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View from The Hill: Morrison’s Gilmore candidate is the man who’s been everywhere

By   /  January 23, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on View from The Hill: Morrison’s Gilmore candidate is the man who’s been everywhere

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra Scott Morrison’s controversial move to install former Labor party president Warren Mundine as Liberal candidate in the ultra-marginal NSW seat of Gilmore has triggered a local implosion. As members of the Liberal state executive were voting on Tuesday to admit […]

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Sacked head of Timor-Leste state broadcaster claims ‘political axe’

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Lusa News, Media, Media censorship, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RTTL, Television, Timor-Leste, Timor-Leste Radio and Television  /  Comments Off on Sacked head of Timor-Leste state broadcaster claims ‘political axe’

Ousted Timorese RTTL television chief fought hard to prevent political pressure on his journalists. Video: RTTLEP Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The former president of of Timor-Leste’s public television network says he has been sacked for political reasons. Gil da Costa was removed this month from the post of chairperson of the board of directors of […]

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The recovery phase of Christmas – is there really such a thing?

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on The recovery phase of Christmas – is there really such a thing?

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) There’s a meme circulating Facebook that expresses the anguish of Christmas being finally over … only to have kids’ birthdays to contend with in January. As far as I can tell, it’s widespread and resonates deeply for parents feeling the pinch of having to keep their pockets open and […]

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America’s Cup Syndicate Seeks Auckland Property Rentals, Offering Exceptional Opportunity For Auckland Homeowners

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release Service  /  Comments Off on America’s Cup Syndicate Seeks Auckland Property Rentals, Offering Exceptional Opportunity For Auckland Homeowners

Source: Press Release Service – Press Release/Statement: Headline: America’s Cup Syndicate Seeks Auckland Property Rentals, Offering Exceptional Opportunity For Auckland Homeowners With over 100 team members and support crew currently seeking accommodation in Auckland during the build up to the 2021 America’s Cup match, Goodwins are proud to have been announced as the official Rental […]

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How a default union membership could help reduce income inequality

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on How a default union membership could help reduce income inequality

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Mark Harcourt, Professor, University of Waikato A more equal society with less income disparity is good for well-being. In their latest book, epidemiologists Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett argue people living in more equal societies empathise more and worry less about income, possessions and social status. But […]

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Coastal seas around New Zealand are heading into a marine heatwave, again

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Coastal seas around New Zealand are heading into a marine heatwave, again

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Craig Stevens, Associate Professor in Ocean Physics, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research As New Zealanders are enjoying their days at the beach, unusually warm ocean temperatures look to be a harbinger of another marine heatwave. Despite the exceptional conditions during last year’s heatwave in the […]

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Why we don’t know if Irukandji jellyfish are moving south

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Why we don’t know if Irukandji jellyfish are moving south

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Kylie Pitt, Professor, Griffith University Reports that Irukandji jellyfish might be moving south may be panicking people unnecessarily. It’s almost impossible to tell where the tiny jellyfish are along our coast, but that could change with new technology that can “sweep” the ocean for traces of DNA. […]

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Three Charts on who uses illicit drugs in Australia

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Three Charts on who uses illicit drugs in Australia

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Nicole Lee, Professor at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University To demonstrate the failure of the war on drugs, NSW Greens MP Cate Faehrmann came out this week about about her own drug use: Since my 20s, I’ve occasionally taken MDMA [ecstasy] at dance parties and […]

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Curious Kids: how is water made?

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, DJF, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Curious Kids: how is water made?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Emma Kathryn White, PhD Candidate, Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne Curious Kids is a series for children. Send your question to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au. You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen and The Conversation, based on Curious Kids. How is water made? […]

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Gaps in health professionals’ knowledge about HPV and cervical screening

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Health, DJF, Education, Explore - HEALTH, FifthEstate1, Government Policy commentators, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, School of Health Sciences, Tertiary Education, Wellington  /  Comments Off on Gaps in health professionals’ knowledge about HPV and cervical screening

Source: Massey University In a new study, less than 10 per cent of all health professionals surveyed could correctly answer all questions about the current cervical screening guidelines, which have been in place since 2008. The first New Zealand study of health professionals’ knowledge and understanding about the human papillomavirus (HPV) has identified significant gaps, […]

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Kazakhstan

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Kazakhstan

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Reviewed: 22 January 2019, 14:45 NZDT Still current at: 22 January 2019 Exercise increased caution in Kazakhstan due to terrorism and violent crime. TerrorismThere is an underlying threat of terrorism in Kazakhstan. On 18 July 2016, a gunman in Almaty killed three policemen […]

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AsureQuality Extends Bureau Veritas Partnership to South-East Asia

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Asure Quality, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on AsureQuality Extends Bureau Veritas Partnership to South-East Asia

Source: Asure Quality AsureQuality partners with Bureau Veritas to form exciting new venture in South East Asia. AsureQuality and global leader Bureau Veritas (external link) are pleased to announce the formation of a new joint venture in South East Asia, BVAQ. Based in Singapore, this new partnership will bring their combined expertise and extensive capabilities […]

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Green Party welcomes open, public debate with Paula Bennett as new spokesperson for National on Drug Reform

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party welcomes open, public debate with Paula Bennett as new spokesperson for National on Drug Reform

Source: Green Party The Green Party welcome the National Party to the drug law reform conversation, with Paula Bennett announced today as the party’s spokesperson on the issue.  “We welcome the National party turning its attention to the issue and look forward to a productive, considered, and evidence based debate to reduce harm in our […]

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Bangsamoro Islamic troops choose peace via historic Philippines vote

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bangsamoro, Bangsamoro Organic Law, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Mindanao, Muslim, Muslim separatists, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Rappler, referendum, Reports  /  Comments Off on Bangsamoro Islamic troops choose peace via historic Philippines vote

By Sofia Tomacruz in Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao Battle-scarred they might be, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front have faced their toughest campaign yet. Armed with nothing but a first-time vote, young troops from the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces prayed they would win the decades-old struggle for autonomy and independence through yesterday’s ballot. More than 150,000 former […]

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Ministry of Education employees supporting children with learning needs to take strike action

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Education Institute, NZEI, Unions  /  Comments Off on Ministry of Education employees supporting children with learning needs to take strike action

Source: New Zealand Education Institute (NZEI) 20 January 2019 Learning Support Service Managers, the Education Ministry staff responsible for the allocation and management of support services for children with additional learning needs, are set to take strike action from Monday [21 January] after a bid to gain parity with other managers employed by the Ministry of Education failed. NZEI […]

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The recovery phase of Christmas for low-income families – or is there one?

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on The recovery phase of Christmas for low-income families – or is there one?

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) There’s a meme circulating Facebook that expresses the anguish of Christmas being finally over … only to have kids’ birthdays to contend with in January. As far as I can tell, it’s widespread and resonates deeply for parents feeling the pinch of having to keep their pockets open and […]

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[EMBARGOED] New report: Five Rules for a Fair Capital Gains Tax

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on [EMBARGOED] New report: Five Rules for a Fair Capital Gains Tax

Source: Taxpayers Union EMBARGOED FOR 5AM 23 JANUARY 2019While taxpayers wait for the release of the Tax Working Group’s Final Report, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has released a new report which provides a framework – Five Rules – for assessing a possible capital gains tax, expected to be proposed by Working Group.Taxpayers’ Union Executive […]

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Solution to district health board financial deficits rests with the Government

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Solution to district health board financial deficits rests with the Government

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “The solution to district health boards’ financial deficits rests with the Government.” This was response to the published report that almost all DHBs were tracking towards financial deficits for the financial year ending 30 June from Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Read the […]

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Human rights and well-being need to be at the centre of Government’s reform agenda

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Human rights and well-being need to be at the centre of Government’s reform agenda

Source: Human Rights Commission The Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt is urging the New Zealand Government to place human rights, equality and well-being in the centre of its reform agenda. Mr Hunt made the comments in response to the Justice Minister Andrew Little’s submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva last […]

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