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Visa processing moves online

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Visa processing moves online

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs Immigration New Zealand Auckland Central Visa Services counter services at 280 Queen Street are closing permanently 4 pm on Friday 21 December 2018.  There will be no drop box at this location. This is because Immigration New Zealand is moving to a largely online model of visa […]

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China Telecom Named No.1 in “The Global Top 50 – Best in Communications Sector” by IR Magazine

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, DJF, KB, KB, Media Outreach, MIL OSI, Pacific,  /  Comments Off on China Telecom Named No.1 in “The Global Top 50 – Best in Communications Sector” by IR Magazine

Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – December 19, 2018 – China Telecom Corporation Limited (“China Telecom” or “the Company”; HKEx: 00728; NYSE: CHA) was delighted to be named No. 1 in “The Global Top 50 — Best in Communications Sector” by IR Magazine.   “The Global Top 50 awards” was based on IR Magazine’s annual surveys […]

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Name release – Dyers Pass Road, Cashmere

By   /  December 19, 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 Name release – Dyers Pass Road, Cashmere

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Police can now release the name of the person found deceased on December 11 after a single vehicle crash on Dyers Pass Road. He was 60-year-old Yi Jie Chen, of Christchurch. The death has been referred to the Coroner. ENDS Issued by the Police Media Centre MIL […]

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Curious Kids: why are people colour blind?

By   /  December 19, 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 are people colour blind?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Paul Martin, Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology & Eye Health, Central Clinical School, Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au You might also like the podcast Imagine […]

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Is your pool safe?

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Is your pool safe?

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council is urging pool owners to get their safety checks in place to prevent drownings. An average of three preschoolers die in home pool drownings in New Zealand every year, and councils around the country are working to get this number to zero. The leading causes of preschool children drowning in […]

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Remember to clean, cook, and chill food

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Remember to clean, cook, and chill food

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 19 Dec 2018 Media contact: MPI media team New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) today launched its summer 2018 food safety campaign. This focuses on preventing people getting food poisoning by doing 3 simple things: Clean, Cook, Chill. Head of New Zealand Food Safety, Bryan Wilson says foodborne […]

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Serious crash – south of Temuka

By   /  December 19, 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 Serious crash – south of Temuka

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Emergency services are attending a serious crash on the intersection of SH1 and Arowhenua Road, south of Temuka. Police received a report of the two-car crash around 1.05pm. Initial reports indicate that four people are injured. Diversions are in place and motorists are asked to avoid the […]

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Plan ahead for a safe, enjoyable summer holiday journey – Wellington region

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Lower North Island, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Summer Journeys, Transport  /  Comments Off on Plan ahead for a safe, enjoyable summer holiday journey – Wellington region

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency With Wellington drivers preparing to embark on their summer holidays, the NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to plan ahead and make the right choices. “Roads in and out of Wellington are always busy around Christmas and New Year, particularly on State Highway 1,” the Transport Agency’s Regional Transport Systems […]

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NZ Transport Agency urges motorists to plan ahead for a safe holiday journey

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Lower North Island, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Summer Journeys, Transport  /  Comments Off on NZ Transport Agency urges motorists to plan ahead for a safe holiday journey

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency Tairawhiti Roads is urging motorists in the Gisborne region to make their summer holiday journeys safer by planning ahead and driving to the conditions. “Roads across Tairawhiti are likely to be busy around Christmas and New Year, with many tourists and holidaymakers heading to our region for their summer holidays,” […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Taxpayers’ Union responds to approval of Auckland-Hamilton rail business case

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on MEDIA RELEASE: Taxpayers’ Union responds to approval of Auckland-Hamilton rail business case

Source: Taxpayers Union Taxpayers’ Union responds to approval of Auckland-Hamilton rail business case 19 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Responding to NZTA’s approval of a business case for the proposed Auckland-to-Hamilton passenger rail service, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “With $78 million of funding from the poor old taxpayer, a few quick sums suggest that each passenger on […]

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The First AECOM David A. Burns Award Announced

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on The First AECOM David A. Burns Award Announced

Source: University of Waikato In 2018, AECOM (a premier New Zealand and international company that designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets, including on the University of Waikato campus) established an award to commemorate the contributions made by the late David Andrew Burns and to encourage graduate students into a career in engineering geology. David […]

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Police investigating fire in Taneatua

By   /  December 19, 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 fire in Taneatua

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Police and Fire and Emergency NZ are investigating a suspicious fire at Taneatua Police Station last night. The incident was reported around 10.45pm and the fire was well involved when emergency services arrived. The damage to the station is extensive and a scene examination will continue today. […]

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Remuera West Scouts go solar

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Remuera West Scouts go solar

Source: Auckland Council The Remuera West Scout Group is on its way to solar-powered lighting and heating thanks to funding from Ōrākei Local Board. Folding solar panels and recyclable, reusable and non-hazardous crystal batteries will now keep the scouts warm and well-lit in an environmentally-friendly manner. The equipment will be put to use during regular […]

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Seal-mounted cameras give scientists a glimpse of life under the ice

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Seal-mounted cameras give scientists a glimpse of life under the ice

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research A NIWA-led team of marine ecologists are using seal-mounted cameras to get a first-hand view into the behaviour and movements of Weddell seals under the Antarctic ice. Images the team have obtained of food foraging and social interactions will play a highly valuable role in […]

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Decision to list medical devices supplied by Medtronic

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Pharmac, Press Release, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Decision to list medical devices supplied by Medtronic

Source: Pharmac Detail about this decision In 2017 PHARMAC issued a Requests for Proposals (“RFP”) for needles and syringes. The RFP was for non-exclusive national agreements for listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule. After completing the RFP evaluation processes and consulting on the provisional Agreement reached with Medtronic, PHARMAC has decided to list Medtronic’s range of […]

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Call to creatives: applications open for unique residency

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Call to creatives: applications open for unique residency

Source: Auckland Council Tweet this quote Share Share this Applications are now open for the 2019 Auckland Council Regional Parks Artist in Residence programme. Are you an experienced and innovative artist, looking to try something new in 2019? Applications are now open for the 2019 Auckland Council Regional Parks Artist in Residence programme. Each year, […]

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Name release – Tauranga fatal

By   /  December 19, 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 Name release – Tauranga fatal

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Police can now release the name of the person killed in a crash on Bethlehem Road, Tauranga, on Monday 19 December. She was 39-year-old Emma Claire Meredith of Te Aroha Our thoughts are with her family. The investigation into the crash is ongoing. ENDS Issued by the […]

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Rotorua Police investigate aggravated robbery

By   /  December 19, 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 Rotorua Police investigate aggravated robbery

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Attribute to Detective Leonie Smith, Rotorua CIB:  Rotorua Police are investigating an aggravated robbery that took place at the Lynmore Junction BP on Te Ngae Road on Monday 10 December.  Two men entered the service area of the BP at around 2am, one armed with a long-barrelled firearm. The […]

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Tips on good gift giving from Auckland City Mission

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Tips on good gift giving from Auckland City Mission

Source: Auckland Council As Aucklanders wind-down over the summer break and celebrate the year’s end with their family, friends and whānau, we bring you some tips from the City Mission on thoughtful giving. The City Mission recently presented at Puketapapa Local Board’s monthly community forum, sharing tips on what makes for good giving are especially […]

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Otago report investigates ‘shifting the peaks’ of electricity consumption via three residential appliances

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago report investigates ‘shifting the peaks’ of electricity consumption via three residential appliances

Source: University of Otago Wednesday 19 December 2018 9:54am Dr Michael Jack of Otago’s Department of Physics A University of Otago study has examined the potential for New Zealand residential electricity consumption to be shifted to reduce costs for consumers, demand on infrastructure and avoid future carbon emissions. The study focused on shifting demand for […]

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