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Taboo Topic – Real Estate Agent Commissions

4 hours 2 min ago

Little wonder when you have some Real Estate agents charging 1% commission whilst others are changing 4%.

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Aucklanders asked to help shape downtown public spaces

8 hours 17 min ago

Aucklanders are being asked to help plan a network of high-quality public spaces set for Downtown Auckland.

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Companion healthbots to be deployed

30 October 2014 - 12:35pm

One of the world’s most acclaimed robot developers, Dr Takanori Shibata, together with retirement village and aged care operator - The Selwyn Foundation - will welcome companion healthbots to Auckland on Friday, 31 October, when the Foundation becomes the first provider of services for elderly

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Yealands named NZ's most sustainable large business

30 October 2014 - 11:30am

Yealands Estate Wines has been named as the Overall Large Business winner at the Fairfax Sustainable 60 Awards, held in Auckland last night. Yealands also claimed the top prize in the environment category, as recognition for its range of innovative solutions to common industry issues.

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Report forecasts $100b construction boom

30 October 2014 - 11:30am

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the findings of the second National Construction Pipeline report, which confirms building and construction activity in New Zealand is expected to reach unprecedented levels by 2017.

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New business networking site launching in NZ

30 October 2014 - 11:30am

As social media becomes increasing important to the New Zealand economy a new online business networking site is being launched this week to help business executives substantially increase their face-to-face business contacts.

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Canterbury students making most of recreation facilities

30 October 2014 - 10:25am

Most University of Canterbury students are making the most of opportunities to connect with campus life, through involvement in clubs and the use of health and recreation facilities, according to a major survey of students’ health and well-being.

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Westerly gales over North Island have eased

30 October 2014 - 10:25am

Westerly gales over the North Island have eased and the watch is now lifted for Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel Peninsula, Waitomo, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Taihape, Taumarunui, Gisborne, Taranaki, Wanganui and Manawatu.

A front is expected to cross much of New Zealand tomorrow, Friday.

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Unitec signs agreement with Shanghai Theatre Academy

30 October 2014 - 10:25am

Unitec has signed an agreement with Shanghai Theatre Academy to commence a one-year foundation course for selected Chinese students from 2015.

The course will prepare students for Unitec's undergraduate courses at its Department of Performing and Screen Arts.

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Selwyn-Waihora Zone Committee to meet

30 October 2014 - 10:25am

The Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee will meet for its monthly water management meeting at 2pm on Tuesday, 4 November, at the Selwyn District Council office.

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Global inequality spiraling out of control - Oxfam

30 October 2014 - 10:25am

Rising inequality could set the fight against poverty back by decades, Oxfam warned today as it published a new report showing that the number of billionaires worldwide has more than doubled since the global financial crisis.

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Blues name strong squad for 2015 Super Rugby

30 October 2014 - 9:20am

In their second year as a stand-alone organisation, the Blues believe their 2015 season will provide the platform for sustained success in the Super Rugby competition.

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Dunedin and Shanghai mark twenty year sister city anniversary

30 October 2014 - 9:20am

In recognition of Shanghai and Dunedin’s 20 year sister city relationship, Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull today presented Shanghai Municipal Government’s Mayor Yang Xiong with a hand-bound commemorative book and a pounamu, kauri and rimu carving.

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Govt responds to Auckland transport report

30 October 2014 - 9:20am

Auckland Council are welcome to have a debate about future transport infrastructure investment plans, but the Government remains sceptical about the options being presented, Transport Minister Simon Bridges said today in response to the release of ‘Funding Auckland’s Transport Future’, a re

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Media freedom in West Papua: Protest at Indonesian embassy

30 October 2014 - 9:20am

Today, Wednesday 29 October, there will be a peaceful protest at the Indonesian Embassy in Wellington to call on new Indonesian President Joko Widodo to honour his election promise to ensure greater media freedom in West Papua.

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All Auckland transport options should be considered - Greens

30 October 2014 - 9:20am

All options for meeting Auckland’s transport needs should be considered, including reprioritising the transport budget away from wasteful spending on motorways, the Green Party said today.

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First steps taken towards flag referendum

30 October 2014 - 9:20am

Cabinet has agreed on the details of the flag referendum process and every political party represented in Parliament has been invited to take part, say Prime Minister John Key and Deputy Prime Minister Bill English.

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Tolls 'should be for new roads, not old ones'

30 October 2014 - 9:20am

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming Auckland Council for wanting to introduce a motorist tax under the guise of ‘tolls’. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says:

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Motorsport: Kiwi riders fifth and sixth in the USA

30 October 2014 - 9:20am

By Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ

Two New Zealand riders finished inside the top 10 when the Grand National Cross-country Championships wrapped up in the United States at the weekend.

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Children of the Recession: NZ's shame - Bradford

30 October 2014 - 9:20am

"It is to New Zealand’s deepest shame that the latest Unicef report on children living in poverty ranks us 16th out of 41 developed countries.

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