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Housing Borrowing Up - But Off Low Numbers

Housing Borrowing Up - But Off Low Numbers
Wellington, Sept 30 NZPA - Total household borrowing rose in August driven by solid demand for housing-related finance. Households, consumers and businesses borrowed a total $313.4 billion in August, down from $316 billion in April, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand said.

Health Researchers Say Govt Going Backwards On Climate Change

Health Researchers Say Govt Going Backwards On Climate Change
Wellington, Sept 25 NZPA - Public health researchers have drawn some bleak conclusions from analysis of the Government response to climate change.

Key Launches Global Alliance To Reduce Agricultural Emissions

Key Launches Global Alliance To Reduce Agricultural Emissions
By Maggie Tait of NZPA New York, Sept 22 NZPA - The United States has indicated it would be prepared to financially back a New Zealand initiative to ramp up research into agricultural emissions, Prime Minister John Key says.

Restaurant Brands Second Quarter Sales Up 4.8 Pct

Restaurant Brands Second Quarter Sales Up 4.8 Pct
Wellington, Sept 23 NZPA - Restaurant Brands lifted second quarter sales 4.8 percent from a year earlier to $96.9 million.

Key Meets UN Secretary General And Clinton

Key Meets UN Secretary General And Clinton
By Maggie Tait of NZPA New York, Sept 22 NZPA - The United States has indicated it would be prepared to financially back a New Zealand initiative to ramp up research into agricultural emissions, Prime Minister John Key says.

Food Act To Be Replaced - Minister

Food Act To Be Replaced - Minister
Wellington, Sept 22 NZPA - The outdated Food Act will be replaced, Food Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson says. The Act imposes unnecessary compliance costs and does not do enough to protect consumers, she said.

Tim Groser Heads To New York For Climate Change Talks

Tim Groser Heads To New York For Climate Change Talks
Wellington, Sept 17 NZPA - New Zealand will push at climate change meetings in New York for greater investment in technology to reduce agriculture emissions. Associate Minister for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser leaves today for New York.

Champion Rower Gets Behind Call For No Junk Food In Schools

Champion Rower Gets Behind Call For No Junk Food In Schools
Wellington, Sept 15 NZPA - Former Olympic and long-distance rower Rob Hamill says schools should sell healthy food to help kids achieve, rather than allow products that lead to obesity.

NZ Sharemarket Slips In A Quiet Day - Waiting For News

NZ Sharemarket Slips In A Quiet Day - Waiting For News
Wellington, Sept 9 NZPA - The New Zealand sharemarket slipped today after a promising start to trading with some modest gains.

Modest Early Gain For NZ Sharemarket

Modest Early Gain For NZ Sharemarket
Wellington, Sept 9 NZPA - The New Zealand sharemarket gained modestly in early trading as top stock Telecom lifted 1.5 percent, but a recent rally in Fletcher Building shares went into reverse.