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Some good news at last for aged care workers - SFWU

9 May, 2014 - 01:50

"Labour’s aged care policy contains good news at last for the undervalued aged care workforce," said Alastair Duncan, Aged Care Sector Leader for the Service and Food Workers Union today.

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Duty-free tobacco limits to be cut from November

9 May, 2014 - 00:35

Duty-free tobacco allowances will be cut as a further step towards reducing the harm caused by smoking, Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia says.

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Breakers preseason tour confirmed for South Island

8 May, 2014 - 23:20

The SKYCITY Breakers have today confirmed they will once again tour the South Island in the pre-season build-up to the 2014/15 Australian National Basketball League and will bring their full stable of current stars and new signings on the two match tour to Christchurch and Dunedin up against one

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Potential for aquaculture investigated in Southland

8 May, 2014 - 22:19

Initial phases of a joint aquaculture zoning project for the Southland region have just been completed. The project, involving Environment Southland and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), is aimed at providing strategic direction for future aquaculture development.

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Police visit all legal high retailers

8 May, 2014 - 18:34

Police began Operation Recall at 12.01am Thursday with the immediate focus to work with retailers to ensure they have taken appropriate steps to remove all products from sale.

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‘Houdini’ sea cucumbers a potentially lucrative industry

8 May, 2014 - 18:34

They may not be the prettiest of sea creatures but University of Auckland researcher Leo Zamora says sea cucumbers are not only fascinating but a potential major export earner for New Zealand.

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'Less competition in insurance industry' with IAG buy out

8 May, 2014 - 17:20

IAG’s final approval to buy New Zealand’s Wesfarmer Insurance arm means the insurance industry has become even less competitive, showing the need for a KiwiBank-style company in the sector, says Labour’s Commerce spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.

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NZ's first Zero Energy Home makes a profit

8 May, 2014 - 17:20

The country’s first Zero Energy House has used solar to generate double the electricity it needed over a year, earning the owners a net income for electricity bills.

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Next stage of Auckland Housing Accord a 'license for urban sprawl'

8 May, 2014 - 17:20

Youth organisation, Generation Zero, believe the next stage of the Auckland Housing Accord, released today, is a mixed blessing, allowing for some forward looking development around existing town centres, but altogether too much urban sprawl.

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Synthetic cannabis addiction and withdrawal treatment guide

8 May, 2014 - 17:20

Canterbury experts have developed a guide to help health care professionals in the community treat a predicted increase in people withdrawing from synthetic cannabinoid addiction.

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BATNZ presents opposition to tobacco plain packaging

8 May, 2014 - 17:20

The Select Committee on tobacco plain packaging heard strong opposition from New Zealand’s largest tobacco company, British American Tobacco New Zealand (BATNZ), when it appeared before the Committee in Auckland today.

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Colliers International scoops six RICS awards

8 May, 2014 - 17:20

Colliers International took six out of nine awards at the annual Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) New Zealand commercial property awards last night.

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KordaMentha Report provides certainty for Chch - Dyson

8 May, 2014 - 17:20

The KordaMentha Report, released by the Christchurch City Council today, finally gives residents certainty about the city’s financial situation, Labour's Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Spokesperson Ruth Dyson said today.

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Public lectures on inequality and social problems

8 May, 2014 - 16:05

New Zealand’s claim to be a country with relatively little inequality is unfounded and our incidence of health and social problems may be closely related to this fact, international experts say.

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Govt 'ignores responsibility to lower unemployment'

8 May, 2014 - 13:35

Statistics New Zealand figures released today show that unemployment remains at 6 percent.

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Time to review rebuild cost-sharing agreement - Greens

8 May, 2014 - 11:05

Today’s independent audit of Christchurch City Council’s finances confirms the Green Party’s calls for the Government to renegotiate the earthquake rebuild cost-sharing agreement with the Council, the Green Party said today.

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Buy toll trips in advance this weekend

8 May, 2014 - 07:20

The NZ Transport Agency is encouraging people planning to use the Northern Gateway Toll Road this weekend to buy their trips in advance, or to pay within five days of using the road to avoid unnecessary penalties.

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Chch in 'good position' to meet budget shortfall

8 May, 2014 - 04:50

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the city’s strong balance sheet means we are in a good position to deal with a potential $534 million budget shortfall identified by an independent review of the Council’s financial position.

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Chch organised crime focus nets arrests on day one

7 May, 2014 - 20:04

A Canterbury Police focus on organised crime and gangs got off to a successful start yesterday when two men were arrested at a central Christchurch motel on drugs and firearms charges.

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Auckland Housing Accord facilitates another 18,000 homes

7 May, 2014 - 18:50

A third tranche of 41 Special Housing Areas (SHAs) that would yield 18,000 new homes across Auckland was today announced by Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Auckland Mayor Len Brown.

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