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Is this the speech that will keep David Shearer safe?

Breakfast Video  Labour leader David Shearer is pushing a ‘New Direction’ for New Zealand – with the behind scenes help of broadcasting guru Ian Fraser. His speech at the Labour Party conference was applauded by delegates. Shearer talked of two paths that lie ahead for NZ. “One path leads to disappointment, decline and constant struggle ..That’s our country’s current path, …

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Cunliffe’s silence ramps up speculation on David Shearer’s future

Labour Party MP David Cunliffe won’t confirm whether he will support David Shearer when the Labour Party caucus votes on its leadership in February next year. Speaking this weekend on TV3’s “The Nation” Cunliffe said: “I haven’t given it any thought”. “I’m not prepared to discuss individual remits, whatever they are. “I’m a very strong supporter of the organisational review. …

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New Zealand Tops Our List Of The Best Countries For Business – Forbes

Despite having only the 60th largest economy in the world and existing in the relative secludes of the South Pacific, it seems New Zealand has once again found a way to outshine the world – at least according to Forbes. For 2012, New Zealand has done one better on Forbes’ annual list of Best Countries for Business, winning away the …

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All Whites snub Kea breakfast after night out at M1nt Club in Shanghai

Businessman Howard Moore  has outed the All Whites for failing to turn-up at a Kea breafast in Shanghai after a night out at the infamous M1nt Club with the local hotties. Moore said on Facebook, that it was “Great to see the All Whites vs China last night here in Shanghai. The All Whites probably deserved to win based on …

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Labour’s Grant Robertson praises water report

The Land and Water Forum is to be congratulated for a comprehensive third report that has the buy-in of most interested parties and provides a strong path forward for the management of freshwater in New Zealand, says Labour’s Environment spokesperson Grant Robertson. “The Land and Water Forum’s collaborative process takes into account the views of 58 interest groups and yet …

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Incentivising best approach to assure water quality – report

The Land and Water Forum (LWF) today published its third and final report on how freshwater management in New Zealand can be improved. The forum proposes a collaborative approach at both national and catchment levels to set and implement objectives for waterways, prescribe limits for takes and discharges where these are required, and to find fair, efficient and accountable ways …

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Defence Minister off to talk to Aust counterpart on outskirts of Ausmin

Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman is departing for Perth today to hold talks with the Australian Defence Minister, Stephen Smith on the outskirts of the Ausmin conference. It will be their first formal talks since they signed the Australia-New Zealand Defence Relationship Review at Melbourne in January this year. “We have an excellent defence relationship with Australia and this meeting …

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Mussel programme to revolutionise acquaculture

The Government is supporting a $26 million initiative that seeks to boost aquaculture by domesticating the New Zealand Greenshell Mussel. SPATnz is a venture led by Sanford which has received a commitment of up to $13 million from the Government’s Primary Growth Partnership Fund for a seven-year project. Formal contracts have just been signed, following development of a business plan. The …

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Christchurch earns IBM ‘Smarter Cities’ Challenge grant for 2013

IBM has announced Christchurch has won an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant – one of 31 cities globally for 2013. The grant provides Christchurch with access to some of IBM’s top experts to analyse and provide recommendations to drive economic development and sustained growth for the city. Launched in 2011, the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge is a three-year, 100-city, US$50-million competitive grant program …

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