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Entertainment

Humour: Have a last laugh for 2011

December 31, 2011 iwishart 0

What happens when you have: 1) nothing to do 2) a sharp knife 3) a large lime 4) a patient cat 5) too much tequila 6) and it’s football season? Scroll on down

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World

Death of Kim Jong-Il

December 23, 2011 MelW 0

The death of Kim Jong-Il is a major development in North Korea and potentially for the wider Asian region. The Korean peninsula is among the world’s most heavily armed regions, and a potential flashpoint. North […]

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New Zealand

Big earthquake rattles Christchurch again

December 23, 2011 iwishart 0

A magnitude 5.8 quake has struck in the sea near Christchurch…at a depth of only 8km. There are reports of minor injuries, and ground liquefaction, but the biggest impact is psychological. The tremor also continues […]

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New Zealand

NZ, Norway to work on Antarctic preservation project

December 18, 2011 MelW 0

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the Norwegian Government’s decision to work with the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust on the Cape Adare preservation project. Following a bilateral meeting with Mr Key today, Norwegian Prime […]

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New Zealand

21st Century IT System for Immigration

December 18, 2011 MelW 0

A significant Government investment in Immigration New Zealand’s IT system is a further step in increasing immigration’s contribution to the economy, says Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman. Dr Coleman today announced the Government is contributing $75 […]

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New Zealand

Prime Minister welcomes Royal visit

December 18, 2011 MelW 0

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the news of a planned visit to New Zealand by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall next year. “I am pleased New Zealand will be able […]

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New Zealand

Minister Offers Condolences on Death of Journalist

December 13, 2011 MelW 0

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman says he is shocked by the sudden death of Radio New Zealand journalist Phillip Cottrell over the weekend. Dr Coleman today offered his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of […]

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New Zealand

David Shearer wins NZ Labour leadership

December 13, 2011 iwishart 0

Former UN official David Shearer is the new leader of the New Zealand Labour Party, with Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson as his deputy. Shearer was considered the favourite with the public, and after news […]

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New Zealand

National-Maori Party Accord and Agreement announced

December 12, 2011 MelW 0

National Party Leader John Key today announced the Relationship Accord and Confidence and Supply Agreement negotiated with the Maori Party, which focuses on lifting Maori achievement. “I am pleased with this agreement with the Maori […]

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New Zealand

Key’s cabinet lineup revealed

December 12, 2011 iwishart 0

Prime Minister John Key today announced the incoming National-led Government’s new Ministry. “National’s line-up is a very strong one, with a mixture of fresh talent and experience,” says Mr Key. “There has been a revamp […]

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New Zealand

Nats and Maori Party sign agreement to govern

December 11, 2011 iwishart 0

National-Maori Party Accord and Agreement announced National Party Leader John Key has confirmed a Relationship Accord and Confidence and Supply Agreement negotiated with the Maori Party, which focuses on lifting Maori achievement. “I am pleased […]

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New Zealand

New Kopu Bridge opens

December 10, 2011 MelW 0

The official opening of the new Kopu Bridge today will come as a huge relief to both holiday motorists and those who rely on the route more regularly, says Transport Minister Steven Joyce. “Work on […]

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New Zealand

Norwegian Prime Minister to visit New Zealand

December 9, 2011 MelW 0

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg will arrive on Sunday for a six-day visit to New Zealand and Antarctica, Prime Minister John Key announced today. Prime Minister Stoltenberg is visiting Antarctica as a guest of the […]

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New Zealand

UK Air Passenger Duty hike disappointing – PM

December 9, 2011 MelW 0

Prime Minister John Key today expressed his disappointment at the British Government’s announcement overnight of an increase in passenger duty for air travellers to New Zealand. The British Government has announced that the UK Air […]

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New Zealand

First of new NH90 helicopters arrive for RNZAF

December 7, 2011 MelW 0

Two new NH90 helicopters will arrive at Ohakea at 9.30am, after being airlifted from France on board an Antonov AN 124 transport aircraft, Defence Minister Wayne Mapp said today. “These helicopters will provide a quantum […]

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Climate Change

NZ, Australia sleepwalk to climate suicide

December 6, 2011 iwishart 0

By Ian Wishart New Zealand and Australia have gone against the world trend by promising to beef up their emissions trading schemes at a bilateral meeting in Durban. Both nations have taken a drubbing in […]

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New Zealand

NZ public sector tops world integrity list

December 6, 2011 MelW 0

State Services Minister Tony Ryall says New Zealanders will be proud their public sector continues to lead the world in integrity. Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index for 2011 was released today and New Zealand is […]

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New Zealand

RNZAF chopper replacements arrive

December 6, 2011 iwishart 0

Two new NH90 helicopters have arrived at the ROyal New Zealand Air Force Ohakea base today, after being airlifted from France on board a Russian Antonov AN 124 transport aircraft. “These helicopters will provide a […]

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Investigate

Bryan Bruce gets critiqued

December 4, 2011 iwishart 0

TV’s Investigator Bryan Bruce is left facing questions as his latest book “Jesus: The Cold Case” gets a critical pasting. We investigate the legacy of the Rena oil spill, follow THE HUNT, re-investigate the Schapelle […]

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New Zealand

Minister saddened at loss of DOC ranger

December 2, 2011 MelW 0

Minister of Conservation Kate Wilkinson says she is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Department of Conservation ranger William MacRae in a helicopter crash overnight. “My thoughts and condolences are with his partner, family […]