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New Zealand Education-Science: University of Canterbury (UC) biotechnologist creates new biodegradable coating to protect crops

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Education-Science: University of Canterbury (UC) biotechnologist creates new biodegradable coating to protect crops

Source: University of Canterbury Headline: University of Canterbury (UC) biotechnologist creates new biodegradable coating to protect crops A novel system for protecting plants from pests, infection and adverse weather has been awarded one of the top prizes in the University of Canterbury’s (UC) Tech Jumpstart competition. Biotechnology expert Associate Professor David Leung, of UC’s School […]

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New Zealand Health Sector: Briefing to Incoming Health Minister: Mental health a serious public health issue in New Zealand

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Health Sector: Briefing to Incoming Health Minister: Mental health a serious public health issue in New Zealand

Headline: Briefing to Incoming Health Minister: Mental health a serious public health issue in New Zealand Mental health and wellbeing is a serious public health issue inextricably linked to the sociocultural and economic circumstances of people’s lives. In its Briefing to the Incoming Health Minister released today, the New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) calls on […]

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New Zealand Recreation: Kiwis won’t swim in rivers because they’re too cold

By   /  January 12, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Recreation: Kiwis won’t swim in rivers because they’re too cold

Headline: Kiwis won’t swim in rivers because they’re too cold There’s evidence in a new survey released today by the Swim Fresh campaign, that New Zealanders have gone soft. The Horizon poll in December of 1100 New Zealanders found that while we spend a lot of time by fresh water, few of us swim in […]

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New Zealand Culture: 50,000 LEGO(R) lovers visit Brickman’s Wonders of the World at Te Papa

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Culture: 50,000 LEGO(R) lovers visit Brickman’s Wonders of the World at Te Papa

Headline: 50,000 LEGO® lovers visit Brickman’s Wonders of the World at Te Papa By this weekend 50,000 people will have visited Brickman: Wonders of the World in the 35 days since opening at Te Papa. The exhibition which is only on until 11 February, showcases 50 of the world’s most iconic landmarks and masterpieces made […]

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New Zealand Housing Sector: Housing trust pledges 1000 affordable homes for Queenstown Lakes District by 2028

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Housing Sector: Housing trust pledges 1000 affordable homes for Queenstown Lakes District by 2028

Source: QUEENSTOWN LAKES COMMUNITY HOUSING TRUST Headline: Housing trust pledges 1000 affordable homes for Queenstown Lakes District by 2028 The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust today announces a commitment to building 1000 affordable homes for local families over the next 10 years. QLCHT celebrated 10 years in operation in 2017, and the start of 2018 […]

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New Zealand Science: University of Canterbury researchers save health sector millions with innovative stroke rehab

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Science: University of Canterbury researchers save health sector millions with innovative stroke rehab

Headline: University of Canterbury researchers save health sector millions with innovative stroke rehab The innovative University of Canterbury Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research, which has saved the New Zealand health sector millions with its stroke recovery protocols, is hosting the 2nd International Stroke Rehab: From No-Tech to Go TechConference at the Christchurch Art Gallery, […]

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New Zealand Investments: GUARDIANS PUBLISHES WHITE PAPER ON NZ EXPANSION CAPITAL

By   /  January 9, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Investments: GUARDIANS PUBLISHES WHITE PAPER ON NZ EXPANSION CAPITAL

Source: New Zealand Superannuation Headline: GUARDIANS PUBLISHES WHITE PAPER ON NZ EXPANSION CAPITAL The Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, the Crown entity that manages the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, has published another ‘How we Invest’ White Paper on its website. The paper focuses on one of the Guardians’ key active investment strategies in its domestic market, […]

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New Zealand Health Sector: Achievers’ Awards celebrate those who battle to breathe

By   /  January 9, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Health Sector: Achievers’ Awards celebrate those who battle to breathe

Source: Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ Headline: Achievers’ Awards celebrate those who battle to breathe Know someone inspiring with asthma or a respiratory illness, who should be acknowledged? The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is now calling for nominations for the Respiratory Achievers’ Awards 2018. Foundation Chief Executive Letitia O’Dwyer says the awards are an opportunity […]

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Sano Malifa: Criminal libel and PM Tuilaepa’s ‘gift’ from American Samoa

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Criminal Code, Criminal defamation, Criminal libel, Evening Report, Featured, Justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa  /  Comments Off on Sano Malifa: Criminal libel and PM Tuilaepa’s ‘gift’ from American Samoa

OPINION: Samoa Observer editorial by Gatoaitele Savea Sano Malifa Let’s face it. For every beginning there is an end. And for every end there is a reward to be extended, the quality of which would depend entirely on how keenly persevering the attempt would be. Still, now that Christmas is behind us, and another New […]

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New Zealand Health Sector: Banish the back to work blues – for good!

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Health Sector: Banish the back to work blues – for good!

Headline: Banish the back to work blues – for good! Thousands of Kiwis are heading back to work tomorrow after their summer holidays, and as they walk into work, the back to work blues just might come in with them. The back to work blues are a common experience and can include feeling lethargic, unmotivated […]

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New Zealand Tertiary Sector: New New Zealand research proves LEGO is more complex

By   /  January 6, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Tertiary Sector: New New Zealand research proves LEGO is more complex

Headline: New New Zealand research proves LEGO is more complex If you have been struggling to complete a new LEGO set these holidays you are not alone, and there’s a reason why. New research from the University of Canterbury (UC), data-mining 10,953 LEGO sets, has shown that the world-famous range of plastic brick toys have […]

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The man I never knew – a tribute to a PNG crash pilot’s tragic end

By   /  January 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Air crashes, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Disasters, Evening Report, Featured, Malum Nalu, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, North Coast Aviation, Obituary, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, The National  /  Comments Off on The man I never knew – a tribute to a PNG crash pilot’s tragic end

By Malum Nalu in Port Moresby As I look into the face in the photoInto the eyes of the man I never knewI see the painThe hurt He shows me the cloud-covered SaruwagedThe treetopsI hear the crunchAs the plane hits the branches I see the hope in his eyesAs he makes an SOSHoping against hopeIn […]

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New Zealand Honours: 2018 New Year Honours for University of Canterbury alumni

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Honours: 2018 New Year Honours for University of Canterbury alumni

Source: University of Canterbury Headline: 2018 New Year Honours for University of Canterbury alumni Several University of Canterbury alumni, including a former parliamentarian and a former UC fine arts lecturer, have been recognised in the 2018 New Year Honours List. Among the list of distinguished alumni is former leader of the United Future party, The Honourable Peter Dunne, […]

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‘Help us’ plea from Bougainville police to find 18 escaped prisoners

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Escapees, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Prisoners, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on ‘Help us’ plea from Bougainville police to find 18 escaped prisoners

A New Dawn radio news team . .. local reporting on the Buka escapees. Image: Bougainville News By Theresa Baranangko of New Dawn FM Eighteen prisoners who have escaped from Bougainville’s Buka police station are still at large. Police station Commander Kingsley Lua has called for the communities, chiefs, community leaders and church leaders in […]

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New Zealand Tertiary Sector: New Zealand academics create game-changing 3D-printed heat exchangers

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Tertiary Sector: New Zealand academics create game-changing 3D-printed heat exchangers

Headline: New Zealand academics create game-changing 3D-printed heat exchangers Two University of Canterbury (UC) academics have come up with original technology to create high-performance heat exchangers, which could be a game changer in design and efficiency. Professor Conan Fee and Dr Tim Huber have won one of five prizes in UC’s annual Tech Jumpstart competition, […]

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New Zealand Science: New nitrate detection tech could save waterways

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Science: New nitrate detection tech could save waterways

Headline: New nitrate detection tech could save waterways Emerging technology being developed at the University of Canterbury (UC) could revolutionise nitrate monitoring in waterways. The novel electrochemical sensing system offers the advantages of selectivity and high sensitivity, and when fully developed will also have long life and durability. Additionally, once the system is fully developed, […]

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New Zealand Education: University of Canterbury (UC) students vie for 2018 Young New Zealander of the Year award

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Education: University of Canterbury (UC) students vie for 2018 Young New Zealander of the Year award

Source: University of Canterbury (UC) Headline: University of Canterbury (UC) students vie for 2018 Young New Zealander of the Year award Two University of Canterbury (UC) students are among the final 10 nominees shortlisted for 2018 Young New Zealander of the Year award. Logan Williams Logan Williams was nominated for 2018 Young New Zealander of the Year […]

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New Zealand Recreation: Water Safety NZ – Holiday period drowning toll stands at three

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Recreation: Water Safety NZ – Holiday period drowning toll stands at three

Figures from Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) indicate the preventable fatal drowning* toll for the official holiday period (running from 4.00pm 22nd December 2017 to 6.00am 3rd January 2018) is three. “This is five less than last years’ toll for the same period and whilst encouraging, one preventable drowning is one too many and a […]

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