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Good Guys expands in NZ confident of discount model

Good Guys expands in NZ confident of discount model
Wellington, July 7 NZPA - Australian appliance retailer The Good Guys is opening its second store in New Zealand at Botany Downs in South Auckland on July 15. Its first store opened in Wairau Park in Auckland in May. A third store in Manukau in Auckland will open on September 29.

New Zealanders start spending more on holidays

Wellington, May 25 NZPA - The tourism industry is heartened by research that shows 40 percent of New Zealanders plan an overseas trip in the next six months, and 510,000 are planning a skiing trip.

Professors join calls to phase out tobacco sales

Professors join calls to phase out tobacco sales
Wellington, May 19 NZPA - University public health researchers have joined a call by health watchdogs for commercial tobacco sales to be phased out by 2020, but have endorsed people being able to legally grow their own tobacco.

Tobacco price hike at midnight

Tobacco price hike at midnight
Wellington, April 28 NZPA - Tobacco tax goes up 10 percent from midnight, raising the price of a pack of 20 cigarettes by about a dollar to around $11, and two more hikes are in the pipeline.

Aussies and NZers oppose federation

Wellington, March 14 NZPA - Both Australians and New Zealanders oppose federation of the two countries, a poll conducted on both sides of the Tasman said today.

False Sense Of Kiwisaver Security: Survey

False Sense Of Kiwisaver Security: Survey
Wellington, March 10 NZPA - A new survey shows many KiwiSaver members have a false sense of security about their investments, research company UMR says.

Southern Cross Reports Deficit, Cites Rising Costs As Issue

Southern Cross Reports Deficit, Cites Rising Costs As Issue
Wellington, Oct 13 NZPA - Southern Cross Medical Society has highlighted the rising cost of health services in an annual report which reveals claims increasing faster than premiums.

National And Labour Talking Again

National And Labour Talking Again
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, Sept 16 NZPA - National and Labour are ready to start talking again on an emissions trading scheme (ETS). Prime Minister John Key said he welcomed reports that Labour wanted to re-enter negotiations on an ETS.

Winston Peters Confirms Desire To Run In Next Election

Winston Peters Confirms Desire To Run In Next Election
Wellington, Aug 30 - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has confirmed he will stand for Parliament at the 2011 election, if his party supports him. Mr Peters was reappointed leader at his party's annual meeting in Hamilton yesterday.

Most NZers Believe It's Okay To Smack Kids - Poll

Most NZers Believe It's Okay To Smack Kids - Poll
Wellington, Aug 3 NZPA - The majority of New Zealanders think it is okay to smack children, that the current anti-smacking law is not working and they will vote no in the upcoming referendum, a poll shows.