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Mitchell welcomes repatriation of NZDF personnel

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Mitchell welcomes repatriation of NZDF personnel

Source: National Party National’s Defence spokesperson Mark Mitchell has welcomed the repatriation of the remains of former New Zealand Defence Force personnel who died while serving overseas. “This is an historic day for the families of fallen Defence Force personnel and for New Zealand. “As the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade select […]

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People voting with their feet

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on People voting with their feet

Source: National Party The latest migration figures show Kiwis are voting with their feet with more people leaving for Australia in the past year than arrived in the previous three, says National Finance spokeswomen Amy Adams says. “So far in 2018 there has been a net outflow of more than 2,300 people to Australia, which […]

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Maitai to Rocks Road/Haven Road, shared path Nelson – spring completion

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Transport Agency, Transport  /  Comments Off on Maitai to Rocks Road/Haven Road, shared path Nelson – spring completion

Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Maitai to Rocks Road/Haven Road, shared path Nelson – spring completion To date 80% of the scheduled work has been successfully completed, says NZ Transport Agency System Manager, Frank Porter. “This includes new kerb and channel, footpath base course, boardwalk, removal of surface markings, entrance-ways to […]

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Researcher measures mighty movementTuesday, August 21, 2018Being able to use markers like fence lines and farm tracks was a big advantage in getting solid evidence on how much the land moved along the fault.

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Researcher measures mighty movementTuesday, August 21, 2018Being able to use markers like fence lines and farm tracks was a big advantage in getting solid evidence on how much the land moved along the fault.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Kaikōura wasn’t just the most complex earthquake ever recorded, it also moved the ground further than most other known earthquakes, says EQC-funded Victoria University student researcher Jesse Kearse. Jesse looked at how the Earth’s surface was shifted sideways along the 83 km stretch of the Jordan, Kekerengu, and offshore Needles […]

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Ditching performance pay for CEs is great, now finish the job

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, PSA, Public Service Association, Unions  /  Comments Off on Ditching performance pay for CEs is great, now finish the job

Source: Public Service Association (PSA) Performance pay is unfair, discriminatory and deserves to be consigned to the dustbin of history – and now the public service needs to get on and finish the job, the PSA says. State Services Minister Chris Hipkins has announced performance pay for public service chief executives has been ended, with […]

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Celebrate Groundswell at Toi Ohomai

By   /  August 21, 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 Celebrate Groundswell at Toi Ohomai

Source: Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology invites you to throw on your creative hats and dip into a multi-media world of ‘imagined futures’ at the launch of its student exhibition, Resist, Imagine, Create, on Tuesday 28 August. Taking place during Groundswell, next week’s exhibition is a celebration of the work of […]

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Man must pay for former company’s labour exploitation

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, Employment New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Man must pay for former company’s labour exploitation

Source: Employment New Zealand A man who liquidated his company after being penalised nearly $430,000 for exploiting workers, has been made personally liable for the nearly $120,000 that’s still outstanding. The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ‘joined’ Jujhar Singh to his previous company Binde Enterprises Ltd, following a Labour Inspectorate investigation which uncovered nearly $210,000 […]

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Commission raises concern for elderly New Zealanders in secure dementia units and psychogeriatric facilities

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Commission raises concern for elderly New Zealanders in secure dementia units and psychogeriatric facilities

Source: Human Rights Commission Commission raises concern for elderly New Zealanders in secure dementia units and psychogeriatric facilities August 21, 2018 The Human Rights Commission has raised concerns this week with a new report questioning the legal and human rights safeguards for an estimated 5000 elderly New Zealanders in secure dementia units and psychogeriatric facilities. […]

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Lanes cleared on Northern Motorway following crash

By   /  August 21, 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 Lanes cleared on Northern Motorway following crash

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Police have re-opened all the northbound lanes on the Northern Motorway following a serious crash earlier this afternoon. Traffic is still heavy in the area and motorists are thanked for their patience in dealing with the traffic disruption. The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the incident. ENDS […]

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Auckland Council approves CCO Statements of Intent

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Auckland Council approves CCO Statements of Intent

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee today approved the Statements of Intent (SOI) for five substantive council-controlled organisations (CCOs), which set the objectives and activities of each organisation for the next three years. The SOIs for Auckland Transport, Watercare Services Limited, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Limited, Regional Facilities Auckland and […]

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Gráinne’s update – August 18

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Gráinne’s update – August 18

Source: Ministry for Children Gráinne’s update – August 18 | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children Gráinne talks about the changes and challenges ahead Published on21 Aug 2018 CategoryNewsletter Preparing for change Just like that, we are in the second half of 2018 and in planning mode for another great year ahead.Since Oranga Tamariki was established there […]

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Human Rights Commission backs red zone property offer

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Human Rights Commission backs red zone property offer

Source: Human Rights Commission The Human Rights Commission today welcomed the Government’s announcement of a new offer to buy properties in the Christchurch earthquake residential red zones. “The offer of 100 percent of the 2007/08 rateable value, regardless of insurance status, is an important step in enabling people who still live on or own red […]

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Students sign up to volunteer

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland University of Technology, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Students sign up to volunteer

Source: Auckland University of Technology (AUT) 21 Aug, 2018 After signing up with Conservation Volunteers at the AUT Volunteering Expo, AUT student Toni Darling says the Expo and AUT Edge Award gave her the push she needed to get involved in conservation. “I’ve always been interested in volunteering, but I’d been lacking in motivation to […]

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Red zone bailout is disgraceful and could cause economic calamity

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Red zone bailout is disgraceful and could cause economic calamity

Source: Taxpayers Union 21 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Government’s bailout of uninsured red zone homeowners threatens New Zealand’s resilience against future disasters, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “Why pay for house insurance when the taxpayer will just bail you out?” “This measure s MIL OSI

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Update – Serious crash on Northern Motorway

By   /  August 21, 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 Update – Serious crash on Northern Motorway

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Police have re-opened one northbound lane following a crash on the Northern Motorway near Onewa Road, which was reported around 1.10pm. The Serious Crash Unit is on scene and the remainder of the northbound lanes will continue to be blocked for some time while workers attempt to […]

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Whakatäne Police remind drivers to drive safely following traffic operation

By   /  August 21, 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 Whakatäne Police remind drivers to drive safely following traffic operation

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Attribute to Sergeant Ray Wylie, Road Policing Manager, Eastern Bay of Plenty Whakatäne Police wish to remind drivers to drive safely following a traffic operation that took place between 6am and 10am this morning, Tuesday 21 August 2018. Whakatäne Police undertook the safe-driving campaign on State Highway […]

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Update: Firearms incident Castlecliff, Whanganui

By   /  August 21, 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 Update: Firearms incident Castlecliff, Whanganui

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police The following can be attributed to Detective Inspector Ross McKay: Police have commenced a homicide investigation in Whanganui after a fatal shooting incident in Puriri Street, Castlecliff this morning about 9.40am. Additional staff have been deployed to Whanganui to assist. The offenders remain outstanding, however we believe […]

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Serious crash blocking lanes on Northern Motorway

By   /  August 21, 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 blocking lanes on Northern Motorway

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Police are responding to a serious crash on the Northern Motorway north of the Onewa Road off-ramp where a vehicle has rolled. One person has serious injuries and is being transported to Auckland Hospital. The vehicle is blocking lanes and all northbound lanes are currently closed, with […]

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Pay freeze must target senior bureaucrats

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Pay freeze must target senior bureaucrats

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “While the decision to freeze MPs’ pay is welcome news, the Government should also freeze the salaries of the highly-paid civil servants that politicians’ pay is linked to”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “It’s convenient for the Prime Minister to target MPs, but what about the pay packets of all […]

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Public land is for all New Zealanders

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Public land is for all New Zealanders

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “A media report this morning that surfers and boaties have been shot at on a remote Waikato beach is shocking and appalling”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Public land is for all New Zealanders. Kiwis wanting to enjoy the beach should not have to fear for their lives. Albatross Point […]

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