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Newsletter: Free speech, workplace family violence, the UN committee on women’s rights, Equality at Work in 2018

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Newsletter: Free speech, workplace family violence, the UN committee on women’s rights, Equality at Work in 2018

Source: Human Rights Commission Welcome to the latest Human Rights Commission newsletter Tūrangawaewae – a summary of recent developments on the New Zealand human rights landscape, and the work the Commission is doing for a better, fairer New Zealand. This issue covers the current free speech debate in New Zealand, the Commission’s family violence policy […]

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Assisted Dying bill “undermines disabled people”

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Assisted Dying bill “undermines disabled people”

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Assisted Dying bill “undermines disabled people” Disabilities Commissioner Paula Tesoriero is strongly opposed to the End of Life Choice bill, being considered by parliament. The Justice Select committee is part way through a nationwide tour,  hearing 3,500 submissions on the bill in person, out of a […]

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2018 NZ Sommelier of the Year Competition

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release Service  /  Comments Off on 2018 NZ Sommelier of the Year Competition

Source: Press Release Service – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 2018 NZ Sommelier of the Year Competition This weekend, elite sommeliers from around the country will vie for the title of New Zealand Sommelier of the Year. The competition will take place on Sunday August 19 at the New Zealand School of Food and Wine’s 5th W&F […]

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Zoos collaborate to advocate and share love for lions

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Zoos collaborate to advocate and share love for lions

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Zoo has welcomed male lions Malik and Zulu from Wellington Zoo to its Africa precinct, a homecoming of sorts following their births at the Zoo 14 years ago. In June, Auckland Zoo made the tough but kindest call to euthanase its remaining lions, elderly females Kura and Amira, the respective mothers […]

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Green Party to oppose Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation Scheme) Bill

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party to oppose Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation Scheme) Bill

Source: Green Party The Green Party caucus is listening to the concerns of environmentalists and the local community and will not support the upcoming Waimea Dam enabling legislation, Green Party Co-Leader Marama Davidson announced today. “The Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation Scheme) Bill is expected to have its first reading later this year, and […]

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Popular English-language test now available online

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Popular English-language test now available online

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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International visitor spending shows significant growth

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Economy, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on International visitor spending shows significant growth

Source: Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE On: 17 August 2018 Spending by international visitors in New Zealand increased nine per cent to $11.1 billion for the year to June 2018, according to the latest International Visitor Survey results released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). MBIE’s manager of Sector […]

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Take a journey on the future City Rail Link

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Take a journey on the future City Rail Link

Source: Auckland Council You can now take a virtual journey through the forthcoming new City Rail Link (CRL) underground train stations. CRL has just released new designs for the stations and created virtual flythroughs so you can get a feel for what it will be like going through the new stations and their environment. [embedded […]

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Top result for Bay’s largest tertiary provider

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology 1  /  Comments Off on Top result for Bay’s largest tertiary provider

Source: Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology CE Dr Leon Fourie was all smiles today with the announcement by the NZQA that the institution has been awarded a Category 2 rating at its first External Evaluation and Review (EER) as a new institution.   The Category 2 rating is recognition of […]

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Govt must break deadlock on teacher strikes

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt must break deadlock on teacher strikes

Source: National Party The Government must settle pay negotiations and avoid a two day teacher strike to give teachers what they deserve, ensure learning is uninterrupted and that parents aren’t having to scramble for childcare cover, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “The Government has spent a large part of its ten months in office […]

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Housing New Zealand turns down good houses

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Housing New Zealand turns down good houses

Source: National Party Housing New Zealand’s decision to only lease houses built since 2001 will be a disappointment for many tenants, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Turning down good homes on the basis they were built prior to 2000 is a short sighted decision because we all know the best houses are not necessarily […]

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Turkey: Released Amnesty Chair hopes justice will prevail for all victims of politically motivated prosecutions

By   /  August 17, 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: Released Amnesty Chair hopes justice will prevail for all victims of politically motivated prosecutions

Source: Amnesty International NZ Taner Kılıç, the Honorary Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, who was released yesterday after more than fourteen months behind bars, has thanked his supporters and said he hopes the campaign for his release helps to highlight the situation facing other victims of politically motivated prosecutions in Turkey. Taner, whose trial will […]

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New Zealanders using more antipsychotics, especially older females

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New Zealanders using more antipsychotics, especially older females

Source: University of Otago Friday, 17 August 2018 10:11amProfessor Roger MulderThe prescription of drugs designed to treat conditions such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions has increased in New Zealand by almost 50 per cent in less than a decade, according to the first local study of its kind.But […]

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Te Oro Presents theatre season

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Te Oro Presents theatre season

Source: Auckland Council Get ready for the Te Oro Presents theatre season, featuring a fantastic lineup of internationally celebrated and award-winning shows. The season runs from Friday 23 August to Saturday 17 November and all tickets are priced between $10 and $15. Produced by top theatre companies like Indian Ink, White Face Crew and Te […]

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Virtual Reality providing real-world literacy and numeracy learning tool

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Virtual Reality providing real-world literacy and numeracy learning tool

Source: University of Otago Friday, 17 August 2018 9:39amPhD student Jonny Collins helps a user operate the system. Photo – University of OtagoProfessor Holger RegenbrechtVirtual reality is moving beyond purely entertainment to become a potential tool in improving literacy, and the University of Otago is behind one ground-breaking approach.The University of Otago Information Science department […]

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Power outage affecting traffic around Cavendish Drive, Manukau

By   /  August 17, 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 Power outage affecting traffic around Cavendish Drive, Manukau

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Counties Manukau Police are warning motorists to avoid the area around Cavendish Drive in Manukau after a power box outage at the Cavendish Drive/Sharkey St intersection. Contractors are working to restore power, however power will be out for at least an hour and this is affecting traffic […]

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Roads named for sealing from Araparera funds

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Roads named for sealing from Araparera funds

Source: Auckland Council Rodney Local Board has named nine roads that have sections which will be sealed using the Araparera Forestry Joint Venture fund of $2.8 million. Local board chair Beth Houlbrooke says the local board carefully considered the list of unsealed roads that were eligible for funding and then ranked these according to multiple […]

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Howick Ward by-election voting opens 22 August

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Howick Ward by-election voting opens 22 August

Source: Auckland Council Voting papers for the Howick Ward by-election will be sent to eligible voters from 22 August. Voting closes at noon on Thursday 13 September. The by-election will fill a vacancy on the council’s Governing Body. The candidates are: COLLINGS, Jessica Rose (Independent)DONALD, JimLIGHT, Damian (Putting East Auckland First)MONTGOMERY, Olivia (Independent)TAYLOR, Phil (Independent)YOUNG, […]

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Applications closing for Regional Environment and Natural Heritage Grants

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Applications closing for Regional Environment and Natural Heritage Grants

Source: Auckland Council Got an environmental project simmering away in the back of your mind – or even on your local reserve? But can’t think how to get it started? Now’s your chance to make it happen, and here’s how we can help. Applications for Auckland Council’s 2018/2019 Regional Environment and Natural Heritage (RENH) grants […]

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Fire following lightning strike, Tokoroa.

By   /  August 17, 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 Fire following lightning strike, Tokoroa.

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Fire following lightning strike, Tokoroa. Kauri Street and West Parkdale Street in Tokoroa are closed following a lightning strike. Lightning struck a tree just before 7am causing a fire. There is also a gas leak in the area. Police is assisting Fire and Emergency New Zealand at […]

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