Hear about the threat to our Oceans

Meeting on Thursday, May 18 at University of Auckland Supplied Content Auckland, May 15, 2017 The worlds ocean life is under threat by multiple stressorsclimate change, acidification, plastics, pollution, overfishing, overexploitation, and dead zones. What are the realities and what can we do? The University of Auckland will hold a roundtable discussion on the fate of our oceans on Thursday,…

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Forecasts help understand evolving trends

Supplied Content Wellington, May 15, 2017 Forecasting is a valuable part of the monetary policy process, helping the Bank plan for the future, communicate its current understanding and intentions, and react to unexpected events, Reserve Bank Assistant Governor and Head of Economics Dr John McDermott said today. Speaking at a meeting of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA)…

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Have your say on fire safety proposals

Supplied Content Dr Nick Smith Wellington, May 15, 2017 Proposed improvements to simplify building fire safety regulations and support their implementation are open for consultation. We currently have record high levels of commercial and residential construction and this needs to be supported by high quality regulation. We need systems that deliver safe buildings but also enable the design and construction…

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Children’s Commissioner needs more resources

Supplied Content Wellington, May 15, 2017 The Human Rights Commission is echoing the call of the Children’s Commissioner for better and more consistent care and conditions in the New Zealand’s Oranga Tamariki residences. ‘The State of Care: A focus on Oranga Tamariki’s Secure Residences’ report, released by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner today, shows that the conditions for children…

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Childrens Commissioner needs greater autonomy

Jacinda Ardern Wellington, May 15, 2017 More funding and more independence is required for the Childrens Commissioner to function more effectively in the best interests of Kiwi kids in State care, says Labours spokesperson for children Jacinda Ardern. More funding needed The Office of the Childrens Commission State of Care report released today confirms Labours policy to get rid of…

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