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ACCC wants to curb digital platform power – but enforcement is tricky

By   /  December 11, 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 ACCC wants to curb digital platform power – but enforcement is tricky

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Katharine Kemp, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, UNSW, and Co-Leader, ‘Data as a Source of Market Power’ Research Stream of The Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation, UNSW We need new laws to monitor and curb the power wielded by Google, Facebook and other powerful digital platforms, […]

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Medicinal cannabis legislation to help ease suffering

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Medicinal cannabis legislation to help ease suffering

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Medicinal cannabis legislation to help ease sufferingHealth Minister Dr David Clark says thousands of New Zealanders will potentially benefit from the Government’s medicinal cannabis legislation. The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill passed its third reading in Parliament this afternoon and will soon become law.  “Ultimately, this legislation will […]

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New Zealand Dairy Sector – FONTERRA TO HELP FARMERS GET GREATER MILK PRICE CERTAINTY

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Dairy Sector – FONTERRA TO HELP FARMERS GET GREATER MILK PRICE CERTAINTY

Source: Fonterra Fonterra has today announced that it will introduce a new financial tool to help farmers gain more certainty of what they will be paid for their milk for the season. The new Fixed Milk Price can help them with budgeting, planning, and managing on-farm profitability. Fixed Milk Price joins a set of seven […]

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North Shore gains crucial environmental funding

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on North Shore gains crucial environmental funding

Source: Auckland Council North Shore’s natural environment was given a further boost last week with $158,000 awarded to local organisations through the 2018/2019 Regional Environment and Natural Heritage Grant programme funding round. The Kaipātiki Project, Pest Free Kaipātiki, and Beyond the Fence were awarded grants over the next three years, in part funded by the […]

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Birkenhead Town Centre’s transformation complete

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Birkenhead Town Centre’s transformation complete

Source: Auckland Council Birkenhead’s main street improvements project has just been completed in time for summer.  The area surrounding Birkenhead town centre’s roundabout intersection now has wider footpaths, more planting and improved public open space – making it safer and more enjoyable to visit. There is also a new deck and seating under the Norfolk […]

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Less suffering for New Zealanders as medicinal cannabis legislation passes

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, KB, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Less suffering for New Zealanders as medicinal cannabis legislation passes

Source: Green Party The Green Party welcomes the passage of medicinal cannabis legislation that provides certainty and clarity to patients and their whānau.  “This is a huge day for New Zealanders in pain and suffering who’ve been denied the only medicine that works for them”, Green Party drug law reform spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick said today.  […]

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Psychosocial Factors at Work conference – Asia Pacific Academy

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Psychosocial Factors at Work conference – Asia Pacific Academy

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Psychosocial Factors at Work conference – Asia Pacific AcademyGood morning, I’ll begin by acknowledging how much has been said, both here and internationally, about Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s desire to foster a more compassionate and kinder style of politics. This is a commitment that all of us in Government are […]

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Will the new Mary Poppins film acknowledge the suffragettes’ success?

By   /  December 11, 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 Will the new Mary Poppins film acknowledge the suffragettes’ success?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Ana Stevenson, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Studies Group, University of the Free State Mary Poppins first flew down from a hazy London skyline to care for Jane and Michael Banks in a children’s book published in 1934. Julie Andrews immortalised the character on screen in the celebrated […]

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First sales confirmed for Otago tissue architects’ new 3D bio-printing technology

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on First sales confirmed for Otago tissue architects’ new 3D bio-printing technology

Source: University of Otago Tuesday 11 December 2018 4:21pm Bio-inks are gel-like substances that carry living human or stem cells and degrade over time in the body to help regenerate damaged or diseased tissues. Researchers have begun accessing the University of Otago invention of a new type of bio-ink for 3D-printing via American company Advanced […]

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Water mains to be turned off on Awapuni Road this Thursday

By   /  December 11, 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 Water mains to be turned off on Awapuni Road this Thursday

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency Tairāwhiti Roads has begun work to help reduce noise and vibration from traffic on Awapuni Road in Gisborne. General Manager Dave Hadfield says Phase 1 of this work involves moving fire hydrants between Grey Street and Roberts Road away from the driving lane to stop the noise created by tyres […]

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Govt confused & misleading on UN Migration Compact

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt confused & misleading on UN Migration Compact

Source: National Party The Government’s confusion over the United Nations Global Compact on Migration shows an absence of accountability, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says. “Overnight, world leaders, foreign ministers and New Zealand’s UN representative have gathered in Morocco and adopted this Compact, but instead of telling New Zealanders what its position is, Winston […]

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What is going on with KiwiBuild?

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on What is going on with KiwiBuild?

Source: National Party Embattled Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s refusal to answer questions about why the Head of KiwiBuild Stephen Barclay is ‘out of the office’ shows that the programme continues to be in a state of disorganisation and chaos, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Mr Twyford announced Mr Barclay’s position in May this year […]

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Police investigating Sandringham death

By   /  December 11, 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 Sandringham death

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Attribute to Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe, Auckland City Police: Police continue to investigate the death of a person who was located at a property in Sandringham this morning. The deceased is a male in his 50’s. Formal identification is yet to be completed and Police are not […]

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Wadestown Road closed following serious crash

By   /  December 11, 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 Wadestown Road closed following serious crash

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Wadestown Road, Wellington is closed between Lytton Street and Blackbridge Road following a serious crash this afternoon. The crash happened shortly after 2.15pm. The incident involved two cars crashing and then a road worker at the scene was hit by one of the cars. The road worker […]

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Rowing her way through graduation

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Rowing her way through graduation

Source: University of Waikato When Jackie Kiddle graduates this week, she’ll have a long list of achievements to look back on: winning multiple gold and silver medals at Rowing World Cups and World Championships , claiming the Sportswoman of the Year Blues Award and launching her own online shop – to name a few. The […]

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North Shore gains crucial environment funding

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on North Shore gains crucial environment funding

Source: Auckland Council North Shore’s natural environment was given a further boost last week with $158,000 awarded to local organisations through the 2018/2019 Regional Environment and Natural Heritage Grant programme funding round. The Kaipātiki Project, Pest Free Kaipātiki, and Beyond the Fence were awarded grants over the next three years, in part funded by the […]

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ACC levies for the next two years confirmed

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on ACC levies for the next two years confirmed

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 11 December 2018 The Government has announced the new ACC levies for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 years. Key aspects of the new levies are: the average Work levies paid by employers and self-employed people will decrease from 72 cents to 67 cents per $100 of liable earnings […]

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Feature Article In The Food New Zealand Magazine

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Asure Quality, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Feature Article In The Food New Zealand Magazine

Source: Asure Quality Check out this recent feature article on laboratory and process testing technology in the latest issue of Food New Zealand magazine. The business of producing high quality food can be complex, with food manufacturers in New Zealand having stringent quality control systems monitored by highly skilled personnel to ensure their products meet or […]

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Police urge pedestrians to take care in Wellington

By   /  December 11, 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 urge pedestrians to take care in Wellington

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police With Christmas shopping well underway, the Wellington region’s central business districts are busier than usual. Police are asking people to take care when walking around the city after a number of incidents involving pedestrians being struck by vehicles when crossing the road. Some of these incidents have […]

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Small business the focus of Australian talks

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Small business the focus of Australian talks

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Efforts to progress a seamless trans-Tasman business environment will take another step at a ministerial roundtable meeting in Sydney tomorrow. Small Business Minister Stuart Nash and Australian Assistant Treasurer Stuart Robert will co-host a roundtable meeting of senior government and business leaders. The discussion will focus on ways to advance […]

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