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Kawenata unites Kaupapa Maori parties

The MÄori Party and Mana Party have signed a historic agreement today to unite MÄori politically. MÄori Party president Tukoroirangi Morgan said the kawenata or agreement was a huge step forward for MÄori in the lead up to the general elections. "Today is an important day for the MÄori nation....
 

Auckland tackles freedom camping issue

A bumper tourism season is increasing tensions between freedom campers and locals in Auckland, prompting new moves to see if the conflicting needs of freedom campers and local residents can peacefully co-exist. This week, Auckland Council is beginning a two-month pilot "dispersal" programme that....

Trump says remark about Sweden referred to something on TV

Yahoo!-ABC News Network © 2017 ABC News Internet Ventures. All rights reserved. WATCH President Trump addresses crowds, bashes media. Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country.

Financial institutions see relief potential relief from rules

Unlike larger banks that sell their loans to investors, many community banks keep home loans on their books., so they’re already wary of making risky mortgages, he said. Community lenders are also more likely to know their customers and should be able to develop loans to suit their needs, Abernathy said.

Where are all the new diabetes drugs?

So has pharma run out of ideas on diabetes? Not exactly. But whether its ideas will ever get to market is another question. There’s plenty of promising science in the early stages of research. Available drugs, however, work pretty well. Given the cost of development and a high bar for approval,....

Malaysia seeks to question 7 in killing of Kim Jong Nam

He declined to confirm that the victim was Kim Jong Nam, who was using a passport with the name Kim Chol, though the context was clear. In Seoul, the South Korean government said that there was no doubt Kim Jong Nam was the victim and that it believed North Korea was responsible. Advertisement.

Hundreds gather in Copley to ‘stand up for science’

The rally coincided with a gathering of thousands of scientists in Boston for the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting. It didn’t escape the notice of many attendees that on a February afternoon the weather was springlike with temperatures in the 50s. Many signs said, “Climate Change is Real.

Blast in Somalia kills 34 in Mogadishu marketplace

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- (AP) Somalia's new president visited victims wounded by the Mogadishu car bomb that on Sunday killed 34. President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those who planned the blast. The explosion hit a busy marketplace in the western part of the capital, said police Capt.

Ruling party candidate seen leading Ecuador president vote

Lenin Moreno, presidential candidate for the ruling party Alliance PAIS, and running mate Vice President Jorge Glas, flash thumbs up as they greet supporters after their arrival to await the results of the general election, in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.

Trump says remark about Sweden referred to something on TV

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country. The American president now says he was referring to something he saw on television.

The Latest: Trump says Sweden comment followed TV report

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 5:40 p.m. Swedes have been scratching their heads since President Donald Trump suggested that some kind of major incident had taken place in their country Friday night. Trump is now clarifying his comments, saying he was referring to something he saw on television.

Trump embraces legacy of Andrew Jackson

NEW YORK (AP) — It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election. An unvarnished celebrity outsider who pledged to represent the forgotten laborer took on an intellectual member of the Washington establishment looking to extend a political dynasty in the White House.

Trump associates deliver backdoor plan for Ukraine and Russia

A week before Michael Flynn resigned as national security adviser, a sealed proposal was hand-delivered to his office, outlining a way for President Donald Trump to lift sanctions against Russia. Flynn is gone, having been caught lying about his own discussion of sanctions with the Russian ambassador.

Parents ask what happened to cross border dimension

The Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) is planning to close St Mary’s High School Brollagh, County Fermanagh by August 31 next year, the Donegal Democrat has learned. But the proposal has been greeted with fury by parents who are determined to “fight tooth and nail” to make sure the....

Strong Growth Predicted for Asia Data Center Market

BroadGroup's Datacloud Asia, Singapore, 23 rd February 2017 debates enterprise infrastructure opportunities in the region. BroadGroup, the international event company suggests in new research that the market in Asia continues to expand with growth in capacity and power availability across all....

Share market set to open lower

At 0700 AEDT on Monday, the share price futures index was up five points, or 0.09 per cent, at 5,760. The Dow Jones Industrial Average barely reached a seventh straight record high, while both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq again found records, boosted by gains in Kraft Heinz helped offset selling in energy stocks.

BlueScope profit jumps, to buyback shares

Net profit of $359.1 million for the six months to December 31 was $159 million higher than the same period a year earlier. Underlying earnings more than doubled, up 162 per cent to $603.6 million, in line with January's upgraded guidance. Total revenue rose 17 per cent to $5.2 billion.

Post-holiday debt stress strikes

One of the main forms of stress is related to finance and this time of year is particularly anxious, which is not surprising — Finder.com.au research revealed Australians spent nearly $10 billion at Christmas time. Meanwhile a Salvation Army study conducted by Roy Morgan Research estimated that 1.

Pension contributions declined, so why don't taxes?

In the 2014-15 school year, the rate of pension contributions for teacher retirement costs hit a startling 17.53 percent as the fallout from the stock market crash in 2008 had its maximum impact. That number meant that for every $100 a public-school teacher was paid, another $17.

Trump explains Sweden remark

SWEDEN is demanding an explanation from the White House after US President Donald Trump implied a major security incident had occurred. Mr Trump was speaking at his Make America Great Again rally in Florida on Saturday, where he was promoting the message about keeping his country safe.

SA’s power needs among world’s most fluctuant

Generating company Engie has appeared before the inquiry in Adelaide in the wake of the blackout of 90,000 properties across the state earlier this month as heatwave conditions forced load shedding. The SA government has blamed the blackout on a failure to turn on Engie’s second gas fired unit in Adelaide.

Revamp hits business hard

Some business owners on the beach front say their trade has dropped by almost a third since construction started in April. With the works not due to finish until early next year, Wild Fig cafe owners Chris Burke and Craig Kimber say they risk losing everything.

Borrowers give up floating mortgages

When first-home buyer Pippa Jefferies took out a mortgage recently, she decided to fix the bulk of it. She liked the security the terms offered, especially as it seemed changes were ahead. "Given that at the time interest rate increases were on the horizon, being new buyers we wanted to get settled in before exploring other options.

The case of the bullet fired in US that killed a teenager in Mexico

"This court should make clear that our border is not an on/off switch for the Constitution's most fundamental protections." There have been more than 40 killings by border patrol agents, according to an Arizona Republic investigation cited in Hernandez's parents' brief.

Pharmac to consider funding tampons and pads following application

Tampons and pads are currently taxed at 15 per cent in New Zealand. Pharmac is investigating whether it can subside the products. Pharmac is investigating whether subsidising tampons and pads are within its funding powers. The Government agency announced on Monday that a funding application for the sanitary items was received in late 2016.

Bartholomew County CAFO holding open house for new finishing barns

Confined animal feeding operations have been controversial over the past three years, even though few Bartholomew County residents had ever stepped inside one of the big livestock farms. Next week, local residents have a chance to see one for themselves when Gelfius Farms, located off East County....

India's New Solar Auction Lights the Way to Modi's Green Targets

-backed auction helped the central Madhya Pradesh state tender 750 megawatts of power. The auction format, which included payment guarantees and was run by the state and central governments, could become a template fueling growth in other regions and bringing energy security to the world’s second-most-populous country.

SA’s power needs among world’s most fluctuant

Generating company Engie has appeared before the inquiry in Adelaide in the wake of the blackout of 90,000 properties across the state earlier this month as heatwave conditions forced load shedding. The SA government has blamed the blackout on a failure to turn on Engie’s second gas fired unit in Adelaide.

Libya's Seraj sees Russia as possible intermediary with eastern commander

By Shadia Nasralla and Andreas Rinke. MUNICH (Reuters) - Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Seraj of the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli said on Sunday he would like Russia to help overcome deadlock in the country, which is struggling with divisions among militias and an Islamist militant threat.

Head of South Sudan's military courts resigns, rebukes government

By Katharine Houreld. NAIROBI (Reuters) - The head of South Sudan's military courts has resigned, saying high-level interference made it impossible to discipline soldiers accused of rape and murder amid the nation's civil war, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Saturday. The resignation of Col.

Why 160,000 protesters in Barcelona want Spain to welcome more refugees

In 2015, Spain’s government made a promise: welcome in more than 17,000 refugees within two years. On Saturday, at least 160,000 protesters at a march in Barcelona said the conservative government is not living up to its pledge. The marchers, who organizers said numbered 300,000, held banners and....
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