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  • Net Zero By 2050: Labour Sets Target And Plan For Climate Action

    11 September 2017 5:10 AM 6

    Voting in the 2017 General Election kicks off in earnest on Monday 11 September when advance voting places open, and will go through until election day on Saturday 23 September. More>> In this campaign it’s not just online events that strain credibility. So I decided to test the political parties to see if they are not robots. More>> “No one can say the decision

  • Bikers don blue to fight prostate cancer

    10 September 2017 3:44 AM 7

    A group of Auckland bikers are dressing up in blue for a rally to raise awareness for prostate cancer. Around 3000 Kiwis are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and 600 people die from it every year. Organiser Morgan Sobanja says the event is about highlighting how important it is that men get a check-up. "If you have look around you can see everyone's got hteir

  • Toddler forced to drink beer, smoke marijuana by teenage parents

    9 September 2017 9:03 AM 6

    The little girl is seen swaying, apparently intoxicated, while someone firstly puts a beer bottle to her mouth, and then a lit joint. She then appears to almost fall over and pass out as her mum rushes to catch her. The mother, 17, and father, 18, were arrested at their home in Formosa in Argentina after the video did the rounds on social media, The Mirror

  • Denver nurses suspended after opening body bag to view man's genitals

    7 September 2017 5:17 PM 5

    Five nurses at Denver Health Medical Center were suspended for three weeks after opening a body bag to inappropriately view a deceased patient's genitals, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday, CBS affiliate WTVR reports. The incident was reported after a different nurse overheard one of the suspended nurses make a comment about it, according to a Denver

  • NZ's Labour widens lead in latest poll

    7 September 2017 11:17 AM 7

    New Zealand's Labour party has strengthened its lead over the governing National party, according to a new poll, and Jacinda Ardern is still more popular than Bill English as preferred prime minister. As Kiwis prepare to vote on September 23, the latest 1News Colmar Brunton survey shows Labour steady on 43 per cent support while National has dropped

  • Can NZ Labour's 'Jacindamania' momentum hold or has it peaked?

    7 September 2017 11:00 AM 5

    When Andrew Little stepped down as leader of the New Zealand Labour Party in early August, his deputy Jacinda Ardern got an hour and a half's notice. Less than 12 hours later she was leader. One month later, after campaigning on housing affordability, water quality and inequality, she had lifted Labour's vote to above the ruling National Party's in a key poll for the first

  • Five Denver Nurses Suspended For Unsealing Body Bag To Marvel At A Dead Man’s Impressive Genitals

    7 September 2017 8:48 AM 24

    A hospital in Denver, Colorado suspended five nurses because they decided it would be a good idea to open up a body bag and gaze upon a dead man’s noteworthy penis. The quintet of nurses worked at — and four of them still work at — Denver Health Medical Center, reports local ABC affiliate KMGH-TV. The ogling incidents occurred between March 31 and April

  • New poll: Kiwis divided about capital gains tax

    7 September 2017 6:12 AM 23

    Supporters of a capital gains tax slightly outnumber the opponents, a new poll shows. But there is still a significant degree of uncertainty about the tax measure, with nearly a third of people sitting on the fence. Labour is reserving the right to bring in a more comprehensive capital gains tax if its proposed tax working group recommends one in the next parliamentary

  • Rogernomics lessons learned in Murupara

    7 September 2017 3:18 AM 14

    Labour leader Jacinda Ardern is treating an attack from former Labour government minister Richard Prebble as high praise. Mr Prebble, who was closely associated with then finance minister Roger Douglas during Labour's embrace of neoliberal economics in the 1980s, penned an opinion piece in today's New Zealand Herald titled here are the reasons not to vote for Jacinda

  • Brazil declares end to yellow fever outbreak that killed 261

    6 September 2017 6:36 PM 4

    AO PAULO — Brazil’s Health Ministry has declared an end to a yellow fever outbreak that killed more 250 people over the past nine months. The ministry said Wednesday that the last case of the mosquito-borne disease was in June. In total, 777 people were infected, of whom 261 died. The outbreak was highly unusual in a country that typically sees a handful