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New Health Minister asked for moratorium on fluoridation

18 October, 2014 - 11:05

Dentists from the group FIND (Fluoride Information Network for Dentists) have asked new health minister, Dr. Jonathan Coleman, that water fluoridation be stopped immediately pending further research into the health risks associated with the practice.

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Seminar: Biochemical causes of mental health disorders

18 October, 2014 - 09:50

"What are the Biochemical Causes of Mental Health Disorders?"

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SKYCITY scoops two World Travel Awards

18 October, 2014 - 09:50

SKYCITY Auckland continues its success at the 2014 World Travel Awards, winning both the Leading Hotel Suite (Grand Hotel Presidential Suite) and Australasia’s Leading Casino Resort.

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Mazda gets Canon zooming along

18 October, 2014 - 08:35

Canon and Mazda New have partnered to support the 300 plus local and international photojournalists and videographers looking to capture rugby's showcase event for millions of rugby fans around the world.

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NZ has opportunity on UN Security Council - Greens

18 October, 2014 - 08:35

New Zealand has an opportunity to make a major contribution to the strengthening of international law and institutional capacity through its upcoming two-year tenure on the United Nations Security Council, Green Party spokesperson on global affairs, Dr Kennedy Graham said today.

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Labour backs urban development plans

18 October, 2014 - 08:35

Auckland Council’s plan to set up an urban development agency is to be applauded and central government should get behind it to make it a success, Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford says.

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NZ can be rightly proud of seat on Security Council - Shearer

18 October, 2014 - 07:20

Gaining a seat on the United Nation’s Security Council shows the sort of standing that New Zealand has in the world and the quality of the long campaign that we ran over nearly a decade, says Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer.

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New milestone in heavy vehicle fuel efficiency

18 October, 2014 - 07:20

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says an agreement signed between the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and one of New Zealand’s largest trucking companies is a significant milestone for the Heavy Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Programme.

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Sole parents lead the way in benefit drop - Tolley

18 October, 2014 - 07:20

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley welcomes the latest release of benefit figures showing the number of people on welfare for the September quarter is the lowest since 2008, with sole parents leading the impressive results.

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Cultural impact assessments: balance needed - Council

18 October, 2014 - 07:20

"Protecting Auckland’s cultural heritage is a key part of Auckland Council’s job but so is making sure consent applicants don’t find themselves tied up in unnecessary red tape,"says Roger Blakeley, Auckland Council’s Chief Planning Officer.

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Tickets for Black Sox World Champs qualifying battle on sale

18 October, 2014 - 07:20

Can the Golden Homes Black Sox softball team beat Australia and Samoa and qualify for next world champs and defend their title?

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Buddy Holly Story touring NZ in 2015

18 October, 2014 - 07:20

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story is today announced to tour New Zealand in March and April 2015, taking in 21 venues around the country.

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Latest leak of TPPA IP text confirms risks for NZ - Kelsey

18 October, 2014 - 07:20

On the eve of the latest (non)round of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) yet another version of the intellectual property has found its way to Wikileaks.

‘Several issues stand out for New Zealand’, said University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey.

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MPI dragging the chain over causes of food bug - O’Connor

18 October, 2014 - 07:20

The Ministry of Primary Industries’ release of Environmental Science and Research’s initial reports regarding the sources of a nasty stomach bug will be little comfort to the 127 people affected by it, Labour’s Food Safety spokesperson Damien O’Connor says.

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Minister and Ministry 'should be complimented'

18 October, 2014 - 03:35

Foreign Minister Murray McCully and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should be complimented for New Zealand’s successful campaign in securing a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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Minister urges safety first on the water

17 October, 2014 - 20:05

Transport Minister Simon Bridges wants boat users to make safety the top priority, as New Zealand’s first Safer Boating Week begins today.

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Oxfam welcomes NZ's election to UN Security Council

17 October, 2014 - 11:20

International aid agency Oxfam New Zealand welcomes New Zealand’s election to the United Nations Security Council, saying it gives an extraordinary opportunity to make a lasting contribution to international peace and security and improve the lives of millions.

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Taskforce end storm recovery work in Northland

17 October, 2014 - 11:20

Fifteen Enhanced Taskforce Green (ETFG) members hired to help clean up storm-affected Northland farms, horticultural operations and orchards officially ended their three month stint today.

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Safer Boating Week puts spotlight on boaties' behaviour

17 October, 2014 - 10:19

The first ever Safer Boating Week (17-24 October) puts the spotlight firmly on ensuring boaties walk the safety talk when they’re out on the water this summer, Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) says.

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NZ Home Loans 'saves Kiwis millions'

17 October, 2014 - 09:05

New Zealand Home Loans saved its clients nearly $24 million in the last year, compared with how they would have fared getting their mortgages directly from a bank.

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