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Next step taken to improve consumer protections in insurance contract law

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Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Next step taken to improve consumer protections in insurance contract lawCommerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi today announced the start of public consultation on New Zealand’s insurance contract law. Mr Faafoi says a key consideration is whether there is a need for greater regulation of insurer conduct. “Insurance plays […]

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Hong Kong retail expectations turn positive for first time since 2013 according to the RICS Hong Kong Commercial Property Monitor

By   10 hours ago

Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – May 21, 2018 – RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Hong Kong Commercial Property Monitor results for Q1 2018 indicated that demand for retail space was unchanged from Q4, marking the first time since 2013 that demand for retail space has not declined. The Occupier Sentiment […]

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Amlife’s World Sleep Day CSR Campaign Addresses Increasing Sleeping Disorders, Amlife’s first national sleep survey reveals 9 out of 10 Malaysians Suffer Sleep Problems

By   16 hours ago

Source: Media Outreach PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA – Media OutReach – May 21, 2018 – To mark World Sleep Day 2018 amidst an alarming increase rate of insomnia and sleeping disorders within Asia Pacific, sleep health specialist Am Life International Sdn Bhd presented its sleep care showcase to the Malaysian media. Sleep disorders impact 45% of […]

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Amlife’s World Sleep Day CSR Campaign Addresses Increasing Sleeping Disorders, Amlife’s first national sleep survey reveals 9 out of 10 Malaysians Suffer Sleep Problems

By   16 hours ago

Source: Media Outreach PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA – Media OutReach – May 21, 2018 – To mark World Sleep Day 2018 amidst an alarming increase rate of insomnia and sleeping disorders within Asia Pacific, sleep health specialist Am Life International Sdn Bhd presented its sleep care showcase to the Malaysian media. Sleep disorders impact 45% of […]

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Govt breaks early childhood education promises

By   20 hours ago

Source: National Party The Government has broken its promises for early childhood education (ECE) in its first Budget leaving parents and educators to ask what priority it really places on early learning, National’s Early Childhood Education Spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “Labour’s number one manifesto commitment to ECE was to bring in special funding for services […]

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Low income earners to subsidise homes for wealthy

By   20 hours ago

Source: National Party Labour’s admission there will be no income limits for people who want to buy KiwiBuild houses will mean low income New Zealanders will help subsidise homes for the wealthy, National’s Housing and Urban Development spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Labour has its priorities badly wrong. It is heaping more and more taxes on […]

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Funds to tackle waste problems

By   22 hours ago

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Funds to tackle waste problemsA facility to recycle tyres and a project to reuse old photocopier toner are getting off the ground with support from the Waste Minimisation Fund, Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage said today. “These projects take waste that would have gone to landfills and use it for […]

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Reckless Govt willing to gamble public safety

By   23 hours ago

Source: National Party The Ardern-Peters Government is putting ideology ahead of public safety by not building the much-needed prison at Waikeria, National’s Corrections Spokesperson David Bennett says. “No government wants to build a new prison, but when you’re faced with an increase in serious and violent crime it is the only option to keep the […]

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    Next step taken to improve consumer protections in insurance contract law

    By   26 mins ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Next step taken to improve consumer protections in insurance contract lawCommerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi today announced the start of public consultation on New Zealand’s insurance contract law. Mr Faafoi says a key consideration is whether there is a need for greater regulation of insurer conduct. “Insurance plays […]

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    Funds to tackle waste problems

    By   22 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Funds to tackle waste problemsA facility to recycle tyres and a project to reuse old photocopier toner are getting off the ground with support from the Waste Minimisation Fund, Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage said today. “These projects take waste that would have gone to landfills and use it for […]

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    Tech in NZ needs more young women

    By   1 day ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Tech in NZ needs more young womenBroadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran says New Zealand’s tech sector needs more young women to help break down stereotypes and redress gender imbalance in the industry. Clare Curran today spoke to nearly 200 secondary school girls taking part in ShadowTech 2018 […]

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    Red Zone used to boost endangered bee population

    By   2 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Red Zone used to boost endangered bee populationMinister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods has announced that the Residential Red Zone will become the new breeding ground for the embattled global bee population.   “May 20 has been declared World Bee Day by the United Nations, and I am pleased […]

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    Visit reinforces strength of New Zealand-Japan relationship

    By   2 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Visit reinforces strength of New Zealand-Japan relationshipDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters departs Tokyo this evening following a productive three-day visit to Japan. “This visit reaffirmed the strength and significant mutual benefit of the New Zealand Japan relationship,” said Mr Peters. “New Zealand and Japan continue […]

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    New Zealand to gift White Horse to Nikko Tōshōgū Shrine in Japan

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New Zealand to gift White Horse to Nikko Tōshōgū Shrine in JapanForeign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced New Zealand is continuing a tradition of over 50 years by gifting a white horse to Tōshōgū Shrine in Nikkō, Japan. A New Zealand white horse has been a feature of the […]

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    Protecting our mounga enables toutouwai to return

    By   2 days ago

    MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Protecting our mounga enables toutouwai to return One of the world’s most intensive rat and small rodent trapping networks is providing a safe haven for wildlife on Mt Taranaki, resulting in the release of more toutouwai / North Island robin back to mountain.

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    Minister to speak on women and transport at international events

    By   3 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister to speak on women and transport at international eventsAssociate Transport Minister and Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter will travel to Leipzig, Germany on Sunday to attend the International Transport Forum Summit and a Women Mobilise Women conference.  Minister Genter will give the keynote address at the Women Mobilise […]

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      Govt breaks early childhood education promises

      By   20 hours ago

      Source: National Party The Government has broken its promises for early childhood education (ECE) in its first Budget leaving parents and educators to ask what priority it really places on early learning, National’s Early Childhood Education Spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “Labour’s number one manifesto commitment to ECE was to bring in special funding for services […]

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      Low income earners to subsidise homes for wealthy

      By   20 hours ago

      Source: National Party Labour’s admission there will be no income limits for people who want to buy KiwiBuild houses will mean low income New Zealanders will help subsidise homes for the wealthy, National’s Housing and Urban Development spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Labour has its priorities badly wrong. It is heaping more and more taxes on […]

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      Reckless Govt willing to gamble public safety

      By   23 hours ago

      Source: National Party The Ardern-Peters Government is putting ideology ahead of public safety by not building the much-needed prison at Waikeria, National’s Corrections Spokesperson David Bennett says. “No government wants to build a new prison, but when you’re faced with an increase in serious and violent crime it is the only option to keep the […]

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      Arrogant bluster no substitute for economic plan

      By   2 days ago

      Source: National Party Shane Jones’ arrogant assertion that businesses struggling for workers should just invest in automation, rather than look for skilled immigration, is just the latest in a long list of unhelpful suggestions from an out-of-touch Government, National Economic Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Speaking at the National Party’s Lower North Island Regional Conference […]

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      Education Budget full of broken promises

      By   4 days ago

      Source: National Party Parents and teachers will be feeling let down by the Government after realising education is one of the big losers in Budget 2018, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “After making big promises and creating high expectations, parents and teachers were expecting significantly more for education than just the business-as-usual funding for […]

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      Labour puts less into Health than National

      By   4 days ago

      Source: National Party Labour’s Budget is putting less new money into health this year than National added last year – with just $731 million extra compared to National’s $924 million boost in Budget 2017, National Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “It beggars belief that Labour set expectations so high for this Budget and not only […]

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      Pittance for MPI, biosecurity halved

      By   4 days ago

      Source: National Party For a Government that has been running around telling anyone who will listen that Biosecurity is underfunded, it has allocated an extraordinarily small sum to strengthen the system, National’s spokesperson for Agriculture Nathan Guy says. “Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has announced a paltry increase of just $9.3 million for Biosecurity which is […]

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      Govt delivering fewer social houses than National

      By   4 days ago

      Source: National Party In spite of its claims of a housing crisis and promises to do better the Government will actually deliver fewer social houses than National and fewer houses for New Zealanders overall, National’s Social Housing spokesperson Simon O’Connor says. “For years Labour claimed there was a housing crisis which it would step in […]

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        Physical work starts on new Kerikeri wastewater treatment plant

        By   1 week ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: Physical work starts on new Kerikeri wastewater treatment plant Construction work will start this week on Kerikeri’s new wastewater treatment plant…

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        Intersection work to improve traffic on Kerikeri Road

        By   2 weeks ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: Intersection work to improve traffic on Kerikeri Road Traffic flows and safety along the district’s busiest local road will be improved by a project due to begin on Monday…

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        Subsidence closes Bay of Islands walking track

        By   2 weeks ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: Subsidence closes Bay of Islands walking track Subsidence has closed part of a popular coastal Bay of Islands walking track, which is also a section of the Cape Reinga to Bluff trail – Te Araroa…

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        Experienced FNDC manager gets top job at Masterton District Council

        By   2 weeks ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: Experienced FNDC manager gets top job at Masterton District Council An experienced Far North District Council manager has been chosen to lead Masterton District Council…

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        Voting opens for Bay of Islands Community Board by-election

        By   3 weeks ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: Voting opens for Bay of Islands Community Board by-election Voting is now open in the Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Community Board by-election (Kawakawa-Moerewa Subdivision) with voting packs posted to electors from Wednesday this week…

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        Final week to have your say on Greater Wellington’s plans

        By   4 weeks ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Final week to have your say on Greater Wellington’s plans You have less than a week to share your views on the future of the region as consultation on Greater Wellington Regional Council’s 10 Year Plan and proposed Revenue and Finance Policy closes this Sunday.   […]

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        Strike action scheduled for next week involving drivers for NZ Bus has been withdrawn by First Union and Tramways Union.

        By   1 month ago

        Source: Auckland Transport Headline: Strike action scheduled for next week involving drivers for NZ Bus has been withdrawn by First Union and Tramways Union. Auckland Transport is responsible for all of the region’s transport services (excluding state highways), from roads and footpaths, to cycling, parking and public transport. Auckland Transport’s day-to-day activities keep Auckland’s transport […]

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        Find out more about our bus services

        By   1 month ago

        Source: Auckland Transport Headline: Find out more about our bus services Taking the bus is a great way to get around. Buses travel to destinations all over the Auckland region, all year round – even on public holidays. If you’ve never taken a bus around Auckland before, this section will provide you with the information […]

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          Hong Kong retail expectations turn positive for first time since 2013 according to the RICS Hong Kong Commercial Property Monitor

          By   10 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – May 21, 2018 – RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Hong Kong Commercial Property Monitor results for Q1 2018 indicated that demand for retail space was unchanged from Q4, marking the first time since 2013 that demand for retail space has not declined. The Occupier Sentiment […]

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          Amlife’s World Sleep Day CSR Campaign Addresses Increasing Sleeping Disorders, Amlife’s first national sleep survey reveals 9 out of 10 Malaysians Suffer Sleep Problems

          By   16 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA – Media OutReach – May 21, 2018 – To mark World Sleep Day 2018 amidst an alarming increase rate of insomnia and sleeping disorders within Asia Pacific, sleep health specialist Am Life International Sdn Bhd presented its sleep care showcase to the Malaysian media. Sleep disorders impact 45% of […]

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          Amlife’s World Sleep Day CSR Campaign Addresses Increasing Sleeping Disorders, Amlife’s first national sleep survey reveals 9 out of 10 Malaysians Suffer Sleep Problems

          By   16 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA – Media OutReach – May 21, 2018 – To mark World Sleep Day 2018 amidst an alarming increase rate of insomnia and sleeping disorders within Asia Pacific, sleep health specialist Am Life International Sdn Bhd presented its sleep care showcase to the Malaysian media. Sleep disorders impact 45% of […]

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          Apple brings Everyone Can Code to schools serving blind and deaf students

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          MIL OSI – Source: Apple News Headline: Apple brings Everyone Can Code to schools serving blind and deaf students Apple brings Everyone Can Code to schools serving blind and deaf students nationwideApple is teaming up with leading educators for blind and deaf communities across the US to bring accessible coding to their schools. Beginning this […]

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          Apple paves the way for breakthrough carbon-free aluminum smelting method

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          MIL OSI – Source: Apple News Headline: Apple paves the way for breakthrough carbon-free aluminum smelting method Apple paves the way for breakthrough carbon-free aluminum smelting methodApple Played Crucial Role in Development of Joint Venture that Could Change Global ManufacturingAluminum is a key material in many of Apple’s most popular products, and for more than […]

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          Apple paves the way for breakthrough carbon-free aluminium smelting method

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          MIL OSI – Source: Apple News Headline: Apple paves the way for breakthrough carbon-free aluminium smelting method Apple paves the way for breakthrough carbon-free aluminium smelting methodApple Played Crucial Role in Development of Joint Venture that Could Change Global ManufacturingAluminium is a key material in many of Apple’s most popular products, and for more than […]

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          Apple Reports Second Quarter Results

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          MIL OSI – Source: Apple News Headline: Apple Reports Second Quarter Results Apple Reports Second Quarter ResultsRevenue Grows 16 Percent and EPS Grows 30 Percent to New March Quarter RecordsNew $100 Billion Share Repurchase Authorisation Announced, Dividend Raised by 16 PercentCupertino, California — 1 May, 2018 — Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal […]

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          Apple now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energy

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          MIL OSI – Source: Apple News Headline: Apple now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energy Apple now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energyNine More Apple suppliers commit to 100 percent clean energy productionCupertino, California — As part of its commitment to combat climate change and create a healthier environment, Apple today announced its global […]

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            Busting the Oil and Gas industry’s Alternative Facts about Jacinda’s offshore oil exploration ban.

            By   1 month ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Busting the Oil and Gas industry’s Alternative Facts about Jacinda’s offshore oil exploration ban. After Jacinda’s historic announcement that brought an end to new offshore oil and gas exploration, we’ve been hearing a lot from the industry about how the sky is about to fall in. Fun […]

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            CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce

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            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is thrilled with the Minister of Education’s appointment of Professor John O’Neill to the Independent Taskforce to Review Tomorrow’s Schools. Professor O’Neill, Head of the Institute of Education at Massey University, is […]

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            April Newsletter

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            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: April Newsletter Kia ora koutou katoa, and welcome to Child Poverty Action Group New Zealand’s April 2018 newsletter.   In This Issue Nationwide post budget events 2018 Child Poverty Reduction Bill Submission Round the Bays 2018 Community film screening fundraiser Policy news CPAG news update CPAG […]

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            Greenpeace Oil Campaign: Seven years in the wilderness

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            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Greenpeace Oil Campaign: Seven years in the wilderness Steve Abel   A photograph popped up on my Facebook feed recently, saying – “seven years ago today”. It was a shot of the crew from the Oil Free Seas flotilla being welcomed onto Waititi Marae at the isolated […]

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            Human rights, housing and child poverty – where do we stand?

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            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Human rights, housing and child poverty – where do we stand? How well is New Zealand doing to ensure it upholds its international obligations to human rights, especially where they relate to children? The concluding observations from a recent review of how New Zealand is […]

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            CPAG welcomes new report on Children’s Rights

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            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CPAG welcomes new report on Children’s Rights Child Poverty Action Group welcomes the new report from the Children’s Convention Monitoring Group (CCMG), and its timely release following the 25th anniversary of New Zealand signing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC). The […]

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            Proposed Education Bill could be disastrous for disadvantaged children

            By   2 months ago

            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Proposed Education Bill could be disastrous for disadvantaged children Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that if passed, the Education (Social Investment Funding and Abolition of Decile System) Amendment Bill could put schools serving income poor and materially deprived communities at risk of losing funding they […]

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            Oxfam announces leaders of Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct

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            Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Oxfam announces leaders of Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct Zainab Bangura, a former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, and Katherine Sierra, a former Vice-President of the World Bank, will co-chair an Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct, Accountability and Culture Change, Oxfam said today. The Independent Commission […]

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