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The ‘Green Team’ - the five Green Party candidates standing for local body seats in the Wellington area - today launched their "Positive Politics Pledge" campaign outside the Local Government New Zealand conference at the Michael Fowler Centre.
The race is on to share in Beijing's billions now that China has won the right to host the 2008 Olympic Games. Australia, who helped with Beijing's bid to the IOC, is set to get about $3 billion of it, according to Austrade. Maree Howard writes.
Last Sunday, the local Fox TV station led its 11 p.m. bulletin with live pictures of shadowy figures carrying plastic bags full of personal belongings from a shadowy building in the distance. No, it wasn't Washington and they weren't the police; it ...
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so the health system's running out of money, the seas are rising, Mobil's still a bunch of pricks and John Banks wants to be Mayor of Auckland. Oh well. At least the Christine Rankin trial's over.
"I was having to see an embarassingly large amount of breast exposed. I didn't like it." -Dr Mark Prebble
1. Red Bull„µ Energy Drink is currently sold in more than 50 countries world-wide. The product has been on sale in Europe for 14 years, and the formula for more than 30 years in Japan and Asia. It has been on sale in New Zealand for five years.
Censoring smoking in movies is a ridiculous idea that highlights the extremism of antismoking zealots, ACT MP Penny Webster said today.
The theatrical trailer for the year’s most-anticipated family film - “Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone” will make its cinema screen debut in New Zealand for the first time on Thursday, April 5.
Amnesty International voiced its outrage today at the reported stoning to death of an Iranian woman at Evin prison in Tehran.
10: A Racial Divide?
When my family immigrated to New Zealand in 1958, I believe there was no racial divide. As kids, our friends were Maori and Pakeha; we were all alike.
Abhorrence at the Labour Government's waste of half a million dollars to protect Trevor Mallard, Steve Maharey and Helen Clark will not be abated by glib assurances that this is an 'in house cost', ACT MP Dr Muriel Newman said today.
A coalition of 170 US universities as well as research networks in Canada, Europe and Australia plus a few dozen corporations have been pooling their resources to build the Internet2 framework, which researchers are now using to develop a variety ...
With some regions already suffering from the flu outbreak and others poised to be hit, employers are being reminded that sick staff are not good for business.
You never know where you might end up during a spontaneous outburst of vivacity. You could find yourself surrounded by naked and beautiful women dangerously shaking their hips and performing powerful and graceful acrobatics on poles.
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The Government has appointed Brian Roche as its negotiator to begin developing Negotiated Greenhouse Agreements for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from major emitters.
Exciting innovations in salt-tolerant cropping techniques have been reported from Hainan University in China, ACT MP Gerry Eckhoff said today.
Wellington- Members of Wellington Animal Action will take Procter and Gamble products off supermarket shelves as part of a Global Day of Action against the intensive product testing that P&G conduct on animals. The protest is aimed at educating consumers ...
The Government's sale of army transport ship the Charles Upham has shown its incompetence on defence yet again, National's Defence spokesperson Max Bradford said today.
It is a pleasure to be with you at what will be seen as a milestone conference for all involved in local government, as you focus on the review of the Local Government Act 1974 and new legislation.
21: Lemon Ship Sold
"This vessel, which unfortunately was given the name of our most decorated war hero, has never carried out the sealift role for which it was originally acquired," Mark Burton said.
* JOHN ANDERSEN, senior Townsville Bulletin reporter, has had charges over interviewing three female prisoners without permission, dropped in Townsville Magistrates Court on Thursday. ANDERSEN, 48, was charged with three counts of interviewing inmates ...
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Acting State Services Minister Margaret Wilson, today released the costs to the Crown to date in defending the case in which the former chief executive of the Department of Work and Income, Christine Rankin, is suing the State Services Commissioner.
It is now nineteen months since the Labour-Alliance Government came into office. Much has happened in that time. We came to office concerned about the path New Zealand was on and determined to change it.
The world of computer espionage is hotting-up with French accusations that US secret agents worked with computer giant, Microsoft, to spy on worldwide communications. John Howard reports.
Twelve business incubators around New Zealand will benefit from the first round of awards from the Government's new incubator support programme.
AUSTRALIA's world champion league team maintained their dominance with a convincing four try to two, 28-10 victory over the Kiwis at Wellington's WestpacTrust Stadium tonight.
$11.5 Million Cutbacks Or 27% Fee Hike At Massey University Students at Massey University are facing a 27% fee increase or service cutbacks of $11.5 million as a result of the Government's tertiary education funding policy, National's Tertiary Education ...
While MP Dover Samuels' attempts to improve substandard housing in Northland can be commended, the reality is that his efforts will not solve the problem, said ACT's Whangarei based housing spokesman Dr Muriel Newman.