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Tue, 01 Nov 2016 22:18:44 GMT
Warren Gatland embarrassed by All Blacks fans booing Quade Cooper  -  New Zealand Herald
Gatland told the Guardian that he was embarrassed after attending the All Blacks' recent victory over the Wallabies at Eden Park saying that 'a little bit of arrogance' was creeping into the New Zealand crowds. "As a Kiwi, I was embarrassed," he said ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 22:15:00 GMT

Kiwi arrogance was embarrassing: Warren Gatland  -  Stuff.co.nz
The former All Blacks hooker also indicated he was uncomfortable with the New Zealand Herald's decision to publish a caricature of Australia head coach Michael Cheika dressed as a clown on the morning of the match with the front-page headline "Send in ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 22:10:49 GMT
NZ jobless rate falls below 5 per cent for first time since 2008, wage inflation muted  -  New Zealand Herald
The unemployment rate fell to 4.9 per cent in the three months ended September 30 from a revised 5 per cent rate in June, Statistics New Zealand said. Employment grew 1.4 per cent in the quarter, outpacing a 0.5 per cent gain economists were picking ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 22:10:16 GMT

Unemployment drops to lowest level since 2008 on booming job creation  -  Stuff.co.nz
This meant the number of people employed in New Zealand rose 6.1 per cent in 12 months, which Statistics New Zealand officials said was possibly the fastest increase on record. The booming job market comes at a time when record strong migration means ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 22:08:38 GMT

NZ Super Rugby sides confirm 2017 squads  -  Radio New Zealand
Another new player out of the Tasman camp is lock Quinten Strange. He was selected in the NZ Under 20 team this year, and off the back of some impressive performances there earned selection in the Tasman provincial team. Adding to the loose forward ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 22:00:10 GMT

Embarrassing All Blacks fans need to learn humility, says Warren Gatland  -  The Guardian
Gatland, who played 17 non-international matches for New Zealand without appearing in a Test, said: β€œOne of the things I was proud of as a Kiwi was showing humility. The All Blacks try to do that but there's a proportion of New Zealanders that have a ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 21:52:41 GMT

Kiwis netted in international online drug sting  -  Radio New Zealand
Six New Zealanders have been arrested as part of an international sting targeting people buying and selling drugs online. Operation Hyperion, which involved 21 agencies around the world, intercepted drugs that were being ordered online and sent through ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 21:47:44 GMT

It's animal welfare – Not animal rights  -  Stuff.co.nz
New Zealand was founded by pioneers who lived off the land, turning rough scrub-clad hillsides into useable land on which to farm domestic animals. Today, New Zealand is still a huge agricultural country – I hear agriculture called the "backbone of our ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 21:31:54 GMT

Karen Jones becomes first registered nurse in New Zealand to be granted prescribing rights  -  Stuff.co.nz
A law change in September meant some registered nurses, working in general practice and specialty health services, who had completed additional education were able to apply to the Nursing Council of New Zealand for authorisation to prescribe within a ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 21:29:57 GMT
New Zealand and the US – friends again?  -  Scoop.co.nz (press release)
From ostracism in 1986 to a US Navy ship visit in 2016, New Zealand's leaders have managed a sometimes troubled relationship with Washington skilfully, says Stephen Hoadley, an associate professor in Politics and International Relations at the ...