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Auckland’s largest cultural festival by the numbers Countdown to 2018 Auckland Lantern Festival, 1-4 March, Auckland Domain   SUMMARY The 2018 Auckland Lantern Festival runs from Thursday, 1 – Sunday, 4 March at the Auckland Domain.   Thursday is Lantern Appreciation Night, without foods, stalls, performances or amusements, and tends to attract s… Published 22 FEB 2018

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, ATEED, Auckland, Auckland City, Auckland Council, Auckland Tourism, Auckland Tourism Events Economic Development, Events Economic Development, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Auckland’s largest cultural festival by the numbers Countdown to 2018 Auckland Lantern Festival, 1-4 March, Auckland Domain   SUMMARY The 2018 Auckland Lantern Festival runs from Thursday, 1 – Sunday, 4 March at the Auckland Domain.   Thursday is Lantern Appreciation Night, without foods, stalls, performances or amusements, and tends to attract s… Published 22 FEB 2018

Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) Headline: Auckland’s largest cultural festival by the numbers Countdown to 2018 Auckland Lantern Festival, 1-4 March, Auckland Domain   SUMMARY The 2018 Auckland Lantern Festival runs from Thursday, 1 – Sunday, 4 March at the Auckland Domain.   Thursday is Lantern Appreciation Night, without foods, stalls, performances […]

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TPPA-11: US and Canada to drop ISDS from NAFTA. New Zealand should insist on the same for TPPA-11

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on TPPA-11: US and Canada to drop ISDS from NAFTA. New Zealand should insist on the same for TPPA-11

Source: Professor Jane Kelsey Canada and the US are set to agree on withdrawing the controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the US, Canada and Mexico, according to reports from the US overnight.[1] ‘That would signal the death knell for its inclusion in future US deals, […]

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Ngā Tangata Microfinance celebrates 7 years of life-changing impact

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Ngā Tangata Microfinance celebrates 7 years of life-changing impact

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Ngā Tangata Microfinance celebrates 7 years of life-changing impact Ngā Tangata Microfinance (NTM) is thrilled to have the Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Social Development and Disability Issues, join its celebration in West Auckland on 23 February. This marks seven years of collaboration between Ngā Tangata, […]

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Airline News: Air New Zealand takes off to Taipei

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Airline News: Air New Zealand takes off to Taipei

Source: Air New Zealand Air New Zealand has today announced it will start operating non-stop flights between Auckland and Taipei from November 2018. The airline will fly up to five times a week between Auckland and Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport from November, with NZ77 departing Auckland at 10:35am and arriving in Taipei at 4:50pm local […]

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Corporate Results: Air New Zealand reports $323m interim result, on track for second highest profit in company history

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Corporate Results: Air New Zealand reports $323m interim result, on track for second highest profit in company history

Source: Air New Zealand Public Affairs Air New Zealand today announced earnings before taxation for the first six months of the 2018 financial year of $323 million, compared to $349 million in the prior period. Net profit after taxation was $232 million.22 February 2018 The result was driven by operating revenue growth of 5.6 percent, with […]

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Feedback sought on insurance applicant guidelines for offshore installations

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Feedback sought on insurance applicant guidelines for offshore installations

Source: Maritime New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Feedback sought on insurance applicant guidelines for offshore installations Maritime NZ is seeking feedback on guidelines for owners of offshore installations obtaining insurance cover. The consultation is part of the implementation of Marine Protection Rules Part 102 (Part 102), which the Ministry of Transport is also seeking […]

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‘No Excuses’ for Wellington boaties

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on ‘No Excuses’ for Wellington boaties

Source: Maritime New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ‘No Excuses’ for Wellington boaties Wellington’s ‘No Excuses’ team is on the harbour checking boaties’ speed and lifejackets as part of the nationwide campaign. This summer, Maritime NZ and nine councils have run the campaign, which can result in infringement notices of up to $300, depending on […]

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New study finds unnecessary health tests and procedures waste millions

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New study finds unnecessary health tests and procedures waste millions

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New study finds unnecessary health tests and procedures waste millions The Council of Medical Colleges says a new study that found hundreds of thousands of patients in the US state of Washington received unnecessary tests, procedures and treatments is further endorsement of New Zealand’s Choosing […]

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New Zealand Investment Sector: NZ SUPER FUND RETURNS 19.8% FOR 2017 CALENDAR YEAR

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Investment Sector: NZ SUPER FUND RETURNS 19.8% FOR 2017 CALENDAR YEAR

Source: New Zealand Superannuation Fund Comments by Catherine Savage, Chair, and Adrian Orr, Chief Executive of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, at the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee. Catherine Savage, the Chair of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, the Crown entity that manages the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, yesterday told the Finance and […]

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Pekatahi Bridge to close for final seal

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Transport  /  Comments Off on Pekatahi Bridge to close for final seal

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Pekatahi Bridge to close for final seal The Pekatahi Bridge on State Highway 2 in eastern Bay of Plenty is to close for around five days as part of the re-decking project. The permanent seal on the bridge deck is expected to be laid from Friday […]

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Lecturers’ creative works on show at NZ Festival

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Lecturers’ creative works on show at NZ Festival

Source: Massey University – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Lecturers’ creative works on show at NZ Festival An image promoting A Waka Odyssey that features music composed for the theatrical performance Kupe by School of Music and Creative Media Production senior lecturer Warren Maxwell. Warren Maxwell School of Music and Creative Media Production senior lecturer and award-winning […]

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Workshop explores the potential of customary land

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Workshop explores the potential of customary land

Source: Massey University – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Workshop explores the potential of customary land Dr Jason Mika presents at a workshop exploring how indigenous groups can build businesses using customary land. Customary land is commonly perceived as a barrier to development in the Pacific and elsewhere, but a workshop held this week at the Manawatū […]

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Human Rights Commission supports review – Chief Commissioner David Rutherford

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Human Rights Commission supports review – Chief Commissioner David Rutherford

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Human Rights Commission supports review – Chief Commissioner David Rutherford Human Rights Commission supports review – Chief Commissioner David Rutherford February 22, 2018 The Human Rights Commission supports the announcement from Minister of Justice Andrew Little for a review regarding internal sexual harassment claims. The review will […]

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Work with us to change tertiary education for the benefit of all

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union  /  Comments Off on Work with us to change tertiary education for the benefit of all

Source: Tertiary Education Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Work with us to change tertiary education for the benefit of all Government plans announced today to build a truly inclusive, accessible and high quality public education system, overhauling the way future generations of Kiwis are taught, will require government, staff, students, iwi, and community groups working together to […]

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15000 signatures to DHB letter

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on 15000 signatures to DHB letter

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation Headline: 15000 signatures to DHB letter Media Release                                               21 February 2018 15,000 signatures supporting a better deal for nurses NZNO delegates today handed over to district health board multi-employer collective agreement (MECA) lead advocate, Kevin McFadgen 15000 signatures to an open letter supporting a better deal for […]

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What does 2018 hold in store for NZ?

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland, BERL, Brexit, Business, Dr Ganesh Nana, GDP, Government, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZHIT, Press Release, Press Release Service  /  Comments Off on What does 2018 hold in store for NZ?

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Headline: What does 2018 hold in store for NZ? Wellington – A leading economist New Zealanders will have to wait until later in the year to see where the needle settles on the government’s ‘superficial change v substantive change’ spectrum. Dr Ganesh Nana, chief economist at BERL, says either way the longer-term case for […]

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New Zealand Unions: JUSTICE FOR CHINESE STUDENTS- Migrant Lives Matter

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Unions: JUSTICE FOR CHINESE STUDENTS- Migrant Lives Matter

Source: Unite Union Meeting at UNITE Union headquarters 7:00pm this Thursday and protest 2:00pm Friday at 280 Queen St called by the Migrant Workers Association. Chinese Students demand action on latest school scandalA group of Chinese Students are demanding that the government help them after NZQA have closed their school and discovered that the owner […]

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TPPA-11: TPPA-11 National Interest Analysis is recycled spin, New Zealand Labour Government squanders opportunity for real change – Kelsey

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on TPPA-11: TPPA-11 National Interest Analysis is recycled spin, New Zealand Labour Government squanders opportunity for real change – Kelsey

Source: Professor Jane Kelsey ‘The revised National Interest Analysis (NIA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement minus the US (TPPA-11), released today, layers new spin onto old’, says University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey.   ‘It is disappointing to see Labour and New Zealand First squander the chance to clean up a treaty making process […]

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University of Auckland opens new innovation and entrepreneurship hub to foster new ventures

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on University of Auckland opens new innovation and entrepreneurship hub to foster new ventures

Source: University Of Auckland – Press Release/Statement: Headline: University of Auckland opens new innovation and entrepreneurship hub to foster new ventures The University of Auckland today launches the Unleash Space, a new innovation and entrepreneurship hub to grow ideas into ventures. The student-led hub is managed by the University’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, based […]

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