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Proposed Plan Change 26

By   7 mins ago

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council is proposing to make changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan to clarify how the Special Character Areas Overlay works with underlying zones in some areas of Auckland.  The Special Character Areas Overlay applies to various older parts of Auckland and applies to 50 different special character areas; each area has […]

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Road closure on SH4 between Whanganui and Raetihi next month

By   22 mins ago

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency is advising that State Highway 4 between Te Hue Road and Fields Track at Kakatahi, between Whanganui and Raetihi, will be closed for five days next month. The road will be closed between 8.30am and 4pm each day from Monday 10 June until Friday 14 June, […]

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Sky’s the limit

By   37 mins ago

Source: Auckland Council Matariki Festival will take place from 22 June to 14 July, bringing the richness and splendour of our Māori identity to all parts of the city. Now in its 19th year, the ‘Māori New Year’ festival of events will host an array of arts, culture, food and community activations from Wellsford to […]

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MLI Article 4(1) Administrative Approach

By   37 mins ago

Source: Inland Revenue Department – Australia and New Zealand administrative approach Australia and New Zealand are signatories to the Multilateral Convention (MLI) and have both deposited their instruments of ratification with the OECD. This reinforces the commitment of Australia and New Zealand to addressing base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) risks and ensuring a better […]

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Gambling views sought

By   37 mins ago

Source: Whangarei District Council This page contains information about proposed changes to the Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy. Updated: 27/05/2019 4:12 p.m. ​The number of places where people can play pokie machines in the District has fallen from 33 in 2003 to 20 since Council adopted a “sinking lid” in its gambling venue policy in […]

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Police appeal for sightings of Elijah Dennis Waterman

By   37 mins ago

Source: New Zealand Police Attribute to Acting Detective Inspector Shaun Vickers, Counties Manukau CIB: Counties Manukau Police investigating a shooting incident on Grayson Ave, Papatoetoe are appealing for sightings of a man wanted in connection with the incident. Police were notified of the incident on 13 May around 3.40pm. A short time later a man […]

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Farmers have been mollycoddled long enough

By   1 hour ago

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The way the Federated Farmers have been speaking recently I can’t help but wonder if a few of their lobbyists have been sneaking into meetings of Extinction Rebellion. Trading their gumboots for sandals and pinching some of the future-orientated “think of the children” messaging, Andrew Hoggard from the Feds has been […]

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Pre-Budget speech to Business New Zealand

By   1 hour ago

Source: New Zealand Government Good afternoon and thank you for the invitation to be here today. It seems to now be the order of things that we convene before or after significant dates in the political calendar, which I absolutely welcome.  I’d like to acknowledge Business New Zealand chief executive Kirk Hope, and my fellow […]

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    Pre-Budget speech to Business New Zealand

    By   1 hour ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Good afternoon and thank you for the invitation to be here today. It seems to now be the order of things that we convene before or after significant dates in the political calendar, which I absolutely welcome.  I’d like to acknowledge Business New Zealand chief executive Kirk Hope, and my fellow […]

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    New service for young people leaving care

    By   5 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government For the first time, young New Zealanders leaving the care system will be supported as they move to adulthood and independence. The Wellbeing Budget contains funding to build a new nation-wide Transition Support Service which is expected to help around 3,000 young people over the next four years after it starts […]

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    Pre-Budget speech to the Craigs Investors Conference

    By   7 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Good morning. Thank you to Craig’s Investments for hosting us today. I’m excited to be here a week out from this year’s Budget – the Wellbeing Budget. This morning I want to offer some comments on the economic outlook in New Zealand and overseas, and to talk about the Government’s economic […]

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    Cook Islands-New Zealand Joint Ministerial Forum 2019

    By   23 hours ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Cook Islands and New Zealand Ministers met in Aitutaki for the 7th annual Joint Ministerial Forum. This meeting is the annual high level dialogue between Cook Islands and New Zealand. The Cook Islands delegation was led by Prime Minister Puna, accompanied by Deputy Prime Minster Mark Brown, Ministers Vaine “Mac” Mokoroa […]

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    A strong Samoan language for our children is a job for us all

    By   1 day ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Samoa Language Week is an opportunity for every New Zealander to come together to help protect the stories, cultures and traditions our Pacific languages hold, for the benefit of future generations. “Language is the lens through which we understand and explain our history, our culture and the world around us. Pacific […]

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    Work begins to drop public transport fares for low income households

    By   2 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter announced today that the Wellbeing Budget will include new funding that could make it cheaper for low income households to use public transport. Budget 2019 will provide funding to investigate a scheme to reduce the costs of public transport for Community Services Card holders. “This […]

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    Update NAIT before moving day

    By   2 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Government Almost 8,000 dairy farming locations are yet to re-register with the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme ahead of Moving Day. Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor says it’s not good enough. “One thing the Mycoplasma bovis response has highlighted is the low levels of compliance with NAIT,” Damien O’Connor […]

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    Reducing the backlog of coronial cases

    By   2 days ago

    Source: New Zealand Government The Government is taking action to reducing the backlog of coronial cases by appointing eight relief coroners, Minister for Courts Andrew Little announced today. “More relief coroners will provide more support so families aren’t waiting long periods for coronial decisions affecting their loved ones,” Andrew Little said.  “The relief coroners’ main focus will be on clearing the current backlog of cases by providing support to the National Initial Investigation Office which is […]

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      National kicks off Red Tape Roadshow

      By   2 hours ago

      Source: National Party The Government is missing in action when it comes to helping small business so National is taking the initiative to crack down on red tape in all its forms, National’s Small Business spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “Today in Christchurch I kicked off the first leg of my Red Tape Roadshow so I […]

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      Prime Minister must reinstate services at Lumsden

      By   5 hours ago

      Source: National Party Today I’ve written to the Prime Minister calling on her Government to stop discriminating against rural communities and reinstate full services at the Lumsden Maternity Hospital after a baby was born on the side of the road, MP for Clutha-Southland Hamish Walker says. “It’s clear the hub model the Government proposed after […]

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      Baby born roadside shows need for maternity unit

      By   1 day ago

      Source: National Party It’s a huge relief a baby born on the side of the road just outside of Lumsden is healthy with both baby and mother doing well, but this wouldn’t have happened if the Government hadn’t cut maternity services in the town, MP for Clutha-Southland Hamish Walker says. “National has repeatedly said downgrading […]

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      Budget must live up to its own hype

      By   1 day ago

      Source: National Party This week the Government needs to actually start delivering something in its year of delivery in its so-called ‘Wellbeing Budget’, National’s Finance spokeswoman Amy Adams says. “This Government has become synonymous with over promising and under delivering and New Zealand will expect to see the Government put its money where its mouth […]

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      Serious crime up across the country

      By   1 day ago

      Source: National Party With growing reports of gang tensions, drug crime and shootings, National can reveal the number of serious harm cases before the courts has increased by 25 per cent since the election, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “Serious harm cases include rape, sexual assault, murder, manslaughter and drug crimes. “As a […]

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      Speech: Prepared for Northern Regional Conference

      By   2 days ago

      Source: National Party Good afternoon. It’s great to be up here in the Bay of Islands. It never fails to amaze me how beautiful this country is but also how distinctly different the top of the north is from the bottom of the south, where we had my own regional conference two weeks ago. As […]

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      Fees-free scheme takes another hit

      By   3 days 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

      By   4 days ago

      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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        Proposed Plan Change 26

        By   7 mins ago

        Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council is proposing to make changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan to clarify how the Special Character Areas Overlay works with underlying zones in some areas of Auckland.  The Special Character Areas Overlay applies to various older parts of Auckland and applies to 50 different special character areas; each area has […]

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        Sky’s the limit

        By   37 mins ago

        Source: Auckland Council Matariki Festival will take place from 22 June to 14 July, bringing the richness and splendour of our Māori identity to all parts of the city. Now in its 19th year, the ‘Māori New Year’ festival of events will host an array of arts, culture, food and community activations from Wellsford to […]

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        Gambling views sought

        By   37 mins ago

        Source: Whangarei District Council This page contains information about proposed changes to the Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy. Updated: 27/05/2019 4:12 p.m. ​The number of places where people can play pokie machines in the District has fallen from 33 in 2003 to 20 since Council adopted a “sinking lid” in its gambling venue policy in […]

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        Kanoa Lloyd on getting back to her roots

        By   6 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council Kanoa Lloyd’s trip back to where her life began started with a chance remark to her producer Gwen McClure “about my cuzzies on the East Coast”. McClure had just heard about a wharenui (meeting house) called Ruatepupuke II from Tokomaru Bay that had been in the Field Museum in Chicago since 1925. […]

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        Roinn

        By   7 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council With ‘roinn’, the Scottish Gaelic term for ‘share’ as its theme, Fiona Lee Graham curates a group show that will include her works alongside those of six other female artists – Frances Rood, Margaret Benn, Bonnie Kelly, Andrea Halley, Jane Tan and Karen Jarvis – all from Auckland. MIL OSI

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        Dungeons & Dragons

        By   7 hours ago

        Source: Auckland Council Dungeons & Dragons 2019-05-28 17:30:00 2019-05-28 20:30:00 Pacific/Auckland New Lynn Community Centre, 45 Totara Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland Ryan grjohnstone05@gmail.com Dungeons & Dragons: Tue 28 May 2019 17:30 PM, https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2019/05/dungeons-dragons/ New players and veterans are invited to play 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons. All resources are provided so all you need to […]

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        June OurAuckland arriving in your letterbox next week

        By   3 days ago

        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

        By   3 days ago

        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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          U.S. Super Project UN GOLBAL will totally name “Future Kaohsiung International Forum”

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          Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA –  Media OutReach  – 27 May 2019 – On May 26, 2019, the “2019 Future Kaohsiung International Forum” named after the United States UN GOLBAL Super Project will be grandly opened in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The meeting will be attended by the Kaohsiung municipal government and hosted by the Yangmingshan Future Society of Kaohsiung […]

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          Andres Iniesta Named Brand Ambassador for Genesis Healthcare & GeneLife

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          Source: Media Outreach SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 27 May 2019 – Genesis Healthcare Co., Japan’s pioneer in genetic testing and research, announced Andres Iniesta as its new brand ambassador as well as a sponsorship partnership with Vissel Kobe football club. Image copyrights: ©Vissel Kobe With immediate effect, Vissel Kobe star midfielder Andres Iniesta becomes the brand […]

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          Enabling Public Sector Cloud Procurement: Appropriate Procurement Processes are Crucial, says the Asia Cloud Computing Association

          By   3 hours ago

          Source: Media Outreach MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Media OutReach – 27 May 2019 – The Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) has published a white paper which on best practice recommendations to help government agencies overcome hurdles in purchasing cloud and position themselves to modernise the delivery of government services. The report From Vision to Procurement: Principles for […]

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          New York Digital USD Stablecoin DUSD Exclusively Named FINWISE Summit Hong Kong Station

          By   3 days ago

          Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 24 May 2019 – Abstract: Johnson Zhao, founder of Wall Street Finance, has created a 100% reserved stablecoin DUSD for the layout of digital finance track. Its unique algorithm and consensus mechanism can ensure stable currency prices. Recently, it has been exclusively named as the Hong Kong Station of the 2019 FINWISE […]

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

          By   3 days 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

          By   3 days 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   4 days 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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            Farmers have been mollycoddled long enough

            By   1 hour ago

            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The way the Federated Farmers have been speaking recently I can’t help but wonder if a few of their lobbyists have been sneaking into meetings of Extinction Rebellion. Trading their gumboots for sandals and pinching some of the future-orientated “think of the children” messaging, Andrew Hoggard from the Feds has been […]

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            Will Budget 2019 be transformational for children living in poverty?

            By   2 hours ago

            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 27 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is looking to the Government to deliver a package in Budget 2019 that will truly transform the lives of children living in Aotearoa who experience the most severe poverty. “There was very little extra for children in the 2018 Budget,” says […]

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            What Burger King workers should look out for 👀

            By   5 days ago

            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

            By   5 days ago

            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   1 week 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”

            By   2 weeks ago

            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

            By   2 weeks ago

            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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