This edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 8 resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from Tuesday 22nd September.
Top stories in the current news cycle include the Prime Minister, John Key rejecting a bid from a Kiribati man seeking refuge in New Zealand despite the Labour Party hosting a petition to stop the deportation, opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be having their day in court next week as they fight to have details of New Zealand’s negotiating position made public and latest figures showing New Zealanders represent the third largest group of people being held in Australian detention centres.
Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today included:
Government: LINZ data driving business success; Rules Reduction Taskforce report released; ACC reaches milestone as residual levies removed; Most older New Zealanders have good support; Better air links between NZ and French Polynesia; Major artworks for Ōtākaro Art by the River; Patients to benefit from Ambulance Service initiative
Greens: AgResearch Job Cuts Show Govt Failing Agricultural Science Sector
Labour: Government should front for Kiribati deportee; Joyce’s invisible hand all over AgResearch bungle; Early levy removal shows crisis manufactured; Iwi tax status mess for charity sector; Loopy rules report contains loopy broadband suggestions; Government’s flawed science funding policy slammed; Labour’s offer to support RMA changes remains
NZ National Party: Innovation to the fore as Hutt Valley hosts National Science Challenge
LINKS OF THE DAY
BRIGHTER MONEY: The Reserve Bank today announced the first release of new $5 and $10 notes will take place on Monday 12 October. From that day, new notes will start to be released from banks and retailers. Find out about the features of the new banknotes by taking the $5 and $10 for a spin at http://www.brightermoney.co.nz
CHRISTCHURCH RETAILS GROW: Christchurch city retail and hospitality sales continue to grow, according to Statistics New Zealand. Sales for the June 2015 quarter were $1.9 billion, a 2.9 percent increase compared with the same quarter in 2014. Read more:http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/industry_sectors/RetailTrade/ChristchurchRetailTradeIndicator_HOTPJun15qtr.aspx
FERNMARK LICENCE PROGRAMME: New Zealand Story, a government initiative to develop and grow New Zealand’s international marketing brand, announced today the launch of the new FernMark Programme for New Zealand exporters. To apply for a licence to carry the FernMark visit http://www.fernmark.nzstory.govt.nz
GENDER REPORT: The report “BOYS GIRLS OTHER – Making Sense of the Confusing New World of Gender Identity” draws from decades of mainstream academic and international research, and seeks to bring clarity to this topic and practical advice for schools, parents and community leaders, for the wellbeing of children. The report is available at: http://bobmccoskrie.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Boys-Girls-Other-FULL-REPORT.pd
LINZ DATA: Online data provided free of charge by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is proving critical to the success of businesses across New Zealand. Read more at: https://www.data.linz.govt.nz/
OLDER NEW ZEALANDERS GOOD SUPPORT: A longitudinal study of advanced ageing has found that most elderly people are satisfied with the relationships they have with family and friends. The report can be found here:http://www.health.govt.nz/publication/relationships-and-emotional-support-findings-lilacs-nz-0
RULES REDUCTION REPORT : Findings from the Rules Reduction Taskforce show real opportunities for both central and local government to make life easier for New Zealanders. A copy of the final report can be found here:http://www.dia.govt.nz/vwluResources/Rules-Reduction-Report/$file/Rules-Reduction-Report.pdf
“WALK FOR THE CAUSE”: Thousands of Kiwis are expected to walk in support of the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation, with funds raised helping support women with breast cancer, and enabling public education around the importance of mammograms for early detection. Walkers can register for the events at http://www.pinkstarwalk.co.nz
And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Tuesday 22nd September.
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