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Today’s edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 2 resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from Wednesday 30th of March. It is best viewed on a desktop screen.


Noteworthy stories in the current news cycle include: new research revealing that New Zealand has overtaken Australia with the highest rates of the skin cancer melanoma in the world; Housing NZ saying people who contaminate state houses by using methamphetamine will be caught by a new testing regime and held liable for the cost of damages; and New Zealand giving Fiji a further $NZ10 million to help repair public infrastructure damaged by Cyclone Winston last month.


Government: Strong growth in building spreads; Income premiums for study options revealed; Record number of entries for education awards;Increasing one-on-one care for patients; $10 million for Fiji cyclone rebuild;PM to meet economic and trade leaders in Washington;Goldsmith to attend Trans-Tasman Consumer Forum; Bill to strengthen DOC powers passes first reading; Canadian New Zealand Defence Ministers’ meet

ACT Party: Earthquake-prone buildings rules will hurt more than they will help

Greens: Govt must stop eroding family payments; Minister must intervene in river silt disaster; Drug law reform a health issue; Govt has no idea how much tax multinationals are avoiding

Labour: Govt must fund early access scheme; Nick Smith tries to muddy the waters – fails; Amendment to protect Hagley Park wins support; Dairy slump sees regional business confidence plummeting; Government fails to tackle corporate tax dodgers despite OECD breach

New Zealand First: NZ Leading Melanoma Rates, Still No Medicine Funded; Low-Skilled Migrants Used To Keep Lid On Wages; Army Job Training Gives At Risk Youth A Chance


DWELLING CONSENTS: The number of new dwellings consented rose strongly in February after falling in the previous month, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more:

EMPLOYMENT OPTIONS: New information has been released today which shows what graduates go on to earn once they have studied in different disciplines at universities and other tertiary providers. Four factsheets on the national employment outcomes for young domestic graduates, released by the Ministry of Education, follow the earnings and employability of students for the first nine years following graduation.The four factsheets are available at: 

The information is also available through the online Compare Study Options tool: 

Students can also download the Occupation Outlook app here:

And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Wednesday 30th March.




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