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Report highlights capability of fixed wireless technologies

28 May, 2016 - 13:05

Fixed wireless technology is connecting more kiwi communities to better broadband at accessible prices, according to a report released by the Commerce Commission today.

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Community law funding 'offers certainty for NZ's most vulnerable'

28 May, 2016 - 11:50

The most vulnerable New Zealanders will continue to have access to free legal services thanks to the Government’s ongoing commitment to top up Community Law’s funding.

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Govt continues to invest in schools in Wellington region - Minister

28 May, 2016 - 11:50

The Government will invest around $4 million from Budget 2016 to provide new classrooms in the greater Wellington region, including Wairarapa, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today at Mt Cook School, Wellington.

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Crucial areas of health sector addressed in Budget 2016

28 May, 2016 - 11:50

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) is pleased that some crucial areas of the New Zealand health sector have been addressed in Budget 2016 and that specific funding has been allocated to support these areas.

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Budget 2016 does nothing for housing - NZ First

28 May, 2016 - 11:50

The housing crisis is our most serious problem, but the government still says there isn’t one, says New Zealand First Housing Spokesperson Denis O’Rourke.

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Budget 2016 opts for future tax cuts over real investment - Greens

28 May, 2016 - 11:50

The Government has clearly signalled that tax cuts next year are more important than trying to fix the big issues we’re facing today, like the housing crisis, the Green Party said today.

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Olympic Rowing Team finalised for Rio

28 May, 2016 - 11:50

The New Zealand Olympic Committee today confirmed the final athlete in the Rowing Team to the Rio Olympic Games taking the total number of athletes in New Zealand's Olympic team to 85.

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Young gun Kristy targeting Ireland world champs

28 May, 2016 - 11:50

Shooting star Kristy Havill’s sporting universe began at 10-years-old with a big bang - the sound of a shotgun reducing a flying clay disc to smithereens.

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Comprehensive Sevens review needed, says Chamber

28 May, 2016 - 11:50

Confirmation that the Sevens tournament will stay in Wellington for at least three more years is great news, says Chamber Chief Executive John Milford.

"Wellington is the right place for the Sevens, so there was only ever going to be one decision, but now we have work to do.

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ANZ International Series schedule for 2016-17 and 2017-18 announced

27 May, 2016 - 17:05

New Zealand Cricket today announced the ANZ International Series schedule for the next two upcoming summers, combining a massive 98 days of international cricket involving the BLACKCAPS.

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Auckland Vulcans 21's team named for South Island tour

27 May, 2016 - 15:50

Auckland Vulcans head coach Steve Buckingham has selected the 21's squad to tour the South Island over Queen's Birthday Weekend.

The team is scheduled to play matches against Westcoast on Saturday June 4 and Canterbury on Monday June 6.

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State-house shambles in Invercargill - Green Party

27 May, 2016 - 14:35

News that the only potential buyer for 348 state houses in Invercargill has pulled out of the deal is another blow to the Government’s flawed plan to rid itself of responsibility of state homes and their tenants, the Green Party said today.

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Government open to social housing options - Bennett

27 May, 2016 - 14:35

The Government has a wide range of work underway to progress social housing reforms that will help the community housing sector grow and innovate, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say.

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Stockill and Harmon link up with Tall Ferns

27 May, 2016 - 14:35

As the Tall Ferns prepare for a pair of games against Latvia this weekend head coach Kennedy Kereama has had a few days to reflect on the efforts of his charges in China.

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Ex-smoker shares quitting tips for World Smokefree Day

27 May, 2016 - 13:20

"Imagine if I’d smoked for the last 25 years, well I’d be dead I’m sure of it," says Pauline Mohi.

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Finalists announced for Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

27 May, 2016 - 13:20

Twenty-five sculptural works crafted by artists from throughout New Zealand have been selected as finalists in the Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award, partnered by Waikato Museum.

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Health Map shows Government cuts - Labour

27 May, 2016 - 13:20

Labour has launched an interactive Health Map allowing Kiwis to see how the Budget and National’s $1.7 billion of health cuts have hurt services in their area, says Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King.

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Selwyn District Council 25 May - key decisions

27 May, 2016 - 13:20

The Selwyn District Council has agreed to extend its policy on Rates Remission on Properties Damaged by the September 2010 Earthquakes, for a further 12 months until 30 June 2017.

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Funding good start in tackling Wilding Pine 'but more money needed'

27 May, 2016 - 13:20

Federated Farmers welcomes funding for the control of Wilding Pines but warns that more money is needed for biosecurity incursion response measures.

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142 species closer to extinction due to DOC funding cuts - Greens

27 May, 2016 - 13:20

New information released today shows the National Government’s erosion of Department of Conservation (DOC) funding has resulted in a major species decline and is placing significant strain on facilities, the Green Party says.

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