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New Zealand landscapes inspire Bollywood and beyond

11 July 2014

Film industry’s New Zealand love affair is well documented with picture perfect landscapes capturing the imagination of film stars, producers and movie-goers the world over

ICC Cricket World Cup trophy NZ bound

11 July 2014

The ICC Cricket World Cup trophy is making its way around the world, visiting countries taking part in the highly anticipated Cricket World Cup to be staged in New Zealand and Australia in 2015.

Into a spin with Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

11 July 2014

New Zealand’s growing recognition as a world-class cycling destination owes much to one major event - the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is the must-do annual outing that has been putting the Kiwi cycling community into a spin for almost 40 years.

World Masters Games 2017 showcasing Kiwi culture

11 July 2014

Athletes from around the world can start planning their travel and training schedules for World Masters Games to be held in Auckland, New Zealand in 2017.

Football United Tour 2014

Beginners' Guide to the Wellington Phoenix

11 July 2014

In 2007 the Wellington Phoenix rose from the ashes of the Auckland based New Zealand Knights like the legendary bird to become the saving grace of New Zealand football.

Profile: New Zealand footballer Winston Reid

11 July 2014

New Zealand footballer Winston Reid is one of a new generation of Kiwi players making waves on the international footballing stage.

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Maritime: Navigation Safety Review Raises Big Issues For The Govt

Shipping Federation: "The reports makes it clear that the ratification of the Maritime Labour convention (MLC) is long overdue. Only when the MLC is ratified will Maritime NZ be able to inspect and enforce the labour conditions on international ships visiting our ports." More>>

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100 Years After Einstein Prediction: Gravitational Waves Found

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos. More>>

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Farming: Alliance Plans To Start Docking Farmer Payments

Alliance Group, New Zealand's second-largest meat cooperative, plans to start withholding some stock payments to its farmers from next week to bolster its balance sheet and force suppliers to meet their share requirements. More>>

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Gambling: SkyCity First Half Profit Rises 30%, Helped By High Rollers

SkyCity anticipates the Auckland business will benefit from government gaming concessions which were triggered on Nov. 11 in recognition of SkyCity’s $470 million Convention Centre development. Morrison said the concessions would allow the Auckland business to lift its activity during peak period, noting it had a record revenue week over the Christmas and New Year period. More>>

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Money For Light: Kiwi Scientists Secure Preferential Access To Synchrotron

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced a three-year investment of $2.8 million in the Australian Synchrotron, the largest piece of scientific infrastructure in the Southern Hemisphere, to secure preferential access for Kiwi scientists. More>>

Telco Industry Report: Investment Hits $1.7 Bln A Year

Investment in the telecommunications sector is $1.7 billion a year, proportionately one of the highest levels in the OECD, according to a report released today on the status of the New Zealand sector. More>>

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PGPs: New Programme Sets Sights On Strong Wool

A new collaboration between The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), announced today, aims to deliver premiums for New Zealand's strong wool sector... More>>

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