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Small talk and humour 'essential in working life'

22 January, 2014 - 10:35

Small talk and humour in the workplace serve to build rapport and define hierarchy, Victoria University of Wellington researchers have found.

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Health issues for transgender students

22 January, 2014 - 09:20

Transgender students experience compromised mental health and personal safety, and have difficulty accessing health care, according to a world first study from the University of Auckland.

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NZ, UAE accelerate renewable energy partnership

22 January, 2014 - 09:20

New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today signed a partnership agreement that will see the two governments cooperate on renewable energy projects, primarily in the Pacific, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says.

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Dunne welcomes new roles

22 January, 2014 - 09:20

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne is welcoming his new role as Minister of Internal Affairs, and his return as Associate Minister of Health and Conservation.

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Engineering election results an insult to voters - Peters

22 January, 2014 - 09:20

New Zealand First says the next General Election should be decided by voters and not by a series of backroom deals between political parties.

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English nothing to say on inequality at Davos - Parker

22 January, 2014 - 09:20

Bill English is attending the World Economic Forum this week but will have nothing to contribute to the biggest issue on the agenda - the ever-widening gap between rich and poor, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker.

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Severe quake shakes up Wellington Anniversary

22 January, 2014 - 09:20

On Monday afternoon at 15:52, an earthquake with a magnitude M6.2 struck at a depth of about 33km approximately 15 km east of Eketahuna in the Wairarapa.

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Queens of The Stone Age and NIN in Wellington

22 January, 2014 - 09:20

The Frontier Touring Company are thrilled to announce that due to popular demand two of the world’s most influential bands of the last decade, Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age, will join forces for a massive double headline tour this March that now includes a Wellington concert on Th

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Earthquake: Secure items in your home and work

22 January, 2014 - 09:20

Yesterday’s 6.3 Wellington Anniversary Day Earthquake was a strong reminder for Palmerston North residents and businesses to be more prepared.

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Bennett to replace Milne in Blackcaps squad

22 January, 2014 - 03:20

Canterbury paceman Hamish Bennett will replace the injured Adam Milne in the BLACKCAPS squad for the remainder of the ANZ One Day International Series.

Milne, who had to leave the field during Sunday’s victory in Napier, had an MRI in Hamilton yesterday.

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Faecal pollution 'shows need for strong water quality rules'

22 January, 2014 - 00:50

We shouldn’t have to put up signs saying our rivers are unsafe for swimming, the Green Party said today.

Otago Regional Council (ORC) water quality sampling has found high levels of E. coli (an indicator of faecal contamination) at more than five times safe level for human health.

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Battle of the titans at Woodville motocross

21 January, 2014 - 23:35

By Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ

Rotorua’s Michael Phillips would like nothing better than to satisfy his sponsors, thrill his many fans and realise a life-long dream and he can do all three things next weekend if he wins the Honda New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville.

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Kawasaki's Dickey on the pace at Raglan

21 January, 2014 - 17:20

By Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ

Local dairy farmer Jason Dickey put on a stunning display of dirt bike riding when he won the popular big annual Raglan Rocx cross-country endurance race near Raglan on Saturday.

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Deep low to bring gales to upper NI

21 January, 2014 - 16:05

A deep low, formerly Cyclone June, is expected to move eastwards across the upper North Island this morning and afternoon.

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Plaudits flow in ahead of Langman’s 100th consecutive Test

21 January, 2014 - 14:50

The Netballer widely regarded as the best in the world, Laura Langman, will play her 100th consecutive test match on Tuesday morning, following the Silver Ferns win over Jamaica in London on Saturday.

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2014 starts with simpler training system for NZ

21 January, 2014 - 13:35

2014 will start with a much simpler vocational training system that is easy to navigate for employers, trainees and educators, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

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New CEO for Payments NZ

21 January, 2014 - 11:05

Payments NZ Limited announced today the appointment of Steve Wiggins as its new Chief Executive Officer effective January 23, 2014. Steve has over 25 years of leadership experience in a range of sectors including financial, energy and consulting services.

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ANZ NZ Morning Brief

21 January, 2014 - 11:05

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CURRENCY: ANZ expects NZ Q4 CPI to show a headline decline (-0.1%), but an increasing trend in annual core inflation, signalling OCR increases. German ZEW confidence, UK CBI trends round out an otherwise quiet session.

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Best communication for children with autistic disorders

21 January, 2014 - 11:05

Many children with autistic disorders fail to develop sufficient speech to enable them to communicate their needs, a University of Canterbury (UC) PhD student says.

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Back to school an expensive time for parents - Variety

21 January, 2014 - 09:50

School stationery, uniforms, basic essential clothing and school trips/camp are out of reach for around 265,000 Kiwi kids, according to the Child Poverty Monitor Technical Report 2013.

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