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Oamaru: Counting the cost of lost heritage - DSC

Politics Media Statements - 15 August 2014 - 4:18pm

Oamaru’s most visible attraction is its architectural heritage.

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Clamp down on offshore betting welcomed

Politics Media Statements - 15 August 2014 - 3:37pm

The New Zealand Racing Board welcomes the commitment of both the Government and Labour party to tackle the issue of offshore betting.

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Labour 'committed to a healthier NZ for all'

Politics Media Statements - 15 August 2014 - 3:06pm

A Labour Government will shift the focus of the health system from narrow targets and short term thinking to make public health and prevention a priority, Labour’s health spokesperson Annette King says.

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$2m initiative for healthier Wanganui families

Politics Media Statements - 15 August 2014 - 2:34pm

Health Minister Tony Ryall today announced Te Oranganui has been selected to lead a $2 million anti-obesity initiative in Wanganui which will help families improve their health.

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Why won't the Prime Minister front? - Peters

Politics Media Statements - 15 August 2014 - 1:52pm

Prime Minister John Key is stage managing the election campaign, snubbing his nose for the second time at an important political television debate.

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Book opens door to PM's office - Peters

Politics Media Statements - 15 August 2014 - 1:45pm

New Zealanders want to know much more about what is going on behind the scenes, which is why Nicky Hager’s book is a sell-out, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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Party politics well past its use-by date - Horan

Politics Media Statements - 15 August 2014 - 12:45pm

There is one valuable lesson from Nicky Hager’s book: that the age of party politics is passing for New Zealand and New Zealanders.

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High level Shanghai delegation for Sister City anniversary

Politics Media Statements - 15 August 2014 - 12:15pm

A high level six-member delegation from China’s Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress (SCSMPC) will be in Dunedin from 19 - 21 August to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dunedin’s sister city relationship with Shanghai.

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$800,000 funding for Old Ghost Road cycle trail

Popular NZ News on - 15 August 2014 - 11:50am

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced funding of $800,000 for the Old Ghost Road cycle trail.

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Nga Pu Waea buoyed by Maori ICT fund announcement

Politics Media Statements - 15 August 2014 - 11:16am

Ngā PÅ« Waea, the National Māori Broadband Working Group today hailed the Government’s announcement of a $30m Māori ICT Fund as an exciting step towards enabling Māori to play a pivotal role in the ICT sector.

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Applications open for Disability Advisory Panel

Politics Media Statements - 15 August 2014 - 11:01am

Auckland Council is inviting applications for positions for the second term of the Disability Advisory Panel.

The panel provides advice to councillors on how council plans, policies, and strategies can impact on people with disabilities.

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Vodafone launches customer loyalty initiative

Popular NZ News on - 15 August 2014 - 10:45am

Love Fridays? So do we! And soon, Vodafone customers won’t have to wait all week for that Friday feeling with the launch of Fantastic Fridays - an incredible range of movie, music and sports experiences, and fantastic Prepay Deals.

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Time Key took responsibility for Collins - Robertson

Politics Media Statements - 15 August 2014 - 10:35am

It is well past time for John Key to take some responsibility for the misuse of power and information by his Minister Judith Collins, and follow through on his last warning to her, Labour MP Grant Robertson says.

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Nutrient management key focus at Hurunui-Waiau Zone meeting

Politics Media Statements - 15 August 2014 - 9:09am

The Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee will meet in Amberley on Monday 16 June, 2014 for its monthly water management meeting.

The meeting will begin with an update from the Regional Committee before it goes on to discuss its meeting schedule for next year.

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Positive financial performance at Waikato Regional Council

Politics Media Statements - 15 August 2014 - 8:58am

Waikato Regional Council has posted a very positive result for the last financial year, according to figures presented to yesterday’s finance committee meeting.

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Nats maintain lead - poll

Politics Media Statements - 15 August 2014 - 7:05am

The latest / Ipsos political poll has National leading on 55% of the vote. Labour follows with 22.5% and Greens with 11.3%.

The poll places John Key as preferred Prime Minister at 54%, ahead of David Cunliffe on 12%. Overall the Government performance rating remains high.

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DairyNZ reshapes senior roles

Popular NZ News on - 15 August 2014 - 4:15am

DairyNZ has appointed David McCall to a new role of general manager of research and development as part of a plan to more closely integrate its research work with the products, tools, resources and services developed for farmers.

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Opinion: Burning effigies a sign of despair - Whyte

Popular NZ News on - 15 August 2014 - 3:10am

This campaign is bitter. People are burning effigies of the Prime Minister, holding Nuremberg-type rallies and destroying billboards.

But why is it bitter?

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PSA 'deeply disturbed' by Hager book allegations

Popular NZ News on - 15 August 2014 - 3:10am

The Public Service Association (PSA) is deeply disturbed by allegations in Nicky Hager’s new book Dirty Politics that one of John Key’s staff helped blogger Cameron Slater to attack public servants questioning the disastrous restructuring at MFAT.

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Vodafone acquires Cobra Automotive Technologies S.p.A

Popular NZ News on - 15 August 2014 - 3:10am

Vodafone has confirmed that its voluntary tender offer for security and telematics provider Cobra Automotive Technologies S.p.A. ("Cobra") was settled on 8 August 2014.

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