NewsRoom Digest: Top NZ News Items for October 27, 2015

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New figures show the number of deportations of convicted criminals from New Zealand dropping in the last five years.

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This edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 7 resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from Tuesday 27th October.

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Top stories in the current news cycle include new figures showing the number of deportations of convicted criminals from New Zealand dropping in the last five years, Bowel cancer NZ is warning consumers not to cut meat completely out of their diet despite a World Health Organisation (WHO) report confirming that processed meats raise the risks of cancer and an Australian think-tank saying the NZ military is ill prepared to deal with cyber issues.

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POLITICS PULSE

Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today included:

Government: Options sought for end-of-life tyres; Minister for Land Information to visit Mexico; Bennett to speak at OECD meeting in Europe; Fund boosts sister school ties with China; Tokelau Language Week celebrated;Minister meets with education experts in UK; NZICC triggers $700m building project;Online services save hours of taxpayers’ time

Greens: Greens call for audit, law change to protect labour hire workers; Government should harness some All Blacks pride for the environment; Price on carbon key to a sustainable future

Labour: Medical advice on obesity fails to tip scales; No hiding another tertiary provider going belly up; Baa-d behaviour or a bit of a dag?; Labour for hire not a recipe for exploitation; Patients get sicker on ‘ghost’ waiting lists; Detainees isolated and desperate

LINKS OF THE DAY

Links of the day have been a feature of NewsRoom_Digest since we first started production in August 2014 at newsroom-nz.tumblr.com

We are currently building an archive of these at: http://newsroomplus.com/resources/resourceful-links/

CANCER MEATS: The World Health Organisation says processed meats such as bacon, sausages and ham and all red meats are probably carcinogenic but there is limited evidence. More information available at:http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2015/pdfs/pr240_E.pdf

CHINA IMPORTS REACH $10BN: Annual goods imports from China reached a new high of $10 billion, up $1.6 billion (19 percent), for the year ending September 2015, according to Statistics New Zealand. Read more:http://bit.ly/1GF0GTR

CYBER CRIMES: The report, ‘Cyber maturity in the Asia-Pacific Region 2015’, prepared by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, analyzes the cyber maturity of 20 countries within the Asia-Pacific region. NZ comes sixth in the list for preparedness. The report can be viewed at: https://www.aspi.org.au/publications/cyber-maturity-in-the-asia-pacific-region-2015

END-OF-LIFE TYRES: The Government is seeking innovative ideas on how New Zealand can better use the millions of end-of-life tyres through the Waste Minimisation Fund. Further information on the Waste Minimisation Fund, including on how to apply for the latest round is available from: http://www.mfe.govt.nz/issues/waste/waste-minimisation-fund/index.html

SISTER SCHOOLS WITH CHINA: 25 schools across New Zealand will each receive up to $2,500 to build sister school relationships with China. The list of recipients is available here: http://www.enz.govt.nz/our-services/business-development/tools-for-schools/new-zealand-china-sister-schools-fund

TOKELAU LANGUAGE WEEK: Plant a seed today, for the future generation. That is the theme for Tokelau Language Week which begins today. A list of events marking Tokelau Language Week can be found at: http://www.mpia.govt.nz

TOURISTS SPENDING: Spending by international tourists in New Zealand in the year ended March 2015 climbed to $11.8 billion – an increase of 17.1 percent – according to the Tourism Satellite Account: 2015 by Statistics New Zealand. Read more: http://bit.ly/1GEL9DG

And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Tuesday 27th October.

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Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.

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