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6 min ago | Taranaki Daily News
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.
3 hrs ago | Dominion Post
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.
8 hrs ago | Dear Kitty
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.
12 hrs ago | Chronicle Live
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 07:20 pm
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