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Suspect escapes custody

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Source: New Zealand Police – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Suspect escapes custody Wednesday, 23 April 2014 – 5:55pm National News Auckland Central Police have advised that 23 year old Brett Makiri, arrested earlier today in relation to a kidnapping and assault, has escaped police custody. Mr Makiri was last seen wearing a dark t shirt, knee […]

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Learn Sign Language for Free During NZ Sign Language Week

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Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Learn Sign Language for Free During NZ Sign Language Week Learn Sign Language for Free During NZ Sign Language Week Each May, Deaf Aotearoa organises New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week. The week is a celebration of one of the New Zealand’s official languages, New […]

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Hauā Mana Māori – Living unique and enriched lives

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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Hauā Mana Māori – Living unique and enriched lives The aim of this research project was to examine the barriers that hauā Māori and their whānau may experience in accessing these services; and to identify elements that could make accessing services easier. The research focused […]

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Stay safe this ANZAC long weekend

Transport

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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Stay safe this ANZAC long weekend Transport Agency Canterbury/West Coast Journey Manager, Lee Wright says drivers need to take care as some urgent repairs required on some Canterbury’s state highways have been hampered by continued bad weather.  Loose debris, large pot holes, slips, narrow lanes and […]

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Busy end to April's long holiday on country's highways

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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Busy end to April's long holiday on country's highways Traffic volumes will be heaviest at traditional holiday weekend congestion locations – State Highway 1 (SH1) heading in Auckland from the north and south, around SHs 1 and 2 near Coromandel and in northern Waikato, and heading […]

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Manufacturing policy welcomed

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Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Manufacturing policy welcomed “Today’s announcement of Labour’s manufacturing policy is very welcome,” says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. “Just as many other developed countries are realising, having a strong manufacturing sector pays off in good jobs, retaining skilled workers, increasing productivity, and strengthening exports of both goods […]

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East Coast economic development opportunities study released

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Source: Ministry of Transport – Press Release/Statement: Headline: East Coast economic development opportunities study released The Minister of Transport and the Minister of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) jointly released the East Coast Regional Economic Potential Study today. The study assesses the economic performance, existing barriers and economic potential of the region, which covers Gisborne, […]

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Food Safety Assurance Advisory Council established

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Source: New Zealand Government – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Food Safety Assurance Advisory Council established Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye said today a Food Safety and Assurance Advisory Council is being set up to provide independent advice to the government on issues relating to food safety. Establishing this council is one of the 29 recommendations of […]

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ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Bounces Back

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Source: Roy Morgan Poll – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Bounces Back Data collected last weekend (Saturday and Sunday), based on 1,006 face-to-face interviews. ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence rose 3.0% to 116.1 in the week ending 20 April. Consumer Confidence has been a touch softer over the past two months, likely in […]

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ALP (52%) lead virtually unchanged over L-NP (48%) as Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge tour Australia

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Source: Roy Morgan Poll – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ALP (52%) lead virtually unchanged over L-NP (48%) as Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge tour Australia Finding No. 5547 – This multi-mode Morgan Poll on Federal voting intention was conducted via SMS and face-to-face interviewing on the weekends of April 12/13 & 19/20, 2014 […]

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Most Aussies don’t trust media professionals

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Source: Roy Morgan Poll – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Most Aussies don’t trust media professionals Source: Roy Morgan Research; Annual Image of Professions Survey 2014; n=644; Base: Australians 14+ We’ve all heard the old chestnut “Honesty is the best policy,” but it seems that certain sectors of the workforce may have forgotten it. More than […]

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Womenpower 2014 – Episode Three

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Catriona MacLennan’s feminist tv series. Episode Three features interviews with Khylee Quince about discrimination against Maori women in the legal system and with Labour’s women’s affairs spokesperson Carol Beaumont about Labour’s 2014 election gender equality policies. First broadcast on FaceTV.co.nz.

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Weekly Overview – April 16

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Source: BNZ Weekly Overview by Tony Alexander – Analysis: Headline: Weekly Overview – April 16 Inflation remains low in New Zealand at just 1.5%. But with the pace of economic growth lifting in an environment of resource shortages the rate will soon start heading toward 3%. That is why the Reserve Bank is likely to […]

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Christians in Australia nearing minority status as religious affiliation declines sharply since 2011

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Source: Roy Morgan Poll – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Christians in Australia nearing minority status as religious affiliation declines sharply since 2011 Source: Roy Morgan Research, January 2009 to December 2013, rolling quarters. Average quarterly sample n = 4840 Australians aged 14+ Easter Sunday may celebrate Christ rising, but the proportion of Australians who identify […]

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Fighting PNG corruption and social media gags with … outspoken blogs

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Source: Dr David Robie – Analysis published with permission of Café Pacific Headline: Fighting PNG corruption and social media gags with … outspoken blogs Graphic: shutterstock.com Dr David Robie also blogs at Café Pacific THE BLOGGING war is hotting up in Papua New Guinea – just when things are getting riskier with draconian proposals over […]

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Can the new HTC One M8 break the iPhone and Galaxy stranglehold on the mobile phone market?

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Source: Roy Morgan Poll – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Can the new HTC One M8 break the iPhone and Galaxy stranglehold on the mobile phone market? Source: Roy Morgan Single Source (Australia), March 2010 – February 2014, average annual n = 6363 Australians 14+ with a Smartphone as main mobile phone With the number […]

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Food Safety Assurance Advisory Council established

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Source: New Zealand Government – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Food Safety Assurance Advisory Council established Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye said today a Food Safety and Assurance Advisory Council is being set up to provide independent advice to the government on issues relating to food safety. Establishing this council is one of the 29 recommendations of […]

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NZ support for largest solar array in the Pacific

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Source: New Zealand Government – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZ support for largest solar array in the Pacific Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand is supporting the construction of the Pacific’s largest solar energy array in Samoa. “New Zealand is working in partnership with the Government of Samoa, the European Union, and the Asia […]

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School pay continues improvement

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Source: New Zealand Government – Press Release/Statement: Headline: School pay continues improvement The latest Novopay complaints reports confirm the system is settling back into a more consistent and steady state after the busy start-of-year period. Minister Responsible for Novopay Steven Joyce today released the reports on complaints and notifications received in regards to Pay Periods […]

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Memorandum to restore Waiapu catchment signed

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Source: New Zealand Government – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Memorandum to restore Waiapu catchment signed Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Associate Minister Jo Goodhew today announced a collaborative partnership to restore the Waiapu catchment in the Gisborne District. “The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between MPI, Te Runanganui O Ngāti Porou and Gisborne District […]

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Ngāti Porou Accord strengthens Crown relationship

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Source: New Zealand Government – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Ngāti Porou Accord strengthens Crown relationship The Crown has signed an Accord with Ngāti Porou in Gisborne, formalising the government’s ongoing commitment to the iwi, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson said today. The Crown-Ngāti Porou Relationship Accord is part of the Crown’s comprehensive Treaty […]

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Changes to alcohol laws have immediate effect

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Source: New Zealand Government – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Changes to alcohol laws have immediate effect Police Minister Anne Tolley says that Police reported significantly fewer serious assaults and public disorder offences after changes to alcohol laws came into full effect at the end of last year. Maximum trading hours, new infringement offences and new enforcement […]

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Changes to alcohol laws have immediate effect

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Source: New Zealand Government – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Changes to alcohol laws have immediate effect Police Minister Anne Tolley says that Police reported significantly fewer serious assaults and public disorder offences after changes to alcohol laws came into full effect at the end of last year. Maximum trading hours, new infringement offences and new enforcement […]

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New Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security appointed

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Source: New Zealand Government – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security appointed Prime Minister John Key today announced the appointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. The appointment was made by the Administrator of the Government on behalf of the Governor General and is for a term of three […]

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Another report won’t help the East Coast

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Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Another report won’t help the East Coast The Government has a critical role to play in regional development on the East Coast says Gisborne-based Labour MP Moana Mackey “The release of the East Coast Regional Economic Potential Study highlights a number of areas of strength and weakness for […]

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Another interest rate hike will punish mortgage holders

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Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Another interest rate hike will punish mortgage holders Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | Press Release Interest rate rises will eventually hit everyone’s mortgage whether they are on a fixed or floating rate. It comes on top of a similar rise just last month. Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei […]

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Green Party launches Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill

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Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Green Party launches Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | Press Release With the help of the public, the Green Party will ensure that all Internet users are protected by basic human rights. The Green Party has today launched the Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill, […]

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Sanil Kumar has to leave New Zealand tomorrow

Labour

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Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Sanil Kumar has to leave New Zealand tomorrow The Associate Minister of Immigration Nikki Kaye’s decision not to intervene means kidney transplant patient Sanil Kumar must leave New Zealand by tomorrow, says Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Rajen Prasad. “Kumar, a plumber and sheet metal worker, was on a work visa […]

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Time to do the right thing for our veterans

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Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Time to do the right thing for our veterans A Labour government will adopt the Law Commission’s recommendation to ensure all war veterans are eligible for a Veteran’s Pension, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. “Veterans are only eligible for the pension if they are considered ‘significantly’ disabled, or […]

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Public servant is owed an apology

Labour

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Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Public servant is owed an apology Nigel Fyfe is owed an apology from the State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie and Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully, says Labour’s State Services spokesperson, Maryan Street.“The former MFAT official has now been restored to a position in the Ministry of Justice but […]

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Laws for enforcing not trading off

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Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Laws for enforcing not trading off The idea that a Government department can give a nod and a wink to traders that it won’t enforce shop trading laws and for a Government MP to then claim it as grounds for a review of the law is another act […]

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Minister Reverses His Position Over Gisborne Rail Link

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Source: New Zealand First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Minister Reverses His Position Over Gisborne Rail Link Answers given in Parliament today suggest Minister for Transport Gerry Brownlee has reversed his decision on the mothballed Gisborne-Napier railway, says New Zealand First. “Associate Minister of Transport Michael Woodhouse, when questioned, agreed with the Prime Minister’s statement in […]

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Germany jumps to NZ’s fifth largest market

Tourism

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Source: Tourism New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Germany jumps to NZ’s fifth largest market With 9,424 extra arrivals for the 12 months to the end of March, Germany has overtaken Japan to become New Zealand’s fifth largest visitor market. Total arrivals from Germany were up 14.5 per cent for the year to 74,224 – […]

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Fewer international travellers due to later Easter

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Source: Statistics New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Fewer international travellers due to later Easter Visitor arrivals to New Zealand in March 2014 were affected by the later timing of Easter, and later school holidays in some key source countries, Statistics New Zealand said today. The number of visitors in March (253,600) was down 6 percent from last […]

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Shadow Board supports another interest rate hike

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Source: New Zealand Institute of Economic Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Shadow Board supports another interest rate hike Embargoed until 1am Wednesday 23 April 2014 NZIER’s Shadow Board recommends the Reserve Bank lifts the Official Cash Rate by 25 basis points to three percent on Thursday. “Support for an interest rate hike to three percent, […]

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Logitech Introduces New Lineup of Protective Cases for iPad

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Source: Logitech – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Logitech Introduces New Lineup of Protective Cases for iPad Logitech Introduces New Lineup of Protective Cases for iPad Logitech Hinge, Logitech Big Bang and Logitech Turnaround: Designed to Make iPad Adjust to You NEWARK, Calif. — April 22, 2014 — Today L­­­­ogitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced the expansion […]

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Partnership targets visitor safety on New Zealand roads

Tourism

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Source: Tourism New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Partnership targets visitor safety on New Zealand roads Tourism New Zealand, the New Zealand Transport Agency and Air New Zealand have joined forces to target Chinese tourists with important road safety messages before they get behind the wheel. A Chinese language, driver safety video is currently included […]

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Welcoming superyachts with open arms

Tourism

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Source: Tourism New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Welcoming superyachts with open arms Last Updated on: 22 April 2014 By: Justin Watson, Director of Trade, PR and Major Events At an average spend of $2.8m tourism dollars per yacht – why wouldn’t we?  Identifying and targeting high-value visitors with our strategic […]

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FY 14 Second Quarter Results Conference Call

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Source: Apple News – Press Release/Statement: Headline: FY 14 Second Quarter Results Conference Call WHAT: Apple® FY 14 Second Quarter Results Conference Call WHERE: Via conference call. The dial-in number for press is (844) 616-0064 (toll-free) or (719) 867-1888. Please enter confirmation code 806276. WHEN: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:00 p.m. PDT/5:00 p.m. EDT REBROADCAST: […]

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Huawei Assists China Mobile Verification of Key TD-LTE-Advanced Technologies in Field Tests

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Source: Huawei – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Huawei Assists China Mobile Verification of Key TD-LTE-Advanced Technologies in Field Tests Huawei Assists China Mobile Verification of Key TD-LTE-Advanced Technologies in Field Tests [Chengdu, China, April 21, 2014]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, together with China Mobile, verified multiple core TD-LTE-Advanced technologies […]

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South Sudan warning: respond now or face catastrophe later

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Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: South Sudan warning: respond now or face catastrophe later The safety of seven million people in South Sudan is rapidly deteriorating. Oxfam says the Government of South Sudan and parties to the conflict must immediately agree to a ceasefire. The international community needs to step up efforts […]

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‘Noho Hewa’: Visit of Hawaiian filmmaker, Anne Keala Kelly

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Source: Global Peace and Justice Auckland – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ‘Noho Hewa’: Visit of Hawaiian filmmaker, Anne Keala Kelly ‘Noho Hewa’: Visit of Native Hawaiian filmmaker, Anne Keala Kelly, 24 April to 2 May 2014 Peace Movement Aotearoa 22 April 2014 Native Hawaiian filmmaker, Anne Keala Kelly, will be in Aotearoa New Zealand for two […]

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Eliminating seclusion in the Like Minds newsletter – available now

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Syria: A country under siege

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Source: Amnesty International NZ – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Syria: A country under siege The armed conflict raging in Syria continues to have a catastrophic effect for millions of the country’s citizens. At least 2.6 million have fled the country as refugees, severely impacting Syria’s neighbouring states, and at least 6.5 million others are internally displaced inside Syria. Three […]

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USA: After decades in isolation, time to release Albert Woodfox

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Source: Amnesty International NZ – Press Release/Statement: Headline: USA: After decades in isolation, time to release Albert Woodfox Forty two years ago today, Albert Woodfox was placed in an isolation cell in a Louisiana prison on suspicion of murdering a prison guard. He remains there today. While his solitary confinement has remained unchanged over four […]

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Saudi Arabia jails lawyer and human rights activist in ongoing crackdown on dissent

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Source: Amnesty International NZ – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Saudi Arabia jails lawyer and human rights activist in ongoing crackdown on dissent Saudi Arabia must immediately release prominent human rights activist and lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair, who was arrested following his fifth hearing at the Specialized Criminal Court on Tuesday and taken to al-Ha’ir prison without […]

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Israel: Lift ‘ludicrous’ restrictions on whistleblower Vanunu decade after release

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Source: Amnesty International NZ – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Israel: Lift ‘ludicrous’ restrictions on whistleblower Vanunu decade after release Ten years after serving a full sentence for his revelations to the press about Israel’s nuclear weapons programme, Mordechai Vanunu still faces severe restrictions that arbitrarily infringe on his freedom of movement, expression and association, said Amnesty […]

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Politicians Should Maintain Workers’ Easter Break

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Source: Family First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Politicians Should Maintain Workers’ Easter Break Posted by Admin on Saturday, April 19, 2014 Media Release 19 April 2014Family First NZ is rejecting calls for any liberalisation of Easter trading laws and says that workers deserve a break to spend time with their families. “This is not an […]

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New exhibition: Talisman

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Source: Creative New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New exhibition: Talisman             The Talisman Project, is the next interactive exhibition at Objectspace gallery, opening 3 May, 2014.  The collaboration by furniture designer, Roger Kelly, and jeweller, Mia Straka, is a collection […]

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Kiwis take flight at Edinburgh Festivals

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Source: Creative New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Kiwis take flight at Edinburgh Festivals More than 200 New Zealand artists will take part in the world’s most acclaimed arts festivals in Edinburgh this August. This is the first time such a large group of leading New Zealand actors, dancers, musicians, writers, Maori […]

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Governor-General to visit National War Memorial Park ahead of Anzac Day

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Source: New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Governor-General to visit National War Memorial Park ahead of Anzac Day The Governor-General, Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, is to visit the National War Memorial Park (Pukeahu) on Tuesday 15 April. The Park is currently under construction on Buckle Street […]

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The New Zealand Dance Company 2014 National Tour

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Source: Creative New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The New Zealand Dance Company 2014 National Tour The New Zealand Dance Company’s ‘Language of Living’. Photo by John McDermott. The New Zealand Dance Company brings their exquisite choreography, dancers and design direct to the heartland in a tour de force this April and May. […]

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Mayor congratulates audio describers

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Source: Creative New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Mayor congratulates audio describers Blind and vision impaired arts patrons can expect more access to narrated commentary at live performances and arts exhibitions. Nine people recently completed Arts Access Aotearoa’s three-day audio describer training course. They will receive certificates from Her Worship the Mayor of […]

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A gift for a small prince – Finalists for the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

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Source: Creative New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: A gift for a small prince – Finalists for the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults What special Kiwi gift can you give a small prince who is not even a year old? Specially inscribed Picture Books from the cream of New […]

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Best New Zealand Poems now online

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Source: Creative New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Best New Zealand Poems now online Best New Zealand Poems 2013 has been published online, showcasing work from award-winning poets, including the current Poet Laureate, to new and emerging talents.  The 2013 edition includes work from award-winning poets such as Fleur Adcock, current Poet Laureate […]

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Reviews of Creative New Zealand support for craft/object and visual arts

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Source: Creative New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Reviews of Creative New Zealand support for craft/object and visual arts Creative New Zealand is reviewing how we can best support and develop craft/object and visual arts in New Zealand.  Our reviews will discuss Creative New Zealand’s responsibility for each artform, the activities we fund […]

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Important peace struggle book but rather 'blokey' mixed with some weak sections

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Source: Pacific Media Centre – Report published with permission of the Pacific Media Centre Headline: Important peace struggle book but rather 'blokey' mixed with some weak sections REVIEW: Maire Leadbeater begins her book Peace, Power & Politics by writing that it tells the story of how “ordinary people created a movement that changed New Zealand’s […]

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Pacific Scoop: Media owners’ clout not as strong as expected in Indonesian elections

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Source: Pacific Media Centre – Report published with permission of the Pacific Media Centre Headline: Pacific Scoop: Media owners’ clout not as strong as expected in Indonesian elections Agus Sudibyo in Jakarta Until now the media, especially television, has been regarded as being extremely influential in boosting the electability of presidential candidates or political parties, […]

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Fighting PNG corruption and social media gags with … outspoken blogs

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Source: Dr David Robie – Analysis published with permission of Café Pacific Headline: Fighting PNG corruption and social media gags with … outspoken blogs Graphic: shutterstock.com Dr David Robie also blogs at Café Pacific THE BLOGGING war is hotting up in Papua New Guinea – just when things are getting riskier with draconian proposals over […]

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Border ‘butchers’, absentee poll reps and West Papua’s growing strife

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Source: Dr David Robie – Analysis published with permission of Café Pacific Headline: Border ‘butchers’, absentee poll reps and West Papua’s growing strife Dr David Robie also blogs at Café Pacific THE INDONESIAN parliamentary elections this week were disappointing on a number of fronts, especially for presidential frontrunner Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. His Democratic […]

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Pacific Scoop: Villagers head to higher ground after 7.3 quake in Solomon Islands

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Source: Pacific Media Centre – Report published with permission of the Pacific Media Centre Headline: Pacific Scoop: Villagers head to higher ground after 7.3 quake in Solomon Islands PMC news desk Villagers in Western Province of the Solomon Island fled to higher grounds after a 7.3 magnitude undersea earthquake struck 74 km south-west of Arawa, […]

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Pacific Scoop: Violence overshadows Indonesian elections in troubled Aceh

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Source: Pacific Media Centre – Report published with permission of the Pacific Media Centre Headline: Pacific Scoop: Violence overshadows Indonesian elections in troubled Aceh Robert Yates in Banda Aceh On Tuesday last week, unidentified gunmen opened fire on a car decked out with political banners in Indonesia’s northernmost province, Aceh. Three people were killed, including […]

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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Pacific conference

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Source: Pacific Media Centre – Report published with permission of the Pacific Media Centre Headline: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Pacific conference Event date and time:  Friday, April 25, 2014 – 00:00 – Sunday, April 27, 2014 – 13:00 MILITARISATION IN THE PACIFIC: Women, peace and securityA conference organised by WILPF Aotearoa. The […]

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Pacific Scoop: Brave boy tells of surviving floods but losing his mother, 3 siblings

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Source: Pacific Media Centre – Report published with permission of the Pacific Media Centre Headline: Pacific Scoop: Brave boy tells of surviving floods but losing his mother, 3 siblings Daniel Namosuaia in Honiara A brave 10-year-old boy who survived the Solomon Islands flash floods, but lost his mother and three siblings, has recalled the dramatic […]

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