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Week That Was: A new year!

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Week That Was: A new year!

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Kia ora team, and welcome back to a brand new year! We’re already nearing the end of January, and from international trips to movements back here on home soil, things are already busy. You whether you’re back at work or still out enjoying the sunshine, tune in for all the […]

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Art meets science: let’s make rainbows

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Art meets science: let’s make rainbows

Source: Auckland Council Auckland children can now make rainbows any time the sun is shining thanks to the creativity of artists working with Callaghan Innovation.  In a unique blend of science, design, innovation, art and engineering, Auckland’s Rainbow Machine is now live for children and families to enjoy at Silo Park. Visit Silo Park between […]

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Glow and behold! Auckland Lantern Festival is almost here

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Glow and behold! Auckland Lantern Festival is almost here

Source: Auckland Council Next month marks the 20th anniversary of the much-loved Auckland Lantern Festival, New Zealand’s largest cultural festival. Taking place over four days, from 14-17 February, over 800 handmade lanterns will shine their light in and around the trees and pathways of the Auckland Domain to celebrate the Chinese New Year. From traditional […]

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AMETI busway construction contract signed

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on AMETI busway construction contract signed

Source: Auckland Council A $100 million contract has been signed for part of the AMETI Eastern Busway between Panmure and Pakuranga. Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff today joined Auckland Transport officials to sign the contract with New Zealand-owned construction company Fulton Hogan. Mayor Goff says, “For too long we have under-invested […]

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Next steps in improving our response to family violence

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Next steps in improving our response to family violence

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Next steps in improving our response to family violenceThe Ministry of Justice has released a summary of feedback on draft guidance for information sharing under new family violence legislation. The Family Violence Act 2018 outlines how and when family violence agencies and social services practitioners can share information about victims […]

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Grant applications open to get Aucklanders active

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Grant applications open to get Aucklanders active

Source: Auckland Council Applications are open for Auckland Council’s Regional Sport and Recreation Grants Programme.  Eligible organisations have until 8 March 2019 to apply for a share of the $508,000 regional fund designed to get Aucklanders more active, more often.  “Grants will be awarded to sport and recreation organisations that inspire and provide opportunities for […]

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International Customs Day an opportunity to acknowledge the work of Customs staff

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on International Customs Day an opportunity to acknowledge the work of Customs staff

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: International Customs Day an opportunity to acknowledge the work of Customs staffMinister of Customs Hon Kris Faafoi says International Customs Day (26 January) is timely to recognise the work of the important agency. “While most people know Customs as the people helping them through travel or business, there’s a much […]

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Govt targets anti-competitive behaviour

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt targets anti-competitive behaviour

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Govt targets anti-competitive behaviourCommerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi has today announced the start of public consultation on measures to strengthen the law protecting consumers and small business from anti-competitive behaviour by powerful firms. “New Zealand has a high proportion of markets that are dominated by powerful firms, so […]

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Preparing athletes for success

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), DJF, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, KB  /  Comments Off on Preparing athletes for success

Source: Auckland University of Technology 25 Jan, 2019 For elite athletes, success or failure often hinges on the training and build-up that happens in the days, weeks, months and even years before a sporting event. The Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) at AUT is a national hub for researchers who are focused on […]

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Beach Haven Primary School receives generous makeover

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Beach Haven Primary School receives generous makeover

Source: Auckland Council From left; Lester Dallow (school caretaker), Tom Kimber (General Manager, Kennards Hire NZ), Julie Chapman (CEO KidsCan), Richard White (Head of Sales, Kennards Hire NZ), Cr Chris Darby, Peter White (Manager, North Harbour Rugby), Cr Richard Hills, John Gillon (Kaipatiki Local Board Chair), Andrew Tilby (Albany Branch Manager, Kennards Hire NZ).  The […]

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Former councillor comes home to visit Eastern Busway site

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Former councillor comes home to visit Eastern Busway site

Source: Auckland Council The $100million contract signing for part of the AMETI Eastern Busway between Panmure and Pakuranga turned into a trip down memory lane for former Auckland City Councillor Sherryl McKelvie. Now resident in Australia, the former Tamaki ward councillor is back on holiday and decided to check out her old home, only to […]

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Celebrate the city’s heritage for Auckland’s birthday

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Celebrate the city’s heritage for Auckland’s birthday

Source: Auckland Council To celebrate Auckland’s anniversary, Auckland Libraries has wrapped the city’s heritage in an easy-to-explore package with Kura Heritage Collections Online. Unwrap our heritage with the click of a mouse or swipe of a phone to discover over 600,000 historic documents and records. Kura features a wealth of photographs and portraits, plans and […]

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Auckland Council Regional Sport and Recreation Grants Programme applications open

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Auckland Council Regional Sport and Recreation Grants Programme applications open

Source: Auckland Council Applications are open for Auckland Council’s Regional Sport and Recreation Grants Programme.  Eligible organisations have until 8 March 2019 to apply for a share of the $508,000 regional fund designed to get Aucklanders more active, more often.  “Grants will be awarded to sport and recreation organisations that inspire and provide opportunities for […]

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Statement regarding death of Singaporean Soldier

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Statement regarding death of Singaporean Soldier

Source: New Zealand Defence Force The New Zealand Defence Force learned with sadness of the death of a member of the Singaporean Armed Forces due to injuries he received in an accident during a training exercise at Waiouru Military Training Area. Our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of the soldier. The soldier was […]

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Manawatu Man Helping UN Mission in South Sudan

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Manawatu Man Helping UN Mission in South Sudan

Source: New Zealand Defence Force18 January 2019 A Manawatu-based New Zealand Defence Force officer serving as a United Nations (UN) peacekeeper in South Sudan is enjoying the challenge despite the tenuous security situation in the country. As a UN Military Observer in a field office of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan […]

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Joint NZDF-MPI Patrols Inspect More Than 70 Vessels

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Joint NZDF-MPI Patrols Inspect More Than 70 Vessels

Source: New Zealand Defence Force16 January 2019 About 50 commercial fishing vessels were among 74 vessels inspected during joint patrols conducted recently by the New Zealand Defence Force and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). The three-week operation involved Compliance staff from MPI, offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Wellington and a Royal New Zealand Air Force […]

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Defence Force’s First Puppies Given Names

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Defence Force’s First Puppies Given Names

Source: New Zealand Defence Force11 January 2019 The puppies born late last year to New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Explosives Detector Dog Iris now have names. The six puppies are the “P” litter, which means all their names begin with the letter P. Their names are Paris, Poppy, Pluto, Pacer, Pulse and Poi. The NZDF […]

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NZDF Transports Voting Equipment to Solomon Islands

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF Transports Voting Equipment to Solomon Islands

Source: New Zealand Defence Force9 January 2019 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has delivered about two tonnes of voting equipment to the Solomon Islands for the South Pacific country’s national and provincial elections this year. Air Commodore Tim Walshe, the Air Component Commander, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade was providing the […]

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Navy Officer Takes Up New Command

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Navy Officer Takes Up New Command

Source: New Zealand Defence Force8 January 2019 Commander Layamon Bakewell, the new Commanding Officer of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) Littoral Warfare Unit, HMNZS Matataua, was lured to naval life by the seafaring tales of a family member. Originally from Palmerston North, Commander Bakewell joined the RNZN 16 years ago. As a youngster he had […]

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NZDF Chef Helps Plan Christmas Feast in Antarctica

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on NZDF Chef Helps Plan Christmas Feast in Antarctica

Source: New Zealand Defence Force20 December 2018 Christmas lunch can be stressful, even for experienced cooks. However, if you are a chef in Antarctica, where supermarkets in Christchurch are 4,500 kilometres away, preparing for the year’s most anticipated feast can be even more challenging. “Supplies are delivered by ship to Antarctica only once a year, […]

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