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Trimming trees next to powerlines is a dangerous job

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Trimming trees next to powerlines is a dangerous job

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 22 May 2019 An employer has been sentenced to 60 hours community work and fined for failing to keep a worker safe while he was trimming tree branches next to a powerline. A casual worker hired by Bradford John Dibble was seriously injured in the incident. Dibble was sentenced at the […]

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NCEA changes | Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Te Kura - Correspondence School  /  Comments Off on NCEA changes | Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

Source: Te Kura – Correspondence School NCEA changes The Minister of Education announced changes to NCEA on 13 May 2019. There are seven key changes: Make NCEA more accessible Mana ōrite mo te mātauranga Māori Strengthen literacy and numeracy requirements Have fewer, larger standards Simplify NCEA’s structure Show clearer pathways to further education and employment […]

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Great progress on SH2 Takitimu Drive works

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Great progress on SH2 Takitimu Drive works

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency 22 May 2019 03:48 pm | NZ Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency would like to advise motorists that contractors have made great progress on the works that started on Monday 20 May along SH2 Takitimu Drive northbound. Bay of Plenty System Manager Rob Campbell says we acknowledge that the […]

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New design offers certainty for walking and cycling across Waitemata Harbour

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on New design offers certainty for walking and cycling across Waitemata Harbour

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has released plans for its preferred option for a shared path over the Auckland Harbour Bridge which will transform walking and cycling not only across the harbour, but throughout the city. The Transport Agency says its preferred design for the Auckland Harbour Bridge Shared Path will […]

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Independent review finds no wrongdoing by Transport Agency in dealings with SkyPath Trust

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Independent review finds no wrongdoing by Transport Agency in dealings with SkyPath Trust

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency recently initiated an independent investigation by legal firm Simpson Grierson to examine several aspects of its dealings with the SkyPath Trust. The investigation has now been completed and found no wrongdoing by Transport Agency staff. It also found that the Transport Agency acted in good faith. […]

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Bay of Plenty kōkako numbers on the rise

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, may19, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Bay of Plenty kōkako numbers on the rise

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction A recent survey in the Pongakawa Ecological Area has indicated a robust and healthy population of North Island kōkako – one of New Zealand’s more highly threatened birds. Date:  22 May 2019 Survey team Joe, Dave and Amanda with a map of the 1200ha survey area.Image: Rotoehu Ecological Trust | © A total […]

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Battle for Cassino Railway Station Remembered

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Battle for Cassino Railway Station Remembered

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 18 May 2019 Rotorua man Robert Gillies stands at the railway station in the small Italian town of Cassino and remembers. As the last remaining member of 28 (Māori) Battalion B Company, the 94-year-old remembers the comradeship, the loss and the fear of 75 years ago during the Battles of […]

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Lower Hutt Woman Flies 28 Battalion Banner Once More at Cassino

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Lower Hutt Woman Flies 28 Battalion Banner Once More at Cassino

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 18 May 2019 New Zealand Army Lieutenant Zarra Houpapa’s grandfather was on her mind as she proudly carried the 28 (Māori) Battalion banner at commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Battles of Cassino this week. Lieutenant Houpapa’s grandfather, Tako Henare Houpapa, lied about his age to get into the […]

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Palmerston North Man Leads NZDF at Cassino Commemoration

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Palmerston North Man Leads NZDF at Cassino Commemoration

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 17 May 2019 Palmerston North man Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Childs struggles to put into words just how honoured he was to lead the New Zealand Defence Force contingent at the 75th anniversary of the Battles of Cassino. Lieutenant Colonel Childs led the contingent this week in commemorative services at the Cassino […]

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NZDF Transports Donated Goods to Fiji

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on NZDF Transports Donated Goods to Fiji

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 17 May 2019 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has transported 1.5 tonnes of donated clothes, toys, books and other goods destined for remote communities in Fiji. Air Commodore Tim Walshe, the Air Component Commander, said a Royal New Zealand Air Force Boeing 757 aircraft on a scheduled flight to […]

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Veterans-Grandson-Led-Cultural-Group-At-Cassino

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Defence, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government Public Service, News  /  Comments Off on Veterans-Grandson-Led-Cultural-Group-At-Cassino

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 17th May 2019 Bay of Plenty man Tama Andrew’s grandfather named him, cherished him and taught him Te Reo Māori – but he never shared his experiences as a soldier during the Second World War. In fact, Warrant Officer Class 1 Andrew, a New Zealand Army Master Driver, said he […]

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Your speed is shared – new campaign asks drivers to see the risks of speeding through the eyes of a passenger

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Your speed is shared – new campaign asks drivers to see the risks of speeding through the eyes of a passenger

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency A new series of road safety advertisements launched this week is urging speeding drivers to examine their behaviour through the eyes of their nervous passengers. Part of the NZ Transport Agency/NZ Police road safety advertising and enforcement campaign, the ads aim to get drivers who live by the rule that […]

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Prospective students get a taste of EIT at Careers Expo

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Eastern Institute of Technology, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, staff, students, Tairāwhiti, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Prospective students get a taste of EIT at Careers Expo

Source: Eastern Institute of Technology – Tairāwhiti 3 mins ago For school leavers the question “What to do next” is often difficult to answer. Studying a degree at one of New Zealand’s universities? Learning an in-demand trade? Taking up an exciting tourism job? School leavers are spoilt for choice but having all these opportunities, can […]

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A strong voice for Pasifika people in healthcare

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Alma Su’a, AM-NC, bachelor of nursing, Eastern Institute of Technology, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health Pasifika Scholarship, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Nursing and Health Professions, pasifika, Rosalia Taotofi, staff, students, Tairāwhiti, Tertiary Education, Victoria Lealaiauloto Nofoaiga  /  Comments Off on A strong voice for Pasifika people in healthcare

Source: Eastern Institute of Technology – Tairāwhiti Home News A strong voice for Pasifika people in healthcare 3 mins ago Rosalia, Alma and Victoria (from left) are three of very few Pasifika nursing students. Samoan Bachelor of Nursing students Rosalia Taotofi, Victoria Lealaiauloto Nofoaiga and Alma Su’a received this year’s Ministry of Health Pasifika Scholarship. […]

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Beetles about: weed moth plant targeted

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Beetles about: weed moth plant targeted

Source: Environmental Protection Authority 21 May 2019 We have approved the introduction of a root-feeding beetle to control the noxious weed moth plant. The application to introduce the moth plant beetle into New Zealand was made by the Waikato Regional Council, acting on behalf of a consortium of regional councils and the Department of Conservation […]

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Taking the pulse of the Hikurangi subduction zone – 21/05/2019

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Taking the pulse of the Hikurangi subduction zone – 21/05/2019

Source: GNS Science This will help to bring science a step closer to being able to forecast the likelihood of damaging earthquakes and tsunamis on this major fault.  Led by GNS Science, the study involved the detailed analysis of several hundred earthquakes between Hawke’s Bay and East Cape to produce the first direct physical evidence […]

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Improving outcomes for tamariki through sport and physical activity

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Improving outcomes for tamariki through sport and physical activity

Source: Ministry for Children Improving outcomes for tamariki through sport and physical activity | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children Sport NZ and Oranga Tamariki are teaming up to improve access to sport and other forms of physical activity for all tamariki and rangatahi. Published on21 May 2019 CategoryGeneral Tamariki in care enjoy a “Give it a […]

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Culvert repair under way on SH1 near Umawera

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Culvert repair under way on SH1 near Umawera

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency advises that work has resumed to repair a stretch of State Highway 1, south of Umawera in Northland. Flood water from a storm event in March 2018 scoured out the river bank on the Waihou River. This caused a culvert to break and fall into the […]

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Measles update | ESR

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, ESR, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Measles update | ESR

Source: ESR Measles cases linked to single importation. ESR scientists say the majority of cases of measles in Auckland, Northland and Bay of Plenty are likely to have originated from one initial case in Auckland.  ESR, which tracks all notifiable diseases on behalf of the Ministry of Health, reports there are now 142 cases of […]

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Improving how our clients receive payments

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Improving how our clients receive payments

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 21/05/2019 [embedded content] Each year we arrange weekly compensation for around 100,000 people and pay out over $1 billion in compensation. We’ve been busy making improvements to streamline our client payments system as part of our client transformation journey. The new system is already in effect. You may notice […]

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