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Medicinal cannabis legislation to help ease suffering

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Medicinal cannabis legislation to help ease suffering

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Medicinal cannabis legislation to help ease sufferingHealth Minister Dr David Clark says thousands of New Zealanders will potentially benefit from the Government’s medicinal cannabis legislation. The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill passed its third reading in Parliament this afternoon and will soon become law.  “Ultimately, this legislation will […]

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North Shore gains crucial environmental funding

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on North Shore gains crucial environmental funding

Source: Auckland Council North Shore’s natural environment was given a further boost last week with $158,000 awarded to local organisations through the 2018/2019 Regional Environment and Natural Heritage Grant programme funding round. The Kaipātiki Project, Pest Free Kaipātiki, and Beyond the Fence were awarded grants over the next three years, in part funded by the […]

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Birkenhead Town Centre’s transformation complete

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Birkenhead Town Centre’s transformation complete

Source: Auckland Council Birkenhead’s main street improvements project has just been completed in time for summer.  The area surrounding Birkenhead town centre’s roundabout intersection now has wider footpaths, more planting and improved public open space – making it safer and more enjoyable to visit. There is also a new deck and seating under the Norfolk […]

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Psychosocial Factors at Work conference – Asia Pacific Academy

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Psychosocial Factors at Work conference – Asia Pacific Academy

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Psychosocial Factors at Work conference – Asia Pacific AcademyGood morning, I’ll begin by acknowledging how much has been said, both here and internationally, about Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s desire to foster a more compassionate and kinder style of politics. This is a commitment that all of us in Government are […]

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North Shore gains crucial environment funding

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on North Shore gains crucial environment funding

Source: Auckland Council North Shore’s natural environment was given a further boost last week with $158,000 awarded to local organisations through the 2018/2019 Regional Environment and Natural Heritage Grant programme funding round. The Kaipātiki Project, Pest Free Kaipātiki, and Beyond the Fence were awarded grants over the next three years, in part funded by the […]

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ACC levies for the next two years confirmed

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on ACC levies for the next two years confirmed

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 11 December 2018 The Government has announced the new ACC levies for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 years. Key aspects of the new levies are: the average Work levies paid by employers and self-employed people will decrease from 72 cents to 67 cents per $100 of liable earnings […]

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Small business the focus of Australian talks

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Small business the focus of Australian talks

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Efforts to progress a seamless trans-Tasman business environment will take another step at a ministerial roundtable meeting in Sydney tomorrow. Small Business Minister Stuart Nash and Australian Assistant Treasurer Stuart Robert will co-host a roundtable meeting of senior government and business leaders. The discussion will focus on ways to advance […]

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Every 4 Minutes: Chief Science Advisor sets out actions to prevent family violence

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Every 4 Minutes: Chief Science Advisor sets out actions to prevent family violence

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Every 4 Minutes: Chief Science Advisor sets out actions to prevent family violenceThe Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor has delivered a report on preventing family violence and reducing incarceration rates today. Dr Ian Lambie, Chief Science Advisor to the Justice sector, presented the paper Every 4 Minutes: A discussion paper […]

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Minister progresses KiwiSaver withdrawals for people with life-shortening conditions

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister progresses KiwiSaver withdrawals for people with life-shortening conditions

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister progresses KiwiSaver withdrawals for people with life-shortening conditionsTwo independent advisers will help Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi find the best way for people with life-shortening conditions to withdraw their KiwiSaver funds when they need to retire. Dr Claire Matthews (Massey University) and Donna Mitchell (IHC) will advise […]

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Foreign Minister to visit United States of America

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Foreign Minister to visit United States of America

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Foreign Minister to visit United States of AmericaDeputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Washington D.C. tomorrow for talks with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and other senior members of the US Administration. “The United States is a very close strategic partner for […]

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Christmas heritage – how past Auckland celebrated summer

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Christmas heritage – how past Auckland celebrated summer

Source: Auckland Council Have you ever wondered how Aucklanders celebrated Christmas and the summer holidays over the years? Explore the virtual heritage trail below, and discover a few highlights of Auckland’s historic holiday sites. Stop 1: Santa Here’s Santa at the Hobson Street Farmers in the 1970s. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, 9-1. It’s not really […]

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High demand for New Zealand funded international agri-science scholarships

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on High demand for New Zealand funded international agri-science scholarships

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: High demand for New Zealand funded international agri-science scholarshipsThe latest winners of a New Zealand and CCAFS-funded international PhD scholarship have been announced following a three-fold increase in applications. Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor and Climate Change Minister James Shaw say the increased demand clearly demonstrates the value countries place in […]

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MPI prosecutes Yealands Estate Wines for unprecedented offending under NZ Wine Act

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on MPI prosecutes Yealands Estate Wines for unprecedented offending under NZ Wine Act

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 11 Dec 2018 Media contact: MPI media team The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has prosecuted a leading New Zealand wine company for deliberate, deceptive, and sustained breaches of the Wine Act. Pleading guilty to a total of 39 charges in the Blenheim District Court today were […]

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Second Otara Sports Awards honours local success

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Second Otara Sports Awards honours local success

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Rugby’s Fa’atiga Lemalu claimed the top sporting honour at the 2018 Ōtara Sports Awards at Kia Aroha College on Saturday 1 December. The Ōtara Sports Awards, which is proudly supported by Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board, celebrates and honours the sporting achievements of local sports people including athletes, coaches and administrators. Lemalu was […]

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Government allocates $610,649 to racecourse safety

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government allocates $610,649 to racecourse safety

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Government allocates $610,649 to racecourse safetyRacing Minister Winston Peters announced today that the Government has invested $610,649 in 25 projects to improve safety at racecourses. The grants are made available from the Racing Safety Development Fund which provides $1 million annually to racecourse safety across two funding rounds. This year’s first […]

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Inaugural health and safety scholarship recipients congratulated

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Inaugural health and safety scholarship recipients congratulated

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Inaugural health and safety scholarship recipients congratulatedBuilding a better culture for health and safety in New Zealand workplaces will be greatly assisted by the inaugural recipients of the HASANZ Scholarship Programme, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. “The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand’s Scholarship Programme will […]

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DIY but do it right this summer

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on DIY but do it right this summer

Source: Auckland Council It’s that time of the year when some of us feel compelled to dust off the DIY tools and tackle those jobs we’ve been putting off in winter. Backyard DIY projects are as much part of the Kiwi summer as sitting on the beach, but they need a bit more planning. While […]

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Major addition to conservation park

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Major addition to conservation park

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Major addition to conservation parkFour parcels of conservation land that are now included in the Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands Conservation Park make up the biggest addition to the park since it was created 17 years ago, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage announced today. First proposed by Forest and Bird 25 years ago, the […]

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Modernisation of three South Island schools announced

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Modernisation of three South Island schools announced

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Modernisation of three South Island schools announcedTwo schools in the Tasman area and a College in Marlborough are in line for major improvements, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. Over $30 million will be spent on upgrading Tasman’s Collingwood Area School, Golden Bay High School and Queen Charlotte College in Picton. […]

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70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human RightsANDREW LITTLE – SPEECH TO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL EVENT TO MARK THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS ON WORLD HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, PARLIAMENT, WELLINGTON Welcome and Acknowledgements Tena koutou katoa Te whare e tu nei Tena koe Te Papa […]

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