Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has told Google and Facebook its time they pay their fair share of tax
The Government has put some of the world's biggest companies in its taxation crosshairs, meaning the likes of Facebook and Google could soon be hit by a new tax. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday said Cabinet had begun updating...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 19 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am(NZT)

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Rental squeeze grips country as rents climb to record highs in Wellington and Auckland
New Zealand's major cities are in the grip of a rental squeeze that is not only hitting students, but also pensioners and young professionals working as teachers, chefs and engineers.The demand has sent national rents soaring to...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 19 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am(NZT)

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Ambassador Madam Wu says differences between China and NZ have to be properly handled
China's ambassador to New Zealand, Madam Wu Xi, said New Zealand and China needed to build a more resilient relationship and handle differences properly to avoid "the rocks."And she said the two countries needed to foster new areas...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 19 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am(NZT)

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's tax on digitalised companies will be easier to swallow than a CGT
Yesterday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern served New Zealand a sizzling steak in the form of a digestible and attractive tax.She announced the Government was going ahead with plans to make sure highly digitalised companies – such...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 19 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am(NZT)

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Auckland councillors should look to San Francisco to see the giant effect a downtown stadium can have
Shortly after the San Francisco Giants baseball team moved to suburban Candlestick Park in 1960, they started pining for the city.The difficulties in doing so were manifold, including leasing issues, a lack of viable locations and...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 19 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am(NZT)

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Young drivers own older cars, but not savvy about vehicle maintenance: research
Our young drivers own older and less safe cars but despite this about one third of drivers under 25 don't know how to compete basic vehicle maintenance, new research has revealed.New data from Driver Safety New Zealand showed young...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 19 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am(NZT)

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Bryan Gould: NZ is right to block Huawei and will not be bullied
COMMENT: The indications that China is displeased with New Zealand cannot be mistaken. China is a country where nothing of this kind happens by accident, the government's reach into every aspect of Chinese life is virtually unlimited....

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 19 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am(NZT)

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H-Files: Cycling road races banned in Mangere, Auckland after fatal head-on crash
Cycling road races were banned in Mangere, Auckland after a fatal head-on crash when two clubs ran events in the opposite direction on the same circuit.Road races had become popular in the 1920s and 30s, and there were several clubs...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 19 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am(NZT)

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Barry Soper: Current tax system is not fair
COMMENT: Jacinda Ardern repeated the line a few times when talking to journos after the Cabinet meeting. Our current tax system is not fair, she said, in the way it treats taxpayers and the way it treats multinationals.Ardern's...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 19 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am(NZT)

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Editorial: Govt needs to take another look at GCSB's Huawei decision
COMMENT: To be damned if you do and damned if you do not, can make for good decisions. If the Government now decides to let Spark buy Huawei's next generation mobile phone technology it will be accused of caving in to diplomatic pressure...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 19 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am(NZT)

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Herald morning quiz: February 19
Test your brains with the Herald's revamped morning quiz. Be sure to check on nzherald.co.nz later today for another trivia fix with our new afternoon quiz. Android users please click here ‌ FOR MORE QUIZZES CLICK...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 19 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am(NZT)

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Miniature horse stabbed over 40 times in vicious attack
WARNING - GRAPHIC IMAGERY A miniature horse from Waitati has survived being stabbed more than 40 times in what a long-serving veterinarian is calling the most vicious and disturbing attack on an animal he has seen.Police have...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 18 Feb 2019 | 10:54 pm(NZT)

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Waitemata Police ask for sightings of missing person Tony Karaman
Waitemata Police is appealing to the public for sightings or information in relation to missing man Tony Karaman.In a statement, police said they and Karaman's family have concerns for his welfare following his disappearance on...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 18 Feb 2019 | 9:17 pm(NZT)

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Tomorrow's Schools meeting: Teachers speak out against Bali Haque's plan to make them 'numbers in a spreadsheet'
Teachers and principals have spoken out at an emotional public meeting against Government taskforce proposals which they say would move them around schools "like numbers in a spreadsheet"."I think that is an attack on those considering...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 18 Feb 2019 | 8:37 pm(NZT)

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Comment: PM Jacinda Ardern flies high in poll but Simon Bridges on perilous seesaw
If the polls are a seesaw, National Party leader Simon Bridges is on the seat going down while NZ First is in danger of being crushed underneath.The latest poll out is 1 News Colmar Brunton's poll and is very similar in movement...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 18 Feb 2019 | 7:59 pm(NZT)

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Primary teachers and principals vote to extend strike to full day strike
Primary teachers and principals have voted to extend strike action to a full day instead of a previously planned three-hour stoppage. Watch: NZEI's Louise Green on Morning Report.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 1 Aug 2018 | 7:53 am(NZT)

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Supplier of aluminium composite panels pulls out of CodeMark
A major supplier of aluminium composite panels for high-rise buildings has pulled out of the government's troubled CodeMark scheme.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 10:46 pm(NZT)

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International visitor survey in need of 'tune up'
Crucial government statistics on international tourist spending have not been fit for purpose for some time, a tourism industry body says.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 10:10 pm(NZT)

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Camaraderie and catchups for younger dementia sufferers
New Zealand's lack of services for sufferers of younger onset dementia is being challenged by a newly formed community group.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 9:47 pm(NZT)

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Foam investigation: Tests to include properties near Whenuapai airbase
Tests for firefighting foam contamination are spreading outwards to encompass properties neighbouring Whenuapai airbase in west Auckland.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 9:34 pm(NZT)

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Man only out of mental health ward for three days before killing
Gabriel Yad-Elohim's lawyer says her client was hearing voices and had only been out of Auckland Hospital's mental health ward for three days when he killed a man.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 9:21 pm(NZT)

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OIO approves land sale near Arthur's Pass to Czech businessman
The Overseas Investment Office has approved the sale of more than 40,000 hectares of South Island high country land to a Czech businessman.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 8:23 pm(NZT)

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NZers in Australian detention express frustrations via art
New Zealanders being held in Australian detention centres will get the chance to share their stories live on-screen at an international art fair from tomorrow.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 8:23 pm(NZT)

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Mt Ruapehu shuttle buses ‘not fit for purpose’
Checkpoint - A bus company shuttling passengers to and from Mount Ruapehu has admitted that one of its buses had been operating with a failed handbrake.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 8:07 pm(NZT)

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Weetbix trademark violation case in court
A battle between two breakfast cereals has wound up in the High Court in Christchurch.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 7:32 pm(NZT)

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Four injured after collision on Waikato Expressway
State Highway 1, south of Auckland, has reopened after a four-car collision.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 6:48 pm(NZT)

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Airbnb hosts angered by Auckland Council's retrospective bed tax
Some Airbnb hosts are warning they are going to leave the online accomodation service as a result of a new Auckland Council tax.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 6:15 pm(NZT)

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Man convicted of road worker's murder loses appeal
Quinton Paul Winders, who shot dead a road worker who was operating a stop-go sign, has had his appeal thrown out.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 4:57 pm(NZT)

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Privy Council turns down ex-Pitcairn mayor's appeal
The Privy Council has refused to grant the disgraced former mayor of Pitcairn Island's appeal against his convictions for possessing child pornography.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 4:38 pm(NZT)

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Court recognises new public interest defence in defamation claims
In a ground-breaking judgment, the Court of Appeal today recognised a new public interest defence in defamation claims arising from mass publications.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 4:32 pm(NZT)

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