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    Kidnap Kiwi vs terror king
    By KURT BAYER - Today, April 24th 2014:

    APalmerston North born woman caught in a terrifying kidnapping ordeal two decades ago will come face-to-face with the radical Islamic cleric standing trial in New York on global terrorism charges this week. Mary Quin, 59, was holidaying in Yemen in 1998 when her small tour group was taken hostage by armed and masked militants. Hours later, a firefight broke out between the terrorists and Yemeni government troops in which four of the 16 hostages were killed. Dr Quin was able to escape, and later documented her harrowing ordea... 

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    Rubble plan stalled
    By Max Towle - Wednesday, April 23rd 2014:

    PLANS TO remove a towering mound of rubble from the corner of one of the city's busiest intersections have stalled. The Star has learned the city council has reached an insurance settlement over the Sydenham Heritage Church site on the corner of Colombo and Brougham Sts. However, Sydenham Heritage Trust chairwoman Dorothy Hayward yesterday said clearing the site was proving a more difficult process than first imagined. The trust, under instruction from CERA, was required to carry out testing for hazardous materials on the si... 

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    High winds leave trail of damage
    Horowhenua Chronicle - Wednesday, April 23rd 2014:

    Many Levin residents will have woken to sounds of chainsaws and hammers on Friday morning, relieved that the damage wreaked by the tail end of cyclone Ita on Thursday was relatively minor compared with other parts of the country. Wind gusts of up to 120kmh were recorded through Levin, Foxton and Shannon. Police, fire services and contractors were on constant callout throughout the day with an estimated 31 calls in less than 24 hours for the Levin Volunteer Fire Brigade, who were assisted byOtaki brigade. Trees were uprooted,... 

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    Karori Veteran reflects this ANZAC day
    By Alisa Yong Massey Journalism Student - Wednesday, April 23rd 2014:

    This Anzac Day World War II veteran Gerard Lowe will be refl ecting on wartime experiences that range from guarding the royal family to serving in Italy. The Karori resident spent seven years in the Grenadier Guards, the infantry regiment famous for its red tunics and towering black bearskin caps. Gerard says he volunteered for the regiment in 1942 because his father had been a guardsman in World War I. "The first few weeks were horrible but after that, once you got to know things it was good friendships." While waiting to b... 

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    Wind leaves family home in ruins
    the newsroom - Wednesday, April 23rd 2014:

    The Hobbs family weren't home when a massive heritage tree crashed through their Collingwood St home on Thursday so didn't see its incredible fall - but thanks to the video-skills of Derek Sivers, hundreds of thousands around the world did. The massive tree was one of hundreds that were ripped out of the ground during high winds last Thursday and Friday. The tree falling was captured by Derek and has become a YouTube sensation, but for the Hobbs family and two of their neighbours, the tree represents a destroyed home. Jules ... 

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    Innovators recognised
    by CLOE WILLETTS - Wednesday, April 23rd 2014:

    Two Paraparaumu businesses achieved excellence at last month's national conference Embracing Change, which recognises strong foundations for business growth among master franchisee owners. Hirea Hubby Kapiti and Kapiti Greenacres Master Franchisee took out the winning titles, with third-time Top National Hirea Hubby Franchisee of the Year winners, Dave and Shelley Coley, described as demonstrating on-going business success. Mr and Mrs Coley, who were acknowledged by judges for their dedication to continually implementing imp... 

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    Yes to three more salmon farms
    the newsroom - Wednesday, April 23rd 2014:

    The Supreme Court has given the green light for three new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds but has blocked a fourth. The decision comes following an appeal by the Environmental Defence Society against the four proposed farms, which New Zealand King Salmon was given consent for, after initially applying for nine sites, in February last year. There have been a number of appeals since. New Zealand King Salmon chief executive Grant Rosewarne says having a final decision is a relief to staff and management, despite the disa... 

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    Shooting facility planned for Wainui
    By Dan Whitfi eld - Wednesday, April 23rd 2014:

    Shooting enthusiasts from around the region could see a purpose-built facility established at the old Wainuiomata Landfi ll, if a proposal is passed by Hutt City Council and the local community board. Earlier this year, council was approached by a number of shooting and rifl e organisations interested in discussing the possibility of creating a multi shooting sports facility at the Coast Road site. A multi shooting sports facility planned for Wainuiomata would likely include a number of ranges and areas for different sports.... 

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    Grant for community centre
    BY EMMA-JANE MCLENNAN - Wednesday, April 23rd 2014:

    Mt Pleasant will get a new state-ofthe-art community centre with a $200,000 grant from a fund for earthquake rebuild projects. It was recognised as an important project by city council staff, who doubled the requested $100,000 when they saw the plans. The grant was funded by the Lotteries commission, The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and The Christchurch Earthquake Mayoral Relief Fund. This was an unexpected surprise, Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre and Residents Association president Derek McCullough said. "We ... 

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    Mens shed could come to Nelson
    the newsroom - Tuesday, April 22nd 2014:

    A "menzshed" is set to open in Nelson. The successful concept has been a hit in Richmond with so many members they're keen for Nelson to start one to take its backlog. And now the founders of the Nelson version are hoping to flush out Nelson men who may be interested in being involved. The "menzshed" was founded in Australia but has spread throughout New Zealand and gives locals a chance to work in a communal shed, and pass along their skills to others. Although men from all ages are members it's been particularly popular wi... 

      LocalNews   Selwyn Times
    Teens charged for alleged assault
    By Tom Doudney - Tuesday, April 22nd 2014:

    Two teenagers have been charged in relation to an alleged unprovoked assault at a Rolleston party and follow up attack a week later. An 18-year-old from Springston and a 19-year-old from Rolleston, were alleged to have assaulted a 14-year-old from Rolleston at the party on March 29. Constable Chris Caldwell said the victim required stitches to his mouth after he was punched to the ground and according to witnesses kicked repeatedly. Police say the 18-year-old then committed a second assault, a week later, on a 15-year-old fr... 

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    Toasting beer and the Bible
    By Emma-Jane McLennan - Friday, April 18th 2014:

    BEER AND the Bible work seamlessly together for the Hebrews boys. The Christchurch Christian brewing group meet regularly to create craft beers in their homes, then share them with their peers. It all started a couple years ago at Laidlaw College in Papanui, where Lukas Theilmann was studying theology. "Me and a guy called Jethro were studying, and we both brewed our own beer. So we started our own group, and when he moved to Auckland I kept it going," he said. The Hebrews crew make craft beers for groups such as The Society... 

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    Easter weekend police blitz
    the newsroom - Friday, April 18th 2014:

    Marlborough Police will be taking part in the trans-Tasman Operation Unite this weekend and the national Easter road policing operation, Crossroads. The operations aim to reduce the number of victims from alcohol related crime and road trauma. As part of Operation Unite, a joint initiative with Australian Police, New Zealand police officers are encouraging people to re-think how they host gatherings at home, how much they are drinking and their behaviour during and after drinking. "Police are dealing with the consequences of... 

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    Harvest goes ahead despite the rain
    By Kit Carson - Thursday, April 17th 2014:

    There are some in the Waipara Valley still buoyant in the fact they had chosen to pick their grape crops early. They missed the rain and enjoyed a very good harvest. Then there were the others who chose to take the ''that's agriculture'', grin and bear it approach, pick what you can philosophy. Such are a couple of West Coast wine fanatics who have been confronting the elements and pursuing an organic vineyard dream for more than 20 years. After seeing the potential 2013 crop in their tiny Glenmark vineyard wiped out by a la... 

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    David Lloyd - whimsical sculptor
    By Hans Petrovic - Thursday, April 17th 2014:

    There's a certain whimsy to David Lloyd's sculpture that can't help but appeal to you - no matter if it's a small insect, a giant spider or a bird in a cage. A lifelong craftsman, David works mainly in copper, adding his own distinctive touch that you can't help but recognise wherever you may see it around town. There's no doubt that the large metal fish hanging from the ceiling in the main bar at Cassels & Sons Brewery, Woolston, is his. His work is also usually on display at the Little David Lloyd - whimsical sculptor Rive...