Tobacco packaging standardised

Supplied Content Wellington, June 8, 2017 Regulations standardising the packaging of tobacco products have been approved by Cabinet and released online, Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner and Maori Party Co-Leader Marama Fox have said. Following is the statement released by them today: Damning statistics More than 5000 New Zealanders die of smoking-related illnesses each year; that is about 14 people…

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May 25 becomes a Day of Peace around the world

Supplied Content HWPL Press Release Auckland, June 8, 2017 Across the month of May this year, global youth walked together for the environment of peace and stability in the global community. With the theme of ‘Talk & Walk to Prevent Violent Extremism,’ co-hosted and endorsed by international NGOs and local organisations, citizens in 85 cities around the world were actively…

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Reserve Bank wants your say on debt-to income limit

Sourced Content Wellington, June 8, 2017 In 2013, the Reserve Bank introduced macroprudential policy measures in the form of loanto-value ratio (LVR) restrictions to mitigate the risks to financial system stability posed by a growing proportion of residential mortgage loans with high LVRs (i.e. low deposit or low equity loans). This increase in borrower leverage had gone hand-in-hand with significant…

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