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Workers to speak out against Pay Equity and Equal Pay Bill

30 August, 2017 - 03:05

Tomorrow, the Government’s Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill will likely be read for the first time, and politicians and workers are coming together to speak out against it.

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$267 million investment in commuter rail

30 August, 2017 - 03:05

National is committing up to $267 million of investment over the next three years in the Auckland and Wellington commuter rail networks to support future passenger growth, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says.

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Second phase of River Road tree pruning work next week

30 August, 2017 - 01:50

The second phase of Hamilton City Council’s River Road tree maintenance project is taking place next week, from 21 to 25 November.

This work follows two days of tree pruning in October, and also requires a road closure for River Road between Glen Lynne Ave and Wairere Drive.

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SOBA Welcomes DB's Cancellation Of Saison Trademark

30 August, 2017 - 01:50

In response to a media statement issued last week by DB Breweries, New Zealand's Society of Beer Advocates Inc (SOBA) welcomes DB's decision to voluntarily cancel the registration of its New Zealand trademark of the term SAISON, which it has held since 2002.

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Lessons from US civil rights movement for Maori - NZ First

30 August, 2017 - 01:50

"Maori should do as the American civil rights movement did," says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters, commenting on Labour’s Electoral (Entrenchment of Māori Seats) Amendment Bill.

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Large Marine Protected Areas work for dolphins - study

30 August, 2017 - 01:50

Ecologists in New Zealand have shown for the first time that Marine Protected Areas - long advocated as a way of protecting threatened marine mammals - actually work.

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Domino's Announces A$24 Million Store Refurbishment Programme

30 August, 2017 - 01:50

Domino's Pizza NZ Ltd ("Domino's") today announced an AUD$24 million store refurbishment program for its stores New Zealand and Australia, which it says will bring greater sales and customer appeal to out-dated store layouts.

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Labour’s income tax pledge welcomed

30 August, 2017 - 01:50

The Taxpayers’ Union welcomes Labour leader Jacinda Ardern’s ruling out of any increases in the top personal tax rate and says yesterday's PREFU demonstrates that there is no need for Kiwis to pay any more tax to keep the public books in good shape.

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Time to wave the white flag on TISA secrecy - Kelsey

30 August, 2017 - 01:50

Less than a month ago, Wikileaks posted 17 documents leaked from the secretive negotiations for a Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). New Zealand is part of the group of countries calling themselves ‘the Really Good Friends of Services’ who are trying to negotiate the deal.

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3MT winner tackles new phage in anti-microbial war

30 August, 2017 - 01:50

Courtney Davies delivering her winning three-minute presentation at the Masters Inter-University Challenge

A good virus, also known as bacteriophages, is good news for health - and a winning topic for an academic X Factor-style competition.

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Dev Academy announces new Maori web development scholarships

30 August, 2017 - 01:50

New Zealand web development school Enspiral Dev Academy is announcing the launch of 42 Māori web development scholarships.

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Sevens stars call for Hamilton sell-out

30 August, 2017 - 00:35

Former Sevens stars Sonny Bill Williams and Karl Te Nana will be turning out tomorrow at an event in South Auckland and All Blacks Sevens players Scott Curry and Tim Mikkelson will be at an event in Hamilton to mark the public sale of tickets to the new Hamilton Sevens tournament.

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Hawke's Bay club members the 'most satisfied' in the country

30 August, 2017 - 00:35

Sport Hawke’s Bay has been given the thumbs up by local clubs, with a nationwide survey showing that local clubs are the most satisfied in New Zealand.

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RBNZ appoints Assistant Governor, Head of Operations

30 August, 2017 - 00:35

The Reserve Bank has appointed Sean Mills as Assistant Governor and Head of Operations. Mr Mills will take up his appointment on 29 November 2017. He is currently Chief Information Officer at the Department of Corrections.

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Hand-deliver your vote for North Ward by-election

30 August, 2017 - 00:35

There is just one week left to have your voice heard in the North Ward by-election!

All votes must reach New Plymouth District Council by noon on Wednesday next week (6 September).

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Truckies deliver to avoid economic disaster

30 August, 2017 - 00:35

Trucks and truckies have received plenty of flak over the years, but in the last 12 months, they have been key players in averting an economic disaster in this country.

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Parents to announce which parties support political ask

30 August, 2017 - 00:35

606 shoes representing each New Zealander lost to suicide in 2016/17 will be placed at 57 Memorial Drive, Hamilton East and at the Dunedin Octagon today at 12 noon.

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Hawke's Bay Racing to honour Sir Colin Meads

30 August, 2017 - 00:35

Hawke’s Bay Racing will pay special tribute to the late Sir Colin Meads at the Tarzino Trophy Daffodil Raceday at Hastings this Saturday.

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Help keep Waikato whitebait fisheries healthy - Embling

30 August, 2017 - 00:35

Stephen Donald was famously fishing for them when he got That Call from the All Blacks during the 2011 World Cup.

In doing so, he was part of whitebaiting that has its roots in traditional Maori gathering of inanga (whitebait) and the wider kiwi outdoors lifestyle.

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All Whites proud of Wood's heroics

30 August, 2017 - 00:35

All Whites Kosta Barbarouses and Andrew Durante feel like it will be the captain’s shout for coffee when he arrives in Auckland.

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