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Building And Strengthening Women In Blue

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has announced three significant initiatives set to enhance New Zealanders understanding of women in police, and the ability of Police women to excel across the organisation.

Major Makeover For Social Housing

From Monday selected community groups will be able to offer income related rents for people needing social housing and people will be able to test their eligibility through Work and Income.

Government Clamping Down On Tax Dodgers

Speaking at the OECD Cash and Hidden Economy Conference today, Revenue Minister Todd McClay reiterated the Government’s commitment to clamping down on tax evasion…

Health

Online Job Vacancies Pick Up In March

The number of jobs advertised online grew by 1.9 percent in March following a 1.3 per ent decrease in February, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report.

Industries

Energy

Northpower – Easter Storm ... Update 3

Northpower has deployed a helicopter to check for damage on its 33kV line from Maungaturoto to Kaiwaka following a major power outage affecting Maungaturoto,…

Law & Order

Building And Strengthening Women In Blue

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has announced three significant initiatives set to enhance New Zealanders understanding of women in police, and the ability of Police women to excel across the organisation.

Maori & Pacific Island

$5m Investment In Māori-Led Science & Innovation

Up to $5 million over two years will be invested in developing the science and innovation potential of Māori people, resources, and knowledge, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples have announced.

World

IPCC: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Despite Reduction Efforts

A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change, with emissions growing more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades.

Tax Burdens On Labour Income Continue To Rise Across The OECD

The largest increases in the tax burden out of the 34 OECD nations for one earner families with children last year were in New Zealand and Portugal, although New Zealand still had the smallest tax wedge for these families, according to new data in the OECD’s annual Taxing Wages publication.

Labour Will Move To Save The Kauri

David Cunliffe has announced Labour will spend $20 million over the next 10 years to stop the spread of Kauri dieback disease, while Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith dismissed the Labour leader’s pledge as “hypocritical” given he sat in the Cabinet room in 2007 and 2008 when the then-Labour Government declined requests by the Auckland Council for funding to control the disease.

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Election 2014: Weekend Media Watch

With the majority of the country's media fixated for the time being on mass coverage of the Royal Tour, the fact that voters will be going to the polls in 22…

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Education

$5m Investment In Māori-Led Science & Innovation

Up to $5 million over two years will be invested in developing the science and innovation potential of Māori people, resources, and knowledge, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples have announced.

Science

$5m Investment In Māori-Led Science & Innovation

Up to $5 million over two years will be invested in developing the science and innovation potential of Māori people, resources, and knowledge, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples have announced.

IPCC: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Despite Reduction Efforts

A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change, with emissions growing more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades.

World Ranking Tracks Birds’ Evolutionary Distinctness

A team of international scientists has published the world’s first ranking of evolutionary distinct birds under threat of extinction, which shows that Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand all score high on responsibility for preserving irreplaceable species.

New Evidence On Tamiflu - Expert Responds

Stockpiling of the antiviral drug Tamiflu may be of little use in the event of a influenza pandemic, according to a new comprehensive review of clinical trial data.

Weather

New Zealand Facing Greater Weather Extremes: International Report

New Zealand will get hotter, have more heavy rainfalls, and experience more days when the fire risk is extreme, according to the fifth assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which includes a chapter that focuses on New Zealand and Australia.

General

Defence Force Supports Poppy Day

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman joined Defence Force personnel including the Vice Chief of Defence Force Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short, to collect donations for…

Portfolios

Defence Force Supports Poppy Day

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman joined Defence Force personnel including the Vice Chief of Defence Force Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short, to collect donations for…

Christchurch Housing Accord Announced

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith have signed a Housing Accord collectively worth $125 million to increase the number of affordable houses in the city, including social housing.
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