NewsRoom_Digest for 7 March 2016

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Today’s edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 2 resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from Monday 7th of March. It is best viewed on a desktop screen.

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Noteworthy stories in the current news cycle include: the Ministry for Primary Industries launching an advertising campaign calling for people to report livestock mistreatment; Landcorp’s decision to retreat from mass dairy farm conversions in Waikato being praised by Greenpeace and the Green Party; and the principal of Avondale College saying that teenagers’ literacy and numeracy skills could be tested separately from the NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement).

POLITICS PULSE

Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today

included:

Government: Communities of Learning impress at ISTP; Double Te Reo Māori celebration for Wairoa; Minister seeks report on Dunedin balcony collapse; Data shows outcome of GP referrals for 1st time; Talking TPP – the road shows begin; Rheumatic fever rates drop 45 per cent; McCully to visit Singapore; Women Entrepreneurs Week

ACT Party: Seymour calls on Government to remove iwi tax exemption

Greens: Police investigating complaints against themselves; Greens Call For IPCA To Become Officer Of Parliament; Green Party Applauds Landcorp’s Brave Decision; Spy law change needs support of ALL political parties

Labour: New funding won’t fill existing gap; Time to review numeracy and literacy requirements; Recreational fishers to report their catch; Landcorp dairy conversion decision a no brainer; EQC hiding another botch up

Māori Party: Māori Party Co-Leader Marama Fox Celebrates Te Reo Milestone For Wairoa

New Zealand First: Mt Cook Station Sale At Last Good News For NZ

LINKS OF THE DAY

BOWEL CANCER: Bowel Cancer New Zealand is concerned there is still no statistically significant improvements in bowel cancer survival rates for 2006-2010 in New Zealand compared to nearly 4% improvements in bowel cancer survival for Australian men and 5% for Australian women. More information on bowel cancer and BCNZ can be found at: http://www.beatbowelcancer.org.nz

WHOLESALE TRADE SALES: Wholesale trade sales fell in the December 2015 quarter, after a strong September quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more:http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/industry_sectors/wholesale_trade/WholesaleTradeSurvey_HOTPDec15qtr.aspx

And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Monday 7th March.

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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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