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No asset sales for Christchurch - Green Party

Christchurch City Council should not be forced into selling its strategic assets, the Green Party said today.

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Christchurch City 'has the Govt's support'

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government is encouraged by the approach being taken by Christchurch City Council in addressing financial pressures delivered by its required response to the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

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Mayor announces 20 percent cut in cost of City Rail Link

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has announced a significant reduction in the cost of the City Rail Link (CRL) from $2.86 billion to less than $2.4 billion lowering the price of Auckland's number one transport infrastructure priority by about 20 per cent.

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RDC compass reset completed for new direction

Rotorua District Council’s new structure is now in place following a realignment aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation to support the new direction set by councillors.

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Confirmed case of measles in Northland

Measles has been confirmed in an unimmunised child in Northland this week. The child had been in contact with children from the Waikato, where there has been a large measles outbreak with cases still being reported.

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Kaikoura Marine Management Bill passes third reading

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed Parliament’s passage of the Kaikōura (Te Tai o Marokura) Marine Management Bill today.

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Petition for enquiry into bank stability dismissed

The New Economics Party is disappointed that their 877 strong petition asking for a Parliamentary Enquiry on bank stability has been declined by the Select Committee on Finance and Expenditure.

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Southland Environment Award winners announced

The efforts of environmental champions from all over Southland have been recognised and celebrated at the 19th annual Southland Environment Awards in Invercargill tonight.

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11 year old injured after Papatoetoe crash

The Counties Manukau Serious Crash Unit is attending a serious injury crash between an 11 year old pedestrian and a car.

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Financial analyst to join New Economics Party as spokesperson

The New Economics Party has just added top financial analyst Nicole Foss as a spokesperson on the global economy.

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Foss welcomes first crowd-funding licence

Popular NZ News on - 3 hours 33 min ago

Commerce Minister Craig Foss today welcomed New Zealand’s first equity crowd-funding and peer-to-peer lending licences.

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Ning the Bell - Free is Dying

Popular NZ News on - 8 hours 33 min ago

Ning, the network of social networks that boasted 20 million visitors a month, has announced massive staff cutbacks and a complete end to free services for its users.  So the bell tolls once again for the end of free Web 2.0 services.

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ICAS And NZICA Launch Project To Recommend Reductions In Financial Statement Disclosures

Popular NZ News on - 9 hours 48 min ago

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) have launched a project with the aim of reducing the volume of disclosure requirements in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

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Auditor-General supports Working Group's report

Popular NZ News on - 11 hours 3 min ago

Anyone who has picked up a set of financial statements will know how complex they are, and this is not helped by the sheer volume of disclosures they contain. Some of the mandatory disclosures in financial statements cloud the really useful information.

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Take a hike and explore Queenstown this summer

Popular NZ News on - 13 hours 33 min ago

With its world renowned multi-day hiking tracks and walking trails now open for summer, Queenstown is buzzing with visitors keen to explore the magnificent scenery.

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Plan approved for Government digital services

Popular NZ News on - 14 hours 48 min ago

All government agencies now have a shared plan to deliver more and better digital public services. Eight agencies have been working together to implement Better Public Services Result 10 - making it easier for people to do business with government in the digital environment.

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ComCom consulting on guidelines about unfair contract terms

Popular NZ News on - 16 hours 3 min ago

The Commerce Commission has today released draft guidelines on the new provisions of the Fair Trading Act dealing with unfair contract terms. The unfair contract terms provisions were part of recent amendments to New Zealand’s consumer law and will come into force on 17 March 2015.

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Mana supports the silent leaders challenge

Popular NZ News on - 16 hours 3 min ago

"Tomorrow I will be participating in a challenge to break the silence about hearing loss", said MANA Leader and Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira.

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