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Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Abortion statistics: Year ended December 2017

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Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Abortion statistics: Year ended December 2017 19 June 2018 The number of abortions performed in New Zealand rose slightly in 2017, Stats NZ said today. A total of 13,285 induced abortions were performed, compared with 12,823 in 2016. However, the number of abortions has been generally decreasing since 2003. The general abortion […]

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Stats NZ Information Release: Information and communication technology supply survey: 2017

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Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Information and communication technology supply survey: 2017 Key facts: The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Supply Survey measures the sale of goods and services from businesses associated with ICT industries. In 2017, the survey was reduced in size and coverage to cover the sales of software and services, excluding ICT goods and communication […]

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Serious crash on SH1 in Waipu, Northland

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Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Please attribute to Senior Sergeant Darren Sullivan, Northland Police Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on State Highway 1 near Waipu, which occurred shortly before 9am. The crash involves a truck and a car and we understand there are serious injuries, however we […]

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Major reduction in numbers of people diagnosed with HIV

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Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Major reduction in numbers of people diagnosed with HIVAssociate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter is pleased that new results show a significant drop in the number of people diagnosed with HIV after increases for the previous five years. Results out today from the AIDS Epidemiology Group, which is based at […]

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Nominations open for Howick by-election

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Source: Auckland Council Nominations open today 20 June to fill a vacancy on the council’s Governing Body following the passing of Howick Ward Councillor Dick Quax. The Electoral Officer must receive nominations by 12 noon on Wednesday 18 July. Voting documents will be posted to eligible voters from Wednesday 22 August and voting will close […]

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Volunteers at the heart of protecting Devonport Peninsula

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MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Volunteers at the heart of protecting Devonport Peninsula Volunteers are at the heart of the community effort to protect native birds on the Devonport peninsula. National Volunteer Advisor Chris Charles tells us about the great work volunteers in the community are undertaking to keep native […]

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Award winning Pham: NZ leader in world class tech sector

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Auckland – NZTech chair Mitchell Pham who receives the Kea World Class New Zealand Award tomorrow night, is a leader in New Zealand’s world class tech sector. Past winners of these awards include Sir Peter Jackson and Lady Fran Walsh. Mitchell Pham, director at Augen Software Group in New Zealand and Vietnam, co-founder of the Kiwi […]

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ACC adds insult to injury in cavalier response to medical advisors

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Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ACC adds insult to injury in cavalier response to medical advisors “ACC has added insult to injury by planning to cut medical advisory staffing and then responding in a very cavalier way to our members’ quite reasonable requests for improvements to their collective employment agreement,” […]

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    Major reduction in numbers of people diagnosed with HIV

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Major reduction in numbers of people diagnosed with HIVAssociate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter is pleased that new results show a significant drop in the number of people diagnosed with HIV after increases for the previous five years. Results out today from the AIDS Epidemiology Group, which is based at […]

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    Volunteers at the heart of protecting Devonport Peninsula

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    MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Volunteers at the heart of protecting Devonport Peninsula Volunteers are at the heart of the community effort to protect native birds on the Devonport peninsula. National Volunteer Advisor Chris Charles tells us about the great work volunteers in the community are undertaking to keep native […]

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    Whio education resource in te reo for Taranaki schools

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    MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Whio education resource in te reo for Taranaki schools A new resource in te reo Māori has been released by DOC in Taranaki. It looks closely at whio, the very special ducks that live on the rivers and streams of Mounga Taranaki.

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    Interim decision on Hato Petera College

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Interim decision on Hato Petera CollegeMinister of Education Chris Hipkins has today shared with Hato Petera College’s Commissioner his interim decision to cancel the College’s integration agreement. “In April this year the proprietor of Hato Petera College, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland, and I decided to initiate a consultation […]

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    Govt to shine a light on misuse of New Zealand companies and directorships

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Govt to shine a light on misuse of New Zealand companies and directorshipsMeasures to increase transparency and combat misuse of New Zealand companies have been progressed today with the release of a discussion paper for consultation. Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Hon Kris Faafoi says the paper, approved by […]

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    Housing New Zealand board appointments

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    Source: New Zealand Government Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has announced the appointment of Mark Gosche as deputy chair of the Housing New Zealand board. “As a former Cabinet minister with years of leadership experience, Mark Gosche has the right skills to contribute to the Housing NZ Board,” Phil Twyford said. “Since retiring […]

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    Bulletin article discusses the pros and cons of issuing a central bank digital currency

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    Source: Reserve Bank of New Zealand Release date 19 June 2018 The pros and cons of a public digital currency issued by a central bank are evaluated in an article published today in the Reserve Bank Bulletin. The focus of the article is how a public digital currency might affect four key central bank functions: […]

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    Jail sentence for recidivist pāua poacher

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    MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 – Release/Statement Headline: Jail sentence for recidivist pāua poacher The jailing of a man over pāua poaching offences sends a strong message that the illegal gathering and selling of pāua on the black market will not be tolerated, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

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      Overseas Investment Amendment a dog of a Bill

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      Source: National Party The Government’s Bill to ban foreign buyers is a textbook example of bad law-making and the changes made at select committee will do nothing to alter the fact it’s a dog, National’s Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says. “National, along with countless experts, has repeatedly told Labour that the number of foreign buyers […]

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      Government adding $100 a week to cost of living

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      Source: National Party The Government needs to start thinking about the impact of its tax and bad economic policies on Kiwi families and stop loading the costs on to their weekly bills, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. “The Government’s policies are costing Kiwi families over $100 a week and that’s an unacceptable burden on New […]

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      Thousands sign to save regional roads

      By   19 hours ago

      Source: National Party National has today lodged petitions in Parliament showing significant public support for key regional roading projects under threat as a result of the Government’s bad transport policies, says National Party Transport spokesperson, Jami-Lee Ross. “National is committed to ensuring that our regions are connected to the main centres, with better and safer […]

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      Nurses deserve to be paid more

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      Source: Green Party The Green Party said today nurses have historically been underpaid and undervalued and they deserve to be paid more.  Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson was commenting after it was announced nurses rejected the DHBs’ latest pay offer in their ballot. “Nurses are totally professional, so for them to reject an offer of […]

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      Minister ignores pleas to tell the truth

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      Source: National Party Health Minister David Clark ignored repeated pleas to tell the truth about Counties Manukau DHB and to clear their names from public servants whose reputation he had unfairly damaged, National’s MP for Botany Jami-Lee Ross says. “This come after last week’s release of a damning voicemail where Dr Clark tried to silence […]

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      Law and Order targets sent to waste paper bin

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      Source: National Party The Government’s pledge to put fewer people in prison is already starting to bite, as it drops previous targets aimed at solving more crime and keeping New Zealanders safe, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Police Minister Stuart Nash has confirmed to Parliament’s Justice committee that the Government has formally dropped two […]

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      Green Party mourns passing of Talei Morrison

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      Source: Green Party Ka iri te kapua pōuri ki runga i Ōhinemutu, Te Arawa waka. He pou whakarae o Te Mātārae i Ōrehu, he kaikōkiri kaupapa hauora, he wāhine toa. E heke ana ngā roimata mō te wāhine kua hinga nei. The Green Party was saddened to learn yesterday of the passing of kapa haka […]

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      Government driving land into foreign ownership

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      Source: National Party The Government’s backward and ill-thought through changes to overseas investment regulations are having a perverse effect and driving more land into the hands of overseas investors, National’s Spokesperson for Viticulture Stuart Smith says. “Forestry is getting an easy pass under the Overseas Investment Act which allows for significant foreign investment in land. […]

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        Nominations open for Howick by-election

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        Source: Auckland Council Nominations open today 20 June to fill a vacancy on the council’s Governing Body following the passing of Howick Ward Councillor Dick Quax. The Electoral Officer must receive nominations by 12 noon on Wednesday 18 July. Voting documents will be posted to eligible voters from Wednesday 22 August and voting will close […]

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        St Mary’s Bay water project to dramatically reduce contamination

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        Source: Auckland Council Improving water quality is a big priority for Auckland Council and one of the first major projects that will deliver significant results is the combined sewer and stormwater network at St Marys Bay and Masefield Beach. The major infrastructure project will dramatically reduce the amount of contaminated water flowing into the harbour. […]

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        Finance and Performance Committee approves Te Henga land transfer

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        Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee today considered a number of items, including the budget to conduct a by-election, and the transfer of the land at 240A Bethells Road, Te Henga to Te Kawerau a Maki. Items 1-4, 7-8 and 12-14 were administrative items. Item 5 Public input Bill Buckley and Greg […]

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        St Mary’s water project to dramatically reduce contamination

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        Source: Auckland Council Improving water quality is a big priority for Auckland Council and one of the first major projects that will deliver significant results is the combined sewer and stormwater network at St Marys Bay and Masefield Beach. The major infrastructure project will dramatically reduce the amount of contaminated water flowing into the harbour. […]

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        Historic moment for Te Kawerau a Maki

        By   18 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council Tweet this quote Share Share this Council votes to transfer land to enable Te Kawerau ā Maki to construct a marae at Te Henga. A decision today by Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee fulfills a long-standing promise to Te Kawerau ā Maki. The committee voted to transfer land to enable Te […]

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        Chamberlain Park judicial review dismissed

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        Source: Auckland Council The High Court at Auckland has today dismissed the application for judicial review challenging the lawfulness of the Council’s decision-making in relation to the development of a Master Plan for Chamberlain Park. Albert-Eden Chair Peter Haynes has welcomed the court’s decision. “It’s heartening that the High Court has found that Council and […]

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        Disposing of moth plant pods

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        Source: Auckland Council What is moth plant? One of Auckland’s most noxious weeds, moth plant (Araujia hortorum) is a woody vine that can grow up to eight meters high, has sticky white sap, smothers native vegetation and produces large choko-like seed pods that dry and split, releasing 250-1000 parachute-like seeds per pod. The wind spreads […]

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        Extensive testing and new signage at Takapuna Beach

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        Source: Auckland Council Tweet this quote Share Share this Together, we can improve Auckland’s waterways for future generations. Old legacy council stormwater signage along Takapuna Beach has been removed and replaced with new and improved signage advising people not to swim or play in water coming out of public stormwater outlets. “The new public health […]

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          Stats NZ Information Release: Information and communication technology supply survey: 2017

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          Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Information and communication technology supply survey: 2017 Key facts: The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Supply Survey measures the sale of goods and services from businesses associated with ICT industries. In 2017, the survey was reduced in size and coverage to cover the sales of software and services, excluding ICT goods and communication […]

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          Award winning Pham: NZ leader in world class tech sector

          By   2 hours ago

          Auckland – NZTech chair Mitchell Pham who receives the Kea World Class New Zealand Award tomorrow night, is a leader in New Zealand’s world class tech sector. Past winners of these awards include Sir Peter Jackson and Lady Fran Walsh. Mitchell Pham, director at Augen Software Group in New Zealand and Vietnam, co-founder of the Kiwi […]

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          Global Rubber Tapes Industry Analysis, Size, Market share, Growth, Trend and Forecast to 2025

          By   12 hours ago

          Source: Emailwire Global Press Release Newswire – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Global Rubber Tapes Industry Analysis, Size, Market share, Growth, Trend and Forecast to 2025 (EMAILWIRE.COM, June 19, 2018 ) Global Rubber Tapes Market report is replete with detailed analysis from a thorough research, especially on questions that border on market size, development environment, futuristic developments, […]

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          Spackman Entertainment Group Associate Company Spackman Media Group’s Bae Doona Stars In Netflix’s Kingdom

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          Source: Media Outreach Bae Doona will star in the Netflix drama, KINGDOM, expected to air in December 2018 SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 19 June 2018 – Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (“Spackman Entertainment Group” or the “Company” and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), one of Korea’s leading entertainment production groups founded by financier Charles Spackman, wishes to announce […]

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          Etiqa launches new home insurance with first-in-market features, endorsed by Singapore Boy, Hossan Leong

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          Source: Media Outreach SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 19 June 2018 – Etiqa Insurance Singapore has launched Tiq Home Insurance, a new home protection plan available for online purchase with premiums starting from S$28 annually. Providing flexible coverage with benefits designed to meet consumers’ needs, Tiq Home Insurance debuts in an exciting new campaign endorsed […]

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          Medical inflation rate in Hong Kong highest in Greater China

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          Source: Media Outreach Rise in cancer cases and an ageing population put huge strains on medical services, according to Aon Asia Healthcare Trends Report 2017/18 HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 19 JUNE 2018 – Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, has […]

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          Virtual Reality Headset Market – Business strategies and analysis to 2025

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          Source: Emailwire Global Press Release Newswire – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Virtual Reality Headset Market – Business strategies and analysis to 2025 (EMAILWIRE.COM, June 18, 2018 ) The report aims to provide an overview of Global Virtual Reality Headset Market along with detailed segmentation of market by type, technology, application and five major geographical regions. Global […]

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          ADM Capital and Tejara Capital announce US$520m refinancing for International Oasis

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          Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 19 June 2018 – ADM Capital, the London and Hong Kong-based private credit fund manager, working closely with Tejara Capital and Houlihan Lokey, has led a successful US$520 million refinancing for International Oasis Holding Company KSCC (“International Oasis”). ADM Capital led a consortium of international investors […]

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            Race against time for Rohingya refugees as monsoon rains, flooding and landslides continue

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            Source: Oxfam New Zealand While 5000 Kiwis take part in Oxfam’s Ration Challenge in support of refugees this World Refugee Week, Rohingya refugees are facing life-threatening rains and disease as monsoon rains continue to lash the camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. There have been over 130 landslides, 3,300 damaged shelters and 28,000 Rohingya refugees affected […]

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            CPAG’s 2018 Annual General Meeting and Guest Speaker Len Cook

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            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 19 June 2018 We would love for our supporters and members to join us on Wednesday 25 July for: CPAG’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (6.30pm) Are you a current member of CPAG and passionate about the well-being of New Zealand children? Would you like to play a bigger part […]

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            Greenpeace USA report shows pipeline company behind new anti-protest legislation in the US

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            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Washington, DC — A new Greenpeace USA report shows how Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company behind the Dakota Access pipeline, along with the fossil fuel industry advocated and lobbied for legislation in the US aimed at restricting and criminalising protest. The report also finds abuses on human rights, freedom of speech […]

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            These banks are still funding dangerous oil pipelines — here’s how you can stop them

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            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace activists, in solidarity with Indigenous water protectors, protest outside a Citibank branch in Washington, DC. Citibank is one of the twelve ‘Dirty Dozen’ global banks that must cut its funding to tar sands oil pipelines. Citibank is one of the largest institutions and creditors of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The […]

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

            By   2 months 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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