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Grocers Worried - Grocers still have worries over plans to push ahead with compulsory labelling of genetically modified food. The Australian New Zealand Food Standards Council has decided in principle to support labelling of food with a GM component, although the finer points of the scheme have still to be worked out. A Grocery Marketeers Association spokesperson says almost certainly consumers will pay for any extra packaging costs.

Boy Burnt While Sniffing Petrol - A Turangi boy is spending his 13th birthday in hospital fighting for his life, after a petrol sniffing session went horribly wrong. Police say the case should be a lesson to others. The boy is critically ill in Waikato Hospital with burns to 80 percent of his body after he and five friends were sniffing petrol by candle light in a shed behind his Turangi home. The candle ignited the petrol and covered the youngster in burning fuel.

Sydney Oil Spill - An investigation is underway after a major oil spill in Sydney Harbour last night. 10,000 litres of crude oil spilled into the harbour while it was transferring from a tanker to the Shell refinery at Grenwich on Sydney’s lower north shore.

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Commerce Commission: Retail Fuel "Not As Competitive As It Could Be"

The Commission has outlined some options it considers could improve competition. There are two broad sets of options it thinks may have the potential to help create a competitive wholesale market. These are:

• Greater contractual freedom to make it easier for resellers to switch between suppliers; and
• Enabling wider participation in the majors’ joint infrastructure, notably the shared terminals and supporting logistics involved in their borrow-and-loan system.
Further options, including improving the transparency of premium petrol prices, are discussed in the draft report. More>>

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Welfare: More Measures To Help Those Facing Homelessness

Ministers have announced $54 million in Government funding for initiatives which will support at-risk individuals and whānau to stay in their existing tenancies. The funding will also provide additional wrap around services. More>>

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Corrections: New Strategy On Māori Reoffending And imprisonment

Authentic co-design with Māori, incorporating a Te Ao Māori worldview, and greater connectedness with whānau are key elements of Hōkai Rangi, Corrections’ new departmental strategy designed to address the long-term challenge of Māori reoffending and imprisonment. More>>

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Pacific Island Forum: Australia v Everyone Else On Climate Action

Traditionally, communiques capture the consensus reached at the meeting. In this case, the division on display between Australia and the Pacific meant the only commitment is to commission yet another report into what action needs to be taken. More>>

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Unscoped Or Missed Damage: Resolution For Canterbury Owners Of On-Sold Homes

People with over-cap on-sold* properties in Canterbury can now apply for a Government payment so they can get on and repair their homes. More>>

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Hamilton-Auckland: First Urban Growth Partnership Signed

New Zealand’s first urban growth partnership between the Government, local councils and mana whenua was signed at a meeting of mayors, chairs and ministers in Hampton Downs today. More>>

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Vote On Action Next Week: Secondary Principals Walk From Negotiations

“Unfortunately we consider there is no further value in continuing negotiations at this point. The government has not been able to table an offer that will be acceptable to our members.” More>>

Patrol Car Stolen, Glocks Taken: Manhunt In Gore

The driver rammed the patrol car before fleeing on foot with Police chasing, also on foot. The man has then circled back around, stolen the patrol vehicle, which had the keys left in it, and rammed another Police car... Two Police-issued Glock pistols were stolen. More>>

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