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Arrest made in relation to Helensville shooting

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Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Arrest made in relation to Helensville shooting Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Arrest made in relation to Helensville shooting Saturday, 18 November 2017 – 4:57pm Please attribute to Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Megan Goldie: Police have arrested and charged a man after a woman suffered a gunshot wound at […]

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Arrest made following stabbing in Bluff

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Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Arrest made following stabbing in Bluff Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Arrest made following stabbing in Bluff Saturday, 18 November 2017 – 3:27pm Police have arrested a 23-year-old woman after an incident at a Bluff address early on 18 November 2017. Police were called to a Boyne Street property […]

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Plastic is Everyone’s Problem, So Why Are We Focusing on Coke?

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MIL OSI – Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Plastic is Everyone’s Problem, So Why Are We Focusing on Coke? Coke is one of the most recognizable brands in the world and says it is committed to environmental sustainability. As the world’s largest soft drink company, Coca-Cola has a special responsibility to drastically reduce […]

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Serious crash in Tatuanui, south Waikato

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Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Serious crash in Tatuanui, south Waikato Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Serious crash in Tatuanui, south Waikato Saturday, 18 November 2017 – 2:23pm Police are attending a serious collision near the Tatuanui roundabout on State Highway 27, near Matamata.  Two vehicles are involved. One person is in a critical […]

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Women must be at centre of global climate solutions, says Fiji minister

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Minister Mereseini Vuniwaqa … “important to emphasise the traditional roles and functions women in the Pacific play”. Image: Mereoni Mili/Wansolwara By Mereoni Mili in Bonn, Germany It is important that women and girls remain in the centre of climate solutions. These were the words of Fiji’s Minister of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa […]

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Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast

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Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast Saturday, 18 November 2017 – 1:54pm Road users should expect delays on SH1 at Paekakariki on the Kapiti Coast. Emergency services are responding to a crash involving two cars in the northbound lane, just south of the township. […]

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Onerahi, Whangarei

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Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Onerahi, Whangarei Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Onerahi, Whangarei Saturday, 18 November 2017 – 1:41pm Due to a three-vehicle crash on Whangarei Heads Rd near Grahamtown Rd, the road will be blocked for some time while one of the occupants is freed from a vehicle. Road users are asked […]

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TOP Announces Formation of Public Policy Unit

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Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: TOP Announces Formation of Public Policy Unit Opportunities Party leader Dr Gareth Morgan today announced the formation of a public policy research unit that the party will use to further develop its evidence-based, best practice policy for the 2020 election. Now that TOP has experienced and survived […]

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    7 unusual traits our native species have

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    MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 7 unusual traits our native species have Isolated from the rest of the world on a little island in the Pacific, we New Zealanders sometimes do things differently from the rest of the world. This can be great (we pioneered the women’s vote and bungy […]

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    International visitors spend $10.4bn in year to September

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: International visitors spend $10.4bn in year to SeptemberInternational visitor spending has reached a record high of $10.4 billion in the year to September 2017, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says.  The latest International Visitor Survey results from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) showed expenditure increased four per cent […]

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    Reserve Bank consults on new mortgage bond collateral standard

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    Source: Reserve Bank of New Zealand – News/Statement: Headline: Reserve Bank consults on new mortgage bond collateral standard Release date 17 November 2017 The Reserve Bank today published a consultation paper proposing an enhanced mortgage bond standard aimed at supporting confidence and liquidity in the financial system.  This follows a review of domestic and international […]

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    Disappointing result for Northland fisheries compliance patrols

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    MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 – Release/Statement Headline: Disappointing result for Northland fisheries compliance patrols Date: 17 Nov 2017 Media contact: MPI media team Telephone: 029 894 0328 Email: media@mpi.govt.nz A fisheries compliance patrol on Northland’s West Coast has yielded disappointing results with non-compliance noted for almost 100% of inspections. Earlier […]

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    Twelve young people selected for Youth Advisory Group

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Twelve young people selected for Youth Advisory GroupTwelve young New Zealanders, aged 14-18 years, have been selected to take part in the Ministerial Youth Advisory Group, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.   The Youth Advisory Group is being set up to enable young people to have their say and […]

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    Address to CA ANZ tax conference

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    Source: New Zealand Inland Revenue Department – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Address to CA ANZ tax conference In his opening address to the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand tax conference yesterday, Revenue Minister Stuart Nash outlined the Government’s 100 day priorities for the tax system. He also discussed some of the challenges facing the tax […]

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    Kaikōura earthquake

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    MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 – Release/Statement Headline: Kaikōura earthquake Information about the Kaikōura earthquake of 14 November 2016, MPI’s response, and resources for those affected. Assistance and support available MPI continues to work closely with rural communities and sector organisations around Kaikōura, Hurunui and Marlborough. Primary Industries Earthquake Recovery Fund […]

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    National Statement from New Zealand to 23rd Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: National Statement from New Zealand to 23rd Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCCMr President, tena koe.  (Mr President, greetings)  E nga rangatira, tena koutou.  (To the assembled leaders and dignitaries, greetings)  Sir,  A little over 30 years ago, a New Zealand Prime Minister, David Lange, declared that nuclear weapons […]

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      TOP Announces Formation of Public Policy Unit

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      Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: TOP Announces Formation of Public Policy Unit Opportunities Party leader Dr Gareth Morgan today announced the formation of a public policy research unit that the party will use to further develop its evidence-based, best practice policy for the 2020 election. Now that TOP has experienced and survived […]

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      Labour confused about the cost of extra police

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      Source: National Party – Headline: Labour confused about the cost of extra police In what is becoming a concerning pattern of the new Government, Labour has created fresh confusion about the cost of their promised 1800 additional police, National Party Police Spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Who is correct? Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern when she said […]

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      Govt will put public at risk if it axes new prison

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      Source: National Party – Headline: Govt will put public at risk if it axes new prison The Government’s thoroughly contradictory approach to law and order will put the public at greater risk and ensure more criminals go unpunished, National Party Corrections spokesperson Simon O’Connor says. “What we have is the Corrections Minister saying he wants […]

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      Greens fail dolphins

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      Source: National Party – Headline: Greens fail dolphins The Green Party’s complicity on the Government’s decision to defer electronic monitoring on commercial fishing vessels is a failure and an example of very weak advocacy for our critically threatened marine species, National Conservation Spokesperson Maggie Barry says. “The National Government’s planned introduction of GPS and camera […]

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      Greens support Wellington rail network workers

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      Source: Green Party Headline: Greens support Wellington rail network workers Jan Logie MP on Thursday, November 16, 2017 – 09:47 The Green Party supports Wellington members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) who are today striking to maintain hard-fought-for pay and conditions. “The Green Party stands in solidarity with RMTU members and call […]

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      Labour’s housing bill a backward step

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      Source: National Party – Headline: Labour’s housing bill a backward step The Government’s new bill supposedly aimed at imposing stricter regulations on landlords does nothing to further improve the quality of New Zealand’s rentals, National’s Housing Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “National strongly supports efforts to make homes warmer, drier and safer but Labour’s Healthy Homes […]

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      Government needs to put a ceiling on debt

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      Source: National Party – Headline: Government needs to put a ceiling on debt The new Coalition Government needs to rapidly put a ceiling on the debt levels it’s prepared to tolerate as it opens wide the taxpayers chequebook, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. “The admissions in Parliament today from Grant Robertson that he […]

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      Not too late to do the right thing for parents

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      Source: National Party – Headline: Not too late to do the right thing for parents The Prime Minister needs to show the common sense and compassion missing from her Workplace Relations Minister and right the wrong that prevents new parents taking leave together to spend time with their newborns, National Party Leader Bill English says. […]

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        McDonald’s rewarded for putting young people at the heart of its business McDonald’s has a special way of resonating with its young employees called ‘crew speak’ and have even created an adaptive learning app named ‘Macca Thrive’ to further engage with staff in a fun and interactive way. These are just a few of the youth-focused activities which have helped the quick ser… Published 17 NOV 2017

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        Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) Headline: McDonald’s rewarded for putting young people at the heart of its business McDonald’s has a special way of resonating with its young employees called ‘crew speak’ and have even created an adaptive learning app named ‘Macca Thrive’ to further engage with staff in a fun and […]

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        Be part of the 2018 celebration of Auckland’s Māori culture Call for volunteers for Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival, and participants in the festival’s observer programme If you are keen to help celebrate the Maori culture and heritage of Tāmaki Makaurau and you want to be at the heart of the action on Auckland Anniversary Weekend, then the 2018 Tāmaki Herenga… Published 15 NOV 2017

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        Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) Headline: Be part of the 2018 celebration of Auckland’s Māori culture Call for volunteers for Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival, and participants in the festival’s observer programme If you are keen to help celebrate the Maori culture and heritage of Tāmaki Makaurau and you want to be at […]

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        New Community Representative for Whangarei Art Museum

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        MIL OSI – Source: Whangarei District Council – Release/Statement Headline: New Community Representative for Whangarei Art Museum ​Whangarei District Council and the Whangarei Art Museum Trust (WAMT) are proud to welcome new community representative trustee Carin Wilson, of Ngāti Awa, Ngāi te Rangihouhiri, Ngāti Rongomai descent.  “Mr Wilson is a craftsman and artist of distinction […]

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        ​Fanfare for Fritter festival

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        Source: Whangarei District Council – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ​Fanfare for Fritter festival This page contains information about the exciting line up for the sixth Whangarei Fritter Festival on Saturday 10 March 2017. Updated:14/11/2017 3:06 p.m. Council’s venues and events team is thrilled to announce an exciting line up for the sixth Whangarei Fritter Festival to […]

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        ​Fanfare for Fritter festival – Whangarei District Council

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        MIL OSI – Source: Whangarei District Council – Release/Statement Headline: ​Fanfare for Fritter festival – Whangarei District Council This page contains information about the exciting line up for the sixth Whangarei Fritter Festival on Saturday 10 March 2017. Updated: 14/11/2017 3:06 p.m. Council’s venues and events team is thrilled to announce an exciting line up […]

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        From diversity and inclusion, to attacking pests – broad focus for today’s committee

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        Source: Auckland Council Headline: From diversity and inclusion, to attacking pests – broad focus for today’s committee Today’s Environment and Community Committee received work programme updates from two of its advisory panels focussed on championing diversity and inclusion in council decision making, and agreed to next steps for the council’s pest management role. Cr Alf […]

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        Tsunami preparedness WREMO focus for Kaikoura quake anniversary

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        MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Tsunami preparedness WREMO focus for Kaikoura quake anniversary Posted on 13 November 2017 by Tsunami preparedness WREMO focus for Kaikoura quake anniversary The first anniversary of the Kaikoura earthquake is an opportunity for the Wellington region to reflect on what might have happened if the earthquake […]

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        Have your say on the future of Te Ārai regional parkland

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        Source: Auckland Council Headline: Have your say on the future of Te Ārai regional parkland Aucklanders are being asked to have their say on how regional parkland at Te Ārai north of Auckland should be managed. Feedback will help inform an update to the Regional Parks Management Plan 2010 relating to existing regional parkland at […]

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          Modest rise projected for Hong Kong salaries in 2018, amid stronger-than-expected GDP growth

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          Source: Media Outreach Headline: Modest rise projected for Hong Kong salaries in 2018, amid stronger-than-expected GDP growth HongKong salary increase projected at 4.1% for 2018, one point higher thanactual rate in 2017TheLife Sciences industry expects the highest increase, at 4.4%Voluntaryturnover rate falls to 17.1%, demonstrating Hong Kong employers’ increasedability to retain talent HONG KONG, CHINA […]

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          DHL innovation wins recognition at Supply Chain Asia awards

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          Source: Media Outreach Headline: DHL innovation wins recognition at Supply Chain Asia awards Pang Mei Yee namedSupply Chain Woman of the Year at Supply Chain Asia Awards SINGAPORE– Media OutReach – 17 November 2017 – Atthe 2017 Supply Chain Asia Awards held last evening, Pang Mei Yee, VicePresident and Head of Innovation, Solutions Delivery and […]

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          Dry winter pushes up electricity prices for producers

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          MIL OSI – Source: Statistics New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Dry winter pushes up electricity prices for producers Business Price Indexes: September 2017 quarter  –  Media Release Higher electricity and farm-gate milk prices contributed to rises in producer output and input prices, Stats NZ said today. Overall, producer output prices (the prices producers get for […]

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          Proposed approach to assessing Wellington Electricity’s plan to spend $31 million on earthquake resilience

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          MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Proposed approach to assessing Wellington Electricity’s plan to spend $31 million on earthquake resilience Proposed approach to assessing Wellington Electricity’s plan to spend $31 million on earthquake resilience 17 November 2017 The Commerce Commission has today released a paper explaining its proposed approach to assessing Wellington […]

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          Comba Telecom Wins Small-Cell Innovation of the Year Award

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          Source: Media Outreach Headline: Comba Telecom Wins Small-Cell Innovation of the Year Award InnovativeDesign and Technology of Scalable Heterogeneous Network Solution EarnPraises HONG KONG,CHINA – Media OutReach – 16 November 2017 –Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited (“Comba Telecom” or “the Group”,HKSE: 2342), a global leading wireless solutions provider, has wonthe Small-Cell Innovation of the Year Award […]

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          Huazhang Technology Completed the Acquisition of Fu An 777 Logistics Warehouse

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          Source: Media Outreach Headline: Huazhang Technology Completed the Acquisition of Fu An 777 Logistics Warehouse Strive to Become a One-Stop Service Provider for the Papermaking IndustryHONG KONG,CHINA –Media OutReach – 16 November 2017 –HuazhangTechnology Holding Limited(“Huazhang Technology” or the “Company” and itssubsidiaries, together, the “Group”, HKSE: 1673) is pleased to announce that, all the conditions precedent […]

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          BNZ Weekly Economic Analysis by Tony Alexander – Thursday November 16th 2017

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          This week’s Overview merely traverses a few of the points discussed at functions around the country then notes that even if the Reserve Bank soon eases LVRs, this won’t spark a new upward leg in the house price cycle. Download document pdf 240kb On The Road I’ve had a busy week rising at all sorts […]

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          Successful Pricing of WTT Investment Ltd’s USD 670 Million 5.5% Senior Notes Due 2022

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          Source: Media Outreach Headline: Successful Pricing of WTT Investment Ltd’s USD 670 Million 5.5% Senior Notes Due 2022 HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach– 16 November 2017 – WTT Investment Ltd (“WTT Investment”), whichconducts its business through its wholly owned subsidiary WTT HK Limited (“WTT”),the only enterprise-focused fixed-line telecommunication services operator inHong Kong, successfully priced […]

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            CPAG November Newsletter 2017

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            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CPAG November Newsletter 2017 15 November 2017 For a formatted copy, please use this link. Kia ora koutou katoa, and welcome to Child Poverty Action Group New Zealand’s November newsletter. In This Issue Briefing paper to the incoming government Beyond Social Investment summit proceedings 2017 Whakataukī and […]

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            A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for child wellbeing

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            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for child wellbeing 14 November 2017 More than 40,000 children are hospitalised each year with preventable illnesses that can be attributed to poverty and poor living conditions, and vastly improving legislation around the quality and safety […]

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            We absolutely can do better to support the rights of children, says CPAG

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            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: We absolutely can do better to support the rights of children, says CPAG 13 November 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the new report “Getting it Right” by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) Monitoring Group. The group, convened […]

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            Big oil is destructive in more ways than one

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            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Big oil is destructive in more ways than one This September I took my first trip to Russia to join the celebration of Greenpeace Russia’s 25 Year Anniversary. In big cities like Moscow, oil powered transport is a major source of pollution and greenhouse gases emissions. This […]

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            Antarctic krill – not just whale food

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            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Antarctic krill – not just whale food Krill is whale food. In fact, it’s a commonly held misbelief that ‘krill’ in Norwegian literally means ‘whale food’. It doesn’t, but it’s still true. Massive swarms of krill, a tiny micro-shrimp in the Antarctic Ocean, provide the principal food […]

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            5 steps governments can take to stop another #ParadisePapers scandal – Oxfam

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            Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 5 steps governments can take to stop another #ParadisePapers scandal – Oxfam Governments must take five immediate steps to stop corporations and the super-rich cheating poor countries out of over $170 billion in tax revenues every year, said Oxfam today in the wake of the Paradise Papers […]

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            3 reasons this small country’s court decision will have a big impact on global climate action

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            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 3 reasons this small country’s court decision will have a big impact on global climate action Two years ago, a courageous law student, Sarah Thomson, sued the New Zealand Government over its weak climate targets. Now she’s made history. On 2 November, 2017, the High Court of […]

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            Oxfam: Rigged and unjust global tax system crippling the worlds poorest

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            Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Oxfam: Rigged and unjust global tax system crippling the worlds poorest The New Zealand Government has a huge opportunity to demonstrate leadership on the global stage in reforming the worlds rigged and unjust global tax system, Oxfam said today. “The Paradise Papers have laid bare the extent […]

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