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Royal Society Of New Zealand Looks Beyond Census Data To New Zealand’s Future

New Zealand is also likely to face population growth that is entirely dependent on immigration and susceptible to unforeseen surges, continued growth in Auckland, and challenges for rural areas in maintaining service levels for an aging and possibly dwindling population, according to a review of Census data by the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Health

History Points To Poor DHB Decision

A damning Government-ordered review has found Nigel Murray, due to take up the role of CEO at Waikato District Health Board next week, was in charge of one of the…

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Green Party Launches Solar In Schools Policy

The Green Party has launched a $20 million "Soar in Schools" policy it says will help around 500 schools install solar PV systems over three years to save $41 million in electricity bills over 25 years, which can be invested directly into teaching and learning instead.

Law & Order

IPCA Delivers Its Findings On Police Handling Of Rewa Investigation

Police have been strongly criticised for failing to properly investigate one of the country’s worst sex offenders, but the Independent Police Conduct Authority says there is insufficient evidence to suggest that Malcom Rewa would have been arrested earlier if the failings been avoided.

Blues See Red Over Tape

Crowd-sourcing ways to achieve crowd-pleasing untangling of red tape has been put on National’s election agenda, so it is setting up a committee called the Rules Reduction Taskforce to do it.

New Zealanders Will Never Get Justice Over Spying Saga

The Green Party says New Zealanders who were illegally spied on by the Government Communications Security Bureau will probably never get their justice after the Independent Police Conduct Authority ruled the Police's decision not to prosecute the government's spy agency over the interception of private communications was justified.

Maori & Pacific Island

Tūhoe Claims Settlement And Te Urewera Bills Passed

The House sat under extended hours this morning to pass the third readings of the Tūhoe Claims Settlement Bill and the Te Urewera Bill, which together settle the historical grievances of Ngāi Tūhoe and establish legal identity and new governance arrangements for Te Urewera.

Te Reo Māori A Doorway To Opportunity

A Labour Government will ensure more of our children have the opportunity to learn te reo Māori by encouraging the learning and use of it in schools, Labour’s…

Royal Society Of New Zealand Looks Beyond Census Data To New Zealand’s Future

New Zealand is also likely to face population growth that is entirely dependent on immigration and susceptible to unforeseen surges, continued growth in Auckland, and challenges for rural areas in maintaining service levels for an aging and possibly dwindling population, according to a review of Census data by the Royal Society of New Zealand.

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Statement From Hon Gerry Brownlee

Earlier today, running late for a plane at Christchurch Airport, I without thought breached airport and airline security rules by entering the gate lounge through…

Politics

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Questions for Oral Answer for Wednesday range from how much of the $240,000 of taxpayers' money spent entertaining oil company executives in 2011 was spent on food and alcohol to how many children were in households affected by the 15,079 sanctions against people receiving benefits that have been implemented over the past year.

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Education

Green Party Launches Solar In Schools Policy

The Green Party has launched a $20 million "Soar in Schools" policy it says will help around 500 schools install solar PV systems over three years to save $41 million in electricity bills over 25 years, which can be invested directly into teaching and learning instead.

iPredict 2014 Election Update

A sharp fall in the Green Party’s forecast party vote means there is no longer any feasible Labour-led government, according to this week’s snapshot on New Zealand’s online prediction market, iPredict.

Science

Royal Society Of New Zealand Looks Beyond Census Data To New Zealand’s Future

New Zealand is also likely to face population growth that is entirely dependent on immigration and susceptible to unforeseen surges, continued growth in Auckland, and challenges for rural areas in maintaining service levels for an aging and possibly dwindling population, according to a review of Census data by the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Leading Antarctic Researcher Wins Global Award

Professor Tim Naish, Director of Victoria University of Wellington’s Antarctic Research Centre, has received a prestigious international award for his outstanding research into understanding Antarctica’s response to climate change and the role of Antarctica’s ice sheets in global sea-level change.

Weather

Northland Moves Into Recovery Phase

The Northland region is moving into the recovery stage following a week of severe weather that has resulted in the evacuation of homes and the closure of state…

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