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ScoopPro: Helping The Education Sector Get More Out Of Scoop

The ScoopPro professional license includes a suite of useful information tools for professional users of Scoop including some specifically for those in the education sector to make your Scoop experience better. More>>

Big Tax Bill Due: Destiny Church Charities Deregistered

The independent Charities Registration Board has decided to remove Destiny International Trust and Te Hahi o Nga Matamua Holdings Limited from the Charities Register on 20 December 2017 because of the charities’ persistent failure to meet their annual return obligations. More>>

57 Million Users' Data: Uber Breach "Utterly Preventatable"

Cybersecurity leader Centrify says the Uber data breach of 57 million customer and driver records - which the ride-hailing company hid for more than a year - was “utterly preventable”. More>>

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>

Having A Cow? Dairy Product Prices Slide For Fourth Straight Auction

Dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, retreating for the fourth straight auction amid signs of increased production... Whole milk powder fell 2.7 percent to US$2,778 a tonne. More>>

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Statistics: Butter At Record $5.67/Block; High Vegetable Prices

Rising dairy prices have pushed food prices up 2.7 percent in the year to October 2017, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 3.0 percent increase in the year to September 2017. More>>

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Science: New Research Finds Herbicides Cause Antibiotic Resistance

New University of Canterbury research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates. More>>

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Fisheries: Decision To Delay Monitoring ‘Fatally Flawed’
Conservation group representatives say a decision by the new Minister of Fisheries, Stuart Nash, to delay implementation of camera monitoring of fishing efforts in New Zealand is ‘fatally flawed’. More>>

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Kaikōura Quakes: One Year On
State Highway One and the railway were blocked by damage and slips and the Inland Road suffered significant damage. Farms, homes and businesses suffered building and land damage. Power and internet went down, drinking water systems, sewage systems and local roads were all badly affected... More>>

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Grifts: Consumers Spot Scams For Fraud Awareness Week
Knowing how to spot a scam is one of the best ways to protect yourself in today’s digitally-enhanced world and the focus of this year’s Fraud Awareness Week, says Consumer Protection Manager Mark Hollingsworth. More>>

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Of Interest: RBNZ's Spencer Keeps Rates On Hold
Acting Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer kept the official cash rate unchanged at 1.75 percent but brought forward a potential rate hike to June 2019 from September that year and lifted the inflation forecasts... More>>

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Cows And Effect: Dairy Product Prices Fall For Third Straight GDT Auction
Dairy product prices fell for the third straight time at the latest Global Dairy Trade auction as whole milk powder extended its decline and skim milk powder recovered. More>>

Tax Avoidance: NZ Urged To Lead After 'Paradise Papers'
The New Zealand Government has a huge opportunity to demonstrate leadership on the global stage in reforming the worlds rigged and unjust global tax system, Oxfam said today. More>>

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RBNZ: Renewed Policy Targets Agreement, Terms For Reserve Bank Review
Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer today signed an unchanged Policy Targets Agreement (PTA)... The Minister also released today the Terms of Reference for a Review of the Reserve Bank Act. More>>

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Crown Accounts: Government Accounts In Line With Forecast
The Government’s accounts for the first three months of the fiscal year tracked largely in line with Treasury’s Budget forecasts, says Finance Minister Grant Robertson. More>>

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Science Media Centre: 2017 Set To Be Another Scorcher - Expert Reaction
The WMO statement said 2017 was set to be the warmest year on record without an El Niño influence. The two hottest years on record, 2015 and 2016, were both boosted by an exceptionally strong El Niño. More>>

Port Plan DOA: No Govt Support For Auckland Port Expansion
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has poured cold water on the Ports of Auckland's proposal to extend one of its wharves by 13 metres into Waitemata Harbour, just hours after the proposal was released. More>>

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Expert Reaction: Increased $84.6m Awarded By Marsden Fund
The Fund received a boost in the 2016 Budget of an additional $66m over four years, which allowed more proposals to be funded and increased the success rate from 10.7% last year to 12% this year. More>>

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Inequality: Pay Gap Between CEOs And Workers Is Widening
A longitudinal study shows New Zealand CEO compensation is increasing in real terms - almost five times faster than worker income in New Zealand. More>>

Gas: Industry Pretty Sure Drilling Would Be Good
"...no decision has been made to drill a well yet. However, the study shows a commercial market for gas could result in industries like methanol, dairy and fertiliser plants establishing themselves around the Canterbury and Otago regions." More>>

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Q+A Interview: Urban Sprawl And Food Production
Urban sprawl impact on NZ horticulture land “quite extreme” – warns industry Horticulture New Zealand is calling on the new Government to protect locally-grown food as urban sprawl threatens valuable growing land. More>>

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Psa Trial Wraps Up: Govt Lawyers, Kiwifruit Growers Battle Over Duty Of Care
In the closing days of the 11-week court case brought by kiwifruit growers against MPI over the 2009 outbreak of Psa, the government's lawyers insist it doesn't have a duty of care for biosecurity while the grower's group argues leaky building case law shows it does. More>>

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