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RBNZ needs to be more aggressive to shed gender imbalance

Article – BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank needs to get “far more aggressive” to cast off a gender imbalance where 11 of the central bank’s 13-strong executive team are men, and the proportion of women in senior roles ranks alongside some of … Read more »

Sentence for wife of refugee fraud criminal

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Fijian national has been sentenced after earlier pleading guilty to visa fraud associated with her husband, who obtained residence after making up a story that his family was massacred by a group of Bangladeshi. Aneela Wati was sentenced to … Read more »

Council investigates Local Bill for dam land

Press Release – Tasman District Council

Council investigates Local Bill for dam land The Tasman District Council will consider promoting a Local Bill in Parliament to gain access to Crown land needed for the reservoir that will be formed by the Waimea Community Dam. Read more »

Hutt Valley burglars caught in the act

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Hutt Valley Police have caught three burglars in the act this afternoon, thanks to assistance from the public. Read more »

EDS releases second working paper

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

EDS has released its second working paper as part of its RM Reform Project. The project is taking a first principles look at how New Zealands resource management system operates and how it could be improved for the coming decades. Read more »

Catholic Bishops Express Concern at Abortion Changes

Press Release – NZ Catholic Bishops

A joint submission by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) to the Law Commission last Friday argues that the State has an essential responsibility to protect and care for all human life, born and unborn, which it would abdicate … Read more »

Winners of 2018 Fulbright General Graduate Awards

Press Release – Fulbright NZ

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, 24 May, 2018 Fulbright New Zealand is delighted to announce the four Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Award Grantees for 2018 : Read more »

Failure to address our biggest environmental issues

Press Release – Canterbury University Press

A new book, Beyond Manapouri: 50 years of environmental politics in New Zealand, traces the history of environmental governance in Aotearoa New Zealand since the heady days of the 1969 Save Manapouri campaign and tackles the reasons for our failure … Read more »

NZ Super Fund on track to hire new CEO in June

Article – BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – The Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation are on track to appoint a new chief executive next month, as the board lobbies to keep control of setting the top manager’s pay packet. Read more »

Significant gaps in legal services identified in Otago study

Press Release – University of Otago

With an average hourly charge-out rate of about $300, private lawyers are often out of reach for New Zealanders needing legal assistance, according to research from the University of Otago. Read more »

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