Today’s edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 5 resourceful link of the day and the politics pulse from Tuesday 9th February. It is best viewed on a desktop screen.
Noteworthy stories in the current news cycle include the Prime Minister saying the government is not considering introducing a health surcharge for visitors from the United Kingdom, despite a new charge for Kiwis in Britain; and the housing market showing further signs of levelling out, with the national median and Auckland region prices falling slightly in the latest Quotable Value (QV) monthly data.
Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today
Government: Minister marks Safer Internet Day; TPP presented for treaty examination;NZ Condemns North Korea rocket launch; McClay visits Europe to progress EU-NZ FTA; Brownlee attending Counter-Daesh meeting;Minister welcomes interim Tribunal report; Encouraging immunisation for older children
Greens: Commencement Debate Speech- James Shaw;James Shaw’s speech to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions; National off-side with business over agriculture
Labour: Talley’s first to attempt to flout Mondayisation; Government should give more than a little; Government disregard for Waitangi Tribunal
New Zealand First: West Coast Hospital Not A Government Priority; Super Bowl Screens Live On Free-To-Air TV But Not Kiwi Sports; PM And Minister Allowed To Duck For Cover
LINKS OF THE DAY
CHILD INJURIES DECLINING: According to Safekids Aotearoa’s recently released report Child Unintentional Deaths and Injuries in New Zealand, and Prevention Strategies, overall unintentional injury death rates have declined by 19% between 2001 and 2010. Read more: http://www.safekids.nz/Resources/ProdID/134/CatID/5
OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK REPORT: The 2016 Occupation Outlook report and mobile app shows that job prospects continue to be very good in highly skilled, fast growing industries such as high-tech manufacturing and ICT. More details at; http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/employment-skills/labour-market-reports/occupation-outlook
PROPERTY PRICES DECREASE: The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows that nationwide residential property values for January have decreased by 0.3% over the past month. Read information at:https://www.qv.co.nz/resources/property-trends
SAFER INTERNET DAY: Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. Read more: https://www.saferinternetday.org/
SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS: NZEI TE Riu Roa is warning that thousands of children will be missing out on equal access to quality education this year because of a lack of resourcing for students with special education needs. The institute has just published its survey of Special Education Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) in schools. Read more:http://www.standupforkids.org.nz/supporting-diverse-learners/
And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Tuesday 9th February .
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