NewsRoom Digest: Top NZ News Items for September 18, 2015

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This edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 8 resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from Friday 18th September.


Top stories in the current news cycle include the tsunami warning for NZ’s east coast and the Chatham Islands being cancelled, the casino operator SkyCity is expecting to start work on its international convention centre Auckland before Christmas after gaining resource consent and Immigration NZ’s stance that the three New Zealand-born children of a father awaiting deportation to Kiribati will also be sent to the island

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Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today included:

Government: NZ – Filipino Arrangement on migrant workers; Minister welcomes NZICC resource consent; Improving the HPV immunisation programme; McClay to visit China; Support for world’s smallest penguin;Ministers re-affirm Defence relations; McCully to EU and UN

Greens: Govt loaded decks in SkyCity’s favour leaving NZers to foot the bill 

Labour: Kate Sheppard’s legacy still has to be lived up to 

Māori Party: Advancing the interests of Māori land owners

New Zealand First: NZ Rugby World Cup Fans The Poor Cousins


Links of the day have been a feature of NewsRoom_Digest since we first started production in August 2014 at We are currently building an archive of these at:

ACCOUNTANTS AGAINST CORRUPTION: Australia and New Zealand risk losing their global standing in anti-corruption efforts, according to a new report from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) released today. The report is available at:

ANZ NZ JOB DATA: Labour demand continues to weaken modestly, with a buoyant Auckland job market holding up the national figures against larger falls, according to the latest ANZ job advertising data. More information is available at:

CONVENTION CENTRE CONSENT GRANTED:Independent commissioners have granted a resource consent, subject to conditions, for the New Zealand International Convention Centre. A copy of the decision is available here:

GOOD NEIGHBOURS: Almost 90 percent of us are happy with the amount of contact we have with our neighbours – although nearly half of us have little or no contact with them, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more at: 


HPV IMMUNISATION PROGRAMME: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed a plan to improve the National Human Papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation programme.The immunisation improvement plan, can be viewed on the Ministry of Health website here:

INVESTMENT APPROACH, NAH: The Council of Trade Unions has published a paper on the MSD’s “Investment Approach”, showing that it fails the test of being an investment approach. The paper is available at:

MIGRANT WORKERS: A bilateral Arrangement on the recruitment and treatment of Filipino migrant workers has been signed. A copy of the Arrangement is available here:

SUPERSENIORS WEBSITE: A new website for New Zealand’s SuperSeniors has been launched today. SuperSeniors will pull together in one place the wealth of information available for older New Zealanders online, including superannuation entitlements, finances, health and SuperGold discounts.The website can be accessed at

And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Friday 18th September.

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