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6 min ago | Taranaki Daily News

Groser slams carbon taxes

It seems "a special definition of madness" to penalise New Zealand's farmers by taxing carbon emissions, when the country is the most carbon efficient in the world, says Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser. Groser, who is also Minister of Trade, spent the day in New Plymouth on Friday visiting businesses with National New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young.

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3 hrs ago | Dominion Post

Residents tired of dog doo fouling Tawa streets

STINKY SITUATION: Tawa resident Kim Glendinning always picks up after her jack russell Cruiser, but less-diligent owners are allowing the level of poo in the northern Wellington suburb to get out of control, some residents claim. A sudden increase in the amount of poo littering in northern Wellington has prompted calls for a city council crackdown on dog owners who refuse to get their hands dirty.

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8 hrs ago | Dear Kitty

New Zealand's Prime Minster's spying scandal

This 13 September video is called [Glenn] Greenwald: GCSB Statement "We Do Not Engage in Mass Surveillance of New Zealanders" is Not Truthful. An already tumultuous New Zealand election campaign took another dramatic turn less than a week before polling day when the prime minister, John Key , responded angrily to claims by the American journalist Glenn Greenwald that he had been "deceiving the public" over assurances on spying.

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12 hrs ago | Chronicle Live

Former PM pleads for solidarity between Newcastle and Scottish cities

Gordon Brown has said cities from 'Glasgow and Edinburgh to Newcastle' should stand together in run up to Scottish referendum Former prime minister Gordon Brown pleaded for solidarity saying cities like Newcastle and Edinburgh should stand together as Scotland prepares to vote on its future. Mr Brown attacked the SNP proposals as he joined Labour leader Ed Miliband and Scottish leader Johann Lamont to address around 400 activists at a rally in Glasgow.

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16 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Kilts to haggis, Scottish pride runs deep

Cadenhead Whisky Shop in Edinburgh is a serious place to sample and buy pure whisky that comes straight from casks at the distilleries. Cadenhead Whisky Shop in Edinburgh is a serious place to sample and buy pure whisky that comes straight from casks at the distilleries.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Independent

Scotland independence vote: 'We will win' says Darling....

James Cusick is political correspondent of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. As an experienced member of the lobby, he has previously worked at The Sunday Times and the BBC.

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News Max

Scottish Independence Polls Conflict as Campaigning Nears Climax

The battle over Scotland's future intensified over the final weekend before the Sept. 18 vote on independence from the U.K., as polls gave conflicting messages on which side will win.

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Southland Times

Fight over the middle ground

Schoolteacher Jennifer Gregg struggles to support her family on a salary of $90,000, paying over-the-odds Auckland rents while her husband Patrick stays home to look after their seriously ill daughter. Their household income is above the New Zealand average but the couple's outgoings leave them with no savings for a deposit to buy their own home.

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KnowIT

I didn't really walk from Wellington to Cape Reinga

Her question came after I mentioned that Breeze app had shown me I'd walked more than a million steps since I installed it 5 months ago. I was quite pleased with myself to achieve that many steps, but my friend's question did set me wondering.

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Russia Taday

Glenn Greenwald rattles New Zealand with 'spying' claims

US journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, said New Zealand officials are spying on their citizens, a charge that has provoked a harsh response from NZ Prime Minister John Key. Greenwald, who is in New Zealand to attend Kim Dotcom's much anticipated "Moment of Truth" event Monday, said the Government Communications Security Bureau had been snooping on New Zealanders as part of the so-called Five Eyes pact between the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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Southland Times

Tax is not so bad

Most of us don't mind paying tax if we think it is well spent. For instance if we thought New Zealand had the best cared for elderly in the world, the best police force and the best health programme for pre- schoolers we would be quite happy to keep forking out, as long as it was affordable.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

A new era for an old favourite

Seventy stalls are available for lease in Auckland's Victoria Park Market, which has undergone a three-year refurbishment programme to return the historic complex to its retailing roots as a centre for local artisans and Bohemian-style stallholders. "Vic Park lost its point of retail difference and some people said it had 'lost its soul'," says Leah La Hood, retail leasing specialist with Bayleys who has been seconded into attracting weekend stallholders back to the market.

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The Daily Record

Independence referendum: Latest news RECAP September 12

WITH less than a week left to decide who gets your vote, the Daily Record are on hand to provide you with every referendum fact, figure and breaking news story to help you come to the right decision for you and your family. In today's paper, Alex Salmond writes exclusively for us and declares that Scotland stands on the cusp of history.

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Telehealth connecting doctors and patients on the East Coast [Fuseworks (New Zealand)]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) A new initiative that has the potential to make huge a difference to the health of people living in remote areas was demonstrated to East Coast MP Anne Tolley and Speaker of the House David Carter at Gisborne Hospital today . Telehealth is a way to connect people living on the East Coast to health professionals based in Gisborne, bringing care closer to home in a cost effective way.

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Blackpool Today

Pool's proud Scots happy to be together

The long-standing links between Blackpool and Scotland, and the large number of Scots living here, mean there is significant interest in the resort in the outcome of this week's historic independence referendum. Today, Rob Devey takes a look at the views of local Scots, including business people, politicians and residents Polls showed the 'Yes' campaign closing the gap on 'Better Together', which has the backing of all the Coalition Government and Labour.

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The New Zealand Herald

Cunliffe in Napier: A day to talk of cabbages and kings

It was a day to talk of cabbages and kings -- or at least kingmakers -- for Labour leader David Cunliffe in Napier. Mr Cunliffe visited Hawkes Bay to help Labour candidate Stuart Nash and Tukituki candidate Anna Lorck's campaigns -- kicking off at Petershead School.

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Warrington Guardian

Salmond confident of poll victory

First Minister Alex Salmond has said he is "more confident than ever" that Scotland will vote Yes to independence as the latest poll found the No campaign has moved back into a narrow lead. The latest YouGov survey of almost 1,300 people for The Times and The Sun puts support for No at 52%, slightly ahead of Yes at 48%, once undecided voters are factored out.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

SciDev.Net

APEC science advisors group still just a 'talking shop'

The advisors, representing 16 of the 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation , spoke to SciDev.Net on the meeting's sidelines. It was the second event of its kind, following an inaugural one last year in Indonesia.

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Romsey Advertiser

SNP and Labour on campaign trail

SNP leaders will visit Scotland's seven cities while their Labour counterparts will rally support in Glasgow as both sides of the independence campaign continue to push for votes. With just six days to go until the referendum Alex Salmond and his deputy Nicola Sturgeon will campaign for a Yes vote in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and Perth.

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The New Zealand Herald

What Welly's longer runway is worth

Plans for a $350 million runway extension for Wellington International Airport would provide the capital with between 16 and 33 extra flights a week by 2060, connecting the city to long-haul destinations in Asia and North America and increasing connections to Australia, says a long-awaited report on the proposal from accounting firm EY. At least a year since being commissioned, the EY report published today builds the case for a project that WIAL's 66 percent owner Infratil would seek to have substantially funded by local and central government.

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