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It’s teamwork: how dolphins learn to work together for rewards

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Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Stephanie King, Branco Weiss Research Fellow, University of Western Australia Cooperation can be found across the animal kingdom, in behaviours such as group hunting, raising of young, and driving away predators. But are these cooperating animals actively coordinating their behaviour, or are they simply acting individually to […]

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Two arrests and firearms seized

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Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Two people were arrested and three unlawfully possessed firearms were seized at a Masterton address overnight. Police became aware of drugs and firearms at the residential property while conducting unrelated enquiries.   “The two men in Police custody are associated with an organised criminal group, so it was […]

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Wednesday with Mother Mary Cecilia Maher

By   26 mins ago

Source: Auckland Council To celebrate the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, every day this week we’re exploring the stories behind great Auckland women and the legacy they’ve left behind. You can also check out the buildings around the city honouring them. For Wednesday, discover the life of Mother Mary Cecilia Maher who founded […]

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Banks Slam Govt’s Reserve Bank Bill

By   36 mins ago

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Banking and Business Communities have turned out to slam the Government’s Reserve Bank Bill at today’s Finance and Expenditure Committee Hearing,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.  ASB submitted recommending that price stability be retained as a priority if short term employment is added to the Bank’s mandate.  “When asked […]

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New catch limits for thirty-two fish stocks

By   37 mins ago

Source: New Zealand Labour Party The commercial tarakihi catch in the fisheries areas off the east coast of the North and South Islands is to be reduced by 20 percent in an effort to rebuild the depleted stock. Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash has also signalled further cuts to the tarakihi catch are in store next […]

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Why New Zealand was the first country where women won the right to vote

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Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Katie Pickles, Professor of History at the University of Canterbury and current Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi James Cook Research Fellow, University of Canterbury 125 years ago today Aotearoa New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant all women the right to […]

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Unions celebrate Suffrage Day win for women with better equal pay law introduced

By   56 mins ago

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions hosted a Suffrage Day petition re-enactment today on the steps of parliament. At the historical celebration, Acting Minister for Women Eugenie Sage and the Minister for Workplace Relations Iain Lees-Galloway jointly announced that new equal pay legislation is being introduced to parliament. Council […]

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CERT NZ receives highest number of reports for a single quarter yet

By   56 mins ago

Source: Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE The latest threat report released by CERT NZ today shows over 700 cyber security incidents were reported from 1 April to 30 June – the largest ever volume for a single quarter – cementing CERT NZ’s role as a central coordinator in New Zealand. Phishing reports are […]

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    Speech to Water NZ Conference – Three waters and the Case for Change

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Speech to Water NZ Conference – Three waters and the Case for ChangeWater NZ Conference September 2018 Claudelands Conference Centre – Hamilton   Three Waters and the Case for Change Mihi I’m pleased to join in welcoming you to Kirikiriroa Hamilton and the Waikato region where I have spent most […]

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    Pacific Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Suffrage in New Zealand

    By   17 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Pacific Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Suffrage in New ZealandAva Ceremony Speech, Grand Hall, Parliament Ua paia le Taeao. Ua mamalu le aso, aua e paia ma mamalu le Atua e ona le aso ma le taeao. In preparation for today, I was asked the question – how do […]

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    Celebrating NZ as a trailblazer for women

    By   18 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Celebrating NZ as a trailblazer for women“Today marks the 125th anniversary for women winning their right to vote in Aotearoa New Zealand,” Acting Minister for Women Eugenie Sage said. “I am immensely proud that Aotearoa New Zealand was the first country in the world where women gained their voting right, […]

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    Teachers to be given a stronger voice with passing of Bill

    By   19 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Teachers to be given a stronger voice with passing of BillThe Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand) Amendment Bill has passed its final reading today, restoring the voice of teachers on their own professional body, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. “This is a huge step forward for teachers. It […]

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    Bill introduced to freeze MP’s pay

    By   20 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Bill introduced to freeze MP’s payA bill to freeze the pay of MPs for one year will be introduced into Parliament today, says Prime Minister Jacinda Arden and Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. “The Government is focussing on lifting incomes for ordinary working Kiwis, and sharing New Zealand’s […]

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    Announcement of New Zealand’s first resident Ambassador to Ireland

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Announcement of New Zealand’s first resident Ambassador to IrelandForeign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced the appointment of diplomat Brad Burgess as New Zealand’s first Ambassador to Ireland. “New Zealand and Ireland enjoy a warm relationship based on our shared values, close personal friendships, and historical and cultural links,” Mr […]

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    Health’s 80 Year Milestone

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Health’s 80 Year MilestoneHealth Minister Dr David Clark says New Zealanders can look back in pride on 80 years of public health services today while acknowledging the need for improvement. “Our public health system began in earnest 80 years ago today via the 1938 Social Security Act, which was an […]

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    Social Security legislation now easier to understand

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Social Security legislation now easier to understandMinister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni is pleased to announce that the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill has had its third reading and will soon become law. “Social security legislation is the basis of our welfare system and sets out how we support, care […]

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      Banks Slam Govt’s Reserve Bank Bill

      By   36 mins ago

      Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Banking and Business Communities have turned out to slam the Government’s Reserve Bank Bill at today’s Finance and Expenditure Committee Hearing,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.  ASB submitted recommending that price stability be retained as a priority if short term employment is added to the Bank’s mandate.  “When asked […]

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      Green Party: 125 years since NZ women won the right to vote, we will keep working in Parliament for equity for women

      By   1 hour ago

      Source: Green Party On the 125 year anniversary since New Zealand women won the right to vote, the Green Party are celebrating wins in Government for women, and commit to keep working in the space to achieve full equity. “Of course New Zealand was at the forefront of getting our wāhine the vote, 125 years […]

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      Massey VC’s Shocker Emails Show Calculated Suppression of Free Speech

      By   2 hours ago

      Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “Massey University Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas must resign after fresh evidence shows the lengths at which she was willing to go to bar free speech and rational inquiry at the University,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.  “In emails spanning weeks, Ms Thomas was fishing for any excuse to bar Dr Don […]

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      Shoebox KiwiBuild studios ultimate fail

      By   18 hours ago

      Source: National Party Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s pet KiwiBuild scheme is a broken project with banks not lending to prospective KiwiBuild home buyers due to their shoebox sizes, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Last week Mr Twyford announced the Onehunga project to great fanfare, but now the developer has realised Mr Twyford’s proposals don’t […]

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      Twyford winds back KiwiBuild policy

      By   20 hours ago

      Source: National Party Despite almost a year in Government, and six years since the announcement of KiwiBuild, New Zealanders are increasingly confused with the changing detail around Labour’s flagship housing policy, National’s spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Six years ago Labour promised they would build 10,000 homes a year by the end of their first term […]

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      Green Party welcome Government saving Golden Bay mental health service whilst review under way

      By   23 hours ago

      Source: Green Party Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick has welcomed the extension of funding for Te Whare Mahana mental health service in Golden Bay while the Government conducts its review of mental health services. “Security of funding for mental health services is one of the top issues raised with me by constituents. I visited Te […]

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      Nats Last Presser Richer than a Cashed Up Corporate Welfare Recipient

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      Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The National Party’s support for the New Zealand Initiative’s Fit for Purpose report is richer than a millionaire pensioner with a winter heating payment,” according to ACT. “The report rightly identifies that Governments of all stripes in New Zealand tax too much of our money, and spend it poorly. However, one group that […]

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      Free Press -The BCS Prime Minister

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      Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter The BCS Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern studied a Bachelor of Communication Studies at Waikato University, where students learn not to change how things are but how people see them. She became Prime Minister by polling 37 per cent with the exact same policies that Andrew Little polled 24 per cent. […]

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        Wednesday with Mother Mary Cecilia Maher

        By   26 mins ago

        Source: Auckland Council To celebrate the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, every day this week we’re exploring the stories behind great Auckland women and the legacy they’ve left behind. You can also check out the buildings around the city honouring them. For Wednesday, discover the life of Mother Mary Cecilia Maher who founded […]

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        Discover events near you at Auckland Heritage Festival 2018

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        Source: Auckland Council This spring, celebrate the people and cultures that make up our city at the 2018 Auckland Heritage Festival. Bringing together the heritage stories from every corner of the city, each region has plenty of events to explore as part of the festival from 29 September to 14 October. The Ah Chee Family. Used […]

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        Council launches dog registration checks

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        MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: Council launches dog registration checks Far North District Council will launch a door-to-door campaign next month to update dog registrations and reduce the number of roaming dogs in some Far North communities…

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        Meet the app that makes reducing construction waste easy

        By   21 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council CivilShare is making it easier for the construction industry to give unwanted materials a new life and to avoid sending waste to landfill. About 86 per cent of the waste that goes to landfill comes from commercial and related activities according to the 2018 Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan. CivilShare is […]

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        Tuesday with Marianne Smith nee Caughey

        By   22 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council To celebrate the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, every day this week we’re exploring the stories behind great kiwi women and the impact they’ve had on our society.  For Tuesday we’re exploring the story of Marianne Smith (née Caughey), the founder of Smith & Caughey’s department store. “A nimble sixpence rather […]

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        Make sure these 10 items go in your recycling bin every time

        By   23 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council Most Aucklanders are good recyclers, but it’s easy to get confused about how to ‘recycle right’. Just because something has a recycling symbol on it, it doesn’t always mean it can be recycled. There are many reasons for this, and where you live and how your recyclables are processed can determine which […]

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        Half Moon Bay pontoon repairs underway

        By   24 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council Work is underway at Half Moon Bay to repair and replace pontoons and piles severely damaged by a storm in January this year. Howick Local Board chair David Collings and Howick ward councillor Sharon Stewart stopped by the site to get an update on progress this week. Both have fielded plenty of inquiries […]

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        Rodney waste transfer stations remain open

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        Source: Auckland Council Northland Waste has accepted Auckland Council’s offer to extend the lease of both the Lawrie Road and Rustybrook Road waste sites and will continue to operate waste services until the end of June 2019. This agreement will provide a continuous service to the local community for the next nine months. From July […]

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          Unions celebrate Suffrage Day win for women with better equal pay law introduced

          By   56 mins ago

          Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions hosted a Suffrage Day petition re-enactment today on the steps of parliament. At the historical celebration, Acting Minister for Women Eugenie Sage and the Minister for Workplace Relations Iain Lees-Galloway jointly announced that new equal pay legislation is being introduced to parliament. Council […]

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          CERT NZ receives highest number of reports for a single quarter yet

          By   56 mins ago

          Source: Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE The latest threat report released by CERT NZ today shows over 700 cyber security incidents were reported from 1 April to 30 June – the largest ever volume for a single quarter – cementing CERT NZ’s role as a central coordinator in New Zealand. Phishing reports are […]

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          iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max: The reviews are in

          By   3 hours ago

          MIL OSI – Source: Apple News Headline: iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max: The reviews are in iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max: The reviews are inReviewers from across the globe have put iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max to the test. Here’s some of what they’re saying:Mashable “The improved camera hardware combined with a new automatic ‘Smart […]

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          Citizens continue Spending Big on Travel ITE Hong Kong’s Survey reveal Affluent Travelers’ Preferences

          By   17 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach BERLIN, GERMANY – Media OutReach – 18 September 2018 – Hong Kong named World’s 10th largest market by total outbound spending in 2016(*1), but ranked top among world’s 10 largest markets by capita, and spending continues!  In 2017, Hong Kong spent US$25.5 billion on international tourism, up 5.8%; More visited destinations like Japan (up 21.3% to 2.23 […]

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          Consumers opting in to high speed internet

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          Source: Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE On: 18 September 2018 The Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) programme has reached a new milestone, reaching 44 per cent uptake – far above initial expectations. The latest Quarterly Broadband Deployment Update shows for the April–June 2018 quarter: 73,649 new users were able to connect to UFB 55,513 users took […]

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          Hong Kong Celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival with the Dazzling Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance

          By   21 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 18 September,2018 – The Mid-Autumn Festival, one of Hong Kong’s most celebrated festivals, is fast approaching on 24 September (the 15th day of the 8th month on the Chinese Lunar Calendar). Said to have evolved from a moon-worshipping ceremony ahead of the autumn harvest, the […]

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          Trade-to-Mine ABCC Token, Hold it to Earn Daily Rewards

          By   21 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA/TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Media OutReach – 18 September 2018 – The cryptocurrency market is currently in a recession as Bitcoin and Etherum prices are under huge fluctuations. In such scenario, increasing number of investors had turned their attention to the Trade-to-Mine (ToM) mechanism – by trading on the platform; investors can receive […]

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          SingularDTV Asia Crypto Artist Music Tour Proven a new way to embrace Entertainment Technology empowered by Blockchain

          By   22 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach Back to Music, Back to Basic! HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 18 September 2018 – The business model of the music industry is never being transparency. While a lot of people often define the singers and music types by the names of “mainstream”, “non-mainstream” and “Indie band”. The so-called independent musicians and […]

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            Wings of Paradise: Drawing attention to rainforest destruction

            By   23 hours ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand For too long the story of Indonesian forests has been painted with the darkness of burning rainforests, disappearing species and displaced communities.  Greedy palm oil companies, that only seem to be driven by the bottom line whatever the cost to humanity or biodiversity, have played a major role in this. Little […]

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            Big Pharma cheating countries out of billions in tax

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            Source: Oxfam New Zealand The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies appear to be dodging an estimated NZ$5.5 billion in tax per year across 16 countries, reveals a new report from Oxfam today.  EDITOR’S NOTE: LiveNews received a statement from Abbott. We have republished it here: Statement from Abbott: Abbott is a responsible and transparent tax payer, […]

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            Drug companies cheating New Zealand out of millions in tax revenue

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            Source: Oxfam New Zealand The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies who are behind some of New Zealand’s most trusted brands – including Neutrogena, BAND-AID, Johnson’s Baby and ChapStick – appear to be unfairly avoiding an estimated NZ$21million in tax per year in New Zealand, reveals new research from Oxfam today.   EDITOR’S NOTE: LiveNews received a statement […]

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            New Zealand needs to lift its game in UN Ocean Treaty negotiations

            By   1 day ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The first meeting at the United Nations’ headquarters focused on a treaty to protect all the oceans beyond national borders has just come to an end. Greenpeace says the New Zealand position showed a disappointing lack of ambition. Whereas the negotiations were underway because of a widespread belief that the status […]

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            Oxfam, CDRC prioritise safe water and shelter materials in distribution efforts

            By   2 days ago

            Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam staff on the ground in Cagayan have reported complete devastation of crops and destruction of significant damage to critical infrastructure like roads and bridges in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut. Oxfam has dispatched a team of experts on the ground to assess the water, public health and sanitation conditions following […]

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            What a Global Ocean Treaty means—and why it matters to all of us

            By   2 days ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand We have paddled the first nautical miles of a long voyage. The first meeting at the United Nations’ headquarters about a treaty to protect all the oceans which lie beyond national borders is coming to an end. It’s been two weeks of political meetings, origami turtles, too many policy acronyms, but, […]

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            Oxfam and local partners witness Mangkhut’s “destructive force”– disaster preparedness committees activated

            By   4 days ago

            Source: Oxfam New Zealand The joint assessment teams of Oxfam and its partner, Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), witnessed the destructive force of Ompong, known internationally as Super Typhoon Mangkhut. The teams have been deployed to Cagayan since Wednesday to provide on-site situational updates and conduct rapid needs assessments. The community-led disaster preparedness committees of […]

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            Oxfam, local partners ready to respond as “highly threatening” Typhoon Mangkhut nears Philippines

            By   5 days ago

            Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam and its local partners are on high alert and ready to respond to Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Typhoon Ompong, if needed. The Philippine Government considers the huge typhoon to be “highly threatening” and that a request for international assistance might be considered.  The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council […]

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