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NZ First, deciding next NZ govt, keeps board members secret

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:16:31 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Two days after undertaking to release a list of the board of the New Zealand First party board, its president Brent Catchpole has changed his mind.More >>

Crowdfunded newspaper ad urges NZ First to side with Labour

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 17:23:20 +1300 | ActionStation

Voters have helped crowdfund a full page ad in Winston Peter’s local paper, with an open letter urging NZ First to form a government with Labour and the Greens. More >>

Cricket tragic’s crowdfunding campaign for century

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 16:51:09 +1300 | Peter Kerr

An aging cricket player, born well before the internet was invented, is using it in an attempt to score his first 100 runs at one turn at bat. More >>

Three men charged for Auckland train assault

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 16:38:15 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Three men have now been charged in relation to an incident involving a group of men who were disguised with masks and aprons on an Auckland train in August. More >>

Next steps in Island Bay to include town centre upgrade

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 17:38:22 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council will work closely with the community to perfect the detailed design of the new cycleway and the $1 million upgrade and beautification of the town centre and The Parade, Council’s Community Planning and Engagement Portfolio Leader ...More >>

Never mind the election, here comes the Revolution!

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 16:42:58 +1300 | Barry Thomas

Revolutions come in many shapes – but how about a ‘pop-up shop’ in the form of a camping trailer? More >>

Peters Represents Strong Stable Govt: But not with National

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:35:12 +1300 | New Zealand Youth for a Robust Future

The past 24 hours has been a blur or a nightmare - depending on which colour glasses you had on. One fact is true: Winston Peters is Kingmaker of this election. He is wearing a crown of thorns and has many questions to consider. There is no stability ...More >>

Adulttoymegastore Kiwi Sex Survey 2017 now closed

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:34:15 +1200 |

The Adulttoymegastore Kiwi Sex Survey 2017 data collection is now closed, which means New Zealanders will soon receive a detailed insight into what their fellow Kiwis are getting up to in the bedroom!More >>

Do We Really Need “Pharma Grade” Medical Cannabis?

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 00:56:04 +1200 | Shane Le Brun

Part one of a series of opinion pieces by Shane Le Brun, Coordinator, Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand There is strong public support for significant reform of Medical Cannabis (MC) regulation. The system currently in place, which focuses wholly on ...More >>

TPP11 progress is positive

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:31:57 +1200 | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Confirmation of New Zealand’s mandate to negotiate for the new Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP11) is positive progress says the EMA. More >>

Where do Hipkins’ loyalties lie?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:28:20 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

Chris Hipkins has ruled himself out of contention as a Minister in the next Government, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Binoy Kampmark: Australia’s Citizenship Crisis

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:24:29 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

“You know, when you nominate for Parliament, there is actually a question, you’ve got to address that section 44 question.” Australian Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce More >>

Israel's defiance earns Brownlee's respect

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:40:30 +1200 | Palestine Human Rights Campaign

A request in early May this year to Bill English from Dr Vacy Vlazna , Co-ordinator of Justice for Palestine Matters ,requesting that New Zealand end diplomatic relations with Israel and that Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee be sacked, was finally ...More >>

Palmerston North World Record Claim Accepted

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 16:41:47 +1200 | Palmerston North City Council

The Guinness Book of Records has accepted Palmerston North City’s World Record claim for the Largest Rugby Scrum. More >>

Three concerns for the coming election

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:36:56 +1200 | NZ Seniors Party

The New Zealand Seniors Party have many concerns going into this coming election, below we have outlined 3 of them to comment on. More >>

John Key to be appointed to Order of Australia

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:29:53 +1200 | Australian Government

I warmly welcome the Governor-General’s approval of my recommendation that John Key be appointed an Honorary Companion in the Order of Australia.More >>

New student places for Tauranga and Rotorua

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:48:24 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has announced an increase to the maximum roll of Bethlehem College in Tauranga, and approval for the college to establish a new campus in Rotorua. More >>

Can spiders really count?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:29:47 +1200 | University of Canterbury

Can a tiny spider with a brain that could fit on a pinhead tackle complex numerical tasks? University of Canterbury researchers have discovered that spiders are full of surprises.More >>

Treasury self-congratulates on ‘diversity’

Thu, 6 Jul 2017 13:19:32 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

MEDIA RELEASE Treasury self-congratulations on ‘diversity’ indicative of its lost focus on objective excellence More >>

The 2017 International Toilet Tourism Award Winners Announce

Mon, 3 Jul 2017 12:26:51 +1200 |

Six public toilets loved by tourists have officially wiped the floor with the competition. Winners include a cliffhanger dunny where you can sit and watch crocodiles basking while you do your business More >>


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