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Goldsmith to Japan for Nikkei Conference

27 May 2016 - 12:25pm

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith will travel to Japan this weekend to represent the Government at the 2016 Nikkei International ‘Future of Asia’ Conference.

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NZDF Texans are on their way down south

27 May 2016 - 12:25pm

Future Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) instructors will be flying the new T-6C Texans II into Christchurch and Invercargill airports over the next week as they complete the Flying Instructor Course (FIC).

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More books for visually impaired a step closer

27 May 2016 - 12:25pm

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith says submissions are overwhelmingly supportive of New Zealand joining an international treaty that will make more published works available to people with a print disability.

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

27 May 2016 - 12:25pm

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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Wellington City economy healthy - quarterly report

27 May 2016 - 12:25pm

Wellington City’s economy is in good heart - with a significant increase in commercial building activity in the March quarter a highlight, according to Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.

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NZTech presents the Entrepreneurs and Exporters Day at ITx 2016

27 May 2016 - 11:20am

This July, NZTech is collaborating with IITP and 10 other tech associations to create ITx 2016, three days of speakers and workshops for the tech sector.

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Report highlights capability of fixed wireless technologies

27 May 2016 - 11:20am

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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NZ hoki 'meets international best practice standard for sustainability '

27 May 2016 - 11:20am

Following a report from the University of British Columbia (UBC), the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has confirmed that the New Zealand hoki fisheries meet the high requirements of the MSC Fisheries Standard, widely recognised as the world’s most credible assessment of the sustainability of w

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CCC and Existing Use Rights

27 May 2016 - 11:20am

Has the Christchurch City Council made appropriate use of Existing Use Rights?

(Existing use rights is an exemption under the Section 10 of the Resource Management Act 1991, yet the CCC’s application of this "loophole" appears in direct contradiction to the stated purpose of the Act)

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New digital trends in insurance fraud

27 May 2016 - 11:20am

As technology develops and changes, it is changing the way crime is committed - including insurance fraud.

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Appeals Court revives challenge to US Govt spying program

27 May 2016 - 11:20am

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today blocked the government's attempt to bury the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) lawsuit against the government's illegal mass surveillance program, returning Jewel v. NSA to the District Court for the next step.

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Bond Street set to bond the community

27 May 2016 - 11:20am

Bond Street has received a face-lift with repainted polka dots, plus new seats and community gardens added to provide inner-city green space - and you’re invited to the public opening Garden Party this Saturday to celebrate.

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Telco report highlights growth of mobile broadband and video streaming

27 May 2016 - 11:20am

The Commerce Commission has today released its latest annual telecommunications monitoring report analysing the state of New Zealand’s telecommunications markets.

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Bennett resettles homeless in jobless towns - NZ First

27 May 2016 - 11:20am

The Minister for Social Housing Paula Bennett wants to resettle Auckland’s homeless to jobless towns like Huntly, Ngaruawahia, Lower Hutt and Palmerston North, says New Zealand First.

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Duncan determined to rise again

27 May 2016 - 11:20am

By Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com

Otago sports woman Courtney Duncan is learning to take the good with the bad.

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All Whites: Prelevic looking to make mark

26 May 2016 - 2:55pm

He has a silver fern tattooed on his foot and Luka Prelevic will now also be wearing one on his chest when the All Whites’ OFC Nations Cup campaign kicks off on Saturday.

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Ancient DNA study finds Phoenician from Carthage had European ancestry

26 May 2016 - 1:50pm

A research team co-led by a University of Otago scientist has sequenced the first complete mitochondrial genome of a 2500-year-old Phoenician dubbed the "Young Man of Byrsa" or "Ariche", whose tomb was discovered within a hill in Carthage, Tunisia in 1994.

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Students take the NZ Justice System to the stage

26 May 2016 - 1:50pm

Just weeks before Cabinet makes a decision about whether or not to raise the age of youth justice, students from Massey University in Wellington are collaborating with JustSpeak to take the New Zealand criminal justice system to the stage on June 1, 3 and 9.

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Will National's eighth budget finally show some vision today? - Greens

26 May 2016 - 1:50pm

The Green Party is hoping National’s eighth budget today will address the great challenges of our time, and not just be another exercise in papering over the cracks in New Zealand society, economy and the environment.

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NZ avocados break record for NZ sales at $41 million

26 May 2016 - 1:50pm

New Zealand’s love affair with avocados has produced record-breaking domestic sales of $41 million during the 2015-16 season.

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