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Massey becomes first NZ provider of online literacy tests

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Massey becomes first NZ provider of online literacy tests

Source: Massey University Part of the team for the set up of the IELTS Computer Lab: King Toha,  IT support analyst; invigilator Kai Yuan; Sophie Yuan, assistant test administrator; Michelle Brock, testing coordinator; invigilator Than Phuoc Phan Dang; and Anita Frost, national space and property manager. The world’s most popular English-language test can now be done online – and Massey […]

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Film explores experiences of Deaf community

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Film explores experiences of Deaf community

Source: Auckland Council Members of the Auckland Deaf community have collaborated with local filmmakers to tell a story about Deaf culture in the Whau. A story of language alienation and friendship, The Village, follows Brandy, a young woman arriving at a Deaf school and experiencing the culture shock of full immersion into a sign language […]

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Weta Workshop co-founder to lecture on collaboration and creativity

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, College of Creative Arts, Creative Arts, Education, Explore - CREATIVE ARTS, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research - 21st century, Research - Design, School of Design, Tertiary Education, Wellington  /  Comments Off on Weta Workshop co-founder to lecture on collaboration and creativity

Source: Massey University College of Creative Arts Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Claire Robinson congratulates Sir Richard Taylor on his appointment as an honorary professor at the time of the announcement in June. Sir Richard presents his inaugural professorial lecture to a sold-out audience at the Wellington campus tonight. Practical effects designer Sir Richard Taylor, who in […]

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Strikes, strikes, strikes – and more to come

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Strikes, strikes, strikes – and more to come

Source: National Party There have now been twice as many people go on strike in the past ten months than in the entire nine years of the previous National-led Government, National’s spokespeople for Workplace Relations and Safety, Scott Simpson and Dan Bidois say. “We have seen more people strike in the past ten months than […]

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Simple solution to threat posed by prolonged sitting – Otago academic

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Simple solution to threat posed by prolonged sitting – Otago academic

Source: University of Otago Thursday, 16 August 2018 11:56amDr Meredith PeddieGet off your bum and move around for two minutes every half hour, for the good of your health.The message is simple in both delivery and achievability.It is also the key finding from an international collaborative study carried out by National Heart Foundation Research Fellow […]

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Nutty plastic bag ban killing jobs

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Nutty plastic bag ban killing jobs

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Greens’ nutty ban on single-use plastic bags has claimed its first victim”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Stuff has reported that Porirua-based Kiwi Plastics is set to close its doors at the end of the year, putting its workers out of a job. “The policy of banning single-use plastic […]

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Slash education bureaucracy, pay teachers more

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Slash education bureaucracy, pay teachers more

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Government could provide a decent pay rise for striking teachers by cutting the fat from our education bureaucracy”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Today, primary and intermediate school teachers strike for the first time in 24 years. “The Ministry of Education employs over 2600 bureaucrats – that’s more than […]

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Safe staffing and healthy workplaces a Ministry priority

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Safe staffing and healthy workplaces a Ministry priority

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The safe staffing accord is a commitment to making sure there are enough nurses in public hospitals. Ministry of Health’s acting Chief Nursing Officer Dr Jill Clendon says the safe staffing accord sends a clear message the health sector is committed to the safety of all staff and patients. […]

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Malaysia: Convictions of two women sentenced to caning for having sexual relations must be quashed

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Malaysia: Convictions of two women sentenced to caning for having sexual relations must be quashed

Source: Amnesty International NZ Responding to the sentencing of two women to six strokes of caning and a fine of RM 3,300 after they were convicted of attempting to have sexual relations in Terengganu state, Gwen Lee, Amnesty International Malaysia’s Interim Executive Director said: “This deeply cruel sentence marks yet another severe setback in Malaysia’s […]

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Turkey: Amnesty Turkey’s Chair released after more than a year behind bars

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Turkey: Amnesty Turkey’s Chair released after more than a year behind bars

Source: Amnesty International NZ Following the release the Honorary Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, Taner Kilic, after more than fourteen months behind bars, Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International’s new Secretary General said: “We are overjoyed at this news. It has taken us more than a year of campaigning and struggle to get here. Taner has finally […]

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Making connections in Manila

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia New Zealand Foundation, Immigration, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Making connections in Manila

Source: Asia New Zealand Foundation Leadership Network members attending the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s Manila Hui learnt about the challenges and opportunities of the Philippines – but also forged new connections over waiata and karaoke. The hui brought together 12 members of the Leadership Network for a week of leadership development; briefings about the economic, […]

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Parliament Oral Questions – Oral Questions – 16 August 2018000039

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Parliament Questions for Oral Answers, Oral Questions, Parliament  /  Comments Off on Parliament Oral Questions – Oral Questions – 16 August 2018000039

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government’s statements and actions? Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all of the statements and actions of the Government in respect of the economy? Dr DEBORAH […]

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Three simple steps to fix Wellington’s bus fiasco

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Three simple steps to fix Wellington’s bus fiasco

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Bus drivers, their union, and the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions addressed Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) this morning with the request it makes good on its promise to fix the region’s bus problems. The Council can take three simple steps that will help facilitate a fair […]

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Absurd collection rate for Winter Energy Payment rorts taxpayers

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Absurd collection rate for Winter Energy Payment rorts taxpayers

Source: Taxpayers Union 16 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New figures show that the Government’s so-called Winter Energy Payment is welfare for the rich, and a massive waste of taxpayer money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “It’s true that there are New Zealanders struggling to pay their energy bills. But surely […]

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New Zealand Research – Why are divine New Zealand maths problems hanging in a Japanese shrine?

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Research – Why are divine New Zealand maths problems hanging in a Japanese shrine?

Source: University of Canterbury It’s an artistic, religious, mathematical puzzle worth contemplating. There will soon be a uniquely New Zealand mathematical contribution to a Japanese shrine, thanks to a University of Canterbury doctoral graduate. A post-doctoral researcher at Yokkaichi University in Japan, Dr Rosalie Hosking has received a grant from theNew Zealand Japan Exchange Programme […]

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New Zealand Business – FONTERRA ANNOUNCES INTERIM CEO

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Business – FONTERRA ANNOUNCES INTERIM CEO

Fonterra Co-operative Group (FCG) has announced that Miles Hurrell will take over as the Co-operative’s interim Chief Executive with immediate effect. Mr Hurrell is currently the Co-operative’s Chief Operating Officer, Farm Source – the unit responsible for working directly with the Co-operative’s farmer-owners. In that role, he is responsible for Fonterra’s global Co-operative farming strategy […]

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New Zealand Health Issues – Help for those who suffer in silence

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Health Issues – Help for those who suffer in silence

Source: Wintec A group of ethnic counsellors have seen their vision for a counselling service for migrants and former refugees become a reality. Vanisri Mills, Freda X’ia and Kaoru Tsukigi use their experience of migrating to a new country to help others at Diversity Counselling NZ. A group of ethnic counsellors have seen their vision for […]

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New Zealand Arts – Wintec weekend of fashion ahead in the Waikato

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Arts – Wintec weekend of fashion ahead in the Waikato

Source: Wintec Wintec fashion students, in conjunction with the NZ Fashion Museum and Waikato Museum, will share their work as part of a Waikato fashion, past and present series of events this weekend in Hamilton. Wintec third year fashion students have curated a fashion exhibition at Waikato Museum. Wintec fashion students, in conjunction with the NZ […]

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New Zealand Gambling – Quarterly statistics 14 August 2018 show more funds available for the community

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Gambling – Quarterly statistics 14 August 2018 show more funds available for the community

Source: Gambling Machine Association of New Zealand (GMANZ) Due to a 3.1 percent increase in Gaming Machine Proceeds (GMP) from Class 4 Gambling (pokies) in the April-June 2018 quarter there will be more funds available for community good. Whilst at the same time Problem Gambling prevalence rates are a flat line and have recently shown […]

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New Zealand Civil Aviation – Aviation Security Service Funding Review 2018/19

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Civil Aviation – Aviation Security Service Funding Review 2018/19

Source: New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority The Civil Aviation Authority (the Authority) routinely reviews the funding of its regulatory and security service delivery activity to ensure its cost recovery remains effective and efficient. The reviews are conducted based on guidance from the New Zealand Treasury and Office of the Auditor-General and in the normal course […]

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