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Tough economic times causing 'food stress'

Tough economic times causing 'food stress'
Wellington, Aug 31 NZPA - Tough economic times are causing "food stress" in poor and middle-class households as they cut back spending on food to cope with costs such as rent or mortgage payments, researchers say.

Student loan changes mean no funding for some - report

Student loan changes mean no funding for some - report
Wellington, July 12 NZPA - Some students won't get student loans for their final years under the changed student loan scheme.

Spending caps needed to ensure faith in referendum

Spending caps needed to ensure faith in referendum
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 12 NZPA - Limits on how much money people spend arguing their view on MMP are needed or people might not trust the outcome and another referendum might be needed, an electoral expert says.

Samoan head of state stretchered to NZ

Samoan head of state stretchered to NZ
Wellington, June 24 NZPA - Samoa's head of state is receiving medical treatment in New Zealand for what is thought to be a heart condition. The Samoa Observer reported Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi was flown to New Zealand on a stretcher on Monday night.

US group says mining will hurt frogs

US group says mining will hurt frogs
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - A United States conservation group is backing the call by a New Zealand scientist to not allow mining on seven areas of the Coromandel Peninsula because that would deal a "devastating blow" to the critically endangered Archey's frogs.

Mining could hurt world's most endangered frog species

Wellington, May 21 NZPA - Government plans to allow mining on seven areas of the Coromandel Peninsula threaten to deal a "devastating blow" to the critically endangered Archey's frogs, says a conservation expert.

New NZX market head appointed

New NZX market head appointed
Wellington, May 21 NZPA - Sharemarket operator NZX has named a new head of market products, just two days after Geoff Brown left abruptly. NZX announced Mr Brown's immediate resignation on Wednesday, without saying why he left. He had spent eight years with the company.

Maori student group angry over enrolment restrictions

Wellington, May 14 NZPA - The Maori Tertiary Students Association (MTSA) has joined the chorus of anger over decisions by two universities to restrict or stop further enrolments this year.

Joyce defends claims of short-sightedness

Joyce defends claims of short-sightedness
Corrects when Otago decided to cap enrolments in second para Wellington, May 13 NZPA - Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce has defended suggestions that government short-sightedness is to blame for moves by two universities to restrict or stop further enrolments this year.

Politics the main barrier to Coromandel mining - expert

Politics the main barrier to Coromandel mining - expert
Wellington, May 3 NZPA - Politics will determine whether there is gold mining on the Coromandel Peninsula or around Reefton on the West Coast, as both areas are technically capable of being mined, senior research geologist Professor Dave Craw says.

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