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Big rise in Chinese visitors to NZ

October 21, 2013 iwishart 0

Law change drives boom in Chinese visitors to New Zealand [e]John Macdonald 20131021 Law change drives boom in Chinese visitors to New Zealand WELLINGTON, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) — A 50-percent increase in travelers from China […]

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NZ Government claims it’s tough on organised crime

October 18, 2013 iwishart 0

Justice Minister Judith Collins says the Government’s comprehensive approach to fighting all forms of organised crime will help safeguard New Zealand’s economy, international reputation and public safety.   This month a number of international bodies are evaluating […]

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One killed by Australian bushfires

October 18, 2013 iwishart 0

bc-australia-bushfires-1stld UPI NewsTrack Sydney, Australia At least 1 dead, 200 homes may be burned in New South Wales bushfires SYDNEY, Oct. 17 (UPI) — At least one person has been killed and as many as […]

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Bribery allegations sting Key government

October 18, 2013 iwishart 0

New Zealand government defends corruption stance after bribery criticism [e]John Macdonald 20131018 New Zealand government defends corruption stance after bribery criticism WELLINGTON, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) — The New Zealand government Friday defended its actions in […]

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NZ labour costs rise

October 18, 2013 iwishart 0

Pension funds, holidays push New Zealand labor costs up 2 pct [e]John Macdonald 20131018 Pension funds, holidays push New Zealand labor costs up 2 pct WELLINGTON, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) — Labor costs in New Zealand […]

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Smartgate SG1 – its a winner

October 18, 2013 iwishart 0

Customs Minister Maurice Williamson says results from a trial of the next generation of SmartGate technology will now be analysed by Customs.   A prototype called SmartGate Plus, which eliminates the need for a ticket […]

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Sailing away – support drops for America’s Cup team

October 18, 2013 iwishart 0

A poll released today by UMR Research shows that, while New Zealanders are comfortable with government funding of the 2013 challenge, they’re less supportive of government funding for any future America’s Cup challenge. ·                56% […]

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New light shed on massive black hole

October 18, 2013 iwishart 0

Swinburne University of Technology scientists are part of an international team that has used observations of super-dense stars known as pulsars to probe the Universe in a completely new way. Astronomers have known that at […]

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Right to Life gives abortion panel a serve

October 18, 2013 iwishart 0

By Ken Orr Right to Life asks when is Parliament going to demand that the Abortion Supervisory hold certifying consultants accountable for the lawfulness of the abortions that they authorise. Dame Linda Holloway, the chairwoman […]

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The one question Len Brown refuses to answer

October 17, 2013 iwishart 0

Embattled Auckland mayor Len Brown appeared on TV show Campbell Live and asked voters to trust him, but there’s one big question he still refuses to answer. This afternoon, InvestigateDaily asked the mayor and his […]

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Online voting to be trialled in NZ

October 16, 2013 iwishart 0

Local Government  Minister Chris Tremain says he will be instructing a working party to explore what would be needed for online voting to be fully introduced in the next local  body elections. Voter turnout at […]

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Book review: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

October 16, 2013 iwishart 0

The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton Victoria University Press, $35.00 Reviewed by Michael Morrissey Eleanor Catton, it seems, can do no wrong, but is she doing anything right – apart from selling well? Her first novel, […]

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Xero to hero in US markets

October 15, 2013 iwishart 0

Xero Raises $150 Million to Continue Rapid US Expansion Matrix Capital and Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures Join Round to Fuel Growth for Online Accounting Leader SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (Marketwired) — 10/14/13 —  Xero, the […]

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Russians deny bail to jailed Greenpeace kiwi

October 15, 2013 iwishart 0

bc-russia-greenpeace UPI NewsTrack Murmansk, Russia Three more Greenpeace activists denied bail after Arctic Ocean arrests MURMANSK, Russia,  Oct. 14 (UPI) — Appeals to release Greenpeace activists detained in Russia on piracy charges in September were […]

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China joins call for ‘New World Order’

October 15, 2013 iwishart 0

China calls for dollar to be replaced as global reserve currency By Jim Puzzanghera Los Angeles Times (MCT) WASHINGTON _ Five years after the U.S. financial crisis helped cause a deep global recession, foreign leaders […]

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Get home safe tracking app launches on Android

October 15, 2013 iwishart 0

New Zealand start-up company ‘Get Home Safe’ today (Wednesday October 15) launched a much-anticipated Android version of the guardian angel App that raises a pre-set alarm if the user doesn’t get home safe.   Believed […]

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Facebook mum hits back at critics

October 15, 2013 iwishart 0

An American mother whose Facebook photo has caused a storm of outrage has hit back at her critics. 32 year old Maria Kang’s photo has been criticised for making other mothers feel less secure about […]

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Climate change believers competing with Nostradamus, Mayans

October 11, 2013 iwishart 0

http://www.climatedepot.com/2013/10/10/oh-no-a-new-mayan-calendar-deadline-2047 Oh No! ’2047 Is The New 2012!’ A new Mayan Calendar Deadline! ‘A climate plague affecting every living thing’ — AP: ‘Temps Go Off the Charts Around 2047′   The UN IPCC report is […]

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Paracetamol dangers listed – 1,500 deaths so far

October 9, 2013 iwishart 0

Ingredient in Tylenol causes more than 1,500 accidental deaths By Melissa Breyer Mother Nature Network (mnn.com) (MCT) Regulating agencies in countries from Great Britain and Switzerland to New Zealand have placed limits on acetaminophen _ […]

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Big growth in student loan industry

October 9, 2013 iwishart 0

The latest report on enrolment data from the Ministry of Education shows more New Zealand tertiary students are studying at higher levels, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says. The report, Tertiary Education […]