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No combat role in Iraq - Brownlee

6 November, 2014 - 10:50

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee confirmed today that the New Zealand Government has ruled out sending troops in a combat role to Iraq.

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Proposed Open Air Burning Bylaw out for public consultation

6 November, 2014 - 10:50

Hamilton City Council is asking for people’s views on a new bylaw which aims to reduce fire risk in the city.

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Housing market 'creates them and us' divide

6 November, 2014 - 10:50

The massive difference in housing markets between the major cities and the regions is creating a ‘them and us’ divide that hurts the country, says Labour's Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Councils 'must ban home brothels, protect families'

6 November, 2014 - 10:50

Family First NZ is supporting a challenge by a former Environment Court judge to ban residential brothels operating on the Kapiti Coast, and is repeating its call for the government to amend the Prostitution Reform Act in order to protect families and communities from brothels in residential area

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Movie Review – On The Road

6 November, 2014 - 05:05

I missed lots of great films at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, but thankfully I get invited to press screenings for those films when they get general releases.

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Steady job growth lowers unemployment to 5.4% - Joyce

5 November, 2014 - 14:49

Steady job growth in the September quarter has lowered New Zealand’s unemployment rate to 5.4 per cent in the latest Household Labour Force Survey, the lowest unemployment rate since March 2009.

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Award recognises high level visitor experience

5 November, 2014 - 13:35

Skyline Queenstown has been recognised for taking the visitor experience to new heights, winning the inaugural ServiceIQ Visitor Experience Award.

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Property: Spring surge in average asking prices

5 November, 2014 - 12:20

New Zealand property prices surged strongly in October, with the Trade Me Property Price Index up 2.5 per cent month-on-month.

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Otago student innovations on show

5 November, 2014 - 11:19

An app that allows Trademe users to buy and sell business services, and an electrocardiography simulator used in the training of veterinarians, are just two of the student innovations that will be on show at Otago Polytechnic’s 2014 College of Enterprise and Development Showcase - part of the e

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Dunedin artists called on to design cabinet art

5 November, 2014 - 11:19

The Dunedin City Council is calling on Dunedin artists to send in designs for the second round of Chorus’ telecommunications cabinet art programme, adding to the city’s growing street art scene.

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New Watercare CEO announced

5 November, 2014 - 11:19

The Board of Watercare Services Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Raveen Jaduram as new CEO, effective immediately. Mr Jaduram’s appointment follows a national and international recruitment search.

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Unsung hero's contribution to tourism recognised

5 November, 2014 - 11:19

A Queenstown tourism leader, described as an unsung hero, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the tourism industry.

Tony McQuilkin, Commercial Director for Real Journeys, has won the Crowe Horwath International Sir Jack Newman Award for 2014.

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The case for intervention in Iraq

5 November, 2014 - 10:05

By Aaron Lim

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Greens remove Natural Health Products portfolio from Browning

5 November, 2014 - 10:05

The Green Party caucus has today removed the Natural Health Products portfolio from Steffan Browning and merged it into the Health portfolio held by Kevin Hague.

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Nurses surveyed on missed patient care

5 November, 2014 - 10:05

Nurses working in hospitals, aged care and New Zealand’s primary health care sector have raised concerns about missed patient care in a survey undertaken by academics at EIT.

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$56m in Marsden funding for top NZ researchers

5 November, 2014 - 10:05

New Zealand’s top researchers will receive $56 million in Marsden Fund grants over the next three years as a result of funding decisions announced today, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says.

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Law Society urges Parliament to rethink parole reform

5 November, 2014 - 10:05

The New Zealand Law Society says it agrees with the Attorney-General that the proposed expansion of the Parole Act’s Extended Supervision Orders (ESO) regime is inconsistent with the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990.

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Exhibition examines Canterbury's whaling past

5 November, 2014 - 10:05

Christchurch Art Gallery’s newest exhibition opens this Saturday and offers visitors a unique insight into the little-known landscape of Canterbury’s whaling past.

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Key shouldn't take NZ to war - Greens

5 November, 2014 - 10:05

Prime Minister John Key should not seek to involve New Zealand in a conflict with the Islamic State, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said today.

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Ambassador to Egypt appointed

5 November, 2014 - 10:05

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat Barney Riley as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Egypt.

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