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Fatal crash, Hurunui

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Source: New Zealand Police Emergency services are in attendance at a fatal crash in the Hurunui District, Canterbury. Shortly after 8pm two vehicles collided on Culverden Road (SH 7), about 2km north of the Hurunui Hotel. One person has died and another has been taken to Christchurch Hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. The Police […]

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Transformation of Industry Verticals Through 5G – Focus and Look Indoors, says Frost & Sullivan

By   29 mins ago

Source: Media Outreach KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Media OutReach – 24 May 2019 – Now that 5G is here, the much anticipated infrastructure will enable a smarter and more connected world promised to drive digital economies for governments, to create new monetization opportunities for businesses and offer a real perceivable difference over 4G for consumers. According to a […]

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Yidan Prize Conference Series: The Americas sets an outlook for innovation and evidence-based research in education

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Source: Media Outreach EVANSTON, Ill. – Media OutReach – 24 May 2019 – A diverse array of experts from leading universities, research firms and nonprofit organizations met at Northwestern University to explore how research findings may address inequities and improve practice in education on May 23-24 for the Yidan Prize Conference Series: The Americas. Welcoming remark by Dr […]

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Bid to make Hong Kong a ‘future-proof’ resilient city launched at RICS Annual Conference 2019

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Source: Media Outreach Around 400 professionals gathered at leading built environment summit to address urgent climate change challengesHONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 24 May 2019 – The region’s growing vulnerability to climate-related catastrophes was chief among the urgent issues addressed at today’s RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference. Around 400 professionals assembled at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong on May 24 for […]

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EIT serves weekly dinner to people in need

By   2 hours ago

Source: Eastern Institute of Technology – Tairāwhiti Home News EIT serves weekly dinner to people in need 15 mins ago The “Kai Kitchen” visitors enjoy the warm meals and the company. EIT’s Regional Learning Centre in Waipukurau is proving once again that it is not only a learning hub but a place where exciting things for […]

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Man arrested following Invercargill search

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Source: New Zealand Police A 35-year-old man will appear in Invercargill District Court tomorrow following an arrest in Grasmere, Invercargill, this afternoon. The man had been sought by Police during the execution of a warrant to arrest in the Grasmere area this morning. He was unable to be located during the execution of that warrant, […]

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New Zealand Unions – NZNO supports rangatahi strike for climate change

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Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) stands in support of rangatahi striking for climate action across the country today. NZNO Climate Change Spokesperson Rachel Dobric says the health and wellbeing benefits of taking urgent action on climate change are massive. “Leading medical journal The Lancet has made it […]

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New Zealand First Responders – Fire and Emergency urges Kiwis to keep flammable substances away from living quarters

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Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: Fire and Emergency New Zealand Fire and Emergency New Zealand is warning people to keep hazardous substances away from sleeping areas, following a Coroner’s report into a fatal fire in Christchurch. Fire and Emergency National Manager, Fire Risk Management Peter Gallagher said the report from Coroner David Robinson highlighted the dangers of […]

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    Speech at the Affirming Works ‘Young Free & Pasifika (YFP) Conference’, Mangere, Auckland

    By   5 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government E nga mana, e nga iwi, e nga reo, e nga karangaranga maha, tena koutou katoa. Oute manatu o lea ua savini fa’apunaomanu lo tatou mafutaga. O lupe sa vaoeseese ae o lenei ua fuifuia fa’atasi ile alofa ma le agalelei ole tatou Atua Silisiliese. Malo le soifua manuia. Warm Pacific […]

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    Speech at the Rotuman Language and Culture Celebrations, Epsom, Auckland

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    Source: New Zealand Government Noa’ia – and warm Pacific greetings to you all. Noa’ia e Mauri to one and all I want to acknowledge the presence of our church leaders, our traditional leaders, our community leaders, young people, friends and families. I acknowledge those who have travelled from near and far, especially those who have […]

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    Speech at the Rotuman Language and Culture Celebrations

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    Source: New Zealand Government Noa’ia – and warm Pacific greetings to you all. Noa’ia e Mauri to one and all I want to acknowledge the presence of our church leaders, our traditional leaders, our community leaders, young people, friends and families. I acknowledge those who have travelled from near and far, especially those who have […]

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    Rotuman Language and Culture Celebrations

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    Source: New Zealand Government Noa’ia – and warm Pacific greetings to you all. Noa’ia e Mauri to one and all I want to acknowledge the presence of our church leaders, our traditional leaders, our community leaders, young people, friends and families. I acknowledge those who have travelled from near and far, especially those who have […]

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    SafeTravel Registration is temporarily unavailable

    By   7 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel SafeTravel Registration is temporarily unavailable The travel registration part of our website is temporarily unavailable, but we are working hard to get it back online as soon as possible. If you are about to take off but haven’t registered yet, don’t fret! Once […]

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    Prime Minister congratulates Shri Narendra Modi on re-election

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    Source: New Zealand Government “New Zealand and India have a close and long-standing relationship based on our shared democratic values and Commonwealth heritage, and growing trade, tourism and education links,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. “Our relationship is underpinned by New Zealand’s Indian community who engage across New Zealand’s business, government and civil society. “I […]

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    Delivering for Māori and the whenua

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    Source: New Zealand Government The Government has today announced a strategic investment into the development of whenua, Māori freehold landowners and their whānau. “Our focus is on stimulating social and economic development through the 1.4 million hectares of whenua Māori that remains in Māori freehold title,” says Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta. “The Whenua Māori […]

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    Funding to unlock economic growth in Wairarapa

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    Source: New Zealand Government The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $800,000 to investigate the development and construction of community water storage to unlock environmentally sustainable economic growth opportunities in the Wairarapa, Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. “The water supply is becoming unpredictable in the region, particularly during the summer months. […]

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      Fees-free scheme takes another hit

      By   7 hours ago

      Source: National Party The Government’s flagship education policy fees-free has turned out to be an even bigger flop than what Finance Minister Grant Robertson recently admitted to, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Shane Reti says. “A briefing from Education Minister Chris Hipkins says ‘the impact of the fees-free policy on students’ study choices is expected to […]

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      Minister’s decision making process non-existent

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      Source: National Party Eugenie Sage’s admission that she went against official advice when declining OceanaGold’s OIO application shows the lack of consistency in her decision making, National’s Land Information spokesperson David Bennett says. “The Minister revealed in Parliament today that her official advice directed her to approve the application, but she ignored it. “This came […]

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      PM breaks another commitment on early intervention

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      Source: National Party The Government has failed to deliver on the Prime Minister’s promise to ensure an additional 1750 children would receive early intervention support, National’s Early Childhood Education spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “In May 2018 the Prime Minister announced additional funding for the Early Intervention Service and made a specific commitment that this would […]

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      More people missing out on doctors visits due to cost

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      Source: National Party The number of adults who aren’t seeing their doctor because of the price has increased by 38,000, making a mockery of the Health Minister’s promise to improve access to affordable healthcare, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. The 2017/18 New Zealand Health Survey estimates 585,000 people over the age of 15 could […]

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      Multiple strike days planned for five weeks

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      Source: National Party With the news today area schools have planned to join next week’s mega-strike, there will be another 2300 teachers on the streets causing further disruption to parents and students, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “The Prime Minister and Minister of Finance need to step in and be a circuit breaker to […]

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      Robertson concedes defeat on budget rules

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      Source: National Party Finance Minister Grant Robertson has today thrown in the towel by scrapping his self-imposed debt target, National’s Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says. “Grant Robertson has been backed into a corner by allowing the economy to slow, over promising and making poor spending choices. Now, instead of a fixed target Grant Robertson has […]

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      Govt votes down harsher penalties for drug crims

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      Source: National Party The Government has failed New Zealanders by voting down my Bill which would have ensured harsher penalties for those who deal and manufacture synthetic drugs, MP for Pakuranga Simeon Brown says. “Synthetic drugs have killed dozens of people and destroyed lives. The people who manufacture and deal these drugs are peddling misery. […]

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      Unsold KiwiBuild homes should have taxpayers worried

      By   2 days ago

      Source: National Party Despite Phil Twyford claiming there is “strong demand” for KiwiBuild houses in Canterbury, there hasn’t been a single sale since the first ones went on the market three months ago, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “The Minister of Housing and Urban Development’s deal with Mike Greer Homes to underwrite 65 KiwiBuild […]

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        June OurAuckland arriving in your letterbox next week

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        Source: Auckland Council Landing in letterboxes, cafes and transport hubs from 28 May, the Pipiri (June) issue of Tō Tātou Tāmaki Makaurau – OurAuckland takes an in-depth look at our region’s thriving Māori identity. We talk to entrepreneurs, advocates, urban designers, artists and experts about the ways that Māori culture, thinking and experience are helping […]

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        Lack of accessible housing a key issue for Disability Advisory Panel

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        Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council’s Community Development and Safety Committee proudly co-hosted its May meeting with the council’s Disability Advisory Panel. Ongoing concern that a significant lack of accessible housing remains a key issue for disabled people prompted the advisory panel to select ‘accessible housing’ as the theme of the committee meeting. Councillor Cathy Casey, […]

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        What’s in a name?

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        Source: Auckland Council Across the region, a movement is under way to reflect the true richness of our heritage in the names of our parks and public spaces. Tāmaki Makaurau is filled with lovely parks but few of their names evoke a full picture of our complex past or vibrant present. Cornwall. Albert. Victoria. Myers. […]

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        Community garden brings locals together in Onehunga

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        Source: Auckland Council In the 1960s, the idea of rail linking the south and west through Onehunga was floated and land was set aside in preparation. The project was never completed and sections of vacant land have remained throughout the suburb ever since. Looking to make good use of the land, one empty section has […]

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        Treasure trove of New Zealand’s maritime history revealed

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        Source: Auckland Council A new exhibition at the New Zealand Maritime Museum celebrates the man behind the historic Fosters ship chandlery and one of the country’s most recognised maritime identities, John Street. From lobbying against Robert Muldoon’s boat tax in the 1970s to introducing the Tug Boat race at the Auckland Anniversary Regatta, he’s been […]

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        Turf upgrade a win for sport in Ōrākei

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        Source: Auckland Council With the winter sports season underway, the recent completion of two refurbished artificial playing fields at College Rifles Park couldn’t have come at a better time. The $1.855 million upgrade by College Rifles Rugby Union Football & Sports Club of its Remuera-based grounds was enabled with the help of a $750,000 Sport […]

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        New community space on the way for Avondale

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        Source: Auckland Council Community groups in Avondale have been given a boost following the news that a building and two garage spaces are set to be leased for community use by Whau Local Board. The building, at 33-37 Eastdale Road, Avondale, was formerly a groundsman shed and consists of a kitchenette, bathroom facilities, meeting space and […]

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        Growth Strategy – Planning for a booming future

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        Source: Whangarei District Council This page contains information about our draft Growth Strategy that is now available and we want your feedback. Updated: 24/05/2019 12:12 p.m. ​”The growth and development are likely to continue because Whangarei is such an attractive place to live, and we need to plan well for the future,” says Whangarei District […]

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          Transformation of Industry Verticals Through 5G – Focus and Look Indoors, says Frost & Sullivan

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          Source: Media Outreach KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Media OutReach – 24 May 2019 – Now that 5G is here, the much anticipated infrastructure will enable a smarter and more connected world promised to drive digital economies for governments, to create new monetization opportunities for businesses and offer a real perceivable difference over 4G for consumers. According to a […]

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          Yidan Prize Conference Series: The Americas sets an outlook for innovation and evidence-based research in education

          By   29 mins ago

          Source: Media Outreach EVANSTON, Ill. – Media OutReach – 24 May 2019 – A diverse array of experts from leading universities, research firms and nonprofit organizations met at Northwestern University to explore how research findings may address inequities and improve practice in education on May 23-24 for the Yidan Prize Conference Series: The Americas. Welcoming remark by Dr […]

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          Bid to make Hong Kong a ‘future-proof’ resilient city launched at RICS Annual Conference 2019

          By   29 mins ago

          Source: Media Outreach Around 400 professionals gathered at leading built environment summit to address urgent climate change challengesHONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 24 May 2019 – The region’s growing vulnerability to climate-related catastrophes was chief among the urgent issues addressed at today’s RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference. Around 400 professionals assembled at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong on May 24 for […]

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          Klook and Merlin Entertainments Announce Strategic Global Partnership to Enhance Travel Experiences

          By   24 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG,  CHINA – Media OutReach – 23 May 2019 – Klook, a world leading travel activities and services booking platform, and Merlin Entertainments, a global leader in location-based entertainment based in Great Britain, are pleased to announce today a strategic global partnership. With modern mobile travelers in mind, this collaboration will enhance guest experiences at eight Merlin […]

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          Joey Yap Held His First-ever Business Academy to Help Aspiring Entrepreneurs of 25 Different Nationalities Formulate Winning Strategies for Business Success

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          Source: Media Outreach Over 1,000 budding entrepreneurs gathered at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to learn the different techniques about marketing, tech, finance, metaphysics and moreSINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 23 May 2019 – Growing a successful business is the dream for many aspiring entrepreneurs and career concerns are aplenty as we stand at the cusp of radical change. In […]

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          ITE Hong Kong 2019 – the 33rd ITE (leisure) & 14th ITE MICE

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          Source: Media Outreach A “world” of travels facilitating Asians traveling the WorldHONG KONG,  CHINA – Media OutReach – 23 May 2019 – Great for travel idea and trend, selecting local and overseas suppliers, networking, packing travel products, planning and booking holidays!  Featuring 680 exhibitors (85% from abroad) from 56 countries and regions, ITE Hong Kong, the city’s only travel […]

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          Relaxing of borrowing constraint welcome, but broader review needed

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          Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU “The announcement by the Minister of Finance that the Government was moving from a rigid 20% debt target to a range between 15% and 25% is welcome,” CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg says. “At a time when interest rates are low it makes absolute sense to fund more of […]

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          Health $3.2 billion under-funded since 2009/10

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          Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists A pre-budget analysis conducted by the Council of Trade Unions and Association of Salaried Medical Specialists has highlighted a vast spending shortfall in health since 2009/2010. For the Health Vote to regain the spending power of the 2009/10 Health Vote and pay for the initiatives and additional costs announced […]

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            What Burger King workers should look out for 👀

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            Source: Unite Union New Zealand The last round of negotiations saw huge improvements to Union Members Collective agreement with Burger King. We need to ensure that Union Members are seeing the benefits of this, so do contact us if: You’re a shift manager and there is no other fully trained shift manager to cover your […]

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            Targets overlook the 174,000 children living in worst poverty

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            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 22 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group is pleased to see the Government set ambitious 10-year targets for child poverty reduction, but we are disappointed not to see a target set for improving thousands of young lives where the worst of poverty is found. Moreover, the three-year targets amount […]

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            Income support needs $3.4 billion overhaul

            By   6 days ago

            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 17 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is recommending that a major $1.5 billion housing-related income supplement be scrapped while also calling for an income boost of around 40 percent for families receiving benefits, in a new report being releasedon Sunday May 19. In The Accommodation Supplement: The […]

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            KFC, Carl’s Jr and Pizza Hut workers to strike this weekend

            By   1 week ago

            Source: Unite Union New Zealand Media Release from Unite Union: KFC is off the menu this weekend as hundreds of Fast Food workers employed by Restaurant Brands and members of Unite Union take strike action this weekend. Over the past week, members have been voting on the latest offer as well as on a secret […]

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            Rec fishers join environmental heavyweights to save “kauri forests of our ocean”

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            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand New Zealand’s leading environmental organisations have today joined with recreational fishers to call on the Government to ban bottom trawling on seamounts. The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC), ECO, Forest and Bird, Greenpeace, LegaSea and WWF-New Zealand are urging the public to sign a petition to the Minister of Fisheries, Stuart […]

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            Oxfam Trailwalker on the move from Whakatane

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            Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam Trailwalker will return in 2020 for what will be its fifth and final year in Whakatāne, Oxfam has announced, following which the charity’s flagship event will be moving to a new location.  The event’s new host region is to be announced later this year. Oxfam New Zealand’s Fundraising Events Manager […]

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            Unite Organiser vacancy in Auckland

            By   1 week ago

            Source: Unite Union New Zealand Unite has a vacancy for a permanent full time Organiser in the Auckland region. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position, although applicants available for 30+ hours will be considered. The successful applicant will primarily be recruiting and organising workers in the Fast Food sector, although they may […]

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            CPAG welcomes Govt move to abolish NCEA fees

            By   2 weeks ago

            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 13 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is thrilled by this morning’s announcement from the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins that NCEA fees are to be abolished. “This is a simple change that will ease the financial burden on low-income households, and one that CPAG has been campaigning […]

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