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Food Safety Law Reform Bill passed

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Food Safety Law Reform Bill passed

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Food Safety Law Reform Bill passedFood Safety Minister Damien O’Connor has today welcomed the passing of the Food Safety Law Reform Bill into law.   The new law addresses the recommendations from the Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) Contamination Inquiry.                                                                                                                                                     “New Zealand has made substantial progress in putting in place the WPC […]

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Records tumble for NZ at Winter Olympics – congratulations Nico Porteous

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Records tumble for NZ at Winter Olympics – congratulations Nico Porteous

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Records tumble for NZ at Winter Olympics – congratulations Nico PorteousRecords continue to tumble for New Zealand at the Winter Olympic Games, with Nico Porteous’ bronze medal in the men’s ski halfpipe, Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson says. This makes Nico our youngest ever Olympic medallist the same afternoon […]

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Leading digital nations put digital rights at the heart of their agenda

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Leading digital nations put digital rights at the heart of their agenda

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Leading digital nations put digital rights at the heart of their agendaWorld digital government leaders meeting in Wellington for the Digital Ministerial Summit have set up a digital rights working group, with New Zealand to lead the work. Government Digital Services Minister Clare Curran says the group wants to create […]

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Modified Tertiary Education Bill passes 2nd reading

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Modified Tertiary Education Bill passes 2nd reading

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Modified Tertiary Education Bill passes 2nd reading  The Education (Tertiary Education and Other Matters) Amendment Bill has been redrafted to better reflect the views of submitters and remove unfair distortions included by the previous government, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says.   “The changes represent this Government’s view of what’s needed […]

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Women not fooled by National Party’s zombie pay bill ploy

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, CTU, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Women not fooled by National Party’s zombie pay bill ploy

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Women not fooled by National Party’s zombie pay bill ploy Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said today that the National Party was not fooling any women with the return of its intentionally flawed Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill through […]

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What the heck is Sam Neill doing?

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on What the heck is Sam Neill doing?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: What the heck is Sam Neill doing? They’re from a new Greenpeace film made with Neill, the Jurassic Park and Hunt for the Wilderpeople star. View the full two minute video here. The New Zealand actor who’s about to appear in a new film Peter Rabbit, made the video to […]

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Congratulations to Zoi Sadowski-Synnott on NZ’s second ever Winter Olympic medal

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Congratulations to Zoi Sadowski-Synnott on NZ’s second ever Winter Olympic medal

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Congratulations to Zoi Sadowski-Synnott on NZ’s second ever Winter Olympic medalSport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson congratulates snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott on winning the bronze medal in the Women’s Big Air at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea today. “It was such a thrill to watch Zoi win New Zealand’s […]

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The launch of ‘Social Investment- A New Zealand Policy Experiment’

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on The launch of ‘Social Investment- A New Zealand Policy Experiment’

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: The launch of ‘Social Investment- A New Zealand Policy Experiment’  Fa’atalofa atu, malo e lelei, ia orana katou katoa   I want to acknowledge Jonathan Boston and Derek Gill and all the contributors – professors, economists, advisors, researchers, chief executives and even a former deputy prime minister! This book is […]

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Speech to the New Zealand Association of Immigration Professionals

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Speech to the New Zealand Association of Immigration Professionals

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Speech to the New Zealand Association of Immigration ProfessionalsIt’s a great pleasure to be here today talking to you for what is my first major immigration-related speech since I became Minister in October. I’m eager to have a collaborative and colleagial relationship with your Association and to meeting as many […]

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Ahuwhenua award finalists announced

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Ahuwhenua award finalists announced

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Ahuwhenua award finalists announcedMāori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta has announced that two dairy farming operations from Rotorua and the South Island’s West Coast are the finalists in this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award for dairy. They are Rotorua’s Onuku Māori Lands’ Trust and the Proprietors of […]

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NZ increases humanitarian funding for Syrian war victims

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on NZ increases humanitarian funding for Syrian war victims

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: NZ increases humanitarian funding for Syrian war victimsForeign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced that New Zealand will make a further $1.5 million in humanitarian assistance available to help people affected by the on-going conflict in Syria. “The situation for civilians in Syria remains dire, with more than 13 million […]

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Continued effort needed against corruption

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Continued effort needed against corruption

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Continued effort needed against corruptionNew Zealand has been rated the least corrupt country for the third year in a row but Open Government Minister Clare Curran warns there’s still more work to be done. “The latest Corruption Perceptions Index, released this morning by Transparency International, has New Zealand’s public sector […]

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NZDF to Deliver School Supplies for Tongan Students

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF to Deliver School Supplies for Tongan Students

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF to Deliver School Supplies for Tongan Students The New Zealand Defence Force is taking more than 27 tonnes of emergency school supplies to Tonga today to help authorities set up temporary schools for students displaced by Tropical Cyclone Gita.

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NZDF Helping in Storm-Hit Areas

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF Helping in Storm-Hit Areas

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF Helping in Storm-Hit Areas New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel are transporting welfare teams to help civilians stranded in Golden Bay today after heavy rain brought by ex-Tropical Cyclone Gita caused massive flooding overnight in several communities in the South Island.

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NZDF on Standby to Help Storm-Hit Areas

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF on Standby to Help Storm-Hit Areas

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF on Standby to Help Storm-Hit Areas The New Zealand Defence Force has placed personnel and trucks on standby to help the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management deal with the aftermath of a severe storm that is forecast to affect central New […]

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NZDF on Resupply Mission to Sub-Antarctic Islands

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF on Resupply Mission to Sub-Antarctic Islands

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF on Resupply Mission to Sub-Antarctic Islands The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is taking 54 government staff and five tonnes of equipment needed to maintain and repair key buildings in a three-phase operation in the sub-Antarctic islands.

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NZDF to Deliver More Aid to Tonga

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF to Deliver More Aid to Tonga

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF to Deliver More Aid to Tonga The New Zealand Defence Force is taking 12 more tonnes of aid and disaster relief supplies to Tonga today to support the Pacific country’s emergency response to Tropical Cyclone Gita.

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Government announces review of organisational culture and processes at the Human Rights Commission

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government announces review of organisational culture and processes at the Human Rights Commission

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Government announces review of organisational culture and processes at the Human Rights CommissionJustice Minister Andrew Little today announced that he has ordered a review of the procedures and organisational culture at the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, following recent concerns about the handling of allegations of sexual harassment. “It is […]

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Economist still concerned about TPPA-11’s implications for working people

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Economist still concerned about TPPA-11’s implications for working people

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Economist still concerned about TPPA-11’s implications for working people Council of Trade Unions Economist Bill Rosenberg welcomed the release of the text of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP, or TPPA-11) this afternoon, but remains concerned about gaping holes in […]

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CPAG welcomes new and improved Tomorrow’s Schools

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, CPAG, NGOs  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes new and improved Tomorrow’s Schools

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group – Release/Statement Headline: CPAG welcomes new and improved Tomorrow’s Schools A new Education Work Programme that focuses on inclusive education, reducing barriers to participation and improving children’s outcomes is welcomed by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). The past nine years of education in Aotearoa-New Zealand have been […]

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