Last week Reserve Bank governor Don Brash was reported (Herald, 20 August) as having chastised his fellow economists for not having done more to convince the public that free trade is always the best policy for any nation.
UK supermarkets say demand for organic beer made from organically grown New Zealand hops has grown amid deepening public concern over food safety and the environmental impact of modern farming. John Howard reports.
Bank managers and receivers hear the same story every day: businesses never go under through bad management. They fail because of the competition from cheap imports, or the exchange rate, or lack of subsidies. Not long ago, it was the exchange rate. ...
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A detailed review of public sector Information Technology (IT) projects and how they compare with other jurisdictions was announced by Associate Minister of State Services Maurice Williamson today.
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The seat of Coromandel, currently held by National MP Murray McLean but fiercely contested by Green MP Jeanette Fitzsimons, promises to be one of the most interesting and potentially significant seats of the looming general election. Jonathan Hill ...
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In contrast to the conservative Christian views of Graham Capill, Presbyterian Minister David S. Clark writes that he welcomes talk of same-sex marriages.
Australia's only federal Aboriginal politician will make history in his maiden speech tonight urging governments to stop throwing more money at indigenous communities, a message ACT Maori Affairs Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata said should be heeded by ...
G. Mintrom, (28/7/99) asks how the "pro-cannabis brigade" propose to grow, harvest, distribute, warehouse, sell & advertise marijauna - and who will profit.
Those people who know me personally would not describe me as the sort of person who is often lost for words. But during the past weekend I have been very quiet indeed. It's not that I haven't had a lot to say; in fact, the opposite is true. But the ...
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A high-tech police digital radio network specially designed to aid security enforcement at Auckland's APEC leader's summit meetings has been canned.
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Mike Moore issued his valedictory speech in Parliament on Tuesday. Scoop is proud to today bring readers the full text of the speech.
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Palmerston North Women's Health Collective paid more than three times too much for work place insurance from the government's own company, @ Work Insurance.
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