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          Comment on A Weekend in Auckland and Wellington New Zealand by Brad      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
have a good trip!
          Re: Elite Runners to Participate in This Weekend’s Guardian Mile      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Nick Willis is the 2008, 2013, 2015 and 2017 winner of the prestigious Fifth Avenue Mile, along with earning seven 1500m medals while competing for New Zealand in the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, IAAF Continental Cup and World Indoor Championships. The event comes at the right time on the calendar, since middle- and high-school cross-country programs have been rolling for about one week and college runners home for the summer may be looking for a quick race to take a break from the long training miles.
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          Junior chasing gold at Sailing World Champs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Zealand's Josh Junior will race for gold at the Sailing World Championships tomorrow morning but he almost had it in his grasp today.
          NZ under 20s hold France to draw at World Cup      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The New Zealand under 20 women's footballers have played out goalless draw against hosts France in their second game at the World Cup.
          Helping young New Zealanders into work: Mana in Mahi      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister MP for Mt Albert Hon Willie Jackson Minister of Employment 9 August 2018 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT
          Govt abusing parliament to rush controversial law      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The use of extended sitting hours to ram through controversial electoral law is an abuse of parliamentary processes and will continue the downward spiral of free speech in New Zealand National’s electoral law spokesperson Nick Smith says.
          Te Reo O Tā Moko - The Language Of Tā Moko (Exhibition) at BSMT Space on 16th Aug 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Solo Art Exhibition - In partnership with the New Zealand Society, Kiwi artist Abbey Kayte is returning to London for her second solo exhibition.
          8/9/2018: First beach, now public plan to buy $3.5m farm      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Inspired by New Zealand’s successful Buy a Beach crowdfunding campaign, a conservationist wants the nation to buy a high country station in the South Island’s Mackenzie country. The 4000-hectare station has been put up for sale by Americanborn Cayman...
          Wallabies should look to fallen heroes for motivation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Bledisloe Cup has been New Zealand property since 2003. Maybe it's time the Wallabies look to the battlefield for fresh motivation, in particular two Australian Test players who died a century ago this week -- Greg Growden writes.
          Reproductive harassment: Why you shouldn't ask women when they're having a baby      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Reproductive harassment: Why you shouldn't ask women when they're having a baby#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 She may be newly divorced for the second time, but Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston insists she isn't heartbroken. Instead, she is furious — not with her former partner, the U.S. actor Justin Theroux, but with all those people who... Reported by New Zealand Herald 18 minutes ago.
          Opinion: The terrible Taranaki men of Tinder      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Opinion: The terrible Taranaki men of Tinder#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 If you've been in a happy and committed relationship for the last six years, then congratulations. You've never had to deal with the atrocities of Tinder.Tinder is a collection of the most interesting people in your city. Let me... Reported by New Zealand Herald 31 minutes ago.
          Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Move over, Mother Nature. First-time moms at low risk of complications were less likely to need a cesarean delivery if labor was induced at 39 weeks instead of waiting for it to start on its own, a big study found. Their babies fared... Reported by New Zealand Herald 2 hours ago.
          'Too gay': Man kicked out of pool for inappropriate swimwear      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
'Too gay': Man kicked out of pool for inappropriate swimwear#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 A man claimed he was humiliated by "homophobic" hotel staff after they kicked him out of the pool for wearing inappropriate swimwear.Chris Donohoe posted a video to Facebook showing the confrontation between him and staff at Encore... Reported by New Zealand Herald 2 hours ago.
          Airbnb axes competition to spend night in China's Great Wall      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Airbnb axes competition to spend night in China's Great Wall#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Airbnb has axed a competition that offered a chance to stay the night on the Great Wall of China.The holiday rentals site had worked with historians and designers in Beijing to turn one of the landmark's ancient watch towers into... Reported by New Zealand Herald 1 hour ago.
          Woman's incredible 90kg transformation after terrifying death warning      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Woman's incredible 90kg transformation after terrifying death warning#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 An obese wife who was warned she was on a "fast track to early death" has lost 90.5kg to win a body transformation championship.Veronica Colbert, 33, from Brisbane, Australia, was shocked by the perilous prognosis three-years-ago... Reported by New Zealand Herald 2 hours ago.
          Father grieved for daughter at wrong grave for 30 years      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A father made the heartbreaking discovery he had been grieving for his daughter at the wrong grave for more than 30 years because of a mistake with the headstone.Manchester man George Salt's young daughter died less than two days... Reported by New Zealand Herald 2 hours ago.
          He Tangata: Andy Light of Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
He Tangata: Andy Light of Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Elisabeth Easther talks to the Skipper of Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari. When I was a kid, one of Mum's relatives had a bach and caravan on Cooks Beach and one of my cousins, Stuart, was right into fishing and diving. So a holiday... Reported by New Zealand Herald 3 hours ago.
          Why working hard is bad for your health      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We are told that hard work can lead to more promotions, a higher pay raise and general overall happiness.But a new study has revealed that working too hard is not just bad for your overall health, but also for your career path.Researchers... Reported by New Zealand Herald 3 hours ago.
          Kyle MacDonald: Why we need to pay mothers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Kyle MacDonald: Why we need to pay mothers#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 COMMENT Psychotherapy doesn't exactly have a glowing history when it comes to mothers. Perhaps it's because many of the founding fathers of my discipline were, well, fathers. Or maybe it was just the times, being as most of the... Reported by New Zealand Herald 4 hours ago.
          How The Meg director Jon Turteltaub helped Taika Waititi with his own Shark movie       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The director of the upcoming, partly Kiwi-shot shark spectacular The Meg has revealed how he assisted with an earlier New Zealand shark movie.
          High School Students Enticed into Private Booth for "Queer" Storytelling       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

LGBT activists are nothing if not creative. Their latest approach involves inviting high school students into, in their words, a “big, gay booth” to talk about sex.

In a recent post on the blog of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the “Beyond Bullying Project” bragged about the success of its latest efforts going into Bay Area public high schools to entice students into private booths to talk about LGBT sexuality.

“Our pitch to would-be storytellers was open-ended,” said the project organizers. “Tell a story about yourself, a friend, your family…the story does not even need to be true.”

The project “collects” the stories on audio and videotape, and claims to have spent time in schools in North America, Australia, and New Zealand.

Apparently, participating schools welcome the rainbow-festooned booths, even directing their shop classes to build the “curricular, emotional space” for “queerness.” Schools also invite project organizers to make presentations in class.

Bay Area students assisted in decorating the booths with rainbow paper, lights, boas, and chalk drawings. “Everywhere, it screamed gay,” said the organizers.

Apparently, students “enjoyed the freedom” to leave class to visit the booth.

What an excellent use of education hours and tax dollars!

For some kids, skipping class was not motivation enough to enter the booth.

“The team recognized that approaching a big, gay booth might be a social risk for some students and teachers so we offered them alibis to account for their interest,” the blog continued.

“Outside the booth…we placed bowls of granola bars or chocolates, flyers announcing pizza lunches…iTunes gift cards and an iPod touch that we would raffle off at the end of our two weeks at the school.”

“For every story a student told, they received a raffle ticket for the iPod.”

“Together, these incentives provided enough cover to allow storytellers to enter the booth without inviting too many questions about their interest.”

Apparently, not all students were thrilled with the presence of the booth. Organizers admit that some “seemed to deliberately alter their path through the school so as to avoid meeting our invitations to step inside.”

How difficult to be a student today, tossed about in a sea of cultural Marxism. My heart goes out to them. Now more than ever, they need the solid ground of strong families, strong faith, and strong friendship.


          Bungee catapult over the Nevis Valley      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

If flinging yourself off a tall thing and entrusting your body to a tether tied to your legs doesn't feel extreme to you anymore, we've got good news for you. AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand has got an all new way for you to feel all the terror that comes with risking your life, but with so many safeguards put into place that you're mostly, likely pretty safe. Taking a ride on the company's Nevis Catapult, suspended over the Nevis Valley that it's named for, looks like a hoot. If I'm ever lucky enough to make my way that far south, sign me up.

          8/9/2018: National News | Politics: China spending ‘overstated’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

An Australian think-tank says China’s aid dominance in the Pacific has been overstated, but Foreign Minister Winston Peters says the debt burden caused by China is a serious issue. Together, Australia and New Zealand are responsible for 55 per cent of...
          8/9/2018: National News | Politics: Hive Mind      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In the Twitter-sphere Watch out Twitter. We hear through the grapevine that National’s elder statesman, Ilam MP Gerry Brownlee, has been reluctantly signed up to the social media platform. Brownlee is infamous as perhaps the last person in New Zealand...
          EQUESTRIAN: Wiltshire riders named in New Zealand team      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A TRIO of Wiltshire-based New Zealanders have been named in New Zealand's eventing team for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games next month.
          8/9/2018: Opinion | Letters: Media Council      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Press is subject to the New Zealand Media Council. Complaints must be directed to letters@press.co.nz. If the complainant is unsatisfied with the response, the complaint may be referred to the Media Council, PO Box 10-879, Wellington, 6143 or...
          8/9/2018: Opinion: A new voice for tax justice      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
International tax avoidance has a perplexing label: Beps. It might sound innocuous but Beps – or base erosion and profit-shifting – is fraudulent, harmful, and quasi-criminal. The New Zealand Taxation (Neutralising Base Erosion and Profit Shifting)...
          8/9/2018: Business: ANZ ends use of sales targets      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ANZ is removing sales targets for its New Zealand bank staff. Its managing director of retail and business banking, Antonia Watson, said a ‘‘balanced scorecard’’ approach was used to determine frontline staff incentives. About 25 per cent of bonuses...
          8/9/2018: Advertising Feature | Lifestyle: Is eating meat bad for the world?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Could New Zealand’s love affair with red meat be consigned to the history books? Farmers might hope not but there is growing interest in transitioning away from diets heavy in red and processed meat. A review published last month in Science...
          8/9/2018: Advertising Feature | Lifestyle: Love your skin, but buyer beware      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Anew study showing New Zealand has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world has confirmed the need for sunscreen standards to be introduced and sunbeds to be banned, Consumer NZ says. Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting...
          8/9/2018: Entertainment | Sport: Star-studded Kiwi team for world games      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Golden couple Tim and Jonelle Price and veteran star Mark Todd will spearhead the New Zealand team for next month’s World Equestrian Games in the US. The trio will be joined by Blyth Tait and Dan Jocelyn as NZ’s eventing representatives. A team of...
          8/9/2018: Sport: Murdoch my greatest regret:      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Keith Murdoch Affair simmered away in New Zealand rugby for decades. It remains the greatest single regret of my rugby career and one of the saddest events of my entire life. Quite simply, I was horrified when Keith was dismissed from the 1972–73...
          8/9/2018: Sport: Basketball Webster off to Turkey      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Tall Blacks point guard has joined leading European basketball club Galatasaray. Webster will join new coach Ertugrul Erdogan and a host of new players at the famed Turkish club. The New Zealander has moved from Germany’s Fraport Skyliners to a club...
          Australian shares to edge lower, NZ rises amid record-low rates      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australian shares are expected to trickle lower on Thursday, following a weaker lead-in from international markets, while material stocks are expected to fall in line with easing commodity prices. The local share price index futures was flat at 6207 points, a 61.5-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark rose about 0.2 percent on Wednesday. New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.3 percent in early tr

          Spark New Zealand outlines 5G network intentions      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Just received:

Spark New Zealand has published today a briefing paper that outlines how it is on track to start providing 5G services to New Zealand consumers and businesses from 2020.

5G is the fifth generation of wireless communications technology, which is starting to be rolled out around the world.

The briefing paper aims to inform investors of Spark's 5G intentions, help customers and stakeholders understand more about 5G, and address key considerations for policymakers.

Managing Director Simon Moutter said Spark's technical and network planning for 5G is advancing after successfully conducting outdoor and indoor trials earlier this year.

'We are undertaking detailed planning to 'map' expected 5G cell site densities in New Zealand and, as a result of this planning (and the learnings we have taken from our 5G testing), we are forming a good understanding of how many new sites we will need for 5G, and where. We have already begun a build programme to increase the number of cell sites in our existing mobile network - which will enable us to meet near-term capacity demand as well as lay the groundwork for network densification required for 5G.'

Mr Moutter said 5G will enable Spark to provide additional capacity at a lower incremental unit cost than under 4G and 4.5G: 'This means that once 5G is available to deploy, we will have a strong commercial incentive to rapidly build 5G network capability as the primary means of keeping ahead of growing customer demand for more data at faster speeds.'

As Spark's network spend will be diverted from 4G capacity expansion into 5G as soon as the necessary spectrum is available, Spark expects to fund 5G network development (excluding spectrum and any material move towards widespread rollout of new cell sites using high frequency mmWave band spectrum) within its existing capital expenditure envelope of 11%-12% of revenues. By 2020, Spark expects its wireless-network specific capex to be between 25%-35% of Spark's overall capital expenditure envelope, up from 25% in the year ended 30 June 2017.

In late 2018, Spark will launch a 5G Innovation Lab in Auckland's Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct that will allow partner companies to test and develop applications over a pre-commercial 5G network.

Mr Moutter noted Spark is already making decisions that are contingent on securing additional 5G spectrum and is having to make those decisions in the absence of any clear government policy on when that spectrum will be available or in what bands.

He said the allocation processes for the two most likely spectrum bands - mid frequency C-band and high frequency mmWave band - should be completed as soon as possible, to ensure 5G services can be delivered in time for the 2020-21 America's Cup in Auckland as an international showcase opportunity.

In addition to these bands, low frequency spectrum (below 1000MHz) will be required to deliver 5G services on a pervasive basis into rural areas (outside of small provincial towns). The Government's current work to define 600MHz spectrum as a band for potential 5G use should continue at pace.

Mr Moutter said it was important for policymakers to recognise 5G is not a standalone technology or solution. It will operate together with previous generations of wireless technology and will be deployed as an overlay of existing network infrastructure. Therefore, policy settings need to support network operators having control over the evolution of their wireless networks.

The current competitive market model, in which multiple wireless network operators compete against one another to grow their customer bases through product and service innovation and pricing, represents a good blueprint for the way 5G can be rolled out in New Zealand and would provide for more investment predictability and certainty over the coming decade, Mr Moutter commented.


          Offer - 15k-18k RMB after tax,weekends off, Kindergarten English teachers wanted in Hangzhou, Zhejiang - CHINA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
To Apply visit this link: http://cips.io/7d52ceWanted: English Foreign Teacher for Kindergarten (40 positions) - (Starting US$2250-$2625/m - NET) Responsibilities: - Greet children when they arrive to your classroom in the morning; - Teaching children English: listening/speaking/writing/reading in individual or small groups in English language areas - Make observations - Organize the English language areas - Lead children to have outdoor activities with other teachers - Assist children when they need help Benefits and Salary for Foreign Teachers: (1) Monthly salary will be RMB15000 to18000 after taxation (depending on experience); (2) The two week winter holiday with one week paid, and summer holiday is one month with one week s salary (Summer Camp work can be available). (4) Annual bonus of 5000 RMB according to the start date and your performance. (5) Accident Insurance & medical insurance for every employee; Requirements: (1) The candidate must pass a health check, have no criminal record and hold a bachelors degree or above. (2) Teachers in kindergartens must be native speakers preferably from: Australia/New Zealand/Canada/UK/USA/Ireland/South Africa. (3) 2 or more years of work experience, in a related or similar position (is preferred). (4) Preference to those who hold certificates such as TEFLTESOLTESL. (5) Additional consideration and wage for those who have past Montessori experience. Others: (1) The following working places are available: Hangzhou, China, (2) Working time: From Mondays to Fridays, 8: 30 AM to 17: 00 PM; Salary: 15000 CNY to 18000 CNY MonthlyWork visa provided: No Teaching Students age: kindergartenWork Location: Hangzhou,ZhejiangRequirements:- Teaching experience- Degree in any field- Passport holdersApply online via this link:http://cips.io/7d52ce
          The High Country      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
If you’ve ever been through Springfield on your way to the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, you would have seen this view of Mt Torlesse, Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands Park. It is one of my favourite parts of the country. It’s also a landscape that I painted in 2014 which you can see here. I […]
          New Corolla hatch arriving soon      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Toyota’s latest version of its Corolla hatch will hit the market in September. It features a new engine, transmissions, chassis, and suspension. “This new 12th generation Corolla shares the same dynamic platform as the C-HR with technology inspiration from the class leading Prius and a strong European design influence,” says Neeraj Lala, Toyota New Zealand’s general manager of new vehicles and product. “This car is more than just an evolution of the Corolla we know, and with more power and a specially developed transmission for the petrol variants, it is the most fun to drive Corolla in the past two
          Sport and New Zealanders: A History      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Why does sport mean so much to New Zealanders? Do Kiwis punch above their weight internationally? What role have Maori played in NZ's sporting life? And why did rugby become more popular than football? These are questions that academic and sport enthusiasts, Greg Ryan and Geoff Watson have attempted to answer in their book, Sport and the New Zealanders: A History. They join Kathryn to talk through NZ's rich tapestry of sporting life.
          Global Smart Cities Market Overview 2018: Industry Sales, Supply, Consumption, Analysis and Forecast Till 2026      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

MRRSE offers an 8-year forecast for global Smart Cities market between 2018 and 2026. In terms of value, market is expected to register a CAGR of 19.8% during forecast period.

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/08/2018 -- This research report provides detailed analysis of Smart Cities market and offers insights on the various factors driving popularity of Smart Cities and its features. The report includes an extensive analysis of key industry drivers, restraints, market trends and market structure. The market study provides comprehensive assessment of stakeholder strategies and imperatives for succeeding in the business. The report segregates the market based on application, and component across different regions globally.

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The Smart Cities market is anticipated to witness moderate revenue growth during the forecast period, owing to the Increasing transition towards urbanization, governmental initiatives, and the increasing penetration of advanced technologies such as IoT, cloud computing, big data etc.

The report starts with an overview of the smart cities market in terms of value. In addition, this section includes analysis of key trends, drivers and restraints from the supply, demand and economy side, which are influencing the smart cities market.

On the basis of application, smart cities market is segmented into smart security, smart building, smart transportation, smart governance, smart energy, smart healthcare, smart water network system, and smart education.

On the basis of component, smart cities market is segmented into hardware, software and services

A detailed analysis has been provided for every segment in terms of market size analysis for smart cities market across the different regions. The section provides a detailed analysis covering key trends.

The next section highlights detailed analysis of smart cities market across various countries in the region. It provides a market outlook for 2018–2026 and sets the forecast within the context of smart cities market, including latest technological developments as well as offerings in the market. This study discusses key trends within countries contributing to growth of the market, as well as analyses degree at which drivers are influencing this market in each region. Key regions and countries assessed in this report include North America (U.S., Canada), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Rest of Latin America), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Western Europe), SEA and others in Asia Pacific (India, Australia & New Zealand, ASEAN, and Rest of APAC), Japan, China and MEA (GCC Countries, Turkey, South Africa, North Africa and Rest of MEA). This report evaluate the present scenario and the growth prospects of the smart cities market across various regions globally for the period 2018 –2026. We have considered 2017 as the base year and provide data for the trailing 12 months.

In order to offer an accurate forecast, we started by sizing the current smart cities market, which forms the basis of how the smart cities market will grow in the future. Given the characteristics of the market, we triangulated the outcome of different types of analyses, based on the technology trends.

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As previously highlighted, the global smart cities market is split into a number of segments. All segments in terms of application, component and different regions are analysed in terms of basis point to understand individual segment's relative contributions to smart cities market growth. This detailed level of information is important for identification of various key trends of the global smart cities market. Also, another key feature of this report is the analysis of all key segments in terms of absolute dollar opportunity. This is traditionally overlooked while forecasting the market. However, absolute dollar opportunity is critical in assessing the level of opportunity that a provider can look to achieve, as well as to identify potential resources from a sales and delivery perspective in the global smart cities market.

Key Segments Covered in the report smart cities market are:

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Smart Governance

Smart Energy

Smart Healthcare

Smart Water Network System

Smart Education

Application

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Software

Services

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Brazil

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Mexico

Rest of Latin America

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Germany

France

U.K.

Spain

Italy

Russia

Rest of Western Europe

SEA and other of APAC Smart Cities Market

India

Australia & New Zealand

ASEAN

Rest of APAC

Japan Smart Cities Market

China Smart Cities Market

MEA Smart Cities Market

GCC Countries

Turkey

South Africa

North Africa

Rest of MEA

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          Southern Crossings New Zealand announces new ownership      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Southern Crossings Southern Crossings NZ, is delighted to advise that Sarah Farag has become the principal shareholder in the New Zealand operation of the luxury Destination Management Company.Thursday, 9th August 2018 Southern Crossings NZ, is delighted to advise that Sarah Farag has become the principal shareholder in the New Zealand operation of […]
          Labor says it will axe public service staffing cap to fix 'stunning false economy'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Opposition says it will rein in what it considers to be wasteful spending on contractors and consultants

Labor will commit to abolishing the public service staffing cap, declaring it a false economy where one saving on public servants ends up costing taxpayers much more in consultants and contractors.

The shadow finance minister, Jim Chalmers, will make the commitment in a speech to the Australia and New Zealand School of Government on Thursday, where he will pledge to rein in wasteful spending on contractors and consultants.

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          Apple Music radio not available in New Zealand?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Anyone else getting an "Item Not Available - The item you've requested is not currently available in Apple Music in New Zealand" error message today?

It's occurring on the radio stations and "For you" channels, but not Browse or Search (so far)

          By the numbers: Unprecedented devastation of California's wildfires      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Wildfires have turned California into a smoke-filled, hazardous landscape as thousands of firefighters — some from as far away as Australia and New Zealand — struggle to contain more than a dozen massive blazes. Many of these fires began during July, which was a brutally hot month across the state.

Why it matters: The unprecedented wildfire siege has killed at least 9 people and burned thousands of homes and businesses across the state. There is no sign of any beneficial rains to come, and we're not yet at the peak of the fire season, which normally comes in the fall. In other words, the situation may get worse before it gets better.


By the numbers:

  • The Mendocino Complex Fire, which is comprised of two large wildfires burning within a few miles of one another, has become the first California wildfire on record to eclipse 300,000 acres in size. This is equivalent to the size of Los Angeles, which is the sixth-largest city in the U.S.
  • There is a trend, driven by climate change, decades of fire management policies and human development, toward larger fires in California. Heat is a big factor in these fires.
  • California had its hottest month on record in July, with average temperatures at 5°F above the 20th Century average. Death Valley, California, set a record for the hottest month of any location on Earth, NOAA found.
  • Out of the top 20 largest wildfires in California history, only one occurred before 1950.
  • All of the top 10 largest wildfires have taken place during the past decade, with four out of the top 5 occurring since 2010.
  • California has seen 4,723 wildfires since Jan. 1, with 749,770 acres burned so far this year, according to Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service. This is well above the 5-year average of 18,587 acres burned by this date.
  • The acres burned in California so far is equal to almost four times the city of New York, three-quarters of the state of Rhode Island and is more than four times the city of Chicago.

The bottom line: Given where we are in the fire season, it's likely that the area burned in California this year will eclipse 1 million acres. The Mendocino Complex, for example, is not expected to be controlled — let alone completely extinguished — until sometime in September.

  • And we've yet to see the fire danger spike in southern California, which typically comes in the fall, when strong Santa Ana winds blow hot, dry air down mountainsides and through canyons, threatening a highly populated region.

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          How Much Should You Be Spending on Personal Loans?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

People around New Zealand can find personal loans with various values attached to them. Some loans may be worth thousands of dollars depending on what they are for. But while it can be inviting to find personal loans with great values attached to them, anyone who wishes to take out a loan must be aware of the value associated with the loan.

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You have to avoid spending too much on personal loans. There are a few things to see when looking at how much you need to spend when getting your expenses in check. These relate to several points associated with your loan and the value you are taking out on that loan.…


          The Locker Room Ep. 3 - Craig Peacock      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
British forward Craig Peacock looks ahead to the new season after returning from a spell in New Zealand. A full interview with Craig will appear in the next edition of Clan Chat where he talks about his experience in New Zealand and his GB aspirations this season. Subscribe to Clan Chat via iTunes, Spotify and AudioBoom and don't forget to leave a review.
          Firefighters make progress in California but weather not promising      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
MENDOCINO (UNITED STATES) - Thousands of firefighters, backed by US troops and crews from as far away as Australia and New Zealand, were on Wednesday making progress battling the biggest wildfire on record in California -- but the weather forecast for the rest of the week is not promising, officials said.
          Facebook sales of prescription medicines in New Zealand draw wrath of pharmacist      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Pharmacy-only and prescription medications including insulin are being sold illegally on Facebook in New Zealand, possibly in ignorance of the law.
          NZ Reserve Bank may hold rate until 2020      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has held the official cash rate at its record low of 1.75 per cent and signalled it will likely not move until late 2020.
          Super Rugby Report Card: Brumbies, Rebels, Reds, Waratahs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ANOTHER rollercoaster season of Super Rugby is in the books as Australia started to close the gap on their dominant New Zealand rivals. Christy Doran dishes out awards, grades and 2019 wishlists for the Brumbies, Rebels, Reds and Waratahs.
          Senator: Russia has breached Florida state election systems      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida's Democratic senator said Wednesday that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's midterms, but state officials said they have no information to support... Reported by New Zealand Herald 12 minutes ago.
          U.S. Rep. Chris Collins says he will remain on the ballot for re-election despite insider-trading indictment      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Collins says he will remain on the ballot for re-election despite insider-trading indictment. Reported by New Zealand Herald 12 minutes ago.
          Colombia is latest nation to recognize Palestinian statehood      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's foreign minister says his country has become the latest to recognize Palestinian statehood.Carlos Holmes said Wednesday that the outgoing government of President Juan Manuel Santos made the decision... Reported by New Zealand Herald 12 minutes ago.
          The Flex 90 Prefab Home Will Inspire a Sustainable Future      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Introduction to Flex 90 Flex 90 claims to be the future of prefabricated, environmentally conscious, and affordable homes. Located in New Zealand, Genius First Light (the company behind Flex 90) strives to skyrocket prefab homes into a sustainable future. Built safely and securely above building code, Flex 90 offers a healthier, warmer space that uses […]
          Teach Motivated Adults at Korea's #1 Language School: Oct ~ Dec Start Dates      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Work with Motivated Adults in Metro Locations

                                                                  

YBM Language Institutes is searching for dynamic and professional instructors to join its teams in Daegu, Seongnam, and Seoul. Korea’s #1 language education organization, YBM is Korea’s premier provider of English language content and services. Instructors for the adult EFL programs are offered contracts whose conditions are guaranteed by its corporate office (no franchises) and supported by a company whose reputation is second to none.

 

Working with native-speaking English academic supervisors and English speaking administrative staff, instructors are provided with complete support and assistance to help students meet their language development goals through Speaking, Writing, Listening, Business English, and English for Academic Purposes classes.  Instructors make use of a combination of standardized lesson materials and texts, and materials designed by teachers themselves. Small group and one-to-one classes with adult learners provide each instructor with a meaningful teaching experience as well as opportunities for professional development. Pre-service training will be provided in the week prior to teaching your first set of classes. Come join our teams of professional instructors today!

 

LOCATIONS & START DATES

Applicants must be available to attend paid training sessions in the last week of the month preceding their intended start dates. Teaching begins as of the first weekday on or closest to the 1st of the month.

 

Daegu

  • YBM Daegu (Beomeo-dong) -  October

 

Seongnam

  • YBM Bundang – November

 

Seoul

  •  YBM Jongno – November, December

 

INSTRUCTOR BENEFITS

  • PREPAID, round trip airfare to and from Korea.
  • Visa processing costs reimbursed.
  • Paid pre-service training and accommodation.
  • Base salary up to 2.4 million won per month.
  • Key money for housing deposit PLUS monthly housing allowance.
  • Minimum of 10 days paid vacation + Korean national holidays.
  • Severance bonus equal to one month’s salary, per year of employment
  • Employer contributions to national medical insurance and pension plans.

 

INSTRUCTOR WORKING HOURS

  • Six 50-minute classes per day, 25 teaching hours per week, Monday – Friday.
  • Opportunities for Saturday classes (at above-overtime rate)

 

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS

  • Hold a valid passport and undergraduate diploma from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States, or the United Kingdom.
  • Positive, energetic outlook and demeanor.
  • Formal EFL teaching experience with adult learners, and/or CELTA, TEFL certification (preferred).
  • Demonstrated student/service oriented experience (preferred).

 

 

TO APPLY

To apply for any of the positions above, email the following documents to the national academic director for YBM Language Institutes at gregstapleton@ybm.co.kr :

 

  • Cover letter & resume (including contact information, educational/employment history, and employment references).
  • Scanned copy of passport information page
  • Scanned copy of federal-level criminal record check no older than six-months from time of issuance with affixed apostille (notarized copy of a fingerprint-based RCMP check for Canadian citizens).
  • Scanned copy of university diploma with affixed apostille (notarized for Canadian citizens).
  • Recent photo.
  • Indication of preferred starting dates and locations (see above listings).

 

  • If residing  / working in Korea: scanned copy of Alien Registration Card (front and back), signed letter of release from employer, and copies of the above mentioned documents as previously submitted to the Korea Immigration Services.

 

The complete set of documents is required for all applicants, regardless of intended full or part-time position, current visa status, and prior length of stay in the Republic of Korea. No interviews will be scheduled for any position unless all the documents listed above are submitted via email.

                                                                                                          

Founded in 1961, YBM publishes the Korean language edition of National Geographic, and is official test administrator for TOEIC and the Microsoft Office User exams in Korea. As the largest and most well-known education based corporation in Korea, YBM offers upwardly mobile career opportunities throughout through all its publishing, testing, and academies divisions.

Does the school pay monthly contributions into a Pension Plan? : 
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          Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion plane joins search for missing Pacific island fisherman      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The New Zealand Defence Force has joined the search for a Tuvalu man who failed to return home from a fishing trip on Monday evening. Air Commodore Andrew Clark, the air component commander, said a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2...
          Firestone Walker Introduces Terroir Project Collaborations Coming 9/29      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Firestone Walker Introduces Terroir Project Collaborations Coming 9/29From Firestone Walker:

Introducing the Terroir Project, an experimental crossover between wine & beer! Join us & @BeavertownBeer, @Garage_Project, @jesterkingbeer, @SierraNevada, @SideProjectBrew & @trilliumbrewing as we debut our Project beers on Sept. 29th in Los Olivos, CA.

Ter'wär // the complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography & climate.

In 2017, seven breweries passionate about wild ales gathered to discuss the hybrid between beer & wine, noting how our different regions (or terroir) differ based on that particular region's variants. We came up with a concept: what if we each brewed the same beer but allowed our local influences to take shape & see how our beers differ. The Terroir Project was born: an experimental crossover between wine & beer! Each of these beers are wild ales that were made as one-offs for this specific event.

West Ranch is located just 15 minutes from Barrelworks in a vineyard setting on the private Firestone family property & until now has never been open to the public. A portion of the proceeds will be benefitting the Pacific Conservatory Theatre. The Terroir Project is hosted by the folks at our wild ale facility, Barrelworks, where minds are curious & palates are thirsty .

Purchase Tickets Here

Tickets cost $65 per person & include unlimited (but responsible) tastes of the seven different Terroir Project wild ales & guest brewery beers. A commemorative tasting glass & small bites are also included. This is an extremely limited & intimate event where we will be showcasing experimental, one-off beers that will not be available anywhere else!

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 15th at 9am via Nightout (link coming soon).

The Project Concept

The Rules:

From the West Coast to the East Coast, London to New Zealand, each participating brewery was invited to produce their own distinct hybrid, but with three binding stipulations: we all had to use the same grain bill; the same maturation period in barrels; and the same co-fermented percentage of wort & wine grapes. The kicker: all grapes had to be grown within 100 miles of each brewery.

The result is an unprecedented exploration into how “terroir”—or sense of place—drives what we taste.

This event will also feature five guest breweries who are not part of the 2018 Terroir Project but who are pushing boundaries & exploring new realms of wild ales.

2018 Terroir Project Breweries

Beavertown - London, England

Barrelworks - Buellton, CA

Garage Project - Wellington, New Zealand

Jester King - Austin, TX

Side Project - St. Louis, MO

Sierra Nevada - Chico, CA

Trillium - Boston, MA

          8/9/2018: THE NATION: Podcast at No 1 in US, UK, NZ, Canada      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Teacher’s Pet was last night at No 1 on iTunes podcast charts in Australia, the US, Britain, Canada and New Zealand, with more than seven million downloads. Probing the probable murder of Sydney mother Lyn Dawson in 1982, The Australian’s...
          8/9/2018: THE MARKETS: SkyCity soars as VIPs hit tables      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
GAMING: SkyCity Entertainment says its net profit rebounded sharply last financial year, benefiting from a recovery in overseas high-rollers visiting its Australian and New Zealand casinos. SkyCity reported a net profit of $NZ169.5 million ($154m) for...
          NZ Orion joins search for missing Tuvalu fisherman      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A New Zealand Defence Force Orion has joined the search for a missing fisherman off the coast of Tuvalu.
          NZ bank's conduct is 'patchy' - regulator      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Financial Markets Authority has found the conduct and culture of New Zealand's banks to be 'patchy'.
          Former All Black halfback Brendon Leonard signs with Taranaki for NPC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Former All Blacks halfback Brendon Leonard has returned to New Zealand and will play for Taranaki in the upcoming Mitre 10 Cup. 
          Firefighting foam: Shell contaminates groundwater in New Plymouth      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Oil company Shell has contaminated groundwater in New Plymouth using a firefighting foam banned in New Zealand 12 years ago.
          NZ exporters compare Brexit offer to divorced couple      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Zealand exporters could have powerful allies in its fight to retain existing trade rights in a post Brexit European Union.
          Govt sets goal to have a million kiwis speaking basic reo by 2040      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The government's goal to have one million New Zealanders able to speak basic reo Māori by 2040 is achievable, a Māori Language teacher says.
          Auckland women named for Warriors clash      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Auckland Rugby League The Auckland women’s representative side has been named for Friday night’s historic match against the New Zealand Warriors’ women at Mount Smart Stadium (6.00pm kick-off). It will be the first time in a decade that a full Auckland women’s side has come together, while the Warriors will field their […]
          Seabin founder to speak at TEDxAuckland      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – TEDx Auckland Seabin founder to speak at TEDxAuckland FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9 August 2018 The Australian co-founder of Seabin — a device designed to rid the world’s marinas of plastic — is coming to New Zealand to speak at TEDxAuckland 2018. Seabin Project raised almost $400,000 (NZD) in its Kickstarter campaign after […]
          NZ Not-for-Profit Survey highlights cause for concern      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Strategic Pay NZ Not-for-Profit Survey highlights cause for concern in light of planned minimum wage increases Auckland, New Zealand; Thursday 9th August, 2018 Findings from Strategic Pay’s recently released annual 2018 Not-for-Profit (NFP) Remuneration Survey have offered valuable insights into the potential financial impact of recent settlements and planned minimum wage increases […]
          2018 Top Tourism Operators Recognised by Industry      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Tourism Export Council 2018 Top Tourism Operators Recognised by Industry Three of New Zealand’s top tourism operators have been recognised as the best in the business by their industry peers. The awards event, part of the annual Tourism Export Council of New Zealand (TECNZ) Tourism Conference was held at Craggy Range in […]
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Press Release – New Zealand Book Awards Trust “Landmark title” takes top honours in New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults Embargoed until 8.15pm, Wednesday 8 August “A landmark title which will stand the test of time” has been crowned the country’s best book for young readers. Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story by […]
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Press Release – New Zealand Government Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister MP for Mt Albert Hon Willie Jackson Minister of Employment 9 August 2018 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Thousands of young people will be given the chance to gain valuable qualifications and meaningful work under the Mana in Mahi – Strength in Work scheme […]
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          New Zealand's Prime Minister Ready To Return To Duties After Maternity Leave      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will be back on the job soon, after taking six weeks of maternity leave. Ardern, who assumed office in October, is only the second sitting world leader in modern times to give birth while in office, after Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto. Ardern announced in January that she would temporarily step aside, leaving her duties while on leave to Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters. On June 21, Ardern gave birth to her first child, a girl that she and partner Clarke Gayford named Neve Gayford. "Looking forward to getting back on deck," Ardern said on Facebook Live last week. "Looking forward to talking about things like employment, mental health, the economy and the environment. Things that have always been important to us," she said. The New Zealand Herald notes , "Ardern will return as the teachers are due to strike, the nurses already have, the Government remains at loggerheads with Australia over the deportations policy and the inquiry into the
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Hawke's Bay coach Mark Ozich says Sam McNicol's prolonged absence from rugby due to concussion will at least extend to almost two years because New Zealand Rugby are cautiously "holding him back". 
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          Rugby Championship 2018: Outright Preview      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The 2018 Rugby Championship will get underway on Saturday the 18th of August. Darry Worthington takes a look at the outright betting, below.


The 2018 Rugby Championship will soon be upon us and rugby fans will be forgiven for feeling that they've seen it all before as the All Blacks head into this one as strong favourites to secure their third successive title. The reigning champions were a class apart last season winning all six of their games on their way to claiming yet another title.

Things may be a bit tougher for Steve Hansen's bunch this time around as they face two relatively unknown quantities in the form of a Springbok side under new management as well as an Argentine outfit who have also swept the deck and brought in a new coaching team.

The Kiwi's will also have to be wary of an Australian side packed full of in-form Waratahs' players.

To Win Outright
New Zealand 1/7
Australia 6/1
South Africa 9/1
Argentina 80/1

Fixtures
Saturday 18 August
Australia v New Zealand | ANZ Stadium | 12:05
South Africa v Argentina | Jonsson Kings Park | 17:05

Saturday 25 August
New Zealand v Australia | Eden Park | 09:35
Argentina v South Africa | Estadio Malvinas | 21:10

Saturday 8 September
New Zealand v Argentina | Trafalgar Park | 09:35
Australia v South Africa | Suncorp Stadium | 12:05

Saturday 15 September
New Zealand v South Africa | Westpac Stadium | 09:35
Australia v Argentina | cBus Super Stadium | 12:05

Saturday 29 September
South Africa v Australia | Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium | 17:05

Sunday 30 September
Argentina v New Zealand | Estadio Jose Amalfitani | 00:40

Saturday 6 October
South Africa v New Zealand | Loftus Versfeld | 17:05

Sunday 7 October
Argentina v Australia | Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena | 00:40

The Bookie's Choice
The All Blacks head into this one as strong favourites with the bookmakers. The men from the 'Land of the Long White Cloud' have won five of the six tournaments since the competition was expanded to include Argentina back in 2012.

 The New Zealanders enjoyed a clean sweep of it last year winning all six of their games while securing four-try scoring bonus points. They are currently on a 12-match Rugby Championship unbeaten streak, with their last defeat coming at the hands of Australia during their final fixture of the 2015 tournament.

With a hugely talented squad, this New Zealand side are strong favourites to take the title.

The Blue and Gold
While the annexing of the Western Force has annoyed a hell of a lot of Western Australian Rugby fans, one cannot argue that Australian rugby has been better served by only fielding four teams in this year's Super Rugby tournament. Their franchises have looked a lot better, as Waratahs, Brumbies and the Rebels managed to register wins over New Zealand opposition, while ridding Australia of their long-running losing streak to teams from their neighbouring country.

Speaking of the Waratahs, the men in blue were Australia's shining light in this year's Super Rugby tournament making it all the way to the semi-final stage. Key to their deep progress in the tournament was the form of their Wallaby backs Bernard Foley, Kurtley Beale, and Israel Folau. The trio will need to produce the same sort of magic for the national team if the Australians are to lift their second Rugby Championship title.

Rassie Resurgence
The Springboks will be quietly confident about their chances this season after seeing off an admittedly weak English side 2-1 in their home June series. The 'Boks looked a revitalized outfit under Rassie Erasmus' guidance and played a far more attractive and clinical brand of rugby than they produced under Allister Coetzee.

The South Africans will face a lot tougher opposition than the English in this tournament, however, and will need to up their defensive game if they are to finally break their Rugby Championship duck. This will necessitate them finding a competent centre pairing as the 'Boks midfield was about as rigid as a twig during their June series.

Pumped up Pumas
The 2018 Rugby Championship will mark a new dawn for Argentina's Rugby with Jaguares coach Mario Ledesma taking over the national reigns from the long-serving Daniel Hourcade, who stepped down after Argentina's home June series defeat to a second-string Welsh outfit.

There are high hopes for the new man in charge, who guided the Jaguares to their first-ever appearance in the Super Rugby play-offs, this season. Ledesma is likely to have the full support of his dressing room, something Hourcade seemed to have lost during the Autumn of his tenure, which will be key as he will need his veterans to step up to the mark and atone for their horrendous 2017 campaign that saw the Argentine's lose all six of their fixtures.


Verdict: New Zealand 1/7
There's not much value here but I simply cannot see the Kiwis failing to make it three on the trot. While I do think they'll have a tougher time of it this year - they may even lose a game - their home form and ability to grind out wins when their backs are against the wall makes them my choice for the title.



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          Turquoise Kuribi Fascinator Hat for Kentucky Derby,Melbourne Cup, Ascot (other colors) by Hatsbycressida      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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2016 Maldivian Islands Spring/Summer Fascinator Collection
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Pretty saucer sinamay base trimmed layers of crin and feathers

Base measures about 10 inches wide

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          Fonterra enters trading halt on NZX and ASX      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Units in Fonterra are in a trading halt on the New Zealand and Australian stock exchange as the dairy co-op reviews its earnings forecasts."Fonterra is currently preparing its annual financial statements for the financial year ended...
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          “Who Are You Calling ‘Mate’, Mate?”      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Newspeak? It is Washington’s new “Indo-Pacific” strategy, that is driving the current “Century of Mateship” propaganda exercise out of Canberra. Australia’s foundation and development as a collection of British colonies is being barefacedly elided in favour of the Orwellian contention that: “Australia and the United States are mates. Australia and the United States have been mates for 100 years. Australia and the United States will always be mates.”

NEW ZEALAND’S RELATIONSHIP with Australia is under considerable strain. Though they have yet to state their position openly, Australia’s leaders are clearly less than enthusiastic about the tradition of “automatic entry” for New Zealand’s economic migrants. It is certainly difficult to read the Australian Government’s denial of non-emergency health care, higher education and social welfare benefits to Kiwi citizens as anything other than a pretty strong signal of Australia’s rising impatience with the ANZAC myth of eternal “mateship”.

Indeed, if the programmes currently featuring on Sky TV’s “History Channel” are anything to go by, there is a concerted effort underway to attach the “mateship” label to Australia’s relationship with the United States. Under the rubric of “One Hundred Years of Mateship” Australian documentary-makers are advancing the far-from-convincing argument that the Commonwealth of Australia – one of the British Empire’s most important economic and strategic “dominions across the seas” – and the United States of America have been bosom buddies from the moment they clapped eyes on each other across the battlefields of the Western Front in 1918.

It is rare in the English-speaking nations of the twenty-first century to witness such a blatant attempt to re-write history. Up until the Second World War, elite Australia’s attachment to British imperialism was as fervent as it was unquestioning. The Aussie working-class, much of it Irish and Catholic, may have had little cause to love the English and the Scots-Irish Orangemen from Ulster, but its dangerously radical opinions were vigorously rejected by the “respectable” settlers of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. For these sons and daughters of the Empire, “Mother England” was the source of all economic, military and cultural power. The USA and its teeming millions were impertinent upstarts – not “mates”.

That all changed, of course, when a squadron of Japanese navy bombers, almost nonchalantly, sank the two great British battleships, HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse, off the Malaysian coast on 10 December 1941 – just three days after Japan’s surprise attack on the American Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbour. The fall of “impregnable” Singapore, which followed soon after, on 15 February 1942, brought home to Australians just how far away Mother England really was and forced them to shift their strategic gaze eastward to the United States. Every Australian understood that if the Japanese were going to be defeated, it would not be by the British, who had proved to be a busted-flush, but by the Americans. For most Aussies, therefore, the Yanks were more than their “mates” – they were Australia’s bloody saviours!

Post-World War II, however, the case for US-Australian “mateship” grows progressively stronger. The two countries have fought alongside each other in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq. The view from Canberra is unequivocally that of a steadfast ally upon whom Washington can rely without the slightest hesitation or doubt. The Liberal Party Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, confirmed this subaltern status by describing his country as America’s “deputy-sheriff”.

Howard’s Liberal successor, Malcolm Turnbull, has developed this relationship to the point where Australia now sees itself as a geostrategic bridge between the Pacific and Indian oceans. The Australian landmass is thus being presented to Washington as not only an unassailable thoroughfare for American power, but also as a barrier against the further extension of Chinese influence into either ocean.

It is this, Washington’s new “Indo-Pacific” strategy, that is, almost certainly, driving Foxtel’s “100 Years of Mateship” propaganda exercise on the History Channel. Australia’s foundation and development as a collection of British colonies is being barefacedly elided in favour of the Orwellian contention that: “Australia and the United States are mates. Australia and the United States have been mates for 100 years. Australia and the United States will always be mates.”

Which just leaves New Zealand, Australia’s former “mate”, positioned strategically off the lucky country’s eastern seaboard like an unsinkable aircraft carrier which has, unaccountably, pushed all its fighter aircraft into the sea. An unreliable aircraft carrier, whose unreliable crew has, for more than 30 years, been bloody rude to Australia’s best mates – the Americans. A crew which insists on taking shore leave in Brisbane and Sydney and Melbourne where it spreads its downright subversive views about the rights of indigenous people and nuclear disarmament and practical feminism and need to do something big and meaningful about climate change among Australia’s dangerously persuadable citizens.

Right-wing Australia would like nothing more than to close its borders to these damned annoying Kiwis. Unfortunately, that would involve tearing up the Australian-New Zealand Closer Economic Relationship and toppling New Zealand into a full-scale economic and social crisis.

Now, there are some Aussies who’d like to say “tough luck, Kiwi” and walk away. Fortunately for New Zealand, however, there are wiser heads in the discussion who warn that a New Zealand in the grip of a life-or-death struggle for survival might feel it had no choice but to extend the hand of “mateship” to its largest remaining trading partner. That if Australia goes on mistreating Kiwis, then it just might wake up one morning to discover that unsinkable aircraft carrier across the Tasman Sea bristling with Chinese bombers.

This essay was originally posted on The Daily Blogof Friday, 3 August 2018.

          Dannevirke calf sales hot, with M. bovis jitters absent      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
It's business as usual at feeder calf sales in Dannevirke, with the threat of Mycoplasma bovis not deterring buyers. Quality feeder calves were making great prices at Monday's New Zealand Farmers Livestock sale at the Dannevirke...
          Just Announced: Cardi B to perform in Tauranga, Nelson as part of New Zealand's Bay Dreams line-up      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cardi B is attention-grabbing and record-breaking - and the hip-hop superstar is coming to Tauranga. The 25-year-old female rapper, who is arguably one of the biggest names in music today, will perform at Mount Maunganui's ASB Baypark...
          14,000 fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Firefighters are coming from as far as Australia and New Zealand to help California battle a series of massive wildfires roaring through dry vegetation amid hot, windy weather

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          NZDF Joins Search for Missing Tuvalu Fisherman      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has joined the search for a Tuvalu man who failed to return home from a fishing trip on Monday evening.9 August 2018 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has joined the search for a Tuvalu man who failed to return home from […]
          2018 Top Tourism Operators Recognised by Industry      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Tourism Export Council 2018 Top Tourism Operators Recognised by Industry Three of New Zealands top tourism operators have been recognised as the best in the business by their industry peers. The awards event, part of the annual Tourism Export Council of New Zealand (TECNZ) …2018 Top Tourism Operators Recognised by Industry Three […]
          Closing New Zealand’s Borders to Mitigate a Severe Pandemic has Merit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dr Matt Boyd, Prof Nick Wilson, Dr Osman Mansoor & Prof Michael Baker Should an island nation like New Zealand close its borders in the face of a severe pandemic threat? In a SciBlogs post last year we argued ‘yes’. We have just published additional modelling that also comes to this conclusion. In a severe […]
          France U-20 0-0 New Zealand U-20: Hosts held      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Host nation France failed to secure progression at the Women's Under-20 World Cup in their second group match as they were held by New Zealand.
          新西兰毕业生工作签证 - NZ Study to Work Visa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

完成学签指定课程同时在学签过期前3个月内申请新西兰留学毕业生工签。

You must apply in time, or have a ‘Post-Study Work Visa’

When you apply for this visa, you must either:

  • apply no later than 3 months after your Student Visa expires (or 6 months if you were granted a visa to complete a doctorate)
  • hold a current ‘Post-Study Work Visa’.

We’ll check our records to make sure that you either hold a ‘Post-Study Work Visa’, or are applying in time.

We’ll check your New Zealand qualification, to make sure the study completed was the same study your Student Visa was granted for.

You won’t be eligible to apply if you didn’t complete the qualification recorded on your Student Visa.

荷兰库拉索移民适合技术移民无望或技术移民遥遥无期的高知中产阶层人群。一套提供持续较高收益的国际房产(酒店公寓),一个说走就走的国际身份(无移民监),一个中产阶层与欧洲强国护照最接近的移民项目(荷兰护照)。

需要获得相关移民及出国签证申请帮助可以联系飞出国: http://flyabroad.me/contact/

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          新西兰毕业生工作签证 - NZ Study to Work Visa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

新西兰毕业生工签要求专业和职业相关的。

You must have an offer of full-time work in the same area as your qualification

When we assess your job offer, we look at whether:

  • your major subject area directly applies to the work you’ve been offered
  • the qualification was one of the main reasons your employer decided to offer you the work.

You must provide a copy of your employment agreement as evidence of your full-time work, which must include:

  • your employer’s name and contact details
  • your name and contact details
  • your job title
  • the address for your place of work
  • the kind of work you’ll be doing and your responsibilities at work
  • details of any necessary qualifications or work experience
  • information about whether you’ll need New Zealand registration to do the work
  • how long the work will be for
  • how long you have to take up the job offer
  • pay and work conditions that comply with New Zealand employment law.

We won’t normally grant a visa if your employer is included on the list of non-compliant employers maintained by the Labour Inspectorate.

Employment agreements and rights

List of non-compliant employers

Your job offer must be current at the time you apply for your visa.

If you have more than one acceptable qualification, your job can be relevant to any one of them.

荷兰库拉索移民适合技术移民无望或技术移民遥遥无期的高知中产阶层人群。一套提供持续较高收益的国际房产(酒店公寓),一个说走就走的国际身份(无移民监),一个中产阶层与欧洲强国护照最接近的移民项目(荷兰护照)。

需要获得相关移民及出国签证申请帮助可以联系飞出国: http://flyabroad.me/contact/

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          新西兰毕业生工作签证 - NZ Study to Work Visa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

7级及以上学历,30周;4-6级60周学历;两个4-6周学历每个包含30周,Part B 职业相关的4级学历,60周课程的都可以获得新西兰毕业生工签。

ESOL 课程不被包含在内。

Acceptable qualification

An acceptable qualification for a post-study work visa is New Zealand qualification listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework that is either:

  • a level 7 or higher qualification that involved a single course in New Zealand of 30 weeks or more
  • a level 4 – 6 qualification that involved a single course in New Zealand of 60 weeks or more
  • two or more level 4 – 6 qualifications that each involved 30 weeks or more of study in New Zealand, where the level of the last qualification is higher than the first
  • a National Certificate (Level 4) or New Zealand Certificate (Level 4) relevant to an occupation on Part B or C of our ‘List of Skilled Occupations’ that involved a single course in New Zealand of 60 weeks or more.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) qualifications and level 4 qualifications that are not a National Certificate or a New Zealand Certificate aren’t considered acceptable qualifications.

荷兰库拉索移民适合技术移民无望或技术移民遥遥无期的高知中产阶层人群。一套提供持续较高收益的国际房产(酒店公寓),一个说走就走的国际身份(无移民监),一个中产阶层与欧洲强国护照最接近的移民项目(荷兰护照)。

需要获得相关移民及出国签证申请帮助可以联系飞出国: http://flyabroad.me/contact/

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          Reverie Headed to Switch      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Developer Rainbite announced the Earthbound-style action adventure game, Reverie, is coming to the Nintendo Switch. The game is out now for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

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Here is an overview of the game:

Destiny calls the least likely of heroes. Save an island in peril on a childhood holiday.

With restless spirits threatening the safety of Toromi Island’s inhabitants, Tai must venture through dangerous dungeons and across a variety of environments to put the spirits to rest. All in a summer holiday!

Reverie is an action adventure game set on a fictional island in New Zealand, inspired by the legend of Maui and the Giant Fish where the demigod himself fishes up the North Island with a powerful fishhook.

Key Features

  • Six dungeons to fight and puzzle your way through.
  • Use unique weapons and items to solve puzzles and defeat menacing bosses.
  • Explore varied environments and find the secrets of Toromi Island.
  • Collect hidden feathers from New Zealand’s many beautiful native birds.
  • Story inspired by a Maori legend.

 A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/277653/reverie-headed-to-switch/


          Comment on Newsbud Exclusive- Immigration: Why Have Laws If You’re Not Going to Enforce Them?? by Tim Ferner      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
My article focused on the issue of illegal immigration in America. Your responses are focused on justify illegal immigration because of perceived injustices done by the American government in central and south America. I disagree 100% with position and here’s why. 1. Most of your argument is based upon the assumption that the United States government has caused internal strife and unrest in Mexico and other countries in central and South America. Consequently, peoples from these countries have a right to escape and come to America. First, I don’t think your supposition is correct. The instability of the governments in these regions have allowed graft and corruption to flourish. Citizens within the affected countries have taken no action to correct the problems. Even if the United States was involved in training peoples within these countries they would have been invited and hosted by the governments. Training like this is done via bilateral or multilateral training agreements. You infer that the United States invaded these countries and covertly trained these people which is absurd! The United States government would train personnel designated by the host government in accordance with the terms and conditions of the bilateral training agreement. Any problems or issues would be the responsibility of the host nation not the United States. People who have not worked for the government or done multinational training assume all sorts of things and envision all sorts of classified scenarios. The rules, laws and congressional oversight force things to be transparent and accountable even at the classified level. 2. The United states military and law enforcement organizations is composed of a good cross-section of the American population. People that are selected to engage in the training programs you allude to in your posts are from all sorts of backgrounds. Consequently, if there were illegal things taking place as part of the training there is a significant probability that the word would get out. People that work in classified programs hear all sorts of rumours about what they are doing. They can range from being very accurate to out right bizarre. Foreign training is scrutinized to ensure adherence to existing laws. So the likelihood of covertly training groups of people throughout central and south America without the knowledge and consent of the host nation is negligible. So if the US trained members of the drug cartels or anybody else it was done with the knowledge and consent of the host government. 3. Despite you continued persistence in painting the United States as a bad actor…it is not! It is a good country filled with a large number of compassionate people. The issue of illegal immigration has tried the patience of a good portion of these people and the issue has diminished their compassion. I don’t need people illegally brought into the country to clean my house or cut my grass. If Americans are too lazy to do certain jobs than America quite obviously doesn’t need whatever that product or service might be. I do not support importing poor people into the United States as part of a new paid slave class ( and yes a disproportionate number of illegal aliens are in fact poor…otherwise they would follow the law and enter the US legally). The United States is not doing these illegal aliens any favours by pretending that someday they might become citizens. The likelihood of that occurring is quite small and leading them on is cruel and inhumane. 4. The United States allows a certain number of unskilled individuals to enter the United States. The American taxpayer bares the burden of this in addition to the 12-20 millions illegal aliens currently living in the US. No other country in the world has this kind of problem. Equally, no other country treats illegal aliens as well as the US despite the ongoing MSM distortions in truth. Even extremely liberal countries like New Zealand expels illegal aliens quickly from their country. The United Sates has no obligation to take any more unskilled labours or refugees than it currently does. 5. People that want secure borders and orderly immigration are not racist. They just want to see the laws enforced or the laws changed. Illegal immigration is a problem and will remain a problem for all parties until this occurs. Like many Americans...I dont care about the causes of illegal immigration, I just want it to end.
          Why Is Venison On Expensive Plates And Food Pantry Shelves?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Wintertime is a special time of year at Cafe Berlin , located just a few blocks from the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. This is when they roll out their menu of wild game, such as deer, wild boar, and quail. Regular customers have come to expect it. "They ask, weeks in advance, 'When does the wild game menu start? When does it start?' " says James Watson, one of the restaurant's chefs. And the star of that menu is venison. The restaurant serves venison ribs, venison loin, even venison tartar. It's food that takes your mind back to old European castles, where you can imagine eating like aristocracy. You won't see venison in ordinary supermarkets. At Wagshall's, a specialty food shop in Washington, I found venison loin selling for $40 a pound. This venison comes from farms, usually from a species of very large deer called red deer. Much of it is imported from New Zealand. Yet there's a very different side to this luxury meat. Less than two hours drive from Washington, Daniel
          NZ Has Two New Champions of Coffee      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Following the New Zealand Cup Tasters Championship and the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Latte Art Championship two Kiwi coffee professionals have been chosen to represent the country on the world stage.
          ANZ's move puts mortgage advisors on notice      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Auckland, New Zealand - 9 August 2018 - Finax Mortgage & Insurance Advisory is applauding ANZ’s latest move to remove sales targets for bank staff and cautions that this move effectively puts the mortgage industry 'on notice'.
          Vital Healthcare lifts 2018 earnings as expansion continues      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Aug. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Vital Healthcare Property Trust saw adjusted earnings grow in 2018 as it continued to invest and expand throughout New Zealand and Australia.
          Spark expects to build 5G network with existing capex      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Aug. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Spark New Zealand expects to upgrade to a fifth-generation mobile network within its current capital spending and wants to divert funds into that programme as soon as it has spectrum.
          FMA sets out its work plan for the year ahead      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
FMA sets out its work plan for the year ahead The FMA has released its annual corporate plan as the conduct and culture of New Zealand’s financial services industry comes under greater scrutiny.
          Suncorp New Zealand reports strong full year result      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Suncorp Group Limited today announced net profit after tax (NPAT) of A$1,059 million for the 12 months to 30 June 2018 (FY17: $1,075 million).
          Swiss-Belhotel International Bans Plastic Straws      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Swiss-Belhotel International has announced it will remove all plastic straws from its five properties across New Zealand and Australia, effective immediately.
          New Zealanders shunning easy and free cyber security tools - Computerworld New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

New Zealanders shunning easy and free cyber security tools
Computerworld New Zealand
The two free services are Quad9, a DNS service where the servers incorporate security tools from several of the industry's leading cyber security companies; and DMARC which protects domain name owners from having their domain name spoofed to send ...


          Firefighters make progress in California but weather not promising      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Firefighters make progress in California but weather not promisingThousands of firefighters, backed by US troops and crews from as far away as Australia and New Zealand, made progress Wednesday in their battle with California's biggest wildfire on record -- but the weather forecast for the rest of the week is not promising, officials said. The wildfires have left at least nine people dead, including four firefighters, and forced tens of thousands of residents to abandon their homes. "It's scary, it's nerve-wracking," said Jay Michael, who was resting in a van in a parking lot in Clearlake Oaks with Gretchen Fritsch after they fled their home.



          Seabin founder to speak at TEDxAuckland      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – TEDx Auckland The Australian co-founder of Seabin a device designed to rid the worlds marinas of plastic is coming to New Zealand to speak at TEDxAuckland 2018.Seabin founder to speak at TEDxAuckland FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9 August 2018 The Australian co-founder of Seabin — a device designed to rid the world’s marinas […]
          St John welcomes BeautyNZ First Aid Day      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – St John In a New Zealand first, the Association of Registered Beauty Professionals has booked the largest number of St John First Aid tutors in a single day to deliver first aid training to almost 200 members. 9 August 2018 In a New Zealand first, the Association of Registered Beauty Professionals has […]
          UPDATE 2-NZ central bank surprises with prolonged stable rates outlook, kiwi slides      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
WELLINGTON, Aug 9- New Zealand's central bank unexpectedly committed to keep interest rates at record lows through to 2020 on disappointing economic activity, a dovish turn that caught markets off-guard and sent the local currency skidding. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand also downgraded its forecasts for 2019 gross domestic product growth to 2.6 percent...
          UPDATE 1-RBNZ holds rates but surprises with more dovish outlook      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
WELLINGTON, Aug 9- The Reserve Bank of New Zealand on Thursday kept the official cash rate on hold at a record low of 1.75 percent and said rates would stay at that level into 2020, longer than it had previously predicted and pushing the currency lower. The New Zealand dollar dropped to a one-month low of $0.6710 in the wake of the announcement from around $0.6745.
          Tighter import rules to stop stink bug      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries New treatment and cleaning rules for imported vehicles and machinery will make it harder for brown marmorated stink bug to make landfall in New Zealand, says the Ministry for Primary Industries.Tighter import rules to stop stink bug New treatment and cleaning rules for imported vehicles and machinery will […]
          New research shows EVs the clear choice for most kiwis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Mercury Energy NEWS RELEASE 8 August 2018 New research shows EVs the clear choice for most kiwis The overwhelming majority of New Zealanders see electric vehicles (EVs) as the way forward and almost half are considering getting one soon, according to new research* … NEWS RELEASE 8 August 2018 New research shows […]
          Moving Sheep in New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
          Apple Music radio not available in New Zealand?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Apple Music radio not available in New Zealand?
          China to New Zealand in pursuit of the perfect sourdough      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Lucy Yang came to New Zealand from China to pursue her dream of becoming a food technologist, a goal she is well on her way to achieving.
          New Zealand: Sad end for magnificent creature as stranded humpback whale put down on Northland beach - 'She didn't suffer'       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Bruce Springsteen – Summer ’17 Australia And New Zealand (no label, BF-217)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Summer ’17 Australia And New Zealand (no label, BF-217) Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand – 25 February, 2017 (discs 1-3); various locations – 22 January – 21 February, 2017 (discs 4-9);  Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO – 23 August, 2008 (discs 10-12); various locations – 1972-2017 (disc 13) Disc 1: Darlington County, Working On ...
          Just Announced: Cardi B to perform in Tauranga, Nelson as part of New Zealand's Bay Dreams line-up      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cardi B is attention-grabbing and record-breaking - and the hip-hop superstar is coming to Tauranga. The 25-year-old female rapper, who is arguably one of the biggest names in music today, will perform at Mount Maunganui's ASB Baypark...
          8/9/2018: Coffeebreak: HONEYCOMB PUZZLE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SOLUTIONS QUICK QUIZ ANSWERS: 1 Four. 2 New Zealand. 3 Lisa Snowdon. 4 Plant. 5 North Korea. MINDBENDER ANSWERS: 1 Fifteen (+3, /5). 2 They may all precede pipe. 3 Paolo Rossi. 4 Chamaeleon, only visible in the southern hemisphere. 5 One way is a, at,...
          Senior Consultant - Finance      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
NSW-Sydney, Work for a market leading organisation Join a fast growing Accountancy and Finance team Be in control of your own earnings Are you passionate about finance and want to be in control of your own earnings? Your new company Hays are the market leading recruitment agency across Australia and New Zealand. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, with a presence in 33 countries across the globe. Hays Accoun
          SO HERE IS THE THING      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
My family at home in New Zealand are having some troubles so I am selling cows and pigs as fast as I
          ANZ’s move puts mortgage advisors on notice      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Finax For immediate release ANZ’s move puts mortgage advisors on notice Auckland, New Zealand – 9 August 2018 – Finax Mortgage & Insurance Advisory is applauding ANZ’s latest move to remove sales targets for bank staff and cautions that this move effectively puts the mortgage industry ‘on notice’. “The latest move by […]
          Caring for high needs, vulnerable New Zealanders      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – New Zealand Government Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister Hon Dr David Clark Minister of Health 09 August 2018 Caring for high needs, vulnerable New Zealanders A new purpose-built mental health facility will mean a better environment, better care and an improved quality of life for a group of extremely vulnerable New […]
          T&G Global lifts first-half operating profit 40%      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Article – BusinessDesk T&G Global lifts first-half operating profit 40% on improvements in pipfruit, international produce By Tina Morrison Aug. 9 (BusinessDesk) – T&G Global, New Zealand’s biggest fresh produce grower, distributor, marketer and exporter, posted a 40 percent jump in first-half operating profit due to improved performances from its pipfruit and international produce businesses, […]
          Spark expects to build 5G network with existing capex      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Article – BusinessDesk Spark expects to build 5G network within existing capex envelope By Paul McBeth Aug. 9 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand expects to upgrade to a fifth-generation mobile network within its current capital spending and wants to divert funds into that programme as soon as it has spectrum. The country’s biggest telecommunications provider […]
          Coroner Links Mom's Death to Coke 'Addiction' | ABC News - Yahoo!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A New Zealand coroner has linked the death of a 31-year-old woman to her Coca-Cola addiction. Natasha Harris died Feb. 25, 2010 from a cardiac arrhythmia, according to a 19-page coroner's report obtained by ABCNews.com. And while Harris, a mother of ei
          Caring for high needs, vulnerable New Zealanders      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A new purpose-built mental health facility will mean a better environment, better care and an improved quality of life for a group of extremely vulnerable New Zealanders, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
          Offer - http://www.supplementsforfitness.com/purefit-keto/ - NEW ZEALAND      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Offer - http://www.supplementsforfitness.com/purefit-keto/ - NEW ZEALAND      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Purefit Keto One of those natural weight loss supplements is Coenzyme Q-10. It plays a very important role as an Purefit Keto antioxidant and is also anti-inflammatory by nature. Coenzyme Q-10 is found in cod liver and fish liver and cod liver oil. It helps increase the speed of the Purefit Keto metabolism and, therefore, provides more resistance and energy. All this increases the power and ability to burn fat and finally lose weight..http://www.supplementsforfitness.com/purefit-keto/
          New Zealand woman dies after jumping with group off bridge in Canada      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A New Zealand woman has died after jumping from a highway bridge with a group of four women in Canada.
          Release: Best Book for Young Readers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
‘LANDMARK TITLE’ TAKES TOP HONOURS IN NZCYA AWARDS 8 August 2018 “A landmark title which will stand the test of time” has been crowned the country’s best book for young readers. Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story, by Christchurch writer and illustrator Gavin Bishop, received the top honour at the 2018 New Zealand Book Awards for […]
          Ardern takes a Nelsonian view of NZ First – Haumaha inquiry questions of conflict      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Clearly motherhood has not improved Ardern’s ability to recognise a problem. Morning Report had this item (on Tuesday 07082018) The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, says there are no conflicts of interest between New Zealand First Ministers or MPs and the inquiry into the process used to appoint the Deputy Police Commissioner Wally Haumaha. The investigation […]
          France 0-0 New Zealand (France 2018)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Zealand frustrated hosts France and held them to a goalless draw in Group A at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018.

          Số phận những con nợ còi cọc của Trung Quốc: Càng giãy càng lún sâu vào bẫy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Mạng lưới "con nợ" của Trung Quốc tại thanh bình Dương

Hơn một thập kỷ trước, các cuộc biểu tình tại thủ đô Nuku’alofa của Tonga đã phá hủy hồ hết nền kinh tế trung ương và cơ quan đầu não của quốc gia nhỏ bé tại thái hoà Dương này.

Giữa đống đổ nát và tàn dư của các phong trào biểu tình, chính quyền Tonga đã đề ra một kế hoạch tái xây dựng thị thành, bao gồm xây dựng một bến tàu mới và khôi phục lại cung điện tôn thất - quơ các dự án này đều sử dụng nguồn 'tài trợ' của người chủ nợ mới - Trung Quốc .

Khoản nợ 65 triệu USD ban sơ giờ đây đã tăng lên gần gấp đôi vì lãi suất và vì chính phủ Tonga quyết định vay một khoản lớn nữa để xây dựng hệ thống đường xá. bây giờ Tonga đang nợ Trung Quốc tổng cộng 115 triệu USD - tương đương với gần 1/3 tổng sản phẩm quốc nội (GDP) hàng năm của nước này.

lịch trình chi trả tiền lãi theo thời hạn sắp bắt đầu vào tháng 9 tới đang khiến các quan chức Tonga khôn xiết lo ngại, bởi khoản nợ đang đối mặt với nguy cơ tăng lên gấp đôi.

Tình trạng bấp bênh hiện nay của Tonga là một tỉ dụ tiêu biểu cho việc các nền kinh tế trong khu vực thăng bình Dương đang phải hứng chịu hậu quả kinh khủng đến từ các khoản nợ khổng lồ của Trung Quốc.

Những khoản nợ này có thể khiến khu vực rơi vào tình trạng khủng hoảng tài chính trầm trọng, đồng thời cũng sẽ giúp Trung Quốc dễ bề gây sức ép ngoại giao hơn với các 'con nợ' của mình.

Một minh chứng rất cụ thể là Bắc Kinh đã có được đòn bẩy mạnh mẽ để giành giật ảnh hưởng tại châu Phi, và lôi kéo những đồng minh cũ của Đài Loan về phe mình.

Trước đây Đài Loan từng thiết lập mối quan hệ ngoại giao với nhiều quốc gia trong khu vực, tuy nhiên cho đến nay, hầu hết các đồng minh châu Phi đều đã dứt tình với đảo này vì những lợi. kinh tế trước mắt mà Trung Quốc mang lại.

Theo Reuters, các dữ liệu phân tách sổ sách tài chính của 11 quốc đảo tại khu vực Nam yên bình Dương cho thấy các khoản vay từ Trung Quốc đã tăng vọt từ mức gần 0 lên đến hơn 1,3 tỉ USD trong 1 thập kỷ qua.

Các dữ liệu này cũng cho thấy giờ Trung Quốc là chủ nợ lớn nhất trong khu vực, mặc dù nếu xét về quy mô các chương trình tương trợ thì Australia mới là nhà tương trợ tài chính lớn nhất tại Nam thái hoà Dương.

Các khoản vay từ Trung Quốc chiếm hơn 60% tổng số dư nợ nước ngoài của Tonga, gần 50% dư nợ của Vanuatu. Nếu quy các khoản nợ này ra đơn vị USD, thì Papua New Guinea hiện là con nợ lớn nhất của Trung Quốc trong khu vực, với số dư nợ gần 590 triệu USD, tương đương khoảng 25% tổng số dư nợ nước ngoài của nước này.

Ông Michel Kerf, Giám đốc cáng đáng khu vực thái hoà Dương của Ngân hàng Thế giới (WB), đáp phóng viên Reuters: "Xét đến những nhược điểm như việc có rất ít nguồn thu từ bên ngoài của các nền kinh tế này, có thể thấy họ đang đối mặt với nguy cơ rất cao bị lâm vào khủng hoảng nợ".

"Khoản nợ của họ sắp vượt quá cái được cho là giới hạn vay vững bền", ông Kerf nhận định.

Số phận những con nợ còi cọc của Trung Quốc: Càng giãy càng lún sâu vào bẫy - Ảnh 2.

Nhiều nhà nước tại thanh bình Dương đã trở thành 'con nợ' của Trung Quốc. Ảnh: Reuters.

Kết cục định sẵn của ván bài chính trị

Trung Quốc đã bắt đầu cho các quốc gia tại yên bình Dương vay nợ kể từ năm 2006, khi nền kinh tế của nước này bắt đầu khởi sắc. Việc cho vay không chỉ giúp Bắc Kinh tăng cường các mối quan hệ với nước ngoài, mà còn đem lại nhiều dịp cho các doanh nghiệp quốc gia tham dự vào các dự án xây dựng cơ sở hạ tầng.

Các doanh nghiệp Trung Quốc đã dự xây dựng nhiều dự án hạ tầng khắp yên bình Dương, như bến tàu tại thị thành Luganville của Vanuatu do Shanghai Construction Group thực hiện, hay màng lưới cấp nước tại Quần đảo Cook của Rarotonga do công ty xây dựng nhà nước Civil Engineering Construction Co. thực hiện.

Tuy nhiên, trái với những nhận định của giới chuyên gia, bà Hoa Xuân Oánh, phát ngôn viên Bộ Ngoại giao Trung Quốc, khẳng định không có bất kì bằng chứng nào cho thấy Trung Quốc là nguyên cớ gây ra các khoản nợ không vững bền trong khu vực yên bình Dương.

"Thể theo nguyện vọng của các quốc gia [hiện đang vay nợ Trung Quốc], chúng tôi đã vô cùng hỗ trợ về mặt tài chính cho họ. Các quốc gia [Thái Bình Dương] đều hoan nghênh [sự giúp đỡ của Trung Quốc], bởi họ đã nhận được viện trợ khi cần thiết để phát triển từng lớp và kinh tế", bà Hoa Xuân Oánh trả lời phóng viên Reuters.

Bà này cũng cho biết mối quan hệ của Trung Quốc và Tonga "rất tốt".

Các chuyên gia nhận định việc Sri Lanka buộc phải cho Trung Quốc thuê cảng chiến lược Hambantota vì khoản nợ quá lớn, và Colombo gần đây cũng đang phải chật vật xoay trở với khủng hoảng nợ càng ngày càng trầm trọng cho thấy 'ông lớn' của châu Á hoàn toàn nhận thức được quyền lực và giá trị chiến lược của các khoản vay khổng lồ của mình tại Thái Bình Dương.

Thỏa thuận giữa Trung Quốc và Sri Lanka đã dấy lên nhiều lo ngại từ phía Mỹ, Ấn Độ và Nhật Bản rằng Bắc Kinh có thể sẽ biến cảng này thành một cứ quân sự tại Ấn Độ Dương. Chính phủ Sri Lanka và Đại sứ quán Trung Quốc tại Colombo đều đã chưng những lo ngại này.

Ông Sam Parker, một nhà nghiên cứu về chính sách ngoại giao và tài chính của Trung Quốc tại nước ngoài cho biết cảng Hambantota là hồi chuông cảnh tỉnh đối với các nhà nước khác tại thái hoà Dương.

"Có thể ban sơ Trung Quốc không hề cố tình lùa các nhà nước này vào bẫy nợ", ông Parker nói. "Nhưng với những gì Bắc Kinh đã đạt được như hiện giờ, chúng tôi cho rằng họ sẵn sàng tiếp kiến triển khai kịch bản này. Họ đã bắt đầu trở nên hung hăng hơn rất nhiều trong vấn đề địa kinh tế".

quả thật, Chiến lược quốc phòng mới của Mỹ đã cảnh báo Trung Quốc đang dùng phương pháp kinh tế kiểu "săn mồi" nhằm đạt được các đích chiến lược và lập lại trật tự mới tại Ấn Độ Dương - thái hoà Dương để phục vụ lợi ích riêng.

ngoại giả, chiến lược quốc phòng của New Zealand vừa được ban bố tháng trước cũng đặc biệt nhấn mạnh tình trạng chia rẽ càng ngày càng gia tăng tại khu vực thăng bình Dương sau khi Trung Quốc xuất hiện.

New Zealand cũng cáo buộc Trung Quốc đang muốn xây dựng một căn cứ quân sự tại Vanuatu sau khi cho nước này vay vốn xây dựng một bến tàu đủ lớn cho các tàu chiến cập cảng. Cả Trung Quốc và Vanuatu đều bác bỏ các cáo buộc trên.

Tuy vậy, đứng trước một Bắc Kinh đang ngày một gia tăng ảnh hưởng trong khu vực, Ngoại trưởng Mỹ Mike Pompeo vẫn cho rằng các quốc gia Nam thái hoà Dương sẽ chọn Mỹ làm đồng minh thay vì Trung Quốc.

"Tôi tin rằng các quốc gia Nam thái hoà Dương, cũng như nhiều quốc gia khác trên thế giới, đều hiểu tầm quan trọng của việc trở nên đồng minh với Mỹ - nhà nước luôn ủng hộ các giá trị dân chủ trong vòng nhiều thập kỷ qua", ông Pompeo phát biểu trong cuộc gặp với Ngoại trưởng Australia Julie Bishop.

Số phận những con nợ còi cọc của Trung Quốc: Càng giãy càng lún sâu vào bẫy - Ảnh 4.

Sri Lanka đã buộc phải cho Trung Quốc thuê cảng chiến lược Hambantota do không trả được khoản nợ quá lớn.

Vấn đề Đài Loan

Nếu xét về quy mô toàn cầu, thì các khoản nợ tại khu vực này khá nhỏ, hơn nữa các quốc đảo yên bình Dương cũng không hẳn có ý nghĩa quan trọng về mặt chiến lược. Tuy nhiên khu vực này vẫn cuộn sự quan tâm của Trung Quốc.

Washington và các đồng minh luôn nỗ lực răn đe và ngăn chặn Bắc Kinh xây dựng các cứ quân sự tại khu vực từng có ý nghĩa mấu chốt trong các trận chiến Thái Bình Dương trong Thế chiến II.

Mỗi nhà nước Thái Bình Dương đại diện cho một phiếu bầu trong các diễn đàn quốc tế như liên hiệp Quốc, và các nhà nước này cũng kiểm soát thi bang lai moto a2 một lãnh hải giàu tài nguyên lớn trên thế giới.

Hơn nữa, 1/3 các quốc gia trên thế giới có mối quan hệ ngoại giao chính thức với Đài Loan nằm trong khu vực Nam thanh bình Dương. Trong bối cảnh mối quan hệ giữa Đài Bắc và Đại Lục đang có nhiều xung đột bao tay như hiện nay, thì ảnh hưởng của Trung Quốc tại yên bình Dương là một lợi thế.

Cả Đài Loan và Trung Quốc đều dùng những "món quà" như các gói hỗ trợ và các khoản vay để "giữ chân" những đồng minh của mình.

tuy thế, vào tháng 2 vừa qua, Văn phòng Ngoại giao Đài Loan cho biết Trung Quốc đã ép Papua New Guinea đổi tên văn phòng đại diện của Đài Bắc tại nước này và bỏ các biển số xe ngoại giao khỏi các dụng cụ của các quan chức đại diện của Đài Loan.

"Những động thái gần đây cho thấy Trung Quốc và Đài Loan lại tiếp cạnh tranh bít tất tay tại các quốc đảo thanh bình Dương", một bẩm hồi tháng 6 vừa qua của Ủy ban An ninh và Kinh tế Mỹ-Trung cho biết.

Các điều kiện và điều khoản

Những quan điểm chỉ trích xung quanh các khoản vay của Trung Quốc tại thái hoà Dương hầu hết đều tập hợp vào các dự án và các điều khoản kèm theo khoản vay.

Quần đảo Cook đã vay vốn của Trung Quốc để xây dựng một số công trình công cộng như tòa án, sở cảnh sát, và sân vận động. Thế nhưng theo ông Mark Short, cựu Bộ trưởng Tư pháp của Quần đảo Cook, các cơ sở này đều không đạt chuẩn chất lượng, và đã bắt đầu xuống cấp.

Ông Short cho biết sân vận động do các nhân công nước ngoài xây dựng đã bị rỉ sét và xuống cấp nghiêm trọng sau khi được đưa vào dùng chưa đến 10 năm. Đối với tòa án, giới chức địa phương đã phải chỉ đạo dựng một buồng giam trợ thời ở bên ngoài bởi các buồng giam phía dưới mặt đất quá ngột ngạt và chỉ đủ dưỡng khí cho khoảng 2 giờ.

Phó Thủ tướng Mark Brown của Quần đảo Cook dìm đã có một số vấn đề trong việc chọn lọc các nguyên nguyên liệu và tay nghề của công nhân trong các dự án xây dựng cơ sở hạ tầng này.

"Phía Trung Quốc đã nhận bổn phận về những lỗi và yêu cầu sẽ tiến hành tu tạo lại cả 3 công trình. Họ đã yêu cầu trợ giúp vào đúng thời điểm chúng tôi cần xây dựng các công trình hạ tầng, và chúng tôi đã nắm lấy cơ hội đó".

Số phận những con nợ còi cọc của Trung Quốc: Càng giãy càng lún sâu vào bẫy - Ảnh 6.

Sở cảnh sát này là một trong những công trình do Trung Quốc cấp vốn và xây dựng tại Quần đảo Cook. Hiện cơ sở này đã bị xuống cấp trầm trọng. Ảnh: RNZI.

hồ hết sự tương trợ về tài chính của Trung Quốc đều theo hình thức "cho vay ưu đãi", trong khi các quốc gia khác như Australia, New Zealand hay Mỹ lại tương trợ theo hình thức "trao quà", và việc vay vốn thường do các tổ chức đa phương như WB hay Ngân hàng Phát triển Châu Á (ADB) phụ trách.

Gần đây, Australia và New Zealand đều tăng cường rót vốn đầu tư vào khu vực này. Tuy nhiên, theo ông William Longwah, cựu đặc sứ tại Sydney của Vanuatu, việc giao tiếp với Trung Quốc có vẻ dễ dàng nhiều hơn so với Australia.

"Australia thường mất rất nhiều thời kì để hoàn thành các thủ tục hành chính và chuyển giao các khoản tương trợ tài chính", ông Longwah nói.

hiện thời chính phủ các quốc đảo thái hoà Dương đang đối mặt với sức ép nợ chất chồng.

Trong khi đó, không hề có dấu hiệu nào cho thấy Trung Quốc sẽ xóa nợ cho các nước này. Năm 2013, Bắc Kinh đã từ khước đề nghị này của Tonga và chỉ cho phép hoãn việc trả vốn gốc trong vòng 5 năm.

Theo kế hoạch, Tonga sẽ phải trả lại 5,7 triệu USD vốn gốc cho Trung Quốc trong năm 2018-2019, gần gấp đôi khoản tiền nước này phải trả nợ hàng năm, và chiếm khoảng 4% tổng ngân sách 135 triệu USD của Tonga.

Những khó khăn về tài chính đã khiến chính phủ Tonga phải xin rút khỏi vai trò nước chủ nhà tổ chức Thế vận hội thăng bình Dương 2019. dĩ nhiên Tonga đã phải chịu trách nhiệm pháp lý và hứng chịu rất nhiều chỉ trích từ ban tổ chức sự kiện thể thao này.

Ông Lopeti Senituli, cố vấn chính trị và truyền thông của Thủ Tướng Tonga ‘Akilisi Pōhiva cho biết nước này vẫn đang tiến hành thương thuyết với Bắc Kinh về vấn đề xóa nợ, nhưng song song vẫn chuẩn bị ý thức trả nợ: "hẳn nhiên [các khoản nợ này] sẽ khiến nước nào cũng phải đối mặt với khủng hoảng tài chính lớn. Chúng tôi chỉ có thể nắm khôn cùng mà thôi".

Ông Senituli cũng thừa nhận nhiều quốc đảo thanh bình Dương đang phải đối mặt với áp lực tài chính rất lớn từ phía Bắc Kinh, nhưng đây không chỉ là vấn đề riêng của khu vực này, mà là vấn đề chung của bất cứ nước nào có mối quan hệ về kinh tế với Bắc Kinh.

Trung Quốc đang gây áp lực "rất lớn" trên toàn cầu, bất kể đó là nền kinh tế lớn hay nhỏ, bất kể thiết chế chính trị đó có vị thế ra sao trên thế giới, ông Senituli kết luận.


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Auckland rents are rising at their slowest pace in years, a new report has found.The cost of renting a "typical" three-bedroom Auckland home, between April and June, was up 3.5 per cent or $19 more a week higher than during the... Reported by New Zealand Herald 1 day ago.
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Celebrated New York songwriter Suzanne Vega swung into New Zealand this week for shows in Wellington and Auckland, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of her classic album Solitude Standing, as well as the 25th anniversary of her 99.9F° record. Supported....
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          GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
NEW YORK – Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside information he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology corporation to his son, helping family and friends dodge hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses when one of the company’s drugs failed in a medical trial.

Collins, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who was among the first sitting members of Congress to endorse his candidacy for the White House, pleaded not guilty to an indictment unsealed at a court in Manhattan. The indictment charges Collins, his son and the father of the son’s fiancee with conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud and making false statements to the FBI.

Speaking to reporters in Buffalo hours after his release on bail, Collins, 68, professed his innocence and said he would remain on the ballot for re-election this fall.

“I believe I acted properly and within the law at all times,” he said. “I will mount a vigorous defense in court to clear my name. I look forward to being fully vindicated and exonerated.”

Prosecutors said the charges stem from Collins’ decision to share with his son insider information about Innate Immunotherapeutics Ltd., a biotechnology company headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with offices in Auckland, New Zealand. Collins was the company’s largest shareholder, with nearly 17 percent of its shares, and sat on its board.

According to the indictment, Collins was attending the Congressional Picnic at the White House on June 22, 2017, when he received an email from the company’s chief executive saying that a trial of a drug the company developed to treat multiple sclerosis was a clinical failure.

Collins responded to the email saying: “Wow. Makes no sense. How are these results even possible???” the indictment said.

It said he then called his son, Cameron Collins, and, after several missed calls, they spoke for more than six minutes.

The next morning, according to the indictment, Cameron Collins began selling his shares, unloading enough over a two-day period to avoid $570,900 in losses before a public announcement of the drug trial results. After the announcement, the company’s stock price plunged 92 percent.

Prosecutors said the son passed the information to a third defendant, Stephen Zarsky. Their combined trades avoided more than $768,000 in losses, authorities said. They said Zarsky traded on it and tipped off at least three others.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman, a Republican, said Collins was supposed to keep the trial results secret.

“Instead, he decided to commit a crime,” he said. “Representative Collins, who, by virtue of his office, helps write the laws of this country, acted as if the law did not apply to him.”

Collins, a conservative first elected in 2012 to represent parts of western New York between Buffalo and Rochester, has vehemently denied wrongdoing. When the House Ethics Committee began investigating the stock trades a year ago, his spokeswoman called it a “partisan witch hunt.”

All three defendants pleaded not guilty and were freed on $500,000 bail.

In his Buffalo news conference, Collins acknowledged being disappointed that Innate’s drug trials didn’t go well.

“We firmly believed we were on the verge of a medical breakthrough,” he said.

But he said that even after learning of the setback, “I held on to my shares rather than sell them” as the law required.

He said the decision not to sell cost him millions of dollars.

“That’s OK,” he said. “That’s the risk I took.”

Collins has remained a vocal Trump supporter, most recently calling for an end to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible campaign collusion and blaming Barack Obama’s administration for failing to push back on Russia.

On Wednesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican, said he was removing Collins from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, calling insider trading “a clear violation of the public trust.”

In a written statement Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the charges against Collins “show the rampant culture of corruption and self-enrichment among Republicans in Washington today.”

Collins ran unopposed in the Republican primary and holds what’s largely considered a safe Republican seat in a state that went to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016. He’s being challenged in November by Democrat Nate McMurray.

McMurray said Collins has brought shame to the region, but he stopped short of saying he should resign.

“That’s his decision to make. I’ll leave it up to him, but I know what I would do if I was in his place,” said McMurray, the town supervisor in the Buffalo suburb of Grand Island.

The advocacy group Public Citizen filed a request for an investigation of Collins’ stock dealings with the Office of Congressional Ethics and the Securities and Exchange Commission in January 2017.

Tom Price, who was Trump’s first secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, also came under scrutiny for his purchases of Innate stock while he was a Republican member of Congress from Georgia.

Democrats made an issue of Price’s purchase at his Senate confirmation hearings in early 2017, after the Wall Street Journal reported that company officials had said Price was allowed to buy the stocks at a low price. Price, who bought about 400,000 shares of the stock, said he’d learned of the firm through Collins but said the price he received was available to any investor.

Price resigned as health secretary last September under criticism for taking pricey charter flights at taxpayers’ expense.


          14,000 firefighters, inmates to foreigners, aid California      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
UKIAH, Calif. – Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state's largest-ever wildfire but didn't expect to have it fully under control until September.

The blaze north of San Francisco has grown to the size of Los Angeles since it started two weeks ago, fueled by dry vegetation, high winds and rugged terrain that made it too dangerous for firefighters to directly attack the flames now spanning 470 square miles.

Crews, including inmates and firefighters from overseas, have managed to cut lines around half the fire to contain the flames, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. The blaze about 100 miles north of San Francisco around the resort region of Clear Lake has destroyed 116 homes and injured two firefighters.

Those lines have kept the southern edge of the fire from spreading into residential areas on the east side of the lake. But Cal Fire said the flames are out of control to the north, roaring into remote and unpopulated areas of thick forests and deep ravines as firefighters contend with record-setting temperatures.

California is seeing earlier, longer and more destructive wildfire seasons because of drought, warmer weather attributed to climate change and home construction deeper into the forests.

Cal Fire Battalion Chief Jonathan Cox said the area has few natural barriers to slow flames and terrain that firefighters can't get to. So firefighters fall back to the nearest road, ridge or river, where they bulldoze a wide line and wait for the flames to come to them.

The Mendocino Complex, which will take months to put out, is one of 18 burning throughout the state Wednesday. Because of such extreme conditions early on, officials and experts warn that California could be facing its toughest wildfire season yet, with the historically worst months still to come.

Here's a look at the firefighters who are battling California's blazes:

14,000 FIREFIGHTERS

They are deployed statewide and led by Cal Fire. The state's firefighting agency employs 5,300 full-time firefighters and hires an additional 1,700 each fire season. Trained prisoners and firefighters from 17 states and around the world fill out the ranks.

They are battling blazes on the Nevada border and along the coast. Cal Fire crews are helping federal firefighters put out flames in national forests and one that has reached Yosemite National Park, prompting its closure at the height of tourist season.

Those on the ground get help from more than 1,000 fire engines, 59 bulldozers, 22 air tankers, 17 airplanes, 12 helicopters and 11 mobile kitchens.

Firefighters under Cal Fire's command have helped Oregon authorities fight a fire near the California border and responded to a blaze that broke out this week in Orange County and burned a dozen cabins.

4,088 AT MENDOCINO COMPLEX FIRE

The state's largest wildfire in history has drawn a contingent to battle what is actually two fires burning so closely together that they're being attacked as one.

Though it's exploded in size, more firefighters are fighting a fire near Redding that has killed six people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes and businesses. It threatens a much larger urban area, so Cal Fire has devoted more resources to it.

Both blazes are considered about half-contained.

1,916 INMATES

California prisoners also are fighting fires. Cal Fire trains minimum-security inmates and pays them $1 an hour in the field and $2 a day when they're not on duty. Inmate firefighters also typically have their sentences reduced for every day spent fighting fires.

They do similar work to any firefighter, working long hours and sleeping in camps with other inmates. Most are on the front lines, using chain saws and hand tools to reduce tinder-dry brush and trees to stop the flames.

53 FROM DOWN UNDER

Firefighters from Australia and New Zealand are helping California, arriving this week at the Mendocino Complex Fire after an 8,600-mile flight and two-hour bus trip.

"We don't get fires this big in New Zealand," said Craig Cotrill, chief of the Wellington Fire Department.

The New Zealanders have been assigned as safety officers, line supervisors and heavy equipment "bosses" who direct bulldozer operators.

200 SOLDIERS

They are undergoing four days of training to fight wildfires and are expected to be deployed to California next week, U.S. Army Col. Rob Manning said in a statement. Authorities haven't decided where to send the soldiers from the Tacoma, Washington-based 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion.

They will be outfitted with wildland protective gear, organized into 10 teams and led by experienced civilian firefighters. Personnel from the same base helped fight California wildfires last year.


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A New Zealand climber who met Terry Harch climbing Mt Cook in 2011 said the Australian soldier was "incredibly reckless" and "an accident waiting to happen" in the Southern Alps.
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New Zealand's Fonterra requested an immediate temporary trading halt on Thursday to have time to consider whether it needs to update its previously announced earnings guidance.

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Press Release – NZSO 9 August 2018 The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will travel the length of the country in September to perform some of the most popular and beloved works of classical music. Classical Hits, coming to 11 centres from Kerikeri to Invercargill, will be the NZSO’s biggest tour of 2018. Each concert features […]
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A new report reveals China is not spending as much aid money in the Pacific as some thought. Data from Australian think tank the Lowy Institute shows New Zealand and Australia have pumped the vast majority of money into the region, with China paling in comparison. Dr Marc Lanteigne is a Senior Lecturer at Massey University's Centre for Defence and Security Studies. He says the government's Pacific Reset funding is still important though, and has borne fruit.
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The fallout is continuing from Donald Trump's tweet that anyone doing business with Iran would NOT be doing business with the United States. The US has already re-imposed sanctions against Iran and tougher ones relating to oil exports will begin in November. So what does that mean for New Zealand and its trade with Iran? Charles Finny is a former New Zealand trade negotiator. He talks to Susie Ferguson.
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If flinging yourself off a tall thing and entrusting your body to a tether tied to your legs doesn't feel extreme to you anymore, we've got good news for you. AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand has got an all new way for you to feel all the terror that comes with risking your life, but with so many safeguards put into place that you're mostly, likely pretty safe. Taking a ride on the company's Nevis Catapult, suspended over the Nevis Valley that it's named for, looks like a hoot. If I'm ever lucky enough to make my way that far south, sign me up.

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          18 colors Polka Dots Cotton Fabric Green Blue Pink Black Grey Gray White Fabric Cotton Fabric - Spots Dots 100% Cotton 1/2 yard 18"x63" by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

4.00 USD

This fabric is a polka dots cotton, 18 colors.

* Fabric: 100% cotton, polka dots, twill cotton, a bit light weight, 160g/yard
* Dots dimensions: 7mm.
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* Additional yardage will be cut in one continuous piece.
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If you need more of the fabrics than in the listing, please convos me, I will check and quote for you including shipping fee.

Below for average airlift shipping times worldwide:
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          Bows Cotton Fabric White Cotton With Pink Blue Green Bows Quilting Fabric- 1/2 yard by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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This fabric is nice color fabric, clean and fresh looking, bows pattern. 6 style available: A green bows on white, B white bows on green, C blue bows on white, D white bows on blue, E pink bows on white, F white bows on pink . Please specify the color number when placing an order, or I will send the #F white bows on pin by default.


* Cotton fabric: pastel color, nice bows, soft, twill (weave), medium weight, 170g/yard
* Width 63 inch (160cm), listed for 18"X63" (45cm x 160cm). If you need one yard, I will ship 90 cm X160cm.
* Additional yardage will be cut in one continuous piece.
* Suit for apparel, clothing, craft, quilting, home decor ...

pink color:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/104914964/light-pink-cotton-fabric-flower-stripe

Light blue color:
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If you need more of the fabrics than in the listing, please convos me, I will check and quote for you including shipping fee.

Below for average airlift shipping times worldwide:
Canada: 3-5 weeks
USA: 2-4 weeks
New Zealand / australia: 3-4 weeks
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major european countries: 3-4 weeks
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          Pink Lemon Cotton Fabric, Off White Cotton Pink Lemon Green Leaves, Dress Blouse Skirts Bag Fabric- 1/2 yard by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

5.00 USD

This fabric is a cotton fabric, nice pink lemon , off white background.


* Cotton fabric: light pink lemon, plain weave, a bit light weight, 160g/yard.
* Length of lemon: 8cm/ 3"
* Width 55 inch (140cm), listed for 18"X55" (45cm x 140cm). If you need one yard, I will ship 90 cmX140cm.
* Additional yardage will be cut in one continuous piece
* Suit for sewing crafting, home decor, dress, bag, clothes, sewing crafting decor

Yellow color:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/541337823/yellow-lemon-cotton-fabric-off-white


If you need more of the fabrics than in the listing, please convos me, I will check and quote for you including shipping fee.

Below for average airlift shipping times worldwide:
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USA: 2-4 weeks
New Zealand / australia: 3-4 weeks
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Fellow MPs criticise Green party co-leader Marama Davidson, who says term was used in death threat against her

Marama Davidson, the co-leader of the New Zealand Green party has launched an initiative to reclaim the word “cunt” for women, saying it had been used as part of a death threat against her and had been maligned as a form of abuse for too long.

Davidson repeatedly used the word at a public event on Friday last week and later backed her stance after it caused outcry among her parliamentary colleagues. “I stand by using that word,” Davidson told Newshub. “That word is a powerful word for women and shouldn’t be used as abuse.”

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Patrick Tuipulotu has some ground to make up on the New Zealand rugby scene, but probably not half as much as the "sleeping giant" team he'll play for this provincial season.
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Rabbits available, Large breed only. Very calm, well mannered and either pets or meat breed. We handle our bunnies often and from birth so they are well socialized and friendly. They are often adopted by people with other pets and get along well with cats, dogs, chickens. Rabbits can be easily litter trained, tho we do not pre train them. Rabbit meat is also available @$15 per bun dress weight. Average cull is 2.5-3# dressed. Rex/Silverfox crosses $35/ea. Purebred Silverfox's and Purebred Rex ($40). Visit/contact us on Facebook for details https://m.facebook.com/Nomestead/. Great pets as we hold and pet them from birth. For more information please message me on my blog page https://m.facebook.com/Nomestead/ or website http://gnomesteadrabbitry.wixsite.com/bunnytree We put a lot of love and care into raising our bunnies and also offer free care coaching to people who buy from us. Breeds we have Rex, Silverfox, California mix, New Zealand white,

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Some 14,000 firefighters from as far away as Florida and even New Zealand are struggling to curb 18 fires in the midst of a sweltering summer that has seen wind-whipped flames carve their way through national forest land and rural areas, threaten urban areas and incinerate neighborhoods ...
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Press Release – Hospitality New Zealand Finalists for national Hospitality Awards for Excellence announced Around 45 contenders for the 2018 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence have been named. Boutique accommodation, neighbourhood pubs, fine dining establishments, Brewer’s Taprooms and even a Fish & Chip shop are among the eclectic list of finalists announced today. Chief […]
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Press Release – Hospitality New Zealand Finalists for national Hospitality Awards for Excellence announced Around 45 contenders for the 2018 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence have been named. Boutique accommodation, neighbourhood pubs, fine dining establishments, Brewer’s Taprooms and even a Fish & Chip shop are among the eclectic list of finalists announced today. Chief […]
          Exporter Joyce Austin admits wine exports fraud      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A New Zealand wine exporter who admitted faking wine export papers is hoping to avoid a conviction. Joyce Mary Frances Austin, 55, pleaded guilty today at Christchurch District Court to falsifying wine export applications for 44.5...
          Air New Zealand teams up with 3D printer Zenith      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Air New Zealand has teamed up with Auckland company Zenith Tecnica to investigate 3D printed metal parts for aircraft and tools which it says can cut development time and costs.So far Zenith has produced some novelty wine aerators...
          Tighter import rules to stop stink bug entering New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tighter rules for importing vehicles and machinery will soon be enforced at New Zealand ports in an attempt to prevent the brown marmorated stink bug making landfall.The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today released new treatment...
          Was Steven Joyce right about the fiscal hole? Labour responds      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Labour says New Zealand's financial foundations are strong in response to criticism that former Finance Minister Steven Joyce could turn out to be right about the Government's fiscal hole.Joyce faced almost no support from economists...
          Double the Quota: How to campaign      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
If you're interested in making political change you'll get some valuable tips from Murdoch Stephens. He's behind the campaign to increase New Zealand's refugee quota and he managed to get the ear of politicians.
          Debunking the myth about the Moriori      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
There's a prevailing myth that is often brought up in conversations about our history - that Maori killed off Moriori in New Zealand. This is often repeated even by well known New Zealanders, so many Kiwis assume it's true. 
          Midday Sports News for 9 August 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Zealand's Josh Junior has been left fuming after a storm dented his title hopes at the Sailing World Championships in Denmark.
          NZ banks conduct 'patchy' so far, regulator says      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Financial Markets Authority has found the conduct and culture of New Zealand's banks to be 'patchy'.
          Ngā Taonga: History of transgender culture in New Zealand media      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In today's visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision with Sarah Johnston, we will hear sound recordings about how and when transgender lives appeared in the media in the past.
          Oil sell-off drags Asian equities lower      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Zealand dollar drops as RBNZ pushes back timetable for raising rates
          Ranchers Wonder If U.S. Sheep Industry Has Bottomed Out      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Over the last 20 years, the number of sheep in the U.S. has plummeted by half. The sheep industry has actually been declining since the late 1940s, when it hit its peak. The sharp drop in production has left ranchers to wonder, "When are we going to hit the bottom?" Some sheep are raised for their wool, others primarily for food. Consumption of both products — lamb meat and wool — have been declining in the U.S. If you look at the tags on clothes in your closet, chances are quite a few pieces will be blended with synthetic fibers: nylon, rayon and polyester. As these human-made fibers have become more prevalent and inexpensive, people are wearing less and less wool. The same goes for lamb. In the early 1960s, the average person in the U.S. ate about 4.5 pounds of lamb a year. That has dropped to less than 1 pound in 2011. At the same time as the American sheep industry's decline, Australian and New Zealand wool and lamb imports are way up, squeezing into niche markets that America's
           Can you pick the $140 pharmacy makeup look from the $1,064 high-end design       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Zealand-based Youtuber Shannon Harris shared an almost identical look on her social media channel; one which was made entirely with a drug store brand and another with high-end labels.
           New Zealand woman dies after jumping off a 20-metre-high bridge in Canada with four of her friends       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A New Zealand woman has died after jumping from a 20-metre-high bridge with four friends in British Columbia, Canada.
           Cavalier diaries of an Australian soldier saved from a mountain shows his blasé approach to hiking       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The cavalier diaries of an Australian soldier rescued from a mountain in New Zealand have been revealed.
          Christchurch 'will not be bullied' into funding widespread water reforms      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Christchurch city councillors have a stern warning to the Government over its plans to reform New Zealand's water provision: the city will not become a cash cow for the South Island.
           Growth worries see NZ central bank turn 'blatantly...       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
By Charlotte Greenfield and John MairWELLINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - New Zealand's central bank unexpectedly committed to keep interest rates at record lows ...
           NZ c.bank chief sensitive to growth risks, vows policy...       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
By Charlotte Greenfield and John MairWELLINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - New Zealand's central bank will keep "blowing wind into the sails" of a slowing economy, ...
           Firefighters make progress in California but weather...       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Thousands of firefighters, backed by US troops and crews from as far away as Australia and New Zealand, made progress Wednesday in their battle with...
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BREACH OF THE DAY. This Great White Shark off Wellfleet, Massachusetts – Cape Cod, which snuck up on researcher and tagger Greg Skomal. “While out on research trips, we’ve seen white sharks breach and we’ve received multiple r…
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          Trilogy International Partners Inc.'s New Zealand CEO Announces Retirement      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
...and Bolivia. Its head office is located at 155 108th Avenue NE, Suite 400, Bellevue, Washington, 98004 USA. For more information, visit www.trilogy-international.com . Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward Looking Information Certain information contained in this news release may be ...

          George Bennett surprised at third place on Tour de Pologne's first summit finish      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Prior to stage 4 of the Tour de Pologne, gambling on Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) or Dylan Teuns (BMC Racing) to win the uphill finish would have felt like a fairly safe bet.

Indeed, Kwiatkowski won the stage, with Teuns in second place. But placing money on George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo) to take third on the stage – as the New Zealander managed to do – might well have felt a bit riskier. Quite apart from Pologne being his first race back since the Giro d'Italia, earlier on stage 4 he'd not felt all that great, as Bennett told Cyclingnews afterwards.

"That was surprising," Bennett said, shortly after stepping onto the podium to receive the fans' applause for his third place on the day. "I hate saying that, because I can't have felt that bad if I got third, but I actually felt quite rubbish before, and I knew how hard the final climb was because I'd watched a video of it [from 2017]. 

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"And then we went for it anyway, and when I thought we had 300 metres to go, I was thinking, 'I'm in trouble,' but then I saw the 100-metres-to-go sign and I actually thought the Movistar guy [early attacker Richard Carapaz] was still in front.

"But we were just going, and Michal put his hands up, and I was, like, 'Oh, shit, I got third.'

"I'm happy, I'm relieved, because I wasn't feeling good at all," said Bennett. "But obviously I wasn't feeling that bad, because I ended up third."

You can read more at Cyclingnews.com


          NZ shares up; Pushpay, SkyCity gain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Zealand shares gained as the dollar sank following the official cash rate update, with Pushpay Holdings recovering from recent selling and SkyCity Entertainment Group continuing to gain.The S&P/NZX50 Index rose 68.1 points,...
          NZ dollar tumbles against trading partners      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The New Zealand dollar tumbled 1.2 percent against its trading partners and interest rate swaps fell after the Kiwi central bank said rates would stay at record lows for up to a year longer than previously indicated. The kiwi fell...
          Australian shares to edge lower, NZ rises amid record-low rates      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australian shares are expected to tricklelower on Thursday, following a weaker lead-in from internationalmarkets, while material stocks are expected to fall in line witheasing commodity prices. The local share price index futures was flat at6207 points, a 61.5-point discount to the underlying SandP/ASX 200index close. The benchmark rose about 0.2 percent onWednesday. New Zealands benchmark SandP/NZX 50 index rose 0.3percent in early trade. The countrys central bank kept itsofficial cash rate on hold at a record low of 1.75 percent andsaid rates would stay at that level for longer than it hadpreviously forecast. REUTERS AKC 0401
          Comment on The c word by fernglas      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I have never, other than in American culture, heard that word used to describe a female. So I don't understand what she is talking about. Is she mistaking American stand-up comedy for New Zealand social discourse? Or is she trying to achieve some sort of notoriety by making a non-existent point about something that will capture headlines? Either way, it is pathetic.
          Massey University vice chancellor stands her ground after banning Don Brash from speaking at event       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Massey University vice chancellor Jan Thomas is standing firm over her decision to ban former MP and Reserve Bank governor Don Brash from speaking at an event.

Brash was due to speak at an event tomorrow as part of a series of political talks at the Manawat? campus, hosted by the Politics Society.

The society had originally met the requirements of hosting an event but alerted the university of threats against security and public safety, which was acted upon.

"The event had been planned through the student association and they had agreed with all the requirements to use our venue so we were quite comfortable with that," Thomas told Newstalk ZB today.

"When they raised their concerns over their ability to meet those terms and conditions as a result of a surge in social media and so on, we then looked at it and made a decision."

The controversial decision by Massey University has added fuel to the free speech debate in New Zealand.


          (Former National Party Leader) Don Brash to speak about 'PC culture' at University of Auckland       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The University of Auckland will not be following Massey University's decision to ban former Reserve Bank Governor Don Brash from giving a speech.

Yesterday, Massey's vice-chancellor cited safety concerns as its reason for cancelling an event planned for today.

Jan Thomas said the decision to pull the plug on former National party leader Don Brash came at a time of heightened tension over free speech and hate speech.

But Mr Brash said he believed it was his views, rather than safety concerns, that led to him being banned from the publicly-funded university.

"I'm stunned that the vice-chancellor of the university - a taxpayer-funded university in New Zealand - would ban my appearing because one or two, presumably thugs, would threaten to cause some kind of mayhem if I turn up.".


          Spark New Zealand releases 5G service launch plans       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(Telecompaper) Spark New Zealand has published a briefing paper that outlines how it is on track to start providing 5G services to New Zealand consumers and businesses from 2020...
          Underwater photos: Through the Lens captures underwater magic      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Underwater photos: Through the Lens captures underwater magic#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 The beauty, mystery and majesty of the deep blue sea has been captured in breath-taking fashion by the winners of an underwater photography competition.Scuba Diving Magazine's annual Through Your Lens Underwater Photo Contest this... Reported by New Zealand Herald 37 minutes ago.
          Beasts unburden: Donkeys at mini ranch help people de-stress      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ULSTER PARK, N.Y. (AP) — In most of the world, donkeys are beasts of burden, but the only job of the long-eared denizens of Donkey Park is to nuzzle, bray and beguile the diverse group of people who find comfort in their company.Donkey... Reported by New Zealand Herald 2 hours ago.
          Kiwi royalists rejoice, you can claim a free pic of the Queen      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Kiwi royalists rejoice, you can claim a free pic of the Queen#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Arise Kiwi monarchists - you'll soon be able to download your very own portrait of the Queen. For free.In news likely to surprise many New Zealanders, Queen Elizabeth's special edition Kiwi portrait even used to be mailed out to... Reported by New Zealand Herald 2 hours ago.
          Building industry salaries to rise      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Hays Over half (55 per cent) of New Zealands building industry employers will increase their workforces salaries by up to five per cent in their next review, according to the 2018 Hays Construction & NZIOB (New Zealand Institute of Building) Salary …Building industry salaries to rise as cautious optimism prevails Over half […]
          New apprenticeships programme an “excellent initiative”      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – E tu Union E t, the largest private sector union in New Zealand, is celebrating the Governments focus on apprenticeships in the Mana in Mahi programme announced today.New apprenticeships programme an “excellent initiative” E tū, the largest private sector union in New Zealand, is celebrating the Government’s focus on apprenticeships in the […]
          ANZ’s move puts mortgage advisors on notice      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Finax Auckland, New Zealand – 9 August 2018 – Finax Mortgage & Insurance Advisory is applauding ANZs latest move to remove sales targets for bank staff and cautions that this move effectively puts the mortgage industry ‘on notice’.For immediate release ANZ’s move puts mortgage advisors on notice Auckland, New Zealand – 9 […]
          Targeted support must come with obligations      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – New Zealand National Party National supports efforts to get hard to reach young people into work but believes they must also be held accountable for that extra support and to get their lives on track, Nationals Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment spokesperson Paula …Header – Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Paula Bennett […]
          NZ Not-for-Profit Survey highlights cause for concern      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Strategic Pay Findings from Strategic Pays recently released annual 2018 Not-for-Profit (NFP) Remuneration Survey have offered valuable insights into the potential financial impact of recent settlements and planned minimum wage increases for New Zealands NFP …NZ Not-for-Profit Survey highlights cause for concern in light of planned minimum wage increases Auckland, New Zealand; […]
          Helping young New Zealanders into work: Mana in Mahi      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – New Zealand Government Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister MP for Mt Albert Hon Willie Jackson Minister of Employment 9 August 2018 PNUI PPHO MEDIA STATEMENTRt Hon Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister MP for Mt Albert Hon Willie Jackson Minister of Employment 9 August 2018 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Thousands of young people […]
          Air New Zealand named in FTSE4Good Index Series      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Air New Zealand has been named in the FTSE4Good Index Series for the second consecutive year.
          Finalists for national Hospitality Awards for Excellence       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Around 45 contenders for the 2018 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence have been named. Boutique accommodation, neighbourhood pubs, fine dining establishments, Brewer’s Taprooms and even a Fish & Chip shop are among the eclectic list of finalists ...
          Finalists for national Hospitality Awards for Excellence      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Finalists for national Hospitality Awards for Excellence announced Around 45 contenders for the 2018 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence have been named. Boutique accommodation, neighbourhood pubs, fine dining establishments, Brewer’s Taprooms ...
          Building industry salaries to rise       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Over half (55 per cent) of New Zealand’s building industry employers will increase their workforces’ salaries by up to five per cent in their next review, according to the 2018 Hays Construction & NZIOB (New Zealand Institute of Building) Salary ...
           Key theme emerges at Wellington roadshow for INZBC Summit       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Zealand Aviation & Tourism industries to grow with greater partnership with India – Key theme emerges at Wellington roadshow for INZBC Summit 2018.
          Air NZ ventures into 3D printing of metal aircraft parts      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Air New Zealand has teamed up with New Zealand company Zenith Tecnica to investigate 3D printed metal parts for aircraft and tools.
          UPDATE 3-Growth worries see NZ central bank turn 'blatantly dovish', kiwi slides      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
WELLINGTON, Aug 9- New Zealand's central bank unexpectedly committed to keep interest rates at record lows through to 2020 and said it was worried about persistently disappointing growth, a dovish tilt that sent the local currency skidding to multi-year lows. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand downgraded its forecasts for 2019 gross domestic product growth to...
          Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Huawei New Zealand Consumer Business group is bringing the HUAWEI nova 3i to New Zealand consumers â€" the third generation in the nova i series smartphones.


          Kiwi firefighters arrive in California to help fight wildfires      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A contingent of New Zealand firefighters and managers have arrived in California to help battle devastating fires there. Sharon Brettkelly spoke to field liaison officer Wipari Henwood.
          Yazmin Zammit Stevens tirbaħ il-kategorija tad-69kg fit-Tournament Internazzjonali ELEIKO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Wara li spiċċat fir-raba’ post is-sena l-oħra, Yazmin Zammit Stevens kisbet riżultat aħjar hekk kif spiċċat fl-ewwel post fit-Tournament Internazzjonali ELEIKO. Zammit Stevens temmet l-ewwel b’total ta’ 185kg fil-kategorija tad-69kg minn total ta’ 51 atleta. Hi spiċċat b’vantaġġ ta’ 7kg fuq Lovett ta’ New Zealand u 10kg fuq Abouke minn Nauru. Total ta’ 703 atleti […]

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          Lindblad Expeditions Expands Partnership With National Geographic      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Published in: Cruise News

National Geographic Explorer

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings announced today that it has expanded its agreement with National Geographic Partners to include all of the Americas.

The relationship between Lindblad and National Geographic started in 2004 and includes co-selling, co-marketing and branding arrangements that run through 2025. 

With the addition of the Canada and Latin America markets to the existing agreement covering the United States, Australia and New Zealand, Lindblad and National Geographic have further deepened their long-term strategic partnership and will collectively invest to further accelerate growth in these important geographies, the companies announced. 

The United States has long been the primary source market for Lindblad, and with the rapidly accelerating demand for authentic and immersive experiential travel the Company certainly expects significant domestic growth for years to come, the comapny said.

Sven-Olof Lindblad, President and Chief Executive Officer, said: "Lindblad has been a pioneer in expedition travel for fifty years.  By extending our successful partnership with National Geographic, energizing new markets and expanding our fleet, we are taking the next steps in our long-term growth strategy.  Our experience and track record in delivering unparalleled experiences in the world's most amazing locations ideally positions us to capitalize on the explosive growth in high quality adventure travel."

"National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions have, over the past 14 years, found an extraordinary level of common cause. This manifests itself in knowing the importance of people exploring the world, building understanding and becoming more knowledgeable and energized citizens," added Gary E. Knell, CEO of National Geographic Partners. "Our collaboration goes far beyond business, into education, conservation and storytelling through expedition travel.  We know collectively that our partnership's goal is to consistently grow the number of people who explore our world and that's why we're so excited to expand our partnership to include the Canadian and Latin American markets."


          Almost 65 per cent of nurses voted to accept latest DHB pay deal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has bowed to online pressure to release the results of the fifth and final vote in favour of the latest DHB pay deal.
          Christchurch 'will not be bullied' into funding widespread water reforms      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Christchurch city councillors have a stern warning to the Government over its plans to reform New Zealand's water provision: the city will not become a cash cow for the South Island.
          Paul Little: Why plastic can actually be good for the environment      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Paul Little: Why plastic can actually be good for the environment#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Bated breath and on tenterhooks probably aren't the best words to describe how we waited to hear that a whale and her calf had been rescued from the Northland beach where they were stranded last weekend. But the sad outcome was no... Reported by New Zealand Herald 5 hours ago.
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BREACH OF THE DAY. This Great White Shark off Wellfleet, Massachusetts – Cape Cod, which snuck up on researcher and tagger Greg Skomal. “While out on research trips, we’ve seen white sharks breach and we’ve received multiple r…
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          2degrees boss Stewart Sherriff to retire      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The head of New Zealand's third largest telco, 2degrees boss Stewart Sherriff, will retire five years after stepping in unexpectedly for former head Eric Hertz, who was killed in a plane crash.
          Air New Zealand teams up with 3D printer Zenith      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Air New Zealand has teamed up with Auckland company Zenith Tecnica to investigate 3D printed metal parts for aircraft and tools which it says can cut development time and costs.So far Zenith has produced some novelty wine aerators...
          Electrifying vehicle initiative in New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The New Zealand Government has announced funding of $NZ3.87m for 19 projects to promote and support the use of electric vehicles, and car rental company Jucy is planning a fleet of electric campervans. The Government’s funding has been made under round four of the government’s Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund. Applications for funding under round […]

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          Government launches safety investigation after Mitsubishi Fuso bus crashes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Transport Minister Phil Twyford has announced a Government investigation into bus safety in New Zealand.
          'Disarm it' - politician uses C-word at rally in attempt to reclaim it from abusers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The co-leader of New Zealand’s Green Party repeatedly used the C-word at an anti-racism event for families last week as part of an initiative she says is aimed at reclaiming the word “cunt” for women.
          RBNZ’s McDermott: Chances of a rate cut have increased      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Renters reports key comments delivered by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand John Assistant Governor McDermott in an interview on Thursday.

RBNZ was worried yield curve had priced in a rate hike.

Wanted markets to understand that a rate hike is currently off the table.

RBNZ needs to see ... Reported by FXstreet.com 31 minutes ago.
          Magellan Share Price Jumps by 15.29% Today      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Magellan Financial Group Limited [ASX:MFG] is a company that offers international investment funds to high net worth and retail investors in Australia, New Zealand and institutional investors globally. The share price is up 15.29% at the time of writing. Find out why here...

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          #canon6d - jlevienphotos      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A livery that will be missed into the future, @latamairlines @boeing 787-8 vacating Runway 34L @sydneyairport after the 3h30 journey from Auckland International Airport, New Zealand (AKL/NZAA). In 2012, LAN Airlines from Chile and TAM Airlines from Brazil merged to make LATAM airlines. The 2 companies now operate 333 aircraft across there passenger and cargo operations, connecting 144 destinations in 29 countries across the world. The merger also makes LATAM the biggest airline in South America. 😀 #lan #latamairlines #lanchile #latam #sydney #sydneyairport #yssy #australia #jet #sky #aircraft #airplane #airport #boeing #boeinglovers #planespotting #planephotos #instagramaviation #avgeek #morningspotting #avporn #aviationphoto #aviation #australianaviation #megaplane #ausaviation #canon #canon6d #funfacts
          New Zealand under-20 captain Tom Christie relishing chance to play All Blacks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sam Cane or Ardie Savea - it doesn't matter for Tom Christie. 
          Big Patrick Tuipulotu looking to take care of business with Auckland, then the ABs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Patrick Tuipulotu has some ground to make up on the New Zealand rugby scene, but probably not half as much as the "sleeping giant" team he'll play for this provincial season.
          Forex - Dollar Gains; Rouble, New Zealand Dollar Tumble      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Forex - New Zealand Dollar Falls After RBNZ Keeps Interest Rates at Record Low       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Air NZ ventures into 3D printing of metal aircraft parts      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Air New Zealand has teamed up with New Zealand company Zenith Tecnica to investigate 3D printed metal parts for aircraft and tools.


          The NZSO plays the hits on its biggest tour of 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will travel the length of the country in September to perform some of the most popular and beloved works of classical music.


          FMA sets out its work plan for the year ahead      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The FMA has released its annual corporate plan as the conduct and culture of New Zealand’s financial services industry comes under greater scrutiny.


          New apprenticeships programme an 'excellent initiative'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

E tÅ«, the largest private sector union in New Zealand, is celebrating the Government’s focus on apprenticeships in the ‘Mana in Mahi’ programme announced today.


          Air New Zealand named in FTSE4Good Index Series      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Air New Zealand has been named in the FTSE4Good Index Series for the second consecutive year.

The global series is made up of 14 indexes and has been designed in response to growing interest in socially responsible investment around the world.


          RadGridView: "System.ArgumentException: 'Source type must be an enumerable type.'" on filtering      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hi,

I've an error on a gridview when I try to filter column. This is my code:

        private void SetFilter()
        {
            log.Debug("Start function SetFilter()");
            rgvMain.FilterDescriptors.Clear();

            CompositeFilterDescriptor compositeDescriptor = new CompositeFilterDescriptor();
            compositeDescriptor.LogicalOperator = FilterCompositionLogicalOperator.And;

            if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(txtfilterCode.Text))
            {
                compositeDescriptor.FilterDescriptors.Add(new Telerik.Windows.Data.FilterDescriptor("LAB_CODE", Telerik.Windows.Data.FilterOperator.Contains, txtfilterCode.Text));
            }
            if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(txtfilterDescr.Text))
            {
                compositeDescriptor.FilterDescriptors.Add(new Telerik.Windows.Data.FilterDescriptor("LAB_DESCR", Telerik.Windows.Data.FilterOperator.Contains, txtfilterDescr.Text));
            }

            //add all filter to radgrid
            rgvMain.FilterDescriptors.Add(compositeDescriptor);
            log.Debug("End function SetFilter()");
        }

 

This is the StackTrace:

   at Telerik.Windows.Data.Expressions.EnumerableFilterOperatorExpressionBuilder.GenerateContainsMethodCall(Expression source, Expression value, Boolean shouldNegate)
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          Roughan on Fiduciary Theory & State-Indigenous Relationships      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Nicole Roughan (University of Auckland - Faculty of Law) has posted Public/Private Distortions and State-Indigenous Fiduciary Relationships on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: This article explores two related aspects of the applications of fiduciary theory and doctrine to state-Indigenous relationships. The first is the interaction of fiduciary political theory with fiduciary law that is triggered by any attempt to treat the state as a ‘public fiduciary’. The second is the interaction of the public and private roles, offices, or statuses of the relating parties in such a relationship. I argue here that both the interaction of political and legal claims, and the entangling of private and public roles, cast doubt on the utility and desirability of fiduciary modelling of state-Indigenous relations. While the New Zealand Supreme Court’s 2017 decision in Wakatū v A-G marks an important achievement in upholding the private rights of Indigenous…
          Olympic champion Drysdale moved into new boat for worlds      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Two-times Olympic single sculls rowing champion Mahe Drysdale has been moved into New Zealand's quad for the world championships in Bulgaria in September after he failed to earn selection in his preferred boat.
          8/9/2018: Golf: Leading tee times      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(US unless stated, all times BST) Starting at first, 12.50pm Eddie Pepperell (England), Michael Block, Ryan Fox (New Zealand). 6.35 Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott (Australia). 7.04 Tommy Fleetwood (England), Satoshi Kodaira (Japan),...
          Sister Shivani tour      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Brahma Kumaris New Zealand Sister Shivani Brahma Kumaris Presents “AWAKENING TO GREATNESS WITHIN” with SISTER SHIVANI for the first time ever in New Zealand BK Sister Shivani is a living legend of the 21st century. She is an incredibly famous spiritual speaker who practices what she preaches in her life. Her simple […]
          Tru Paraha is the 2018 Māori Choreolab Recipient      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – DANZ DANZ Announces Tru Paraha as the 2018 Māori Choreolab Recipient Dance Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ) has selected Tru Paraha as the 2018 Māori Choreolab: Te Kanikani Whakamātau recipient. Supported by DANZ and with funding from Foundation North, Tru will facilitate the three week choreographic lab, based in Auckland, to explore and […]
          SkyCity shares hit month-high as analysts buoyed      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Article – BusinessDesk SkyCity shares hit month-high as analysts buoyed by 2018 earnings By Tina Morrison Aug. 9 (BusinessDesk) – Shares of SkyCity Entertainment Group rose to a month high as analysts were buoyed by the casino company’s better-than-expected full-year earnings report yesterday. New Zealand’s only listed casino company yesterday posted a 5.5 percent lift […]
          Finalists for national Hospitality Awards for Excellence      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Hospitality New Zealand Finalists for national Hospitality Awards for Excellence announced Around 45 contenders for the 2018 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence have been named. Boutique accommodation, neighbourhood pubs, fine dining establishments, Brewer’s Taprooms and even a Fish & Chip shop are among the eclectic list of finalists announced today. Chief […]
          Finalists for national Hospitality Awards for Excellence      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Hospitality New Zealand Finalists for national Hospitality Awards for Excellence announced Around 45 contenders for the 2018 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence have been named. Boutique accommodation, neighbourhood pubs, fine dining establishments, Brewer’s Taprooms and even a Fish & Chip shop are among the eclectic list of finalists announced today. Chief […]
          Public consultation helps strengthen kauri dieback programme      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries Public consultation helping strengthen kauri dieback programme 9 August 2018 Public feedback is helping shape a refreshed approach for combatting kauri dieback disease, with a further round of consultation about to get underway to enhance future protection plans. Biosecurity New Zealand (part of the Ministry for Primary Industries), […]
          Offer - http://supplementdigestdog.com/pure-turmeric-curcumin/ - NEW ZEALAND      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Pure Turmeric Curcumin lose belly fator thigh fat is lying. Certainly, a specific exercise will improve muscletone in that group of muscles being trained, giving the illusion that fat isbeing lost.Fat will only disappear from your body in a predetermined order. Unfortunately for men that tends to be the belly. http://supplementdigestdog.com/pure-turmeric-curcumin/
          Startup Compare Bear Helps Kiwis Save on Broadband      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Startup New Zealand website comparebear.co.nz has expanded its services to help Kiwis get the best prices for their broadband needs.
          New Zealand’s GE Star      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A passing comment by her mum’s coworker turned out to be a boon for young Katrina Williamson, about to finish […]

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          Women’s local government representation in Auckland – does size matter?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The article examines women’s local government representation following amalgamation to form a super-sized city authority, Auckland, which covers a third of New Zealand’s population. Using a gender perspective, it analyses the promise implicit in amalgamation rhetoric that democratic gaps in representation, including the gender gap, would diminish. It examines the question of whether size has made a difference. Prior to local government amalgamation, women’s representation had not significantly increased over a period of seven election cycles. Women’s descriptive and substantive representation are examined at national and city levels and the gendered implications of local government reform are considered from the perspectives of female elected representatives at councillor and local board levels. Evidence shows that local government reform has yet to be the catalyst for improving women’s descriptive and substantive representation, although there are tentative signs of entry-level improvement at community board level which raise the prospect of a pipeline effect. Interviews with elected female representatives after amalgamation show that while they do not identify themselves as speaking for women, they see themselves as women speaking for their communities and doing it better than men. The results suggest the influence of gender backlash politics and also confirm the need to think about the performance of elected women as more than ‘articulated’ representation.
          New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Read the winners of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Gavin Bishop's book Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story won the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award.
          Global macro overview for 09/08/2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The global investors were not surprised by today's RBNZ decision on interest rates. As expected, it remained at 1.75%. However, the forecasts for next year have been reduced. By the end of 2019, the base rate is to be at 1.8% (previously expected 1.9%). This means that the rate hike path will be delayed until at least 2020.

What's more, the published statement shows that rates can be both raised and lowered. It all depends on the condition of the New Zealand economy and external threats. Economic growth has been moderate recently, should accelerate in the second half of the year. The weaker New Zealand Dollar and the strong boom of the global economy should improve export performance.

Low rates and the size of employment promote investments in the business. The unemployment rate should drop significantly. RBNZ is glad that there are signs of higher inflation. Government spending and investment also increased. The situation in construction and households looks good.

Let's now take a look at the NZD/USD technical picture at the H4 time frame. After the decision was made, the NZD broke out of the horizontal consolidation to the downside and made a new local low at the level of 0.6666. The nearest technical resistance is seen at the level of 0.6685 and only a sustained violation of this level would change the bias from bearish to bullish.

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          8/9/2018: FORUM: Walkies wonder      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

CORNWALL has the best place to walk a dog in the world, a poll found. The Eden Project, above, beat the US, New Zealand, France, Brazil and Australia to be No1. Watercress Line in Hants and Cornwall’s Lost Gardens of Heligan were also in the top 10,...
          Taking the time for marine conservation       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Considering nowhere in New Zealand is more than a couple of hour's drive from the ocean, it's not surprising that as a nation, we're passionate about the sea.
          The pretty pests that are a scourge on New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Why did they build the Great Wall of China? To keep the rabbits out. 
          Weak growth trumps inflation in RBNZ's policy stance       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Aug. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Concerns about New Zealand's slowing economy trumped signs of emerging inflation for the central bank after Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr said he expects to keep the official cash rate on hold for at least a year longer ...
          Growth worries see New Zealand’s central bank turn ‘blatantly dovish’, kiwi slides      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s central bank unexpectedly committed to keep interest rates at record lows through to 2020 and said it was worried about persistently disappointing growth, a dovish tilt that sent the local currency skidding to multi-year lows. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) downgraded its forecasts for 2019 gross domestic product […]

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          Sister Shivani tour      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Brahma Kumaris New Zealand Sister Shivani Brahma Kumaris Presents “AWAKENING TO GREATNESS WITHIN” with SISTER SHIVANI for the first time ever in New Zealand BK Sister Shivani is a living legend of the 21st century. She is an incredibly famous spiritual speaker who practices what she preaches in her life. Her simple […]
          Caring for high needs, vulnerable New Zealanders      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – New Zealand Government A new purpose-built mental health facility will mean a better environment, better care and an improved quality of life for a group of extremely vulnerable New Zealanders, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister Hon Dr David Clark Minister of Health 09 August 2018 Caring for […]
          It was a 'dovish surprise' from the RBNZ, says strategist      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tony Morriss of Bank of America Merrill Lynch says business confidence in New Zealand "has continued to fall" since the last election.
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DIY lovers rejoice! The Stitchbird Rowboat kit contains everything you need to build your own boat in less than 3 weeks! It requires no specialist tools or experience and in its first year has already been recognised in New Zealand?s most prestigious design awards. The Rowboat Kit is a flat-packed, DIY project, designed to require minimal time, experience and tools. The finished boat is 2.2m long by 1.2m wide (7.2 x 3.9 foot), and weighs only 20kg, making it easy to lift for transport and storage. All materials needed for the build are included.

          New Species Of Tick Spreading Across East Coast      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

U.S. officials have told CBS that a new species of tick is spreading across the East Coast. Haemaphysalis longicornis, known as the longhorned tick, is originally from Asia. It has been unknown to the United States until last year when it was first discovered on a sheep in New Jersey. The most recent stop for the parasite is Pennsylvania, but it has also been spotted in Virginia, West Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, and New York.

How they got here is a puzzle scientists are still trying to solve. The species is known to be invasive in New Zealand, Australia, and several Pacific islands. It is possible, according to the USDA, that the parasites were stowaways on horses, livestock, animals, or perhaps even people that came to the United States.

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However, the syndrome is not found in Australia or New Zealand, earlier stops for the long-horned ticks as they spread from Asia. In those countries, they cause babesiosis and theileriosis in cattle but are mostly "of nuisance value to humans, said Dr. David Thomson, a veterinarian in Queensland, Australia consensual.He was cleared of the rape charges, but was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison for committing incest and coercion.Prosecutors said they would consider launching an appeal. It's not clear that the S.F.T.S. virus, which is related to the Heartland virus found in a number of American states, could get established in this country, because its transmission cycle is unknown — it may need more than one host (Although West Nile virus, for example, is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes, they first get it from birds, because humans do not build up enough of the virus to pass on) It's not known when or how long-horned ticks reached the United States, nor why the species is spreading so fast now They bite birds, but Mr. Rainey said he suspected they originally arrived on a large animal. As far back as 1960, he said, the ticks were found on a horse held in quarantine









          MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares up as dollar weakens on OCR track      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Aug. 9 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares gained as the dollar sank following the official cash rate update, with Pushpay Holdings recovering from recent selling and Skycity Entertainment Group continuing to gain.
           Creepy hostel manager is caught using secret remote-controlled cameras to film women in the shower       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A New Zealand man has pleaded guilty to a string of charges after it was discovered he was secretly filming female guests at his homestay property.
           ‘KFC test’ used by landlords to make sure prospective tenants can afford to pay rent sparks outrage        Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
An audio clip submitted to a social services select committee in New Zealand last month reveals a property manager does not find the practice of asking for bank details extraordinary.
           Runaway garbage truck hurtles over a wall and crushes a $92,000 BMW X5 and $49,000 Audi Q3       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A runaway garbage truck in New Zealand has appeared almost out of thin air as it ploughs through shrubbery to destroy two prestigious European cars.  
           Police tell shop owners to clean up their act to avoid being robbed in bizarre crime-stopping ad       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Zealand Police have teamed up with AMI Insurance in a bizarre advertisement (pictured) designed to help end crime at corner shops.
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Weber Bros Circus is back in New Zealand! After our six year world tour visiting, Australia, South Africa, Asia and Europe, Weber Bros Circus is back. Weber Bros Circus brings you an exciting new show 'Adrenaline' ...

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          Ruby Rose, Julian Assange, Ben Stokes, Kathleen Turner, P!nk, New Zealand, Aphex Twin, Roseanne Barr: HOT LINKS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Schengen visa complications - Turk national      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I'm in New Zealand for a short visit but normally live on board a yacht currently in Greece. My Turkish wife has been given 2 schengen visas so far by the Greek embasy in Izmir. The 2nd of these has only 12 days left before it expires. On the way back to NZ we visited the Greek embassy in Izmir so as to organise a new visa. We were informed that this was not possible until the days left on the previous visa were used, and at this time she would need to return to Izmir for the new visa. Our plan after flying back from NZ to Greece was to sail to Italy. Returning to Izmir will be possible but awkward and expensive because she will have to fly.
          Listen: The story behind that video pitch to Virgin Australia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Air New Zealand caused a stir in the rural community recently by promoting the American plant-based "Impossible Burger," rather than locally-grown meat products.As a result of the scandal, Virgin Australia cheekily asked Kiwi farmers...
          Significant majority: Over 60 per cent of nurses voted in favour of DHB Collective Agreement      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation has released the results of its online ballot after a year of negotiations and strike action came to an end on Tuesday.The release of the overall details of the Nursing and Midwifery Multi-Employer...
          Global macro overview for 09/08/2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The global investors were not surprised by today's RBNZ decision on interest rates. As expected, it remained at 1.75%. However, the forecasts for next year have been reduced. By the end of 2019, the base rate is to be at 1.8% (previously expected 1.9%). This means that the rate hike path will be delayed until at least 2020.

What's more, the published statement shows that rates can be both raised and lowered. It all depends on the condition of the New Zealand economy and external threats. Economic growth has been moderate recently, should accelerate in the second half of the year. The weaker New Zealand Dollar and the strong boom of the global economy should improve export performance.

Low rates and the size of employment promote investments in the business. The unemployment rate should drop significantly. RBNZ is glad that there are signs of higher inflation. Government spending and investment also increased. The situation in construction and households looks good.

Let's now take a look at the NZD/USD technical picture at the H4 time frame. After the decision was made, the NZD broke out of the horizontal consolidation to the downside and made a new local low at the level of 0.6666. The nearest technical resistance is seen at the level of 0.6685 and only a sustained violation of this level would change the bias from bearish to bullish.

analytics5b6bd9e611685.jpg

The material has been provided by InstaForex Company - www.instaforex.com
          Outrage at landlord’s ‘KFC test’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
NEW Zealand landlords are demanding copies of prospective tenants’ bank statements in a move that’s been denounced as “unethical”, and raised privacy and discrimination concerns.
          Students in Western nations have mixed attitudes on international students      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Numerous studies have shown the benefits for Western universities of recruiting international students, finding that a diverse student body exposes students to different cultures and ideas, helps them develop globally relevant skills, and enriches classroom discussions.

But recent data suggest that domestic students often fail to perceive these benefits, and that, in some cases, they are decidedly lukewarm about learning alongside foreigners.

One survey of more than 12,000 British undergraduates found that, while a majority felt that studying alongside international students gave them a “better worldview,” nearly a quarter (24 percent) believed that overseas students “require more attention from the lecturer.”

Meanwhile, more than a fifth (22 percent) said that international students “slow down the class,” and 16 percent said that their presence means that “academic discussions are of a lower quality,” according to the 2018 Student Academic Experience Survey, conducted by the Higher Education Policy Institute and Advance HE.

This is not the first evidence that raises uncomfortable questions about the role of international students in the classroom. An Australian study from 2012 found that adding international students to a tutorial -- or domestic students from non-English-speaking backgrounds -- “leads to a reduction in most students’ marks.”

“The effect is strongest as felt by students from English-speaking backgrounds,” according to the paper, published in Economics of Education Review.

How, then, can the benefits of having international students in the classroom be maximized?

Vincenzo Raimo, pro vice chancellor (global engagement) at the University of Reading, said that the HEPI/Advance HE study should provide a “wake-up call” to universities to do more to “engage our domestic undergraduate students with the benefits of internationalization.”

“If [domestic students are] saying that the international environments that most U.K. universities now have aren’t equipping them in the way that they expected universities to do, it means that we’re failing somehow,” he said.

Raimo added that universities can “do more” to ensure that the curriculum and student experience is “more international,” which would lead to domestic students becoming “more open to working with” international students.

Increasing the number of domestic students who study abroad would also help them “understand better some of the challenges that international students face when they come to the U.K.,” he argued, and mean that they “engage more with” foreign classmates.

Colleen Ward, director of the Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research at Victoria University of Wellington, who has conducted research on domestic New Zealand students’ attitudes toward international students, said that it is “naïve to think that introducing international students into institutions of higher education is going to result in transforming their domestic peers into aware global citizens -- even though there is the potential for this to occur.”

“There are many reasons that negative attitudes toward international students abound. Our research has shown, for one thing, that international students can be seen as a source of competition and threat, especially when they represent a relatively high proportion of enrollments,” she said, adding that instructors also often “lack the motivation, confidence or skills to optimize the benefits of a culturally diverse class.”

Gigi Foster, associate professor in economics at the University of New South Wales and author of the Australian study, said that there is “much more that could be done to improve the way we handle the increased diversity in Australian student populations,” citing an increased emphasis on English-language competence on campus, “more organized and higher-resourced fighting against organized cheating” and greater celebrations of students’ cultural diversity as ways in which institutions could improve.

Elspeth Jones, emerita professor of the internationalization of higher education at Leeds Beckett University, added that, at the British “government policy level, there needs to be an awareness that constantly focusing on increasing mobility is not the sole answer to developing global perspectives.”

“Internationalization of the curriculum at home and broader engagement with diversity is the only way to offer all students the benefits of internationalization, rather than simply the mobile elite,” she said.

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          Comment on Climate Disasters: Billions and Billions of Dollars by Mal Adapted      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Got it from <a href="https://citizensclimatelobby.org/laser-talks/carbon-prices-around-world/" rel="nofollow">Citizens Climate Lobby</a>:<blockquote>As of January 2018, 42 national and 25 sub-national governments have instituted some form of carbon pricing. [1] These include both carbon taxes and emissions trading schemes (ETS), and cover about 22 percent of worldwide emissions. The list of governments that already practice some method of carbon pricing includes Chile, Colombia, Denmark, the European Union, Finland, France, Ireland, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the U.K. Other countries that are considering joining them include Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey.</blockquote>
          White Sox pick up second win at women's world championships in Japan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In-form outfielder Kingsley Avery and pitcher Jennifer Feret-Brear led the charge as the New Zealand White Sox picked up their second win of the world women's softball championships in Japan.
          New Zealand : Striking workers suspended in MTV fumble      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Source: Waatea News
          2degrees CEO Stewart Sherriff to retire      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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      New Zealand's central bank left its benchmark Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.75 percent, as expected, and said it was expecting to maintain this rate through next year and into 2020, one year longer than projected in May, to maximize employment and maintain low and stable inflation.
      But the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), which has kept its rate steady since cutting it in November 2016, also repeated that "the direction of our next OCR move could be up or down."
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       While RBNZ lowered its growth forecast for this year slightly, Orr said there were now "welcome early signs of core inflation rising," with inflation increasing towards the central bank's 2 percent midpoint target as the economy's output tops capacity.
       "This path may be bumpy however, with one-off price changes from global oil prices, a lower exchange rate, and and announces petrol excise tax rises expected," Orr said, adding the central bank would look through this volatility and only respond to persistent movements in inflation.
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      In the second quarter of this year, New Zealand's inflation rate averaged 1.5 percent, up from 1.1 percent in the previous quarter.

     
      The Reserve Bank of New Zealand issued the following statement by its governor, Adrian Orr:

"Tena koutou katoa, welcome all.

The Official Cash Rate (OCR) remains at 1.75 percent. We expect to keep the OCR at this level through 2019 and into 2020, longer than we projected in our May Statement.  The direction of our next OCR move could be up or down.

While recent economic growth has moderated, we expect it to pick up pace over the rest of this year and be maintained through 2019. 

Robust global growth and a lower New Zealand dollar exchange rate will support export earnings.  At home, capacity and labour constraints promote business investment, supported by low interest rates.  Government spending and investment is also set to rise, while residential construction and household spending remain solid. 

The labour market has tightened over the past year and employment is roughly around its maximum sustainable level. We expect the unemployment rate to decline modestly from its current level. 

There are welcome early signs of core inflation rising. Inflation will increase towards 2 percent over the projection period as capacity pressures bite.  This path may be bumpy however, with one-off price changes from global oil prices, a lower exchange rate, and announced petrol excise tax rises expected. We will look through this volatility as appropriate, and only respond to any persistent movements in inflation.  

Risks remain to our central forecast. The recent moderation in growth could last longer.  Low business confidence can affect employment and investment decisions. Conversely, there is a chance that inflation could increase faster if cost pressures can pass through into higher prices and impact inflation expectations. 

We will keep the OCR at an expansionary level for a considerable period to contribute to maximising sustainable employment, and maintaining low and stable inflation."



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Tipster: Drew
Competition: Basketball, International, U18 FIBA Asia Championship, Playoffs
Match result: 72:87
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Pick result: Win
Odd: 3.09

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The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.




A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




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2018-08-06 - Unknown odor blows through neighborhood in North Baton Rouge (Louisiana):
http://www.wbrz.com/news/entergy-multiple-reports-of-suspicious-odor-in-air-not-a-gas-leak-
http://www.kplctv.com/story/38824908/strange-smell-reported-near-airline-prescott-no-gas-leak-found
http://www.kxxv.com/story/38824908/strange-smell-reported-near-airline-prescott-no-gas-leak-found

Quote: "A portion of North Baton Rouge was blocked off due to multiple reports of a suspicious odor in the air Monday night. Reports of the odor began around 7:45 p.m. Monday evening. At 10:20 p.m., a spokesperson with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the smell was dissipating, but response teams were unable to find the source. Entergy says crews searched in the area near Shelley Street and Evangeline Street, and while there was an odor in the air, it's not from gas."

2018-08-06 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits area near the coast in Onekawa (New Zealand):
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12102567

Quote: "About a dozen Onekawa Industrial area businesses were evacuated this morning after reports of a gas leak in the area. Fire and Emergency in Napier were called just before 10.15am and three appliances went to the scene which centred around Niven St, Edmundsen St, Wakefield St and Thorn Place. Cordons were set up and traffic diverted while staff and occupants of buildings in the immediate area were evacuated, including a large number from the Quality Bakers in Niven St. Using gas detectors crews moved through the area but at the end of a detailed search of buildings and sites came up with nothing."

2018-08-06 - Insurers fleeing California and other western states as fires escalate:
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/california-wildfires-property-insurers-cancel-policies-because-of-risk/
http://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/1026668775070949376

Quote: "Residents of U.S. towns damaged by wildfires may need to prepare for another repercussion: insurers that decide to cancel policies because of increased risks from more frequent fires. Facing mounting losses, some property insurers are pulling back from selling policies in California and other western states where wildfire risk is elevated. In California alone, damages had mounted to at least $12 billion by early 2018, while the state's Carr fire likely added another $1.5 billion in insured losses."

Note: "See yas, buh bye, good luck with that whole getting-destroyed-by-fire thing!'

2018-08-06 - Private jet hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing at airport in Columbia (Missouri):
http://www.abc17news.com/news/no-one-hurt-after-plane-makes-emergency-landing-at-columbia-regional/778699162
http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/20180808/plane-makes-emergency-landing-at-columbia-airport

Quote: "No one was hurt after a private jet made an emergency landing at Columbia Regional Airport Monday night. Columbia director of community relations Steven Sapp told ABC 17 News the pilot aboard the Cessna Citation II jet reported smoke in the cockpit and declared an emergency around 7:40 p.m. One other person was aboard the plane."

Note: This is the 131st aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-06 - Metal business heavily damaged by fire at 6:47 AM in Elkton (Maryland), nobody there:
http://www.newarkpostonline.com/regional/fire-heavily-damages-elkton-metals-manufacturing-plant/article_1841abe6-e7a2-11e2-a1a6-0019bb2963f4.html
http://www.cecildaily.com/police_and_fire_beat/fire-reported-at-colonial-metals-in-elkton/article_e02b8a74-63c0-5ce3-83e4-7cfbff66cd07.html

Quote: "An exact loss in terms of dollars was unavailable Sunday, but the office reported damage 'could be in the millions of dollars.'"

2018-08-06 - Recycling center fire rages in Niagara Falls (New York), may burn for days:
http://www.wgrz.com/article/news/local/huge-niagara-falls-fire-crews-expected-to-leave-tonight/71-581225232
http://www.niagara-gazette.com/news/crime/fire-crews-continue-battling-blaze-at-recycling-business/article_1de7fa16-9a47-11e8-b5e1-3bb49cb7b994.html
http://www.niagara-gazette.com/news/crime/falls-firefighters-battling-college-avenue-fire/article_2c051dae-99f2-11e8-9457-eb217080422e.html
http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/buffalo/crime-safety/2018/08/07/niagara-falls-cardboard-facility-fire-buffalo-fuel-corporation

Quote: "Fire crews remain at the scene of a blaze that broke out at a College Avenue facility used to store cardboard. Officials say crews were called out late Monday night for a fire at a cardboard storage yard at a paper recycling facility in the city of Niagara Falls. The cardboard is contained in an open lot in an industrial section, which is helping to keep the fire contained Tuesday morning. Fire officials say the blaze could continue to burn for several days."

2018-08-06 - Landfill fire breaks out in Calistoga (California):
http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/fire-breaks-out-at-calistoga-landfill-no-injuries-reported/article_00062d73-94d8-59cb-819b-8cf33d615449.html

2018-08-06 - Wildfire complex grows to 283,800 acres in Mendocino County (California), now the biggest wildfire in California history:
http://abc7news.com/mendocino-complex-fires-now-largest-in-ca-recorded-history-/3897001/
http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/mendocino-complex-fires-grow-to-largest-wildfires-in-california-history
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/08/06/mendocino-complex-fire-california-history/920994002/
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/mendocino-complex-fire-grows-become-largest-wildfire-california-history-n898206
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/06/mendocino-complex-fires-grow-to-second-largest-wildfires-in-state-history.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/california-mendocino-complex-fire-becomes-second-largest-history-2018-08-06/
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-california-wildfires-danger-level-20180806-story.html
http://fox40.com/2018/07/29/live-blog-mendocino-complex-fire/

Quote: "Two wildfires blazing in California, known as the Mendocino Complex fire, became the largest recorded in state history on Monday, crossing a grim milestone. The fire, in Colusa, Lake and Mendocino counties, has killed two people and burned almost 283,800 acres as of Monday. It has destroyed at least 143 structures, including 75 homes, according to Cal Fire officials. More than 9,000 structures remain under threat. The Mendocino complex fires, which encompass an area the size of Los Angeles, surpassed the Thomas wildfire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, which burned 281,893 acres last year."

Quote: "We're looking at over 629,000 acres of ground and vegetation burned in California since January 1 of this year. Last year, same period of time, 223,000 acres..."

Note: So wildfires are burning at almost triple the rate of last year, and last year was itself a record-setting year. From the full hypothesis: "Probably the most noticeable effect will be fires and explosions sweeping across the planet."

2018-08-06 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #132, August 1st-6th, 2018:
http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2018/08/extreme-weather-update-08062018.html




2018-08-06 - Multi-family home damaged by explosion in Overland (Missouri):
http://fox2now.com/2018/08/06/authorities-investigation-explosion-in-overland/
http://kplr11.com/2018/08/06/authorities-investigation-explosion-in-overland/

2018-08-06 - Home damaged by explosion and fire in Norfolk County (Canada), 1 injured:
http://globalnews.ca/news/4374982/norfolk-county-explosion/

Note: These are the 193rd and 194th residential explosions in 2018...

2018-08-06 - Recycling center erupts in flame in Larimer County (Colorado):
http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2018/08/06/crews-extinguish-fire-larimer-county-landfill-fort-collins/913912002/

2018-08-06 - Transformer explodes and burns at 1 AM, ignites brush fire, in West Valley City (Utah):
http://kutv.com/news/local/transformer-explodes-causing-west-valley-brush-fire-leaves-680-residents-without-power
http://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/transformer-ignites-fire-and-knocks-out-power-in-west-valley/1348916988

2018-08-06 - Pallet company and vehicles go up in flames at 3:57 AM in Clovis (New Mexico):
http://abc7amarillo.com/news/local/clovis-fire-department-working-on-large-fire-at-business-that-sell-wooden-pallets
http://www.easternnewmexiconews.com/story/2018/08/07/news/hundreds-of-pallets-two-dozen-vehicles-destroyed-in-blaze/158660.html
http://www.easternnewmexiconews.com/story/2018/08/05/news/pallet-fire-closes-roads/158660.html
http://www.koat.com/article/crews-responding-to-large-fire-in-clovis/22651733
http://www.kcbd.com/story/38819973/roads-closed-due-to-fire-at-clovis-business

Quote: "There were no injuries, said Clovis Fire Chief Mike Nolen, but hundreds of pallets were reduced to ash, dozens of vehicles in an adjoining recycling lot were scorched and heat radiation melted the city logo on one of the fire engines, among other damages."

2018-08-06 - Wildfire grows to 94,331 acres in and near Yosemite National Park (California), parts of park closed indefinitely:
http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/380663/new-growth-on-ferguson-fire.html
http://www.10news.com/news/u-s-world/ferguson-fire-in-mariposa-county-parts-of-yosemite-national-park-to-remain-closed
http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/news/article_f0fcb2ba-99d0-11e8-bb8f-270a16868ea5.html
http://www.kmjnow.com/2018/08/06/indefinite-closures-at-yosemite-as-ferguson-fire-containment-fluctuates/
http://www.ktvu.com/news/yosemite-valley-and-other-sections-of-popular-park-closed-indefinitely
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-yosemite-fire-20180806-story.html
http://www.apnews.com/48b247a8275249d5ae8b05441a83721b

Quote: "The Ferguson Fire erupted on July 13, and as of Aug. 6, the blaze has burned 91,502 acres and is 38 percent contained."

2018-08-06 - Wildfire breaks out and grows quickly to 3,000+ acres in Trabuco Canyon (California):
http://www.ocregister.com/2018/08/06/fast-moving-holy-fire-breaks-out-in-trabuco-canyon/
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Holy-jim-trail-Fire-Trabuco-Canyon-Brush-490189491.html
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/08/06/watch-brush-fire-in-trabuco-canyon/
http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/holy-fire-burns-in-southern-california-trabuco-and-holy-jim-canyon-evacuated

Quote: "Firefighters were battling a brush fire Monday night that broke out in the rugged Holy Jim area of Orange County earlier in the day and exploded to cover some 4,000 acres, extending into Riverside County, officials said. The Holy fire was reported at 1:17 p.m. near Holy Jim Canyon and Trabuco Creek roads, said Jake Rodriguez, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service."

2018-08-06 - Wildfire grows to 64,575 acres near Bellevue (Idaho):
http://magicvalley.com/news/local/most-road-closures-still-in-effect-as-sharps-fire-surpasses/article_4b91d551-ec85-54fd-899a-fab10c8ef08e.html
http://www.mtexpress.com/news/blaine_county/one-week-on-sharps-fire-spreads-north/article_66d76338-99b1-11e8-909f-ef0ac82cfe5d.html

2018-08-06 - Wildfire breaks out and causes evacuations sear Fairview (Utah):
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/900027241/wildfire-in-sanpete-county-prompts-evacuations.html
http://kutv.com/news/local/fire-crews-respond-to-new-wildfire-in-sanpete-county
http://fox13now.com/2018/08/06/fire-burning-in-sanpete-county-moving-up-mountain-ridge/

2018-08-06 - Wildfire breaks out on the slopes of Mauna Loa then crosses into Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii):
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/38817129/big-island-firefighters-responding-to-brush-fire-near-mauna-loa
http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2018/08/06/firefighters-battle-brush-fire-in-keauhou-hawaii-volcanoes-national-park/

2018-08-06 - More than 40 wildfires burning, 19 of them out of control, in northeast Ontario (Canada):
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/42-forest-fires-burning-in-northeast-ont-with-19-of-them-out-of-control-1.4042050

2018-08-06 - Wildfire burns for another day near the coast near Monchique (Portugal), 24 injured:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20180807-64181-PRT
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6029821/Portugal-wildfires-Blaze-Monchique-countrys-south-continues-day.html
http://theportugalnews.com/news/latest-24-injured-in-monchique-fires-hotels-evacuated-homes-lost/46441
http://theportugalnews.com/news/monchique-fire-spreads-silves-front-now-under-control/46448
http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/5570024/at-least-24-hurt-in-portugal-forest-fire/

2018-08-06 - Tour boat destroyed by fire at pier in coastal Phuket (Thailand):
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30351581
http://www.thephuketnews.com/shipyard-fire-guts-phuket-tour-boat-68150.php
http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1051632-shipyard-fire-guts-phuket-tour-boat/
http://pattayatoday.net/boat-catches-fire-phuket-pier/

2018-08-06 - Boat bursts into flame on the Housatonic River in coastal Stratford (Connecticut), 2 injured:
http://fox61.com/2018/08/06/stratford-firefighters-put-out-boat-fire/
http://www.wfsb.com/story/38823710/two-treated-for-burns-following-stratford-boat-fire
http://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/fairfield/crews-battle-boat-fire-in-stratford/1349699325
http://www.stratfordstar.com/83689/boat-explodes-after-departing-birdseye-boat-launch/
http://www.newslocker.com/en-us/region/connecticut/stratford-firefighters-put-out-boat-fire/

2018-08-06 - Boat bursts into flame in Malletts Bay on Lake Champlain near Colchester (Vermont):
http://www.wcax.com/content/news/Boat-destroyed-by-fire-in-Malletts-Bay-490184081.html
http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/fire-forces-boaters-to-jump-overboard/1349790296
http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/video/boat-fire-on-malletts-bay_20180806221234/1349767552
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNNCKoXBTUA

2018-08-06 - Boat goes up in flames along SW Flansberg Road near the coast in Waldport (Oregon):
http://www.newslincolncounty.com/archives/206450

Note: These are the 728th, 729th, 730th and 731st boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on South Moss Avenue in West Odessa (Texas):
http://www.oaoa.com/news/traffic_transportation/vehicle_accidents/article_24c95ffc-99b4-11e8-9bd4-ffd5fd59d4f6.html

2018-08-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-20 near Atlanta (Georgia):
http://www.11alive.com/video/traffic/semi-catches-fire-on-i-20/85-8211591
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABS4gtMMJO0

2018-08-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near rest stop in Findlay (Ohio):
http://wkxa.com/trailer-fire-reported-near-rest-stop-south-of-findlay-late-monday-night/

2018-08-06 - Semi tractor and machine shed destroyed by fire near Remsen (Iowa):
http://kscj.com/2018/08/07/fire-destroys-rural-remsen-machine-shed-semi/

2018-08-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on road near Rollestone Camp in Salisbury (Britain):
http://www.spirefm.co.uk/news/local-news/2652343/large-lorry-fire-in-larkhill/
http://www.andoveradvertiser.co.uk/news/16402697.crews-spend-all-night-tackling-huge-hay-bale-fire-in-larkhill/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-swomuNHAg

2018-08-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A316 near Feltham (Britain):
http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/watch-huge-lorry-fire-closed-14996582
http://www.autobreakingnews.com/2018/08/watch-the-huge-lorry-fire-which-closed-a316-near-feltham/
http://www.newslocker.com/en-uk/region/harrow/watch-the-huge-lorry-fire-which-closed-a316-near-feltham-with-smoke-seen-for-miles/

2018-08-06 - Tractor and trailer go up in flames on the A39 near Nether Stowey (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49411&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2018-08-06 - Tractor explodes into flame near coastal St Catherine's Point on the Isle of Wight (Britain), 100 feet from the ocean:
http://www.islandecho.co.uk/tractor-fire-near-st-catherines-point/
http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/16401301.in-pictures-and-video-large-fire-after-tractor-explodes-at-st-catherines-point/
http://iwradio.co.uk/2018/08/06/tractor-fire-spreads-to-large-field-in-niton/
http://www.facebook.com/IslandEcho/posts/10155998081437955
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ux2G1gHsJs

2018-08-06 - Tractor bursts into flame at depot in Stoke-on-Trent (Britain):
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/firefighters-tackle-tractor-blaze-stoke-1866163

2018-08-06 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame, fire spreads to field, in Surfleet (Britain):
http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/combine-and-field-on-fire-in-surfleet-9005597/
http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/the-heat-crazy-firefighters-tackle-1869124

2018-08-06 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame, fire spreads to field, near Dry Drayton Road in Oakington, Cambridgeshire (Britain):
http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2018-08-06/fire-crews-tackle-field-blaze/
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/live-updates-fire-a14-m11-14995611

2018-08-06 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame in Newbridge, near Pickering (Britain):
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/combine-harvester-fault-in-pickering-sets-corn-field-on-fire-1-9288187
http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/16402719.combine-harvester-catches-fire-in-pickering-corn-field/
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/ryedale/16402719.combine-harvester-catches-fire-in-pickering-corn-field/

2018-08-06 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame, ignites corn, on Lund Wold Road in Lund (Britain):
http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/incidents

Quote: "Lund Wold Road, Lund. Mon 6 Aug 2018 11:30 (No:17350) Combine harvester involved in fire. Two hose reels, one BA, short extension ladder in use. Fire spread to small area of standing corn."

Note: These are the 1694th-1706th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-06 - RV bursts into flame just before 6:30 AM while parked by barn, fire spreads to barn, in Oregon City (Oregon), 2 injured:
http://www.kptv.com/story/38819817/two-people-injured-in-rv-fire-in-oregon-city
http://katu.com/news/local/oregon-city-motorhome-fire-injures-two-people-spreads-to-barn
http://www.newslocker.com/en-us/region/portland/two-people-injured-in-rv-fire-in-oregon-city/
http://twitter.com/fox12oregon/status/1026475039447822336

2018-08-06 - RV bursts into flame near business in Tulsa (Oklahoma):
http://www.fox23.com/news/crews-respond-to-rv-fire-in-east-tulsa/807701047

2018-08-06 - RV bursts into flame on I-81 overpass in Carlisle (Pennsylvania):
http://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/08/traffic_slow_moving_on_i-81_af.html
http://cumberlink.com/news/local/traffic-backlogged-on-i--after-vehicle-fire-in-carlisle/article_ecb6bbf3-8c03-5bba-b892-cf4d8783dbe8.html

Note: These are the 355th, 356th and 357th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-06 - Van bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on the B5302 near Wigton (Britain):
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Van-fire-near-Wigton-spreads-to-nearby-field-destroying-almost-eight-acres-of-barley-153103be-f41b-4e0c-bb31-3b188c226b1b-ds

2018-08-06 - Pickup truck bursts into flame just before 1:30 AM while parked on Marcus Street in Lansing (Michigan):
http://www.wilx.com/content/news/Investigators-looking-into-cause-of-truck-fire-490129831.html

2018-08-06 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-287 in Basking Ridge (New Jersey):
http://patch.com/new-jersey/baskingridge/all-thats-left-after-truck-catches-fire-basking-ridge

Quote: "'The fire was so intense that it actually disintegrated the vehicle,' McGrath said. 'I've been around a long time and have never seen a vehicle consumed to that degree.'"

2018-08-06 - Pickup truck and slide-in camper destroyed by fire on Highway 19 near coastal Qualicum Beach (Canada):
http://www.mycomoxvalleynow.com/39545/truck-destroyed-by-fire-on-highway-19/
http://www.mycomoxvalleynow.com/39528/burning-camper-closes-northbound-lanes-on-highway-19/

2018-08-06 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked at home on Argyle Lane in Greensboro (North Carolina):
http://myfox8.com/2018/08/06/firefighters-respond-to-car-fire-in-greensboro-neighborhood/

2018-08-06 - Car bursts into flame on US 101 in coastal San Jose (California):
http://patch.com/california/gilroy/car-fire-slowing-traffic-101-reports

2018-08-06 - Car bursts into flame near McDonald's in Bakersfield (California):
http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/car-fire-near-mcdonald-s-in-southwest-bakersfield

2018-08-06 - Car bursts into flame at airport in coastal Newark (New Jersey), bus crashes too:
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/transportation/2018/08/06/car-fire-bus-crash-cause-major-delays-newark-airport-nj/919146002/

Quote: "The car fire closed level 1 for Terminal A shortly before 5 p.m. The bus crash was at Terminal C about a half-hour later."

2018-08-06 - Car bursts into flame on I-405 near coastal Seattle (Washington):
http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/video-car-fire-on-i-405/807700852

2018-08-06 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 22 near Genelle (Canada):
http://www.trailtimes.ca/news/highway-22-vehicle-fire-quickly-extinguished/

2018-08-06 - Car bursts into flame on the Sunshine Motorway in coastal Coolum Beach (Australia):
http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/emergency-crews-rush-to-car-fire-on-sunshine-motor/3486205/

2018-08-06 - Car explodes and burns, ignites minibus, in Cairo (Egypt), 13 injured:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-security/car-explodes-in-central-cairo-injuring-13-people-idUSKBN1KR0MK
http://www.albawaba.com/news/cairo-car-catches-fire-explodes-and-injures-9-1169644
http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Explosions-heard-in-Cairo-after-vehicle-catches-fire-in-Cairo-564225

2018-08-06 - Car bursts into flame on Day House Bank in Romsley (Britain):
http://www.redditchadvertiser.co.uk/news/regional/16402520.car-fire-in-day-house-bank-romsley/
http://www.malverngazette.co.uk/news/regional/16402520.car-fire-in-day-house-bank-romsley/
http://www.halesowennews.co.uk/news/16402520.car-fire-in-day-house-bank-romsley/

2018-08-06 - Car bursts into flame on Parker Drive in Whitnash (Britain):
http://news.warwickshire.gov.uk/fireincidents/2018/08/06/car-fire-parker-drive-whitnash-two-fire-engines-attended/

2018-08-06 - Car bursts into flame at 2:37 AM on Waterworks Street in coastal Immingham (Britain):
http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/incidents

Quote: "Waterworks Street, Immingham. Mon 6 Aug 2018 02:37 (No:17335) One car involved in fire, Fire Service used one breathing apparatus, and one hose reel to extinguish."

2018-08-06 - Car bursts into flame on Barnard Avenue in Brigg (Britain):
http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/incidents

Quote: "Barnard Avenue, Brigg. Mon 6 Aug 2018 16:10 (No:17373) Car fire. Hose reel in use. Due to electrical fault within engine compartment."

2018-08-06 - Two pickup trucks and garage go up in flames at home in Chesapeake (Virginia), 1 injured:
http://wtkr.com/2018/08/06/chesapeake-crews-working-garage-fire/
http://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/mycity/chesapeake/man-left-with-significant-burn-injuries-after-fire-damages-garage-in-chesapeake/291-581080982

2018-08-06 - Vehicle and garage destroyed by fire at home in Yakima (Washington):
http://www.yakimaherald.com/free_article/fire-destroys-garage-and-vehicle-at-a-home-on-east/article_a659feac-99c1-11e8-a1d8-4714114d09e4.html

Quote: "The fire destroyed a garage attached to the home and at least one vehicle parked inside it, Lange said."

2018-08-06 - Motorcycle shop destroyed by fire in coastal Butterworth (Malaysia):
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/08/07/motorcycle-workshop-in-butterworth-razed-in-morning-fire/

2018-08-06 - Barn destroyed by fire at 5:45 AM in Tidewater (Virginia):
http://www.vagazette.com/va-vg-tr-wpvfd-tidewater-barnfire-20180806-story.html

2018-08-06 - Tree stump found smoldering on Staveley Road in coastal Hull (Britain):
http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/incidents

Quote: "Staveley Road, Hull. Mon 6 Aug 2018 08:57 (No:17346) Tree stump smouldering. One hose reel in use."

2018-08-06 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 4 AM near Lake Huron in Harbor Beach (Michigan):
http://www.wnem.com/story/38817930/breaking-firefighters-battle-blaze-at-harbor-beach-restaurant
http://wwmt.com/news/local/harbor-beach-restaurant-destroyed-by-fire

2018-08-06 - Home damaged by fire on Catalpa Court in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):
http://wtkr.com/2018/08/06/family-of-five-displaced-after-suffolk-house-fire/

2018-08-06 - Home damaged by fire at 4 AM in coastal Warwick (Rhode Island):
http://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/west-bay/family-rescued-from-warwick-house-fire/1348644421

2018-08-06 - Home damaged by fire in Henrico County (Virginia):
http://www.wric.com/news/local-news/henrico-county/electrical-fire-in-henrico-damages-residents-attic/1349501434

2018-08-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire before 6:40 AM in Chevy Chase (Maryland), 3 injured:
http://wjla.com/news/local/3-people-taken-to-hospital-after-chevy-chase-home-catches-fire-officials-say
http://dcw50.com/2018/08/06/4-injured-in-montgomery-co-house-fire/

2018-08-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in Cahokia (Illinois), 2 injured:
http://fox2now.com/2018/08/06/two-hospitalized-in-cahokia-house-fire/

Note: Cahokia is on the Illinois banks of the Mississippi River across from St. Louis...

2018-08-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire in St. Louis (Missouri):
http://www.kmov.com/story/38819651/heavy-smoke-billowing-from-building-fire-in-south-city

2018-08-06 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Benson (North Carolina), nobody there:
http://www.wral.com/fire-destroys-benson-home/17749329/

2018-08-06 - Home destroyed by fire near the Ouachita River in Hot Springs (Arkansas):
http://katv.com/news/local/firefighters-extinguish-large-house-fire-in-garland-co

2018-08-06 - Home destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM in Knoxville (Tennessee):
http://www.wvlt.tv/content/news/Rural-Metro-responds-to-house-fire-in-north-Knox-County-490134001.html

2018-08-06 - Home destroyed by fire and explosion(s) in North Strabane Township (Pennsylvania):
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/08/06/north-strabane-house-fire-explosion/

2018-08-06 - Home destroyed by fire before 6 AM on Roberts Hill Road in New Baltimore (New York):
http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/multiple-departments-respond-to-new-baltimore-house-fire
http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/capital-region/crime-safety/2018/08/06/new-baltimore-greene-county-fire

2018-08-06 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Mesa (Arizona):
http://www.azfamily.com/story/38825737/mesa-fire-guts-3-apartments-leaves-dozens-homeless

2018-08-06 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at 6 AM in Pine Bluff (Arkansas), 2 killed:
http://katv.com/news/local/police-investigate-fatal-mobile-home-fire-in-pine-bluff
http://www.fox16.com/news/state-news/2-dead-in-pine-bluff-mobile-home-fire/1349008725
http://www.thv11.com/article/news/local/pine-bluff/two-people-killed-in-mobile-home-fire-in-pine-bluff/91-580977526
http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/38820707/2-killed-in-arkansas-mobile-home-fire
http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/arkansas/articles/2018-08-06/2-killed-in-arkansas-mobile-home-fire

2018-08-06 - Deadly fire burns home on Gateway Lane in Weddington (North Carolina), 1 killed:
http://www.wcnc.com/article/news/deadly-fire-under-investigation-in-union-county/275-581149588

2018-08-06 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Gainesville (Florida), 1 killed:
http://mycbs4.com/news/local/gainesville-police-investigating-body-found-at-scene-of-apartment-fire
http://www.gainesville.com/news/20180806/man-dies-in-apartment-complex-fire




2018-08-06 - Dozens of seagulls drop dead from the sky in Turtle Lake (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/dead-seagulls-turtle-lake-saskatchewan-1.4765556

Quote: "Gulls have been dropping from the sky at Turtle Lake, leading to an unsettling feeling for locals and campers coming across the dead young birds. Suzy Fey Pilat has found dozens of the birds lying around the beaches of the lake, located about 240 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon. She's also watched as the birds have fallen from the sky. 'It feels like you're in a horror movie. It's crazy.'"

2018-08-06 - Hundreds of fish found dead in pond in Josiah’s Bay area on the island of Tortola (British Virgin Islands):
http://bvinews.com/new/hundreds-of-fish-found-dead-in-josiahs-bay-pond/

2018-08-06 - Thousands of fish dying in the Rhine River in Germany and Switzerland:
http://www.dw.com/en/heat-kills-thousands-of-fish-in-river-rhine/a-44967588
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20180807-64192-CHE
http://www.swissinfo.ch/spa/multimedia/muerte-en-el-rin_miles-de-peces-sucumben-al-calor-/44306562

2018-08-06 - Thousands of fish found dead in lake in Box Elder County (Utah):
http://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/thousands-of-dead-fish-float-to-surface-in-box-elder-county/1299494505

2018-08-06 - Millions of fish found dead in lake in Hanoi (Vietnam):
http://news.zing.vn/ca-chet-dat-vao-bo-noi-trang-ho-tay-cong-nhan-vot-khong-xue-post858660.html
http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.zing.vn%2Fca-chet-dat-vao-bo-noi-trang-ho-tay-cong-nhan-vot-khong-xue-post858660.html&edit-text=&act=url

2018-08-06 - Hundreds of starfish wash up dead at beach in coastal Caranzalem, Goa (India):
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/goa-scores-of-dead-starfish-washed-ashore-on-caranzalem-beach/articleshow/64922898.cms

2018-08-06 -  Thousands of sardines found dead on the coast of Mahahual (Mexico):
http://noticias.canal10.tv/nota/municipios/aparecen-peces-muertos-en-la-costa-de-mahahual-2018-07-24
http://www.youtube.com/embed/NJxgxjuVxhk?rel=0&amp;autoplay=1

2018-08-06 - Hundreds of fish found dead in lagoon in Guerrero (Mexico):
http://www.elsoldemexico.com.mx/republica/sociedad/aparecen-cientos-de-peces-muertos-en-la-laguna-de-chautengo-guerrero-1862867.html
http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.elsoldemexico.com.mx%2Frepublica%2Fsociedad%2Faparecen-cientos-de-peces-muertos-en-la-laguna-de-chautengo-guerrero-1862867.html&edit-text=&act=url

2018-08-06 - Thousands of fish die in fish farms in Banjar Regency (Indonesia):
http://www.tribunnews.com/regional/2018/07/26/ribuan-ikan-di-keramba-apung-di-perairan-awang-bangkal-banjar-mati-mendadak
http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tribunnews.com%2Fregional%2F2018%2F07%2F26%2Fribuan-ikan-di-keramba-apung-di-perairan-awang-bangkal-banjar-mati-mendadak&edit-text=&act=url




2018-08-06 - In separate incidents, woman, 54, and boy, 3, die after being pulled from the water in the Twin Lakes (Wisconsin):
http://www.cbs58.com/news/3-year-old-boy-drowns-in-twin-lakes
http://www.wbay.com/content/news/Toddler-woman-drown-in-Twin-Lakes-490146391.html
http://www.wisn.com/article/boy-3-dies-in-water-related-incident-in-twin-lakes/22647594
http://www.westofthei.com/2018/08/05/woman-and-child-drown-in-twin-lakes/67120
http://www.wdio.com/news/twin-lakes-wisconsin-drownings/5019360/
http://wausaupilotandreview.com/2018/08/06/toddler-woman-drown-in-twin-lakes/

Quote: "Two water deaths in Twin Lakes just hours apart Sunday. In both instances, bystanders jumped in to help. The first incident happened around 12:30 p.m. in Lake Mary off of Lance Park. Twin Lakes police say 54-year-old Carol Varney from Racine was swimming with friends when she suddenly lost consciousness. She was immediately pulled from the water and taken to shore where CPR was performed. Varney was pronounced dead at Burlington Hospital."

Quote: "Captain Linn says he believes her death was caused by a medical emergency and not drowning."

2018-08-06 - Man, 62, and woman, 49, die after swimming on the island of Cyprus (Greece):
http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/two-die-in-separate-swimming-incidents

2018-08-06 - Two twin girls, age 8, die in the water at beach in coastal Qingdao (China):
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/bodies-of-8-year-old-twin-girls-found-near-beach-in-china-latest-in-spate-of-drowning
http://www.ecns.cn/news/society/2018-08-07/detail-ifywsspt3619612.shtml

Quote: "Bodies of 8-year-old twin girls found near beach in China, latest in spate of drowning cases..."

2018-08-06 - Two workers, 18 and 40, die foaming at the mouth in manhole in Shivamogga (India):
http://www.deccanherald.com/state/2-drown-manhole-shivamogga-686028.html
http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2018/aug/07/minor-among-two-killed-in-manhole-in-shivamogga-1854439.html
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/two-manhole-deaths-in-shivamogga-district/article24618113.ece

Quote: "Some people said the workers died of suffocation, as they were foaming at the mouth and nose."

2018-08-06 - Three boys, 17, 17 and 14, die on Friendship Day in lake in Maharashtra (India):
http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/3-teenagers-drown-in-lake-while-celebrating-friendship-day/633068.html
http://www.ndtv.com/nagpur-news/3-boys-on-picnic-on-friendship-day-drown-in-lake-in-maharashtras-nagpur-district-1895888




2018-08-06 - Girl, 11, dies after being pulled from swimming pool in Tempe (Arizona):
http://www.azfamily.com/story/38834641/11-year-old-girl-pulled-from-pool-in-tempe-dies
http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/38834641/11-year-o
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          Luxury lodges to look out for in New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

With something for every interest and taste, there is a range of luxury lodges in New Zealand boasting award-winning hospitality, that will have you seeing in spring in sensational style. This winter and spring in stunning locations throughout New Zealand is a selection of gourmand experiences with top chefs, carefully curated lifestyle wellness, stylish celebrations,

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          Behind the Scenes of Cavalier Bremworth      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

MiNDFOOD takes you behind the scenes of the Cavalier Bremworth shoot, showcasing beautiful New Zealand scenery and exhibiting Cavalier Bremworth carpet in its full glory.

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          Positive: New Zealand: Government pumps another $3.9 million into electric vehicle projects      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The government [of New Zealand] is pumping another $3.9 million of co-funding into 19 projects that range from improving the range of electric camper vans to building a series of charging stations as part of its goal to get 64,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2021.
          Firefighters make progress in California but weather not promising      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Thousands of firefighters, backed by US troops and crews from as far away as Australia and New Zealand, made progress Wednesday in their battle with California’s biggest wildfire on record — but the weather forecast for the rest of the week is not promising, officials said. The wildfires have left at least nine people dead, […]

The post Firefighters make progress in California but weather not promising appeared first on RocketNews | Top News Stories From Around the Globe.


          Kids Cotton Fabric, Cartoon Yellow Blue Dinosaur On White For Boy Quilting Clothing - A Half Yard by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

4.00 USD

This fabric is a cute cotton fabric for kids. cartoon dinosaur print, 4 colors.

* Cotton fabric: 100% cotton, cute dinosaur, yellow blue white color, a bit light weight, soft. 180g/yard.
* Width 63 inch (160cm), listed for 18"X63" (45cm x 160cm). If you need one yard, I will ship 90 cmX160cm.
* Additional yardage will be cut in one continuous piece.
* Suit for sewing crafting, home decor, table runner, clothing, dress, baby clothing, baby quilting...



If you need more of the fabrics than in the listing, please convos me, I will check and quote for you including shipping fee.

Below for average airlift shipping times worldwide:
Canada: 3-5 weeks
USA: 2-4 weeks
New Zealand / australia: 3-4 weeks
Brazil: >40-60 business days, very slow.
major european countries: 3-4 weeks
eastern european countries: 3-4 weeks, up to 6 weeks max


          Bamboo Joint Kimono Cotton Fabric, Vintage Dragons Cloud On Blue Black- 1/2 yard by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

4.50 USD

This fabric is a nice cotton fabric, vintage dragons and tiger Tiger printing, 2 colors: 1 blue, 2 black background.

* cotton fabric: J100%, soft, bamboo joint texture, a bit light weight, 135g/yard.
* Width 57 inch (145cm), listed for 18"X57" (45cm x 145cm). If you need one yard, I will ship 90 cmX145cm.
* Additional yardage will be cut in one continuous piece.
* Suit for sewing crafting, kimono, table runner, curtain, clothes, sewing crafting decor


If you need more of the fabrics than in the listing, please convos me, I will check and quote for you including shipping fee.

Below for average airlift shipping times worldwide:
Canada: 3-5 weeks
USA: 2-4 weeks
New Zealand / australia: 3-4 weeks
Brazil: >40-60 business days, very slow.
major european countries: 3-4 weeks
eastern european countries: 3-4 weeks, up to 6 weeks max


          Linen Cotton Fabric, Plain Khaki Pink Blue Green Yellow Off White Red Cotton - 1/2 yard 18"X51" by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

6.00 USD

This fabric is a solid cotton fabric, a bit stretch, 9 colors: 1 light pink, 2 light blue, 3 off white, 4 yellow, 5 dark green, 6 watermelon red, 7 purplish red, 8 khaki, 9 grey.

* Fabric: 95% cotton + 5% polyester, a bit stretch, medium weight, 210g/yard.
* Width 55 inch (140cm), listed for 18"X55" (45cm x 140cm). If you need one yard, I will ship 90 cm X140cm.
* Suit for sewing crafting, home decor, clothing, lining, cushion, sewing crafting decor

If you need more of the fabrics than in the listing, please convos me, I will check and quote for you including shipping fee.

Below for average airlift shipping times worldwide:
Canada: 3-5 weeks
USA: 2-4 weeks
New Zealand / australia: 3-4 weeks
Brazil: >40-60 business days, very slow.
major european countries: 3-4 weeks
eastern european countries: 3-4 weeks, up to 6 weeks max


          Stripe Fabric/ Stripes Linen Blend Fabric/ White Blue Black Wide Stripe Linen Cotton Fabric- 1/2 yard by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

4.60 USD

This fabric is stripes linen cotton blended fabric, 3 colors: light blue, black blue, black.

* Fabric: Linen cotton blended, blue and white stripes, soft, a bit light weight, 160g/yard
* Width 43 inch (110cm), listing for 1/2 yard (110cm x 45cm), If you need one yard, I will ship 90 cmX110cm.
* Additional yardage will be cut in one continuous piece.
* Suit for nurseries, clothes, shirts, pillow cover, bag, home decor, ...

If you need more of the fabrics than in the listing, please convos me, I will check and quote for you including shipping fee.

Below for average airlift shipping times worldwide:
Canada: 3-5 weeks
USA: 2-4 weeks
New Zealand / australia: 3-4 weeks
Brazil: >40-60 business days, very slow.
major european countries: 3-4 weeks
eastern european countries: 3-4 weeks, up to 6 weeks max


          Cartoon Watermelon Cotton Fabric Watermelon Cotton Red Watermelon for Kid's - 1/2 yard by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

4.00 USD

This fabric is a cartoon cotton fabric, off white cotton with cute watermelon print, 3 styles: 1 watermelon, 2 polka dots, 3 solid.


* Cotton: 100% cotton, plain weave, medium weight, 170g/yard
* Width 63 inch (160cm), listed for 18"X63" (45cm x 160cm). If you need one yard, I will ship 90 cmX160cm.
* Additional yardage will be cut in one continuous piece.
* Suit for nurseries, clothes, baby quilting, curtain, home decor, ...

If you need more of the fabrics than in the listing, please convos me, I will check and quote for you including shipping fee.

Below for average airlift shipping times worldwide:
Canada: 3-5 weeks
USA: 2-4 weeks
New Zealand / australia: 3-4 weeks
Brazil: >40-60 business days, very slow.
major european countries: 3-4 weeks
eastern european countries: 3-4 weeks, up to 6 weeks max


          Anthropogenic fluorine accumulation in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions of New Zealand: comparison of field data with projections.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Fluorine in soils under pasture following long-term application of phosphate fertiliser in New Zealand.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          CANTERBURY TRIO NAMED IN PDRLNZ SQUAD – canterburyrugbyleague.co.nz      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
canterburyrugbyleague.co.nzPhysical Disability Rugby League New Zealand congratulate the following players selected to represent New Zealand at the 2018 Rugby League Emerging Nations World Championships in Sydney October 6th- 13th. Che Fornusek (NSW) – Captain …read more Source:: Rugby League News From Google News
          Antagonist A.D. - A.P.M.D. [Single] (2018)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          New Zealand dollar falls 1% to 28-month low      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Rugby Championship set for shake-up and Bledisloe Cup boost      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Zealand's recent dominance means the Rugby Championship is often over before it starts here in Australia.
          Anniversary Frame First Anniversary Gift Paper Gift Custom City Skyline Any City Available Personalized Couples Art 1st Anniversary Gift by DefineDesign11      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

49.00 USD

Personalized Skyline Print. Your print comes beautifully framed in a 13”h x13"w x 1.5"d solid New Zealand Pine shadow box frame. Print design measures 12”x12”. Choice of white or black frame. Want a different colored heart? Background? Would you like to see a draft?
Let me know!

Please include:
-Couples Names
-Wedding date
-City Name for Skyline
-Heart color
-Background color
-Frame Color (Black or White)
in your message when you purchase and it will be lovingly designed for you.
All prints are professionally printed on a premium matte archival Red River paper with ChromaLife100+ inks.


FOR PRINT ONLY here is the link in our shop:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/111007408/wedding-gift-city-skyline-personalized

Also available printed on a stretched canvas gallery art print, in 3 different size options, found at this listing:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/186855962/city-skyline-gallery-wrapped-stretched


Sending this as a gift? Add a greeting card with your order and we will send along a personal message for you:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/DefineDesign11?section_id=10038382


We take pride in our extremely well packaged shipments.

This work is ©definedesign11 2011 and
CANNOT BE DUPLICATED OR COPIED.
www.definedesign11.etsy.com
Colors may vary slightly.

Please contact me for wholesale orders.


          MARYLAND Map Print Valentines Day Gift FRAMED Art State of Love Maryland Wedding Gift Personalized Engagement Gift Valentines Day by DefineDesign11      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

49.00 USD

MARYLAND Map Print Personalized State of Love Art. What we like to call Conversation Heart Wall Art! This print is customized to “heart” you and your sweetie. Your print comes beautifully framed in a 13”h x13"w x 1.5"d solid New Zealand Pine shadow box frame. Print design measures 12”x12”. Choice of white or black frame. Want a different colored heart? Background? Would you like to see a draft?
Let me know!
Please include:
- Couples Names
-Wedding/Engagement date(can be removed)
- State and City name
- Heart color
- Background color
-Frame Color (Black or White)
in your message when you purchase and it will be lovingly designed for you.
All prints are professionally printed on a premium matte archival Red River paper with ChromaLife100+ inks.

All 50 US states available and DC.

Sending this as a gift? Add a greeting card with your order and we will send along a personal message for you:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/DefineDesign11?section_id=10038382

Please visit our store.This work is ©definedesign11 2011 and
CANNOT BE DUPLICATED OR COPIED.

Colors may vary slightly.


Please contact me for wholesale orders.


          Wedding Gifts Personalized FRAMED ART City Skyline Print Any City Available Unique Wedding Gift Engagement Gift Personalized Valentine Gift by DefineDesign11      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

49.00 USD

Wedding Gifts Personalized Skyline Print. This print is customized to “heart” your special day and the place wed. Your print comes beautifully framed in a 13”h x13"w x 1.5"d solid New Zealand Pine shadow box frame. Print design measures 12”x12”. Choice of white or black frame.Want a different colored heart? Background? Would you like to see a draft?
Let me know!

Please include:
-Couples name
-Wedding date
-City Name for Skyline
-Heart color
-Background color
-Frame Color - Black or White
in your message when you purchase and it will be lovingly designed for you.
All prints are professionally printed on a premium matte archival Red River paper with ChromaLife100+ inks.


FOR PRINT ONLY here is the link in our shop:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/111007408/wedding-gift-city-skyline-personalized

Also available printed on a stretched canvas gallery art print, in 3 different size options, found at this listing:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/186855962/city-skyline-gallery-wrapped-stretched


Sending this as a gift? Add a greeting card with your order and we will send along a personal message for you:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/DefineDesign11?section_id=10038382



We take pride in our extremely well packaged shipments.

This work is ©definedesign11 2011 and
CANNOT BE DUPLICATED OR COPIED.
www.definedesign11.etsy.com
Colors may vary slightly.

Please contact me for wholesale orders.


          Edi da dava and Geev de Silwa in New Zealand are now friends      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          La Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) signe un contrat pour un dispositif d'entraînement au vol NH90 de Série CAE 700MR      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
?  CAE a annoncé aujourd'hui qu'elle avait remporté un contrat de la New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) visant à fournir à la Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) un dispositif d'entraînement au vol sur hélicoptère NH90 de Série CAE 700MR. Le contrat...
          US stance on Iran not to apply to New Zealand: Gov’t      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tasnim – The Wellington government is confident the United States’ tough stance on all firms doing business with Iran will not apply to New Zealand. Having re-imposed sanctions against Iran,...
          Neil Finn on his new album with son Liam, and joining Fleetwood Mac      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

It’s often said that belonging to a band is akin to being in a family. It’s an analogy that New Zealand popmeister Neil Finn has taken to heart over the years.

For every venerated collaborative project such as Split Enz, Crowded House or 7 Worlds Collide, he’s alternately brought members of his...


          Which was the best and most successful marketing campaign in history?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
by Archie D'Cruz, Editor, Designer, Writer, Quora.com

Chances are, you’ve already fallen victim to this one. And not just once, but time and time and time again.

In fact, you’ve probably been trudging to the stores each week and paying up to 10,000 times what it’s worth…even though it’s available to you for almost free, right in your home! What’s this product I’m talking about?

Bottled water.
woman drinking bottled water

In almost all of North America, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia, it is safe to drink water straight out of the tap. (See which countries guarantee drinkable tap water).

And yet, somehow, the manufacturers of bottled water have convinced us that unspeakable things might happen if we choose to drink from the tap. So successful has this marketing campaign been that worldwide, we spend more than $150 billion a year on bottled water. In the US, bottled water has outpaced milk, coffee, juice and alcohol to sit second only to soft drinks in packaged drink sales. It is projected to be number one by 2016.

“But, but, but…” you protest, “bottled water is better! It’s fresh from the spring!”

--see if that's true at Quora.com--

          RMOW opposes Harbour Air lease amendment      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Operator says no expansion planned, will work with municipality Visiting New Zealand some decades ago, Whistlerite Jim Horner fell in love with the country. "I loved it so much ... when I got to Mount Cook we did a four-day tramp across the Fox Glacier from Mount Cook, which was a great experience," Horner recalled.…
          Futures Flat As China Charges Higher; Ruble, Lira, Kiwi Collapse      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

If yesterday global stocks largely ignored Wednesday's slump in Chinese stocks, today they are doing the mirror image, barely responding as the Shanghai Composite rebounds strongly from near 2018 lows. European shares slid while U.S. index futures were mostly flat following a positive session in Asia that saw Chinese equities shrug off the latest tariff escalation between DC and Beijing. European stock markets struggled on Thursday with trade war worries, Russia’s ruble tumbled after the United States imposed fresh sanctions on the country and Turkey’s lira dropped to a new low.

Energy majors led the drop in Europe's Stoxx 600 Index following yesterday's sharp drop in crude. European equities traded lower (Eurostoxx 50 -0.1%) with heavier underperformance in the FTSE 100 following a plethora of large cap ex-dividends, as well as the abovementioned weakness in energy names. Consumer discretionary outperforms on the back of Adidas (+8.2%) lifting the sector and supporting the DAX 30 (Unch) amid earnings.

Chinese and Hong Kong stocks pushed firmer earlier, while Japanese shares dropped. China's Shanghai Composite surged 1.8%, reversing yesterday's losses, led by technology stocks after the government set up a group led by Premier Li Keqiang to develop the sector. The news that China set up the government-sanctioned body has encouraged investors to buy tech-related shares, said Dai Ming, Shanghai- based fund manager with Hengsheng Asset Management; investors eager to bet on a rebound after earlier corrections are quite sensitive to such news.  The ChiNext Index of small-cap and technology closes 3.4% higher for best day since June 29, while six of the top gainers on MSCI China Index are tech stocks; Kingdee International +11%, ZTE Corp. H shares +8.7%, Hangzhou Hikvision +10%

Helping boost local sentiment, China’s factory inflation held up in July even as commodity prices eased, and consumer prices gained slightly more than expected: PPI rose 4.6% from a year earlier, compared with consensus estimates of 4.5%. CPI rose 2.1%, also beating fractionally consensus of a 2.0% increase.

July CPI inflation up while PPI inflation down

Early on Thursday, China’s state broadcaster said the country must counteract U.S. tariffs and that Beijing had the  confidence to protect its own interests as well as the means to do so. China had already announced additional tariffs of 25 percent on $16 billion worth of U.S. imports from fuel to autos. The tariffs will apply to billions of dollars in U.S. gasoline, diesel and other oil products, though not crude.

Elsewhere in Asia, Japan’s Nikkei slipped 0.2 percent, in part because core machinery orders fell. Shares in Mazda Motor Corp, Suzuki Motor Corp and Yamaha Motor Co also fell on news they conducted improper fuel economy and emissions tests on their vehicles. Japan will try to avert steep tariffs on its car exports and fend off U.S. demands for a free-trade agreement at talks in Washington later.

In the US, stock futures were little changed as investors awaited job and PPI data. Tesla remained in focus on reports Musk sought SoftBank money and the SEC is now looking into his tweets. Morgan Stanley added to its recent pessimism, officially turning bearish on U.S. semiconductors, saying the sector now has the poorest risk-reward ratio in three years as cyclical risks are piling up. Rite Aid will also be in the spotlight after the company and Albertsons agreed to scrap a merger that would have helped reshape the U.S. retail and health-care industries.

A decline in the MSCI Emerging Market Currency Index has stalled since the middle of the year after retracing around half of its rally from late 2016 to March 2018 according to Bloomberg data. A rebound is possible if U.S.-China trade frictions don’t escalate and the yuan recovers, said Khoon Goh, analyst at ANZ

Emerging-market currencies weakened for a second day, with Turkey’s lira and Russia’s ruble extending their slump as disputes with the U.S. deepened. As a reminder, on Wednesday, the Trump administration said it was imposing new sanctions to punish Russia for the March 4 nerve-agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the U.K., sending the ruble tumbling as low as 66.712 against the dollar, a fresh two-year low, and a 3-day drop of nearly 4%.

Turkey’s lira, bond and stocks markets were also taking a pounding after meetings between officials in Washington looked to have made little progress in mending a row over Ankara’s jailing of an American pastor. The lira touched a record low of 5.44 against the dollar, weakening some 2.5% from Wednesday’s close. There was widespread selling in the country’s bond markets and Istanbul stocks dropped 1 percent.

The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rose for the first day amid renewed geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and other countries amid continued tariff escalation: the greenback starts out on a stronger footing against emerging-market currencies before getting traction across the board, with the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rising as much as 0.2% while the yen swung into a loss as traders adjusted positions ahead of the U.S.-Japan trade discussion.

With the U.S. waging a trade war on several fronts, economists are starting to take seriously the idea that President Donald Trump could act on his preference for a weak dollar.

“While not our base case scenario, we cannot rule out a turn toward a more interventionist currency policy, particularly since the current administration has, at times, hinted at a preference for dollar weakness or objected to perceived Chinese currency manipulation,” JPM chief economist Michael Feroli said in a research note this week.

In central bank news, overnight the RBNZ kept the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75% as unanimously expected and stated that it expects to maintain OCR at this level into 2020. RBNZ repeated rates are to stay expansionary for a considerable time and the next move could be up or down, while it also stated that recent growth moderation could persist for longer. Furthermore, it lowered its forecast for OCR to 1.8% from 1.9% for both September 2019 and December 2019 and lowered TWI NZD forecast to 72.8% from 74.0%, while RBNZ Governor Orr later stated the OCR could be lowered if growth slows further.

While volumes in the major currencies remained low in spot and options markets, there was much pain for three specific currencies:

  • NewZealand's kiwi fell to $0.6641, the lowest since March 2016, and the nation’s bond yields and swap rates also declined after the RBNZ pushed back its forecast for an interest-rate increase to late 2020 and lowered its estimate for economic growth over the coming year.
  • The Russian ruble hit a two-year low after the U.S. announced new sanctions on Russia over the March 4 nerve-agent attack on a former double agent in the U.K.
  • Turkey’s lira plunged to a record low and bond yields climbed as a dispute over the detention of an American pastor dragged on and added to investor concern about double-digit inflation.

Treasuries steadied before a 30-year auction after a record, $27 billion 10-Year auction on Wednesday was easily digested by the market; Italian bonds led gains for European debt.

Oil pared some of yesterday’s drop, though held near a seven-week low after China’s decision to slap 25 percent duties on U.S. imports including petroleum products.  WTI (Unch) and Brent (Unch) are trading within the prior day’s range, with WTI futures breaching USD 67/bbl to the upside. Brent initially flip-flopped either side of USD 72/bbl before grasping a firmer footing north of the level. News flow has been light for the complex. Elsewhere gold continues to move off intraday highs of USD 1216.29 as the dollar strengthens in European trade. Copper takes a breather having surged overnight, stabilising around USD 2.765/oz.

In geopolitical news, the White House is reportedly drafting an executive order that would permit placing sanctions on foreign nationals that interfere with US elections.

Elsewhere, the Russian embassy said the new US sanctions are "draconian" and not backed by facts or evidence, while there were reports Russia may respond to the US with the use of countersanctions law.

Economic data include initial jobless claims, PPI readings, wholesale inventories. Brookfield Asset Management, Microchip are among companies reporting earnings.

Market Snapshot

  • S&P 500 futures up 0.1% at 2,857.50
  • STOXX Europe 600 down 0.2% to 388.80
  • MXAP up 0.09% to 166.99
  • MXAPJ up 0.4% to 542.21
  • Nikkei down 0.2% to 22,598.39
  • Topix down 0.3% to 1,740.16
  • Hang Seng Index up 0.9% to 28,607.30
  • Shanghai Composite up 1.8% to 2,794.38
  • Sensex up 0.4% to 38,041.61
  • Australia S&P/ASX 200 up 0.5% to 6,297.65
  • Kospi up 0.1% to 2,303.71
  • German 10Y yield fell 1.1 bps to 0.387%
  • Euro down 0.2% to $1.1585
  • Italian 10Y yield rose 4.4 bps to 2.644%
  • Spanish 10Y yield fell 0.3 bps to 1.404%
  • Brent Futures up 0.1% to $72.36/bbl
  • Gold spot down 0.2% to $1,211.40
  • U.S. Dollar Index up 0.2% to 95.28

Top Overnight News from Bloomberg

  • The trade dispute with the U.S. is causing a rift in the Chinese government, hitting a close aide to President Xi Jinping, Reuters reported, citing unidentified people close to the administration. Wang Huning’s approach is being criticized by some as excessively nationalistic and needlessly provocative to Washington, Reuters said
  • Russia threatened to retaliate for the new round of sanctions announced by the U.S., but stopped short of specific measures pending more details on the American plans. Officials said Russia may respond by imposing restrictions on trade with the U.S. under a law passed earlier this year in response to an earlier wave of restrictions
  • China’s factory inflation held up in July even as commodity prices eased, and consumer prices gained slightly more than expected. The producer price index rose 4.6 percent from a year earlier, compared with the projected 4.5 percent rise seen in a Bloomberg survey. The consumer price index rose 2.1 percent, the statistics bureau said, versus the forecast 2 percent increase
  • A Turkish delegation to Washington refused to commit to releasing the American pastor Andrew Brunson, as both sides sought a way out of an escalating feud, a U.S. official said
  • Oil held a loss near a seven-week low as China vowed to retaliate against the U.S. administration’s latest tariffs, raising trade tensions between the world’s two biggest economies
  • The U.K. housing market remained listless in July as Brexit uncertainty intensified and Britons braced ahead of the BOE’s Aug. 2 interest-rate increase, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • China confirmed that it will impose 25 percent tariffs on an additional $16 billion worth of imports from the U.S. from Aug. 23, matching an earlier move from Washington in another ratchet higher for the trade war between the two nations

Asian equity markets were eventually mostly higher after bourses recovered from the initial trade-related losses  triggered by China’s retaliation announcement of 25% tariffs on USD 16bln of US goods. This initially weighed across the region with underperformance in the Nikkei 225 (-0.2%) after disappointing Machine Orders which declined at the fastest pace YTD and as automakers reeled from fresh reports of improper testing. ASX 200 (+0.5%) was also subdued at the open with Australia’s energy sector dragged by a slump in crude, although the index then recovered amid strength in the largest weighted financials sector with Suncorp underpinned by a deal to sell its Australia life insurance unit and after it declared a special dividend. Elsewhere, both Hang Seng (+0.9%) and Shanghai Comp. (+1.8%) opened negative on the trade tensions, but then rebounded with a vengeance alongside a broad recovery in the region and after Chinese inflation data topped estimates to suggest stronger than anticipated activity. Finally, 10yr JGBs were flat amid a lack of drivers and choppy sentiment in the region, while the 30yr auction also failed to spur demand with all metrics weaker than prior.

Top Asian News

  • China’s Key Tasks Suggest CDRs Are Slipping Down Priority List
  • Philippines Delivers 50 Basis-Point Rate Hike in Aggressive Move
  • China Tech Shares Surge as Govt Sets up Body to Develop Industry

European equities trade flat-to-lower (Eurostoxx 50 unch) with heavier underperformance in the FTSE 100 following a plethora of large cap ex-dividends. Softer oil prices also weigh on index’s energy giants while the sector as a whole lags. Consumer discretionary outperforms on the back of Adidas (+8.2%) lifting the sector and supporting the DAX 30 (Unch) amid earnings. Of note: Deutsche Bank upgraded the European auto sector to overweight from benchmark, while the firm downgraded European pharma and consumer staples.

Top European News

  • Italian Bond Roller Coaster May Just Be Approaching Its Zenith
  • Italy’s Conte Sees 5 Yrs to Complete Flat Tax, Citizen’s Income
  • Di Maio Vows Italy to Use Tough Tactics in EU Budget Battle
  • TUI’s Slowing Sales Show Europeans Have Had Enough of the Sun

In currencies, NZD was by far the biggest G10 loser as the RBNZ tweaked OCR rate projections out to the end of next year and stressed that a hike is firmly off the table given increased risks of a cut. The Kiwi has nosedived in response and further on dovish comments from deputy Governor McDermott to test support around 0.6650 vs its US counterpart and 1.1175 vs its AUD antipodean peer, which is holding up better with the YUAN in wake of stronger than expected Chinese CPI and PPI data overnight (Aud/Usd between 0.7415-55). TRY/RUB - Bringing up the rear again in the EM area, as US sanctions continue to bite and investors take flight, while the Rouble is also losing more ground due to ongoing weakness in oil prices. Usd/Try is just off a new all time high circa 5.4475 and Usd/Rub a fresh ytd peak around 66.7100. GBP/EUR - Broad risk aversion due to ongoing global trade and diplomatic spats from the US to China, EU, Turkey, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Canada, plus heightened risks of a no deal Brexit continue to take their toll on Sterling and the single currency to varying degrees. Indeed, Cable has fallen again and through 1.2850 for what seems to be daily 2018 lows, but Eur/Gbp is not extending too much further above 0.9000, for now, as the single currency also fails to maintain gains over 1.1600 vs the Greenback ahead of key technical resistance levels.

In commodities, WTI (Unch) and Brent (Unch) are trading within the prior day’s range, with WTI futures breaching USD 67/bbl to the upside. Brent initially flip-flopped either side of USD 72/bbl before grasping a firmer footing north of the level. News flow has been light for the complex. Elsewhere gold continues to move off intraday highs of USD 1216.29 as the dollar strengthens in European trade. Copper takes a breather having surged overnight, stabilising around USD 2.765/oz.

Looking at the day ahead, in Europe the ECB will publish the latest economic bulletin. In the US, we get the July core PPI report (0.2% mom and 2.8% yoy expected) along with final June wholesale inventories data and the latest weekly initial jobless claims data. Merck and Adidas will also report earnings.

US Event Calendar

  • 8:30am: Initial Jobless Claims, est. 220,000, prior 218,000
  • 8:30am: Continuing Claims, est. 1.73m, prior 1.72m
  • 8:30am: PPI Final Demand MoM, est. 0.2%, prior 0.3%; PPI Ex Food and Energy MoM, est. 0.2%, prior 0.3%;
    • PPI Final Demand YoY, est. 3.4%, prior 3.4%; PPI Ex Food and Energy YoY, est. 2.8%, prior 2.8%
  • 8:45am: Bloomberg Aug. United States Economic Survey
  • 9:45am: Bloomberg Consumer Comfort, prior 58.6
  • 10am: Wholesale Inventories MoM, est. 0.0%, prior 0.0%; Wholesale Trade Sales MoM, est. 0.2%, prior 2.5%

DB's Jim Reid concludes the overnight wrap

A look at the S&P 500 (-0.03%) last night suggests a pretty quiet day. Indeed the intraday range of 0.33% was the 3rd smallest this year. However there were actually some interesting stories floating around as trade continued to be a hot topic, WTI Oil falling -3.22%, Italy seeing a bullish morning but a bearish afternoon on the budget debate, Sterling down -0.44% to a fresh 12 month low against the dollar, Turkey reversing Tuesday’s gains and Russia after a bad day then seeing fresh US sanctions imposed after the close.

Starting with trade, following yesterday’s confirmation by the US that it will impose 25% tariffs on an additional $16bn worth of Chinese goods from August 23rd, China quickly responded with confirmation that it will impose 25% tariff on $16bn worth of US imports from the same date. The list of impacted US goods includes fuel products, autos and medical equipment but excludes bigger ticket items like crude oil and large aircraft. Nonetheless, trade tension concerns coupled with a smaller than expected decline in US crude inventories from the latest EIA data saw WTI oil down to the lowest in c7 weeks (-3.22%).

Moving onto equities, the S&P fluctuated before a late decline to close broadly flat as stronger tech and financial stocks were offset by energy and consumer staples. Notably the Nasdaq edged up for the seventh consecutive day (+0.06%), matching its streak in early March. Back in Europe, bourses were broadly weaker, impacted by trade tensions and weaker health care stocks (-0.78%) as Danish drugmakers Novo Nordisk and H. Lundbeck fell -6.1% and -14.3%, respectively following disappointing trading updates. Across the region the Stoxx 600 (-0.20%) and DAX (-0.12%) nudged lower while the FTSE rose +0.75%, partly aided by the lower Sterling.

This morning in Asia, markets are trading mixed with China’s CSI300 leading the gains (+2.42%) along with the Hang Seng (+0.88%), in part boosted by news that regulators (CSRC) plans to further open the domestic market to  foreigners. The Nikkei (-0.28%) and Kospi (-0.26%) are down modestly as we type. Datawise China's July CPI rose 0.2ppt mom to an above market print of 2.1% (vs. 2.0% expected) while the decline in PPI growth was less than expected at 4.6% yoy (vs. 4.5%). Meanwhile the Yen is c0.2% stronger ahead of trade talks between Japan and the US today at Washington while the New Zealand kiwi dollar is down to a 2yr low (-1.1%) after the central bank pushed back its forecast for an interestrate hike to late 2020.

In government bonds yesterday core 10y yields were down c1bp (Bunds -1bp; Gilts -1.3bp; Treasuries -1.3bp) while treasuries also firmed despite absorbing a record $26bn auction yesterday, matching its previous record set in 2009. Notably yields on 10y BTPs swung within a 10bp range as it initially rallied following Italian Finance Minister Tria’s reassuring comments where he noted that the introduction of a “flat tax” would be done in stages while PM Conte also confirmed he wants to see the measures introduced “progressively”. However gains were later reversed as the leader of the 5SM Party Di Maio noted the plans to cut taxes and introduce citizen’s income should be brought in “immediately” in the 2019 budget and if the EU changed the way the deficit was calculated, then his plans can be accommodated. By the end of day, yields on 10y BTPs ended +4.3bp higher.

Moving onto currencies, the US dollar index dipped -0.10% while Sterling weakened to the lowest since August 2017 (-0.44%). DB’s Oliver Harvey believes part of the recent weakness could be due to corporates preparing for a hard Brexit or markets giving more importance to the current account deficit in the absence of any major news. Meanwhile the Russian ruble tumbled -3.24% yesterday to the lowest since November 2016. The pressure on the ruble started after Russia’s Kommersant newspaper published the full text of a US bill seeking “crushing sanctions” on Russia for election meddling. Losses then accelerated as the US announced new sanctions on Russia for the March 4 nerve agent attack in the UK. Bloomberg noted the latter sanctions will begin from Aug. 22 and will limit exports to Russia of US goods and sensitive technology. Elsewhere the Turkish Lira resumed its decline (-0.96%) yesterday.

As for the limited data releases from yesterday, in the US, the MBA’s new purchase mortgage applications index fell 2.0% last week but the four-week average was still up a modest 0.6% yoy. In France, the July Bank of France industry sentiment index was steady mom and in line with expectations at 101. Meanwhile Spain’s June industrial output fell more than expected to -0.6% mom (vs. -0.2%), leaving annual growth at a modest 0.5% yoy.

Looking at the day ahead, in Europe the ECB will publish the latest economic bulletin. In the US, we get the July core PPI report (0.2% mom and 2.8% yoy expected) along with final June wholesale inventories data and the latest weekly initial jobless claims data. Merck and Adidas will also report earnings.


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          Site Supervisor - Telecommunications Infrastructure (Kerikeri, AUK, NZ, 0352)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The job
To support the delivery of our Chorus UFB 2 project we are seeking an experienced Site Supervisor to lead our self-perform crew in Kerkeri, Kaitaia and Kaikohe over the next 4 years. To succeed in this role you will have strong hands-on leadership skills, the ability to motivate and drive your team to meet their goals and good administration capabilities.
The People
Your colleagues in UFB2 are a vastly experienced group of telecommunications construction professionals with a track record of success in delivering notable broadband projects in New Zealand, including Chorus UFB1, UFF UFB1 and NDA.
The Company
Formerly known as Transfield, Broadspectrum are now owned by the global infrastructure services company Ferrovial. We are one of the biggest providers of telecommunications infrastructure services in New Zealand and have a number of other major projects which deliver construction, maintenance and provisioning of fibre and copper networks in New Zealand. 
Skills & Experience
Experience in team-leadership and the ability to build team spirit
A minimum of 3 years’ experience in site supervision roles in the telecommunications or civil construction industry
Familiarity with civil installation techniques ideally in telecommunications, water or power
Ability to build strong working relationships and influence both internal stakeholders and the client
Good site administrations skills including staying on top of time-sheeting
Qualifications and requirements
Valid full New Zealand driver licence (able to drive a manual vehicle).
Strong knowledge of and commitment to site-based Health and Safety
This role requires travel across the region.
How to apply
Please click on apply now.
Short-listed candidates must be prepared to undergo a pre-employment medical, which includes a drug and alcohol test and a Ministry of Justice check.

 

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing Diversity and Creating Inclusion is a key component of our Talent Management Strategy. The creation of a Diverse and Inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success, creating a high-performance business.
 
Position Reference Number: 100513 
 
 
 

 

 


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Her incredible debut EP Make My Bed was released in June via Mark Ronson's Zelig Records (out now through Sony Music Australia) as the label's first release. Featuring exquisite new single 'Talia' which has been streamed over 14 million times worldwide to date and an additional three, previously unheard tracks, Make My Bed is an incredible insight into what we can expect from pop's exciting new artist.

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          FMA not keen to embed supervisors in banks like its Aussie counterpart, but sees logic of prudential regulators - IE the Reserve Bank - doing so      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Rob Everett & Adrian Orr probe banks, by Jacky Carpenter.

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is sceptical about embedding its supervisory staff in the country’s big banks, as Australia’s corporate regulator has been given the power to do.

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is receiving extra funding to temporarily base teams of up to 20 staff in Westpac, BNZ's parent National Australia Bank, ASB's parent Commonwealth Bank of Australia, ANZ and AMP.

FMA CEO Rob Everett admits he hasn’t given the approach a whole lot of thought in the New Zealand context, but believes there’s a risk supervisors “go native” once they settle into large organisations.

“I know it sounds funny, but you put people into a large organisation full of well-meaning, nice people - I think you are really at risk of them starting to drink the Kool-Aid,” he says, speaking to media at a briefing on the regulator’s 2017/18 Annual Corporate Plan.

“I’m a bit sceptical as to whether people really behave the way they truly mean to behave when they have someone sitting in the office next door who’s a regulator.”

Furthermore, he says the FMA isn’t big enough to embed staff in financial institutions. Rather it is best placed to keep conducting thematic reviews, like the one it’s doing on commissions paid to advisers who sell life insurance.

“Having said that, certainly the US prudential regulators have been doing it forever. The Federal Reserve has 30, 40, 50 people in some of the big US banks,” he says.

“Particularly around the prudential space, I can see some logic about having people permanently in the building.”

The Reserve Bank (RBNZ) is the prudential supervisor of banks and insurance companies in New Zealand.

A change in thinking from the anti-intrusion RBNZ?

While the RBNZ and FMA are visiting banks around the country as a part of their conduct and culture review prompted by Australia’s royal commission inquiry into financial services, the RBNZ has in the past been opposed to on-site visits, let alone embedding staff in organisations.

On-site visits didn’t even feature in an issues paper the RBNZ released in March last year on its review of the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010.

At the time, the RBNZ’s head of prudential supervision, Toby Fiennes, stressed in an interview with interest.co.nz the importance of the regulator not becoming as “intrusive” as others around the world.

Despite recommendations by the International Monetary Fund, Fiennes said: “We have always had a philosophical approach that’s sceptical of the value of detailed on-site checking. It’s resource intensive and equally importantly, it can take away from responsibly of management and directors to do their own due diligence.”

Fiennes raised another point about on-site checks in a speech he delivered in 2014: "We believe this can give rise to moral hazard. Detailed on-site inspections reduce the incentives on management, as well as increasing the possibility that a failure will be seen as a 'supervisory failure' and therefore make government bail-out more likely.”

Nonetheless, making reference to the current review, Everett says the RBNZ is starting to work more closely with the FMA, and is taking a greater interest in conduct and behavioural issues.

Interest.co.nz’s Gareth Vaughan shared his observations on the shift in this piece, as did Jenée Tibshareny on Newshub Nation’s panel.  

Conduct review sees FMA defer other work

Coming back to the FMA, its director of regulation, Liam Mason, says the “mood” in Australia had “evolved quite quickly” to the point the FMA and RBNZ had to do a conduct and culture review “to maintain trust in New Zealand”.

Everett isn’t sure how much the Royal Commission has uncovered that Australian regulators didn’t already know about.

However he says, “What it did was put it very dramatically altogether out in the public domain such that I think pushed that tipping point of people saying, ‘Gee this is worse than we thought it was’.”

While the enormity of the review has required the FMA to defer a reasonable amount of its work (related to its thematic reviews and “fact finding” requested by the IMF), Everett says it’s worth it.

“We’ve got some real leverage here to go in and have really detailed inspections and conversations that might have taken us quite a long time to do without the burning platform that the Australian royal commission created.”

Cutting through the spin

Everett says one of the challenges with the FMA/RBNZ’s review is getting genuine responses from banks.

“Because frankly, they all start to look the same. They’re all using the same consultants, they’re all using the same law firms - that stuff all begins to look pretty homogenous…

“It’s actually the reality of what’s happening that’s key.”

Mason hopes that talking to frontline staff, mid-management and senior executives will help paint a clearer picture of what’s going on.

He also hopes getting to different parts of the country, where “subcultures” may form, will help, as will talking to unions that tend to provide a “slightly less filtered view”.

Everett notes the low level of complaints from consumers and whistle-blowers within organisations.

He says this could reflect a cultural willingness to accept bad behaviour, as well as a lack of understanding around where people can go to complain.

He believes giving people a “clearer and easier avenue to have a right old gripe about what they’ve experienced” is necessary, but doesn’t see need for the four financial services dispute resolutions bodies to combine.

The Citizens Advice Bureau and Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman have called for an amalgamation of the bodies - some of which compete for membership.

But the Government has taken the matter off the table as it’s introduced the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill to Parliament.

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          The red meat sector is changing fast, as fast as its trading environment. Allan Barber assesses whether they are keeping up with all the transitions going on around them      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

By Allan Barber

Since I attended the 2016 conference, having missed last year’s, several things have changed considerably: two years ago Donald Trump wasn’t President, Silver Fern Farms hadn’t concluded its capital raising with a Chinese investor, alternative proteins and non-meat burgers weren’t on the industry’s radar and there was little recognition of the need for a Red Meat Story.

This year the conference programme acknowledged these changes by focusing on disruption to global trade, the China influence, heightened consumer expectations, the effects of the digital revolution and the importance of building consumer trust by telling our story about product provenance, traceability and environmental credibility. The conference was very well attended by farmers, processors and service providers, all of whom were optimistic about meeting the challenges ahead of an industry which has faced many different threats to its survival in the past 140 years.

 The conference’s first session set the scene domestically and internationally with political commentator Colin James giving his perceptive insight into the outlook up to and beyond the next election and trade negotiator Vangelis Vitalis’s unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities presented by growing protectionism and free trade agreements. James noted the disproportionate influence in government of NZ First and the Greens with the former needing to tread a fine line between differentiating itself without being disruptive, while the latter’s tension between social and environmental issues could result in internal conflict.

Vitalis emphasised the stability of trade rules since the Uruguay round in 1995 which are now starting to fray under threat from global trade wars, notably between the USA and China and the uncertainty of Britain’s relationship with the EU after Brexit. He expressed serious concern about the possibility of New Zealand being caught in the crossfire, especially because exporters are more important to employment and the economy than non-exporters. On balance his view is the future is still bright, citing the opportunities arising from the CPTPP, scheduled to be signed in November and to take effect early next year, and other free trade agreements, but there will be bumps in the road with agriculture at risk.

Primary Industry Council chair Lain Jager talked about the importance of ruminant proteins which contribute nearly 30% of global protein supply. The outlook is good because the world will need more protein to feed its growing population and, as a result, the volume of ruminant protein will also grow, but sustainability will be an essential requirement.

Rabobank China specialist Tim Hunt described the opportunity and complexity presented by that fast growing market, underlined by the rate of increase in New Zealand's exports in the decade since the FTA was concluded, moving from 5% to 20% year on year. China is resource poor, notably in the low area of arable land and amount of fresh water, while it still remembers times of embargo, famine and mismanagement of resources. Therefore it has concerns about food safety and quality, but must decide which products to supply internally or to import.

Strategically, staples which it believes it must source domestically include wheat, rice and corn, while dairy and beef are not considered strategic and slow growth in internal production will mean supply constraints will be offset by imports. Import growth in beef is estimated at 24% per annum, while sheepmeat will also grow strongly, particularly via e-commerce. As shown by dairy and infant formula, first mover advantage is considerable and can be achieved by building brand recognition through a combination of provenance, adding value and choice of the right Chinese partner.

The day’s second session covered the notion of disruption and how to adapt to a fast-changing world. Productivity Commissioner Murray Sherwin talked about the need, both political and environmental, to move to a stable and credible low-emissions economy by means of emissions policy, legislation and institutions, regulation and policy, and innovation and investment. He drew a distinction between long and short lived gases, the first requiring net zero inflows compared with the second, like methane, which should ideally balance outflow and inflow. Methane is different from other gases and should therefore be treated differently, when setting the appropriate emission charge, although accurate on-farm measurement presents a challenge.

Kaila Colbin, a climate project ambassador who has trained with Al Gore, a director of ChristchurchNZ and an expert in exponential technologies, introduced the conference to the law of accelerating returns across a range of technologies, the principle of exponential growth which our brains are not wired to understand, and the fact it is impossible to predict the future from the past. She illustrated these with the examples of the exponential reduction in cost of LED lighting which has made indoor farming 100 times more profitable and the downward cost curve of producing alternative protein meat which still has some way to fall.

The last presentation was by Mahyar Osanlouy, a research scientist and blockchain expert, who told the conference about the potential to create provenance and consumer trust by the use of blockchain technology which can provide a totally secure shared transaction ledger providing guaranteed traceability and customer visibility. It sounds to me like a solution to the unreliability of NAIT.

A well designed conference reinforced by stimulating presentations!


          The Reserve Bank surprised financial markets by saying it does not expect the next OCR move to be until 2020, but why has Governor Orr suddenly become so much more dovish?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

It is probably fair to say Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr surprised a lot of people on Thursday morning.

The Kiwi dollar fell to a near two year low and after the release of the Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) and bank economists detailed their shock in economic notes. The dollar dropped 100 basis points, and at the time of writing was at US66.84 cents. Wholesale swap rates also tumbled, down about 10 basis points across the rate curve. 

The main theme coming through in the hours after the MPS was released was that it was a “dovish statement.”

“We expect to keep the OCR [Official Cash Rate] at this level [1.75%] through 2019 and into 2020, longer than we projected in our May Statement,” Orr said.

The reason for the surprise and the sizeable drop in the currency was because this is a significant shift in timing.

In May, the Reserve Bank was forecasting the OCR would rise in September 2019. Orr had pushed back the timing of the hike by one quarter, compared to November’s MPS.

On Thursday, Orr had pushed out his expectations for an OCR change by an entire year.

This goes much further than all the major bank economists’ forecast.

“We had expected the RBNZ to sound a little more ‘dovish’ in the statement – but in the end, the RBNZ was considerably softer in its outlook for inflation and interest rates,” ASB said in a research note.

“We are surprised by the degree of reaction from the RBNZ today,” Westpac Senior Economist Michael Gordon said after the MPS was released.

So what’s behind the Governor’s much more dovish stance?

“The difference is we see [the OCR] being lower for longer,” Orr told the MPS media conference.

“The recent slower economic growth gives us more confidence that there is no immediate capacity pressure leading to the rising inflation.”

Economic growth has slowed recently, the MPS says. Annual GDP growth was 2.7% in the March 2018 quarter, down from over 4% in mid-2016.

August's MPS forecasts the economy to grow at 2.8% over the coming year - that's 0.5% lower than its estimates in May's MPS.

Growth estimates vary between forecasters, but there is a general consensus the New Zealand economy has shifted down a gear.

Orr says economic growth is expected to pick up to above trend levels in 2019, but there are two major reasons for this.

“Fiscal and monetary stimulus underpin this growth outlook,” Orr says.

Simply put, keeping the OCR “lower for longer” while the Government is putting money back into people’s back pockets through the Families Package is expected to keep growth humming along.

“The OCR setting is based on how we see the economy evolving and part of that is the Government’s investment intentions,” Orr says.

A sugar hit

This does not sit well with National’s Finance Spokeswoman Amy Adams, who says this is simply masking the underlying picture of the economy.

“The Minister of Finance has talked repeatedly about building a productive and sustainable economy; if your growth is only held up by Government spending, that is nether productive nor sustainable.”

She says having both monetary and fiscal policy being so stimulatory does nothing to support an actual increase in productivity of the real economy.

“It’s a sugar hit, it isn’t truly sustainable growth in the economy.”

Meanwhile, Orr has yet again made it clear he thinks the next OCR move “could be up or down.”

“We believe the risks [to the economy] are balanced, hence the ‘up or down’ next move on the OCR,” Orr says.

He says the upside risks to the OCR is inflation, and inflation expectations, which “could get away quicker than we project.”

The challenge in this area, he says, is margin pressures in business that could be passed on into higher prices which could, in turn, lead to higher inflation.

On the downside risks – “we’re well aware of business confidence levels being low.”

But he says the Central Bank spends more time focusing on the firms’ own activity, which in the most recent ANZ data was at the lowest levels since the Global Financial Crisis.

Because of this, the Reserve Bank has a “more muted investment cycle projected, but our growth could take longer to pick up than what we project through that side.”

A 'stridently dovish' RBNZ 'shocks & Orrs'

In his note on the MPS, entitled RBNZ Stridently Dovish, BNZ Head of Research Stephen Toplis said the new Orr-led regime has revealed its spots.

"The question going into it [the MPS] was would the Governor be more concerned about the weakening growth indicators or would he be more bothered by the upward trend in both core and headline inflation? The answer is now there for all to see - weak growth won the day. Inflation forecasts were, on balance, little changed but this was not enough to prevent the RBNZ lowering its interest rate track," said Toplis.

"The scenario analysis in the MPS also reveals the [Reserve] Bank’s dovish biases. Under the Bank’s higher inflation scenario it raises the cash rate by 50 basis points more than its central scenario. However, was growth to surprise on the downside, the door is open to a 100 basis point cut."

"Ultimately, we think the Bank is going to get both of these outcomes – namely lower growth and higher inflation. However, the Bank has low-balled its near-term growth forecasts so any downside surprise is unlikely to show up until calendar 2019. Indeed, near term we see upside risks to both the Bank’s growth and inflation forecasts. Consequently, we think there is little chance that the data will give markets the chance, near term, to price in a full 25 basis point cut," Toplis added.

"We have been warning for some time that we might need to delay our first rate hike prediction so we are, today, taking the opportunity to formally push back our forecast first rate hike to August 2019 from May 2019. We have also lowered the peak in our interest rate track to 2.75% from 3.00%."

And in his note entitled Shock and Orr, Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr said the main message from the Reserve Bank was one of heightened uncertainty, with downside risks prevailing. Kiwibank's economists have pushed out their expectations for an OCR increase to May 2020, from Aug 2019.

"The Governor continued to deliver a positive feel during the media conference, but the numbers in the MPS are blatantly dovish. It’s time to watch, worry and wait," said Kerr.

"The big news here is the reaction is financial markets to the dovish signals. The Kiwi dropped over 1% to $0.6680 against the Greenback. The two-year swap rate dropped 6 basis points immediately, to ~2.055%, at time of writing. Orr noted he was 'very pleased with the performance of the currency. It’s as close to fair value as it gets.' Along with our change in OCR forecast, pushing it out a few months, we have lowered or swap rate forecasts and Kiwi dollar forecasts."

"The Kiwi looks like an endangered species, and we see the bird hitting 0.65c by year end, down from 69c previous forecast, and 63c in mid-2019, down from 67c. So we forecast the Kiwi moving in the same direction, down, but now much lower. Our rate forecasts are also lower, and curve outlook steeper, despite today’s awkward move," Kerr added.


          ANZ Chief Economist Sharon Zollner looks at the detail of the country's slumping business confidence and what this might mean for the economy       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

By Sharon Zollner* 

Is New Zealand facing another winter of discontent? 

July’s ANZ Business Outlook shows business confidence in the land of the long white cloud continues to fall, with firms’ view of their own activity now at its lowest point since May 2009.

"We might just succeed in talking ourselves into a hole.”

The question then is will the marked decline derail near-term GDP growth?

The answer (inevitably) is ‘it depends’.

Three things matter: the cause, the context, and how sustained it is.

 Let’s take a closer look at some of the episodes above.

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Of these instances, the 2000 ‘winter of discontent’ appears the most similar to today. The economy had rocketed out of recession but lost its mojo with the change of policy direction.

The effects were real – firms delayed hiring and investing – but growth bounced back aggressively after bottoming out around 1 per cent.

There are some key differences from today. Then, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand cut the official cash rate by 175 basis points (a move which was quickly reversed). It was also much earlier in the economic cycle.

Today the economy is grappling with late-cycle challenges: capacity constraints, labour shortages, rising costs and a softening housing market to boot.

While monetary policy is still stimulatory, rate cuts are not on the agenda.

In these circumstances, we might just succeed in talking ourselves into a hole.

At the very least it increases the economy’s vulnerability to a traditional ‘exogenous’ shock - for instance, to our terms of trade or global liquidity.

But left well enough alone, the economy can still muddle through.

On ice?

Elsewhere, commercial property building intentions in the ANZBO survey continue to fall out of bed.

It’s consistent with anecdotes the pipeline for large-scale commercial construction is drying up rapidly – and, notably, not consistent with recent forecasts in the National Construction Pipeline Report 2018 that non-residential construction will grow 5 per cent over the next year.

On the consumer front the mood is still pretty upbeat, at least according to the ANZ Roy Morgan consumer confidence survey. Respondents say it’s a great time to buy a major household item. But retailers are nonetheless the least confident sector in our ANZ Business Outlook survey.

Possible reasons for the disjoint? Strong competition, the shift to online spending and anticipated higher wage bills spring to mind. It does make one wonder how the sector will fare when consumers do inevitably pull their heads in.

As good as a holiday

It used to be that how busy firms said they were was an excellent predictor of core non-tradable inflation nine months down the track. That changed abruptly in the last recession.

So is the New Zealand inflation model broken?  Or has it just changed?

The impact is perhaps a little slower, certainly a lot smaller, but over this cycle the state of the economy has still mattered for trends in inflation, as theory would predict. Just as well, given the RBNZ certainly still assumes that’s the case.

The above chart suggests pretty steady core inflation going forward. However, cost-push factors such as mandated increases in the minimum wage and a lift in imported oil prices are set to see overall CPI inflation lift.

But because it’s due largely to transitory factors, while at the same time near-term growth is looking wobblier, ANZ Research’s view is the RBNZ will stay on hold - and continue to forecast no change in monetary policy settings for some time yet.


*Sharon Zollner is Chief Economist, ANZ NZ. This article first appeared on the ANZ BlueNotes website here, and is used with permission. The views and opinions expressed in this communication are those of the author and may not necessarily state or reflect those of ANZ.


          Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%; Governor now says next move won't occur till 2020; still sees next move as either up or down      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

By David Hargreaves

Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr now says the next official interest rate move will not be till 2020 - after earlier forecasting it would be next year.

Orr is still saying the next move could be either up or down.

The Kiwi dollar dropped after the 'dovish' announcement from the Governor, from about US67.5 just before the announcement to 67.1c shortly after. Then it continued to slide during Thursday to well under 67c.

As expected, the Official Cash Rate was left unchanged on Thursday at 1.75%, where it has now been since October 2016.

The bank's latest Monetary Policy Statement indicates that the timing of the next move in the OCR has been shifted by a whole year since the last MPS in May.

The first forecast rise in the OCR is now forecast to occur in September 2020, compared with September 2019 in the last statement.

CPI inflation is now tipped to be somewhat stronger through the rest of this year, while GDP growth is forecast to be somewhat slower.

However, the bank's GDP forecasts for next year are rather stronger than those in the May MPS and are pointing to 0.9% quarterly increases after the first quarter of 2019 and through the rest of the year.

Given recent low business confidence figures and indications of future activity, the RBNZ's forecasts for growing GDP next year are likely to be seen as surprising and may strike some credibility problems in a market that is seeing slowing GDP growth ahead.

Orr concedes that "risks remain" to the bank's central forecast.

"The recent moderation in growth could last longer. Low business confidence can affect employment and investment decisions.

"Conversely, there is a chance that inflation could increase faster if cost pressures can pass through into higher prices and impact inflation expectations."

This is Orr's statement:

The Official Cash Rate (OCR) remains at 1.75 percent. We expect to keep the OCR at this level through 2019 and into 2020, longer than we projected in our May Statement. The direction of our next OCR move could be up or down.

While recent economic growth has moderated, we expect it to pick up pace over the rest of this year and be maintained through 2019.

Robust global growth and a lower New Zealand dollar exchange rate will support export earnings. At home, capacity and labour constraints promote business investment, supported by low interest rates. Government spending and investment is also set to rise, while residential construction and household spending remain solid.

The labour market has tightened over the past year and employment is roughly around its maximum sustainable level. We expect the unemployment rate to decline modestly from its current level.

There are welcome early signs of core inflation rising. Inflation will increase towards 2 percent over the projection period as capacity pressures bite. This path may be bumpy however, with one-off price changes from global oil prices, a lower exchange rate, and announced petrol excise tax rises expected. We will look through this volatility as appropriate, and only respond to any persistent movements in inflation.

Risks remain to our central forecast. The recent moderation in growth could last longer. Low business confidence can affect employment and investment decisions. Conversely, there is a chance that inflation could increase faster if cost pressures can pass through into higher prices and impact inflation expectations.

We will keep the OCR at an expansionary level for a considerable period to contribute to maximising sustainable employment, and maintaining low and stable inflation.


          Air cargo growth fades; Canada building permits fall; China hits more US goods with tariffs; most emerging markets struggling; UST 10yr at 2.97%; oil drops, gold rises; NZ$1 = 67.6 USc; TWI-5 = 71.1      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Here's our summary of key events overnight that affect New Zealand, with news trade trends are changing but not always in the way you might expect.

Firstly, growth seems to be fading in the aircargo markets. The uptrend is now modest and the June slowing may have got a help from a strike in Japan, but all the same the slowing was happening anyway. Weakest growth is in the Asia/Pacific region; strongest growth is in North America. But things are not so slow in the ship markets; the Baltic Dry Index is now at a four year high. This index is now six times higher than when it hit its record low in February 2016.

In Canada, the value of building permits unexpectedly dropped by -2.3% in June from May on weakness in the residential sector, especially for multi-family dwelling blocks.

As promised, China has moved forward to impose tariffs of 25% on US$16 bln worth of additional American imports from fuel and steel products to cars and medical equipment, all in response to the American escalation.

Meanwhile China's trade surplus shrank in July from June as it bought more from the rest of the world, but China's exports surged more than expected despite those new American tariffs. Its closely watched surplus with the United States dropped somewhat from its record high.

And here is a rundown of what is happening in some key emerging markets that are the most vulnerable to the trade wars. Russia is watching its currency sharply depreciate and inflation rise. Turkey is facing similar stress. Indonesia is rising, posting its best growth figures in more than ten years. Argentina is in the grip of strikes and its currency is tanking. But a bumper wheat crop may save them if they can get it to market.

In Australia, they are moving to complete a new free trade agreement with India, one that may set standards for us. Fonterra is also leading us into more trade with India.

The UST 10yr yield is unchanged at 2.97%. Their 2-10 curve has slipped to +29 bps. The Chinese 10yr is at 3.53% (up +3 bps) while the New Zealand equivalent is now just over 2.78%, up +1 bp.

Gold is up +US$4 in New York and now a just on US$1,213/oz.

US oil prices have slumped today, down more than -US$2/bbl and are now under US$67/bbl. The Brent benchmark is now just over US$72/bbl. The slide comes as US petrol stocks rose far more than expected, and international trading relationships seem to moving into a time of turmoil.

The Kiwi dollar is starting today firmer at 67.6 USc. On the cross rates we are little changed at 90.8 AUc, and at 58.2 euro cents. That puts the TWI-5 at 71.1.

Bitcoin is now at US$6,252 and sharply lower by almost -12% from this time yesterday. Confidence is still leaking after the US SEC again delayed issuing its bitcoin EFT decision. We track this rate daily in the interactive chart below.

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          Life insurer accused of mis-selling to Aboriginal people sidesteps questions about its rapid growth in New Zealand       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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By Jenée Tibshraeny

One of the latest companies to get a Reserve Bank licence to sell life insurance in New Zealand isn’t keen to talk about its “impressive growth”, as its parent comes under fire for using appalling sales tactics targeting Aboriginal people in Australia.

Momentum Life - a subsidiary of the private Sydney-based company BlueInc Group - entered the New Zealand market in April 2016.

It sold products underwritten by Fidelity Life until it received a Reserve Bank licence in March to underwrite its own products. It currently sells life insurance, funeral and accident cover.

In a press release sent out in March, it highlighted the “impressive growth” it had experienced.

Momentum Life said it accounted for over 60% of the new “guaranteed life insurance business” sold in New Zealand in 2017.

Asked by interest.co.nz to verify the source of this figure, it referenced data collected by the Financial Services Council. 

Interest.co.nz understands Momentum Life's entrance to the market has taken a big bite out of the sizeable market share Cigna had in the new guaranteed life business space. This is despite Cigna's head of sales and marketing, Suzanne de Geus, clarifying that Cigna has still been increasing its sales of this type of product year-on-year. 

Asked how it managed to secure so much new business in a short space of time, Momentum Life attributed its success to:

  1. Its well-crafted product offerings which are competitively priced and specifically designed for the New Zealand market to be easy for the consumer to understand and access;
  2. Its effective digital marketing strategy; and
  3. The strength of its partners.

It also noted that it “wholly outsources its distribution to registered New Zealand distributors”.

Yet asked to explain what this means and comment further on its business, Momentum Life ceased communication with interest.co.nz.

Russell Howden, its CEO and managing director who’s also BlueInc’s founder and managing director, cancelled a meeting with interest.co.nz scheduled during a visit he made to New Zealand in July. Calls and emails to BlueInc’s head of marketing have also gone unanswered.

Asked what involvement Fidelity Life had with the way Momentum Life marketed and sold its products, Fidelity Life’s chief distribution officer Adrian Riminton said, “Our role was restricted to insuring their guaranteed acceptance funeral products.”

He wouldn’t comment further on whether Fidelity Life was comfortable with Momentum Life's sales tactics, or the extent to which it contributed towards Fidelity Life increasing its premium revenue by 5% in the year to June 2017.

Riminton did however say, “We’re aware Momentum Life’s parent company BlueInc recently appeared before the Australian Royal Commission and, like other insurers in New Zealand, we’re watching the Royal Commission developments with interest.”

‘Appalling’ conduct in Australia

The Commission at the beginning of July heard how a telephone sales person of another one of BlueInc’s subsidiaries, Select AFSL, in 2015 offered an Aboriginal woman, Kathy Marika, hundreds of dollars in retail vouchers to convince her to hand over contact details of family, friends and colleagues, as part of an aggressive sales pitch.  

Even though the 60-year-old, whose first language isn’t English, told the salesperson she didn’t want funeral insurance as she already had some, she was called back and later persuaded to take out cover for herself, her three children, and five grandchildren.

When she called to cancel her 'Let's Insure' branded policy, she was convinced her to keep the policy on the promise the next month would be free.

It was not until she approached Legal Aid NSW for help in 2016, that the company agreed to refund $1890 in premiums she had paid as an "act of goodwill".

Howden said there had been a spike in sales of funeral insurance to postcodes with large numbers of indigenous people in 2015, due to problems in its "referrals" programme.

He said the calls to the woman were "appalling", and the company blamed the spike in sales to indigenous people on incentives for staff that included a Vespa scooter and a three-day cruise.

He accepted the salesperson may have breached the Corporations Act by giving personal advice.

The Commission also heard how the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) recently found 30% of the 55 calls it reviewed involved inappropriate sales tactics. ASIC earlier in the year concluded:

Our review of these materials gives rise to the following three main areas of concern about Select AFSLs sales model:

(1) poor sales practices with Select AFSL presenting as an outlier out of all firms in the review;

(2) very high cancellation rates within the cooling off period and lapses within the first 12 months, which is an indicator of poor consumer outcomes, and

(3) deficiencies in some of Select AFSLs processes and procedures that contribute to or drive poor behaviour, and concerns around a very sales driven culture that fails to focus on the consumer.

More than 100,000 customers

BlueInc’s website says it provides insurance to over 100,000 people through Momentum Life in New Zealand and the Let’s Insure, We Protect and Flexisure brands in Australia. It also provides venture capital.  

While Momentum Life has an office in Auckland, its executive leadership team is the same as BlueInc’s.

As for Momentum Life’s board, Howden is its managing director. He started his insurance career in South Africa and founded the Australian life insurance company PrefSure Life in 2000.

ICBC NZ director and former BNZ chief risk officer, Martin Philipsen, is its non-executive chairman. Former China Construction Bank NZ deputy CEO, Lloyd Cartwright, and former Hannover Re general manager of business development, Thomas Grogan, are its non-executive directors.

BlueInc's website doesn't say who is on its board.

St Andrew’s Life Insurance underwrites Let’s Insure and Flexisure products, while Hannover underwrites We Protect products.

Unanswered questions 

These are some the questions that interest.co.nz put to Momentum Life, but hasn’t received answers to:

  • What assurances can Momentum Life provide that it hasn't targeted vulnerable New Zealanders in the same way it has targeted vulnerable Australians in its sales and marketing?
  • What does Momentum Life's "effective digital marketing strategy" entail?
  • Momentum Life attributes its success partly to the "strength of its partners". Who are these partners?
  • Does Momentum Life, or has it in the past, used telephone marketing?
  • Where are Momentum Life's call centre staff based?
  • How does Momentum Life use personal information those who enter its competitions provide?
  • How many of Momentum Life's staff are based at its Newmarket office?
  • How are Momentum Life's sales staff remunerated? 

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              Gareth Vaughan conducts a stocktake on just how involved retail investors are in NZ peer-to-peer lending, checking to see if banks are in danger of being disintermediated      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    By Gareth Vaughan

    Back in June 2014, on the eve of the launch of licensed peer-to-peer (P2P) lending in New Zealand, I took a warts and all look at the concept.

    One thing that struck me was the excitement around P2P generated by the potential for borrowers and savers/investors to disintermediate banks.

    "For the first time in banking, the online marketplace makes it possible for a third party to match idle supply and demand. As a result, lenders and borrowers can now find one another and agree to terms - all without the involvement of retail banks or credit card companies," I quoted Charles Moldow, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist and an investor in US P2P firm Lending Club, saying.

    More than four years later the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has licensed eight P2P lenders in NZ.

    Far and away the biggest is Harmoney, the first one licensed by the FMA in 2014. On average three quarters of Harmoney's loans are funded by institutional investors including the Heartland and TSB banks. That means just a quarter of loan funding comes from ma and pa retail investors. Harmoney says to date it has facilitated $750 million of unsecured, personal loans in NZ with the most popular use of the money borrowed being debt consolidation. (Harmoney also now operates in Australia).

    Harmoney's retail vs institutional funding with retail in blue

    Recently it emerged Harmoney has even set itself up to become a lender, potentially funding via securitisation. Another recent development sees Squirrel Money, which launched in December 2015 as a bank and investment banker free zone, giving itself the ability to use wholesale funding for the first time.

    So now feels like a good time for a stocktake on just how much retail investor activity NZ's licensed P2P lenders are engaged in, and whether there are any signs banks are in danger of being disintermediated.

    I asked, or tried to ask, the eight licensed P2P lenders a series of questions about these issues. Below are their answers and comments.

    Harmoney

    1) How many retail investors has Harmoney had in total to date? 

    A: Harmoney has 8,655 active retail lenders. Retail lenders via the Harmoney marketplace have seen an average RAR [realised annual return] of 12.29%, as at 31/07/18.

    2) How much money have these retail investors invested via the Harmoney platform?

    A: Retail lenders have invested $214 million via the platform to-date.

    3) Additionally, with Harmoney gaining the ability to lend via the platform itself, have you actually done any of this yet, if so how much, and where are you sourcing the funding?

    A: Harmoney has not yet invested as a lender through the wholesale funding model.

    Harmoney’s team has worked hard over the last year to develop Harmoney’s ability to invest in loans via the marketplace alongside its retail and wholesale investors. In doing so, Harmoney will be taking on the same risk as retail and wholesale lenders, and bolstering borrowing opportunities. I will get back in touch with you with details of the funding programme, once this has been finalised.

    (Harmoney's marketplace statistics page here has more detail including on loan arrears rates and defaults).

    Squirrel Money

    1) What percentage of Squirrel Money's P2P lending/investment comes from retail investors and what percentage comes from wholesale and/or institutional investors? 

    A: We are still 100% retail at the moment. Have not locked in any wholesale funders yet, the documentation just allows for that when we are ready to introduce them. When we do introduce them they are only there for liquidity purposes, much like what we have done in the past in terms of any investments we fund will be placed on the secondary market, loans will only be funded when there are no retail funds available.  

    2) How many retail investors has Squirrel Money had in total to date? 

    A: This page here will show our up-to-date number of retail investors. At present it's 615.  

    3) How much has been borrowed through Squirrel Money to date? 

    A: Also see previous link, which shows next to the number, just under $25 million to date.

    Squirrel's "chief squirrel" John Bolton says wholesale funding will only be short term funding to cover retail shortfall, being put in place to ensure Squirrel can fund growth.

    "With our platform we prioritize retail ahead of wholesale so retail investors get first dibs. We will only use wholesale funding to cover a retail shortfall, if we don’t have enough retail funds. We have no wholesale or institutional investors. It will be us via a SPV [special purpose vehicle]," says Bolton.

    Zagga

    1) What percentage of Zagga's lending/investment comes from retail investors and what percentage comes from wholesale and/or institutional investors?

    A: 100% retail in New Zealand, 80% retail in Australia.

    2) Who are Zagga's wholesale and/or institutional investors?

    A: In Australia we have one investment bank who has invested in loans based on a specific fund they have created in the retail space to enable their investors some exposure to first registered mortgage loans.

    3) How many retail investors has Zagga had in total to date?

    A: 190 in New Zealand, 133 in Australia not including those retail investors who have come through the retail fund at the investment bank.

    4) How much has been borrowed through Zagga to date?

    A: Just over $8 million in New Zealand, and $61 million in Australia.

    Lending Crowd

    1) What percentage of Lending Crowd's lending/investment comes from retail investors and what percentage comes from wholesale and/or institutional investors? 

    A: 92% of loans are funded by retail mum and dad investors.

    2) Who are Lending Crowd's wholesale and/or institutional investors? 

    A: [Sister company] Finance Direct itself is its only wholesale funder on the platform at this time.

    3) How many retail investors has Lending Crowd had in total to date? 

    A: We have 1463 retail investors.

    4) How much has been borrowed through Lending Crowd to date? 

    A: $50 million.

    Lending Crowd managing director Wayne Croad describes retail investor appetite as "very high," with the average loan posted on Lending Crowd's website fully funded within two minutes.

    "Other financial institutions like the regional credit unions and the trading banks whilst able to compete head to head with application process innovation, may struggle over time to be interest rate competitive for selected borrowers without having a retail investor 'peer-to-peer' offering," suggests Croad.

    Southern Cross Partners

    A property lending specialist, CEO Luke Jackson says all loans facilitated by Southern Cross Partners are secured by a mortgage over property, and to date these have all been registered first mortgages. Jackson says this means Southern Cross loans tend to be of higher value and lesser volume than some of the other consumer loan centric P2P loan facilitators.

    "We initially pre-fund the loans ourselves first, then offer them to our investor base. This provides the certainty of funding required by non-bank mortgage borrowers, while also providing our investors with a large range of live loan opportunities that they can participate in," says Jackson.

    "In terms of retail or wholesale investors, while we do have wholesale investors signed up to our P2P platform, we do not differentiate them with our retail investors. Everyone gets a fair and equal chance on our P2P. We do not rely on the funding commitment of wholesale or institutional investors in order to fill loans."

    Jackson says Southern Cross currently has more than 400 investors using its P2P platform, and a significant majority of these would be considered retail investors.

    "We do run another wholesale platform outside of our P2P where wholesale investors can participate in property loans that are either too large in size, or complexity, for our P2P operation. Since we started our P2P operation in Dec 2016, we have leant over $180 million through our platform," says Jackson.

    PledgeMe

    Whilst licensed as a P2P lender, PledgeMe is better known as a crowd funder. Chief lending officer Barry Grehan says PledgeMe has been supporting companies and organisations to raise loans through their crowds since July 2016, and is more "peer-to-organisation" than peer-to-peer.

    "We've had three successful PledgeMe lend campaigns, raising a combined $1.4 million from their supporters. We don't do consumer lending through our platform. Only business loans and other organisations, e.g. non-profit social enterprises, schools, sports clubs. The lenders to date have been almost entirely retail investors, more than 95%," says Grehan.

    Citizens Brokerage

    "Thanks for your email. I am just a small operator and do not usually get involved in marketing or publicity [with] the business having built up by word of mouth. I appreciate your enquiry but I like to keep a low profile," was all Citizens Brokerage director and shareholder John Turrall would say.

    Citizens Brokerage's annual financial statements, as filed to the Companies Office, are here. They note Citizens Brokerage acts as a broker for contributory mortgages. Principal sums secured by contributory mortgages stood at $8.548 million at March 31. During the March year the business had revenue of $481,187, and paid Turrall director's fees of $347,000.

    ChangeFund

    Interest.co.nz couldn't reach ChangeFund either via the email address or phone number on its website. Asked if the business was active following its licensing, an FMA spokesman says; "ChangeFund was licensed by the FMA last year. We are currently engaging with ChangeFund about the status of its service."

    Banks won't be quaking in their boots

    Based on the figures supplied by Harmoney, Squirrel Money, Zagga, Lending Crowd and Southern Cross Partners, there are about 11,300 retail P2P investors out there. (Although these are unlikely to be 11,300 different people given some investors will have lent money via more than one P2P platform). And based on the money they've lent across those platforms, they've invested about $477 million.

    Those aren't insignificant investor volumes or sums of money in a NZ context. However, NZ banks won't be quaking in their boots, worrying about being disintermediated by P2P just yet. Especially given two of them - Heartland and TSB are making unsecured personal loans through Harmoney. Reserve Bank figures show NZ banks held household deposits of $171.530 billion as of June, and loans of $428.285 billion.

    *This article was first published in our email for paying subscribers early on Wednesday morning. See here for more details and how to subscribe. 


              TAG Oil to Present at the Lytham Partners Virtual Investor Conference on August 16, 2018 at 2:00pm ET      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- TAG Oil Ltd. (TSX: TAO and OTCQX: TAOIF) an international oil and gas explorer in New Zealand and Australia, announced today that Mr. Toby Pierce, Chief Executive Officer and Director, and Mr. Chris Beltgens, VP Corporate...


              LOVELY GREEN NEW ZEALAND 未来の国を旅するガイドブック      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    本書には、以下の内容が収録されています。

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    ニュージーランドを1983年から案内してきた地球の歩き方編集室のスタッフがその理念と信念に共感し、クラウドファンディングで集まった資金と同額を補助することで実現した本書。四隅大輔をはじめ、NZdaisuki.com編集長のテリー野澤、日刊ニュージーランドライフ編集長の長田雅史、写真家の富松卓哉も加わり、北欧のような豊かさ、ハワイの大自然、カリフォルニアのセンス、そのすべてを兼ね備えたハイブリッド国であるニュージーランドを、誰もより愛する4人が圧倒的熱量で伝えるガイドブックに仕上げた一冊。

    圧倒的情報量でニュージーランドのすべてを受けきる地球の歩き方では伝えられない『選びに選んだ攻めの一手』を集約したと言っても過言ではない本書を持ってニュージーランドを歩いてほしい。


              Chicago Students Present App Projects at ‘Everyone Can Code’ Apple Store Session      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Tim Cook in celebrating Apple's "Everyone Can Code" initiative on Wednesday at the company's Michigan Avenue store, where a special Today at Apple session got underway.


    In a special session titled "One Summer Chicago Student App Showcase", young coders presented their latest app creations to onlookers with the help of the store's giant TV display.

    Rahm and Cook both took to Twitter to promote the student-centered gig, sharing their photos of participants and members of the public in attendance.

    #OneSummerChicago youth are demoing apps they built through @Apple's Everyone Can Code program! This summer they learned to code in Swift. #CS4ALL pic.twitter.com/gR34USYl4u

    — Mayor Rahm Emanuel (@ChicagosMayor) August 8, 2018

    Young developers like Fahmeen, Afreen and Amelia are building apps to help their local communities. Thanks to @ChicagosMayor and @1summerchicago for helping us showcase some of the creativity and passion coming out of our Everyone Can Code initiative in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/GeFDmYTEY4

    — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) August 9, 2018

    Since December, Apple has been working to bring coding opportunities to almost half a million students in the city of Chicago through an expansion of the company's Everyone Can Code program.

    The Swift-oriented initiative has been designed in collaboration with the Mayor's Office of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, City Colleges of Chicago, local businesses and non-profit organizations.

    The coding initiative has since been expanded to colleges and universities outside of the United States, taking in institutions from Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

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              Nice! Australia and New Zealand Debut a New Vegan Subway Sandwich      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Australia and New Zealand plant-based consumers can finally order a 100% vegan sandwich at most Subway locations. This new plant-based sandwich will contain zesty, smashed falafel!

    The post Nice! Australia and New Zealand Debut a New Vegan Subway Sandwich appeared first on One Green Planet.


              How the director of 'The Meg' set out to make the most fun movie of the summer — and not rip off 'Jaws'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    The Meg 2 Warner Bros.Warner Bros.

    • "The Meg" director Jon Turteltaub explains how he made sure not to do a remake of "Jaws" while making his shark movie.
    • "The Meg," starring Jason Statham, is based on a novel about a massive shark known as a megalodon thought to be extinct since prehistoric times.


    “You can win an Oscar if you do a shark movie where the shark represents some grand flaw in mankind’s soul,” director Jon Turteltaub told Business Insider over the phone in a moment of contemplation. “But in this case, I wanted to do a movie where the shark represents a big f--king shark!”

    Turteltaub went into making Warner Bros.’ late-summer, $130-million-plus blockbuster “The Meg” (in theaters Friday) with one goal in mind: let the audience have fun. His favorite movie of all time is “Jaws,” and he said fun was the one thing he leaned on when deciding to take this project.

    Steven Spielberg’s three-time Oscar winning classic isn’t just the greatest shark movie ever, but also launched the Hollywood summer blockbuster season. Turteltaub knew in his gut he could make “The Meg.” But the challenge he faced was to figure out how to make a summer shark movie that audiences wouldn’t feel was just a rip-off of “Jaws.”

    The Meg Bantam BooksBantam Books“The Meg” is based on the 1997 Steve Alten book, “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror,” which follows the adventures of Navy deep-sea diver Jonas Taylor as he combats the thought-to-be-extinct massive shark known as a megalodon, which ruled the deep oceans in prehistoric times. (The gory sci-fi book launched a series of novels with titles like “MEG: Hell’s Aquarium” and “MEG: Generations.”)

    It was the kind of story Hollywood had to get a piece of. The rights to the book were quickly acquired by Disney, then moved over to New Line where directors like Jan de Bont and Guillermo Del Toro were attached, and finally landed at Warner Bros., where Turteltaub took the reins.

    “It was really quick, I think I signed on in March [of 2016] and we were shooting in September,” Turteltaub said. “Because of the novels, because of the many lives the project had before I joined, the ball was already rolling and some really smart work had already been done.”

    Thanks to Chinese financier Gravity Pictures coming on board to help with the costs, “The Meg” got the blockbuster treatment, with a majority of the production shot in New Zealand (doubling for Singapore) and lots and lots of work put in for CGI and 3D.

    Though Turteltaub had practically seen it all in Hollywood — having directed everything from “Cool Runnings” to the “National Treasure” movies — he was shocked by how much work had to be done in post production for the movie.

    the meg movieWarner Bros.“When you have this much CG you know it’s going to take at least a year to finish the movie,” he said. “But you also leave a shocking amount of time to do all the 3D work. I couldn’t believe how much time and effort and expertise goes into that. We really needed five months just for that."

    Another big change in today’s moviemaking compared to years past was that America no longer dictates when a movie is released.

    “It used to be America picked the best date and then the world followed,” Turteltaub said. “Now it’s the best worldwide date and America follows.”

    That's especially true when China is behind your movie's financing.

    Turteltaub said “The Meg” was completed in the beginning of the year but because Chinese New Year is in February, the thought was it wasn’t a good time to open the movie there. So it got pushed, with August eventually being the right date.

    Turteltaub wasn’t too worried when the movie opened because test audiences had given him the only feedback he needed.

    Jon Turteltaub Getty finalGetty“I was thrilled how the word ‘fun’ was the first word out of everyone’s mouth regardless of what country we showed it in,” he said. “When someone says your movie is fun, that’s usually the word they say when they don't have something nice to say — but in this case I was going for that response. Not primarily interesting or political or emotional, primarily fun.”

    In the movie, action star Jason Statham plays the Jonas Taylor character, who has sworn off the water after previously battling a megalodon (though no one will believe that was what he actually saw). But when he gets word that his ex-wife along with the crew of an underwater research facility are in danger, and that they may have discovered the meg, Jonas has no choice but to throw back on the wetsuit and save the day.

    The movie is a mix of outlandish gory action, dark comedy, and a central theme of family, which Turteltaub believes will play well to a global audience. And in staying away from “Jaws,” he intentionally flipped the structure so the part of the movie when beachgoers are rudely visited by the meg, which suddenly appears from beneath them, comes at the end instead of the first hour of the movie.

    “It just gets bigger and more fun,” Turteltaub said of the movie. “Ultimately, I thought of this less as a shark movie and more like a monster movie.”

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              First Listen: Roy Montgomery, 'Suffuse'       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    New Zealand guitarist Roy Montgomery has never seemed to care much about who heard him, or, really, how often they did. During the last forty years, he has become an essential fixture of his country's florid rock underground, despite a pronounced streak of restless elusion. Montgomery has gone for the better part of decades without new music and frequently pivoted between projects and vibes, picking up an interest just to put it down. In the early 1980s, for instance, he fronted the youthfully agitated post-punk trio The Pin Group, the first band to sign to the essential New Zealand syndicate, Flying Nun; it lasted a year, its reunion even less. And in the late 1990s, well into his next phase as a solo guitarist who still conjures both phosphorescent sunsets and rain-washed mornings, he teamed with kindred stateside spirits Bardo Pond for an essential piece of international psychedelic rock as Hash Jar Tempo. After a perfect second album, they never returned.

    In 2016, after a decade-plus absence, Montgomery released RMHQ, a four-LP set where each album applied a specific approach to a distinct mood. He sang on the first set, R: Tropic of Anodyne, despite being his voice's own worst critic (having once said of his singing, "It's lazy. ... I'm very rarely on target"). Pushed against the feathery delicacy of his padded guitar pieces, his burly tone could indeed be jarring.

    On his latest album, Montgomery tries a novel disappearing act that works. He asked other singers to interpret his words, an idea that morphed into the six entirely new songs of Suffuse, with the first half written entirely by Montgomery and the back half penned by their respective singers.

    The seven singers of Suffuse — all women, offering words he largely wrote as he plays guitar — are an artistically diverse lot. Where Haley Fohr of Circuit des Yeux tends to command songs with stentorian bravado, Grouper's Liz Harris peeks from around the edges of her music only long enough to remind us that there is a human behind her distant though intimate beauties. Where Julianna Barwick builds cathedral-like mirages from her wondrous intonations, She Keeps Bees' Jessica Larrabee borders on blues singer status, like Cat Power telling The Black Keys to step to the back of the stage. Brooklyn's Katie Von Schleicher favors a tempestuous brand of twisted pop, while the mesmeric tunes of New Zealand sisters Purple Pilgrims stare forever into the middle distance. Still, one by one, they become Montgomery's voice and foil.

    If this sounds like an invitation to chaos, where each track feels isolated and concerned more with each singer's signature than with a unified project, it is. But Montgomery sidesteps that pitfall with a solution that seems paradoxical. He first foregrounds every singer, so that their voices are pushed squarely into the spotlight. This is as true of Von Schleicher, whose surprisingly arching torment suggests drum-less doom-metal during "Outsider Love Ballad No. 1," as it is of Harris, whose vocals stretch across "Landfall" like a century's accretion of spider webs. They, not Montgomery, are the clear stars here.

    But he tugs at the corners of his guitar track and their vocals, gently pushing them against one another until the boundary between the singer's lead role and the guitar's supporting status blur. During "Outside Love," Von Schleicher's voice droops and moans and curls into a snarl in exact proportion to Montgomery's own playing, which hovers between the hangdog and the irate. And during "Landfall," Harris and Montgomery play a slow-motion game of cat's cradle, her voice and his guitar slipping past one another in perfect synchronicity.

    These moments — where Montgomery's little guitar symphonies dovetail so gracefully with the sound of the singer who leads them — are the thread that holds Suffuse tight, that makes it more than a grab bag of disconnected guest spots. Yes, there is a cohesive sadness here, as on "Apparition," written about the only time Montgomery met Nico, or the heartsick "Outsider Love." But Montgomery uses this thematic start to take on a surprising new role — that of producer in the hip-hop sense, where the beatmaker has recruited various friends for a string of songs to build an entire album that functions as a gestalt. Living at the edges of ambient soundscapes and psychedelic rock, operatic gusto and folk approachability, Suffuse is a testament to a vision Montgomery has spent four decades shaping — powered, let's be honest, by singers more captivating than he will ever be.

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              First Listen: Roy Montgomery, 'Suffuse'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    New Zealand guitarist Roy Montgomery has never seemed to care much about who heard him, or, really, how often they did. During the last forty years, he has become an essential fixture of his country's florid rock underground, despite a pronounced streak of restless elusion. Montgomery has gone for the better part of decades without new music and frequently pivoted between projects and vibes, picking up an interest just to put it down. In the early 1980s, for instance, he fronted the youthfully agitated post-punk trio The Pin Group , the first band to sign to the essential New Zealand syndicate, Flying Nun; it lasted a year, its reunion even less. And in the late 1990s, well into his next phase as a solo guitarist who still conjures both phosphorescent sunsets and rain-washed mornings, he teamed with kindred stateside spirits Bardo Pond for an essential piece of international psychedelic rock as Hash Jar Tempo . After a perfect second album, they never returned. In 2016, after a decade
              FIRST Union welcomes Government probe into bus industry      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Press Release – First Union FIRST Union welcomes Government probe into bus industry in New Zealand Transport Minister Phil Twyford has announced a Government investigation into bus safety in New Zealand following three bus crashes within 10 days. He says the Ministry of Transport …FIRST Union welcomes Government probe into bus industry in New Zealand […]
              Police: Response to New Zealand Herald story      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Press Release – New Zealand Police In 2015 a number of staff from the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Corrections worked at Police National Headquarters in the Mori, Pacific, Ethnic Services division on a project about improving justice outcomes for Mori.“Response to New Zealand Herald story ” In 2015 a number of staff […]
              Emissions Trading Scheme annual report released      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme annual report released today The annual reports on New Zealands Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (SGG) levy were released today by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The …New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme annual report released today The annual reports on […]
              TT tiền tệ 9/8: Dollar New Zealand giảm sau khi RBNZ giữ lãi suất ở mức thấp kỷ lục      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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              Team Coordinator - Business, Wealth and Consumer (BWC), Financial Markets - WIB      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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              NZ banks' conduct is 'patchy' - regulator      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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              Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou pumped up for first Bledisloe Test      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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              LIST: TOP 10 Basketball Countries in Asia/Oceania (Youth Men)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Here are the top 10 basketball countries in Asia and Oceania (combined) when it comes to the Youth Men Ranking as of August 5, 2018.

    LIST: TOP 10 Basketball Countries in Asia/Oceania (Youth Men)

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    LIST: TOP 10 Basketball Countries in Asia/Oceania (Youth Men)

     Australia World/Asia Rank: 9/1
     China World/Asia Rank: 12/2
     Korea World/Asia Rank: 16/3
     Iran World/Asia Rank: 26/4
     Japan World/Asia Rank: 27/5

     Chinese Taipei World/Asia Rank: 31/6
     New Zealand World/Asia Rank: 33/7
     Philippines World/Asia Rank: 34/8
     Lebanon World/Asia Rank: 43/9
     India World/Asia Rank: 48/10

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              Live Streaming List: Iran vs New Zealand U18 Asian Championship 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Here is the available live streaming links for you to be able to watch the game of Iran vs New Zealand in the U18 Asian Championship Challenge 2018 at the Nonthaburi Stadium. Game starts at 11:30 AM (GMT +8, Manila Time), August 9, 2018 - Thursday.

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              Closing NZ’s border in severe pandemics cost-effective      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Closing NZ’s border in severe pandemics cost-effective – New study Closing the border may make sense for New Zealand in some extreme pandemic situations, according to a newly published study of the costs and benefits of taking this step. “In a ...
              St John welcomes BeautyNZ First Aid Day      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    In a New Zealand first, the Association of Registered Beauty Professionals has booked the largest number of St John First Aid tutors in a single day to deliver first aid training to almost 200 members.
              Celestial bodies as depicted in scriptures. Sadbhuja Das: A…      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


    Celestial bodies as depicted in scriptures.
    Sadbhuja Das: A column writer from the Telegraph (Indian Newspaper) came to interview me, did a colorful article on the ToVP.
    Newspapers here in India love to do articles on the ToVP.
    The Telegraph is an English newspaper that is in all the major cities in India, this article was in all of them!
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    By Sudeshna Banerjee.
    Mayapur: A gigantic blue dome is all that visitors to Nadia’s Mayapur have been seeing of the temple under construction for the past seven years. Last February, a gold-plated chakra, weighing two tonnes, was installed on it with fanfare.

    But what they, or even those walking into the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) headquarters complex, would be unaware of is the activity going on inside, under the dome. For it is there that the “cosmic chandelier” will be installed.

    The chandelier, hanging at a height of 145ft from the floor, will be the centrepiece of the Temple of Vedic Planetarium, as the main temple is called. It will be radically different from other planetariums on three counts.

    It will not follow modern cosmology, but the cosmic manifestation described in the fifth canto of Srimad Bhagavata, showing the movements of the heavenly bodies as well as the higher philosophical realms leading up to Sivaloka, Vaikuntha and Goloka Vrindavana.

    The idea for the planetarium was derived from a letter by Iskcon founder Prabhupada, where he writes: “The model… will be engineered to suspend from the structure of the dome and rotate according to the real movement of the planets….”

    Explained Sadbhuja Das, director of the planetarium and an electrical engineer from Australia who had helped build the first nuclear electrical plant in Melbourne: “Unlike in other planetariums, it will not be projections but solid structures that you will get to see. Each structure will move at speeds corresponding to their real-time movement. This will require intricate engineering and precision computer programming.”

    The planets will be represented as deities, seated on chariots pulled by horses, the details of which are drawn from the Puranas. So expect Rahu to hover near Moon during a lunar eclipse. Each planet will be a light-weight construction, about 60cm in height, and will be illuminated from inside through electrical fittings.

    At the lowest rung will be the giant serpent Ananta Nag supporting the seven subterranean planets, shown as discs vertically stacked on each other. Each ring will display scenes of activities associated with that realm. Above this will be earth or Bhumandala, shown as a central three-dimensional island amid oceans and smaller islands.

    All the display elements will be attached to a central support pole suspended from the inner apex of the dome. Since parts of the planetary display will rotate, the structure will be further stabilised with cables attached at various heights and fixed to the inner walls.

    “No one before has tried to represent Vedic cosmology so accurately,” Sadbhuja Das said, adding that the chandelier will be almost 200ft, or 19 storeys, in height.

    There will be two viewing galleries to allow viewers to take a closer look at the higher levels of the chandelier.

    “There will also be exhibits in each gallery pertaining to its closest level. Sanatan Goswami’s fable Brihat Bhagabat Amrita, on a living entity who visited all realms, will be narrated through diorama,” said Sridama Das, project manager for the TOVP exhibits and planetarium department. A New Zealand citizen, he has double masters in mass communication and digital video production methodology.

    The temple’s west wing will be a Vedic cosmology museum with four levels of exhibits which will look at all forms of cosmography - Siddhantic (which the almanacs follow), Puranic and modern.

    “In the exhibition space, we will utilise all media platforms including projection mapping technology, virtual and augmented reality and holographic effects other than traditional diorama, mechanical models and light and sound,” Sridama Das adds.

    A 300-seat 23m domed planetarium theatre will provide immersive experiences through shows. A seven-member executive committee, including cosmology scholars, are developing content, creating scripts based on their research and identifying the talent and technology that will be needed for it.

    “As test run, we have built a 12m dome planetarium theatre for which two films have been created - on churning of the ocean and on the nine islands of Nabadweep - which are being told on a 360º immersive platform where you are not just the viewer but also part of the experience,” Sridama Das explains.

    “Mayapur now has six million visitors a year. Once the temple opens, the figure will go up to 12 to 16 million. We have to carefully decide the show timings,” he said.

    The project cost was revealed to be $75 million when the temple was announced in 2013. The authorities are hoping for an opening in 2021.
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              The beauty of a monoculture      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Different cultures in New Zealand conform to a monoculture in many ways. This is because we are egalitarian to the best of our abilities. There may well be differences between Maori and European ways but both ethnic groups find that the Western is culture suitable for getting along. Other ethnic groups – Pacific Islanders (recognising […] The post The beauty of a monoculture appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
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    Thuốc được bào chế dưới dạng viên nén và dạng tiêm. Gần đây, với dạng thuốc tiêm, đã phát hiện có thể gây tác dụng phụ nghiêm trọng cho tim mạch như huyết áp thấp, nhịp tim nhanh, đánh trống ngực, loạn nhịp. Đặc biệt, những nguy cơ này càng cao khi thuốc được dùng cho người bệnh mắc bệnh tim.

    Trên thế giới, đã có ít về nguy cơ trên tim mạch của thuốc này như nhồi máu cơ tim hoặc ngừng tim khi tiêm tĩnh mạch hoặc tiêm bắp hyoscine butylbromide. Tại New Zealand, Trung tâm Giám sát phản ứng bất lợi của thuốc (CARM) cũng đã nhận được vắng nghi ngờ phản ứng bất lợi trên tim mạch như xuất hiện nhịp tim nhanh, tăng nguy cơ do đang dùng thuốc tim mạch khác… với thuốc hyoscine butylbromide dạng tiêm trong thời gian từ 1/1/2013 đến 31/12/2017. Do đó, CARM đã đưa ra khuyến cáo, không dùng hyoscine butylbromide cho người mắc nhịp tim nhanh và cẩn trọng ở những bệnh nhân mắc bệnh tim mạch khác. Nếu cấp thiết phải sử dụng thì những trường hợp này phải được theo dõi chặt chẽ tại cơ sở thi bang a2 y tế có đầy đủ thiết bị hồi sức và viên chức được đào tạo bài bản.

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              T&T drops five spots in Innovation Index      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    This country has dropped five spots on the 2018 Global Innovation Index Rankings (GII) and now ranks at 96 out of 126 countries.

    Last year, T&T ranked 91 on the GII which is co-published by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a specialised agency of the United Nations. In the current ratings, out of 100 this country scored 26.75, down from a score of 29.7 last year.

    The fact that the efficient ratio came down from .60 to .43, means T&T is underperforming given its level of development, said Dr Balraj Kistow, lecturer and programme director at the Arthur Lol Jack Global School of Business, when he announced the rankings yesterday.

    He said at a global level Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom ranked as the top four countries. Switzerland has held the top spot since 2014. The top 15 countries are mostly high income countries mainly from Europe. Latin America and the Caribbean scored an average of 30 out of 100, ranking just above Sub-Saharan Africa.

    According to the report, this country showed difficulty in converting high income into outputs.

    “Among high-income countries, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, and also Hungary stand out for producing many outputs for their given level of inputs. Singapore, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong (China), Canada, New Zealand, and Norway, as well as many resource-rich economies such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Trinidad and Tobago stand out as high-income economies that—assuming that both inputs and outputs are properly measured—tend to perform worse,” the report said.

    T&T was also one of the countries with the most missing values in the study, meaning there is need for proper data collection.

    “Despite requiring minimum levels of coverage, for several economies the number of missing data points remains very high,” the study said.

    Kistow said this is not the first time international bodies were unable to properly source data from T&T.

    However, this country is still ranked as one of the three high-income economies in the Caribbean and Latin American region—the others are Chile and Uruguay. T&T also showed strengths in terms of innovation linkages and ease of getting credit.

    Weaknesses were noted in the areas of research and development, growth of personal purchasing parity/GDP per worker, ecological sustainability and general infrastructure.

    “Innovation is now widely recognised as a central driver of economic growth and development. The Global Innovation Index (GII) aims to capture the multi-dimensional facets of innovation by providing a rich database of detailed metrics f