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New Zealand Women in Leadership Alumnae Symposium

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Governor General  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Women in Leadership Alumnae Symposium

Source: New Zealand Governor General Kei aku mareikura tena koutou. Aku mihi nui ki a koe, Rawinia, i to whakatau i ahau. Haramai tatau ki tenei kaupapa nui e pā ana ki a tatau katoa. To this gathering of esteemed women, my greetings to you all. Thank you Rawinia for your welcome to me. Let […]

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Environment Court Judge appointed

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Environment Court Judge appointed

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Environment Court Judge appointedAuckland-based solicitor Melinda Dickey has been appointed as an Environment Judge and District Court Judge to serve in Auckland, Attorney-General David Parker announced today.   Melinda Dickey has been a partner at Brookfields Lawyers since 1996. Until recently she was a member of the firm’s Board.   She specialises […]

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Fixing Middlemore Hospital a priority

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Fixing Middlemore Hospital a priority

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Fixing Middlemore Hospital a priorityLong standing problems with buildings and infrastructure at Middlemore Hospital and the Manukau SuperClinic will be fixed following an $80 million investment, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “Improving access to high quality health services provided in world-class facilities is a priority for the Coalition Government,” […]

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Sound of Science: Saving our snails

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, gastropods, KB, KB, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Powelliphanta, Public Sector, Science, Science Advisor, snails  /  Comments Off on Sound of Science: Saving our snails

Source: Department of Conservation “Powelliphanta appear to be “painted on the landscape” in a way which no other land snails in New Zealand are.” Science Advisor Kath Walker has been studying Powelliphanta snails for nearly four decades and has recently submitted her PhD on this ancient lineage of snail – an awesome achievement to someone so […]

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Prime Minister welcomes state visit by Korean President Moon Jae-in

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister welcomes state visit by Korean President Moon Jae-in

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Prime Minister welcomes state visit by Korean President Moon Jae-inThe President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in will visit New Zealand from 2 to 4 December, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “I am very much looking forward to welcoming President Moon to New Zealand,” said Jacinda Ardern. “I met with […]

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Drivers urged to check their car airbags

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Drivers urged to check their car airbags

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Drivers urged to check their car airbagsConsumer Affairs Minister Hon Kris Faafoi is urging New Zealanders to check if their vehicle has Takata Alpha-type airbags which are being recalled. The compulsory recall came into effect in April this year and data to the end of October shows there are still […]

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$29 million for safety improvements to SH3

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on $29 million for safety improvements to SH3

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: $29 million for safety improvements to SH3There will be urgent safety improvements done on SH3 from Waitara to Bell Block to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries, Minister of Transport Phil Twyford announced today. The $29 million dollar project will start in February and will include safety upgrades […]

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First New Plymouth KiwiBuild homes

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on First New Plymouth KiwiBuild homes

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: First New Plymouth KiwiBuild homesThe first KiwiBuild homes in New Plymouth are expected to be completed in mid-2019, Minister for Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford announced today. There will be 68 modest starter homes built in Marfell with two-thirds being three-bedroom homes and the remainder four-bedroom. All of them […]

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The rediscovery of the takehē – seventy years on

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, Fiordland, Historic, KB, KB, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Takahē, Takahe Rescue  /  Comments Off on The rediscovery of the takehē – seventy years on

Source: Department of Conservation Seventy years ago today, New Zealand was given a second chance to save a taonga once thought extinct. On 20 November 1948 Invercargill doctor Geoffrey Orbell led a team – including Neil McCrostie, Rex Watson and Joan Telfer – deep into the remote Murchison Mountains of Fiordland National Park. They were on the hunt for a […]

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Changes to drinking water standards will help keep New Zealanders healthy

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Changes to drinking water standards will help keep New Zealanders healthy

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Changes to drinking water standards will help keep New Zealanders healthy  Minister of Health David Clark is making changes to Drinking Water Standards which help keep New Zealanders safe from waterborne illness. “The Havelock North Inquiry sent a clear message that work was needed to improve the standard of drinking-water […]

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Wellbeing and Water – a necessary conversation with Local Government

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Wellbeing and Water – a necessary conversation with Local Government

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Wellbeing and Water – a necessary conversation with Local GovernmentThe Government has announced plans to initiate a strategic conversation with Local Government about community well-being and proposals to overhaul the regulation of water. Led by the Minister of Local Government Nanaia Mahuta, the multi-agency Three Waters Review has been investigating […]

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Surge funding for kauri dieback and myrtle rust research

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Surge funding for kauri dieback and myrtle rust research

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Surge funding for kauri dieback and myrtle rust researchResearch, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods today announced a funding increase of $13.75 million over three years for research to combat the spread of kauri dieback and myrtle rust.   Megan Woods says there is a critical need for a surge […]

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Draft Import Health Standard for Personal Consignments of Animal Products

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Exporters, KB, KB, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Draft Import Health Standard for Personal Consignments of Animal Products

Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 Closing Date: 14 Dec 2018 Contact: Animal imports team Have your say The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) wants your feedback on a proposed import health standard (IHS).  The IHS has been drafted to contain existing and new import requirements for personal consignments of animal products. Full details about the […]

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Update on the first seven months of the Fees Free policy

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Update on the first seven months of the Fees Free policy

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Update on the first seven months of the Fees Free policyThe Coalition Government’s first-year Fees Free policy is tracking well, with more than 50,000 people set to receive fees-free tertiary education this year, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Two thirds of the way through the first year of fees-free […]

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Telling Te Tiriti o Waitangi’s untold stories

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Telling Te Tiriti o Waitangi’s untold stories

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Telling Te Tiriti o Waitangi’s untold storiesAotearoa’s Treaty Settlement stories need to be told, recognised and remembered, says Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern. “Today’s launch of Te Tai Whakaea (Te Tai) means we’ll have increased access to these significant stories which capture the perspectives of various people […]

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Joint Statement by His Excellency Sebastián Piñera, President of the Republic of Chile, and the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Joint Statement by His Excellency Sebastián Piñera, President of the Republic of Chile, and the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Joint Statement by His Excellency Sebastián Piñera, President of the Republic of Chile, and the Right Honourable Jacinda ArdernAt the invitation of the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, undertook a State Visit to New Zealand […]

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Fiordland Marine Guardians appointed

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Marine Guardians appointed

Source: Ministry for the Environment The appointment of two new Fiordland Marine Guardians has been announced today, along with one re-appointment. The Fiordland Marine Guardians is an advisory group established under the Fiordland (Te Moana o Atawhenua) Marine Management Act 2005. The group is responsible for advising central and local government agencies on the integrated […]

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Chile and NZ arrangement to protect seabirds

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Chile and NZ arrangement to protect seabirds

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Chile and NZ arrangement to protect seabirdsNew Zealand and Chile will help protect vulnerable seabirds, including the critically endangered Antipodean albatross. A cooperative arrangement was signed today by Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters, on behalf of Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage and Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash, and the Chilean Minister of […]

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New plan for high quality early learning

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New plan for high quality early learning

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New plan for high quality early learningA bold ten year plan looks to restore the Government’s commitment to quality in early learning, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. “Moving towards 100 percent qualified teachers in early childhood education centres and improving adult:child ratios are among some of the key proposals […]

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Government confirms $20m investment in new health centre for Westport

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government confirms $20m investment in new health centre for Westport

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Government confirms $20m investment in new health centre for WestportHealth Minister Dr David Clark today confirmed $20m in Crown funding and the site for the new Buller Health Centre in Westport. During a visit to Westport today with West Coast Tasman MP Damien O’Connor, David Clark said the latest concept […]

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