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'Never under-estimating the importance' of word of mouth

6 February 2014 - 10:25am

Never under-estimating the importance of word of mouth is the firm belief of a New Zealand businessman.

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The Pretty Reckless announce new album

6 February 2014 - 10:25am

The Pretty Reckless have announced their second album, Going To Hell, will be released March 14, 2014. Going To Hell is the follow up to their 2010 full-length debut, Light Me Up and features the current single ‘Going To Hell’.

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Waitangi Day forecast - hot north, cool south

6 February 2014 - 10:25am

If you're trying to make plans for Waitangi Day the forecast looks a little unsettled for some places but generally speaking Thursday should be mostly dry with the sun returning for many.

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Wellington food and beverage supplier showcase praised

6 February 2014 - 9:20am

The Visa Wellington On a Plate (VWOAP) 2014 Supplier Showcase, held in Wellington on Monday is being praised by industry and participants as a huge success.

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End to fluoridation predicted

6 February 2014 - 9:20am

By Mary Byrne, Fluoride Action Network

World fluoridation expert, professor Paul Connett, founder of Fluoride Action Network, is touring New Zealand to present the case to end water fluoridation.

"We can expect an end to fluoridation in New Zealand within two years"

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A quarter-million dollar scandal - Taxpayers' Union

6 February 2014 - 9:20am

Responding to today’s publicity that the investigation and report by EY into Len Brown’s misconduct has cost Auckland ratepayers more than $250,000, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says:

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NZ just half way in OECD jobs rankings - Robertson

6 February 2014 - 9:20am

Today’s unemployment figures can’t hide the growing gap between the haves and the have-nots under National, says Labour Employment spokesperson Grant Robertson.

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Wages go backwards under National - Green Party

6 February 2014 - 9:20am

New data released today shows that salaries and wages are not keeping up with the rising cost of living, the Green Party said today.

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National Govt 'loses $5 billion-plus fig leaf for TPPA'

6 February 2014 - 9:20am

‘The fig leaf of over $5 billion in gains to the New Zealand economy from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement has been stripped away’, said Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey, a long-term critic of the proposed TPPA.

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NZ Red Cross recovery specialist helps in Philippines

6 February 2014 - 9:20am

New Zealand Red Cross recovery advisor Elizabeth McNaughton has travelled to the Philippines to help with the recovery from Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated parts of the country in November.

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Dub FX and Opiuo announce Auckland show

6 February 2014 - 8:15am

Worldwide loop-station artist DUB FX and fun fuelled electro music genius OPIUO are making their way back to Auckland, April 12.

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New reintegration service for Rotorua

6 February 2014 - 2:50am

Corrections Minister Anne Tolley says a new reintegration service in the Rotorua district will help reduce reoffending by providing post-release support for prisoners so they can stay crime-free.

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Dunedin Public Art Gallery proves popular

6 February 2014 - 1:45am

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery was a very popular destination over the holidays, attracting thousands more visitors than during the previous summer break.

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Job numbers grow; unemployment down - Joyce

5 February 2014 - 1:00pm

Latest labour market data confirms further growth in job numbers and a decline in the unemployment rate from 6.2 to 6.0 per cent, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

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National's oil obsession 'runs out of gas'

5 February 2014 - 11:55am

The rapid decline in oil production and exports under the current government confirms that National's oil drilling obsession has been an economic and environmental failure, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today.

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Design Group meets on new education initative

5 February 2014 - 11:55am

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the first meeting of the working group that will recommend the best design detail for the four new teacher and principal roles, announced by the Prime Minister at the beginning of the year.

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Police interviewing person of interest following Hamilton homicide

5 February 2014 - 10:50am

Hamilton Police investigating the murder of man in a Chartwell home yesterday afternoon are interviewing a person of interest in relation to the incident.

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Dunedin 'clean' in anti-piracy sweep

5 February 2014 - 10:50am

A recent investigation undertaken by Microsoft New Zealand of retailers in the Dunedin area found no evidence of software piracy. Clayton Noble, Legal Counsel for Microsoft, says this is the first investigative sweep in New Zealand that has not found piracy, which was an encouraging result.

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KFC announces Super Rugby sponsorship

5 February 2014 - 10:50am

KFC today announced its sponsorship of the five New Zealand Super Rugby teams in this year’s Investec Super Rugby competition, which kicks off on February 15.

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Imelda May returns with new album

5 February 2014 - 10:50am

Ireland’s reigning queen of rockabilly, the truly unique Imelda May, is back with a brand new album, entitled Tribal.

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