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Public broadcasting and an advocate’s ‘disaster readiness’ revival mission

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TRIBUTE: By Geoff Lealand in Auckland David Beatson, broadcaster, editor, journalist, public intellectual and media visionary, proposed a new, or renewed, role for New Zealand public broadcasting in anticipating and managing risk – such as natural disasters and technological crises, says an academic in his public tribute. Speaking at an inaugural memorial lecture in Ponsonby […]

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Fiji’s provident fund frees up $5.3m for natural disaster assistance

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A spate of tropical cyclones has hit Fiji and other Pacific Islands in the past few months, causing widespread damage and flooding in low-lying areas. Image: Dept of Information/Wansolwara By Wansolwara News staff The Fiji National Provident Fund has released $5.33 million in flood assistance funds to 6351 members in the aftermath of two recently […]

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Tony Alexander’s Weekly New Zealand Economic Overview 19 April 2018

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Economic Analysis by Tony Alexander. This week I take a simple look at reasons why our economy’s growth rate and jobs growth have both been so strong the past four years, in spite of the big fall in dairy prices over 2013-14. Strong Growth For Four Years In the absence of any truly useful economic […]

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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – April 20 2018 – Today’s content

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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – April 20 2018 – Today’s content Editor’s Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New Zealand and links to media coverage. The Beehive and Parliament Buildings. Below are the links to the items online. The full text of these items are contained in the […]

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Vanuatu pressing ahead with Ambae volcano island evacuation plan

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A file photo of the last Ambae evacuation in September 2017. Image: Vanuatu Daily Post By Len Garae in Port Vila Vanuatu is still pressing ahead with its plan to evacuate Ambae island for the second time in six months in the face of rumbling and ash-spewing from Mt Lombenden volcano. A government delegation comprising […]

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Pukeahu National War Memorial Park hosts Anzac Day commemorations

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MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Headline: Pukeahu National War Memorial Park hosts Anzac Day commemorations This year both the Dawn Service and National Commemorative Service for Anzac Day will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington, Brodie Stubbs Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage said. […]

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‘Great relief’ for rights advocates after Philippines ‘releases’ Australian nun

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Sister “Pat” Fox … “her duty to protect anyone who was oppressed or poor.” Image: Rappler By Jean Bell in Auckland Detained Australian missionary Sister Patricia “Pat” Fox’s “release” by the Philippines Bureau of Immigration has been greeted with relief by human rights advocates Peter Murphy, chair of the International Coalition for Human Rights in […]

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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – April 19 2018 – Today’s content

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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – April 19 2018 – Today’s content Editor’s Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New Zealand and links to media coverage. The Beehive and Parliament Buildings. Below are the links to the items online. The full text of these items are contained in the […]

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