New Zealand announces $600 million aviation relief package

New Zealand announces $600 million aviation relief package

Supplied Content Wellington, March 19, 2020 Transport Minister Phil Twyford has outlined the first tranche of the $600 million aviation sector relief package announced earlier this week as part of the Government’s $12.1 billion COVID-19 economic response. The initial part of the aviation package aims to secure the operators of New Zealand’s aviation security system, and includes: Support to airlines…

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Waikato Varsity appoints new Dean of Law

Waikato Varsity appoints new Dean of Law

Venkat Raman Auckland, March 18, 2020 University of Waikato has announced the appointment of Professor Alpana Roy as Dean, Te Piringa Faculty of Law. She was previously Associate Dean (Research) at the School of Law, Western Sydney University and  Head of the School’s Campbelltown Campus. Her other academic positions were at the University of Queensland, the University of Technology Sydney,…

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Traders resent Vaping Law as vapourising fairness

Traders resent Vaping Law as vapourising fairness

Supplied Content Auckland, March 18, 2020 The New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores (NZACS) is pushing back on proposed restrictions by the government, which it said unfairly punishes thousands of small businesses, creating an uneven playing field. The Smoke-free Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill would severely restrict general retailers of vaping products to only three flavours- tobacco, mint…

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Super Cop fosters successful community partnership

Super Cop fosters successful community partnership

A tribute to Police Commissioner Mike Bush on his retirement Julie Haggie Wellington, March 18, 2020 In April, Police Commissioner Mike Bush ends his six-year appointment as Chief Constable of New Zealand and Chief Executive of the New Zealand Police Force. Extraordinary events and bad behaviour test community safety, values and beliefs. High quality responses from public sector leaders and…

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Free Flu vaccines available for seniors and expectant mothers

Free Flu vaccines available for seniors and expectant mothers

Early start this year triggered by Covid-19 Venkat Raman Auckland, March 18, 2020 The government has rolled out its Flu Vaccine Programme earlier than schedule, adding 400,000 more vaccines this year, stated to be the biggest ever in New Zealand. Health Minister Dr David Clark launched the Flu Vaccine Campaign 2020 with Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter in Wellington…

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