AAP closure spells another death knell for quality journalism

AAP closure spells another death knell for quality journalism

Alexandra Wake Australia’s news landscape, and the ability of citizens to access quality journalism, has been dealt a major blow by the announcement the Australian Associated Press is closing, with the loss of 180 journalism jobs. Although AAP reporters and editors are generally not household names, the wire service has provided the backbone of news content for the country since 1935,…

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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) 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 established by Distinguished Professor…

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Some fast facts about baby fat and some misconceptions

Some fast facts about baby fat and some misconceptions

Supplied Content 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 mass (everything else) of…

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Fiji gets closer to New Zealand after Ardern’s visit

Fiji gets closer to New Zealand after Ardern’s visit

Balaji Chandramohan New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden’s recent State visit to Fiji will reset the country’s complicated relationship with Fiji. She scored high as a compassionate leader, understanding the sentiments of Fijians and embracing the Pacific Island country with charisma. Editor’s Note: Please read related stories on our website and social media filed by the Editor of Indian Newslink…

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Brahmarishi Guruvanand creates a spell on devotees

Brahmarishi Guruvanand creates a spell on devotees

Venkat Raman Fijians seeking self-realisation and ‘true happiness’ received esteemed enlightenment in the presence of Brahmarishi (also Brahmrishi) Vishvasant Guruvanand, the Spiritual Leader, who simplified Vedanta and philosophy of life for easy assimilation. The Schedule The Master of Vedas addressed two public meetings, the first of which was held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Girmit Centre in Lautoka (located…

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Joint action to manage Climate Change imperative

Joint action to manage Climate Change imperative

Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama A few years back, we entered a new era of the Fiji-New Zealand friendship; an era defined by mutual respect and equality. Today, our partnership sits at unparalleled strength, as Prime Minister Ardern’s personal commitment to the Pacific has built new bridges of cooperation upon the foundation of trust and openness our governments know today.  Through her…

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Action Plan ensures sustainable housing for the homeless

Action Plan ensures sustainable housing for the homeless

Michael Wood Our government is stepping up to prevent and reduce homelessness in New Zealand. The Aotearoa New Zealand Homelessness Action Plan, which was released last week, establishes a framework and funding to help the homeless into sustainable housing. This follows a decade of denial and neglect under National, which sold off state houses as the numbers of homeless grew…

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Commerce Commission warns HSBC over disclosures

Commerce Commission warns HSBC over disclosures

Supplied Content The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) over its failure to comply with the information disclosure requirements of the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (CCCFA). HSBC self-reported the matter to the Commission following a routine audit of its business in New Zealand. HSBC identified six occasions between…

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