New technology boost biosecurity at Auckland Airport

Supplied ContentWellington, December 18, 2018 The most sophisticated X-ray technology available to scrutinise the bags of international travellers for any unwanted pests was unveiled today at Auckland Airport by Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor. He issued the following Statement: Our dynamic biosecurity environment means we must constantly adjust our scrutiny and strengthen our border security as threats emerge.Three-dimension imagesThe million-dollar scanner…

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State Sector Governance under the spotlight

Sam SachdevaWellington, December 18, 2018 Potential governance gaps in the State Sector are being put under the microscope, following a Newsroom investigation which revealed mismanagement concerns at a Crown entity. The State Services Commission is also investigating the monitoring work done by some government agencies after a run of high-profile problems.A Newsroom investigation into bullying allegations against Retirement Commissioner Diane…

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A mixed bag of good and bad for New Zealanders

BNZ, Auckland, December 18, 2018As one of New Zealand’s largest banks, BNZ is in a unique position to monitor movements in the economy and identify regions and sectors that are outperforming and under-performing. We believe if you really want to understand how an economy is performing, ask a banker who knows their customer well. In this report, we survey hundreds…

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Helen Winkelmann, next Chief Justice of New Zealand

Supplied ContentWellington, December 17, 2018 Judge of the Court of Appeal, Justice Helen Winkelmann has been appointed Chief Justice of New Zealand and a Judge of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. Ms Ardern said that Justice Winkelmann will take charge on March 13, 2019, on retirement of the current Chief Justice Dame Sian…

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