NewsRoom Digest: Top NZ News Items for November 12 Edition, 2015

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The National Council of Women of New Zealand today released a report titled: Enabling Women’s Potential – the economic, social and ethical imperative, which champions gender equality, fairness and equal opportunity. See below...

Newsroom Digest

This edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 8 resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from Thursday 12th November.

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Top stories in the current news cycle include the international headlines being made by the ejection of several women MPs from Parliament as they tried to speak about being victims of sexual assault, milk prices falling by 5.7%, with the average price being the cheapest since January 2008 and a new paper on gender inequality saying women generally continue to work in lower paid industries despite about 60 percent having tertiary education.

POLITICS PULSE

Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today included:

Government: Way paved for easier consenting of cycleways; Prime Minister’s Science Prizes announced; Sports stars rally to fight obesity; Improving resource base key to sustainable growth; Broadband rollout to rural hospitals complete; Trade Minister welcomes dramatic growth in exports to Chinese Taipei; Construction of Earthquake Memorial begins; Additional funding for Whanganui and South Taranaki; Fellowships for 17 NZers announced for 2016; Guy to Australia and China for conferences; Minister announces Transport reappointments; Youth Fund 2016 recipients announced; Funding for Lake Horowhenua clean-up; Inaugural Chief Victims Advisor to Government appointed; Debt collection resumes for education payroll; EECA Board appointments;

Greens: Amy Adams must clarify why New Zealanders are being detained on Island; Greens Call Out Government’s Agenda Of Politicising Environmental Decision Making; Supermarket referee long overdue

Labour: Labour backs gender equal New Zealand; Detainees belong in Australia, not New Zealand; Christchurch build a joke; NZ falls down OECD unemployment ranks; Foreign buyers ban will achieve what Govt failed to

New Zealand First: Māori Television in breach of Treaty over firing receptionists; Top Up Rescue Helicopter Funding Shortfall

NZ National Party: MP welcomes news of Onehunga port sale;Tukituki MP Craig Foss congratulates youth fund 2016 recipients; Hutt City Youth Awards Finalists Announced;MP congratulates Youth Fund 2016 recipient

United Future Party: No Need for Greens Renewable Energy Bill

LINKS OF THE DAY

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

ENABLING WOMEN’s POTENTIAL: The National Council of Women of New Zealand today released a report titled: Enabling Women’s Potential – the economic, social and ethical imperative, which champions gender equality, fairness and equal opportunity. Read more: http://www.ncwnz.org.nz/what-we-do/enabling-womens-potential-the-social-economic-and-ethical-imperative/

FOOD PRICES FALL: In October food prices fell 1.2 percent, according to Statistics New Zealand.Click here for more:http://bit.ly/1Lb7Gn0

IMPROVING RESOURCE BASE: The updated Building Natural Resources chapter of the Business Growth Agenda with an emphasis on lifting primary sector productivity while improving our environmental outcomes at the same time. was launched today. A copy of the chapter is available here: http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/business/business-growth-agenda/towards-2025

LAKE CLEAN-UP: The Government is to provide $980,000 in funding from the Te Mana o Te Wai Fund to restore the health of Lake Horowhenua. Further information on the Te Mana o Te Wai Fund is available from:http://www.mfe.govt.nz/more/funding/te-mana-o-te-wai-fund

OBESITY CAMPAIGN: A new high profile public awareness campaign starts today to encourage people to make healthy lifestyle changes to tackle obesity. For further information about the Childhood Obesity Plan visit the Ministry of Health website, here:https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/obesity/childhood-obesity-plan

STANDARD DRINKS: The campaign ‘Know Your Limit: Rule of Thumb’ being led by Hospitality New Zealand has highlighted how few New Zealanders actually know what a standard drink is. For an interactive calculator to find out how many standard drinks are in your glass go to: 

http://www.cheers.org.nz/standard-drinks/

WINSTON CHURCHILL FELLOWSHIP: The names of 17 people who have been awarded a prestigious Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship for 2016 were announced today. More information on the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust is available on the Community Matters website: http://www.communitymatters.govt.nz

YOUTH FUND 2016: 50 successful applicants will receive a total of around $217,000 to fund community projects led by young people, as part of Youth Fund 2016. Details of successful applications are available here:http://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/newsroom/2015/youth-fund-2016-projects.html

And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Thursday 12th 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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