Australia’s dangerous obsession with Anglosphere

Dennis Altman (Victoria, Australia) June 23, 2018 Over the past three weeks, the ABC Programme ‘Four Corners’ has presented special reports on American politics, which involved one of our best journalists, Sarah Ferguson, travelling to the US on special assignment. I watched and I enjoyed the Programmes, in part, because they covered ground that is already familiar. If the same…

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Proposals sought for KiwiBuild off-site factories

Supplied Content Wellington, June 23, 2018 The Government will invite companies to express their interest in setting up or expanding off-site manufacturing factories to make KiwiBuild homes, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announced today. “The Cabinet has decided the Government will seek interest from both local and overseas companies to come forward with their plans,” he said. Major…

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First step towards the largest pest-free island in New Zealand

Supplied Content Wellington, June 23, 2018 Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has announced funding for the first step in New Zealands most ambitious island pest eradication. Speaking at Forest and Birds 2018 Conference, she committed $2 million over the next three years to complete planning, including field trials, towards making sub-Antarctic Auckland Island predator free. Ambitious Project This is an ambitious…

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Government to reduce reliance on consultants

Supplied Content Wellington, June 22, 2018 The Government will reduce the reliance on expensive consultants and contractors, saving taxpayers many millions of dollars a year. State Services Minister Chris Hipkins issued the following Statement today. The Government has made a decision to lift the ‘cap’ on core public servant numbers put in place by the previous Government. The cap was…

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Goodman Fielder wants to acquire Yoplait Yogurt

Supplied Content Wellington, June 22, 2018 The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Goodman Fielder New Zealand Limited to acquire assets related to the manufacture and distribution of ‘Yoplait’ branded yoghurt in New Zealand from Lion – Dairy & Drinks (NZ) Limited. About Goodman Fielder Goodman Fielder is a food company operating across New Zealand, Australia, and the…

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Dunedin gets Ultra-Fast Broadband ahead of schedule

Supplied Content Wellington, June 22, 2018 All Dunedin residents and businesses are able to connect to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) now the project to build the network’s infrastructure is complete, 19 months ahead of schedule. Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Clare Curran issued the following Statement this morning. Dunedin has long shown an appetite for faster internet speeds. About 47% of…

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