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Boy Erased is a safe and predictable take on the horrors of gay conversion

By   /  October 24, 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 Boy Erased is a safe and predictable take on the horrors of gay conversion

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Stuart Richards, Researcher and Lecturer in Screen and Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne I always try my hardest to go into every film with an open mind and not write off anything before I see it. This was particularly hard to do with Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erased. […]

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Scam targeting Christchurch schools

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Justice, KB, KB, Law and Enforcement, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Press Release, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Scam targeting Christchurch schools

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Statement attributed to Senior Sergeant Nicola Reeves: Police are investigating a scam targeting the administration staff of schools and universities in the Christchurch area. The recipients of the scam were emailed by a person purporting to be the school’s principal, asking them to purchase App Store or […]

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New plans to improve safety, access and resilience between Whāngarei and Te Hana

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport, Upper North Island  /  Comments Off on New plans to improve safety, access and resilience between Whāngarei and Te Hana

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has released plans for the Whāngarei to Te Hana transport corridor to improve safety and resilience in the short and medium term as well as planning now for future population growth The Transport Agency has re-evaluated plans for the corridor to ensure they align with new […]

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Curious Kids: Why is a magpie’s poo black and white?

By   /  October 24, 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: Why is a magpie’s poo black and white?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Gisela Kaplan, Emeritus Professor in Animal Behaviour, University of New England 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, […]

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Local project to engage community with public art

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Local project to engage community with public art

Source: Auckland Council ‘What is Art?’ is a local youth-led project designed to engage and inform communities about public artworks in the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki area. Posing the question ‘what is art?’, the project aims to spark a conversation within the community about art’s place in the area. Local digital media startup NO SIX filmed a collection […]

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iPhone XR: The reviews are in

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Apple News, Business, DJF, KB, KB, Tech News, UPDATE  /  No Comments

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Proposed amendments to the Biosecurity (Infringement Offences) Regulations 2010

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Exporters, KB, KB, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Proposed amendments to the Biosecurity (Infringement Offences) Regulations 2010

Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 Closing Date: 19 Sep 2018 Contact: Border and biosecurity systems policy Background to the proposals The Minister for Biosecurity is proposing amendments to the Biosecurity (Infringement Offences) Regulations 2010. The proposed changes involve: setting 3 new infringement offences and related infringement fees removing the current requirement for a serving officer’s […]

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‘Be courageous in your quest for truth,’ journalism academic tells graduates

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, journalism, Journalism awards, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, University of the South Pacific, USP, Youth  /  Comments Off on ‘Be courageous in your quest for truth,’ journalism academic tells graduates

Professor David Robie presenting the Best Mobile Journalism Documentary prize sponsored by Internews and Earth Journalism Network at the annual University of the South Pacific journalism awards. Pictured is Kirisitiana Uluwai of Fiji in the runner-up team. Image: Harrison Selmen/Wansolwara By Geraldine Panapasa in Suva Pacific journalism academic Professor David Robie believes the media play […]

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Recreational fishers fined about $4,000 over long weekend in the Coromandel

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Recreational fishers fined about $4,000 over long weekend in the Coromandel

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 24 Oct 2018 Media contact: MPI media team Over Labour Weekend, recreational fishers around the Coromandel Peninsula were fined about $4,000 for various fisheries-related offences including gathering crayfish that were carrying eggs. Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) fishery officers uncovered the offending while out on patrol on […]

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Kings Plant Barn – helping the Chinese community grow their gardens

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Kings Plant Barn – helping the Chinese community grow their gardens

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs Kings Plant Barn , Auckland’s largest garden centre chain, is helping the Chinese community grow their gardens by working to combat language barriers and increase New Zealand plant knowledge in the Chinese community. Recognising the changing dynamic of the Auckland demographic, Kings Plant Barn has launched a […]

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Education Consultation in Wellington

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Public Sector, Public sector agencies  /  Comments Off on Education Consultation in Wellington

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs The Office of Ethnic Communities has continued supporting Ministry of Education (MoE) in hosting Education Consultation meetings for ethnic communities. The Wellington meeting, held on 18 October at the Ministry of Education’s National Office, attracted over 100 participants from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. Hon Jenny Salesa, […]

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Stone column installation marks milestone for Baypark to Bayfair Link project

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Central North Island, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on Stone column installation marks milestone for Baypark to Bayfair Link project

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The first of 3400 stone columns, which would reach from the project site to Waihi Beach if they were laid out end to end, are being installed on the Baypark to Bayfair Link project. The columns will improve the ground conditions throughout the site so it can eventually take the […]

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Bus stop changes – new ‘no stopping’ areas proposed for Queenstown CBD

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, south island, Transport  /  Comments Off on Bus stop changes – new ‘no stopping’ areas proposed for Queenstown CBD

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency People are being encouraged to provide feedback on a proposal to install no stopping lines and bus stops on Queenstown’s Stanley Street (part of State Highway 6A) between Coronation Drive and Shotover Street. The NZ Transport Agency is consulting on the proposed removal of 17 car parks in this area: […]

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Update on homicide investigation in Waitangirua

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Justice, KB, KB, Law and Enforcement, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Press Release, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Update on homicide investigation in Waitangirua

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Christiaan Barnard, Kapiti Mana Police Police investigating the homicide of 19-year-old Sosiua Helotu Ula have executed search warrants in South Auckland this morning with the assistance of Counties Manukau Police. A 28-year-old male sought in relation to the inquiry was located […]

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Minister launches sustainable blueprint

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), DJF, Education, KB, KB  /  Comments Off on Minister launches sustainable blueprint

Source: Auckland University of Technology 24 Oct, 2018 AUT’s Sustainability Taskforce at the Sustainability Roadmap launch Staff and students gathered on Friday 19 October at an event at City Campus for the official launch of AUT’s Sustainability Roadmap. Developed by the Vice-Chancellor’s Taskforce for Sustainability, the Roadmap is a blueprint to ensure that AUT achieves […]

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Further update on proposal to fund glecaprevir with pibrentasvir (Maviret) for hepatitis C

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Pharmac, Press Release, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Further update on proposal to fund glecaprevir with pibrentasvir (Maviret) for hepatitis C

Source: Pharmac Update This is a further update on the proposal to fund glecaprevir with pibrentasvir (Maviret) for hepatitis C. PHARMAC would like to again thank everyone who gave feedback in response to our consultation letter about this proposal, dated 20 July 2018. PHARMAC provided an update on this proposal on 27 August 2018, which […]

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Irish Famine victims’ heavy smoking led to dental decay, new research reveals

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Irish Famine victims’ heavy smoking led to dental decay, new research reveals

Source: University of Otago Wednesday 24 October 2018 10:14am The dentition of a 26-35 year old male from the Irish Famine era, showing dental caries (tooth decay), tooth loss, abscesses, calculus (tartar), periodontal disease and a clay-pipe facet. Irish Famine victims were heavy smokers which caused badly rotten teeth, researchers from the University of Otago […]

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Report shows opportunities to leverage food and beverage exports with tourism

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Report shows opportunities to leverage food and beverage exports with tourism

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 24 Oct 2018 Media contact: MPI media team A new market insights report builds on New Zealand’s understanding of food and beverage tourism and opportunities for our primary industries. The New Zealand Food & Agri Tourism Industry Insights Report, a collaborative project between ANZ and MPI’s Economic […]

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Police investigating home invasion incident in Manurewa (+ footage)

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Justice, KB, KB, Law and Enforcement, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Press Release, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Police investigating home invasion incident in Manurewa (+ footage)

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Counties Manukau Police are investigating a violent home invasion where an elderly woman was assaulted in Manurewa. At around 10.15pm on Friday 12th October, 2018 the 84-year-old victim answered the door to someone knocking when two males have barged their way into her home, grabbing her handbag. […]

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Sport – Calling The Rock to lead a Pacific Island Super Rugby franchise

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Sport – Calling The Rock to lead a Pacific Island Super Rugby franchise

Source: Trio Communications Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is being targeted by a social media campaign from New Zealand to champion a Pacific Island Super Rugby franchise and ensure the future of the competition. The aim is to get thousands of rugby fans to tag Johnson across social media channels to get him to look at […]

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