Cocaine valued at $20 million intercepted in Tauranga

Supplied Content Wellington, November 2, 2017 A five-month Customs and Police investigation has led to the arrest of four foreign nationals after an estimated 46 kilograms of cocaine, with a street value of around NZ$ 20 million ($450 per gram), was seized from an address in Tauranga early this morning. Joint Operation Customs commenced the operation after an investigation into…

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Fees-free tertiary study to take effect on New Year’s Day

Chris Hipkins Wellington, November 2, 2017 Students are a step closer to a more affordable future as the new government fast-tracks work on its free-fees tertiary education promise. Cabinet has given the go-ahead for detailed implementation planning for the introduction of one year of fees-free tertiary education and a $50 a week boost to student allowances and loan entitlements. Officials…

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Depression is better treated as 12 separate disorders

Supplied Content Auckland, November 2, 2017 The way depression is diagnosed and treated needs a major overhaul, authors of a new review article in the scientific journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity have said. This is because current treatment of depression is ineffective and lacks a plausible, coherent theoretical basis, they claimed. A new theory for depression and its treatment is…

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Depression is better treated as 12 separate disorders

Supplied Content Auckland, November 2, 2017 The way depression is diagnosed and treated needs a major overhaul, authors of a new review article in the scientific journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity have said. This is because current treatment of depression is ineffective and lacks a plausible, coherent theoretical basis, they claimed. A new theory for depression and its treatment is…

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Kathmandu joins Outdoor Safety Retail Partnership

Supplied Content (Edited) Auckland, November 2, 2017 Mountain Safety Council (MSC) Chief Executive Mike Daisley has announced that Kathmandu has confirmed its statement of intent to join Outdoor Safety Retail Partnership (OSRP), which helps those exploring outdoors on safety issues. Mr Daisley said that the OSRP focuses the discussion instore and online, consistent and easy to understand what is required…

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Court injunction sought to stop Platinum buying OfficeMax

Wellington, November 2, 2017 The Commerce Commission today filed proceedings in the High Court at Auckland seeking an injunction to prevent Platinum Equity LLC acquiring OfficeMax Holdings Limited. The Commission considers that the acquisition would likely to have the effect of substantially lessening competition in the supply of stationery to large corporate and government customers. The Commission has applied to…

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