The mistake that Labour makes on Whanau Ora Programme

The mistake that Labour makes on Whanau Ora Programme

Peter Dunne When a Minister dismisses the criticisms of a high-powered group of citizens as just “political,” one knows immediately that the criticisms being made both have more substance than that and are probably pretty accurate. So it is with the case of Whanau Ora Minister Peeni Henare and the group of distinguished Maori women led by Dame Tariana Turia…

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Massey turns the Maths magic on school students

Massey turns the Maths magic on school students

Supplied Content Summer holidays plus Maths classes would not normally add up. But that is exactly what more than 150 Auckland primary school pupils signed up for: a holiday Maths programme, combining a Pasifika cultural approach with the latest robotics technology. Massey University Mathematics researchers Dr Jodie Hunter and her mother Professor Bobbie Hunter, based at Massey University’s Institute of…

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Fiji says ‘Thanks New Zealand’ for cyclone relief

Fiji says ‘Thanks New Zealand’ for cyclone relief

Supplied Content The Fijian government has acknowledged the relief assistance provided by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), saying it would help uplift the lives of those in the Lau Group in the Eastern Divisions, affected by Tropical Cyclones Sarai and Tino. The Fiji National Disaster Management team and government officials have been deployed to the…

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European Union gifts Disaster Preparedness Kits

European Union gifts Disaster Preparedness Kits

EU gives disaster preparedness kits to NDMO Supplied Content European Union Ambassador to Fiji and the Pacific Sujiro Seam gifted more than fifty Disaster Preparedness Kits to Fiji’s Infrastructure and Transport, National Disaster Management and Meteorological Services Minister Jone Usamate in Suva yesterday (January 27, 2020). Mr Seam said that Fiji, like other Pacific Island countries, is vulnerable to life-threatening…

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Cairns Group advocates cut in agricultural subsidies at Davos

Cairns Group advocates cut in agricultural subsidies at Davos

A proposal to cut “trade and production-distorting subsidies” in the agricultural sector by 2030 has set out important measures to ensure a fair agricultural trading system. Speaking after attending meetings of Trade Ministers in Davos, Switzerland, Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker welcomed the joint proposal from the 19-member “Cairns Group” of agricultural exporting nations, which includes New Zealand.…

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Digital trade deal with Singapore, Chile agreed

Digital trade deal with Singapore, Chile agreed

Staff Reporter A new trade agreement signed by the New Zealand governments with the governments of Singapore and Chile will help exporters and consumers take advantage of opportunities offered by digital trade. Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker, Chile Vice Trade Minister Rodrigo Yanez and Singapore Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing announced that talks on a Digital…

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