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Responses to OIA Requests Received by the Treasury

The Treasury has published its responses to the Official Information Act (OIA) requests: Tertiary Education Policy Changes; Amount of payment to the Tax Working Group.

See Responses to OIA Requests Received by the Treasury:

Government urged to 'stand strong' against fishing lobbyists (18 January 2018)
Muddled numbers 'provide an opportunity for Govt to lead visionary change' (18 January 2018)
Report on response to natural disasters and emergencies released (18 January 2018)


Speculation on M.Bovis origin is harmful - Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says speculation around the cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis and its origins is just adding more stress to worried farmers.

Dozens to lose jobs as Christchurch card plant set to close (18 January 2018)
Swiss-Belhotel International welcomes new staff to NZ team (18 January 2018)
Trotters to lead new format Sales (18 January 2018)


"It could have happened to anyone." Discarded ashes behind Wanaka fire

A fire that ripped through more than two hundred hectares of land in Wanaka shows just how easy it is to start a blaze in such dry conditions.

Serious crash near Manakau (18 January 2018)
Serious crash in Taupo area (18 January 2018)
Crash on SH3, near New Plymouth (18 January 2018)


Shane McLeod hoping to start 2018 hockey season off with a bang

Some of the world's best hockey teams are competing this week at the University of Waikato Men's Four Nations in Tauranga and Hamilton. New Zealand head coach and University of Waikato alumnus Shane McLeod is hoping to start 2018 off with a bang.

Harness Racing events at Rural Games 2018 (18 January 2018)
NZ para athlete withdraws from Winter Games team (18 January 2018)
Ice speed skaters to make history for New Zealand (18 January 2018)


Porirua's Cannons Creek pool turns 50

For 50 years Porirua City youngsters have learned to swim at Cannons Creek pool and the tradition continues today.

This month the pool turns 50 and a community focussed celebration to mark the milestone is being held next weekend.

Casting open for Project Runway New Zealand (17 January 2018)
Popular Waitangi Day celebration returns to Hayman Park (16 January 2018)
Muscle machines for Manfeild show (16 January 2018)


Kiwis and protein shakes - Canstar Blue

A recent report to come out of the USA has predicted that the global protein shake business is set to be worth a staggering (USD) $7.5billion by 2020. And, as their popularity also increases here in New Zealand, how much do we know about what they are and how we should use them?

Lawns - site of backyard environmental salvation? (16 January 2018)
Lexus debuts new luxury crossover (16 January 2018)
Alfa Romeo Giulia opens 2018 with more awards (15 January 2018)


Telestroke pilot sees stroke intervention rates double

A six-month telestroke service pilot headed by Wellington Regional Hospital neurologists has seen a dramatic increase in stroke intervention rates across the Central Region. The service is now being replicated across other parts of the country.

independent assessment of O'Conor Home shows no concerns (18 January 2018)
Data analysis 'saves lives' (18 January 2018)
Talking about diabetes - improving health, one sentence at a time (17 January 2018)


Air New Zealand says kia ora to Alexa

Air New Zealand is set to become one of the first airlines in Australasia to launch on Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa.

New Zealanders' broadband habits revealed for 2017 (18 January 2018)
Scientists design award-winning sensor for nitrates in water and soil (17 January 2018)
App for keeping an eye on the kids at the pool (17 January 2018)
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