High Court dismisses NZME-Fairfax merger appeal

Commerce Commission welcomes verdict Wellington, December 19, 2017 The Commerce Commission has welcomed the verdict of the High Court dismissing the appeal of NZME-Fairfax merger. The appeal was against the May 2017 decision of the Commerce Commission to decline the application for merger. Lessening Competition The Commission declined the merger on the grounds that it would be likely to substantially…

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Cigna to sponsor International Marathon next year

Hawke’s Bay in May and Queenstown in November 2018 Auckland, December 19, 2017 Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Ltd has announced its sponsorship of the International Marathon events along with Air New Zealand. Cigna will sponsor the 10 Kms run in Queenstown and Hawke’s Bay. Chief Executive Lance Walker said that the sponsorship announcement was in line with the Company’s…

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Depression is better treated as 12 separate disorders

Supplied Content Auckland, December 18, 2017 (Reposted from November 2, 2017) The way depression is diagnosed and treated needs a major overhaul, authors of a new review article in the scientific journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity have said. This is because current treatment of depression is ineffective and lacks a plausible, coherent theoretical basis, they claimed. A new theory for…

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Seclusion is no option to address disabled children

Paula Tesoriero Wellington, December 18, 2017 The Final Opinion released by the Ombudsman has emphasised again the need for regular monitoring of schools when it comes to the use of seclusion. The Final Opinion, released by Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier today (December 18), outlines his investigation into the seclusion of an autistic child at Miramar Central School and the recommendations…

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ARMS celebrates International Migrants Day

Auckland, December 18, 2017 Many communities across the globe will be observing International Migrants Day today (December 18). For New Zealand, as one of the most diverse countries in the world, it is imperative to recognise, and celebrate, our diversity. The Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) hosted a morning tea with the new migrant communities in Auckland today in celebration…

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