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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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Budget Policy Statement: Spending Wins Over Tax Cuts; Big Ticket Items Get Boost

Income tax cuts are on hold as the government says “responding to the earthquakes and reducing debt are currently of higher priority”, although election year tax sweeteners remain possible. More>>

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Fishy: Is Whitebaiting Sustainable?

The whitebait fry - considered a delicacy by many - are the juveniles of five species of galaxiid, four of which are considered threatened or declining. The SMC asked freshwater experts for their views on the sustainability of the whitebait fishery and whether we're doing enough to monitor the five species of galaxiid that make up whitebait. More>>

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Crown Accounts: Smaller-Than-Expected Four-Month Deficit

The New Zealand government's accounts recorded a smaller-than-forecast deficit in the first four months of the fiscal year on a higher-than-expected inflow of corporate and goods and services tax. More>>

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On For Christmas: KiwiRail Ferries Back In Full Operation After Quake

KiwiRail’s Interislander ferries are back in full operation for the first time since the Kaikoura earthquake, with the railspan that allows rail wagons to be loaded on the Aratere now restored. More>>

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Comerce Commission Investigation: Prosecutions Over Steel Mesh Labelling

Steel & Tube Holdings, along with two other companies, will be prosecuted by the Commerce Commission following the regulator's investigation into seismic steel mesh, while Fletcher Building's steel division has been given a warning. More>>

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Wine: 20% Of Marlborough Storage Tanks Damaged By Quake

An estimated 20 percent of wine storage tanks in the Marlborough region, the country’s largest wine producing area, have been damaged by the impact of the recent Kaikoura earthquake. More>>

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ACC: Levy Recommendations For 2017 – 2019 Period

• For car owners, a 13% reduction in the average Motor Vehicle levy • For businesses, a 10% reduction in the average Work levy, and changes to workplace safety incentive products • For employees, due to an increase in claims volumes and costs, a 3% increase in the Earners’ levy. More>>

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