Judith Collins Wellington, October 18, 2017 I am sure that many of you were waiting for the final count of the special votes and are left wondering what will happen after that. I am just grateful to have been re-elected in the Papakura Electorat ...

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An eyewitness account of Morarji Desai’s survival NVR Swami Auckland, October 18, 2017 A brief spell of anxious moments gave no indication of an air crash with an Indian premier on board. It happened forty years ago on November 4, 1977 when an I ...

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Celebration from October 16 to 22, 2017 Wellington, October 17, 2017 A book written by school children that celebrates Kiwi identity has been translated into Mandarin to celebrate New Zealand Chinese Language Week and encourage a deeper mutual u ...

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Supplied Content Wellington, October 17, 2017 Experts from China, New Zealand and other parts of the world are gathering in Auckland next week to discuss the outcome of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the implicati ...

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New scientific discovery stirs the scientific community Wellington, October 17, 2017 For the first time, scientists have measured the violent death spiral of two dense neutron stars via gravitational waves. This new discovery from the LIGO-Virgo ...

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Indranil Halder Sydney, Australia, October 16, 2017 World Polo Championship will be held for the first time in Sydney, commencing on October 21, 2017 with India playing the Game the following day. It is an historic event as after three years, ei ...

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Danielle van Dalen Auckland, October 16, 2017 The best way to reduce gun violence is through stricter gun control policies, right? Well, perhaps, but not necessarily. A recent article in Washington Post shows that achieving lasting, positive cha ...

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Supplied Content Auckland, October 16, 2017 Cathay Pacific has introduced Upgrade Bid, giving customers who have purchased Premium Economy or Economy Class tickets, the opportunity to upgrade to the next cabin class. Upgrade Bid is not currently ...

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Venkat Raman The agony of waiting could end sometime on Monday (October 16, 2017) when New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters makes that nervously awaited phone call. That phone call would end public speculation on who would form the next gover ...

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Venkat Raman Despite the presence of a Lavani cultural group from Maharashtra and thousands of people enjoying the extensive and exquisite Indian cuisine at food stalls set up throughout the Aotea Square and parts of Queen Street, Auckland Diwal ...

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And here is expert guidance free, so to speak Adon Kumar Where does language start and end in the job search cycle? What is one critical component of your quest to securing your first or your next job? As an English teacher and employment coach, ...

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Venkat Raman Two professionals, each with a record of achievements in their respective fields, have joined the Board of Directors of Bank of Baroda (NZ) Limited to strengthen its operations and accentuate its growth and expansion. Anupam Srivast ...

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Thakur Ranjit Singh Contrary to initial optimism, Auckland Super City appears to have degenerated into an uncontrollable Frankenstein Monster- and a blood-sucking Dracula. Here, the elected representatives have been forced to abdicate their powe ...

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Bad Taste Food Awards open for nominations Sue Chetwin Consumer NZ wants nominations for its Bad Taste Food Awards. The Awards highlight food companies marketing their products as better choices than they really are. False Claims Consumer NZ res ...

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Dr Muriel Newman The 446,287 special votes cast during last month’s election have now been counted. According to the Electoral Commission, the final election tally gives National 44.4% of the party vote and 56 seats, Labour 36.9% and 46 seats, N ...

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Supplied Content The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is assisting International College of Auckland (ICA) to transfer about 80 international students to a high-quality tertiary provider, after a voluntary withdrawal of accreditation ...

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Staff Reporter More than 155 schools from around the country have signed up to take part in Wattie’s Cans for Good - national can collection to help struggling families with food support. With Salvation Army foodbanks around the country already ...

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Supplied Content More than half of Kiwis do not have a workplace wellness programme, but for 40% of 25-39-year olds, it would be a reason to change jobs, according to the latest Cigna 360 Wellbeing Survey. Cigna New Zealand joins a growing numbe ...

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Rusiate Mataika A Fijian family in New Zealand has taken to fundraising in an attempt to keep their 20-year-old intellectually handicapped son with them in West Auckland. “Immigration New Zealand are saying that they will deport him at the end o ...

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Venkat Raman Indian entrepreneurs continue to display indifference towards employing professionally qualitied accountants, thereby exposing their businesses to higher risks, says a senior Chartered Accountant and Finance expert. Minoo Master, Fi ...

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A Correspondent in Berlin, Germany A keynote address with a difference was sought of former Governor General (New Zealand) Sir Anand Satyanand by World Psychiatric Association President Professor Dinesh Bhugra of London (an Indian Newslink colum ...

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David Parker “No to increased taxes.” That was the refrain from many during the recent election. However, some may have noticed that the Fire Service levy paid as part of your Insurance premium has increased by 40%! The Earthquake levy, also pai ...

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Venkat Raman If the monthly insurance premium becomes too much to bear, there are two things you can do- grin and bear it, or call an expert, who ‘really knows the business,’ and ask him or her for honest and transparent advice. Getting out of i ...

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Aaron Martin The results of the election suggest that next year will be very interesting for the migrant community. As predicted, (New Zealand First Leader) Winston Peters is Kingmaker. For 21 years, he has pushed the anti-migrant platform, and ...

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Professor Jonathan Elms Massey University’s latest Big Issues in Retail survey shows business confidence has declined since 2016, with the “Amazon effect” cited as the main reason for uncertainty. The survey, now in its second year, is conducted ...

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Anand Srinivasan The New Zealand Financial Advisers Association (FAA), Institute of Financial Advisers (IFA) and Professional Advisers Association (PAA) have each given the green light for the establishment of the new adviser association called ...

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Staff Reporter Instead of just gradually improving or creating new products and services, businesses now need to look at everything that impacts on what they make and how it is used – and shape that wider ecosystem. Nearly always, this will invo ...

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Deal subject to regulatory approvals in Australia, New Zealand and China Supplied Content Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the parent company of ASB Bank Limited (ASB), is to sell its New Zealand life and health insurance business (Sovereig ...

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Editorial One Issue 379 October 15, 2017 Newspaper Leaders are usually last-minute exercises. For, in the digital world, we do not have the luxury of breaking stories. So we held our press along with our breath, with a blank Page 12 until the pr ...

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Editorial Two Issue 379 October 15, 2017 New Zealand has been the home for Indians since the late 19th century with the arrival of the early settlers from Gujarat and Punjab and over the years, the country has witnessed tens of thousands of peop ...

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Venkat Raman If you are a First Class, Business Class or Premium Economy Class passenger on Singapore Airlines from Auckland, you can enjoy what promises to be the most sumptuous banquet on air. A small group of travel agents, tour advisors and ...

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T P Sreenivasan India’s early experience of dealing with Pakistani aggression in Kashmir and the subsequent developments shaped India’s approach to the concept of self-determination, which is cautious, restricted and clearly defined. While we ha ...

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Venkat Raman The North Indian State of Haryana will become the centre of international attraction this fortnight as the year-long Golden Jubilee celebrations conclude with a series of events. Haryana, which became an independent State by an Act ...

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Supplied Content Neill Atkinson Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s online historical treasures feature in a newly released book, Today in New Zealand History, which presents a day-by-day calendar of events from New Zealand’s past. ...

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Supplied Content Auckland is one of the most culturally, ethnically and religiously diverse cities in the world, with Temples, Mosques, Gurdwaras and Churches throughout the region. How can we build a strong sense of community and inclusiveness ...

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Jennifer Porter Over the past 12 months, St John has welcomed 14 new Generation 2 ambulances to its Northern Region, where there are around 190,000 emergency call-outs every year.  The new ambulances feature the latest technology to improve staf ...

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Ravi Nyayapati Changes to cricket Laws came into effect on September 28, 2017, for the first time in 17 years. The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) provides a framework for playing matches, and sets Laws that apply globally to any game of cricket. ...

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Kamasi Washington and Anoushka Shankar for WOMAD 2018 Venkat Raman Womad New Zealand 2018 will feature two critically acclaimed and exciting artistes. Los Angeles saxophonist, composer and jazz superstar Kamasi Washington and Indian classical an ...

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Venkat Raman Back in the 1950s, Diwali was still a colourful affair, bringing together families and friends from near and far, symbolising goodwill and understanding that the Festival of Lights has always meant to deliver. The rich would indulge ...

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Priyanca Radhakrishnan  Happy Diwali to all who celebrate the Festival! As this is my first article since the 2017 General Election, I also take this opportunity to thank all New Zealanders who supported me on my journey as a Labour candidate an ...

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Open to Auckland residents from October 14 to 25, 2017 Supplied Content Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and renewal of life. To celebrate the spirit of Diwali, Premium Team at Barfoot & Thompson is inviti ...

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A Correspondent It is all about people not numbers. Less than five years ago, Cristian Montofre, a Chartered Accountant, Licensed Immigration Adviser and Business Adviser and Mariela Ehijo, a social worker from the Latin American community in Au ...

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Ask Brahmarishi Gurudev when he is here next month Venkat Raman “Service to humanity is the best form of worship of God,” says the creed of Jaycees International, a voluntary community service organisation. “Service to Humanity is the best work ...

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Variety of food from at least 14 Indian States - Oct 14 to 20, 2017 Venkat Raman Diwali, the Festival of Lights is also an occasion to enjoy the finest cuisines of India and over the past four years, Sudima Auckland Hotel has been among the best ...

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Waitakere Indian Association continues to lead the Festival of Lights Thakur Ranjit Singh The wind was overpowering, the rain was cold, and the storm that came with the warning of 100 knot winds threatened to blow away the food marquees, but tha ...

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A unique journey along Auckland’s multicultural society Anton Blank Auckland photographer Paul Lambert will launch his first exhibition in association with Lot23 gallery and the Dominion Road Business Association on Sunday October 8, 2017. The e ...

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Supplied Content Dubai, October 15, 2017 The Dubai Land Department has launched a photography contest under the title “Building the Vision” in collaboration with the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA ...

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Apurv Shukla Diwali- the biggest festival of India is upon us. The period of Diwali is also considered as an attractive window by the Hindi film industry to release their big-ticket projects. Every year highly anticipated films release during th ...

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Meenakshi Iyer ‘Mahabharat, The Rise of Dharma,’ a theatrical production by Chinmaya Mission New Zealand held on three days from September 29 to October 1 not only helped to recall one of the greatest epics of our times but also witness the thea ...

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Dr Kumar Mahabir Trinidad & Tobago October 15, 2017 Ricardo Bharath Hernandez is the Chief of the Santa Rosa First Peoples in Trinidad and Tobago. His Hindi middle name is both symbolic and real. The English translation for ‘Bharath’ is ‘Ind ...

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Dr Kumar Mahabir Trinidad & Tobago October 15, 2017 Ricardo Bharath Hernandez is the Chief of the Santa Rosa First Peoples in Trinidad and Tobago. His Hindi middle name is both symbolic and real. The English translation for ‘Bharath’ is ‘Ind ...

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Supplied Content Auckland, October 15, 2017 Alexandra Park’s popular dining packages for Auckland Cup Day on New Year’s Eve have been released and interest has again been strong. “We are telling people that if they want a table for New Year’s Ev ...

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Nanaskar Trust brings together pious and informative evenings Nightly programmes at 4 pm up to Sunday Auckland, October 13, 2017 After completing ten Years of the Programme in UK, the Nanaksar Trust is now bringing the Samagam on either side of ...

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Supplied Content Auckland, October 13, 2017 The United Nations has designated October 1 as The International Day of Older Persons (IDOP). The UN theme for 2017 is about enabling and expanding the contributions of older people in their families, ...

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Commerce Commission warns all retailers Wellington, October 13, 2017 The Commerce Commission is urging importers, distributors and retailers to ensure that the products they sell comply with all relevant mandatory product safety standards and co ...

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Supplied Content Auckland, October 13, 2017 The Auckland Council has notified amendments made to its provisional Local Alcohol Policy as requested by the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority. Public notice of Auckland Council’s amendments ...

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Supplied Content Wellington, October 12, 2017 The Electoral Commission has returned the writ for the 2017 General Election marking the end of the formal election process. The writ was issued by the Governor-General on August 23, 2017 and directe ...

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Venkat Raman If you are a First Class, Business Class or Premium Economy Class passenger on Singapore Airlines from Auckland, you can enjoy what promises to be the most sumptuous banquet on air. A small group of travel agents, tour advisors and ...

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Venkat Raman If you are a First Class, Business Class or Premium Economy Class passenger on Singapore Airlines from Auckland, you can enjoy what promises to be the most sumptuous banquet on air. A small group of travel agents, tour advisors and ...

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Supplied Content Auckland, October 12, 2017 A brother and sister have been charged in relation to a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecution. Stephen Henare (60) and Margaret Dixon (59) face Crimes Act charges of ‘Theft by person in special relati ...

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Open to Auckland residents from October 14 to 25, 2017 Supplied Content Auckland, October 12, 2017 Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and renewal of life. To celebrate the spirit of Diwali, Premium Team at Barfo ...

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Venkat Raman Auckland, October 11, 2017 Two professionals, each with a record of achievements in their respective fields, have joined the Board of Directors of Bank of Baroda (NZ) Limited to strengthen its operations and accentuate its growth an ...

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Venkat Raman Auckland, October 11, 2017 Two professionals, each with a record of achievements in their respective fields, have joined the Board of Directors of Bank of Baroda (NZ) Limited to strengthen its operations and accentuate its growth an ...

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Waitakere Indian Association continues to lead the Festival of Lights Thakur Ranjit Singh Auckland, October 11, 2017 The wind was overpowering, the rain was cold, and the storm that came with the warning of 100 knot winds threatened to blow away ...

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Supplied Content Auckland, October 11, 2017 Having worked for more than three years for the Bottle-O-Liquor Store for what works out to be $7 per hour, Manjinder Singh has taken the brave step of ending the exploitation he has suffered at the ha ...

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Scott Simpson We congratulate Countdown and New World supermarkets for taking an industry-led response to combat the usage of single-use plastic bags. Countdown recently announced that single-use plastic carrier bags will be phased out from thei ...

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Tomorrow, October 11, 2017 is World Obesity Day Dr Sarah Shultz Palmerston North, October 10, 2017 This World Obesity Day, I think it is important to discuss one of the more commonly recognised aspects of weight management interventions: exercis ...

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Kieran Madden Auckland, October 10, 2017 Can you remember that ground-shaking moment during the election campaign when you heard a policy announcement and were persuaded to switch sides? Me neither. It turns out that all campaigns are not decide ...

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Sunil Kaushal Auckland, October 9, 2017 The Waitakere Indian Association hosted its 17th Annual Deepavali Festival at the Trusts Arena, Henderson, Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 1 pm till 10 pm, culminating in a spectacular display of fireworks. T ...

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Rob Hennin Auckland, October 9, 2017 International visitors to New Zealand will soon be able to access health insurance through nib, thanks to a new partnership with fellow Kiwi insurance innovator, OrbitProtect. The partnership will give New Ze ...

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Desmond Bellamy New South Wales, Australia October 9, 2017 There are reports that New Zealand dairy farmers are ‘jumpy,’ expecting that abuse of bobby calves will surface again as it has in many recent exposés, including “The Price of Milk” earl ...

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T P Sreenivasan Thiruvananthapuram, India, October 8, 2017 India’s early experience of dealing with Pakistani aggression in Kashmir and the subsequent developments shaped India’s approach to the concept of self-determination, which is cautious, ...

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T P Sreenivasan Thiruvananthapuram, India, October 8, 2017 India’s early experience of dealing with Pakistani aggression in Kashmir and the subsequent developments shaped India’s approach to the concept of self-determination, which is cautious, ...

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New Zealand’s political future hangs in balance Rob Ogilvie Wellington, October 8, 2017 Like many, I lazily assumed that National had it in the bag until their recent press conferences. Then the faces showed they have had their “Oh Sh-t” moment. ...

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New Zealand’s political future hangs in balance Rob Ogilvie Wellington, October 8, 2017 Like many, I lazily assumed that National had it in the bag until their recent press conferences. Then the faces showed they have had their “Oh Sh-t” moment. ...

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Dr Muriel Newman Whangarei, October 8, 2017 The 446,287 special votes cast during last month’s election have now been counted. According to the Electoral Commission, the final election tally gives National 44.4% of the party vote and 56 seats, L ...

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Dr Muriel Newman Whangarei, October 8, 2017 The 446,287 special votes cast during last month’s election have now been counted. According to the Electoral Commission, the final election tally gives National 44.4% of the party vote and 56 seats, L ...

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Supplied Content Auckland, October 8, 2017 She might be the oldest girl on the newsstand – blowing out an impressive 85th candles on her birthday cake this month – but New Zealand Woman’s Weekly is looking glossier and better than ever in a spec ...

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Professor Jonathan Elms Massey University, October 7, 2017 Massey University’s latest Big Issues in Retail survey shows business confidence has declined since 2016, with the “Amazon effect” cited as the main reason for uncertainty. The survey, n ...

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Bill English Wellington, October 7, 2017 With all the votes now counted it is clear that National has finished ten seats ahead of the Labour Party and also ahead of the Labour/Green grouping. I want to thank the more than 1.15 million voters tha ...

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Jacinda Ardern Wellington, October 7, 2017 Today’s final election count has strengthened the mandate for change, and for negotiations to continue in earnest. We congratulate Angie Warren-Clark on becoming Labour’s 14th additional MP, which expan ...

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Labour and Greens gain one seat each Venkat Raman Auckland, October 7, 2017 (205 pm) The National Party has lost two seats as the Election Commission announced the final results after completing count of 446,287 special votes (including 61,524 o ...

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Supplied Content Auckland, October 6, 2017 Over 5000 more Kiwi children in hardship to receive new shoes and socks New support of the ‘KidsCan Shoes for Kids’ Programme will enable the charity to give an additional 5333 pairs of shoes and 10,666 ...

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Aaron Martin Auckland, October 6, 2017 The results of the election suggest that next year will be very interesting for the migrant community. As predicted, (New Zealand First Leader) Winston Peters is Kingmaker. For 21 years, he has pushed the a ...

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Supplied Content Radio New Zealand, October 6, 2017 The police are still looking for the three men involved in the drive-by shooting in South Auckland where two shots were fired, injuring three. Neighbours at the Kudu Road and Preston Road inter ...

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Supplied Content Auckland, October 6, 2017 New Zealand has been praised for eliminating cases of measles or rubella originating within the country over a three-year period. Although the country’s vaccination rates drew praise from the World Heal ...

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Linda Cooper Auckland, October 6, 2017 Auckland Council has welcomed the sentencing of a man to five months home detention following a horrific dog attack on a seven-year-old boy in Takanini last year. Henare Tapuwai Carroll had previously pled ...

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Supplied Content Wellington, October 5, 2017 A former director and owner of the now-defunct Christchurch Lightweight Concrete Limited (Christchurch Lightweight) has been fined $151,875 for misrepresenting autoclaved aerated concrete cladding pan ...

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Deal subject to regulatory approvals in Australia, New Zealand and China Supplied Content Auckland, October 4, 2017 Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the parent company of ASB Bank Limited (ASB), is to sell its New Zealand life and health in ...

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Instagram Photo Contest winners announced Supplied Content Dubai, October 4, 2017 The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has just concluded the latest edition of the Instagram Photo Contest for Septe ...

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A unique journey along Auckland’s multicultural society Anton Blank Auckland, October 4, 2017 Auckland photographer Paul Lambert will launch his first exhibition in association with Lot23 gallery and the Dominion Road Business Association on Sun ...

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Variety of food from at least 14 Indian States Oct 14 to 20, 2017 Venkat Raman Auckland, October 4, 2017 Diwali, the Festival of Lights is also an occasion to enjoy the finest cuisines of India and over the past four years, Sudima Auckland Hotel ...

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Supplied Content University of Auckland October 3, 2017 Instead of just gradually improving or creating new products and services, businesses now need to look at everything that impacts on what they make and how it is used – and shape that wider ...

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Dr Muriel Newman Whangarei, September 30, 2017 The election is over and voters have had their say. Now the MMP horse-trading begins. Elected MPs are the ones who will chose our new Prime Minister and deliver an administration that can command th ...

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Supplied Content University of Auckland October 3, 2017 Instead of just gradually improving or creating new products and services, businesses now need to look at everything that impacts on what they make and how it is used – and shape that wider ...

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Kamasi Washington and Anoushka Shankar for WOMAD 2018 Supplied Content Auckland, October 3, 2017 Two critically acclaimed and exciting artistes have been secured for WOMAD New Zealand 2018. Los Angeles saxophonist, composer and jazz superstar Ka ...

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Supplied Content Auckland, October 2, 2017 Love NZ and Be a Tidy Kiwi have launched a joint TV advertising campaign to encourageNew Zealanders to “Put Litter in its Place.” The TV Commercial developed by BrandWorld features Lucy Lawless and Ian ...

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Phil Goff Auckland, October 2, 2017 I welcome the changes to the Auckland Transport (AT) HOP card refund system. There will now be an upfront warning telling people they need to tag on within 60 days and passengers who have not tagged on for 60 ...

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Supplied Content October 2, 2017 Most see a relationship between housing and health, but recent New Zealand research suggests how we feel about our housing is also important, the Public Health Association Conference was told in Christchurch toda ...

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Supplied Content Sue Chetwin Wellington, October 2, 2017 Bad Taste Food Awards open for nominations Consumer NZ wants nominations for its Bad Taste Food Awards. The Awards highlight food companies marketing their products as better choices than ...

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