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Wellbeing vital for effective specialist teaching

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Source: Massey University – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Wellbeing vital for effective specialist teaching Dr Wendy Holley-Boen. New research from Massey University has identified strategies to help specialist teachers lift the wellbeing and achievement of learners, whilst maintaining their own wellbeing and fulfilment amid personal and professional challenges. For her PhD research Dr Wendy Holley-Boen, who […]

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Police investigate death in Whanganui

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Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Police investigate death in Whanganui Location: Central CIB are investigating the death of a man at a property on Wikitoria Road in Whanganui this evening. Police and Ambulance were called to the address just before 7:00pm where the man was found deceased. The property has been cordoned off and […]

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Public broadcasting and an advocate’s ‘disaster readiness’ revival mission

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TRIBUTE: By Geoff Lealand in Auckland David Beatson, broadcaster, editor, journalist, public intellectual and media visionary, proposed a new, or renewed, role for New Zealand public broadcasting in anticipating and managing risk – such as natural disasters and technological crises, says an academic in his public tribute. Speaking at an inaugural memorial lecture in Ponsonby […]

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Speech to the Better Public Media Trust AGM

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Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Speech to the Better Public Media Trust AGMThe last time I was in this room was probably about 2 and a half, maybe three years ago, and it was to hold a forum on public broadcasting. It was in my role as opposition spokesperson for Broadcasting.  Among those  attending the […]

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Dive Squad to assist in search at Omanawa Falls

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Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Dive Squad to assist in search at Omanawa Falls Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Dive Squad to assist in search at Omanawa Falls Location: Bay of Plenty The Police National Dive Squad will arrive in the Western Bay of Plenty tomorrow, to assist in the search for a man […]

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Fiji’s provident fund frees up $5.3m for natural disaster assistance

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A spate of tropical cyclones has hit Fiji and other Pacific Islands in the past few months, causing widespread damage and flooding in low-lying areas. Image: Dept of Information/Wansolwara By Wansolwara News staff The Fiji National Provident Fund has released $5.33 million in flood assistance funds to 6351 members in the aftermath of two recently […]

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Favona, Counties Manukau

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Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Favona, Counties Manukau Just before midnight on Saturday 21st April 2018 Police attended a violent assault in Gadsby Road, Favona. The 21 year old male victim received a serious stab wound to his chest and is now recovering from surgery. Police are seeking witnesses to this incident or anyone who has […]

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Serious crash on Tahaenui Bridge, near Wairoa

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Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Serious crash on Tahaenui Bridge, near Wairoa Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Serious crash on Tahaenui Bridge, near Wairoa Location: Eastern Police are advising motorists to expect delays following a two vehicle crash on Tahaenui Bridge, near Wairoa this evening.  Police and emergency services attended the crash around 7:00pm.  […]

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    Speech to the Better Public Media Trust AGM

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Speech to the Better Public Media Trust AGMThe last time I was in this room was probably about 2 and a half, maybe three years ago, and it was to hold a forum on public broadcasting. It was in my role as opposition spokesperson for Broadcasting.  Among those  attending the […]

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    Opening Speech to the Play By Play Conference, Wellington

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Opening Speech to the Play By Play Conference, WellingtonGood morning and thank you for inviting me to open the Play by Play conference, now in its third year. It’s great to see events such as the Play by Play festival happening in Wellington, and the gaming sector promoting itself as […]

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    New Zealand and Pacific Island countries to partner with Royal Academy of Arts on ‘Oceania’ exhibition

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New Zealand and Pacific Island countries to partner with Royal Academy of Arts on ‘Oceania’ exhibitionNew Zealand and Pacific Island countries will partner with the Royal Academy of Arts on the Oceania exhibition in London from 29 September to 10 December this year. Oceania will mark 250 years since the […]

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    Papakāinga provides refuge in time of need

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Papakāinga provides refuge in time of needOne year on from the Edgecumbe floods local whānau in ongoing and urgent need of a place to live will now benefit from new papakāinga housing, says Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta. The Minister has attended the opening and blessing of five two-bedroom, pre-fabricated […]

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    Minister heads south to discuss improvements to civil defence response

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister heads south to discuss improvements to civil defence responseMinister of Civil Defence Kris Faafoi will visit Dunedin and Invercargill next week to hear from the regions on how Civil Defence Emergency Management can be improved. Mr Faafoi will be in Dunedin on Monday 23 April to meet with Otago […]

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    Fake account a reminder for online vigilance

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Fake account a reminder for online vigilanceBroadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran is urging people to report any suspicious activity on their Facebook accounts to CERT NZ. Ms Curran says all New Zealanders who are active online are vulnerable to having their accounts compromised or fake accounts created […]

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    Biodiversity on your doorstep

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    MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Biodiversity on your doorstep Did you know you can find out what species live near you? Thanks to our new, interactive biodiversity information tool you can explore up to date biodiversity data across New Zealand’s conservation land. Our national biodiversity monitoring programme collects the data […]

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    R&D tax incentive discussion document released

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    Source: New Zealand Government Headline: R&D tax incentive discussion document released  Today Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash released the Research and Development Tax Incentive Discussion Document for public consultation.   “This Government is committed through our coalition agreement with New Zealand First to increasing business R&D expenditure to […]

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      Jones has explaining to do on Provincial Fund

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      Source: National Party – Headline: Jones has explaining to do on Provincial Fund A review’s finding that MBIE officials failed to do basic background checks on the people behind the proposed waste-to-energy scheme is exactly what we’d expect from Mr Jones’ $3 billion slush fund, National’s Regional Development Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “It reflects badly […]

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      Twyford misleads on rail again

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      Source: National Party – Headline: Twyford misleads on rail again Transport Minister Phil Twyford has once again misled New Zealand over his plans to fund transport projects, National Party Transport Spokesperson, Jami-Lee-Ross says. “On the AM Show this morning Mr Twyford was asked directly if he was taking money out of State Highways like Warkworth […]

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      Ardern-Peters raid on regions ramps up

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      Source: National Party – Headline: Ardern-Peters raid on regions ramps up The Government’s raid on regional New Zealand is ramping up, with Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor telling farmers they’ll be taxed thousands for carbon emissions, National’s Nathan Guy and Todd Muller say. “Mr O’Connor has reportedly told East Coast farmers they’ll be taxed around $5000 […]

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      New Bill to extend gift card expiry dates

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      Source: National Party – Headline: New Bill to extend gift card expiry dates Extending the expiry dates on gift cards to three years is the aim of a new Member’s Bill launched by Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean. “My Fair Trading (Gift Card Expiry) Amendment Bill would see the minimum expiry date of gifts cards extended […]

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      Pike re-entry decision should be based on safety

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      Source: National Party – Headline: Pike re-entry decision should be based on safety The decision to re-enter the Pike River Mine must remain a health and safety one which does not put further lives at risk, National’s Pike River Re-Entry spokesperson Chris Finlayson says. “Everyone would like to see the bodies recovered but it’s always […]

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      Whakatohea report wrong

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      Source: National Party – Headline: Whakatohea report wrong Current National Party spokesperson for Crown-Māori Relations and former Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Chris Finlayson says claims that National put politics ahead of achieving a just settlement with Whakatōhea are wrong. “The agreement in principle negotiated with Whakatōhea is one of the largest ever recognising […]

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      Better outcomes for Pasifika under National

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      Source: National Party – Headline: Better outcomes for Pasifika under National The rate of Pacific youth offending more than halved over National’s time in government proving that National had the right plans and policies in place to improve the lives of Pasifika, National’s Pacific People’s Spokesperson Alfred Ngaro says. “This week we learned that the […]

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      Minister has blind spot on roadside drug testing

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      Source: National Party – Headline: Minister has blind spot on roadside drug testing Associate Transport Minister and Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter should explain why she doesn’t think roadside drug testing is a good way to reduce the road toll, National’s Associate Transport Spokesperson Brett Hudson and Police Spokesperson Chris Bishop say. “For a […]

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        Strike action scheduled for next week involving drivers for NZ Bus has been withdrawn by First Union and Tramways Union.

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        Source: Auckland Transport Headline: Strike action scheduled for next week involving drivers for NZ Bus has been withdrawn by First Union and Tramways Union. Auckland Transport is responsible for all of the region’s transport services (excluding state highways), from roads and footpaths, to cycling, parking and public transport. Auckland Transport’s day-to-day activities keep Auckland’s transport […]

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        Find out more about our bus services

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        Source: Auckland Transport Headline: Find out more about our bus services Taking the bus is a great way to get around. Buses travel to destinations all over the Auckland region, all year round – even on public holidays. If you’ve never taken a bus around Auckland before, this section will provide you with the information […]

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        Council submission on Regional Fuel Tax approved

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        Source: Auckland Council Headline: Council submission on Regional Fuel Tax approved Auckland Council’s Governing Body today approved the council’s submission on the Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill. This follows the Regional Fuel Tax Bill passing its first reading in Parliament last month and being referred to Finance and Expenditure Select Committee, which has called […]

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        Praise for FNDC project at awards

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        MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: Praise for FNDC project at awards A Far North District Council dog microchipping and neutering project was highly commended at the Society for Local Government Managers’ 2018 Local Government Excellence Awards in Auckland last Thursday…

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        Auckland wins Ultimate Sports City third time running Auckland has been named ‘Best Medium City’ at the prestigious SportsBusiness Ultimate Sports City Awards for the third consecutive time. The awards, which happen every two years, were announced at the 2018 Sport Accord World Sport and Business Summit in Bangkok last night. Auckland’s accolade com… Published 17 APR 2018

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        Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) Headline: Auckland wins Ultimate Sports City third time running Auckland has been named ‘Best Medium City’ at the prestigious SportsBusiness Ultimate Sports City Awards for the third consecutive time. The awards, which happen every two years, were announced at the 2018 Sport Accord World Sport and Business […]

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        DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge launches seeking out budding digital entrepreneurs The DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge is now open, with the competition calling on budding Māori digital entrepreneurs to put their ideas forward.  DIGMYIDEA – now in its third year – aims to inspire more Māori to engage in the digital economy by helping emerging Māori innovators turn their crea… Published 17 APR 2018

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        Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) Headline: DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge launches seeking out budding digital entrepreneurs The DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge is now open, with the competition calling on budding Māori digital entrepreneurs to put their ideas forward.  DIGMYIDEA – now in its third year – aims to inspire more Māori to […]

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        Finance and Performance committee approve $740,000 for Kauri Dieback

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        Source: Auckland Council Headline: Finance and Performance committee approve $740,000 for Kauri Dieback Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance committee today approved up to $740,000 to manage kauri dieback disease in the 2017/2018 financial year. It follows last week’s environment and community committee decision to close forested areas of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, and several […]

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        Planning Award for Northland papakāinga guide

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        MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: Planning Award for Northland papakāinga guide The New Zealand Planning Institute has conferred its Best Practice Non-Statutory Planning Award to a papakāinga guidance tool developed by Te Tai Tokerau councils…

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          Nexusguard, NG Crossing join forces to protect MENA enterprises from DDoS attacks

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          Source: Media Outreach The partnership bolsters the MEMA telecom service provider’scybersecurity product offerings and extends Nexusguard’s global reach SAN FRANCISCO – Media OutReach – April 20, 2018 – Nexusguard,a leading DDoS security solution provider, today announced at RSA Conference2018 that it has teamed up with NGCrossing, a telecommunications company with a long-establishedpresence in the Middle […]

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          New FM framework provides best practice on more strategic decision making for facility managers globally

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          Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 20 April 2018 – Facility Management (FM), as a discipline, isabout much more than managing buildings and services. It is critical to how everyorganisation or property occupier functions successfully as a real estateinvestment. This is the crux of new guidance developed by RICSand the International […]

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          sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck celebrates its 7th Anniversary with offers for all visitors

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          Source: Media Outreach Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the city from Hong Kong’s tallestbuilding HONG KONG,CHINA – Media OutReach – 20 April2018 – Located on the 100th floor of InternationalCommerce Centre, the tallestbuilding in Hong Kong, sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck (sky100) is Hong Kong’s only indoorobservation deck offering 360-degree panoramic views of the city […]

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          Tony Alexander’s Weekly New Zealand Economic Overview 19 April 2018

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          Economic Analysis by Tony Alexander. This week I take a simple look at reasons why our economy’s growth rate and jobs growth have both been so strong the past four years, in spite of the big fall in dairy prices over 2013-14. Strong Growth For Four Years In the absence of any truly useful economic […]

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          Voice Control for Spotify Coming Soon on Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST and BLAST

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          MIL OSI – Source: Logitech – Release/Statement Headline: Voice Control for Spotify Coming Soon on Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST and BLAST Dateline City: LAUSANNE, Switzerland & NEWARK, Calif. Enhanced App Features Available Now and Grouping Later This Year LAUSANNE, Switzerland & NEWARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Ultimate Ears announced new features for Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST and BLAST, the […]

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          Trend Micro Advances Its Commitment to Make the Digital World Safer

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          Source: Media Outreach Joinsindustry consortium and makes enterprise-grade phishing simulation service freeto allHONG KONG,CHINA – Media OutReach – April 19,2018 –  Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader incybersecurity solutions, today advanced its commitment to make the world saferfor exchanging digital information. The company is a founding member of the newCybersecurity Tech […]

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          Adyen 2017 Revenue Crosses US$1 Billion Mark; Increase Of Over US$400m From 2016

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          Source: Media Outreach Leading payments platform bolsters customer winswith eBay, Theory, Tinder, Valve, ofo, Lorna Jane, Groupe L’OCCITANE and ASICS SINGAPORE & HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – April 19, 2018 – Adyen, the payments platform of choice for many of the world’s leadingcompanies, today announced that it generated US$1.14 billion in annual revenuefor 2017, […]

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          Energy Eco Chain Launches ET Hybrid Blockchain To Enhance Enterprise-Level Asset Digitization And Application Development Platform Experience

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          Source: Media Outreach SINGAPORE – Media OutReach –18 April 2018 –  Earlier today, Energy Eco Chain (EEC) held apress conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, where they announced the officiallaunch of their ET hybrid blockchain and digital wallet. Launching two monthsahead of schedule, the ET hybrid blockchain aims to provide an enhancedenterprise-level asset digitization and application development platformexperience. […]

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            Busting the Oil and Gas industry’s Alternative Facts about Jacinda’s offshore oil exploration ban.

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            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Busting the Oil and Gas industry’s Alternative Facts about Jacinda’s offshore oil exploration ban. After Jacinda’s historic announcement that brought an end to new offshore oil and gas exploration, we’ve been hearing a lot from the industry about how the sky is about to fall in. Fun […]

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            CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce

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            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is thrilled with the Minister of Education’s appointment of Professor John O’Neill to the Independent Taskforce to Review Tomorrow’s Schools. Professor O’Neill, Head of the Institute of Education at Massey University, is […]

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            April Newsletter

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            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: April Newsletter Kia ora koutou katoa, and welcome to Child Poverty Action Group New Zealand’s April 2018 newsletter.   In This Issue Nationwide post budget events 2018 Child Poverty Reduction Bill Submission Round the Bays 2018 Community film screening fundraiser Policy news CPAG news update CPAG […]

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            Greenpeace Oil Campaign: Seven years in the wilderness

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            Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Greenpeace Oil Campaign: Seven years in the wilderness Steve Abel   A photograph popped up on my Facebook feed recently, saying – “seven years ago today”. It was a shot of the crew from the Oil Free Seas flotilla being welcomed onto Waititi Marae at the isolated […]

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            Human rights, housing and child poverty – where do we stand?

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            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Human rights, housing and child poverty – where do we stand? How well is New Zealand doing to ensure it upholds its international obligations to human rights, especially where they relate to children? The concluding observations from a recent review of how New Zealand is […]

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            CPAG welcomes new report on Children’s Rights

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            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CPAG welcomes new report on Children’s Rights Child Poverty Action Group welcomes the new report from the Children’s Convention Monitoring Group (CCMG), and its timely release following the 25th anniversary of New Zealand signing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC). The […]

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            Proposed Education Bill could be disastrous for disadvantaged children

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            Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Proposed Education Bill could be disastrous for disadvantaged children Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that if passed, the Education (Social Investment Funding and Abolition of Decile System) Amendment Bill could put schools serving income poor and materially deprived communities at risk of losing funding they […]

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            Oxfam announces leaders of Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct

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            Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Oxfam announces leaders of Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct Zainab Bangura, a former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, and Katherine Sierra, a former Vice-President of the World Bank, will co-chair an Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct, Accountability and Culture Change, Oxfam said today. The Independent Commission […]

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