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Terrorism a first for NZ but decades now for Afghanistan

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Afghanistan, Al Noor mosque, AM-NC, Business, Christchurch, FifthEstate1, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Press Release Service, Terrorism, vigil  /  Comments Off on Terrorism a first for NZ but decades now for Afghanistan

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Christchurch – While last Friday’s terrorist attack in Christchurch was the first for New Zealand, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Australia and non-resident to New Zealand says his country has been victims of violence and terrorism for more than four decades. Ambassador Wahidullah Waissi is in Christchurch to pay tribute to the victims in Christchurch, meet […]

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NZ among the worst countries for physical inactivity

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Christchurch, ExerciseNZ, FifthEstate1, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, physical actvity, Press Release Service, Richard Beddie, San Diego  /  Comments Off on NZ among the worst countries for physical inactivity

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Christchurch – New Zealand is rated 10th best in the world for gym membership but we have some of the worst physical inactivity levels globally, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. He has just returned from a World Health Organisation conference in Geneva where he led a session on global standards for exercise professionals. […]

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The end of our innocence

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Christchurch, FifthEstate1, KB, Make Lemonade Media, March 15, MIL NZ OSI, Mosque, New Zealand, News, Opinions, Paul Kench, Press Release Service, terrorist attack  /  Comments Off on The end of our innocence

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Opinion editorial By Paul Kench, the Canterbury Police crime services manager (officer in charge, CIB) at time of February 22, 2011 earthquakes Christchurch – In retirement, I’m reluctant to join the social media world as a commenter, informed or otherwise, however for my own peace of mind I’ve decided to record some of […]

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Christchurch Muslims in grief, shock

By   /  March 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, attack, Business, Christchurch, FifthEstate1, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, Muslim community, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, terrorist  /  Comments Off on Christchurch Muslims in grief, shock

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Christchurch  – A member of the Muslim community in Christchurch says the Muslims in the city are in a shock following the terrorist attacks. Hedayat Najib, head of Business Studies at the Abacus Institute of Studies in Christchurch, says he and his family have been in contact with friends and families. But they […]

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Former Katikati Man Regular Caller on Hotline to North Korea

By   /  March 14, 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 Former Katikati Man Regular Caller on Hotline to North Korea

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 12 March 2019 At least twice a day, a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) officer serving at the heavily militarised border between North and South Korea calls the North on a hotline. “We conduct phone checks with the North Korean side twice a day and I regularly pass on or […]

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NZDF Delivers Dental Treatment in Hawkes Bay

By   /  March 14, 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 Delivers Dental Treatment in Hawkes Bay

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 11 March 2019 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has teamed up with Hawke’s Bay District Health Board to provide essential dental care to adults with significant oral health needs. From today until 22 March, a combined team of military and civilian dentists will be operating from the Cook Islands […]

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NZDF Begins Resupply Mission to Raoul Island

By   /  March 14, 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 Begins Resupply Mission to Raoul Island

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 11 March 2019 Royal New Zealand Navy offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Wellington left Auckland today for the first of the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) twice-yearly resupply missions to the Kermadec Islands. During the resupply mission from today until 22 March HMNZS Wellington will transport about 20 government staff and […]

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New Navy Commander Has Strong Links to Otago

By   /  March 14, 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 New Navy Commander Has Strong Links to Otago

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 11 March 2019 Taking command of HMNZS Otago was a fitting step for new Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Ben Martin, who has a strong connection to the Otago region. Lieutenant Commander Martin, who took command of the Offshore Patrol Vessel at a ceremony at Devonport Naval Base earlier this month, […]

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Auckland Man ‘Privileged’ to be Part of NZDF Antarctic Team

By   /  March 14, 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 Auckland Man ‘Privileged’ to be Part of NZDF Antarctic Team

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 7 March 2019 On a continent reliant on aircraft for the majority of travel, Royal New Zealand Air Force refueller Corporal Tom Watson was a pretty important cog in the Antarctic machine over summer. Usually based in the Operations Squadron at Base Auckland, Corporal Watson was deployed to McMurdo Station, […]

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Trans-Tasman champion Sir Rob McLeod wins key NZ CFO award

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland, Business, CFO Awards, Conferenz, FifthEstate1, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, Sir Rob McLeod, Steve Scott  /  Comments Off on Trans-Tasman champion Sir Rob McLeod wins key NZ CFO award

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Auckland – Champion of trans-Tasman gender equity and indigenous engagement Sir Rob McLeod last night won the 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Finance & Business award at the annual New Zealand CFO Awards in Auckland. Sir Rob, of Ngati Porou whakapapa, received the prestigious judges award for an outstanding career built on tax expertise, leadership […]

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NZ may become a global blockchain leader

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland, blockchain, BlockchainNZ, Business, FifthEstate1, KB, Make Lemonade Media, Mark Pascall, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, Techweek, Wellington  /  Comments Off on NZ may become a global blockchain leader

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Auckland – Kiwis could be future leaders in the billion-dollar global blockchain market across government and industry, BlockchainNZ executive director Mark Pascall says. Blockchain is at its heart a decentralised distributed ledger – which is a way of replicating and sharing data between networked computers – which records the transaction of data, communication, tokens […]

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Tech firms’ continued R&D growth driving economic growth

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland, Business, FarmIQ, FifthEstate1, Graeme Muller, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZTech, Press Release Service, Pushpay, R&D, Soul Machines, Xero  /  Comments Off on Tech firms’ continued R&D growth driving economic growth

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Auckland – New data from Statistics NZ highlights the continued growth of R&D (research and development) by tech firms, with computer services and scientific and tech services making up 35 percent of all R&D investment. Computer services companies alone invested $586 million in R&D in 2018, an increase of $150 million, NZTech chief executive […]

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NZ closing the gender gap but tech sector lagging behind

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Eva Sherwood, FifthEstate1, gender equality, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZTech, Press Release Service, ShadowTechDay, Wellington, Women  /  Comments Off on NZ closing the gender gap but tech sector lagging behind

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Wellington – New Zealand has risen two places to the seventh most gender equal country in the world to the latest World Economic Forum report on the issue. NZTech director Eva Sherwood says overall New Zealand has closed more than 80 percent of its gender gap for the first time since the forum’s index […]

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New Zealand urgently needs a biotech strategy

By   /  February 27, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, A2 Corportation, agritech, AM-NC, biotechNZ, Business, FifthEstate1, Japanese, KB, Lincoln, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, Softbank, Zahra Champion  /  Comments Off on New Zealand urgently needs a biotech strategy

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Auckland – New Zealand urgently needs a biotech strategy because it is critical to the future of the country’s economy, BiotechNZ executive director Zahra Champion says. The global biotechnology market is expected to reach more than $US727 billion within six years, according to a new report by Grand View Research in San Francisco. Dr […]

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NZ agritech the big hit at Melbourne’s EvokeAg event

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, agritech, AgritechNZ, AM-NC, Business, EvokeAg, FifthEstate1, KB, Make Lemonade Media, melbourne, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Peter Wren-Hilton, Press Release Service  /  Comments Off on NZ agritech the big hit at Melbourne’s EvokeAg event

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Melbourne – Almost 100 Kiwi agritech specialists, entrepreneurs, agribusiness leaders and support agencies have joined 1000 delegates at the international EvokeAg food & farm futures conference in Melbourne this week. Making up almost 10 percent of the attendees at this globally focused conference shows the significance for agritech for New Zealand and its future, […]

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NZDF Makes Significant Contribution to Antarctic Scientific Programmes

By   /  February 19, 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 Makes Significant Contribution to Antarctic Scientific Programmes

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 18 February 2018 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel from all three services have made significant contributions during a busy summer season in Antarctica. Scott Base, New Zealand’s permanent research support station on the continent, accommodates about 85 scientists and support staff, while McMurdo Station is the hub of United […]

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NZDF Officer in South Sudan Sees Hope Amid Poverty and Despair

By   /  February 19, 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 Officer in South Sudan Sees Hope Amid Poverty and Despair

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 18 February 2019 A New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) officer serving in South Sudan thinks there is hope for the war-torn country despite widespread poverty and despair caused by decades of conflict in the area. South Sudan’s civil war, which erupted in 2013, has led to one of the world’s […]

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RNZAF’S New Aircraft Take Flight

By   /  February 19, 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 RNZAF’S New Aircraft Take Flight

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 15 February 2019 A new aircraft will be seen flying around New Zealand, with the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) putting into service four Hawker Pacific King Air 350 (KA350) aircraft it is leasing to replace the Beechcraft 200s. The KA350 mark a new era in training pilots to […]

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Supervised exercise produces better results, research finds

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Australian, Business, Christchurch, ErcsieNZ, exercsir, FifthEstate1, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, Richard Beddie, Universities  /  Comments Off on Supervised exercise produces better results, research finds

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Christchurch – New research has found that people produce greater muscle strength and body tone when their exercise is supervised compared with unsupervised exercise. A combined Australian universities’ 16-week trial confirmed the biggest improvements to fitness came with supervised support, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. The landmark trial was carried out by Charles […]

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NZDF and Police Conduct Search and Rescue Exercise in Turangi

By   /  February 15, 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 and Police Conduct Search and Rescue Exercise in Turangi

Source: New Zealand Defence Force 14 February 2019 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) conducted a search and rescue exercise this week with New Zealand Police as part of ongoing efforts to ensure both services operate together seamlessly during what are often life-saving situations. Police Senior Constable Barry Shepherd said that as part of the […]

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