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13 min ago | The New Zealand Herald

Richard Duley: Make land debate about facts before it's too late

The potential sale of the 14,000ha Lochinver Station to foreign interests raises a couple of important questions. First, if we continue to sell tens of thousands of hectares of farm and forestry land into offshore ownership every year, at what point will this supposedly insignificant percentage of our productive land become significant? Second, once this landholding becomes significant , what will the effect be on our economy and society ? At present the only control on foreign land sales appears to be the Overseas Investment Office with their supposedly stringent regulations.

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4 hrs ago | BBC News

Is New Zealand's political cycle too short?

How short is too short - or long - between elections? New Zealand voters go to the polls on Saturday three years after last choosing a government. For opposition politicians, three years can seem like an eternity.

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7 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

Sevens fraudster still to pay full reparation

The former detective convicted of defrauding the New Zealand Pub Charity Sevens rugby tournament in Queenstown says he is paying court-ordered reparation. According to the Ministry of Justice, Richard Anderson, 53, has not repaid fully $48,601 ordered by Judge Michael Turner two years ago.

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11 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

Old college's honour the cream on the cake

A young Kiwi moved to Holland in 1979 to chase his dream of being a world-renowned designer. Twenty-five years later he has returned to Wellington to be inducted into the Massey University College of Creative Arts Hall of Fame.

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15 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Call for public help to solve Te Teko sexual assault

Police are still needing public help in their investigation of a sexual assault on a young woman in Te Teko. Eastern Bay of Plenty police Detective Sergeant Anthony Hay said they wanted to speak with anyone who may have been in a vehicle parked in the car park area of Eivers Park adjacent to State Highway 30 on September 1 between 3pm and 4pm.

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19 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Kim Dotcom's party poised to win New Zealand seats

In this Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 photo, indicted Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom speaks at a political rally, in Wellington, New Zealand. The Internet Mana Party that Dotcom is funding appears likely to win two or three seats in New Zealand's Parliament when the nation goes to the polls Saturday, Sept.

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19 hrs ago | ZDNet

New Zealanders are being watched: Snowden

In a post published on The Intercept website on Monday afternoon, Edward Snowden - a former analyst at the US National Security Agency - says he came across the communications of New Zealanders in his work. Prime Minister John Key's claim that there has never been any mass surveillance by the Government Communications Security Bureau was false, Snowden said.

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19 hrs ago | The Age

Edward Snowden reveals tapping of major Australia-New Zealand undersea telecommunications cable

A major undersea telecommunications cable that connects Australia and New Zealand to North America has been tapped to allow the United States National Security Agency and its espionage partners to comprehensively harvest Australian and New Zealand internet data. Documents published by The Intercept website by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden show that New Zealand's electronic spy agency, the Government Communications Security Bureau , worked in 2012 and 2013 to implement a mass metadata surveillance system based on covert access to the Southern Cross undersea cable network .

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

International Business Times

New Zealand's Labour Party Unveils NZ Inc Policy To Usher In A Smart Economy

The Labour Party in New Zealand has unveiled a "NZ Inc "to drive growth, clean technology to achieve a smart economy, reported NZ Herald. Labour leader David Cunliffe said a Labour Government would also establish a Sovereign Wealth Fund that will invest in new businesses including clean energy projects.

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Yahoo!

NZ Nats want job fairs in Australia

With New Zealanders going to the polls on Saturday, the National Party on Monday released a swag of information about its economic policies. Economic Development spokesman Steven Joyce says employers have been telling the government they are keen for a concerted recruitment drive to entice New Zealand expats in Australia to return home.

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Examiner.com

Scientology violates copyright law for using ANZAC Logo

Protecting the word Anzac: " Protection of Word 'Anzac' Regulations were made in 1921 under the War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920 to protect the word 'Anzac', and any word which resembles it, from inappropriate use." In a new video from 7News Sydney , the 'Department of Veterans Affairs' told reporter, Bryan Seymour, that, "DVA has not received an application for the use of the word ANZAC in this instance.

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The New Zealand Herald

Wanaka road death: 'Maybe he was asleep'

A Dutch pedestrian killed when he was hit by a taxi in Wanaka at the weekend may have been lying on the road at the time, police say. He was treated at the scene by Wanaka ambulance staff and an on-call doctor before being transported to the Wanaka Medical Centre.

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HarnessLink.com

The "Tiger" is New Zealand Cup bound

The gritty four-year-old rocketed his way into New Zealand Trotting Cup contention with a professional victory in the time-honoured Hannon Memorial at Oamaru yesterday. And for Bob and Jen Sandford along with their co-owners John Gould and and Geoff Dunn who also does the training things are starting to fall into place nicely.

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Taranaki Daily News

Man found guilty of threats, assault

A man found guilty of threatening to smash his former partner's face with a beer bottle has been sentenced to community work. Niki Bond, 36, unemployed, was convicted on charges of threatening behaviour and common assault after his judge-alone trial in the Hawera District Court on Friday.

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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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Southland Times

Accelerating prices hit family budget

A survey by customer satisfaction firm Canstar Blue of more than 4000 New Zealanders found Kiwi motorists spent an average of $53.27 a week on fuel forcing many to make savings on medical and dental expenses and health insurance . The Canstar numbers are consistent with AA figures that show Kiwis spend between $2000 and $3000 a year on petrol.

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Taranaki Daily News

If I were prime minister

Mexican-born Arturo Pelayo is one of New Zealand's newest permanent residents but he's already making his mark on this country he calls home. The 31-year-old's idea to create a Cloud-based registry of vacant spaces that could be ''reimagined'' for other uses, including pop-up markets and community activities, was voted the best idea by readers in our ''If I were Prime Minister'' reader project.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Independent.ie

Have I got nudes for you - I've found my inner prude

It's a strange business news reporting. One day it's the shenanigans at the local district court - the next I'm interviewing two stark naked people in a busy hotel bar! Nick and Wendy Lowe, New Zealanders on a delayed honeymoon in Ireland, were totally at ease in their nudity and did their best to make me relax.

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Stuff.co.nz

The last pitch - can Cunliffe lead New Zealand?

A: Vote Labour for a more positive future. Vote Labour because everybody's worth the same and we need a country that reflects that.

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On Top Magazine

New Zealand: Gay Activists Angry As Straight Men Marry To Win Rugby Tickets

The men, heterosexual best friends Travis McIntosh and Matt McCormick, tied the knot on Friday at Eden Park stadium in Auckland, New Zealand before a crowd of roughly 60 people. The ceremony was part of radio station The Edge's "Love You Man" contest.

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