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Are you a super pooper?

Published: Tue 22 Jan 2019 05:05 PM
Fecal transplants could be used to treat intestinal disorders like inflammatory bowel disease – and perhaps even help prevent Alzheimer’s and cancer – if we can unlock the secrets of the gut-rejuvenating “super donor”, say researchers ... Read more...

Goodbye Hagley Outpatients, hello Rangiora Health Hub

Published: Tue 22 Jan 2019 01:42 PM
It’s been all go on the corner of the hospital grounds bordering Riccarton Ave and Hagley Park over the past two months as the old Hagley Outpatients was deconstructed and trucked away. Read more...

Green Party welcomes open, public debate on Drug Reform

Published: Tue 22 Jan 2019 12:38 PM
The Green Party welcome the National Party to the drug law reform conversation, with Paula Bennett announced today as the party’s spokesperson on the issue. Read more...

Coordinated approach to drug reform needed

Published: Tue 22 Jan 2019 11:13 AM
A coordinated approach across health, education, law and order and border control is needed to counter the complex issues around drugs in New Zealand, National’s new spokesperson for Drug Reform Paula Bennett says. Read more...

National announces spokesperson for Drug Reform

Published: Tue 22 Jan 2019 11:10 AM
National Leader Simon Bridges has appointed Paula Bennett to the new position of Spokesperson for Drug Reform as the Government pushes ahead with its agenda of drug decriminalisation, to signal National’s commitment to holding them to account. Read more...

Record investment in low emissions vehicles announced

Published: Tue 22 Jan 2019 10:38 AM
Low emission transport will receive a record boost totalling more than $11 million, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods announced today. Read more...

Minister of Defence departs for Middle East and South Sudan

Published: Tue 22 Jan 2019 10:16 AM
While overseas the Minister of Defence will visit NZDF personnel deployed to the Multinational Force and Observers mission on the Sinai Peninsula, the United Nations Truce Supervisory Organisation on the Golan Heights, and the United Nations Mission ... Read more...

Bridges call for tough sanctions out of touch with evidence

Published: Tue 22 Jan 2019 11:59 AM
National Party leader Simon Bridges has called for tougher benefit sanctions after reports by the Ministry of Social Development highlighted that benefit sanctions have dropped due to a change of policy that requires a second pair of eyes before ... Read more...

Oxfam report is fake news says Taxpayers' Union

Published: Tue 22 Jan 2019 11:50 AM
While Oxfam claims inequality is increasing and uses its latest report to push a political campaign, the official data shows the complete opposite, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Read more...

Taylor v Roper - costs judgment

Published: Tue 22 Jan 2019 11:39 AM
Ms Taylor sought damages (including exemplary damages) against both Mr Roper and the RNZAF for the mental harm she alleged was caused by Mr Roper’s actions between 1985 and 1987. Sixteen witnesses, including two experts, gave evidence at trial over ... Read more...
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