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New Zealand Health Issues – Five Mile Centre leads the way with Smokefree initiative

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Health Issues – Five Mile Centre leads the way with Smokefree initiative

Source: Southern PR Queenstown’s popular Five Mile retail and business centre is leading the way in offering a Smokefree environment for shoppers and workers. As of today, (Friday September 21) the centre is officially smokefree, a fact which was celebrated by Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult as he officially launched the initiative this morning. […]

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Focusing on keeping people safe on the roads in the Hurunui

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Justice, Law and Enforcement, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Press Release, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Focusing on keeping people safe on the roads in the Hurunui

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police New Zealand Police’s purpose is to ensure every person who lives, works or transits through New Zealand is safe and feels safe – on the roads and in our communities.  Inspector Ash Tabb, Road Policing Manager for Canterbury, says to help do our part in keeping people […]

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Young New Zealand film-maker bringing international attention to plight of bees

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Young New Zealand film-maker bringing international attention to plight of bees

Source: University of Otago Friday 21 September 2018 3:44pmA still from Sarah Hight’s film, A Million Dollar Nose?Georgie the sniffer dogA new approach in the fight against American foulbrood – a disease effecting beehives across the world – is the topic of a New Zealand-made film shortlisted in the International Jackson Hole Science Media Awards […]

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Historic discharge without conviction for Greenpeace head and climate activist

By   /  September 21, 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 Historic discharge without conviction for Greenpeace head and climate activist

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, and climate activist Sara Howell, have been discharged without conviction following action they took to stop the world’s largest oil and gas exploration ship searching for fossil fuels off the Wairarapa Coast. The Napier District Court today delivered a ‘discharge without conviction ‘ decision for […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week (8–14 October)

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Mental Health Awareness Week (8–14 October)

Source: Employment New Zealand Let nature into your workplace – Tukua te uho taiao ki roto nā papa mahi. People who feel their employer cares about their wellbeing are more engaged at work.  This Mental Health Awareness Week (8–14 October 2018), show people you care about their mental health and wellbeing and ‘Let nature into […]

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New book investigates why some humans want to kill themselves

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New book investigates why some humans want to kill themselves

Source: University of Otago Friday 21 September 2018 3:36pmAssociate Professor Jesse BeringUniversity of Otago research psychologist Jesse Bering has explored the dark experiences of being suicidal, in his new book: A Very Human Ending, how suicide haunts our species.Associate Professor Bering, Director of Otago’s Centre for Science Communication, says in writing the book on this […]

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EEO Commission comment on Equal Pay Amendment Bill

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EEO Commission comment on Equal Pay Amendment Bill

Source: Human Rights Commission The following is a statement from Dr Jackie Blue, Equal Employment Opportunities and Women’s Rights Commissioner, regarding the Equal Pay Amendment Bill which was introduced to Parliament yesterday afternoon: “It is encouraging that pay equity moved a step forward with the introduction to Parliament of the Equal Pay Amendment Bill on […]

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Hayman Park playground

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Hayman Park playground

Source: Auckland Council Construction of south Auckland’s first destination playground has officially started as Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board Chair Lotu Fuli plunged a shovel into the soft dirt at Hayman Park this week. The ceremony, conducted just after sunrise on 18 September, marks the beginning of a massive redevelopment of the area to make it a drawcard […]

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Police respond to incident at a Carterton School.

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Justice, Law and Enforcement, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Press Release, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Police respond to incident at a Carterton School.

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Police respond to incident at a Carterton School. Attribute to Wairarapa Area Commander Inspector Scott Miller Emergency services responded to a report that a number of children were feeling unwell at a school on High Street in Carterton at around 2.30pm. Police, Fire and Emergency New Zealand […]

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Representation Review working party responds to submitters’ views

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Representation Review working party responds to submitters’ views

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council has been consulting on its review of the boundaries for electing councillors. This is a review required under legislation to consider fair representation for communities of interest. Fair representation means that councillors in each ward should each represent populations without too much variation in numbers across the whole of Auckland. […]

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Top international students win internships with Auckland businesses

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Top international students win internships with Auckland businesses

Source: Auckland Council The inaugural Global Talent Showcase was held this week with four winning international students securing much sought-after internships at some of Auckland’s leading businesses. Initiated by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development’s (ATEED) Study Auckland and HR consultancy Talent Solutions, the competition attracted more than 150 entries, and is aimed at helping […]

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Housing New Zealand welcomes move to embed social objectives

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Housing, Housing New Zealand Corporation, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Housing New Zealand welcomes move to embed social objectives

Source: Housing New Zealand Corporation Housing New Zealand (HNZ) is welcoming the Government’s proposals to support the agency’s objective to become a world class housing provider. Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford today announced a set of proposals to help strengthen HNZ’s focus on the needs of tenants by embedding a set of social […]

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Water quantity plan change approved

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Bay Of Plenty Regional Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Water quantity plan change approved

Source: Bay Of Plenty Regional Council Friday, 21 September 2018 10:00 a.m. Bay of Plenty Regional Councillors have unanimously approved the adoption of the Region-wide Water Quantity Plan Change (Plan Change Nine) to strengthen water allocation limits and management in the Bay of Plenty. Council’s decision was made at this week’s Regional Direction and Delivery […]

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Professor Gary Evans appointed new Chief Science Advisor to MBIE

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Economy, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science innovation news  /  Comments Off on Professor Gary Evans appointed new Chief Science Advisor to MBIE

Source: Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE On: 21 September 2018 The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today announced the appointment of Professor Gary Evans to the role of Chief Science Advisor for MBIE. “We’re thrilled to welcome Professor Gary Evans, a highly respected chemist from Victoria University of Wellington’s Ferrier Research […]

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Hunua Ranges 1080 drop to go ahead this weekend

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Hunua Ranges 1080 drop to go ahead this weekend

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council is pleased with the decision by the Environment Court released on 21 September confirming that it can go ahead with its planned 1080 operation in the Hunua Ranges. Extensive consultation programme by council “The court is satisfied that an extensive consultation programme has been undertaken by the council and DOC […]

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Survey reveals Waiheke road safety concerns

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Survey reveals Waiheke road safety concerns

Source: Auckland Council A Waiheke Local Board road safety survey has found most parents want their kids to walk or cycle to school. But too few footpaths, cycleways and crossings, and aggressive drivers mean most parents opt to take their kids to school themselves. Parents from Te Huruhi and Waiheke primary and high schools submitted […]

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NZNO Young Nurse of the Year Award

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on NZNO Young Nurse of the Year Award

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation The New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s (NZNO’s) Young Nurse of the Year Award was presented at the organisation’s annual conference dinner on 19 September in Wellington. For the second time in its five-year history the Award was given to two participants because the judging panel found both nominees equally impressive. Award […]

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“Most prized” Māori health award presented

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on “Most prized” Māori health award presented

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation Northland mental health nurse and advocate Moe Milne (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) has been presented with the 2018 Akenehi Hei Memorial Award for her contribution to Māori mental health. Moe Milne was a psychiatric nurse specialising in Māori mental health for many years and, as kaiwhakahaere for the Health and Disability […]

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NZNO Services to Nursing and Midwifery Award

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Unions  /  Comments Off on NZNO Services to Nursing and Midwifery Award

Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation Each year the New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNO) presents Service to Nursing and Midwifery Awards as a way of recognising nurses or midwives who are NZNO members and who have made a positive difference to nursing or midwifery practice or practice environment. This year there were four recipients of the […]

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Winners of inaugural Mayoral Conservation Awards announced

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Winners of inaugural Mayoral Conservation Awards announced

Source: Auckland Council Six conservationists have won the Mayoral Conservation Awards for their passion for conservation, education, innovation and determination to conserve and protect our natural environment. The awards recognise the outstanding efforts in conservation made by groups and individuals across the Auckland region and acknowledge the effort of communities and landowners in helping to […]

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