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Thursday, August 24, 2017

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  Significant traffic delays are being reported as traffic backs up around Cambridge for the first day of the Nationals Fieldays at Mystery Creek. Fieldays is its own little town for four days and every year it creates its own traffic jam, says Coast...

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Bay of Plenty Farmer Rick Powdrell is delighted the Sentencing (Livestock Rustling) Amendment Bill has been drawn from the ballot to go before Parliament. "It’s frightening when you are faced with someone in a remote rural area who is most likely...

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The health of New Zealand’s rural communities is at an all-time low, a leading mobile health expert says.  Mark Eager, chief executive of Mobile Health and the national mobile surgical bus, says rural people find it hard to access health professionals....

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  Today the last truckloads of furniture donated to the Edgecumbe flood victims are being cleared from the Dive Crescent cargo shed and driven by volunteers to Whakatane. Project co-ordinator with Bethlehem/Te Puna Lions Ian Calvert says the furniture...

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The Government has today announced extra grants to help Bay of Plenty farmers and growers impacted by April’s storms and floods. Affected farmers and growers can apply for contributions from the new $200,000 Primary Industries Bay of Plenty Flood...

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Kiwifruit marketing giant Zespri won the supreme China Business Award and Exporter of the Year at the HSBC New Zealand-China Trade Association business awards on Wednesday. For more than a decade Zespri has been exporting fruit to China, but the past...

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The Insurance Council of New Zealand is concerned that major increases in taxes and levies on people who insure their homes could see low income households not be able to protect themselves from disasters. Chief executive Tim Grafton says by the end...

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The Zespri Board approved the intention to declare a 2017 final fully-imputed dividend of 17 cents per share, payable in August, bringing the total dividend to 25 cents a share.  The returns are based on outstanding returns for Gold kiwifruit,...

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As part of Budget 2017, the government is allocating $4 billion in new capital spending in a bid to build infrastructure “for a growing economy”. Finance Minister Steven Joyce says this $4b investment is the single biggest investment of new...

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UPDATED: Finance Minister Steven Joyce says Budget 2017 will deliver for New Zealanders with significant investments in public services and infrastructure, and a Family Incomes Package that will help them get ahead. “Our economy is performing well...

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Salisbury Wharf at the Mount, c. 1950. Locals queuing up ready to board the ferry to Tauranga. Photo: Craig McFarlane.

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