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International visitors spend $10.6bn in year to December

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Source: New Zealand Government Headline: International visitors spend $10.6bn in year to DecemberInternational visitor spending reached a record high of $10.6 billion in the year to December 2017, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says. The latest International Visitor Survey results from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, released today, showed expenditure increased five per cent […]

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Kaikōura SH1 – effect of Gita and timeline for repairs

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MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement Headline: Kaikōura SH1 – effect of Gita and timeline for repairs The Kaikōura Coast was one of the places most significantly affected by Cyclone Gita with several large slips and rockfalls now blocking the road both north and south of the town. “Work to clear […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The dangers of the waka-jumping bill

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The dangers of the waka-jumping bill Dr Bryce Edwards. Some big principles are at stake over the Electoral Integrity Amendment Bill, which is about to be debated in Parliament’s Justice Select Committee. Better known as the waka-jumping – or anti-party-hopping – law, the new rule is intended to stop MPs resigning […]

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Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – February 21 2018 – Today’s content

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Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – February 21 2018 – Today’s content Editor’s Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New Zealand and links to media coverage. The Beehive and Parliament Buildings. Below are the links to the items online. The full text of these items are contained in […]

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Youths located after anti-social behaviour in Flaxmere and Hastings

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Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Youths located after anti-social behaviour in Flaxmere and Hastings Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Youths located after anti-social behaviour in Flaxmere and Hastings Wednesday, 21 February 2018 – 3:53pm Please attribute to Detective Sergeant Craig Vining, Hawkes Bay CIB Two youths were arrested yesterday (20 February) and charged in […]

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Entrepreneurial students reveal start-up plans

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Source: University of Waikato – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Entrepreneurial students reveal start-up plans A group of Toi Ohomai and University of Waikato students recently devoted their holidays to try and turn their ‘start-up’ ideas into business ventures. The eight students took part in the 10-week Project Ignite entrepreneurial programme, and unveiled their concepts at a […]

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FASTBOOKING Advises Hoteliers To Re-Conceptualise The Flow Of The Booking Sequence

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Source: Media Outreach Headline: FASTBOOKING Advises Hoteliers To Re-Conceptualise The Flow Of The Booking Sequence BeBetter; Don’t Be The Same! Re-thinkand build the capacity to change with turnkey solutions that would shape thefundamentals of distributions and conversion. SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 21 FEBRUARY 2018 – Increaseyour profits in a digital and data-driven world! The […]

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SH1 Paekakariki to Pukerua Bay repair work progressing well

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MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement Headline: SH1 Paekakariki to Pukerua Bay repair work progressing well Senior Journey Manager Neil Walker says the damage inflicted by ex-cyclone Gita washed away the cycle-lane, footpath and threatened to undermine the road. “Firstly, I want to thank road users for their patience. The damage […]

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    International visitors spend $10.6bn in year to December

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: International visitors spend $10.6bn in year to DecemberInternational visitor spending reached a record high of $10.6 billion in the year to December 2017, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says. The latest International Visitor Survey results from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, released today, showed expenditure increased five per cent […]

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    Climate Change Minister’s speech to Pacific Climate Conference

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Climate Change Minister’s speech to Pacific Climate ConferenceTēnā koutou katoa. Ko James Shaw tōku ingoa. Ko ahau te Minita mō ngā Take Āhuarangi, me te kaiārahi o Te Rōpū Kākāriki. Tihei mauri ora. I thank you for the invitation to attend this second Pacific Climate Change Conference and thank our […]

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    Proposed changes to cost recovery for some services

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    MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 – Release/Statement Headline: Proposed changes to cost recovery for some services Have your say MPI is seeking feedback on 7 proposed changes to cost recovery for selected services provided under the Biosecurity Act 1993, the Animal Products Act 1999 (APA), and the Food Act 2014. SUMMARY […]

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    CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny  Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker has today welcomed the release of the text of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).  “New Zealand has been working hard to see the text made public as quickly as […]

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    Paving the way for Pacific success in Education

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Paving the way for Pacific success in EducationThe Government’s three year work programme for Education reaffirms our commitment to lifting and sustaining achievement for Pacific children and young people, says Associate Education Minister Jenny Salesa. “Our work programme announced today places a high priority on improving Pacific student achievement and […]

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    Lid lifted on unique WW1 stories

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Lid lifted on unique WW1 storiesMore than 30,000 students across the country are set to uncover and explore the fascinating stories of New Zealand soldiers in a new initiative from the First World War Centenary Programme (WW100), says Prime Minister and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Jacinda Ardern. Discovery boxes […]

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    Judging panel for the PMs Excellence Awards announced

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Judging panel for the PMs Excellence Awards announcedAdventurer and outdoor education provider Sir Graeme Dingle and Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero are among those who will judge the 2018 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Award finalists, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. The annual Awards celebrate the outstanding work being done […]

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    Minister heads south to see recovery needs

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister heads south to see recovery needsCivil Defence Minister Hon Kris Faafoi is travelling to the South Island today to see the effects of former Cyclone Gita and discuss recovery with local mayors and officials.  “Today we are assessing the damage across affected regions. The focus will be on clean-up […]

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      New Bill to improve access to justice

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      Source: National Party – Headline: New Bill to improve access to justice A Members’ Bill to improve access to justice by making it easier for lawyers to do work outside their existing employment has today been lodged by Hutt South MP Chris Bishop. “My Lawyers and Conveyancers (Employed Lawyers Providing Free Legal Services) Amendment Bill […]

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      Another day, another review announced by the Govt

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      Source: National Party – Headline: Another day, another review announced by the Govt Just when everyone thought the Government had run out of things to review it has announced a review of the education system, complete with more taskforces and summits but scant of any real detail, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye and Tertiary Education […]

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      Complaint to Auditor-General regarding partnership schools

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      Source: National Party – Headline: Complaint to Auditor-General regarding partnership schools National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye has today sent a letter to the Auditor-General outlining potential issues to be investigated regarding the Government’s handling of the impending potential closure of partnership schools. “I want to stress that I while I believe there are serious grounds […]

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      Free Press Monday 18 February 2018

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      Source: ACT Party Headline: Free Press Monday 18 February 2018 Facebook0 Twitter Last Week in Parliament The Government continued to roll out unimaginative and damaging legislation. The bill to abolish Partnership Schools shows a Government with no vision other than ideological utu and union payback. David Seymour ripped into them here. Jacinda Ardern’s pet project […]

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      Govt making it easy for people to abuse fees-free

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      Source: National Party – Headline: Govt making it easy for people to abuse fees-free It is concerning that the Government is making it easy for students to abuse its $2.8 billion fees-free tertiary education policy by softening the penalties for those who are caught lying on their statutory declaration, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith […]

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      Seymour to Join Dancing with the Stars

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      Source: ACT Party Headline: Seymour to Join Dancing with the Stars Facebook0 Twitter ACT Leader David Seymour says he’s excited to be part of Dancing with the Stars NZ, coming in the second quarter of the year to Three. “I’m looking forward to the challenge. But, let’s be honest, I’m half politician and half electrical engineer. […]

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      ACT Leader Extends Best Wishes to English

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      Source: ACT Party Headline: ACT Leader Extends Best Wishes to English Facebook0 Twitter ACT Leader David Seymour has extended his best wishes to Bill English and has congratulated him on his career in politics. “I want to thank him in particular for his support for charter schools and his commitment to engaging disadvantaged students who had […]

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      Greens celebrate better support for grieving whānau

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      Source: Green Party Headline: Greens celebrate better support for grieving whānau Marama Davidson MP on Thursday, February 15, 2018 – 14:08 The Green Party is today celebrating the Government’s response to a Green-led select committee inquiry into supporting grieving whānau with accessing and managing the tūpāpaku (deceased bodies) of their loved ones. Responding to concerns […]

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        Katikati Kindergarten gets the gold and green

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        Source: Bay Of Plenty Regional Council – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Katikati Kindergarten gets the gold and green Tuesday, 20 February 2018 4:00 p.m. Katikati Kindergarten has become the first school in the Bay of Plenty to earn the prestigious beyond Green – Gold status in the national Enviroschools programme. The achievement recognises the kindergarten’s work […]

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        Final tally confirms Kelly Stratford by-election win

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        MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: Final tally confirms Kelly Stratford by-election win A final count of votes received in the Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Ward by-election has confirmed Kelly Stratford as the new Far North District Councillor…

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        Auckland’s rising star – road to 2021 Auckland is gearing up to maximise the lasting opportunities of the global spotlight being on the region when it hosts some of its largest business events and major events in 2020 and 2021. A number of large-scale conferences have already been secured to be held in the New Zealand International Con… Published 20 FEB 2018

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        Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) Headline: Auckland’s rising star – road to 2021 Auckland is gearing up to maximise the lasting opportunities of the global spotlight being on the region when it hosts some of its largest business events and major events in 2020 and 2021. A number of large-scale conferences have […]

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        Auckland secures $33m worth of business events from Australia through in-market presence Auckland’s increased focus on developing the Australian market as a source of business events has paid dividends – resulting in the city hosting $33 million worth of business events since the Auckland Business Events Plan launched in 2014. With excellent air links between the two countries, and sho… Published 20 FEB 2018

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        Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) Headline: Auckland secures $33m worth of business events from Australia through in-market presence Auckland’s increased focus on developing the Australian market as a source of business events has paid dividends – resulting in the city hosting $33 million worth of business events since the Auckland Business Events […]

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        Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Ward elects new councillor

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        MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Ward elects new councillor Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Ward electors have chosen Kelly Stratford to be their new district councillor, replacing Willow-Jean Prime, who resigned from Far North District Council to become a list MP.

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        Government confirms $7.3 million subsidy for Kerikeri Wastewater Project

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        MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: Government confirms $7.3 million subsidy for Kerikeri Wastewater Project The Government has confirmed a $7.3 million subsidy for the Kerikeri Wastewater Project, allowing work to begin on a new sewage treatment plant…

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        Final countdown to Bay of Islands-Whangaroa by-election

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        MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: Final countdown to Bay of Islands-Whangaroa by-election Voters can still make their vote count in the Far North District Council’s Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Ward by-election…

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        Safety measures to minimise harm to eels

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        Source: Whangarei District Council – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Safety measures to minimise harm to eels This page contains information about minimising harm to eels during the rainy migration season. Updated: 14/02/2018 9:35 a.m. Whangarei District Council Waste and Drainage Manager Andrew Carvell and his team have been over their safety measures to minimise harm to […]

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          FASTBOOKING Advises Hoteliers To Re-Conceptualise The Flow Of The Booking Sequence

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          Source: Media Outreach Headline: FASTBOOKING Advises Hoteliers To Re-Conceptualise The Flow Of The Booking Sequence BeBetter; Don’t Be The Same! Re-thinkand build the capacity to change with turnkey solutions that would shape thefundamentals of distributions and conversion. SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 21 FEBRUARY 2018 – Increaseyour profits in a digital and data-driven world! The […]

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          Sporadic 21 February 2018

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          Source: BNZ Economist Tony Alexander – Analysis: Headline: Sporadic 21 February 2018 This website has been provided for general information only. Although every effort has been made to ensure the information on this website is accurate the contents should not be relied upon or used as a basis for entering into any products described on […]

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          Red Seal supplements producer warned over “Pharmacy Strength” claims

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          MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Red Seal supplements producer warned over “Pharmacy Strength” claims The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to Endeavour Consumer Health Limited (Endeavour) over its use of the term “Pharmacy Strength” in marketing its Red Seal Pharmacy Strength range of nutritional supplements.

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          Logitech Honored by Fast Company as One of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Design for 2018

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          MIL OSI – Source: Logitech – Release/Statement Headline: Logitech Honored by Fast Company as One of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Design for 2018 Dateline City: LAUSANNE, Switzerland & NEWARK, Calif. LAUSANNE, Switzerland & NEWARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced that it was recognized by Fast Company as one of […]

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          WWPKG announces an overall 4.3% salary increment along with up to 2-month’s discretionary bonus

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          Source: Media Outreach Headline: WWPKG announces an overall 4.3% salary increment along with up to 2-month’s discretionary bonus HONG KONG,CHINA – Media OutReach – 20 February 2018 – In view of the steady growth in business in the past calendaryear, WWPKG Holdings Company Limited(“WWPKG” or “the Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”; HKSE: 8069) […]

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          Spackman Entertainment Group’s GOLDEN SLUMBER Sold Internationally Across Asia, Australia, New Zealand And The U.S.

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          Source: Media Outreach Headline: Spackman Entertainment Group’s GOLDEN SLUMBER Sold Internationally Across Asia, Australia, New Zealand And The U.S. GOLDENSLUMBER, a manhunt thriller produced by Zip Cinema, sold to Taiwan, HongKong, India, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand,Cambodia, the Philippines and the U.S.The film stars Gang Dong-won of MASTER (2016) and THE PRIESTS (2015), […]

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          Dr Lance O’Sullivan slams NZ health system

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          Source: MakeLemonade.nz Headline: Dr Lance O’Sullivan slams NZ health system Auckland – Pioneering digital doctor Lance O’Sullivan today blasted the New Zealand health system at the international Digital Nations summit in Auckland. He said healthcare for Kiwis was poor and it was a ‘shitty’ system. More than 500 people, including 200 from overseas, are attending […]

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          NZ should celebrate its great global tech success – Ian Taylor

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          Source: MakeLemonade.nz Headline: NZ should celebrate its great global tech success – Ian Taylor Auckland – Ian Taylor, one of New Zealand’s most prominent tech experts, says New Zealand must celebrate it digital successes as one of the leading tech countries in the world. Taylor received a huge ovation at the international digital nations summit […]

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            Oxfam releases report into allegations of sexual misconduct in Haiti

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            Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Oxfam releases report into allegations of sexual misconduct in Haiti A full copy of Oxfam’s final internal report into allegations of sexual misconduct and other unacceptable behaviour during Oxfam’s humanitarian response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake has been made public today. Oxfam is publishing the report, written […]

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            Oxfam announces comprehensive action plan to stamp out abuse

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            Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Oxfam announces comprehensive action plan to stamp out abuse Oxfam today announced a comprehensive plan of action to strengthen safeguarding systems across the organisation and stamp out abuse, including asking leading women’s rights experts to lead an urgent independent review of its culture and practices. The plan […]

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            70% of Tongan population affected in wake of Cyclone Gita

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            Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 70% of Tongan population affected in wake of Cyclone Gita The full scale of destruction is beginning to emerge from Tonga in the aftermath of the severe tropical cyclone Gita. Around 50,000 people, or almost 70% of the country’s population, have been affected, a third of whom […]

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            Families package is tip of the iceberg for families in poverty

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            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Families package is tip of the iceberg for families in poverty 14 February 2018 The Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nations report released today shows that improving incomes will only be the start of reducing hardship among children and families in Aotearoa-New Zealand, says Child Poverty Action […]

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            Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty

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            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty 12 February 2018 Childhood illnesses, transience and a disastrous rate of homelessness in New Zealand evidenced by the Government’s Stocktake on Housing report are attributable to a desperate lack of housing required to meet the needs […]

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            Cyclone Gita heading towards Tonga: Oxfam poised to respond

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            Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Cyclone Gita heading towards Tonga: Oxfam poised to respond Oxfam is on standby to respond to Cyclone Gita, as latest forecasts predict the storm could intensify up to a category 5 cyclone before affecting Tonga later tonight. Up to 70% of the country’s population is at risk […]

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            Oxfam’s reaction to recent news on sexual misconduct in Haiti and Chad

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            Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Oxfam’s reaction to recent news on sexual misconduct in Haiti and Chad In 2011 some members of Oxfam Great Britain staff in Haiti acted in a way that was totally unacceptable and is the most appalling mark against the high values we set ourselves at Oxfam.  On […]

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            Oxfam’s reaction to the The Times sexual misconduct story in Haiti

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            Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Oxfam’s reaction to the The Times sexual misconduct story in Haiti In 2011 some members of Oxfam Great Britain staff in Haiti acted in a way that was totally unacceptable and is the most appalling mark against the high values we set ourselves at Oxfam. Oxfam’s priority […]

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