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Report on the biological monitoring of selected chemicals of concern

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Report on the biological monitoring of selected chemicals of concern

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Results of the New Zealand biological monitoring programme, 2014-2016 This report presents the results of the first comprehensive national biological monitoring programme for selected chemicals of concern in New Zealand. The Ministry of Health commissioned Massey University’s Centre for Public Health Research to assess the level of selected chemicals […]

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Pursuing a dream career

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Eastern Institute of Technology, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Tairāwhiti, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Pursuing a dream career

Source: Eastern Institute of Technology – Tairāwhiti 4 mins ago TANZ eCampus Learner Natalie Nairn In life we are blessed with the opportunity to constantly enrich our minds through learning. Everyone deserves the opportunity to fulfil their academic and professional potential without barriers to entry. TANZ eCampus student Natalie Nairn has a story that speaks […]

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The power of upskilling

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Eastern Institute of Technology, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Tairāwhiti, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on The power of upskilling

Source: Eastern Institute of Technology – Tairāwhiti 9 mins ago TANZ eCampus Learner Claudia Gutheil It’s been said by more than one great philosopher that we never stop learning. And the true beauty of education is that it enlightens and empowers, particularly those who have ambitions beyond their current employment status. These principles certainly ring […]

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Submissions are closed on Tamarind applications

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Submissions are closed on Tamarind applications

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 19 June 2018 Submissions closed on Tamarind Taranaki Limited’s applications for marine consent and marine discharge consent on Monday 18 June 2018. We have removed the online submission form and are now processing the submissions received. We will formally acknowledge those people that have submitted in due course. The Board of Inquiry will shortly […]

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WHO moves on trans classification welcomed

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on WHO moves on trans classification welcomed

Source: Human Rights Commission An international health agency’s removal of transgender identities from its list of mental disorders should be reflected in legislation currently before the NZ Parliament, the Human Rights Commission (HRC) says. Yesterday the World Health Organization (WHO) published online the latest version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), which places all […]

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Matt Whineray appointed NZ Super Fund CEO

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Economy, Finance, Investments, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Superannuation Fund  /  Comments Off on Matt Whineray appointed NZ Super Fund CEO

Source: New Zealand Superannuation Fund The Board of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, the Crown entity that invests the $38b NZ Super Fund, has appointed Matt Whineray as Chief Executive Officer, Chair Catherine Savage announced today. Acting CEO of the Guardians since March 2018, Mr Whineray joined the organisation in 2008 as General Manager, […]

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New Zealand Apprenticeships

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Commission  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Apprenticeships

Source: Tertiary Education Commission Last updated 19 June 2018Last updated 06/19/2018 Industry training organisations (ITOs) are responsible for arranging training for apprentices through New Zealand Apprenticeships.Industry training organisations (ITOs) are responsible for arranging training for apprentices through New Zealand Apprenticeships. New Zealand Apprenticeships provide a premier vocational pathway and quality support for all apprentices.The detailed […]

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2018 April Single Data Return: Student Achievement Component and Youth Guarantee

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Commission  /  Comments Off on 2018 April Single Data Return: Student Achievement Component and Youth Guarantee

Source: Tertiary Education Commission SAC level 3 and above planned EFTS delivery versus commitment show:university subsector at 91.1%institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITP) subsector at 64.1%wānanga subsector at 75.6%private training establishments (PTE) subsector at 68.3%.SAC levels 3-4 Competitive delivery versus commitment show:institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITP) subsector at 37.0 %private training establishments (PTE) subsector […]

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Chief Executive appointed to run new STRmix™ company

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Chief Executive appointed to run new STRmix™ company

Source: ESR Crown Research Institute ESR has set up a new subsidiary to manage its world leading STRmix™ software that has provided a breakthrough in the interpretation of DNA in criminal investigations. The Environmental Science Research Institute has also announced the appointment of a Chief Executive, Martin Riegel, to head the new company, called STRmix™ […]

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Volunteers provide ‘priceless’ support in Christchurch hospitals

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Canterbury District Health Board, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Volunteers provide ‘priceless’ support in Christchurch hospitals

Source: Canterbury District Health Board ​Hospitals in Christchurch rely on the help of hundreds of volunteers to assist patients, visitors and staff, and raise much-needed funds. Canterbury DHB rural facilities also have “friends” of the hospital organisations, such as the Friends of Ashburton Hospital, and Tuarangi group which has been running for 42 years. These […]

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Changes to ACC client payments from 1 July 2018

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), Employment Issues, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Changes to ACC client payments from 1 July 2018

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 19/06/18 Each year, ACC adjusts a number of client payments in line with changes to the cost of living. We base any changes on two indexes. For weekly compensation payments we use the Labour Cost Index and for other grants and allowances, we use the Consumer Price Index. What […]

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Kim Dotcom v Crown Law Office

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Kim Dotcom v Crown Law Office

Source: New Zealand Privacy Commissioner – Blog In a recent decision, the Human Rights Review Tribunal had to decide whether the transfer of Kim Dotcom’s requests for personal information to the Attorney-General was permitted under section 39 of the Privacy Act and, if it was, whether there was a proper basis for the subsequent refusal […]

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WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertakings from Airtech Limited and NZ Hot House Limited

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertakings from Airtech Limited and NZ Hot House Limited

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 19 June 2018 We have accepted enforceable undertakings from air conditioning and refrigeration company Airtech Limited, and vegetable packaging and marketing company NZ Hot House Limited, following an incident in July 2016 where workers were unnecessarily exposed to carbon monoxide. Two Airtech workers were working to clean an evaporator unit in […]

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Case summary: Dotcom v Crown Law Office [2018] NZHRRT 7

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Case summary: Dotcom v Crown Law Office [2018] NZHRRT 7

Source: Privacy Commissioner 19/06/2018 9:00am Summary In Dotcom v Crown Law Office [2018] NZHRRT 7, the Human Rights Review Tribunal found that the Crown had interfered with Kim Dotcom’s privacy in declining the multiple, near identical, Privacy Act requests made to all Ministers and nearly every government department for all personal information held about him. […]

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ACC receives the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Tick

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), Employment Issues, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on ACC receives the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Tick

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 19/06/18 We’re now amongst the few organisations in New Zealand to receive the CQ Tick. It’s a formal certification in cultural intelligence and capability by the Superdiversity Centre on Law, Policy and Business. About the CQ Tick Receiving the CQ Tick reflects how much we value diversity and have […]

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Stylish Cusine on Marae Menu After Cookery Course

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Eastern Institute of Technology, Education, General News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Tairāwhiti, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Stylish Cusine on Marae Menu After Cookery Course

Source: Eastern Institute of Technology – Tairāwhiti 16 mins ago Bringing a touch of gourmet flair to marae cuisine in Wairoa – cookery graduates from left: Wikitoria Hauraki, Georgina Belmont and Teena Edwards. Gourmet meals look set to become a feature at marae and sports clubs around Wairoa where a group of women learned much […]

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OPINION: A week to recognise the one million volunteers who keep sport moving

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Culture, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Sport, Sports New Zealand  /  Comments Off on OPINION: A week to recognise the one million volunteers who keep sport moving

Source: Sports New Zealand Back OPINION: A week to recognise the one million volunteers who keep sport moving 18 June 2018 In some ways it’s no surprise: of the 1.2 million people who volunteer in New Zealand every year, five out of six are giving their time to the sport and recreation sector. Perhaps that’s […]

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Sabbatical Brings Naval Woman Home to Gisborne

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Eastern Institute of Technology, Education, General News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Tairāwhiti, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Sabbatical Brings Naval Woman Home to Gisborne

Source: Eastern Institute of Technology – Tairāwhiti 1 min ago Oriwia Soutar- enjoying the friendly atmosphere of EIT Tairāwhiti campus When former Gisborne woman Oriwia Soutar was selected by the Navy for a sabbatical scholarship she could have chosen to go anywhere in the country, but made a beeline for EIT in Gisborne. Not only […]

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Housing New Zealand wins at 2018 Property Council awards

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Housing New Zealand wins at 2018 Property Council awards

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation June saw another win for Housing New Zealand’s development of its Jennings Jersey property in the established Auckland suburb of Mount Albert. L-R: Programme manager Mark Wilson, GM Asset Development Patrick Dougherty, Senior Development Manager Kerrie Young and Programme Director Martin Chandler. Last month the project won on Auckland Architecture […]

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The importance of changing attitudes about disability

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on The importance of changing attitudes about disability

Source: Human Rights Commission My name is Paula Tesoriero. I am the NZ Disability Rights Commissioner, responsible for protecting and promoting the human rights of disabled New Zealanders.  Various international reports conclude that people with disabilities face worse outcomes than others: we generally have poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic opportunities and higher rates […]

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