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Health warnings lifted: Four Manukau Harbour beaches safe to swim

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Health warnings lifted: Four Manukau Harbour beaches safe to swim

Source: Auckland Council Long-term public health warnings for four beaches in the Manukau Harbour have been lifted and will be swimmable this summer. The four beaches – Armour Bay, Taumanu East, Clarks Beach and Weymouth Beach – are now considered low risk for most of the time; with high risk periods only occurring around some […]

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Former head of business school dies

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Business, DJF, Education, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, Uni News  /  Comments Off on Former head of business school dies

Source: Massey University Professor Emeritus Sir Ngatata Love Former Massey University Faculty of Business dean and Professor Emeritus Sir Ngatata Love died last week at the age of 81. Sir Ngatata was, from 1985-95, the second dean of the faculty, now known as the College of Business or Massey Business School. He joined the University […]

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‘Treated like slaves’: Overseas students claim they’re underpaid, overworked, threatened

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on ‘Treated like slaves’: Overseas students claim they’re underpaid, overworked, threatened

Source: Unite Union New Zealand ‘Treated like slaves’: Overseas students claim they’re underpaid, overworked, threatened A group of overseas students, who paid thousands to come to New Zealand to complete internships, say they’re being “treated like slaves”. The hotel management students are cleaning rooms at a flash hotel and claim they’ve been underpaid, overworked and, […]

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View Newshub video here

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on View Newshub video here

One of two companies implicated has launched an investigation. Credits: Newshub A group of overseas students, who paid thousands to come to New Zealand to complete internships, say they’re being “treated like slaves”. The hotel management students are cleaning rooms at a flash hotel and claim they’ve been underpaid, overworked and, if they complain, threatened […]

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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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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ebola virus

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ebola virus

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ebola virus On 1 August 2018, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Government confirmed an outbreak of the Ebola virus in North Kivu province, originating in Béni territory. On 24 September a case was also confirmed in Tchomia, […]

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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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Parliament Oral Questions – Oral Questions – 24 October 2018000056

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament  /  Comments Off on Parliament Oral Questions – Oral Questions – 24 October 2018000056

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements and actions? Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Is it a goal of this Government’s economic policy to make it easier for New Zealand families and businesses to get […]

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Counting the costs of safe, clean water

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Counting the costs of safe, clean water

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Counting the costs of safe, clean waterA new report continues to build a picture of looming potential costs as the Government seeks to ensure safe drinking water, and better environmental performance of the country’s wastewater infrastructure, said the Minister of Local Government Hon Nanaia Mahuta. The GHD-Boffa Miskell report – […]

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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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