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EQC completes settlements for the Dunedin landslip claims Thursday, March 21, 2019Along with settling the claims, we have provided local residents and the Council with all of our engineering reports and data

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC completes settlements for the Dunedin landslip claims Thursday, March 21, 2019Along with settling the claims, we have provided local residents and the Council with all of our engineering reports and data

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC The Earthquake Commission has settled the Dunedin landslip claims that were lodged by homeowners in St Clair. Head of Response and Recovery Robyn Nation says that EQC’s team met the homeowners on Tuesday 12 March to discuss the settlements. “We have worked closely with homeowners and the Dunedin City Council […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 20 March 2019

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 20 March 2019

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.  Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”.  Persistent hotspot regions have the potential to develop into drought. Facts: Soil Moisture Across the […]

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DOC concerned by evidence of illegal fires near Grassy Flat Hut

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on DOC concerned by evidence of illegal fires near Grassy Flat Hut

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC is concerned by evidence of illegal fires near Grassy Flat Hut on the Styx River and thanks members of the public for raising the alarm. Date:  20 March 2019 The fire was spotted from the ridge tops surrounding the hut by a member of the public who noticed smoke. They […]

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Have your say – West Coast Te Tai o Poutini Conservation Management Strategy amendment

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Mar2019, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Have your say – West Coast Te Tai o Poutini Conservation Management Strategy amendment

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction DOC is seeking the views of the public on draft amendments to the West Coast Te Tai o Poutini Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) 2010. Date:  20 March 2019 DOC is amending the CMS to ensure consistency with the new Paparoa National Park Management Plan 2017 and management of activities on the […]

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Cyclone Idai leaves trail destruction in southern Africa

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Cyclone Idai leaves trail destruction in southern Africa

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam will be responding with water, sanitation services, food and other non-food items to people affected by Cyclone Idai that hit Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe on March 14-15. Scores of people have been killed, several hundred more are still missing and almost a million have been left destitute and in need […]

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Oxfam confederation condemns NZ terror attack and sends message of solidarity

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam confederation condemns NZ terror attack and sends message of solidarity

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The leaders of Oxfam’s agencies worldwide are meeting in Kenya this week and we send a message of strength and solidarity to the people of New Zealand as they respond to the appalling act of extremism against the Kiwi Muslim community, where at least 50 people were shot dead by a […]

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Oxfam confederation condemns New Zealand terror attack and sends message of support and solidarity

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam confederation condemns New Zealand terror attack and sends message of support and solidarity

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The leaders of Oxfam’s agencies worldwide are meeting in Kenya this week and we send a message of strength and solidarity to the people of New Zealand as they respond to the appalling act of extremism against the Kiwi Muslim community, where at least 50 people were shot dead by a […]

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Standing Together We Are Strong

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Standing Together We Are Strong

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The New Zealand we believe in is one where the hopes of refugees and migrants arriving in any New Zealand community are realised with welcome and safety. It’s one where our Muslim whānau who have long been part of Aotearoa New Zealand would remain safe. Above all, safety at prayer. Let […]

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Almost 50 cases of measles have been confirmed this year.

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, ESR, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Almost 50 cases of measles have been confirmed this year.

Source: ESR Almost 50 cases of measles have been confirmed this year, with almost two thirds of the cases linked to the current outbreak in Canterbury. ESR, the science agency which tracks all notifiable diseases on behalf of the Ministry of Health, says there have been 49 cases to date this year, with outbreaks also […]

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Hope beats hate

By   /  March 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Hope beats hate

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Yesterday we saw the best, and the worst. Thousands of young people came together to demand a brighter future, and a small group of far-right white nationalists carried out a cowardly act of terror at two Christchurch mosques. Our hearts go out to the Muslim community, and to the people of […]

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Reassessment of plant growth regulator Meteor

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Reassessment of plant growth regulator Meteor

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 15 March 2019 Public submissions are open on an application to reassess restrictions on the use of Meteor, a substance used to thin pip fruit. On 12 November 2018 a decision-making committee appointed by the EPA decided that there were grounds for the reassessment because of ‘information showing a significant change […]

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Oxfam supports young people in School Strike 4 Climate

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam supports young people in School Strike 4 Climate

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam New Zealand is standing in solidarity with young people taking action against climate change in the School Strike 4 Climate. Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier said: “We are proud of the young people who are standing up for what’s right. It’s inspiring to see such leadership from students committed to […]

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LIVE FEED: School Strikes For Climate

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on LIVE FEED: School Strikes For Climate

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Tomorrow on Friday 15th March young people all over the world will be walking out of school to Strike for the Climate. This movement, inspired by a 16 year old activist Greta Thunberg has grown from one person to a global movement. Here is a live feed of their social media […]

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Little penguin loses eye in dog attack

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Little penguin loses eye in dog attack

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A little penguin (kororā) attacked by a dog at Himatangi Beach recently will never be able to return to the sea. The penguin, which is now recuperating at Palmerston North’s Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery Centre, has permanently lost sight in one eye. Date:  13 March 2019 During the attack, this […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 13 March 2019

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 13 March 2019

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.  Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”.  Persistent hotspot regions have the potential to develop into drought. Facts: Soil Moisture In […]

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Congratulations Professor Renwick

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Congratulations Professor Renwick

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Antarctica New Zealand congratulates Professor James Renwick who has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize. The Victoria University Professor is the Principal Investigator on one of the core Antarctica Science Platform projects, Sea Ice and Carbon Cycle Feedbacks. A highly respected climate scientist and communicator, he also contributes […]

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New IMF Report should trigger seismic shift in international communities approach to corporate tax abuse, says Oxfam

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New IMF Report should trigger seismic shift in international communities approach to corporate tax abuse, says Oxfam

Source: Oxfam New Zealand “The IMF report confirms what Oxfam has being saying for years – that the international tax system is broken and needs fundamental reform. “This report should trigger a seismic shift in the international communities approach to corporate tax abuse. It recognises that corporations are paying less than they were even before […]

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ESR experience and expertise behind win of top science prize

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, ESR, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR experience and expertise behind win of top science prize

Source: ESR Winning the country’s top science award is a feather in the cap for ESR scientists and comes only one year after the Crown Research Institute celebrated its 25th anniversary. ESR was formed in 1992 after the reorganisation of the behemoth Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) and the setting up of individual […]

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STRmix™ a “powerful tool”, making the complicated simple

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, ESR, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on STRmix™ a “powerful tool”, making the complicated simple

Source: ESR Winner of the Prime Minister’s Science Prize, the DNA analysis software, “STRmix™, has been used internationally to interpret DNA evidence in more than 100,000 cases since 2012. “STRmix™ is a very powerful tool,” says Dr David Foran from the Forensic Biology Laboratory at Michigan State University. “It takes something that is potentially very […]

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ESR scientists keeping ahead of the game

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, ESR, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR scientists keeping ahead of the game

Source: ESR The key to the success of STRmix™, the ESR forensic software that has won the Prime Minister’s Science Prize, is the quality of the team that developed it and the quality of the research, says ESR’s STRmix™ Manager, Bjorn Sutherland.  He says internationally, STRmix™ is acknowledged as world leading, with law enforcement agencies […]

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