Today’s edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 7 resourceful link of the day and the politics pulse from Thursday 11th February. It is best viewed on a desktop screen.
Noteworthy stories in the current news cycle include a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) saying the likelihood of poor teens doing badly at school is higher in New Zealand than in almost all other OECD member nations, and New Zealand’s chief negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), David Walker, saying foreign investors wanting to sue the government face high hurdles.
Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today included:
Government: More children benefiting from free GP visits; Force Fit and Occupation Outlook win international awards; New initiative to help at-risk kids succeed; NZ pledges $500,000 to help Pacific address Zika; New Special Housing Areas To Deliver 4500 More Homes For Auckland; International crime cooperation laws report welcomed; 21 months of consecutive guest night growth; Ratings changes to encourage Māori land development; $9m redevelopment for Thorndon School, Wellington; Kiwi scientists secure preferential access to Synchrotron; First wāhine Māori MPs honoured in Parliament today; Speech: Peter Dunne – Opening of Selby House Dental Hub Newtown, Wellington
ACT Party: ACT Seeks To Introduce Three Strikes For Burglary Bill; MPs refuse to debate tougher burglary laws
Greens: Education Minister proven wrong; SkyCity profit no cause for celebration
Labour: Confidence in CERA at an all-time low; Disillusioned digital divide; Te Puni Kokiri contractors cost $7.8 million; Concern over dividend suspension by tertiary provider; Minister deaf to mental health issues in Canterbury; Fingers in Pies as Ministry spends $100K a day on consultants
New Zealand First: Silver Carp Not Wanted In NZ – Minister Must Say No; Challenge To PM – Prove Your Fishing Story Or Pay Up; Immigration Helps Fuel Auckland Housing Bubble
NZ National Party: $9 Million for Thorndon School redevelopment an exciting start to Term One
LINKS OF THE DAY
COASTAL NAVIGATION: A review of coastal navigation safety by Maritime NZ has found that there is a sound framework in place to manage the movement of ships around the New Zealand coast, with measures in place to assess risk and adjust safety measures if required. The NZ Coastal Navigation Safety Review report can be read here:http://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/Consultation/Coastal-navigation/Coastal-navigational-safety-review-2015.pdf
CRIME COOPERATION REPORT: The Law Commission’s report on modernising New Zealand’s Extradition and Mutual Assistance laws was tabled in parliament today. Read more: http://www.lawcom.govt.nz
GUEST NIGHTS RISE: National guest nights for December 2015 were 6.2 percent higher than in December 2014, according to Statistics New Zealand. Click here for more: http://bit.ly/1SJ0LuW
INTERNATIONAL AWARDS: The New Zealand Government today received two international awards for the mobile apps ‘Force Fit’ and ‘Occupation Outlook’ at the annual World Government Summit in Dubai. More information about the World Government Summit can be found here: https://worldgovernmentsummit.org/summit/agenda-2016#1455076800
NATURAL RESOURCES REPORT: The Auditor-General’s report Principles for effectively co-governing natural resources was presented to the House of Representatives. Read more: http://www.oag.govt.nz/2016/co-governance?utm_source=subs&utm_medium=subs&utm_campaign=co-gov-environ
OECD EDUCATION REPORT: A new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD) report says the likelihood of poor teens doing badly at school is higher in New Zealand than in almost all other OECD member nations. Read more: http://www.oecd.org/edu/low-performing-students-9789264250246-en.htm
TELECOMMUNICATIONS REPORT: The report, titled Telecommunications – Enabling New Zealand’s Future, was released today by the New Zealand Telecommunications Forum (TCF). It identifies that the sector is performing well above its international competitors in many ways. The report can be downloaded from:http://www.tcf.org.nz/news/6ea1f701-efa9-4e9f-8eb9-628497866e44.html?PathId=b5d6c297-b18b-42ea-8d8a-f191f98ee798
And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Thursday 11th February .
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