Covid-19 exposes the risk of chasing international student dollar

Covid-19 exposes the risk of chasing international student dollar

Auckland, March 4, 2020 The deepening Covid-19 epidemic highlights the connectedness of our globalised world and its fragility. China is a critical junction in a vast system of supply and demand; New Zealand, a smaller node; but for both, this global interchange which has paid dividends for many years has become a source of anxiety and instability. A striking example…

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Some fast facts about baby fat and some misconceptions

Some fast facts about baby fat and some misconceptions

Supplied Content Auckland, March 4, 2020 The facts and fictions of baby fat have been revealed in the first-ever study of Aotearoa New Zealand new-borns body composition, including a surprise that could refocus early healthcare. Researchers in the Liggins Institute-led study used a special air displacement machine combined with tape-measurements and sensitive scales to determine the fat mass and fat-free…

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New think tank to promote credible, robust research

New think tank to promote credible, robust research

It will also combat misinformation, declining public trust Supplied Content (Edited) Auckland, March 4, 2020 Countering the global rise of misinformation and declining public trust with robust research and evidence-based advice is the fundamental goal of a new think tank at the University of Auckland. The initiative, called, ‘Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures is an independent and apolitical…

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Money transfer company fined $2.55 million for money laundering

Money transfer company fined $2.55 million for money laundering

Supplied content Jiaxin Finance Limited, assisted by its owner Qiang Fu and his mother Fuqin Che, have been convicted of offences under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act. Between April 2015 and May 2016, Jiaxin Finance and its brokers were responsible for remitting over $53 million into New Zealand for an international customer.   The charges Jiaxin…

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