Ministers to chart new course for New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern Wellington, October 25, 2017 Portfolio responsibilities for the incoming Labour-led Government underline our commitment to chart a new course for New Zealand. I am excited by how my executive will tackle the challenges this country faces. The allocation of portfolios shows how the government I lead will be focused on making a difference for all New Zealanders, no…

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Jenny Salesa becomes first Tonga-born Minister

Venkat Raman Wellington, October 25, 2017 Jenny Salesa, who has held the Manukau East Electorate seat since 2014 has become the first Tonga-born Minister in the Labour-led Coalition Government. She has been named Building and Construction Minister, Ethnic Communities Minister, Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Associate Health Minister and Associate Education Minister. Her affable manners, friendly disposition and…

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High Court finds National Party guilty of copyright breach

Payment of $700,000 including interest ordered Venkat Raman Wellington, October 25, 2017 The National Party of New Zealand had another blow today when the Wellington High Court found it guilty in the copyright case brought by Eminem Music Company Eight Mile Style and song writers Jeff Bass and Luis Resto. The case related to a song titled, ‘Lose Yourself,’ an…

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The Lilburn Lecture 2017: Twin passions for Royal

Indigenous creativity takes centre stage at the National Library next week Supplied Content Auckland, October 25, 2017 Acclaimed musician and composer Charles Royal (Marutuahu, Ngati Raukawa, Nga Puhi) will give the annual Lilburn Lecture for 2017 at the National Library of New Zealand on November 2, 2017. In Searching for Voice, Searching for Reo, the journey of a bi-cultural composer,…

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Young entrepreneurs develop new surgical stitching device

University of Auckland announces Velocity 100k Challenge Winners Supplied Content Auckland, October 25, 2017 A new surgical stitching device is being developed in New Zealand that could prevent complications during the surgical process and even save lives by saving time. The team behind ‘Suture Future,’ made up of University of Auckland Medical students Joevy Lim and Adrian Ng, Commerce/Arts student…

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