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Scoop.co.nz
One dead following bulldozer crash in TaranakiFriday, 15 December 2017, 5:13 pmPress Release: New Zealand Police ""A man has
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
Friday, 15 December 2017, 5:13 pmPress Release: New Zealand Police ""A man has died following a bulldozer crash on Mokau Road, Mt Messenger in Taranaki... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Government Joins NPDC in Investing in Tourism DevelopmentJoins NPDC in Investing in Key Tourism DevelopmentThe Government has delivered
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
Joins NPDC in Investing in Key Tourism DevelopmentThe Government has delivered an early Christmas present to the people of Taranaki by confirming it will invest around $700,000 in the iconic Pouakai Crossing one-day walk.NPDC will contribute about... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Omanu Lifeguard Haven Bellamy Achieves Highest Award25 year-old gained his Advanced Lifeguard Award while attending Surf Life Savin
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
25 year-old gained his Advanced Lifeguard Award while attending Surf Life Saving New Zealand's National Lifeguard School in Taranaki last weekend. Of the 19 lifeguards who took part, Haven gained the top candidate award for the school.He was... Read more
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Pinoy Mountaineer
Hiking matters #575: Karangahake Mountain (544m) in the Coromandels of New ZealandIN NEW ZEALAND (2017) Hiking matters #575: Karangahake Mountain in the Coroman
Pinoy Mountaineer / Posted yesterday
IN NEW ZEALAND (2017) Hiking matters #575: Karangahake Mountain in the Coromandels Hiking matters #576: Mt. Taranaki (Egmont), highest in NZ’s North Island Hiking matters #577: Tongariro Alpine Crossing Hiking matters #578: Ben... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Westpac NZ Offers Relief to Farmers Affected by Droughtsome rain in the last couple of days; and in the North, coastal Hawkes Bay, Wai
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
some rain in the last couple of days; and in the North, coastal Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Manawatu/Wanganui and parts of Taranaki are very dry for this time of year,” Mr Steed said. In some areas, farmers were already experiencing feed shortfalls... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Flying from Palmerston North to Auckland with Air New Zealandseat: 14A on the left of the plane, with a clear unobstructed view of the long
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
seat: 14A on the left of the plane, with a clear unobstructed view of the long white cloud on the day. No sign of Mt Taranaki popping its head through, sadly. Fellow passengers: From kids to grannies. Corporates sharing business they've been... Read more
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NZCity
TSB Bank to repay overcharged customersTaranaki-headquartered TSB Bank is repaying customers it overcharged when they
NZCity / Posted 2 days ago
Taranaki-headquartered TSB Bank is repaying customers it overcharged when they ended their loan agreements early. The bank made three errors in the way it calculated the fee it charges people, who borrow money on a fixed-term but then wish to... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
November Highlights Significant Lift in Housing Activitywith a record high of 2,476 (up 0.8% on the previous month).The REINZ HPI also
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 4 days ago
with a record high of 2,476 (up 0.8% on the previous month).The REINZ HPI also showed that all but three regions (Auckland, Taranaki and Canterbury) reached new highs during November indicating strong value growth across most of the country.Regions... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Views Sought on New Civil Defence Regional BlueprintEmergency Management A new five-year Civil Defence blueprint for Taranaki has
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 4 days ago
Emergency Management A new five-year Civil Defence blueprint for Taranaki has been drafted and the public can now have a say on the future of emergency management in the region.“After all... Read more
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NZCity
Safe water behind 'Everest' climb at hometo help the people of the Everest region." Mr Lobb completed the challenge by
NZCity / Posted 4 days ago
to help the people of the Everest region." Mr Lobb completed the challenge by hiking and biking trails around Mount Taranaki and climbing flights of steps around New Plymouth. The funds raised by the team will help to build a... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Dance Meets Visual Art in Groundbreaking NZ Festival WorkFestival 2018 season of Rushes is presented in collaboration withTe Papa and Ci
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 4 days ago
Festival 2018 season of Rushes is presented in collaboration withTe Papa and Circa Theatre and shows atCirca Theatre, 1 Taranaki Street, Wellington from 23 February – 5 March.Performance times: Friday 23 Feb: 8pm, Saturday 24 Feb – Monday 5... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Kiwis conquer Everest from home for Sir Ed’s Himalayan Trustin Wellington, Christchurch, even Australia!”Lobb completed the challenge by hi
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 4 days ago
in Wellington, Christchurch, even Australia!”Lobb completed the challenge by hiking and biking trails around Mount Taranaki and climbing flights of steps around New Plymouth.Participant Jo Taylor, also from New Plymouth, said: “I was in... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Green Light for More Taranaki Community Science ProjectsTuesday, 12 December 2017, 10:11 amPress Release: Venture Taranaki Taranaki’s
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 4 days ago
Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 10:11 amPress Release: Venture Taranaki Taranaki’s curious minds will be able to explore more ideas with... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Restricted and Prohibited Fire Seasons for Most of NZManagement, Fire and Emergency New Zealand."The whole East Coast of the South I
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 5 days ago
Management, Fire and Emergency New Zealand."The whole East Coast of the South Island, and the Lower North Island from South Taranaki, across to Hawke’s Bay and down to Wellington and the Wairarapa are particularly dry. We are likely to have to... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Sunflower stars all over the country!Winner: Grove Street Kindergarten, Nelson: 2.58m tall, Nelson Tasman Kindergart
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 8 days ago
Winner: Grove Street Kindergarten, Nelson: 2.58m tall, Nelson Tasman Kindergarten Association (fourth time winner)• Taranaki Regional Winner: Te Oranga Marfell Kindergarten, Marfell (New Plymouth): 1.27m tall, Kindergarten Taranaki... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Early summer prompts call for farm planin some parts of the country.Data shows current soil conditions are drier than
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 8 days ago
in some parts of the country.Data shows current soil conditions are drier than normal, particularly parts of Northland, Taranaki, Lower North Island and Southland.With the unusual start to summer, DairyNZ extension general manager Andrew Reid is... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Level Three Water Restrictions are now in place for Levinrestrictions?A: Yes. Many other parts of New Zealand are under water restrictio
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 8 days ago
restrictions?A: Yes. Many other parts of New Zealand are under water restrictions, including Napier, Northland, Waikato, Taranaki, Palmerston North and Wellington.Residents can obtain further information on the Water Services page of the... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Teenager’s Sustainability Film Wins Praise Including from PMfilm. I never look at a tuna and cucumber sandwich the same way again!” Hollie’
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 9 days ago
film. I never look at a tuna and cucumber sandwich the same way again!” Hollie’s prize package includes a mentorship with Taranaki-based film producer Kerry Warkia, arranged in association with the Screen Production and Development Association of... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
NIWA's Hotspot Watchthe North Island compared to normal for this time of the year are found in Kaip
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 9 days ago
the North Island compared to normal for this time of the year are found in Kaipara District, northern Auckland, much of Taranaki, and Manawatu District south to the Kapiti Coast and Wellington City, while the wettest soils for this time of the... Read more
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NZCity
Court to decide whether rapist is releasedbe released back into the community or not. The 31-year-old was 14 when he rap
NZCity / Posted 9 days ago
be released back into the community or not. The 31-year-old was 14 when he raped an 8-year-old girl in a park in a small Taranaki town and has also been convicted of sexual attacks on a 7-year-old boy and a woman aged in her 20s. He finished his... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Ngā Tangata Microfinance breaking hold of predatory lendersits interest-free, no fees services to wider Auckland, Northland, Waikato, Bay
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 9 days ago
its interest-free, no fees services to wider Auckland, Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Manawatu, Levin, Taranaki and Dunedin.Mr Choy welcomed Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi’s promise to look at capping New... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Water Restrictions Start for Stratford DistrictDistrict Council 6 December 2017 MEDIA RELEASE WATER RESTRICTIONS START FOR ST
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 10 days ago
District Council 6 December 2017 MEDIA RELEASE WATER RESTRICTIONS START FOR STRATFORD DISTRICT The dry weather in Central Taranaki has finally taken its toll on the Stratford water supply. Stratford District Council will impose water restrictions... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Exciting Line-up for 2018 Hokitika Wildfoods Festivalorchestral and jazz band concerts, carnivals, pageants and tattoos around the g
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 11 days ago
orchestral and jazz band concerts, carnivals, pageants and tattoos around the globe. Other confirmed acts include Taranaki band, The Slacks, whose Kiwiana-inspired song “Big Aroha” went viral in November 2016, and The River Jesters, a... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Councils ask for water savings as big dry bitesnow be used on alternate days in the morning and evening. Similar restrictions
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 11 days ago
now be used on alternate days in the morning and evening. Similar restrictions are in place in Palmerston North, Waikato, Taranaki, Wellington and parts of the South Island. Other councils are preemptively asking locals to save water, including... Read more
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NZCity
Police investigating threats against DOCPolice are investigating threats against Department of Conservation staff in Ta
NZCity / Posted 11 days ago
Police are investigating threats against Department of Conservation staff in Taranaki over the use of pest control bait 1080. A group, called the New Zealand Hunters, has threatened to bring down helicopters and put 1080 in milk vats and inside meat... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Seasonal Climate Summary: Spring 2017Marlborough where sunshine was near normal (90-109%). In the North Island, suns
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 11 days ago
Marlborough where sunshine was near normal (90-109%). In the North Island, sunshine was above normal in western areas from Taranaki to the Kapiti Coast. Spring sunshine was typically near normal for remaining areas of the North Island.... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
DOC appalled at latest 1080 threats to staffaddress • DOC staff member confronted at work. • Threats to bring helicopters
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 11 days ago
address • DOC staff member confronted at work. • Threats to bring helicopters down • Sika deer released illegally in the Taranaki area (DOC received a letter saying this was part of an anti-1080 protest but this is still being investigated). 17... Read more
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NZCity
Legal harpoon launched at seismic testingGreenpeace is taking legal action against the government in a final stand to st
NZCity / Posted 11 days ago
Greenpeace is taking legal action against the government in a final stand to stop seismic testing off the Taranaki coast. Greenpeace says that the Amazon Warrior needs a permit from DOC under the Marine Mammal Protection Act in order to seismic... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Visiting Author Shares Stories on Native Wildlife Rescueson Sunday the 10th at Waiheke Island Library.Janet Hunt is a writer, academic a
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 11 days ago
on Sunday the 10th at Waiheke Island Library.Janet Hunt is a writer, academic and graphic designer, currently living in Taranaki. One of her past books targeted at a younger audience, A Bird in the Hand: Keeping New Zealand Wildlife Safe, won... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
REINZ celebrates achievement with two new Life Membersyears. Under Richard’s dynamic leadership, the organisation has grown to 17 off
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 15 days ago
years. Under Richard’s dynamic leadership, the organisation has grown to 17 offices covering the Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Taranaki Regions and employing more than 220 salespeople plus administration and support staff.Tim Mordaunt (ONZM) is founder... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Results of the 2016 Audits of Tertiary Education Institutionon aspects of the merger occurring part-way through the financial year.15. For
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 15 days ago
on aspects of the merger occurring part-way through the financial year.15. For the Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki, we drew attention to disclosures made by the Institute about: o its reliance on TEC funding; o its need to amass... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Top honour for Central Beko coachthe 2017 Netball New Zealand (NNZ) Coaching Awards.There was cause for double c
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 16 days ago
the 2017 Netball New Zealand (NNZ) Coaching Awards.There was cause for double celebration in the Netball Central Zone when Taranaki’s senior representative women’s coach Che Tamati was named Community Coach of the Year in the new award system... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
2017 Netball Coaching Award winners announcedplayers to find solutions or strategies in high pressure situations.The Communi
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 16 days ago
players to find solutions or strategies in high pressure situations.The Community Coach of the Year was awarded to Taranaki’s Che Tamati.Tamati, who was named Netball Taranaki Coach the Year and is working towards his NNZ Performance Coach... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Iwi Chairs Forum Oppose Seismic Testingthe Amazon Warrior, the world’s largest seismic exploration ship, arrived to st
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 16 days ago
the Amazon Warrior, the world’s largest seismic exploration ship, arrived to start a summer of seismic blasting off the Taranaki Coast.Taranaki kaumātua and Chairman for Te Kāhui o Rauru, Te Pahunga Davis says “All of the Taranaki iwi support... Read more
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NZCity
One dead in Taranaki milk tanker crashOne person has died in a collision between a milk tanker and a car in South Tar
NZCity / Posted 17 days ago
One person has died in a collision between a milk tanker and a car in South Taranaki. The accident happened about 3km south of Waverley on State Highway 3 about 9.15pm on Wednesday, police say. The road had reopened by Thursday morning.... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Fatal crash on SH 3 south of Waverleycrash on SH 3 south of Waverley"One person has died in a collision between a mi
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 17 days ago
crash on SH 3 south of Waverley"One person has died in a collision between a milk tanker and a vehicle in South Taranaki this evening.Emergency services were called to the crash about 3km south of Waverley, on State Highway 3, just... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
New regional retail sales data now availabledown 0.7 percent ($9 million) • Gisborne, up 6.9 percent ($11 million) • Hawk
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 17 days ago
down 0.7 percent ($9 million) • Gisborne, up 6.9 percent ($11 million) • Hawke’s Bay, up 1.9 percent ($13 million) • Taranaki, up 3.9 percent ($18 million) • Manawatu-Wanganui, unchanged • Wellington, down 0.8 percent ($18 million).In the... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Strong Farm Machinery Sales Herald Strong 2018sales reflected the improved dairy forecast payout in the dairy market with par
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 17 days ago
sales reflected the improved dairy forecast payout in the dairy market with particularly strong growth in Waikato, Taranaki, Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago and Southland. “Sales in South Canterbury have increased by 50% while... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Clean Sweeps Across Veteran's & Women's Motocross ClassesUS factory Honda rider Chuck Sun in the big annual event at Glen Helen, San Ber
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 17 days ago
US factory Honda rider Chuck Sun in the big annual event at Glen Helen, San Bernadino. Others to finish the weekend in Taranaki unbeaten included Aucklander Gaudenz Gisler, who easily won the 55-59 years' class; New Plymouth's Mitch Rowe, who... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Toutouwai/Robin Breeding on Mt TaranakiWednesday, 29 November 2017, 8:20 amPress Release: Taranaki Mounga Conservatio
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 18 days ago
Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 8:20 amPress Release: Taranaki Mounga Conservationists in Taranaki are celebrating after news toutouwai/North Island robin are breeding on Mt... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Forest & Bird urge seismic blasting firm to quit NZwhich is looking for fossil fuels, covers 19,000 square kilometres and includes
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 18 days ago
which is looking for fossil fuels, covers 19,000 square kilometres and includes the area of the Government’s proposed Taranaki blue whale sanctuary."The recent Speech from the Throne stated that the Government intends to make New Zealand world... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Earthquake strengthening work needed on East Stand at Yarrowreport to confirm this is the case.“As a precautionary measure and as a respons
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 18 days ago
report to confirm this is the case.“As a precautionary measure and as a responsible operator, we are working with tenants (Taranaki Rugby Football Union, KDJ catering) on alternative arrangements. Let’s be clear, Yarrow Stadium is open for business... Read more
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NZCity
More plant disease found in Aucklandagain," response controller Catherine Duthie said. There are now 136 confirmed
NZCity / Posted 19 days ago
again," response controller Catherine Duthie said. There are now 136 confirmed locations across the country - including Taranaki, Te Puke, Waikato and Northland - with 90 per cent on ramarama or pohutukawa plants. "We are now considering what... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Second myrtle rust find in Aucklandthe most up to date information about best practice in fighting this disease,”
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 19 days ago
the most up to date information about best practice in fighting this disease,” Dr Duthie says.Myrtle rust has previously been found in Taranaki, Te Puke, Waikato and Northland, and just last week, in Auckland for the first time.ends © Sco... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Funding for innovative projects to help keep Kiwis safeaudio messages for emergency preparedness and response, to be aired across comm
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 19 days ago
audio messages for emergency preparedness and response, to be aired across community access radio nationwide. • $25,000 to Taranaki CDEM Group for a Taranaki Regional Fuel Plan.The Resilience Fund is distributed on an annual basis. For full... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
PEPANZ Publishes Briefing to Energy and Resources Ministerin royalties and taxes to the Government accounts every year."There is great po
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 19 days ago
in royalties and taxes to the Government accounts every year."There is great potential to grow this in other regions beyond Taranaki, as seen by New Zealand Oil and Gas’s recent report into the Barque prospect off the coast of Oamaru."At a broad... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
More milk per cow, fewer cows: latest dairy statsSouthland (+4.9%).- North Island milk production declined 1.9 percent in 2016-1
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 19 days ago
Southland (+4.9%).- North Island milk production declined 1.9 percent in 2016-17, with all regions except Taupo (+2.2%), Taranaki (+0.9%) and Manawatu (no change) producing less milk than in 2015-16.For a copy of the New Zealand Dairy Statistics... Read more
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NZCity
Back-to-back rugby awards for Barrettand team of the year honours. Michaela Blyde was named the World Rugby Women's
NZCity / Posted 19 days ago
and team of the year honours. Michaela Blyde was named the World Rugby Women's Sevens Player of the Year, the 20-year-old Taranaki speedster scoring 40 tries as New Zealand won the seven-tournament women's world series title. Portia Woodman was... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Vets & Women's Motocross Champions Crowned in TaranakiMonday, 27 November 2017, 8:05 amPress Release: Bikesport NZ Vets And Women's
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 20 days ago
Monday, 27 November 2017, 8:05 amPress Release: Bikesport NZ Vets And Women's Champions Crowned in TaranakiNOVEMBER 26, 2017: Nobody came even close to Hawera's Daryl Hurley at the annual New... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
NZAEE Seaweek takes prestigious Australasian awardcoordinators, sponsors and supporters and everyone engaged in NZAEE Seaweek. Ki
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 20 days ago
coordinators, sponsors and supporters and everyone engaged in NZAEE Seaweek. Kia kaha, tangata moana!Other NewsWild for Taranaki will be joining NZAEE Seaweek as a national supporter for 2018 by providing a Regional Coordinator for Taranaki.... Read more
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