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Jacobson Pharma Announces FY2019 Annual Results

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Source: Media Outreach Profit Attributable to Shareholders Increased by 23.9% to a Record High of HK$250.6 Million; Total Dividend Up 18.4% to HK4.5 Cents per ShareHONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 25 June 2019 – Jacobson Pharma Corporation Limited (“Jacobson Pharma” or the “Company”; Stock Code: 2633), a leading company engaged in the research, development, production, marketing […]

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Updates to funds management and payments processes

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Source: Tertiary Education Commission Last updated 25 June 2019Last updated 25 June 2019 As part of our commitment to delivering effective and efficient service and support to TEOs, we’ve made some changes to provide more consistency and accountability to the way we work.As part of our commitment to delivering effective and efficient service and support to TEOs, […]

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Serious crash, State Highway 2, Tauranga

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Source: New Zealand Police Motorists are advised to avoid State Highway 2, Bethlehem, Tauranga following a serious crash. Police are at the scene of a two vehicle crash between Taniwha Place and Wairoa Pa Road. Emergency services were alerted to the crash at around 8pm. Multiple people reportedly have a range of injuries. Motorists are […]

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UPDATE – Serious crash, Turua, Eastern Hauraki Region

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Source: New Zealand Police Police can advise the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the serious crash in Turua this afternoon has died. Two other people have received moderate injuries. Police were called to the two-vehicle crash around 3:35pm, which occurred at the intersection of Hauraki Road and Huirau Road. Hauraki Road remains […]

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KFC, Pizza Hut and Carl’s Jr members – Do not sign RBL authorisation to deduct from money owed you

By   11 hours ago

Source: Unite Union New Zealand KFC, Pizza Hut and Carl’s Jr members – Do not sign RBL authorisation to deduct from money owed you Restaurant Brands Ltd (RBL), is asking staff to authorise the deduction of so-called overpayments from the annual leave money they owe you. We strongly advise you NOT to do that. RBL […]

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Māori attitudes on the environment canvassed

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Source: Massey University Dr Natasha Tassell-Matamua, School of Psychology, wants to find out about Māori views on the environment How do Māori balance being modern-day consumers and traditional kaitiakitanga (guardians) of nature’s precious resources? A Massey University survey is asking Māori about their beliefs regarding the environment and how these translate into behaviour, in an […]

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Encouraging Māori girls through STEM

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Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) PPTA members James Lamb and Kris Watson have helped design a pilot aimed at encouraging Māori girls into STEM subjects. A team of three teachers at Taupo’s Tauhara College are behind an innovative new pilot scheme that could see more Māori girls pursuing successful careers in STEM (Science, Technology, […]

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E tū welcomes BERL Fair Pay Agreement report – E tū

By   12 hours ago

Source: Etu Union E tū has welcomed the BERL independent report emphasising the role of Fair Pay Agreements in making lives better for Kiwi workers. E tū Assistant National Secretary Annie Newman says the findings aren’t a surprise, as New Zealand is in the minority of OECD countries that don’t have industry bargaining in the […]

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E tū welcomes BERL Fair Pay Agreement report – E tū

By   12 hours ago

Source: Etu Union E tū has welcomed the BERL independent report emphasising the role of Fair Pay Agreements in making lives better for Kiwi workers. E tū Assistant National Secretary Annie Newman says the findings aren’t a surprise, as New Zealand is in the minority of OECD countries that don’t have industry bargaining in the […]

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EIT horticulture graduates dominate Young Fruitgrower competition

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Source: Eastern Institute of Technology – Tairāwhiti Home News EIT horticulture graduates dominate Young Fruitgrower competition 6 mins ago Deanna Muir is participating in the Young Fruitgrower competition. At this year’s “Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year” competition, seven out of eight competitors are EIT graduates or students. The event is part of the […]

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    Speech to the Australasian Rail Association Conference 2019

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    Source: New Zealand Government Thank you all for the opportunity to speak with you today and to talk about the future of rail in Aotearoa New Zealand. The importance of rail to our coalition Government can’t be understated. All three parties that support this government have each been strong advocates for rail. Whether it’s boosting […]

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    New funding to put people at the heart of NZ’s emergency management system

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    Source: New Zealand Government Funding from Budget 2019 will establish a new national agency to strengthen New Zealand’s emergency management system, Minister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi said today. “The new National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has been created because as a Government we saw the need to improve our emergency management capability and […]

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    Community events announced for buy-back

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    Source: New Zealand Government Community hubs from the Kaitaia RSA to the Oban pavilion on Stewart Island will be used by Police to collect firearms handed in during the buy-back and amnesty. Police Minister Stuart Nash has announced 192 events will be held during the first three months, from tiny community halls to our largest […]

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    Reserve Bank shaping up to be Great Team, Best Central Bank

    By   17 hours ago

    Source: Reserve Bank of New Zealand Release date 25 June 2019 The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is outlining its vision, purpose, and values which will ensure that we are well equipped to deliver on our commitments in the Statement of Intent 2019-2022 released today. Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr said that the Bank is […]

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    Government laying down tracks for the future

    By   21 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Investment in rail infrastructure in the Wellbeing Budget will make trains more reliable and cut down on maintenance time and costs, rail ministers announced today. KiwiRail will kick off the process of getting more than 100 new locomotives and 900 new container wagons, replacing and repurposing old and outdated stock, as […]

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    Reserve Bank chair welcomes next steps in Bank’s modernisation

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    Source: Reserve Bank of New Zealand Release date 24 June 2019 The Reserve Bank has welcomed the release of in-principle decisions relating the Review of the Reserve Bank Act and is encouraging submissions in the consultation process. The Ministers’ in-principle decisions and second set of consultation papers relating to Phase 2 of the Review were […]

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    2019 New Zealand Youth Awards Recipients Announced

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    Source: New Zealand Government The recipients of the 2019 New Zealand Youth Awards were announced by Minister for Youth Peeni Henare at a celebration event which took place on 24 June at Parliament. “Aotearoa is incredibly lucky to have such a diverse group of young people working hard to make our country a better place. […]

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    Safer banks and strengthened bank accountability

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    Source: New Zealand Government The Coalition Government today announced moves to make New Zealand’s banking system safer for customers through a new deposit protection regime, and work to strengthen accountability for banks’ actions. The in-principle decisions are part of Phase 2 of the Review of the Reserve Bank Act, which is making sure the 30-year […]

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    Banks commit to removing sales incentives for frontline staff

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    Source: Reserve Bank of New Zealand Release date 24 June 2019 The FMA and Reserve Bank of New Zealand said today that all banks had outlined plans to remove sales incentives from frontline staff and their managers. Last year’s report by the FMA and RBNZ on banking conduct and culture required banks to outline their […]

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    Reserve Bank requests assurance reports of ANZ New Zealand

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    Source: Reserve Bank of New Zealand Release date 24 June 2019 The Reserve Bank is requesting two reports from ANZ New Zealand to provide assurance it is operating in a prudent manner. Section 95 of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989 gives the Reserve Bank the power to require a bank to provide […]

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      National Party Caucus reshuffle announced

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      Source: National Party Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has today announced a reshuffle of the National Caucus. “Paul Goldsmith will become the spokesperson for Finance and Infrastructure following today’s announcement from Amy Adams that she will leave at the next election. “Paul is the natural choice for the Finance role. He has done an […]

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      CRL fails own plan on business disruption

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      Source: National Party Documents obtained under the Official Information Act has revealed under the original design for the City Rail Link a plan was developed to reduce disruption which was never followed, MP for Auckland Central Nikki Kaye says. “The ‘Social impact and business disruption delivery work plan’ was designed to avoid, remedy or mitigate […]

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      Alastair Scott to stand down in 2020

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      Source: National Party MP for Wairarapa Alastair Scott has today announced that he won’t contest the 2020 election. “It has been a privilege to serve the electorate of Wairarapa for two terms. I have decided that I will not nominate as a National Candidate in the forthcoming selection for Wairarapa. “I’m confident that I leave […]

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      Amy Adams to retire from politics at election

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      Source: National Party Amy Adams has announced she will retire from politics at the 2020 election and as a consequence of that decision she has chosen to stand down from the spokesperson roles she holds in the Party. Ms Adams has been the MP for Selwyn since 2008 and is currently both the Finance spokesperson […]

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      Minister heaps more costs on farmers

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      Source: National Party The Minister of Agriculture has confirmed he hasn’t bothered asking his officials the costs farmers will face as a result of the high methane target the Government is imposing, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “When questioned in Primary Production Select Committee Damien O’Connor scrambled to confirm he’d seen no specific advice […]

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      Eels a sign of the health of our creeks

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      Source: Green Party Central government needs to resource local councils to protect our waterways, Green Party Water spokesperson Marama Davidson said today, following reports that corporate oil dumping into Otuwairoa stream in Papakura is killing eels. “Eels are a tāonga and a sign of the health of our Creeks. It hurts to see our waterways […]

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      Thousands more tax per household under Labour

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      Source: National Party Kiwi households will be $1750 a year worse off on average because of the taxes being piled on by the Labour-led Government, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “This Government has increased fuel taxes three times since it came into power, it’s added on a regional fuel tax in Auckland, introduced […]

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      Northland children betrayed as vaccines expire

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      Source: National Party The Health Select Committee this week confirmed key aspects of the Meningitis debacle in Northland, highlighting the Government’s negligence, MP for Whangarei Dr Shane Reti says. “The situation has now boiled down to three points. First, it was revealed Health Minister David Clark and the Director General of Health knew there were […]

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      Is the Govt doing anything about seismic issues?

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      Source: National Party The woefully inadequate funding in Budget 2019 to make buildings earthquake-safe will do little to help owners and could put lives at risk by ensuring some buildings aren’t brought up to code any time soon, National’s Building and Construction spokesperson Andrew Bayly says. “The Government’s response to this issue has been slow […]

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      Hundreds call for action on Horowhenua expressway

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      Source: National Party Horowhenua residents have called on the Government to end the mental anguish it is causing them and get on with building the region’s new expressway, Ōtaki MP Nathan Guy says. “The message they delivered in their hundreds at a rally in Levin today to protest the inaction was clear. They need funding […]

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        Canine champions take chauffeured commute

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        Source: Auckland Council For most of us, we get to work by bus, car or maybe our own two feet. Meet the team of tenacious terriers who commute in style – in a specially designed wagon pulled by an electric bike! These furry friends ride the wagon from their home base to the wharves in […]

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        Have your say on the future of Sunkist Bay Reserve

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        Source: Auckland Council The next stages of Beachland’s Sunkist Bay Reserve development open for feedback on 30 June from 12-2pm at the Log Cabin. Auckland Council staff will be on hand to explain the next stages, largely centred on access, seating, planting and place-making. Franklin Local Board chair Angela Fulljames says better connections to the […]

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        Bridge set to light up with sparkling iwi narrative

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        Source: Auckland Council Find a vantage point on Auckland’s inner harbour coastline and watch with wonder. From 6pm on Thursday 27 June, Auckland Harbour Bridge will be the canvas for iwi story-telling in spell-binding light and sound. This event is part of a smart energy partnership between Vector and Auckland Council and is also part […]

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        Matariki Dawn Karakia captivates crowd

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        Source: Auckland Council It was pre-dawn on a crisp, clear midwinter’s morning on Saturday 22 June. Hundreds of Aucklanders gathered in darkness at the foot of Pukekaaroa Hill in Auckland Domain before Kiingi Tuheitia, accompanied by the Mayor of Auckland Phil Goff and dignitaries from iwi manaaki (host iwi) Waikato-Tainui, led a gentle walk to […]

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        Road closure to help save iconic Russell tree

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        Source: Far North District Council A section of The Strand on Russell’s foreshore will be closed to traffic while an arborist investigates how to save one of the historic town’s most iconic trees. The huge Morton Bay fig tree growing outside the Heritage New Zealand-listed Russell Police Station is believed to have been planted in […]

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        Panuku plan to unlock Pukekohe’s potential

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        Source: Auckland Council A plan to regenerate Pukekohe’s town centre has been approved. Panuku Development Auckland’s strategy to unlock the rural town’s potential, known as a high-level project plan (HLPP), has been green-lit by Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee after being endorsed by Franklin Local Board last month. The plan provides a framework for […]

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        A record $2.75 billion of capital investment for Auckland

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        Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council’s Annual Budget for 2019/2020 was been formally adopted on20 June 2019. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said: “This budget continues to see record investment in infrastructure to support growth and make Auckland world-class. “We’ve committed to capital investment of $2.75 billion. Our projects range from major regional initiatives such as the […]

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        Funding awarded to improve road safety around Howick schools

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        Source: Auckland Council Almost $1million is being spent on to improve road safety around schools in Howick. Howick Local Board will spend $520,000 from Auckland Transport’s Community Safety Fund on a Flat Bush Culvert pedestrian bridge to Te Uhu o te Nikau Primary School, and about $460,000 on improving safety outside Botany Downs Secondary College […]

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        Marae projects get funding boost

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        Source: Auckland Council A $150,000 Auckland Council grant has moved Papakura Marae’s kaumātua housing plans a step closer to completion. Manurewa-Papakura Councillor Daniel Newman says the Community Development and Safety Committee’s Cultural Initiatives Fund grant continues the marae’s excellent work. “Papakura Marae is a bastion of our community. Kaumātua and kuia are integral to it […]

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        Wriggle and Rhyme: Kids Story Time

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        Source: Auckland Council When Wriggle and Rhyme: Kids Story Time 2019-06-24 10:30:00 2019-06-24 11:30:00 Pacific/Auckland New Lynn Community Centre, 45 Totara Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland Wriggle and Rhyme: Kids Story Time: Mon 24 Jun 2019 10:30 AM, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2019/06/wriggle-and-rhyme-kids-story-time/ Wriggle and Rhyme is a great opportunity for you and your little one to make the most […]

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          Jacobson Pharma Announces FY2019 Annual Results

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          Source: Media Outreach Profit Attributable to Shareholders Increased by 23.9% to a Record High of HK$250.6 Million; Total Dividend Up 18.4% to HK4.5 Cents per ShareHONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 25 June 2019 – Jacobson Pharma Corporation Limited (“Jacobson Pharma” or the “Company”; Stock Code: 2633), a leading company engaged in the research, development, production, marketing […]

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          E tū welcomes BERL Fair Pay Agreement report – E tū

          By   12 hours ago

          Source: Etu Union E tū has welcomed the BERL independent report emphasising the role of Fair Pay Agreements in making lives better for Kiwi workers. E tū Assistant National Secretary Annie Newman says the findings aren’t a surprise, as New Zealand is in the minority of OECD countries that don’t have industry bargaining in the […]

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          E tū welcomes BERL Fair Pay Agreement report – E tū

          By   12 hours ago

          Source: Etu Union E tū has welcomed the BERL independent report emphasising the role of Fair Pay Agreements in making lives better for Kiwi workers. E tū Assistant National Secretary Annie Newman says the findings aren’t a surprise, as New Zealand is in the minority of OECD countries that don’t have industry bargaining in the […]

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          Understanding Vitiligo, A Little-Understood Skin Condition

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          Source: Media Outreach SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 25 June 2019 – For the past eight years, June 25 has been designated as World Vitiligo Day to help increase awareness of a skin disease known as vitiligo that affects about 1 in every 100 people around the globe. Vitiligo causes a person’s skin to lose its pigment, resulting in […]

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          DDoS-for-hire websites make a comeback despite FBI crackdown, according to Nexusguard Threat Report

          By   14 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach Telcos and communications service providers (CSPs) will need to take advanced precautions against “bit and piece” DDoS attacks SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES – Media OutReach – 25 June 2019 – DDoS attacks “for hire” made a comeback in the beginning of the year, with booter-originated attacks rebounding to more than double their amounts in Q4 […]

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          Airways New Zealand simulates Lebanon skies

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          Source: Airways New Zealand In a milestone ceremony held in Beirut yesterday, Airways New Zealand and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Lebanon officially opened an advanced air traffic control (ATC) simulation facility – future-proofing ATC training in Lebanon for decades to come. Airways International, the commercial arm of the New Zealand air navigation […]

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          Kiwis’ digital privacy must be protected

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          Source: MakeLemonade.nz Wellington – Nearly 80 percent of New Zealanders are concerned about how their identity is managed online, Digital Identity NZ executive director Andrew Weaver will tell an international business conference in Singapore this week. Weaver has been invited to speak at the Seamless Asia summit and says one of the major digital concerns […]

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          Africa Oil & Power to Honor Senegal President as “Africa Oil Man of the Year”

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          Source: Media Outreach Africa Oil & Power will present the award to H.E. Macky Sall at its annual conference in Cape TownH.E. Macky Sall is renowned for his efforts to revive Senegal’s economy and create an attractive market for oil and gasH.E. Macky Sall will provide a keynote address at Africa Oil & Power 2019 CAPE […]

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          One Hennessy wins Asia Pacific Property Awards Another Chinachem property recognized by globally-acclaimed industry awards

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          Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 24 June 2019 – Chinachem Group announced today that One Hennessy, the Group’s brand-new icon in Wan Chai, is crowned as the award winner of Commercial High-rise Development in Asia Pacific Region under the globally-acclaimed International Property Awards. This marks another achievement for Chinachem, as its other properties, The Lily, […]

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          Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum (DELF) to be staged at Cyberport’s new esports venue in July

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          Source: Media Outreach Two-week “DE*Spark” series packs exhilarating esports matches and activities for allHONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 24 June 2019 – Fulfilling Cyberport’s mission to drive robust growth of the regional esports and digital entertainment industry, Cyberport today announces the launch of the Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum (DELF). Staged on 16 July, DELF will gather esports icons […]

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            KFC, Pizza Hut and Carl’s Jr members – Do not sign RBL authorisation to deduct from money owed you

            By   11 hours ago

            Source: Unite Union New Zealand KFC, Pizza Hut and Carl’s Jr members – Do not sign RBL authorisation to deduct from money owed you Restaurant Brands Ltd (RBL), is asking staff to authorise the deduction of so-called overpayments from the annual leave money they owe you. We strongly advise you NOT to do that. RBL […]

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            Govt’s new oil spill insurance cap still a drop in the ocean

            By   5 days ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Government is touting an increase in oil industry liability as a win for taxpayers, but Greenpeace says the new plan would still see the New Zealand public picking up most of the bill for in the event of a major spill. The changes to the law covering the insurance of […]

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            Greenpeace activist swims in front of BP rig in latest attempt to stop it reaching drill site

            By   5 days ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Scotland, UK – Greenpeace activists have forced the third U-turn of a BP-operated rig away from a major oil drilling site in the North Sea, blocking the oil giant’s operation for the 10th day in a row. Just a few miles from the drilling site and having travelled more than 500 […]

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            Let beneficiaries keep more earnings: a letter to Jacinda, Grant and Carmel

            By   5 days ago

            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) As a lifetime Labour supporter, I deeply admire and support your commitment to reducing child poverty – which of course means family poverty. A very important part of that is raising the minimum wage, to $20 per hour in 2021. But this makes it even more obvious how ridiculously low the abatement […]

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            Could this be the last action we ever do against BP?

            By   6 days ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand I’m writing this from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, somewhere in the North Sea… A few days ago I completely unexpectedly found myself on an all-nighter from London to Scotland. It’s a long story but really, I was only going up there to walk my dog! While crawling around gorse bushes […]

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            Two down, OMV to go: Last oil giant isolated after majors pull out

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            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Oil majors Chevron and Equinor have abandoned their oil and gas exploration permits off the east coast of the North Island, leaving Austrian oil company OMV as the last remaining oil giant in New Zealand. The move comes a year after the Coalition Government issued a ban on new oil and […]

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            Greenpeace to hold protest training as OMV oil rig arrives in Taranaki

            By   6 days ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace will hold peaceful civil disobedience training in New Plymouth this weekend, a week after the arrival of a 40,000 tonne oil rig. Austrian oil giant OMV will be using the rig to drill nine exploratory wells and three appraisal wells off the coast of Taranaki with the intention of finding […]

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            Restaurant brands to pay back annual leave underpayments from May 2012.

            By   7 days ago

            Source: Unite Union New Zealand Restaurant brands to pay back annual leave underpayments from May 2012. Restaurant Brands, covering staff at KFC, Carl’s Jr, Pizza Hut and Starbucks, has agreed to pay current and former staff money owed for consistently getting annual leave entitlements wrong for many years. Anyone who worked for these brands at […]

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            Greenpeace rig occupation enters ninth day

            By   1 week ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A Greenpeace protest to stop a BP oil rig from drilling in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland has just entered its ninth day. A rolling succession of climbers from Greenpeace UK have been occupying the rig since last Sunday, with the last pair being removed by police on […]

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            Day 9 #BPShutdown: Greenpeace vs Big Oil in the North Sea

            By   1 week ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand We are in the midst of a #ClimateEmergency. Thousands of people around the world, from heads of state to school-age strikers are calling for an immediate and just transition to a zero-carbon future. Yet despite its greenwashing and rhetoric about aligning itself with the goals of the Paris Agreement, BP is […]

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