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Sexual Assault - Waikato University - Waikato

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:36:53 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Hamilton Police are investigating a serious, sexually motivated assault in the grounds of Waikato University this morning. The 20 year old female victim was confronted and assaulted by a male in the University grounds around the Maths and Sciences faculty ...More >>

Persil ups the agitation cycle on Hamilton offenders

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:32:52 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Hamilton Police say a highly visible crime prevention operation conducted in the City yesterday is aimed at disrupting offenders' activities before people become victims.More >>

Te Kuiti man imprisoned for images of young children

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:28:54 +1200 | Department Of Internal Affairs

A Te Kuiti man caught with pictures of children being sexually abused has been sentenced to ten months imprisonment. Sickness beneficiary Daniel James Parry, 35, appeared for sentence in the Tauranga District Court today (Friday) after pleading guilty ...More >>

Bangkok Coup Leader Becomes Prime Minister

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:26:51 +1200 | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha's hand-picked, rubber stamp legislature appointed him unopposed as prime minister on Thursday (August 21), increasing his vast security, legislative and economic powers.More >>

Strong Partners to Help Small Forest Owners Maximise Returns

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:02:58 +1200 | United Forestry Group

Embargoed: Not for broadcast or publication before 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014 More >>

Is Warrant-less Spying on New Zealanders Lawful?

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:12:01 +1200 | Denis Tegg

We have been repeatedly assured by the Prime Minister that the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) cannot spy on New Zealanders without a warrant. But what if the greatly enhanced knowledge we have gained from Edward Snowden’s disclosures ...More >>

MP Perk Transparency Needed

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:11:57 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming the increase in taxpayer-funded entitlements for MPs and their families published on the legislation website this afternoon . Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:More >>

Gaza Changed Everything, Things Cannot Stay the Same

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:53:45 +1200 | Ramzy Baroud

Gaza Changed Everything Things Cannot Stay the Same after Israeli Genocide in Gaza By Ramzy Baroud 22 August, 2014 More >>

ISIS: The Real Threat

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:42:53 +1200 | INSS Insight

In recent months the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has managed to position itself as the most significant threat to regional stability in the Middle East. The mass executions in Iraq and Syria reflect the shock ...More >>

Hundreds of Foreign Couples Panic in Rent-A-Womb Scandal

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:23:58 +1200 | Richard S. Ehrlich

Hundreds of Foreign Couples Panic in Rent-A-Womb Scandal By Richard S. Ehrlich 20 August, 2014 More >>

The attacks on Nicky Hager and their flaws

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:09:00 +1200 | Branko Marcetic

It’s all made up and can’t be proven. But if it can, then it doesn’t matter, because it’s not that big a deal. Besides, everyone does it. These are just some of the rebuttals launched at Nicky Hager since his book, Dirty Politics , revealed ...More >>

Tuhoe-Crown Settlement Day in Taneatua

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:03:38 +1200 | New Zealand Government

I address you all, as descendants of Chiefs. As the descendants of the statesmen and stateswoman of these homelands, the tangata whenua of Te Urewera. I address you the people of the Iwi – Tūhoe.More >>

Tūhoe Treaty settlement celebrated

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:00:27 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Tūhoe hosted the Crown at a ‘Settlement Day’ ceremony in Taneatua to celebrate the recent passage of Tūhoe Treaty settlement legislation today, with several thousand iwi members joining Crown representatives for the celebration. At the ceremony Minister ...More >>

Political Duopoly in Washington Encouraging Ongoing Killing

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:51:14 +1200 | John Stanton

Political Duopoly in Washington Encouraging Ongoing Killing: From Missouri to Ukraine By John Stanton 20 August, 2014 More >>

Review finds community water fluoridation safe and effective

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:31:01 +1200 | The Royal Society of New Zealand

A review of the scientific evidence for and against the efficacy and safety of fluoridation of public water supplies has found that the levels of fluoridation used in New Zealand create no health risks and provide protection against tooth decay. Councils currently ...More >>

Northern DHBs welcome expert fluoridation findings

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:23:52 +1200 | Joint Media Statement

DHBs across the Northern region have welcomed the findings of an expert scientific review of fluoridation of public water supplies finding ‘compelling evidence’ of dental health benefits for New Zealanders. More >>

Community Water Fluoridation is safe for everyone

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:19:19 +1200 | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Report released today by Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor and the Royal Society of New Zealand confirms the safety and effectiveness of community water fluoridation.More >>

Surveillance of Mr Upul Jayasuriya

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:53:28 +1200 | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association joins the International Bar Association (IBA) and other Law Societies and Bar Associations worldwide over the reported surveillance of Mr Upul Jayasuriya, President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka.More >>

Solution to problem of stock on roads lies in partnership

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:12:43 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police say solution to problem of stock on roads lies in partnership, not blame Friday, 22 August 2014 - 11:58am More >>

Key must come clean over SIS

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:01:26 +1200 | Green Party

John Key must release all the information regarding the declassification of Security Intelligence Service documents that embarrassed Phil Goff prior to the 2011 election, the Green Party said today.More >>


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