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Next steps for Mairangi Bay Beach Reserves

By   5 mins ago

Source: Auckland Council Ensuring that future generations can enjoy a day on Mairangi Bay’s beach reserves is proving no picnic for Hibiscus and Bays Local Board. But deputy chair Janet Fitzgerald wouldn’t have it any other way, and she wants to ensure the estimated $5 million worth of development projects deliver maximum benefit for the […]

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Significant settlement offer shows the power of unions for women’s equality

By   19 mins ago

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The union movement today celebrated another pay equity offer of settlement, with the Public Service Association securing an offer for social workers at Oranga Tamariki that would lift their pay on average by just over 30 percent. Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said the offer showed […]

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Funding rising demand for adult education

By   30 mins ago

Source: Eastern Institute of Technology – Tairāwhiti 8 mins ago A significant boost in funding for adult education courses has been welcomed by EIT, which is fielding a growing demand from people wanting to “go back to school” for second chance learning. Funding for Adult Community Education (ACE) has been lifted by nearly a third. […]

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Despite her good intentions, Michelle Guthrie was never the right fit for the ABC

By   1 hour ago

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Peter Manning, Adjunct Professor of Journalism, University of Technology Sydney Michelle Guthrie has been badly treated – not by being sacked, but by being hired in the first place. As a former Head of ABC TV News and Current Affairs, I met Guthrie several times at functions […]

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Repairs for Waitangi Bridge and beach seawall

By   1 hour ago

MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: Repairs for Waitangi Bridge and beach seawall epairs to Waitangi’s iconic one-lane bridge and construction of an adjacent section of the seawall on Te Tii Bay beach will be completed ahead of the peak summer visitor season…

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Automated vehicles may encourage a new breed of distracted drivers

By   1 hour ago

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Mitchell Cunningham, PhD Candidate + Casual Academic (USyd); Senior Behavioural Scientist (ARRB Group), University of Sydney Few people pay close attention to the traffic situation unfolding around them when they’re travelling as a passenger in a car, even if they’re in the front seat. And that could […]

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The NT is putting a minimum floor price on alcohol, because evidence shows this works to reduce harm

By   1 hour ago

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By John Boffa, Adjunct Associate Professor, Curtin University From October 1, 2018, one standard drink in the Northern Territory will cost a minimum of A$1.30. This is known as floor price, which is used to calculate the minimum cost at which a product can be sold, depending on […]

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When falling home ownership and ageing baby boomers collide

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Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Rachel Ong ViforJ, Professor of Economics, School of Economics, Finance and Property, Curtin University Until now, the majority of older people in Australia have achieved the goal of owning their own home outright. Hence, policymakers have typically shown little concern about the size and budget costs of […]

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    New Zealand increases climate finance commitment to Pacific

    By   8 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New Zealand increases climate finance commitment to PacificNew Zealand will increase its global climate finance commitment to $300 million over four years, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today in New York at the launch of Climate Week NYC, where she was a keynote speaker. The Prime Minister is in New […]

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    Arrival card change to smooth border process for international travellers

    By   16 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Arrival card change to smooth border process for international travellersInternational travellers arriving into New Zealand should have a simpler, faster entry as a result of changes to the Passenger Arrival Card,  The changes mean that arriving passengers no longer have to declare all medicines. Minister of Customs Hon Kris Faafoi […]

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    More thermal upgrades for homes in the Hutt

    By   17 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: More thermal upgrades for homes in the HuttTwo hundred more Housing NZ homes in the Hutt Valley will receive a thermal upgrade, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announced today. The retrofit programme follows an initial pilot of upgrading existing Housing NZ properties in Lower Hutt. Sixty homes have […]

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    Nelson Mandela Peace Summit: New Zealand National Statement

    By   20 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Nelson Mandela Peace Summit: New Zealand National StatementNelson Mandela Peace Summit: National Statement United National General Assembly Hall, New York Delivered 25 September 2018 6.00am NZT   Mr Secretary-General, Madam President of the General Assembly, distinguished colleagues. I am honoured to be here to mark the legacy of Nelson Mandela […]

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    Kaitiakitanga: Protecting our planet

    By   20 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Kaitiakitanga: Protecting our planetSpeech to opening ceremony of Climate Week NYC Delivered Tuesday 25 September 12.15am NZT New York City   President Moïse; Secretary Espinosa; Governor Brown I’d like to begin with a word often used in New Zealand, that you may not – until now – have ever had […]

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     Further PGF investment to unlock Rotorua’s potential

    By   21 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline:  Further PGF investment to unlock Rotorua’s potentialRotorua has been given a significant boost from the Provincial Growth Fund to contribute to a better future for its people and help unlock its potential as a world-class tourist destination, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today.  “I’m pleased to […]

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    The Journey of Te Pūtea Matua: Our Tāne Mahuta

    By   21 hours ago

    Source: Reserve Bank of New Zealand Release date 24 September 2018 Te Pūtea Matua is the Māori name for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. This article presents a broad picture of Te Pūtea Matua’s heritage, role, and interdependencies both within the Bank and economy-wide. “The Reserve Bank team want to tell our story of […]

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    Guardians of Lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau appointed

    By   23 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Guardians of Lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau appointedConservation Minister, Eugenie Sage today announced appointments to Guardians of Lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau. “I am pleased to appoint both Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu nominees, Sandra Cook and Jane Kitson, as Guardians of Lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau. […]

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      The Massive Fiscal Mess Jacinda Left

      By   12 hours ago

      Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “Jacinda Ardern has left a massive mess behind in New Zealand after an explosive report on the Government’s ban on oil and gas was released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), says ACT Leader David Seymour.   “One year into Government, Labour have another fiscal hole. […]

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      Bill to end new offshore oil and gas permits a win for the planet

      By   16 hours ago

      Source: Green Party The Green Party welcome the introduction of the Crown Minerals Amendment Bill, which will legislate to officially stop new offshore oil and gas exploration permits. “This is a special day for the planet, and proof that this Government are now meaningfully acting to address climate change”, Green Party energy spokesperson Gareth Hughes […]

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      National would sign up to international drug effort

      By   17 hours ago

      Source: National Party A National-led Government would sign up to the latest international push to tackle drugs, overturning the Labour-led Government’s decision not to, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. “Combatting the manufacture and supply of drugs requires governments and law enforcement agencies from right around the world to work together. And we must share […]

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      Peters must front up over Haumaha

      By   17 hours ago

      Source: National Party Documents released today under the Official Information Act show Winston Peters’ Personal Explanation to Parliament is at odds with the official record, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Winston Peters went out of his way to stand up in Parliament on August 7th to make a Personal Explanation about why he attended […]

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      Govt can’t restrict small firms’ R&D credit access

      By   17 hours ago

      Source: National Party The Government has held onto submissions to its research and development tax credit proposal for three months and there’s no sign yet that it has tackled the inequities, National’s Research, Science and Innovation spokesperson Parmjeet Parmar says. “In the current version of the Government’s plan, firms currently spending less than $100,000 don’t […]

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      Govt Admits No Robust Data on Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

      By   22 hours ago

      Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Government admits it has no idea what effect a ban on single-use plastic bags will have on New Zealand’s waterways and coastal environments,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.  Environment Associate Minister Eugenie Sage confirmed in response to a written parliamentary question from Mr Seymour that “robust data is not […]

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      Moody’s praises National legacy now being eroded

      By   3 days ago

      Source: National Party It is good news for the New Zealand economy that Moody’s Investors’ Service has affirmed our Aaa rating but we shouldn’t let the Government now waste it, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The recent international credit rating agency report praises the strength of an economy built up under nine years of […]

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      Twyford copies and pastes announcements – again

      By   4 days ago

      Source: National Party The Government needs to start crediting the National Party as Housing Minister Phil Twyford once again plagiarises a previous National Government housing announcement, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “This infrastructure funding is definitely not new. It was announced by the previous National Government in July last year. “This isn’t the first […]

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        Next steps for Mairangi Bay Beach Reserves

        By   5 mins ago

        Source: Auckland Council Ensuring that future generations can enjoy a day on Mairangi Bay’s beach reserves is proving no picnic for Hibiscus and Bays Local Board. But deputy chair Janet Fitzgerald wouldn’t have it any other way, and she wants to ensure the estimated $5 million worth of development projects deliver maximum benefit for the […]

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        Repairs for Waitangi Bridge and beach seawall

        By   1 hour ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: Repairs for Waitangi Bridge and beach seawall epairs to Waitangi’s iconic one-lane bridge and construction of an adjacent section of the seawall on Te Tii Bay beach will be completed ahead of the peak summer visitor season…

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        How to attract birds to your garden

        By   17 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council Wish there were more feathered friends in your garden? The Listener and Auckland Council’s biosecurity adviser Ben Paris have put together a few easy and effective tips to make your backyard a top attraction for New Zealand birds. Check out the video below for sneaky tips from the best bird-friendly plants to […]

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        Track in Clevedon Scenic Reserve closed to protect kauri

        By   19 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council A track through Clevedon Scenic Reserve has been closed today, as a proactive measure against kauri dieback disease. Biosecurity Manager, Phil Brown says the temporary closure is to protect a significant stand of kauri located on the track. “Kauri dieback has not yet been identified in the area where the reserve is located, and our main objective […]

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        Waitematā Safe Routes update

        By   20 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council Auckland Transport will re-engage with the community on Grey Lynn’s Waitematā Safe Routes programme in mid-November. This will include public information drop-in sessions where people can view the drawings and talk to the project team about indicative designs for Surrey Crescent, Old Mill and Garnet Roads, and Richmond Road through West Lynn […]

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        Thousands of trees planted to help prevent power outages

        By   21 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council On 21 September, Auckland energy company Vector launched a programme to raise awareness of the need to keep trees clear from power lines with an event that included planting thousands of trees. As part of the Vector Urban Forest initiative, the power company will replace every tree it must cut down for […]

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        Historic seawall preserved by road safety project

        By   1 day ago

        Source: Auckland Council The transport safety project to improve the intersection between Tamaki Drive and Ngapipi Road also featured work to extend the seawall, providing space for additional vehicle lanes and allowing for future development. “While road safety was the priority,  the project also provided an opportunity to address environmental issues, especially water runoff, and […]

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        Todo Amor Concert – Maggie Gould & Nanny Assis

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        Source: Auckland Council When Todo Amor Concert – Maggie Gould & Nanny Assis 2018-09-24 19:00:00 2018-09-24 22:00:00 Pacific/Auckland St Matthews in the City, 187 Federal Street, Auckland CBD Maggie Gould maggiegouldphotos@gmail.com Todo Amor Concert – Maggie Gould & Nanny Assis: Mon 24 Sep 2018 19:00 PM, Cost: Door sales $20 http://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2018/09/todo-amor-concert-maggie-gould-nanny-assis/ Maggie Gould is a […]

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          Significant settlement offer shows the power of unions for women’s equality

          By   19 mins ago

          Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The union movement today celebrated another pay equity offer of settlement, with the Public Service Association securing an offer for social workers at Oranga Tamariki that would lift their pay on average by just over 30 percent. Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said the offer showed […]

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          macOS Mojave is available today

          By   4 hours ago

          MIL OSI – Source: Apple News Headline: macOS Mojave is available today macOS Mojave is available todayUpdate Brings Dark Mode, Stacks, New Apps, a Redesigned Mac App Store and MoremacOS Mojave, the latest version of the most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free software update for Mac users. macOS Mojave brings […]

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          Apple acquires Shazam, offering more ways to discover and enjoy music

          By   6 hours ago

          MIL OSI – Source: Apple News Headline: Apple acquires Shazam, offering more ways to discover and enjoy music Apple acquires Shazam, offering more ways to discover and enjoy musicShazam App Will Soon Become Ad-Free For All UsersCupertino, California — Apple today announced it has completed its acquisition of Shazam, one of the world’s most popular […]

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          Apple and Salesforce partner to help redefine customer experiences on iOS

          By   8 hours ago

          MIL OSI – Source: Apple News Headline: Apple and Salesforce partner to help redefine customer experiences on iOS Apple and Salesforce bring together the best devices for business and the world’s #1 CRMEnabling Powerful Apps and Customer Experiences Exclusive to iPhone and iPadSan Francisco, California — Apple and Salesforce today announced a strategic partnership that […]

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          Exyte plans Initial Public Offering

          By   10 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach Exyte is a global leader in the engineering and construction of controlled and regulated environmentsAccess to capital markets will support Exyte in capturing growth potential and will further raise client and employer brand awarenessListing planned on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Q4 2018A significant minority free […]

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          Kim Woo-bin’s world – first figure unveils Fans gather at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong to show support

          By   14 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach Kim Woo-bin’s world – first figure unveils Fans gather at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong to show support HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 24 September 2018 – Popular Korean actor Kim Woo-bin took up residence at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong and became the first Korean actor to join the “Hong Kong Glamour” zone. Upon seeing the wax figure, fans […]

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          HR Asia Announces Philippines’ Best Companies to Work for in Asia

          By   15 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Media OutReach – 24 September 2018 – Fifteen Philippines companies have been named the Best Companies to Work for in Asia by human-resource publication, HR Asia. This year, 5,260 employees from a total of 150 companies across the Philippines responded to the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in […]

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          Hong Kong Home Prices Set to Drop for The First Time in Two Years, Says RICS Report

          By   18 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach Trade tensions and rising interest rates put the brakes on sprialling property prices  HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 24 September 2018 – Housing prices across Hong Kong are expected to fall over the next three months, following two years of continuous growth, according to the newly published RICS Hong Kong Residential Market Survey. Anxiety over US-China […]

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            Greenpeace congratulates Govt for putting oil exploration ban into law

            By   14 hours ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is congratulating the Coalition Government for introducing an amendment to the Crown Minerals Act to bring the ban on new offshore oil and gas permits into law. Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, says the move shows the Government is taking its climate change responsibilities seriously. “The science says that […]

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            Rainbow Warrior heading to Wellington

            By   21 hours ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior is due to arrive into Wellington Harbour this afternoon as part of a tour to celebrate New Zealand’s recent ban on new offshore oil exploration, and promote clean energy opportunities. In April this year, New Zealand made international headlines when it became one of the first […]

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            Historic discharge without conviction for Greenpeace head and climate activist

            By   4 days ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, and climate activist Sara Howell, have been discharged without conviction following action they took to stop the world’s largest oil and gas exploration ship searching for fossil fuels off the Wairarapa Coast. The Napier District Court today delivered a ‘discharge without conviction ‘ decision for […]

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            Recommendations to make “Welfare Fit for Families” in the 21st Century

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            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 21 September 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Government’s 12 priorities for a “modern and prosperous New Zealand”. Among these, the priority for “making New Zealand the best place in the world to be a child” is evidence of the Government’s commitment to putting children’s wellbeing at […]

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            Oxfam responds to the release of the Tax Working Group’s interim report

            By   5 days ago

            Source: Oxfam New Zealand In response to the release of the Tax Working Group’s interim report, Oxfam New Zealand’s executive director Rachael Le Mesurier said: “While the interim report has a lot of positive recommendations, there is no mention of making multinational corporations publish key financial information from each country they operate in. This is […]

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            Fonterra implicated in deforestation and human rights abuses

            By   6 days ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Wednesday 19 September, Over one a half million rugby fields of Indonesian rainforest were destroyed between 2015 and 2017. (1) That’s just one of the harrowing statistics included in a devastating new investigative report released today by Greenpeace International. The report, Final Countdown, documents extensive deforestation and human rights abuses by […]

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            Wings of Paradise: Drawing attention to rainforest destruction

            By   7 days ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand For too long the story of Indonesian forests has been painted with the darkness of burning rainforests, disappearing species and displaced communities.  Greedy palm oil companies, that only seem to be driven by the bottom line whatever the cost to humanity or biodiversity, have played a major role in this. Little […]

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            Big Pharma cheating countries out of billions in tax

            By   7 days ago

            Source: Oxfam New Zealand The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies appear to be dodging an estimated NZ$5.5 billion in tax per year across 16 countries, reveals a new report from Oxfam today.  EDITOR’S NOTE: LiveNews received a statement from Abbott. We have republished it here: Statement from Abbott: Abbott is a responsible and transparent tax payer, […]

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