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Ban junk food marketing to kids

One in three Kiwi kids are overweight or obese. They face a life where they are 3-10 times more likely to be obese, and this weight will be harder for them to shift than it is for others. Long term, diabetes, heart disease and an early death beckons. Junk food advertising aimed at kids plays […]

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Finalists announced for inaugural New Zealand Riverprize

International RiverFoundation has announced four finalists for the first Morgan Foundation New Zealand Riverprize, reflecting the high quality of work that is being undertaken in river restoration across the country. The four finalists in the 2015 Morgan Foundation New Zealand Riverprize are the Aorere River (Tasman), Lake Taupo (Waikato), the Manawatu River (Manawatu) and Project […]

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Could the TPP become Key’s most embarrassing moment?

Yesterday our Prime Minister admitted that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would raise the cost of medicines purchased through Pharmac. The government has moved from saying Pharmac wouldn’t be compromised to saying it will but the taxpayer will fund the damage. He’s also asserting the trade benefits will make it all worthwhile – at the […]

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Our Flag Competition

Why did I run the competition? It was clear from the public’s response that the understanding of what the current flag represents is minimal. It’s a defaced British naval ensign, modified first in 1867 as required by the British Colonial Navy Defence Act, so that the activities of the colonial government could be differentiated from […]

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Media release: Talk Treaty launch – Well know Kiwis talk candidly about the Treaty of Waitangi

Economist Dr Gareth Morgan, who earlier this year was accused by the New Zealand media of labelling pakeha New Zealanders “blissfully ignorant”, is about to share with the public part-two of an ongoing project about the Treaty of Waitangi. “Talk Treaty” follows on from the book “Are we there yet” co authored by Dr Morgan […]

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