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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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Gordon Campbell: On Tiwai Point (And Saying “No” In Greece)

Its hard to see how Rio Tinto’s one month delay in announcing its intentions about the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is a good sign for (a) the jobs of the workers affected or (b) for the New Zealand taxpayer. More>>

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Half Empty: Dairy Product Prices Extend Slide To Six-Year Low

Dairy product prices continued their slide, paced by whole milk power, in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, weakening to the lowest level in six years. More>>

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Copper Broadband: Regulator Set To Keep Chorus Pricing Largely Unchanged

The Commerce Commission looks likely to settle on a price close to its original decision on what telecommunications network operator Chorus can charge its customers, though it probably won’t backdate any update. More>>

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Lower Levy For Safer Cars: ACC Backtracks On Safety Assessments

Dog and Lemon: “The ACC has based the entire levy system on a set of badly flawed data from Monash University. This Monash data is riddled with errors and false assumptions; that’s the real reason for the multiple mistakes in setting ACC levies.” More>>

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Fast Track: TPP Negotiations Set To Accelerate, Groser Says

Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership will accelerate in July, with New Zealand officials working to stitch up a deal by the month's end, according to Trade Minister Tim Groser. More>>

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Floods: Initial Assessment Of Economic Impact

Authorities around the region have compiled an initial impact assessment for the Ministry of Civil Defence, putting the estimated cost of flood recovery at around $120 million... this early estimate includes social, built, and economic costs to business, but doesn’t include costs to the rural sector. More>>

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