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Govt must act as NZ singled out in Panama Papers scandal - Robertson

9 May, 2016 - 07:20

New Zealand's international reputation is seriously at risk as further information from the Panama Papers comes to light, says Labour’s finance spokesperson, Grant Robertson.

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Wellington Mayor: The Game Has Changed After Christchurch

9 May, 2016 - 06:05

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says the review of Wellington City Council's earthquake policies will be informed by the experience of Christchurch.

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Ning the Bell - Free is Dying

9 May, 2016 - 06:05

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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Update on QEII Park hearings

9 May, 2016 - 02:19

A hearings committee will reconvene on Friday 13 May to decide whether to recommend that Christchurch City Council sell 11.5 hectares of QEII Park to the Ministry of Education.

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Govt paying the polluters a disgrace - Treadwell

8 May, 2016 - 07:35

The National party announced it will spend $200 million of taxpayers and ratepayers money to buy stream side land on dirty dairy farms. The New Zealand Institute of Forestry has consistently demanded the Government stop paying the polluters to pollute however they continue to do so.

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Budget 2016: Battle for our Birds 2016

8 May, 2016 - 07:35

The largest pest control operation in New Zealand’s history will be launched this winter in response to a pest plague which threatens vulnerable native wildlife, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.

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NZ Post issues Earnslaw centenary stamp

8 May, 2016 - 07:35

A special stamp commemorating the TSS Earnslaw’s 100th
birthday on October 18 2012 has been produced by New Zealand Post
highlighting her role as a passenger and freight steamship on Lake
Wakatipu during the past century.

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Six amazing initiatives shortlisted for social enterprise Rotary award

8 May, 2016 - 07:35

It’s been tough to get the shortlist down to six for the Rotary Club of Newmarket Social Enterprise Kick-start Award, run in conjunction with the Ākina Foundation.

The award provides an Auckland region based social enterprise with $10,000 in cash.

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Vector and Origin to make smart meters available to more Australians

8 May, 2016 - 06:20

Vector is pleased to announce that it has entered into a long term agreement with Origin Energy for the deployment of an initial tranche of advanced meters to New South Wales sites.

Vector Group Chief Executive Officer Simon Mackenzie says it’s an exciting move for both businesses.

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'Pathetic' select committee report on TPPA - Kelsey

8 May, 2016 - 06:20

‘The travesty of democracy that has enveloped the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) from day one continued with a pathetic report released by the Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade committee yesterday’, says University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey.

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On The Nation this weekend

8 May, 2016 - 06:20

This weekend on The Nation...

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Council response to Raetihi issues discussed at WWCB meeting

8 May, 2016 - 06:20

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) has committed to accelerating plans for free town wide WIFI within Raetihi as part of resolving the issues caused by young people gathering around the library WIFI after dark.

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Why We Can’t All Be Champions: The Meaning Of VO2 Max

7 May, 2016 - 15:35

The motto for the Olympic Games is faster, higher, stronger. To really measure abilities of athletes, we should include a new term: better breather.

Eavesdrop on the conversations of endurance athletes and the discussion will be all about VO2 max.

What is VO2 max?

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Breastfed babies 'need Vitamin D supplements'

7 May, 2016 - 10:50

Exclusively breastfed babies and young children in New Zealand should be on a Vitamin D supplement, say health experts. Vitamin D deficiency is a growing threat in New Zealand with one in five babies at risk of rickets, a serious bone disorder, due to low Vitamin D levels.

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The dark side of getting a tattoo

7 May, 2016 - 09:35

While tattoos appear to have increasingly infiltrated mainstream culture in Australia and the social apprehension behind getting a tattoo has seemingly disappeared, a Perth-based surgeon is reminding people to remain vigilant of the medical risks that still exist.

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Telco 'model under threat' as businesses move to over the top services

7 May, 2016 - 09:35

Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) uptake among New Zealand businesses has reached a tipping point enabling a rapid transformation of the local telecommunications industry according to an industry expert.

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Expert Optimistic Moko Will Return Home

7 May, 2016 - 08:20

Gisborne, Jan 13 NZPA - Moko the dolphin could well be on the way back to his summer home of Gisborne, an international expert on solo dolphins says.

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Oil companies should expect more direct action

7 May, 2016 - 07:04

Oil Free Wellington says oil companies should expect more real climate action like that seen today in Auckland.

"It is clear that the connection between oil exploration and climate change justifies putting ourselves in the way of business as usual," said spokesperson James Barber.

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Youth Mental Health Leaders' Forum

7 May, 2016 - 07:04

27 June 2008 - The Mental Health Commission is drawing together health and community leaders at a youth mental health forum in Auckland today.

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Women’s basketball championship underway in Tauranga on Friday

7 May, 2016 - 07:04

The New Zealand Women’s Basketball Championship (WBC) gets underway in this Friday with Tauranga hosting the first of three tournament weekends.

Ten provincial teams will contest the 2016 championship plus the Junior Tall Ferns.

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