community Development Plan 10 years of achievements and looking for input from the community – “on what...

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Sweeping safety changes from the top down are being recommended for New Zealand's forestry sector in order to turn around what is the country's most dangerous industry. The Independent Forestry Safety Review panel's final report released...

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The Royal New Zealand Air Force has welcomed the delivery of its last NH90 helicopter at Base Ohakea. The arrival brings the total number of NH90 helicopters in the fleet to eight. An NH90 helicopter being unloaded at Ohakea. The NH90 is an advanced medium...

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Firefighters are dealing with a shelterbelt fire in Kairua this morning. Crews from Papamoa and Mount Maunganui were called to the 30 square metre blaze around 9.30am. Firefighters are dealing with a shelterbelt fire in Kairua. File photo. Northern Fire...

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Around 500 firefighters have gathered at ASB Arena this weekend for the United Fire Brigades' Association 2014 Annual General Meeting and Conference. The conference began yesterday and saw Internal Affair Minister Peter Dunne promising a stalled...

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A suspicious scrub fire at the end of Matapihi, near the rail bridge, saw firefighters battle the blaze for about two hours overnight. Three appliances from Tauranga and Mount Maunganui Fire Brigades were called to the fire about 8.50pm. Firefighters...

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