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          8/10/2018: News: Chch no water cash cow for South Island      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. Ministers are in the early stages of designing a major overhaul of...
          8/10/2018: News: Bioweapons and the border      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A rogue form of artificial intelligence creates a bioweapon and uses it to escape from human control. It sounds like science fiction, but New Zealand researchers have presented the scenario as a forward-looking risk to illustrate new research about...
          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.


          8/10/2018: National News | Politics: Domestic violence ‘contagious disease’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Family violence should to be deemed a contagious disease, making it immediately notifiable to health authorities, activist and former National MP Marilyn Waring has told politicians. New Zealand plans to be the first country in the world to measure...
          8/10/2018: Opinion: 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...
          8/10/2018: Opinion: Business crisis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Over the past few days, much alarmist publicity has been given to New Zealand ‘‘business leaders’’ who are declaring a crisis in business confidence. Invariably, these are the CEOs of major retail chains. They see a downturn in retail spending as a...
          8/10/2018: Business: Trading halt amid Fonterra review      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Farmers are in for another surprise from dairy giant Fonterra after it placed its shares in a trading halt yesterday. Fonterra said in a statement to the New Zealand stock exchange that as it was preparing its financial statements for the year ended...
          8/10/2018: Sport: At a glance      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Zealand World Rowing Championships squad Men’s Single Scull: Robbie Manson Men’s Coxless Pair: Tom Murray, Michael Brake Men’s Double Scull: Chris Harris, John Storey Lightweight Men’s Double Scull: Ben van Dalen, Matthew Dunham Men’s Quad:...
          8/10/2018: Sport: McNichol’s comeback put on hold as NZR takes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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’’. The Chiefs utility back was not included in Hawke’s...
          8/10/2018: Sport: Nightingale to retire      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The last remaining member of St George Illawarra’s drought-breaking NRL premiership side still at the club, Jason Nightingale, has announced his retirement. New Zealand international Nightingale, 31, has confirmed he will hang up the boots at the end...
          Samsung Galaxy Note 9 better be good      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

On Friday Samsung New Zealand will take the wraps off its new Galaxy Note 9 phone. The main event is on Thursday in the US. By comparison the Auckland affair will be low key. Almost every time Samsung or Apple holds a major phone launch people say ominous words to the effect that: “there’s a […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 better be good


           Mature New Zealand Cougar       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          New Zealand woman dies after group jumps from bridge in Sicamous, B.C.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Bruhn Bridge

RCMP say the incident happened at around 2 a.m. Wednesday when four people leaped from the bridge and the woman didn't resurface.


          Usher, Salt n Pepa confirmed for Friday Jams Live      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Usher is set to return to New Zealand after a seven-year absence.
          Survivor New Zealand | Thailand Deep Dives | Matt Hancock      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Survivor New Zealand Reality TV RHAPups host Shannon Gaitz welcomes major Survivor New Zealand: Thailand player (and Chissy winner) Matt Hancock to deep dive his game. He shares his perspective on the Dave friendship throughout the game and beyond, the strategy behind his key moves and why so much of the post-merge drama was instigated by a foot bet.
          New Zealand junior basketballers advance to Fiba world cup after defeat of Iran      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The move into the Fiba Asia zone continues to pay handsome dividends for New Zealand's age-grade basketballers, though will also come at a cost that challenges the national organisation and players involved.
          New Zealand politician seeks to reclaim 'c-word'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
At a recent political event, Marama Davidson decided to take aim at a "c-word" that had been used to threaten and belittle female politicians.
          New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Single-use plastic shopping bags will be phased out over the next year, as the Government cracks down on the environmental villain.
          8/10/2018: Front Page: Young people ‘bombarded’ by web porn      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

New Zealand could follow the United Kingdom in bringing in age restrictions for online pornography and blocking websites which refuse to comply. Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin, who also holds the children’s portfolio, says young people are...
          8/10/2018: News: Art by NZ’s ‘Paint Blacks’ for sale      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Artworks that helped shape the childhoods of Split Enz musicians Mike and Geoff Chunn will go on sale in Auckland next week. The 11 paintings and drawings by New Zealand artists were collected by the Chunn brothers’ late parents, Parnell allergist Dr...
          8/10/2018: Entertainment: Indian Ink goes back to school      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ODionne Christian books & arts editor ne of New Zealand’s most successful theatre companies has gone back to school. Indian Ink, the company behind productions such as Krishnan’s Dairy and The Guru of Chai, rehearsed its latest show watched by pupils...
          8/10/2018: Entertainment: Sideswipe      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Too much Masterchef? “Deconstructed flavour of tomato bean lying with pyramids of wheat conglomerate browned under a dry heat accompanied by rendered organic baby Italian tomatoes,” writes Roger Harper. (Via Only in New Zealand Facebook page) Crazy...
          8/10/2018: Super Sport: Quad spot for Mahe      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Mahe Drysdale has been named in the New Zealand rowing team for the September 9-16 world championships in Bulgaria. The double Olympic single sculls champion has earned a spot in the quad, taking the seat of Jordan Parry. Robbie Manson will race the...
          8/10/2018: Super Sport: Ex-pitcher joins      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Former Major League Baseball pitcher DJ Carrasco has signed on as part of New Zealand’s first ever professional team. The 10-year MLB veteran, who is currently working as an advanced scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers, will be the pitching coach for the...
          8/10/2018: Super Sport: Juniors progress      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Zealand’s two single scullers at the world junior rowing championships in the Czech Republic have progressed safely into the quarter-finals. James Hall won his heat in 7min 15.220s while Veronica Wall finished second in her heat, recording 7:45.080.
          8/10/2018: The Business: ‘Watch, worry and wait’: Orr      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The New Zealand dollar tumbled 1.2 per cent 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 to US66.73 cents...
          8/10/2018: The Business: Growth for Vital earnings      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Vital Healthcare Property Trust saw adjusted earnings grow in 2018 as it continued to invest and expand in New Zealand and Australia. The listed hospital owner and developer’s adjusted funds from operations — the preferred measure of listed property...
          8/10/2018: The Business: Pushpay, SkyCity lead market up      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, or 0.77 per cent, to...
          8/10/2018: The Business: New-found friends      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Donald Trump madness has a bright side for New Zealand, as other countries seek calmer relations with more rational players. An example is the European Union’s new-found love for this country. This year has already seen three top EU officials make...
          Lets Go to New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hey, my name is Kaleb Miller, and I traveled to New Zealand in May through the Global Projects Program at the Fisher School of Business!
          Student Pathway Immigration to New Zealand – NZ Govt Tightens Rules for Foreign Students      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Do you want to migrate to New Zealand via the Student Pathway…? Check out this story from the NZ Herald 👇 http://nzh.tw/12103471 👆 New New Zealand Immigration Rules
          New Zealand politician seeks to reclaim 'c-word'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

At a recent political event, Marama Davidson decided to take aim at a "c-word" that had been used to threaten and belittle female politicians.
          XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 09, 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Dollar has been lacking direction so far today, overall, though gained about 1% versus an underperforming New Zealand Dollar, which dropped sharply on the lead of the RBNZ's dovish guidance after the central bank left the official cash rate unchanged at 1.75%. NZD-USD posted a 29-month low at 0.6664. EUR-USD, meanwhile, has been holding in a narrow range in the lower 1.1600s, below yesterday's five-session peak at 1.1628. USD-JPY printed a two-week low at 110.70 before recouping to the 111.0 area. EUR-JPY and other yen crosses have seen a similar down-and-up price action.


          Gorgeous Turn-Based Puzzler ‘Valleys Between’ Soft-Launches in Australia and New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Zealand-based indie developer Little Lost Fox is closing in on a release of their debut title, the gorgeous and …
          Halt the Hun!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Halt the Hun!Publisher: Jade Tower Studio

Halt the Hun!

Late World War One Western Front Skirmish Rules

Halt the Hun! is a relatively quick, simple skirmish game for 28mm figures set on the Western Front in late World War One (1918). Players use 10-sided dice to determine the results of actions including attacks and amp; panic checks. Each side - which can consist of one or more players - controls units of either Allied or Imperial German troops. You can build your own and ldquo;army and rdquo; using a simple system or use one of the premade battlegroups provided.

There are three PDFs provided with the game. The first is the rules set (25 pages plus a quick reference sheet). The second contains army lists, unit cards, tokens, and templates (54 pages). The third is a sample skirmish game described in detail with lots of examples of the rules in action (13 pages).

The Halt the Hun! rules include a unique initiative system, simple combat resolution, rules for morale, smoke and gas, and special rules for officers, NCOs, chaplains, nurses, and tanks. The rules are packed with photos of figures from this period as well as contemporary recruiting posters. There are more than 100 unit cards included to create a wide variety of British, French, German, Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, Scottish, and American battlegroups; there are also sample battlegroups provided in three sizes for the British/Scottish, French, Germans, and Americans. Guidelines are provided for small, medium, and large skirmishes; there are scenario ideas as well as a 1-page quick reference sheet. Optional Event Cards are also included if you and rsquo;d like to add some interesting twists to your game (including strafing runs and calling in artillery).

Heed the call, assemble your troops, and head to the front! Halt the Hun! is a perfect excuse to get some of the wonderful figures available for this period onto your tabletop!

(Brigade Games, Great War Miniatures, Warlord Games, and Nick Eyre of North Star Military Figures all kindly gave permission for professionally painted miniatures from their figure lines to be included).


          “It’s basically human rights day!” as Greens support waka jumping bill      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
On Wednesday Green MP Golriz Ghahraman claimed “It’s been a GREAT day in the House…it’s basically human rights day!” – on a day that Greens failed to put one MP up to speak on Winston Peters’ ‘waka jumping’ bill that had raised concerns of a ‘chilling effect’ from New Zealand’s Chief Human Rights Commissioner. It’s […]
          Media watch – Friday      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
10 August 2018 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general […]
          Making headlines – New Zealand wows international media      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Making headlines – New Zealand wows international media tRokou Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:33

          Offer - 2250 -2625USD net monthly for teaching English in kindergarten in Hanghou, China - CHINA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
To Apply visit this link: http://cips.antianfan.com/990925Wanted: 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; If you are cheerful, friendly and full of love, we welcome your application to join U'sSalary: 15000 CNY to 18000 CNY MonthlyWork visa provided: No Teaching Students age: kindergartenWork Location: HangzhouRequirements:- Teaching experience- Degree in any field- Passport holdersApply online via this link:http://cips.antianfan.com/990925
          Offer - high pay , work visa, teaching English in Hangzhou, Zhejiang - CHINA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
To Apply visit this link: http://cips.io/job--8aa1caWanted: 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/job--8aa1ca
          Australia is kicking Kiwis out, and New Zealand is unhappy about it      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

NEW ZEALAND’S deputy prime minister, Winston Peters, knows how to stir the pot. In the midst of a diplomatic tiff with his country’s biggest and usually chummiest neighbour, he suggested that Australia was in need of a new flag. Its current one, he complained, too closely “copied” New Zealand’s. Since the two ensigns are so similar, Australia’s should be the one to change. (Australia’s flag was designed first, but was formally adopted a year later than New Zealand’s, in 1903.) Mr Peters, who recently served as interim prime minister while Jacinda Ardern was on maternity leave, has a solution: an enormous kangaroo, “like the maple leaf in Canada”.

The tiff is over Australia’s increasing deportations of New Zealanders. In 2014 a conservative prime minister, Tony Abbott, tightened deportation rules. Any foreigner sentenced to a year in jail now fails a “character test” and has to leave the country. Kiwis may live and work freely in Australia. Since about 650,000 do so, the rule hits them the...


          Nine to Noon: Gavin Ellis looks at media issues      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Nine to Noon Gavin Ellis says New Zealand media law has taken a significant step forward with the creation of a new defence against defamation claims – the public interest. Also, award-winning cartoonist Jim Hubbard is being dropped from NZME regional newspapers in a move that mirrors decisions already made by Stuff to syndicate the […]
          New Zealand Warriors vs Newcastle Knights Tips, Odds and Teams – NRL 2018 Round 22      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Friday’s NRL 2018 Round 22 match is between New Zealand Warriors and Newcastle Knights. The opening kick is set to commence at 18:00 local time with the game to be …
          APRIL offers $70,000 for IPP delegates      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) is considering eight applications from Australia and New Zealand, by producers, technology supply companies and veterinary groups, in the first call under APRIL’s Industry Placement Program (IPP)
          Venezuela (W) - New Zealand (W)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Softball. Women. World Championship
          Children's Book review      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Rachel Eadie from Scorpio Books shares her picks from the winners of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. I am Jellyfish by Ruth Paul, published by a Penguin Random House. Giants Trolls, Witches and Beasts by Craig Phillips, published by Allen & Unwin.
          Sam Hunt: Coming To It      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sam Hunt is New Zealand's best known poet. He's been writing and performing his work for nearly 50 years, and has just published a new selection of his work over the years - called Coming To It - which includes 19 new poems written this year. He talks to Kathryn Ryan about life, love and work from his remote treetop home overlooking the Arapoa River in Kaipara.
          Central Pulse W - Southern Steel W      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Netball. New Zealand. ANZ / Final.
          Managed exit from Reserve Bank Wellington building      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand 10 August 2018 The Reserve Bank is vacating its Wellington building for about three months so it can remediate asbestos issues. The Reserve Bank’s currency, payments and settlements, and markets operations are not affected. We are able to undertake our currency operations in the building, as […]
          ChargeNet wins the outstanding contribution to NZ EVs award      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Make Lemonade ChargeNet wins the outstanding contribution to NZ EVs award August 10, 2018 Auckland electric vehicle fast charger company owners of ChargeNet, Steve and Dee West, have won the outstanding contribution to electric vehicles in New Zealand award. The award, which ChargeNet owners Steve and Dee West received in Auckland last […]
          King Princess Announces Debut New Zealand Show This November      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Frontier Touring Company King Princess Announces Debut New Zealand Show This November • Breakout single ‘1950’ has been streamed over 14 million times in Australia/NZ • Harry Styles’ tweet quoting the lyrics of ‘1950’ has been liked over 300,000 times • Her debut EP Make My Bed was released via Mark Ronson’s […]
          Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Launched      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

It was on 23rd August 2017, almost two years after the launch of the Galaxy Note 5 that the Galaxy Note 8 launched. While the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 did make a debut, the company, for a faulty battery, recalled the Note 7. Despite the fact, the South Korean electronics still leads the smartphone market in 2018. At an event in New York, Samsung has launched the new Note series smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Specifications

Sharing the same design as the Note 8, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 features a glass front and back and an AMOLED display. The smooth chamfered edges and the long aspect ratio are also the same as the last Note smartphone. The Super AMOLED panel is 6.4-inch 2960 x 1440 px 18.5:9 aspect ratio display. The front and rear panels of the Galaxy Note 9 use the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. The smartphone houses the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, right below the camera module. Previously, the fingerprint sat to the right of the camera module on the Note 8.

Samsung is big on AI this year, as are many other companies as well. However, Samsung claims that it is almost “impossible to take a bad photo” with the Galaxy Note 9’s camera. The AI assisted module on the Note 9 is a triple camera setup with two at the rear and one at the front. The primary camera has a wide-angle 12MP lens with a f/1.7 aperture and the secondary camera has a 12MP telephoto lens with a f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera is capable of taking slow-motion 30fps videos at 720p resolution. While the secondary camera is an 8MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 runs Android 8.0 (Oreo) with Samsung Experience 9.5 UI on top. The smartphone has two chipset variants, one for the US & Canada and the other for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The US and Canadian variants will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and the Adreno 630 GPU for graphical performance. For the EMEA variant, the smartphone will use Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 chipset. For graphical performance, the Exynos chipset will use the Mali-G72 MP18 GPU. Both the Qualcomm and Exynos chipsets are octa-core processors.

The S-Pen has been in the Note family since the first Galaxy Note released in 2011. The S-Pen is a Samsung proprietary stylus which the company provides with both the Note and the Tab series. What makes the new S-Pen standout is its improved functionalities and Bluetooth connectivity. The S-Pen is now usable as a camera shutter trigger, making it easier to take photos and especially selfies. The S-Pen SDK will soon be available for developers to build their app around the stylus and integrate it seamlessly with their apps.

Pricing And Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be available starting from August 24th, in major markets including US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and in India. The base price for the Galaxy Note 9 starts at £899 (Rs. 79,534.53 approx) for the 128GB variant. The 512GB variant will cost £1,099 (Rs. 97,206.07 [...]

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          The Writing Life Game      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In Publishing News this week...

The Guardian reported on the take down of a  book piracy site that had the pirates claiming authors were elitist. Unfortunately The Guardian’s headline could have been more tactful.



Cory Doctorow talks about the changes that Audible have instigated that hit authors in the pocket. Word on the street says don’t take an exclusive audiobook deal...

The alliance of Independent Authors are now advising that authors should move from Createspace to Kindle Direct for print. (Having my own Kindle print headache at the moment so be prepared.) They also have a great post on research trip claims and expenses.

Last weekend was the annual Society of Children’s Book writers and Illustrators Summer conference in L.A . Over 1100 delegats, three days... fabulous panels etc etc. Check out the SCBWI blog which live blogs most of the conference. Scroll down the right hand side and read the gems from the conference. 

Writing through life’s catastrophes. This is a pertinent blog post on what to do when life really falls apart. How do you write through the chaos?

Jess Lourey guest posted on Jane Friedman’s blog  with the definitive post on how to republish your back list after getting your rights back. This is a must read post if you are in this position. 

Kris Rusch takes a look at the Crazy Rich Asians author and how he gatherered together a team to negotiate his way through the Hollywood film scene. In advance publicity for the film he talks about turning down a huge deal from Netflix to take a smaller deal which gave him more say. Shrewd marketing or a huge risk... Great read.

Anne R Allen has a superb post on studying personality disorders to make more complex and interesting antagonists. There are some really good descriptions here of different types of disorders and how they manifest. A Bookmark post. 

In The Craft Section,
Two great posts - Simple pacing techniques and 4 ways to choose a better theme for your book-from K M Weiland- Bookmark

How to write a novel- Step by step with Jerry Jenkins


In The Marketing Section,

Why are wannabe screenwriters getting scammed- Hollywood reporter (This is also useful info for writers doing pitch contests.)

Using Cafepress for Book Merchandise- Elisabeth Craig - Bookmark

Spice up your Amazon Book Pages- The Creative Penn- Bookmark

To Finish,

Do you play games on your computer or phone? Do you feel guilty that you should be writing? Fear not Bold Hero! There is a quest just for you. How would you like to battle fearsome monsters and save the *fantasy* world through your word count. Game your writing. Take a look. It could be just what you need to bust that word count target. 

I can breathe a sigh of relief after last night’s award ceremony for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults is over. It was a huge honour to be a judge and nerve wracking as well. The finalists were all amazing. The winners well deserved. The judges still have to write up their reports but now we can talk and attend social events again.... 

Maureen
@craicer

In my monthly newsletter ( coming soon) I round up the best of the bookmarked craft and marketing links as well as some other bits and pieces. When you subscribe you will also get a nifty book crammed full with marketing notes. If you want to shout me a coffee, feel free to hit the Kofi button. Thank you to my caffeine sponsors! Life has been a roller coaster lately. I couldn’t have done it without the magic brew. 



          Closing New Zealand’s Borders to Mitigate a Severe Pandemic has Merit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Rural round-up      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Long-serving dairy scientist Harjinder Singh gains international recognition – George Heagney: After 30 years of research in the dairy industry, a distinguished service award was well deserved for Harjinder​ Singh. The Massey University distinguished professor has won a lot of awards for his work, but last month became the first New Zealander to win the American Dairy Science […]
          Rural round-up      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
BLNZ conference offers big choice of topics – Nicole Sharp: A first for the South Island, farmers will have the future in front of them at Progressive Ag. The Progressive Ag conference, organised by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ), is being held in Gore next month, on August 9. Organiser and BLNZ southern South […]
          Banning plastic bags is the right move, but New Zealand needs more to be an environmental leader      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
OPINION: Halle-fricken-lujah!!!
          International guest nights fall from Lions tour high      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Statistics New Zealand International guest nights fall from Lions tour high – Media release 10 August 2018 International guest nights fell 8.2 percent in June 2018 compared with June 2017, when the Lions rugby tour boosted guest nights, Stats NZ said today. Falling international guest nights caused a 1.8 percent decrease in […]
          Jasmax Shortlisted for Design Institute of NZ Best Awards      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Jasmax 10/08/2018 Finalists for the 2018 Design Institute of New Zealand Best Awards have been announced. Three Jasmax projects have been named on the shortlist. Ara’s new architecture and engineering school, Kahukura, has been shortlisted for two Best Awards – Built Environment, and Public and Institutional Spaces One of the greenest buildings […]
          Asbestos removal – Reserve Bank vacating its Wellington building for 3 months      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
News from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand The Reserve Bank is vacating its Wellington building for about three months so it can remediate asbestos issues. The Reserve Bank’s currency, payments and settlements, and markets operations are not affected. We are able to undertake our currency operations in the building, as usual, with confidence. All […]
          8/10/2018: News: Winning book set during Dawn Raids      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Southland author Pauline Smith says it hasn’t quite sunk in that she’s just won a major book award. Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith won the best first book category in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. She penned My New Zealand...
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Each month, we ask 10 DJs and music directors from public radio stations around the country to tell us about the songs they keep playing. This month's mix features several collaborations between well-known artists and up-and-coming stars.

Otis Jr. and a band of Louisville all-stars (including members of My Morning Jacket, Wax Fang and Twin Limb) cover a Willie Dixon classic. Johnny Marr, formerly of The Smiths, teams up with British actress Maxine Peake for a spoken-word song about homelessness. In perhaps the most surprising combination, Italian film composer Daniele Luppi collaborates with the Brooklyn post-punk band Parquet Courts on "Soul And Cigarette."

Hear all the songs below.


Anna Burch, '2 Cool 2 Care'

From Quit The Curse

My ears always perk at the phrase: "Can I be real for a second?" What follows is almost always better than the standard polite chit-chat for nice people (public radio stations are full of that). When Anna Burch sings, "I like you best, when you're a mess," I can't help but think she shares that affinity. "2 Cool 2 Care" puts a bubblegum filter on why people are most relatable when they're vulnerable. Burch feels lovably skeptical when touching on attraction and boredom; these are pop music staples for sure, but her spin on them is a fun one. This record should be a biggie in 2018.

Nick Brunner, Capital Public Radio's Hey, Listen!


Jordan Rakei, 'Eye To Eye'

From Wallflower

When Jordan Rakei opens his mouth on "Eye To Eye," all you hear is heartache. The tone in his undulating voice, set to the strum of pretty guitar chords, breaks every romantic's heart. "It's the birth of a star," Rakei sings prophetically in the opening lines. You said it, kid.

The song, the first cut off the Australian singer-songwriter's second full-length, Wallflower, is a tale of all-consuming adulation told through juxtaposed poetic images. But the words might as well be nonsense as it's his sound — a quivering voice that suggests Devendra Banhart and Anohni — that carries the real message. The track, like the artist, daringly skirts pop, R&B and indie rock. It's an experimental variant of the sad bastard music we fall sway to when life turns blue.

Rakei is no also-ran. At the two-minute mark, he surrenders any notion of being Elliott Smith reborn when the music left-turns into a Radiohead-esque angular guitar maze. After two more minutes of vocal vamping, it morphs again into a synthetic anthem that fuses haunting "Karma Police" electric piano, mechanical drum rolls and cymbal-crashing syncopation. "Pleasure to have met you," he coos to his beloved. The feeling is mutual.

David Hyland, Wisconsin Public Radio


Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts, 'Soul And Cigarette'

From MILANO

At first glance, this looks to be a rather unlikely pairing, but once you get past the initial shock of teaming the Italian film composer with the Brooklyn post-punk outfit, you realize this is a match made in heaven. The song comes from MILANO, Luppi's tribute to Milan in the '80s, spotlighting the decadence and deviance of the time. The city was alive, and the possibilities appeared endless. "Soul And Cigarette" shares this optimism, opening with the whimsical sounds of a glockenspiel and containing lush lyrics that are rich with imagery. Parquet Courts approach this song in the same manner as the The Modern Lovers or Pavement: a reserved style that holds back, but you know they could unleash power on a moment's notice. "Soul And Cigarette" is one of those songs that transports you to a time and place far away and makes you never want to leave.

Benji McPhail, The Colorado Sound


The Weather Station, 'Thirty'

From The Weather Station

Female voices are louder than ever, and The Weather Station is no exception. Toronto-based musician Tamara Lindeman, known as The Weather Station, has released her fourth, self-titled album, and a video for its latest single, "Thirty."

The song, and its socially relevant video, narrates a tale about the uncertain first year of her transitional third decade. In the video, Lindeman is performing alone in front of a crowd of men in a television studio. She conveys a lot with so little, feverishly telling a familiar story of being loved and dismissed. The airy quality of her vocals is endearing while she spins a vivid, intensely personal narrative through the lyrics. The detailed description of these accounts immediately reels you in: "Yeah, I could see it so simple, unsubtle / Impossible, clearly / And strange / Far and as close as a mountain range / On the horizon driving all day / There I was, so sane / So plain after everything."

With a voice that is often compared to fellow Canadian Joni Mitchell, The Weather Station has established her own brand of sad optimism coupled with the confidence and determination of Aimee Mann.

Vasilia Scouras, WVPB's Mountain Stage


Joon Moon, 'Tiger'

From Moonshine Corner

There's a rich history of American artists creating some of their best work in France, and plenty of French artists have drawn inspiration from American trends. Into this tradition steps Joon Moon — Parisian producer/songwriter Julien Decoret, drummer Raphaël Chassin and Kansas City expat singer Krystle Warren. Fittingly, the collaboration began at Decoret's studio in Montmartre, the Paris neighborhood famous for its artistic history (including a 1923 stint from American poet Langston Hughes). The resulting debut album, Moonshine Corner, mixes French cool and American soul; pop and trip-hop support R&B and jazz inflections. The record delivers a consciously retro-modern vibe by pairing contemporary recording techniques with vintage '60s and '70s instruments, and the whole effect is on display (supporting Warren's remarkable slow-burn vocals) on the single "Tiger."

Micah Schweizer, Wyoming Public Radio


Otis Jr. and the Seventh Sons, 'Seventh Son'

From The Pope's Long Con

When a song has been covered over a dozen times, you'd think bringing something new to it would be almost impossible. But Otis Jr. and a band of Louisville all-stars (including members of My Morning Jacket, Wax Fang and Twin Limb) do just that with this Willie Dixon classic. The track combines performances that hew closely to the source material with seemingly incongruous production, imbuing it with an almost Lynchian undertone. Commissioned as the theme for an investigative podcast, this track stands on its own as a soulful yet off-kilter throwback jam.

Sean Cannon, WFPK


Giraffage, 'Green Tea' (feat. Angelica Bess)

From Too Real

Charlie Yin, better known as Giraffage, is an artist whose eclectic music leanings have run the gamut in sound-painting, ranging from chillwave and deep dance to dream pop. His latest lush, atmospheric masterpiece, "Green Tea," (found on the studio album Too Real) possesses all those hallmarks and more. Featuring sultry, sensual vocal work by Angelica Bess (of Body Language), the track is a smooth, danceable ditty, but also a female empowerment anthem — a very timely sentiment considering the present climate of the country.

"Green Tea" was created in Giraffage's bedroom and took only 30 minutes to put together, but another six months to find the right vocalist to accentuate it. And Bess does that in spades. The song is a perfect marriage on wax: Bess' voice is the perfect complement to a melodic, dreamy production that liberally employs techno and deep house flourishes. The result is a tune that exudes authenticity and street credibility despite its move closer toward a commercial sound. It's clear that Giraffage has managed to become a master at creating a vibe — one that's refreshing, exhilarating and uplifting — which represents electronica at its finest.

Chris Campbell, WDET's The Progressive Underground


Superorganism, 'Something For Your M.I.N.D.'

From Something For Your M.I.N.D.

Orono, an 18-year-old Japanese girl who just graduated high school in Maine after leaving her family in Japan to become "a musician or artist of some sort" and hopefully go to college in the States, met the rest of her band after scrolling though YouTube and seeing their song in the "recommended" section. She saw the band when it went on tour in Japan and met with them after the show at a Hard Rock Café. They became Facebook friends and "shared memes and all that" with each other for about a year until they emailed her a demo from New Zealand. She sent back the melody and lyrics hours later. That song would become "Something For Your M.I.N.D."

You might compare her voice to Kimya Dawson, but really, "I'm doing a rip-off of what Stephen Malkmus sings like," Orono tells me over the phone. She sings, or rather talks over wild production on this song. Above apple crunches for production, rubber-band bass lines and pitched-down background vocals that make the whole thing feel like it's melting, Orono serves as a calming guide on this journey through the M.I.N.D.

Justin Barney, Radio Milwaukee


Johnny Marr and Maxine Peake, 'The Priest'

From The Priest

Stop me if you think you've heard this one before: A former Smiths member is making a political record. Now, what if I told you it wasn't the guy you expected (Morrissey), but Johnny Marr, guitarist and co-songwriter of the legendary Manchester quartet. Marr, patron saint of rock 'n' roll, has politics on the brain. As he told the British music magazine Q, "you're living in this world and you can't do anything about it. So much of the record is about dislocation. Whether it's being forced by the political system or because of personal demons. I was trying to imagine an alternative society." (I swear this is not a Morrissey quote.)

Cue "The Priest," a song featuring a spoken-word performance from British actress Maxine Peake, tackling a theme that cuts across all spectrums of life: homelessness. Joe Gallagher was homeless when he wrote the story behind this song (and its short film, seen below). According to The Guardian, Peake found Gallagher's story in a diary-like column, written for the Scottish magazine The Big Issue, that documented his time on the streets of Edinburgh. The words and subject matter resonated hard with Peake and Marr, and with the center of Manchester as the setting, Marr paints a driving, moody soundscape behind Peake's stark and vivid performance. I like spoken-word records because they force you to pay attention. It's a hypnotic song that's hard to ignore.

Stephen Kallao, WXPN


Samantha Fish, "Gone For Good"

From Belle Of The West

This one goes out to all the women in the room who are just plain tired of trying to attain someone else's ideal, to all the women in the room who are ready to move forward and follow — or break — their own rules, and to all the women in the room who've finally said "enough." Samantha Fish doesn't mince words on the final track of her new release, Belle Of The West, and it all boils down to one very succinct line: "Thank God you're gone for good." With the kind of incessant foot-stomping and down-and-dirty slide guitar that's become a trademark of Fish's contemporary take on classic country swamp blues, "Gone For Good" follows a familiar trope: the breakup song, the revenge song, the "I'm better off without you" song. But Fish's way of looking at the situation feels fresh and earthy; she's angry, but she's not going to let her "losing grip on my sweet once-upon-a-time" hold her back.

Elena See, Folk Alley

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“There was Polly’s tokotoko on the ground. Carved and polished, with its eel head, the snout inlaid with pāua. Alexia picked it up and cracked it across the cop’s shoulders. She raised it again and hit and hit. She would stop this.”

Alexia is a law student escaping the Greek family that stifles her, and Isaiah is a young Māori returning home to find the family he’s lost. Cut loose from their own cultures, they have volunteered to help Isaiah’s Taranaki iwi get rid of the fracking that’s devastating their land and water.

The deeper Alexia and Isaiah go into the fight, the closer they get to understanding the different worlds they inhabit. But when a protest march becomes violent a boundary is crossed, and they need to decide where they stand and fast. It’s clear the police have been tipped off, and the activists gathered at the marae suspect they’re being watched or, worse, there is an informant in the group.

Can Alexia and Isaiah be trusted? And more – can they trust themselves?

Author Name: 
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Aukati
Author's Home Country: 
ISBN: 
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Author Michalia Arathimos has Greek-New Zealand heritage which is strongly reflected in her novel AUKATI. Set in New Zealand, this is a crime novel based around the scourge that is fracking.

Featuring two main characters, Alexia, a law student with a controlling Greek family, and Isaiah, a young Maori man trying to reconnect with his own family. Cut loose from their backgrounds, and their cultures, they are drawn into the fight to protect Isaiah's Taranaki iwi from the devastation that the fracking is causing. As a protest march turns violent, and the group start to suspect an informant, everyone becomes tense, suspicious and wary.

A refreshingly new approach for a crime novel - the threat here is multi-faceted and the sense of dislocation strong. Descriptively written, it is steeped in sense of place and both cultures - using a liberal amount of Greek and Maori terminology to tell the tale. Perhaps a little too much, as readers from outside those communities are going to have to work hard to maintain understanding at points, as the insider speak is so dense concluding meaning will sometimes require effort.

Effort worth devoting if you're of a mind to persist as AUKATI explores consequences and disruption on all sorts of different levels - individually for each of the main characters and their families, within failing romantic and friend relationships, amongst the activist community as trust breaks down, and between activists and law enforcement, and pro-fracking proponents. It's a complicated mix that ebbs and flows naturally, that sparks friendship, resentment, and inter-generational tension, all contained within that insider speaker. 


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We’re currently recruiting for sales consultants to specialise in long-haul, round the world and tailor-made travel. You’ll be joining our thriving French team to help serving our French-speaking customers. Please note, this position will be based in our office in Brighton, UK. Please note, this position will be based in our office in Brighton, UK.

- To start beginning of November 2018
- Full time or part time considered (minimum 3.5 days per week)
- Permanent (9 months probationary period)
- Application closing date: 10 September 2018

What you'll be doing

We specialise in all aspects of round the world travel, so your role will be interesting and varied. You'll be putting together complex multi-stop and round the world flight itineraries for clients as well as some ground arrangements including campervans and hotels.

You'll have control over your day to day workload which will involve talking to customers on the phone, by email and occasionally face to face. You'll also liaise with our air and ground product teams as well as with the other consultants to help create fully tailored, completely bespoke trips of a lifetime.

What we're looking for :

Our most popular destinations are Australia and New Zealand, so we look for personal travel experience in one or both of these destinations. Besides Australasia, it’s beneficial if you’ve also travelled in Asia, Africa, North and Central America or South America.

Besides a passion for travel, we do also require that our sales consultants can demonstrate :

Required skills:

- Either competency of using the GDS (Galileo, Amadeus, Worldspan or Sabre) OR a proven track record in a sales environment
- Strong personal travel experience outside of Europe, including either Australia or New Zealand
- Fluency in French and a working knowledge of English
- Natural rapport-building skills
- Effective time management skills
- Strong customer service ethic
- Strong communication skills – both verbal and written

Desirable skills :

- Solid long-haul sales experience, preferably in complex, multi-stop and tailor-made trips
- A proven track record of securing sales in a customer-focused environment
- Competency of using the GDS (Galileo, Amadeus, Worldspan or Sabre)

What you'll receive

- High basic salary and uncapped bonus system (you’ll share your sales target with the other members of our French Team)
- Free lunch provided daily
- Company pension contributions
- Health & well-being cashback plan (after probation period is complete)
- Staff travel fund for personal trips (£500 pro-rata)
- Monthly company-wide bonus scheme paying up to £1,200 per year
- Enhanced maternity/paternity package
- Additional pension contributions and extra holiday allowance in reward for long-term service
- Relocation assistance package if required
- Membership of
the Easit Travel Club scheme offering discounts on rail and bus fares in Sussex, plus other travel benefits

Please send your CV and covering letter in English by the 10th September 2018 to : careers@travelnation.co.uk

No agencies please.

For more information and how to apply : www.travelnation.fr/emploi




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The new scheme aimed at getting thousands of young beneficiaires into work is being criticised for not going far enough to fix New Zealand's dire labour skill shortage. The government's Mana in Mahi project launched on Thursday - it's aimed at 18-24-year-olds who have been on a benefit for six months or more. The income equivalent of the person's benefit will be paid to the employer who is expected to top that up to at least the minimum wage. Josh Williams is the chief executive of the Industry Training Federation. He tells Susie Ferguson that if teachers are getting paid, so should employers who give skills to apprentices in the much-needed trades.
          Rescuers struggle in Lombok rubble as aftershock hits      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The death toll from the 9 earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has risen to 259 and may go higher still. The region has been hit by more than 350 aftershocks, the worst of which struck on Thursday afternoon. The latest tremor had a magnitude of 5.9. Rescue workers are still digging through rubble and trying to get aid to survivors of the earlier, larger quake. Asia Pacific communications manager for the Red Cross, New Zealander Rosemarie North, is on Lombok. She told Morning Report's Kim Griggs that she was in a remote part of the island when the latest aftershock hit.
          Brash booed off stage at rowdy free speech debate      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
On Thursday night, former National Party leader Don Brash was front and centre of the free speech debate that's been been making headlines in New Zealand and around the world. Dr Brash was booed away from the microphone temporarily at the University of Auckland debate, before counter-protesters persuaded him back by chanting his name. RNZ reporter Matthew Theunissen was there.
          Sports News for 10 August 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The New Zealand team had a day to forget at the Sailing World Championships in Denmark with Finn sailor Josh Junior robbed of a medal by the slimest of margins.
          Sports News for 10 August 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
It's been a tough day at the Sailing World Championships for New Zealand, with Josh Junior missing out on a medal on countback in the Finn class after finishing fourth in the medal race.
          Steve Gadd – NZ Tour Twenty Years in the making      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Rodger Fox, known for his work bringing jazz giants to New Zealand, has been working on Gadd for quite some time. “It’s taken me 20 years of keeping in contact to be able to host Steve Gadd over here.”
          King Princess Announces Debut New Zealand Show This November      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Frontier Touring is delighted to announce that Brooklyn-raised, LA-based singer-songwriter King Princess will play New Zealand for the very first time this November.
          Another diversity question for Paddy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In one of the most fantastic pieces of interview television, Paddy Gower failed completely when Lauren Southern asked him a simple question about diversity. Paddy introduced the topic with, “What I say to you, Lauren Southern, is that New Zealand is a diverse country.  You say diversity is a weakness, this country is known as  […] The post Another diversity question for Paddy appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
          Elliot Ikilei: Ethnicity not the problem      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Deputy Leader of the New Conservative party, Elliot Ikilei in last nights debate at Auckland University argued that Maori and Pacifica have become victims of the restrictions on free speech. Last night at the University of Auckland a lively debate took place between the supporters of free speech and those defending New Zealand’s PC culture (when […] The post Elliot Ikilei: Ethnicity not the problem appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
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Meanwhile huddled in their cubicles New Zealand mainstream media journalists are basing their hit pieces on the following graph… If you would rather form your own conclusions…   The post Face of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
          Medtronic Begins Pilot Study of Investigational Extravascular ICD System      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Medtronic Begins Pilot Study of Investigational Extravascular ICD System

August 9, 2018 — Medtronic plc announced the start of a pilot study of its investigational Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (EV ICD) system, with the first patient implant performed at Christchurch Hospital in New Zealand. The implant represents the first intended long-term patient use of the device, which is similar in size to transvenous ICDs.

“The Medtronic EV ICD system has the potential to deliver the benefits of traditional ICDs while eliminating the risks that can occur when leads are implanted inside the veins and heart,” said Ian Crozier, M.D., Department of Cardiology, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand, and principal investigator (PI) in the Medtronic Extravascular ICD Pilot Study. “We are incredibly pleased to contribute to this important research that will serve as a key step in establishing the safety and efficacy of this new approach.”

The pilot study will assess the Medtronic EV ICD system in 20 patients at four sites:

  • Christchurch Hospital (Crozier);
  • Austin Health in Heidelberg, Australia (PI: David O’Donnell, M.D.);
  • MonashHeart in Clayton, Australia (PI: Emily Kotschet, M.D.); and
  • The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane, Australia (PI: Haris Haqqani, M.D.).

After implantation of the system, patients and their devices will be routinely checked to assess safety and device performance.

The Medtronic EV ICD system is intended to provide the benefits of traditional transvenous ICDs including lifesaving defibrillation therapy, antitachycardia pacing to painlessly terminate arrhythmias, as well as post-shock pacing to protect from sudden cardiac death; and bradycardia pacing to address abnormally slow heart rates. It also is the same size (33 cc) and shape, and is expected to have similar longevity as traditional ICDs, but without any leads (thin wires) in the veins or heart. The investigational EV ICD device is implanted in the left mid-axillary region below the left armpit, and the newly designed lead is placed under the sternum (breastbone). New procedure tools guide the delivery of the system.

Medtronic research teams developed the EV ICD System and have completed multiple early research and acute feasibility studies using the system components, including the ASD1 (Acute Sensing and Defibrillation), SPACE2 (Substernal Pacing Acute Clinical Evaluation) and ASD23 studies.

Read the related article Medtronic Study Confirms Feasibility of New Extravascular Approach to ICD Therapy

The EV ICD system is investigational and not approved for sale or distribution.

For more information: www.medtronic.com

References

1. Chan JYS, Lelakowski J, Murgatroyd FD et al. Novel Extravascular Defibrillation Configuration With a Coil in the Substernal Space: The ASD Clinical Study. J Am Coll Cardiol EP 2017;3:905-10.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2016.12.026

2. Sholevar DP, Tung S, Kuriachan V, et al.  Feasibility of extravascular pacing with a novel substernal electrode configuration: The Substernal Pacing Acute Clinical Evaluation Study. Heart Rhythm. Published online 29Nov2017. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.11.030

3. Boersma, LVA. Feasibility of Extravascular Pacing, Sensing And Defibrillation From A Novel Substernal lead: The Acute Extravascular Defibrillation, Pacing And Electrogram (ASD2) Study. Presented Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions, May 11, 2018.

 


          Offer - 16-35k Native English Teachers Needed in Beijing Kindergarten      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
To Apply visit this link: http://cips.io/job--75b42e 16-35k Native English Teachers Needed in Beijing Kindergarten Beijing * * Kindergarten in Beijing, China, is looking for 20 full-time teach ers. We have ten different kindergartens around Beijing and each kindergarten is clean, modern, and has a child-friendly environment, with fun loving staff made up of both Chinese and foreign teach ers. Requirements: -North American, UK, Australian or New Zealand whose mother tongue and fi rst spoken language are English. (If you are not a native English speaker but have mastered English, and are able to speak clearly without a prominent accent, then p lease also feel free to apply.); -You are a kid person; outgoing, friendly, fun, and enjo y working with, and teaching younger children; -You are dynamic, full of ene rgy and can adapt in any situation; -Patient, a good team leader, organized, and works well with othe rs; -Willing to learn and ad apt culturally; -Punctual, and diligent in carrying out assigned classes, and pre paration of class responsibilities; -Willing to sign a one-ye ar contract.; -Note: Experience is not necessary, as long as you are willing to learn and ad apt. Working hours/days: -8:00 am to 5:30 PM, Mo nday to Fri day. You have Saturda ys and Sundays off. You will have a 2.5-hour brea k from 12:00 am to 2:30 PM each day. Holidays: - You will get 2 weeks of paid d ays off dur ing Chinese spring fe stival, - You will also have o ther government recognized 8 days holidays off with pay such as Moon Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, New Year s day, etc. -You will get 2 days off with pay for Christmas day. -You will get 2 weeks of paid d ays off at the renewal of your contr act. Class responsibilities and details: -You will be the head teacher of your class, and you will have three full - time Chinese assistan ts to help you. -Each class has a between 22 - 24 stud ents. -The children in our school ran ge from 2 to 6 years old and each class is divided according to age. For example 2 to 3-year-olds; 4 to 5-year-olds; etc.. -We provide an easy to follow curriculum, although you are free to adapt it according to your own teaching style and preferences. -Contact time with the students will be 6 hours per day. During th is period, you will give 2.5 hours of structured classes. The rest of the time, you will have to interact with the children thro ugh games, conversations or during playtime. You will h ave to do up to 1h of preparation for you class. Salary: -For new and/or inexperienced teachers we offer a starting salary of 13000 RMB to 16000 RMB.& nbsp; (We will provide free teacher training for new te achers.) -For teachers with experience and good references a starting salary of 17000 RMB to 22000 RMB a month. -For experienced teachers who are qualified in the field of early education, a sta rting salary of 23000 RMB to 35000 RMB. Other benefits: -We will help you secure a legal working visa as long as you have the minimum require ments and a BA diploma -We will provide you with insurance while you stay and work for * in China. -If you are new to China, our staff will help you find accommodatio ns, and show you around the city. -We will pick you up at the airport upon your arrival, an d provide you with up to one week of free accommodation. -If you are new to China, we will pro vide cultural lessons and tips in order to help you adjust. -You will have free lunches during the week -We also offer free Chinese lessons -We also offer education tuition assistance and regular professional development and training's -We are outgoing and have organized team outings which include KTV nights, BBQ dinners and sightseeing tour's Starting date: We need 5 full-time teachers to start as soon as possible, and 10 by the beginning of September. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * If interested please send us a copy of your resume (CV) along with a current picture to Recruitment Department at connectbeijing@126.com, and we will get back to you right away. Please also feel free to call during the day at +(86)15501088475. We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully having you join our team. Wechat:qs-camp Salary: 16000 CNY to 35000 CNY MonthlyHousing: Yes, providedContract type: Full time Work visa provided: Yes Teaching Students age: kindergartenWork Location: BeijingRequirements:- Teaching experience- Passport holdersApply online via this link:http://cips.io/job--75b42e
          Firefighters make progress in California but weather not promising      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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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. Nearly 20 major fires have ravaged the sprawling western state over the past two weeks, fanned by strong winds and swe
          Valentines Day Gift Personalized Art Print FRAMED Skyline Art Custom Valentine Gift Personalized Valentine Gift Any City Available Worldwide by DefineDesign11      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          UFOs, ALCHEMY, SECRET SOCIETIES AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Down through the centuries, very mysterious individuals have appeared at certain moments in human history and provided convincing demonstrations that "impossible" inventions are possible.

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A "respectable burgher of North Holland" appeared "modest and simple" to the alchemist Helvetius one day in 1666. It was the stranger’s incredible knowledge that startled and inspired the alchemists of Helvetius's day, and though these learned and determined men never did acquire the philosopher's stone that would transmute lead into gold, they did fashion the seeds of the science of chemistry that has accomplished so many transmutations of the human environment and the human condition in the last three hundred years.

Out of the smoky laboratories of the alchemists, Albert le Grand produced potassium lye; Raymond Lully prepared bicarbonate of potassium; Paracelsus described zinc and introduced chemical compounds in medicine; Blaise Vigenere discovered benzoic acid; Basil Valentine perfected sulfuric acid; and Johann Friedrich Boetticher be-came the first European to produce porcelain.

While each of the above is an important discovery, there are rumors that lying amidst the musty pages of certain ancient alchemical laboratories there are recorded experiments with photography, radio transmission, phonography, and aerial flight.

Throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, there were many scholars who claimed that they had received late-night visits from mysterious members of a secret society that had accomplished the transmutation of metals, the means of prolonging life, the knowledge to see and to hear what was occurring in distant places, and the ability to travel across the heavens in heavier-than-air vehicles.

Numerous occult groups have been created around the belief that centuries ago a secret society achieved a high level of scientific knowledge that they carefully guarded from the rest of humanity. According to these occultists, certain men of genius in ancient Egypt and Persia were given access to the records of the advanced technologies of the antediluvian world of Atlantis. Many hundreds of years ago, these ancient masters learned to duplicate many of the feats of the Titans of the lost continent.

There are persistent legends in nearly every culture that tell of an Elder Race that populated the Earth millions of years ago. The Old Ones, who may originally have been of extraterrestrial origin or the survivors of highly advanced terrestrial civilization that was destroyed after the last Ice Age, were an immensely intelligent and scientifically sophisticated species who eventually chose to structure their own environment under the surface of the planet's soil and seas. The Old Ones usually remain aloof from the surface dwellers, but from time to time throughout history, they have been known to visit certain of Earth's more intelligent members in the guise of alchemist or mysterious scientists in order to offer constructive criticism and, in some cases, to give valuable advice in the material sciences.

The decision to form an ancient secret society may have been based on the members' highly developed moral sense and their recognition of the awesome position of responsibility that the discovery of such applications of ancient knowledge had placed upon them. They may have decided to keep their own counsel until the rest of the world had become enlightened enough to deal wisely with such a high degree of technical accomplishments.     

From time to time, the secret society may decide the time is propitious to make one of its discoveries known to the "outside world." Such intervention in the affairs of humankind is usually accomplished by carefully feeding certain fragments of research to "outside" scientists whose work and attitude have been judged particularly deserving. When these scientists accomplish the breakthroughs in their research, they credit the success of the experiments to their own diligence, and the secrecy the society prizes so highly is maintained.

On the other hand, the secret society may feel little or no responsibility of any kind to those humans outside of their group. They may be merely biding their time until they turn the great mass of humanity into their slaves.

By the 1840s, the legend of Agharta had already been widely circulated among the mystically minded in Germany. According to this ancient tradition, the Master of the World already controlled many of the kings and rulers of the surface world by exercising his occult powers. Soon this Master and his super race would launch an invasion of Earth and subjugate all humans to his will.

If certain master magicians, disciples of the Titans, individuals of exceptional intellect, power, and wealth, actually did achieve a high degree of technical accomplishment sev¬eral centuries ago, then they could very well be responsible for a good many of the strange and mysterious vehicles seen in our skies. And if alien life-forms apprehended their advanced technology at the end of the previous century, then they might have established an alliance with the society of humans that easily appeared to be the more advanced and worthy to receive the benefits of their extraterrestrial super science.

The year 1897 may have seemed an ideal time to show the “outsiders” just how far advanced the members of the ancient secret society really were.

The science of the outsiders seemed as though it had gone about as far as it could go, and it was poised confidently on the brink of the twentieth century. Many of the world's most learned men and women were filled with pride over a host of new technological accomplishments.

In 1893, Karl Benz and Henry Ford built their first four¬wheeled automobiles. Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope (1889) was among the first practical systems of cinematography, and in 1895, Louis and Auguste Lumiere presented the first commercial projection. In that same year, Wilhelm Roentgen dis¬covered X rays, Marconi invented radio telegraphy, and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky formulated the principle of rocket reaction propulsion. In 1896, William Ramsay isolated helium, Ernest Rutherford accomplished the magnetic detection of electrical waves, and Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity. The Royal Automobile Club was founded in London in 1897, and cars were going faster every year.

However, with all of these scientific marvels about which to boast, there were as yet no heavier-than-air aerial vehicles to occupy the efforts and the interests of potential aviators; and a good number of brilliant scientists of great reputation had gone on record with their arguments that it was aerodynamically impossible to build such a flying machine. On the other hand, the future of balloon transport seemed promising, and gondolas could be attached to carry passengers. With all the other wonders of modern science, how could anyone bemoan the lack of heavier-than-air flying machines?

And yet, in March of 1897, a bizarre aircraft, often described as resembling a cone-shaped steamboat, was seen flying across the United States and later throughout the world.

The German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin did not build his famous airship, a rigid dirigible, until 1898. Could some mysterious unknown inventors have beaten Count von Zeppelin to the drawing board with a much more impressive vehicle, a forerunner of the modern passenger plane? Or was a secret terrestrial society of master magicians once again displaying their superiority over the outsiders?

The flights of the enigmatic airship continued until August of 1897 when the craft was sighted off the coast of Norway and over Vancouver, British Columbia on the same day.

After a twelve-year absence, the airship reappeared over England in 1909. Within a matter of days, it was sighted over New Zealand, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, West Virginia, and Tennessee. Its final appearance seems to have been over Memphis on January 20, 1910.

In 1871, occultist Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote The Coming Race, a novel about a small group of German mystics who had discovered a race of supermen living within the Earth’s interior. The super race had built a paradise based on The Vril Force, a form of energy so powerful that the older beings had outlawed its use as a potential weapon. The Vril, was derived from the Black Sun, a large ball of “Prima Materia” that provided light and radiation to the inhabitants of the inner Earth.

In 1919, Karl Haushofer founded the Brothers of the Light Society in Berlin, and soon changed its name to the Vril Society. As Haushofer’s Vril grew in prominence, it united three major occult societies, the Lords of the Black Stone, the Black Knights of the Thule Society, and the Black Sun and chose the swastika, the hooked cross, as its symbol of the worship of the Black Sun.     

As with many secret groups, there appears to have been more than one order--those who followed the Golden Sun and those who followed the Black Sun. The Black Sun, like the Swastika, is a very ancient symbol. While the Swastika represents the eternal fountain of creation, the Black Sun is even older, suggesting the very void of creation itself. The symbol on the Nazi flag is the Thule Sonnenrad (Sun Wheel), not a reversed good luck Swastika. The Black Sun can be seen in many ancient Babylonian and Assyrian places of worship.

While these societies borrowed some concepts and rites from various Hermetic groups, they placed special emphasis on the innate mystical powers of the Aryan race. The Vril and its fellow societies maintained that the Germanic/Nordic/ Teutonic people were of Aryan origin, and that Christianity had destroyed the power of the Teutonic civilization.     

The secret societies formed in Germany wanted desperately to prove themselves worthy of the super humans that lived beneath the surface of the planet and they wished to be able to control the incredibly powerful Vril force. This ancient force had been known among the alchemists and magicians as the Chi, the Odic force, the Orgone, the Astral Light, and they were well aware of its transformative powers to create supermen of ordinary mortals.

In 1921, Maria Orsic (Orsitch), a medium in the society, now renamed Vril Gesellschaft, began claiming spirit messages originating from Aryan aliens on Alpha Tauri in the Aldeberan star system. Orsic and another medium named Sigrun, learned that the aliens spoke of two classes of people on their world--the Aryan, or master race, and a subservient planetary race that had evolved through mutation and climate changes. A half billion years ago, the Aryans, also known as the Elohim or Elder Race, began to colonize our solar system. On Earth, the Aryans were identified as the Sumerians until they elected to carve out an empire for themselves in the hollow of the planet.

Students of the Vril Society also insist that extraterrestrials worked with Nazi scientists to create early models of flying saucers. According to some researchers, an alien tutor race secretly began cooperating with certain German scientists from the Thule, the Vril, and the Black Sun societies in the late 1920s. Working in underground bases with the alien intelligences, the Nazis mastered antigravity space flight, established space stations, accomplished time travel, an developed their spacecraft to warp speeds.

In 1922, members of Thule and Vril claim to have built the Jenseitsflugmaschine, the Other World Flight Machine, based on the psychic messages received from the Aldebaran aliens. W. O. Schulmann of the Technical University of Munich was in charge of the project until it was halted in 1924, and the craft was stored in Messerschmitt’s Augsburg. In 1937, after Hitler came into power, he authorized the construction of the Rund flugzeug, the round, or disk-shaped vehicle, for military use and for spaceflight.

In April, 1942, Nazi Germany sent out an expedition composed of a number of its most visionary scientists to seek a military vantage point in the hollow earth. Although the expedition of leading scientists left at a time when the Third Reich was putting maximum effort in their drive against the Allies, Goering, Himmler, and Hitler are said to have enthusiastically endorsed the project. Steeped in the more esoteric teachings of metaphysics, the Fuehrer had long been convinced that Earth was concave and that a master race lived on the inside of the planet.

The Nazi scientists who left for the island of Rugen had complete confidence in the validity of their quest. In their minds, such a coup as discovering the opening to the Inner World would not only provide them with a military advantage, but it would go a long way in convincing the Masters who lived there that the German people truly deserved to mix their blood with them in the creation of a hybrid master race to occupy the surface world, truly a New World Order.

In 1991when President George H.W. Bush began speaking about a New World Order to beef up his campaign for reelection, evangelist Pat Robertson, who was briefly a presidential candidate, passionately spoke out that "new world order" was actually a code for a secret group that sought to replace Christian society with a worldwide atheistic socialist dictatorship.

Bush, the conspiracy buffs charged, was a member of one of the world's most devilish and powerful secret societies: the Order of Skull and Bones. What was more, according to these same conspiracists, Bush was linked to the Bilderbergers and the Trilateral Commission, dangerous elitist organizations.

At about the same time that President Bush's alleged secret affiliations were being exposed, a number of fundamentalist evangelists began to take their first real notice of the UFO phenomenon and saw the mysterious aerial objects as the "signs in the skies" referred to in apocalyptic literature and in the book of Revelation. It was a short leap or many evangelists to begin to blend accounts of UFOs with the secret societies of top U.S. government officials, politicians, corporate chairmen, international bankers, and many others who sought to bring into being the dreaded "New World Order."

According to the proponents of this cosmic conspiracy, when President Ronald Reagan gave his famous "alien invasion" speech to the entire United Nations General Assembly in September of 1987, he had already secretly advised representatives of the 176 member nations that the leaders of their respective governments must meet the demands of the technologically superior extraterrestrials or be destroyed.

As Reagan said in his speech: "I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world. And yet I ask you, is not an alien threat already among us?"

Some UFO researchers have warned that highly placed members of an ancient secret society that can trace its origins beyond the temples of ancient Egypt to Atlantis have established a plan to create a carefully staged "alien invasion" that will convince the masses of the world that a real-life War of the Worlds alien attack is about to begin. People of all nations will believe their leaders who say that it has been learned that the aliens are a benevolent species and that unconditional surrender to them is for everyone's own good.

Immediately following the "surrender" to the aliens, the leaders of the ancient secret society will form a One World Government, a New World Order, thus fulfilling biblical prophecies about a return to the days of Babylon.

Concern over interference by secret societies in the affairs of government was considered very real long before our present-day paranoia. For hundreds of years, certain scholars have worried about global conspiracies being conducted in secret by such groups as the Knights Templar, the Vril, the Thule, the Black Sun, and the Illuminati--who may all be waiting until the pro¬pitious time to complete world domination.

In 1876, Benjamin Disraeli, British prime minister, warned: "The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings, and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans."

For more information about conspiracies and the Conspiracies and Secret Societies: The Complete Dossier by Brad and Sherry Steiger

 


          New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Zealand became the latest country Friday to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying they will be phased out over the next year as a "meaningful step" towards reducing pollution.
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In an effort to tackle plastic pollution, New Zealand is committed to banning plastic bags for good.

On Friday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced plans to ban single-use plastic shopping bags, giving retailers a six-month window to phase them out.

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With an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic waste entering the global marine environment each year, and New Zealand's marine Exclusive Economic Zone (a UN-prescribed state sea zone) being 15 times the size of its land mass, the country has a significant part to play in the globe's plastic pollution cleanup. Read more...

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The forecast for this summer has just gotten hotter with MediaWorks’ Radio brands presenting all of the major summer festivals in New Zealand for the 2018/19 season. With a clean sweep of the country’s biggest music festivals - including Rhythm ...
          Reo Māori band signs with Kartel Music Group (UK)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Acclaimed New Zealand alternative electronic band SoccerPractise have signed with Kartel Music Group (UK), continuing the trend of te reo Māori artists thriving in the global music scene. Kartel is home to Fatboy Slim, Peaches and Morcheeba.
          XVII Latin America & Spain Film Festival       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The 2018 Latin America and Spain Film Festival (LASFF) opens in Wellington on 5 September, celebrating the strong ties and relationships between New Zealand, Spain and Latin American nations.
          New Zealand Young Writers Festival Launches 2018 Programme      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Robot poetry, decolonising literature, and feminism in the age of #metoo are among the hot button topics at this year’s New Zealand Young Writers Festival. Performances, workshops, panel discussions, and film screenings make up the 18 free events taking ...
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Heavyweight Boxing Champ Joseph Parker Helps Born Fighters New Zealand heavyweight boxing champion Joseph Parker has helped raise more than $43,000 for the charity Heart Kids NZ. Parker took the plunge in the 360Heart Stopper Challenge in Auckland, ...
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Frontier Touring is delighted to announce that Brooklyn-raised, LA-based singer-songwriter King Princess will play New Zealand for the very first time this November. Performing a headline show at Auckland’s iconic Powerstation, the rising talent will enchant ...
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Spark is calling on New Zealanders to pre-order a new powerful phone for the next generation of achievers - the new Samsung Note9, available today both online at www.spark.co.nz and in-store.


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[USA] Aug 09 (ANI): The life of the Polish-Australian-American entrepreneur, Helena Rubinstein who set up a cosmetics empire in the early 20th century is set to be made into a biopic.

The movie 'Helena', will focus in the year 1928 when she faced the greatest dilemma in her life, as she had to choose between giving up control of her empire or else had to lose her marriage to Edward Titus and the custody of her children, reports Variety.

The budget, as well as the cast, is yet to be announced, but producers say that shooting will commence on 2019.

Rubinstein's cosmetic empire was booming with successful salons present in London, Paris, Melbourne and New York.

'Helena' which is being funded by Studiocanal Australia, is set to pool in aspiring writers from Australian and New Zealand.

The movie is being produced by Anthony Waddington of 'The Eye of the Storm' fame and Marcus Gillezeau of 'Storm Surfers 3D' fame. (ANI)


          New Zealand to ban plastic shopping bags      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Single-use plastic bags are to be phased out of Kiwi shops over the next year, as the New Zealand government plans to crack down on the environmental issue.
          News About New Zealand for 10 August 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A summary of news around New Zealand over the past week.
          Sanctuaries New Zealand: Restoring our environment      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The annual Sanctuaries of New Zealand workshop will be held next week, bringing together government agencies, environmental groups and researchers to discuss the future of our biodiversity.
          New Zealand will ban plastic bags for good      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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In an effort to tackle plastic pollution, New Zealand is committed to banning plastic bags for good.

On Friday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced plans to ban single-use plastic shopping bags, giving retailers a six-month window to phase them out.

SEE ALSO: New Zealand introduces paid domestic violence leave in world first

With an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic waste entering the global marine environment each year, and New Zealand's marine Exclusive Economic Zone (a UN-prescribed state sea zone) being 15 times the size of its land mass, the country has a significant part to play in the globe's plastic pollution cleanup. Read more...

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          LEGO Safety Video: Kleinste Crew sorgt für großen Spaß in Flugzeugen der Turkish Airlines      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Sie gehören obligatorisch beim Fliegen dazu, doch eigentlich interessieren sie kaum jemanden: Sicherheitsvideos. Es gibt schließlich Spannenderes als Sauerstoffmasken und Notausgänge – bis zu dem Moment, wo man auf sie angewiesen ist. Warum dem Sicherheitsvideo also nicht mit Unterhaltungswert etwas mehr Aufmerksamkeit verschaffen? Virgin Atlantic hat es getan, Air New Zealand ist auf den Zug [...]

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          Shanghai Rich Packaging Co.,Ltd.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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We are very excited to have Australian Superstar DJ Dan Murphy return to Auckland for Homo House, New Zealand’s hottest gay club night! Dan is one of our most requested return DJs and his last appearance at Homo House ...

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          Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand will ban plastic bags      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Zealand will ban single-use plastic bags over the next year, the government has announced. Retailers in the country will be given six months to stop providing lightweight plastic bags, or face fines of up to NZ$100,000 (£51,000). “We’re...
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          Govt announce $8.4mil for new six-bed mental health facility      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Government has announced $8.4mil in funding to build a new six-unit facility for high needs and vulnerable New Zealanders. However, a Māori mental health expert says funds could have been contributed to other areas of care including Māori mental health needs.

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          Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand will ban plastic bags      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Retailers given six months to stop providing lightweight plastic bags or face fines of up to NZ$100,000

New Zealand will ban single-use plastic bags over the next year, the government has announced.

Retailers in the country will be given six months to stop providing lightweight plastic bags, or face fines of up to NZ$100,000 (£51,000).

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Punk band from Wellington, New Zealand. Active in late 1980s early 1990s. Pretty polished Punk at that.. more Rock!

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          'We should kill a kid more often': Stepfather's words caught on tape      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

New Zealand police secretly recorded the remark by the stepfather of an autistic boy, 5, days after the boy died..
          Will the Extravascular Method be a Game Changer for ICD Therapy?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Medtronic is aiming for a slightly different approach for implantable defibrillator therapy. Instead of using a transvenous approach the firm is looking at an extravascular method for ICD therapy. On Thursday, the Dublin-based company said it was beginning a pilot study of its Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (EV ICD) system, in which a lead is placed outside of the heart and veins to deliver lifesaving defibrillation and antitachycardia pacing therapy all in one system. EV ICD’s size is similar to transvenous ICDs. The first patient implant was performed at Christchurch Hospital in New Zealand, representing the first intended long-term patient use of the Medtronic EV ICD system “The EV ICD is positioned to compete in the traditional ...
          Comment on New Zealand’s champion swimmer who needed a chaperone because she was a single woman by adele      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
My favourite sport that I take part in even today, swimming! I had never heard of this lady so thank you for this... I have heard about Murray Haxton died a few years back, know the family...also have a friend who did swimming... best form of exercise is swimming for all aches and pains and exercise!!!
          Surge in rugby female players boosts unions as male players continue to drop out       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The future of New Zealand rugby appears to be female as surging registrations from women partially offsets the decline in the number of male players.
          Better work stories inspire Tayla to join dad on the New Zealand Police beat      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
As recruits of the new Counties Manukau Police Wing 316 began their first day on the beat everyone was greeted with a hongi by senior staff, except for new Constable Tayla Glossop.
          New Zealand to ban plastic shopping bags from next year      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand plans to ban disposable plastic shopping bags by next July as the nation tries to live up to its clean-and-green image. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday that New Zealanders use hundreds of millions of the bags each year and that some of them end up polluting the […]
          'We should kill a kid more often': Stepfather's words caught on tape      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Zealand police secretly recorded the remark by the stepfather of an autistic boy, 5, days after the boy died..
          Cellular IoT Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment: North America to Continue Market Dominance During 2018–2026      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Revenue contribution in the cellular IoT market from the software segment is expected to increase at a CAGR of 27.6% during the forecast period. The hardware segment is expected to register a CAGR of 26.5% during the forecast period.

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/09/2018 -- MRRSE offers an 8-year forecast for the cellular IoT market between 2018 and 2026. In terms of value, the cellular IoT market is expected to register a CAGR of 26.7% during the forecast period. This cellular IoT study demonstrates the market dynamics and trends, globally, across regions such as North America, Latin America, Europe, China, Japan, South East Asia & Others of APAC, and Middle East and Africa, which influence the current nature and future status of the cellular IoT market over the forecast period.

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This research report provides a detailed analysis of the cellular IoT market, and offers insights on various factors. The market study provides a comprehensive assessment of stakeholder strategies and imperatives for succeeding in the business. The report segregates the cellular IoT market based on component, cellular technology, and end use industry across different regions, globally.

Key players are introducing technologically advanced cellular IoT technologies for the centralization and automation of enterprises. Regions like China are witnessing a rapid change in their economies, and a rural to urban shift. These changes are creating huge demand for cellular IoT deployment in numerous industry sectors such as agriculture, healthcare, retail, energy, automotive & transportation, infrastructure, and others, which, in turn, is expected to lead to an increase in the usage of cellular IoT due to increasing applications and several benefits.

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The global cellular IoT market is categorized on the basis of component, cellular technology, end use industry, and region.

On the basis of component, the cellular IoT market is segmented into hardware and software. On the basis of cellular technology, the cellular IoT market is segmented as 3G, 4G, LTE-M, NB-IoT, 5G, and others. On the basis of end use industry, the global cellular IoT market is segmented into agriculture, healthcare, retail, energy, automotive & transportation, infrastructure, and others.

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The next section highlights a detailed analysis of cellular IoT across various countries in the region. It provides a market outlook for 2018–2026, and sets the forecast within the context of the cellular IoT market, including latest technological developments as well as service offerings in the market. This study discusses key trends within the countries contributing to the growth of the cellular IoT market, as well as analyses degrees at which drivers are influencing the cellular IoT market in each region. Key regions and countries assessed in this report include North America (U.S. and Canada), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America), Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe), China, Japan, SEA & Others of APAC (India, Australia & New Zealand, ASEAN, and Rest of SEA & Other APAC), and MEA (North Africa, South Africa, GCC, Turkey, and Rest of MEA).

This cellular IoT market report evaluates the present scenario and the growth prospects of the cellular IoT market across various regions, globally, for the period 2018–2026. We have considered 2017 as the base year, and provided data for the trailing 12 months. The forecast presented here assesses the total revenue by value across the cellular IoT market. In order to offer an accurate forecast, we started by sizing the current market, which forms the basis of how the cellular IoT market will develop in the future. Given the characteristics of the cellular IoT market, we triangulated the outcome of different enterprise types and end user analysis, based on technology trends.

In the final section of the report, we include a competitive landscape to provide clients with a dashboard view, based on categories of providers in the value chain, presence in the cellular IoT portfolio, and key differentiators. This section is primarily designed to provide clients with an objective and detailed comparative assessment of key providers specific to a market segment in the cellular IoT value chain, and the potential players for the same. Report audiences can gain segment-specific vendor insights to identify and evaluate key competitors based on in-depth assessment of capabilities and success in the marketplace. Detailed profiles of providers are also included in the scope of the report to evaluate their long-term and short-term strategies, key offerings, and recent developments in the cellular IoT space. Key competitors in the cellular IoT market are Sierra Wireless, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Sequans Communications S.A., ZTE Corporation, Gemalto NV, u-blox, Telit Communications, Ericsson AB, ARM Holdings, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Mediatek Inc., Vodafone Group plc, Texas Instruments Incorporated, and others.

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Global beauty brand Mecca has opened the doors to its biggest New Zealand store in the former Topshop on Wellington's Lambton Quay.
          Dragon Anywhere: not everywhere, but now in NZ      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Nuance has made Dragon Anywhere, the Android and iOS versions of its Dragon Dictate speech recognition software, available in New Zealand but it carries a hefty price tag: $240 per year.
          Increasing interest from Australian drivers in BNT V8s      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

With growing interest from across the ditch in the New Zealand BNT V8s Championship, Australian V8 driver Jack Smith has confirmed he will line up on the grid again, when the 2018-19 season gets underway at Pukekohe in November.


          Toy ambulance sets morph into real one for Napier      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

New Zealanders have helped turn block-set toy ambulances and stations into a much-needed ambulance for the Napier community following ASB’s successful St John Toy ambulance campaign.


          The 'Wrinkle In Time' Movie Began As A Fifth-Grader's Dream      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
To create the fantastical, otherworldly story in A Wrinkle In Time , the cast and crew traveled to the mountains of New Zealand and to a sequoia forest in Northern California. They also created elaborate sets on a soundstage in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles, which is where director Ava DuVernay was behind the camera over a year ago. She was shooting the climactic action sequence of the science fantasy movie. Actors Storm Reid and Chris Pine ran though a complicated set that would later be digitally rendered to represent a tesseract — a portal through space and time, by way of a fifth dimension. When DuVernay became the first African-American woman to direct a movie with a budget over $100 million, it was her job to help create new worlds. That included hiring a diverse cast and crew. "I'm proud of what this crew looks like," DuVernay says. "It looks like the real world. Different kinds of people, colors, creeds, cultures of people. I cast it with what came to my mind, what came
          Comment on Life is short. This story is a reminder to live it to the fullest. by Leah Boniface      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Jessica has expressed the feelings and experience of losing a spouse so very well. We were married 43 years having been together since our teens and travelled after we had our family. It was difficult for me to live a solo life. But I grit my teeth and set off on a train journey across Europe. This gave me the confidence to do another cross-continent train trip--the trans-Siberian. It is a long haul from New Zealand before even starting the next journey. Now at 72 years old I am planning to visit South America and Antarctica. Time is running out and I still have a lot to do!
          'Vibrant, adventurous' New Plymouth woman dies after jumping with group off bridge in Canada      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The New Zealand woman who died after jumping from a 20-metre-high bridge in Canada is Danni Hogan of New Plymouth.
          Surge in female rugby players boosts unions as male players continue to drop out       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The future of New Zealand rugby appears to be female as surging registrations from women partially offsets the decline in the number of male players.
          Offer - NEW - Performance Bonuses Available Plus A Monthly Flight Stipend. Teach English with EF! Upfront Flights to Many Loca - CHINA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
To Apply visit this link: http://link.cips.io/d156a7Teach ANYWHERE in China. 60+ cities, 300+ schools, 14 ESL certifications, upfront paid flights, and more. Teach anywhere in China with English First, the world&rsqu o;s leading privately-owned education company. EF has been in China for over 20 years, and we take pride in setting the standard for teacher care, teacher training and teacher development. Our experienced international team will ensure that your move abroad is a smooth and successful one. All that&rsqu o;s needed is enthusiasm for travel and education. This is a great opportunity to meet people from around the world and gain international teaching experience in one of the education industry&rsqu o;s most rapidly growing countries. APPLY TODA Y. TEACHING OVERSEAS WITH EF ENGLISH FIRST As an EF English First teacher you will: Teach adults, children or online at one of our 300+ schools Receive a competitive salary and a great employment package Gain exposure to career paths with the company that could lead to opportunities in teaching management, training and academic course development and more Teach abroad for as long as youd like it to teaching contracts start at one year, with optio n to renew for a longer term Join a supportive teach ing community of over 2, 000 teachers across China PACKAGE UP TO 16,400 RMB PER MONTH INCLUDES: Competitive local salary (dependent on experience) Performance bonus after 6 months up to 1,950 RMB per month for t eachers who work at our Kids & amp; Teens schools 667 RMB monthly flight allowance plus upfront f lights for many locations Sponsored legal Z work visa 10,000 RMB salary advance available Health insurance 10 paid annual leave days plus 11 national holidays Airport pick-up upon arrival Free hotel accommodation during your first two weeks at EF English First Sponsored accreditation's including Trinity Cert TESOL, Cambridge TKT, Trinity Dip TESOL and DELTM Free Mandarin Chinese lessons Weekly EF sponsored social & cultural events Teacher advantages discount program Job rotation program JOB REQUIREMENTS A Bachelors Degree ATEFL Certification (EF TEFL sponsorshi p available) Passport holder from UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand The ability to obtain a clear background check Ability to live abroad for at lea st one year ABOUT EF ENGLISH FIRST EF English First, a division of EF Education First, is the world's leading privately owned education company. Founded in 1965, EF operates in over 50 countries around the world. We have vacancies for teaching positions across China, so if you prefer the fast pace of cities like Shanghai, or want to be immersed in the more traditional culture of a smaller city, we have the position for you. Please send you CV and related documents to Amanda at ef@antianfan.com, we look forward to hear from you soonSalary: 12000 CNY to 16400 CNY MonthlyWork visa provided: No Work Location: QingdaoRequirements:- Teaching experience- TEFL Certificate or Higher- Passport holdersApply online via this link:http://link.cips.io/d156a7
          Eagle - Teal Fascinator Hat for Kentucky Derby, Weddings and Christmas Parties on a Headband by Hatsbycressida      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Gorgeous Feathers Fascinator

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It is mounted with a headband. We will always try and match the fascinator colour to the headband. If the colour is unavailable then we will use BLACK. If you dont want black please state your hair colour at checkout and we will use a band that matches your hair.

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          Pale Lime Kelaa Fascinator Hat for Kentucky Derby,Melbourne Cup, Ascot (other colors) by Hatsbycressida      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          13 - Drinking Your Own Wine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In this episode, we have fun drinking the wine we've made. We also share a bottle of Richard's Pinot Gris (from New Zealand), and talk about wine glasses, decanters, and other related wine stuff.
          Spark on track to launch 5G in 2020      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

New Zealand operator Spark has announced it is on track to launch 5G services in 2020.

The company has published a briefing paper [PDF] outlining its 5G intentions and providing recommendations on policy considerations for lawmakers.

According to the paper, Spark plans to initially bring 5G to built up urban areas, because the spectrum that will be made initially available will be unsuitable for New Zealand's sparsely populated rural areas, the paper states.

Once low band sub 1000-MHz spectrum is also allocated for 5G – the New Zealand government has proposed using...

          38 - DIED IN THE WOOL 2004 Pinot Noir tasting & home winemaking advice      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
For tonights internet wine tasting, bring your DIED; IN THE WOOL 2004 Pinot Noir Unchangable (Canterbury, New Zealand).
          Friday Jams Live returns with a massive line up this November      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Friday Jams Live—the party of the year—is back, bringing the most acclaimed names of RNB to Auckland's Western Springs Stadium for one monster show this November.

Friday Jams Live scales up to the far bigger venue to house the colossal line-up and inevitable demand from fans. This year, we are entering a whole new stratosphere and it'll be the biggest RNB event New Zealand has ever seen.

The 2018 lineup are as follows:
- Usher
- Lil Jon
- Salt N Pepa
- T-Pain
- Eve
- Naughty By Nature
- Ginuwine
- Estelle
- Che Fu & The Kratez
- Kings
- Hosted by Fatman Scoop

On top of this extraordinary line-up, one final act is still to be revealed!

Exploding on the scene in 2017, Friday Jams Live delivered an unforgettable night of epic proportions fused with an electric party atmosphere. You may want to watch the recap here.

This year, Western Springs Stadium will be transformed into the biggest party Auckland has ever seen, with over seven tantalising hours of live performances.

"Friday Jams Live set out to be New Zealand’s biggest dance party. They not only succeeded, but they also surpassed expectations." – Ambient Light

"It felt like a summer festival jammed into Spark Arena for one epic night. A great show with truly magical moments." – Libel

"Friday Jams Live—so many artists in one room it was epic!" – Cam Mansel ZM Snapchart

"A lit night with lit people and banging tunes." – Georgia Burt, ZM Snapchart

Raising the bar once again, Friday Jams Live will bring another round of hip hop and RNB royalty to the stage with off-the-chart production to match: we're talking A-class lighting effects, mammoth sound, tremendous LED video screens and enough pyro that you'd better pack sunscreen.

Superfans, get in quick for Platinum tickets to be one of 20 lucky winners for a Meet & Greet with Usher!

For an array of food trucks and beverage options on the day visit Flava FM's Flava Zone! Vendors from all over Auckland will be offering a great big selection that will make your crave for more! Relax and revive with a drink and a bite in the Flava Zone.

Friday Jams Live is your one and only chance to catch these massive acts all on one stage—get amongst it!




          Broadbeach brawl bikie to be deported after visa cancelled      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A bikie involved in the Broadbeach bikie brawl on Queensland's Gold Coast in 2013 is arrested and is to be kicked out of Australia after authorities cancelled the New Zealander's visa.


          New Zealand to ban plastic shopping bags from next year      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
WELLINGTON, New Zealand— New Zealand plans to ban disposable plastic shopping bags by next July as the nation tries to live up to its clean-and-green image. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday that New Zealanders use hundreds of millions of the bags each year and that some of them end up polluting the precious coastal and marine environment.
          'We should kill a kid more often': Stepfather's words caught on tape      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

New Zealand police secretly recorded the remark by the stepfather of an autistic boy, 5, days after the boy died..
          Network Designer (Blenheim) (Blenheim, MBH, NZ)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Broadspectrum is an operations, maintenance and construction services organisation, operating globally in the resources, energy, industrial, infrastructure, rail, property and defence sectors. This is a diverse and growing business offering the training, opportunities and support you need to begin and build a successful career.  

 

 

About the role

Our Blenheim team is looking for a Network Designer to join them. This is a fast paced environment where every day you get the opportunity to use your innovative design solutions to provide the most efficient, safe and cost effective solutions. In return Broadspectrum offers career development across a number of sectors.

 

Skills

  • Ideally 5 years’ experience working on the New Zealand telecommunication networks or an understanding of a telecommunications network
  • A working knowledge of the principals of network design (fibre and copper)
  • Excellent technical ability and organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills in English - verbal and written
  • Intermediate to advanced computer literacy, preferably including Visio
  • Not colour blind

 

Qualifications

  • Preferably with a minimum of Level 4 NZQA Telecommunications related qualification or equivalent
  • Current New Zealand full class one driver’s licence.

 

Responsibilities

The preparation of operational work instructions (job packs) for Broadspectrum employees and Sub-Contractors, including all civil instruction, material requirements, technical information plans, sketches and consignments. You may also undertake field scoping to gather sufficient data relating to the project that will allow a design to be created and quoted on site or supplied to an office based designer to complete. Work may include inside and outside plant network designs to extend or alter the existing copper and fibre networks from information provided.

 

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.
 
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          Racing: Paul Nelson picks up more success at Riccarton      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hastings trainer Paul Nelson was announced as bringing up his 200th winner when Amanood Lad took out last Saturday's Koral Steeplechase at Riccarton but his actual figure definitely exceeds that mark.The New Zealand Thoroughbred...
          Make C-word great again? Kiwi MP baffles public with call to reclaim obscenity for women      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Preview A Kiwi MP has baffled the public as she’s come up with a bizarre way of emboldening women - namely by “reclaiming” the word “c**t”. The word is currently regarded the most offensive insult in New Zealand.
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           Man who filmed women in shower using cameras hidden in shampoo granted bail      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Preview A New Zealand man has been convicted for making hundreds of porno clips with a remote-controlled camera, hidden in shampoo bottles in the bathroom of his homestay accommodation.
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          The “Over-65 Vote” May Be “Funkier” That National Expects.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We Didn't Die Before We Grew Old: It is sobering to realise that by 2020 roughly half of the Baby Boom Generation will be drawing a pension. The “Over-65 Vote” will no longer be composed overwhelmingly of what Colin James dubbed “The RSA Generation”. More and more of these older voters will cherish youthful memories of sex, drugs and rock-n-roll.

PICTURE THIS. It’s a just a few weeks before the 2020 general election and social media is smoking. A superb piece of digital fakery has the National Party leader, Simon Bridges, inhaling enthusiastically. Over a Pink Floydesque soundtrack, Bridges exhales an impressive cloud of marijuana smoke. “My party is opposed to legalising pot” he explains, grinning broadly and winking knowingly. “But, if the people of New Zealand vote yes to dope in the forthcoming referendum, then a new National Party government will honour their decision and end cannabis prohibition within its first 100 days.” The clip ends with a rather glassy-eyed Bridges flashing his viewers the peace sign. The video’s tag line flashes up on the screen: Simon says, VOTE YES – AND NATIONAL.

Now, the prospect of a “funky” National Party mobilising the “Head Vote” will no doubt  strike many readers as a most unlikely proposition. For a start, the staunchly conservative Mr Bridges would certainly not take kindly to being portrayed as some sort of peace, love and mungbeans hippie. Less certain, however, is whether his campaign team would be all that bothered by such a clever piece of guerrilla advertising. Not all fake news is bad news.

It is, similarly, important to realise that by 2020 roughly half of the Baby Boom Generation will be drawing a pension. The “Over-65 Vote” will no longer be composed overwhelmingly of what Colin James dubbed “The RSA Generation”.

More and more of these older voters will cherish youthful memories of sex, drugs and rock-n-roll.

On a darker note, their personal experience will have confirmed over and over again the brute reality that alcohol is capable of inflicting immeasurably more harm on families, friends and workmates than cannabis sativa.

Their children will point out the absurdity of preserving the market for increasingly deadly iterations of synthetic cannabis by prohibiting the cultivation and use of the real thing – a substance with no known fatalities to its credit.

The idea that the careers of their grandchildren may be jeopardised by engaging in what is, essentially, a harmless habit, will fill them with a mixture of exasperation and dread.

What’s more, as the Baby Boomers’ bodies begin to fail them and the aches and pains of old age make themselves known with ever-increasing intensity, the analgesic and stress-relieving qualities of cannabis will recommend themselves with ever-increasing force. Why should the law be interested in the consumption of a slice of hashish-infused chocolate-cake to relieve arthritis?

These are the considerations that National’s campaign strategists will be inviting Simon Bridges and his conservative colleagues to consider. Active Christian worship is now very much a minority sport. Likewise the misogyny and homophobia of those involuntarily celibate keyboard warriors who daily defile the Internet. The overwhelming majority of New Zealanders are men and women of good will and good humour. Those responsible for developing National’s election manifesto would do well to remember that.

Good will and good humour does not, however, signal soft-headedness. Sixty-five years and more on this earth has a habit of exposing the weaknesses of youthful propositions concerning human nature. Monty Python mercilessly satirised the notion that all individual failings could be laid at the door of “Society” by offering to “book them too”.

The explanation for the rock-solid character of National’s massive electoral support owes a great deal to older New Zealanders’ reluctant acceptance that many of the wounds which their less fortunate fellow citizens are expecting them to heal have almost certainly been self-inflicted. For the past forty years, doubt has been growing steadily in “Middle New Zealand” about the Welfare State’s capacity to improve the lives of either its “clients” or the society in which they live.

Bill English recognised this growing doubt and attempted to address it by means of his “Social Investment” initiatives. Much more work on these is required before they are ready to be rolled-out as the replacement for the First Labour Government’s “Social Security” model. There is, however, the whiff of the future about English’s ideas, so, if Simon Bridges is as wise as he is ambitious, then social investment will be the project into which he and his caucus colleagues hurl themselves in the run-up to 2020.

Bridges simple message to Middle New Zealand could be: “National’s not hard-hearted – just clear-headed”.

Except, of course, when it’s stoned.

This essay was originally published in The Otago Daily Times and The Greymouth Star of Friday, 3 August 2018.

          How The New Zealand Left Transformed Southern And Molyneux From Unknown Rightists Into Free Speech Heroes.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
From Right-Wing Moles To Free Speech Mountains: Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux were confident that all they needed to do to spread their ideas in New Zealand was announce their intention of staging an event. The Left could be relied upon to do the rest.

WHAT A PITY there is no “Politburo” of the New Zealand Left. A central committee of knowledgeable and experienced left-wing strategists and organisers who could make decisions on behalf of the wider progressive movement. Had such a body existed when the news of the impending visit of Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux broke, then what happened next would have been very different.

The Politburo would have perused the available information on the Canadian duo and very quickly realised that the best course of action for the New Zealand Left was to do absolutely nothing. No media releases. No posters. No protests. Certainly no threats to disrupt the speakers’ public meetings. In response to Southern and Molyneux, the New Zealand Left would do precisely zero, zip, nada, nothing.

Why? Because even a cursory glance at Southern’s and Molyneux’s modus operandi would have alerted the Politburo to the fact that protests and threats of disruption were absolutely indispensable to the success of the pair’s political touring. 

Without the threats of disruption from Peace Action Auckland, the Auckland Council would have had no grounds for denying Southern and Molyneux access to the Bruce Mason Theatre in Takapuna (along with every other council venue in Auckland!) on health and safety grounds. The meeting would have taken place and, if the Canadians were lucky, they might have merited a few brief paragraphs in the NZ Herald. Most Kiwis would have remained blissfully unaware that Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux even existed.

If provocateurs fail to provoke, do they make any sound at all?

We’ll never know. Because, of course, the New Zealand Left does not have a Politburo to provide it with sagacious strategic advice. It is a wild, anarchic melange of individuals and groups, united only by the fierce conviction that all those who challenge the phantasmagoria of sectional sensitivities which constitute the contemporary “progressive” movement must ipso facto be fascists whose every public utterance, being “hate speech”, must be suppressed – by any means necessary.

Knowing this, Southern and Molyneux would have been confident that all they needed to do to spread their ideas in New Zealand was announce their intention to hold a meeting. The Left could be relied upon to do the rest.

That the Canadians’ first infusion of power came from the Mayor of New Zealand’s largest city must, however, have struck them as more than usually fortuitous. Phil Goff’s naked assertion of the right to determine what the citizens of Auckland could and could not hear was bound to rouse the defenders of free expression to action. Better and better! Southern and Molyneux could now count on tens-of-thousands of New Zealanders googling their names and watching their YouTube channels.

The next step was to begin the game of “will they or won’t they be able to secure a private venue?”. With social media crackling with ideological thrust and counter-thrust and “anti-fascist” coalitions being announced, the next phase of the propaganda operation was ready to unfold.

It was a phase Southern and Molyneux could hardly lose. Either the secured venue would stand firm against the inevitable threats and the meeting would go ahead. Or, the venue’s owners would be subjected to such intolerable pressure that the meeting was cancelled. If the former eventuated, then it would inevitably attract hundreds, if not thousands, of screaming left-wing protesters. If it was cancelled, the Canadians could present themselves as the victims of left-wing intimidation. Either way, the mainstream news media would feel obligated to step into the story.

Which, with the Powerstation’s decision to first hire out, and then deny, its facilities to the duo, is exactly what happened.

Had the proposed meeting at the Bruce Mason Theatre gone ahead without incident, Southern and Molyneux would have been able to preach to, at most, 800 already converted enthusiasts. As they wing their way back to Canada, however, they will be congratulating themselves on being presented to the tens-of-thousands of Kiwis watching the television current affairs programme “Sunday” in prime-time.

Many socially-conservative New Zealanders, seeing the Canadians for the first time, will doubtless have wondered how anyone could be offended by two such telegenic and articulate individuals. The stridency of their opponents, by contrast, must have appeared strange – even slightly sinister.

Had it ever been the intention of the Left and its kindred souls in the Human Rights Commission to extend and strengthen New Zealand’s laws against “hate speech”, then its fruitless attempts to suppress the views of Southern and Molyneux can only have rendered such an exercise significantly more difficult.

The debate stirred up by the repeated denial of both public and private stages to the pair on account of threats and intimidation has placed the issue of free speech squarely on New Zealand’s political agenda. The Left will find it much harder, now, to sell its arguments in favour of limiting New Zealanders right to free expression that would have been the case if Southern and Molyneux had simply been allowed to come and go without incident.

The Powerstation, Auckland, graffitied.

The person who sprayed graffiti on the Powerstation’s walls over the weekend described Southern’s and Molyneux’s foray into New Zealand politics as the “FREE SPEECH - EULOGY TOUR”. Given that eulogies are only pronounced over the dead, the graffitist is clearly someone who believes the Left has either already killed free speech, or is intending to do so in the near future.

He, or she, is wrong on both counts.

This essay was originally posted on The Daily Blogof Tuesday, 7 August 2018.

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          Toy ambulance sets morph into real one for Napier      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – ASB Bank New Zealanders have helped turn block-set toy ambulances and stations into a much-needed ambulance for the Napier community following ASBs successful St John Toy ambulance campaign. The national campaign, which ran in December, saw nearly 20,000 toy ambulances … New Zealanders have helped turn block-set toy ambulances and stations into […]
          The Warehouse Group bids goodbye to plastic bags      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – The Warehouse Group New Zealands largest listed retail group is bypassing its transitionary step of introducing compostable bags at its checkouts and is moving directly to offering only reusable bags at its 254 stores.The Warehouse Group bids goodbye to 21 million single-use plastic checkout bags New Zealand’s largest listed retail group is […]
          New Zealand Young Writers Festival Launches 2018 Programme      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – Dunedin Fringe Festival Robot poetry, decolonising literature, and feminism in the age of #metoo are among the hot button topics at this years New Zealand Young Writers Festival. Performances, workshops, panel discussions, and film screenings make up the 18 free events taking … Robot poetry, decolonising literature, and feminism in the age […]
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          Six Deals You Need To Know About In Australia Today      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
G'day! Here are some cracking online deals for Lifehacker readers, including. $300 off the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, affordable New Zealand getaways, 67% off The Witcher 3. Wild Hunt GOTY Edition and more! More »
   
 
 

          NZ guest nights fall 1.8% in June      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Article – BusinessDesk NZ guest nights fall 1.8% in June as Lions tour boosted last year’s stays By Tina Morrison Aug. 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand guest nights fell in June after the year-earlier month was boosted by the Lions rugby tour. Total guest nights in June dropped 1.8 percent to 2.27 million from June […]
          NZ central bank vacating Wellington HQ for 3 months      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Article – BusinessDesk NZ central bank vacating Wellington HQ for 3 months due to asbestos By Rebecca Howard Aug. 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s central bank is vacating its Wellington headquarters for about three months to remediate asbestos issues. The central bank’s currency, payments and settlements, and markets operations will not be affected as “we […]
          New strategic direction for small business      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Press Release – New Zealand Government New strategic direction for small business The role of small business in the economy is to be enhanced with a new strategy to drive performance and better connect small and medium enterprises with government, large businesses and research institutions. Small Business Minister Stuart Nash today announced the appointment of […]
          New Zealand to ban plastic shopping bags from next year      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Zealand plans to ban disposable plastic shopping bags by next July as the nation tries to live up to its clean-and-green image.
          'She was full of life': New Plymouth woman Danni Hogan dies after jumping with group off bridge in Canada      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The 23-year-old Kiwi who died after jumping from a highway bridge in Canada had only left New Zealand a month ago to spend a year abroad with her partner.Danni Hogan of New Plymouth died after jumping off the 20-metre-high Bruhn...
          Former Kiwi Bandido gang member Jim David Thacker to be deported to New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
An alleged former "baby" bikie, who became embroiled in the notorious 2013 Broadbeach Bikie Brawl, is the latest foreign-born national to get kicked out of Australia.New Zealand-born, Jim David Thacker, 27, was arrested by border...
          Building on fire near Port of Tauranga      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Firefighters are at the scene of a massive fire burning at the entrance to the Port of Tauranga.A police media spokeswoman said Fire and Emergency New Zealand notified them of the fire at 11.44am. The fire was burning the Tauranga...
          New Zealand forbyder plastikposer i kamp for bedre miljø      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New Zealand er fredag blevet det seneste i rækken af lande til at forbyde engangsplastikposer. Således oplyser premierminister Jacinda Ardern på et pressemøde, at poserne vil blive udfa ...
          * NEW * New Zealand Year 1 Handwriting and Mindfulness Colouring Booklet      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Get creative with this mindfulness booklet which the children will enjoy using in their handwriting sessions in Years 0-3. 



          * NEW * New Zealand Year 2 Handwriting and Mindfulness Colouring Booklet      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Get creative with this mindfulness booklet which children will enjoy in handwriting sessions. 



              * NEW * Build New Zealand Labelled and Unlabelled Iwi Jigsaw Puzzle      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    This fantastic jigsaw activity is a brilliant way to see how well you know the regions of New Zealand. This resource focuses on the larger iwi and areas of New Zealand.


                New Zealand to ban plastic shopping bags from next year      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand plans to ban disposable plastic shopping bags by next July as the nation tries to live up to its clean-and-green image. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday that New Zealanders use hundreds of millions of the bags each year and that some of them end up polluting the […]
                "This Thing's Massive" - 14,000 Fight Devastating California Fires, 2 Arsonists Charged As Death Toll Rises      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      "Everything is on a 100 times scale," exclaimed Craig Cottrill, chief of the Wellington Fire Department in New Zealand, who along with 52 other firefighters from down under, are battling the biggest wildfires California has ever seen. "This thing's massive."

      In fact there are now over 14,000 on the frontline with crews, including almost 2,000 inmates, 200 soldiers, and dozens of firefighters from overseas.

      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.

      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.

      They are battling blazes on the Nevada border and along the coast.

      Status:

      Source: SFChronicle FireTracker

      Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex)

      The fire, started off Highway 20 in Mendocino County, has prompted mandatory evacuations in three counties. Together with the River Fire, it is the largest wildfire in California’s history.
      Acreage:255,482 acres
      Containment:48%
      Injuries:2
      Damage:119 residences and 110 other structures destroyed (Mendocino Complex total)
      Fire began:12:03 p.m. July 27, 2018

      River Fire (Mendocino Complex)

      The fire in Mendocino and Lake Counties, south of the larger Ranch Fire, has prompted evacuations. The two fires comprise the Mendocino Complex, California’s largest wildfire in history.
      Acreage:48,920 acres
      Containment:84%

      Fire began:1:01 p.m. July 27, 2018

      Carr Fire

      An erratic and fast moving fire in Shasta County that spread to Redding and has taken the lives of seven people, including three firefighters.
      Acreage:177,450 acres
      Containment:48%
      Deaths:8
      Injuries:3

      Damage:1,077 residences, 22 commerical structures and 500 other structures destroyed
      Fire began:1:16 p.m. July 23, 2018

      Ferguson Fire

      A deadly wildfire burns in steep, rugged forestland along the Merced River west of Yosemite National Park. The fire has taken the lives of two firefighters.
      Acreage:95,104 acres
      Containment:79%
      Deaths:2
      Injuries:14

      Damage:10 structures destroyed
      Fire began:10:35 p.m. July 13, 2018

      Holy Fire

      A blaze in the Cleveland National Forest has prompted evacuations in Orange County. A suspect has been arrested for arson in connection with the fire.
      Acreage:9,614 acres
      Containment:5%

      Damage:12 structures destroyed
      Fire began:1:20 p.m. Aug. 6, 2018

      Cranston Fire

      This fire in Riverside County is prompting highway closures and evacuations. A man has been arrested for arson in connection with the fire.
      Acreage:13,139 acres
      Containment:96%
      Injuries:2

      Fire began:11:57 a.m. July 25, 2018

      Sadly, the death toll in what was already the most lethal year for firefighters in California since 2008 increased to five on Thursday, when Andrew Brake, 40, of Chico - a heavy equipment mechanic - was killed after falling asleep at the wheel on his way to the fire lines near Redding, a family member told The Chronicle.

      Brake was the third firefighter killed in the battle to contain the Carr Fire, which has burned 177,450 acres in three weeks, ravaging the area around Redding and destroying 1,077 homes. It continues to scorch steep, dry uninhabited land and has no projected date for containment. Two firefighters died in the early days of the fire as flames roared into Redding: Don Ray Smith, 81, a contract bulldozer operator from Pollock Pines (El Dorado County); and Jeremy Stoke, a fire inspector for the Redding Fire Department.

      According to figures released by Cal Fire, 22 fire service workers have died on duty since 2008, not including this year. Thirteen of those deaths came in 2008, including nine firefighters killed in a helicopter crash in Trinity County while fighting the Iron Complex Fire. Since then, fire service deaths have been relatively few. 

      “What we’re seeing are conditions that are off the charts as far as fire behavior,” said Jonathan Cox, a Cal Fire battalion chief. “And unfortunately, the risks are also off the charts.”

       

      Today saw two arsonists charged with starting some of the deadly wildfires:

      A man has been arrested in connection with the Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest southwest of Corona, according to CBSLA.

      The Cleveland National Forest Twitter account posted about the arrest late Wednesday morning. The suspect, 51-year-old Forrest Gordon Clark, was booked into Orange County Jail on suspicion of two counts of felony arson, one count of felony threat to terrorize, and one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest.

      A 32-year-old man from Temecula was arrested on suspicion of arson Wednesday night after he was accused of setting multiple fires, one of which burned thousands of acres in the San Bernardino National Forest, destroyed homes and forced thousands to flee.

      Brandon N. McGlover was arrested on suspicion of five counts of arson to wildland after the Cranston Fire erupted earlier the same day.

      Finally, there is some good news, firefighters said for the first time tonight that they have made good progress battling the state's largest-ever wildfire, they admitted that they didn't expect to have it fully under control until September.


                A pub crawl through New Zealand history: Five long-standing pubs to visit around the country      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      These five historical pubs have have survived the gold rush and the six o'clock swill. They are well worth a visit for those who wish...
                New Zealand forbyder plastikposer i kamp for bedre miljø      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Vi skal håndtere vores affald bedre, og det her er en god start, siger premierministeren om plastikforbud.
                New Zealand forbyder plastikposer i kamp for bedre miljø      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Vi skal håndtere vores affald bedre, og det her er en god start, siger premierministeren om plastikforbud.
                Comment on New Zealand’s champion swimmer who needed a chaperone because she was a single woman by Barbara Brookes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Did she just need a chaperone for the travel or at the Games also? Great Story
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                Foul play ruled out in deaths of Canterbury fur seals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Human interference played no part in the deaths of more than 40 New Zealand fur seals found washed up on a remote Banks Peninsula beach, conservation officials say.
                "This Thing's Massive" - 14,000 Fight Devastating California Fires, 2 Arsonists Charged As Death Toll Rises      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      "Everything is on a 100 times scale," exclaimed Craig Cottrill, chief of the Wellington Fire Department in New Zealand, who along with 52 other firefighters from down under, are battling the biggest wildfires California has ever seen. "This thing's massive."

      In fact there are now over 14,000 on the frontline with crews, including almost 2,000 inmates, 200 soldiers, and dozens of firefighters from overseas.

      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.

      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.

      They are battling blazes on the Nevada border and along the coast.

      Status:

      Source: SFChronicle FireTracker

      Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex)

      The fire, started off Highway 20 in Mendocino County, has prompted mandatory evacuations in three counties. Together with the River Fire, it is the largest wildfire in California’s history.
      Acreage:255,482 acres
      Containment:48%
      Injuries:2
      Damage:119 residences and 110 other structures destroyed (Mendocino Complex total)
      Fire began:12:03 p.m. July 27, 2018

      River Fire (Mendocino Complex)

      The fire in Mendocino and Lake Counties, south of the larger Ranch Fire, has prompted evacuations. The two fires comprise the Mendocino Complex, California’s largest wildfire in history.
      Acreage:48,920 acres
      Containment:84%

      Fire began:1:01 p.m. July 27, 2018

      Carr Fire

      An erratic and fast moving fire in Shasta County that spread to Redding and has taken the lives of seven people, including three firefighters.
      Acreage:177,450 acres
      Containment:48%
      Deaths:8
      Injuries:3

      Damage:1,077 residences, 22 commerical structures and 500 other structures destroyed
      Fire began:1:16 p.m. July 23, 2018

      Ferguson Fire

      A deadly wildfire burns in steep, rugged forestland along the Merced River west of Yosemite National Park. The fire has taken the lives of two firefighters.
      Acreage:95,104 acres
      Containment:79%
      Deaths:2
      Injuries:14

      Damage:10 structures destroyed
      Fire began:10:35 p.m. July 13, 2018

      Holy Fire

      A blaze in the Cleveland National Forest has prompted evacuations in Orange County. A suspect has been arrested for arson in connection with the fire.
      Acreage:9,614 acres
      Containment:5%

      Damage:12 structures destroyed
      Fire began:1:20 p.m. Aug. 6, 2018

      Cranston Fire

      This fire in Riverside County is prompting highway closures and evacuations. A man has been arrested for arson in connection with the fire.
      Acreage:13,139 acres
      Containment:96%
      Injuries:2

      Fire began:11:57 a.m. July 25, 2018

      Sadly, the death toll in what was already the most lethal year for firefighters in California since 2008 increased to five on Thursday, when Andrew Brake, 40, of Chico - a heavy equipment mechanic - was killed after falling asleep at the wheel on his way to the fire lines near Redding, a family member told The Chronicle.

      Brake was the third firefighter killed in the battle to contain the Carr Fire, which has burned 177,450 acres in three weeks, ravaging the area around Redding and destroying 1,077 homes. It continues to scorch steep, dry uninhabited land and has no projected date for containment. Two firefighters died in the early days of the fire as flames roared into Redding: Don Ray Smith, 81, a contract bulldozer operator from Pollock Pines (El Dorado County); and Jeremy Stoke, a fire inspector for the Redding Fire Department.

      According to figures released by Cal Fire, 22 fire service workers have died on duty since 2008, not including this year. Thirteen of those deaths came in 2008, including nine firefighters killed in a helicopter crash in Trinity County while fighting the Iron Complex Fire. Since then, fire service deaths have been relatively few. 

      “What we’re seeing are conditions that are off the charts as far as fire behavior,” said Jonathan Cox, a Cal Fire battalion chief. “And unfortunately, the risks are also off the charts.”

       

      Today saw two arsonists charged with starting some of the deadly wildfires:

      A man has been arrested in connection with the Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest southwest of Corona, according to CBSLA.

      The Cleveland National Forest Twitter account posted about the arrest late Wednesday morning. The suspect, 51-year-old Forrest Gordon Clark, was booked into Orange County Jail on suspicion of two counts of felony arson, one count of felony threat to terrorize, and one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest.

      A 32-year-old man from Temecula was arrested on suspicion of arson Wednesday night after he was accused of setting multiple fires, one of which burned thousands of acres in the San Bernardino National Forest, destroyed homes and forced thousands to flee.

      Brandon N. McGlover was arrested on suspicion of five counts of arson to wildland after the Cranston Fire erupted earlier the same day.

      Finally, there is some good news, firefighters said for the first time tonight that they have made good progress battling the state's largest-ever wildfire, they admitted that they didn't expect to have it fully under control until September.


                A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; rate changes from ASB and Kiwibank, dairy jolt, PMI dive, fuel tax bite, swaps fall sharply again, NZD falls too      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      Here are the key things you need to know before you leave work today.

      MORTGAGE RATE CHANGES
      ASB has launched a 4 year 'special' rate, well below its rivals.

      TERM DEPOSIT RATE CHANGES
      Kiwibank have changed their 200 day TD rate, raising it from 3.25% to 3.40%, a +15 bps rise.

      A DAIRY JOLT
      Today Fonterra slashed its dividend and trimmed its milk price. Fonterra says its dividend will be just 10c, down from 40c previously indicated, while the final milk price for season just gone has been cut to $6.70 from the expected $6.75. The Shareholders' Council says situation is 'unacceptable'. You can put the milk price and dividend rates into perspective here.

      GROWTH AT RISK
      Reinforcing the various falling business confidence surveys, today's factory PMI index for July has fallen into contraction territory on an 'actual' basis, the first time for a July since 2012. The seasonally adjusted level is not showing a contraction but the expansion it records is very weak. As BNZ notes, being a survey of actual activity – not confidence or expectations – the PMI results through June and July are not a good look for overall economic growth. A Government charm offensive is on the way.

      HIGHER FUEL TAX KILLS OFF OTHER RETAIL
      On the other hand, consumers are still spending, ignoring the business gloom. Transactions via electronic cards were +4.7% higher in July than the same month a year ago, and that is a faster rate of growth than we saw in the year to June. But much of that can be attributed to the +11.5 new petrol tax excise in Auckland which saw fuel spending jump more than +18% year-on-year. Hospitality has a +4.5% rise, service a +6.9% rise. But it is bad news for clothing, down -5.8%, and consumer durables, up only +1.6%. Basically the fuel tax increase is sucking the life out of the other retail sectors.

      OFF A HIGH
      International guest nights fell -8.2%
      in June 2018 compared with June 2017, when the Lions rugby tour boosted guest nights. These falling international guest nights caused a -1.8% decrease in total guest nights spent in short-term commercial accommodation, compared with June 2017.

      WILDLY POPULAR
      Today's April 2029 NZ Government bond tender for $250 mln was wildly popular receiving bids exceeding $870 mln or 3.5x covered. It is only the second time the 2029 has been offered and this time it delivered a yield of 2.59%, down from the 2.86% in the initial tender in July.

      RBNZ GREENLIGHTS SALE OF CO-OP MONEY'S LIFE INSURANCE BUSINESS
      Co-op Money, the credit union industry association, says the Reserve Bank has approved the sale its life insurance business to Pinnacle Life. The Reserve Bank had previously approved the sale of Co-op Insurance's non-life business to Provident Insurance. Co-op Money is facing significant financial challenges and its insurance business has been required to hold a minimum of $5 million in solvency capital.

      MEASURING AGAINST FUZZY STANDARDS
      The Government has changed course in the international education sector. The new Strategy "recognises a maturing industry and strikes a balance between sustainable growth and marking a clear commitment to student experience. The focus on wellbeing and student experience supports our ongoing efforts to lift quality across the system" they claim. "In line with this Government’s commitment to measure success and wellbeing more broadly, the Strategy provides a stronger focus on social and cultural outcomes for New Zealand, alongside the economic benefits."

      AGAINST THE GRAIN
      Most major stock market indexes in our time zone are slightly lower today, following Wall Street down. But surprisingly, the NZX is the exception, up +0.4% today

      APOLOGIES
      For readers frustrated with access to our service, our apologies. Yes, we have been fighting server gremlins all day. We aren't sure we are on top of it, even now.

      SWAP RATES DROP SHARPLY AGAIN
      If you thought yesterday's wholesale rate fall was impressive, well today these rates have fallen further, by about -7 bps more across the whole curve. That takes the two year rate back to levels we last saw (very briefly) in August 2016. The five year swap rate is now back to levels last seen in October 2016, and the ten year is back to November 2016 levels. One thing that hasn't reverted however is the curve; we are now just under +90 bps for the 2-10 curve and it has been like that for more than a year. Meanwhile, international rates are on the move lower for their separate reasons. The UST 10yr is weaker and now at 2.93%, down -2 bps from where it was this time yesterday and pushing their 2-10 curve lower, now at +27 bps and erasing the steepening of the past month. Remember this curve was positive +120 bps at the start of 2017 so its been basically downhill since then. The Aussie Govt 10yr is at 2.63% (down -2 bps), the China Govt 10yr is at 3.58% going the other way and up another +4 bps, while the NZ Govt 10 yr is at 2.63%, dropping a heavy -6 bps on top of yesterday's -9 bps. The 90 day bank bill rate is unchanged at 1.91%.

      BITCOIN UP
      The bitcoin price is now at US$6,530 and up +3.6% from where it was this time yesterday.

      NZD DUMPED
      The NZD slumped again today on the Fonterra announcement. We are now just on 66 USc, so from the start of the week we are down -1½c or -2.3%. That is the largest one-week fall since October 2017 (when the Coalition Government was announced). We are holding on the cross rates at 89.7 AUc, and the euro at 57.3 euro cents. That leaves the TWI-5 up just under 69.8.

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                Minister of Small Business Stuart Nash has set up a small business council but its aim is not to bolster sluggish business confidence numbers, an issue he admits he is concerned about       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      Minister of Small Business Stuart Nash says he is concerned about low business confidence levels and says the Government needs to work harder to alleviate these issues.

      But he says a new 13-member Small Business Council was not set up in response to business’ plummeting levels of optimism.

      On Friday, Nash announced the appointment of the council which will help the Government develop a strategy to “drive improvement and innovation in the small business sector.”

      “It will play an important role in lifting the performance of New Zealand’s many small enterprises.”

      Members of the group include representatives from Xero, the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce, Fonterra and the Bankers’ Association.

      Nash says the group is an alternative to the Small Business Development Group, set up by the previous Government, which “was not as effective as it could be.”

      He says the group was not specifically designed to help improve business confidence but to give smaller businesses, which make up 97% of businesses in the country, a voice in Government.

      But he does see business confidence, which has fallen to the lowest levels since the Global Financial Crisis, as an issue for the Government.

      “I will be honest with you, as the Minister of Small Business, but also as the Minister of Revenue, it does concern me that business confidence is as low as it is.

      “There is a challenge to our Government to work harder and to get close to businesses to understand what the issues are and how we can help alleviate some of those issues.”

      The Small Business Council is not the first time the Government has reached out to the business community.

      Before the Budget, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern formed the Future of Work Tripartite Forum which brings together businesses, unions and government to “future proof” the economy.

      In fact, in a round of interviews she did upon her return to work after maternity leave, Ardern made sorting out business confidence one of her top priorities.

      Nash says there are a number of factors that affect business confidence that the Government cannot control, such as international trade war tensions.

      But he echoes the Prime Minister’s sentiment in wanting to sort out the issue.

      “What I’m keen to do is engage with businesses in a meaningful way that allows the Government to put in place processes and policies that allow businesses to take advantage of 21st century opportunities.”

      He says one of the ways the Government will achieve this is through the new Small Business Council.

      He says it will take a birds-eye look at the issues and opportunities for small business and provide insights and recommendations for a government strategy.

      Terry Baucher: Director of Baucher Consulting Ltd
      · Rachel Brown: CEO/Founder of Sustainable Business Network
      · Anthony Buick-Constable: Deputy Chief Executive and General Counsel of NZ Bankers Association
      · Nicole Buisson: Small Business Director, Xero
      · Jim Gordon: Director of Jim Gordon Tax Ltd
      · Andy Hamilton: CEO The Icehouse Ltd, Director of FaceMe Limited
      · Jerry He: Chairman of Asia Pacific MSMEs Trade Coalition
      · Allison Lawton: Chief Executive of Rotorua Chamber of Commerce
      · Tenby Powell: Director of Hunter Powell Investment Partners
      · Alison Brewer Shearer: General Manager, Fonterra Shareholders' Council
      · Dr Deborah Shepherd: Senior Lecturer - University of Auckland Business School, Facilitator at the Icehouse
      · Tania Siladi: Co-Owner/Director of Dragonfly Hospitality Group Limited, Co-Owner/Director of Asian Food Republic
      · Leeann Watson: Chief Executive of Canterbury Employer’s Chamber of Commerce

      Powell is chairman and Shepherd deputy chairman.

      And here's the Council's terms of reference.


                NZ Govt Bond Tender #645; weighted average yield accepted was 2.59%; coverage ratio was 3.49x      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      The New Zealand Debt Management Office has announced the results of NZ Govt Bond tender number 645 held on August 10, 2018.

      Tender Date: Friday, August 10, 2018

      Bids close: 2.00pm

      Results: From 2.05pm

      Settlement Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

        Aug 10 - #645 Jul 12 - #641
      Series Offered 3.00% 20 Apr 2029 3.00% 20 Apr 2029
      Total Amount Offered ($million) 250 250
      Total Amount Allocated ($million) 250 250
      Total Number of Bids Received 64 51
      Total Amount of Bids Received ($million) 873 463
      Total Number of Successful Bids 3 28
      Highest Yield Accepted (%) 2.5900 2.8700
      Lowest Yield Accepted (%) 2.5800 2.8400
      Highest Yield Rejected (%) 2.7100 2.9300
      Lowest Yield Rejected (%) 2.5950 2.8700
      Weighted Average Accepted Yield (%) 2.5860 2.8597
      Weighted Average Rejected Yield (%) 2.6304 2.8836
      Amount Allotted at Highest Accepted Yield as Percentage of Amount Bid at that Yield* 100.0 46.3
      Coverage ratio 3.4920 1.8520

      *Individual allotments may vary due to rounding.


                Commerce Commission recognises declining gas reserves as it gives OMV clearance to become NZ's largest gas producer and supplier      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      The Commerce Commission has given OMV clearance to buy all of Shell’s New Zealand assets.

      The US$578 million acquisition proposed in March will make OMV the largest producer and supplier of natural gas in New Zealand.

      Yet the competition watchdog isn’t concerned about the acquisition substantially lessening competition.

      Its deputy chairwoman Sue Begg says, “OMV and Shell only compete to supply natural gas from the Pohokura gas field, as all production from the Maui field, including LPG, is jointly sold.

      “While OMV will be the largest producer and supplier of natural gas in the immediate future, its overall market share is likely to decline in the longer term as the Maui field is nearing the end of its life and Pohokura is easing off its peak.

      “Todd Energy and Greymouth Petroleum have increased their shares of the market over the past five years, a trend that is likely to continue in the future.

      “The constraint from these and other players, combined with the strong buyer power of large gas users, means we are satisfied the acquisition would not substantially lessen competition.”

      The Commission has also concluded the acquisition won’t affect competition in the supply of LPG or foreclose access to onshore infrastructure assets (pipelines and tanks).

      The acquisition will see OMV take ownership of Shell’s full New Zealand portfolio, including its stake in the Maui and Pohokura gas field joint ventures with Todd Energy and the associated production, pipeline and tank assets.

      For background on the acquisition see this piece, and for the details of OMV's application to the Commerce Commission see this piece

      Here is a map showing OMV's existing interests in New Zealand:


                Fonterra says dividend will be just 10c, down from 40c, while final milk price for season just gone has been cut to $6.70 from the expected $6.75; Shareholders' Council says situation 'unacceptable'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      Giant dairy co-operative Fonterra's announced a slashing of its dividend to farmer shareholders and also a surprise late cutting of the milk price for the season just gone.

      After a poor financial year - the full details of which Fonterra has yet to reveal - it will now just pay a 10c dividend, which has already been paid, while the milk price for the past season has been cut, very late, to $6.70 from $6.75. And Fonterra says it departed from the terms of the milk price manual to do that.

      The Fonterra Shareholders' Council that speaks for farmer shareholders has come out with a surprisingly strong statement in response, expressing its "absolute disappointment", saying the situation is "unacceptable" and calling for a definitive plan of action from Fonterra.

      Fonterra's result will be announced on September 13.

      This is the statement from Fonterra:

      Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today announced a revision to its forecast 2017/18 Farmgate Milk Price, and updated its normalised earnings per share and dividend guidance.

      The Co-operative is reducing last season’s 2017/18 forecast Farmgate Milk Price to $6.70 per kgMS from $6.75 per kgMS. The previously announced 25-30 cents guidance range has been held but the Co-operative is indicating that it will be at or slightly below this range and it is likely that the full year dividend will be just the 10 cents already paid in April.

      Chairman John Monaghan said the Board has made these decisions in the best long-term interests of its farmer shareholders and unitholders.

      It is important for our Co-operative to have a strong balance sheet and, as we indicated in May, the higher milk price, which is good for our farmers, has put pressure on Fonterra’s earnings, and therefore our balance sheet in a year which was already challenging due to the payment to Danone and the impairment of the Co-operative’s Beingmate investment.

      “You never want to have to reduce the Milk Price at the season’s end, but it is the right thing to do and $6.70 remains a strong milk price.

      “Maintaining a strong balance sheet has helped us to support farmers during tough seasons through our Co-operative Support Loan and being able to bring forward the Advance Rate Schedule and get money to farmers earlier in the season.

      “We need to do everything within our control to keep these options on the table for when farmers need them. This means keeping our balance sheet strong.

      Mr Monaghan said he wanted to be upfront with farmers and unitholders that to achieve this the Board has taken the step to depart from the amount calculated under the Farmgate Milk Price Manual. This is permitted within Fonterra’s Constitution.

      “During the process of closing our books for the financial year end, the need for these actions has become clear. Our forecast performance is not where we expected it would be. While the numbers are not finalised, our margins were less than we forecasted right across our global Ingredients and Consumer and Foodservice businesses.”

      ...And this is the statement from the Shareholders' Council:

      Duncan Coull, Chairman of the Fonterra Shareholders’ Council, has expressed his absolute disappointment with today’s Board decision to reduce the 2017/18 forecast Farmgate Milk Price by five cents to $6.70 per kg/MS in order to support the balance sheet, and the decision to retain more of the Co-op’s earnings which will likely see no further dividend payment to Shareholders over the 10 cents distributed earlier in the year.

      Mr Coull: “I can understand the Board’s rationale and that it is prudent to protect the balance sheet, but the fact that we find ourselves in this situation is unacceptable. 

      “While Council acknowledges that part of governance is managing risk, another key responsibility is to create long term value for Shareholders. Given today’s announcement the question is ‘how effectively is this being done?’. Shareholders and all New Zealanders have valid expectations that Fonterra delivers. 

      “It shows that the Council-commissioned independent review into Fonterra’s value creation over time, which will be presented to Shareholders in the coming months, is timely as is the Council-led Purpose and Vision workstream which seeks to provide greater clarity as to who we are, why we exist, and the legacy our people would like to see Fonterra create.

      “The Board and Management have some challenges ahead in rebuilding confidence through consistent performance and prudent management of Shareholders’ capital.

      “Having effectively retained an extra 20-25 cents Council will seek to understand how this will be used and to what extent it will influence our gearing and credit rating as the strength of both is fundamental moving forward.

      “The Board and Management can look forward to some very challenging discussions with Council over the coming weeks and we will be seeking a very clear understanding of the plans that are being implemented in order to restore confidence in the Shareholder base.”


                Governor Adrian Orr reveals scenario where the RBNZ would be forced to dramatically cut the OCR and outlines some details of a potential quantitative easing plan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Adrian Orr cartoon by Jacky Carpenter. © interest.co.nz

      Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr has outlined a scenario in which the Central Bank would cut the Official Cash Rate (OCR) to below 1%.

      He also says the bank has a quantitative easing plan, in the event New Zealand faces a very large economic shock.

      In its August Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) the Reserve Bank revealed a scenario in which the OCR would be cut 100 basis points (1%).

      “Growth is expected to recover in our central projection. However, with surveyed business confidence falling and continued softness in the housing market, GDP growth may not recover as expected.”

      In a scenario where this unfolds, and annual GDP growth stays below 3% over 2019 and it's clear growth is not picking up as expected, “the OCR would need to be reduced by around 100 basis points” by mid-2020.

      That would take it down to just 0.75% based on the current 1.75% OCR.  

      The Reserve Bank’s GDP growth projection for 2019 is 3.3%.

      But Orr is confident this scenario requiring 100 basis points of cutting will not eventuate and says the bank’s central projection – that the OCR will not be moved until September 2020 – is the most accurate.

      Speaking to MPs in the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee on Thursday, Orr said the Reserve Bank was providing what he calls “what if” scenarios.

      The scenarios are to explain how the bank would react to different situations if they were to occur.

      It also has a scenario where higher than expected inflation would force the Reserve Bank to hike the OCR to 2.25% by 2021.

      “We have put in our publication ‘this is how it would work, this is our thinking, and we think we would be ready for it,’” says Head of Economics John McDermott.

      Although in today’s economic environment a 100-basis point movement in the OCR seems like a lot, Orr says when he was last working for the Reserve Bank 10 years ago – “that was almost a daily movement.”

      Quantitative easing is being looked at

      These planning scenarios also consider unconventional monetary policy – “which I actually believe is more conventional monetary policy,” Orr told the committee.

      McDermott says a scenario where such policies, such as quantitative easing, would have to be adopted by the Reserve Bank is “not on the horizon”

      “But, you can never say never and things can happen in the world that you can’t control and you can’t anticipate.”

      If New Zealand were to be hit by a large external or global shock – “we think as an institution we need to be ready for it, just in case,” he says.

      “It’s during good times that you should prepare these types of stories, which is why we put these things out now,” Orr added.

      In May, the Reserve Bank published a paper on unconventional monetary policy where it said the possibility of needing unconventional monetary policy tools is "higher than it ever was in history."

      Finance Minister Grant Robertson says he does not believe GDP growth will fall to the level to which the Reserve Bank will be forced to cut the OCR by 100 basis points.

      It’s the same story with the use of quantitative easing, which he agrees with McDermott that it’s very unlikely the Reserve Bank would need to go down this road.


                China blinks; Canada housing starts fall; Japan orders jump; China prices rise; air travel growth rises; Russia and Turkey battered; UST 10yr at 2.93%; oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 66.3 USc; TWI-5 = 69.9      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      Here's our summary of key events overnight that affect New Zealand, with news emerging economies are struggling to handle the fallout of a new chaotic trade environment.

      Firstly, it looks like China has had a small blink in its trade tussle with the US. Omitted from its tariff retaliation was American crude oil, although sourcing that still will help keep prices down from other places - like Iran, where volume are rising.

      In the first world, Canadian housing starts fell sharply in June, consistent with yesterday's weak building permit data.

      Japanese machine tool orders rose more than expected in July, up by +13% and far better than its +11.4% rise in June.

      In China, consumer prices rose at a faster pace in July, up +2.1% due to larger increases in food and fuel prices, while factory inflation slipped even though it is still at a high a +4.6% pa level.

      Beijing is using the Shanghai markets to drive down interest rates. Overnight Shibor, a measure of the shortest-term bank lending rates, fell to 1.42% yesterday, its lowest since 2015. It ended the day a little higher however. This is a mechanism their Government is using to try to stimulate the economy by ensuring lenders have plenty of cheap funding to support businesses and consumers during the uncertainty of the trade war.

      The central bank of the Philippines raised its official rate by its most in more than a decade, adding +50 bps to take it to 4.0%. They are battling fast-rising inflation which is now just under +6% and the rate hike comes despite growth falling below expectations.

      Yesterday we reported a slowdown in the growth of air cargo traffic. Today we can report that international passenger traffic growth seems to be rising faster. Worldwide, passenger traffic was up +7.7% in June year-on-year. In the Asia-Pacific region it was up +9.5%. Both of these rates are faster than we have reported previously in 2018.

      In the sea trade, shipping group Maersk said 94 companies and organizations have so far joined a blockchain platform developed with IBM aimed at boosting efficiency and limiting the enormous paper trail of global container shipping. This is one of the largest rollouts of blockchain technology in the world.

      Meanwhile in some key emerging markets, new sanctions drove down Russia's ruble, while worries that Turkey was sliding into a full-blown economic crisis battered their currency. The Argentine and South African currencies were also hit hard.

      The UST 10yr yield is down sharply at 2.93%, a -4 bps fall in a day. Their 2-10 curve has slipped to +28 bps. This is despite the US Treasury saying it will sell an eye-popping US$122 bln in new debt next week, taking total US Federal debt held by the public to US$15.6 tln, or 78% of US GDP. The Chinese 10yr is at 3.56% (up +3 bps) while the New Zealand equivalent is now just over 2.71%, down a very substantial -7 bps. And as we reported last night, New Zealand swap rates took a heavy dive yesterday, down about -10 bps across most of the curve.

      Gold is little changed, today down -US$1 to US$1,212/oz.

      US oil prices have stopped falling and are now still just under US$67/bbl. The Brent benchmark is now just over US$72/bbl. We should also note that Saudi Arabia's attempt to punish Canada over their fury for a perceived cultural slight is having zero impact. A trade war skirmish that failed.

      The Kiwi dollar is starting today very much weaker having been dumped on after yesterday's RBNZ MPS and the Fonterra trading halt. It is now just at 66.3 USc and more than -1c lower. On the cross rates we are also very much weaker at 89.7 AUc, and at 57.3 euro cents. That puts the TWI-5 at 69.9 and under 70 for the first time in nearly three years.

      Bitcoin is now at US$6.464 and +3.3% higher than this time yesterday. We track this rate daily in the interactive chart below.

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                Forex Today: Yen rebounds in Asia on Japan GDP beat, eyes on UK GPP, US inflation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      FX Today on the final trading day of this week saw the Yen replicating the moves seen in Asia on Thursday. The USD/JPY pair dropped sharply to 110.70 levels after the Yen was boosted by a big beat on the Japanese GDP figures and a cautious tone prevalent across the Asian equities. Escalating trade tensions between the US and the rest of the world and Yuan weakness continue to dampen the risk sentiment.

      As a result, both the Antipodeans remained undermined, with the Kiwi having breached the 0.6600 support for the first time since March 2016 amid dovish RBNZ and a reduction in farm gate milk prices by Fonterra. The Aussie traded on the back foot near 0.7360 levels after the RBA trimmed 2018 inflation forecast, as read in the Statement of Monetary Policy (SoMP) published earlier today. However, the downside appeared cushioned, as the US dollar stalled its bullish momentum and consolidated broadly near three-week tops of 95.65.

      Main topics in Asia

       

      Japan GDP clears estimates as growth rebounds despite sluggish inflation

      RBA SoMP: Decline in AUD would be positive for growth, inflation

      New Zealand’s Fonterra cut its 2017/2018 farm gate milk price

      South Korea’s FinMin: Deepening trade tensions, unemployment weigh on economy

      USD/TRY hit a new record high in early Europe, TRY puts value at 7-year high

       

      Key Focus ahead

      We have a busy EUR calendar today, with a slew of macro news from the UK docket to dominate. However, the main focus will be on the monthly and quarterly UK second-quarter growth figures due at 0830 GMT, which are expected to tick higher, offering some relief to the GBP bulls. Also, the UK goods trade balance and manufacturing production data will be eyed for some near-term trading impetus. Moving on, the NA session sees the critical US CPI release alongside the release of the Canadian jobs data at 1230 GMT.

      EUR/USD: Bears reinforced ahead of the US CPI release

      An above-forecast CPI print would bolster the already bearish technical setup and open the doors to a drop below 1.15. On the other hand, EUR/USD could have another ago at the pennant resistance(lower end of the pennant) if the US CPI prints below estimates. 

      GBP/USD facing an active Friday with UK GDP, US CPI in the barrel

      There is a good-sized docket of data for the GBP today, but market's primary focus will be on the GDP figures for the UK and the US' upcoming CPI reading.

      UK Q2 GDP seen around 0.4% m/m in June - Barclays

      The Barclays Research Team offers its insights on today’s UK second-quarter GDP monthly and quarterly figures that will drop in at 0830 GMT.

      How to trade the UK GDP with GBP/USD

      The quarterly UK GDP report provides a broad overview of the economy and moves the Pound. The Market Impact Tool shows trading opportunities in both upside and downside surprises on this event.

      US CPI to rise 0.1% m/m in July – Barclays

      According to the Barclays Research Team, the US inflation figures are expected to have edged higher in the month of July.

      How to trade the US Inflation data with EUR/USD

      The US Consumer Inflation data and especially Core CPI are critical the US Dollar. The Market Impact Tool shows trading opportunities in both upside and downside surprises on this event.

      Canada: Economy to add 20k jobs in July – TDS

      Analysts at TD Securities (TDS) provide a brief preview of what to expect from today’s Canadian employment data due on the cards at 1230 GMT.

       


                NZ: Retail spending on electronic cards increased 0.7% in July - ANZ      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      Kyle Uerata, Economic Statistician at ANZ, notes that New Zealand’s retail spending on electronic cards increased 0.7% m/m in July (seasonally adjusted), following a 0.8% m/m lift in June. 

      Key Quotes

      “Fuel spending rose 2.1%, likely reflecting higher prices at the pump in Auckland after the introduction of the regional fuel tax.”

      “‘Core’ retail spending, which strips out motor vehicle-related spending, posted a seasonally adjusted 0.3% m/m rise – in line with its 12-month average.”

      “In trend terms, monthly growth in core spending continues to track sideways (0.2% m/m).”

      Looking through the impact of higher petrol prices and volatility in fuel spending, we’re left with a pretty modest picture for consumer spending.”

      “On the back of a weak cards spending in Q2, the lack of a strengthening underlying picture is a bit of a concern, but it’s still early days in terms of Q3, and cards transactions are far from a perfect indictor for GDP consumption expenditure.”

       


                NZD/USD drops below 0.66 for the first time since March 2016      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      • Markets continue to offer NZD, courtesy of dovish RBNZ and Fonterra's cut in farm gate milk prices.
      • Oversold conditions may put a temporary floor under the NZD.

      The NZD bears are on the offensive, having pushed the currency down to the 29-month low of 0.6593 today.  

      At press time, the NZD/USD pair is trading at 0.6604 - down 2.18 percent from the previous day's high of 0.6747.

      The kiwi suffered a pennant breakdown yesterday - a bearish continuation pattern - after the RBNZ surprised markets with a dovish forward guidance on interest rates.

      Meanwhile, New Zealand’s dairy giant Fonterra announced a cut in its 2017/2018 farmgate milk price to NZD 6.70/kg earlier today, further bolstering the bearish pressure around the NZD.

      So, there is little likelihood of the bulls making a strong comeback in the short-term. However, the currency is now looking oversold as per the 14-day relative strength index (RSI). As a result, the bearish momentum may wane ahead of the weekend.

      NZD/USD Technical Levels

      Support: 0.6593 (session low), 0.6569 (daily pivot support 1), 0.6523 (daily pivot support 2)

      Resistance: 0.6621 (session high), 0.6686 (5-day moving average), 0.6720 (Aug. 3 low)

       

       


                New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      New Zealand became the latest country Friday to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying they will be phased out over the next year…
                 AirMap deployed in Czech Republic to manage nation's busiest airspace      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      AirMap, an airspace management platform for drones, announced that its unmanned traffic management (UTM) services are being deployed by Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic (ANS CR).AirMay will deliver situational awareness and authorisation capabilities to the country's growing community of drone operators, reported the American Journal of Transportation.ANS CR is deploying AirMap UTM to manage authorisations for drone flights in the controlled airspace around Vaclav Havel Airport Prague.Operators using the AirMap for Drones mobile application can view up-to-date airspace conditions, advisories, and regulatory information; create flight plans; and very soon will also be able to request authorisation to fly in controlled airspace for fast and safe access to controlled airspace.This is AirMap's second nationwide adoption in Europe. Earlier this year, Swiss aviation authority skyguide, deployed AirMap as part of Europe's first national drone traffic management system. AirMap also powers UTM services in the United States, New Zealand, and Japan."By opening up more airspace we are helping give rise to a new drone economy," said AirMap chairman Ben Marcus. "The Czech Republic is among the global first movers in the race to capture a share of the tremendous opportunity that drones represent as they become more and more a part of our everyday lives."

      Source: Transportweekly
                New Zealand forbyr engangsplastposer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      New Zealand blir neste land som forbyr bruk av engangsplastposer, kunngjorde landets myndigheter fredag.
                Nordic nations, North Americans and Antipodeans rank top in navigation skills      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      People in Nordic countries, North America, Australia, and New Zealand have the best spatial navigational abilities, according to a new study led by UCL and the University of East Anglia.

      Researchers assessed data from over half a million people in 57 countries who played a specially-designed mobile game, which has been developed to aid understanding into spatial navigation, a key indicator in Alzheimer’s disease.

      With so many people taking part the team were able to reveal that spatial navigation ability across all countries declines steadily across adulthood.

      Published: 9Aug2018

                New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      WELLINGTON: New Zealand became the latest country Friday to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying they will be phased out over the next year as a “meaningful step” towards reducing pollution. New Zealand uses “hundreds of millions” of single-use plastic bags each year, many of which end up harming marine [...]

      The post New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags appeared first on The Manila Times Online.


                Watercolor Palette Phone Case iPhone Case iPhone X Case iPhone 8 Case iPhone 7 Case iPhone 6 Case iPhone 8 Plus Case iPhone 6s Case by OllyCases      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      16.00 EUR

      ● PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

      A very low profile semi-hard plastic that snaps on your phone with the graphic that wraps around the edges. Slim, lightweight, protective case. Graphics printed all over the edges of the case. We do not use stickers, decals or glued-on images on our cases. Durable, long-lasting imprint, vibrant colors. Easy access to all phone functions & accessory ports.

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      Full Print 3D cases come in two plastic finishes, finely polished gloss plastic which is totally smooth with a high shine surface a gorgeous light grainy matte textured plastic. Smooth gloss finish cases are for those who love shiny things!
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      We will ship the item out within 3 business days after receiving payment. International Delivery takes approximately 5-14 business days. All orders shipped via First Class Mail. Shipping to Europe countries approximately 5-7 days, North America approximately 7-14 days, Asia, Oceanic, Australia, New Zealand approximately 14-21 days. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

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                Students tackle environmental issues      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      South Auckland students took their education beyond the school curriculum today by creating solutions to some of New Zealand's pressing environmental issues. Te Kāea took a look at the skills students displayed at the Tiaki Expo.

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                Trời Sinh Một Cặp Thái Lan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      Phim Trời Sinh Một Cặp Tập 2 Thái Lan sắp chiếu tập 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Vietsub - Mint To Be 2018 . Phim được lên sóng vào ngày 29/07/2017 với sự chờ đón của nhiều người , bộ phim đã tạo nên một cơn sốt bởi chuyển thể từ bộ truyện cùng tên vô cùng hấp dẫn . Trời Sinh Một Cặp Một nói đến cặp đôi BeBe và Mint , sau trận lụt có thể xảy ra ở Băng Cốc, nên để tránh thảm họa này, Bebe và Bambam được gửi đến chỗ mẹ, để chuyển tới New Zealand sống với bà của họ ở vùng ngoại ô như lúc nhỏ.

      Khi Bebe gặp bạn trai cũ ở lứa tuổi học đường của mình – Mint, cô thấy Mint đã trưởng thành rất nhiều, giờ đây cậu ấy đã chuyên tâm chăm sóc cho khu vườn. Bebe cũng thay đổi sau ngần ấy thời gian, giờ đây, cô ấy là một hot girl nổi tiếng trên mạng và cô chối bỏ một thời tuổi teen nổi loạn của mình. Dù đang có bạn trai, nhưng sự gần gũi với Mint khiến cô nhìn nhận lại cảm xúc của mình. Cùng lúc đó, Bambam gặp lại Bo-Chan, một người bạn hồi nhỏ, người luôn âm thầm crush cô. Xem phim Trời Sinh Một Cặp, Mint To Be...Cùng theo dõi phim để biết rõ hơn về nội dung phim nhé ^^

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                Women's group behind rebel memorials quietly battles on      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — On a glorious, late-spring day, Maya Little strode across the poplar-lined University of North Carolina quadrangle, past protesters and a uniformed officer. She stepped onto the base of the Confederate soldier... Reported by New Zealand Herald 23 minutes ago.
                New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      New Zealand became the latest country Friday to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying they will be phased out over the next year as a "meaningful step" towards reducing pollution.
                New Zealand’s Fonterra sees profits sour on higher milk prices      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Investors question strategy as dairy group’s shares hit 2-year low 
                Final weeks for school leavers to claim Auckland scholarships      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Rotorua's Atamira Walker has been living free in one of New Zealand's most expensive cities.The Bachelor of Health Sciences student received a Māori Academic Excellence Scholarship from the University of Auckland to help with...
                Lake City runners impress at national cross-country champs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      A group of Lake City Athletics Club runners did not let a challenging course and slippery conditions slow them down at the Athletics New Zealand National Cross-Country Championships.Representing Waikato/Bay of Plenty in several...
                Rugby: Lions tour helps provincial unions to record surplus      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Last year's Lions tour contributed to solid financial results by New Zealand's provincial rugby unions.After a record setting performance in the previous financial year, the Mitre 10 Cup rugby unions have built on that solid performance...
                Organ donation decision can be overturned by family      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      A member of the Lakes Māori Health team believes making organ donation mandatory in New Zealand is not feasible.Eru George said it had to be a decision made by an individual after discussion with loved ones."Before anyone,...
                Being bullied at work? Well, don’t go to Worksafe      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Press Release – Whitehead Group On August 3, 2018, New Zealands primary workplace health and safety regulator announced it would only investigate bullying in the workplace if the victim has been diagnosed as being seriously mentally harmed.Being bullied at work? Well, don’t go to Worksafe On August 3, 2018, New Zealand’s primary workplace health and […]
                8/10/2018: News: Goff invited to debate free speech      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has been invited to debate freedom of speech at Pauline Hanson’s first public appearance in New Zealand. The Australian senator, whose One Nation party is best known for wanting tighter controls on immigration, is set to speak...
                New Zealand’s Fonterra sees profits sour on higher milk prices      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Investors question group’s strategy as dairy group’s shares hit 2-year low  Reported by FT.com 25 minutes ago.
                NZ shares up; TradeMe and A2 gain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      NZ shares up; TradeMe and A2 gain#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 New Zealand shares gained on continued market strength from the weaker Kiwi dollar, led higher by Trade Me Group and A2 Milk Co, while Fonterra Shareholders Fund dropped as its expected final dividend was removed.The S&P/NZX50 Index... Reported by New Zealand Herald 20 minutes ago.
                Kiwi dollar 'in a dark place', headed for weekly fall      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Kiwi dollar 'in a dark place', headed for weekly fall#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 The New Zealand dollar is headed for a 1.9 per cent weekly fall against the greenback after the local central bank Thursday surprised markets by pushing out a projected rate hike for another year and saying a cut was still possible.The... Reported by New Zealand Herald 34 minutes ago.
                New Zealand Announces Plan to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Retailers will have six months to stop providing plastic bags or face fines
                Offer - Weekly sponsored teacher events, Free Chinese lessons, ESL Teachers needed in China, Up to 16,400RMB/month - CHINA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      To Apply visit this link: http://cips.antianfan.com/0ad051Teach ANYWHERE in China. 60+ cities, 300+ schools, 14 ESL certifications, upfront paid flights, and more. Teach anywhere in China with English First, the world s leading privately-owned education company. EF has been in China for over 20 years, and we take pride in setting the standard for teacher care, teacher training and teacher development. Our experienced international team will ensure that your move abroad is a smooth and successful one. All that s needed is enthusiasm for travel and education. This is a great opportunity to meet people from around the world and gain international teaching experience in one of the education industry s most rapidly growing countries. APPLY TODAY. TEACHING OVERSEAS WITH EF ENGLISH FIRST As an EF English First teach er you will: Teach adults, children or online at one of our 300+ schools Receive a competitive salary and a great employment pac kage Gain exposure to career paths with the company that could lead to opportunities in teaching management, training and academic course devel opment and more Teach abroad for as long as youd like it to teaching contracts start at one year, with o ption to renew for a lo nger term Join a supportive teachin g community of over 2,00 0 teachers across China PACKAGE UP TO 16,400 RMB PE R MONTH INCLUDES: Competitive local salary (dependent on experience) Performance bonus after 6 months up to 1,950 RMB per month fo r teachers who work at o ur Kids & Teens schools 667 RMB monthly flig ht allowance plus upfron t flights for many locations Sponsored legal Z work visa 10,000 RMB salary advance available Health insurance 10 paid annual leave days plus 11 national holidays Airport pick-up upon arrival Free hotel accommodation during your first two weeks at EF English First Sponsored accreditation's including Trinity Cer t TESOL, Cambridge TKT, T rinity Dip TESOL and DELTM Free Mandarin Chinese lessons Weekly EF sponsored social & cultural events Teacher advantages discount program Job rotation program JOB REQUIREMENTS A Bachelors Degree ATEFL Certification (E F TEFL sponsorship available) Passport holder from UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand The ability to obtain a clear background check Ability to live abroad for at least one year ABOUT EF ENGLISH FIRST EF English First, a division of EF Education First, is the world's leading privately owned education company. Founded in 1965, EF operates in over 50 countries around the world. We have vacancies for teaching positions across China, so if you prefer the fast pace of cities like Shanghai, or want to be immersed in the more traditional culture of a smaller city, we have the position for you. Please send you CV and related documents to Amanda at ef@antianfan.com, we look forward to hear from you soonSalary: 10000 CNY to 16400 CNY MonthlyWork visa provided: No Work Location: ShanghaiRequirements:- Teaching experience- TEFL Certificate or Higher- Passport holdersApply online via this link:http://cips.antianfan.com/0ad051
                Offer - Join Our Huge 2000 Member Teacher Community! Comprehensive Packages and Legal Work Visas. Upfront Paid Flights to Many - CHINA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      To Apply visit this link: http://cips.antianfan.com/e7578eTeach ANYWHERE in China. 60+ cities, 300+ schools, 14 ESL certifications, upfront paid flights, and more. Teach anywhere in China with English First, the world&rsqu o;s leading privately-owned education company. EF has been in China for over 20 years, and we take pride in setting the standard for teacher care, teacher training and teacher development. Our experienced international team will ensure that your move abroad is a smooth and successful one. All that&rsqu o;s needed is enthusiasm for travel and education. This is a great opportunity to meet people from around the world and gain international teaching experience in one of the education industry&rsqu o;s most rapidly growing countries. APPLY TODA Y. TEACHING OVERSEAS WITH EF ENGLISH FIRST As an EF English First teacher you will: Teach adults, children or online at one of our 300+ schools Receive a competitive salary and a great employment package Gain exposure to career paths with the company that could lead to opportunities in teaching management, training and academic course development and more Teach abroad for as long as youd like it to teaching contracts start at one year, with optio n to renew for a longer term Join a supportive teach ing community of over 2, 000 teachers across China PACKAGE UP TO 16,400 RMB PER MONTH INCLUDES: Competitive local salary (dependent on experience) Performance bonus after 6 months up to 1,950 RMB per month for t eachers who work at our Kids & amp; Teens schools 667 RMB monthly flight allowance plus upfront f lights for many locations Sponsored legal Z work visa 10,000 RMB salary advance available Health insurance 10 paid annual leave days plus 11 national holidays Airport pick-up upon arrival Free hotel accommodation during your first two weeks at EF English First Sponsored accreditation's including Trinity Cert TESOL, Cambridge TKT, Trinity Dip TESOL and DELTM Free Mandarin Chinese lessons Weekly EF sponsored social & cultural events Teacher advantages discount program Job rotation program JOB REQUIREMENTS A Bachelors Degree ATEFL Certification (EF TEFL sponsorshi p available) Passport holder from UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand The ability to obtain a clear background check Ability to live abroad for at lea st one year ABOUT EF ENGLISH FIRST EF English First, a division of EF Education First, is the world's leading privately owned education company. Founded in 1965, EF operates in over 50 countries around the world. We have vacancies for teaching positions across China, so if you prefer the fast pace of cities like Shanghai, or want to be immersed in the more traditional culture of a smaller city, we have the position for you. Please send you CV and related documents to Amanda at ef@antianfan.com, we look forward to hear from you soonSalary: 12000 CNY to 16400 CNY MonthlyWork visa provided: No Work Location: HaikouRequirements:- Teaching experience- TEFL Certificate or Higher- Passport holdersApply online via this link:http://cips.antianfan.com/e7578e
                New PTE Exam Centers in 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      PTE stands for Pearson Test of English and can help you to migrate Australia or New Zealand for your visa application, you may need to sit for test as a part of skills assessment


                New Zealand to phase out single-use plastic bags      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      Wellington, Aug 10 (IANS) New Zealand announced on Friday that it will phase out plastic shopping bags over the next year to protect the environment and its reputation as a clean, green country.

      "Every year in New Zealand we use hundreds of millions of single-use plastic bags - a mountain of bags, many of which end up polluting our precious coastal and marine environments and cause serious harm to all kinds of marine life," Efe news quoted a government statement as saying.

      It said the measure announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage responded to the petition raised by 65,000 New Zealanders to ban plastic bags and it is the "biggest subject school children write to (the Prime Minister) about".

      Ardern said that the policy will be implemented gradually so that New Zealanders can get used to the changes.

      Sage said many countries around the world have successfully taken action on plastic pollution, and she proposed a six-month phase-out period.

      In neighbouring Australia, a similar policy has been put in place in several states and territories except the most populated state, New South Wales, while Victoria plans to do so in the coming months.

      The prohibition or restriction of plastic bags has been adopted in some European and Latin American countries.

      Each year 8 million tonnes of plastic are dumped into the sea and, given the current consumption patterns, by 2030 the annual production of plastic will be 619 million tons globally, according to the UN Environment Programme.

      --IANS

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                Experienced Luxury Travel Advisor - New Haven CT      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      CT-New Haven, Travel Associates is Flight Centre's boutique and premium brand with businesses in key locations such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa as well as here in the US. Travel Associates is designed to cater for the frequent and more discerning traveler in search of new experiences or the ultimate in luxury holidays. We offer exclusive packages, escorted and special interest groups, luxury cruises
                Offer - Perfect SEO And Digital Marketing Services In Auckland - NEW ZEALAND      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Sprocket Digital is a small team of big thinkers that proudly partners with Kiwi businesses just like yours to get more bangs for your online marketing buck. With more than 20 years of digital marketing experience under our belts, our specialist team has the know-how and can-do to enhance your online presence and deliver results that directly impact your bottom line. View more at: https://sprocketdigital.co.nz/
                Apple Pay Gains Momentum With Estimated 250 Million Users, 200% Transaction Growth Predicted Next Year      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      An estimated 31 percent of iPhone users have made a purchase with Apple Pay in the past year, up from 25 percent a year ago, according to a new Apple Pay estimates shared today by Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster.

      Apple Pay now has an estimated 252 million users, equating to 31 percent of the active installed iPhone base, according to Munster.


      Apple does not provide official details on how many people use Apple Pay, but in a recent earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that there were upwards of 1 billion Apple Pay transactions in Q3 2018, triple the amount from a year ago.

      Based on these figures combined with past Apple reports of yearly Apple Pay growth, Munster expects transaction growth of 200 percent over the course of the next 12 months.


      Bank adoption of Apple Pay is also growing steadily, and during the same earnings call, Apple announced that 4,900 banks support the feature. The number of banks supporting Apple Pay has increased by 1,701 since the December quarter, marking a 55 percent growth in North America, 141 percent in Asia, and 370 percent in Europe.

      Munster believes that just 20 percent of global smartphone users use their phone as a wallet, a number that he expects to rise to 80 percent in the future.

      Apple is well-poised to position the iPhone as the premium digital wallet on the market given that it's the only digital wallet option "with all five payment pillars" defined as mobile, desktop, in-app, peer to peer, and point of sale.

      Munster says Apple Pay is much more popular overseas, with 85 percent of users being international compared to 15 percent in the United States. Apple Pay is estimated to have 38 million users in the U.S. and 215 million in the 20+ other countries where Apple Pay is available.


      Apple Pay works in retail locations with the Apple Watch and iPhone, and in apps and on the web with iPhone, iPad, and Mac. As of iOS 11.3, Apple also supports Apple Pay Cash payments, a feature that is currently limited to the United States.

      Apple Pay is available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland, Hong Kong, France, Russia, China, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, UAE, Brazil, Ukraine, Norway, and Poland at the current time, and it is also set to expand to Germany later this year.

      Related Roundup: Apple Pay

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                New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      New Zealand will ban single-use plastic bags over the next year, the government has announced. Shops in the country will be given six months to stop providing lightweight plastic bags or face fines of up to NZ$100,000 (US$66,400). “We’re phasing out single-use plastic bags so we can better look after our environment and safeguard New Zealand’s clean, green reputation,” said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. “Every year in New Zealand we use hundreds of millions of...
                Colliers agents ordered to pay former client nearly $1m      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Two experienced commercial real estate agents will have to pay a former client nearly $1 million, after failing to keep the client fully informed about interest from New Zealand Post in a building they were selling.
                Debt-dodging diplomat's time in New Zealand is up, but money might yet be paid      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      The diplomat at the centre of a row over unpaid rent for a flash seaside house in Wellington is leaving the country, but her landlord still hopes he will be paid the money he is owed.
                Climate change: Fonterra ditches coal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Big news in the fight to lower New Zealand's emissions today, with Fonterra announcing that it is moving away from coal:
      Fonterra today announced it is transitioning from coal to renewable energy at its Stirling site in Otago. The move will reduce Fonterra’s coal use by more than 9,700 tonnes per year –about the same weight as 122 Boeing 737-800’s.

      With no gas or feasible alternatives available in the South Island, Fonterra has used coal in its plants to ensure it can process its highly perishable milk.

      Reinforcing the shift toward renewable energy, Fonterra has also surrendered its Mangatangi coal mining permit, divested nearly 50% of land acquired for coal mining and will no longer mine coal.


      The dairy industry is one of New Zealand's biggest coal users, so this is big news. While its starting with a single site, the goal is to shift to renewables for all sites, and eliminate emissions entirely by 2050. The problem now will be holding them to that commitment.

      But while Fonterra's decision will make a difference, the real problem for our emissions remains their suppliers: dairy farmers. Agricultural emissions make up around 50% of our total, and the majority of them are from cows and cowpiss from dairy farming. If we want to reach a real net-zero target (as opposed to some bullshit "excluding methane" one), we will need to deal with the cow in the room, and force farmers to either reduce numbers, adopt more sustainable methods, or permanently offset their emissions within NZ.
                Drawn      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      A ballot for two Members' Bills was held this morning, and the following bills were drawn:
      • Holidays (Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage) Amendment Bill (Ginny Andersen)
      • Broadcasting (New Zealand on Air and Te Māngai Pāho Reporting Requirements) Amendment Bill (Melissa Lee)
      Nothing terribly exciting, though Andersen's bill seems like a good idea which employers will hate and which will likely pass. Given the stuff National has in the ballot (e.g. eroding the right to silence), it could have been a lot worse. A full list of bills in today's ballot is here.
                Why is NZ First opposing youth rates repeal?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      When they ran for election, Labour promised to repeal National's hated and unfair youth rates - the system where employers could pay someone less simply for being younger. But NZ First is apparently holding up the process:
      Labour's pre-election policy of ditching youth rates within its first year in power appears to be on the back burner for now as it negotiates with its coalition partner New Zealand First.

      [...]

      The New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters, said pre-election policies were irrelevant as there was now a coalition agreement.

      "That is our policy, detailed as it is, if you don't find it there then it won't be part of any committment."

      Youth rates are not mentioned in the Labour-New Zealand First coalition agreement.


      Winston is typically evasive on why exactly he is opposing repeal, and its particularly odd given that NZ First supported their repeal in 2003 and opposed their re-imposition in 2013. Which suggests that this has been delayed as part of coalition bargaining - or, more bluntly, its a policy shakedown. Winston didn't agree explicitly to pass this, so he wants something (and probably something cruel or stupid) in exchange. But while he's haggling, young people continue to be discriminated against in the most basic way in the workplace. But I guess they're simply not a priority for the pensioner party.
                More cronyism      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Oh look! More cronyism from Labour. This time they've appointed the partners of two former MPs to a charity trust:
      The partners of two former Labour MPs have been controversially appointed to the South Island's largest charity – the $600 million Rata Foundation.

      Jane Sherriff and Philippa Burns are the latest appointments to the 12–member board of the former Canterbury Community Trust, which distributes about $18m in grants each year.

      Rata made $42m from its investments in the year to the end of March 2017 and spent about $4m on administration and expenses.

      Sherriff is the partner of former Labour minister Clayton Cosgrove and Burns is the wife of Brendon Burns, who was Labour MP for Christchurch Central between 2008 and 2011 and stood for Kaikoura twice without success.


      This sort of appointment just reeks of cronyism, and as a result the Minister has been forced to go into detail about the process used to appoint them. Which includes this bit:
      After advice from the Department of Internal Affairs, he had sought nominations from community trusts and from the caucuses of the Coalition Government in March and April 2018.

      And this is the problem in a nutshell. Its done for every significant appointment, and odds are, if the final appointee is party-affiliated, they entered the process not by applying like a normal person, but because their name was given directly to the Minister by a fellow MP. Which immediately makes their appointment a prima facie favour and act of political patronage rather than anything to do with merit.

      There's a name for dispensing government positions as favours and rewards: its called cronyism and corruption. And its not acceptable in New Zealand. And if we want to stamp it out, the best way to do so would be to end this institution of suggesting people to the Minister, requiring everyone to apply up-front, be considered on their merits by an independent panel, and requiring the Minister to report to Parliament or publish a gazette notice whenever they disagree with its findings. This sort of process is used in the State Sector Act for appointing chief executives, and it has been largely successful in preventing crony appointments in the senior public service. But given our politicians established culture of cronyism, we clearly need to extend it further, to board appointments as well.
                New Zealand will ban plastic bags for good      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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      In an effort to tackle plastic pollution, New Zealand is committed to banning plastic bags for good.

      On Friday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced plans to ban single-use plastic shopping bags, giving retailers a six-month window to phase them out.

      SEE ALSO: New Zealand introduces paid domestic violence leave in world first

      With an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic waste entering the global marine environment each year, and New Zealand's marine Exclusive Economic Zone (a UN-prescribed state sea zone) being 15 times the size of its land mass, the country has a significant part to play in the globe's plastic pollution cleanup. Read more...

      More about New Zealand, Plastic Waste, Plastic Bag, Plastic Pollution, and Plastic Ban

                Style Sheet Redux!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Today we're recycling a post from a couple years ago, due to an unexpected illness befalling the scheduled blogger. This post first aired June 23, 2016.

      You've Got Style!

      with Erica Vetsch.

       In the not too distant past of this year’s Speedbo, Tina and I were in the #1k1hr Facebook group writing away toward our Speedbo goals, and when I mentioned that I was working on a Style Sheet for my editor, Tina’s cute little ears perked up. A Style Sheet? Seekerville folks would love to hear more about that topic! She promptly invited me to guest post at Seekerville about the ins and outs of Style Sheets for authors, and I gladly accepted!

      So, what is a Style Sheet?


      A Style Sheet is a list, really. A list of people, places, and details of which you must keep track while writing a novel. If you’ve ever tried to write a novel, you know there are hundreds, if not thousands of details and decisions to oversee, and it’s easy to forget or change some fact between chapter one and chapter twenty. But you can bet your readers will notice and call it to your attention. And while you can’t guarantee that a manuscript is error free, you can sure minimize those mistakes with a handy little Style Sheet. (Some houses call this document a Story Bible, but I don’t like that term, so I don’t use it, but if you come across it, it means Style Sheet.)


      For some writers, their Style Sheet is simple. Character’s name, age, hair color, eye color. Bam, done.


      For some writers, their Style Sheet includes back-story, timelines, setting descriptions, character photographs, story synopsis, story turning points, and more! 


      I suppose, much like the plotting/pantsing debate, the depth and breadth of your Style Sheet reflects your process and preferences as a writer. There’s no wrong way to do it.


      For me, my Style Sheet varies based on the project I’m currently working on. The briefest Style Sheet I’ve done is two pages, a list of names and descriptions and a handful of small photographs to illustrate the main characters in the story. This was for my novella The Trail Boss’s Bride. When my editor saw it, she was super happy, and she said she might start asking all her authors to keep and turn in a Style Sheet with their stories. 


      The largest, most complex Style Sheet I’ve ever done stands currently at a whopping 33 pages and counting! This particular Style Sheet is for a novella collection I’m coordinating. Seven Brides for Seven Texans is a set of novellas that all take place within one calendar year, written by seven different authors, about seven brothers who must marry in 1874 or lose their inheritance. With so many authors needing to coordinate stories so tightly interwoven and overlapping, keeping track of details is a MUST, which is where a Style Sheet comes in. 


      For the Seven Brides collection, the Style Sheet includes:

      1.    The order the stories appear in the collection, along with author, title, and contact info for each author.


      2.    A brief overview of the collection (something like back-cover copy.)


      3.    A back story timeline of the Hart family leading up to the collection prologue.


      4.    A timeline of 1874, the setting of the story, and where each novella fits, along with dates of important events like marriages, cattle drives, community events, etc.


      5.    A quick-reference chart of main characters along with birth order, age, hair color, eye color, physical traits, personality traits, etc.


      6.    A calendar of 1874.


      7.    Character sketches from each of the authors (a couple paragraphs at most) of the heroes, along with photographs of hero and heroine for each novella.


      8.    A 1-2 page story synopsis of each novella.


      9.    A list of extra characters with a brief description. From the town lawyer to the undertaker to the gossipy dressmaker, these characters make appearances in most all the novellas, so they must remain consistent from one to another. (The list currently stands at 46 different characters.)


      10.    A list of businesses and buildings used in the story. Hotels, restaurants, mercantiles, etc.


      11.    Photographs of the main ranch house, and the main rooms of the house, so that descriptions can be consistent from one story to the next, as well as a floor plan of the house.


      12.    A map of the town.


      13.    A map of the ranch with each son’s portion labeled.


      As you can see, a Style Sheet/Master Document is essential when writing a continuity series where characters overlap so heavily, but you don’t need to be working on something of this scope to utilize and benefit from a Style Sheet.


      How do I make one?


      •    Use the method that works for you.


      There are lots of ways to create a Style Sheet. Some authors use a spreadsheet. Columns and rows make their organized little hearts sing. Other authors use a word document, writing in paragraphs and lists. Some authors start with the Style Sheet first, and others fill it out after they write the story. You choose the method that makes the most sense to you.


      •    Include pertinent details


      At the very least, character descriptions should be included, but you feel free to get as detailed as you need to in order to keep track of information throughout your story. Include a list of places used in the story. If your story involves a great deal of research, be sure to include your sources. You never know when your editor might query whether your heroine should be using a sewing machine in 1850 or if your hero really would own a blue pickup truck in 1917. Photographs are helpful, too! 


      •    I recommend updating as you go rather than waiting until the end


      Creating a Style Sheet is much easier if you do some of the work up front and then add as you go. When plotting a story, I start with a Style Sheet, listing my hero and heroine and the setting, as many details as I know in the beginning.  As I write, sub-characters pop up all the time, a shopkeeper, a deputy, a neighbor, and it is easiest to add them to the Style Sheet at that time. Also, character quirks tend to develop as I write, and halfway through the book I discover that my hero is allergic to strawberries or my heroine is afraid of dogs. Stick those kinds of details into the Style Sheet so you can refer to them later.


      What do I do with it when it’s complete?


      When you’ve gotten your Style Sheet created and you’ve completed your first draft, print out a copy of the Style Sheet and have it by you as you revise. Use it to make sure that your blue-eyed hero doesn’t have brown eyes by chapter six, or that your heroine who is orphaned in chapter three doesn’t mail a letter off to her mama in Poughkeepsie by chapter ten. 


      Once you’ve edited, revised, and cleaned up your manuscript, ready for submission, make sure you’re Style Sheet is all spit-shined, too, as up to date as possible.


      And when you turn in that beautiful novel, include a copy of your Style Sheet. This bit of story-shorthand will be invaluable to your content and copy editors! They might even fall upon your with kisses and chocolate! Your editors, who won’t be as familiar with the story as you are, can keep track of unfamiliar details and edit for consistency and continuity without having to scroll back or riffle through screeds of pages to check on a detail. 


      They will thank you! 

      Have you created a style sheet before? Did you find it helpful?


      Best-selling, award-winning author Erica Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and sports. She’s a transplanted Kansan now living in Minnesota, and she married her total opposite and soul mate! When she’s not writing fiction, she’s planning her next trip to a history museum and cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks and New Zealand All Blacks. You can connect with her at her website, www.ericavetsch.com where you can learn about her books and sign up for her newsletter, and you can find her online at https://www.facebook.com/EricaVetschAuthor/ where she spends way too much time! 

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                New Zealand to ban plastic shopping bags from next year      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand announced Friday it will ban disposable plastic shopping bags by next July as the nation tries to live up to its clean-and-green image. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said New Zealanders use hundreds of millions of the bags each year and that some of them end up polluting precious coastal […]
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         •  Resurgent USD demand adds to the bearish pressure.
         •  Traders now look to the US CPI print for fresh impetus.

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                Family Indoor Entertainment Centers Market Analysis, Growth and New Market Opportunities Explored 2025      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/10/2018 -- Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Market: Market Overview

      Family/indoor entertainment centers are gaining more popularity from the past decade in all age groups. Indoor entertainment centers are more preferred as an entertainment and leisure option by families over the outdoor entertainment centers, as the environmental factors and climate changes do not affect any fun time or experience to the customers. Customers are choosing Family entertainment centers for spending quality time with friends, children, parents, and other family members because of the availability of entertainment options such as movies, music, gaming, and food & beverages.

      New entertainment technologies implemented in the family entertainment centers such as virtual reality gaming, 3D technology, etc. are trending and consumers prefer modern ways of entertainment over traditional entertainment options. Hence, the availability of extensive options for gaming is driving the growth of family entertainment centers market.

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      Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Market: Drivers and Restraints

      Rising income among families is the prime factor leading to the increase in the expenditure capabilities on entertainment and leisure activities. Families having children and young age members are spending more on entertainment activities such as bowling, and arcade games due to increasing interest of children in this kind of games. Moreover, the increasing GDP growth rates are helping individuals to improve their spending capabilities in various activities such as entertainment. Also, the constant demand for the diversified gaming and entertainment options for the customers is generating new technology implementation in the gaming such as virtual reality gaming, Augmented reality gaming, etc. These new innovations in the gaming are also responsible for driving the market demand for the family entertainment centers.

      Although, very high establishment cost for the family/indoor entertainment centers is the major challenge for the growth of the market. Also, lack of knowledge about the new entertainment technologies in developing countries is also responsible for restraining the growth of the market.

      Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Market: Market Segmentation

      Segmentation by FEC type in family/indoor entertainment centers market:

      The major segments of family/indoor entertainment centers market by FEC type include:

      Arcade Studios
      VR gaming zones
      Sports arcades

      Segmentation by visitor demographics in family/indoor entertainment centers Market:

      The major segments of family/indoor entertainment centers market by visitor demographics include:

      Families with Children (0-9)
      Families with Children (9-12)
      Teenagers (12-18)
      Young adults (18-24)
      Adults (24+)

      Segmentation by Facility Size for family/indoor entertainment centers Market:

      The major segments of family/indoor entertainment centers market by facility size include:

      <5000 sq feet
      5,001 to 10000 sq feet
      10001 to 20000 sq feet
      20001 to 40000 sq feet
      Above 40000 sq feet

      Segmentation on basis of attendance per day for family/indoor entertainment centers Market:

      The major segments of family/indoor entertainment centers market on basis of attendance include:

      <25,000
      25,001 to 50,000
      50,001 to 100,000
      100,001 to 250,000
      Above 250,000

      Segmentation by revenue source for family/indoor entertainment centers market:

      The major segments of family/indoor entertainment centers market by revenue source include:

      Entry fees & Ticket Sales
      Food & Beverage
      Merchandising
      Advertisement
      Others

      Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers: Regional Outlook

      The global family/indoor entertainment centers market is divided into seven regions, namely Japan and the Middle East and Africa (MEA), North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ). Among these regions, MEA region is going to account for a large share of the market and lead the global market due to the increasing tourism and higher spending capability of the customers belonging to this region. Eastern and Western Europe follows the MEA region in case of the revenue generation. North America and Latin America are expected to show higher growth rate in terms of revenue generation. APEJ and Japan are expected to grow at highest CAGR owing to changing lifestyles and rising disposable income.

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      Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Competitive Landscape

      Some of the key players in the family/indoor entertainment centers are as follows

      Amoeba Services (H. M Leisure)
      Hungama Game Planet Pvt. Ltd.
      Timezone
      Fun City (Citymax Hotels (India) Pvt Ltd.)
      BluO (PVR Cinemas)
      SMAAASH
      Nickelodeon Universe
      Dave & Buster's, Inc.
      Scene75 Entertainment Centers
      KidZania

      The report covers exhaustive analysis on:

      Global Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Market Segments
      Global Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Market Dynamics
      Historical Actual Market Size, 2012 - 2016
      Global Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Market Size & Forecast 2017 to 2027
      Supply & Demand Value Chain for Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Market
      Global Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Market Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
      Competition & Companies involved in Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Market
      Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Technology
      Value Chain of Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers
      Global Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Market Drivers and Restraints

      Regional analysis for Global Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Market includes

      North America Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Market
      US
      Canada
      Latin America Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Market
      Argentina
      Mexico
      Brazil
      Rest of Latin America
      Western Europe Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Market
      Germany
      France
      U.K.
      Spain
      Italy
      Nordic
      Benelux
      Rest of Western Europe
      Eastern Europe Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Market
      Poland
      Russia
      Asia Pacific Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Market
      Australia and New Zealand (A&NZ)
      China
      India
      ASEAN
      Rest of Asia Pacific
      Japan Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Market
      Middle East and Africa Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers Market
      GCC Countries
      North Africa
      South Africa
      Rest of MEA

      The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

      Report Highlights:

      Detailed overview of parent market
      Changing market dynamics of the industry
      In-depth market segmentation
      Historical, current and projected market size in terms of volume and value
      Recent industry trends and developments
      Competitive landscape
      Strategies of key players and product offerings
      Potential and niche segments/regions exhibiting promising growth
      A neutral perspective towards market performance
      Must-have information for market players to sustain and enhance their market footprint

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                Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems Market Outlook for Industry Opportunities & Trends 2027      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/10/2018 -- Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems Market: Introduction

      The life insurance industry is witnessing shifting trends in the front-office, policy administration, and claims, the three core functions of the insurance value chain. Life insurance firms remain challenged by their inflexible legacy life insurance policy administration systems. Designing innovative products, faster time to market and leveraging modern technology for multi-channel distribution has become essential for life insurers. Hence insurers are looking for life insurance policy administration systems transformation to enhance their operational efficiency with a lower total cost of operations by consolidating their existing systems.

      Life insurance policy administration software helps insurers manage life and annuity insurance policies. Life insurance policy administration systems allow insurers to develop and administer new life, annuity, pension, and health insurance products for clients. Using life insurance policy administration software systems, organizations can design new policies, calculate policy costs, and maintain a record of policies issued to clients. Some systems offer libraries of prebuilt insurance product features that reduce time to market. Life insurance policy administration software systems are commonly used by enterprise insurance organizations to manage existing policies and develop new insurance products. These systems can improve policy flexibility and administration. Life insurance policy administration software systems can be implemented either as a standalone solution or as part of an integrated insurance suite.

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      Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems Market: Drivers and Challenges

      Below listed are few of the driving factors of life insurance policy administration systems market: Life insurers seek to launch new and innovative products, hence, they need faster speed-to-market for these products. Multiple life insurance policy administration systems offer different interfaces to business users, making it difficult to understand and interact with the process. Life insurers also face issues with the data consistency and redundancy due to the existence of information across multiple repositories in the organization. This lowers customer satisfaction since it results in customer service inefficiencies. The old legacy systems have limited flexibility, sometimes due to hard-coded logic, which results in a challenge in the case of any new requirement or change in business rules and processes. All these factors are encouraging consumers to shift to life insurance policy administration systems.

      Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems Market: Segmentation

      Segmentation on the basis of component:

      Hardware
      Software
      Services

      Segmentation on the basis of deployment type:

      On-premises
      Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

      Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems Market: Key Market Players

      Few of the companies in Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems market are: Accenture, Andesa Services, Concentrix, CSC (CyberLife), CSC (Wealth Management Accelerator), EXL, FAST Technology, Infosys McCamish, InsPro Technologies, Majesco, MDI, Mphasis Wyde, Oracle, Sapiens and Vitech Systems Group.

      Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems Market: Regional Overview

      Life insurance policy administration systems market is currently dominated by North America region owing to wide adoption of life insurance policy administration systems in order to improve efficiency and eradicate issues arising due to multiple administration systems. Europe Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems market follows next due to wide adoption of these kind of administration systems in this region. Asia Pacific life insurance policy administration systems market is gradually growing due to the presence of wide customer base in this region.

      The report covers exhaustive analysis on:

      Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems Market Segments

      Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems Market Dynamics
      Historical Actual Market Size, 2014 - 2016
      Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems Market Size & Forecast 2017 to 2027
      Value Chain
      Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems Market Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
      Competition & Companies involved
      Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems Market Drivers and Restraints

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      Regional analysis for Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems Market includes development of these systems in the following regions:

      North America
      US
      Canada
      Latin America
      Brazil
      Mexico
      Others
      Europe
      U.K.
      France
      Germany
      Poland
      Russia
      Asia Pacific
      Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)
      Greater China
      India
      ASEAN
      Rest of Asia Pacific
      Japan
      Middle East and Africa
      GCC Countries
      Other Middle East
      North Africa
      South Africa
      Other Africa

      The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

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      Detailed overview of parent market
      Changing market dynamics of the industry
      In-depth market segmentation
      Historical, current and projected market size in terms of value
      Recent industry trends and developments
      Competitive landscape
      Strategies of key players and product offerings
      Potential and niche segments/regions exhibiting promising growth
      A neutral perspective towards market performance
      Must-have information for market players to sustain and enhance their market footprint

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                Security Orchestration Software Market Strategical Analysis Report Scope by 2025      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/10/2018 -- Security Orchestration empowers organizations to automatically respond to security alerts. Leveraging deep technology integrations with existing tools and able to rapidly gather contextual alert data from various sources, analyze the security intelligence, and recommend a course of action to an analyst or execute the required preventative actions with automation.

      Security Orchestration is the capability to enact automated network, system and application changes based on data driven security analysis. The process of Security Orchestration is to remove slow, manual analyst intervention from the conventional event and threat response capabilities and replace it with machine-speed decision making and response. Security Orchestration capability coupled with comprehensive data gathering, standardization, workflow analysis and calculations provides organizations with an unprecedented method to easily implement sophisticated defense-in-depth capabilities based on internal and external data sources, such as Threat Intelligence.

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      Market Dynamics:

      The ability to ingest Threat Intelligence and enact Security Orchestration will assist organization with the ability to move from a solely detective and reactionary model for responding to threats and provide the ability for security operations team to react in real-time, leveraging observables from attack campaigns early in the kill chain, not after a breach has occurred.

      Additionally, the Security Orchestration market is propelled by the several advantages offered by these solutions. Some of these advantages include immediate and indistinguishable access to the archive data, enables critical data to survive longer than the originating applications or databases, and accelerates application retirement processes to shorten time to cost savings.

      However, the growth of market is confronted by challenges such as concerns related security and data privacy, and frequent cyber-attacks on enterprises, which has decreased the demand.

      The security orchestration market is driven by factors such as rise in security breaches & occurrences, dramatic growth in the BYOD trend affecting SMEs and rapid deployment & development of cloud-based solutions. Whereas, high cost of fraud detection and prevention solutions may restrict market growth and lack of awareness of advanced cyber threats may limit the growth of the security orchestration market.

      Market Segmentation:

      Global Security Orchestration market is mainly classified on the basis of components, application, deployment mode, end user industry and regions.

      By Component:

      Solution
      Services
      Professional services
      Consulting services
      Training and education
      Support and maintenance
      Managed services

      By Application:

      Threat intelligence
      Network forensics
      Ticketing solutions
      Compliance management
      Others

      By Deployment Mode:

      Cloud
      On-premises

      By End-user Industry:

      BFSI
      Energy and utilities
      Government
      Healthcare
      Retail
      IT and Telecom
      Others

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      On the basis of regions, the market is segmented into 7 key regions:

      North America
      Latin America
      Western Europe
      Eastern Europe
      Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
      Japan
      Middle East & Africa

      Key Market Players

      Some of the major players active in the global Security Orchestration market include FireEye, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Intel Security, IBM Corporation, Huawei Technologies, Hexadite, Phantom Cyber Corporation, Tufin, Swimlane LLC, and CyberSponse Inc. to name a few.

      Overall it can be concluded that the growth prospects of the Security Orchestration software market are promising, as adoption across most small and medium enterprises is set to increase in the foreseeable future.

      The report covers exhaustive analysis on:

      Security Orchestration Software Market Segments
      Security Orchestration Software Market Dynamics
      Historical Actual Market Size, 2014 - 2015
      Security Orchestration Software Market Size & Forecast 2016 to 2026
      Ecosystem Analysis
      Security Orchestration Market Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
      Competition & Companies involved
      Technology
      Value Chain
      Structure Data Management Software Market Drivers and Restraints

      Regional analysis for Security Orchestration Software Market includes development of these technologies in the following regions:

      North America
      US
      Canada
      Latin America
      Argentina
      Brazil
      Mexico
      Rest of LATAM
      Europe
      Western Europe
      Germany
      France
      K
      Italy
      Spain
      Nordics
      Benelux
      Rest of the Western Europe

      Eastern Europe
      Poland
      Russia
      Rest of the Eastern Europe
      Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ)
      China
      India
      ASEAN
      Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)
      Rest of APEJ
      Japan
      Middle East and Africa
      GCC Countries
      North Africa
      South Africa
      Rest of MEA

      The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

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      Detailed overview of parent market
      Changing market dynamics of the industry
      In-depth market segmentation
      Historical, current and projected market size in terms of value
      Recent industry trends and developments
      Competitive landscape
      Strategies of key players and product offerings
      Potential and niche segments/regions exhibiting promising growth
      A neutral perspective towards market performance
      Must-have information for market players to sustain and enhance their market footprint

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                Integration Platform as a Service Market Drivers and Challenges New Market to 2025      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/10/2018 -- With the growing usage of cloud based solutions, cloud integration has become a challenge for enterprises. Many enterprises are demanding secure and reliable cloud integration, which is being offered by solution providers as iPaaS. It allow creation, execution and management of integration workflows among cloud based and on-premises applications and data protocols.

      IPaaS is an emerging platform technology that manages integration data flows with the help of tools and technologies. This platform provides integration between multiple clouds and other business applications.

      IPaaS is growing significantly due to its features such as server-less architecture. There are many platforms that took few years to take advantage of multi-tier or two-tier architecture. However, in this platform tier is represented through API management and supporting tier services. Moreover, the continuous growth in the usage of ODATA and other API supported by iPaaS is helping this market to grow.

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      Software Defined Security Market: Drivers and Challenges

      The major factor driving the adoption of iPaaS is the increasing adoption of iPaaS platforms among small and medium level enterprises for integration. The iPaaS solutions helps in reducing the cost of ownership which enables enterprises to adopt these solutions easily. Moreover, these platforms enable IT worker or consultants to write custom connectors and operate packaged solutions available with the platform or in their various marketplaces to utilize off-the-shelf integration with popular services such as Salesforce, Oracle, Akamai and Other.

      The key challenge in the iPaaS market is the lack of data security solutions. Cloud security is still a challenge faced by many enterprises due to less security solutions available and due to the rising organized threats. Many solution providers are providing cloud security solutions but these solutions do not provide complete security due to which there is always a risk of data breach.

      iPaaS Market: Segmentation

      Segmentation on the basis of Platforms:

      Infrastructure platforms

      Segmentation on the basis of Services:

      Consulting
      Implementation and training
      Integration service

      Key Contracts:

      In June 2016, SnapLogic, has launched partner's program to increase the adoption of IPaaS. Within this program, SnapLogic has entered into the partnership with Verizon, HCL, Tech Mahindra and others to drive digital transformation among enterprises.

      In June 2015, AgilityWorks has entered into the partnership with Dell Bhoomi Atmosphere to launch managed service for iPaaS in Europe. This partnership is helping Agility Works to improve its client base by redefining customer engagement models with the help of iPaaS.

      In July 2014, Scribe Software launched iPaaS to improve its offering for partners and to distribute integration service tailored for their business. This has helped Scribe Software partners to execute projects within given time and deliver work efficiently.

      In iPaaS market there are many vendors some of them are Mulesoft, Microsoft, Dell Bhoomi, Fujitsu, IBM, i2Factory, NTT Data, Oracle, Red Hat, Akana, SnapLogic and Others.

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      Regional Overview

      Presently, North America is holding the largest market share for iPaaS due to high adoption of cloud computing technologies among enterprises. The adoption of other software defined models such as SaaS, and IaaS is also impacting the market for iPaaS in a positive manner. Companies such as Oracle and IBM are also working towards the development of iPaaS platforms in this market to enhance market opportunities.

      In Europe region, the market for iPaaS is witnessing high growth rate due to the increasing demand for cloud integration solutions without increasing hardware components.

      The Asia Pacific region is following the Europe region in this iPaaS market. This market is expected to have the highest growth rate in coming years due to the adoption of managed services and the growing adoption of integration services.

      The report covers exhaustive analysis on:

      iPaaS Market Segments

      Market Dynamics
      Historical Actual Market Size, 2013 - 2015
      Market Size & Forecast 2016 to 2026
      Value Chain
      Market Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
      Competition & Companies involved
      Market Drivers and Restraints

      Regional analysis for iPaaS Market includes development of these systems in the following regions:

      North America
      By US
      By Canada
      Latin America
      By Brazil
      By Mexico
      By Others
      Europe
      By U.K.
      By France
      By Germany
      By Poland
      By Russia
      Asia Pacific
      By Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)
      By Greater China
      By India
      By ASEAN
      By Rest of Asia Pacific
      Japan
      Middle East and Africa
      By GCC Countries
      By Other Middle East
      By North Africa
      By South Africa
      By Other Africa

      The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

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      Detailed overview of parent market
      Changing market dynamics of the industry
      In-depth market segmentation
      Historical, current and projected market size in terms of value
      Recent industry trends and developments
      Competitive landscape
      Strategies of key players and product offerings
      Potential and niche segments/regions exhibiting promising growth
      A neutral perspective towards market performance
      Must-have information for market players to sustain and enhance their market footprint

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                Digital out of Home Market Size, Status, Top Players,Trends and Forecast to 2026      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/10/2018 -- Global Digital Out of Home Market: Overview

      Digital out of home is a type of advertising, which reaches the consumers when they are out of their homes through digital billboards in airports, subways, bus stops and street furniture's among others. The advertisers are rapidly opting for digital out of home advertising as it increases the brand recognition as well as the digital billboards are capable of showing multiple ads in one single screen. As most of the people spend their time out of home going to work, malls and different places the advertisers wants their products or brands to reach every people around the globe. The advertisers for digital out of home advertising includes retailers, banking, entertainment, automobile, food and beverages among others. Currently the digital advertising holds the largest share in terms of revenue in the global advertising industry and it expected to grow rapidly over the years and register double digit CAGR over the forecast period, which in turn will enhance the market for global digital out of home advertising.

      Global Digital Out of Home Market: Drivers & Restraints

      The global digital out of home advertising market is primarily driven by the adaption of digital advertising in the advertising sector and the advertisers are opting for digital out of home advertising in order for better brand recognition and penetration to consumers, as consumers spend most of their time outside commuting through subways buses, taxis and subways.

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      With recent technological developments in the digital out of home advertising, the digital out of home advertising is being taken to a different level. For instance, one of the prominent player Ocean Outdoors Media Eyes launched a new technology for digital out of home advertising where three LED screens along with cameras and sensors, which recognize the age group of people passing by the digital billboard, and displays as per the audience. The regulations for digital out of home advertising such as the content and size in different regions and the volatile cost of digital out of home advertising might pose as a restraint to the global digital out of home advertising market.

      Global Digital Out of Home Market: Market Segmentation

      Based on type, the global digital out of home advertising market can be segmented into:

      Digital billboards
      Digital Bus Shelters
      Airports
      Transits

      Based on the advertisers, digital out of home advertising market is segmented into:

      Food & Beverages
      Retailers
      Automotive
      Finance
      Entertainment
      Beauty Products
      Others

      Global Digital Out of Home Market: Regional Outlook

      Based on the geographic regions, global digital out of home advertising market is segmented into seven key market segments namely North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan, and Middle East & Africa. Among the aforementioned regions, the Latin America market and the Asia-Pacific market for digital out of home advertising will be the fastest growing, attributed to the expected increase in the GDP in these regions and increase in the ad spending. The Middle East & Africa market for digital out of home advertising is expected to hold the third market position by the end of forecast period surpassing the North America market and Western Europe market for digital out of home advertising. Overall, the global digital out of home advertising market will register a double digit CAGR over the forecast period.

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      Global Digital Out of Home Market: Key Players

      Some of the major players identified in the global digital out of home advertising market includes, JCDecaux SA, Lamar Advertising Company, Fairway Outdoor Advertising, Adspace Network, Inc., Primedia Outdoor and Bell Media among others.

      The research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data, and statistically supported and industry-validated market data. It also contains projections using a suitable set of assumptions and methodologies. The research report provides analysis and information according to categories such as market segments, geographies, types, technology and applications.

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      Market Segments
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      Market Size
      Supply & Demand
      Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
      Competition & Companies involved
      Technology
      Value Chain

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      North America (U.S., Canada)
      Latin America (Mexico. Brazil)
      Western Europe (Germany, Italy, France, U.K, Spain, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)
      Eastern Europe (Poland, Russia)
      Asia Pacific (China, India, ASEAN, Australia & New Zealand)
      Japan
      Middle East and Africa (GCC, S. Africa, N. Africa)

      The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

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      Detailed overview of parent market
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      IL-Chicago, Travel Associates is Flight Centre's boutique and premium brand with businesses in key locations such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa as well as here in the US. Travel Associates is designed to cater for the frequent and more discerning traveler in search of new experiences or the ultimate in luxury holidays. We offer exclusive packages, escorted and special interest groups, luxury cruises
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      The world is paying record prices for our lamb as consumers in Europe and the United States can't get enough of the premium meat.
                Fonterra Stirling plant first in New Zealand to convert from coal to electricity       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   



                New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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                New Zealand’s champion swimmer who needed a chaperone because she was a single woman      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      Senior Curator New Zealand Culture & History Claire Regnault uncovers the story of Gladys Pidgeon, New Zealand's sole female representative at the 1930 British Empire Games, who was not allowed to travel alone.Read more

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                8/10/2018: Culture: Ghosts to haunt arts festival      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      Ghost stories are set to give audiences the shivers at the Nelson Arts Festival this year. New Zealand performers David Ladderman and Lizzie Tollemache will dig up strange and eerie stories from the Otago gold rush of the 1860s in their show The...
                8/10/2018: Culture: Cardi B coming to Nelson as headline act for Bay Dreams Music      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      Hip-hop star Cardi B will headline Kiwi double festival Bay Dreams in 2019. It will be the first time the Bodak Yellow rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, has played in New Zealand. Almanzar will perform at both of the summer...
                8/10/2018: National News: NZ woman dies after jump      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. The 23-year-old jumped 20 metres from the Bruhn Bridge into the water in Sicamous, British Columbia. The Salmon Arm Observer reported an ambulance...
                8/10/2018: Opinion: A long life less ordinary      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      According to Statistics New Zealand, you are more likely to suffer death or serious injury through acts of self-harm than assaults, and twice as likely to be seriously hurt or killed in a fall than in a car accident. For the risk-averse, statistics...
                8/10/2018: Opinion: Media Council      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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                8/10/2018: Business: Fonterra shares halt as forecast reviewed      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Shares in giant dairy co-operative Fonterra have been placed in a trading halt. In a statement to the New Zealand stock exchange yesterday, Fonterra said that as it prepared its annual financial statements for the year ended July 31 it realised there...
                8/10/2018: Business: Regulator seeks views of staff      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Frontline bank staff are being interviewed by regulators in a bid to check banks are treating customers as well as they claim. The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is reviewing banks’ treatment of customers in New Zealand, after Australia’s royal...
                8/10/2018: Sport: Nightingale to retire      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      The last remaining member of St George Illawarra’s drought-breaking NRL premiership side still at the club, Jason Nightingale, has announced his retirement. New Zealand international Nightingale, 31, has confirmed he will hang up the boots at the end...
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                Anzac Bars      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      We enjoyed Anzac biscuits on a trip to New Zealand a few years ago. They were a little different in every place we tried them. This retains the spirit of ANZAC biscuits, but in bar form. (Or if you're in AU or NZ - these are Anzac Slices!)
                Brumbies sign Kurtley Beale's understudy at Waratahs: Irae Simone      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      The former New Zealand Schoolboys sensation played played 10 games in two seasons at the Waratahs.
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      New Zealand apprentice Sam Weatherley looks capable of taking Sydney by storm.
                Will the Extravascular Method be a Game Changer for ICD Therapy?       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      Medtronic is aiming for a slightly different approach for implantable defibrillator therapy. Instead of using a transvenous approach the firm is looking at an extravascular method for ICD therapy. On Thursday, the Dublin-based company said it was beginning a pilot study of its Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (EV ICD) system, in which a lead is placed outside of the heart and veins to deliver lifesaving defibrillation and antitachycardia pacing therapy all in one system.

      EV ICD’s size is similar to transvenous ICDs. The first patient implant was performed at Christchurch Hospital in New Zealand, representing the first intended long-term patient use of the Medtronic EV ICD system

      “The EV ICD is positioned to compete in the traditional transvenous ICD market, where Medtronic is the industry leader, as well as the market for non-transvenous devices,” Mike Marinaro, vice president and general manager of the Cardiac Rhythm Management business at Medtronic, told MD+DI via email. “Our early research and acute feasibility studies using the system components tell us that an extravascular ICD may offer all of the capability of transvenous devices, and advantages over other devices in pacing capabilities, including antitachycardia pacing; device size; and longevity.”

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      The company is now focused on planning the next steps for the technology.

      “Our path to approval will require a pivotal clinical trial,” Marinaro said. “We are in discussions with regulatory bodies to determine trial design, and these decisions will affect the timeline for the pivotal trial and subsequent work.”

      The device could add to an already strong performing Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure division. During Medtronic’s most recent conference call Omar Ishrak, the company’s chairman and CEO cited product rollouts and launches being the reason the division experienced significant growth.

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                Hockey: Rebecca Baker and Jordan Cohen chosen for New Zealand Under 18 camps      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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      Thank you Bill for posting this great piece making known to us these brave German Christians who stood up to Nazi dictatorial power. The heroic deeds of these große Deutsche led to their beheading. It makes one sigh to read in your article the sad stories of six courageous lives being cut off in their prime, and I'm greatly moved by the quotes of Sophie and Hans Scholl who are profusely rewarded by God in heaven. Coincidently, I am in the process of reading an eye-opening book, The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in The Nazi Party, which was written by Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams. According to this book, the Nazi party grew out of a number of groups in Germany which were centres of homosexual activity and activism. Many of the Nazi emblems and symbols, such as the swastika and the double-lightning bolt "SS", originated among homosexual occultists in Germany. These occult groups were outgrowths of the Theosophical Society, whose founder, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, is thought to have been a lesbian, and whose "bishop" was a notorious pederast named Charles Leadbeater. It is my hope that the less-known information obtained from this book could provide me with more powerful 'ammunition' (forceful arguments) for use in combatting militants of the homosexual camp. Have you read this book Bill? Let's press on with our work of resisting the God-hating LGBTQ sex revolutionaries. Richest blessings, Paul from New Zealand
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                The remarkable story of Eric Tweedale, Australia's oldest surviving player      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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      Eric Tweedale is not your ordinary former Wallaby. At 97 years-old, he is the oldest surviving Australian rugby player and has seen his fair share of action throughout his life. But this tale, wonderfully produced by World Rugby, recounts not only his playing career, which took him on tours to Europe as well as New Zealand, but an amazing human story.

      Born in Rochdale in the UK, Tweedale emigrated to Australia in 1924 and played his early rugby with the New South Wales Waratahs. He made his debut for his adopted country in September 1946 against New Zealand before going on to represent the Wallabies a total of 10 times.

      He was part of a largely successful touring side to Europe in the winter of 1947/48 as well. The Wallabies beat Scotland, Ireland and England before losing 13-6 to France in Colombes.

      Tweedale played his final Test for his country against the All Blacks in 1949, winning 18-3 at Sydney Cricket Ground.

      There is a warm feel to Tweedale's story, particularly when he recounts the tale of meeting his early girlfriend again, some 62 years after they last saw each other.

      War separated the two as Tweedale served his country in the South Pacific. His reunion with Enida Bradshaw is a remarkable story, especially as it occurred at exactly the same place as when they first met.

      It is a lovely story of a man who has no intention of giving up his record as Australia's oldest rugby player, but it is really a lot more than a simple rugby tale.

      credit: worldrugby

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                NZ dairy giant Fonterra cuts milk price target, as profit margins shrink      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd,, the world’s largest dairy exporter, on Friday cut its earnings guidance and slightly lowered its forecast for the farmgate milk price.
                U20's Men trailing Australia at Youth Touch World Cup      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      Day two of the Youth Touch World Cup in Malaysia saw the New Zealand teams struggle against their Australian rivals.  However, they have managed to hold on to second position in all six divisions.

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                Volcom Road Raging through New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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                Bayleys and Knight Frank establish strategic partnership      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      Bayleys Realty Group Limited, New Zealand’s largest full-service real estate organisation, has entered into a strategic partnership with the world’s largest privately-owned international property consultancy Knight Frank.


                ERANZ and Sustainability Trust to deliver electricity initiatives      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      The Electricity Retailers’ Association of New Zealand (ERANZ) is delighted to announce a new initiative called Access to Electricity.

      ERANZ has partnered with the Sustainability Trust to deliver projects under Access to Electricity.


                Sustainable Business Network welcomes plastic bag ban      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      The Sustainable Business Network welcomes the Governments announcement today that single-use plastic bags will be phased out. It's another positive step towards a circular economy for New Zealand.


                Match day staff wanted for Twickenham Stadium      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      WE ARE HIRING Profiles Personnel is a leading Events and Catering recruitment specialist based in Farnham, Surrey. We are hiring staff NOW for the new Rugby season at Twickenham Stadium 2018. We can provide evening and weekend work at the stadium for all of the Rugby 7's, NFL matches and England RFC home matches during the Autumn Internationals and Six Nations. Next dates we are looking for staff: Saturday 3rd November 2018 England v South Africa Saturday 10th November 2018 England v New Zealand Saturday 17th November 2018 England v Japan Saturday 24th November 2018 England v Australia Saturday 1st December 2018 Barbarians v Argentina In between these matches we can also offer you work at Harlequins Rugby Stadium for all their home fixtures. We are looking to recruit Waiters, Barman, Restaurant Runners, Retail Beer Pourers & Retail Cashiers . Dress code is smart long sleeve black shirt, black suit trousers and black leather smart shoes. Rates of pay will be £8.27 per hour including holiday pay OR £8.78 per hour including holiday pay for 25 and overs. Weekly pay. If you are a student wanting weekend/evening work or you are looking for a full time role we look forward to hearing from you as we can off this to you!!
                Firefighters Get A Helping Hand From Visiting International Teams       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Noel King talks to Peter McKenchie, who's in Boise, Idaho, helping coordinate nearly 150 firefighters from Australia and New Zealand, who are helping fight wildfires across the West.
                8/10/2018: Sports: Tomane takes midfield role for Leinster      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      New Leinster signing Joe Tomane will make his debut at inside centre in tonight’s opening pre-season match against away to French Pro D2 side US Montauban. The New Zealand-born Australian international will partner Rory O’Loughlin in midfield, with...
                New Zealand Rugby Championship Squad      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      Take a look at the squad Steve Hansen has named for the upcoming Rugby Championship.

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      Squad: Steve Hansen with the full Rugby Championship squad (Getty Images)
      Take a look at the squad Steve Hansen has named for the upcoming Rugby Championship
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                Muscle Car Legends Square Magnet Dodge Plymouth 1968 Mopar Nationals Line Launch      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Muscle Car aficionados looking for Muscle Car Legends merchandise must visit New Zealand-based Quarter Mile Addiction, an apparel merchandiser, to get the one-of-a-kind 1968 Mopar square magnet.
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                Europe vows to keep on trading with Iran, defying Trump’s economic sanctions      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      It’s up to Europeans to decide who they want to trade with, says European Union foreign policy chief.
      The European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the EU is encouraging enterprises to increase their business with Iran, as that country has been compliant with their nuclear-related commitments
      Mogherini told reporters Tuesday during her trip to Wellington, New Zealand, that it’s up to Europeans to decide who they want to trade with.
      “We are doing our best to keep Iran in the deal, to keep Iran benefiting from the economic benefits that the agreement brings to the people of Iran because we believe this is in the security interests of not only our region, but also of the world. If there is one piece of international agreements on nuclear non-proliferation that is delivering, it has to be maintained,” Mogherini said.
      The United States reimposed stiff economic sanctions on Iran on Monday, ratcheting up pressure on the Islamic Republic despite statements of deep dismay from European allies, three months after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the international accord limiting Iran’s nuclear activities.
      Trump declared the landmark 2015 agreement had been “horrible,” leaving the Iranian government flush with cash to fuel conflict in the Middle East.
      Iran accused the U.S. of reneging on the nuclear agreement, signed by the Obama administration, and of causing recent Iranian economic unrest.
      European allies said they “deeply regret” the U.S. action.
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      A man walks past an anti-U.S. mural in Tehran, Iran October 13, 2017. Nazanin Tabatabaee Yazdi/TIMA via REUTERS
      Trump said in a statement, “We urge all nations to take such steps to make clear that the Iranian regime faces a choice: either change its threatening, destabilizing behavior and reintegrate with the global economy, or continue down a path of economic isolation.”
      A first set of reimposed U.S. sanctions affect financial transactions that involve U.S. dollars, Iran’s automotive sector, the purchase of commercial planes and metals including gold.
      A second batch of U.S sanctions targeting Iran’s oil sector and central bank are to be reimposed in early November.
      Trump warned that those who don’t wind down their economic ties to Iran “risk severe consequences.”
      European ministers said the Iran deal was crucial for Europe’s and the world’s security, and the European Union issued a “blocking statute” Monday to protect European businesses from the impact of the sanctions.
      Mogherini, speaking at a news conference alongside New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters, said the EU and New Zealand saw the need to maintain the nuclear deal with Iran, notwithstanding the U.S. withdrawal, and that she and Peters had discussed in detail how to keep open trade and financial channels with Iran.
      “We are encouraging small and medium enterprises in particular to increase business with and in Iran as part of something (that) for us is a security priority,” Mogherini said, explaining that trade is an integral part of the nuclear deal.
      Trade between Iran and the EU “is a fundamental aspect of the Iranian right to have an economic advantage in exchange for what they have done so far, which is being compliant with all their nuclear-related commitments,” Mogherini said.

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                Deputy Police Commissioner inquiry head appointed      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Press Release – New Zealand Government Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin has announced Mary Scholtens QC will lead the Government Inquiry into the Appointment Process of Deputy Commissioner of Police Wally Haumaha.Hon Tracey Martin Minister of Internal Affairs 10 August 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Deputy Police Commissioner inquiry head appointed Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin has […]
                New Zealand Announces Plan to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      On Friday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced plans to phase out single-use plastic bags over the next year in order to “look after our environment and safeguard New Zealand’s clean, green reputation.”
                Australian and New Zealand fire crews help tackle California wildfire      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Australian and New Zealand fire crews help tackle California wildfire
                New Zealand's new attraction makes you a human slingshot      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      New Zealand, the world's capital of adventure tourism, just got even more adventurous.
                Nevis Catapult Turns Riders Into Human Slingshots      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      How would you like to catapult 500 feet in just seconds? That's what they're doing at one of New Zealand’s hottest new adventure tourist attractions. CBS2’s Chris Wragge reports.
                The Nevis Catapult is New Zealand's human slingshot thrill ride      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      One of New Zealand's newest attractions offers adventure tourist and thrill seekers an opportunity to become a human slingshot.
                Herding Sheep from Above      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Occurred on March 28, 2018 / St Arnuad, New Zealand Info from Licensor: 'Shepards from Rainbow Station bringing in 3500 ewes for their annual check-up.'
                Mother, daughter survive four nights lost in New Zealand wilderness      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Carolyn and Rachel Lloyd from North Carolina were found by search-and-rescue workers after being lost for four nights while on a hike in New Zealand.
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      Adrenaline junkies are heading to Nevis Valley in Queenstown, New Zealand, for the world’s biggest and most extreme catapult. Thrill-seekers will hit almost 100km/h in 1.5 seconds, being propelled 150m across a ravine.
                Thrill-seekers get catapulted nearly 100km/h across a ravine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Adrenaline junkies are heading to Nevis Valley in Queenstown, New Zealand, for the world’s biggest and most extreme catapult. Thrill-seekers will hit almost 100km/h in 1.5 seconds, being propelled 150m across a ravine.
                This May Be the Final Resting Place of the Long-Forgotten 8th Wonder of the World      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Researchers believe they have reconfirmed the final resting place of the long-forgotten Terraces of New Zealand.
                Every Hole at Tara Iti Golf Club in Mangawhai, New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and Golf Digest Contributing Editor Thomas L. Friedman narrates this flyover tour and overview of the Tara Iti golf course in Mangawhai, New Zealand.
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                Jacinda Ardern Returns From Maternity Leave      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that focusing on the basic needs of her baby girl has helped her appreciate why people with young families may not find time for politics.
                Meghan Markle could receive THIS secret travel item from the Royal Family for her future trips      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      MEGHAN Markle will soon get a few more passport stamps as she jets to Australia and New Zealand in October. And the new Duchess, 37, could receive a special gift for her travels, similar to other members of the Royal Family. The members of the Royal Family all travel with coloured luggage tags, so staff […]
                Ireland and Munster legend Ronan O’Gara to be inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      RONAN O’GARA is to be inducted into World Rugby’s Hall of Fame. The former Ireland and Munster out-half will be honoured alongside other rugby stars including: Liza Burgess (Wales), Stephen Larkham (Australia), Pierre Villepreux (France) and Bryan Williams (New Zealand). This year’s inductees will be honoured at a special ceremony in Rugby, England, on September […]
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                Plastic bag phase-out: What about dog poo and bin liners?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      The Government's ban on single-use plastic bags will force New Zealanders to find new ways to deal with rubbish, pack their lunch - and clean up after four-legged friends.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday announced it would...
                Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias warns New Zealand's constitution is 'vulnerable'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      The first Chief Justice of our Supreme Court has urged New Zealanders to embrace the strands from which the country's piecemeal constitution is woven or risk a rigid and formal framework.Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias, in one of...
                $48k raised in 24 hours for Kiwi woman Abby Hartley as she fights for life in Bali Hospital      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      The family of a New Zealand woman fighting for her life in a Bali hospital are "gobsmacked" that generous Kiwis have already donated $48,000 towards her medical bills.Hamilton woman Abby Hartley remains in an induced coma in hospital...
                New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern unveils plans to prohibit single-use plastic bags      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      New Zealanders have until September to give their views on the plans. 
                Strangers And Pilgrims by BRADDON, Mary Elizabeth      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Strangers and Pilgrims follows the journey of Elizabeth Lutterell from a vain, beautiful and self-centred although good-hearted 19 year old to a mature woman. She begins her journey to maturity when she meets the Rev. Malcolm Forde, whose influence opens her eyes to the trivial and selfish ways of the wealthier levels of society. When … Continua la lettura di Strangers And Pilgrims by BRADDON, Mary Elizabeth
                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.
                Younger Singaporeans worry about losing the freedom to move abroad      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      A new study revealed that seven in 10 Singaporeans (69%) want to work remotely to travel the world, especially younger Singaporeans – 74% of 15 to 34 year-olds. However, they are worried about which countries will continue to welcome them.

      This is according to a survey released recently by online money transfer service TransferWise[1], which surveyed more than 1,000 Singaporean citizens and PRs to understand Singaporeans’ attitudes to migration, the future of work, and what a more open world looks like for future generations.

      Top countries of choice for long-term migration include Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, and the United Kingdom (in order of preference). In a separate study by IDP Singapore, students favor Australia as the top education destination, followed closely by the UK and the United States.

      However, more than half of Singaporeans (52%) are worried about losing the freedom to move abroad due to the evolving geopolitical climate, a concern that particularly resonates with millennials (65% of 20 to 24 year-olds and 63% of 30 to 34 year-olds indicated worry).

      TransferWise Head of Banking, Lukas May said, “As a cosmopolitan hub, Singapore recognizes that lives and ideas today are more global than ever before. More Singaporeans, especially the younger generation, are seeking experiences around the world for personal and professional growth. However, our research also shows that people are feeling anxiety about how they can live their life – and move their money – without being held back by physical borders.

      “At TransferWise, we believe in an open world – that money and ideas moving around the world spur economies and innovation.”

      The survey revealed that while a significant majority (85%) of Singaporeans would like to live outside of Singapore, they would not like to stay away from home for long. Only 18% of Singaporeans want to move abroad for good, while half (50%) of Singaporeans want to live abroad for up to five years.

      Those polled in the healthcare industry ranked highest (92%) in terms of desire to move abroad, while Singaporeans in the technology (91%) and manufacturing industries followed (88%). Those working in the government had the least desire to move abroad (78%).

      This aligns with the Government’s vision of internationalizing Singapore businesses, signaled by the launch of new agency Enterprise Singapore (ESG) early this year.[2] With Singaporeans across industries vying to seek experiences abroad, this international exposure will better facilitate the competitiveness of local industries and the introduction of new innovations.

      However several concerns still remain for the increasingly cosmopolitan Singaporean: Two-thirds (60%) of respondents say they are worried about the loss of Singaporean talent with increasing migration, while more than half (52%) note their inability to part with their loved ones as a major obstacle to migration – with more women (58%) citing this reason than men (45%).

      Lukas added, “Singaporeans are optimistic about a well-connected world as their vision of the future. As technology continues to make the global movement of people, money and ideas easier, we expect the future landscape of work and life will accelerate in this direction of a more open world.”

      With more Singaporeans moving abroad, a survey commissioned by TransferWise[3] also found that the second highest reason for overseas money transfers is for Singaporeans to support their friends and family living overseas, just behind the top reason of travel.

      International migration is at an all-time high with more than 250 million migrant workers across the globe[4], and a growing number of Singaporeans living and working out of the country.[5]

       

      [1] Commissioned by TransferWise, an online survey of more than 1,000 Singaporean citizens and PRs was undertaken by research agency Toluna in June 2018.

      [2] Enterprise Singapore. 2018

      [3] Commissioned by TransferWise, an online survey of more than 1,000 people was undertaken by research agency Toluna in December 2017.

      [4] World Bank, Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016

      [5] Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, 1990-2017. Pew Research Center, 2018


                Jacinda Ardern: ‘Having a baby around changes the tone a little bit’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      New Zealand prime minister reflects on what has changed since giving birth to daughter

      Jacinda Ardern is having a busy week. By early Friday afternoon she had launched a plastic bag ban, negotiated an end to a strike by nurses and announced plans for a new mental health hospital.

      From the outside it appears to be business as usual for New Zealand’s prime minister. But seven weeks ago Ardern become only the second leader in the world to give birth while in office, and on Monday she returned to work with a unique challenge – juggling the responsibilities of office with the demands of parenthood.

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                Steady as he goes: Gary Stead gets nod for Black Caps coaching job      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Gary Stead will be announced as new Black Caps coach as soon as next week after he was unanimously recommended to the New Zealand Cricket board.
                Rowing New Zealand high performance boss Alan Cotter resigns      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Rowing New Zealand high performance director Alan Cotter has announced a surprise resignation ahead of the world championships.
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      Our top picks for your next weekend getaway. Singer-songwriter Julia Deans is celebrating the release of her new album We Light Fire with a tour around New Zealand, which reaches Gisborne's Dome Cinema and Wellington's San Fran...
                8/10/2018: Sport: BANKING ANZ MEMORIES      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      1999 — Australia 28 bt New Zealand 7 With John Williamson leading the crowd of over 107,000 in singing Waltzing Matilda to counter the haka, an inspired Wallabies team registered their biggest winning margin over the All Blacks in the first Bledisloe...
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                Why two countries want to kill 100,000 beavers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      The Washington Post If you’re a boreal toad — or a wood duck, or a brook trout, or a moose — you might owe your life to a beaver. (Kudos, also, on learning to read.) Castor canadensis, the North American beaver, is the ultimate keystone species, that rare creature that supports an entire ecosystem. By building dams and forming ponds, beavers serve as bucktoothed housing developers, creating watery habitat for a menagerie of tenants. Songbirds nest in pondside willows, frogs breed in shallow canals, and trout shelter in cold pools. There’s even a beaver beetle that eats the skin of you-know-what. Modern beavers have been wandering North America for 7.5 million years, giving flora and fauna plenty of time to adapt. Willow, a favorite snack, resprouts multiple stems when it’s gnawed down, like a hydra regrowing heads. Cottonwoods produce distasteful tannins to deter chewing. America’s rarest butterfly, the St. Francis Satyr, eats little but sedges that grow in beaver wetlands. The evolutionary connection runs so deep it’s often boiled down to a pithy bumper-sticker: “Beavers taught salmon to jump.” Before European traders set about turning their furs into fancy hats, beavers roamed most of the continent, stopping up streams from the Arctic tundra-line to the Mojave Desert. But the mammals never ventured beyond northern Mexico, leaving Central and South America historically beaverless. Until, that is, an ill-conceived scheme unleashed nature’s architects on a landscape that had never known their teeth — and forever rearranged ecosystems at the bottom of the world. The bizarre experiment was launched in 1946, when Argentina relocated 20 Canadian beavers to Tierra del Fuego, the windswept archipelago at South America’s tip, to “enrich” local wildlife and foster a fur trade. The pelt industry never took off, but the beavers, unchecked by North American predators like wolves and bears, flourished. They swam glacier-scoured fjords between islands, dispersing throughout both the Argentine and Chilean sides of Tierra del Fuego. Some decades after their arrival, a beaver clambered from an icy strait and established a beachhead on the Patagonian mainland. These days, their population numbers about 200,000. And as beavers spread, they did what beavers are wont to do: They transformed their surroundings. Just as New Zealand’s flightless birds had no recourse against invasive rats, Tierra del Fuego’s trees were ill-equipped to withstand “los castores.” The region’s forests are dominated by beeches that never evolved beaver coexistence strategies: They don’t resprout after cutting, produce unsavory chemicals or tolerate flooded soils. As beavers chewed down beeches and expanded free-flowing streams into broad ponds, forests opened into stump-dotted meadows. In 2009, Chris Anderson, an ecologist at Chile’s Universidad de Magallanes, found that beavers had reshaped up to 15 percent of Tierra del Fuego’s total land area and half its streams — “the largest alteration to the forested portion of this landscape since the recession of the last ice age.” “Basically, everything that’s cuttable has been clear-cut,” Anderson said. Drowned trees and gnawed logs, freeze-dried by icy winds, litter the landscape like the ghosts of forests past. “You just see acres and acres of white trees.” Conservationists, aghast at the loss of old-growth forest, put their faith in natural barriers. Patagonia has two primary habitats, the forest and the steppe — the latter a wind-blasted, arid grassland whose paucity of trees seemed likely to limit beavers’ growth. In 2017, however, an Argentine biologist named Alejandro Pietrik found that, contrary to predictions, beavers were actually producing more offspring on the steppe. Unbothered by the lack of trees, the colonists were happily weaving dams from a shrub called mata negra. “As long as they have water, they can expand,” Pietrik said. “They can colonize all of Patagonia if they want.” Over the years, Chil...
                Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand to Premiere 'JoJo’s 5 Day Down Under' on Monday 10th September 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
      Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand will premiere JoJo’s 5 Day Down Under, a brand-new special featuring highlights from JoJo Siwa's recent tour of the east coast of Australia, on Monday 10th September 2018!


      You already know her from TV, Instagram, Musical.ly or YouTube — spreading positivity and kindness across the globe! In JoJo’s 5 Days Down Under, take an exclusive look at all the fun the inspirational star got up to during her recent visit to Australia, in which the Nickelodeon star visited Sea World on the Gold Coast, Eastland Shopping Centre in Victoria, and Westfield Parramatta in New South Wales!

      After quickly realising she had a love for dance at age two, Siwa began taking classes in Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Ballet. Since discovering her love for dance as a toddler, Siwa has gone on to hit some major milestones in her budding career, including becoming the youngest contestant to appear on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition at just 8 years old, and also starring in Dance Moms.


      Siwa has garnered an incredible social media following, connecting with her fans in several different ways: through social media, where she currently has over 6.3 million followers on Instagram, 11.4 million followers on Musical.ly, 308,000 Twitter followers and 654 million views on her YouTube channel; through her SIWANATOR club which stands against negativity and bullying; through her varied line of consumer products; and with her single, “Boomerang,” which has been viewed more than 290 million times.


      JoJo Siwa is a Nickelodeon and Social Media superstar, with over 1.2 billion views on her YouTube channel alone. In addition to her co-hosting duties on Lip Sync Battle Shorties, she recently performed at Kids’ Choice Awards 2018 in March and the first ever SLIMEFEST U.S. in Chicago in June, and regularly collaborates on an extensive global consumer products range including her eponymous bows, a newly launched magazine series, apparel (including the newly launched JoJo's Closet), accessories, home, toys, party and publishing. On air, Siwa has had guest roles in Nickelodeon hit shows School of Rock and Henry Danger, her own docu-style special JoJo Siwa: My World and was seen alongside Jace Norman in TV movie Blurt!.

      JoJo’s 5 Day Down Under is Siwa's second Nickelodeon special, following JoJo Siwa: My World and JoJo Siwa: My UK Tour.


      More Nick: Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand to Premiere 'Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' on Monday 1st October 2018!

      Originally published: Thursday, August 09, 2018.
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                'I have never been so mad in my life': Mother outraged after her husband was kicked out of the parents' room by a ... - Daily Mail      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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                Australia def. Batang Gilas, 77-43 (REPLAY VIDEO) 2018 FIBA Asia U18 Semifinals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      2018 FIBA U18 Asian Championship Updates & Results (August 10, 2018) SEMIFINALS: Australia defeated Philippines, 77-43 in the semifinals and advances to the FIBA U18 Asian Championship 2018 finals on Friday at the Stadium 29 in Bangkok, Thailand.

      Australia will now face New Zealand in the FIBA Asia U18 Finals tomorrow (August 11). While Philippines will face China in the bronze medal game.


      The scores:

      AUSTRALIA 77 - Bowen, Froling, Wigness, Stattmann, Krause, Leaupepe, Dalton, Robertson, Lee, Armstrong, Gatbel.

      PHILIPPINES 43 - Edu 9 (10rebs, 3 blks), Abadiano 8, Torres 6, Cortez 6, Ildefonso 5, Panopio 4, Sotto 2 (8rebs), Oczon, Ramirez, Amsali 0, Lina, Chiu 0.

      Quarters: 14-12, 44-20, 60-28, 77-43. [2018 FIBA Asia U18 FREE LIVE STREAM & UPDATES]

      Philippines vs. Australia (August 10, 2018) Full Replay Video

      Video credit: FIBA

      Batang Gilas Game Schedule/Results :
      August 5, 2018 - Batang Gilas def. Lebanon, 75-53 [REPLAY VIDEO]
      August 6, 2018 - Batang Gilas def. UAE, 92-49 [REPLAY VIDEO]
      August 7, 2018 - Batang Gilas def. China, 73-63 [REPLAY VIDEO]
      August 9, 2018 - (KO Quarterfinals) Batang Gilas def. Bahrain, 67-52 [REPLAY VIDEO]
      August 10, 2018 - (Semifinals) Australia def. Batang Gilas, [REPLAY VIDEO]
      August 11, 2018 - (Battle for 3rd) 2:30PM - Batang Gilas vs. China [LIVE STREAM]


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                New Zealand def. China, 87-82 (REPLAY VIDEO) FIBA Asia U18 SEMIS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

      2018 FIBA U18 Asian Championship Updates & Results (August 9, 2018) SEMIFINALS: New Zealand Junior Tall Blacks defeated China, 87-82 in the semis and advances to the FIBA U18 Asian Championship 2018 finals on Friday at the Stadium 29 in Bangkok, Thailand.

      New Zealand now awaits the winner of the other semis game between the Philippines and Australia.


      The scores:

      NEW ZEALAND 87 - Darling 24, Perrott-Hunt 21, Cameron 19, Moors 16, Oswald 7, Mennenga 0, de Geest 0, O'Connell 0, Higgins 0, Faamausili 0, Stephens 0.

      CHINA 82 - Guo 25, Q. Wang 22, Xu 12, H. Jiang 8, W. Jiang 7, Y. Wang 4, Chen 3, Shi 1, Li 0.

      Quarters: 21-21, 41-39, 61-60, 87-82 . [2018 FIBA Asia U18 FREE LIVE STREAM & UPDATES]

      New Zealand vs. China (August 10, 2018) Full Replay Video

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