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Apprenticeship scheme tackles skills shortage

Two career pathway programmes in the Waikato District are helping to address the skills shortage in the New Zealand infrastructure industry following the graduation of 21 trainees and apprentices last month. The Downer Basic Civils programme, between Downer and...

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New drought measurement index launched

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has welcomed the launch of a new tool to monitor drought in New Zealand’s regions. Developed by NIWA with the support of the Ministry for Primary Industries, theNew Zealand Drought Indexuses the best scientific information...

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Quinn completes his mission

Waiuku’s Quinn Gardiner-Hall has completed his mission. On Saturday 11 March, Quinn reached his goal of running four half marathons, in four counties, before he turned 12. As he completed the Antarctica Half Marathon, Quinn also set a new record as the youngest ever...

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Letter – Karioitahi spelling

One of our keen eyed readers contacted us two weeks ago to let us know that we had three different ways of spelling Karioitahi in our lifeguard story. We really appreciated Katie contacting us, as this highlighted the fact that there are two ways of spelling...

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Should the Commerce Commission allow the merger between Fairfax Media and NZME?

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