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Life on Fiji’s Rabi Island – simple, peaceful and full of smiles

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Banaba, Banabans, Bearing Witness, Climate, Environment, Evening Report, Fiji, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Rabi Island, Reports  /  Comments Off on Life on Fiji’s Rabi Island – simple, peaceful and full of smiles

Hele Ikimotu’s “peace in Rabi” video reflections. Video: Pacific Media Centre By Hele Ikimotu on Rabi Island, Fiji Our trip to Rabi was a long journey, first starting with a bus ride from Suva, driving straight onto a ferry in Natovi and arriving in Nabouwalu. That trip alone was about seven to eight hours. From […]

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Former Speaker sentenced to 15 years in prison in Indonesia’s e-ID graft case

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, Crime, Digital challenges, Digital data, Evening Report, Identity, Indonesia, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Former Speaker sentenced to 15 years in prison in Indonesia’s e-ID graft case

Former Speaker Setya Novanto (left) attending a hearing at the Jakarta Corruption Court. Image: Dhoni Setiawan/Jakarta Post By Kharishar Kahfi in Jakarta The Jakarta Corruption Court judges today sentenced former House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of graft. Reading out the court’s verdict, presiding judge Yanto […]

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Watchdog role of media highlighted in USP journalism talk

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Democracy, Evening Report, journalism, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Solomon Islands, University of the South Pacific, USP, Watchdogs  /  Comments Off on Watchdog role of media highlighted in USP journalism talk

Dr Shailendra Singh … “news media is an important and a crucial pillar of democracy.” Image: Solomon Star By Ronald Tito’ona in Honiara Local journalists in the Solomon Islands have been again reminded of their watchdog role by keeping the government accountable in the fight against corruption. Head of the University of South Pacific journalism strand […]

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Remember the ‘heater-metre rule’ this winter

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Remember the ‘heater-metre rule’ this winter

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Remember the ‘heater-metre rule’ this winter The recent wintry blast has signalled that winter is not far away, and Plunket is reminding families that now is a good time to get prepared and stay alert to the dangers from heaters, fireplaces and other sources of winter […]

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New Zealand Union Sector – Unite accuses McDonald’s of wage theft

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Union Sector – Unite accuses McDonald’s of wage theft

Source: Unite Union Unite Union has accused McDonald’s of deliberately denying many workers their legal entitlement to an alternative holiday or lieu day for working a public holiday, or alternatively denying workers pay for a public holiday when they were entitled to it. “From wage and time records we have received and analysed, it seems clear […]

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New Zealand Health Sector – Beer advertising featuring Eric Murray found to breach Advertising Code

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Health Sector – Beer advertising featuring Eric Murray found to breach Advertising Code

Source: Alcohol Healthwatch Beer advertising featuring double Olympic gold medallist Eric Murray is to be removed from the ‘Beer the Beautiful Truth’ campaign following a successful complaint by Alcohol Healthwatch. Alcohol Healthwatch Executive Director Dr Nicki Jackson says the Code for Advertising and Promotion of Alcohol prohibits advertising that uses heroes of the young. But […]

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New Zealand Recreation – Safety agencies urge day trippers to be prepared

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Recreation – Safety agencies urge day trippers to be prepared

Source: Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) The preventable drowning of an international student at Tauranga’s Omanawa Falls has highlighted how New Zealand’s natural beauty can mask the danger that exists in our great outdoors. The death of 27 year old Kishore Kumar Aravindan is the 30th preventable drowning in New Zealand for 2018. “First and foremost […]

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New Zealand Tertiary Sector – NZ academic named among the world’s Top 40 Business Professors Under 40

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Tertiary Sector – NZ academic named among the world’s Top 40 Business Professors Under 40

Source: University of Canterbury An award-winning University of Canterbury marketing lecturer is the first New Zealand academic to be named one of the world’s 2018 Best 40 Under 40 Professors. Associate Professor Ekant Veer, age 38, from the UC Business School’s Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship department, has been named as one of this year’s Poets&Quants Top […]

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Exploring the colourful world of skinks

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Exploring the colourful world of skinks

Source: Massey University – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Exploring the colourful world of skinks Dr Marleen Baling graduates in Auckland.  Dr Marleen Baling has shown to be just as adaptable as the skinks she has been studying in pursuit of her doctorate degree. Graduating last week at Massey’s graduation ceremony in Takapuna, Dr Baling has delved […]

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The Ben Bohane photo that Facebook censored on an article about Indonesia

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on The Ben Bohane photo that Facebook censored on an article about Indonesia

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: Headline: The Ben Bohane photo that Facebook censored on an article about Indonesia The original version of this photo, of West Papuan nambas (traditional penis gourds), which was published in the weekend edition of the family newspaper Vanuatu Daily Post and then by Asia Pacific Report, […]

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Viet Nam gets rambutan import license

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Export and Trade, Foreign Affairs, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Trade  /  Comments Off on Viet Nam gets rambutan import license

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade On 10 April 2018, Ambassador of New Zealand to Viet Nam Wendy Matthews will officially announce import of rambutan from Viet Nam, making Viet Nam the first country to get a license to export fresh rambutan to New Zealand.  Ambassador Matthews will hand over the signed […]

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New Zealand Education – Historic Forensic Psychology shines light on reliability of child witnesses

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Education – Historic Forensic Psychology shines light on reliability of child witnesses

Source: University of Canterbury A University of Canterbury historian’s new research into historical German forensic psychology may give insight into the reliability of witness testimony, particularly in cases where children appear as prosecution witnesses. UC Senior Lecturer in Modern European History Dr Heather Wolffram’s new book – Forensic Psychology in Germany, 1880-1939: Witnessing Crime – examines […]

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No certainty in security

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Privacy Commissioner  /  Comments Off on No certainty in security

Source: New Zealand Privacy Commissioner – Blog – Press Release/Statement: Headline: No certainty in security CERT NZ recently released their quarterly report for October to December 2017. CERT (originally denoting Computer Emergency Response Team) receives computer security incident reports, monitors trends in incidents and attacks, and provides alerts and advice on how to respond to […]

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Study shows nurses face cyberbullying as well

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Study shows nurses face cyberbullying as well

Source: Massey University – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Study shows nurses face cyberbullying as well Dr Natalia D’Souza on her graduation day. As nurses rally for better pay and working conditions around the country, new research by a Massey University PhD graduate highlights the growing problem of cyberbullying in the sector. Dr Natalia D’Souza, who received […]

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Communication professor ranked in world’s top 1%

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Communication professor ranked in world’s top 1%

Source: Massey University – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Communication professor ranked in world’s top 1% Professor Stephen Croucher at Massey University’s Wellington campus. Massey Business School’s Professor Stephen Croucher has been ranked in the top one per cent of communications scholars for research productivity. Professor Croucher, who is head of the School of Communication, Journalism, and […]

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New Zealand Social Sector – Poverty levels critical as 336 new families per week seek help

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Social Sector – Poverty levels critical as 336 new families per week seek help

Source: The Salvation Army • Core basics being sacrificed as 40 per cent of Kiwi families experiencefood insecurity• 100,000 Kiwi kids living in severe poverty• Working poor under increasing pressure as living costs skyrocket• The Salvation Army urges New Zealanders to donate during RedShield Appeal The cost of living in New Zealand is the cause […]

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New Zealand Social Sector – Start your engines – the Pork Pie Charity Run for KidsCan sells out in minutes

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Social Sector – Start your engines – the Pork Pie Charity Run for KidsCan sells out in minutes

Source: KidsCan We’re taking this car to Invercargill! 60 intrepid duos have snapped up places for a road trip like no other – the 2019 Pork Pie Charity Run. In homage to the classic 1981 movie “Goodbye Pork Pie”, teams will drive their beloved Minis more than 2,500km from Kaitaia to Invercargill. Registrations for the […]

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Focus of Photival festival on Wellington campus

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Focus of Photival festival on Wellington campus

Source: Massey University – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Focus of Photival festival on Wellington campus Focus of Photival festival on Wellington campus Keynote speaker at social documentary photo festival Photival, Australian-based environmental photographer Michael Hall, is an alumnus of Massey University. Photo manipulation in the age of fake news is among hot topics on the agenda […]

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Have you been scammed?

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Have you been scammed?

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Have you been scammed? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions you can file a claim to see if you can get a portion of your money back. This offer is open to New Zealanders. Make your claim online or in writing […]

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