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Where has the joy of writing gone and how do we get it back for our children?

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  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 Where has the joy of writing gone and how do we get it back for our children?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Edwin Creely, Lecturer in literacy and English education, Monash University NAPLAN results indicate a decline in students’ ability to write. Outcomes in literacy, including writing, affect student achievement across multiple subject areas (including maths and science). Read more: NAPLAN writing tests hinder creativity, so what could we […]

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New Zealand Women in Leadership Alumnae Symposium

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Governor General  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Women in Leadership Alumnae Symposium

Source: New Zealand Governor General Kei aku mareikura tena koutou. Aku mihi nui ki a koe, Rawinia, i to whakatau i ahau. Haramai tatau ki tenei kaupapa nui e pā ana ki a tatau katoa. To this gathering of esteemed women, my greetings to you all. Thank you Rawinia for your welcome to me. Let […]

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Creating a new ACC Ethics Committee

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Creating a new ACC Ethics Committee

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 20/11/18 We’re looking to broaden the scope of our current ACC Research Ethics Committee. We want to reflect the large increase in non-research projects that need ethical consideration. We’re looking for up to five external members (ie who do not work for ACC) who have a strong interest in […]

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Colonial Australia was surprisingly concerned about Aboriginal deaths in custody

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  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 Colonial Australia was surprisingly concerned about Aboriginal deaths in custody

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Kristyn Harman, Senior Lecturer in History; Graduate Research Coordinator, School of Humanities; Course Coordinator, Diploma of History, University of Tasmania When the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody’s report was tabled in 1991, it was not the first official inquiry into this tragic phenomenon. The disproportionately […]

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Why we care about groundwater

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, ESR, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Why we care about groundwater

Source: ESR When scientists say groundwater many people conjure up the idea of a vast subterranean lake – ready for us to use as drinking water or irrigation for our crops and farms. While that may be an appealing image, in fact our groundwater resource is the water in the pores or cracks in the […]

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New Zealand Economy – Ageing is a drag: Projecting labour force participation in New Zealand – Reserve Bank of New Zealand

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Economy – Ageing is a drag: Projecting labour force participation in New Zealand – Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Source: Reserve Bank of New Zealand Ageing is a drag: Projecting labour force participation in New Zealand (PDF) By Michael Callaghan; Jamie Culling; Finn Robinson AN2018/10 – This Analytical Note explores the effect of the ageing New Zealand population and the business cycle on the outlook for the labour force participation rate. These factors are important for understanding […]

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UC scientist wins $100,000 to study Staph infection-causing bacteria

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Education, New Zealand Tertiary Sector, Tertiary Education, Universities, university, University of Canterbury  /  Comments Off on UC scientist wins $100,000 to study Staph infection-causing bacteria

Source: University of Canterbury Home > News > 2018 > 21 November 2018 A University of Canterbury researcher has been awarded $100,000 to study Staph infection-causing bacteria, in a study that could save lives around the world. UC Biochemistry Lecturer Dr Jodie Johnston has won funding from the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation to pursue her […]

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NZTA says circumstances surrounding Dargaville crash ‘totally unacceptable’

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on NZTA says circumstances surrounding Dargaville crash ‘totally unacceptable’

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZTA says circumstances surrounding Dargaville crash ‘totally unacceptable’ NZ Transport Agency Chief Executive Fergus Gammie says the circumstances which saw a Warrant of Fitness (WoF) issued to an unsafe vehicle which was subsequently involved in a fatal crash are totally unacceptable.  65-year-old William Ball was killed […]

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If there’s one thing Pacific nations don’t need, it’s yet another infrastructure investment bank

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  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 If there’s one thing Pacific nations don’t need, it’s yet another infrastructure investment bank

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Susan Engel, Senior Lecturer, Politics and International Studies, University of Wollongong If Scott Morrison was looking for a way to prove Australia is a good neighbour to Pacific nations, he could hardly have chosen a worse option. Looking for a policy to combat both China and his […]

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In search of church – future of religion in Godzone?

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Conference/Seminar, DJF, Education, Explore - HUMANITIES, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, School of Humanities, Tertiary Education, Uni News  /  Comments Off on In search of church – future of religion in Godzone?

Source: Massey University Professor Peter Lineham will give the last of ten lectures this week in the Our Changing World series. In his upcoming lecture this Thursday – the final and tenth in this year’s Our Changing World series hosted by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey’s Auckland campus – he will […]

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Updated systems will keep New Zealanders safe

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Updated systems will keep New Zealanders safe

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 21 November 2018 This year, our Annual Report puts a strong emphasis on our role as a pro-active regulator, focusing our efforts and resources on the things that matter most to New Zealand and New Zealanders. Part of that includes an ambitious programme to update the way hazardous substance applications are […]

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New Decisions: Therapeutic Claims, Language Promotion and More

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Advertising Standards Authority, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Decisions: Therapeutic Claims, Language Promotion and More

Source: Advertising Standards Authority The following decisions have been published: Complaint 18/102 Appeal 18/011 Medical Hypnosis, Brochure: Settled Appeal Dismissed Complaint 18/222 Ecostore, Digital Marketing: Settled – Advertisement changed Complaint 18/227 Gevir Products, Digital Marketing: Settled – Advertisement changed Complaint 18/259 QE Health, Digital Marketing: Upheld Complaint 18/295 Bridgestone Tyre Centre, Addressed Mail: Settled – […]

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Nice buildings – now the hospital specialists working in them need government action

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, DJF, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Nice buildings – now the hospital specialists working in them need government action

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The union for senior doctors and dentists is welcoming the Government’s promise of more money to fix the country’s run-down and cash-strapped hospitals, but says equal attention must be given to tackling problems with the senior medical workforce. “We’re very glad that the Government is allocating significant amounts of […]

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Fresh urgency in mapping out ethics of brain organoid research

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  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 Fresh urgency in mapping out ethics of brain organoid research

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Julian Koplin, Resarch Fellow in Biomedical Ethics, Melbourne Law School and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, University of Melbourne Scientists have become increasingly adept at creating brain organoids – which are essentially miniature human brains grown in the laboratory from stem cells. Although brain organoid research might seem […]

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An urgent rethink is needed on the idealised image of the ANZAC digger

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  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 An urgent rethink is needed on the idealised image of the ANZAC digger

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Effie Karageorgos, Academic Tutor, History and Academic Skills, University of Melbourne The 100th anniversary of the truce that ended the first world war has been marked. More than $1 billion is being spent on remembering the dead. Now is the time to become more honest – respectfully […]

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Curious Kids: How do moths eat our clothes?

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  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 Curious Kids: How do moths eat our clothes?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Andreas Zwick, Molecular Systematist, CSIRO Curious Kids is a series for children, where we ask experts to answer questions from kids. All questions are welcome: find out how to enter at the bottom. You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen […]

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Civil Defence alert systems being tested this weekend

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Bay Of Plenty Regional Council, DJF, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Civil Defence alert systems being tested this weekend

Source: Bay Of Plenty Regional Council Wednesday, 21 November 2018 12:00 p.m. Apps, alerts and some fixed sirens will be tested this weekend, as Bay of Plenty Emergency Management carries out their second alerting test of the year. Director Clinton Naude said the focus for Sunday evening’s test is making sure that the systems and […]

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Exploitation of single worker results in $188,500 to be paid

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Exploitation of single worker results in $188,500 to be paid

Source: Employment New Zealand A Christchurch suburban dairy and its owners have been ordered to pay $85,000 in penalties for exploiting and underpaying a staff member by more than $103,000 over a four-year period. Indy Supa, a dairy in the Christchurch suburb of Shirley has been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay […]

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Dairy science takes centre stage

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, Conference/Seminar, DJF, Education, Explore - Agriculture/Horticulture, Explore - SCIENCES, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Dairy science takes centre stage

Source: Massey University Dr John Penno opening the confrence with his presentation, Identifying the challenges for dairy farming in the next 10+ years Massey University and AgResearch have brought together top minds in dairying to identify challenges and develop solutions, hosting the 2018 Australasian Dairy Science Symposium (ADSS) in Palmerston North today. The three-day symposium is […]

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