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New Zealand

NZ doubles China visa offer

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

New Zealand is making it easier for Chinese tourists to visit by extending the length of visitor visas, Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key announced in China today. “The length of the multiple-entry visitor […]

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Health

NZ & US score badly on child mortality

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

NZ scores badly in child mortality rates, study finds By Noam N. Levey Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – Underscoring historic recent gains in global health, the number of children younger than 5 who die this year […]

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New Zealand

Clampdown on P continuing to show results – PM

January 1, 1970 MelW 0

The fourth Indicators and Progress report for the Government’s Tackling Methamphetamine Action Plan shows government agencies’ work is continuing to contain the growth of methamphetamine (‘P’) supply networks, Prime Minister John Key announced Tuesday. “This […]

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New Zealand

New Zealand apple causes concern in Massachussetts

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Now serving: Native crops By Dustin Luca Andover Townsman, Mass. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Oct. 10–It was the kind of week where an apple imported from overseas triggered a biting reaction. Throughout Andover Public Schools last […]

New Zealand

Gaia or God?

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Gaia or God? Is the Pope making a bad mistake?  BY AMY BROOKE Any perception that it would prefer to thunder forth in condemnation of any opposition, rather than encouraging a genuine environmental debate, is not […]

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New Zealand

Recycling of earthquake waste to be maximised

January 1, 1970 MelW 0

The Government is working with councils and industry to maximise the recycling of the estimated 4.5 million tonnes of demolition and liquefaction waste from the Canterbury earthquakes, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Environment […]

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New Zealand

Blistering Novopay report released

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Minister Responsible for Novopay Steven Joyce today released the report of the Ministerial Inquiry into the schools’ payroll service, Novopay. The Ministerial Inquiry was undertaken by former Chief Executive of the Department of the Prime […]

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New Zealand

US woman shot dead by eight-year-old grandson

January 1, 1970 MelW 0

(UPI) An eight-year-old Louisiana boy was with his parents Sunday after authorities said he would not be charged in the shooting death of his 90-year-old grandmother. The youngster was believed to have shot the woman […]

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New Zealand

US confirms Antarctic programme put on ice

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Antarctic research program on ice due to government shutdown By Seth Robson Stars and Stripes McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Oct. 10–YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The U.S. is putting its Antarctic research program on ice due […]

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New Zealand

Wanganui survives a 20 year flood event

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye says good planning has helped in the response to the state of local emergency that was lifted at 2.30pm today. “The Horizons District Council has done excellent work predicting river […]

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New Zealand

Goff Police claim yet another ‘made up fact’

January 1, 1970 MelW 0

Phil Goff’s bogus allegation of a Police recruitment freeze all next year is the latest example of making stuff up and story-telling from a desperate Labour Party, says National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce. “Two […]

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New Zealand

New-Zealand drug bust

January 1, 1970 MelW 0

By David Barber Wellington (dpa) – New Zealand police investigating Asian organized crime raided a money exchange company in Auckland Thursday, claiming it was a multi-million dollar operation to launder illegal drug proceeds.    Two […]

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New Zealand

Fresh pictures of stricken Rena

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

UPDATED: Maritime inspection reveals ship beginning to deform – breakup could be imminent Click on images (most recent at the top) to zoom in:

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New Zealand

Megaupload founder arrested in New Zealand

January 1, 1970 iwishart 1

US shuts down file-sharing site MegaUpload By Ben Fritz Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES _ The Department of Justice announced Thursday that it has conducted a major action to shut down MegaUpload, a popular file-sharing […]

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New Zealand

The Briefing goes live

January 1, 1970 iwishart 1

Investigate Daily’s online newspaper The Briefing has gone live. The Briefing is an evolution from its predecessor TGIF Edition, and brings together highlights from news events – particular in the area of climate change and […]

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New Zealand

New Zealand welfare system out of control

January 1, 1970 BJokanovic 0

David Barber Wellington (dpa) – The state welfare system in New Zealand, which pioneered cradle-to-grave care of its citizens 72 years ago, is “unsustainable, outdated and fragmented”, an official inquiry reported Monday. It said that […]

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New Zealand

Huge storm hits New Zealand

January 1, 1970 MelW 0

By David Barber Wellington (dpa) – A storm lashed New Zealand Saturday, cutting power to thousands of homes and bringing down the roof of a sports stadium in the south of the country.       Police […]

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New Zealand

Rena flotsam – just add water and stir

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Debris from the shipwrecked Rena container vessel is lining the Bay of Plenty coast, 36 hours after the large ship broke apart in six metre storm swells. Thousands of bags of milk powder have washed […]

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New Zealand

Korean whaling plans opposed by NZ

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

NZ opposes South Korean whaling proposal Foreign Minister Murray McCully says the Korean announcement of an intention to commence a so-called scientific whaling programme in the North West Pacific is “a serious setback for those […]