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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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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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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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Case Note 276280 [2018] NZPriv Cmr 2: Staff told of employee sacked for drug use

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Case Note 276280 [2018] NZPriv Cmr 2: Staff told of employee sacked for drug use

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Case Note 276280 [2018] NZPriv Cmr 2: Staff told of employee sacked for drug use 21/02/2018 9:00am A woman was dismissed by her employer after drugs and drug-taking tools were seen in her car while it was parked in the company carpark. Three days after her dismissal, her […]

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Employment and investment income bill reported back

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Inland Revenue Department, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Employment and investment income bill reported back

Source: New Zealand Inland Revenue Department – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Employment and investment income bill reported back The Taxation (Annual Rates for 2017–18, Employment and Investment Income, and Remedial Matters) Bill, introduced on 6 April 2017, was reported back to Parliament today. For more information see the bill as reported back and the officials’ report […]

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EQC information for residents following ex-Cyclone Gita

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on EQC information for residents following ex-Cyclone Gita

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: EQC information for residents following ex-Cyclone Gita EQC is encouraging homeowners to lodge a claim if their property has been damaged as ex-Cyclone Gita crosses the country. Chief Customer Officer Trish Keith says that although many people are still cleaning up and repairing damage caused by […]

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If you can’t back it up, don’t say it

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Commerce Commission, Economy, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on If you can’t back it up, don’t say it

Source: Commerce Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: If you can’t back it up, don’t say it If you can’t back it up, don’t say it 20 February 2018 The Commerce Commission has released a new video, giving guidance to traders on false, misleading or unsubstantiated claims and how to avoid making them. The video’s title […]

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Cyclone Gita: NZ Transport Agency urging drivers to consider delaying travel in affected areas

By   /  February 19, 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 Cyclone Gita: NZ Transport Agency urging drivers to consider delaying travel in affected areas

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Cyclone Gita: NZ Transport Agency urging drivers to consider delaying travel in affected areas The NZ Transport Agency is urging people to plan ahead and consider delaying road travel in areas likely be most impacted by Cyclone Gita until the predicted severe weather has passed. NZ […]

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Kaikoura earthquake update 8

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Kaikoura earthquake update 8

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Kaikoura earthquake update 8 Kia Ora, In this month’s newsletter you can find an update on how many EQC customers have received their Kaikoura earthquake settlement and hear more about our plans, and timeframes, to complete remaining claims. How we are doing As at 31 January […]

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Sunscreen producer will meet NZ standard for SPF testing

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Commerce Commission, Economy, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Sunscreen producer will meet NZ standard for SPF testing

Source: Commerce Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Sunscreen producer will meet NZ standard for SPF testing Sunscreen producer will meet NZ standard for SPF testing 19 February 2018 Sunscreen producer Johnson & Johnson (New Zealand) Limited (JJNZ) has undertaken to the Commerce Commission to only sell sunscreen products which meet the joint Australian/New Zealand standard. […]

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Privacy Act turns 25

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on Privacy Act turns 25

Source: Privacy Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Privacy Act turns 25 16/02/2018 9:00am New Zealand reaches a privacy and data protection milestone this year as the Privacy Act marks its 25 year anniversary. The Act was passed by Parliament on 5 May 1993 with the support of both main political parties. It is New Zealand’s […]

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Mexico Earthquake

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Mexico Earthquake

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Mexico Earthquake Mexico Earthquake A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck in Oaxaca (approximately 380 km from Mexico City) at 17:40 on 16  February 2018 (local time).   An earthquake alert was issued in Mexico City. Local services, including transport, may be […]

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Ethiopia State of Emergency

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Ethiopia State of Emergency

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Ethiopia State of Emergency Ethiopia State of Emergency On the evening if 16 February 2018 the Government of Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency in response to a wave of protests and following the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam […]

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Tropical Cyclone Gita

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Tropical Cyclone Gita

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Tropical Cyclone Gita Tropical Cyclone Gita Tropical Cyclone Gita passed through Tonga and Fiji on 12-14 February 2018 as a category 4 cyclone, causing substantial damage. Tropical Cyclone Gita continues to travel through the South Pacific – for further […]

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Attitudes to transport technologies

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Transport, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Transport  /  Comments Off on Attitudes to transport technologies

Source: Ministry of Transport – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Attitudes to transport technologies In November 2016, the Ministry surveyed the Household Travel Survey panel on attitudes to transport technologies such as electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles with 614 people responding. The Ministry sponsored a University of Otago summer student to analyse and report on the survey results. […]

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Would an earthquake early warning system work for New Zealand?

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Would an earthquake early warning system work for New Zealand?

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Would an earthquake early warning system work for New Zealand? Earthquake early warning systems are starting to come into use in a number of countries. Here, a team of researchers is asking if and how New Zealanders would use earthquake early warnings. EQC is providing $61,000 […]

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Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Rhone/Fluidra swimming pool equipment merger

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Commerce Commission, Economy, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Rhone/Fluidra swimming pool equipment merger

Source: Commerce Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Rhone/Fluidra swimming pool equipment merger Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Rhone/Fluidra swimming pool equipment merger 16 February 2018 The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to Rhone Capital LLC’s (Rhone) proposed acquisition of Fluidra S.A. (Fluidra). Rhone is […]

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Thailand conserving the environment

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Export and Trade, Foreign Affairs, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Trade  /  Comments Off on Thailand conserving the environment

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Thailand conserving the environment New Zealanders travelling to Thailand are advised to adhere to recently introduced measures by the Government of  the Kingdom of Thailand to conserve the environment and protect natural resources in beaches and coastal areas. These measures will prohibit: […]

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Acting Chief Executive Officer Announced

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Economy, Finance, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Superannuation Fund, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Acting Chief Executive Officer Announced

Source: New Zealand Superannuation Fund – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Acting Chief Executive Officer Announced Chief Investment Officer Matt Whineray will be Acting Chief Executive Officer of the NZ Super Fund when current CEO Adrian Orr leaves to take up his new role as Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in March. The Board […]

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Error in BEPS Bill

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Inland Revenue Department, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Error in BEPS Bill

Source: New Zealand Inland Revenue Department – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Error in BEPS Bill Inland Revenue has become aware of an error in the Taxation (Neutralising Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) Bill currently being considered by the Finance and Expenditure Committee. Wording in the Bill means that the interest deduction limitation rule applying to cross-border […]

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