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The Letter - 22 September 2014

22 Sep 2014 News
Column - ACT New Zealand Broke the moldJohn Key’s win is historic. In the history of MMP elections – worldwide – ever – no government has won an absolute majority. MMP was imposed on Germany to make sure that... more

McCully to United Nations General Assembly

22 Sep 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCullyMinister of Foreign Affairs 22 September 2014 Media Statement McCully to United Nations General AssemblyForeign Minister Murray McCully will travel to New... more

Election Coverage - None Better Than Trans Tasman

22 Sep 2014 News
Trans Tasman 22 September 2014Election Coverage - None Better Than The Trans Tasman Political AlertTo get a steer on what was going to happen in the election - away from the histrionics of the mainstream... more

First-in-Family Scholarships to open the door for university

22 Sep 2014 News
AUT University First-in-Family Scholarships to open the door for university studyThe Woolf Fisher Trust and the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) have combined to establish the Woolf Fisher... more

Disaster management conference hits Wellington

22 Sep 2014 News
Massey University Monday, September 22, 2014Disaster management conference hits WellingtonThe “chronic underestimation” of New Zealand’s flood risk and the long-term economic impacts of the Christchurch... more

Speaker to welcome newly-elected MPs to Parliament

22 Sep 2014 News
Office of the Clerk 22 September 2014Speaker to welcome newly-elected MPs to ParliamentParliament’s current Speaker Rt Hon David Carter is looking forward to officially welcoming the 29 newly-elected MPs to... more

Federated Farmers intemperate

22 Sep 2014 News
Environmental Defence Society Media Release: Federated Farmers intemperateFor the second time in a week Federated Farmers has made intemperate and provocative comments on environmental issues, says EDS.“The... more

High expectation teachers lift students’ success

22 Sep 2014 News
University of Auckland High expectation teachers lift students’ successStudents’ success can be improved by a teacher with high expectations for their entire class, so University of Auckland academic Associate... more

Collins thrilled with support for Papakura seat

22 Sep 2014 News
New Zealand National Party Collins thrilled with support for Papakura seatJudith Collins MP is thrilled to be returning to Parliament as the MP for Papakura after a clear majority in the preliminary... more

Action needed to increase voter turnout numbers

22 Sep 2014 News
Green Party Action needed to increase voter turnout numbers Expanded civics and citizenship education is urgently needed to turn around the low voter turnout in New Zealand, the Green Party said today.The... more

New Zealand parties express sham concern for the poor

22 Sep 2014 News
Article - World Socialist Web Site New Zealand parties express sham concern for the poor By John Braddock20 September 2014http://www.wsws.org/en/artic... more

Establishment combines to kick Hone out of parliament

22 Sep 2014 News
Article - Fightback Establishment combines to kick Hone out of parliament By Fightback Admin22 September 2014 An... more

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s very bad year

22 Sep 2014 News
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on Labour’s very bad yearWhile Labour leader David Cunliffe still appears to be in denial about the extent of Saturday night’s debacle, there was hardly a single... more

Roy Morgan NZ Election Update With A Look At The Polls

21 Sep 2014 News
Roy Morgan Research Roy Morgan NZ Election Update With A Look At The Pollsmore

National-led Government wins mandate for RMA reforms

21 Sep 2014 News
Federated Farmers National-led Government wins mandate for RMA reforms An unprecedented increase in support for the third-term National Party, the best electoral performance since 1899, has delivered a clear... more

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Gareth Morgan: Election Day is Time to Refocus on Policies

19 Sep 2014 Opinion
Gareth Morgan: Election Day is Time to Refocus on Policies Over the course of this election campaign there has been a lot of focus... more

Daily Election Update #12: NZ First to hold balance of power

19 Sep 2014 News
iPredict IPREDICT LTD 2014 NEW ZEALAND ELECTION DAILY UPDATE #12 www.ipredict.co.nz more

Business

NZ consumer confidence edges up in September from 10-month low

19 Sep 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence rose in September from a 10-month low, as households adjust to a more... more

Goodman to spend $33.4M on developments, sells Carter Holt Harvey plant in Christchurch

19 Sep 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust, which is selling assets to fund development, will spend $33.4 million on four ... more

Living

Pop superstar Lady Gaga using Shuttlerock's kiwi software

15 Sep 2014 Environment By Fiona Rotherham
Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand visual marketing software company Shuttlerock has added Lady Gaga to its client list. While... more

German, Kiwi films big winners at Uni Shorts 2014

15 Sep 2014 Entertainment
AUCKLAND: German filmmakers dominated the awards at the third annual Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival held over the... more

Property

Auckland house sales drop in August as winter, election weigh

3 Sep 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Sept. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house sales fell for a third month in August and the number of listings remained muted in the... more

House sales down as winter cools market - REINZ

14 Aug 2014 Property
New Zealand house sales fell in July as winter cooled the appetite of house hunters while a drop in properties selling for $400,000... more

Migration

NZ net migration at annual record in August on big inflow

19 Sep 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
  NZ net migration at annual record in August on big inflow, fewer departures Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand’s... more

Reserve Bank says migration impact on housing 'muted' so far

11 Sep 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank is keenly watching the impact New Zealand's decade-high net migration inflow is having on... more

Travel

Longer Wellington runway worth 2-5 flights daily by 2060

11 Sep 2014 Travel & Tourism By Pattrick Smellie
Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Plans for a $350 million runway extension for Wellington International Airport would provide the capital... more

NZ guest nights rise in July

10 Sep 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
NZ guest nights rise in July on school holidays, record short term visitors   Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest... more

Sport

Prince Harry to be Honorary President of England Rugby 2015

19 Sep 2014 Rugby
Prince Harry Announced as Honorary President of England Rugby 2015 on One Year to Go to Rugby World Cup 2015 With One Year to Go to... more

Silver Ferns Squad & Constellation Cup Team Announced

19 Sep 2014 Netball
Netball New Zealand National Selectors have chosen 19 players in the Silver Ferns Squad for the 2014/2015 international Netball... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on a campaign that is ending as it began

19 Sep 2014 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on a campaign that is ending as it began This election campaign is getting no less... more

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Election on a fork 'n' knife-edge

19 Sep 2014 Opinion
Opinion - Martin Doyle   Martin Doyle Cartoon: Election on a fork 'n' knife-edge   more

Kiwi Success

Prestigious Awards in Psychology

10 Sep 2014 People
The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) -the largest membership association for psychologists in New Zealand, offers awards... more

The duo behind NZ's hottest new label

20 Aug 2014 People
We're expecting big things from Harman Grubisa, the new label from Auckland-based friends Madeleine Harman (right) and Jessica... more

Recruitment

Paramedics in NZ jump at opportunity of London career

11 Sep 2014 Recruitment
Paramedics in New Zealand jump at opportunity of a clinical career in London Paramedics hoping for a chance to work for the... more

High dollar, hands-off Govt sends workers to dole queue

22 Aug 2014 Recruitment
The loss of up to 100 jobs at Croxley stationery in Auckland is devastating news for their families and the local Avondale... more