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Changes to the 1972 Equal Pay Act will make it easier for women to achieve equal pay

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Changes to the 1972 Equal Pay Act will make it easier for women to achieve equal pay

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) The PSA supports the Government’s announcement of amendments to the 1972 Equal Pay Act. “Today’s announced amendments to the 1972 Equal Pay Act, is welcome ” Says Glenn Barclay, PSA national secretary “We have been applying the Equal Pay Principles developed by the Joint Working Group to our current Equal […]

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Serious crash – SH 2 near Kaitoke

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Justice, Law and Enforcement, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Press Release, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Serious crash – SH 2 near Kaitoke

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on SH2 near Kaitoke, Upper Hutt. At least one person is critically injured. The road is closed in both directions. Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible. There are likely to be lengthy delays. More information will […]

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New Zealand Education Sector – Kiwi teachers awarded for bringing education into the future

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Education Sector – Kiwi teachers awarded for bringing education into the future

Source: The Mind Lab Two Palmerston North teachers are named winners of a prestigious national award that recognises contemporary teaching practice in New Zealand. College Street Normal School teachers, Katie Gordon and Kristen Liddell were named NEXT Foundation Expert Teacher Award winners at The Mind Lab graduation in Auckland today. Both were granted $5000 for their outstanding achievements […]

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New Zealand Refugee Quota – Amnesty International reaction – refugee quota increase

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Refugee Quota – Amnesty International reaction – refugee quota increase

Source: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL In response to Prime Minister Ardern’s announcement today that New Zealand’s refugee quota would be lifted to 1500 people per year by July 2020, Meg de Ronde, Campaigns Director for Amnesty International said, “When I think about all the people who are languishing in limbo around the world, this is wonderful news. […]

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New Zealand Health Sector – Hāpai applauds first tobacco-free dairy in Te Wai Pounamu/South Island

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Health Sector – Hāpai applauds first tobacco-free dairy in Te Wai Pounamu/South Island

Source: Hapai Te Hauora Waikuku Beach General Store is paving the way in becoming the first dairy in the South Island to go smoke-free. Store owner, Cathy Farrell, explained that staff, customer and community safety compelled her to remove tobacco products from their shelves. In asking for feedback from their community, it was clear that […]

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Third speech on three waters and still no substance

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Third speech on three waters and still no substance

Source: National Party Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta needs to give certainty to the sector, instead of giving high-level keynote speeches that say nothing, National’s Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “Today was her third ‘keynote’ speech on the Three Waters Review. We keep hearing about her junket to Scotland, but the Minister is leaving […]

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Making history for women’s pay in New Zealand

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Making history for women’s pay in New Zealand

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Making history for women’s pay in New ZealandOn the 125th anniversary of the day New Zealand made history with women’s suffrage, the Government has introduced legislation that makes history for women’s pay, say the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway and Acting Minister for Women Eugenie Sage. The […]

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MOJ industrial action strikes close to Courts

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on MOJ industrial action strikes close to Courts

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Around 1500 Ministry of Justice staff walked off the job for two hours today, with rallies held outside Courts across the country. [embedded content] The show of unity and solidarity in the struggle for equity and fair pay across the Ministry of Justice saw the diverse range of justice workers […]

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Keynote speech – Launch of Jade Carving

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Keynote speech – Launch of Jade Carving

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Keynote speech – Launch of Jade CarvingKeynote speech  Launch of Jade Carving delegation to New Zealand Introduction I am delighted to be in attendance here today and warmly welcome the Chinese delegation to Aotearoa. It certainly looks to be an exciting programme planned over the next week, enabling a rich […]

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Vehicle damage in Birkdale

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Justice, Law and Enforcement, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Press Release, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Vehicle damage in Birkdale

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Kevin McNaughton, Waitemata Police.   Police are investigating reports of damage to more than 20 vehicles that occurred overnight in the Birkdale area. A number of vehicle tyres have been vandalised in the Tiri Tiri Road and Woodhams Street area and we […]

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The fight to save our forests

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on The fight to save our forests

Source: Auckland Council Pathogens with microscopic spores too small to see are causing havoc among our native trees. The latest to arrive on the scene is myrtle rust, a fungus that thrives on the leaves of many of our native plants. Myrtle rust attacks leaves, starving plants of food until they die. With a special fondness […]

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The fight to save our forests

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on The fight to save our forests

Source: Auckland Council Pathogens with microscopic spores too small to see are causing havoc among our native trees. The latest to arrive on the scene is myrtle rust, a fungus that thrives on the leaves of many of our native plants. Myrtle rust attacks leaves, starving plants of food until they die. With a special fondness […]

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Arrest in Napier stabbing investigation

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Justice, Law and Enforcement, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Press Release, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Arrest in Napier stabbing investigation

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with grievous bodily harm in relation to a stabbing in Napier over the weekend. The incident occurred on Bledisloe Road, Maraenui about 9.45pm on Saturday 15 September. Police were advised a short time later when a 42-year-old man arrived […]

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E tū welcomes Suffrage Day equal pay bill – E tū

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū welcomes Suffrage Day equal pay bill – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū has welcomed the introduction to parliament today of the Equal Pay Amendment Bill, which the union believes will ease the way for women pursuing equal pay claims. Government Ministers, Eugenie Sage and Iain Lees-Galloway announced the new bill at a Suffrage Day petition re-enactment at parliament by union women to […]

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Learning te reo Māori online with Te Kura

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Te Kura - Correspondence School  /  Comments Off on Learning te reo Māori online with Te Kura

Source: Te Kura – Correspondence School Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) offers online te reo Māori courses to all New Zealanders, living in New Zealand, free of charge. Te Kura Chief Executive Mike Hollings says it’s been rewarding to adapt te reo Māori resources for the school’s online learning environment. “We are […]

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Restoration angels of Albert-Eden

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Restoration angels of Albert-Eden

Source: Auckland Council Committed local volunteer-run organisations are working tirelessly to restore urban streams in Albert-Eden Oakley Creek/Te Auaunga and the Meola Creek/Waitītīko flow from Hillsborough through Mt Roskill, Owairaka and Waterview, and from Mt Albert through Western Springs, respectively, to the Waitematā Harbour. With abundant native and exotic flora and fauna, these streams are […]

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World-first rating system for motorcycle clothing launched

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accident Compensation Commission (ACC), Employment Issues, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on World-first rating system for motorcycle clothing launched

Source: Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) Released 17/09/18 Today we’re launching a world-first rating system for motorcycle clothing known as MotoCAP. “The Motorcycle Clothing Assessment Programme (MotoCAP) is the first of its kind, and will give the motorcycle community more information when they are making choices about the clothing they wear when riding,” says Motorcycle Programme […]

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More refugees – but what’s the trade off?

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on More refugees – but what’s the trade off?

Source: National Party Labour needs to fess up about what NZ First has gained from agreeing to increase the refugee quota by 500 in two years’ time, National’s Immigration spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The handling of what has been a cornerstone issue for Labour has been a mess from start to finish. First they were […]

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Game Animal Council not under review

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Game Animal Council not under review

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Game Animal Council not under reviewNo review of the Game Animal Council is planned, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage said today. The Minister rejected claims made by National MP Sarah Dowie that the Game Animal Council was being reviewed. “Since taking office I have met with a range of groups and […]

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PMC Seminar: Fiji’s General Election – the calm before the storm?

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Education, Elections, Event, Fiji, Media, Melanesia, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on PMC Seminar: Fiji’s General Election – the calm before the storm?

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Event date and time:  Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – 16:30 – 18:00 ACADEMIC MEDIA ASSIGNMENT IN FIJIFiji is facing a General Election soon – the second post-coup election with the first in 2014 – but the date has yet to be set. Fiji-born digital media […]

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