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Community safety the aim of alcohol control bylaw

By   4 hours ago

Source: Far North District Council Liquor bans will continue to apply in public areas of towns in the Far North, following the adoption of a new bylaw by the Far North District Council.  The Council has reviewed its Public Places Liquor Control Bylaw 2003 and replaced it with the new Alcohol Control Bylaw 2018. The […]

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The MoST Leading 44 Startups to CES2019, 8 won Innovation Awards

By   6 hours ago

Source: Media Outreach TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Media OutReach – December 19, 2018 – Dr. Liang-Gee Chen, Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), announced today at Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) that the MoST will lead 44 tech startup companies to attend the CES 2019 in Las Vegas, USA, in January 2019. TTA will […]

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Kerry Logistics Calls for Participation in its First Ever Hackathon in Hong Kong

By   6 hours ago

Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 19 December 2018 – Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 0636.HK) is pleased to announce that application for the Kerry Logistics Hackathon (‘Hackathon’) is now open. Always striving to embrace technological breakthroughs and innovative solutions to enhance its service capabilities, Kerry Logistics is organising the two-day Hackathon, to be […]

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Tourism Bureau Excitedly Promotes Star-Branded Hotels

By   7 hours ago

Source: Media Outreach TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Media OutReach – 19 December 2018 – Taiwan is famous for its hospitality, beautiful scenery, and delicious street foods, which are well received by tourists at home and abroad. To enable tourists to easily choose a comfortable accommodation for their stay in Taiwan so as to make their trip even more wonderful, […]

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Deloitte CFO survey shows that trade tensions temper corporate optimism for 2019

By   10 hours ago

Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – December 19, 2018 – According to the 2018 Q3 survey, 82 percent of the CFOs are less optimistic about economic prospects than they were six months ago–a 52 percentage point increase from six months earlier–with rising trade protectionism seen as biggest risk. As far as their own businesses are […]

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Drinking-water Standards for New Zealand 2005 (Revised 2018)

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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Pursuant to section 69O(1) of the Health Act 1956, the Minister of Health has issued Drinking-Water Standards for New Zealand 2005 (Revised 2018) to supersede and revoke the Drinking-Water Standards for New Zealand 2005 (Revised 2008). The availability of safe drinking-water for all New Zealanders, irrespective of where they […]

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National will overturn Migration Compact decision

By   10 hours ago

Source: National Party National will overturn the Government’s support of the United Nations Compact for Migration, confirmed by Winston Peters today in spite of his reluctance to front up to New Zealanders, National’s Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson Todd McClay says. “Mr Peters has sprung the signing of the Compact on New Zealanders on the […]

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Fourth arrest in Shayne Heappey homicide investigation

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Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Police investigating the homicide of Shayne Heappey today charged a fourth person in relation to his death earlier this month. Mr Heappey was admitted to Christchurch Hospital late on Saturday 8 December and died of his injuries. A 26-year-old woman is due to appear in Christchurch District […]

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    Approval given to expand Sporting Facilities in Yaldhurst

    By   13 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Approval given to expand Sporting Facilities in Yaldhurst  A proposal to enable further development at the Christchurch Football Centre in Yaldhurst has been given the green light to proceed. It has been approved by Hon Nanaia Mahuta, acting for the Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration. Two thirds of the 18 […]

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    Health Promotion Agency board appointments announced

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Health Promotion Agency board appointments announcedNew appointments to the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) board have been announced today by Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa. Jenny Black will become HPA’s new board chair, while Mafi Funaki-Tahifote, Dr Teuila Percival and Professor Boyd Swinburn will all join the board for a three-year […]

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    Government legal advice says UN Migration Compact doesn’t compromise sovereignty

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Government legal advice says UN Migration Compact doesn’t compromise sovereigntyGovernment legal advice says UN Migration Compact doesn’t compromise sovereignty Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand will support the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration after being satisfied fears about the document are unfounded. “The Government […]

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    Te Puia another step closer to iwi ownership

    By   14 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Te Puia another step closer to iwi ownershipMāori Development Minister, Hon Nanaia Mahuta says Te Puia – The New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute in Rotorua is a step closer to iwi ownership. The New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute Vesting Bill had its first reading in Parliament  […]

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    Coalition Government delivers boost for low income Kiwi workers

    By   15 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Coalition Government delivers boost for low income Kiwi workersNew Zealand workers on the minimum wage are set for a significant pay rise, as the Coalition Government signals how it will move toward its goal of a $20 p/h minimum wage by 2021, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway and […]

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    Great news for Hauraki in aquaculture

    By   16 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Great news for Hauraki in aquacultureToday’s announcement that nearly a million dollars will be injected into Coromandel aquaculture and marine services is great news for the people of Hauraki, said the Minister of Māori Development Hon Nanaia Mahuta. “Today’s announcement by Minister Shane Jones comes as a Christmas present for […]

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    Minister welcomes new conservation legislation

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister welcomes new conservation legislationConservation Minister Eugenie Sage says conservation, including marine reserves and sports fish like trout, will be better protected as a result of new law passed last night by Parliament. The Conservation (Infringement System) Act enables the Department of Conservation (DOC) to use infringement notices for lower […]

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    New Zealand joins international declaration on zero emissions vehicles

    By   19 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New Zealand joins international declaration on zero emissions vehiclesNew Zealand has signed onto the Birmingham Declaration on Zero Emissions Vehicles, committing to a zero emissions future for transport.   Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, endorsed the declaration during his visit to London, overnight New Zealand time.  “The transport sector has […]

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      National will overturn Migration Compact decision

      By   10 hours ago

      Source: National Party National will overturn the Government’s support of the United Nations Compact for Migration, confirmed by Winston Peters today in spite of his reluctance to front up to New Zealanders, National’s Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson Todd McClay says. “Mr Peters has sprung the signing of the Compact on New Zealanders on the […]

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      Child Poverty Reduction Bill early Christmas present for New Zealand

      By   15 hours ago

      Source: Green Party The Green Party welcomes passage of the Government’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill, which lays the foundation for genuinely pulling New Zealand kids out of poverty.   “This Green Party entered into Government with Labour and New Zealand First to compassionately improve the wellbeing of all New Zealanders”, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson […]

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      Wage rise welcome for some, worry for others

      By   15 hours ago

      Source: National Party Today’s $1.20 per hour wage hike will be welcomed by workers on the minimum wage but will cost jobs and make it harder for businesses already struggling with new taxes and higher costs, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “National supports consistent increases to the minimum wage and we raised it […]

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      Simon Bridges must come clean on collusion with Thompson and Clark: Green Party

      By   15 hours ago

      Source: Green Party A second report released by Police yesterday shows that the previous National Government established a secret intelligence group involving oil and gas companies, Thompson and Clark, and state departments including the NZ Defence Force, Police and MBIE to protect the interests of the oil and gas industry. “At the time, Simon Bridges […]

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      Coward’s punch petition accepted at Parliament

      By   16 hours ago

      Source: National Party Northland MP Matt King has accepted a petition calling for tougher sentences for those who throw a cowardly punch at an unsuspecting victim and cause death. “The petition, which has more than 11,500 signatures, was presented to me by members of the community who are angry at the sentence received by Patrick […]

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      Government on the wrong track on Hamilton rail

      By   16 hours ago

      Source: National Party The decision by the Labour-led Government to fund a commuter train between Hamilton and Auckland is another clear example of this Government’s wasteful spending and poor priorities, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Putting a maximum of 150 people a day on a diesel train is not going to make any meaningful […]

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      Peters’ still hiding stance on Global Compact

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      Source: National Party Winston Peters’ continued refusal to make a decision and tell the public what New Zealand’s position on the United Nations Global Compact on Migration is shameful, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says. “This morning the Prime Minister confirmed that a final decision is yet to be made on whether New Zealand […]

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      Govt stalls digital strategy with failed CTO plan

      By   2 days ago

      Source: National Party The Government has wasted a third of its term on the Chief Technology Officer shambles, stalling work on an effective Digital strategy, National’s Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media spokesperson Melissa Lee says. “Once again the Labour Party has broken an election manifesto promise but of greater concern is that a year has […]

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        Community safety the aim of alcohol control bylaw

        By   4 hours ago

        Source: Far North District Council Liquor bans will continue to apply in public areas of towns in the Far North, following the adoption of a new bylaw by the Far North District Council.  The Council has reviewed its Public Places Liquor Control Bylaw 2003 and replaced it with the new Alcohol Control Bylaw 2018. The […]

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        New bus network a “substantial challenge” but improving – independent review

        By   13 hours ago

        Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Posted on 19 December 2018 by Improvements in Wellington’s new bus services are “ongoing and sustained,” an independent review into implementation challenges of the Wellington City and Hutt Valley network has found. The review, prepared by Australia-based consultants L.E.K. and released today by Greater Wellington Regional Council and The New […]

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        Is your pool safe?

        By   15 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council is urging pool owners to get their safety checks in place to prevent drownings. An average of three preschoolers die in home pool drownings in New Zealand every year, and councils around the country are working to get this number to zero. The leading causes of preschool children drowning in […]

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        Remuera West Scouts go solar

        By   17 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council The Remuera West Scout Group is on its way to solar-powered lighting and heating thanks to funding from Ōrākei Local Board. Folding solar panels and recyclable, reusable and non-hazardous crystal batteries will now keep the scouts warm and well-lit in an environmentally-friendly manner. The equipment will be put to use during regular […]

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        Call to creatives: applications open for unique residency

        By   18 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council Tweet this quote Share Share this Applications are now open for the 2019 Auckland Council Regional Parks Artist in Residence programme. Are you an experienced and innovative artist, looking to try something new in 2019? Applications are now open for the 2019 Auckland Council Regional Parks Artist in Residence programme. Each year, […]

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        Tips on good gift giving from Auckland City Mission

        By   19 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council As Aucklanders wind-down over the summer break and celebrate the year’s end with their family, friends and whānau, we bring you some tips from the City Mission on thoughtful giving. The City Mission recently presented at Puketapapa Local Board’s monthly community forum, sharing tips on what makes for good giving are especially […]

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        Kauri dieback aerial survey for north Auckland

        By   19 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council A helicopter will be making the rounds on the north side of the Harbour Bridge in the new year surveying for kauri dieback disease. The aerial surveillance is to finish off the northern survey started earlier in 2018, and cover any spots that still need to be surveyed, looking for ill health […]

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        Higher satisfaction levels in resident opinion survey

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        Source: Far North District Council Customer satisfaction levels improved across 21 Far North District Council service areas in the latest annual resident opinion survey conducted by the Council. An independent research company surveyed 500 people in the district in May-June. Customer satisfaction levels went up across 21 of the 23 areas measured. The biggest increase […]

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          The MoST Leading 44 Startups to CES2019, 8 won Innovation Awards

          By   6 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Media OutReach – December 19, 2018 – Dr. Liang-Gee Chen, Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), announced today at Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) that the MoST will lead 44 tech startup companies to attend the CES 2019 in Las Vegas, USA, in January 2019. TTA will […]

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          Kerry Logistics Calls for Participation in its First Ever Hackathon in Hong Kong

          By   6 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 19 December 2018 – Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 0636.HK) is pleased to announce that application for the Kerry Logistics Hackathon (‘Hackathon’) is now open. Always striving to embrace technological breakthroughs and innovative solutions to enhance its service capabilities, Kerry Logistics is organising the two-day Hackathon, to be […]

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          Tourism Bureau Excitedly Promotes Star-Branded Hotels

          By   7 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Media OutReach – 19 December 2018 – Taiwan is famous for its hospitality, beautiful scenery, and delicious street foods, which are well received by tourists at home and abroad. To enable tourists to easily choose a comfortable accommodation for their stay in Taiwan so as to make their trip even more wonderful, […]

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          Deloitte CFO survey shows that trade tensions temper corporate optimism for 2019

          By   10 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – December 19, 2018 – According to the 2018 Q3 survey, 82 percent of the CFOs are less optimistic about economic prospects than they were six months ago–a 52 percentage point increase from six months earlier–with rising trade protectionism seen as biggest risk. As far as their own businesses are […]

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          Giving Back To The Community: NICE SUPERMART AND SEEDIN LAUNCHED “SME Give Back”

          By   14 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach Debunking the myth of alternative financingTestimonial of how NICE successfully raises capital via SeedIn crowdfunding platform“SME Give Back” was launched SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 19 December 2018 – In today’s business world, all businesses, be it big or small, faces the true world challenges and tribulations of raising cash flow for business expansion. NICE Supermart (NICE) […]

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          Giving Back To The Community: NICE SUPERMART AND SEEDIN LAUNCHED “SME Give Back”

          By   14 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach Debunking the myth of alternative financingTestimonial of how NICE successfully raises capital via SeedIn crowdfunding platform“SME Give Back” was launched SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 19 December 2018 – In today’s business world, all businesses, be it big or small, faces the true world challenges and tribulations of raising cash flow for business expansion. NICE Supermart (NICE) […]

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          Visa processing moves online

          By   15 hours ago

          Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs Immigration New Zealand Auckland Central Visa Services counter services at 280 Queen Street are closing permanently 4 pm on Friday 21 December 2018.  There will be no drop box at this location. This is because Immigration New Zealand is moving to a largely online model of visa […]

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          China Telecom Named No.1 in “The Global Top 50 – Best in Communications Sector” by IR Magazine

          By   15 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – December 19, 2018 – China Telecom Corporation Limited (“China Telecom” or “the Company”; HKEx: 00728; NYSE: CHA) was delighted to be named No. 1 in “The Global Top 50 — Best in Communications Sector” by IR Magazine.   “The Global Top 50 awards” was based on IR Magazine’s annual surveys […]

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            Wellbeing Budget and Child Poverty Reduction Bill are the foundations for change

            By   14 hours ago

            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 19 December 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes both the Government’s first Wellbeing Budget and the passing into law of the Child Poverty Reduction Bill this week, saying that both are indicators of the intention for real and sustained change to come. “The Wellbeing Budget is a very […]

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            Democracy threatened by Government Stasi-like surveillance

            By   17 hours ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand On the back of a report released today revealing seven government departments have engaged with a spy agency that acted unlawfully, Greenpeace has accused the state of assisting in systematic and oppressive Stasi-like surveillance. State Services Commissioner, Peter Hughes, who headed up the State Services Commission (SSC) investigation into Government use […]

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            We need a Climate Commission with teeth

            By   2 days ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Climate change demands that we change our governing institutional arrangements in profound ways. We need climate institutions with a focus on our agreed long term emission reduction targets, and with the tools to ensure that these goals are not sacrificed to short term political pressure. There isn’t much point if the […]

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            Taskforce report has the future success of all schools and students at its heart

            By   2 days ago

            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) I am heartened with the direction taken by the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce. The members recommend system and structural changes which will require far greater ‘working together’ and will ultimately make our schooling futures stronger. My concerns have long centred around children and teachers schools serving low-income communities, and […]

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            COP24 ends without firm promises to raise climate action

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            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Just two months after the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned we have 12 years left to save the world, COP24 ended with no clear promise of enhanced climate action. COP24 led to an approved Paris Agreement rulebook, but no clear collective commitment to enhance climate action targets. Greenpeace […]

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            CPAG calls for an Inquiry to review the debts of MSD current and former clients

            By   7 days ago

            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 12 December 2018 “We are delighted with this decision and congratulate the Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) advocates who supported the man to have his case reviewed,” says Associate Professor Susan St John, CPAG Economics spokesperson. “It shows that compassion can still be found in the Social Security and […]

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            Greenpeace disbelief at Govt’s failure to include agriculture in ETS “improvements”

            By   1 week ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Government has just announced “improvements” to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Greenpeace has responded with disbelief at the Government’s failure to include agriculture – the country’s biggest climate polluter – in the “improvements”. “As long as the country biggest polluter is still excluded from the ETS, there is no amount […]

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            Breakthrough as world’s largest palm oil trader gives forest destroyers nowhere to hide

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            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The world’s largest palm oil trader, Wilmar International, has published a detailed action plan to map and monitor all of its suppliers. If implemented, this would put the palm oil giant, which supplies 40% of the world’s palm oil, one step closer to finally eliminating deforestation from its supply chain and would have […]

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