Drugs seizure by New Zealand Customs hits $2 billion

Drugs seizure by New Zealand Customs hits $2 billion

Supplied Content Wellington, February 17, 2020 The Government’s investment in a strong border and disrupting transnational organised crime produced record results for stopping drugs in 2019, Customs Minister Jenny Salesa has said. The illegal drugs were seized at the New Zealand border by Customs, and overseas by Customs’ international border partners before the drugs could be sent to our shores.…

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WHO’s exclusion policy isolates 23 million Taiwanese

WHO’s exclusion policy isolates 23 million Taiwanese

Auckland, February 17, 2020  In November 2002, the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), originating in Southern China, recorded 8098 cases and claimed 774 lives worldwide, including 73 deaths in Taiwan, the third highest toll next to mainland China and Hong Kong. Major omission When SARS broke out, due to international politics involving China, Taiwan was deprived of direct access…

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Applications invited for $7 million Culture and Heritage Fund

Applications invited for $7 million Culture and Heritage Fund

Supplied Content Wellington, February 17, 2020 Applications are now open for the fifth round of the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant Robertson has announced.   “I am delighted to open this year’s fund which has some $7 million available to support performing arts venues, galleries, museums and whare taonga throughout Aotearoa. Through…

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Auckland Council purchases new Parkland at Mahurangi

Auckland Council purchases new Parkland at Mahurangi

Supplied Content Auckland, February 17, 2020 Ninety-five hectares of prime land on the Mahurangi Harbour has been purchased by Auckland Council, doubling the size of the existing Mahurangi East Regional Park and securing public access to the coast. Mayor Phil Goff and Cr Alf Filipaina, Chair of the Auckland Council’s Parks, Arts, Culture and Events Committee announced the land purchase,…

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Obesity grows beyond high income countries

Obesity grows beyond high income countries

In fact, almost 80% of children in low-income countries suffer from overweight or obesity Supplied Content Washington, February 16, 2020 Obesity is one of the most known risk factors to non communicable diseases and a disease in itself. A new World Bank report “Obesity: Health and Economic Consequences of an Impending Global Challenge“ sheds light on the growing obesity epidemic and…

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The fight for Parliament begins right there with PM’s Statement

The fight for Parliament begins right there with PM’s Statement

Phil Smith Wellington, February 16, 2020 The political year starts early in the New Zealand Summer with Ratana, Waitangi and various state of the nation speeches before the year is fully wound back into gear. But Parliament sits smouldering a little longer before finally bursting into flame in the heat of February. At which point it blazes like it has been doused with petrol.…

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Vodafone New Zealand warned against misleading promotions

Vodafone New Zealand warned against misleading promotions

Supplied Content Wellington, February 15, 2020 Vodafone New Zealand has been warned by the Commerce Commission for misleading consumers about account credits. Vodafone has also been warned for representations made in a loyalty discount promotion that were likely misleading. Despite telling customers, verbally and in emails, that it would apply certain credits to their accounts on a monthly basis, Vodafone…

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