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Auckland Zoo Director appointed

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Auckland Zoo Director appointed

Source: Auckland Council Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA) has appointed Kevin Buley as the new Director of Auckland Zoo. Kevin Buley has been Deputy Director and Head of Life Sciences at Auckland Zoo since 2010 and Acting Director since January. With a 25-year career in the zoo industry, Buley’s previous roles include Head of Zoo Programmes […]

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SH1 north of Whangarei closed due to flooding

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police  /  Comments Off on SH1 north of Whangarei closed due to flooding

Source: New Zealand Police SH1 at Puhipuhi Road, Whakapara is shut due to flooding. We estimate there is almost half a metre of water coming across the road, and it appears to be rising. Diversions are in place along Jordan Valley Rd and Hukerenui Rd. But drivers should avoid the area and make alternative travel […]

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GDP growth eases slightly – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Gross domestic product: March 2018 quarter

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia Pacific, Business, Economic Statistics, Economics, GDP, Government Statistics, Gross Domestic Product, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Pacific,, Statistics  /  Comments Off on GDP growth eases slightly – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Gross domestic product: March 2018 quarter

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions GDP growth eases slightly – 21 June 2018 Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.5 percent in the March 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 0.6 percent increase in the December 2017 quarter. Growth in service industries more than offset a fall in construction activity. “The service industries continue to show […]

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Dramatic rise in acute hospital patients a legacy of years of under-funding

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Dramatic rise in acute hospital patients a legacy of years of under-funding

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists “Years of under-funding the public health system and other social services have resulted in a dramatic increase in acute hospital admissions,” says Lyndon Keene, Director of Policy and Research at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). “Health Ministry figures show acute public hospital admissions increased by 20% over […]

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Govt’s head in sand as economic growth slows

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt’s head in sand as economic growth slows

Source: National Party The Government needs to get its head out of the sand, with this morning’s GDP figures for the March quarter a disappointing 0.5 per cent, meaning New Zealand’s economic growth is slowing at the same time the world economy is picking up speed, National’s Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says. “At 2.7 per […]

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Unprecedented abuse of power by Govt

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Unprecedented abuse of power by Govt

Source: National Party In an extraordinary and potentially unprecedented abuse of power, the Government is attempting to impose new taxes on New Zealanders without proper debate, late at night and under cover of Urgency, National’s Shadow Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee says. “The Government has used Urgency and an amendment to a motion to […]

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Executive Order Imprisons Families Indefinitely, Inflicts Further Harm on Children

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Executive Order Imprisons Families Indefinitely, Inflicts Further Harm on Children

Source: Amnesty International NZ  President Trump signed an executive order today mandating for children to stay with their parents in detention while their asylum claims are processed. This executive order seeks to modify the Flores Agreement, which states that children should not be held in detention for more than 20 days. Denise Bell, refugee and […]

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Budget health analysis shows reverse in downwards trend, but much more needed

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Unions  /  Comments Off on Budget health analysis shows reverse in downwards trend, but much more needed

Source: Council Of Trade Unions (CTU) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Budget health analysis shows reverse in downwards trend, but much more needed Council of Trade Unions Economist Dr Bill Rosenberg and the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Director of Policy Lyndon Keene today jointly released detailed analysis of the 2018/2019 health budget which shows $2.5 […]

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Operation Ghost: Police arrest 22 people in Northland this week following methamphetamine investigation (+ footage and stand-up advisory)

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police  /  Comments Off on Operation Ghost: Police arrest 22 people in Northland this week following methamphetamine investigation (+ footage and stand-up advisory)

Source: New Zealand Police Operation Ghost: Police arrest 22 people in Northland this week following methamphetamine investigation (+ footage and stand-up advisory) Northland Police, with assistance from Tāmaki Makaurau Police and National Organised Crime group, have this week arrested 22 people as a result of Operation Ghost, following three days of search warrants across the […]

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NZ scientists launch their part in bold project to map seafloor – 21/06/2018

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on NZ scientists launch their part in bold project to map seafloor – 21/06/2018

Source: GNS Science Called Seabed 2030, the project is a collaboration between The Nippon Foundation in Japan and the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO). The work will be coordinated by four regional centres around the globe, with GNS Science, NIWA, and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) jointly governing the South and West Pacific […]

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Parliament Hansard Report – Wednesday, 20 June 2018 (continued on Thursday, 21 June 2018) – Volume 730 – 000024

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament - Hansard  /  Comments Off on Parliament Hansard Report – Wednesday, 20 June 2018 (continued on Thursday, 21 June 2018) – Volume 730 – 000024

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard WEDNESDAY, 20 JUNE 2018 (continued on 21 June 2018) LAND TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT (REGIONAL FUEL TAX) AMENDMENT BILL Instruction to Committee Debate resumed from 20 June. Mr SPEAKER: Last night, when the instruction to the committee was moved, the question should have been proposed. So the question now is that […]

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Parliament Hansard Report – Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill — Instruction to Committee – 000023

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament - Hansard  /  Comments Off on Parliament Hansard Report – Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill — Instruction to Committee – 000023

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard WEDNESDAY, 20 JUNE 2018 (continued on 21 June 2018) LAND TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT (REGIONAL FUEL TAX) AMENDMENT BILL Instruction to Committee Debate resumed from 20 June. Mr SPEAKER: Last night, when the instruction to the committee was moved, the question should have been proposed. So the question now is that […]

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Parliament Hansard Report – Motions — Prime Minister—Congratulations – 000022

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament - Hansard  /  Comments Off on Parliament Hansard Report – Motions — Prime Minister—Congratulations – 000022

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard MOTIONS Prime Minister—Congratulations Hon PAULA BENNETT (Deputy Leader—National): I seek leave to move a motion without notice or debate wishing the Prime Minister and Clarke Gayford well with the impending birth of their child today. Mr SPEAKER: Is there any objection to that? There appears to be none. Hon […]

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Conditions – 2018

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Commission  /  Comments Off on Conditions – 2018

Source: Tertiary Education Commission 2.1       Industry Trainee eligibilityYou must ensure that Industry Training Fund Funding is only used in respect of an industry trainee who is, and continues to be, for the length of the Funding Period:(a)   one of the following:(i)    an employee who is employed and working in New Zealand and has […]

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John Pomana and Rheumatic Fever

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Tairawhiti District Health  /  Comments Off on John Pomana and Rheumatic Fever

Source: Tairawhiti District Health 20 June 2018 Rheumatic Fever Champion ‘Papa’ John Pomana is a role model to many and has changed the lives of men all around Tairāwhiti, his work with men’s health at Turanga health has made a real difference in our community. What most people don’t know about ‘Papa John’ is his […]

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Modelling volcanoes that “collapse without warning”

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, Agriculture/Horticulture, College of Sciences, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Modelling volcanoes that “collapse without warning”

Source: Massey University Dr Gabor Kereszturi A new joint-research project from Massey University, University of Canterbury and GNS Science is looking to forecast, for the first time, the hazards associated with collapsing volcanoes, that could save infrastructure and lives. Project leader Dr Gabor Kereszturi from Massey University says New Zealand currently does not have a […]

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New Zealand welcomes US immigration policy change

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Zealand welcomes US immigration policy change

Source: New Zealand Government Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has welcomed the change in United States policy that will no longer see children being separated from their parents at the Mexico-US border. “Separating families at the southern border was concerning to many New Zealanders. New Zealand Cabinet Ministers and MPs were concerned as well,” said […]

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New playspace a hit in Weymouth

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New playspace a hit in Weymouth

Source: Auckland Council Kids can run, jump, climb, dig and enjoy water play at a new playground that recently opened in the Manurewa suburb of Weymouth. Manurewa Local Board Chair Angela Dalton joined local children and their families to officially celebrate the opening of the playground located in Kaimoana St, which was followed by a […]

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Taxpayers’ Union launch Winston’s Dowry (policy costing tracker) 💰💰💰

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers’ Union launch Winston’s Dowry (policy costing tracker) 💰💰💰

Source: Taxpayers Union With Winston Peters now the Prime Minister, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is launching a new policy cost tracking project – to calculate the cost of Mr Peters and his Party in forming the coalition Government.“Marriage can be expensive, but normally the guests aren’t given a bill at the end of the […]

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Winston is in!

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Winston is in!

Source: Taxpayers Union With Jacinda Ardern now on maternity leave, Winston Peters has finally grasped the wheel of power.However, Mr Peters has had significant control over spending since the Government was formed late last year. Since then, Winston has negotiated for an array of projects, policies, and prizes for him and his NZ First Ministers.This […]

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