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New Zealand Social Sector – No CGT may offer opportunities to rethink policies to address inequality

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Social Sector – No CGT may offer opportunities to rethink policies to address inequality

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: Child Poverty Action Group The Prime Minister has taken Capital Gains Tax off her Government’s policy agenda. “This provides the opportunity to explore other policies that could better meet the express instructions from the Minister of Finance to the TWG to address housing affordability and reduce inequality,” says Associate Professor Susan St […]

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Business has a role to play in improving and protecting New Zealand’s environment

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Business has a role to play in improving and protecting New Zealand’s environment

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: BusinessNZ — The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) acknowledges the Environment Aotearoa 2019 report released today by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ.”Members of the Sustainable Business Council, as well as the Climate Leaders Coalition, are working on many fronts to show kaitiakitanga, reduce their emissions, and enhance their communities. This […]

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New Zealand Tertiary Sector – Thank you NZ – two Muslim students speak out a month on from the Christchurch mosque shootings

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Tertiary Sector – Thank you NZ – two Muslim students speak out a month on from the Christchurch mosque shootings

Source: MIL-OSI SubmissionsSource: Wintec Friday 15 March, 2019, was one of New Zealand’s darkest days. A month on from the mosque shootings in Christchurch, two Wintec international students, Basira and Baharah, talk about their experience of being Muslim in New Zealand and far away from their home in Afghanistan. “I was shocked, my body changed […]

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Better data will help us do a better job – Federated Farmers

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Better data will help us do a better job – Federated Farmers

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: Federated Farmers The Environment Aotearoa 2019 report released today will help all New Zealanders, not just farmers, identify the priorities for action. But we can only manage what we have information on, Federated Farmers environment and water spokesperson Chris Allen says. “Our message during the last central government election campaign, when various […]

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Environment Aotearoa Report Confirms Regional Council Failure

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Environment Aotearoa Report Confirms Regional Council Failure

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: Fish and Game NZ Fish and Game welcomed the report on New Zealand’s Environment today and believe it is a performance review on regional councils and how they have completely failed to protect the environment. “Regional Councils under the RMA have a legal obligation to protect the environment for future generations and […]

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safety focus ‘crucial’ this game bird season

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on safety focus ‘crucial’ this game bird season

Source: Fish and Game NZ Game bird hunters will be in the public eye “as never before” when the new hunting season opens – and safety measures have never been more important. It is crucial that hunters treat the safe transport and handling of their shotguns with the “utmost care and sensitivity” when the new […]

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State of Environment report reveals NZ’s dirtiest industry

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on State of Environment report reveals NZ’s dirtiest industry

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: Greenpeace The new State of the Environment report paints a “comprehensively damning” picture of the dairy industry. The cornerstone report out today says the industry is not only degrading biodiversity, rivers and lakes, hastening climate change, it also points to our seas as another environmental victim of intensive dairying. “Dairy bosses have […]

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Consultation opens on draft ageing strategy

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Consultation opens on draft ageing strategy

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: Ministry of Social Development People are being encouraged to have their say on a new draft strategy that has been developed to ensure that New Zealand is a great place to age. Minister for Seniors, Tracey Martin, launched the draft strategy Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034 during […]

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New Zealand Tertiary Sector – Canterbury Distinguished Professor Roy Kerr elected as Royal Society Fellow

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Tertiary Sector – Canterbury Distinguished Professor Roy Kerr elected as Royal Society Fellow

Source: MIL-OSI SubmissionsSource: University of Canterbury The University of Canterbury’s Canterbury Distinguished Professor Roy Kerr is to become a Fellow of the Royal Society (UK), for his exceptional contributions to science, placing him among the world’s most eminent scientists.   Professor Kerr is an eminent mathematician, known internationally for discovering the Kerr solution, an exact solution […]

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New report signals nine top environmental issues facing New Zealand – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: New Zealand’s environmental reporting series: Environment Aotearoa 2019

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New report signals nine top environmental issues facing New Zealand – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: New Zealand’s environmental reporting series: Environment Aotearoa 2019

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions New report signals nine top environmental issues facing New Zealand – Media release 18 April 2019 A new report shows the way we live and how we make a living are having a serious impact on our environment. Jointly produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ, Environment Aotearoa 2019 outlines nine […]

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New Zealand Union Sector – Government misses opportunity for a fairer NZ

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Union Sector – Government misses opportunity for a fairer NZ

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: CTU Today’s announcement that the Government will not be supporting a Capital Gains tax is “hugely disappointing” says CTU President Richard Wagstaff.“Working people need a fairer New Zealand, a place where we can all thrive. Ensuring that everyone contributes their share is a key part of that. A fairer tax system […]

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New Zealand Farming Sector – The right call made on CGT, Feds says

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Farming Sector – The right call made on CGT, Feds says

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: Federated Farmers The decision not to proceed with a Capital Gains Tax is heartening evidence that the coalition government is willing to put well-reasoned and practical considerations in front of ideology, Federated Farmers says.“It’s clear the coalition partners have listened to widespread concerns that a Capital Gains Tax has too many […]

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New Zealand Public Sector – Awareness of whistle-blowing legislation alarmingly low

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Public Sector – Awareness of whistle-blowing legislation alarmingly low

Source: MIL-OSI SubmissionsSource: Office of the Ombudsman Public awareness of the Protected Disclosures Act (PDA) is very low, according to research undertaken on behalf of the Ombudsman.Research company UMR polled 1000 people in late March and early April. The research has a margin of error of ±3%.“Just 9% of respondents said they were aware of […]

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New Zealand Union Sector – CGT decision: The opportunity cost of a lost opportunity – PSA

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Union Sector – CGT decision: The opportunity cost of a lost opportunity – PSA

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: PSA Today’s announcement by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that the coalition government has completely ruled out all options for a capital gains tax for the foreseeable future is a lost opportunity for lasting tax reform says the Public Service Association (PSA).“This is a sad outcome for all of those New Zealanders […]

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New Zealand Tertiary Sector – University of Canterbury’s Chinese Anzac brothers’ ground-breaking kiwi legacy

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Tertiary Sector – University of Canterbury’s Chinese Anzac brothers’ ground-breaking kiwi legacy

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: University of Canterbury A century ago, two New Zealand-Chinese, University of Canterbury engineering brothers, turned ANZAC soldiers, left their ground-breaking legacy for generations to come. Almost exactly 100 years ago, New Zealand troops based at Sling Camp in England rioted. To keep the soldiers occupied after the riot, a 128-metre-long kiwi – […]

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New Zealand Commerce Sector – Government makes right decision on CGT – CECC

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Commerce Sector – Government makes right decision on CGT – CECC

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce The Government’s decision to not adopt the proposed capital gains tax (CGT) is the “right decision given the impact it would have had on business”, says Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson.Announced this afternoon, the Government’s response to one of the most important […]

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New Zealand Business Sector – Businesses urge South Wairarapa to join Wellington Water

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Business Sector – Businesses urge South Wairarapa to join Wellington Water

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: Business Central Business Central is urging South Wairarapa councillors to bring in specialist expertise from Wellington Water to help them run a clean, safe water supply system for their population.“Councillors today have the opportunity to make a really positive difference to improve the resilience of the local water supply. I hope […]

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New Zealand Business Sector – CGT decision strengthens confidence in tax system

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Business Sector – CGT decision strengthens confidence in tax system

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: BusinessNZ BusinessNZ has congratulated the Government for its decision not to proceed with a capital gains tax.Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the proposed tax would have hit businesses hard, reducing funds available for investment and job growth and increasing their compliance burden.“Our members have been very clear that they did not […]

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New Zealand Business Sector – EMA says CGT decision is good news for SMEs

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Business Sector – EMA says CGT decision is good news for SMEs

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: EMA The EMA says it is relieved that the government has decided not to proceed with a capital gains tax because of the detrimental effect it would have had on the productivity and growth of small to medium-sized businesses.“It wasn’t something that was going to meet the objectives of reducing over-investment […]

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New Zealand Union Sector – Progress being made for administration workers on Admin Appreciation day

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Union Sector – Progress being made for administration workers on Admin Appreciation day

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: PSA The Public Service Association (PSA), New Zealand’s largest union, is calling on all work to show appreciation for the tireless work of all of the tens of thousands of administrative and clerical co-workers around New Zealand as part of administration appreciation day.“Administrative Professionals day, or Admin Day, is an opportunity […]

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