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Pensioners in Norway have the Highest Standard of Living.

Norway, Switzerland and Iceland top the list of countries where it is best to get a retirement. This is shown by the Global Pension Index, compiled by the Natixis financial corporation. Reports BGNES.  The top ten also include Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The ranking ...

- Novinite - BG

Stellar Cast Announced for 'Sister Act, The Musical'.

Producers of SISTER ACT, THE MUSICAL - inspired by the Whoopi Goldberg smash-hit movie - today announce some of New Zealand's most experienced musical theatre performers have been cast in the production bound for the ASB Waterfront Theatre this November ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Last Chance to View the Most Thought Provoking Images.

Last Chance to View the Most Thought Provoking Images Rotary Club of Auckland presents World Press Photo Exhibition Open now until 30 July 2017, Auckland Time is running out for Aucklanders to experience the eye-opening World Press Photo Exhibition. Hosted ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Local factual screen content is in more places than ever.

It’s a fact: local factual screen content is in more places than ever before Audiences who love documentaries and other factual content can now enjoy compelling New Zealand stories in more places than ever before.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

LPL3 NBA 2K17 Console Finals on Sunday.

LPL3 NBA 2K17 Console Finals on Sunday Only four competitors remain as the search to find New Zealand’s best NBA 2K player has reached the Console Finals. The LPL3 NBA2K17 in association with Logitech G tournament continues on Sundayafternoon and ...

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MNZ plans ahead for 2018 World Champs Bid.

MNZ PLANS AHEAD FOR 2018 WORLD CHAMPS BID JULY 20, 2017: Motorcycling New Zealand is looking to the future and has put a Kiwi former world champion in charge of helping to create fresh ones. The governing body for motorcycling in New Zealand, MNZ has ...

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Roy Colbert: The Godfather of the Dunedin Sound remembered.

Roy Colbert tried to stay out of the spotlight, but he became entrenched in New Zealand's music scene. The writer, record-store owner and raconteur found himself at the centre of a cultural revolution where he became a key conspirator. But on Thursday, the Dunedin music icon died after a long illness.

- Stuff - NZ

Cycle safety improvements coming for Dunedin.

Work is set to start next month on a cycleway through central Dunedin that will improve safety for cyclists, pedestrians and all road users, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.

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DOC plans for Auckland Islands predator eradication.

The Department of Conservation is progressing plans to eradicate introduced predators on the Auckland Islands in the Subantarctic, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.

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National’s shame: worst homelessness in the OECD.

National’s legacy is a housing crisis that has given New Zealand the worst homeless rate in the developed world, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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National Can’t Hide Impact of Mass Immigration.

National has been saying for years that New Zealanders returning from overseas are responsible for the surge in immigration – that is hogwash, says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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Manawatu Gorge, SH3 Are Real Roads of National Significane

Manawatu Gorge And SH3 Are Real Roads of National Significance NZ First says the government must get real about plans for the severed SH3 while supporting businesses and workers affected by the Manawatu Gorge’s closure. 'If any road in New Zealand ...

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Time for a breather on immigration

Time for a breather on immigration National has no idea how to house the record number of people entering New Zealand, let alone cope with the pressure on health, education, and transport from this record population growth, says Labour’s Immigration spokesperson ...

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Australian MPs visit to discuss biosecurity and water use

A delegation from the Australian House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources is visiting New Zealand 23-27 July 2017. The visit is part of an annual exchange of select committees between New Zealand and Australian Parliaments.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Japanese State Minister of Defence visits NZ

Hon Mark Mitchell Minister of Defence Government of New Zealand 21 July 2017 Media Statement Japanese State Minister of Defence visits NZ Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has held talks today with Japanese State Minister of Defence Kenji Wakamiya, who ...

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Science Deadline: Auckland's unpredictable volcanoes

Unpredictable volcanic past Auckland's volcanic past has been punctuated by periods of heightened activity and thousands of years of silence, according to two new research papers. Researchers from the DEVORA research ...

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Synthetic cannabis - Expert reaction

The Chief Coroner and NZ Police have issued a warning following at least seven recent deaths in Auckland that they say appears to be linked to the use of synthetic cannabis.

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Young campaigners from US and UK come to aid of Labour candidate

Two politically charged millennials have travelled to New Zealand to fight for a party they barely know.

- Stuff - NZ

Synthetic cannabis blamed for spate of New Zealand deaths

At least seven people are believed to have died in Auckland this month after using synthetic cannabis, New Zealand police said Friday, warning users to stay away from the drug

- The Daily Star - LB

USA Public Slam NZ Biotech Company's GE Trees

New Zealand-owned tree biotechnology company ArborGen faces near unanimous opposition to commercial deregulation of their genetically engineered eucalyptus trees.

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How to Build Relationships with Māori and Pacific Peoples

Businesses and organisations wanting to build relationships and collaborate with Māori and Pacific peoples are being urged to register now for the CulturePRO Masterclass in Auckland next month.

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Adamson forfeits interest in $8 mln of shares

July 21 - Mark Adamson has forfeited $8 million in Fletcher Building shares after being dumped as chief executive at New Zealand's largest construction and building materials company and losing his entitlement to its incentive scheme.

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NZ Hotel Industry Awards – women wow judges

Women have dominated this year’s New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards, winning seven of the 10 individual awards, including the General Manager, Senior Hotel Executive and Outstanding Young Hotel Executive of the Year.

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Vector customers, new connections rise in year to June

July 21 - Vector, the Auckland-based electricity and gas distributor, lifted its electricity and gas distribution customers as well as its natural gas sales in the year ended June 30 and installed more smart meters.

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NZ sees higher wool volumes at auction as stockpiles linger

July 21 - A higher volume of wool was offered at New Zealand's latest weekly auction as stockpiles from last season come to market.

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NZ migration, tourism soar to new annual records

July 21 - New Zealand hit a new annual migration record last month as the country's appeal lures more foreigners and better prospects here mean fewer Kiwis are tempted to move overseas.

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Air New Zealand takes off for downtown Tokyo

Air New Zealand takes off for downtown Tokyo Air New Zealand’s inaugural service to Haneda Tokyo has departed with the Boeing 787-9 aircraft scheduled to touch down in Tokyo at 11.00pm . The new Haneda service will depart Auckland on ...

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NZ dollar recovers after RBA governor jawbones down Aussie

July 21 - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 1 percent weekly gain against the greenback and moved higher against the Aussie after that nation's central bank quelled the view that rate hikes might be on the horizon while New Zealand's ...

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MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares mixed, Fletcher keeps falling

July 21 - New Zealand shares were mixed, with Fletcher Building continuing yesterday's selling while Westpac Banking Corp and Australia & New Zealand Banking Group gave up gains.

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Gareth Morgan considering running for Epsom

Gareth Morgan is considering whether to make a run in the Auckland seat of Epsom this election.

- Stuff - NZ

Opawa resident calls for flood protection decisions as properties flood yet again

Flood-stricken residents of one Christchurch suburb are sick of their properties filling with water during heavy rain and want the council to commit to a fix. 

- Stuff - NZ

'Shocking' Christchurch mental health facilities need immediate attention, MPs say



- Stuff - NZ

Ad criticising Jonathan Coleman fails to fly in bus shelters on Auckland's North Shore

Auckland Transport is refusing to run an ad at bus shelters which criticises Health Minister Jonathan Coleman's approach to mental health.

- Stuff - NZ

Teacher Ian Ross McKinnley sentenced for 'spooning' student

An Auckland teacher who indecently assaulted two international students has been sentenced to home detention.

- Stuff - NZ

Live: Dunedin, Waitaki and Timaru declare emergencies

An onslaught of rain has districts of the eastern South Island declaring states of emergencies. Rivers are continuing to rise and in South Canterbury, soldiers have been called in to help evacuate residents.

- Stuff - NZ

New Zealand expresses 'extreme disappointment' over Japan's whaling

The government has expressed "extreme disappointment" over Japan's continued efforts to overturn a long-standing moratorium on commercial whaling.Japan has passed legislation that commits to subsidising its whaling fleet, which...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Fletcher CEO forfeits $8 million in shares

Fletcher Building's outgoing boss Mark Adamson has forfeited $8 million worth of shares.A disclosure notice of directors and senior managers relevant interests to the New Zealand stock exchange this morning revealed Adamson forfeited...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pricey houses mean lack of young families in Auckland's Devonport, principal says

High house prices are changing the make-up of Auckland suburbs, according to a departing primary school principal.

- Stuff - NZ

Ex ASB boss Hugh Burrett dies

Former ASB chief executive Hugh Burrett has died in Auckland.

- Stuff - NZ

Noise watchdog keeps steely eye on Auckland Airport runway plans

A community watchdog set up over airport noise says it will keeping a close eye on Auckland Airport's plans to lengthen its second runway.

- Stuff - NZ

New Information on the Joanne Harrison Affair

New Official Information Act answers raise fresh questions about Joanne Harrison affair, says New Zealand First.

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Lease paves way for major regeneration projects

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is welcoming a lease agreement that will open up almost 70 hectares of land for key regeneration projects in Waimakariri.

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Wellington Black A Retain Netball NZ U17 Champs Title

Thursday 20 July, 2017 - Wellington Black A have kept two hands firmly on the Anna Rowberry Cup for a second year, beating perennial rivals Auckland 1 in the final of the 2017 Netball NZ U17 Champs played at the Pukekohe Netball Centre.

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NZ Shearer Rowland Smith Attempts a World Record in Wales

New Zealand shearer and former World champion Rowland Smith is preparing for one of the busiest times of his life with a World record attempt and two test matches against Wales in just six days.

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Roy Colbert: The Godfather of the Dunedin Sound has died

Dunedin music icon Roy Colbert has died after a long illness.

- Stuff - NZ

John Milford: What Wellington business needs from the election

OPINION: In just 64 days New Zealand will have a new Government.

- Stuff - NZ

New Zealand's top 10 vehicles list almost carless

Memo New Zealand: Maybe we could change the country's traditional description of being a land of milk and honey, to being a land of SUVs and utes.

- Stuff - NZ

Christchurch backpackers struggle to fill beds as young tourists find city 'desolate'

Christchurch backpacker hostels and adventure tourism operators are hatching a plan to win back young travellers.

- Stuff - NZ

Rob Stock: Political bravery could have New Zealand smokefree by 2025

OPINION: Last year, I met the global spin-doctor of Imperial Tobacco.

- Stuff - NZ

Revealed: Auckland Airport's new runway almost 1km longer than originally approved

Auckland Airport has revealed new plans for a second runway, which is nearly 1km longer than what was originally approved, will push up passenger fees and affect hundreds more houses with noise from planes.The new runway, just short...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

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