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New Zealand Tech – Kiwi IoT companies placing NZ innovation on world stage

By   7 mins ago

Source: MakeLemonade Despite the recent concerns about Huawei and its role with the 5G roll-out, a technology that will boost the use and spread of the Internet of Things (IoT), New Zealand tech firms are getting on with developing the solutions that will run on multiple networks. The offerings that can be developed in IoT […]

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Consider youself one of us

By   31 mins ago

Column: Barbara Sumner – As a child, my family saw the musical Oliver. For days after, my adopting mother hummed and sang the theme tune: Consider yourself one of usConsider yourself at homeConsider yourself one of the family ….etc etc The song is a bit of an earworm. I’d forgotten it and the memory until […]

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New Family Violence Law takes effect

By   37 mins ago

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs On 3 December 2018, strangulation or suffocation, coerced marriage or civil union, and assault on a family member were introduced as amendments to the Family Violence Act 2018. Now, these behaviours are prosecutable under the Act as practices of family violence. Changes have also been made to […]

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Australians lost more than $10 million to scammers last year. Follow these easy tips to avoid being conned.

By   46 mins ago

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Damien Manuel, Director, Centre for Cyber Security Research & Innovation (CSRI), Deakin University Many of us start a typical day by checking our phones to read emails, social media posts and the weather. Our phones are trusted devices we use constantly throughout the day to communicate. But […]

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Morrison’s Vanuatu trip shows the government’s continued focus on militarising the Pacific

By   1 hour ago

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michael O’Keefe, Head of Department, Politics and Philosophy, La Trobe University The foreign policy community met with relief the announcement Morrison’s first overseas trip for 2019 would be to Vanuatu and Fiji. The trip is a long overdue symbol of a priority outlined in the 2017 Foreign […]

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Cotton and rice have an important place in the Murray Darling Basin

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Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Jamie Pittock, Professor, Fenner School of Environment & Society, Australian National University The widespread deaths of fish in the Darling River – with more predicted to come – has raised serious questions about the allocation of water between agriculture and the environment. Water-hungry crops like cotton and […]

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Gillette’s corporate calculation shows just how far the #metoo movement has come

By   1 hour ago

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Carl Rhodes, Professor of Organization Studies, University of Technology Sydney For decades Gillette has been selling razors using the slogan “the best a man can get”. This week the Procter & Gamble-owned brand has adopted “the best a man can be” as part of a marketing campaign […]

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Kiwi IoT companies placing NZ on world innovation stage

By   2 hours ago

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Auckland – Despite the recent concerns about Huawei and its role with the 5G roll-out, a technology that will boost the use and spread of the Internet of Things (IoT), New Zealand tech firms are getting on with developing the solutions that will run on multiple networks. The offerings that can be developed in […]

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    Government accounts show books in good order

    By   23 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Government accounts show books in good orderThe latest Crown financial statements released today show the Government’s books are in good order, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. The Treasury today published the Crown accounts for the five months ended 30 November 2018, showing a surplus of $261 million over the five […]

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    Hide your snacks: Litter & our birds

    By   1 day ago

    Source: Department of Conservation When we think of litter, we probably have a pretty solid idea of what that is. Maybe it’s a plastic bag, or a chips packet. What about a drink bottle? Sure. But would you consider tossing your banana peel into the bushes as OK to do because ‘it will biodegrade’? How […]

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    Panama: World Youth Day 2019

    By   2 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Panama: World Youth Day 2019 Between 22 and 27 January 2019, World Youth Day (a youth event organised by the Roman Catholic Church) will take place in Panama. Before you goIf you’re a New Zealander planning on attending World Youth Day, we encourage […]

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    Two appointments complete RBNZ Senior Leadership team

    By   3 days ago

    Source: Reserve Bank of New Zealand Release date 14 January 2019 Ms Simone Robbers and Mr Christian Hawkesby will join the Reserve Bank of New Zealand as Assistant Governors, Governor Adrian Orr announced today. Their appointments complete the Reserve Bank’s new Senior Leadership Team structure announced in 2018. Ms Simone Robbers will take up the […]

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    Extra Safety Boost for Manawatu-Wanganui Roads

    By   4 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Extra Safety Boost for Manawatu-Wanganui RoadsAssociate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced an extension of the Government’s Safety Boost Programme targeting rural roads in Manawatu-Wanganui. The NZ Transport Agency will invest $20 million in lower cost safety improvements on rural State highways. This will include five Manawatu-Wanganui roads: SH56: […]

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    Extra Safety Boost for Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay Roads

    By   4 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Extra Safety Boost for Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay RoadsAssociate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced an extension of the Government’s Safety Boost Programme targeting rural roads in Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay. The NZ Transport Agency will invest $20 million in lower cost safety improvements on rural State highways. This […]

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    Extra Safety Boost for West Coast Roads

    By   4 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Extra Safety Boost for West Coast RoadsAssociate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced an extension of the Government’s Safety Boost Programme targeting roads on the West Coast. The NZ Transport Agency will invest $20 million in lower cost safety improvements on rural State highways. This will include two West […]

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    Extra Boost for Rural Road Safety

    By   4 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Extra Boost for Rural Road SafetyAssociate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced an extension of the Government’s Safety Boost Programme to prevent deaths and serious injuries on rural New Zealand roads. The NZ Transport Agency will be investing $20 million to upgrade 670 kilometres of rural State highways across […]

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      Green Party welcome win by Sistema workers

      By   19 hours ago

      Source: Green Party The Green Party congratulate E tū Sistema members who have secured a collective agreement that will ensure a 16% pay increase and a commitment to always pay workers above minimum wage. “This is collective action at its best and shows how sticking together and standing up for your rights can mean a […]

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      Govt must act to support smoking cessation

      By   1 day ago

      Source: National Party The recent increase to cigarettes provides another incentive for smokers to quit but the Government must now ensure that smoking cessation tools are appropriately regulated and able to be used to encourage smokers to quit, National MP Nicky Wagner says. “Excise taxes have gone up by 10 per cent plus the CPI […]

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      Prisoner rehabilitation put above safety of guards

      By   2 days ago

      Source: National Party The Corrections Minister needs to explain why prisoners are being prioritised over guards after five serious assaults at Auckland’s brand new maximum security prison, National’s Corrections spokesperson David Bennett says. “Five prison guards have been attacked since the wing opened in October in two separate attacks. That includes a guard being punched […]

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      500% increase in organ donors being compensated

      By   2 days ago

      Source: National Party National MP Chris Bishop is welcoming the news that 92 people obtained full compensation for donating live organs last year, under the first full year of the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Act being in force. “It is fantastic that the implementation of my Member’s Bill, the Compensation for Live Organ Donors […]

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      Stricter penalties proposed for contaminated food

      By   3 days ago

      Source: National Party National’s Food Safety spokesperson Nathan Guy is backing calls from the food and grocery sector for tougher penalties for those who intentionally contaminate our food or threaten to do so. “My Member’s Bill seeks to achieve what Damien O’Connor appears unwilling to do – protect New Zealanders from those that would threaten […]

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      New Bill to protect victims of insane offenders

      By   3 days ago

      Source: National Party A new Bill from the National Party would ensure that the victims of legally insane offenders are treated the same as other victims of crime, Taupō MP Louise Upston says. “My Bill, which will be put into the Ballot this month, will rename the verdict of ‘not guilty on account of insanity.’ […]

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      National calls on Govt to support tourism sector

      By   3 days ago

      Source: National Party The Prime Minister needs to listen to the tourism industry and appoint an Associate Minister for Tourism to ensure the Government is doing all it can to support New Zealand’s biggest export earner, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says. “It is obvious that the sector doesn’t have confidence in the current minister […]

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      Seasonal fruit won’t wait for working group

      By   1 week ago

      Source: National Party Growers in New Zealand’s fruit-bowl regions are expecting bumper harvests this season but are struggling to find workers, a problem the Government should have the tools to address, National’s Horticulture spokesperson Lawrence Yule says. “Fruit and grape growers were grateful that the Government lifted the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme cap last […]

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        Council urges resolution to disappointing outcome for Wellington bus customers

        By   16 hours ago

        Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council About us / News releases / Council urges resolution to disappointing outcome for Wellington bus customers Posted on 16 January 2019 by Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Sustainable Transport Committee Chair Barbara Donaldson says today’s announcement of further industrial action on NZ Bus operated routes is a very disappointing outcome for […]

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        Waiheke Island’s Matiatia Plan underway

        By   16 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council Increased carparking and improved transport facilities could be on the cards for an iconic section of Waiheke Island as the first steps of a detailed plan are undertaken. A project team including Waiheke Local Board, council officers, Direction Mātiatia and Ngati Paoa representatives have begun collaboration towards a new future for Mātiatia. […]

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        Maungauika / North Head governance transfers to Tūpuna Maunga Authority

        By   18 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council Legal administration of Maungauika / North Head transfers to the Tūpuna Maunga Authority from the Department of Conservation (DoC) on Friday, 18 January 2019. The transfer is welcomed by the Authority as a completion of the Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014 which saw ownership of fourteen Tūpuna […]

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        Save with these zero-waste summer meals

        By   18 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council Are you feeling like the summer holidays have taken a bit of a toll, both on your wallet and your waistline? The summer edition of Easy Choice – Family Kai meal planner by Love Food Hate Waste is here to help you get back on track. The meal planner contains four weeks […]

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        Summer adventures in and around Tāmaki Makaurau

        By   21 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council Travel doesn’t have to mean stress, last minute lost passports and gridlock – it doesn’t even have to mean leaving the house. Try the latest trend in travel and tour new locations and activities nearby. The best part of it? By planning a local holiday within a four-hour drive instead of flying […]

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        Entertaining the kids? Kids Music in Parks has you covered

        By   21 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council Get the little ones excited these holidays with not one, not two, but three free Kids Music in Parks events. This music festival just for kids first hit the park last year and, thanks to the enthusiastic response, it’s returning with another colourful line-up of New Zealand’s most beloved children’s performers. So, […]

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        Rat hunt underway on Rakino Island

        By   21 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council A biosecurity inspection team has been assembled including staff from Auckland Council and the Department of Conservation after a rat was reported on Rākino Island. Four rodent detector dogs and their handlers visited the site on January 11 and interviewed the person who reported the suspected pest. Rākino Island has a troubled […]

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        Youth Council launches youth fund

        By   1 day ago

        Source: Far North District Council Young people in the Far North will have access to a new youth fund to assist them to achieve their dreams. The IF Innovation Fund is now open for applications, thanks to the Far North Youth Council and the Ministry of Youth Development. Young people are invited to pitch their […]

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          Kiwi IoT companies placing NZ on world innovation stage

          By   2 hours ago

          Source: MakeLemonade.nz Auckland – Despite the recent concerns about Huawei and its role with the 5G roll-out, a technology that will boost the use and spread of the Internet of Things (IoT), New Zealand tech firms are getting on with developing the solutions that will run on multiple networks. The offerings that can be developed in […]

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          China Display Optoelectronics Named “Best Listed Company in Investor Relations Management” at the Golden Hong Kong Stocks Awards 2018

          By   6 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 16 January 2019 – China Display Optoelectronics Technology Holdings Limited (“Ch Display Opt” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”; HKSE stock code: 334) is pleased to announce that the Group has won the title of the “Best Listed Company in Investor Relations Management” at the […]

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          Asia-Pacific IoT Adopters Reap Significant Business Gains

          By   17 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 16 January 2019 – Decision makers must come to terms that the Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer a futuristic concept. Many enterprises are already progressing beyond the conceptualisation stage and embarking on their IoT deployment. However, it is important to understand that as with all new digital initiatives, IoT […]

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          The WOLOT Foundation Reveals Comprehensive Business Model of Its TOOL Global Project at Suntec Conference

          By   18 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach The foundation had partnered up with IBD Technology to pioneer a user/merchant rewards ecosystem project called “TOOL Global”.Notable programmes launched in 2018: AC495 community outreach program on Instagram, IBD User Reward Scheme, TOOL Super Node Program, TOOL Social Leaders, partnerships with Ebuycoin and Telegram-based reward app CryCx.Project has already observed huge adoption […]

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          Win as Sistema members secure agreement – E tū

          By   21 hours ago

          Source: Etu Union E tū Sistema members who have been in dispute with their employer over wages and conditions have agreed to accept the company’s latest offer for a new collective agreement. The deal will lift wages by about 16 percent for all members, by April 2020. Also included are provisions so workers are always […]

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          Transmit Entertainment Formed Collaborative Relationship with Artistes, Agents and Scriptwriters

          By   1 day ago

          Source: Media Outreach BEIJING, CHINA – Media OutReach – 15 January 2019 – Transmit Entertainment Limited (“Transmit Entertainment” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”; stock code: 1326) today announced that it has formed collaborative relationship with various artistes, agents and scriptwriters to add to its talent pool and enhance its competitive edge and reputation in […]

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          Dato’ Joey Yap Illuminates on Forecasts for the Year of the Earth Boar

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          Source: Media Outreach 5,000 participants attended Dato’ Joey Yap’s annual Feng Shui & Astrology seminar held at Resorts World Sentosa on 13 thJanuary 2019Dato’ Joey Yap shared about the forecasts for the Year of the Earth Boar and shed light on the global economic landscape of 2019.Dato’ Joey Yap highlighted on the auspicious dates to […]

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          Citi Partners with MoneyBack on First-of-Its-Kind Points Conversion Program

          By   2 days ago

          Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 15 January 2019 – Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) – Citi today announced a new API (application programming interface) partnership with MoneyBack, the customer loyalty program operated by the world’s largest health and beauty retailer A.S. Watson Group whose portfolio includes the PARKnSHOP, Watsons and Fortress retail chains. By integrating the […]

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            The youth have seen enough

            By   3 days ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Why are global politics so dysfunctional that the UN climate meeting requires a 15-year-old Swedish grade school student to speak the truth? Why does a coalition of youth, outside the COP 24 climate meeting articulate a more comprehensive action plan than the delegates inside the meeting? Greta Thunberg at COP24 in […]

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            The power of Manaakitanga: The socially-inclusive practice of sharing food amongst high school students.

            By   7 days ago

            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) The essence of ‘manaakitanga’ is in demonstrating hospitality, showing respect and generosity and providing support for others. It is the foundation for cultivating relationships based on kindness, aroha and empowerment, relationships which strengthen the body and soul and which are the backbone of strong community networks. These are principles […]

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            In difficult times, hope is an act of courage

            By   2 weeks ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Flooding in Japan, unprecedented monsoons in India, a nearly 30% increase in rainfallthroughout the Americas and 40% across Europe. Africa is seeing deadly droughtsacross Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Australia, Greece, Sweden, Portugal and the American Northwest’s horizons glowed red with wildfires because of heatwaves and drier seasons. The Philippines and Fiji were battered by some of the […]

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            Greenpeace condemns Japan government’s “sneaky” withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission

            By   3 weeks ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Tokyo, Japan – Greenpeace condemns the Japanese Government’s formal announcement today to officially withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), with the intention to resume commercial whaling in its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Previous media reports had indicated that government of Japan was considering pulling out of the […]

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            5 young activists who inspired us this year

            By   3 weeks ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand When it comes to climate ambition, these young people put world leaders to shame. This is Zero Hour’s inaugural Youth Climate March on Washington D.C. Led by 16-year-old Jamie Margolin, the youth-organized march seeks to highlight climate issues on a global scale. © Katie Nelson You can never be too young […]

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            The best images of 2018 from Greenpeace’s ships

            By   3 weeks ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand 2018 has been an iconic year for Greenpeace’s ships. The Rainbow Warrior, Esperanza, and Arctic Sunrise has sailed from all corners of the world – from Antarctica to Hawaii, Taiwan to New Zealand, from the dense forest of Papua to the pristine biodiverse Great Southern Reef in Australia. Our ships have […]

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            Thank you for 2018!

            By   3 weeks ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The best images of 2018 from Greenpeace’s ships by Sudhanshu Malhotra 26 December 2018 2018 has been an iconic year for Greenpeace’s ships. The Rainbow Warrior, Esperanza, and Arctic Sunrise has sailed from all corners of the world – from Antarctica to Hawaii, Taiwan… MIL OSI

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            Democracy and a web of spies

            By   4 weeks ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Around the beginning of 2017, Greenpeace received leaked information indicating that oil companies we’d opposed had contracted spies to watch staff and volunteers on almost a daily basis, and that it had been going on for years. We’d been followed home, tailed in our personal time, and had our privacy breached […]

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