Prime Minister’s Asian Scholarships announced

Supplied Content Paul Goldsmith Wellington, June 12, 2017 We are announcing the funding round for recipients of the Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia (PMSA). 202 New Zealand students from universities and institutes of technology have been selected to travel to top institutions throughout Asia as part of the second 2016-2017 scholarship round. Individual recipients and groups of up to 20…

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New Zealand appoints Lay members to High Court

Wellington, June 12, 2017 Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today six re‑appointments and one new appointment as Lay Members of the High Court under the Commerce Act 1986. Lay members assist the Court in cases involving appeals from decisions of the Commerce Commission and in other matters under the Commerce Act. They must have specialist knowledge or experience in industry, commerce,…

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Uncertainty compounds End of Life Choices Bill

Danielle van Dalen Auckland, June 12, 2017 David Seymour is convinced his End of Life Choice Bill, drawn from the Private Member’s Ballot last Thursday, is an appropriate and compassionate part to end of life care. I am not. Despite Seymour’s reassurances that the safeguards included in the Bill are sufficient, reading the Bill reminds me that international experience shows…

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Hunters Down Water gets authority status

Nick Smith Wellington, June 12, 2017 Minister for the Environment Dr Nick Smith has granted Hunter Downs Water Limited requiring authority status to develop and operate the Hunter Downs Irrigation Scheme in South Canterbury. He issued the following statement this morning: The irrigation scheme will take water from the Waitaki River to irrigate land between Waimate and Timaru. High irrigation…

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