Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%

Supplied Content Graeme Wheeler Wellington, May 11, 2017 The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75%. Global economic growth has increased and become more broad-based over recent months. However, major challenges remain with on-going surplus capacity and extensive political uncertainty. Stronger global demand has helped to raise commodity prices over the past year, which has…

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Incident control and fighter safety fires up in Service

Supplied Content Massey University Thursday, May 11, 2017 A new study shows that the Fire Service has made major gains in improving incident control and fire fighter safety following the Canterbury earthquakes. The findings are part of a study by Aaron Waterreus, Fire Service Area Manager for the Eastern Waikato, who has just completed a Master of Emergency Management degree…

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NZX move to increase diversity praiseworthy

Dr Jackie Blue Wellington, May 10, 2017 The Human Rights Commission has commended the NZX on its updated Corporate Governance Code (NZX Code) that includes significant changes around the measurement of diversity. The updated NZX Code, released today, is a significant step forward for corporate governance reporting requirements in New Zealand and will take effect from October 1, 2017. NZX…

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Why governments fail to arrest rising crime

Supplied Content Massey University, Palmerston North Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Unwillingness by the state to include prisoners in discussions about rehabilitation is one of the factors that has contributed to New Zealands dire crime statistics, says leading social justice advocate Dr Kim Workman. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at a Massey University Manawat campus graduation ceremony today. Dr Workman…

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New caller location system for mobile 111 calls

Supplied Content Wellington, May 10, 2017 Police Minister Paula Bennett, Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne, today announced a new caller location system for 111 mobile phone calls that will improve public safety and help save lives. The following is their statement. The new system will automatically provide emergency services with a probable location of a…

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