NewsRoom Digest: Top NZ News Items for February 24 Edition, 2016

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Today’s edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 3 resourceful link of the day and the politics pulse from Wednesday 24th February. It is best viewed on a desktop screen. NEWSROOM_MONITOR Noteworthy stories in the current news cycle include: Awaroa Beach staying in New Zealander’s hands forever thanks to a successful crowd-funding campaign that raised $2,278,171.09 to buy the seven-hectare privately-held property in Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand sending the navy vessel ‘Canterbury’ to support cyclone relief and recovery efforts in Fiji , and the Auckland Council debating its proposals for zoning and high-density housing in the city. POLITICS PULSE Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today  included: Government: Teacher confidence a good sign;New biosecurity video for international visitors launched;New tool to improve tourism data use; Return to market for AoG Air Travel contract;Minister opens new $9.8m maternity unit; MNZS Canterbury to assist with Fiji relief efforts;Government Congratulates Successful Beach Campaign;More road safety measures for key tourist routes ACT Party: Auckland Councillors must engage with public on rezoning Greens: Asset sales cost hits $1 billion; Record bank profitability nothing to celebrate;Pressure building on Govt to include rentals WoF in RTA Bill;Green Party Won’t Give Up On The Waikato River Labour: Awaroa a victory for our grandchildren; Sub-contractors pay price for home builder collapse; Education key priority for Pasifika in Future of Work; Dutton improves detainees’ rights after protest New Zealand First: Speech- Agcarm Conference; Cooperation The Key To Bee Industry Success;1080 Replacement Needed; Govt Caving In To Iwi Group LINKS OF THE DAY BIOSECURITY VIDEO: A new in-flight biosecurity video aimed at arriving international passengers has been launched today.The Officer Goodboy inflight video is available to all international airlines arriving in New Zealand. It can be viewed on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zZv9O7Y60k TEACHERS SURVEY: New research showing the overwhelming majority of teachers believe in their ability to make a difference for kids. The research is from the Teaching and learning International Survey (TALIS) which asked teachers from 34 countries about their schools and their work. In New Zealand, more than 2,800 Year 7-10 teachers and principals took part. The New Zealand TALIS analysis, can be found at:https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/insights-for-teachers/insights-for-teachers-year-7-10-teachers-self-efficacy-and-job-satisfaction TOURISM DATA USE: A new online one-stop-shop for tourism data will help businesses and regions take advantage of unprecedented growth in the industry. The New Zealand Tourism Dashboard brings together a range of tourism datasets produced by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Statistics New Zealand. The New Zealand Tourism Dashboard can be viewed here: http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/sectors-industries/tourism/tourism-research-data/the-new-zealand-tourism-dashboard And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Wednesday 24th February .
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