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Proposed changes restrict sunbeds, manage infectious disease

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:01:37 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed the introduction of the Health (Protection) Amendment Bill to Parliament, which will amend the Health Act to make sunbeds R18 and improve the management of serious infectious diseases.More >>

Ministry CEO Hides in Office for Award Ceremony

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:42:42 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Following this morning’s coverage of the extravagant expenditure by Pauline Winter, the CEO of the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, Porky the Taxpayers’ Union mascot visited the Ministry’s Wellington Office to present the Union’s first “Troughing ...More >>

Overseas Pension Holders Deserve Justice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:35:23 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First considers New Zealand's treatment of overseas pensions a travesty, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

The weekend isn't pretty

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:19:31 +1200 | MetService

Gales and heavy rain are likely to feature regularly in the forecast over the next few days, with a persistent northwest flow continuing to bring wet weather to the west, and windy conditions in the east. MetService have issued updated Severe Weather ...More >>

ACT Candidate for Epsom delighted by second endorsement

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:57:27 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

ACT Candidate for Epsom delighted by second endorsement David Seymour, ACT Candidate for Epsom 29/07/2014 More >>

ACT Speech to Waikato Conference: Race has no place in law

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:47:15 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

David Cunliffe recently apologised to a Women’s Refuge symposium: “I don't often say it – I'm sorry for being a man … because family and sexual violence is overwhelmingly perpetrated by men.” The Prime Minister accused Cunliffe of being insincere. Maybe ...More >>

Senior Citizens, Not Senile Citizens

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:43:19 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is questioning the merits and costs of the “ No car? No problem! Getting around your community without a car” brochure, released by the Office for Senior Citizens. The brochure’s purpose is to explain to senior citizens ...More >>

Scent-based speed dating comes to Kiwi shores

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:40:02 +1200 | Findsomeone

Single Kiwis were given the chance to find love using only a person’s natural scent, thanks to a ‘Pheromone Party’ held in Auckland last night by Trade Me’s dating website FindSomeone ( findsomeone.co.nz ).More >>

We gave Public Transport a V...

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:00:43 +1200 | V Energy Drink

If you’ve managed to head down to Lower Queen Street today, you may have seen the Auckland Overground, V’s take on Public Transport. More >>

UNHRC decision is a travesty - Israel

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:15:02 +1200 | Israeli Embassy

The decision today by the UNHRC [UN Human Rights Council] is a travesty and should be rejected by decent people everywhere. Rather than investigate Hamas, which is committing a double war crime by firing rockets at Israeli civilians while hiding ...More >>

Gold Medal Famous update an election year favourite

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:54:06 +1200 | Powertool Records

Gold Medal Famous update an election year favourite; and GMF side project plays Birmingham's Network Festival More >>

Ryman wins most trusted retirement village brand

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:02:39 +1200 | Ryman Healthcare

Ryman Healthcare is the most trusted brand in the retirement village industry, according to Reader’s Digest. More >>

From Catwalk to Cake

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:15:40 +1200 | Art of Cake

What happens when you take the hottest catwalk trends from this year’s Paris, New York, Milan and London Fashion Weeks and give them to Auckland’s top cakers? Shore City’s Art of Cake Awards 2014.More >>

Egg-citement in the Bay as world record broken!

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:13:52 +1200 | Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

It was all hands on deck today when 207 Bay of Plenty Polytechnic staff and students joined forces to break a Guinness World Record – for the ‘most people dipping egg soldiers simultaneously’.More >>

NZ First Tax Policy Breaches the China FTA Peters Signed

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:46:50 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters’ policy announcement to introduce a capital gains tax on foreign owned homes and assets, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

NZ First GST Policy Not Thought Through

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:43:36 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters’ policy announcement to remove GST on food, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

IDF Thwarts Hamas Infiltration & Terror Attack Using Tunnel

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:00:59 +1200 | Embassy of Israel

1. IDF spokesperson reports that Early Thursday morning (July 17), IDF forces thwarted an attack by Hamas terrorists attempting to infiltrate Israel through a terror tunnel. More >>

Rare fish and new seafloor habitats found during NIWA survey

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:43:13 +1200 | NIWA

NIWA scientists surveying shallow water coastal habitats off the east coast of Northland have found a rich diversity of macroalgal meadows, shellfish beds, sponges, and rare fish species, including a frogfish and possibly a new species of seahorse. More >>

Kiwifruits: An Adult Pantomime

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:30:26 +1200 | Kapiti Playhouse

In this hilarious free-wheeling Kiwi version of the Cinderella story, Fay Gay tells fellow performer Tatania the story of how the Castle Road Tavern was saved from ruin by being transformed from a traditional working men’s pub into a venue for spectacular ...More >>

Corporate Welfare: Another Million on the Tab

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:52:33 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce's announcement that taxpayers will be handing over another $1 million to early stage ICT start-ups, Taxpayers' Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

 

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