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New President, Councillors for InternetNZ

2 August, 2014 - 03:05

InternetNZ is pleased to welcome Jamie Baddeley as its new President. The Internet authority recently held a by-election to replace outgoing President Frank March who is standing down after five years in the role.

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Police seek driver who may help in Wairarapa crash inquiry

2 August, 2014 - 03:05

Wairarapa Police are investigating a crash where a motorcyclist was seriously injured and are trying to identify the driver of a vehicle who drove by the motorcyclist seconds before the crash occurred.

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Entries open for Ballance Farm Environment Awards

2 August, 2014 - 03:05

Entries for the 2015 Ballance Farm Environment Awards opened on August 1, 2014.

A major event on the farming calendar, the annual contest promotes sustainable land management and is facilitated by the New Zealand Farm Environment (NZFE) Trust.

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Foss welcomes first crowd-funding licence

2 August, 2014 - 03:05

Commerce Minister Craig Foss today welcomed New Zealand’s first equity crowd-funding and peer-to-peer lending licences.

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No asset sales for Christchurch - Green Party

2 August, 2014 - 01:50

Christchurch City Council should not be forced into selling its strategic assets, the Green Party said today.

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Christchurch City 'has the Govt's support'

2 August, 2014 - 01:50

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government is encouraged by the approach being taken by Christchurch City Council in addressing financial pressures delivered by its required response to the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

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Mayor announces 20 percent cut in cost of City Rail Link

2 August, 2014 - 01:50

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has announced a significant reduction in the cost of the City Rail Link (CRL) from $2.86 billion to less than $2.4 billion lowering the price of Auckland's number one transport infrastructure priority by about 20 per cent.

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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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