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Two killed at WINZ office

Two people are dead and another seriously injured after being shot in the Ashburton WINZ office:

. . . A balaclava-clad man carrying a sawn-off shotgun entered the Work and Income office on the corner of Cass and Moore streets and fired several shots before fleeing on a bike. 240 more words

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Work best way out of poverty trap

Welfare has a place for people who can never support themselves and others who, for a variety of reasons, need temporary help.

But it’s a safety net that can turn into a poverty trap. 75 more words

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National Party Beehive Meeting - 30/08/2014 re: Judith Collins

What follows is a transcript of a meeting between some senior National Party figures held early Saturday morning New Zealand time.

TAPE BEGINS

Footsteps and doors opening and closing. 866 more words

Politics

Campaign opening the right way

The National Party campaign opening attracted around 2,500 members.

When I arrived the crowd was enjoying the music of Lapi Mariner and his band and teenage MC Lavana Seuala had us hanging on his every word. 1,529 more words

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Budget Advice boost

A lot of people don’t know how to budget and it’s not only those on low incomes who find their expenditure is too close, or even in excess, of their income. 300 more words

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Jacinda Ardern vs Paula Bennett: Child poverty debate

The countdown to the election is on. Our politicians are on the campaign trail, their swords have been drawn, and the big issues are being debated. 753 more words

Breaking debt cycle

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has launched a Community Finance pilot scheme  which will give people a safe alternative to loan sharks:

“Community Finance will help people with borrowing for assets they need for employment, education and a better quality of life,” says Mrs Bennett. 307 more words

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