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Confirmed case of measles in Northland

2 August, 2014 - 01:50

Measles has been confirmed in an unimmunised child in Northland this week. The child had been in contact with children from the Waikato, where there has been a large measles outbreak with cases still being reported.

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Petition for enquiry into bank stability dismissed

2 August, 2014 - 01:50

The New Economics Party is disappointed that their 877 strong petition asking for a Parliamentary Enquiry on bank stability has been declined by the Select Committee on Finance and Expenditure.

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Southland Environment Award winners announced

2 August, 2014 - 01:50

The efforts of environmental champions from all over Southland have been recognised and celebrated at the 19th annual Southland Environment Awards in Invercargill tonight.

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Financial analyst to join New Economics Party as spokesperson

2 August, 2014 - 01:50

The New Economics Party has just added top financial analyst Nicole Foss as a spokesperson on the global economy.

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RDC compass reset completed for new direction

2 August, 2014 - 00:35

Rotorua District Council’s new structure is now in place following a realignment aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation to support the new direction set by councillors.

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11 year old injured after Papatoetoe crash

1 August, 2014 - 20:50

The Counties Manukau Serious Crash Unit is attending a serious injury crash between an 11 year old pedestrian and a car.

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Kaikoura Marine Management Bill passes third reading

1 August, 2014 - 19:35

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed Parliament’s passage of the Kaikōura (Te Tai o Marokura) Marine Management Bill today.

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Plan approved for Government digital services

1 August, 2014 - 05:50

All government agencies now have a shared plan to deliver more and better digital public services. Eight agencies have been working together to implement Better Public Services Result 10 - making it easier for people to do business with government in the digital environment.

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ComCom consulting on guidelines about unfair contract terms

1 August, 2014 - 04:35

The Commerce Commission has today released draft guidelines on the new provisions of the Fair Trading Act dealing with unfair contract terms. The unfair contract terms provisions were part of recent amendments to New Zealand’s consumer law and will come into force on 17 March 2015.

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Mana supports the silent leaders challenge

1 August, 2014 - 04:35

"Tomorrow I will be participating in a challenge to break the silence about hearing loss", said MANA Leader and Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira.

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Dead seal found on Northland beach

1 August, 2014 - 04:35

A New Zealand fur seal (kekeno) has been found dead on Taipa Beach.

Department of Conservation received a call on Tuesday from a member of the public that there was a dead seal on the beach. The seal had died recently and its head had been removed.

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Graduate nurses put pressure on Ryall - King

1 August, 2014 - 03:20

Moves by the Government to increase the number of training placements for nursing graduates will be seen for what they are - a cynical election ploy, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says.

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Lumino supports central govt responsibility for fluoridation

1 August, 2014 - 02:05

Some of New Zealand’s most experienced dentists have spoken out in favour of putting the decision-making power for water fluoridation in the hands of the Director of General Health, rather than local authorities.

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NZ First and NZUSA 'on same page on scholarships'

1 August, 2014 - 02:05

New Zealand First Deputy Leader and Spokesperson for Education, Tracey Martin, congratulates the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) on its advocacy for a First in Family Scholarship programme.

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Govt 'must condemn Israel's killing of civilians in Gaza'

1 August, 2014 - 02:05

The New Zealand Government must condemn Israel for its indiscriminate bombing of Gaza that continues to inflict massive civilian casualties, the Green Party said today.

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New Zealand Herald claims false - Winston Peters

1 August, 2014 - 02:05

Claims by New Zealand Herald journalist Adam Bennett with respect to former MP Ron Mark’s possible nomination for New Zealand First in the seat of Wairarapa are false, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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Declaration of World War One 'was birth of nation'

1 August, 2014 - 02:05

On 4 August 2014, New Zealand will commemorate the centenary of Great Britain’s declaration of war on Germany and the beginning of New Zealand’s involvement in World War One.

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Fact sheet aims for better care for transgender youth

1 August, 2014 - 02:05

A fact sheet on ways to improve the wellbeing of transgender youth in New Zealand has been developed at the University of Auckland.

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Westland forecast follows Fonterra's suit

1 August, 2014 - 02:05

The dairy cooperative, Westland Milk Products, has charted a similar course to Fonterra’s benchmark forecast released yesterday for the current 2014/15 season, by announcing a pay-out forecast of $6 to $6.40 per kilogram of Milksolids (kg/MS).

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More heavy rain and gales for the South Island

1 August, 2014 - 02:05

A disturbed northwest flow covering the country is expected to remain until the weekend. A Warning for severe gales is in force for Canterbury tonight and for Otago and Canterbury on Thursday.

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