A tragedy at sea claims 56 lives

Tribute to Girmityas 139th Anniversary Venkat Raman (Indian Newslink) Auckland, May 10, 2018 The physical and mental abuse, along with inhuman living and working conditions were not the only tragedy that the Girmityas suffered during the indentured (Girmit) period that dominated Fiji from 1879 to 1916. A tragedy of even greater magnitude occurred in 1884 when Syria, a ship carrying…

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Report says Novopay must be replaced or rewritten by 2020

Radio New Zealand Wellington, May 10, 2018 The Novopay school payroll system is facing “almost certain failure” after the end of next year, a business case from Crown-owned company Education Payroll shows. The October 2016 report obtained under the Official Information Act by IT news service Reseller News also said that although Novopay had improved, customer satisfaction was lower than…

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Undercover operation cites cigarette sales to minors

Supplied Content Auckland, May 10, 2018 An undercover operation by Public Health in Mangere revealed that three out of 10 outlets investigated on a single day were selling cigarettes illegally. Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) regularly carries out stings using teenage volunteers who visit retailers to ensure that tobacco sales comply with the legislation. By law, retailers should be…

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Middlemore Non-Medical facility built without approval

Phil Pennington Auckland, May 10, 2018 Middlemore Hospital, which desperately needs wards and operating theatres, has in the past eight years completed a multimillion-dollar non-medical building without government approvals. RNZ was invited yesterday (May 9) to tour Middlemore, which is looking to repair three leaky buildings which have faced a litany of problems. The multiple meeting rooms in the Ko…

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