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Waikato motocross rider and former New Zealand 125cc senior champion Josiah Natzke celebrated his maiden Grand Prix win he in Latvia at the weekend. The 18-year-old took his KTM250F to set the 12th fastest time in Saturday’s practice at the Latvia...

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Inland Revenue’s transformation has entered a new phase with the opening of staff consultation on the implementation of a new structure for the department. The new structure sees much of Inland Revenue reorganised into three new groups –...

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Pharmac, the government agency that decides which pharmaceuticals to publicly fund in New Zealand, is set to receive an extra $60 million over four years. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the investment will provide more New Zealanders with access...

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Charlie Ngatai put a year of uncertainty behind him while Stephen Donald turned the clock back even further in a crushing win for the Chiefs over the Queensland Reds last night. The hosts ran in six tries to three in a 46-17 bonus point win in New...

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Thousands of game bird hunters turned out for the start of a new hunting season which Fish & Game predicts will be one of the best in years.   While many holidaymakers cursed the miserable summer, it ended up encouraging healthy duck breeding,...

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It’s a story that traverses generations and hemispheres – and touches senses and emotions on the way. It’s about an enduring rock star in the United Kingdom, an unshakeable fan 10,000km away here in the Bay of Plenty, and some classic...

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Photos of a hammerhead shark discovered washed up on the shore at Papamoa beach has surfaced online. The photos were uploaded to the Papamoa, New Zealand Facebook page by Ania Mikrut who says she stumbled upon the shark near the Papamoa Surf Life Saving...

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The Ministry for Primary Industries latest stock assessments show most of New Zealand’s commercial fisheries are performing well and continue to be well managed. The Status of New Zealand’s Fisheries report for 2016 which was released this...

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UPDATED 12.15PM: A young girl who has severe asthma and bronchiectasis has successfully trekked to the summit of Mauao in Mount Maunganui today. Tauranga’s Chloe Crump, 4, took on the challenge of climbing to the top of the maunga in an effort...

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Waikato Regional Council’s road safety mascot Ruben the Bear stars in a new matariki-themed book aimed at making children safer on the region’s roads. Launched in Ngāruawāhia recently, Ruben’s Matariki Adventure incorporates the Māori...

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