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More young doctors choosing general practice

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an increase in interest in general practice amongst medical students is a promising...

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Posted on 23 Jun 2017 10:07

Kaikoura slip clearance half-way mark reached

A major milestone has been reached this week in the Government's effort to restore road and rail links to Kaikoura. Work...

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Posted on 23 Jun 2017 09:57

BP reduces national price

BP has decreased prices across its national company-owned network, removing two cents per litre from all grades of petrol...

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Posted on 23 Jun 2017 08:40

A student fights his sweet tooth for the earth

Elias Worrall-Bader is only 17, but his passion for the environment has him doing the unthinkable-giving up sugar for a...

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Posted on 23 Jun 2017 08:02
By Bridget Kelly

Nitrogen plan ‘catastrophic’ for dairy farmers

New rules designed to limit pollution from farm animals will have a “catastrophic” impact on the Mid Canterbury...

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Posted on 23 Jun 2017 07:56
By Colin Williscroft Colin.w@theguardian.co.nz

Energy projects finalists for Deloitte awards

Two southern energy efficiency initiatives delivered by Venture Southland have been recognised as finalists...

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Posted on 23 Jun 2017 07:32

Classy Halberg finalists

Once again New Zealanders can rejoice at the calibre of their amazing sports stars judging from those named as Halberg...

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Posted on 23 Jun 2017 07:30
By Ivan Agnew

Sporadic heavy and thundery falls

  Heavy rain and possible thundery falls are being forecast for the Bay of Plenty and Gisborne today. The MetService's...

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Posted on 23 Jun 2017 07:22

Truck driver dies in five vehicle crash

The driver of a truck, a woman in her 60s, has died following a crash in Lichfield, Waikato. Police were called to attend...

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Posted on 23 Jun 2017 07:03

NZ’s fastest man heads to world champs

A ground swell of support is building amongst Tauranga people to help Papamoa's and New Zealand's fastest man...

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Posted on 23 Jun 2017 06:47
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Robbery of Sunbeam Milk Bar - Gore

Police are appealing for witnesses, after two males attempted to rob a milk bar in Gore earlier this evening. Police...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 21:56

Minister visits Kiwi soldiers in Iraq

Defence minister Mark Mitchell has made his first official visit to Camp Taji,  Baghdad where New Zealand soldiers...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 21:33

Rick Hayward’s disappearance ’sinister’ -police

  Police now believe the disappearance of 67-year-old Hamilton man Frederick “Rick' Hayward...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 20:50

Police searching for missing Auckland man

Police are currently looking for 36-year-old Jeremy Charles Judson who has been reported missing by his family....

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 20:23

Road still closed after fatal crash in sth Waikato

Police have confirmed the driver of a truck who died in a three car, two truck pile up in south Waikato this afternoon...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 20:05

South Island silvereye in ’spectacular’ decline

Results are in for this year's great New Zealand Garden Bird Survey and while there is good news for tuis, a decline urban...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 20:00

Nitrogen plan ‘catastrophic’ for dairy farmers

New rules designed to limit pollution from farm animals will have a “catastrophic” impact on the mid-Canterbury...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 19:30
By Colin Williscroft Colin.w@theguardian.co.nz

Teens arrested in Waikuku smash and grab

Canterbury Police have apprehended five youth offenders following a burglary in the Canterbury town of Waikuku,...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 19:00

Health volunteers celebrated at annual awards

The Wellington Hospitals' Volunteer Service is the overall winner of the 2017 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards. The...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 18:11

Rebirth of Wellington Town Hall endorsed

The re-birth of the Wellington Town Hall as the earthquake-strengthened home of a national music centre was unanimously endorsed...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 17:42

CEO appointed to predator campaign

Experienced entrepreneur Ed Chignell will be leading the charge towards a predator-free New Zealand by 2050. Predator Free...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 17:16

Vineyard labour contractor penalised second time

A vineyard labour contractor has been penalised $25,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) after a labour inspector...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 16:46

Fed Farmers elects first woman president

West Coast dairy farmer Katie Milne is the new Federated Farmers' national president, becoming the first woman in the...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 16:04

Fatal crash at Lichfield

One person has died in a collision between two trucks on SH1, Lichfield this afternoon, say police. Emergency services...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 15:45

Police looking for missing Henderson man

Police have concerns for a missing 65-year-old Malaysian man, Geok Yeo, who went missing from the Lincoln Rd area of Henderson...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 15:34

New development in disappearance of Rick Hayward

A "significant development" in the police investigation into the disappearance of Hamilton man Frederick 'Rick'...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 15:17

Missing police ammunition found

Ammunition lost by Napier police after a police car inadvertently drove off and left a rifle magazine on the roof yesterday...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 14:46

$1m plus to fix flood damage

Moderation More than $1 million from the Waikato Regional Council disaster reserve fund is being used to help fix rainfall...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 14:43

Survey results show police staff committed

Results from Police's annual voluntary Workplace Survey of 7777 staff continues to show high levels of engagement and...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 14:13

New Corrections officers from around the world

Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed nearly 60 new frontline prison officers from all over the world who graduated...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 13:46

NZ gets access into China for blood products

China has approved formal access for New Zealand bovine blood products into the Chinese market, Primary Industries Minister...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 13:19

Chinese fishing vessels fined for tuna offences

Chinese authorities have deregistered and fined a Chinese commercial fishing company approximately NZD$825,000 for misreporting...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 12:44

Patrons step in to stop robber

Patrons of a TAB in Petone, near Wellington tried to intervene in an aggravated robbery last night after a man armed with...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 12:21

Volunteers the backbone of New Zealand communities

As leader of a sector that relies predominantly on a volunteer base to save lives, Water Safety New Zealand during National...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 11:41

Teenagers injured in soccer game

Two teenagers have been flown to Starship Hospital after suffering injuries in a soccer game in Port Fitzroy. Auckland...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 11:05

Waste tyres to be used in cement manufacture

Millions of waste tyres each year are to be used to manufacture cement as part of a wider Government plan to address the...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 10:52

Cost-cutting for Lumsden maternity

Lumsden's maternity unit management has identified ways to cut costs, but says it still needs an eight per cent increase...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 10:17
By Claire Kaplan claire@advocatesouth.co.nz

Call to ban toxic chemicals in NZ products

A group of 200 scientists and medical professionals have called on the international community to further restrict the...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 09:52

Skate Park damage not stopping progress

The construction of the Winton Skate Park is still on target despite some unwanted damage to unset concrete. Damage was...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 09:46
By Ashleigh Reid ashleigh@advocatesouth.co.nz

Endurance racers to battle it out

Another bumper field will take to Hampton Downs Motorsport Park this weekend for round two of the ENEOS North Island Endurance...

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Posted on 22 Jun 2017 09:32