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Positive result from recount - Harawira

10 October 2014 - 10:21am

Statement from MANA Leader and Tai Tokerau Spokesman Hone Harawira

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BoP Council delivers on significant projects

10 October 2014 - 9:57am

Bay of Plenty Regional Council focused on delivering on its major projects for the second year of its Ten Year Plan.

Presenting the Council’s Annual Report, Chairman Doug Leeder said the environment it operated in had continued to change.

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Government 'has abandoned at-risk youth'

10 October 2014 - 1:00am

Latest education and training figures suggest the Government cut education programmes for at-risk youth even as youth unemployment increased.

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Steady performance from New Plymouth District Council's PIF

9 October 2014 - 4:32pm

The return on the New Plymouth District Council’s Perpetual Investment Fund (PIF) for the year to 30 June 2014 was $12.1 million or 5.7 per cent p.a.

Tasman Farms contributed an $8.1 million net operating profit after tax to the $12.1m investment return.

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Auckland Council to use 1080 in Hunua Ranges

9 October 2014 - 2:18pm

At its meeting on 9 October 2014, Auckland Council’s Regional Strategy and Policy Committee decided in favour of a proposal to manage pests in the Hunua Ranges using sodium fluoroacetate (1080).

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New direction for Bay of Plenty resource management

9 October 2014 - 2:14pm

Bay of Plenty Regional Councillors celebrated the adoption of the new operative Bay of Plenty Regional Policy Statement (RPS) during their full council meeting in Rotorua today. The RPS became operative on 1 October.

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Time to take action on housing crisis - Property Council

9 October 2014 - 2:08pm

Property Council strongly supports the Government’s recent statement that insufficient land supply and overly restrictive district plans are the cause of soaring house prices.

But too much finger pointing is stopping the country from moving forward in the housing supply debate.

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1080 decision 'highlights need for time out'

9 October 2014 - 1:47pm

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says the controversy surrounding today’s decision to conduct aerial drops of 1080 in the Hunua Ranges emphasises the need to take a take time out on the use of 1080 as a pest control method to better assess its efficacy.

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Experts appointed to land technical advisory group

9 October 2014 - 10:00am

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has formed a new Land Technical Advisory Group (Land TAG) to provide independent advice on land-based nutrient management solutions for water quality.

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Chamber calls for further investigation of Aotea fault

8 October 2014 - 5:28pm

Wellington Employers Chamber of Commerce has joined calls for further investigations of the newly discovered Aotea fault under Lambton Harbour.

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Lack of housing badly affecting kids' education - NZEI

8 October 2014 - 4:43pm

New Zealand’s lack of affordable, decent housing is preventing thousands of children from achieving success at school and NZEI Te Riu Roa hopes that the government will finally start to address what has become a crisis, particularly in Auckland.

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Feedback wanted on gambling policy in Taupo

8 October 2014 - 3:56pm

Taupō District Council is proposing to slightly lower the number of gaming machines allowed in the district as part of its gambling policy’s scheduled review.

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New Chinese Consul to visit Dunedin

8 October 2014 - 3:09pm

Dunedin will play host to the new Chinese Consul General tomorrow and Friday.

The Honourable Jin Zhijian took over the Christchurch based role just last month and this will be his first visit to Dunedin.

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English out of touch or lacking in honesty - NZ First

8 October 2014 - 2:53pm

New Zealand First is offering Finance Minister Bill English a day out to meet Kiwis who live in poverty.

"Mr English has drawn a link between poverty and the ability to build a home. This beggars belief," says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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McCully to New York for Security Council vote

8 October 2014 - 2:50pm

Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully travels to New York today ahead of the United Nations Security Council elections.

"On 16 October New Zealand will vie with Spain and Turkey for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council," Mr McCully says.

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Motorway crash causing congestion in Auckland

8 October 2014 - 2:32pm

The NZ Transport Agency says a crash involving six vehicles is causing congestion and delays on the Southern Motorway (State Highway 1) in central Auckland.

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Urban planning 'not to blame for inequality'

8 October 2014 - 2:30pm

Regardless of whether the government accepts or rejects a growing gap in equality within New Zealand, it has agreed that there are a variety of national and international issues that cause inequality, including finance and tax policy, under and un-employment, the pressure of foreign investment et

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Easy to get into war, but difficult to get out of - NZ First

8 October 2014 - 2:23pm

Prime Minister John Key should take a holiday before deciding whether to commit New Zealand to a war in the Middle East, says New Zealand First.

"He is showing signs of jumping on the bandwagon, into a war that could drag on and on," says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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Guild looks forward to working with new Health Minister

8 October 2014 - 12:01pm

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) welcomes Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman to his new role as Minister of Health and looks forward to working with him in the near future to continue to progress the role of community pharmacy in the primary health care setting.

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LGNZ seeks collaboration on housing affordability

8 October 2014 - 11:47am

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) says local government, central government and the business sector need to work together with communities to address housing affordability across New Zealand.

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