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Next steps for Mairangi Bay Beach Reserves

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Next steps for Mairangi Bay Beach Reserves

Source: Auckland Council Ensuring that future generations can enjoy a day on Mairangi Bay’s beach reserves is proving no picnic for Hibiscus and Bays Local Board. But deputy chair Janet Fitzgerald wouldn’t have it any other way, and she wants to ensure the estimated $5 million worth of development projects deliver maximum benefit for the […]

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Significant settlement offer shows the power of unions for women’s equality

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Significant settlement offer shows the power of unions for women’s equality

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The union movement today celebrated another pay equity offer of settlement, with the Public Service Association securing an offer for social workers at Oranga Tamariki that would lift their pay on average by just over 30 percent. Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said the offer showed […]

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Funding rising demand for adult education

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Eastern Institute of Technology, Education, General News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Tairāwhiti, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Funding rising demand for adult education

Source: Eastern Institute of Technology – Tairāwhiti 8 mins ago A significant boost in funding for adult education courses has been welcomed by EIT, which is fielding a growing demand from people wanting to “go back to school” for second chance learning. Funding for Adult Community Education (ACE) has been lifted by nearly a third. […]

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Despite her good intentions, Michelle Guthrie was never the right fit for the ABC

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Despite her good intentions, Michelle Guthrie was never the right fit for the ABC

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Peter Manning, Adjunct Professor of Journalism, University of Technology Sydney Michelle Guthrie has been badly treated – not by being sacked, but by being hired in the first place. As a former Head of ABC TV News and Current Affairs, I met Guthrie several times at functions […]

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Automated vehicles may encourage a new breed of distracted drivers

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Automated vehicles may encourage a new breed of distracted drivers

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Mitchell Cunningham, PhD Candidate + Casual Academic (USyd); Senior Behavioural Scientist (ARRB Group), University of Sydney Few people pay close attention to the traffic situation unfolding around them when they’re travelling as a passenger in a car, even if they’re in the front seat. And that could […]

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The NT is putting a minimum floor price on alcohol, because evidence shows this works to reduce harm

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on The NT is putting a minimum floor price on alcohol, because evidence shows this works to reduce harm

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By John Boffa, Adjunct Associate Professor, Curtin University From October 1, 2018, one standard drink in the Northern Territory will cost a minimum of A$1.30. This is known as floor price, which is used to calculate the minimum cost at which a product can be sold, depending on […]

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When falling home ownership and ageing baby boomers collide

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on When falling home ownership and ageing baby boomers collide

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Rachel Ong ViforJ, Professor of Economics, School of Economics, Finance and Property, Curtin University Until now, the majority of older people in Australia have achieved the goal of owning their own home outright. Hence, policymakers have typically shown little concern about the size and budget costs of […]

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Privatising WestConnex is the biggest waste of public funds for corporate gain in Australian history

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Privatising WestConnex is the biggest waste of public funds for corporate gain in Australian history

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Christopher Standen, Transport Analyst, University of Sydney The NSW government has confirmed it will sell 51% of WestConnex — the nation’s biggest road infrastructure project — to a consortium led by Transurban, the nation’s biggest toll road corporation. NSW treasurer Dominic Perrottet described the A$9.3 billion sale […]

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Art and science come together to examine the power and perversions of perfection

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Art and science come together to examine the power and perversions of perfection

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Julie Shiels, Lecturer – School of Art, RMIT University Review: Perfection, Science Gallery Melbourne. It would be easy to assume that art and science occupy separate worlds. Art invites us to encounter “things as they are perceived and not as they are known” and relies on subjective […]

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The Massive Fiscal Mess Jacinda Left

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on The Massive Fiscal Mess Jacinda Left

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “Jacinda Ardern has left a massive mess behind in New Zealand after an explosive report on the Government’s ban on oil and gas was released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), says ACT Leader David Seymour.   “One year into Government, Labour have another fiscal hole. […]

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Media Files: ABC boss Michelle Guthrie sacked, but the board won’t say why

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Media Files: ABC boss Michelle Guthrie sacked, but the board won’t say why

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Andrew Dodd, Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne The major question following the sacking of ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie is why? Why did the ABC board move so decisively and why now? Was it just about tension between her and the corporation […]

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Climate change and security big focus for Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, accreditation, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Barbara Dreaver, Climate, Donald Trump, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Global Warming, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports, Text  /  Comments Off on Climate change and security big focus for Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru

Climate change is a major worry to the Pacific Islands and it was the major talking point at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) earlier this month. Barbara Dreaver of Television New Zealand, who was detained and questioned in Nauru, talks to Sri Krishnamurthi of Asia-Pacific Report. Two significant events happened at the 49th Pacific Islands […]

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New Zealand Housing Activist Sector – Vile, despicable comments from National Party leader Simon Bridges

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Housing Activist Sector – Vile, despicable comments from National Party leader Simon Bridges

Source: State Housing Action Network Simon Bridges’ claim the government is compensating “meth crooks” is vile and despicable. His comments continue the cruel, abusive derision directed against so many State tenants and beneficiaries under the National government. Bridges knows the meth testing was bogus. He knows people were thrown out of their homes when there was […]

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Seoul’s nature inspires Kiwi artist

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia New Zealand Foundation, Immigration, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Seoul’s nature inspires Kiwi artist

Source: Asia New Zealand Foundation The parks on the edge of the Han river are a welcome respite to the hustle and bustle of Seoul, writes Sam Thomas, who is doing a three-month residency at SeMA Nanji. (Continue reading below) I’m just over midway through my three-month residency at the Seoul Museum of Art Nanji […]

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Greenpeace congratulates Govt for putting oil exploration ban into law

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace congratulates Govt for putting oil exploration ban into law

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace is congratulating the Coalition Government for introducing an amendment to the Crown Minerals Act to bring the ban on new offshore oil and gas permits into law. Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, says the move shows the Government is taking its climate change responsibilities seriously. “The science says that […]

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Surgical Mesh Registry: Cost Benefit Analysis

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Surgical Mesh Registry: Cost Benefit Analysis

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health This report provides an analysis of the number and cost of mesh surgery, the cost of the burden of disease, the costs and benefits of clinical registries generally, and an estimated benefit-cost ratio for a surgical mesh registry in New Zealand. It responds to the Health Committee’s report, presented […]

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Visitor numbers boosted by Asia-Pacific region – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: International travel and migration: August 2018

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Australia, Economic Statistics, Economics, Immigration Impact, Migration Rates, Migration Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Statistics  /  Comments Off on Visitor numbers boosted by Asia-Pacific region – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: International travel and migration: August 2018

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Visitor numbers boosted by Asia-Pacific region 21 September 2018 Visitor numbers for August 2018 were up 5.4 percent from August 2017, Stats NZ said today. There were 246,700 visitor arrivals in August 2018, 12,700 more than for August 2017. The biggest changes were: Australia up 3,100 to 114,400 China up 2,300 to […]

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Net migration eases back towards 2015 level – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: International travel and migration: August 2018

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Australia, Demographics, Economic Statistics, Economics, Immigration Impact, Migration Rates, Migration Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Pacific,, Visitor Arrivals  /  Comments Off on Net migration eases back towards 2015 level – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: International travel and migration: August 2018

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Net migration eases back towards 2015 level –  21 September 2018 Annual net migration was down 8,800 (to 63,300) in the August 2018 year when compared with the August 2017 year, Stats NZ said today. This is the lowest August year since 2015. Net migration is continuing to ease from the record […]

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New Zealand Banking Sector – ASB customers help secure a win for Rush Digital

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Banking Sector – ASB customers help secure a win for Rush Digital

Source: ASB Group Tech design company Rush Digital was celebrated at the Best Design Awards on the weekend, winning the User Experience Purple Pin award for their work in collaboration with ASB and the Starship Foundation. To recognise 25 years of partnership with the Starship Foundation, ASB and its customers raised over $1 million last […]

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New Zealand Tertiary Sector – Architectural Technology Graduate influences Queenstown Architecture

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Tertiary Sector – Architectural Technology Graduate influences Queenstown Architecture

Source: Weltec WelTec Danish education fusion launches Queenstown design career. Arthur Lee has had some remarkable experiences in his career to date which started through his initial Architectural Technology studies at WelTec in Petone. Since completing the New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology at WelTec, Arthur spent 1 year in Denmark studying towards a Bachelor […]

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