NewsRoom Digest: Top NZ News Items for November 10, 2015

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Newsroom Digest

This edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 8 resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from Monday 9th November.

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Top stories in the current news cycle includes a Ministry of Education survey showing the costs of Early Childhood services have been rising faster than their income, the Corrections Department saying the main reason it is cutting the hours of staff supervising those doing Community Work is that fewer people are being sentenced to do the work and Australian officials are trying to resolve a tense standoff at the Christmas Island detention centre.

POLITICS PULSE

Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today included:

Government: Groser welcomes formal intention of US to sign TPP; Warawara Forest Pest Control Good Sign For Northland; NZISM has appointed a new Chair, Samantha Sharif, to lead its Advisory Board;Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki; Fur seals protected in Abel Tasman National Park; NZ welcomes Cook Islands measures to tackle tax avoidance; Meth users stopping vulnerable from getting state homes; New panel to advise on palliative care services; $1.2m for the Ultimate Waterman; Significant changes made to draft Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill; PM to visit Viet Nam, Philippines and Malaysia

Greens: TPPA fails to acknowledge climate change; Minister must instruct SIS to reassess denied security clearances; NZ Govt cannot support Australia on UN Human Rights Council

Labour: Māori ready to play part in the new economy; Grant Robertson – Speech to 2015 NZLP Conference; Annette King – Speech to 2015 NZLP Conference; Ground-breaking new policy to make homes cheaper; Millions of hours owed in annual leave compromising patient care; Labour Will Use Buying Power To Create Jobs;Public health about people not headlines

New Zealand First: GCSB & SIS must help verify airport security cardholders

NZ National Party: Foss welcomes MP’s support for Ruataniwha Dam; MP Craig Foss encourages applications for the 2016 PM’s Education Excellence Awards

LINKS OF THE DAY

Links of the day have been a feature of NewsRoom_Digest since we first started production in August 2014.

CANTERBURY EARTHQUAKE CLAIMS: The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have settled $15.9 billion in Canterbury earthquake claims in its latest release of quarterly progress data. Read more: http://www.icnz.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/Canterbury-Earthquake-Progress-Stats-Q3-2015.pdf 

COST OF EARLY CHILDHOOD: The Education Ministry’s income and expenditure survey found average costs at education and care centres rose 11 percent between 2011 and 2013, while their income increased only six percent. The survey is available at: https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/data-services/collecting-information/collection-forms/survey-of-income-expenditure-and-fees-at-ece-services

DAIRY MANAGER COMPETITION: The new entry criteria in the 2016 New Zealand Dairy Manager of the Year competition means dairy farm workers with a variety of backgrounds, experience and skills are able to enter. Read more: http://www.dairyindustryawards.co.nz

EMISSIONS GAP REPORT: A new climate agreement can encourage further action to limit global temperature rise to 2°C by 2100, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report. The Executive Summary of the Emissions Gap Report can be downloaded from UNEP Live:http://uneplive.unep.org/theme/index/13#indcs

ENERGY USE: According to Statistics New Zealand, the manufacturing industry used around 157,000 terajoules of energy in 2014, down 8 percent from 2012. Read more:http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/industry_sectors/Energy/EnergyUseSurvey_HOTP14.aspx

NGĀI TAI KI TĀMAKI SETTLEMENT: The Crown has signed a deed of settlement with Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki at Umupuia Marae, Maraetai in Auckland over the weekend. A copy of the deed of settlement is available at http:www.govt.nz/treaty-settlement-documents/ngai-tai-ki-tamaki/

PwC’s REGIONS OF OPPORTUNITY: While New Zealand cities and towns are not global mega cities, there’s opportunity for regional New Zealand to become ‘regions of opportunity’, according to PwC’s New Zealand’s Regions Of Opportunity publication.Read more: http://www.pwc.co.nz/publications/local-government/new-zealands-regions-of-opportunity/

RETIREMENT GUIDE: The Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre has released updated Retirement Expenditure Guidelines to help New Zealanders plan for their retirement. Read more:http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/fms/Colleges/College%20of%20Business/School%20of%20Economics%20&%20Finance/FinEd/Research/177653%20Report%20Final%202015.pdf?DA42402CD4AA728716CC580B3BFCA3F4

And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Monday 9th November.

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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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