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New Zealand Tertiary Sector – University of Canterbury Commerce student chosen as Blake Trust Antarctic Ambassador

Published By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Tertiary Sector – University of Canterbury Commerce student chosen as Blake Trust Antarctic Ambassador

Source: University of Canterbury University of Canterbury Commerce student Harry Seagar is heading to Antarctica this summer after being awarded a Blake Antarctic Ambassadorship by the Sir Peter Blake Trust and Antarctica New Zealand. The UC undergraduate heads to Antarctica on 4 February 2019 to live and work on the ice for two weeks. Harry, […]

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New Zealand Health Sector – Misleading headlines cause unnecessary hype over vaping

Published By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Health Sector – Misleading headlines cause unnecessary hype over vaping

Source: Hapai Te Hauora Recent findings from a vaping study contribute to growing evidence for vaping as a harm reduction tool in smoking cessation. The study also encourages the need for stronger regulations in the sector.A study from the University of Athens took four groups of mice from a strain that is susceptible to lung […]

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New Zealand Economics – Secretary to the New Zealand Treasury invited to observe monetary policy meetings

Published By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Economics – Secretary to the New Zealand Treasury invited to observe monetary policy meetings

Source: Reserve Bank of New Zealand The Secretary to the Treasury, Gabriel Makhlouf, has accepted Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr’s invitation to attend monetary policy deliberation and decision meetings as an observer from the end of this month. Mr Orr extended the invitation to deepen Mr Makhlouf’s understanding of the process leading into a monetary policy […]

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New Zealand Dairy Business Sector – VOTING FOR THE 2018 FONTERRA ELECTIONS AND ANNUAL MEETING RESOLUTIONS UNDERWAY

Published By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24/7  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Dairy Business Sector – VOTING FOR THE 2018 FONTERRA ELECTIONS AND ANNUAL MEETING RESOLUTIONS UNDERWAY

Source: Fonterra Voting is now open for the 2018 Fonterra Board of Directors’ Election, the Shareholders’ Councillor Elections in two wards, and seven Annual Meeting resolutions. This year there are five candidates standing for three places on the Board. The five candidates are Independent Nomination process candidates Peter McBride, Jamie Tuuta and Ashley Waugh, and […]

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New Zealand Tertiary Sector – How to be an academic in NZ: book award

Published By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24/7  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Tertiary Sector – How to be an academic in NZ: book award

Source: University of Auckland A new book on how to launch an academic career in New Zealand, by Associate Professor Carol Mutch, won best teacher resource in tertiary category at the CLNZ Education Awards last week. Optimising your academic career: Advice for early career scholars provides new and emerging academics with answers to all the […]

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New Zealand Tertiary Sector – Top Maori academic gives Keith Sinclair Memorial Lecture

Published By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24/7  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Tertiary Sector – Top Maori academic gives Keith Sinclair Memorial Lecture

Source: University of Auckland Māori historian, member of the Waitangi Tribunal and award-winning author, Dr Aroha Harris, will give the University of Auckland’s Keith Sinclair Memorial Lecture this week. Dr Harris, who won the inaugural Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Researcher Award in Humanities last year for her substantial contributions to Tangata Whenua: An […]

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New Zealand Trade Debate – Two-day hui on What an Alternative & Progressive Trade Strategy Should Look Like

Published By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24/7  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Trade Debate – Two-day hui on What an Alternative & Progressive Trade Strategy Should Look Like

Source: Professor Jane Kelsey Two-day hui on “What an Alternative & Progressive Trade Strategy Should Look Like” 19-20 October at Fale Pasifika, University of Auckland and live streamed A call for real alternatives to the one-dimensional model of free trade and investment agreements that has dominated the past three decades is being heard around the […]

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New Zealand Social Issues – Millions in ratepayer subsidies for luxury apartments but no money to rebuild council rental housing destroyed in earthquakes

Published By   /  October 13, 2018  /  24/7  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Social Issues – Millions in ratepayer subsidies for luxury apartments but no money to rebuild council rental housing destroyed in earthquakes

Source: Christchurch Progressive Network Christchurch Progressive Network has written to the mayor and city councillors to ask them to urgently fund the rebuild of council rental housing destroyed in the earthquakes. “We were staggered to learn the council is providing lucrative rates rebates – $15,000 per unit built – to property developers for luxury apartments […]

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New Zealand Debate – Key challenges of jobs, climate change on agenda at alternative trade strategy hui 19-20 October

Published By   /  October 13, 2018  /  24/7  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Debate – Key challenges of jobs, climate change on agenda at alternative trade strategy hui 19-20 October

Source: Professor Jane Kelsey Discussions on trade strategy in New Zealand usually focus on market access for primary products. Yet today’s free trade agreements have 20-plus chapters that can also negatively affect people’s lives, from health and rights on the Internet to financial stability and Treaty rights. A two-day hui on 19 and 20 October […]

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New Zealand Antarctica Flight Delays – Icy delay to Antarctica

Published By   /  October 13, 2018  /  24/7  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Antarctica Flight Delays – Icy delay to Antarctica

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Antarctica is dealing her icy hand, delivering a series of storms that have caused the longest delay in decades for the start of the season. Antarctica New Zealand staff were due to fly south on 1 October to set up Scott Base for the science season ahead, but wild winds and […]

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