Auckland Mayoral Election 2019

Phil Goff promises fairer, cleaner and liveable Auckland Venkat Raman Auckland, March 3, 2019 Auckland Mayor Phil Goff launched his re-election campaign this afternoon, promising to make Auckland an ‘Exceptional City’ with cleaner beaches, better transport network and higher quality of life for its growing population. Speaking at a Special Meeting organised at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall in Mt…

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Regulating money in New Zealand Politics

Simon Chapple In the aftermath of the controversy surrounding former National MP Jami-Lee Ross and Opposition National Party Leader Simon Bridges, discussions have focused on possible reforms of political donations in New Zealand. My colleagues Bryce Edwards and Michael Macaulay have raised the issue of taxpayer funding of political parties. So too has Minister of Justice Andrew Little. Lowering threshold…

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Cullen refutes National’s claim on KiwiSaver

TWG responds to KiwiSaver claims Tax Working Group Chairman Sir Michael Cullen has refuted a claim by National Party that the Group’s tax recommendations will impair the benefits of KiwiSaver Scheme. In a response through the Media, Sir Michael said that the National Party analysis “failed to take into account the important TWG recommendations which would actually reduce tax on…

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Benadryl, Vicks, Strepsils, Panadol Cold et al get off the shelves

Reclassification of cough medicines made effective Karen Brown Wellington, March 3, 2019 Some pharmacists are scrambling to take cough medicines off pharmacy shelves following a tough decision of the Health Ministry. On Monday, February 25, 2019, the Health Ministry gazetted a reclassification of some commonly used cough mixtures and medicines. The Medicines Cough suppressant Dextromethorphan, or DXM, is now a…

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Women in Banking Westpac

Women in Banking Westpac

Deepa Dias Bank Manager Takanini Deepa immigrated to Auckland in 1999 with her young family, starting at Westpac 15 years ago. She has Business Studies qualifications from Massey University and is currently studying towards a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Financial Planning) as part of her ongoing professional development. Her strength lies in her communication and ability to connect with…

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