NewsRoom Digest: Top NZ News Items for November 17 Edition, 2015

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Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre. Image, Wikimedia.org. The NZ Government has introduced urgent legislation for a tighter regime to oversee and monitor New Zealanders with criminal convictions being deported from Australia.

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This edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 10 resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from Tuesday 17th November. It is best viewed on a desktop screen.

NEWSROOM_MONITOR

Noteworthy stories in the current news cycle include the introduction of urgent legislation for a tighter regime to oversee and monitor New Zealanders with criminal convictions being deported from Australia on their return.

POLITICS PULSE

Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today included:

Government: Student Loan info to be shared with Australia; Minister welcomes troops home from Taji; Appointment of Solicitor-General;Tax bill completes property investment rule changes; Government Reviewing Competition Laws; ‘H’ to be added to Wanganui District name; Programme results in more staff/patient time; Potential pest plague being monitored; New scholarships for Pacific students; Returning offenders Bill introduced to protect Kiwis; Amendment Bill clarifies policy

ACT Party: Netflix tax should be offset with tax cuts

Greens: Change the Govt if you want action on climate; Green Party Abstaining On Returning Offenders Bill

Labour: Lawsuit an indictment of Govt’s EQC failings; Long-term unemployed now long-term problem

New Zealand First: Jobs For The Boys And Girls – When Is It Going To End?; Fonterra Millionnaires Club Needs A Rocket; English Persists With Dodgy Youth Unemployment Stats

NZ National Party: Innovative teachers encouraged to apply for $10m fund

LINKS OF THE DAY

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

AD:TECH NZ CONFERENCE: A global conference designed for smart marketers and business operators was held today in Auckland. More details at: https://www.ad-tech.co.nz/

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORT: The report by Amnesty International: Fear and Fences: Europe’s approach to keeping refugees at bay, reveals how moves to fence off land borders and enlist neighbouring countries, such as Turkey and Morocco, as gatekeepers, have denied refugees access to asylum, exposed refugees and migrants to ill-treatment and pushed people towards life-threatening sea journeys. Read more:https://www.amnesty.org.nz/sites/default/files/Fear%20and%20Fences_Europes%20Approach%20to%20keeping%20refugees%20at%20bay.PDF

DAIRY INDUSTRY STATISTICS: New Zealand Dairy Statistics provides the latest statistical information related to our dairy industry, including herd size, milk production and cow numbers. Read more:http://www.dairyatwork.co.nz/media/63217/new-zealand-dairy-statistics-2014-15.pdf

DELOITTE SOUTHLAND INDEX: South Island listed firms market capitalisation dips 0.3% in the quarter to 30 September despite encouraging results from smaller companies according to the Deloitte South Island Index released today. To see the full quarterly report, go to http://www.deloitte.com/nz/southislandindex

MAORI POPULATION ESTIMATES: Māori Population Estimates provide estimates of the Māori population of New Zealand at a given date. At 30 June 2015 the latest statistics are available at: http://bit.ly/1PL1cBs

NZ WAREHOUSE CHEAPEST: A survey by Colliers International shows industrial rentals in the country’s three main centres- Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington- are about 80 per cent cheaper than the world’s most expensive city. The survey is available at: http://www.colliers.co.nz/find%20research/monthly%20reports/

PACIFIC ISLAND SCHOLARSHIPS: New scholarships aimed at getting more Pacific people into the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics have been announced today. Applications for next year open today and close on 11 December 2015. For more information go to: http://www.pacificstem.org.nz

REVIEWING COMPETITION LAWS: The government has today released an issues paper seeking feedback on whether the law protecting consumers from anti-competitive behaviour by businesses is working well. The issues paper and submissions process can be viewed at: http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/business/competition-policy/targeted-commerce-act-review

SALES AND ADVICE MONITORING: The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) today published its first monitoring report on practices in sales and advice within New Zealand’s financial services sector. Read the report here:https://fma.govt.nz/news/reports-and-papers/monitoring-and-compliance-reports/sales-and-advice-report/

YOUNG MOTHERS EDUCATION: Teenage mothers are nearly three times less likely to be in education than their peers without children according to Statistics New Zealand. Read more: http://bit.ly/1MOok1g

And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Tuesday 17th 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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