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New America’s Cup challenge pending

September 30, 2013 iwishart 0

1SF-Challenger-emerges-for-next-Cup-website-says-0929-20130929 Challenger emerges for next Cup, website says By Tom FitzGerald San Francisco Chronicle McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Sept. 29–A yacht club on Australia’s eastern coast is the official challenger of record for the 35th America’s […]

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Half Meridian allocation could be spoken for

September 30, 2013 iwishart 0

New Zealand retail investors take almost half of offer in country’s biggest power generator [e]John Macdonald 20130930 New Zealand retail investors take almost half of offer in country’s biggest power generator WELLINGTON, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) […]

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Key off to APEC

September 30, 2013 iwishart 0

PM to attend APEC and the East Asia Summit Prime Minister John Key will attend two major Asia-Pacific leaders’ meetings next week, the 2013 APEC Leaders’ meeting in Bali from October 7-8 and then the […]

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Education a big earner for New Zealand

September 30, 2013 iwishart 0

Value of international education continues to grow The value of international education to the New Zealand economy continues to grow with a new report released today showing it contributed $2.6 billion and 28,000 jobs in […]

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Going cool on climate change

September 28, 2013 iwishart 0

GOING COOL ON CLIMATE CHANGE SUB: A RESPONSE TO THE UN IPCC REPORT   The latest UN climate report is out and being hyped and exaggerated by daily news media. But keeping the IPCC honest […]

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NZ boosts aid to Syrian crisis

September 28, 2013 iwishart 0

McCully announces further assistance for Syria Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced $2.6 million in additional funding for the Syrian crisis.  New Zealand will provide $604,000 (US$500,000) to the Organisation for the Prohibition of […]

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How safe are taxi drivers?

September 27, 2013 iwishart 0

Taxi driver safety review underway  Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced that a planned review of taxi driver safety is underway. The review will assess the extent that in-vehicle taxi cameras and monitored two-way […]

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What NZ Prime Minister John Key told the UN

September 27, 2013 iwishart 0

Mr President. Congratulations on your election to the Presidency of this General Assembly.  You take the reins at an important time.  We wish you every success. You have our support. The recent events in Kenya, […]

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Biochemistry lecturer gets teeth into fluoride debate

September 26, 2013 iwishart 0

                THE  FLUORIDATION  EXPERIMENT  SHOULD  CEASE                           Robert Mann         I made a paid hobby, in my academic career, of publicising several health hazards.  The first, in 1971 –  aerial spraying […]

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Education minister disses NZ education system

September 26, 2013 iwishart 0

Education Minister Hekia Parata says New Zealand’s educational standards are slipping when compared to the rest of the OECD nations. Speaking on the eve of a major education conference in Turkey, Parata says the country’s […]

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Family care policy details released to public

September 26, 2013 iwishart 0

Details for family carers policy released   The Funded Family Care Notice 2013, which details how the Government’s $92 million policy of paying family carers will be implemented, has been issued by the Minister and […]

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Team NZ likely to disband if last race is lost

September 25, 2013 iwishart 0

BC-SAI-AMERICASCUP-1ST-LEDE:SJ Team USA forces winner-take-all America’s Cup final By Darryl Matsuda San Jose Mercury News (MCT) SAN FRANCISCO _ The greatest America’s Cup in 162 years could only end one way. With one final race. […]

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NZ Apple exports in trouble

September 25, 2013 iwishart 0

New Zealand growers stop apple exports to China after rot detected WELLINGTON, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) — New Zealand apple exports to China have been suspended after post-harvest rot was found on three consignments by Chinese […]

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Migrants filling New Zealand’s abortion gap

September 25, 2013 iwishart 0

Migrant workers helping to build New Zealand economy: gov’t report WELLINGTON, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) — Migrant workers — increasingly from Asia — have helped create jobs and build the New Zealand economy in the decade […]

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New $60 million hospital for West Coast

September 25, 2013 iwishart 0

The Government has given the green light for a new hospital for the West Coast at an estimated cost of around $60 million says Health Minister Tony Ryall.   “The greenfield development will replace Grey […]

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