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Radical new approaches may be required says NZTech

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Digital Skills Forum, FifthEstate1, Graeme Muller, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZTech, Press Release Service, Productivity Commission, Robotics Plus  /  Comments Off on Radical new approaches may be required says NZTech

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Auckland – The future of work and the impact of tech changes are complex issues, so it is fantastic to see the Productivity Commission undertaking such a detailed analysis of the potential opportunities and challenges, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. The rapid growth in artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation is already starting […]

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State of Environment report reveals dairy is NZ’s dirtiest industry

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, Environment, FifthEstate1, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on State of Environment report reveals dairy is NZ’s dirtiest industry

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand The new State of the Environment report paints a “comprehensively damning” picture of the dairy industry. The cornerstone report out today says the industry is not only degrading biodiversity, rivers and lakes, hastening climate change, it also points to our seas as another environmental victim of intensive dairying. “Dairy bosses have […]

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Third bus service for Rodney in three months

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Third bus service for Rodney in three months

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Transport and Rodney Local Board are introducing a third bus service funded by the Rodney Transport Targeted Rate. On Monday 6 May, the 126 bus service will begin operating between Westgate and Albany, via Riverhead and Coatesville. The service will run hourly and will use two buses travelling in either direction, […]

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Ōrākei Local Board seeks nominations for Community Volunteer Awards

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Ōrākei Local Board seeks nominations for Community Volunteer Awards

Source: Auckland Council Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised? Nominate them for an Ōrākei Local Board Community Volunteer Award. Ōrākei Local Board Chair Kit Parkinson says the Ōrākei board area has many dedicated volunteers and local groups who go above and beyond to contribute towards making the local board area a great […]

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Details of The Duke of Cambridge’s visit announced

By   /  April 18, 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 Details of The Duke of Cambridge’s visit announced

Source: New Zealand Government Details of His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge’s itinerary for his upcoming visit to New Zealand on 25th and 26th April have been released today by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The Duke’s first engagements will be in Auckland on the 25th. Then, His Royal Highness and the Prime Minister will travel […]

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Honorary doctorate for literacy champion Dame Wendy Pye

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland, College of Education, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - English and theatre, FifthEstate1, Graduation, Graduation (Auckland), International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, Uni News  /  Comments Off on Honorary doctorate for literacy champion Dame Wendy Pye

Source: Massey University Educational publishing entrepreneur and literacy advocate Dame Wendy Pye, who received an honorary Doctor of Education. ‘Teaching the world to read’ has been educational publishing phenomenon Dame Wendy Pye’s mission and mantra for 35 years. Now, Massey University is celebrating the life-changing impact of her early literacy resources to children all over […]

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Plaque marking centre of New Zealand’s territory installed near Greytown – 18/04/2019

By   /  April 18, 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 Plaque marking centre of New Zealand’s territory installed near Greytown – 18/04/2019

Source: GNS Science The plaque is a collaboration involving conceptual artist Billy Apple®, GNS Science, and the Department of Conservation. Since 2008, the United Nations has recognised that New Zealand’s territory includes our undersea continental shelf as well as the land mass above the sea. “ It’s a small but important reminder that our continental […]

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Removal of pathologists from long-term skills shortage list unwise

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, ASMS News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Business, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, Health, Health & Wellbeing, health care, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Removal of pathologists from long-term skills shortage list unwise

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists The senior doctors’ union says its concerns about the immigration status of pathologists have been acknowledged but the Government’s response falls well short of what is needed. Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), says Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has written to acknowledge the […]

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E tū very disappointed by CGT announcement – E tū

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū very disappointed by CGT announcement – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū, the biggest private sector union in New Zealand, is very disappointed that the Government will not adopt any of the Tax Working Group’s recommendations on introducing a capital gains tax (CGT). Annie Newman, E tū’s National Director of Campaigns, says that this development is a step backwards in the much-needed […]

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Honorary doctorate for Dame Wendy Pye

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland, College of Education, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - English and theatre, FifthEstate1, Graduation, Graduation (Auckland), International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, Uni News  /  Comments Off on Honorary doctorate for Dame Wendy Pye

Source: Massey University Educational publishing entrepreneur and literacy advocate Dame Wendy Pye, who received an honorary Doctor of Education. ‘Teaching the world to read’ has been educational publishing phenomenon Dame Wendy Pye’s mission and mantra for 35 years. Now, Massey University is celebrating the life-changing impact of her early literacy resources to children all over […]

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Foreign Minister to visit Nordic countries

By   /  April 18, 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 Foreign Minister to visit Nordic countries

Source: New Zealand Government Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters is travelling to Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland over the next week. The visit is part of a renewed diplomatic effort with Nordic countries, and follows the opening of the New Zealand Embassy in Stockholm last year. “This approach is both deliberate and targeted. New Zealand […]

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Separated walking and cycling path to be part of new Manawatū Tararua Highway

By   /  April 18, 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 Separated walking and cycling path to be part of new Manawatū Tararua Highway

Source: New Zealand Government The Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter announced today that the Government has committed to building a separated walking and cycling path along the new highway to replace the Manawatū Gorge. The NZ Transport Agency has confirmed the decision today at a hearing on the Notice of Requirement for the new […]

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New NZ Post delivery vehicles in Tawa

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Post  /  Comments Off on New NZ Post delivery vehicles in Tawa

Source: New Zealand Post Tawa residents will now be able to see New Zealand Post’s new electric delivery vehicles in operation as driver training has started. NZ Post has worked closely with the Wellington City Council to gain approval to operate the Paxster electric delivery vehicles on a 12 month trial. The rollout of these […]

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safety focus ‘crucial’ this game bird season

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 safety focus ‘crucial’ this game bird season

Source: Fish and Game NZ Game bird hunters will be in the public eye “as never before” when the new hunting season opens – and safety measures have never been more important. It is crucial that hunters treat the safe transport and handling of their shotguns with the “utmost care and sensitivity” when the new […]

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State of Environment report reveals NZ’s dirtiest industry

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 State of Environment report reveals NZ’s dirtiest industry

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: Greenpeace The new State of the Environment report paints a “comprehensively damning” picture of the dairy industry. The cornerstone report out today says the industry is not only degrading biodiversity, rivers and lakes, hastening climate change, it also points to our seas as another environmental victim of intensive dairying. “Dairy bosses have […]

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Consultation opens on draft ageing strategy

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 Consultation opens on draft ageing strategy

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Source: Ministry of Social Development People are being encouraged to have their say on a new draft strategy that has been developed to ensure that New Zealand is a great place to age. Minister for Seniors, Tracey Martin, launched the draft strategy Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034 during […]

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New Zealand Tertiary Sector – Canterbury Distinguished Professor Roy Kerr elected as Royal Society Fellow

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 – Canterbury Distinguished Professor Roy Kerr elected as Royal Society Fellow

Source: MIL-OSI SubmissionsSource: University of Canterbury The University of Canterbury’s Canterbury Distinguished Professor Roy Kerr is to become a Fellow of the Royal Society (UK), for his exceptional contributions to science, placing him among the world’s most eminent scientists.   Professor Kerr is an eminent mathematician, known internationally for discovering the Kerr solution, an exact solution […]

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Incident a lesson for farmers who own stock loading ramps

By   /  April 18, 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 Incident a lesson for farmers who own stock loading ramps

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 18 April 2019 A truck driver was left with a skull fracture and significant head injuries after a stock loading ramp used to unload sheep from a truck fell on him in October 2017 when its winch system failed. A truck driver was left with a skull fracture and significant head […]

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Environment report reinforces need for Government’s plan

By   /  April 18, 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 Environment report reinforces need for Government’s plan

Source: New Zealand Government The Environment Aotearoa 2019 report released today shows why the Government’s plan to clean up our waterways and make New Zealand carbon-neutral is so crucial, Environment Minister David Parker said.  “The report contributes to our understanding of the impacts land use decisions are having – but there are no big surprises. […]

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Minister Parker leads trade delegation to China

By   /  April 18, 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 Minister Parker leads trade delegation to China

Source: New Zealand Government Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker will lead a delegation of business representatives to China next week to advance the economic relationship between China and New Zealand.  “China-New Zealand trade continues to grow, and is now valued at over $30 billion,” David Parker said. “New Zealand’s trade relationship with China […]

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