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Today’s edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 2 resourceful link of the day and the politics pulse from Friday 14th February. It is best viewed on a desktop screen.


Noteworthy stories in the current news cycle include two storms in the Pacific having the potential to become formidable cyclones by tomorrow morning as they head towards New Zealand, food prices jumping sharply due to seasonally higher fruit and vegetable prices, and markets around the world posting sharp declines amid continuing anxiety over the state of the global economy.


Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today 


Government: Appointment of Queen’s Counsel in 2016; Works to start on new Manukau Bus Station; One week left to have your say on ETS Review; $13.6m Rāwhiti School officially open;Another grant to help returning offenders

Labour: We need a frontline drug for Melanoma; Labour To Keep Fighting To Axe Zero Hour Contracts

New Zealand First: Government Passing Buck On Tourist Drivers; Northland Bus Ban Just Petty Bully

NZ National Party: New Special Housing Areas for Maungakiekie; MP applauds new social housing project


RISE IN FOOD PRICES: Food prices rose 2.0 percent in January 2016, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more:

RISE IN REGIONAL PRICES: “The latest REINZ January statistics released today tell only one real story and that is many of New Zealand’s regions are experiencing a significant lift in both real estate sale prices and sale volumes,” says Geoff Barnett – National Manager of Century 21 New Zealand. Click here for more:

And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Friday 14th February.

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