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DOC support of rāhui over Mermaid Pools

By   /  April 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on DOC support of rāhui over Mermaid Pools

Source: Department of Conservation Introduction In support of the rāhui placed on the Otīto Scenic Reserve by local hapū Te Whanau a Rangiwhakaahu, DOC will be closing off the unofficial walkway that leads from Matapouri Bay over Rangitapu Headland to Te Wai O Te Taniwha/Mermaid Pools and discourage all visitors from accessing both the scenic […]

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Police training goes family friendly

By   /  April 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Police training goes family friendly

Source: New Zealand Government Police numbers have been boosted with the graduation of 21 new constables from an innovative training scheme that allows them to stay close to their families. “The constables from recruit wing 323-5 are just the second cohort trained in Auckland as part of the Coalition Government’s effort to strive for 1800 […]

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Metiria Turei’s resignation, the media and democracy

By   /  April 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Business, Education, Explore - BUSINESS, Explore - Media-communication-journalism, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Metiria Turei’s resignation, the media and democracy

Source: Massey University Former Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei. By Associate Professor Sean Phelan Dr Leon Salter Two months before New Zealand’s 2017 elections, which eventually installed the Ardern coalition government, then Green party co-leader Metiria Turei gave a speech on welfare reform. Many political commentators had predicted an easy victory for the ruling National […]

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Motorbike crash – Te Puke Highway

By   /  April 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Security  /  Comments Off on Motorbike crash – Te Puke Highway

Source: New Zealand Police Two people have been injured in a motorbike crash on Te Puke Highway this morning. The crash occurred at 11.20am and reportedly involved two motorbikes. One motorbike caught fire following the crash. The fire has now been extinguished. One person has critical injuries, and one person has moderate injuries.  Diversions are […]

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Name release – fatal crash, Southland

By   /  April 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Security  /  Comments Off on Name release – fatal crash, Southland

Source: New Zealand Police Police can name the man who died after a single-vehicle crash on Otahuti Rd, Otahuti, Saturday 13 April. He was 56-year-old Garth Robinson of Invercargill. Police extend its condolences to his family and friends at this time. The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the cause of the crash. His death has […]

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Tomorrow’s Schools Review process needs improvement

By   /  April 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tomorrow’s Schools Review process needs improvement

Source: National Party News last week that the Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce received over 5000 submissions and pieces of feedback shows the public and educators are very invested in the potential reforms, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “National has previously argued for an extension to the deadline for the Taskforce to report back to the […]

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Serious assault – Queen Street, Auckland

By   /  April 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Security  /  Comments Off on Serious assault – Queen Street, Auckland

Source: New Zealand Police Police are investigating the serious assault of a man on Queen Street at around 4.20am today. The man is in a critical condition. Enquiries are under way to locate the offender. Queen Street is closed between Shortland Street and Wyndham Street while police examine the scene.   ENDS Issued by Police Media Centre.  MIL OSI

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New Zealand Social Sector – No CGT may offer opportunities to rethink policies to address inequality

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Social Sector – No CGT may offer opportunities to rethink policies to address inequality

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: Child Poverty Action Group The Prime Minister has taken Capital Gains Tax off her Government’s policy agenda. “This provides the opportunity to explore other policies that could better meet the express instructions from the Minister of Finance to the TWG to address housing affordability and reduce inequality,” says Associate Professor Susan St […]

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Code of Practice for Nuclear Medicine

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Code of Practice for Nuclear Medicine

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Radiation Safety Act 2016 came into force on 7 March 2017. The Act is administered by the Ministry of Health’s Office of Radiation Safety. The Act sets out high-level safety and security obligations in section 9–12. There are many different types of radiation use and the requirements are often very […]

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Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Radiation Safety Act 2016 came fully into force on 7 March 2017. The Act is administered by the Ministry of Health’s Office of Radiation Safety. The Act sets out high-level safety and security obligations in sections 9–12. There are many different types of radiation use and the requirements are […]

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Business has a role to play in improving and protecting New Zealand’s environment

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Business has a role to play in improving and protecting New Zealand’s environment

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: BusinessNZ — The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) acknowledges the Environment Aotearoa 2019 report released today by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ.”Members of the Sustainable Business Council, as well as the Climate Leaders Coalition, are working on many fronts to show kaitiakitanga, reduce their emissions, and enhance their communities. This […]

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Minor changes proposed to Speed Limits Bylaw

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Minor changes proposed to Speed Limits Bylaw

Source: Far North District Council The Far North District Council is seeking public feedback on minor changes to its Speed Limits Bylaw in the lead-up to a review of speed limits in the District. The Council is required to review speed limits across the district as part of a national Safer Journeys programme.  Before the […]

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No CGT may offer opportunities to rethink policies to address inequality

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on No CGT may offer opportunities to rethink policies to address inequality

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 18 April 2019 Child Poverty Action Group cautiously welcomes the government’s response to the Tax Working Group’s (TWG) final report.   The Prime Minister has taken Capital Gains Tax off her Government’s policy agenda.  “This provides the opportunity to explore other policies that could better meet the express instructions from the […]

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New Zealand Tertiary Sector – Thank you NZ – two Muslim students speak out a month on from the Christchurch mosque shootings

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Tertiary Sector – Thank you NZ – two Muslim students speak out a month on from the Christchurch mosque shootings

Source: MIL-OSI SubmissionsSource: Wintec Friday 15 March, 2019, was one of New Zealand’s darkest days. A month on from the mosque shootings in Christchurch, two Wintec international students, Basira and Baharah, talk about their experience of being Muslim in New Zealand and far away from their home in Afghanistan. “I was shocked, my body changed […]

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Better data will help us do a better job – Federated Farmers

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Better data will help us do a better job – Federated Farmers

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: Federated Farmers The Environment Aotearoa 2019 report released today will help all New Zealanders, not just farmers, identify the priorities for action. But we can only manage what we have information on, Federated Farmers environment and water spokesperson Chris Allen says. “Our message during the last central government election campaign, when various […]

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Environment Aotearoa Report Confirms Regional Council Failure

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Environment Aotearoa Report Confirms Regional Council Failure

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: Fish and Game NZ Fish and Game welcomed the report on New Zealand’s Environment today and believe it is a performance review on regional councils and how they have completely failed to protect the environment. “Regional Councils under the RMA have a legal obligation to protect the environment for future generations and […]

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Reserve Bank of New Zealand welcomes next steps by global climate initiative

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Economy, FifthEstate1, Finance, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Business, Reserve Bank of New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Reserve Bank of New Zealand welcomes next steps by global climate initiative

Source: Reserve Bank of New Zealand Release date 18 April 2019 The focus on climate and environmental risk by central banks globally is accelerating, with the release of a comprehensive report at the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) conference in Paris overnight. “The report targets an issue of […]

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Week That Was: Supporting safer staffing in healthcare

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Week That Was: Supporting safer staffing in healthcare

Source: New Zealand Labour Party This week we: Signed an accord with midwives for safer staffing levels Wiped debt for HNZ tenants wrongfully evicted by the previous Government’s improper methamphetamine contamination policies  Responded to the Tax Working Group And much more… We know that overworked midwives mean unsafe mothers and babies. That’s why the Ministry of […]

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WoF alert – Vehicle inspector Warwick Shelley suspended from issuing WoFs & CoFs

By   /  April 18, 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 WoF alert – Vehicle inspector Warwick Shelley suspended from issuing WoFs & CoFs

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency The NZ Transport Agency has immediately suspended vehicle inspector Warwick Shelley, the inspecting organisation delegate for both VTNZ Thames and VTNZ Whitianga (Heavy Haulage and Contracting). An NZ Transport Agency investigation has found evidence that Mr Shelley, who manages both sites, has been overruling his vehicle inspectors when they fail […]

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Plan ahead for a safe and enjoyable Easter Holiday

By   /  April 18, 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 Plan ahead for a safe and enjoyable Easter Holiday

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency Motorists travelling across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region for Easter are urged to drive to the conditions and plan ahead before leaving home. This year Easter Monday, Anzac Day and school holidays all fall in the same week, which means it’s likely to be extra busy on our […]

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