Trust extends effort to enhance environment

An organisation involved in environment protection in general and disposal of refrigerants in particular, has expanded its scope to include synthetic Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. Following the move, ‘Ozone Protection Company’ has been renamed ‘Refrigerant Recovery NZ Limited’ but the overall responsibility for the Disposal Programme remains with the Auckland based Patton Limited. According to experts, HFC refrigerants are greenhouse gases…

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Bodily samples strengthen criminal proceedings

In Criminal Jurisprudence, a person accused of offence is considered innocent until proven guilty. There may be occasions when a person has been questioned by the Police for gathering information. In such situations, remaining silent by exercising the Bill of Rights is an option? Not really. The ‘Search and Surveillance Bill’ passed in Parliament has somewhat changed the situation. For…

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Japanese programme promotes cohesive society

I was privileged to be part of the New Zealand delegation to Japan to attend the recently held ‘Young Core Leaders of Civil Society Development Programme.’ Organised by the Cabinet Office of Japan and International Youth Exchange Centre and coordinated by our Social Development Ministry, the programme aimed to build a ‘cohesive society’ in which every person optimises his or…

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Decision on qualification lifts standards

The Government’s announcement that it will make a postgraduate qualification the minimum for all new teachers is exactly the direction Massey University is taking with its teacher education programmes. Our decision to be the first New Zealand University to focus on graduate rather than undergraduate teaching qualifications is in line with international best practice – and it is in line…

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