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UPDATE 2: Serious crash near Opotiki

By   7 hours ago

Source: New Zealand Police A body has been recovered from the scene of a serious crash in Waiotahe, near Opotiki, earlier today. Emergency services were advised around 11.10am that a truck and trailer had gone off State Highway 2 and into a river near Toone and Ruatuna roads. The body was recovered by the Police […]

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Hokianga Ferry to resume sailing Tuesday

By   7 hours ago

Source: Far North District Council The Hokianga Ferry should resume normal services tomorrow with repairs to one of its engines due to be completed today.  Sailings of the Hokianga vehicle ferry were halted yesterday as a precaution due to mechanical issues.  The Far North District Council is now working with a local ferry operator to […]

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Missing – Caroline Cook

By   8 hours ago

Source: New Zealand Police Police are trying to locate a 74-year-old woman who has been reported missing from Waikanae, Kapiti Coast. Caroline Cook was last seen around 6.45pm this evening. She is Maori, 161cm tall and of a slight build. We encourage local residents to check their gardens and the surrounding areas of their properties. […]

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Deutsche Post DHL Group and SF Holding conclude landmark supply chain deal

By   8 hours ago

Source: Media Outreach RMB 5.5 billion (~ EUR 700 million) transaction saw DPDHL Group and SF Holding enter a 10-year strategic partnership to grow supply chain operations in ChinaYin Zou named CEO of the co-branded business to accelerate expansion of customer base SHANGHAI, CHINA – Media OutReach – February 18, 2019 – Deutsche Post DHL Group (“DPDHL Group”), the world’s […]

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Deutsche Post DHL Group and SF Holding conclude landmark supply chain deal

By   8 hours ago

Source: Media Outreach RMB 5.5 billion (~ EUR 700 million) transaction saw DPDHL Group and SF Holding enter a 10-year strategic partnership to grow supply chain operations in ChinaYin Zou named CEO of the co-branded business to accelerate expansion of customer base SHANGHAI, CHINA – Media OutReach – February 18, 2019 – Deutsche Post DHL Group (“DPDHL Group”), the world’s […]

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Missing person – Tony Karaman

By   10 hours ago

Source: New Zealand Police Police are asking for the public’s help to find Tony Karaman, 54, who has been reported missing from the Kumeu area.  Police and Tony’s family have concerns for his welfare.  Tony was last seen at Westgate Shopping Centre on Thursday 7 February wearing a black jersey, black trousers with black and […]

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Successful Integration With IRD Digital Transformation

By   10 hours ago

Source: Press Release Service – Christchurch (PR.co.nz) Tandem NZ, a digital solutions company from Christchurch have successfully integrated Inland Revenue’s platform with that of other accounting and payroll agencies online. They employed various technologies to successfully connect with IRD’s Digital Transformation system. The entire project took about 6 months to implement and released to the […]

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Kerry Logistics Announces Joint Venture with E-Services Group to Strengthen Global E-commerce Fulfillment Capabilities

By   11 hours ago

Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 18 February 2019 – Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 0636.HK) announces a new joint venture with E-Services Group (‘ESG’), an international e-commerce company in Asia, to strengthen global e-commerce fulfillment capabilities, especially in the Greater China region. The joint venture, Kerry ESG (HK) Company Limited (‘Kerry ESG’), will […]

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    Making sure multinationals pay their fair share

    By   14 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government New Zealand is to consult on the design of changes to tax rules which currently allow multinational companies in the digital services field to do business here without paying income tax. Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash say Cabinet has agreed to issue a discussion document about how […]

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    Enhanced Taskforce Green for Nelson Tasman District

    By   17 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government The Government has announced further support to help clean up significant fire damage in the Nelson Tasman District. “We’ve activated Enhanced Taskforce Green, making $500,000 available to help with the clean-up in the Nelson Tasman District,” says the Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni. The fires which began on 5 February […]

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    Dual name for Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay

    By   18 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Dual name for Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay Poverty Bay’s name is richer with the inclusion of Te Reo in the new name of “Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay” Minister for Land Information Eugenie Sage announced today. “Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay” applies only to the bay enclosed by Young Nick’s Head (Te Kuri) […]

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    Minister travels to UAE and Egypt

    By   1 day ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor travels to the United Arab Emirates this evening and then onto Egypt for meetings on trade, food security and agricultural technology.   “Our relationship is growing with these important trading partners and my visit will be a chance to advocate for issues important to Kiwis, listen to […]

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    NZ condolences to Indian Government

    By   2 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand has offered its condolences to the people and Government of India over a bomb attack in Jammu and Kashmir which led to a very large loss of life and heightened tensions in the region. “As a nation New Zealand has always condemned acts […]

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    Government to change how iconic high country land is managed

    By   2 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Iconic high country land will be better managed under changes that Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage announced consultation on today. Tenure review is a voluntary process where Crown pastoral land can be sold to a leaseholder and areas with high ecological and recreational value can be returned to full Crown ownership […]

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    Government to change to how iconic high country land is managed

    By   2 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Iconic high country land will be better managed under changes that Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage announced consultation on today. Tenure review is a voluntary process where Crown pastoral land can be sold to a leaseholder and areas with high ecological and recreational value can be returned to full Crown ownership […]

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    Climate Change Minister congratulates the Warehouse Group on achieving carbon neutral status

    By   3 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Government The Minister for Climate Change has congratulated The Warehouse Group on achieving carboNZero certification. “The Warehouse Group officially becoming net carbon neutral is a great achievement and I welcome the Group’s commitment and contribution towards reducing New Zealand’s greenhouse emissions,” James Shaw said. “Achievements like this, and the leadership being shown […]

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      DHB deficits balloon as Clark fails to act

      By   17 hours ago

      Source: National Party It is disappointing that the combined deficit of New Zealand’s 20 District Health Boards looks set to balloon to about $500 million despite the Health Minister’s pledge when he took office that he would bring it under control, National’s Health spokesman Michael Woodhouse says. “The deficit for 2018/19 could be more than […]

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      Refund RUC charges on Nelson Fires Hay Convoy

      By   2 days ago

      Source: National Party Road User Charges incurred by trucking companies and smaller operators transporting hay to farmers in Nelson should be refunded, says National’s South Island Regional Development spokesperson Andrew Falloon. “Over the past week, many of us in Canterbury and on the West Coast have looked on in desperation at the situation in the […]

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      High Country farmers face more uncertainty, costs

      By   2 days ago

      Source: National Party Details of the Government’s plan to end tenure review show some farmers will have wasted time and money on the regime and all farmers on Crown pastoral land will face higher costs, National’s Land Information spokesperson David Bennett says. “Eugenie Sage’s announcement today shows that of the 34 leaseholders currently in tenure […]

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      National MPs condemn terrorist attack in India

      By   3 days ago

      Source: National Party National MPs Todd McClay and Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi have condemned the recent terrorist attack in India. “We are deeply saddened by this senseless terror attack in Pulwama, India, in which more than 30 Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed,” Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi says.  “Our hearts go out to families […]

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      Jones gives soft loan to hot pools, Kiwis take bath

      By   4 days ago

      Source: National Party A $7.5 million loan from Shane Jones to privately owned luxury hot pools in Methven leaves more serious questions hanging over the Provincial Growth Fund, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The hot pool funding brings total loans from the fund to $47.8 million. Taxpayers remain in the dark […]

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      KiwiBuild starving private builders

      By   5 days ago

      Source: National Party Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s pet housing project KiwiBuild is not only unlikely to reach any targets set, but those houses it does deliver will be at the expense of houses that were being built by the private sector, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Mr Twyford arrogantly ignored the Reserve Bank’s forecast […]

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      Examination of cause of sterilisation failure vital

      By   6 days ago

      Source: National Party The Hawke’s Bay DHB must undertake a detailed, transparent review of the cause of the sterilisation failure which led to at least 55 patients having inadequately sterilised surgical equipment used on them, National’s Health Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Mistakes happen, and they are generally the result of system failure rather than human […]

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      Another broken promise

      By   6 days ago

      Source: National Party Transport Minister Phil Twyford confirmed today that the Government has no intention of keeping Jacinda Ardern’s campaign promise to build light rail from Wynyard Quarter to Mt Roskill within four years, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Talk is cheap, delivery is much harder. “Time and time again we’ve seen this Government […]

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        Hokianga Ferry to resume sailing Tuesday

        By   7 hours ago

        Source: Far North District Council The Hokianga Ferry should resume normal services tomorrow with repairs to one of its engines due to be completed today.  Sailings of the Hokianga vehicle ferry were halted yesterday as a precaution due to mechanical issues.  The Far North District Council is now working with a local ferry operator to […]

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        Damaged Beach Haven bridge to be rebuilt

        By   15 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council A fire that destroyed a large section of a pedestrian bridge used daily by hundreds of people in Beach Haven will need to be fully rebuilt. A structural engineer has assessed the remains of the bridge that linked Fordham and Lanigan Streets and has advised that it is not repairable and it […]

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        Onehunga Foreshore cleanup planned for Seaweek

        By   16 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council Tweet this quote Share Share this Volunteer at the Onehunga Foreshore cleanup event as part of Seaweek 2019 Across the region, groups are getting together to find ways to support Seaweek 2019. Among events being organised in Maungakiekie Tamaki area is a group effort by Hirepool, Fishing & Adventure TV and Sustainable […]

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        Aucklanders urged to have their say on their Annual Budget

        By   17 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council Aucklanders are being urged to make sure they have their say on the city’s proposed 2019/2020 budget. Last year we introduced our 10-year budget 2018-2028 which committed to the largest ever investment in Auckland’s infrastructure. This year’s budget focuses on delivering our ambitious program of work and supporting a growing Auckland. The […]

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        Get together and #SnapAKL this February to win

        By   18 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council It’s the perfect time of year for getting out and about in Auckland, but with so many things to do, how do you know where to start? Get your summer sorted and challenge your friends and family to an Auckland scavenger hunt! Play the SnapAKL game and explore Auckland this February with […]

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        Annual Budget consultation meetings to be held for Great Barrier residents

        By   19 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council Consultation on the Annual Budget for the financial year 2019/2020 is open until 17 March and there will be four local opportunities where Great Barrier residents can chat with their local board. These will be informal meetings, so feel free to come along and have a say on proposed financial priorities for […]

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        Make a pledge to cycle to work during Bike Month

        By   21 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council Did you know that cycling to work instead of driving just one day a week throughout the year could save you 237kg of carbon emissions and up to $800 in petrol? Cycling to work instead of driving on your commute is a win that’s good for your wallet, fitness and the planet. […]

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        Five beautiful public spaces to enjoy this summer

        By   3 days ago

        Source: Auckland Council Auckland’s beautiful public spaces come alive during the summer with friends and family getting together.  From playgrounds, urban parks to creative streetscapes, discover premier public spaces that connect people with their community and with each other. Check out our top five picks that are perfect for playing with the kids, enjoying a […]

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          Deutsche Post DHL Group and SF Holding conclude landmark supply chain deal

          By   8 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach RMB 5.5 billion (~ EUR 700 million) transaction saw DPDHL Group and SF Holding enter a 10-year strategic partnership to grow supply chain operations in ChinaYin Zou named CEO of the co-branded business to accelerate expansion of customer base SHANGHAI, CHINA – Media OutReach – February 18, 2019 – Deutsche Post DHL Group (“DPDHL Group”), the world’s […]

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          Deutsche Post DHL Group and SF Holding conclude landmark supply chain deal

          By   8 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach RMB 5.5 billion (~ EUR 700 million) transaction saw DPDHL Group and SF Holding enter a 10-year strategic partnership to grow supply chain operations in ChinaYin Zou named CEO of the co-branded business to accelerate expansion of customer base SHANGHAI, CHINA – Media OutReach – February 18, 2019 – Deutsche Post DHL Group (“DPDHL Group”), the world’s […]

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          Successful Integration With IRD Digital Transformation

          By   10 hours ago

          Source: Press Release Service – Christchurch (PR.co.nz) Tandem NZ, a digital solutions company from Christchurch have successfully integrated Inland Revenue’s platform with that of other accounting and payroll agencies online. They employed various technologies to successfully connect with IRD’s Digital Transformation system. The entire project took about 6 months to implement and released to the […]

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          Kerry Logistics Announces Joint Venture with E-Services Group to Strengthen Global E-commerce Fulfillment Capabilities

          By   11 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 18 February 2019 – Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 0636.HK) announces a new joint venture with E-Services Group (‘ESG’), an international e-commerce company in Asia, to strengthen global e-commerce fulfillment capabilities, especially in the Greater China region. The joint venture, Kerry ESG (HK) Company Limited (‘Kerry ESG’), will […]

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          Mamee-Double Decker to Move KL Office to Colony @ Mutiara Damansara

          By   13 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Media OutReach – 18 February 2019 – Mamee-Double Decker (M) Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s largest  snack company is moving its KL office to luxury coworking space and serviced office provider Colony. The move will see the company’s employees in KL take up office at the upcoming Colony @ Mutiara Damansara that opens […]

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          Asia Pacific deadliest region for journalists – E tū

          By   14 hours ago

          Source: Etu Union E tū, the union for journalists says it’s disturbing that the Asia Pacific region has once again been named as the deadliest region for journalists. The 2018 annual Killed List, released by the International Federation of Journalists and now in its 29th year, records the deaths of 95 journalists and media workers. […]

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          Asia Pacific deadliest region for journalists – E tū

          By   14 hours ago

          Source: Etu Union E tū, the union for journalists says it’s disturbing that the Asia Pacific region has once again been named as the deadliest region for journalists. The 2018 annual Killed List, released by the International Federation of Journalists and now in its 29th year, records the deaths of 95 journalists and media workers. […]

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          Palace Banquet Holdings Limited Ltd. Trading Debut Closed at HK$0.61 Per Share with an Increase of Around 22% as Compared to The Final Offer Price

          By   3 days ago

          Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 15 February 2019 – Palace Banquet Holdings Limited (“Palace Banquet”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”; stock code: 1703),a full-service restaurant group in Hong Kong offering Cantonese dining service and banquet service, announces its successful listing on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited […]

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            Education, income-generation for Rohingya refugees must be top priorities, say Oxfam, Save the Children & World Vision

            By   18 hours ago

            Source: Oxfam New Zealand Donate now Education and income-generating opportunities must be made top priorities for the nearly 1 million Rohingya still languishing in the world’s largest refugee camp almost 18 months after fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar, said three leading NGOs at the launch of a new UN funding plan for the crisis […]

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            Three reasons why plastics won’t save the oil industry

            By   19 hours ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand As electric vehicles and cheap solar panels cut into the demand for petroleum-based fuels, an increasingly desperate oil industry has been banking on plastics to drive future demand growth. Here are three reasons why the logic behind this is flimsier than a cheap plastic bag. Bad press: The petrochemical industry has been aware of the general […]

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            State of the Nation report shows little improvement for children

            By   6 days ago

            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 12 February 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the The Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nation report “Are You Well? Are We Safe?” released today, which provides an overview of how New Zealand is doing for the wellbeing of its citizens. The report has a particular focus on […]

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            Back-to-school costs: A looming spiral of debt

            By   1 week ago

            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) It’s my daughter’s first day at intermediate and my stomach is in knots. I know she’ll be ok. She knows how to slap on a fake-it-till-you-make-it grin and step out into the world. But this tactic isn’t going to work for me. I’ve sourced second-hand uniform items, I’ve been […]

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            Transpower issues “game changing” report on solar

            By   1 week ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A new Transpower report into the future of electricity has been labelled “the most disruptive study to emerge in the New Zealand energy space”. The country’s electricity grid operator, Transpower, has just released an addendum to last year’s significant report on New Zealand’s energy future, Te Mauri Hiko, which confirms that […]

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            How long is the tail wagging the fish in NZ’s fisheries management?

            By   1 week ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand What’s that thing people say? You don’t know what you’ve got until they’re gone. Strangely I’m starting to feel that way about National’s former minister for primary industries. Bring back the Guy who was starting to put cameras on commercial fishing boats, Nathan Guy. Yes, really. In the year running up […]

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            Nelson fires “tip of the ice sheet” without immediate emissions slash

            By   2 weeks ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Thursday, February 7: New Zealand scientists are behind a major new international research paper that shows dangerously unpredictable extreme weather could become a reality within decades as the impact of melting ice sheets becomes better understood. Greenpeace climate campaigner, Amanda Larsson, says the study published in the journal Nature is the […]

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            Biggest-ever waste treatment plant in a refugee camp is ‘step forward’ for safer human waste disposal in emergencies

            By   3 weeks ago

            Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam has opened the largest human waste treatment plant ever built in a refugee camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The industrial-scale plant, funded by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, can process the waste of 150,000 people – a population bigger than Tauranga.  Being able to treat large volumes of faecal waste on site, […]

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