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NZ film The Dead Lands top at the box office

NZ film The Dead Lands top at the box office

New Zealand film THE DEAD LANDS has opened to number one place at the New Zealand box office, ahead of block-buster Brad Pitt film Fury, placing this film in the record books as the first Te Reo Māori feature film to reach number one at the NZ Box Office on opening day.

Willy Moon and Natalia Kills join X Factor NZ judging line-up (31 October 2014)
Grand re-opening for Rawene heritage gem (31 October 2014)
SIX60 release single 'Special' (31 October 2014)

National

Heavy rain for Buller Sunday night

An active front is forecast to cross much of the South Island during Sunday and the lower North Island early Monday morning. This front is forecast to bring a burst of heavy rain to the west of the South Island and gales to eastern areas as well as Wellington and southern Wairarapa.

Homicide investigation launched following Grey Lynn death (1 November 2014)
Active front to approach southern NZ tonight (1 November 2014)
Gales for Hawke's Bay tonight (31 October 2014)

Politics

Contact's buy-back drop 'bad news for Kiwis with solar'

The Green Party are calling for a law change to establish an independent umpire to set fair and reasonable buy-back rates after Contact Energy announced, from today, new small scale solar and wind generators will receive 50 percent less for their exported energy

State house sell off 'contradicts PM's promise' (1 November 2014)
John Key's asset sales outed by his own Minister - Greens (1 November 2014)
Robertson backs plan to 'save Auckland from gridlock' (1 November 2014)

Business

'Strong response' to latest Chatham capital raising

The ongoing support of Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited (NZX: CRP) shareholders is underscored by the strong response to the company’s latest capital raising, Managing Director Chris Castle said today.

TSB Bank invests in Wellington (31 October 2014)
Settled Canterbury quake claims reach $13b (31 October 2014)
Forestry industry 'must act as one to end trend of injury' (31 October 2014)

Sport

Quinn back but it's Riches who sets Targa pace today

The return of Tony Quinn and co-driver Naomi Tillett in Quinn's repaired Lamborghini Huracan was the big story on the eve of the second to last day of the Targa South Island tarmac motor rally.

Kotze excited about FAST5 netball challenge (31 October 2014)
Nepal and Uganda qualify for ICC WCL Division 2 (31 October 2014)
Mondiale Auckland Aces welcome back Blackcaps (31 October 2014)

Lifestyle

Nespresso opens in Christchurch

Canterbury coffee connoisseurs will be delighted this week as Nespresso - the worldwide pioneer in premium portioned coffee, opens the doors to the country’s third boutique - located within the iconic Ballantynes department store.

Sky Tower celebrates Rainbow Tick (31 October 2014)
Introducing Speight's Mid Ale (30 October 2014)
Rare penguins delight first Hollyford Track walkers (30 October 2014)

Health

New medicine funded to combat multi-resistant infections

New Zealand hospitals are about to strengthen their defences against multi-resistant bacterial infections with the funding of a new antibiotic.

How well are we looking after our young women? (31 October 2014)
Northland cancer treatment centre to open (31 October 2014)
Minister welcomes new Rehabilitation Fellowship (31 October 2014)

Technology

Queenstown urged to support Gigatown Wanaka bid

Queenstown urged to support Gigatown Wanaka bid

Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Vanessa van Uden hit the streets today to lend her support for the Gigatown Wanaka campaign.

Exciting addition to NetHui programme (30 October 2014)
20/20 Trust shows digital tech boosts achievement (30 October 2014)
Digital tech 'having a positive impact on student achievement' (28 October 2014)
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