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Flyover Rejection A Victory For Sustainable Transport

The rejection of the proposed Basin Reserve flyover by a Board of Inquiry is a victory for sustainable transport in Wellington and paves the way for other alternatives to be given a fair hearing, says Wellington Labour MPs Grant Robertson and Annette King, while the Green Party called the decision a victory for common sense.

Blues See Red Over Tape

Crowd-sourcing ways to achieve crowd-pleasing untangling of red tape has been put on National’s election agenda, so it is setting up a committee called the Rules Reduction Taskforce to do it.

Social Issues

Royal Society Of New Zealand Looks Beyond Census Data To New Zealand’s Future

New Zealand is also likely to face population growth that is entirely dependent on immigration and susceptible to unforeseen surges, continued growth in Auckland, and challenges for rural areas in maintaining service levels for an aging and possibly dwindling population, according to a review of Census data by the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Health

History Points To Poor DHB Decision

A damning Government-ordered review has found Nigel Murray, due to take up the role of CEO at Waikato District Health Board next week, was in charge of one of the…

Health Star Rating Tools Now Available Online

Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye has launched an online calculator that will enable food businesses to determine their products’ nutritional value under the Health Star Rating food labelling system.

Industries

Flyover Rejection A Victory For Sustainable Transport

The rejection of the proposed Basin Reserve flyover by a Board of Inquiry is a victory for sustainable transport in Wellington and paves the way for other alternatives to be given a fair hearing, says Wellington Labour MPs Grant Robertson and Annette King, while the Green Party called the decision a victory for common sense.

Blues See Red Over Tape

Crowd-sourcing ways to achieve crowd-pleasing untangling of red tape has been put on National’s election agenda, so it is setting up a committee called the Rules Reduction Taskforce to do it.

Labour Will Revive The Regions With New Fund

The next Labour Government will co-develop Regional Growth Plans for every region of New Zealand and will invest at least $200 million in a fund to create breakthrough opportunities for jobs and sustainable growth, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.

Energy

Law & Order

Blues See Red Over Tape

Crowd-sourcing ways to achieve crowd-pleasing untangling of red tape has been put on National’s election agenda, so it is setting up a committee called the Rules Reduction Taskforce to do it.

New Zealanders Will Never Get Justice Over Spying Saga

The Green Party says New Zealanders who were illegally spied on by the Government Communications Security Bureau will probably never get their justice after the Independent Police Conduct Authority ruled the Police's decision not to prosecute the government's spy agency over the interception of private communications was justified.

Maori & Pacific Island

Te Reo Māori A Doorway To Opportunity

A Labour Government will ensure more of our children have the opportunity to learn te reo Māori by encouraging the learning and use of it in schools, Labour’s…

Royal Society Of New Zealand Looks Beyond Census Data To New Zealand’s Future

New Zealand is also likely to face population growth that is entirely dependent on immigration and susceptible to unforeseen surges, continued growth in Auckland, and challenges for rural areas in maintaining service levels for an aging and possibly dwindling population, according to a review of Census data by the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Government Announces More Support For Māori Housing

Associate Minister of Housing Tariana Turia has announced the establishment of a National Māori Housing Unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment to co-ordinate strategic Māori housing policy across government.

World

Indonesian Impasse Might Go To WTO

New Zealand and the United States look likely to press ahead with a case in the World Trade Organisation against Indonesia after talks failed to overturn import rules damaging trade between the countries.

Race Is On For Korean Trade Deal

Trade talks vital to maintaining the competitiveness in the South Korean market of some of this country’s largest primary exports are on a knife edge again.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Politics

Flyover Rejection A Victory For Sustainable Transport

The rejection of the proposed Basin Reserve flyover by a Board of Inquiry is a victory for sustainable transport in Wellington and paves the way for other alternatives to be given a fair hearing, says Wellington Labour MPs Grant Robertson and Annette King, while the Green Party called the decision a victory for common sense.

Blues See Red Over Tape

Crowd-sourcing ways to achieve crowd-pleasing untangling of red tape has been put on National’s election agenda, so it is setting up a committee called the Rules Reduction Taskforce to do it.

Labour Will Revive The Regions With New Fund

The next Labour Government will co-develop Regional Growth Plans for every region of New Zealand and will invest at least $200 million in a fund to create breakthrough opportunities for jobs and sustainable growth, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.

Business

Education

Can Obama Achieve Checkmate For TPPA By November?

The most opaque round of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement to date ended in Canada yesterday and Professor Jane Kelsey, who has been in Ottawa to observe the talks, says the odds of President Obama achieving his goal of a meaningful document by the APEC leaders’ summit in November hangs in the balance.

Science

Royal Society Of New Zealand Looks Beyond Census Data To New Zealand’s Future

New Zealand is also likely to face population growth that is entirely dependent on immigration and susceptible to unforeseen surges, continued growth in Auckland, and challenges for rural areas in maintaining service levels for an aging and possibly dwindling population, according to a review of Census data by the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Leading Antarctic Researcher Wins Global Award

Professor Tim Naish, Director of Victoria University of Wellington’s Antarctic Research Centre, has received a prestigious international award for his outstanding research into understanding Antarctica’s response to climate change and the role of Antarctica’s ice sheets in global sea-level change.

Weather

Northland Moves Into Recovery Phase

The Northland region is moving into the recovery stage following a week of severe weather that has resulted in the evacuation of homes and the closure of state…

General

Flyover Rejection A Victory For Sustainable Transport

The rejection of the proposed Basin Reserve flyover by a Board of Inquiry is a victory for sustainable transport in Wellington and paves the way for other alternatives to be given a fair hearing, says Wellington Labour MPs Grant Robertson and Annette King, while the Green Party called the decision a victory for common sense.

Portfolios

Blues See Red Over Tape

Crowd-sourcing ways to achieve crowd-pleasing untangling of red tape has been put on National’s election agenda, so it is setting up a committee called the Rules Reduction Taskforce to do it.
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