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Otago Daily Times
Retirement village approvedrecommendation for a special housing area (SHA) for Queenstown will soon be on
Retirement village approved
Otago Daily Times / Posted 4 minutes ago
recommendation for a special housing area (SHA) for Queenstown will soon be on its way to Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith. Yesterday the Queenstown Lakes District Council voted in favour of recommending Queenstown Country Club, a... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Housing issues ignored: criticsland prices were rising fast and where there was a critical building sector ski
Housing issues ignored: critics
The New Zealand Herald / Posted an hour ago
land prices were rising fast and where there was a critical building sector skills shortage. Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith said the $100 million "will add momentum to the programme of using public land for increasing the supply of... Read more
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Online Recruitment
1 in 10 workers considering a career change in the next yearand the opinion of family members were the least considered factors when changi
1 in 10 workers considering a career change in the next year
Online Recruitment / Posted 8 hours ago
and the opinion of family members were the least considered factors when changing careers (8% and 10% respectively). Dr Nick Smith, Courses Director and founder of Oxford Open Learning Trust, at Oxford Open Learning Trust says: “My advice for... Read more
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This is West Country
INSIGHT: New laws introduced to tackle legal highs - but will they work?are still concerns about how the police will enforce it, and how people hooked
INSIGHT: New laws introduced to tackle legal highs - but will they work?
This is West Country / Posted 9 hours ago
are still concerns about how the police will enforce it, and how people hooked on legal highs will come off the drugs. Nick Smith, from South West Action Group, has campaigned against the use of Legal Highs after his child was pricked by a... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Housing moves welcomed, but more neededBudget. Those factors, combined with RMA issues, meant it still took too long
Housing moves welcomed, but more needed
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 11 hours ago
Budget. Those factors, combined with RMA issues, meant it still took too long to build a new house, Thompson said. Nick Smith, Minister of Building and Housing, said the extra $100 million "will add momentum to the programme of using public... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Subsidy for polluters axedagriculture sector remains excluded from the ETS. New fund for waterways Mean
Subsidy for polluters axed
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 12 hours ago
agriculture sector remains excluded from the ETS. New fund for waterways Meanwhile, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith has announced a new $100 million contestable fund to be spread over the next 10 years to support initiatives to... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Budget 2016: Moves to ease Auckland housing pressureof housing development and to put a greater focus on bringing more affordable h
Budget 2016: Moves to ease Auckland housing pressure
Otago Daily Times / Posted 13 hours ago
of housing development and to put a greater focus on bringing more affordable housing to the market,'' Housing Minister Nick Smith said. The Government also confirmed that a national policy statement would be released soon on urban development,... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Housing moves welcomed, but more neededThompson. Those factors, combined with RMA issues, meant it still took too lon
Housing moves welcomed, but more needed
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 14 hours ago
Thompson. Those factors, combined with RMA issues, meant it still took too long to build a new house, Thompson said. Nick Smith, Minister of Building and Housing, said the extra $100 million "will add momentum to the programme of using public... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Subsidy for polluters axedagriculture sector remains excluded from the ETS. New fund for waterways Mean
Subsidy for polluters axed
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 14 hours ago
agriculture sector remains excluded from the ETS. New fund for waterways Meanwhile, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith has announced a new $100 million contestable fund to be spread over the next 10 years to support initiatives to... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
New $100m fund to improve water qualityThursday, 26 May 2016, 2:25 pmPress Release: New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick
New $100m fund to improve water quality
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 14 hours ago
Thursday, 26 May 2016, 2:25 pmPress Release: New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick SmithMinister for the Environment26 May 2016A new fund of $100 million of operating funding... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
New Zealand Budget 2016: Auckland focus of housing initiativespace of housing development and to put a greater focus on bringing more afforda
New Zealand Budget 2016: Auckland focus of housing initiatives
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 15 hours ago
pace of housing development and to put a greater focus on bringing more affordable housing to the market," Housing Minister Nick Smith said. The Government also confirmed that a national policy statement would be released soon on urban development,... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Questions & Answers – May 25in line with the Standing Orders.Rt Hon Winston Peters: Can I ask the Prime Min
Questions & Answers – May 25
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 17 hours ago
in line with the Standing Orders.Rt Hon Winston Peters: Can I ask the Prime Minister how he can say he has confidence in Nick Smith undertaking “a wide range of initiatives when it comes to housing” when there is now an overwhelming majority of... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Housing momentum to be maintainedwill be a smooth transition from Special Housing Areas (SHAs) to Auckland’s Uni
Housing momentum to be maintained
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 18 hours ago
will be a smooth transition from Special Housing Areas (SHAs) to Auckland’s Unitary Plan, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.“There has been concern from some developers in SHAs that the fast-track processes for plan variations will... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
What to expectbeen announced. But Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has a social housing
What to expect
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 21 hours ago
been announced. But Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has a social housing announcement coming and Housing Minister Nick Smith will have another funding announcement for buying out more Crown land in Auckland for housing. 4. TAXES AND... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Hundreds of residential units agreed in principleAccords and Special Housing Areas Act to date. Five SHAs are still being consi
Hundreds of residential units agreed in principle
Otago Daily Times / Posted yesterday
Accords and Special Housing Areas Act to date. Five SHAs are still being considered by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith. In total, they would provide up to 510 residential allotments or units, as well as the aged-care facility. Just... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Govt has fiscal room, but surprises unlikelydismay about the state of the country's health and housing systems. Health Min
Govt has fiscal room, but surprises unlikely
Otago Daily Times / Posted yesterday
dismay about the state of the country's health and housing systems. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Housing Minister Nick Smith have been making soothing noises and sending out press releases countering Opposition and community claims about... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Legal stuff up could hamper plans to build 15,000 new homes in special housing areashousing areas in Auckland, says Labour MP and Auckland mayoral candidate Phil G
Legal stuff up could hamper plans to build 15,000 new homes in special housing areas
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
housing areas in Auckland, says Labour MP and Auckland mayoral candidate Phil Goff. The MP has written to Housing Minister Nick Smith today, saying legal experts have pointed out a flaw in the Special Housing Area legislation and its transition... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Legal stuff up could hamper plans to build 15,000 new homes in special housing areashousing areas in Auckland, says Labour MP and Auckland mayoral candidate Phil G
Legal stuff up could hamper plans to build 15,000 new homes in special housing areas
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
housing areas in Auckland, says Labour MP and Auckland mayoral candidate Phil Goff. The MP has written to Housing Minister Nick Smith today, saying legal experts have pointed out a flaw in the Special Housing Area legislation and its transition... Read more
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NZCity
Budget to target those most in needwill almost certainly provide more money for buying up surplus land in Auckland
Budget to target those most in need
NZCity / Posted yesterday
will almost certainly provide more money for buying up surplus land in Auckland for housing development. Housing Minister Nick Smith was given $52 million for that in last year's budget, and he's spent it. There's speculation the budget will... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Builders and other tradies converge on the capital(NZCB) is holding its 18th annual conference and expo in Wellington over 26-28
Builders and other tradies converge on the capital
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
(NZCB) is holding its 18th annual conference and expo in Wellington over 26-28 May.Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith will open the conference to over 500 delegates on Friday 27 May and Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown will close... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Project threatens precious heritagewith other Maori Party, Green and Labour politicians, support the campaign to p
Project threatens precious heritage
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
with other Maori Party, Green and Labour politicians, support the campaign to protect Ihumatao. However just last week Dr Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment and for Building and Housing, rejected our request for an independently facilitated... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Questions & Answers – May 24for Building and Housing?Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): Yes.Andrew Little: H
Questions & Answers – May 24
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
for Building and Housing?Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): Yes.Andrew Little: How can he have confidence in bumbling Nick Smith, who promised 500 hectares of new housing on Crown land in the last Budget but only found 13 hectares, and is now... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Farhad Moinfar: Council must get on board with fast track housingsuch as Whenuapai which, under the Proposed Unitary Plan, are within the urban
Farhad Moinfar: Council must get on board with fast track housing
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
such as Whenuapai which, under the Proposed Unitary Plan, are within the urban growth boundary. Both Housing Minister Nick Smith and Finance Minister Bill English have said any failure to agree on a plan that provided enough room for growth... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
New tenancy laws a step closerand to be insulated passed unanimously through the committee stages of Parliame
New tenancy laws a step closer
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
and to be insulated passed unanimously through the committee stages of Parliament today.Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith said the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill will require all rental properties to have smoke alarms by 1 July... Read more
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This is West Country
Lucky 13 for hospice as runners raise £24,000Davis, Mark Llewellyn, Amy Muxworthy, Clive Wakely, Matt Woodford, Nina Taylor,
Lucky 13 for hospice as runners raise £24,000
This is West Country / Posted 2 days ago
Davis, Mark Llewellyn, Amy Muxworthy, Clive Wakely, Matt Woodford, Nina Taylor, Nathan Warren, Leanne Rolls, Colin Webber, Nick Smith, Emma Flexon, Jane Brookhouse and Robert Perry pounded round the 26-mile course. St Margaret’s events project... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Govt pegs 300 new homes for social or lower-cost housingAnother 150 could be used for social housing, Housing Minister Nick Smith says.
Govt pegs 300 new homes for social or lower-cost housing
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Another 150 could be used for social housing, Housing Minister Nick Smith says. Photo / Nick Reed The Government says 150 of the 740 dwellings to be built on spare land in Auckland could be sold for "affordable" prices. Another 150 could be used... Read more
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NZCity
Vacant Crown land plan a 'flop': Labour$52 million contingency fund to facilitate this was announced as part of last y
Vacant Crown land plan a 'flop': Labour
NZCity / Posted 2 days ago
$52 million contingency fund to facilitate this was announced as part of last year's budget. Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith on Monday confirmed negotiations to build on three of the sites that had been identified for development had been... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Housing Minister's claim only tells part of the storyone half time, and a 5 year old child), are now published on our website.------
Housing Minister's claim only tells part of the story
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 2 days ago
one half time, and a 5 year old child), are now published on our website.-------------Earlier this month Housing Minister Nick Smith told Parliament housing was now 24% more affordable than it was in 2008, when Labour was in government.In making... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Council tenants face eviction as government cons Councilsmislead.In April 2014 the Christchurch Housing Accord was signed between Mayor
Council tenants face eviction as government cons Councils
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 2 days ago
mislead.In April 2014 the Christchurch Housing Accord was signed between Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Housing Minister Nick Smith and included: “The government will work with the Council to enable the entity (what became the Otautahi Community... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Budget building materials policy backfiresSTATEMENT24 May 2016On the eve of this year’s Budget official figures show Nick
Budget building materials policy backfires
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 2 days ago
STATEMENT24 May 2016On the eve of this year’s Budget official figures show Nick Smith’s Budget 2014 centrepiece to reduce the cost of building materials has backfired, says Labour’s Housing... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Govt pegs 300 new homes for social or lower-cost housingAnother 150 could be used for social housing, Housing Minister Nick Smith says.
Govt pegs 300 new homes for social or lower-cost housing
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Another 150 could be used for social housing, Housing Minister Nick Smith says. Photo / Nick Reed The Government says 150 of the 740 dwellings to be built on spare land in Auckland could be sold for "affordable" prices. Another 150 could be used... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Govt pegs 300 new homes for social or lower-cost housingAnother 150 could be used for social housing, Housing Minister Nick Smith says.
Govt pegs 300 new homes for social or lower-cost housing
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Another 150 could be used for social housing, Housing Minister Nick Smith says. Photo / Nick Reed The Government says 150 of the 740 dwellings to be built on spare land in Auckland could be sold for "affordable" prices. Another 150 could be used... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Deals signed off for 740 more Auckland homesHousing Minister Nick Smith confirmed this afternoon that the Government had co
Deals signed off for 740 more Auckland homes
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Housing Minister Nick Smith confirmed this afternoon that the Government had completed negotiations on three sites in Manukau, Mt Albert, and Waterview. Photo / Mark Mitchell The Government has signed off deals to build 740 homes on spare land in... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Govt pegs 300 new homes for social or lower-cost housingAnother 150 could be used for social housing, Housing Minister Nick Smith says.
Govt pegs 300 new homes for social or lower-cost housing
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Another 150 could be used for social housing, Housing Minister Nick Smith says. Photo / Nick Reed The Government says 150 of the 740 dwellings to be built on spare land in Auckland could be sold for "affordable" prices. Another 150 could be used... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Budget won't provide answers for homelesswho're forced to live in cars. It's the sort of image highlighted by cartoonis
Budget won't provide answers for homeless
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
who're forced to live in cars. It's the sort of image highlighted by cartoonist Tom Scott who penned the Housing Minister Nick Smith standing beside a car where a family had bedded down for the night and pronouncing: "Under Labour, homeless people... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Deals signed off for 740 more Auckland homesHousing Minister Nick Smith confirmed this afternoon that the Government had co
Deals signed off for 740 more Auckland homes
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Housing Minister Nick Smith confirmed this afternoon that the Government had completed negotiations on three sites in Manukau, Mt Albert, and Waterview. Photo / Mark Mitchell The Government has signed off deals to build 740 homes on spare land in... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Govt progresses Auckland housing programmethree sites in Auckland, paving the way for the development of an estimated 740
Govt progresses Auckland housing programme
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 days ago
three sites in Auckland, paving the way for the development of an estimated 740 new homes, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.The agreements are part of a programme announced in last year’s Budget which aims to free up... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Deals signed off for 740 more Auckland homesHousing Minister Nick Smith confirmed this afternoon that the Government had co
Deals signed off for 740 more Auckland homes
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Housing Minister Nick Smith confirmed this afternoon that the Government had completed negotiations on three sites in Manukau, Mt Albert, and Waterview. Photo / Mark Mitchell The Government has signed off deals to build 740 homes on spare land in... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Andrew Little: Pre-Budget Speech 2016with property speculators and land bankers, while everyone else misses out. Eve
Andrew Little: Pre-Budget Speech 2016
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 days ago
with property speculators and land bankers, while everyone else misses out. Every initiative our bumbling housing minister Nick Smith has tried on housing has failed. Rather than go after the causes of the problems, he’s flailed around with... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Budget won't provide answers for homeless - Budget 2016who're forced to live in cars. It's the sort of image highlighted by cartoonis
Budget won't provide answers for homeless - Budget 2016
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
who're forced to live in cars. It's the sort of image highlighted by cartoonist Tom Scott who penned the Housing Minister Nick Smith standing beside a car where a family had bedded down for the night and pronouncing: "Under Labour, homeless people... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Little: National neglecting 'middle NZ'everyone succeed, the Government I lead will address the real causes of the hou
Little: National neglecting 'middle NZ'
Otago Daily Times / Posted 4 days ago
everyone succeed, the Government I lead will address the real causes of the housing crisis.'' He said Housing Minister Nick Smith was "flailing around with gimmicks'' such as special housing areas and releasing Crown land for housing. "We... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Andrew Little: National neglecting 'middle New Zealand'help everyone succeed, the Government I lead will address the real causes of th
Andrew Little: National neglecting 'middle New Zealand'
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
help everyone succeed, the Government I lead will address the real causes of the housing crisis." He said Housing Minister Nick Smith was "flailing round with gimmicks" such as special housing areas and releasing Crown land for housing. "We can't... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
DOC is not underfunded: Maggie BarryCabinet under the John Key led government and the Minister for the Environment
DOC is not underfunded: Maggie Barry
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 4 days ago
Cabinet under the John Key led government and the Minister for the Environment and me as the Minister for Conservation, Nick Smith and I work very closely and collaboratively along with MPI. We’re more joined up than we ever have been around... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Bernard Hickey: Let them build, using bondsa hard place All this sounds foreign and like some sort of a too-good-to-be-tr
Bernard Hickey: Let them build, using bonds
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 5 days ago
a hard place All this sounds foreign and like some sort of a too-good-to-be-true type of financial engineering. Indeed, Nick Smith described these bonds as "creative accounting" and "nothing more than fool's gold". But former Reserve Bank... Read more
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FOXSPORTS.com.au
Hawk slays Swan with perfect sledgeHowever he wasn’t the only star Hawk that underperformed, with Sam Mitchell (15
Hawk slays Swan with perfect sledge
FOXSPORTS.com.au / Posted 5 days ago
However he wasn’t the only star Hawk that underperformed, with Sam Mitchell (15 disposals) and Cyril Rioli (one goal from 11 disposals) well held by Tom Mitchell and Nick Smith respectively. To a certain extent, though, Lewis had the las... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Hawk slays Swan with perfect sledgeHowever he wasn’t the only star Hawk that underperformed, with Sam Mitchell (15
Hawk slays Swan with perfect sledge
Daily Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
However he wasn’t the only star Hawk that underperformed, with Sam Mitchell (15 disposals) and Cyril Rioli (one goal from 11 disposals) well held by Tom Mitchell and Nick Smith respectively. To a certain extent, though, Lewis had the las... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
'Boring' Bill loves to be Budget crowd-pleaserthe Opposition. Hence Labour's sudden rush to declare, Lady MacBeth-like, "out
'Boring' Bill loves to be Budget crowd-pleaser
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 6 days ago
the Opposition. Hence Labour's sudden rush to declare, Lady MacBeth-like, "out, out damned urban limit". Housing Minister Nick Smith had hinted the hard word was about to go on and Finance Minister Bill English started shaking down Auckland... Read more
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The News-Herald
Mayfield walks off with win, North shuts out Mentor to advance to district finalshutting out the Cardinals, 5-0, and advancing to the final over Mentor in cons
Mayfield walks off with win, North shuts out Mentor to advance to district final
The News-Herald / Posted 7 days ago
shutting out the Cardinals, 5-0, and advancing to the final over Mentor in consecutive years. Arrison and Mentor pitcher Nick Smith battled for four scoreless innings until the top of the fifth, when an error and a hit batsman put Joey Iacona in... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Twyford and Smith should “pull their heads in” on housingtaken into account, before final decisions are made. Having Members of Parliame
Twyford and Smith should “pull their heads in” on housing
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 7 days ago
taken into account, before final decisions are made. Having Members of Parliament, including Hon. Phil Twyford and Hon. Nick Smith promising to over-ride the Unitary Plan process is extremely unhelpful and disruptive. They need to pull their... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Bill English and Nick Smith on different pages19 May 2016 The Government’s support for Labour’s policy to remove the Aucklan
Bill English and Nick Smith on different pages
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 7 days ago
19 May 2016 The Government’s support for Labour’s policy to remove the Auckland urban growth boundary is good news, but National needs to clarify its position, Labour’s Housing and Auckland Issues... Read more
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