NewsRoom Digest: Top NZ News Items for February 3 Edition, 2016

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Newsroom Digest

Today’s edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 3 resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from Wednesday 3rd February. It is best viewed on a desktop screen.

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Noteworthy stories in the current news cycle include the Prime Minister confirming he will be going to Waitangi this year, official figures showing the unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in more than six years, and groups opposed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership gearing up for large protests against the signing of the deal at Sky City in Auckland tomorrow.

POLITICS PULSE

Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today 

included:

Government: High Commissioner to Canada announced; Beach to become public land if appeal succeeds; Speech: Peter Dunne -Address to Digital Leaders Annual Lecture;School Network Upgrade Project completed;Speech to Viet Nam – New Zealand Business Forum on TPP;Unemployment figure lowest in seven years;New features in store for popular playground; Racing Safety Development Fund open for applications

Labour: Labour Urges Talley’s To End AFFCO Lockout;Worksafe needs to toughen up on farm deaths;No room for complacency in volatile 2016;Arrogant Government not above the law

New Zealand First: Kiwirail To Use Rubber Bridge To Replace Iron Bridge Across Cook Strait;Disappearing Post Boxes Add To Flag Vote Farce; Global Dairy Trade Falls In Absence Of Government’s Leadership; Another Blue For National’s Flag; Further Cuts To Health Bad News For Kiwis

LINKS OF THE DAY

INTERNATIONAL VISITOR ARRIVALS: The latest edition of International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand (IVA) is now available on the Statistics New Zealand website. Read more:http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/population/Migration/iva.aspx

RACING FUND: The next round of applications for the Racing Safety Development Fund has now opened. On-line applications must be submitted by 31 March 2016. Further information is available from:http://www.communitymatters.govt.nz

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: The unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent in the December 2015 quarter (from 6.0 percent), according to Statistics New Zealand. Click here for more: http://bit.ly/1QFEzOi

And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Wednesday 3rd February .

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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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