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SH1 over Brynderwyns to close for overnight resealing

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland and Northland, DJF, KB, KB, Media release, New Zealand Transport Agency, Press Release, Public Sector, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on SH1 over Brynderwyns to close for overnight resealing

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that State Highway 1 over the Brynderwyn Hills will be closed for two nights next week for resealing. The road will be closed between 9pm and 5am on Tuesday, 23 January and Wednesday, 24 January between Waipu and the intersection with SH12 on the […]

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Mayor endangers ratepayers by caving to Toyota’s threats

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Mayor endangers ratepayers by caving to Toyota’s threats

Source: Taxpayers Union Mayor endangers ratepayers by caving to Toyota’s threats18 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to Palmerston North Mayor Grant Smith’s suggestion that Toyota used threats to garner a $391,000 grant from ratepayers, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “The Mayor says that there was a threat that Toyota could move operations to […]

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First NZ Study on effects of screen-time on pre-school children

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on First NZ Study on effects of screen-time on pre-school children

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: First NZ Study on effects of screen-time on pre-school childrenObesity, poorer motor skills, hyperactivity problems and poor sleep are just some of the effects that may be experienced by pre-school children who exceed New Zealand’s screen-time guidelines, according to a study funded by the Ministry of Social Development’s Children and […]

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Kiwi teens have little knowledge of most effective contraceptives, Otago research reveals

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Kiwi teens have little knowledge of most effective contraceptives, Otago research reveals

Source: University of Otago Friday 18 January 2019 10:11am New Zealand adolescents have little knowledge of the most effective form of contraceptives, like implants and IUDs, and support the concept of an education programme about these long-acting reversible contraceptives to help prevent unintended teen pregnancies, University of Otago research has found. In a paper published […]

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Revenue neutrality a no-brainer for a fair capital gains tax

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Revenue neutrality a no-brainer for a fair capital gains tax

Source: Taxpayers Union Revenue neutrality a no-brainer for a fair capital gains tax 18 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The Tax Working Group’s expected recommendation to cut income tax to offset the burden of capital gains tax is a no-brainer if the new tax is to be fair to New Zealanders, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. “Revenue […]

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Proposal for ‘cautious path’ forward for changing cannabis laws by Otago researcher

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Proposal for ‘cautious path’ forward for changing cannabis laws by Otago researcher

Source: University of Otago Friday 18 January 2019 9:57am Associate Professor Joseph Boden Amid the ongoing debate on legislation for recreational use of cannabis, an Otago researcher proposes a cautious path forward for changing cannabis laws in New Zealand that aims to reduce cannabis-related harm. Associate Professor Joseph Boden from the Department of Psychological Medicine […]

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Success for Waiheke Island’s newest baby dotterel

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Success for Waiheke Island’s newest baby dotterel

Source: Auckland Council A little dotterel chick which has been at the centre of local attention and conservation efforts on Waiheke has taken flight. Popular dog-walking spot Surfdale Beach was temporarily closed over the breeding season to protect the nesting site of endangered New Zealand dotterels that had recently become established in the area. A […]

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Benefit data shows families cannot wait till Budget 2019 announcements

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Benefit data shows families cannot wait till Budget 2019 announcements

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 18 January 2019 The latest benefit data from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) provides cast iron evidence that current levels of welfare benefits and Working for Families tax credits are far too inadequate to meet the everyday needs of families who rely on social assistance, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). […]

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It’s designers who can make gaming more accessible for people living with disabilities

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  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 It’s designers who can make gaming more accessible for people living with disabilities

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Ben Egliston, PhD candidate in Media and Communications, University of Sydney Anyone can play video games, right? If you’ve been following recent buzz in the gaming industry, you might be under the impression that video games are more accessible than they’ve ever been. Popular talking points include […]

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What’s the deal (or no-deal) with Brexit? Here’s everything explained

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  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 What’s the deal (or no-deal) with Brexit? Here’s everything explained

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Giovanni Di Lieto, Lecturer of international trade law, Monash Business School, Monash University On June 23, 2016 the United Kingdom held a referendum to decide whether it should leave or remain in the European Union. More than 30 million people took part in the vote with 51.9% […]

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Aged care royal commission benefits Generation X: it’s too late for the silent generation

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  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 Aged care royal commission benefits Generation X: it’s too late for the silent generation

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Joseph Ibrahim, Professor, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University A surprising group of people stand to benefit from the aged care royal commission, whose hearings start today. These are residents of nursing homes in the far future — people in their […]

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Ten ways teacher librarians improve literacy in schools

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  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 Ten ways teacher librarians improve literacy in schools

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Margaret Kristin Merga, Senior Lecturer in Education, Edith Cowan University Australian schools constantly strive to improve the literacy outcomes of their students. Supporting literacy achievement for struggling readers is particularly important because these readers have their disadvantage compounded: capable students develop “richer” skills through continued exposure to […]

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Vital Signs: the power of not being too clear

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  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 Vital Signs: the power of not being too clear

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Richard Holden, Professor of Economics, UNSW Incentives, in one form or other, are central to our lives. The Soviet experiment ended in December 1991 because it turned out that when people got paid the same whether they worked hard or slacked off, most people slacked off. People […]

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The financially well-off defy the stereotypes. They include retirees, and mortgagees

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  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 The financially well-off defy the stereotypes. They include retirees, and mortgagees

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By David C. Ribar, Professorial Research Fellow, University of Melbourne Financial well-being is hard to get a handle on. That’s because it’s a mix of how people feel and how they objectively are. And it’s multifaceted, including things such as spending, saving, investing, borrowing, and insuring, and competing […]

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Why do so few Aussies speak an Australian language?

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  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 Why do so few Aussies speak an Australian language?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Laura Rademaker, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Australian National University Linguistically speaking, Australia is special. With around 250 languages spoken when Australia was first colonised, Australia was one of the most linguistically diverse places in the world. But few people speak our Indigenous languages. As of 2016, only 10% […]

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China Dongxiang Achieves Growth in Retail Performance and Same-Store-Sales for 4Q2018

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  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 Dongxiang Achieves Growth in Retail Performance and Same-Store-Sales for 4Q2018

Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 17 January 2019 – The leading international sportswear brand enterprise in the PRC, China Dongxiang (Group) Co., Ltd. (“China Dongxiang” or “the Company”, together with its subsidiaries, “the Group”, HKEx stock code: 3818) announces operational data for the fourth quarter of 2018 (4Q2018). In 4Q2018, the retail performance of Kappa […]

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EIT student’s photograph features in prestigious photography competition

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Arts and Design, DJF, Eastern Institute of Technology, Education, EIT, EIT Bachelor of Creative Practice, EIT Hawke's Bay, ideaschool, KB, Lillian Simpson, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Nigel Roberts, students, Tairāwhiti, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on EIT student’s photograph features in prestigious photography competition

Source: Eastern Institute of Technology – Tairāwhiti 13 mins ago Lillian Simpson is showing her photographs (with the portrait of her sister on the right). EIT Bachelor of Creative Practice student Lillian Simpson has earned an honorable mention in the prestigious international “Monochrome Photography Award” (amateur fashion/beauty category). Her black and white photograph portraying her […]

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Police appeal for witnesses following fatal crash near Taupiri

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  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 appeal for witnesses following fatal crash near Taupiri

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Attribute to Inspector Marcus Lynam, Waikato Road Policing Manager: Waikato Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal crash near Taupiri this afternoon. The crash, involving four vehicles, occurred on State Highway 1 shortly before 2pm. Initial enquiries indicate a small car entered the northbound lane following […]

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Nearly half of Asia Pacific enterprises are proceeding on a hybrid cloud pilot without a formal strategy, NTT Communications warns

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  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 Nearly half of Asia Pacific enterprises are proceeding on a hybrid cloud pilot without a formal strategy, NTT Communications warns

Source: Media Outreach HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 17 January 2019 – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (TYO: 9432), today announced that 44 per cent of enterprises in Asia-Pacific are going ahead with implementing a hybrid cloud without a formal strategy in place, […]

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Methodology Report 2017/18: New Zealand Health Survey

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Methodology Report 2017/18: New Zealand Health Survey

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health This methodology report details the procedures and protocols followed to ensure the New Zealand Health Survey produces the high-quality and robust data expected of official statistics. Included is information about: the survey population and sample design data collection response rates and coverage rates weighting data processing analysis methods. Information […]

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