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Govt's youth unemployment numbers dodgy - NZ First

13 November, 2015 - 17:50

Facts and statistics are being twisted by the government to convince the public that youth unemployment is dropping, says New Zealand First.

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Sanford appoints Chief Customer Officer

13 November, 2015 - 17:50

Andre Gargiulo will join Sanford in 2016 as the seafood company’s Chief Customer Officer.

New Zealand’s largest seafood company, Sanford [NZX:SAN] has boosted its executive team with the appointment of Andre Gargiulo to the newly created role of Chief Customer Officer.

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Scope of Hamilton Zoo review announced

13 November, 2015 - 17:50

An independent review of Hamilton Zoo will examine the operations at Hamilton Zoo and identify enhancements that can be made to ensure it operates in the best way into the future.

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Three Kings housing development a step closer

13 November, 2015 - 17:50

A development of up to 1,500 homes on the former Three Kings quarry is today a step closer with the Auckland Development Committee approval of a land swap that will enable the preferred housing scheme to take place.

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NZ Heartland XV team named to play AU Barbarians

13 November, 2015 - 17:50

The New Zealand Heartland XV team to play their second and final match against Australian Barbarians in Wanganui tomorrow, has been named.

The team is:

1 Matt Fetu

2 Cole Baldwin

3 Timaru Tafa

4 Adam Ross

5 Eric Duff

6 Hayden Anderson

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Warriors memberships on sale now for 2016 season

13 November, 2015 - 17:50

Options from as low as $30 went on sale today as the Vodafone Warriors launched their 2016 membership programme.

The packages also feature child memberships slashed to just $49 in all categories.

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Hardship tailored to suit govt coffers - Ardern

12 November, 2015 - 22:05

The Government appears to have magic-ed a figure out of a hat to base its child poverty policy on, Labour’s Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.

"Official figures show there are 305,000 New Zealand children now living in poverty, based on their family’s income.

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Former quarry site now available for housing

12 November, 2015 - 19:49

The decision by a panel of commissioners appointed by Auckland Council to allow new houses to be built on a disused quarry site in Mount Eden has been welcomed today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.

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Groser 'avoids reconsideration of TPPA OIA request'

12 November, 2015 - 18:35

A month ago the High Court ordered Trade Minister Tim Groser to reconsider an Official Information Act request from Professor Jane Kelsey, dated January 2015, relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

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Investigation continues into assault in Auckland park

12 November, 2015 - 18:35

Police investigating the death of a man who was allegedly assaulted in Outhwaite Park on Tuesday evening now understand the incident during which he was injured occurred at about 8pm that night.

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Debate needed on Aussie deportation law - NZ First

12 November, 2015 - 18:35

Australia is getting away with blue murder with its Draconian deportation laws in which visa holders have been convicted of a crime punishable by a year or more in prison, says New Zealand First Spokesperson on Justice Denis O’Rourke.

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Hamilton sword attacker should not be approached

12 November, 2015 - 18:35

Hamilton Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man following a serious domestic assault that saw his victim suffer serious injuries in a sword attack and warn he should not be approached.

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Auckland Theatre Awards announce 7th annual event

12 November, 2015 - 18:35

The Auckland Theatre Awards are back for another year. Get ready to laugh and be merry as we look back on the year that was in Auckland Theatre.

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Children with special learning needs 'suffering developmental delay'

12 November, 2015 - 17:20

Parliament’s Education and Science Select Committee was told this afternoon that children with special learning needs are suffering developmental delay as a result of delayed and inadequate government support services.

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New energy efficient milk chilling tech on view at Meddo Farm

12 November, 2015 - 17:20

An innovative milk chilling system that not only saved the quality of a Waikato farmer’s milk, but also his power bill, will be displayed at the farm this Friday (November 13).

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Prime Minister’s Science Prizes announced

12 November, 2015 - 17:20

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the winners of New Zealand’s most valuable and prestigious annual science awards.

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Way paved for easier consenting of cycleways

12 November, 2015 - 17:20

The New Zealand Transport Agency’s (NZTA) application for requiring authority status under the Resource Management Act (RMA) has been approved by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith today.

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Joy on streets but challenges ahead for Myanmar - Shearer

12 November, 2015 - 17:20

With Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party looking to have won a landslide victory in Myanmar’s first proper democratic election in decades the next big challenge will be the smooth handing over of power by the current military-backed government, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Sh

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Clever crows research earns young scientist prize

12 November, 2015 - 17:20

Research that gives new insights into the evolution of intelligence has earned University of Auckland senior lecturer Alex Taylor this year’s Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize.

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'Businesses must respond' to growing demand for sustainability

12 November, 2015 - 17:20

Kiwis are more interested than ever in choosing the sustainable option when purchasing goods or services and while mainstream businesses are starting to respond to this trend there is much more to be done according to new research released this month.

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