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Poor kids have worse health - report

Poor kids have worse health - report
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - New Zealand is good for the rich kids, not the poor ones, a new report says.

Reports show poor child health, Greens say

Reports show poor child health, Greens say
Wellington, June 3 NZPA - New Zealand has some of the worst child health statistics in the OECD, the Green Party said today citing two recent reports.

NZ dollar mixed in a narrow range on international factors

NZ dollar mixed in a narrow range on international factors
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - The New Zealand dollar spent a mixed session trading in a narrow range and dealers continue to say the currency is reflecting movements in the euro and Australian dollar rather than economic fundamentals.

Union asks for compensation for weekend holidays

Union asks for compensation for weekend holidays
By Vaughan Elder of NZPA Wellington, May 27 NZPA - One of New Zealand's largest unions says workers should be compensated when either Anzac Day or Waitangi Day fall on a weekend.

NZ dollar weakens overnight

NZ dollar weakens overnight
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - The New Zealand dollar initially rose overnight but then fell as stocks in the United States failed to hold onto early gains and the International Monetary Fund repeated its view that the kiwi may be overvalued by 10-25 percent.

Trade Minister heads to France, Russia and Japan

Wellington, May 26 NZPA - Trade Minister Tim Groser will attend the OECD Economic Forum in Paris over the next two days and also travel to Russia and Japan. The OECD meeting will address challenges facing governments after the global economic recession, Mr Groser said.

'Clean and green' needs scientific base - PCE

'Clean and green' needs scientific base - PCE
Wellington, May 20 NZPA - New Zealand markets itself as being "clean and green" but doesn't have any legislation requiring national monitoring of the environment, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says.

Average tax burden low for NZ - OECD

Average tax burden low for NZ - OECD
Wellington, May 12 NZPA - The average tax burden for New Zealanders is among the lowest for OECD countries, a new report reveals.

Report highlights high-cost medicine problems

Report highlights high-cost medicine problems
Wellington, May 7 NZPA - New Zealand has less access to new, high-cost medicines than comparable countries and the impact of that on patients can be severe, a review panel has reported.

Report highlights high-cost medicine problems

Report highlights high-cost medicine problems
Wellington, May 7 NZPA - New Zealand has less access to new, high-cost medicines than comparable countries and the impact of that on patients can be severe, a review panel has reported.