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Call to action over 'dire state of NZ housing'

7 November, 2015 - 19:05

Figures released this week show that the average New Zealand house price, for the first time ever, has exceeded half a million dollars. This is an increase of 14 percent over the past 12 months and yet another example of housing becoming less accessible to everyday New Zealanders.

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Warawara Forest pest control 'good sign for Northland'

7 November, 2015 - 19:05

A successful, community-backed 1080 operation in Northland’s Warawara Forest points the way forward for more effective pest control in the region, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.

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Northland's disappearing forests will spread - Greens

7 November, 2015 - 17:50

Northland forests are disappearing under National’s watch as a direct result of their long-term conservation budget cuts, the Green Party said today.

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Showrooming rife in New Zealand - survey

7 November, 2015 - 17:50

Showrooming is rife in New Zealand, with Aucklanders the worst offenders of all, according to a new survey.

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Groser welcomes formal intention of US to sign TPP

7 November, 2015 - 16:35

Trade Minister Tim Groser has welcomed the announcement today by President Obama, under the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, as a crucial step towards signature of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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BP service station owners celebrate 15 years in Waipapa

7 November, 2015 - 16:35

BP service station owners Darren and Liz Johansson can’t stop smiling as they look forward to celebrating 15 years of operations in Waipapa this week.

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Obama's countdown to signing 'just the start of US politicking'

7 November, 2015 - 16:35

Following release of the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) last night, President Obama has given the 90-day notice to Congress that is required before he can sign the agreement.

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Key 'should question' Aust's bid for UN Human Rights Council

7 November, 2015 - 16:35

Prime Minister John Key should be questioning whether Australia is qualified to be on the United Nations Human Rights Council, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis.

"He needs to make the right call.

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Auckland Council rejects fluoridation for Onehunga

7 November, 2015 - 16:35

Auckland Councillors yesterday overwhelmingly voted to reject a proposal to add hazardous fluoride chemicals to the drinking water of Onehunga residents, voting 18 to 3 against the motion.

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On The Nation this weekend

7 November, 2015 - 16:35

This weekend on The Nation...

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New research shows value of skilled migrants

7 November, 2015 - 16:35

New research by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment shows that skilled migrants are generally settling well into the New Zealand labour market.

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TPP takes next step - EMA

6 November, 2015 - 18:05

The release of the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a welcome next step in the process towards finalising the agreement.

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Abercrombie set for double ton with Breakers

6 November, 2015 - 16:50

SKYCITY Breakers swingman Tom Abercrombie clocks up a significant milestone if he takes to the court on Sunday in a top of the table ANBL clash with the Melbourne United team currently flying high in an unbeaten start to the season.

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Business.govt.nz recognised

6 November, 2015 - 16:50

Small Business Minister Craig Foss today congratulated the team behind Business.govt.nz for winning the government category at the 2015 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards.

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Indian instructor urging Rotorua locals to learn to swim

6 November, 2015 - 16:50

Following the tragic drowning of a local Indian migrant on Lake Tarawera in 2010, Rotorua Aquatic Centre was keen to educate the city’s migrant community on keeping safe around water.

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First official TPP text confirms IP concerns - InternetNZ

6 November, 2015 - 16:50

InternetNZ is pleased that the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is finally out in the open.

InternetNZ CEO Jordan Carter said our concerns about the IP Chapter are confirmed by the final text.

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Wellington Chamber to challenge council contractor decision

6 November, 2015 - 16:50

Wellington Chamber of Commerce has advised Wellington City Council it will initiate legal proceedings to challenge the recent contractor decision made by Councillors.

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Progress for integrated health care at Stratford Health Centre

6 November, 2015 - 15:35

The steering group leading Stratford Health Centre’s (SHC) integrated health care project is making considerable progress through consultation with local health care providers.

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Thames voters opt to continue fluoridation of water supply

6 November, 2015 - 15:35

The voters of the Thames water supply area of service have decided that fluoridation of the town water supply should continue.

With all votes counted after the close of referendum at noon today, 2,151 votes (73%) were to continue fluoridation, 795 (27%) votes were to stop fluoridation.

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Invercargill City Council adopts annual report

6 November, 2015 - 15:35

The Invercargill City Council has adopted the organisation’s 2014-15 Annual Report, Finance Director Dean Johnston said today.

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