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Happy Days – Royals expecting baby; PM sends congrats

Prime Minister John Key says he was delighted to hear the news that Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting a baby. “This is fabulous news for Prince William and Catherine, and I know the Queen and Prince Phillip will be extremely pleased. “It is an important …

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New Zealand to vote in favour of Palestine resolution at UN – McCully

Foreign Minister Murray McCully confirmed  New Zealand will vote in favour of the resolution on the status of Palestine, due to go before the United Nations General Assembly this morning. But McCully says a UN resolution is “a poor substitute for direct negotiations between the two parties”. He says the …

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Why The Bush Dynasty Is America’s First Family Of Finance

Business Insider – The Bush family is, without a doubt, both polarizing and prominent. With the exception of the Kennedys, the Bushes have the distinction of being America’s foremost political dynasty. Bushes have served in both the executive and legislative branches of our federal government — the family provided a pair …

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More protection needed for workers – CTU

In her report on fracking, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Jan Wright, suggested tougher rules for oil and gas workers may improve protection for the public and the environment.  Listen here

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John Key at the Indonesia Forum 2012

Caption: Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan and Prime Minister John Key

Comment  By Brierley Penn Potential was the common theme underlying the speech of the Prime Minister, and in fact, the conference as a whole, at the Indonesia Forum. New Zealand’s relationship with Indonesia is one of strength, however, it is imperative to build upon this further to capitalize on the …

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Dialogue among ourselves on TPP is timely – Terence O’Brien

Comment  With another round of TPP negotiations beginning  in Auckland a dialogue amongst ourselves about TPP is helpful. This is important in these times of austerity when transparency is at a premium, because it was after all a conspicuous absence of transparency in  financial oversight that  created much of the  …

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NZ plans to step-up efforts to attract Indonesian students

By Brierley Penn New Zealand is not only losing its own students to Australia, but we’re also missing out when it comes to attracting foreign students to our shores. Each year, more then 1.7 million students graduate from high schools in Indonesia – many of whom look at attaining an …

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David Shearer not looking for Helen Clark’s endorsement

Frontpage Video  David Shearer says he is not looking for Helen Clarke’s endorsement as leader of the Labour Party. Speaking this weekend on TV3’s ‘The Nation’ Shearer said “I’m not looking for that.  I’m simply just saying from my point of view I have the endorsement of my caucus we move …

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