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Update: Search for helicopter, Lake Wanaka

By   12 hours ago

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police A Police-led search around Lake Wanaka for a missing helicopter and pilot has been suspended for the day. The search will resume tomorrow at first light. The helicopter, piloted by Matthew Wallis, was reported overdue about lunchtime yesterday. The Police National Dive Squad began a search of […]

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Hamilton – attempted robbery of Ellicott Road Dairy + PHOTOS

By   14 hours ago

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Attribute to Acting Detective Sergeant Michael Handley Hamilton Police are appealing for the assistance of the public in relation to an incident at the Ellicott Road Dairy, this afternoon, 22 July at about 1.20pm. A man entered the store and has approached the counter with his face […]

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Hamilton police seeking witnesses in early morning attack

By   16 hours ago

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Attribute to Acting Detective Sergeant Michael Handley Hamilton Police are appealing for the assistance of the public in relation to an assault of a woman yesterday, Saturday 21 July. The woman was walking south on Higgins Road, Frankton, near Ramsay Street between 4.30am and 5.00am. She was approached from […]

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Update – search for helicopter + statement

By   18 hours ago

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Please attribute to Detective Sergeant Derek Shaw A Police-led search is continuing around Lake Wanaka for a helicopter and pilot reported overdue yesterday lunchtime. Police can confirm that the pilot is 39-year-old Matthew Timothy Wallis, the only person onboard. Police are liaising with the family and keeping […]

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Cordons stood down at Himatangi

By   18 hours ago

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Cordons have been stood down at Himatangi, Manawatu this afternoon. Police are still making enquiries in relation to a man who was involved in an altercation at a property at Himatangi Beach. The man who was injured has sought medical assistance for a moderate injury to his […]

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Govt’s approach to waste must not increase taxes

By   19 hours ago

Source: National Party The Government must be responsible with Kiwi families’ incomes in their approach to waste and must consider their commitment to impose no new taxes when deciding on extending the waste disposal levy, National’s spokesperson for the Environment Scott Simpson says. “The Government has made a commitment to introduce no new taxes in […]

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Men rescued from swollen river near Nelson

By   20 hours ago

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Please attribute to Senior Sergeant John Price Two men were rescued from a flooded river overnight. Police were called at 11.26pm yesterday and were told a 4×4 vehicle had got into difficulty in the Waimea River. It was reported that two men were on the roof of […]

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Woman rescued at Lake Taupo

By   20 hours ago

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Police and other emergency services attended reports of a swimmer in distress at Lake Taupo at about 10am this morning. The person was seen by a member of the public 50 metres from shore. With the assistance of the Coastguard and the Harbourmaster, a woman was rescued […]

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    Guinea-Bissau

    By   3 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Reviewed: 2 March 2017, 16:21 NZDT Still current at: 20 July 2018 There is high risk to your security in the northwest part of the country that borders the Casamance region in Senegal due to incidents of armed banditry and the presence of […]

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    Cuba

    By   3 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Reviewed: 20 July 2018, 13:55 NZST Still current at: 20 July 2018 Related news features There are no significant security risks associated with travel to Cuba but normal safety and security measures should be taken to ensure personal safety. CrimeThere is a risk […]

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    Zero Carbon Bill consultation attracts thousands of submissions

    By   3 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Zero Carbon Bill consultation attracts thousands of submissionsThe Government’s plan to introduce a new Zero Carbon Bill has brought thousands of people together to discuss how we address climate change. More than 14,000 submissions were received during the six week consultation, which closed today. “I have been impressed by the […]

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    West Coast: kickstart for ports, rail, town

    By   3 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: West Coast: kickstart for ports, rail, townThe Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is backing the West Coast with initial investment in projects that could lift the region’s productivity potential and future-proof its economy. Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones, Rural Communities Minister and West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O’Connor and Under-Secretary Fletcher […]

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    Pre-human habitat protected by purchase

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Pre-human habitat protected by purchaseA block of South Canterbury land rich with native plants that existed before human habitation will be preserved after the Nature Heritage Fund purchased it. Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today announced the formal protection of 19 hectares of uncultivated land, 5 kilometres north east of Geraldine, […]

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    New trans-Pacific data cable launch improves resilience and competition

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New trans-Pacific data cable launch improves resilience and competitionBroadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has welcomed the commercial launch of the new trans-Pacific Hawaiki cable that improves and enhances New Zealand’s international connectivity. The construction of the fibre optic deep-sea Hawaiki cable system took 27 months and now […]

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    High Level Political Forum on sustainable development – New Zealand statement

    By   3 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Statement delivered by Craig J. Hawke, Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations, 20 July 2018 Thank you, Mr President. In 2018, as we increasingly live with the impacts of climate change, achieving truly sustainable development is the challenge of our times. The space […]

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    Singapore becomes third nation to ratify CPTPP

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Singapore becomes third nation to ratify CPTPPSingapore has notified New Zealand it has completed its domestic procedures to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).   It is the third nation to inform New Zealand, as Depositary for the CPTPP, that it has ratified.  Minister for Trade and Export […]

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      Govt’s approach to waste must not increase taxes

      By   19 hours ago

      Source: National Party The Government must be responsible with Kiwi families’ incomes in their approach to waste and must consider their commitment to impose no new taxes when deciding on extending the waste disposal levy, National’s spokesperson for the Environment Scott Simpson says. “The Government has made a commitment to introduce no new taxes in […]

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      Industry concerns prevalent in R&D tax credit submission

      By   2 days ago

      Source: National Party The only publically released submission so far on the proposed R&D tax credit scheme will worry the Government as it highlights some industry concerns about whether the tax credit system will boost R&D investment, National’s Research, Science and Innovation Spokesperson Dr Parmjeet Parmar says. “The Government will be concerned that NZTech – […]

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      Climate change response must be balanced

      By   2 days ago

      Source: National Party National is committed to pursuing meaningful bipartisan progress on climate change, however, today’s statements by James Shaw that New Zealand should act ahead of the rest of the world are a real concern, National’s spokesperson for Climate Change Todd Muller says. “National wants to see sensible, practical solutions, not extreme policies that […]

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      Minister dismisses concerns on DHB cybersecurity

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      Source: National Party Official documents have revealed there are up to 800,000 cyberattacks a day on the Bay of Plenty DHB, despite the Health Minister dismissing cybersecurity concerns in general as ‘hypothetical’, National’s Data and Cybersecurity spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says.  “And as the UK deals with the aftermath of a serious cyber-attack, highlighting the […]

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      Simon Bridges concluding roadshow in Tauranga

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      Source: National Party National Party Leader Simon Bridges has today concluded a three-month tour of New Zealand, rounding off almost 70 public meetings attended by around 10,000 Kiwis who turned out to share their views about what matters to them. “I have the honour of being leader of New Zealand’s largest political party which represents […]

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      Government must deliver for the West Coast

      By   3 days ago

      Source: National Party National’s West Coast based List MP Maureen Pugh says it is time for the Government to step up and deliver on the work signed off in the West Coast Economic Development Action Plan last year. “The West Coast welcomes the sentiments of Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones which acknowledges how vital […]

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      New benefit figures show concerning trend

      By   4 days ago

      Source: National Party A 21 per cent drop in the number of benefit sanctions imposed since Labour took office and a worrying increase in the number of people receiving main benefit is a warning to the Government, Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. “These numbers are incredibly concerning given over 70,000 moved off benefit and […]

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      Have your say: Country of Origin Food Labelling

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      Source: Green Party People want and deserve to know where their food comes from. That is the intention behind my member’s bill (originally Steffan Browning’s) the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill which has re-opened for submissions. There is already a requirement in law to identify where footwear and clothing comes […]

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        Warkworth library celebrates Kiribati Book Launch

        By   3 days ago

        Source: Auckland Council Last Thursday saw Warkworth Library celebrate Kiribati Independence Day (12 July) with a unique book launch. In a cross-Council initiative, Warkworth Library, the Central Library’s Heritage Collections team and cartoonist Nooroa Te Hira Anguna have created a set of one-of-a-kind Kiribati language books. The books teach numbers, colours and ABCs in Kiribati and […]

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        Flood Review Community Consultaion

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        Source: Bay Of Plenty Regional Council Friday, 20 July 2018 12:00 a.m. Flood Review Community Consultation Day Rotorua Lakes Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council have co-commissioned an independent review into the serious flooding that occurred in the Ngongotahā Catchment on 29 April 2018. The purpose of the review is to make recommendations to […]

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        College Rifles turf upgrade

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        Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council has approved a partnership grant of $750,000 to College Rifles Rugby Union Football and Sports Club for the replacement of the two artificial playing surfaces at their Haast Street site in Remuera. While 41 per cent of rugby participants in the Ōrākei Ward currently play at College Rifles, the existing […]

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        QuizAKL: What’s your plastic profile?

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        QuizAKL: What’s your plastic profile? By MIL OSI Publisher  /  July 20, 2018  /  Comments Off on QuizAKL: What’s your plastic profile? Source: Auckland Council Six ways to use fewer plastic bags now Both Countdown and New World have committed to phasing out single-use plastic bags at checkouts by the end of the year. But why […]

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        Read this month: Top Ten Matariki books

        By   3 days ago

        Source: Auckland Council Stuck for reading inspiration? Check out our monthly list of top picks from Auckland Libraries’ collections, hand-selected by our own librarians. To celebrate Matariki here are our top ten book titles at Auckland Libraries to learn about the origins of the celebration and the constellation itself. Matariki: te whetū tapu o te […]

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        Growing love for badminton in Epsom

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        Source: Auckland Council A public consultation to decide the future of the well-loved sporting and recreational facility at Gillies Avenue, mostly used for badminton and table tennis, has received support in favour of a revamp from Albert-Eden residents. Albert-Eden Local Board has advocated for funding from the $120 million in the 10-year Budget allocated for […]

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        Meet a Pest Free Hero – Izzy Mackenzie

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        Source: Auckland Council This month, we hear about pest-free work from the mouth of the hero herself – Izzy Mackenzie from Mt Albert Grammar. Izzy and her sister Lucia won Auckland’s moth plant collecting competition – to help eradicate the noxious weed. Auckland Council’s Sustainable Schools team flew the Mackenzie’s and other top-collecting students to […]

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        Mitre 10 Cup – QBE North Harbour vs Canterbury

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        Source: Auckland Council When Mitre 10 Cup – QBE North Harbour vs Canterbury 2018-09-12 19:35:00 2018-09-12 21:30:00 Pacific/Auckland QBE Stadium, Stadium Drive, Albany, Auckland Mitre 10 Cup – QBE North Harbour vs Canterbury: Wed 12 Sep 2018 19:35 PM, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2018/09/mitre-10-cup-qbe-north-harbour-vs-canterbury/ Come along and watch the QBE North Harbour team take on Canterbury in this mid-week […]

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          3D Dental Scanners Market Key Players Growth Analysis of 3M, Danaher, Dentsply Sirona, PLANMECA OY, AICON 3D Systems, AICON 3D Systems, AGE Solutions, ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, Amann Girrbach, ASAHIROENTGEN, Carestream Health, Carl Zeiss Optotechnik, Condor, Dens

          By   3 days ago

          Source: Emailwire Global Press Release Newswire – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 3D Dental Scanners Market Key Players Growth Analysis of 3M, Danaher, Dentsply Sirona, PLANMECA OY, AICON 3D Systems, AICON 3D Systems, AGE Solutions, ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, Amann Girrbach, ASAHIROENTGEN, Carestream Health, Carl Zeiss Optotechnik, Condor, Dens (EMAILWIRE.COM, July 19, 2018 ) 3D Dental Scanners Market report […]

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          Building Thermal Insulation Materials Sales Market 2018 Key Players- BASF, Knauf Insulation, Owens Corning, Paroc Group, ROCKWOOL International, Atlas Roofing, Beijing New Building Material (Group)

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          Source: Emailwire Global Press Release Newswire – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Building Thermal Insulation Materials Sales Market 2018 Key Players- BASF, Knauf Insulation, Owens Corning, Paroc Group, ROCKWOOL International, Atlas Roofing, Beijing New Building Material (Group) (EMAILWIRE.COM, July 19, 2018 ) This report studies the global Building Thermal Insulation Materials market status and forecast, categorizes the […]

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          Building Materials Sales Market 2018 Key Players- Hepworth, National Plastic Industry, Hira Industries, Florance Plastic Industries, Polyfab Plastic Industry, MPI

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          Source: Emailwire Global Press Release Newswire – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Building Materials Sales Market 2018 Key Players- Hepworth, National Plastic Industry, Hira Industries, Florance Plastic Industries, Polyfab Plastic Industry, MPI (EMAILWIRE.COM, July 19, 2018 ) This report studies the global Building Materials market status and forecast, categorizes the global Building Materials market size (value & […]

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          Plasma Protein Therapeutics Market is poised to reach USD 36777.04 Million by 2023

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          Source: Emailwire Global Press Release Newswire – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Plasma Protein Therapeutics Market is poised to reach USD 36777.04 Million by 2023 (EMAILWIRE.COM, July 19, 2018 ) The Global Plasma Protein Therapeutics Market Size is estimated to be at USD 23935.47 Million in 2018 and is poised to reach USD 36777.04 Million by 2023 […]

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          Wax Market 2018 Analysis and Strategic Growth by Top Key Players- Sasol, Lukoil, Shell, Nippon, Petrobras, Total, Rosneft, IGI Wax, Clariant

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          Source: Emailwire Global Press Release Newswire – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Wax Market 2018 Analysis and Strategic Growth by Top Key Players- Sasol, Lukoil, Shell, Nippon, Petrobras, Total, Rosneft, IGI Wax, Clariant (EMAILWIRE.COM, July 19, 2018 ) The “Global Wax Analysis to 2025” is a specialized and in-depth study of the Wax industry with a focus […]

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          Automobile Laser Lights Sales Market 2018 Key Players- BMW, Audi, Toyota, Volkswagen, Ford, Chevrolet

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          Source: Emailwire Global Press Release Newswire – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Automobile Laser Lights Sales Market 2018 Key Players- BMW, Audi, Toyota, Volkswagen, Ford, Chevrolet (EMAILWIRE.COM, July 19, 2018 ) This report studies the global Automobile Laser Lights market status and forecast, categorizes the global Automobile Laser Lights market size (value & volume) by key players, […]

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          3D Automated Optical Inspection Market by Top Companies are Koh Young, Omron, Test Research, Inc (TRI), CyberOptics Corporation, PARMI Corp, PARMI Corp, Viscom AG, Pemtron, Vi TECHNOLOGY, SAKI Corporation, Machine Vision Products (MVP), Mek (Marantz Elect

          By   3 days ago

          Source: Emailwire Global Press Release Newswire – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 3D Automated Optical Inspection Market by Top Companies are Koh Young, Omron, Test Research, Inc (TRI), CyberOptics Corporation, PARMI Corp, PARMI Corp, Viscom AG, Pemtron, Vi TECHNOLOGY, SAKI Corporation, Machine Vision Products (MVP), Mek (Marantz Elect (EMAILWIRE.COM, July 19, 2018 ) 3D Automated Optical Inspection […]

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          Cell Fractionation Market By Product (Consumables, Reagents, Beads, Disposables, Instruments)

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          Source: Emailwire Global Press Release Newswire – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Cell Fractionation Market By Product (Consumables, Reagents, Beads, Disposables, Instruments) (EMAILWIRE.COM, July 19, 2018 ) Cell fractionation, also called as Cell Lysis, is the process of separating cellular parts and retaining the independent functions of each part. It involves the breakage of the cell membrane […]

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            Greenpeace head and climate activist face court

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            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, and climate activist Sara Howell, appeared for sentencing today following action they took to stop the world’s largest oil and gas exploration ship searching for fossil fuels off the Wairarapa Coast. Judge Arthur Tompkins in the Napier District Court reserved his decision on charges laid […]

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            New seabed mining project threatens endangered whales and dolphins

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            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is shocked to discover that a new seabed mining exploration permit has been awarded inside a Marine Mammal Sanctuary, and is calling on the Government to reject all attempts to mine the seabed. The exploration permit, awarded to Ironsands Offshore Mining Limited, sits within the West Coast North Island Marine […]

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            The time for tame reforms of tenancy laws is over says CPAG

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            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 11 July 2018 As a country we should see that every every Kiwi child has the right to live in a home which is warm, safe and secure, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). “Sadly, this is not the case for tens of thousands of children in poverty, many […]

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            Union leader Mike Treen to join ship trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza

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            Source: Unite Union New Zealand Veteran human rights campaigner and union leader, Mike Treen, is about to join the 2018 international Freedom Flotilla determined to challenge Israel’s 11-year inhumane naval blockade of Gaza later this month. Treen says it is “a great honour to be asked to participate and a chance to deepen solidarity between […]

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            Krill fishing companies back call to protect Antarctic Ocean

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            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A campaign to create the world’s biggest marine reserve off Antarctica has been given props from an unexpected quarter. The Greenpeace campaign to protect the Antarctic Ocean, backed by 1.7 million people globally, has just received unprecedented support from the vast majority of krill fishing companies operating in these waters. New […]

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            One year on from conflict – dream of a better Mosul remains distant for many

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            Source: Oxfam New Zealand One year after Mosul was retaken from ISIS, thousands of people are still unable to return home as parts of the city remain severely damaged and lack running water or electricity, Oxfam said today. Thousands more don’t feel safe to return – including families whose houses have been completely destroyed in […]

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            New survey numbers to be celebrated, but children can’t wait for reporting

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            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 07 July 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) commends the announcement by Minister of Statistics James Shaw that his ministry will be kicking off New Zealand’s most extensive survey of child poverty this month “to give a clearer picture of how poverty affects everyone; from children to the elderly”. […]

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            “Popcorn strike” planned for Hoyts Cinemas, Saturday

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            Source: Unite Union New Zealand In what has been dubbed a “Popcorn Strike” Unite Union will be handing out free popcorn outside Hoyts Cinemas to support Hoyts workers who have been threatened with being locked out until the end of July if they go on strike for only one minute. Workers are being told they […]

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