This edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 5 resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from Wednesday 2nd September.
Top stories in the current news cycle include Immigration NZ saying the government is considering whether it should take more people from Syria as 14 refugees from Libya arrived in the country, Fonterra clarifying that it is not stockpiling milk powder to help boost GlobalDairyTrade auction prices which rose 11% overnight, and MPI closing down blackmarket fishing operations involving paua and crayfish in Napier, Hastings and Mahia.
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Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today included:
Government: Speech – Opening of Turkish Embassy Photo Exhibit on Canakkle; Fraud initiatives keep people out of debt traps; Speech: Peter Dunne – Launch of 2015 Children’s Health Stamp; Whanganui Community Corrections opened; Government Committed To Cycle Safety; New Hospice Waikato extension opened; Parapets and facades prioritised in revised earthquake building law; New rules bring double-deckers to our cities
Greens: Coromandel says No Way to TPPA; PM must ensure NZ takes in full 825 refugee allocation
Labour: Government wakes up to Opotiki Harbour
Māori Party: Why Māori need an independent political voice in Parliament
New Zealand First: Lady Emily Latimer; Dairy Price Spring Reflects Lower Volumes And El Nino Fears; Dumping of cheap imports will hit jobs and business
LINKS OF THE DAY
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CPAG SUMMIT: A Child Poverty Action Group summit in Auckland next week will look at what needs to change for New Zealand’s welfare and child policy to support all children and families in the 21st Century. For more information, click here: http://www.cpag.org.nz/
CYCLE SAFETY: Government is delivering many of the Cycling Safety Panel’s recommendations as part of its commitment to making cycling a safer, more attractive choice for personal travel. Click here for the Cycling Safety Panel Final Report and Recommendations: http://www.
LARGEST EXPORT EARNERS: New Zealand earned $2.3 billion more from exports than was spent on imports during the year ended June 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more:http://www.stats.govt.nz/
MOBILISING THE REGIONS: LGNZ has released Mobilising the Regions, its major transport study which highlights the economic and social impact of strategic transport decisions nationally and in the regions, and the direct link between regional development, national prosperity, social well-being and cohesiveness. See here:http://www.lgnz.co.nz/
PROPOSED ENGINE FUEL CHANGES: MBIE has released a discussion document proposing a range of changes to the Engine Fuels Specifications Regulations 2011. Click here to find out more: http://www.mbie.govt.nz/
And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Wednesday 2nd September.
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