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PM extends condolences on passing of Thai King

14 October 2016 - 11:55am

Prime Minister John Key says his thoughts are with the people of Thailand following the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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Minister congratulates Food Awards winners

14 October 2016 - 11:21am

Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew last night presented the Supreme Award for the 2016 NZ Food Awards in Auckland, and is congratulating all of the category winners for their achievements.

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Ruapehu Council election day winners confirmed

14 October 2016 - 10:12am

Jacques Windell has retained the fifth seat on the Taumarunui Ward for Ruapehu District Council (RDC) after the counting of the special votes confirming the election day winners.

Don Cameron has been confirmed as Mayor with 1,637 votes.

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Standards build bridges but also trust

14 October 2016 - 10:05am

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith has welcomed World Standards Day being recognised today.

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Helen Kelly; Union leader had a heart for ordinary Kiwis - NZ First

14 October 2016 - 9:54am

Union leader Helen Kelly had a heart for average Kiwis getting a fair chance, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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Minister expresses condolences at passing of Helen Kelly

14 October 2016 - 9:47am

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has this morning expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Helen Kelly who lost her battle with cancer overnight.

"Helen was a passionate advocate for the rights of New Zealand workers," Mr Woodhouse says.

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Auckland reverses downward voting trend

14 October 2016 - 9:24am

Nearly 400,000 Aucklanders turned out to cast their vote in the city’s third local elections since amalgamation, arresting the decline in voter turnout and improving the city’s position, to earn the second largest percentage increase of all metropolitan centres.

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Official election result confirms five new regional councillors

13 October 2016 - 10:25pm

The official election result issued today has confirmed there will be five new members around the Northland Regional Council table when it meets officially for the first time later this month.

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Minister congratulates NEXT Woman of the Year winners

13 October 2016 - 10:15pm

Minister for Women, Louise Upston, tonight announced the 2016 NEXT Woman of the Year award winners in Education, Health and Science, and Sports.

The NEXT Woman of the Year annual awards celebrate outstanding female leaders across six diverse categories.

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Indian students to protest 'Govt's arrogance' at Diwali Festival

13 October 2016 - 7:00pm

Indian students being threatened with deportation, along with tens and thousands of Indians will protest at Auckland’s Diwali Festival to demand the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and justice over injustice.

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Wellington has highest voter turnout since 2001

13 October 2016 - 6:17pm

The final vote count for this year’s Local Body election is in, with a total of 65,567 Wellingtonians voting.

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SST congratulates Labour on thousand extra police

13 October 2016 - 5:50pm

Labour has today announced it will provide $180 million of funding for an extra thousand police officers, if they get into power at the next elections.

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$85m St Lukes Interchange project complete

13 October 2016 - 4:52pm

Prime Minister John Key and Transport Minister Simon Bridges have officially opened the new St Lukes to Great North Road Interchange, another step to improve congestion on Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway.

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'You can't live in a consent minister - not even in Auckland'

13 October 2016 - 4:46pm

New Zealand First says it is time for the Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith to go back to studying landslides as he is about to be enveloped by one.

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Auckland local body election results delayed

13 October 2016 - 4:24pm

Release of final results in the Auckland local body elections expected this afternoon are deferred until 9.00am tomorrow morning Friday 14 October.

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Director General explores the Pacific’s future

13 October 2016 - 4:22pm

Dr Colin Tukuitonga, Director General of the Pacific Community (an international development organisation), will speak on the future of the Pacific at the University of Canterbury on 20 October.

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If there is a surplus, why the constant pain in NZ? - NZ First

13 October 2016 - 4:22pm

The government’s crowing about a $1.8 billion surplus might satisfy some of the country’s big earners, but most Kiwis will be saying, "So what? We’re still struggling," says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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1,000 more police for safer communities - Labour

13 October 2016 - 4:07pm

Labour will fund an extra 1,000 Police in its first term to tackle the rising rate of crime, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little.

"Labour will put more cops on the beat to keep our communities safe.

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Healthcare system 'must be more responsive to mental health'

13 October 2016 - 3:45pm

UnitedFuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is calling for additional support to be put in place for mental health in our healthcare system.

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Euthanasia 'slippery slope' confirmed in Netherlands - Family First

13 October 2016 - 3:21pm

Family First NZ says that the Netherlands has confirmed just how slippery the slope is relating to so-called safeguards around assisted suicide.

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