NewsRoom_Digest for 3 May 2016

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NewsroomPlus.com image Today’s edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 2 resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from Tuesday 3rd of May. It is best viewed on a desktop screen. NEWSROOM_MONITOR Noteworthy stories in the current news cycle include: Land Information Minister Louise Upston launching an independent inquiry into how the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) carries out its good character test, after it approved a Taranaki farm being sold to two Argentinian brothers; researchers saying they believe they have found the wreck of “The Endeavour”, which Captain James Cook commanded on his first voyage of discovery to New Zealand ; and the Government is crunching the numbers to try to reduce crime rates and improve outcomes for offenders and victims. POLITICS PULSE Government: PM’s Education Excellence Awards finalists;Peter Hughes new State Services Commissioner; 1 million doses of influenza vaccine distributed; Speech: John Key – Speech to NZ Institute of International Affairs;New Children’s Commissioner appointed;Minister visits Sinai and Golan Heights; New approach to justice sector investment;Speech: Amy Adams – Social Investment in the Criminal Justice System; New Community Leadership Fund announced;Patient feedback improves the management of long-term conditions;Tax Bill to improve, strengthen tax rules Greens: Congratulations to new Children’s Commissioner; Minister’s target put above giving kids the best start Labour: Public behind Healthy Homes Guarantee LINKS OF THE DAY JUSTICE SECTOR INVESTMENT: Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced details of how the Government is planning to apply the Social Investment approach to the criminal justice system. More information on the Investment Approach to Justice will be made available at www.justice.govt.nz/justice-sector MONTHLY ECONOMIC INDICATORS: The April Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) was published today on the Treasury Website. The report provides a summary of recent economic events.Read more at:http://www.treasury.govt.nz/economy/mei/apr16 And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Tuesday 3rd of May.

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