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'Robust debate needed' on superannuation and tax policies

8 August, 2014 - 02:49

The fiscal benefits of compulsory superannuation and a higher retirement age, along with a potential broadening of the tax base need to be considered by the next New Zealand government, according to a paper launched today by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Labour sends condolences to whanau of Dave Hereora

8 August, 2014 - 02:49

The Labour Party sends its heartfelt condolences to the whānau of former MP Dave Hereora who passed away yesterday.

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Study to investigate if micronutrients help with ADHD

8 August, 2014 - 02:49

A University of Canterbury PhD student is investigating to see if micronutrients help children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and improve their social skills and cognitive functions.

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Gigabit UFB 'a logical next step' as rollout steams ahead

8 August, 2014 - 02:49

InternetNZ has reacted favourably to Telecom's proposal that speed limits be increased on the new Ultra-fast Broadband networks being built around New Zealand.

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Golf: Bigger Balls? It’s Been Done Before

8 August, 2014 - 02:49

‘Greg Norman, Jack Nicklaus, and Tom Watson think that the golf ball goes too far, and they're not shy about telling people either.’ So writes Eric Barzeski at The Sand Trap in an article dated July 11 2005.

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Nancy Tuaine announces Maori Party candidacy

8 August, 2014 - 02:49

Treaty negotiator, Te Oranganui Chief Executive and former head of the Whanganui River Maori Trust Board, Nancy Tuaine, has stepped up to the challenge of Election 2014, by announcing her candidacy for the Whanganui Electorate General Seat.

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Ruakura re-zoning decision delivers hope - EMA

8 August, 2014 - 02:49

The interim decision of the Board of Inquiry giving interim approval for the re-zoning of land at Ruakura represents a transformative opportunity for Waikato business, says Kim Campbell, chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association.

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Review findings released on the mgmt of NZ9 delays

8 August, 2014 - 02:49

Air New Zealand has now completed its review of all aspects surrounding the delays to flight NZ9 from Honolulu to Auckland last week, including the airline’s management of the event.

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Labour market continues to improve

7 August, 2014 - 19:20

More people are working and unemployment has fallen to 5.6 percent according to the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand.

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Sailing: NZL's World Champions go racing in Rio

7 August, 2014 - 18:05

The NZL Sailing Team’s big guns went racing today in Rio at the Olympic Sailing Test Event (Aquece Rio - International Sailing Regatta 2014) with some solid results.

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Waikato measles cases up by 8 to 124

7 August, 2014 - 13:05

Waikato District Health Board's Public Health Service Population Health has to date (6 August 2014) been notified of 124 confirmed measles cases, up eight on a week ago.

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Plunket's family of mobile clinics expands

7 August, 2014 - 10:35

When Plunket launched its ‘Build a Bus’ fundraising drive for one new mobile clinic, it got more than it bargained for.

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Family violence is not a gender issue - McCoskrie

7 August, 2014 - 04:20

By Bob McCoskrie - National Director, Family First NZ

I won't be wearing a white ribbon on November 25th. Don't get me wrong - I would be the first in line to condemn violence against women, and the first to be held to account for my own actions and attitudes.

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Will the Greens' ECE policy really benefit children?

7 August, 2014 - 04:20

The Greens Party yesterday announced as a key part of its election platform that it would be supporting families by seeking to extend the 20 hours’ free early childhood education (ECE) subsidy to 2-year-old children.

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Nats wimp out on cleaning up boarding houses - Twyford

7 August, 2014 - 03:05

National MPs on Parliament’s Social Services Select Committee have wimped out on cleaning up slum boarding houses, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Cricket: Rain ruins NZ A match

7 August, 2014 - 03:05

New Zealand A has seen their One Day match against Sri Lanka A finish in no result, after rain ruined the opening fixture of the two sides’ Tri-series with the England Lions in the UK.

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Waddell praises NZ Commonwealth Games Team

7 August, 2014 - 03:05

The New Zealand Commonwealth Games Team has wrapped up a successful campaign in Glasgow.

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Singapore Airlines to operate seasonal services to Sapporo

7 August, 2014 - 03:05

Singapore Airlines will operate seasonal services to Sapporo during December 2014 and January 2015 to meet expected demand during the peak winter travel season.

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Labrador retrievers the most popular dog breed

7 August, 2014 - 03:05

The Labrador retriever was once again the most popular dog breed in the country with over 41 thousand registered in the 2013/14 registration year. On the top five list are the Huntaway (31,385); Border collie (23,190); and Jack Russell Terrier (18,658).

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Have a KitKat David, there's a long way to go yet - Harawira

7 August, 2014 - 03:05

"Internet MANA is not ruling out the possibility of a entering into coalition with Labour after the election", said Internet MANA leader Hone Harawira with tongue firmly in cheek, after Labour leader David Cuniliffe said it was ‘highly unlikely’ that either he or Laila Harre would be offered

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