Fines for illegal dumping surges in Auckland

Fines for illegal dumping surges in Auckland

Supplied Content Auckland, January 18, 2019 Infringement fines for illegal dumping have soared in Auckland, doubling from 90 to 186 in the past 12 months, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has said. He had initiated a $200,000 crackdown last year. The additional funding established a reporting hotline 0800 NO DUMP, increased enforcement staff and doubled the number of surveillance cameras in…

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Kiwibuild Chief Stephen Barclay quits – officially

Kiwibuild chief Stephen Barclay quits – officially

Wellington, January 18, 2019 Kiwibuild Head Stephen Barclay has officially resigned from the role. Stephen Barclay Photo for RNZ by Patrick O’Meara In a statement issued on his behalf, it was announced that he would step down from today (Friday, January 18, 2019) Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s office said that he would not be commenting on Mr Barclay’s resignation as it…

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Why is Brexit so messy and what are the issues at stake?

Why is Brexit so messy and what are the issues at stake?

Everything that you wanted to know about the Britain’s dilemma Giovanni Di Lieto Melbourne, Australia, January 18, 2019 Theresa May’s Deal (between the EU and the UK) on Brexit was shot down by a majority in the House of Commons. Parliamentary Recording Unit Handout/EPA On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom held a referendum to decide whether it should leave or…

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Visa decline puts young woman’s future in jeopardy

Visa decline puts young woman’s future in jeopardy

Immigration New Zealand gets it wrong again, says lawyer Venkat Raman Auckland, January 17, 2019 Barrister Raj Pardeep Singh (Picture Supplied) A young woman faces a bleak future after Immigration New Zealand (INZ) declined her application for a Work Visa in an industry which faces severe labour shortage. Harpreet Kaur has valid qualifications to work in the Horticulture and Viticulture…

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Indians second largest group of citizenship applicants

Indians second largest group of citizenship applicants

Venkat Raman Wellington, January 17, 2019 People holding Indian passports were the second-largest group of Permanent Residents to apply for New Zealand Citizenship in 2018, according to the latest figures released by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). Indian passport holders must of course relinquish their Indian nationality after obtaining citizenship of another country since the Indian government does not…

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Uber drivers worry about Deactivation of jobs

Uber drivers worry about Deactivation of jobs

Meriana Johnsen An Uber driver fears that his income could be cut off because of false complaints from passengers but the ride-sharing company say its Deactivation Policy is fair. Uber’s headquarters in Auckland. Photo: RNZ A driver’s experience Aaron, who to protect his privacy did not want his last name published, earns half his income as an Uber driver in Wellington. However,…

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Christchurch Cryptocurrency case investigation continues

Christchurch Cryptocurrency case investigation continues

Supplied Content (Edited) Wellington, January 17, 2019 (Image from Pixabay)  Police are continuing their investigation into the alleged unauthorised transaction of cryptocurrency at ‘Cryptopia,’ a Christchurch based company. A Police Communique said that the inquiry is still in its very early stages and that Police are continuing to work with ‘Cryptopia’ to establish the chain of events. “We are not…

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House-hunting students find novel ways in Wellington

House-hunting students find novel ways in Wellington

Charlie Dreaver Wellington, January 16, 2019 Wellington students desperate to find rentals are getting creative to try and find housing, while others with rentals are struggling to make rent. But experts have warned it will only get worse. Housing shortage is hurting students in Wellington (Picture by Real Estate Institute, Wellington) Disparate students Massey University student Harry Simpson (19) and…

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Government books show $261 million surplus

Government books show $261 million surplus

Supplied Content Wellington, January 16, 2019 Finance Minister Grant Robertson (File Picture) The latest Crown financial statements released today show the Government’s books are in good order, Finance Minister Grant Robertson has said. He issued the following Statement. The Treasury today published the Crown accounts for the five months ended November 30, 2018, showing a surplus of $261 million over…

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