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          Sarfraz determined to break New Zealand jinx       Cache   Translate Page      

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed insists his team can end an 11-match losing run to New Zealand when the two sides meet in the first one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Pakistan crushed New Zealand 3-0 in the preceding Twenty20 series on Sunday — their second whitewash in a week following a romp over Australia, also in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

But Sarfraz, part of the team in the last 11 one-day internationals all of which Pakistan lost, wants to finally win against New Zealand.

“It's important to break that losing streak and we need to bring improvement in our performance in one-day internationals,” said Sarfraz on Tuesday.

Pakistan lost the last two matches in a 3-2 series defeat in United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2014, before losing 2-0 in 2015, 2-0 in 2016 and 5-0 in January 2018 — all in New Zealand.

“If you look at our losses most of them were in New Zealand where conditions were different and we lost due to top order failure where we need to improve,” said Sarfraz.

Pakistan also failed to qualify for the final of the Asia Cup held in UAE two months ago, losing both their matches against arch-rivals India and going down to Bangladesh in a clash which decided the finalist.

India won the Asia Cup by beating Bangladesh.

Sarfraz said a tough opponent in New Zealand — ranked third to Pakistan's fifth in one-day standings — will help the team build for next year's World Cup in England.

“New Zealand is a good team of this format but we have momentum of the Twenty20 series so we must win this series and that will help towards building towards the World Cup,” said Sarfraz.

The last two matches are in Abu Dhabi (Friday) and in Dubai (Sunday).

Pakistan then play South Africa in South Africa, Australia (in UAE) and England in England -- five one-day internationals each — before the World Cup.

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson played down the winning streak against Pakistan, saying it will be a new series.

“It's a new series and a fresh start,” said Williamson. “I guess it's a nice statistic to have but at the end of the day, come tomorrow, its a new series.” Williamson praised Pakistan as a limited over side.

“They are always a strong side and no matter the format,” said Williamson. “They have a lot of depth. We simply know they have been here for some time and they know these conditions and they have had lots of success. We are in here for a tough battle.”

New Zealand will welcome pace spearhead Trent Boult who missed the Twenty20 series due to personal reasons while also adding batsman George Worker and spinner Ajaz Patel (as a cover for injured Todd Astle) in the squad.

Teams

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, George Worker

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (capt), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan Shinwari


          New Zealand fisherman scoops toddler from the ocean in ‘miraculous’ rescue      Cache   Translate Page      
A New Zealand fisherman plucked a toddler from the ocean in a “miraculous” rescue after thinking he was watching a doll float past. Gus Hutt was at the beach checking his fishing lines at about 7.15am on October 26 when he spotted the 18-month-old boy and reached out and grabbed his arm. “Even then, I still thought it was just a doll,” he told local newspaper the Whakatane Beacon. “His face looked just like porcelain with his short hair wetted down. But then he let...
          AIR NEW ZEALAND PRENDE IN CONSEGNA IL SUO PRIMO AIRBUS A2321NEO      Cache   Translate Page      

Air New Zealand è diventata un nuovo operatore A321neo, in seguito alla consegna del suo primo velivolo questo fine settimana. In totale, Air New Zealand acquisirà 20 aeromobili della famiglia A320neo. Il primo A321neo di Air New Zealand è dipinto nell’iconica livrea nera della compagnia aerea e può ospitare 214 passeggeri in un layout a una sola classe. La flottaLEGGI TUTTO...

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Air New Zealand è diventata un nuovo operatore A321neo, in seguito alla consegna del suo primo velivolo questo fine settimana. In totale, Air New Zealand acquisirà 20 aeromobili della famiglia A320neo. Il primo A321neo di Air New Zealand è dipinto nell’iconica livrea nera della compagnia aerea e può ospitare 214 passeggeri in un layout a una sola classe. La flottaLEGGI TUTTO...

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          NZ marks 100 years since flu outbreak in Samoa      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – New Zealand Government Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced support for a memorial and the refurbishment of the nurses training centre to mark the centenary of the deadly 1918 influenza pandemic reaching Samoas shores. Rt Hon Winston Peters Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Foreign Affairs 7 November 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Foreign […]
          New Zealand Music Foundation rebrands to MusicHelps      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – MusicHelps Over the last five years, the New Zealand Music Foundation has invested $300k in 66 projects, with 42 partners, from Whangarei to Invercargill, all using the power of music to change the lives of over 60,000 New Zealanders in need. Now the charity …Over the last five years, the New Zealand […]
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Press Release – People Against Prisons Aotearoa Prisoner advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) will be launching its new publication this week. Letters From Lockdown is a collection of letters from prisoners who have experienced solitary confinement in New Zealand.Prisoner advocates to launch book of letters from solitary confinement Press release – [09:30am 07/11/2018] […]
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Auckland-born Victoria's Secret angel and host of Project Runway NZ, Georgia Fowler has cemented her status as the country's most successful model of late. Tomorrow, the 26-year-old will make her way down the famous lingerie giant's...
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          Wake Up Sid Audio Songs. Sites and Blogs LUIZA GOIANAPOLIS BOLLYWOOD MUSIC and MOVIE .Oneindia Gallery » Movie Stills » Wake Up Sid Wake Up Sid /http://musicmazaa.com/Starring :Anupam Kher, Konkona Sen Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor, Supriya Pathak Music :Shankar,Ehsaan,Loy Director :Ayan Mukherji Producer :Hiroo Johar, Karan Johar      Cache   Translate Page      
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O Ranbir Kapoor e "Wake up Sid Konkana Sen Sharma estrelado filme de Bollywood foi lançado em 2009 e seu gênero é comédia-drama romântico. O filme foi apreciado tanto crítica e comercialmente. A música do filme foi também muito apreciado, que é creditada a Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, letra de Akhtar Javed. O filme se passa em Bombaim contemporânea e gira em torno da vida de um descuidado, rico e mimado garoto-Sid Mehra cuja vida é dada uma direção de um aspirante a escritor de Calcutá; Aisha. 'Wake Up Sid "foi dirigido por debutante diretor Ayan Mukherjee e é uma produção Johar Karan, que na verdade é uma das casas de produção maiores e mais bem sucedidas em Bollywood. Ranbir Kapoor interpreta o personagem Sid Mehra e Banerjee Aisha é jogado por Konkana Sen Sharma. Outros personagens em 'Wake Up Sid' include Kabir Chaudhry interpretado por Rahul Khanna, Ram Mehra interpretado por Anupam Kher, Laxmi interpretado por Shikha Talsania, Sarita interpretada por Supriya Pathak, Rishi interpretado por Namit Das e Sonia interpretado por Shah Kashmira entre os outros. A trama do filme é principalmente como dois pólos opostos, Sid e Aisha, tornam-se amigos e como seu elogio personalidades e se completam. 'Wake Up Sid tem uma sensação de honestidade e frescor a ele e agarra a atenção do espectador totalmente. Os papéis de parede em nossa coleção muito bem retratam a interação entre os personagens de 'Wake Up Sid' do filme. Nossa coleção é composta por algumas das cenas mais interessantes e visualmente divertido no filme. Estes papéis de parede de alta qualidade foram concebidos de forma a complementar o seu laptop e telas de computadores desktop. Estes papéis de parede capturar Sid e Aisha em algumas de suas melhores jogadas. A principal força de 'Wake Up Sid' é sua narrativa, que é bastante eficaz capturados na maioria dos papéis de parede. Ranbir Kapoor é galã de Bollywood mais recente coração e para todos os fãs Ranbir Kapoor, estes papéis de parede são um deve ter para personalizar o seu laptop e telas de computadores desktop. Como o filme deixou os espectadores em um feitiço, estes papéis de parede estão lá para deixar um impacto também. Assim baixar esses wallpapers agradáveis ​​mega-hoje e deixe sua tela sentir recém-entretido Wake Up Sid Origem: Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre Wake Up Sid Poster versão teatral Dirigido por Ayan Mukerji Produzido por Hiroo Yash Johar Karan Johar Roteiro de Ayan Mukerji História por Ayan Mukerji Estrelado por Ranbir Kapoor Konkona Sen Sharma Anupam Kher Supriya Pathak Rahul Khanna Kashmira Shah Música por Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Amit Trivedi Cinematografia Anil Mehta Edição por Shan Mohammed Distribuído por Dharma Productions UTV Motion Pictures Showman Fotos Data de lançamento (s) 02 de outubro de 2009 Duração 138 minutos País Índia Hindi Crore orçamento 15 (EUA 2,73 milhões dólares) Bilheteria 46,2 crore (EUA 8,41 milhões dólares) Wake Up Sid é um 2009 filme indiano comédia-drama romântico. [1] É dirigido por Ayan Mukerji, produzido por Dharma Karan Johar do Productions, distribuído pela Imagens UTV Motion, e tem efeitos visuais do Grupo Prime Focus. [2] A filme se passa em Bombaim contemporânea e conta a história de mimada, rica descuidado-kid Sid Mehra (Ranbir Kapoor), um estudante universitário que é ensinado o significado da vida por Aisha (Konkona Sen Sharma), uma aspirante a escritora de Calcutá. Foi crítica e comercialmente bem sucedido. Ranbir Kapoor ganhou inúmeros prêmios por sua atuação. Conteúdo [hide] 1 Lote 2 Elenco 3 Release 3,1 Bilheteria 3,2 recepção crítica 3,3 Controvérsia 4 Prêmios 5 Soundtrack 5,1 Recepção 6 Sequel 7 Referências 8 Ligações externas [Editar] Terreno Siddharth "Sid" Mehra (Ranbir Kapoor) é o filho, mimada despreocupada de rico empresário Ram Mehra (Anupam Kher). Um morador de Mumbai, seu único interesse é se divertir e gastar dinheiro de seu pai.
Assim, ele passa pouco tempo na faculdade e não está preparado para os exames finais. Seu pai, não estar ciente deste fato, diz Sid é hora de se juntar à sua empresa, que relutantemente Sid faz apenas depois de seu pai o tenta, com a promessa de um novo carro. Sid encontra Aisha (Konkona Sen Sharma), um aspirante a escritor. Em sua primeira reunião, eles saem em uma caminhada pelas ruas de Bombaim. Sid mostra a ela a cidade e leva-la ao mar. Eles dão um acorde de imediato e uma amizade começa. Sid a ajuda a encontrar e fornecer seu próprio apartamento. Ela também consegue um emprego com Mumbai Beat, (baseado na Time Out! Mumbai) [1] uma revista de hip executado pelo belo editor-chefe Kabir (Rahul Khanna). Na véspera de seu aniversário de 27 anos, Aisha convida Sid para o seu lugar. Quando Sid provisoriamente explora movendo seu relacionamento além da amizade, ele descobre que Aisha percebe como infantil e imatura. Apesar de sentir-se ferido, ele mantém sua amizade com ela. Quando o resultado do exame sair, Sid acha que ele falhou. Seu fracasso leva a uma briga familiar intensa que termina com ele se movendo para fora. Sem ter para onde ir, Sid (que nunca esteve sozinho) pede Aisha se ele pode ficar com ela. Aisha é inicialmente feliz por ter a empresa. Eventualmente, os maus hábitos de Sid reavivar-se, como ele deixa seu lugar uma bagunça e joga birras. Quando ela descobre que ele não tenha comido durante todo o dia, Aisha se diverte com o fato de que Sid não sabe cozinhar e não sabe como se alimentar. Ao longo do tempo, Sid aprende que cuidar de si, ele tem que começar a cozinhar e limpar. Ele também percebe que ele deve trabalhar, e Aisha ajuda-lo se tornar um estagiário de fotografia na revista que ela trabalha. Aisha é êxtase quando Kabir seleciona seu artigo para a revista e pede a ela em uma data. No entanto, ela percebe que não tem muito em comum com ele. Ela, então, entende que ela está apaixonada por Sid. Como Sid começa a trabalhar, ele encontra sentido na vida. Ele começa a ver pela primeira vez como o seu comportamento tem prejudicado seus entes queridos e que ele precisa para mudar seus modos. Depois que ele é contratado como funcionários a tempo inteiro e recebe seu primeiro salário, ele confronta o pai. Eles conciliar e pai de Sid pede que ele volte para casa. Sid, que muitas vezes se sente um fardo sobre Aisha, diz a ela que ele não vai ser dependente de sua instituição de caridade mais e espera que ela seja feliz. Ele não percebe que Aisha caiu no amor com ele e, assim, fica furiosa ao saber que ele está saindo. Sua partida é um hostil. Quando Sid retorna para casa, ele pensa constantemente de Aisha, embora ele não considera que ela pode compartilhar seus sentimentos, desde que ela lhe disse que eles só podem ser amigos. Quando a última edição da batida Mumbai chega, Sid lê coluna de Aisha e se assusta ao descobrir que é sobre seus sentimentos por ele. Como começa a chover, ele corre para encontrá-la na mesma praia onde tinham ido no dia que se conheceram. Sid expressa seu amor por ela e os dois se abraçam. [Editar] Elenco Ranbir Kapoor como Siddharth "Sid" Mehra, um estudante universitário mimada e egocêntrica de Mumbai. De acordo com Ranbir, de todos os filmes que ele fez até agora, Sid era o mais difícil personagem para jogar. Ele acrescenta que pode ser difícil de acreditar, mas ele não é nada como Sid na vida real. [3] Konkona Sen Sharma como Aisha Banerjee Rahul Khanna como Kabir Chaudhary Anupam Kher como Ram Mehra Shikha Talsania como Laxmi Supriya Pathak como Sarita Namit Das como Rishi Kashmira Shah como Sonia Rahul Pendkalkar Shruti Bapna Kainaz Motivala como Tanya Lathia Natasha Rathod [Editar] Lançamento [Editar] Bilheteria Wake Up Sid abriu bem na Índia e nos mercados externos. [4] [5] A sua abertura fim de semana bruta foi de Rs 215 milhões (R crore 21,5) do que o bruto Índia ficou em Rs 170 milhões (R crore 17). [6] era o número um nas bilheterias durante suas primeiras semanas e, segundo, [7] [8] o número quatro, durante sua terceira semana, [9] e número três durante sua quarta semana. [10] No Reino Unido, o filme recolhidos 165.934 dólares, enquanto que em os EUA, as coleções estão em 717.977 dólares.
[11] Em sua quarta semana, o filme arrecadou 348.351 dólares na Nova Zelândia e Reino Unido. Não Perturbe Knot também lançou durante o mesmo tempo, mas Wake Up Sid tem uma parcela maior do público. [12] Depois de bilheteria de cerca de Rs. 46,72 crore, o filme foi declarado um sucesso. [Editar] A recepção crítica Wake Up Sid foi bem recebido por um número de críticos. Subhash K. Jha (crítico de cinema e autor de O Guia Essencial para Bollywood) deu Wake Up Sid uma rave revisão afirmando que é "um triunfo em muitos níveis. Leva viagem previsível, mas ainda cinética do protagonista em auto-realização a um nível onde a trama lânguida exala um feixe de luz que corta do outro lado da narrativa radiante [...] O componente mais obtidas da narrativa ingênua jovem Ayan Mukherjee é os ritmos marcantes do ordinário e do despretensioso na narrativa. Todas as relações em o enredo são potencialmente previsível e clichê. Ayan leva os conflitos antigos dramáticas do nosso cinema comercial em silenciosos corredores extremamente discreto ". [13] Rajeev Masand da CNN-IBN deu ao filme três de cinco estrelas, afirmando que Wake Up Sid , "tem o seu coração no lugar certo e que marca o arranque de uma estrela, brilhando que veio para a sua própria tão cedo em sua carreira de ator. Cuidado, e estar impressionado com Ranbir". [14] Taran Adarsh ​​de Bollywood Hungama deu ao filme quatro de cinco estrelas, bem como um "thumbs up", afirmando que é "altamente recomendável". [13] Mayank Shekhar do Hindustan Times deu 3.5 de quatro estrelas e estados, "Wake Up Sid pertence a um gênero doce que, sem dúvida, flui de Dil Farhan Akhtar Chahta Hai: parte Hollywood; parte Bollywood, na sua maioria provenientes-de- idade; sutilmente romântico; largamente original, autêntico na sensação; leve; Inglês em expressão;. Hindi em linguagem "[15] Ghosh Avijit do The Times da Índia deu e três anos e meio de quatro estrelas sugere que," Wake Sid se torna uma espécie de modelo de como navegar GenNow suas vidas: a lidar com suas próprias rebeliões pouco, encontrar sentido para suas próprias definições de independência e de lidar com seu próprio conjunto de erros É bom quando os dois amigos finalmente conhecer em dirigir sob chuva. os céus cinzentos pelo mar. refrescantes e coração-aquecimento, Wake Up Sid realmente coloca você no clima para o amor ". [16] Noyon Jyoti Parasara da AOL Índia deu três e meia de cinco estrelas e elogiou o diretor, dizendo: "Ayan Mukerji chega em grande estilo e consegue deixar sua própria marca no filme, apesar de ter um produtor como Karan Johar cujos outros produções sempre tendem a ter sua marca. Wake Up Sid realmente coloca você no clima para o amor". [17] Joginder Tuteja do Serviço de Notícias Indo-Asiático (EFE) chama o filme de "impecável" e deu-lhe três estrelas e meia. Ele afirma: ". Há cinco coisas que fazem Wake Up Sid um caso delicioso Tem um fluxo constante durante todo; não sobre o drama mais ou subestimados, sem estrangulamento de ultra emocional de audiências; absolutamente nenhuma yuppie legal cara ato, e por último, mas não menos, esta é uma história original e refrescante "[18] Rachel Saltz de The New York Times afirma que:". Sem grandes números de produção (músicas jogar mais seqüências de montagem), um estilo calmo e personagens críveis, Wake Up Sid é Bollywood em um clima de indie, um filme para pessoas como Aisha e Sid:. jovens e educados Ele pode não ser tão hip como Beat Bombaim, a revista em que o trabalho dos dois, mas mostra que o Sr. Mukherji é um diretor de assistir ". [1] [Editar] Controvérsia Em 2 de Outubro, os defensores Maharashtra Navnirman Sena protestou para deter a triagem de Wake Up Sid em Mumbai e Pune. O MNS objetou o uso da palavra "Bombay" em vez de "Mumbai" no filme. [19] [Editar] Prêmios 2010: Filmfare Awards Venceu: Melhor Diretor Debutante (Masculino) - Ayan Mukherjee Vitórias: Filmfare Critics Award de Melhor Ator - Ranbir Kapoor Ganhou: Melhor reprodução Feminino - Kavita Seth para "Iktara" [20] [Editar] Trilha Sonora A trilha sonora tem música composta por Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy com letra de Akhtar Javed. A música foi lançada em 21 de agosto de 2009. Uma canção no filme foi composta por Amit Trivedi que marcou a música de fundo para o filme. Wake Up Sid Álbum da trilha sonora por Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Lançado 21 de agosto de 2009 Gênero trilha sonora de longas-metragens Comprimento 01:34:31 Etiqueta Sony Music Entertainment Produtor Karan Johar Ronnie Screwvala Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy cronologia Kut curta: The Con está Ligado (2009) Wake Up Sid (2009) Sonhos de Londres (2009) Tracklist Título Não. Música Artista Comprimento (s) 1. "Wake Up Sid!" Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Shankar Mahadevan 03:51 2. "Kya Karun?" Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Clinton Cerejo 04:13 3. "Aaj Kal Zindagi" Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Shankar Mahadevan 04:13 4. "Iktara" Amit Trivedi Kavita Seth, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Tochi Raina 05:23 5. "A vida é louca" Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Shankar Mahadevan, Uday Benegal 04:14 6. "Wake Up Sid! (Club Mix)" Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Shankar Mahadevan 03:44 [Editar] Recepção Classificações profissionais Pontuações de revisão Nota fonte Bollywood Hungama [21] Rediff.com [22] As reações para com a música foram favoráveis. Chandrima Pal de Rediff deu ao álbum 3,5 estrelas, afirmando que, "a música gruda na breve. Ele é moderno, urbano e borbulhante, e sem pressa. E graças a musicalidade Shankar Ehsaan Loy, é uma mancha, a produção bem equilibrada "[22]. Joginder Tuteja (Bollywood Hungama) deu três estrelas de cinco possíveis, sugerindo que," este não pode realmente vir a ser o mais vendido do ano, mas certamente deve ser um ajuste perfeito para a narrativa. " [21] [Editar] Sequel Rishi Kapoor e Ranbir Kapoor confirmou a possibilidade de uma continuação para o filme. [23] [Editar] Referências ^ A b New York Times Review Efeitos ^ VFX trabalhou maravilhas para Wake Up Sid ^ "Eu não sou nada como Sid". ^ Wake Up Sid emociona críticos e massas iguais! ^ Taran Adarsh ​​(3 de Outubro de 2009). "BO atualização:" Wake Up Sid ',' Não Perturbe Knot "trazer alegria". Bollywood Hungama. Retirado 2009/10/03. ^ Taran Adarsh ​​(10 de Outubro de 2009). "B.O. atualização: Domestic Box Office". Bollywood Hungama. Retirado 2009/10/10. ^ Box Office: Semana 1 ^ Bilheteria: Semana 2 ^ Bilheteria: Semana 3 ^ Bilheteria: Semana 4 ^ "Wake Up Sid bilheteria". businessofcinema.com. 2009/10/06. Retirado 2008/10/06. ^ Box Office Mojo ^ A b Jha, Subhash (2009/10/31). "Subhash K Jha fala sobre Wake Up Sid". Bollywood Hungama. Retirado 2009/10/03. ^ Revisão Masand do filme ^ Revisão: Wake Up Sid! ^ Times da Índia revisão ^ AOK avaliação Índia ^ Tuteja, Joginder (2009/10/02). "'Wake Up Sid' um filme delicioso (Revisão de Cinema - Classificação: *** 1/2)". IANS. Retirado 2009/11/08. ^ Bombaim diz arrependido de Mumbai ^ 3 Idiots brilha no Filmfare Awards ^ Ab "" Wake Up Sid Música revisão por Joginder Tuteja "". Bollywoodhungama.com. ^ A b "a" música de Sid é fácil, alegre e borbulhante "". Rediff.com. ^ "Rishi, Ranbir Kapoor em Wake Up Sid sequela". Times da Índia. 31 de agosto de 2011. Retirado 31 de agosto de 2011. [Editar] Ligações externas Site oficial [link morto] Trailer oficial Wake Up Sid no Internet Movie Database Wake Up Sid no Box Office Mojo [Show] v t e Karan Johar [Show] v t e Dharma Productions [Show] v t e Filmes produzidos por UTV Motion Pictures
The Ranbir Kapoor and Konkana Sen Sharma starrer Bollywood film ‘Wake up Sid’ was released in 2009 and its genre is romantic-comedy drama. The movie got appreciated both critically and commercially. The music of the movie was also widely appreciated, which is credited to Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, lyrics to Javed Akhtar. The film is set in contemporary Bombay and revolves around the life of a careless, spoiled rich-kid Sid Mehra whose life is given a direction by an aspiring writer from Calcutta; Aisha. ‘Wake Up Sid’ has been directed by debutante director Ayan Mukherjee and is a Karan Johar production, which indeed is one of the biggest and most successful production houses in Bollywood. Ranbir Kapoor plays the character of Sid Mehra and Aisha Banerjee is played by Konkana Sen Sharma. Other characters in ‘Wake Up Sid’ include Kabir Chaudhry played by Rahul Khanna, Ram Mehra played by Anupam Kher, Laxmi played by Shikha Talsania, Sarita played by Supriya Pathak, Rishi played by Namit Das and Sonia played by Kashmira Shah among the others. The plot of the movie is mainly how two polar opposites, Sid and Aisha, become friends and how their personalities compliment and complete each other. ‘Wake Up Sid’ has a feel of honesty and freshness to it and grasps the attention of the viewer wholly. The wallpapers in our collection very beautifully depict the interplay between the characters in the film ‘Wake Up Sid’. Our collection comprises of some of the most interesting and visually entertaining scenes in the movie. These high quality wallpapers have been designed in a way to compliment your laptop and desktop computer screens. These wallpapers capture Sid and Aisha in some of their best shots. 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Wake Up Sid From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wake Up Sid Theatrical release poster Directed by Ayan Mukerji Produced by Hiroo Yash Johar Karan Johar Screenplay by Ayan Mukerji Story by Ayan Mukerji Starring Ranbir Kapoor Konkona Sen Sharma Anupam Kher Supriya Pathak Rahul Khanna Kashmira Shah Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Amit Trivedi Cinematography Anil Mehta Editing by Shan Mohammed Distributed by Dharma Productions UTV Motion Pictures Showman Pictures Release date(s) october 2, 2009 Running time 138 minutes Country India Language Hindi Budget 15 crore (US$2.73 million) Box office 46.2 crore (US$8.41 million) Wake Up Sid is a 2009 Indian romantic comedy-drama film.[1] It is directed by Ayan Mukerji, produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, distributed by UTV Motion Pictures, and has visual effects by the Prime Focus Group.[2] The film takes place in contemporary Bombay and tells the story of spoiled, careless rich-kid Sid Mehra (Ranbir Kapoor), a college student who is taught the meaning of life by Aisha (Konkona Sen Sharma), an aspiring writer from Calcutta. It was critically and commercially successful. Ranbir Kapoor won numerous awards for his performance. Contents [hide] 1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Release 3.1 Box office 3.2 Critical reception 3.3 Controversy 4 Awards 5 Soundtrack 5.1 Reception 6 Sequel 7 References 8 External links [edit]Plot Siddharth "Sid" Mehra (Ranbir Kapoor) is the spoiled, carefree son of wealthy businessman Ram Mehra (Anupam Kher). A resident of Mumbai, his only interest is to have fun and spend his father's money. Thus, he spends little time at college and is not prepared for the final exams. His father, not being aware of this fact, tells Sid it is time to join his company, which Sid reluctantly does only after his father tempts him with the promise of a new car. Sid meets Aisha (Konkona Sen Sharma), an aspiring writer. On their first meeting, they go out on a walk along the streets of Bombay. Sid shows her the city and takes her by the sea. They strike a chord instantly and a friendship ensues. Sid helps her to find and furnish her own apartment. She also lands a job with Mumbai Beat, (based on Time Out! Mumbai)[1] a hip magazine run by the handsome editor-in-chief Kabir (Rahul Khanna). On the eve of her 27th birthday, Aisha invites Sid to her place. When Sid tentatively explores moving their relationship beyond friendship, he finds that Aisha perceives him as boyish and immature. Despite feeling hurt, he maintains his friendship with her. When the exam results come out, Sid finds that he failed. His failure leads to an intense family fight that ends with him moving out. With nowhere to go, Sid (who has never been on his own) asks Aisha if he can stay with her. Aisha is initially happy to have the company. Eventually, Sid's bad habits revive themselves, as he leaves her place a mess and throws tantrums. When she finds out he has not eaten all day, Aisha is amused by the fact that Sid cannot cook and does not know how to feed himself. Over time, Sid learns that to care for himself, he has to begin cooking and cleaning. He also realizes he must work, and Aisha helps him become a photography intern at the magazine she works for. Aisha is ecstatic when Kabir selects her article for the magazine and asks her on a date. However, she realizes she does not have much in common with him. She then understands that she is in love with Sid. As Sid begins working, he finds meaning in life. He begins to see for the first time how his behavior has hurt his loved ones and that he needs to change his ways. After he is hired as full-time staff and receives his first paycheck, he confronts his father. They reconcile and Sid's father asks him to come home. Sid, who often feels a burden on Aisha, tells her that he won't be dependent on her charity anymore and expects her to be thrilled. He doesn't realize that Aisha has fallen in love with him and thus is furious to hear that he is leaving. His departure is a hostile one. When Sid returns home, he thinks constantly of Aisha, though he does not consider that she might share his feelings, since she told him they can only be friends. When the latest issue of Mumbai Beat arrives, Sid reads Aisha's column and is startled to discover that it is about her feelings for him. As it starts raining, he rushes to meet her at the same beach where they had gone the day they met. Sid expresses his love for her and the two embrace. [edit]Cast Ranbir Kapoor as Siddharth "Sid" Mehra, a spoiled and self-centered college student from Mumbai. According to Ranbir, of all the films that he has done so far, Sid was the toughest character to play. He adds that it might be difficult to believe but he is not at all like Sid in real life.[3] Konkona Sen Sharma as Aisha Banerjee Rahul Khanna as Kabir Chaudhary Anupam Kher as Ram Mehra Shikha Talsania as Laxmi Supriya Pathak as Sarita Namit Das as Rishi Kashmira Shah as Sonia Rahul Pendkalkar Shruti Bapna Kainaz Motivala as Tanya Lathia Natasha Rathod [edit]Release [edit]Box office Wake Up Sid opened well in India and overseas markets.[4][5] Its opening weekend gross was Rs 215 million (Rs 21.5 crore) of which the India gross stood at Rs 170 million (Rs 17 crore).[6] It was number one in the box office during its first and second weeks,[7][8] number four during its third week,[9] and number three during its fourth week.[10] In the United Kingdom, the film collected $165,934, while in the US, the collections stand at $717,977.[11] By its fourth week, it grossed $348,351 in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Do Knot Disturb also released during the same time, but Wake Up Sid got a larger portion of the audience.[12] After grossing about Rs. 46.72 crore, the film was declared a hit. [edit]Critical reception Wake Up Sid was well received by a number of critics. Subhash K. Jha (film critic and author of The Essential Guide to Bollywood) gave Wake Up Sid a rave review stating that it is, "a triumph on many levels. It takes the protagonist's predictable but yet kinetic voyage into self-realization to a level where the languorous plot exudes a beam of light that cuts right across the radiant narrative [...] The most obtainable component of young Ayan Mukherjee's artless narrative is the remarkable rhythms of the ordinary and the unostentatious in the narrative. All the relationships in the plot are potentially predictable and cliched. Ayan takes the age-old dramatic conflicts of our commercial cinema into quiet supremely understated corridors."[13] Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN gave the film three out of five stars, stating that Wake Up Sid, "has its heart in the right place and it marks the breakout of a bright, shining star who has come into his own so early in his acting career. Watch it, and be awestruck by Ranbir."[14] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film four out of five stars as well as a "thumbs up" stating that it is "strongly recommended."[13] Mayank Shekhar of the Hindustan Times gave it 3.5 out of four stars and states, "Wake Up Sid belongs to a sweet genre that, without doubt, flows on from Farhan Akhtar's Dil Chahta Hai: part Hollywood; part Bollywood; mostly coming-of-age; subtly romantic; largely original; authentic in feel; light in weight; English in expression; Hindi in language."[15] Avijit Ghosh of The Times of India gave it three and half out of four stars and suggests that, "Wake Up Sid becomes a sort of template of how GenNow navigate their lives: deal with their own little rebellions, find meaning to their own definitions of independence and handle their own set of mistakes. It feels good when the two friends finally meet in driving rain under the grey skies by the sea. Refreshing and heart-warming, Wake Up Sid really puts you in the mood for love."[16] Noyon Jyoti Parasara of AOL India gave it three and half out of five stars and praised the director saying, "Ayan Mukerji arrives in style and manages to leave his own mark on the film despite having a producer like Karan Johar whose other productions always tend to have his stamp. Wake Up Sid really puts you in the mood for love.
"[17] Joginder Tuteja of the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) calls the film "flawless" and gave it three and a half stars. He states: "There are five things that make Wake Up Sid a delightful affair. It has a constant flow throughout; no over the top or understated drama; no ultra emotional strangulation of audiences; absolutely no yuppie cool dude act; and last but not the least, this is an original and refreshing story."[18] Rachel Saltz of The New York Times argues that: "With no big production numbers (songs play over montage sequences), a quiet style and credible characters, Wake Up Sid is Bollywood in an indie mood, a film for people like Aisha and Sid: young and educated. It may not be as hip as Bombay Beat, the magazine where the two work, but it shows that Mr. Mukherji is a director to watch."[1] [edit]Controversy On 2 October, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena supporters protested to halt the screening of Wake Up Sid in Mumbai and Pune. The MNS objected the use of the word "Bombay" instead of "Mumbai" in the movie.[19] [edit]Awards 2010: Filmfare Awards Won: Best Debutante Director (Male) - Ayan Mukherjee Won:Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor - Ranbir Kapoor Won:Best Female Playback - Kavita Seth for "Iktara" [20] [edit]Soundtrack The soundtrack has music composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy with lyrics by Javed Akhtar. The music was released on 21 August 2009. One song in the film has been composed by Amit Trivedi who scored the background music for the film. Wake Up Sid Soundtrack album by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Released 21 August 2009 Genre Feature film soundtrack Length 1:34:31 Label Sony Music Entertainment Producer Karan Johar Ronnie Screwvala Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy chronology Short Kut: The Con is On (2009) Wake Up Sid (2009) London Dreams (2009) Tracklist No. Title Music Artist(s) Length 1. "Wake Up Sid!" Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Shankar Mahadevan 3:51 2. "Kya Karun?" Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Clinton Cerejo 4:13 3. "Aaj Kal Zindagi" Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Shankar Mahadevan 4:13 4. "Iktara" Amit Trivedi Kavita Seth, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Tochi Raina 5:23 5. "Life Is Crazy" Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Shankar Mahadevan, Uday Benegal 4:14 6. "Wake Up Sid! (Club Mix)" Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Shankar Mahadevan 3:44 [edit]Reception Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Bollywood Hungama [21] Rediff.com [22] The reactions towards the music were favorable. Chandrima Pal of Rediff gave the album a 3.5 stars, stating that, "the music sticks to the brief. It is hip, urban and bubbly, and unhurried. And thanks to Shankar Ehsaan Loy's musicianship, it is a slick, well-balanced production".[22] Joginder Tuteja (Bollywood Hungama) gave it 3 stars out of possible 5, suggesting that, "this may not really turn out to be the best seller of the year but should certainly be a perfect fit for the narrative."[21] [edit]Sequel Rishi Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor confirmed the possibility of a sequel to the film.[23] [edit]References ^ a b New York Times review ^ VFX effects worked wonders to Wake Up Sid ^ "I am not at all like Sid". ^ Wake Up Sid wows critics and masses alike! ^ Taran Adarsh (3 October 2009). "B.O. update: 'Wake Up Sid', 'Do Knot Disturb' bring cheer". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2009-10-03. ^ Taran Adarsh (10 October 2009). "B.O. update: Domestic Box-Office". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2009-10-10. ^ Box Office: Week 1 ^ Box Office: Week 2 ^ Box Office: Week 3 ^ Box Office: Week 4 ^ "Wake Up Sid box office". businessofcinema.com. 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2008-10-06. ^ Box Office Mojo ^ a b Jha, Subhash (2009-10-31). "Subhash K Jha speaks about Wake Up Sid". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2009-10-03. ^ Masand's Movie Review ^ Review: Wake Up Sid! ^ Times of India review ^ AOK India review ^ Tuteja, Joginder (2009-10-02). "'Wake Up Sid' a delightful movie (Film Review - Rating: *** 1/2)". IANS. Retrieved 2009-11-08. ^ Bombay says sorry to Mumbai ^ 3 Idiots shines at Filmfare Awards ^ a b ""Wake Up Sid Music Review by Joginder Tuteja"". Bollywoodhungama.com. ^ a b ""Sid's music is easy, breezy and bubbly"". Rediff.com. ^ "Rishi, Ranbir Kapoor in Wake Up Sid sequel". Times of India. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. [edit]External links Official website[dead link] Official trailer Wake Up Sid at the Internet Movie Database Wake Up Sid at Box Office Mojo [show] v t e Karan Johar [show] v t e Dharma Productions [show] v t e Films produced by UTV Motion Pictures


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Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/06/2018 -- Ewing sarcoma is a destructive sarcoma of the soft tissue and the bones, which can occur at any age with the maximum rate of incidence recorded in young adults and adolescents. The treatment of Ewing sarcoma depends on multiple approaches, including risk-adapted, intensive, adjuvant and neo-adjuvant chemotherapies with radiotherapy and/or surgery for control of the possible metastatic and primary sites of the disease.

The optimization of Ewing sarcoma multiple modalities of therapeutic strategies has rose from efforts of numerous national and international groups in North America and Europe to form cooperation between medical oncologists and pediatrics. Ewing sarcoma is the second most frequently diagnosed form of primary bone cancer in children and young adults. The disease can occur in any individual at any age, but it is uncommon in people aged over 30 years. It develops most commonly in individuals aged between 10 and 20 years, who are witnessing rapid growth of bones.

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Increasing incidence of Ewing sarcoma worldwide and initiatives taken by government organizations to reduce the rate of morbidity caused by Ewing sarcoma are factors driving the Ewing sarcoma treatment market. Currently, no approved treatments are available for Ewing sarcoma. This has led to increase in research and development activities to launch an approved treatment for Ewing sarcoma by leading players.

The global market for Ewing sarcoma treatment can be segmented based on type, diagnostic test, treatment, end-user, and geography. Based on type, the market has been categorized into extra osseous Ewing sarcoma, Askin tumor, and primitive neuroectodermal tumor. Extra osseous Ewing sarcoma is related with tumor in soft tissue, while Askin tumor is related with Ewing sarcoma that appears in the chest wall.

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Next summer, the vessel will sail short cruises from Shanghai and Tianjin to Japan and Russia, utilizing the ship’s technical abilities which include a high service speed, enabling it to call on Russia on a five-day itinerary.

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For winter 2019-2020, the vessel will move to Australia and New Zealand, with the company targeting Chinese and Asian guests in a fly-cruise market move.

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Beyond Australia, Brown said Alaska was “still on the horizon” for Dream Cruises, but the company would need to have the right timing, weighing the deployment move against revenue and demand.

Fly-cruise products will play an important role for Brown’s brand as well as the evolution of the Chinese market.

Fly cruises will demand an earlier booking curve, according to Brown, helping incentivize travel agents with the benefits of booking early in China, which is notorious for being a close-in booking market.

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Guy Fawkes Day is annually celebrated throughout Britain on November 5. Being known as Bonfire Night and Firework Night as well, this holiday represents perpetual celebration of liberty over tyranny. If you may be wondering who Guy Fawkes was or how is this day celebrated, keep reading this article because here are five things you should know before celebrating the next Guy Fawkes Day.


1.Historical background
On the evening of the 5th of November 1605, a group of men attempted the "gunpowder plot", a failed try to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill King James the First. The man behind this terrorist act was named Guy Fawkes. Nevertheless, the plan was discovered when one of the conspirators sent a letter to his cousin warning him not to come to the Houses of Parliament. Fawkes was caught just before lighting the fuse which led him to execution.


2.Religion background
Guy Fawkes was one of a small group of Catholics who felt that the protestant government was treating Roman Catholics unfairly. They were not allowed to practice their religion in public because King James 1st, a Protestant, refused to change the laws. They hoped that attack would be the beginning of a great uprising of English Catholics. This plot backfired because it provoked hostility against all English Catholics and led to an increase in the harshness of laws against them.


3. 5th of November Poem
For many centuries the poem about Guy Fawkes's failed revolution has been spreading throughout England. The traditional verse exists in a large number of variations but this version seems the most popular:


Remember, remember the fifth of November,



Gunpowder treason and plot.
We see no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!


Guy Fawkes, guy, t'was his intent
To blow up king and parliament.
Three score barrels were laid below
To prove old England's overthrow.
By god's mercy he was catch'd
With a darkened lantern and burning match.


So, holler boys, holler boys, Let the bells ring.
Holler boys, holler boys, God save the king.
And what shall we do with him?
Burn him!






4.Guy Fawkes mask



In the 1980s graphic novelists Alan Moore and David Lloyd created a comic strip, "V for Vendetta", in which the main protagonist is a cloaked anarchist who wears a grinning Guy Fawkes mask while battling against a fascist authoritarian state. The authors wanted to celebrate Fawkes by turning him into an anti-hero for the modern age.
Since then the image has been adopted by the Occupy movement, and Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has also donned a Fawkes mask. It has become a regular feature of many protests. Mr Lloyd has called the mask a "convenient placard to use in protest against tyranny…it seems quite unique, an icon of popular culture being used this way".


5.Celebration
Today, this event continues to be remembered through the usage of fireworks and bonfire parties, mostly in England but also in places such as Australia and New Zealand. A part of the celebration is burning effigies of the conspirator.



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    • Resettlement, in which refugees are selected and transferred from the country of refuge to a third state which has agreed to admit them as refugees with permanent residence status; and
    • Local integration, in which refugees legally, economically and socially integrate in the host country, availing themselves of the national protection of the host government.
  • UNHCR and partners support livelihoods programmes for refugees in order to reduce vulnerability and dependency on humanitarian assistance. Refugees who actively support themselves are better equipped to take on the challenges of any of the durable solutions. UNHCR recognizes the stress that the presence of refugees can place on already-impoverished host communities and works closely with development actors and regional governments to mitigate the impact. UNHCR advocates for complementarity of services for refugees and host communities, and seeks to ensure that refugees are included in their intervention and development plans, thereby promoting peaceful co-existence.

  • UNHCR Ethiopia is committed to assisting refugees in accessing complementary legal pathways including family reunification and other humanitarian migration programmes, such as private sponsorship, study and employment possibilities. UNHCR Ethiopia continues to issue refugees with proof of registration documents and provides advice on how to process family reunification cases. Specifically, UNHCR directly assists unregistered refugee children in accessing the services and documentation necessary to reunite with their family members abroad. UNHCR Ethiopia is also involved in the issuance of Convention Travel Documents (CTDs), which permits refugees to undertake international travel for employment, education and to seek medical treatment unavailable in Ethiopia.

  • The innovative Italian Humanitarian Corridor program was officially launched in 2017 and aims to relocate 500 refugees to Italy. UNHCR has undertaken this project with two faith-based organizations, Caritas Italiana and Sant’Egidio Community, through which refugees with family links in Italy as well as those with protection and medical vulnerabilities are able to find a durable solution. To date, 327 refugees have departed for new lives in Italy.


          Ethiopia: UNHCR Ethiopia: Resettlement Factsheet (September 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Canada, Eritrea, Ethiopia, New Zealand, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Sweden, United States of America

  • Out of 905,831 registered refugees in Ethiopia, 65,750 are in need of resettlement in 2018.

  • UNHCR Ethiopia’s resettlement submissions target for 2018 was 4,240 individuals to the USA, New Zealand, Sweden and Canada, which was revised downwards to 3,240 individuals.

  • To date, 2,136 refugees were referred to the RSC for onward submission to resettlement countries, 1,907 refugees have been submitted and 608 have departed.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Resettlement is an invaluable protection tool for UNHCR Ethiopia as it addresses the specific needs of refugees who are vulnerable due to their experiences in their country of origin and/or whose safety, health or other fundamental rights are at risk in Ethiopia, by providing them an opportunity to rebuild their lives in a new country.

  • Resettlement remains the primary durable solution available to refugees in Ethiopia due to the continued instability in neighboring countries rendering voluntary repatriation untenable. Opportunities for local integration remain limited although the future looks bright in this regard with Ethiopia as a focus country for the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF).

  • Resettlement as a durable solution is available only to those refugees who meet very precise criteria. Although over 65,000 refugees in Ethiopia satisfy these criteria, the primary constraint on resettlement abroad is the quota provided by countries of resettlement, which is far too low to meet current need.

  • As resettlement numbers are dictated by quota and not need, resettlement is not a right that can be claimed by refugees.

  • UNHCR Ethiopia identifies and addresses the needs of the vulnerable within all refugee populations hosted in the country, including those with specific needs as well as those in protracted situations. The main refugee populations resettled abroad from Ethiopia are Eritreans, Somalis, South Sudanese, Sudanese as well as a few refugees from the Great Lakes.

  • UNHCR Ethiopia’s resettlement submissions target for 2018 was set at 4,240 refugees, mainly to the USA, but had to be revised to 3,240. However, UNHCR continued to advocate for resettlement quota with different countries and has secured submissions to New Zealand, Sweden and Canada for 2018.

  • As of September 2018, 2,136 refugees were referred to the Regional Service Centre in Nairobi for onward submission to resettlement countries and 1,907 refugees have been submitted to resettlement countries.

  • In light of the changes that US made in relation to Somalis, UNHCR Ethiopia had to revise the overall target in September and it was adjusted to 3,240 individuals.


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          How and Where to Find Gold in New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page      
How and where to find gold in New Zealand
Gold i Aotearoa
Me pehea, me hea hoki ka kitea he koura i Niu Tireni

Credit for finding gold in New Zealand must be given to the Maoris (New Zealand settlers prior to the Europeans).  However, the soft yellow metal was of little value in their culture and was by in-large ignored. They treasured the Pounamu (a Green Stone also called New Zealand greenstone), a Jade occurring as river rocks, for its beautiful deep green colour and its hardness perfect for forming into adzes and clubs.

New Zealand have a 451 valid minerals, 13 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals, but today let's talk about the gold.
How and Where to Find Gold in New Zealand
Here at oficina70.com we are going to help you and indicate some places where you can have happiness and pleasure in maybe finding your first nugget.

Where to panning gold in New Zealand
In New Zealand there are plenty of sites in both the north and south islands that offer fertile ground for the recreational gold prospector. The west coast of the South Island, though, provides the most consistent rewards. Historically, the area between Queenstown and Dunedin has seen the richest strikes, the Shotover River was once called “the richest river in the world”.

Wherever you choose to pan, look for features that might indicate gold-bearing material. Gravel banks on the inside bend of a river or on the downstream side of a bluff or rock outcrop are prime targets as they tend to trap gold dust as it is transported by the river.

Fossicking Areas and Permits
Image by New Zealand Geographic
Generally, a mining permit from Crown Minerals, Ministry of Economic Development is required for panning or gold mining. However, certain areas in the South Island have been designated as “gold fossicking” areas where you can engage in recreational gold mining without a permit. A list of these areas can be found at: http://www.crownminerals.govt.nz/cms/minerals/gold-fossicking

Some places where you can find gold and types of gold varieties:

Gold Nuggets
Arrow River, Queenstown-Lakes District, Otago Region, South Island
How and Where to Find Gold in New Zealand
Flattened gold nugget 9mm across. Steve Sorrell specimen.

Nevis Valley, Central Otago District, Otago Region, South Island
How and Where to Find Gold in New Zealand
Alluvial nugget 12mm across. Steve Sorrell specimen.

Shotover River, Queenstown-Lakes District, Otago Region, South Island
How and Where to Find Gold in New Zealand
Alluvial nugget 12mm across. Steve Sorrell specimen.
How and Where to Find Gold in New Zealand
Flattened alluvial nugget 18mm across. Steve Sorrell specimen.
How and Where to Find Gold in New Zealand
Flattened nugget 0.65 grams by TB Collection.

Gold in Quartz
How and Where to Find Gold in New Zealand
Gold in Quartz. Specimen is from the collection of the British Museum of Natural History #84880 (1975). Scale at bottom of image is an inch with a rule at one cm.

Blackwater Mine, Reefton, Buller District, West Coast Region, South Island
How and Where to Find Gold in New Zealand
Tiny specks of gold in quartz.
Reefton, Buller District, West Coast Region, South Island
How and Where to Find Gold in New Zealand
Gold in quartz reportedly from Reefton, New Zealand purchased in gold store in Hokitika. Photographed by Peter Tucek, collection of SLOMIN, Ltd.
How and Where to Find Gold in New Zealand
Gold in quartz. Former Ewald Muller collection. Rolf Luetcke specimen and photo.

Gold, Garnet Group, Zircon
Orepuki, Southland District, Southland Region, South Island
How and Where to Find Gold in New Zealand
Collection and photograph of Rod Martin.
Heavy mineral to separates from panning.

Gold, Quartz, Stibnite
Fiery Cross Mine, Reefton, Buller District, West Coast Region, South Island
How and Where to Find Gold in New Zealand
Collection and photograph of Rod Martin.
Sponge gold on quartz fragments. Visible gold associated with massive stibnite in this deposit is usually found on the margins of the massive stibnite.

How and Where to Find Gold in New Zealand
Collection and photograph of Rod Martin.
Crystalline gold in fracture in quartz. Visible gold associated with massive stibnite in this deposit is usually found on the margins of the massive stibnite.

Gold, Clinochlore
Blackwater Mine, Reefton, Buller District, West Coast Region, South Island
How and Where to Find Gold in New Zealand
Collection and photograph of Rod Martin.
Gold and chlorite in a fracture in solid quartz.

Other places to mine gold:
Significant amounts of primary (alluvial or placer) gold are still discovered  at Coromandel in Hauraki Goldfield.
Other ancient places from placer gold at locations like Collingwood on South Island, in Otago at Gabriel's Gully, and at numerous spots along the western coastline of South Island.

Prospecting and Gold License in New Zealand
If you live in New Zealand or are planning to visit and you want to test your gold prospecting and mining skills, here are some suggestions for you:

There are numerous sites and localized gold-bearing areas on both North Island and South Island. New Zealanders are, by and large, open and friendly people so try asking the locals where you might wet your gold pan.

Just about any creek or drainage along the west coast of South Island will produce good color in your pan if you follow the principles of good sampling and exercise your knowledge of stream hydraulics and gold deposition patterns.

One of the most significant gold-producing areas in New Zealand can be found between Queenstown and Dunedin.

The Shotover River (also in the Queenstown-to-Dunedin area) was once called the "richest river in the world" because of the amount of placer gold recovered from it. Even though the Shotover has been worked over fairly hard, good placer gold values can be found there by small-scale or recreational miners who know their stuff.

Just about any creek or small stream in the Queenstown-to-Dunedin area will produce color as well. Your best bet here is, once again, to talk to the locals. They'll point you in the right direction.

If you do decide to try your hand at gold mining or panning in New Zealand, be advised that you must first purchase a type of permit or license known locally as a "Prospector's Right."
Sub aquatic gold dredge panning in a river of New Zealand
Sub aquatic gold dredge panning
Gold dredging in Moke Creek, New Zealand
Gold dredging in Moke Creek
The "Prospector's Right" costs around $10 (New Zealand dollars) and is valid for for a full year. You can purchase one from a Mines Division Office or from one of the larger post offices around.

Good Luck!
Now you already know the basics and any some places of amateur gold prospecting. Some time spent in local libraries or on gold mining websites as oficina70.com will help you pick a gold places that might yield riches. After that, it’s a matter of getting out and panning along your chosen river or creek until you discover that the gold who was waiting for you.

Even if you don’t find a fortune, it’s still a rewarding experience. You spend the day enjoying the outdoors, and finding even a little gold in the bottom of your pan is great feeling.

But even if you don’t find a fortune, it’s still a rewarding experience. You spend the day enjoying the outdoors, and finding even a little gold in the bottom of your pan is great feeling.

Note:
If any of my New Zealand mining friends would like to provide more detailed information on places from gold and gold mining in New Zealand, please, leave your comment below.

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          'Miracle' as New Zealand toddler rescued from sea      Cache   Translate Page      
A New Zealand baby was plucked from the ocean as he floated past a fisherman in a rescue hailed as "miraculous" by water safety experts, who warned the accident could easily have ended in tragedy.
          Shields came close to NZ call: Foster      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Adopt Chip, Dale a New Zealand / Mixed (short coat) rabbit in Las Vegas (Adopt-a-Pet.com)      Cache   Translate Page      
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          New Zealand corporates, excluding banks, have borrowed more than $2.4 bln via bond issues so far in 2018 with more to come      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Jami-Lee Ross to have his vote cast in Parliament as an independent MP for Botany thanks to New Zealand First      Cache   Translate Page      
Jami-Lee Ross

New Zealand First has agreed to vote in Parliament on behalf of former National MP Jami-Lee Ross while he is on medical leave. 

The party has announced that on November 3 it received a letter from Ross, asking it to hold his proxy vote further to the National Party refusing to do so. 

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters says: "The New Zealand First caucus strongly believes that in terms of the Electoral Integrity Amendment Act, that someone in Mr Ross’ position should resign his seat and test his mandate with the electors of Botany and we urge him to do so.

"That said, after careful deliberation New Zealand First is able to confirm that it has accepted Mr Ross’ request.

"The party wishes to make clear that its decision to accept Mr Ross’ proxy, until such time as he revokes it, is done solely on the grounds that the electors of Botany gave a clear expression of their will at the 2017 General Election when they elected him with a significant majority.

"It is on that basis, and that basis alone, that the New Zealand First Whip will use Mr Ross’ proxy - to be exercised at all times in support of the vote of the National Party - as a temporary delegate for the electors of Botany.

"New Zealand First does this to ensure that all New Zealand voters continue to receive representation in parliament."

The move by New Zealand First makes it more difficult for National to use the waka-jumping legislation to boot Ross out of Parliament, should it choose to do so. This is because by having his vote casted, Ross is avoiding distorting the proportionality of parliament. 

Ross has tweeted:


          Influential RBNZ Survey of expectations shows sharp rise in inflation expected over next year, but more subdued in two years' time; house price expectations have moved up a little      Cache   Translate Page      

The latest quarterly Reserve Bank Survey of Expectations has shown a sharp spike in expectations of the level of inflation in a year's time and also an upward move in the expectation for house prices.

This survey, a New Zealand-wide quarterly survey of business managers and professionals, carries a lot of clout with the RBNZ. The central bank has been known to make changes to the Official Cash Rate largely based on the outcomes of this survey in the past.

The latest survey shows that the mean expectation for inflation in a years' time is now 2.09%, sharply higher than the 1.86% recorded in the last quarterly survey released in August.

However, the result is consistent with what's happening at the moment to inflation as a result of the sharply higher fuel prices.

What the RBNZ does look more closely at is the expectation for inflation in two years' time - and this paints a much more comfortable picture for the central bank. The expected inflation level two years out is now seen as 2.03%, which is actually slightly down on the 2.04% figure in the last survey.

House price expectations are a recent addition to this survey and have thus far been muted. However, in the latest survey there's some signs of life - with the house prices in a year now seen as 2.86% higher, which while only a modest lift, is rather higher than the 2.43% figure in the last survey.

But like general inflation, however, this effect is seen by survey respondents as fizzling out - and the outlook for house price in two years' time is seen as just 2.31%, down from 2.42% in the previous survey.

This again is consistent with the views of some in the market that there may well be a bit of a short term lift in house prices this summer followed by a flattening and even decline.

Elsewhere in the survey, and in news that will offer encouragement to the Government, the expectations for GDP growth have increased, while the picture for unemployment still sees a low level of unemployment - although nothing like as low as the actual figures that came out earlier on Wednesday and after the survey had been conducted.

GDP growth over the next year is now seen at 2.44%, up from 2.32% in the last survey, while the unemployment rate in a year from now is seen as 4.4%, just slightly up from 4.39% in the last survey.


          Government's suggestion of establishing a legal duty for banks to consider customers' long-term outcomes would be a shift to a fiduciary duty of care from buyer beware      Cache   Translate Page      

By Gareth Vaughan

The Government is considering establishing a legal duty to make banks consider a customer's long-term outcomes in what a senior lawyer says would be a profound change from a buyer beware culture to something more akin to a fiduciary duty of care.

In a point picked up by Finance Minister Grant Robertson, this week's Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and Reserve Bank (RBNZ) report on bank conduct and culture suggests basic legal duties to protect or enhance customer interests and outcomes could be foisted on banks. What would this mean, how could it be done, and how would it be enforced?

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi told interest.co.nz potential legislative options, including enforcement approaches, are still being worked through. Faafoi says government officials are looking at what legislative steps the Government could take, including addressing regulatory gaps highlighted in the bank conduct and culture report.

"Because this is a new area for the Government, we’re likely to consider what other jurisdictions have done or are doing," Faafoi says.

"We’ve considered, for instance, the interim report of the Australian Royal Commission’s discussion on how a short-term focus on profits came at the expense of long-term consumer outcomes. At the same time, we’re mindful of the need to see where Australia’s Royal Commission lands before we make any decisions. The Royal Commission is due to report back [its final report] by 1 February 2019."

"I note that duties to consider the interests of customers are not new. For example, the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill already includes a duty for financial advisers to give priority to a client’s interests," Faafoi adds.

'A profound change'

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts chairman and partner Lloyd Kavanagh says establishing a legal duty for banks to consider a customer's long-term outcomes would be a shift from the historic buyer-seller relationship. Kavanagh says he's not aware of anywhere in the world where such a duty has been imposed in terms of day-to-day banking business, at this stage. It would be "really interesting" to investigate how it could work. 

Transitioning the relationship, in relation to basic bank products and services from the historic legal approach of one of a buyer and seller with the buyer beware principle (assuming the statutory disclosure, and no misleading conduct),  to one with a fiduciary relationship where there's a form of duty of care in relation to “outcomes," would be a profound change, he says.

"It's good that the Government are looking at the responsibilities of major institutions. I'm just trying to get my head around how the transition from a buyer and seller relationship of a product and service, transitions to something where there's some form of duty of care in relation to outcomes, more like a fiduciary," says Kavanagh.

"In practice that might prove difficult to achieve. Especially where the customer hasn't engaged the bank to provide advice. [It's a] really interesting idea. [But] I suspect it may prove more challenging in practice than they might assume." 

"If they were to impose something along those lines it would be a fundamental change, transition, to the nature of the relationship," adds Kavanagh.

"Imagine you go to the bank asking for a mortgage because you'd like to buy a house and they say, 'let's investigate what the outcome of getting a mortgage would be versus let's say not buying a house, renting and investing the money in unit trusts,' for example. You'll probably turn back to them and say, 'listen mate, I've already made that decision, I just want to know have you got a mortgage that's going to enable me to do what I want to do?'," Kavanagh says.

He points out that under the current buyer-seller relationship, the lender has duties under the Fair Trading Act, and under the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (including the under the Responsible Lending Code) to not be misleading or deceptive, to disclose information, and to act responsibly. That includes clearly explaining the cost of credit in advertising, checking someone's financial position before finalising a loan, and acting ethically if a borrower falls behind on repayments.

"But to transform the relationship into necessarily one of being responsible for the customers “outcomes” is a big ask,  kind of like making financial advice compulsory. It would be a profound change. And it would be really important to understand whether that's something that the customers actually want and what would be involved in equipping people at the banks to be able to do that," says Kavanagh.

ComCom the conduct regulator for credit, lending and bank accounts

Separately Kavanagh points out the discussion in the FMA and RBNZ's report about conduct regulation gaps, highlights the absence of the Commerce Commission from the bank conduct and culture review. The FMA and RBNZ report notes neither of them has a direct legislative mandate for regulating the conduct of providers of core retail banking services such as lending, credit, and bank accounts. 

"To the extent that there is a regulator about conduct in relation to the provision of credit, lending and bank accounts, in New Zealand that's the Commerce Commission," says Kavanagh.

"And of course they [the Commerce Commission] weren't charged with undertaking the review. And instead you've got the Reserve Bank quite rightly pointing out they are concerned primarily about things which impact on the systemic sustainability of the financial system, which of course these issues don't go to that. And the FMA whose responsibility is primarily for entities licensed by them, in relation to the licensed activities. And of course, yes most of the banks will also have a licence for something from the FMA, but some of them don't. And they're not licensed by the FMA for their core business."

The FMA and RBNZ do say they will share information that relates to banks’ adherence to the Responsible Lending Principles with the Commerce Commission for its consideration. And any remediation issues warranting further investigation and potential enforcement action will be considered by the FMA, RBNZ or the Commerce Commission, depending on who is responsible for the legislation relevant to the issue, the bank conduct and culture report says.

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          TAG Oil agrees to sell all its NZ assets to Tamarind Resources for US$30 million; Agreement follows US$578 million sale of Shell's NZ assets       Cache   Translate Page      
Image sourced from TAG Oil's website

TAG Oil is selling its New Zealand assets and operations for US$30 million to an Australian oil and gas company already established in New Zealand.

The Canadian-based company, founded in 2002 to explore untapped potential in New Zealand, is one of the smaller oil and gas producers in New Zealand. 

The agreed sale of its assets and operations to Tamarind Resources includes its interests in seven permits in onshore Taranaki:

Tamarind’s New Zealand operations include three oil reservoirs in the Tui Area oil field in offshore Taranaki.

The sale agreement follows Shell in March announcing the sale of its New Zealand assets to Austrian giant, OMV, for US$578 million.

TAG’s CEO Toby Pierce says in a statement the proposed sale "presents an attractive premium to the current market value of the assets for TAG shareholders”.

He doesn't mention the New Zealand government’s move to ban new offshore oil and gas exploration and limit onshore exploration to Taranaki until at least 2020.

Interest.co.nz hasn’t been able to reach Pierce to talk to him about this, but BusinessDesk’s Patrick Smellie has interviewed TAG's vice-president of corporate development, Chris Beltgens. 

Beltgens reportedly says: "There wasn't a desire to exit, but there's always a desire to maximise value for shareholders."

Smellie reports that TAG believes its share price has suffered from investor perception in Canada and the US that New Zealand’s offshore exploration ban will eventually move onshore.

Beltgens says: "Cancelling the offshore block offering, smaller blocks being offered on onshore - it just seems that there's a trend there that we can't ignore."

Smellie reports that while TAG might have been comfortable with that risk internally, "being a public company in Canada, with our shareholders based in the Canada, US and internationally, there is an investor perception and that weighs on our share price.

“People do ask about the potential for oil and gas in New Zealand and we've always said it's one of the bigger contributors to GDP in New Zealand and we don't think it would be prudent for the government ignore that."

The Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill is having its third reading in Parliament on Wednesday afternoon/evening.

TAG’s production revenue from New Zealand remained at C$23 million from the year to March 2017 to the year to March 2018.

However its share price on the Toronto Stock Exchange has failed to recover after plummeting between 2012 and 2014. TAG has a market capitalisation of C$35 million.

Under the sale and purchase agreement TAG will also receive a 2.5% royalty on future production from the assets in New Zealand and up to US$5 million in “event specific payments” when certain milestones with the assets/operations are reached.

Pierce says these “provide continued exposure to future upside from the assets and Tamarind’s aggressive capital program”.

TAG says once the transaction gets all the necessary regulatory approvals to go through (likely in the first quarter of 2019) it will be in a better position to pursue its exploration prospects in Australia.


          Stats NZ says unemployment rate now lowest since June 2008; Employment rate at 68.3% is highest since the series began 30 years ago; wage growth remains subdued      Cache   Translate Page      

New Zealand now has its lowest unemployment rate in over 10 years and highest employment rate since Statistics New Zealand began the current employment series 30 years ago.

The New Zealand dollar shot up by about three-quarters of an American cent to hit US67.4c - its highest level since early August.

According to Stats NZ as of the September quarter the unemployment rate plummeted to 3.9% from a revised 4.4% in the June quarter.

The fall was completely unexpected by economists, who had generally been forecasting a figure of about 4.5% and inevitably there will be questions as to whether this is a 'rogue' result, though Stats NZ has immediately defended the voracity of the data, saying they are "confident" of the result and by stating that large changes in the rate - both up and down - have occurred before, while labour market figures tend to lag other economic indicators.

The falling unemployment and rising employment - with the rate gaining to 68.3% - if taken at face value give lie to the falling business confidence survey results that have been seen since this Coalition Government came in late last year. The 'participation rate' including all those actively seeking work rose to 71.1%, which is also a record.

Wage growth remained subdued, with private sector wages climbing just 0.5% in the quarter and 1.9% for the year. 

ANZ senior economist Liz Kendall said Wednesday's data "were undeniably" strong and give the Reserve Bank - which has its next review of interest rates on Thursday - more breathing room to see how developments unfold.

"The tone of the RBNZ’s press release may reflect this strength tomorrow, although the RBNZ may also be wary of noise in the data.

"On balance, today’s data are a more consistent with a stick-to-the-script tone than a more dovish outcome, although the projections themselves will already be finalised and the RBNZ will, as always, emphasise the medium-term outlook and risks. We remain comfortable with our call that the OCR will remain on hold, but today’s data reaffirms that there are risks on both sides of the ledger. Waiting and watching developments remains a prudent approach."

Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr and senior economist Jeremy Couchman say the labour market data was "decidedly strong" and "the third in a trifecta of glamour statistics we economists love the most", with the other two having been strong GDP figures and higher inflation figures.

"The purple patch of cool Kiwi data takes the risk of an [Official Cash Rate] cut off the table. The screws have tightened a little further on the RBNZ’s decidedly dovish view. A view they are likely to defend for now at least. The RBNZ is meeting its labour market mandate to support “…maximum levels of sustainable employment”. This leaves the Bank focused on inflation. Inflation is coming, and wage growth is ready to play its part," they say.

They believe the next OCR move by the RBNZ will be a hike, and one that is delivered around May 2020 – six months or so earlier than the Bank is currently signalling.  

BNZ head of research Stephen Toplis said he did not expect to see the RBNZ's statement on Thursday to look much different to the last interest rate review.

"We also accept that the Household Labour Force data probably slightly overstate the true tightness in the labour market. Nonetheless, they are yet further evidence that this economy is operating at or above potential and that, as a result, there must be a very real risk that inflation rises to, and stays above, the mid-point of the RBNZ’s target mid-point.

"Furthermore, RBNZ policy is about aiding sustainable growth and employment. Allowing things to get too tight risks the need for an aggressive policy response that could create unnecessary volatility in both output and employment.

"We don’t expect the RBNZ to change its main message tomorrow but the odds of it being forced to a tightening bias by February next year are certainly rising."

ASB senior economist Mark Smith expects that wage inflation will progressively firm from late 2019, with the OCR starting to move up from 2020.

"This expectation is conditional on the economy retaining sufficient momentum to push inflation higher.  On the basis of today’s figures the hurdle to an OCR cut has certainly increased.  Plenty can happen between now and then and the RBNZ will want to see concrete evidence of firming inflation before lifting the OCR.  This looks to be 2020."

This is the release from Statistics New Zealand:

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.9% in the September 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today.

This is down from 4.4% last quarter and is the lowest unemployment rate since the June 2008 quarter, when it was 3.8%.

The fall in the unemployment rate in the latest quarter reflected a fall in the number of unemployed people (down 13,000) and a strong rise in employment (up 29,000). This quarter’s employment rate rose to 68.3%, the highest rate since the series began more than 30 years ago.

The fall in unemployment, in tandem with a fall in underemployment, was key to the underutilisation rate falling to 11.3%.

“While this quarter’s unemployment rate is outside market expectations, we know New Zealand has a small economy with a dynamic labour market, and large changes, both up and down, have happened before – in late 2012 and 2015,” labour market and household statistics senior manager Jason Attewell said.

“We also know labour market measures tend to lag behind other economic indicators, which have shown strong and widespread growth in 2018. We’ve seen population growth in the regions, reports of more job ads, high levels of migration and tourism, growing retail sales, and rising exports.”

“Labour market data is most valuable when placed in the context of a time series. The trend series, which reveals the underlying direction of movement, has now fallen for seven consecutive quarters,” Mr Attewell said.

The likelihood that someone would move out of unemployment, from one quarter to the next, rose in the September 2018 quarter when compared with previous September quarters.

A tight labour market can lead to low unemployment – when demand for workers increases to the point where people who are not in the labour force, or are unemployed, secure employment almost immediately on wanting a job.

In the latest quarter, 109,000 people were unemployed – 13,000 (10.5%) fewer than in the June 2018 quarter, with 8,000 fewer women and 5,000 fewer men. For both sexes, this mainly reflected 11,000 fewer unemployed youth (15–24-year-olds).

There were 6,000 fewer youth unemployed and not in education, which led to the not in employment, education or training (NEET) rate falling to 10.1 percent. The fall in NEET youth was primarily influenced by men and women aged 20–24 years. 
There were also:

  • 5,000 fewer youth who were unemployed and in education
  • 7,000 more youth in education and employment
  • 5,000 more youth in education and not in the labour force.

In the year to the September 2018 quarter, 73,200 (unadjusted) more people, as measured by the household labour force survey (HLFS), were employed (up 2.8%) – 45,200 more women and 28,000 more men.

These regions had significant employment growth:

  • Auckland – up 34,600 (3.8%) 
  • Waikato – up 8,400 (3.3%) 
  • Otago – up 6,700 (5.5%)
  • Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay – up 6,400 (6.5%) 
  • Taranaki – up 4,300 (7.1%).

Annually, filled jobs, as measured by the quarterly employment survey (QES), increased 1.2% (unadjusted) – 23,500 more jobs. Of this increase, 17,500 were held by women and 6,000 by men.

Differences between filled jobs in the QES and employment numbers in the HLFS can largely be explained by differences in survey coverage. The QES excludes some industries (including agriculture), and those who are self-employed without employees (to better fit international standards). Conversely, the HLFS only includes usually resident New Zealanders, so can exclude some temporary seasonal labourers.

The labour cost index (LCI) increased 1.8% in the year to the September 2018 quarter, while the analytical unadjusted LCI increased 3.3%. Private sector wages increased 1.9%, while public sector wages increased 1.5%.

Within the QES, wages also grew annually. Average ordinary time hourly earnings increased to $31.34 (up 2.9%). Private sector average ordinary time hourly earnings increased 3.6%, to $29.38, while for the public sector the increase was 1.6%, to $39.31.

Average weekly earnings (including overtime) for full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) also increased annually, up 3.3% to $1,212.82 per week.

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          The push is on to adopt rules for a maximum residual level for a range of benign compounds in food products. That progress will open up new ways to control greenhouse gasses from agriculture      Cache   Translate Page      

By Guy Trafford

With the impetus growing to reduce greenhouse gases becoming stronger the focus to date has been on methane. However, nitrous oxide (N2O) is arguably the greater problem with its 114 year life in the atmosphere which converts to approximately 300 times the heating capacity of CO2.

Agriculture, again, is the focus of where most is produced with about 30% of livestock emissions’ being in the form of N2O. For the uninitiated to where it comes from; it is a by-product of animals’ urination and nitrogen applications. With GHG’s being one of if not the major externality of livestock farming, a close second is the negative impact intensive livestock farming can have on water quality. The root cause of this in most cases is the same as for N2O, that is livestock urination. This leads to what is available to mitigate these effects.

Through the media a lot has been made about how few options farmers have apart from reducing livestock numbers, planning trees or both. Fortunately, Fed Farmers have longer memories and have recently revived the conversations around dicyandiamide (DCD) or EcoN as the Ravensdown version of the product was called.

Its initial use was to improve the efficiency of nitrogen usage by reducing the ability of the conversion of ammonium to nitrate during the process of nitrification which then holds the product in the soil longer and helps to enable plants to uptake the nitrogen improving growth and, in the process, reducing N leaching into waterways. A fortunate side effect of this process is the reduction of the volitisation of ammonia to N2O.

The success of the product(s) depended upon soil types and climate (mainly) but reductions in both leaching and the conversion to GHGs ranged from 30% - 70% in very successful cases. Uptake, mainly from the dairy fraternity, was limited mainly by cost as the economic benefits were only measurable on the improved pasture growth and it was reliant upon the farmers ‘good will’ to gain benefits for the externalities.

Unfortunately, in 2013 traces of DCD were detected in milk. It was in very small amounts and certainly wasn’t considered to be a threat to human health. However, in the process of developing the product no codex of minimum allowable levels had ever been applied for and so no matter what amounts were detected it technically meant a breach of standards. Initially Sri lanka, who have elements who have been keen to keep New Zealand dairy products out and not competing with their own industry but also followed by China and others rapidly banned the importation of dairy products containing traces of DCDs so effectively Fonterra were forced to ban the use of DCD products on their supplier farms.

A process to create a codex was begun and the time period of five years to get one was mooted, also with the drive to more ’natural’ products the consumers appetite for dairy products known to contain something that could be considered suspicious at the time it was felt that that was the last to be seen of DCD’s.

Roll on five years to the present. The scene has change considerably. Climate change is no longer debatable, and it is likely that costs will be applied to livestock emissions as well farmers are under all sorts of pressure to reduce their impact upon water ways. Back to Fed Farmers. In a statement last week they have highlighted that Ravensdown says there’s now a chance that world regulatory authorities, including NZ’s Ministry for Primary Industries, might ratify an umbrella codex agreement mid-2019 to set rules for a maximum residual level for a range of benign compounds in food products. 

If that happens, Eco-N could be back in use here during autumn to winter 2020 (DCD is a winter-active compound, and that’s the season when the impact of nitrate leaching is greatest). It appears that MPI is receptive to the reinstatement of the product and shouldn’t hamper the progress.

Another plus in the future use is that apparently the product has gone beyond the restricted patent stage and so more companies will be able to sell variations of it presumably reducing cost.

With the current climate around externalities farmer uptake should be a lot greater than it was back in 2013 and it is likely that other farming systems may be in a position to use also. Despite not being available in New Zealand it is still used by farmers in the US. To those who are put off by the thought of chemical elements being found in milk, they need to consider what is already floating around in the food chain. Microplastics are found throughout now as are heavy metals plus other chemicals such as DDT. So, in the context of these pollutants DCDs, at least until proved otherwise, appears quite innocuous. With the oncoming train of costs and regulations coming at farmers they are going to need a pretty complete tool box to deal with the future and DCDs may be a valuable addition.

Markets

SHEEP

Store lambs’ prices on average have held or slightly lifted however, in reality there are two markets operating, ‘last season’s lambs’ and ‘new season’s lambs. With the new season lambs providing the overall lift. In the ‘prime pens’ lamb prices held with tops getting near the $200 mark again. However, the supply must be drawing to a close. Generally, when it is this late in the season a lot of the “old seasons’ lambs come from merino influenced late lambing flocks. Some of the processing companies are now advertising a clear differential between ‘last’ and ‘new’ lambs with the schedule being up to 30c per better for the ‘new’. Ewe prices had a lift this week as ‘dry’ ewes carrying more weight are coming forward and also pushing the $200 mark for tops.

WOOL

No wool sales last week to report on so hopefully this week’s sale, which is being conducted at the Christchurch A&P show, will see an improvement after the declines of the previous weeks.

BEEF

Perhaps it has been the recent rain, but cattle prices took a small lift in the store pens. It was good to see that the schedule stopped the decline observed to previous few weeks and monitored processors have held their prices.

DAIRY

Westland have lowered their price expectations to fall more into line with the other companies for the 2018-19 season to $6.10 - $6.50 (previously $6.50 - $6.90). Still positive about their future, one of the ironies mentioned was that high production levels are meaning more milk is having to be diverted into the lower value bulk products to get rid of some volume. The biggest influencer on the prices chart this week, in relation to dairy products, has the the increasing value of Kiwi dollar against the US dollar which is starting to look like it might give .67 cents a nudge. With the bobby calf kill now over it will be interesting to see how the numbers pan out as a result of the ‘complications’ created by M.Bovis.

DEER

Another small decline in the venison schedule which corresponds with the end of the chilled meat program and start of the sea freight shipments next week.


          Dairy prices slip -2%; markets sanguine on US elections; Canada building permits edge up; China facing growing economic challenges; RBA optimistic; UST 10yr at 3.21%; oil and gold lower; NZ$1 = 66.7 USc; TWI-5 = 71      Cache   Translate Page      

Here's our summary of key events overnight that affect New Zealand, with news China is at a bit of a crossroads economically.

But first today, the overnight dairy auction is piling on some pressure on the industry. It came in with a -2% overall result, but in New Zealand dollars overall prices were down -3.2%. That means overall prices are now -12.5% lower in US dollars than this time last year and down -9.5% in New Zealand dollars. The key WMP price is down almost -3% today and this is important because more than half the product being auctioned is WMP. WMP prices in New Zealand dollars sank below $4,000/tonne for the first time in 2018 and only the second time since October 2016. The quantity sold of 42,412 tonnes was the highest since August 2015. But don't forget that auction sales only account for about 30% of Fonterra's sales volume. And other dairy companies offer product in these auctions. Today's auction result won't be helping farmgate milk prices.

In the US they are voting in mid-term elections. Results won't become clear until much later today. The S&P500 however is up +0.6% and the UST 10yr yield is up. Investors don't seem nervous about how it will turn out.

In Canada building permits edged higher in September reversing a downward track the month earlier, and came in above analysts expectations. Non-residential gains were stronger, but residential permits rose more than expected as well. Despite this, September 2018 levels are still -0.5% lower than September 2017.

In China, and it a bit of a backtrack from yesterday, a senior official has said that they will talk to the Americans about trade and respond to American criticisms.

And closer to home, their central bank has said it is worried about the sharp spike in short term consumer loans. They grew by +20% in 2017 and authorities worry about the stress this is imposing on people buying things with money they don't have.

Further, the head of an influential state-backed think tank has forecast that China’s economic expansion may be entering a long-term “downward spiral” as all three engines of growth - investment, exports and consumption - slow down. And international investors are growing tired of empty Chinese 'reform' declarations.

Growth strengthened in the world's services sector in October in a giant survey released overnight. In fact, it was revealed that activity is rising at a faster rate, new business growth is stable, and input prices are rising faster. This October result was the first improvement in four months. Now Italy is the only country contracting.

Yesterday, the RBA left its official rates unchanged yet again but its outlook was decidedly upbeat. It forecasts faster economic growth for Australia and that by 2020 their unemployment rate will fall to its lowest level since the GFC. The RBNZ will give it's assessment on Thursday and if it is also as upbeat, the chances that the next rate change here will be a rise will go up.

The UST 10yr yield is up +1 bps at 3.21%. Their 2-10 curve is at +29 bps. The Aussie Govt 10yr is at 2.73% (unchanged), the China Govt 10yr is at 3.54% and down -2 bps, while the NZ Govt 10 yr is at 2.67% and unchanged today.

Gold is down another -US$3 overnight to US$1,226/oz.

US oil prices are sharply lower today to just over US$61.70/bbl, a fall of about -US$1.50/bbl. The Brent benchmark is now over US$71.70/bbl also sinking.

The Kiwi dollar is starting today a little firmer at 66.7 USc. On the cross rates we are unchanged at 92.4 AUc, and the same at 58.4 euro cents. That leaves the TWI-5 at 71 and near its three month high.

Bitcoin is now at US$6,442 which is virtually unchanged from this time yesterday. This rate is charted in the exchange rate set below.

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          Shareholders make choices somewhat different to the candidates put forward by the Fonterra Board, and a further election will be needed for the final position      Cache   Translate Page      

By Guy Trafford

The Fonterra board election results have been announced and it is probably not a surprise that the Independent Nomination Process candidates put forward by the Fonterra board have not had a ragingly successful day.

Only one of the three nominees were successful, notably Peter McBride. He brings extensive experience from what is arguably New Zealand’s most successful major Co-op, Zespri. Peter McBride lives at Te Puna and has farming interests in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty. Peter has extensive experience in the kiwifruit industry and has recently announced that he will step down as Chairman of Zespri in February.

Leonie Guiney was also successful in getting back.

The third position remains unfilled due to the remaining candidates not achieving the support of more than 50% of votes cast. In accordance with the Rules for Election of Directors, a second election must take place. Details of process and timing will be communicated to shareholders in due course. The Board may appoint a Director to fill the vacancy until the next election, but may not appoint an unsuccessful candidate.

The two new board members are very likely to bring change to the Fonterra Board, Peter McBride through his real and successful background with Zespri and Leonie Guiney who has been a strident advocate for transparency, a stance which managed to get her offside with the previous Fonterra board and led to a media gag being put on her earlier this year.

Shareholders David Gasquoine and Stephen Silcock were elected unopposed to the Directors’ Remuneration Committee.

In the Shareholders’ Council elections, the following two Shareholders’ Councillors were elected:

Ward 7 – Waipa Mike Montgomerie

Ward 19 – Tasman/Marlborough Sue Brown

Mike Montgomerie is a new Shareholders’ Councillor.

In the eight other Shareholders’ Council wards where elections were due, nominees were elected unopposed. The Councillors in those wards are:

Ward 1 - Northern Northland Luke Beehre

Ward 4 - Waikato West Ross Wallis

Ward 10 - Northern Bay of Plenty Don Hammond

Ward 13 - Central Taranaki Noel Caskey

Ward 16 - Central Districts West Robert Ervine

Ward 21 - Central Canterbury Mark Slee

Ward 22 - South Canterbury Michelle Pye

Ward 25 - Western Southland Simon Hopcroft

Mark Slee and Simon Hopcroft are the two new Shareholders’ Councillors.

All successful candidates will take office at the close of the Annual Meeting on Thursday, 8th November 2018.

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          Government to research temporary migrant worker exploitation; Stays quiet on election promise to 'take a breather on immigration'      Cache   Translate Page      
Iain Lees-Galloway by Jacky Carpenter.

The Government is sticking to its word and making moves to prevent migrant workers from being exploited.

However it isn’t any closer to reducing annual net migration by 20,000 to 30,000 people a year, as it estimated it would before the 2017 election. 

The Immigration and Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has directed the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to set up a working group to research temporary migrant worker exploitation.

“Migrant exploitation takes many forms, including workers not getting paid properly, working excessive hours or in unsafe conditions,” he says.

“Crucially, far too many migrant workers do not feel empowered to speak up or seek help when they are being subjected to unfair conditions.”

The review will be done with Auckland UniServices and will see migrants, businesses, workers, academics and international students consulted with.

Lees-Galloway says the research will take some time to complete, so he’ll only make decisions on it in 2019.

To date, the only tweak he has made to immigration settings are around post-study work rights.

As of November 26, it will be harder for international students who have graduated with lower level qualifications to stay on in New Zealand.

They will however no longer need to be sponsored by an employer to stay under a post-study work visa – the idea being for this to reduce the likelihood of employers exploiting them.

When Lees-Galloway made this announcement in June, he said around 12,000 to 16,000 international students would be affected.

When he said “affected” he meant the changes would deter some international students from coming to New Zealand and see some leave sooner than they may otherwise have. However they might also encourage some students to do degree level courses.

So all-in-all, the change wouldn’t necessarily see annual net migration fall by 12,000 to 16,000 people.

Lees-Galloway’s office has told interest.co.nz there is other work underway in the temporary work visa space, so we can expect to see an announcement on this before the end of the year.

Annual net migration has come off its July 2017 peak of 72,402. It’s now at 62,733.

The fall is the result of a modest drop in the number of people arriving in New Zealand on a long-term basis; the biggest decline in new arrivals being from China.

The number of people leaving the country is also up, with China also recording the biggest change in departures.

Furthermore, New Zealand citizens continue to leave the country in greater numbers than those who return after an extended stay overseas.

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          In the wake of the bank conduct & culture review, Gareth Vaughan argues more sunlight is needed on the RBNZ's DIY regulatory regime      Cache   Translate Page      

By Gareth Vaughan

Fresh from demanding greater accountability from bank boards in a report on bank conduct and culture, the Reserve Bank must deliver greater accountability itself and publicly release the review of its director attestation regime done by Deloitte last year.

The Deloitte review was ordered after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) urged the Reserve Bank to more rigorously test director attestations in last year's Financial Sector Assessment Program report on New Zealand. In a March speech Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand said Deloitte concluded the attestation regime was "largely effective," but pointed to a number of general issues potentially limiting the effectiveness of the regime.

My request for a copy of the report was rejected by the Reserve Bank, with a second request, under the Official Information Act (OIA), also rejected in March. 

The OIA request was rejected because "making the information available would be contrary to the provisions of section 105 of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act, which specifies that information obtained for the purposes of part 5 of the RBNZ Act must be kept confidential by the Reserve Bank."

The RBNZ approach to bank supervision relies on three pillars being self discipline, market discipline, and regulatory discipline. Significant weight is put on the self discipline pillar. The IMF last year pointed out this self-discipline relies on directors’ attestations to the fact that a bank has adequate risk management systems in place. There is a requirement for bank directors to attest to, or sign-off on, the accuracy of information contained in disclosure statements. Thanks to the introduction of the Reserve Bank's Bank Financial Strength Dashboard, our banks now only have to issue disclosure statements twice a year instead of quarterly. Banks' dashboard disclosures don't require director attestations.

Nonetheless the Reserve Bank views the attestation regime as a crucial aspect of its regulatory oversight of banks.

As Bascand put it in his speech; "Directors are responsible and accountable for the integrity of bank reporting. Due diligence helps support the internal governance processes of the bank, driving responsibilities, systems and processes to generate and scrutinise management information."

There are no specific rules around how a bank must meet the attestation requirements, and the Reserve Bank accepts these attestations without auditing the process.

As I argued in March the fact that the attestation regime is such a key plank of the Reserve Bank's overall regulatory regime and there's scant public detail available on it, means it remains opaque to the public, including household depositors who have loaned $174.2 billion to banks.

But in light of the Financial Markets Authority and Reserve Bank report on banks' conduct and culture, and demand for greater board ownership and accountability, this simply isn't good enough. The Reserve Bank is telling bank directors, whose attestations it trusts, that much deeper accountability from them is required to improve how the banks they oversee treat customers.

The regulators are telling bank boards to properly measure and report on conduct and culture risks and issues, and point out the banking industry doesn't even have a common definition of what constitutes a complaint.

Meanwhile the attestation regime arguably outsources regulation to the regulated. And this is against a backdrop of New Zealand being an OECD outlier in not having explicit deposit insurance, and with local depositors potentially facing haircuts should a bank fail and the Open Bank Resolution policy be applied. 

Thus my message for the Reserve Bank is find a way to issue the Deloitte report. The public needs sunlight on your DIY regulatory regime.

In a media conference on Monday Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr said banks must go above and beyond their minimum regulatory requirements to meet their social licence expectations. The Reserve Bank also now needs to go above and beyond the minimum requirements placed upon it so the public can understand how New Zealand banks are regulated, and why the Reserve Bank trusts bank directors to effectively regulate their own banks.

Because as things stand the Reserve Bank is saying bank directors are trustworthy in one area, being attesting to their financial disclosures, but not in another, being how their banks treat customers.

*This article was first published in our email for paying subscribers early on Tuesday morning. See here for more details and how to subscribe.


          A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; some more rate changes, used car sales dip, rents up in Auckland, Fonterra gets a terrier inside, Hisco pay revealed, swaps and NZD on hold, & more      Cache   Translate Page      

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

MORTGAGE RATE CHANGES
Housing NZ Corp. has trimmed most of its fixed rates.

TERM DEPOSIT RATE CHANGES
ICBC trimmed some term deposit rates today, and raised a handful - 6 months to 3.40% and one year to 3.50% being the most notable.

IMPROVED INTEREST RATE DATA
The RBNZ today released new tracking of retail interest rates for mortgages. The extended data reconciles to the statistical returns supplied to them from banks. See here and here. But they are still just 'simple averages' (unweighted). (The RBNZ does publish some weighted rate averages.) You can still get data by individual bank from us. (We also supply the RBNZ with our offer rate carded data.)

USED IMPORTS SELL SLOWER
In contrast to booming new car sales, the used import trade continues to struggle. Stink bug problems were thought to be the issue inhibiting the flow of imports. But the October data shows a long run tailing off of this source of new cars. There were 12,100 of these vehicles first registered here in October, a -14.3% drop on the same month a year ago. That makes it nine consecutive months of declines. The all-time peak came in November 2017 at 14,924.

STEADY STATE EXPECTED
Tomorrow Statistics NZ will report the September quarter labour force data and our unemployment rate is expected to come in at 4.4%, down from 4.5% in June. Our participation rate is expected to be unchanged at 70.9%. And we are expecting New Zealand payrolls to rise +12,800 from June. (That is a long way lower than the +55,000 payrolls rise in the September 2017 quarter.) (These estimates are the median levels in the Thompson Reuters survey of economists.) Average hourly earnings are expected to rise just +2.7% pa, and short of the +3.1% gain recorded in June. Variations from these expectations may not only affect our currency levels, but will also colour the RBNZ MPS which is due to be released on Thursday. No OCR change is expected then.

RENTS UP IN AUCKLAND
National median rent for a three bedroom house is unchanged in October from September at $450/week. But the Auckland median spiked higher to $660/week and +6.5% higher than a year ago. In Wellington the change over the year is much less at +3.5% to $590/week. In Christchurch the change is only +1.2% to $420/week. Rent growth for flats is lower in each centre. Data is from MBIE's rental bond database.

GUINEY WINS IN COMEBACK BID
Fonterra shareholders have elected some 'new' directors and they have given the company a hurry-up. Shareholders voted to elect Peter McBride and Leonie Guiney to the Board. Incumbent Director Ashley Waugh, Jamie Tuuta and John Nicholls were unsuccessful. You will recall that Leonie Guiney was previous kicked off the Fonterra board, and then slapped with a gag order. This time will be different?

HISCO PAY REVEALED
ANZ's annual report is out and you can find compensation details for all the ANZ Group senior people. That includes, ANZ NZ's David Hisco. Check from page 54. There you will find details in AU dollars. Almost all senior managers had reduced compensation in 2018, some with rather large falls mainly in the variable portion. All up, the top seven managers took home AU$8.6 mln in fixed pay, plus they earned (but may not have gotten access to) another AU$13.4 mln in variable pay. That was -AU$2.6 mln less than the previous year, a fall of -12%. In this group of manager's Hisco's totals get shifted around by the exchange rate when reported in AUD, so the change for him isn't all in NZD compensation. He is the third highest paid in this ANZ group, and seems to have suffered the smallest reduction (before currency valuation changes). The division he manages starred in the ANZ group. Overall, the compensation of these seven top managers accounts for 0.2% of the profits. All employee costs are equivalent to 47.8% of before-tax profit.

APPLE PAY TEAMS UP WITH FLEXIGROUP
FlexiGroup today launched Apple Pay. It is available to all Q Mastercard and Flight Centre Mastercard customers with an eligible Apple device and can be used wherever contactless payments are currently available in New Zealand. FlexiGroup's credit cards charge higher than bank credit card interest rates, by at least +2%.

SWAP RATES HOLD
Swap rates are up again today, but essentially only for terms over 4 years and only by +1 bp. The UST 10yr yield has held at 3.21%. The UST 2-10 curve is back under +29 bps. Other benchmark bond rates are all in lockstep. The Aussie Govt 10yr is at 2.74% (up +1 bp today), the China Govt 10yr is also up +1 bp at 3.56%, while the NZ Govt 10 yr is at 2.67%, up +1 bp too. The 90 day bank bill rate is up +2 bps at 1.96% and back to levels last seen on July 10, 2018.

BITCOIN STABLE
The bitcoin price is up marginally to US$6,443 and little changed since this morning.

NZD HOLDING
The NZD is holding at at 66.6 USc. On the cross rates we are little-changed at 92.4 AUc, and at 58.4 euro cents. That puts the TWI-5 at just on 70.9.

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          The potential future of Donald Trump's presidency could be decided this week; NZD held its ground late Friday reaching a high of 0.6685 against the USD after Non Farm Payroll numbers printed; NZDAUD pair continues to be range bound      Cache   Translate Page      

By Neven Fisher*:

Melbourne Cup runs today at 5.05pm NZT.
The potential future of Donald Trump's presidency could be decided this week with US Midterm elections taking place. The Democrats need only 23 further seats to make a total of 218 to take control of the House, polling starts Wednesday NZ time. The world's economies have enjoyed a buoyant year with the international Monetary Fund in April saying the planet was enjoying the most united upswing since 2010. The mood however has changed in October when they cut its global outlook saying global growth has plateaued. The change is being led by China with the weakest current stretch of performance since 2009 is expected to get worse unless a favorable deal can be negotiated in the trade war with the US. The Eurozone is also losing pace expanding in the third quarter less than the previous quarter as Germany and Italy staled. The big question now is if recent US growth can continue providing good results on the back of protectionism and higher interest rates heading into 2019 and provide a counterweight for the rest of the world.  Reports have indicated that a potential trade deal could be close between China and the US. Trump's lead adviser Kudlow has played this down when he said "no massive movement to deal with China" and "we're not on the cusp of a deal". Chinese manufacturers who have the misfortune of being on the list of affected companies who will have tariffs raised from 10% to 25% on a 1 January 2019 are flat out producing products for export into the US markets to make shipping deadlines before the due date. US Non-Farm Payroll employment increased by a healthy 250,000 jobs Friday for the month of October well up on the forecasted 190,000. Wage growth has risen by 3.1% year on year, this is the fastest increase since 2009. The greenback rallied along with the US 10 year treasury bond jumping 8 points to 3.21%. US equity markets turned negative - the Nasdaq falling 1.20%. Three central banks will release cash rate announcements this week starting with the RBA Tuesday with no change from the 1.5% expected. RBNZ Thursday with no change from 1.75% expected and Federal Reserve also who will keep their benchmark rate at 2.25%

Major Announcements last week:

  • ANZ NZ Business Confidence prints down
  • Bank of Japan leave rates at -0.10%
  • Canadian monthly GDP releaes at 0.1% from 0.0% expected
  • Australian Trade Balance prints at a whopping 3.02B compared to 1.71B markets expected
  • Bank of England cash rate remains unchanged at 0.75% in a 0-9 vote
  • Aussie Retail Sales publishes at 0.2% down on the 0.3% expected
  • US Non-Farm Payroll prints higher at 250,000 new jobs compared to 194,000
  • US Manufacturing prints higher at 60.3 over 59.3 predicted

NZD/USD

The New Zealand Dollar (NZD) held its ground late Friday reaching a high of 0.6685 against the US Dollar (USD) after Non Farm Payroll numbers printed. The US Labour dept showed employment increased by a massive 250,000 jobs in October well in front of the 194,000 expected. Chinese data Monday helped the kiwi push higher back through 0.6660 but any upside from here looks to be capped below 0.6700. Tomorrow’s employment figures could pressure the kiwi if we fail to see a drop in the unemployment rate of 4.5%. Thursday’s RBNZ cash rate and monetary statement shouldn’t offer up any surprises with markets keen to see the overall tone of future policy.

DIRECT FX Current level Support Resistance Last wk range
NZD/USD 0.6660 0.6600 0.6700 0.6515- 0.6689

NZD/AUD (AUD/NZD)

The New Zealand Dollar, Australian Dollar (NZD/AUD) pair continues to be range bound. Trading over the past two weeks between 0.9190 (1.0880) and 0.9295 (1.0760) the pair remains in its happy place. We don’t expect a bounce from this range over the week even though we have a bunch of tier one data to publish. We see no surprises from today’s RBA announcement with the benchmark rate to remain at 1.50%. Thursday NZ Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr is expected to leave rates unchanged at 1.75%. Even though statistics show the economy has grown over the past few months economists are still questioning this suggesting a slow down is on the horizon with business confidence remaining at low levels. Currently trading at 0.9230 (1.0835) Tuesday lunch.

DIRECT FX Current level Support Resistance Last wk range
NZD / AUD 0.9233 0.9300 0.9260 0.9493- 0.9263
AUD / NZD 1.0820 1.0800 1.0750 1.0796- 1.0878

NZD/GBP (GBP/NZD)

Brexit headlines boosted the British Pound (GBP) higher off the open Monday to 0.5100 (1.9610) against the New Zealand Dollar (NZD) but has edged higher during the London trading session. UK Services Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) printed down on expectations at 52.2 based on 53.4 markets were expecting showing a seven month low as firms brace for a slow 2019, the result the poorest since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Interest this week will be with Thursday’s RBNZ announcement and Fridays monthly UK GDP figures. Price action over the week could be anywhere if we throw Brexit into the mix.

DIRECT FX Current level Support Resistance Last wk range
NZD / GBP 0.5100 0.5090 0.5170 0.5082- 0.5169
GBP / NZD 1.9610 1.9350 1.9650 1.9345- 1.9678

 NZD/CAD

The New Zealand Dollar (NZD) started the week where it left off against the Canadian Dollar (CAD) pushing up from the open of 0.8680 to 0.8740 in thin Monday markets. Canada’s Poloz spoke overnight saying the neutral rate estimated at 2.5-3.5% is not a precise destination. It’s more like a neighbourhood - future rate hikes could be faster or slower. Two statements of complete meaningless garble. Early impressions are suggesting the Kiwi wants to go higher in the short term, a possible retest of 0.8820 is in sight with NZ employment data to print tomorrow with the official cash rate Thursday.

DIRECT FX Current level Support Resistance Last wk range
NZD / CAD 0.8736 0.8650 0.8820 0.8561- 0.8748

NZD/EURO (EURO/NZD)

The Euro (EUR) continued its decline last week against the New Zealand Dollar (NZD) dropping to 0.5840 (1.7130). We see further declines in the Euro likely through to Thursday’s RBNZ announcement where the cash rate is expected to remain unchanged at 1.75%. A retest of 0.5880 (1.7000) is the next target with a with a lack of Eurozone data to publish. The bullish channel from 0.5585 (1.7910) is still in play, we don’t see this being broken in the medium term.

DIRECT FX Current level Support Resistance Last wk range
NZD/EUR 0.5837 0.5765 0.5865 0.5736- 0.5861
EUR/NZD 1.7130 1.7050 1.7350 1.7063- 1.7435

NZD/YEN

Japan’s Kuroda spoke early Monday putting the Japanese Yen (JPY) on notice versus the New Zealand Dollar (NZD) the pair pushing higher off the open of 75.00 to 75.50 the 1 October high. It’s mostly NZ data to print over the week starting with employment data Wednesday. Risk factors could play a part with direction. RBNZ cash rate Thursday. With a head a shoulder pattern emerging on the chart we think the kiwi could retest 76.50 this week.

DIRECT FX Current level Support Resistance Last wk range
NZD / YEN 75.46 75.00 76.20 73.32- 75.62

AUD/USD

The Australian Dollar (AUD) looks to be in the mood to continue last week’s bull rally and extend gains made mid to late week against the US Dollar. Last week’s Non-Farm Payroll release took the pair off the high of 0.7250 back to 0.7180 on USD strength after figures surprised to the upside. Ending the week Australian Retail Sales printed slightly down on expectations creating a short sell off in the Aussie. Price this week looks retest last week’s high, this will be largely based on today’s RBA Cash Rate announcement. If the Central Bank are dovish with future monetary policy as we expect due to recent data the Aussie will be pressured. Later in the week we also have the federal Reserve cash rate and statement with no change this time around from the 2.25%

DIRECT FX Current level Support Resistance Last wk range
AUD / USD 0.7216 0.7180 0.7250 0.7063- 0.7259

AUD/GBP (GBP/AUD) 

The British Pound (GBP) gaped higher to 0.5525 (1.8090) on the weekly open against the Australian Dollar (AUD) after positive Brexit news bought back buyers into the Pound. Trading Tuesday at 0.5530 (1.8080) we have seen a slide below 0.5550 (1.8020) confirming a break of the bullish channel from 0.5350 (1.8700) of early October. Market interest will be on today’s RBA statement and cash rate with no change expected. A hawkish statement by governor Philip Lowe will certainly put further pressure on the Aussie heading into UK’s GDP Friday.

DIRECT FX Current level Support Resistance Last wk range
AUD / GBP 0.5523 0.5485 0.5600 0.5505- 0.5597
GBP / AUD 1.8106 1.7850 1.8230 1.7866- 1.8166

AUD/EURO (EURO/AUD)

This week’s price action in the Australian Dollar, Euro (AUD/EUR) pair should be no different to the last. Trading around 0.6320 (1.5820) Tuesday we expect upside momentum to drive the cross higher.  The Eurogroup met last night and discussed Italy’s budget woes with EU finance ministers calling for the Italian government to redraft the budget. The Eurogroup president Mario Centeno remains confident that Italy will agree to changing its spending plans despite Rome’s populist government insisting that it won’t do so. The Reserve Bank of Australian (RBA) will announce their cash rate today widely expected to be remain unchanged at 1.50%. Markets are predicting a hawkish tone with recent weak CPI data.

DIRECT FX Current level Support Resistance Last wk range
AUD/EUR 0.6322 0.6250 0.6355 0.6208- 0.6351
EUR/AUD 1.5820 1.5740 1.6000 1.5746- 1.6108

AUD/YEN

The Australian Dollar (AUD) has pushed higher off the weekly open to 81.70 against the Japanese Yen (JPY) after BoJ’s Kuroda put the Yen under pressure yesterday. A continuation of last weeks rally in price after Aussie Trade Balance figures surprised to the upside looks on the cards with 82.50 the next target, the three month high. Retails Sales took the Aussie briefly off its high last week when it printed at 0.2% based on 0.3% predictions. Focus now lies with today’s RBA 4.30 NZT - no surprises are expected.

DIRECT FX Current level Support Resistance Last wk range
AUD/YEN 81.74 80.40 82.50 79.36- 81.94

AUD/CAD

Poloz put the Canadian Dollar (CAD) on the backfoot against the Australian Dollar (AUD) Monday, the pair pushing up from 0.9410 area early Monday to 0.9450. All interest will be on the RBA cash rate announcement today 4.30 NZT and should reflect recent economic data with no change expected. A retest of last weeks high of 0.9480 should come into the picture as long as the RBA is not to dovish in their monetary statement.

DIRECT FX Current level Support Resistance Last wk range
AUD / CAD 0.9460 0.9360 0.9560 0.9269- 0.9478

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Melbourne Cup runs today at 5.05pm NZT.
The potential future of Donald Trump's presidency could be decided this week with US Midterm elections taking place. The Democrats need only 23 further seats to make a total of 218 to take control of the House, polling starts Wednesday NZ time. The world's economies have enjoyed a buoyant year with the international Monetary Fund in April saying the planet was enjoying the most united upswing since 2010. The mood however has changed in October when they cut its global outlook saying global growth has plateaued. The change is being led by China with the weakest current stretch of performance since 2009 is expected to get worse unless a favorable deal can be negotiated in the trade war with the US. The Eurozone is also losing pace expanding in the third quarter less than the previous quarter as Germany and Italy staled. The big question now is if recent US growth can continue providing good results on the back of protectionism and higher interest rates heading into 2019 and provide a counterweight for the rest of the world.  Reports have indicated that a potential trade deal could be close between China and the US. Trump's lead adviser Kudlow has played this down when he said "no massive movement to deal with China" and "we're not on the cusp of a deal". Chinese manufacturers who have the misfortune of being on the list of affected companies who will have tariffs raised from 10% to 25% on a 1 January 2019 are flat out producing products for export into the US markets to make shipping deadlines before the due date. US Non-Farm Payroll employment increased by a healthy 250,000 jobs Friday for the month of October well up on the forecasted 190,000. Wage growth has risen by 3.1% year on year, this is the fastest increase since 2009. The greenback rallied along with the US 10 year treasury bond jumping 8 points to 3.21%. US equity markets turned negative - the Nasdaq falling 1.20%. Three central banks will release cash rate announcements this week starting with the RBA Tuesday with no change from the 1.5% expected. RBNZ Thursday with no change from 1.75% expected and Federal Reserve also who will keep their benchmark rate at 2.25%

Australia

The Australian Dollar eased back off its highs Friday after a disappointing close to equity markets dragged risk associated currencies lower. At one point trading back over the 0.7200 area against the big Dollar after Trade Balance figures buoyed Aussie sentiment posting a hefty 3.02 Billion trade Balance based on market expectations of 1.71 Billion. This week’s main economic news of interest is the RBA cash rate and statement due today at 4.30 NZT. Last week’s weaker than predicted CPI inflation data could impact the tone with the overall inflation number well below the 2-3% target for the 11th quarter in a row. Even with the economy in its 27th year without no recession the economy has dangerously high household debt and stagnant wage growth which is putting as squeeze on household spending. Even though net exports and capital expenditure are stimulating the economy these offer no real impetus for the RBA to increase its benchmark rate. No further economic data of note is due to be published over the week. Good luck in the Melbourne Cup.

New Zealand

The New Zealand Dollar held onto gains last week in the wake of a stronger US dollar. The kiwi was the strongest performer surprisingly out muscling its main rivals. Tagging along with the Aussie Dollar trading higher in the wake of surprising Aussie Trade and Chinese data, risk currencies did well. Its widely expected the RBNZ will keep rates on hold this week- Thursday, but a no hike wasn't always a dead cert with some market participants suggesting the cash rate would drop. With recent economic data suggesting rates will stay the same looking ahead to 2019 may not be the case. With US company earnings over, stock market moves will resume normal price action this week. With all three US indices falling into the weekly close momentum could resume to the downside dragging the kiwi lower. Certainly if the NZ unemployment rate drops to 4.4% from 4.5% Wednesday the opposite could be said.

United States

The US Midterm elections kick off this Tuesday with polling starting at 6.00am Tuesday (NY time). The battle for congress is heating up with the fate of Donald Trump's presidency on the line. As it stands the democrats need an additional 23 seats to make up 218 required to take back control of the senate and drive a stake through the hopes of Donald Trump's future plans at the helm of USA. Traditionally the voting turnout with midterm elections is low but with 33 million votes already on the table the turnout of voters is set to be the biggest turnout in over 50 years. The anti-immigration moves recently deployed by the president with the clampdown on asylum seekers this falls at the heart of the midterms with intensity building over race related rhetoric. If the Republicans are ousted from the house and hand over congress to the Democrats President Trump's agenda and campaign promises are sure to be revised. Most importantly if the Democrats were to take control of the House it would allow the Democrats to start impeachment proceedings against the President, obviously something Donald Trump is clearly hoping to avoid. The Federal Reserve will keep their cash rate on hold until the December meeting at 2.25%

Europe

The Euro reached a high last week of 1.1455 but was quick to give back gains closing around the 1.1380 area versus the greenback. Risk aversion overshadowed US Non- Farm Payroll announcements with the better than predicted number of 250,000 failing to really give the US Dollar a decent push. Profit taking allowed the EUR to drift lower amid reports circulating that the ECB will consider TLTRO (Targeted long term refinancing options) in the December ECB meeting with the central bank requiring more funds. The Euro was the third worst performing currency outside the Swiss Franc and the Japanese Yen for the second straight week with risk associated currencies getting the nod, along with new Brexit related risks dropping the Pound sparking a EUR based sell off late in the week. A very quiet economic Eurozone calendar this week will offer no real support for Euro with it lacking any concrete drivers. Last week’s second tier data was mainly disappointing suggesting the EURO could drift lower this week.

United Kingdom

Brexit headlines continue to occupy British media. UK's Prime Minister Theresa may looks to have secured concessions from the EU to keep Britain in a customs union. This includes Ireland which effectively solves recent issues of a hard Irish border thus pioneering the way for a negotiated Brexit deal. May is also in the throes of securing an "economic partnership" of sorts with the EU. The deal would give UK financial services companies access to European markets post Brexit. UK's Cabinet will catch up today with a further meeting on Friday in the hopes of gaining enough support for the EU to announce a special summit. May still has many cabinet folk who would love her job so she will be vigilant to dot the I's and cross the T's this week. The British Pound rallied off the low of 1.2700 against the US Dollar to climb back above the 1.3000 physiological level before easing back to 1.2980. UK Manufacturing data and quarterly GDP print Friday.

Japan

The Japanese Yen struggled to conger up any decent momentum over the week - the worst performing currency battled against every main player falling 1.17% against the US Dollar. Recovering equity markets and increased risk sentiment left investors leaving the Yen. Bank of Japan's Governor Kuroda said in a statement it was necessary to continue to ease monetary policy with slow inflation - but not the same as we have done in the past 5 years. The governor introduced a large scale asset program in 2013 and it was the best thing to do but now as the economy improves with solid corporate earnings and tight labour markets the bank recognises that continuing the monetary easing could affect financial stability, he said. At last week’s Bank of Japan (BoJ) meeting the BoJ kept policy the same including setting short term interest rates at -.1% and keep low interest rates for an extended period of time. Average Cash Earnings (value in the employment income collected by workers) releases Wednesday

Canada

The Canadian Dollar has lost value five straight weeks and continues to struggle shifting off the bottom of the table against the major currencies. Crude Oil a big contributing factor coming from a high around the first of October at 77.00 to trade 62.72 now. Soft Canadian job numbers Friday with the number of new employed people releasing at 11,200 based on market predictions of 12,700 dented any upside momentum - the CAD losing half a cent against the Dollar. However, the employment rate ticked lower to 5.8% below the estimate of 5.9%. Interestingly while the CAD has underperformed the economy grew 0.1% in August, the economy has been mostly performing well and remains on track for annualised growth of 2% for 2018. This week sees governor Poloz speak later today about financial markets, with no other tier one significant data to publish.

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          Jenée Tibshraeny questions whether the 'power to make changes' rests with the banks, as the RBNZ and FMA say, or the lawmakers      Cache   Translate Page      
FMA CEO Rob Everett & RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr.

By Jenée Tibshraeny

Can we and should we expect banks to be good corporate citizens if they aren’t made to by law?

This is the question that keeps coming to mind as I ponder the findings of the conduct and culture review the Reserve Bank (RBNZ) and Financial Markets Authority (FMA) did on retail banks in New Zealand.

The regulators have basically found no evidence of widespread misconduct and bad culture within banks, but see “significant weaknesses in the governance and management of conduct risks”.

They say neither of them has a direct legislative mandate for regulating the conduct of providers of core retail banking services such as lending, credit, and bank accounts.

They have also identified weaknesses in the legislative framework for products sold without advice, and a lack of requirement to consider customer outcomes throughout a product lifecycle.

In other words, the RBNZ and FMA are concerned there’s nothing in the law that requires banks to have special controls to manage conduct risk.

Nothing that requires them to report on misconduct or handle and attend to customer complaints in a certain way.

Nothing that compels them to meet conduct standards when selling simpler products that don’t require advice.

Nothing that requires them to consider how a customer might fare when they first sign up to a KiwiSaver scheme for example, compared to when they retire. Or how they may fare when the fees waiver on their new credit card wears off.

The regulators recognise these gaps limit the FMA’s regulatory remit and therefore the strength of the regulatory system.

They suggest ways the Government can plug these gaps. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says he’ll take these recommendations on board, but has steered clear from committing to making any regulatory changes.

The banking sector is (for good reason) among the most regulated in the world. I get that it might not want another set of ineffective box-ticking exercises to further weight it down.

But can we really point the finger at banks for thinking more about their bottom lines than the wellbeing of their customers when we legally allow them to?

The RBNZ, FMA, Commerce Minister, Finance Minister and Prime Minister all talk about banks needing some sort of social licence to operate.

This sounds nice and I believe that the vast majority of bank employees genuinely want to do good by their customers. But is this enough?

Do banks not need concrete rules around the structures they need to have in place to ensure their organisations are well positioned to serve their customers’ best interests while making sustainable profits?

Does there not need to be a stick, as well as a carrot? Fines, sanctions, and so on.

Can the RBNZ and FMA really sit back and say the ball’s in banks’ court to up their games on the conduct front when there might be huge financial gains from being average versus being amazing?

Furthermore, what exactly does average versus amazing conduct constitute? How is this measured?

In theory I like the idea of the RBNZ and FMA saying: “The power to make changes rests with the banks, and their desire to change should come from a genuine focus on improving customer outcomes – not the need to comply with the law.”

No one likes red tape. It’s much better if everyone just gets on and does the right thing.

The reality is, sometimes having rules to follow is easier for everyone. You know what’s expected of you, you have something solid to work towards and you can see your progress.

Sure, if you fail, you pay a price, but this is better than ambiguity, better than the court of public opinion deciding you’ve failed at something you didn’t know how to measure.

These regulatory gaps when it comes to conduct have been known for some time. I’ve written about them a fair bit when it comes to the insurance sector; the insurance contracts law review underway is considering how to address these.

The resourcing pressures the RBNZ and FMA are under are also well known.

However when I asked Finance Minister Grant Robertson whether he’d consider beefing up funding in the next Budget, he wasn't going to make a commitment off the cuff.

A substantial amount of work to improve the regulation of New Zealand’s financial system is already underway.

This includes the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill to strengthen regulation of financial advice, changes to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act to target irresponsible lending, and a review of insurance contract law mentioned above.

But if the Government is serious about improving conduct and culture in banks in New Zealand, it would get the regulatory framework up to scratch, and resource the regulators so they can properly do their jobs.

It sounds simple, but you need fair rules and a good ref to have a fair game.

And because bad enough conduct can destabilise the financial system, this is a game worth playing well.

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          Westpac NZ's David McLean is seeing increased competition between the banks as the spring housing market springs to life      Cache   Translate Page      
David McLean

By David Hargreaves

Westpac NZ Chief Executive David McLean is seeing definite signs that mortgage competition is "hotting up" between the banks as the housing market shows signs of a Spring upturn.

In New Zealand Westpac reported on Monday a cash profit of over $1 billion for the year to September (up 5%) and a statutory profit of $936 million, up 3%.

“We’ve had a strong result this year and that’s on the back of what we think has continued to be a strong economy and in what is quite a competitive market among the banks, " he said.

On the competition aspect, he said because of the commentary that has been around to the effect that there might be a little less activity in the housing market "there’s some positioning by banks now".

"...Spring tends to be a much heightened area of activity compared to winter and therefore banks gear themselves up to compete quite vigorously in that period.

“If people think that the volume might be down a little bit some lenders might be trying to keep their existing dollar value of volume the same – in other words supplying an increased share – so we see early signs of a bit more increased competition around mortgage lending, which as I say, would be quite normal for this time of the year. It is definitely hotting up."

Asked about the state of the housing market, and the Barfoot & Thompson sales figures released on Monday, Mclean said: "We have seen a bit of flattening or softening in Auckland and Canterbury. The rest of the country holding up. There’s a range of offsetting factors but overall I think one of the big ones that’s still playing up is the imbalance of supply and demand.

"The housing supply/demand factor has not changed'

“The Barfoot numbers were quite interesting, but it’s relatively early in the spring housing season when a lot of houses come on the market and there is more turnover, so, I think in another month or so we will have a much better feel on how things are going.

“I think those underlying supply/demand factors haven’t changed enormously. There’s been a bit of change around offshore buyers and so forth and perhaps a little bit more emigration to Australia but the underlying supply/demand imbalance hasn’t changed enormously and that would be the biggest driver of it in my view."

McLean confirmed that Westpac was reasonably keen to get a share of business stemming from the Government's flagship KiwiBuild policy, which aims to build 100,000 affordable homes over 10 years.

“We are quite keen on that. First home buyers, people getting into homes, is an attractive customer base for us. We’ve been involved in things like that for some time. We’ve been one of the few banks I think who has been involved in Welcome Home loans, which is a joint initiative with the Government, so KiwiBuild itself we think is a good initiative from our point of view and we’d be keen on those type of people.”           

The Reserve Bank releases its latest six-monthly Financial Stability Report at the end of this month. If it is going to loosen its limits on high loan to value ratio (LVR) lending again it will likely do it then. For example last November's FSR contained details of a loosening of the policy, which was applied from January this year.

No loosening of LVRs

While many people in the market think the RBNZ will loosen the LVR limits again, McLean doubts it.

"All other things being equal, no.

"I think if there was signs of a more serious slow down I think there would be a good case for it.

“I think the Reserve Bank might be thinking that they wouldn’t do that if there was a risk of the housing market continuing to get a second wind and take off again, so I think their main philosophy at this stage would be trying to keep their powder dry.”

As well as the release of Westpac's annual results, Monday saw a big day for the banking sector generally with the release of the joint Financial Markets Authority-Reserve Bank report on conduct and culture of the banks in New Zealand.

Asked about this and whether there was anything he could say about any issues that might have been raised about Westpac, McLean said: “The report does not name any bank and it does not give any details on any bank so it is an aggregate view across the industry.

“All the banks will get, we understand, a report on ourselves in a few weeks and that will then tell us our own issues.

“So, I haven’t really got a view as Westpac.

“On behalf of the industry as chair of the Bankers’ Association we are grateful for the work the regulators have done. We are pleased they didn’t find any systemic widespread issues and we fully accept the call they’ve made that we’ve got to get on, improve our processes and governance and standards and put in place the sort of rigour around the thing to make sure we don’t have those kinds of issues in the future."

'Heavy focus' on customers

In terms of Westpac's focus in the past year, McLean says they've  focused "very heavily" on trying to improve the experience for their customers.

"It’s still a pretty good time to be a bank customer. Interest rates are low – as I said there’s strong competition and it’s hotting up again in the mortgage market and fees are dropping.

“We’ve reduced 24 fees and charges over the last two years – taking out about $36 million out of our P&L [profit and loss account] because we are anxious to make sure that the customers are getting value for what they are paying for."

Asked if he saw more scope for further reduction in fees, McLean said: “Yeah I think so.

"We’ve done that pro-actively and we are continuing to look at things and the [conduct and culture] report out today will focus us even harder on that. So, I think there is still scope for looking at what value the customer’s getting

“…And the other thing is that as we deliver more services to customers in a more efficient way through doing it online or instantly on the mobile phone or whatever that also forces us to look at what we are charging for that."

Asked whether he sees scope for further trimming of interest rates, McLean said it was very hard to pick.

"We are sort of bouncing around at the bottom of that cycle. There are some inflationary signs but a lot of that is imported oil prices, which I think the Reserve Bank will look through.

“…But a lot of it does depend on how if the economy is softening, how fast is it softening. Our economists are telling us they still think there’s a chance of a cut [to the Official Cash Rate] – but I would say my personal view is we will stay at these rates for quite a long time."

'Business has to cope...'

Since the Coalition Government came to power late last year, business confidence as measured by surveys has been falling and is now at low levels. 

McLean has previously commented that businesses need to accept that the Government did change and to get on with things.

“My thoughts are that business has to cope with all sorts of things.

"Businesses in New Zealand are pretty good at coping with tremendous variability. Changing Governments is yet another factor. My view is that businesses are good at getting on with it and planning for these things.

"Most of the people we talk to in our customer base are saying they are getting on with it and working out what the change in Government means for them and making their plans accordingly. So, I think the biggest thing that causes problems for businesses is when you don’t exactly know what policy changes are coming down the track, so, I think as the Government’s agenda just keeps getting progressed that uncertainty will reduce."

He conceded there is a risk that low business confidence could lead to a self-fulfilling prophesy of a slowdown in economic activity.

“Well, I think there’s a risk that it does. But I think what we tend to do is look through the headline number and look at what the individual scores are saying. Look at what our own customers are saying about their own businesses and their own business intentions. Other people have done these various other ways of looking at things sort of at a more underlying level and that gives us quite a lot more confidence."

Looking ahead...

In the year ahead, McLean says from the Westpac perspective the focus is "continuing to invest in the things that deliver better outcomes for our customers".

"So, providing quality, responsible lending to our customers. Our purpose at Westpac is helping our customers financially to grow a better New Zealand and we think that’s more important than ever and that’s what really drives and motivates us.

“For the bank I think it’s moving harder and faster to work out whether the customers are getting the best outcome and if not fixing them up. We’ve seen a drop in the level of complaints – but we probably need to go harder on that.

“…For the economy I think it’s a period for businesses in general a period of consolidation by the Government, which will lead to gradual reduction in uncertainty around policy direction, which will I think give businesses more confidence to invest. So, we see that middle year of the Government’s electoral cycle as one where generally things consolidate and sort of settle down a bit and I think businesses would welcome that reduction in uncertainty."               

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          US service sector cools; China service sector growth stalls; airfreight growth down sharply; Chinese investors lose on Australia property; UST 10yr at 3.20%; oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 66.6 USc; TWI-5 = 71      Cache   Translate Page      

Here's our summary of key events overnight that affect New Zealand, with news the economic expansion around the world is slowing very noticeably especially in international freight volumes, and the change is quite sudden.

But in the US, data was released today on the expansion of their services sector in October. The Markit survey indicated no change from their earlier flash result at a healthy level while the more widely reported ISM survey of the same thing showed a slippage. The Markit one indicated input price inflation up its fastest since September 2013, and the rate of job creation dipping to a nine-month low. The ISM one has the pace of price rises slipping back a bit, while the employment component dipped again. Overall, the US services sector is still expanding but at a slower rate.

Mid-term election results are awaited by markets; the S&P500 is level-pegging today and will probably do so for the next few days.

In India, their services sector's expansion is picking up with a strong boost in jobs growth.

In China, and unlike the official one, the private sector services PMI is flashing strong warnings signals. It fell significantly, dropping from 53.1 (similar to the official one), to just 50.8 and barely recording any expansion. That is now its lowest since September 2017. The subindex for new business dropped to its lowest point since November 2008. There has been a very sharp weakening of demand for services in China over the past month. And don't forget their factory PMIs are also near a stall.

This may not change soon. The US Administration's indications that it wants new negotiations with China and anticipates a deal soon is facing being ignored by China. China has got some American farm products on the ropes.

In Japan, their services sector activity is picking up and expanding faster. New business growth is up to near five and-a-half-year high. But they also report higher input costs. Even Singapore's PMI has bounced off its recent sudden dip.

However, China's slowdown is being matched in Europe and is showing up early in airfreight volumes. There were up only +2.0% year-on-year to September and well below the five-year average of +5.1%. International freight growth in the Asia/Pacific is down to just +1.4%, in the USA it is down to +1.5%, and in Europe to +1.2%. As regular readers will know, these are suddenly very low growth levels and undoubtedly reflective of trade tensions. Interestingly, even internal North American domestic airfreight growth has slumped to just +1.5% as well.

In Australia, there are reports that Chinese mainland investors in residential property in "the lucky country" are taking a bath. The only 'lucky' players are the Aussie developers. It seems, far from Chinese investors winning in these markets, they are turing out to be losers, with a net flow of funds and control away from China to Australian sellers. The Chinese got property that is worth less than they paid and comes with heavy liabilities; the Aussies got their cash.

We should also note that iron ore prices are currently firm and up almost +20% since mid July.

The UST 10yr yield is marginally lower at 3.20%. Their 2-10 curve is back under +29 bps. The Aussie Govt 10yr is at 2.73% (up +3 bps), the China Govt 10yr is at 3.56% and up +1 bp, while the NZ Govt 10 yr is at 2.67% and up a substantial +5 bps.

Gold is down -US$3 overnight to US$1,229/oz.

US oil prices are little-changed today to just over US$63/bbl. The Brent benchmark is now over US$73/bbl also little-changed. This stability shows that markets have fully priced the US Iran sanctions which are now in effect, and prices are lower now than a few weeks ago.

The Kiwi dollar is starting today unchanged at 66.6 USc, and exactly the same as this time yesterday. On the cross rates we are also unchanged at 92.5 AUc, and much the same at 58.4 euro cents. That leaves the TWI-5 at 71 and near its three month high.

Bitcoin is now at US$6,414 which is virtually unchanged from this time yesterday. This rate is charted in the exchange rate set below.

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          A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; big mortgage rate cuts, B&T rates rise as do dropouts, commodities lower, car sales leap, bank behaviour critiqued, swaps up, NZD holds      Cache   Translate Page      

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

MORTGAGE RATE CHANGES
Kiwibank launched a hot new 4.05% fixed one year rate. That follows rate cuts from TSB. Later today, TSB then changed their one year rate lower again to match Kiwibank.

TERM DEPOSIT RATE CHANGES
None here today.

SALES RISE BUT SO DO DROPOUTS
Dominant agency Barfoot & Thompson's October sales point to a reasonably busy summer housing market in Auckland with both prices and volumes higher in October. They now have 22.1 weeks of inventory which is lower than the 2018 average of 23.9 weeks, and lower than the 2017 average of 24.7 weeks. Barfoot's drop-out rate however blipped up to 18.4% in October. The drop-our rate measures the level of listings that never sold and are no longer listed. The average in 2018 has been 13.4% and in 2017 it was 17.7%. Barfoots now have 4,848 listings, the highest level since February 2012. It's a buyers market where buyers are willing to pay.

COMMODITIES LOWER
The ANZ World Commodity Price Index fell for a fifth consecutive month, down -2.4% month-on-month in October. The drop was identical to the monthly fall recorded in September. The annual decline of -5.6% year-on-year is the weakest since mid-2016. The index was driven down by weaker prices for most commodities. The exception was for aluminium. In New Zealand dollars, the declines weren't as steep.

SUVs & PICKUPS LEAVE EVs IN THE DUST
New car sales leapt to 11,767 a new all-time high for any month. Sixty percent were SUVs, and the smaller versions were especially popular. Commercial vehicle sales were also strong but not a record.

'PULL YOUR SOCKS UP'
New Zealand's two banking regulators have been assessing bank culture and practices here in light of the findings by the Australian Hayne inquiry. They report bank conduct and culture problems are not widespread in NZ, but they highlight a culture of banks acting in their own, not customers', interests. More details are here. What can be done about what they found it is here. And what they say about banker pay is here.

ASKING CUSTOMERS ABOUT BANK CONDUCT & CULTURE
The reviewers released results of a survey of 2005 people who were asked questions about their bank. This survey formed part of the basis of their conclusions. You can read it here. But is does have some odd elements. 56% of those surveyed claim to have had a face-to-face connection with their bank. That seems wildly skewed away from the general population, the vast majority of who won't have walked into a bank branch in the past year. The survey responses to customer perceptions about 'trust' are odd as well but consistent with this type of survey in other areas; customers trust 'their bank' but don't trust banks in general. It's a bit like survey results about members of parliament; they like their own MP but diss all MPs as unlikeable. Or they universally claim to be good drivers but say more than half of all drivers are shockers. Hard to know how seriously to take this customer survey on banks. But it was one important thread in the regulator review of banks. (You do wonder what the same people would say about the regulstors.)

REFORM BY INCREASING COMPLEXITY
In Australia, the NSW government will deliver a tax break to future home buyers that will grow over time, cutting the average amount of stamp duty per property transaction by indexing stamp duty to eliminate bracket creep. Currently they levy stamp duties at the rate of 4.5% of the purchase price and higher for homes over AU$1 mln and even higher at 5% over AU$3 mln. The new bracket creep adjustments will not apply to investors. Although hailed as a major reform, it will make their stamp duty regime even more complex, and will open it up to even further gaming opportunities.

BORROWING TO PAY THE GROCERIES
Fonterra says it's considering a bond offer to raise up to $150 million that will be used 'for general corporate purposes'.

CHORUS TO GO TO BOND MARKET TOO
Chorus also says it is considering making an offer of up to $300 mln (with the ability to accept over subscriptions at Chorus’ discretion) of ten year unsecured, unsubordinated, re-setting fixed rate bonds.

SWAP RATES RISE & STEEPEN
Swap rates are up strongly and steepened today. The two year is up by another +3 bps to its highest level in more than three months, the five year is up +4 bps and the ten year is up +5 bps. The UST 10yr yield has softened a little from this morning but is holding its higher level at 3.21%. The UST 2-10 curve has widened to +30 bps. Other benchmark bond rates are still firming too. The Aussie Govt 10yr is at 2.73% (up +3 bps today), the China Govt 10yr is up +1 bp at 3.55%, while the NZ Govt 10 yr is at 2.66% and up another +4 bps. The 90 day bank bill rate is unchanged at 1.94%.

BITCOIN STABLE
The bitcoin price is up marginally to US$6,443 and little changed since this morning.

NZD HOLDING HIGHER
The NZD is holding at just under its weekend level at 66.4 USc. On the cross rates we are holding higher as well at 92.3 AUc, and at 58.3 euro cents. That puts the TWI-5 at just on 70.8.

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          RBNZ and FMA: Banks need to revise their sales incentive structures 'through all layers of management'       Cache   Translate Page      

The Reserve Bank (RBNZ) and Financial Markets Authority (FMA) warn it isn’t good enough for banks to do away with sales incentives for frontline staff when those higher up the chain are still driven by financial performance.

Reporting back on their review of conduct and culture in New Zealand retail banks, the regulators acknowledge banks are “generally reducing their focus on sales performance”.

For example, ASB in July and ANZ, BNZ and Westpac in October removed sales targets for frontline retail staff.

While First Union (which represents bank staff) has applauded these moves, the RBNZ and FMA say “none of the changes announced by banks to date go far enough to create a sustainable culture of good conduct”.

They point out the FMA has undertaken a separate thematic review of banks’ incentive structures (to be published later this month), which has found “incentives schemes in place are highly sales focused, with sales performance typically determining the majority of a salesperson’s variable pay”.

What’s more, the RBNZ and FMA say the controls to manage the risk of inappropriate sales are “unlikely to be effective”.

Many of these controls address other risks, like staff manipulating sales data, poor customer experience and poor record-keeping.

“These may inadvertently identify poor customer outcomes, but they do not directly and systematically identify inappropriate sales.”

Change needed ‘through all layers of management’

Importantly, the RBNZ and FMA expect banks to revise their sales incentive structures “through all layers of management”.

Their sentiment echoes that of Kenneth Hayne, the head of the Australian banking royal commission, who in his interim report released on September 28 explained that basing senior management’s incentives on revenue will “inevitably” affect how they engage with more junior staff.

In a similar vein, the RBNZ and FMA say: “The degree to which senior management focuses on conduct is likely related to how they are incentivised.

“In all banks, a portion of the CEO’s remuneration was linked to the performance and outcomes of the bank, such as financial performance, risk management, strategy and customer relations.

“At six of the 11 banks [it reviewed] approximately two-thirds of the total remuneration for the CEO was based on these variable components.

“In some instances, incentives were linked only to short-term outcomes. This is likely to lead to short-term financial goals being prioritised over long-term customer outcomes.

“Even where CEO remuneration was linked to long-term outcomes, the measures mainly related to financial performance or parent bank considerations rather than customer outcomes or the behaviour of bank staff.

“Boards need to set clear expectations for management about achieving good conduct and culture outcomes.

“Any incentives for senior management need to appropriately balance short-term and long-term outcomes, and be aligned to good outcomes for customers as well as shareholders.”

2019 deadline

The RBNZ and FMA recognise “banks are commercial enterprises,” but say “sustainable profitability” is best achieved when customers understand the products and services they receive, and these are suited to their needs on an ongoing basis.

“In the absence of these criteria, customer confidence declines, as does bank profitability and financial system soundness and efficiency.”

The issue of incentives is the only one identified in the RBNZ/FMA report that calls for specific action within a set timeframe.

They say they expect banks to implement changes to their incentives programmes no later than the first performance year after September 30, 2019.

They will check in with banks to see how their planning is going in March 2019 and report on their responses.

“Any bank that does not, at that date, commit to removing sales incentives for salespeople and their managers will be required to explain how they will strengthen their control systems sufficiently to address the risks of poor conduct that arise with such incentives,” the RBNZ and FMA say.


          What was in and what was out of the FMA & RBNZ's bank conduct and culture report and why      Cache   Translate Page      
Rob Everett & Adrian Orr probe the banks. By Jacky Carpenter.

By Gareth Vaughan

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) have published a report following a four month probe into the conduct and culture of New Zealand's banks.

The review followed the Australian Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, with its high profile highlighting of failings in the treatment of customers across different parts of Australia's financial services sector.

New Zealand's big four banks - ANZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac - are all Australian owned. Thus the FMA and RBNZ said the Australian Royal Commission raised questions as to whether the same failings exist in New Zealand too. The FMA and RBNZ, NZ’s two main regulators of financial markets, say the overall objective of their review is to understand whether there are widespread conduct and culture issues present in banks in NZ.

"The FMA focuses on conduct regulation of some financial market participants, and the RBNZ focuses on maintaining a sound and efficient financial system through prudential regulation. Neither regulator has a direct legislative mandate for regulating the conduct of providers of core retail banking services [being] lending, credit, bank accounts. However, standards of banking conduct are important to the statutory purpose of both regulators, so we decided to test both directly with the banks and with key banking sector stakeholders whether or not there are widespread conduct and culture issues present in New Zealand banks," the FMA and RBNZ say.

The survey focused on retail banking services, given these are used by nearly all New Zealanders. The idea was to identify conduct and culture issues and risks that might be present, and to understand how banks detect, manage and remediate these. The banks in the review were ANZ, ASB, BNZ, Westpac, Kiwibank, TSB, SBS, Rabobank, Heartland Bank, The Co-operative Bank, and HSBC.

"Our review was based on interviews with bank staff and directors, and documents supplied to us by the banks. The review was not an audit of individual files or accounts, or a detailed investigation of historical cases like that of the Australian Royal Commission. We assessed the information that was provided directly to us by banks, and tested this in our onsite reviews. Banks were generally open, engaged and cooperative throughout the process. We also sought insights from other banking industry stakeholders and conducted a consumer survey," the FMA and RBNZ say.

The stakeholders were FinCap, Consumer NZ, the New Zealand Bankers' Association, First Union and E tu. The survey was of 2,000 New Zealanders aged 18 and over. It asked about the quality of interactions and communications with their banks, their awareness and experience of their bank's complaint processes, and the level of trust they have with their own bank and the banking industry as a whole. 

"We did not undertake a detailed investigation of how banks ensure that products and services, including lending, are suitable for their customers. The Australian Royal Commission interim report highlighted weaknesses in Australian banks’ processes for investigating and verifying the financial position of their customers in credit assessments. In particular, concerns were raised about Australian banks’ reliance on minimum expenditure benchmarks, rather than estimating actual customer expenditure," the FMA and RBNZ say.

The regulators say they received more than 1,000 documents from the banks, interviewed 572 staff ranging from frontline staff to senior executives and directors, visited head offices, contact centres and branches. Six of the 11 banks had a bank representative, such as a staff member from its regulatory affairs, team present in the interviews with bank staff. When this was the case the regulators say they also provided the opportunity for staff to speak to them without the bank representative present. Bank staff were advised that what was discussed was in confidence and did not need to be disclosed to their employer.

The review took place over four months and did not include an audit or detailed investigation of each bank, did not review individual transactions, accounts, credit decisions or product sales. While a critical fact check was undertaken with each bank, the findings were not discussed with the banks and stakeholders prior to the completion of the report.

The regulators point out that the conduct of banks directly affects their customers.

"High standards of conduct support the fair, sound, efficient and transparent delivery of banking products and services, as well as confident participation by retail customers, businesses and investors in banking. Poor conduct is a contributing factor to poor customer outcomes and loss of trust in the banking system, and can be associated with other banking risks. One of the key drivers of conduct is a bank’s culture. Culture influences how management and staff behave on a daily basis. An effective culture within banks includes consistently putting customers at the centre of decision-making, product design, sales and advice processes, and all day-to-day activities," the FMA and RBNZ say.

"In this report, we do not attribute findings to individual banks, because our focus is on the industry as a whole. However, we do draw some conclusions in relation to large banks and small banks.The four largest banks (ANZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac), which we refer to collectively as ‘large banks’, each have a market share of at least 14%. All of the other banks, collectively referred to as ‘small banks’, each have a market share of less than 8%. We also considered whether there are gaps in the framework for the regulation of retail banking services that may undermine the effectiveness or efficiency of conduct supervision or regulation."


          FMA & RBNZ report highlights several ways government could address regulatory gaps to incentivise banks to develop & maintain appropriate management of conduct risk      Cache   Translate Page      
Rob Everett & Adrian Orr probe banks, by Jacky Carpenter.

By Gareth Vaughan

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) say that whilst their probe of bank conduct and culture has identified problems, they're not the result of gaps in regulation. Rather, the regulators argue, the problem sits with the banks themselves.

"The issues identified in this review are not the result of gaps in regulation. The power to make changes rests with the banks, and their desire to change should come from a genuine focus on improving customer outcomes – not the need to comply with the law," the FMA and RBNZ say.

However the regulators also note that neither of them - New Zealand's two key financial markets regulators - has a direct legislative mandate for regulating the conduct of providers of core retail banking services such as lending, credit, and bank accounts.

The FMA and RBNZ say their review has not identified any notable gaps for the RBNZ as prudential regulator of banks. However, for the FMA as conduct regulator, it found gaps in conduct regulation across licensing requirements, rules, requirements and standards that the regulated population must adhere to, enforcement tools that enable regulators to bring about changes in behaviour or provide redress, and the capacity and approach of the regulator.

Specific examples of conduct regulation gaps cited include:

• A lack of accountability, and a lack of requirements for systems and controls in relation to the governance and management of conduct risk.
• A lack of requirements in capturing and reporting on misconduct as well as handling customer complaints and undertaking remediation activity.

The review also highlighted weaknesses in the legislative framework for products that are sold without advice, and a lack of a requirement to consider customer outcomes throughout a product lifecycle, the FMA and RBNZ say.

"These examples demonstrate the inherent vulnerability in a regulatory system that assigns regulatory coverage to activities and products rather than to entities. Although a consumer may consider that they have a relationship with a bank, New Zealand’s regulatory regime, and those of many other countries, determines regulatory coverage based on whether, or how, certain products and services are offered to retail customers," the regulators say.

"While there are strengths in this approach, such as the ability to tailor rules to particular product and service risks, there is no coherent set of obligations and regulatory influence that applies to all dealings between an entity and its retail customers."

"The lack of conduct requirements in the delivery of banking products (particularly those distributed without financial advice) has hampered the FMA’s regulatory oversight and the development of consistently strong governance and management of conduct risk across the industry," the FMA and RBNZ say.

"The limitations of the FMA’s regulatory remit, in relation to general banking conduct, – and more broadly in terms of resourcing constraints at the RBNZ – has made it challenging for us to prioritise bank conduct and culture issues against our more clearly mandated responsibilities. These limitations have likely contributed to the industry’s response to conduct risk being slower and less far reaching than we would like."

The regulators highlight a number of ways the government could address regulatory gaps, to incentivise banks to develop and maintain appropriate management of conduct risk. These include; 

• Establishing basic legal duties on banks to protect or enhance customer interests and outcomes.
• Requiring banks to have adequate systems and controls to govern, manage and remediate conduct risk.
• Providing regulators with sufficient supervision and enforcement powers and resources to ensure banks meet these obligations, including requiring better information on conduct issues or risks and the option of penalties to incentivise appropriate behaviour.
• Clarifying accountability and individual responsibility for management of conduct, including the potential for direct liability for senior managers.

"We appreciate that further policy work will be required to fully explore all options. In recommending that the Government consider the options noted above, we are also mindful of the number of reviews currently under way in relation to financial services regulation. These include the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill, the Reserve Bank Act review, the review of insurance contract law and conduct regulation, and the review of consumer credit legislation," the FMA and RBNZ say.

Here's a statement from Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi & Finance Minister Grant Robertson in response to the FMA & RBNZ report.

Banks must lift their game to ensure the rights of customers are protected, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says. 

A review of bank conduct, released today by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), identifies instances of poor conduct by bank staff and weaknesses in bank processes to manage them.

“We are not happy to hear that there are problems, but by identifying them we now have an opportunity to fix them. New Zealand customers should get fair treatment and their needs must be put first,” said Kris Faafoi.

“It’s important banks do much better at identifying problems and risks in their business and fixing them before they become a much bigger problem.”

Minister of Finance Hon Grant Robertson said that dealing with the problems identified in the report was critical to ensure New Zealanders have confidence in their banking system.

“Any weaknesses in how banks manage the way they behave is a concern.

“This report highlights why we must remain vigilant to the risks that Australian customers are facing. Banks need to provide a service that’s acceptable by New Zealanders and my hope is they will do this by placing customers at the heart of their decision making,” said Grant Robertson.

“This is not an end, rather a beginning to ensure banks deliver on the privilege of being licenced to operate in this country.”

The FMA and RBNZ will provide specific individual feedback to each bank later this month. The banks will then have until March 2019 to report back to the regulators and provide plans for addressing the feedback. 

The Government would also be looking closely at the findings from the Australian Royal Commission, anticipated in February 2019, and will be asking the RBNZ and FMA to study the final report to determine if further action is needed in New Zealand.

Kris Faafoi said the Government would be taking on board the report’s recommendations on the regulatory environment for bank conduct and will determine if regulations need to change.

A programme of work is already underway to improve the regulation of New Zealand’s financial system and to prioritise customer interests. This includes the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill to strengthen regulation of financial advice, changes to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act to target irresponsible lending, and a review of insurance contract law.

“Ultimately, New Zealand banks need to step up and take greater responsibility for their systems and processes, so that consumers can have confidence that their finances are in safe hands,” said Kris Faafoi.


          Air New Zealand Takes Delivery of its First A321neo      Cache   Translate Page      

Air New Zealand has become a new operator of the A321neo, following the delivery of its first aircraft this weekend. In total, Air New Zealand will acquire 20 A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines. Aircraft accommodates 214 passengers in a comfortable single-class layout. With a recently received plane, […]

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          Fletcher Building takes on Māori and Pacific Island values      Cache   Translate Page      

Fletcher Building, the biggest construction firm in New Zealand is training young employees in Māori and Pacific Island values.  Sixteen employees graduated from the company’s learning and development programme at Mataatua Marae in Tāmaki Makaurau today. 

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          VỀ VIỆC TRUMP MUỐN BÃI BỎ QUYỀN HƯỞNG QUỐC TỊCH MỸ THEO NƠI SINH (Trịnh Hữu Long - Luật Khoa)       Cache   Translate Page      



Posted on 02/11/2018

Trong một cuộc phỏng vấn được phát trên đài HBO ngày 30-10, Tổng thống Mỹ Donald Trump tuyên bố ông sẽ bãi bỏ quy chế thụ hưởng quốc tịch theo nơi sinh đối với những đứa trẻ có bố mẹ không phải là công dân Mỹ hoặc là người nhập cư bất hợp pháp ở Mỹ.

Ông nói, “chúng ta [nước Mỹ] là nước duy nhất trên thế giới nơi mà một ai đó tới, có con, và đứa trẻ đó nghiễm nghiên là công dân Mỹ… với tất cả mọi quyền lợi. Điều đó thật lố lịch. Điều đó thật lố bịch. Nó phải chấm dứt.”

Tổng thống Trump cũng cho biết ông sẽ làm việc này bằng một sắc lệnh hành pháp mà không cần phải sửa đổi Hiến pháp.

Vậy ta cần hiểu vấn đề này như thế nào?

Trước hết, quốc tịch theo nơi sinh là gì?

Hiểu đơn giản là một người được sinh ra ở nước nào thì nghiễm nhiên có quốc tịch của nước đó.

Thuật ngữ này ở Mỹ gọi là “birthright citizenship”, còn trong tiếng Latin gọi là “Jus soli”.

Trên thế giới hiện nay có hơn 30 nước áp dụng chính sách này chứ không phải chỉ có Mỹ như ông Trump nói. Trong số đó có cả Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, v.v. Theo Tạp chí Nhân quyền Harvard, một số nước trước đây cũng áp dụng chính sách này nhưng đã bãi bỏ trong những thập kỷ vừa qua, trong đó có Anh, Ireland, Úc, New Zealand, Ấn Độ, Malta và Cộng hoà Dominican.

Trên thế giới, có hai cách chính để xác định quốc tịch cho trẻ em mới sinh là quốc tịch theo nơi sinh (như Mỹ hiện nay) và quốc tịch theo huyết thống (như Việt Nam hiện nay). Tuy nhiên, Luật Quốc tịch Việt Nam (lẫn nhiều nước khác) đều thừa nhận một số trường hợp hạn hữu mà có thể áp dụng quy chế quốc tịch theo nơi sinh một cách có điều kiện.

Hiến pháp Mỹ nói gì về quốc tịch?

Hiến pháp Mỹ, có hiệu lực từ năm 1788, ban đầu không định nghĩa khái niệm quốc tịch. Mỹ mặc nhiên áp dụng nguyên tắc jus soli nói trên theo truyền thống pháp luật đã có từ thời thuộc địa Anh.

Đến khi sửa đổi hiến pháp bằng Tu chính án thứ 14 vào năm 1868 thì vấn đề này mới được làm rõ.

Theo đó, bản Tu chính án này nói rằng, “tất cả những người được sinh ra hoặc nhập tịch ở Hoa Kỳ, và do đó nằm dưới quyền tài phán [của Hoa Kỳ], đều là công dân của Hoa Kỳ và của tiểu bang nơi họ cư trú.”

Cũng cần phải nói thêm rằng luật pháp Hoa Kỳ, khác với Việt Nam, không chỉ dựa trên Hiến pháp và luật thành văn do Quốc hội ban hành, mà còn dựa rất nhiều trên các án lệ (case law).

Vụ án nổi tiếng tại Tối cao Pháp viện Hoa Kỳ xác lập rõ ràng quy chế quốc tịch theo nơi sinh là vụ United States v. Wong Kim Ark năm 1898. Số là anh Wong Kim Ark được sinh ra ở San Francisco, Mỹ năm 1873 và có cha mẹ đều là người nhập cư từ Trung Quốc. Khi anh Wong lớn lên thì cha mẹ anh về lại Trung Quốc và anh có ghé thăm họ hai lần vào năm 1894 và 1895. Lần đi năm 1894, khi về lại Mỹ thì được nhập cảnh bình thường như công dân, nhưng đến lần năm 1895 thì bị từ chối với lý do không phải công dân Mỹ. Anh kiện. Vụ kiện lên đến Tối cao Pháp viện thì được tuyên rằng, chính quyền không thể từ chối quốc tịch của bất kỳ ai sinh ra trên lãnh thổ Mỹ, theo Tu chính án thứ 14, trừ trường hợp con cái của quan chức ngoại giao.

Kể từ đó, quy chế quốc tịch theo nơi sinh mặc nhiên được thừa nhận và thi hành cho đến nay.

Quy định như vậy thì có bị người nước ngoài lợi dụng để con cái có quốc tịch Mỹ không?

Người nước ngoài có tìm cách lợi dụng không thì không rõ, nhưng rõ ràng có việc người nước ngoài đến Mỹ sinh con và con cái họ nghiễm nhiên có quốc tịch Mỹ. Những người nước ngoài này đến Mỹ theo visa du lịch hoặc làm việc, hoặc nhập cư bất hợp pháp vào Mỹ, rồi sinh con trên đất Mỹ.

Lưu ý là con có quốc tịch Mỹ nhưng bố mẹ thì không. Đến năm 21 tuổi, con cái có thể bảo lãnh cho cha mẹ được định cư tại Mỹ theo diện thẻ xanh (green card), sau một số năm sống ở Mỹ thì có thể nộp đơn xin nhập tịch.

Theo Trung tâm Nghiên cứu Pew, vào năm 2014 có khoảng 11,1 triệu người nhập cư bất hợp pháp sinh sống ở Mỹ. Việt Nam cũng có phần trong số này với khoảng 118 nghìn người, theo một thống kê trong giai đoạn 2010 – 2014.

Kể từ năm 1980, con số trẻ sinh ra trong những gia đình nhập cư bất hợp pháp ngày càng tăng, từ 30 nghìn trẻ năm 1980 lên đến mức kỷ lục 390 nghìn trẻ vào năm 2007, trước khi giảm dần xuống 250 nghìn năm 2016.

Hiện có khoảng 5 triệu trẻ được sinh ra và đang sinh sống trên đất Mỹ có bố mẹ là người nhập cư bất hợp pháp. Những đứa trẻ này, dù có quốc tịch Mỹ, nhưng còn bị gọi là “anchor baby” với hàm ý phân biệt với trẻ có bố mẹ là người Mỹ. Việc dùng cụm từ này hiện nay là một vấn đề nhạy cảm ở Mỹ. Ở Canada thì họ có cụm từ khác là “passport baby”.

Trên thực tế, vấn đề quốc tịch này nằm trong một vấn đề lớn hơn và cực kỳ phức tạp ở Mỹ, đó là chính sách nhập cư. Đảng Cộng hoà của Tổng thống Trump có xu hướng hạn chế nhập cư vì cho rằng người nhập cư gây mất an ninh và lấy đi việc làm của người Mỹ. Đảng Dân chủ chủ trương chào đón người nhập cư và tạo điều kiện cho họ có cơ hội xây dựng một cuộc đời mới trên đất Mỹ, cho rằng nước Mỹ bản chất là đất nước của những người nhập cư và bản thân nền kinh tế Mỹ cũng cần người nhập cư.

Về khái niệm “người nhập cư bất hợp pháp” được nói đến trong bài thì có một số cụm từ thường được dùng song song trong tiếng Anh như “unauthorized immigrants” hay “illegal immigrants”, có khi lại dùng cụm từ “undocumented immigrants” (người nhập cư không có giấy tờ). Ngày nay, cụm “illegal immigrants” ngày càng ít được sử dụng hơn.

Trong giai đoạn 2010 – 2014, có tổng số khoảng 118 nghìn người Việt Nam nhập cư bất hợp pháp sinh sống ở Mỹ. Ảnh: Viện Chính sách Nhập cư.







           Kiwi pair hit a record 43 runs from an over in one-day match       Cache   Translate Page      
Two New Zealand batsmen have combined to set a world record by hitting 43 runs from a single over in a domestic one-day cricket match
          Apple Highlights 2018 MacBook Air and Mac Mini Reviews      Cache   Translate Page      
Reviews for the new 2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini went live this morning ahead of tomorrow's launch, and in a press release, Apple this afternoon highlighted reviews from several media sites that were able to spend some time with the new machines.

Apple shared review passages from sites that include CNBC, WIRED, Daring Fireball, PC Mag, Six Colors, Tom's Guide, and more.


Daring Fireball, for example, called the MacBook Air the MacBook that "most people should buy," and the Daily Express said "fans of this laptop" will love the new update because "it takes the concept of power and ultimate portability to a whole new level."

Gear Patrol said the MacBook Air is the "perfect computer" for anyone looking to do "normal things" like web browsing, answering emails, and watching movies, while Refinery29 highlighted the MacBook Air's 12-hour battery life.

As for the Mac mini, Six Colors said that the new update allows it to fill a wide range of needs, from basic server needs to "high-end applications that require a great deal of processor power."

Tom's Guide said that the Mac mini is the best option for those who want a compact Mac desktop for streaming media or getting into Apple computing, and ZDNet said the new version is "designed for all types of users" and is "no longer serving a niche market."

As with prior reviews roundups for devices like the iPad Pro, Apple has only highlighted the positive elements from each review. For anyone considering a purchase of one of these machines, it's worth taking a deeper dive into the reviews to get a full picture of both the positives and the negatives.

Apple's full list of Mac mini and MacBook Air review selections can be seen in the article shared through the Apple Newsroom, while additional reviews can be found in our Mac mini and MacBook Air review roundups.

The new 2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini models officially launch tomorrow and base configurations will be available in Apple retail stores and from third-party retailers.

The first pre-orders for the machines are also set to be delivered on November 7 and have already started arriving in Australia and New Zealand.

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          First iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini Orders Begin Arriving to Customers in Australia and New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page      
Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their hands on new devices on launch day because of time zone differences, and the Apple's newest devices are no exception.

It's morning time in Australia and New Zealand and customers who pre-ordered one a new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac mini are beginning to receive their shipments and have started sharing arrival news on Twitter, Instagram, and the MacRumors forums.


There are no Apple Stores in New Zealand, so customers in Australia are the first to be able to purchase one of Apple's new devices from an Apple retail location. Apple should have iPad Pro models available for walk-in purchases along with base models of the MacBook Air and Mac mini.


iPad Pro pre-orders sold out quickly after the new tablet was announced, so how much stock will be available for walk-in purchases is unknown.

Following New Zealand and Australia, iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini sales sales will kick off in Asia, Europe, and finally, North America. Apple Stores globally are opening up at their standard times to allow customers to pick up reserved devices and make walk-in purchases.


In the United States, the first new device deliveries and sales will take place on the East Coast starting at 8:00 a.m.

Aside from Apple, other retailers including carriers and big box stores should also be stocking the new devices.

We'll be sharing first impressions of the new device from actual Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand, so make sure to stay tuned to MacRumors and if you've received a new MacBook Air, Mac mini, or iPad Pro, let us know what you think.

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          New Zealand's Napier Port to Build Additional Wharf      Cache   Translate Page      
Napier Port’s resource consent applications to build an additional wharf on its container terminal and carry out further dredging have been approved.According to the New Zealand port operator, it is a vital regional asset which supports local business to employ an estimated 27…
          The highs, lows and 'absolutely traumatising' moments of life in the wild      Cache   Translate Page      

Miriam Lancewood and her partner told their families they'd be gone for a year. But a decade later they're still living deep in the New Zealand wilderness, hunting animals to survive — no easy feat for a woman who was raised a vegetarian.


          'I thought he was a doll': Fisherman saves toddler floating in a rip at New Zealand beach      Cache   Translate Page      

Gus Hutt was at a fishing spot he does not usually go to when he saw the 18-month-old boy floating in a rip, but thought he was looking at a porcelain doll until the child "let out a little squeak".


          Tiny Stars Cotton Fabric, Dark Grey Ivory Cotton Stars Fabric- 1/2 Yard by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page      

4.00 USD

This fabric is cotton fabric, tiny stars, ivory and dark grey color, 2 colors: 1 ivory background, 2 dark grey background.


* Fabric: 100% cotton, soft, medium weight, 170g/yard.
* Width 63 inch (160cm), listed for 18"X63" (45cm x 160cm). If you need one yard, I will ship 90 cm X160cm.
* Additional yardage will be cut in one continuous piece.
* Suit for clothing, craft, quilt ...

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          20cm Width Ribbing and Binding Knit Fabric For Neckline, Cuffs, Hems - Choose From 47 colors by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page      

3.60 USD

This is knit cotton ribbing fabric, 47 colors are available: .

25#-53#:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/517474187/20cm-width-ribbing-and-binding-knit

* Fabric: 100% cotton ribbing fabric, knit color.
* Width: in picture, listing for one color 7.8"(20cm) length.
* Additional qualtities will be cut in one continuous piece.
* It suits for binding work, neckline, cuffs, hems...


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          1/2 Yard - Red Black Hexagon Mesh Fabric For Bags Lining Desinger Clothes Hollowed Fabric For Creative Costume Designer by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page      

9.50 USD

This fabric is a good mesh fabric fabric, hollow, white background, red and black color, 4 styles: A black small hole, B black large hole, C red small hole, D red large hole.

* Mesh fabric : polyester, air layer, hexagon hollow, no stretch, heavy, medium soft, a bit crisp.
* Weight: A 360g/yard, B 310g/yard, C 375g/yard, D 355g/yard
* Thickness: large hole 1.6mm; small hole 1.4mm.
* Width 61 inch (156cm), listed for 18'X61" (45cm x 156cm). If you need one yard, I will ship 90 cm X156cm.
* Additional yardage will be cut in one continuous piece
* Suit for bag lining, clothes, desinger...

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          White Black Mesh Fabric For Bags Lining Designer Clothes Hollowed- 1/2 yard by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page      

7.50 USD

This fabric is a nice mesh fabric fabric, hollow, white and black color.

* Mesh fabric : polyester, hexagon hollow, slight thread in the hollow, smooth, no stretch, heavy, crisp, 290g/yard.
* Hollow: 2.5*4mm ; Thickness: 1mm
* Width 57 inch (145cm), listed for 18'X57" (45cm x 145cm). If you need one yard, I will ship 90 cm X145cm.
* Additional yardage will be cut in one continuous piece
* Suit for bag lining, clothes, it is crisp, not good for closing skin...

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          Heavy White Black Mesh Fabric For Bags Lining Designer Clothes Hollowed- 1/2 yard by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page      

7.90 USD

This fabric is a nice mesh fabric fabric, hollow, white and black color.

* Mesh fabric : polyester, hexagon hollow, one side black one side white, soft, good drapy, strong, heavy, 335g/yard.
* Hollow: 5.5*8mm ; Thickness: 1.6 mm
* Width 59 inch (150cm), listed for 18'X59" (45cm x 150cm). If you need one yard, I will ship 90 cm X150cm.
* Additional yardage will be cut in one continuous piece
* Suit for bag, clothes, craft sewing ...

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          Summer Floral Cotton Linen Fabric, Watercolour Flower Style in Pastel Pink Blue Purple for Clothes Dress Bag- 1/2 yard by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page      

5.00 USD

This fabric is a nice linen cotton fabric, watercolor summer floral, water painting style, shabby chic, 3 colors: 1 pastel pink, 2 pastel blue, 3 pastel purple.



* Fabric: linen cotton, bright flower, soft, medium weight.
* Width 57 inch (145cm), listed for 18"X57" (45cm x 145cm). If you need one yard, I will ship 90cm X145cm.
* Additional yardage will be cut in one continuous piece.
* Suit for clothing, table runner, table runner, curtain, dress, bags...


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          Cartoon Floral Cotton Fabric With Pink Yellow Tiny Flower & Cute Cats Cotton - A Half Yard by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page      

4.50 USD

This fabric is a nice cotton fabric, little pink yellow flower and cute cats printing, 2 colors: 1 yellow, 2 pink.

* Cotton fabric: 100% cotton, shabby style, medium weight, 170g/yard
* Width 57 inch (145cm), listed for 1/2 yard 18“X57" (45cm x 145cm). If you need one yard, I will ship 90 cm X145cm.
* Additional yardage will be cut in one continuous piece.
* Suit for sewing crafting, dress, clothing, curtain, sewing crafting decor


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

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          Paisley Floral Cotton Fabric In Purple Navy Blue Yellow Cotton Fabric For Summer - A Half Yard by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page      

4.50 USD

This fabric is a nice flower cotton fabric, nice paisley flower printing, 3 colors: 1 purple, 2 yellow, 3 navy blue.

* Cotton fabric: 100% cotton, soft, light weight, 100g/yard
* Width 44 inch (112cm), listed for 1/2 yard 18“X44" (45cm x 112cm). If you need one yard, I will ship 90 cm X112cm.
* Additional yardage will be cut in one continuous piece.
* Suit for sewing crafting, dress, clothing, curtain, sewing crafting decor


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          Russell Peters Announces DEPORTED WORLD TOUR      Cache   Translate Page      

Global comedy superstar Russell Peters is thrilled to announce his return to Portland for his World Deported Tour at the Keller Auditorium on February 8, 2019. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, November 9 at 10am. The Emmy, Gemini and Peabody award winning comic will perform his unique and sometimes controversial brand of humor home once again. Peters' new show features all new material including plenty of Russell's signature audience interactions.

Russell Peters returns to live touring after taking time off to film his smash hit CTV/Netflix series The Indian Detective. The Indian Detective also stars Anupam Kher (The Big Sick, Silver Linings Playbook), William Shatner (Star Trek), Christina Cole (Suits, Casino Royale) and Mishqah Parthiephal (Keeping Up with the Kandasamys).

Peters can also be seen in the films, The Clapper with Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried and Tracy Morgan as well as Supercon with Ryan Kwanten and John Malkovich, and Adventures in Public School with Judy Greer.

The Deported World Tour kicked off in Australia and New Zealand in February 2018 and has already travelled to over 29 cities in 20 countries and been seen by over 100,00 fans worldwide. The tour will continue well into 2019 and Peters will then take an extended break from live touring to focus on other ventures and spend more time at home with his daughter.

Listed on the Forbes List as one of the top ten Highest Earning Comics in the U.S. since 2009, Peters has spent the last 29 years building a career to become one of the biggest comics in the world. Thanks to YouTube and his global following, Peters has sold-out arenas from Madison Square Garden to the Sydney Opera House. Peters has also performed for the troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and on the USS Eisenhower and the HMCS Winnipeg, and appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Lopez Tonight, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and on HBO, CNN, MTV, BBC, Showtime and Comedy Central. Peters 2010 memoir, Call Me Russell, was a Globe and Mail number one bestseller in Canada.

Peters is an active philanthropist having donated more than a million dollars over the past several years to various charities from the Brampton Civic Hospital, Gilda's Club, the MS Society of Canada and a scholarship at his old high-school; The Russell Peters North Peel Scholarship, which sends a deserving student to college. The scholarship is now in its ninth year.

www.russellpeters.com / Twitter @therealrussellp


          Comment on ‘A Star Is Born’: After Teens ‘Severely Triggered’ New Zealand Film Board Adds Warning Note to the Film by JB      Cache   Translate Page      
To DD, how could anyone be "too sensitive to things like this" if they don't know it is there? I hope you never lose anyone to suicide! I lost my brother 6 years ago to suicide and this movie was like reliving the last few days of his life! I went to be entertained, I left sobbing and distraught. A simple note that there was suicide content would have allowed me to be educated in my decision, just like they do for violence, sexual content and swearing! Have we become so numb as a society that a suicide scene is not worthy of a warning? I can only hope that this movie stirs conversation and pushes for education to prevent suicide!
          New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern received death threat over government's use of pesticide      Cache   Translate Page      
The New Zealand prime minister has been the subject of a death threat from environmental campaigners who have intensified their opposition to the government's use of the poison 1080 to tackle invasive wildlife.Jacinda Ardern told a local television st
          Cathay Pacific promotion: Zurich to South East Asia from €411, Australia / New Zealand €687!      Cache   Translate Page      

Tweet Cathay Pacific, one of few 5-star airlines, also awarded as”Best Airlines in 2014″ (By Skytrax), are running some attractive promotional sale from Europe. This time we have picked for you some attractive return flights from Switzerland (Zurich). Consider to book some great deals to destinations such as Thailand (Bangkok), Philippines (Angeles City, Manila). Bangkok or Indonesia (Jakarta, Surabaya, …

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          Hospital Chaplain - MidCentral District Health Board      Cache   Translate Page      

The Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy (ICHC) comprises a broad composition of Churches. We are committed to promoting, maintaining and developing, relevant, flexible, and competent Chaplaincy services within the Aotearoa New Zealand healthcare environment.


          Manu Tuilagi passed fit to terrorise New Zealand like in England's epic 2012 win      Cache   Translate Page      
Injury-plagued centre who scored one try and made two more that day ready to face world champs after hamstring strain
          Air New Zealand Are Back With Another Wild Safety Video      Cache   Translate Page      
Air New Zealand have become famous around the world for their air safety videos. Their latest effort is very much a 'proudly Kiwi' affair.
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Yes up and about last dose of the antibiotics This morning, Wednesday as it stands here in New Zealand is again uncommonly cold. I have slept an ungodly number of hours yet for someone like me that i
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Again good morning from New Zealand.Its a beautiful sunny day but Im sure you are not interested in that.Last night before going to bed I thought to put on a movie.I had spent ages talking to a friend
          Cooking the Books podcast: Can buying with a friend get you a house?      Cache   Translate Page      
Cooking the Books podcast: Can buying with a friend get you a house?#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's how to make shared equity work for you. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to "Cooking the Books: Can buying with a... Reported by New Zealand Herald 2 hours ago.
          Michael Venus to kick off ATP World Tour finals      Cache   Translate Page      
New Zealand's Michael Venus and his South African partner Raven Klaasen will kick off the ATP World Tour finals in London on Sunday night [NZT]
          Infants to finally be offered meningicoccal B vaccine      Cache   Translate Page      
New Zealand finally has a vaccination for its most-common form of the killer meningococcal disease.
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Tuilagi has trained fully this week and is included in the 25-man squad.
          Interview With Luke Bell, April 2, 2007      Cache   Translate Page      
PNF talks to Luke Bell about his exciting race at IM New Zealand, that has brought confidence for the full 26.2miles. Also a tough day trying to come back and defend in Oceanside 3-weeks later, and his thoughts on IM Australia with the much anticipated Ironman debut of Craig Alexander. Have the Aussies now become the dominant force in both Men's and Women's Ironman racing......he thinks so.
          Blah, Blah, With Paula - March 18, 2007      Cache   Translate Page      
Huddle talks with Paula about the recent racing at Ironman New Zealand and Ironman South Africa, up coming racing at the Ford Ironman 70.3 California and Ford Ironman Arizona and the much anticipated launch of Newton Running Shoes.
          11/7/2018: SPORT: New Zealand look to extend ODI win streak over Pakistan      Cache   Translate Page      

New Zealand may have not lost a one-day international to Pakistan for four years, but captain Kane Williamson is not taking anything for granted when the sides take to the field in Abu Dhabi today. The Black Caps have won their past 11 games in the...
          Two Bluesfest sideshows coming to New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page      
Two Bluesfest NZ sideshows are coming to our shores. 
          NZ guide issued to help businesses understand food safety responsibilities      Cache   Translate Page      
New Zealand Food Safety has published a food safety guide for directors, executives and business owners. The guide contains information on the importance of food governance, responsibilities and roles in assuring food safety performance, and tools to monitor and verify system operations. It says effective food safety practices can lead to a competitive advantage. “Food safety... Continue Reading
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          England look to profit from Brad Shields’ inside info against All Blacks      Cache   Translate Page      

• Former All Blacks Under-20 knows secrets from Hurricanes
• Shields ‘in the conversation’ for selection before England move

Brad Shields knows the messages will start arriving soon. Having left New Zealand provincial rugby last summer to chase his dream of playing for England, the 27-year-old knows the All Blacks rather better than he does his new teammates and facing the haka at Twickenham will be almost like gazing into a mirror.

If anything, it is his former Hurricanes teammates such as Beauden Barrett and Ardie Savea who will feel even more disconcerted. Shields was their Super Rugby captain until recently; now, according to Ben Youngs, he is divulging their trade secrets.

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          Flying from Auckland to Houston on Air New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page      
Greg Fleming flies from Auckland to Houston on Air New Zealand. Plane: A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Class: Premium Economy which means you can bring two pieces of carry on (up to 7kg each) and two pieces of checked luggage (up...
          Air New Zealand remakes its safety video into an EPIC old school hip hop music video      Cache   Translate Page      

Air New Zealand is back with a funky new video for their in-air safety briefing. The airline is known for its big scale airline safety videos, with one of their ... Read more

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          Foreign Minister to visit Europe, attend EAS and APEC      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – New Zealand Government Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Europe today to open two new New Zealand embassies, hold bilateral talks, and attend Armistice Day centenary commemorations.Rt Hon Winston Peters Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Foreign Affairs 7 November 2018 Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Europe today […]
          NZ marks 100 years since flu outbreak in Samoa      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – New Zealand Government Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced support for a memorial and the refurbishment of the nurses training centre to mark the centenary of the deadly 1918 influenza pandemic reaching Samoas shores. Rt Hon Winston Peters Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Foreign Affairs 7 November 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Foreign […]
          Foreign Minister to visit Europe, attend EAS and APEC      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – New Zealand Government Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Europe today to open two new New Zealand embassies, hold bilateral talks, and attend Armistice Day centenary commemorations.Rt Hon Winston Peters Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Foreign Affairs 7 November 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Foreign Minister to visit Europe, attend EAS and […]
          Aston, Bentley, Lambo, McLaren: the ultimate automotive pop-up store?      Cache   Translate Page      
Automotive "pop-up" stores are becoming a thing in New Zealand.
          George Burgess banned and misses England v New Zealand Test – BBC Sport      Cache   Translate Page      
BBC SportEngland forward George Burgess will miss the final New Zealand Test after being found guilty of eye-gouging. Burgess, 26, has been suspended for four matches for the incident during England’s series-clinching win on Sunday. An international panel found …England forward George Burgess given four-match ban for eye-gougingSkySportsLeague: England front-rower George Burgess handed four-game suspension […]
          League: Kiwis winger Jordan Rapana played second half of New Zealand's loss to England with injury says Kiwis boss Maguire      Cache   Translate Page      
Kiwis winger Jordan Rapana will return home tomorrow and could face up to six months on the sideline after injuring his shoulder in the second test loss to England in Liverpool.Kiwis head coach Michael Maguire revealed to Radio...
          League: Three things to take from the Kiwis disappointing loss to England      Cache   Translate Page      
Kiwis vs England – Three things Mistakes and mayhem cost Kiwis Eight minutes in the second half completely turned this match. With New Zealand leading 14-6 with 25 minutes to play, cool heads were needed but the Kiwis lost...
          Makinson treble helps England win rugby league series vs NZ      Cache   Translate Page      
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Winger Tom Makinson put on a show with a hat trick of tries for England to beat New Zealand 20-14 at Anfield on Sunday and wrap up their three-test rugby league series with a game to spare.England twice...
          League: Former Wests Tigers centre Taane Milne signs two-year deal with New Zealand Warriors      Cache   Translate Page      
Former Wests Tigers centre Taane Milne has been given an NRL lifeline by the New Zealand Warriors, signing a two-year deal with the club. The Sunday Telegraph reported the deal, which stemmed from a handwritten letter sent by...
          Rugby league: Test ideal time for Johnson to shine      Cache   Translate Page      
Shaun Johnson, this is your moment. The Kiwis half has proved his mettle on big occasions in the past and this is another one.New Zealand isn't a one-man team — far from it — but the halfback's performance in the second test against...
          League: Kiwis on brink of something special      Cache   Translate Page      
According to second rower Kevin Proctor, the good times aren't far away for this Kiwis side.After last week's 18-16 defeat to England, the New Zealand team must win in Liverpool on Sunday (Monday morning NZT) to keep the series...
          Healy sets sights on number one ranking ahead of crucial month      Cache   Translate Page      
Cian Healy is targeting top spot in the world rugby rankings as Ireland prepare for key November Tests against Argentina and New Zealand.
          XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 05, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

The Pound lifted on a report that the EU and UK are close to making a deal on Brexit, which will reportedly involve keeping the UK in the customs union (according to sources cited by the Sunday Times). Cable posted a high of 1.3025 in opening trade in New Zealand after closing Friday at 1.2065, while GBP-JPY rallied to a two-week high and EUR-GBP to a two-week low. Elsewhere, USD-JPY has remained within a 25 pip range so far today in typically directionless early-week trading. The range has been 113.10 to 113.33. The high is still the highest level seen since last Wednesday.


          Griff Rhys Jones - Where Was I?      Cache   Translate Page      

Griff Rhys Jones, UK comedy great, actor and star of the iconic Not the Nine O’Clock News, is bringing his hilarious live show of stories, anecdotes and stand-up, Where Was I?, to New Zealand this November. Griff ...

Christchurch | Wednesday, 7 November 2018


          Love Pink Cocktail Lessons      Cache   Translate Page      

Summer is always a rosy affair and to celebrate the launch of Gordon’s Pink Gin to New Zealand, LK (more formerly known as Liquor King) is hosting cocktail lessons across the country – and you’re invited! Pink ...

Christchurch | Wednesday, 7 November 2018


          Growing fintech opportunities emerges from banking review      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – Make Lemonade While the results from the review by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and the Reserve bank could have been more positive, New Zealand banks have been looking at options to improve customer experience and embrace the fintech community which is great for all Kiwis, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says. […]
          Govt’s fixation on Auckland airport tram bewildering      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – New Zealand National Party Paul Goldsmith – Transport 7 November 2018 Transport Minister Phil Twyford’s determination to build a light rail link to Auckland airport from the CBD without a completed business case shows ideology not the needs of commuters is driving transport policy, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Mr Twyford […]
          Cream of New Zealand art returns to Pātaka in December      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – Porirua City Council An exhibition of the best work from New Zealand’s most prestigious and longest-standing contemporary art awards returns to Porirua in December. Artworks of the winners and finalists of this year’s Wallace Art Awards will once again be showcased at Pātaka Gallery + Museum, opening on December 16. Pātaka Contemporary […]
          Vodafone’s new CEO confirms IPO, delays 5G, zaps copper      Cache   Translate Page      
Article – BusinessDesk By Nikki Mandow Nov. 7 (BusinessDesk) – The Vodafone New Zealand stock market float is on, 5G is probably two years away, copper is on the way out, and the company plans a push to get costs out of the business – in part by improving the customer experience and getting more […]
          2019 National Development Camp athletes named      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – Netball NZ Netball New Zealand has invited 50 athletes from around the country to take part in January’s 2019 National Development Camp. The group – which was selected, based upon performances at National Age Group Championships, Regional Secondary Schools and NZSS Championships and in conjunction with Zone led talent identification programmes – […]
          Action needed to prevent opioid crisis in New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists Wed 7 November 2018 The overuse of prescription opioid medications overseas and skyrocketing opioid addiction that has followed is one of the greatest public health crises of our time and New Zealand needs urgent action to ensure we avert a similar disaster, says Dr Mike Foss, a […]
          Manu Tuilagi eyeing England comeback in New Zealand showdown      Cache   Translate Page      
Tuilagi has trained fully this week and is included in the 25-man squad.
          Tuilagi included in England’s 25-man squad for New Zealand clash      Cache   Translate Page      
The 27-year-old has recovered from a minor groin strain.
          A Star Is Born Rating Changed In New Zealand After Teens Are 'Triggered'      Cache   Translate Page      

Bradley Cooper brought an emotionally devastating drama to audiences, but it looks like the ending was especially intense for New Zealand moviegoers.


          Curry blow for England as they prepare for New Zealand test      Cache   Translate Page      
Flanker ruled out.
          All Blacks are ‘freshest we’ve been’, says assistant coach Ian Foster      Cache   Translate Page      
• England still recovering from brutal Test with Springboks
• Beauden Barrett’s goalkicking defended by assistant coach

The All Blacks assistant coach, Ian Foster, believes the players selected to face England on Saturday will be the best prepared they have ever been for a northern hemisphere tour and denied that Beauden Barrett’s goalkicking at fly-half was an area of concern.

Foster compared New Zealand’s well-rested first-choice squad – who arrived three days earlier than the rest of the party from Tokyo – with the England camp, who are recovering from a brutal Springboks Test.

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          No. 23 LSU coasts past Southeastern Louisiana 94-63      Cache   Translate Page      
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Naz Reid has 17 points to lead six players in double figures and No. 23 LSU opened its season with a 94-63 victory against Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday night.The Tigers' four freshmen all scored at least... Reported by New Zealand Herald 12 minutes ago.
          National Basketball Association      Cache   Translate Page      
___Houston 98, Indiana 94Miami 120, Detroit 115, OTOrlando 102, Cleveland 100Chicago 116, New York 115, 2OTOklahoma City 122, New Orleans 116Denver 115, Boston 107Toronto 124, Utah 111Golden State 117, Memphis 101L.A.... Reported by New Zealand Herald 12 minutes ago.
          Pakistan skipper Sarfraz determined to break New Zealand jinx      Cache   Translate Page      
ABU DHABI: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed insists his team can end an 11-match losing run to New Zealand when the two sides meet in the first one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday (today). Pakistan crushed New Zealand 3-0 in the preceding Twenty
          Calexico Returning To New Zealand In January      Cache   Translate Page      
Tex Mex desert noir post-rockers Calexico are bringing their spaghetti western epics back to Aotearoa in January, for a headline show at Auckland's Powerstation. The genre-mashing Tuscon, Arizona crew led by Joey Burns and John....
          Goodman Property Trust is on the hunt for more industrial property in Auckland      Cache   Translate Page      
New Zealand's largest industrial property owner Goodman Property Trust is increasing developments which do not have pre-commited tenants as it reports a 50 per cent jump in profit.
          POLL-Aussie, NZ dollars to stick to recent ranges near-term as headwinds persist      Cache   Translate Page      
*Kiwi median f'cast $0.66 in 3 months, $0.6800 in 1 year. SYDNEY, Nov 6- Foreign exchange analysts broadly stuck to their predictions for the Australian and New Zealand dollars while expecting a small rebound for the badly battered currencies over a 12- month horizon. A Reuters survey of 42 analysts saw median predictions for the Aussie at $0.7100 on a one-month...
          Mental health impact a legacy of WWI?       Cache   Translate Page      
Massey University war historian Professor Glyn Harper says that mental health problems are one of New Zealand's main legacies of the immense health impact from the First World War.
          Promoting health through waka ama      Cache   Translate Page      
Waka ama is one of the fastest growing sports in New Zealand. Now researchers have joined advocates who increasingly see the activity as a vehicle for health promotion.
          Seniors gather data on age-friendly communities       Cache   Translate Page      
Teams of senior citizens are getting out on the streets around New Zealand to gather data on how suitable a neighbourhood is for older residents.
          Update: Relax & Sleep Well Hypnosis (Lifestyle)      Cache   Translate Page      

Relax & Sleep Well Hypnosis 6.58.17


Device: iOS Universal
Category: Lifestyle
Price: Free, Version: 6.58.11 -> 6.58.17 (iTunes)

Description:

Relax & Sleep Well is a professional hypnosis and meditation app by Glenn Harrold, an acclaimed hypnotherapist of over 20 years. The app features 4 free hypnotherapy and meditation recordings and over 80 in-app purchase options covering insomnia, stress, anxiety, mindfulness, sleep, weight-loss, confidence, self-esteem, the solfeggio frequencies, binaural beats, spiritual healing, phobias, addictions and much more. All recordings are high quality pro studio productions.

Relax & Sleep Well also includes a playlist feature, a manage storage feature to control the size of the app, a breathe feature, and an easy to navigate interface with detailed descriptions for each title. All support issues are replied to within 24 hours.

Relax & Sleep Well is now helping well over 3 million people to sleep well every night!

# Number 1 Grossing Lifestyle Appin New Zealand
# Number 1 Grossing Lifestyle App in Ireland
# Number 1 Grossing Lifestyle App in South Africa
# Number 1 Grossing Lifestyle App in Denmark
# Number 1 Grossing Lifestyle App in Israel
# Number 1 Grossing Lifestyle App in Peru
# Number 1 Grossing Lifestyle App in Norway
# Number 1 Grossing Lifestyle App in Jordan
# Number 1 Grossing Lifestyle App in Ecuador
# Number 1 Grossing Lifestyle App in Kenya
### And over 50 more……………..

Download Now to find out why this app has been number 1 in over 50 countries!

The free tracks include Relax & Sleep Well, which is a full 29-minute hypnotherapy session that will take you on a relaxing journey into the deepest levels of self-hypnosis. The subtle soundscapes supporting Glenn’s calming voice will help you connect with a profound feeling of relaxation and mindfulness. It will also help you to alleviate stress and anxiety, overcome insomnia and encourage healthy sleep patterns.

The next free track is a 30-minute lite version of the stunning 639 Hz Solfeggio Sonic Meditation, which is based upon the ancient Solfeggio musical scale. When you experience this powerful healing meditation it will give you an idea of what the full range of Solfeggio Meditation titles sound like. Overcome insomnia stress and sleep well with this dreamy, relaxing meditation recording.

The latest free track is a lite version of the Mindfulness Meditation for Releasing Anxiety. This 25 minute meditation will put you in a very present state and help you to feel mindful.
This app also includes Glenn's free guide to self-hypnosis eBook, which is an in depth guide showing you how to use self-hypnosis to help you in many areas of your life.

A typical Glenn Harrold hypnosis and meditation recording features subtle background sound effects, which have been recorded in specific keys and frequencies to help guide you into a deep state of mental and physical relaxation.

All of Glenn's Hypnosis and Meditation Recordings Feature:

* The very latest hypnotherapy, mindfulness and healing meditation techniques combined with state-of-the-art recording technology.

* Glenn's highly acclaimed hypnotic vocal techniques guiding you into a deeply relaxed state.

* Background sound effects recorded in specific musical keys and frequencies to compliment the hypnotic suggestions and deepen the relaxation effect.

* Stereo-echoed affirmations, which pan from ear-to-ear across the stereo range - a deeply relaxing and unique effect.

Glenn is one of the world's most successful hypnotherapists. His recordings have sold over 10 million and he is a published author of 7 self-help health books. Glenn has 20 years of hypnotherapy experience and has worked with many celebrity clients.

Relax & Sleep Well Free by Glenn Harrold was placed 1st in Healthline’s list of the Best Insomnia Apps in 2018! "Healthline’s editors carefully selected each winner based on quality and usability."

What's New

You are going to love this update! We have completely revamped the app and given it a makeover that Grand Designs would be proud of! On top of that we have added a number of new Binaural meditations and On The Go exercise affirmation sessions. Here are the new features:

- New Design
The app features a brand-new easy-to-use modern interface.

- Categories
We've added a sliding menu at the top of the Library and Store pages so you can quickly find a suitable session.

- Favourites
You can now mark any session as a favourite and keep them all together in their own area in the Library.

- Breathe
Take a deep breath and enjoy the new Breathe feature which can help you relax whenever you feel stressed or anxious.

- New Sessions
We've added 8 brand-new On The Go exercise affirmation sessions and 5 new Binaural hypnosis and meditation sessions.

- New Audio Player & Updated Playlist Feature
Featuring skip forward and skip back, loop and a selection of backgrounds which you can slide across to suit your mood!

- Updated Free Ultimate Guide To Self Hypnosis
Glenn's free guide to self hypnosis has been updated and is available to view in the Help section.

We have also fixed the early bugs in this new version.

We sincerely hope you enjoy the new features and new tracks in this update.

As always, if you run into any issues, let us know at sales@hypnosisaudio.com

Relax & Sleep Well Hypnosis


          Update: NZFFWS (Travel)      Cache   Translate Page      

NZFFWS 3.1


Device: iOS Universal
Category: Travel
Price: Free, Version: 2.1 -> 3.1 (iTunes)

Description:

Welcome to New Zealand Firefighters Welfare Society's holiday home booking app. With this app you can check availability and book the welfare's holiday homes. To access the holiday homes you must be a registered member of the New Zealand Firefighters' Welfare Society.

What's New

The app has been improved in many areas including new functions listed below:

New interface.
New home newsfeed section.
New automatic login, system now automatically logs you into the booking system.
New notification history area.
New holiday home booking system.
New membership application section.

NZFFWS


          Comment on I Don’t Think That Means What You Think It Means (Anymore) by Rachel McAlpine      Cache   Translate Page      
Well well well. In New Zealand we know just what you mean by yoga pants. I have one pair that lives in two places: my wardrobe and the charity basket, turn about.
          Possible delays for motorists – Customhouse Quay, Wellington      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – New Zealand Police Motorists are advised to expect possible delays in central Wellington this afternoon following reports of a fire in a building.“Possible delays for motorists – Customhouse Quay, Central Wellington – Wellington” Motorists are advised to expect possible delays in central Wellington this afternoon following reports of a fire in a […]
          Good news for Hutt cycling projects      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – New Zealand National Party MP for Hutt South Chris Bishop says hes pleased the Labour-led governments new transport programme will fund two important Hutt cycling projects. I am very pleased that Minister of Transport Phil Twyford has confirmed to me that both the …MP for Hutt South Chris Bishop says he’s pleased […]
          Govt’s fixation on Auckland airport tram bewildering      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – New Zealand National Party Transport Minister Phil Twyfords determination to build a light rail link to Auckland airport from the CBD without a completed business case shows ideology not the needs of commuters is driving transport policy, Nationals Transport spokesperson Paul …Paul Goldsmith – Transport 7 November 2018 Transport Minister Phil Twyford’s […]
          Air New Zealand’s Kiwi-as safety video a homegrown hit      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – Air New Zealand Air New Zealands latest safety video Its Kiwi Safety has been viewed more than six million times since its release yesterday morning. The video is the largest scale safety video in Air New Zealand safety video history, with a cast of around … Air New Zealand’s latest safety video […]
          Holden buddies up with charity to assist young Kiwi drivers      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – Porter Novelli A charity that mentors young fatherless boys is being given an important boost that could help to save lives. Holden New Zealand is teaming up with Big Buddy to get young drivers ready for life on New Zealand roads through the Holden Street Smart …A charity that mentors young fatherless […]
          Longest Season Yet for New Zealand’s Largest Cruise Ship      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – Royal Carribean Cruises MEDIA RELEASE: LONGEST SEASON YET FOR NEW ZEALANDS LARGEST CRUISE SHIP Royal Caribbeans supercruiser, Ovation of the Seas, is expected to inject over $33m to NZ economy in passenger spend alone during her third New Zealand seasonMEDIA RELEASE: LONGEST SEASON YET FOR NEW ZEALAND’S LARGEST CRUISE SHIP Royal Caribbean’s […]
          Auckland Historic Bar Crawl      Cache   Translate Page      

A tour through central Auckland City looking at the history of the city, New Zealand, and how alcohol has helped to change and shape us. You will experience some of our history, culture, some bars, monuments, and places ...

Auckland | Wednesday, 7 November 2018 - Wednesday, 12 December 2018


          RL Grime      Cache   Translate Page      

With his hotly anticipated album Nova released, RL Grime now announces he will be returning to New Zealand this November, presented by BBE, Fuzen Sniffers and George FM. The tour will head to New Zealand on November ...

Auckland | Wednesday, 7 November 2018


          ASB G9 - Stadium Golf      Cache   Translate Page      

The ASB G9 2018 is a unique live golf experience in New Zealand's national stadium. Following the success of the inaugural ASB G9 in November 2017, the event will once again bring together some favourite New Zealand ...

Auckland | Saturday, 3 November 2018 - Saturday, 10 November 2018


          Ronan Manly: Recent central bank gold purchases probably have little effect on price      Cache   Translate Page      

9:21a CT Monday, November 5, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bullion Star's Ronan Manly writes today that recent gold purchases by central banks are probably not pushing prices up. It is, Manly writes, largely a matter of where the metal is being sourced. Some purchases, he notes, just commandeer domestic production while others may be mere exchanges among central banks themselves or end up with the gold being leased into the international market.

Unless the sources of the purchases are detailed, Manly says, their potential influence on prices can't be gauged, and the gold price probably continues to be determined largely by futures market trading of imaginary gold.

Manly's analysis is headlined "Does the Recent Spate of Central Bank Gold Buying Impact Demand and Price?" and it's posted at Bullion Star here:

https://www.bullionstar.com/blogs/ronan-manly/recent-spate-central-bank-...

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
CPowell@GATA.org



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          New Zealand : Graham Cooke: It's time to beef up NZ's meat industry      Cache   Translate Page      
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          New Zealand : Where's the justice? MOJ workers fight for a fair deal      Cache   Translate Page      
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          New Zealand : Appointment of Debbie Power to top job at MSD welcomed      Cache   Translate Page      
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          New Zealand : The union pay premium 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
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          New Zealand : AUT union staff reject latest pay offer, withhold student marks another two weeks      Cache   Translate Page      
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          New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st ODI at Abu Dhabi      Cache   Translate Page      
Series/Cup: New Zealand Vs Pakistan in UAE 2018
Match Begin at: Nov 07 (12:00 GMT, 16:00 local)

          New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd ODI at Abu Dhabi      Cache   Translate Page      
Series/Cup: New Zealand Vs Pakistan in UAE 2018
Match Begin at: Nov 09 (12:00 GMT, 16:00 local)

          Rotorua principals back ban on watches in NCEA exams      Cache   Translate Page      
This year for the first time, students will not be allowed to wear watches into their NCEA exams in a bid to prevent cheating. The New Zealand Qualification Authority has banned watches from the examination room because some digital...
          Route planning help!       Cache   Translate Page      
Hi! A couple of friends and I want to plan an epic 8 week trip from the UK to South East Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands next summer. We want to focus the majority of our time travelling the Gold coast maybe via camper van and visit islands like Fiji and Fraser Island. Potentially even squeeze in South Island of New Zealand. But we also want to get a flavour of South East Asia, maybe just one or two countries? But we ... [Posted by KiriLoizou, in the Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Forum - Nov 05, 15:37]
          Rotorua students ready for end-of-year exams      Cache   Translate Page      
Rotorua students are cramming in their last few hours of study before NCEA exams begin today.A total of 8815 Bay of Plenty students will sit their end-of-year examinations from today and 445 are entered for the New Zealand Scholarship....
          High-explosive shell found: Four houses evacuated in Te Puke      Cache   Translate Page      
Four houses were evacuated after the New Zealand Defence Force bomb squad was called to a residential property in Te Puke to recover a high-explosive shell.The 1m-long unexploded naval shell was found by contractors yesterday who...
          Liam Dann: Unemployment fall a win for Government      Cache   Translate Page      
Liam Dann: Unemployment fall a win for Government#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 COMMENT: Business confidence collapsed in the wake of last year's election result, it's now very clear that the economy did not.Today's surprisingly strong employment data follows better-than-expected GDP growth in the second... Reported by New Zealand Herald 42 minutes ago.
          George Burgess banned and misses England v New Zealand Test – BBC Sport      Cache   Translate Page      
BBC SportEngland forward George Burgess will miss the final New Zealand Test after being found guilty of eye-gouging. Burgess, 26, has been suspended for four matches for the incident during England’s series-clinching win on Sunday. An international panel found …England forward George Burgess given four-match ban for eye-gougingSkySportsLeague: England front-rower George Burgess handed four-game suspension […]
          Growing fintech opportunities emerges from banking review      Cache   Translate Page      
While the results from the review by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and the Reserve bank could have been more positive, New Zealand banks have been looking at options to improve customer experience and embrace the fintech community which is ...
           Streetwise Coffee issues nationwide challenge       Cache   Translate Page      
Today coffee cart franchise Streetwise Coffee issued a challenge to the coffee cart industry around New Zealand to join them in investing in the circular economy and changing the disposable coffee cup culture, where over 200 million cups are sent ...
          Joint agreement to protect onion industry      Cache   Translate Page      
Biosecurity New Zealand and Onions New Zealand Inc have reached an agreement on funding to prepare for future biosecurity responses. Both parties signed a Sector Readiness Operational Agreement today (7 November). “The agreement demonstrates commitment ...
          Update: NZ dollar jumps on strong labour data      Cache   Translate Page      
The New Zealand dollar jumped 1 percent on stronger-than-expected September quarter jobs data that has economists now wondering whether the central bank will ditch talk of the possibility of an interest rate cut when it releases its latest monetary policy ...
          TAG Oil quits NZ, sells to Tamarind      Cache   Translate Page      
Nov. 7 (BusinessDesk) - Taranaki oil and gas producer TAG Oil is selling its New Zealand operations for US$30 million to Tamarind Resources, citing the less friendly environment for the oil and gas sector as one of its reasons for quitting the country.
          Vodafone's new CEO confirms IPO, delays 5G, zaps copper      Cache   Translate Page      
Nov. 7 (BusinessDesk) - The Vodafone New Zealand stock market float is on, 5G is probably two years away, copper is on the way out, and the company plans a push to get costs out of the business - in part by improving the customer experience and ...
          NZ unemployment rate tumbles to decade-low 3.9%      Cache   Translate Page      
New Zealand’s jobless rate unexpectedly tumbled to its lowest level in a decade in the September quarter as the labour market remains tight. The New Zealand dollar rose.
          Air New Zealand’s Kiwi-as safety video a homegrown hit      Cache   Translate Page      
Air New Zealand’s latest safety video It’s Kiwi Safety has been viewed more than six million times since its release yesterday morning. The video is the largest scale safety video in Air New Zealand safety video history, with a cast of around ...
          Gold Coast Outrigger Canoe Club wins $2500 Smiles All Round Sports Club Grant for October      Cache   Translate Page      
Gold Coast Outrigger Canoe Club wins $2500 Smiles All Round Sports Club Grant for October

A local canoe club has won the second round of the Coastal Dental Care Smiles All Round Sports Club Grants.

Gold Coast Outrigger Canoe Club scored $2500 after securing the highest number of votes during October on the myGC.com.au website.

Junior Development Coordinator, Lavinia Tuakalau, told myGC the club was thrilled to win the grant.

“The kids are going to be so excited that we won,” she said.

“We are hoping to take them to New Zealand next year for an international race called the Takapuna Cup, so this money will go towards helping to fund that.”

Ms Tuakalau said the club currently has just over 100 members, with juniors ranging in ages from 8 to 19.

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          Forex Today: Risk-on ahead as DXY down & JPY crosses bid, Democrats take House in US midterm elections      Cache   Translate Page      

Forex today saw the US dollar took a beating against majors on reports that the US Congress is heading for a split.

Democrats are set to take control of the House and Republicans will likely retain the Senate, according to NBC News projections.

The pair of a Democratic-controlled House and a Republican-controlled Senate, if confirmed, would make it hard for Trump to push forward any major fiscal initiative. As a result, investors may start scaling back expectations of a restrictive interest rate policy in the US. Further, Democratic House may trigger a political turmoil in Washington.

These developments are dollar bearish. Hence, it is not surprising to see the greenback lose altitude. As of writing, the dollar index is reporting a 0.33 percent drop at 96.00. So far, however, the major equity index futures haven't shown any signs of stress. For instance, the S&P 500 futures are up 0.26 percent.

Notably, the JPY crosses posted gains in Asia and are looking north at press time, likely pointing to a risk-on action in the equities. The message delivered by the JPY crosses gels well with the historical data, which shows that the stock market tends to perform well when Washington, D.C., is locked in the "gridlock".

The best S&P 500 returns under a Republican president occurred while Congress was split, with that scenario producing 12 percent annual returns, according to CNBC report quoting data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

To cut the long story short, a risk reset is likely in the offing for the financial markets and the American dollar could suffer deeper losses in Europe.

Major News in Asia

  • Breaking News: EUR/USD challenges highs as Democrats clinch the House                                                                                               

  • US mid-term election update: Democrats need a net gain of 23 seats to clinch a majority in the House

  • WH Spokeswoman Sanders: Trump priorities won't change even if Dems take House

  • NZ: Unemployment rate slumps to 10yr low of 3.9% - TDS

  • BoJ's Funo: US election outcome likely within market expectations

  • SNB's Zurbruegg: Central bank still ready to intervene in currency markets if needed

What's brewing in the Majors?

  • EUR/USD: Falling wedge breakout looks like a done deal
  • GBP/USD: Better bid at three-week highs, having cleared the seven-month-long falling trendline hurdle in Asia.
  • USD/JPY: Anti-risk JPY is pushing higher, but is underperforming other majors.
  • AUD/USD: 100-day exponential moving average (EMA) of 0.7267 is capping gains.
  • NZD/USD: Eyeing 200-day EMA hurdle of 0.6812 on stellar New Zealand jobs report.
  • USD/CAD: Chipping away at the support of the trendline rising from Oct. 1 low.

          New Zealand RBNZ Inflation Expectations (QoQ) remains unchanged at 2% in 4Q      Cache   Translate Page      

          NZ: Unexpected labour market tightening in the September quarter - ANZ      Cache   Translate Page      

Liz Kendall, Senior Economist at ANZ, notes that the New Zealand’s labour market tightened unexpectedly in the September quarter, with the unemployment rate falling to 3.9% – the lowest rate since June 2008.

Key Quotes

“This was despite an increase in the participation rate to 71.1%, another all-time record.”

“Unemployment is below estimates of the level consistent with maximum sustainable employment. The labour market is stretched, with difficulty finding skilled labour at an elevated level. The underutilisation rate also dipped to 11.3% – the lowest since December 2008.”

“Employment growth grew a whopping 1.1% q/q to be up 2.8% y/y.”

“Wage inflation was modest, following the minimum wage boost in Q2. Our preferred measure of wages – the private sector Labour Cost Index – increased 0.5% q/q. Annual growth moderated from 2.1% to 1.9% y/y, with last year’s care worker settlement dropping out of the annual calculation. The increase in the minimum wage on April 1 continues to boost annual growth to the tune of 0.2%pts, including some spill-over effects.”

“We expect that wage inflation will increase further from here.”


          NZ: Unemployment rate slumps to 10yr low of 3.9% - TDS      Cache   Translate Page      

Annette Beacher, Chief Asia-Pacific Macro Strategist at TD Securities, notes that the New Zealand economy’s September quarter unemployment rate slumped to a post-GFC low of 3.9% as employment expanded by +1.1%/q, and despite the participation rate revisiting the record high of 71.1%.

Key Quotes

“In 2018 to date, jobs growth has been led by Healthcare, Professional services and Retail trade, almost all in full-time.”

“Wages growth is still not responding to this drum-tight labour market, rising by an as-expected +0.5%/q and +1.8%/y.”

“An unchanged OCR at 1.75% tomorrow is unanimous consensus, as are expectations for upgraded GDP/CPI forecasts due to outsized upside surprises to Q2/Q3 respectively. How this translates into the Bank's cash rate profile, however, is not so transparent.”

 

 


          NZ: Unemployment rate fell sharply to 3.9% - Westpac      Cache   Translate Page      

Michael Gordon, Senior Economist at Westpac, notes that the New Zealand’s unemployment rate fell sharply from a downwardly revised 4.4% to 3.9%, taking it to its lowest level since June 2008.

Key Quotes

“We’re wary of the inherent noisiness of this survey. But the broader sweep of evidence points to continued moderate jobs growth and a gradual tightening in the labour market.”

“The Reserve Bank won’t have much time to digest today’s results, but this is another piece of evidence that weakens the case for more stimulus.”

 


          2018 Australian V8 SuperCars, the ITM Auckland SuperSprint - Race 29 in 1080p (V8)      Cache   Translate Page      
2018 Australian V8 SuperCars, the ITM Auckland SuperSprint - Race 29 from Pukekohe Park Raceway - Pukekohe, New Zealand in Full HD 1080p format. File Type: MP4 File Size: 6.7 Gb Spoken Language: Australian English Subtitles: None Video Codec: H264 - MPEG-4 High Profile 5.1 Resolution: 1920 x 1080 px Frame Rate: 50 fps Bitrate: VBR 8000 kbps Audio Codec: MPEG AAC Audio(mp4a) Channels: Stereo Sample Rate: 48000 Hz Bitrate: CBR 192 kbps Run Time: Approx. 1h:58m Air Date: 04-11-18 Comments: Full HD 1080p (superb quality) races uncut coverage,(no commercials): about 20 min. pre-race; warm-up lap; race; interviews; podium. Race 29 Full Footage (70 laps) Recorded from DVB-C/S Linux receiver, reencoded from TS to MP4 file, you need a powerful mediaplayer and fast network for smooth play. P.S. Thanks to my good friend HennyBill for providing the file and info, he will try to deliver for me all races in 1080p, i will seed. Please PM me for other smaller files, thank you!!
          New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Has Received Death Threats From Environmental Protesters      Cache   Translate Page      
Threats against conservation department workers have also spiked
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Brad Shields is preparing to ride a rollercoaster of emotions if the New Zealand-born loose forward is named in the England side to face the All Blacks at Twickenham this weekend.
          Manu Tuilagi eyeing England comeback in New Zealand showdown      Cache   Translate Page      
Tuilagi has trained fully this week and is included in the 25-man squad.
          Housing Minister says all major indicators show homelessness was up over the winter      Cache   Translate Page      
Homelessness over the past winter was the worst its been in years, Housing Minister Phil Twyford says.He said all major measures showed homelessness had increased, despite the Government putting more people into state and emergency... Reported by New Zealand Herald 24 minutes ago.
          Deputy Prime Minister suggests immigration officials are at fault over the Sroubek saga      Cache   Translate Page      
Deputy Prime Minister suggests immigration officials are at fault over the Sroubek saga#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters is suggesting the blame for the Karel Sroubek saga lies with Immigration NZ officials, despite the Prime Minister saying this is not the case. Speaking on behalf of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern... Reported by New Zealand Herald 1 hour ago.
          Comment on The Jewish Nurse by Jack5      Cache   Translate Page      
Jewish researchers have won Nobel prizes greatly out of proportion to the world's Jewish population, but it's a step too far to say, as Inandout does, that "Jews invent most of the day to day technology we take for granted." William Shockley led the team of three which developed the transistor, probably the most important invention of the 20th century. Most of our electronic gizmos stem from this technology. Shockley went on to become a champion of eugenics, an extremist who is a hero of many far right-wing outsiders. Judaism fosters development of intellectuals, and in my view New Zealand would have benefited greatly if we had taken in far, far more Jewish refugees in the 1930s. Depending on your views, that would have been by stimulating the national intellectual level and education, or, by lifting the IQ of the NZ gene pool. But technologists aren't designated by their race, their religion, or their politics. You just have to consider some of the achievements of Nazi Germany in World War 2. One example is the rocket knowledge which later gave both West and East blocs their starts in space technology.
          One family's story of the life-changing impacts of war and the women who lived on      Cache   Translate Page      
Grave losses and the challenges of war-torn times shaped New Zealand's future and the role of its women, Jessica Long reports.
          Legalised cannabis market could grow NZ's coffers by $240m a year in tax      Cache   Translate Page      
Reforming New Zealand's "punitive" drug laws could benefit the country economically by $450 million a year.
          New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Has Received Death Threats From Environmental Protesters      Cache   Translate Page      
Threats against conservation department workers have also spiked
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Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI  Today Match Prediction 7th Nov Sunday 2018. Who Will Win Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI? live score ball by ball. you can get today match prediction and solid cricket prediction, cricket session prediction, predictions for today’s cricket match, from this great prediction Site for free and this match between Pakistan [...]

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          The Working Life of Michael John Selby (1936-2018) : A Highly Influential Late 20th Century New Zealand Geomorphologist and University Leader      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Ireland assistant coach Greg Feek has seen 'massive perception shift' in native New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page      
Greg Feek has seen some big changes in Irish rugby since arriving here eight years ago, but the biggest shift he has witnessed is the perceptions in his native New Zealand towards the men in green.
          Labour’s reasonable idea but very silly mechanism      Cache   Translate Page      
We have a genuine qualitative and quantitative shortage of teachers in New Zealand. We also rank 33rd in the OECD  for overcoming socio-economic disadvantage. The Labour government has just decided that New Zealand schools need – non-teaching – “Learning Support Co-ordinators”. The role is remarkably similar to the Villa Education Trust designed “Community Liaison Managers” (no credit […] The post Labour’s reasonable idea but very silly mechanism appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
          All Blacks will be sent to Japan to avoid English clubs' clutches      Cache   Translate Page      
EXCLUSIVE BY CHRIS FOY: New Zealand are considering the radical step of releasing three of their superstars for two-year sabbaticals in Japan.
          Jacinda receives death threats      Cache   Translate Page      
I saw this story on the news on Tuesday evening, and if this is true, then it is reprehensible. I may not be a fan of Jacinda, but death threats are a whole new level. A level we should not be stooping to here in New Zealand, in any way, shape or form. Newshub reports: […] The post Jacinda receives death threats appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
          Manu Tuilagi named in England squad to face New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page      
England will be armed with enhanced firepower for their showdown with the world champions in the form of two ghosts from the All Blacks’ shock defeat at Twickenham six years ago.
          Australia and New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page      
Well here we go again We are flying to Australia and taking a 24 day Trafalgar tour of Australia and New Zealand We leave on Wednesday. We get into Melbourne on Friday for 2 days of exploring before we start the tour. Then its on to Alice Springs and Ay
          Home from Home      Cache   Translate Page      
04 November 20182058Well my first day in New Zealand is at an end. The were further annoyances before I got my hands on the key to the campervan. I cannot remember how many annoyances there were in my last blog. The continue in a similar v
           Father-of-three, 37, dies four days after he was knocked out in a fundraising fight        Cache   Translate Page      
Kain Parsons decided to participate in the match in Christchurch, New Zealand, to raise money for a charity of his choice.
          Kiwi dominatrix's kinky yoga classes      Cache   Translate Page      
- Caters A dominatrix has combined the traditional practice of yoga with her love of BDSM – and claims there are dozens of health benefits.New Zealand-born Mistress Anna incorporates kinky fetishes like spanking, flogging, clamps,...
          APAC Judicial Conf. on Environmental and Climate Change Adjudication begins      Cache   Translate Page      

Naypyitaw, October 29

 UNION Chief Justice U Htun Htun Oo attended and ad-dressed the opening ceremony of the Asia-Pacific Judicial Conference on Environmental and Climate Change Adjudication held at the Hilton Hotel, in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning. The conference was jointly organized by the Union Supreme Court, Asian Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Asian Judges Network on Environment (AJNE).

         

 The conference is held with the aim of strengthening in trying cases related to the natural environment and climate change. It is also aimed for judges and legal experts to discuss widely on cooperating among Asia-Pacific countries for fairness in maintaining the natural environment, hearing and judging natural environment cases, and strengthening the need to follow precedence and best practices in the area of environmental management.

         

         

 The conference will be held for two days on 29 and 30 October and challenges related to environment and climate change, enacted laws on protection and maintaining of the environment, implementation of the laws, trials relating to environment and climate change and challenges and the role of judges in the era of climate change will be discussed by people participating in wide ranging sectors from different views and angles.

         

         

 The conference is attended by Chief Judges, judges, judicial officers and high ranking officials from ASEAN countries, South Asia countries, Pacific region countries, Britain, Australia, United States of America, Brazil, New Zealand and Kiribati; officials from ADB and UN Environment Programme; experts from Train-the-Trainers Program Environmental Champion; legal experts; Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar Chairman; Union Minister; Union Supreme Court judges; Pyidaungsu Hluttaw,Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw commissions and affairs committees chairmen, secretaries and members; officials from Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation; professors from legal departments of Yangon and Mandalay Universities; chairmen of Yangon and Mandalay bar associations; district level judges; judicial officers from Union Supreme Court and media personnel.The conference was hosted by Myanmar.

         

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          Air New Zealand's new Airbus A321neo touches down in Auckland      Cache   Translate Page      
Air New Zealand's newest plane, the Airbus A321neo, has landed in Auckland.The 214-seat plane landed last night with nine staff on board the ferry flight which started at Airbus' manufacturing plant in Hamburg and flew via Oman,...
          Air New Zealand's '90s throwback safety video starring Julian Dennison, Kings, Theia, Randa      Cache   Translate Page      
Air New Zealand has released its latest safety video throwing back to the '90s with a cast of hundreds of local performers ranging from the Mosgiel Brass Band to transgender rapper Randa.The music video has gone live in planes from...
          First Annual Vegan Pie Awards Take Place in New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page      
New Zealand’s first Vegan Pie Awards took place on November 1 (World Vegan Day) at plant-based restaurant The Butcher’s Son . The idea for the competition stemmed from local baker Philippa ... - Source: vegnews.com
          Are we letting China breach New Zealand's sovereignty?      Cache   Translate Page      
When it comes to Chinese political influence, New Zealand's allies consider that we have something of a soft underbelly, according to Kiwi academic Anne-Marie Brady, who has studied Chinese politics for decades. "That's what people in many different capitals of the world have said to me [about] how New Zealand is perceived – and perceptions matter," she tells Wallace Chapman.
          Vodafone honoured by win at Equal Pay Awards      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – Vodafone Vodafone is honoured to have won in tonights 2018 YWCA Equal Pay awards held in Auckland, after implementing initiatives to address equal pay in New Zealand. Vodafone is honoured to have won in tonight’s 2018 YWCA Equal Pay awards held in Auckland, after implementing initiatives to address equal pay in New […]
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Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7 NOVEMBER 2018 With unemployment falling to only 3.9 percent, the growth in those receiving jobseeker benefits is a real puzzle, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union.MEDIA RELEASE Jobseeker numbers a puzzle given unemployment numbers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7 NOVEMBER 2018 With unemployment falling to […]
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Press Release – New Zealand National Party The Government appears to have heeded Nationals warnings on the likely economic damage from its labour law changes, retreating from the worst elements in defiance of its union backers, Nationals Workplace Relations and Safety spokesman Scott …The Government appears to have heeded National’s warnings on the likely economic […]
          NZ unemployment rate tumbles to decade-low 3.9%      Cache   Translate Page      
Article – BusinessDesk New Zealands jobless rate unexpectedly tumbled to its lowest level in a decade in the September quarter as the labour market remains tight. The New Zealand dollar rose.New Zealand’s jobless rate unexpectedly tumbled to its lowest level in a decade in the September quarter as the labour market remains tight. The New […]
          Employment another sign of strong economic fundamentals      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – New Zealand Government Todays drop in the unemployment rate to its lowest level in over a decade is another real example of New Zealands strong economic fundamentals, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. The unemployment rate fell to 3.9% in the September 2018 quarter, …Today’s drop in the unemployment rate to its lowest […]
          Employment rates at record high      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – New Zealand Government Todays record employment rate of 68.3 percent, matched by the lowest unemployment rate of 3.9 percent in over a decade means better lives for thousands of New Zealanders, Minister of Employment Willie Jackson says. There are now over 2.66 million New …Today’s record employment rate of 68.3 percent, matched […]
          Lower jobless welcome but pressures building      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – New Zealand National Party The drop in the unemployment rate is welcome news but the latest figures also highlight the growing pressures in an economy where business are struggling to find workers, Nationals Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. The Government inherited a strongly …The drop in the unemployment rate is welcome news […]
          CTU comment on employment statistics      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Todays wage figures show that Governments can and do make a real difference to the wages of working people, and that the effort needs to continue, the CTU said today.Today’s wage figures show that Governments can and do make a real difference to the wages of […]
          Unemployment rate falls to 3.9 percent      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – Statistics New Zealand The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in the September 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in the September 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. This is down from 4.4 percent last quarter and is the lowest unemployment […]
          Comment on Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI Today Match Prediction by Rafiqul Haider      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Comment on Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI Today Match Prediction by From Kolkata      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Manu Tuilagi eyeing England comeback in New Zealand showdown      Cache   Translate Page      
Tuilagi has trained fully this week and is included in the 25-man squad.
          Grinding Gear Games Announces Path of Exile for PlayStation®4      Cache   Translate Page      
Grinding Gear Games Announces Path of Exile for PlayStation®4 Auckland, New Zealand – November 6th, 2018– Grinding Gear Games announced today that they will bring their award-winning RPG, Path of Exile, to the PlayStation®4 system in December 2018. Path of Exile will be completely free-to-play (and of course, never pay to win; your success in the game is dependent on the depth of your skill, not your wallet). The premiere of Path of Exile on the PlayStation 4 will also include Grinding Gear’s largest expansion of 2018, also planned for release on other systems in December 2018. Path of Exile continues to be one of the largest online Action RPGs with continual, massive audience growth. Successful launches on the Xbox One and in China have more than doubled the Path of Exile player community since August 2017, with over 3.5 million players having played the game’s 2017 expansion, Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath. The Fall of Oriath was named one of the Top 50 Games of 2017 by Game Informer Magazine, as well as the top “Game as a Service” (an established title receiving outstanding updates and continued support). Path of Exile Key Features Include: Download and play for free, but never pay-to-win A dark and deep action RPG Unlimited character combinations with the game’s gigantic skill tree Combine skill gems to create unique combat strategies Explore a dark and gritty world rendered from a fixed 3D perspective Explore randomly generated levels for nearly infinite replayability Craft weapons, magic items and even end-game maps to become more powerful Cooperate or compete with thousands of other Exiles in a persistent online world Ascend online ladders in every game mode Path of Exile was released in October 2013 to critical acclaim including winning GameSpot’s PC Game of the Year award. Since its launch, Path of Exile has become a global community of over 20 million players including localized versions in English, German, French, Spanish, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Russian, Thai and Brazilian Portuguese.   About Grinding Gear Games Grinding Gear Games is a game studio founded in 2006 and based in Auckland, New Zealand. Its team members come from various countries and have a diversity of backgrounds ranging from artificial intelligence and software security to industrial design and professional tournament gaming. GGG recently released its flagship title, Path of Exile, and is committed to ongoing expansion and new content releases for the critically acclaimed game. In 2018, Tencent acquired a majority interest in Grinding Gear Games.
          Building a strong and healthy Rātana community      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – New Zealand Government The Rtana P community is one step closer to making its aspirations a reality with an investment of up to $1.9 million towards housing infrastructure, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Minister for Mori Development Hon Nanaia Mahuta announced …Prime Minister MP for Mt Albert Hon Nanaia Mahuta Te […]
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New Zealand’s top researchers will be able to investigate critical issues and build knowledge across the board supported by $85.64 million over the next three years through the 2018 Marsden Fund round, announced today by Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods. The Marsden Fund supports New Zealand’s top researchers to conduct excellent research across … Continue reading 136 new proposals get Marsden Fund money for critical research
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          New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Has Received Death Threats From Environmental Protesters      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Air New Zealand takes delivery of its first A321neo      Cache   Translate Page      

Air New Zealand has become a new operator of the A321neo, following the delivery of its first aircraft this weekend. In total, Air New Zealand...

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The Act is a complex piece of legislation and it's important to New Zealand that the review is thorough. We recognise the significant work that the Ministry for Primary Industries and Minister O'Connor have put into the document and we appreciate their high degree of engagement with industry so far. We will now consider the document, then discuss with our farmers the impact the options may have on their families and businesses. Ultimately, we all want the same thing – a prosperous and...

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          11/7/2018: News: Six-year plan to replace gorge      Cache   Translate Page      

The New Zealand Transport Agency has confirmed it is working to a 2024 target to complete the new Manawatu¯ -Hawke’s Bay highway project. The agency hosted the first of six public information sessions in Palmerston North yesterday, updating progress...
          11/7/2018: News: Uni hostel in line for heritage list      Cache   Translate Page      
One of Massey University’s historic student hostels is in line for heritage status. Heritage New Zealand has proposed putting Colombo Hall on the New Zealand Heritage List and wants to hear from those who lived in or have a strong connection with the...
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New Zealand’s Chief Censor has required the warning note for the movie A Star is Born be updated to include ‘‘suicide’’ after Police Victim Support responded to two vulnerable young people ‘‘severely triggered’’ by the movie. A Star is Born, starring...
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It’s that time of year again – a new Air New Zealand safety video – so better change that toothbrush of yours. The 18th epic safety briefing since 2009, It’s Kiwi Safety is the national carrier’s biggest one yet, with a cast of more than 600. Julian...
          11/7/2018: Politics / National News: Hunt for next Chief Justice      Cache   Translate Page      

The Government has opened up applications to head New Zealand’s judicial system, with the prime minister looking to recommend the next Chief Justice by the year’s end. It would be the first appointment of a Chief Justice since New Zealand established...
          11/7/2018: Politics / National News: NZ’S crack troops deployed to PNG for Apec meeting      Cache   Translate Page      

New Zealand is deploying a naval ship, air force Orion and up to 30 special operations soldiers to Papua New Guinea to help with security as world leaders prepare to descend on the Pacific hot spot. Foreign Minister Winston Peters and Defence Minister...
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The Government has agreed to spend $3 million on a memorial for the victims of the Erebus plane crash, but has still to announce where it will be located. The memorial will remember the 257 passengers and crew who died when an Air New Zealand DC-10...
          11/7/2018: Politics / National News: Family put in witness protection      Cache   Translate Page      
A criminal charge Karel Sroubek faced resulted in police placing a family in the New Zealand witness protection programme. National leader Simon Bridges revealed the information about the drug smuggler granted residency while serving jail time. He...
          11/7/2018: In Depth: Horse trainer’s history of assault      Cache   Translate Page      

Two years ago, a young woman was sexually assaulted by prominent horse trainer Michael Breslin during New Zealand Cup festivities. Despite compelling evidence – security footage, text messages and an admission – he was never charged by police. Why?...
          11/7/2018: Classifieds / Sport: At a glance      Cache   Translate Page      
Squads for the three-match one-day international series: New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Colin Munro, George Worker, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Ajaz Patel, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Matt...
          11/7/2018: Sport: When the pain      Cache   Translate Page      

Don’t do it New Zealand. Don’t do a Brad Shields. Don’t sell your body for money and the glory of playing for another country. It will end in tears. It will end in a body that hurts every time you walk to the fridge. Shields had played 45 minutes of...
          11/7/2018: Sport: Trying times as world record looms large      Cache   Translate Page      

Aworld record is in the offing for the All Blacks in their test match against England at Twickenham on Sunday. Such has been their constantly threatening strikes this year, New Zealand are on the cusp of creating a new mark (13) for the most...
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Most consecutive tests scoring four-plus tries: 12*: New Zealand (25 Nov 2017-3 Nov 2018) 12*: Namibia (1 Jul 2017-18 Aug 2018) 12: New Zealand (11 Jun 2016-12 Nov 2016) 11: Cyprus (20 Nov 2010-16 Mar 2013) 10: South Africa (9 Aug 1997-27 Jun...
          11/7/2018: Sport: Venus to start finals      Cache   Translate Page      
New Zealand’s Michael Venus and his South African partner Raven Klaasen will kick off the ATP World Tour finals in London this weekend. The doubles groups have been announced for the season-ending tournament with Venus and Klaasen the sixth seeds and...
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Bill to ban offshore oil and gas exploration passes final reading#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 A controversial bill banning future offshore oil and gas exploration has passed its third reading in Parliament - but the National Party has vowed to reverse it.The Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill passed this evening with... Reported by New Zealand Herald 35 minutes ago.
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I've been reading a comic lately called Animosity, in which all the sudden all the animals in the world get the power of speech and sentience. There's a section at the back of vol 2 that gives a rundown of the current state of things in all 50 states and in most major countries. Under New Zealand there is just one word, "Guess".
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          UPDATE 1-NZ regulators, with eye on Australian inquiry, urge tighter bank controls      Cache   Translate Page      
After a five-month inquiry into banks' conduct sparked by neighbouring Australia's financial services Royal Commission, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and Financial Markets Authority concluded that New Zealand banks needed to markedly improve how they identify and manage unethical behaviour. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday...
          'Your goal is to get to number one' - Ireland star Cian Healy targeting top spot in world rankings       Cache   Translate Page      
Cian Healy is targeting top spot in the world rugby rankings as Ireland prepare for key Novembers tests against Argentina and New Zealand.
          Uncapped Warriors star called into England training squad      Cache   Translate Page      
TIGHTHEAD prop Nick Schonert has been included in England’s 35-strong squad to prepare for Saturday's battle with New Zealand at Twickenham.
          Manu Tuilagi eyeing England comeback in New Zealand showdown      Cache   Translate Page      
Tuilagi has trained fully this week and is included in the 25-man squad.
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Moody New Zealand Rainforest Elopement Inspiration

If I had to make a list of my top destinations in the world to elope? You can bet New Zealand sits right up there. Amazing waterfalls, mountain peaks, snow – what more could you want for a backdrop that takes your breath away?

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To Apply visit this link: http://cips.io/324f45Well paid Language School English Teaching Positions Location: lots of major cities in ChinaStarting time: October onwardsQualification: Native English speaker from USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand Bachelors degree or above TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate, 2 years related teaching experience is a plus Due to work visa requirements, candidates must be aged at 55 years below. The candidate should be motivated, enthusiastic and passionate about teaching as well as living in a foreign country. Work Time: 4-6 teaching hour's 2 office hours per day 25 teaching hours per week Morning shift: 9/10 am A's 5/6pm Evening shift: 1/2pm-9/10pm 2 days off a week betwee
          Flower Show Exhibitors roll up their sleeves      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – Purple Sherbet Ltd With less than a month to go until this year’s New Zealand Flower and Garden Show, exhibitors were welcomed onsite to The Trusts Arena in West Auckland today. This marks the start of what event organisers say will be thousands of hours of getting their hands dirty in pursuit […]
          Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy returns to New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – Elephant Publicity Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy returns to New Zealand with a brand-new show in 2019, Age Of Fools. Its been two decades since Danny started his stand-up career and since then has won critical acclaim all over the world with his unique brand of observational storytelling. “Brilliantly original and intoxicating comedy.” […]
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The lucky winner can choose to go to Spain, Morocco, Portugal, Cambodia, Laos, Peru, New Zealand or Egypt.
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Cherry Li magazine feature From the age of 13, Cherry Li has devoted herself to the art of photography, spending all her time in the darkroom as soon as she could escape school each day. After completing her BFA in photography from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, she started travelling the world in search of visual inspiration. She found her second love, food, while living in Paris. From then on, photographing food became a natural union of her obsession with photography and love of eating. In the ensuing 10 years, Cherry has won multiple awards and shot for numerous commercial and editorial clients, such as Anchor New Zealand, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Travel+Leisure, Condé Nast Traveller, GQ, Malaysia Airlines, Dragonair, Wall Street Journal, Theme, Wallpaper, The Cleaver Quarterly, Qatar Airways, British Airways and Australian Gourmet Traveller. Cherry now bounces between Hong Kong and Los Angeles, and is always excited to shoot elsewhere.

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#Indegetern is our new campaign to highlight stories and reflections of Native students who have interned in businesses, organizations, agencies, and tribal communities across the country. Title: Student Practical Nurse Tribe: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe School attended during internship: Sitting Bull College Year in school you completed your internship: Sophomore Where you did your internship: University of Auckland, New Zealand Duration of the internship: 10 Weeks What did you do at your internship? During my internship, I worked with Dr. Gerhard Sundborn looking at the possible correlation between scabies and rheumatic fever/rheumatic heart disease in Māori and Pasifika children in New Zealand. Dr. Sundborn also provided me the opportunity to go out and engage with the Pasifika community to better […]

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          Manu Tuilagi eyeing England comeback in New Zealand showdown      Cache   Translate Page      
Tuilagi has trained fully this week and is included in the 25-man squad.
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          Javid Abdelmoneim: working in disaster zones      Cache   Translate Page      
Dr Javid Abdelmoneim has been a Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF) doctor for almost 10 years. In that time he has been in some of the world's most distressing and challenging disaster zones from Haiti to Sierra Leone to South Sudan. Along the way, he has also developed a television career - fronting programmes about his work with MSF and also medical and cultural issues facing the UK, where he was born and raised. Javid is in New Zealand to deliver a talk at AUT's Auckland campus about life on the front-line. He joins Kathryn to talk about how his work has given him perspective and what more needs to be done.
          Bay News: Year of the sheep at NZ's oldest country show      Cache   Translate Page      
NZ's oldest country show returns New Zealand's oldest country show – and Northland's first of the 2018-19 season – is returning to the picturesque Waimate North showgrounds this Saturday. The Bay of Islands Pastoral and Industrial...
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The 2018 Harken International Youth Match Racing Regatta will host the World's best youth match racing talents, with competitors coming from across the globe including America, New Zealand, and interstate Australia.
          Deal with Spark and IPO on 'to do' list for new Vodafone NZ boss Jason Paris      Cache   Translate Page      
Vodafone will make a second attempt to float its New Zealand business, after a shelving plan to list the company on the NZX earlier this year.
          Kiwibank 'not doing its job' to counter big bank profits      Cache   Translate Page      
Record profits from Australian-owned banks are being cited as proof that Kiwibank has failed in its brief to provide more competition in the New Zealand banking sector.
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Sir Richard Hadlee, has made his first public appearance since undergoing a second round of surgery for cancer. New Zealand's most accomplished cricketer spoke at a function at Hagley Oval in Christchurch last night, held to thank his trust for a large donation towards the refurbishment of an indoor training centre for cricketers next to the oval, named after him.
          Vehicle importer, tester conflict a 'serious issue' - NZTA boss      Cache   Translate Page      
A certifier who had the final say on whether damaged vehicles could go back on the road has admitted giving pass marks to vehicles that were still damaged. An Auckland-based certifier Dale Barlass is the third certifier to be suspended by the New Zealand Transport Agency which says it's still investigating whether to revoke any of the certifications he's issued. Talking to Kim Hill is the chief executive of NZTA - Fergus Gammie.
          Offer - 15000-17000RMB for English teachers for Shangqiu Normal Univeristy in Hennan - CHINA      Cache   Translate Page      
To Apply visit this link: http://cips.io/d10400Position: English Teacher Location: Shangqiu Normal University, Shangqiu city, Henan Province. Duration: 1 year contract (could be renewed) Number of Classes: around 24 classes per week(based on school schedule), each class 45-50 minutes, no office hours. Salary: 15,000 RMB Student age: 16-18 Requirements: Native English speaker from USA, UK, Canada, Australisa, New Zealand At least 2 years of relevant teaching experience Bachelor degree or above, TESOL certification or equivalent(TEFL, CELTA), at least 2-year teaching experience, Z visa. Requirement: Prefer Australians, also foreign teachers with working or studying experiences in Australia could be considered, BA degree or above. Provide on campus apartment and flight allowance If you
          Chief Censor adds suicide warning to A Star is Born      Cache   Translate Page      
The Chief Censor's office has belatedly added a suicide warning label to the film A Star is Born, which is currently screening in New Zealand. The Mental Health Foundation says it's heard from viewers who found a suicide scene in the film 'severely distressing', while police told the Chief Censor two vulnerable young people were 'severely triggered' by it. When the film was released here the rating was carried over from Australia, and there was initially no warning about suicide. David Shanks is the Chief Censor. He talks to Susie Ferguson.
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A hundred years ago today, the SS Talune steamed into Apia from Auckland with a disease that unleashed devastation on Samoa: the Spanish flu. Its effects linger today, and as locals gather to commemorate, they're also rallying to not let anyone in New Zealand forget. RNZ Pacific's Jamie Tahana reports.
          From Royal Fiancée to Royal Favorite: Meghan Markle's Whirlwind 2018, in Pictures      Cache   Translate Page      

Has anyone had a bigger year than Meghan Markle? OK, maybe Beyoncé. But still - Meghan has already had one hell of a whirlwind 2018. Not only did she officially become a member of the British royal family, but she's also embarked on her first royal tour and is expecting her first child with Prince Harry - oh, and she officially stole our hearts, too.

We've loved getting to see how Meghan has adapted to her new life as the Duchess of Sussex, whether she's mingling with her new relatives at high-profile events or visiting schoolchildren during official appearances. Her charitable spirit and feminist ideals are sure to add an exciting and fresh energy to the monarchy.

Since getting engaged to Prince Harry in 2017, Meghan has already hit a handful of major milestones. In 2018 alone, she's made her first official appearance with the royal family, gotten married, and even had a solo overnight outing with the queen! Not to mention her capturing the spotlight during a royal tour of Australia and New Zealand, taking on her first charitable project, and becoming pregnant with a tiny heir. Talk about goals.


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Devadason, E.S. and Chenayah, S. (2011) Greening world trade: The Malaysian perspective on emerging issues and policy responses. In: 7th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 05-07 Jan 2011, Hamilton, New Zealand. (Submitted)
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Actually, I have some sympathy with this. I know of many South Africans that can't "prove" they went to an English school and have to sit these tests, when their English is fine. A good number of New Zealand trained teachers would not pass these tests.
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To Apply visit this link: http://cips.io/703641Wesite: http: //www. Zzz. com. cn/ No.1 High School of Zhengzhou Subjects: Native English teacher Duration of contract: at least one year (start from Sep. 1st) Age of students: 16-18 Length of class: 40mins Working hours: 22 hours Salary and benefits: About 15 K RMB /month+ Start from September. Free apartment on campus Reimburse round-trip air tickets of home country Favorable teachers' meals in the school canteen Requirements: Prefer Australians, also foreign teachers with working or studying in Australia. Native English speaker from USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand At least 2 years of relevant teaching experience Bachelor degree or above, TESOLcertification or equivalent(TEFL, CELTA),
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San Francisco and New Zealand-based PredictHQ, a data intelligence company for real-world events, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Aspect Ventures led the round with participation from Lightspeed, Rampersand VC and AddVenture Fund. In addition to the funding, Theresia Gouw, Aspect Ventures co-founder, will join PredictHQ’s board of directors.
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PHOENIX (AP) — A Syrian man accused of making a key component in improvised explosive devices used in attacks against U.S. soldiers during the Iraq War is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday on federal conspiracy charges.Ahmed Alahmedalabdaloklah... Reported by New Zealand Herald 8 minutes ago.
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When we purchased our home, I didn’t alike attending at the house, the aboriginal affair I looked at was the garden.

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With bristles kids active around, age-old 9 months to 11 years old, I can cautiously say that the garden is the best important amplitude in our home.

Not alone does it accommodate a playground, a amplitude for chance and a abode for memories to be made, it can additionally be enjoyed and acclimated by the absolute ancestors if advised and created in the appropriate way, with the appropriate purpose.

I would say that the kids may accept affiliated my adulation for the outdoors, accepting been a mural artist for over 10 years, but regardless, there is absolutely article appropriate about application the garden as a ancestors space.

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Ten years ago, about anybody capital low aliment gardens. With the acceleration of active advantageous and amoebic lifestyles, this has now advance into the garden which has acquired a improvement in favour of gardening.

Families now appetite to be in the garden, utilising and adequate their alfresco spaces.

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Dan with four of his bristles children, (L-R) Rocco, Wolf, Sailor Grace and River.

With this in mind, I generally get asked what is the best way to maximise an alfresco space? How can a garden be advised to clothing the accomplished family?

At this year’s New Zealand Flower and Garden Show, my display will be a avant-garde aberration on a ancestors garden, complete with a ambit of abstracts including water, fire, steel, concrete, balk and plants, to name but a few.

While I can’t accord abroad too abundant of my aggressive affairs absolutely yet, actuality are my top tips on how to actualize a garden the accomplished ancestors can enjoy.

FUN

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This is the best important aspect to my own garden, and I anticipate it should be the aforementioned for any family, abnormally if you accept adolescent children.

Back designing our garden, I approved to actualize an aspect of fun in every corner. Don’t be abashed to get artistic – bethink the fun you had in your garden as a child.

At the Mackay household, we accept a skate access out the aback and a sandpit breadth the adolescent kids absorb time creating beach cakes while the earlier ancestors accomplish arresting structures. Out the front, they can ascend up bedrock aggressive holds and use the swings we absorbed to the pergola.

The fun doesn’t alone accept to be for the accouchement though. The accession of the swings agency they are multi-functional and can additionally be acclimated as basement – you would be abashed how abounding of our developed accompany accept the swings over the seats!

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The skate access was a accepted accession to Dan’s garden.

For alfresco fun all year round, we placed bogus accommodation beneath the pergola to actualize an addendum of the lounge, so the kids can still comedy alfresco behindhand of the weather.

Obviously not every home can baby to bringing the outdoors in, but I acclaim accepting a paved breadth or aisle that ensures some genitalia of the garden can still be used.

We accept paving from the advanced of the abode to the back, so the kids can get to their comedy accessories after biking through the addled backyard in winter.

ARRANGEMENT

While it is simple abundant to ample the garden with activities for the kids, it’s important it is still a adapted amplitude for the accomplished family. This agency the adjustment of your garden is key.

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Skate ramps can be fun for all ages, but they’re not essential. Bethink the fun you had in the garden as a adolescent and don’t be abashed to get creative.

Any garden accouterment for a ancestors should be a big accessible space. Any altar such as trampolines, sandpits or jungle gyms, as able-bodied as plantings, are bigger placed about the boundaries, abrogation amplitude for a bright lawn.

Back you put these things in the middle, you ultimately cut the amplitude in bisected and can’t utilise your garden to its abounding potential. Plus, it agency that already the accouchement accept developed up and accept no use for their garden toys any more, you still accept your garden.

OUTDOOR DINING

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Creating a vege application breadth kids can get complex in growing their own herbs and vegetables is important, says Dan.

I am a close accepter that alfresco dining spaces are important for families and acclaim creating a committed breadth breadth your ancestors and accompany can appear calm – and don’t balloon to accommodate a appropriate barbie.

Upcycling can additionally be a absurd way of creating a fun dining space.

Don’t be abashed to pop out to the bounded austerity boutique or attending for added duke items online. Board beams, altered chairs or a behemothic board slab can be reinvented to actualize your own altered dining setting.

For our alfresco dining, we begin a continued wooden, pew-like bank so we had abundant basement to fit up to 10 kids about the table.

EDIBLE GARDEN

One of the best accepted appearance I am asked for back designing and creating breadth is a vegetable plot.

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While it is accessible to “throw in” a vegetable garden, creating it in a way that kids can get complex in growing their own vegetables and herbs is important.

Try a aloft bed for the vegetable garden (around 200-450mm aerial off the ground) and put ample capping surrounding the bed so that the kids can sit forth the ancillary or lie on their bellies to ability in and get to the plants. This can additionally be acclimated as added alfresco seating.

Encourage the kids to do the planting, weeding and watering. Back they see their vegetables grow, the action again spills into actuality able to eat them.

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Having a aisle in your garden can advice abstain accepting to attack beyond a addled lawn, a minimise blurred aisle indoors!

At the moment, our kids are best aflame about the excellent and rocket which has aloof sprouted, and the blow won’t be far away.

PLANTING

The aboriginal affair to do back digging into your garden is to eradicate any awful weeds and, although it may assume obvious, analysis that there are no plants that ability account allergies for your family.

Burying deciduous copse is consistently a acceptable best as they let sun in during the winter and action adumbration in summer. Accepting a sun-protected atom is article the accomplished ancestors will acknowledge during the hotter months.

Bake-apple copse additionally accomplish a absurd accession to any garden and like the vegetable gardens, will hopefully affect the kids to get in their 5 a day. If you accept bound space, you could espalier the bake-apple copse instead and still get affluence of fruit.

While there are abounding altered architecture and mural options for an alfresco space, for families my capital adage is to bethink that the garden should be about fun, because beat out kids are usually blessed kids at the end of the day.

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Creating a fun ancestors amplitude that can additionally be anatomic is what it’s all about.

You can see Dan’s family-friendly garden display appear to activity at this year’s New Zealand Flower & Garden Show at Auckland’s The Trusts Arena, from 28 November – 02 December.

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This pancocojams post showcases two videos of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" sung by attendees at United Kingdom rugby games.

This post also provides selected examples of comments from a March 2017 New York Times article entitled "

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SHOWCASE VIDEO EXAMPLES
Example #1: The story of how Swing Low, Sweet Chariot became England Rugby's anthem



England Rugby, Published on Apr 9, 2015

"It would be a day that would go down in English Rugby folklore". Watch the story of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and meet the people who started it at Twickenham.

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Example #2: Stoke City - Swing Low vs. Arsenal



Redstokie828, Published on Dec 20, 2016
Stoke City fans singing during the game against Arsenal.

10/12/16
Arsenal 3 - 1 Stoke City

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS ARTICLE'S DISCUSSION THREAD
All of these comments are from https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/07/sports/rugby-swing-low-sweet-chariot.html "How a Slave Spiritual Became English Rugby’s Anthem" By Andrew Keh, March 7, 2017

These selected comments are given in chronological order, with the earliest comments given first except for replies. I've numbered these comments for referencing purposes only.

1. Sam Allison
Montreal, Canada; March 7, 2017
"Swing Low Sweet Chariot" has been around since at least the 1960s when I watched rugby internationals in Scotland, Wales and England. The English were always out-sung by the Celtic nations and did not really have much of a voice since they had no one song to sing. Eventually, "Swing Low" won out as the "national English song". However, it still pales to the likes of "Flower of Scotland" and the various Welsh anthems sung in harmony.
There is absolutely nothing racist about the crowds singing "Swing Low". By the way, "Hail to the Chief" originally refers to a Highland chief and is an old Scottish tune adopted by an Englishman for the musical "The Lady of the Lake". The words are, of course, by Sir Walter Scott."

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2. Maxwell De Winter
N.Y.C., March 7, 2017
"Crazy! It's being sung in complete ignorance, however not in any shape or form of racism. As ironic is another African American anthem, Amazing Grace which was written by an English slave trader! Go figure."....

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3. Jeannie
WCPA; March 7, 2017
"Since we're talking historical accuracy, let's be accurate. After his conversion, John Newton, the English slave trader who wrote Amazing Grace, saw slavery as sin. The song was his testimonial to the salvation he believed was available to him despite his past. Because African-Americans embraced and breathed such passion into the song is probably why you mistakenly perceive it to be an African-American anthem."

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4. Stuart Cumella
Worcestershire, England; March 8, 2017
"Not entirelay accurate. John Newton wrote Amazing Gace in 1772, but did not speak a word against slavery until his conscience was awakened by Anti-Slavery movement over ten years later. See Adam Hochschild's excellent book Bury the Chains."

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5. brion
Connecticut; March 9, 2017
"Lest there be more confusion - after Jeannie's comment - about who wrote WHICH song, THIS article is referring to "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot." "Swing Low" was written by Wallace Willis, A Black man. A Free Black man. "Amazing Grace" was written by the slave trader Newton. a White British man. This article is bout the former, not the latter.

As for "US" (as in the United States) taking drinking songs from the British, the British did not use the colonists as slaves, beat them, shoot them without a second thought (the Civil War Black Union regiment, where the white soldiers were kept prisoner, but the Black ones shot to death), or hanged them.
Just noting that for the sake of 'historical accuracy,' you know."

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6. brion
Connecticut; March 9, 2017
"Thank you for that, Mr. Cumella. Selective memory about our historical past allows history to be, again, re-written."

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7. Emily Booth
Chicago; March 7, 2017
"They don't sing the entire song, do they? Only the chorus, not the stanzas. The British pronunciation of "chariot" is different, too, pronouncing the 1st syllable like "char" as in charburger."

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8. @blueskysinking
HK; March 7, 2017
"SLSC goes beyond bawdy - it is racist parody, pure and simple. There is a fine tradition across all sports of appropriation, usually taking a tune and reworking the lyrics. By all means make these new lyrics lewd and crude, but using the same tune and lyrics to gesture and demean is deeply cynical."

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9. OM
Boston, MA; March 7, 2017
"It's troubling that such heartbreaking yet uplifting song has been twisted into a drinking chant. And its history in being sung when black players were on the field is even more distressing. After singing it at funerals and prayer services my entire life, to hear it sung with no context of its meaning is painful."

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10. Mark Whitton
Ottawa, Canada; March 7, 2017
"Many English sports chants use tunes and sometimes words from popular and religious songs. You'll Never Walk Alone is the song of the Liverpool soccer club. There are a few nasty chants that seem to use the tune of the hymn Jesus Loves The Little Children. When the Saints go Marching In is often sung. I don't think the English are trying to insult the song, they are usually trying to insult the other team or inspire their team and their fans or provide some comic relief. My favorite chant is "You're not special, We lose every week!" sung by the fans of hapless teams."

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11. Billy
Out in the woods; March 7, 2017
"Most rugby anthems wouldn't be printable at all here."

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12. mancuroc
Rochester; March 7, 2017
"Maybe the writer is unaware of the irony of the Brits importing "Swing Low..." as a rugby/drinking song.

It's a two way street. The melody for the Star Spangled Banner was imported from a British drinking song. Which explains why its melodic range is beyond many people in a sober state."

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13. Philip Lees
Melbourne; March 7, 2017
"Bawdy rugby songs were sung on the team coach going to and from school and club rugby games and Swing Low was a non-bawdy one until it was accompanied by hand gestures. It was taught in music classes (sans gestures) in my UK school in the 1970’s along with Campdown Races and I don’t recall that there was any perception that our singing these songs these might be deemed offensive. This was an era when the Black & White Minstrel Show was on BBC TV and ran until 1978. I wouldn’t hold out much hope that cultural sensitivities will see the anthem now dropped, another favourite of this cohort is Blake’s Jerusalem, set to music in 1911, which is premised on Jesus having surely visited England."

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14. Charlie Mike
Nyc; March 7, 2017
"Our national anthem melody came from an English pub song. Things evolve. So must we. Why would any American care what rugby fans in another country sing? The songs are not directed at us and are not intended to be offensive. For people to be "shocked" seems a bit of a stretch, even for liberals. Come on. Would you rather the song fade into obscurity?"

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15. brion,
Connecticut; March 7, 2017
It is not "people" who are shocked: it is US (and that don't mean the United States: it means BLACK PEOPLE) the people who originated the song when we were being obliterated thru beatings, lynching and hatred. (And yes, I meant "don't" not "doesn't". It's a Black thing: you wouldn't understand it.)
Would you then take a song that the Jews sang amongst themselves (if they did) to keep their spirits up while interred in concentration camps and use that for a sports anthem??
As for the song fading into obscurity, wow. Just. WOW. That is just plain stupid to think a song that connected us spiritually to God and helped us endure suffering as something WE fear "fading into obscurity." Obviously you've given this all the thought of which you are capable. Which is: not much.
This is how racism propogates: marginalization of another culture's inherent traits."

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16. Malcolm Clark
London; March 8, 2017
"I agree we shouldn't be glib about the origins of this beautiful and haunting song. The Welsh choirs which probably first spread the song through the UK...and into the world of rugby (in Wales rugby is the national sport) were often based in tough mining communities with a strong socialist tradition. So I suspect all this started with fellow feeling and empathy. But the meme spread. At least in this case- unlike others- the appopriation was never intended to offend. Maybe that "innocence" (or ignorance) about the song's origins is something English Rugby can address. Why can't the game's authorities use this link (gently) to point its supporters towards the origins of the song and the experences that inspired it; as part of the game's professed desire to tackle racism. Perhaps after the next game at Twickenham they can urge English fans to take a trip ....just up the road from the stadium to Marble Hill, the last of the great Georgian villas that was funded by slavery.
https://content.historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/slavery

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17. Ian Maitland
WayzataMarch 8, 2017
"No, this is how racism propagates: When you refer to black or white people's "inherent traits." It's called stereotyping.

The history of humanity has been marked by cultural borrowings between different people -- gastronomic, musical, technological, and so on. That attests to our common humanity.

True, cultural borrowings have always been adapted and changed and applied in contexts unimagined by their creators. Just like this spiritual. But to call this "marginalization" is insane -- it is the sincerest form of flattery."

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18. Susan Anderson
Boston; March 7, 2017
"For heaven's sake. What about My Country 'Tis of Thee from God Save the Queen (King). Who cares!"

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19. Thomas,
Branford, Florida; March 8, 2017
"I guess I care because the spiritual was about a painful subject and that is getting lost by the rugby use of it. I care in the same way that hearing Beethoven used to sell merchandise on TV makes me wince.
So , I care."

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20. BTRnut
NY; March 7, 2017
"I understand the inclination to be offended by this. My initial reaction was "oh no." But honestly, now I just think it's nice that anyone is keeping this song alive. It's so beautiful and, sadly, I don't think it's well known to American youth anymore. Last time I heard it was at a funeral about seven years ago. Gives me goosebumps when sung by someone who really has a feel for the history and origin of the song. Maybe someday the Brits will be lucky enough to hear a version like that."

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21. Ben Edwards
San Jose; March 7, 2017
"As a Brit who has lived in America for these past sixteen years, I have experienced first hand the many ways in which this country has improved upon British practices in society, politics and the law. But this growing obsession from the American left in policing our thought and speech (and now song!) is not one of them.

We sing "swing low, sweet chariot" as our rugby team pulverizes its adversaries (17-0 for the last 17 games, for the record) because it's a great crowd anthem. It's as innocent and as joyfully ignorant as this. Surely, there are more "troubling" things about our world for American journalists and academics to spend their time and spill their ink agonizing over."

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22. marie
bronx, new york; March 8, 2017
"It's not your history so you do not care; it is that simple.

Have a bit of respect. Your comment reeks of white, colonial era privilege."

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23. Eric
Dover, NH; March 8, 2017
"Ben, using a British accent to "Whitesplain" doesn't make it any more dignified."

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24. Tatum
Allentown, PA; March 8, 2017
"As a rugby player, I've heard far more offensive things sung in pubs after matches...

Music evolves, and I think the author is reading too much into this. Is Sweet Caroline for the Red Sox condoning the politics of JFK? Since Stoke City is mentioned here, does their rendition Tom Jones's "Delilah" condone violence against women? Southampton, to my knowledge, sings "When the Saints Go Marching In" - a Christian ballad about the coming apocalypse..."

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25. Floyd Norton
Washington: March 8, 2017
"I recall this song being sung after rugby games in Washington in the mid- to late-seventies, usually at the instigation of players from Australia and New Zealand. I think part of its appeal is that it is pitched low and occupies a narrow vocal range, which suits most rugby players. Also, it usually never got past the chorus and first verse, words that all the players knew."

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26. Stephen Brake
Boston; March 8, 2017
"As at least one reader correctly comments, the origin of the English adopting Swing Low as their rugby anthem lies in their demonstrated inferiority in this respect to the Celtic nations,particularly Wales. In Wales since the 19th century rugby has been an obsession( " morbid footbalism" in the words of David Lloyd George). An obsession was music was long another Welsh cultural fact. The two mixed,with Welsh rugby crowds cycling through around eight beautiful Welsh hymns. This tradition was captured in the 1970s by a Welsh comedic performer, Max Boyce, in the song " Hymns and Arias". That song now is itself sung at Wales's matches. Even in the years where England's team expected victory they faced a wall of sound all match long and generally lost( England's won lost record at Cardiff is notably poor).

Since the Hymnal of the Anglican Church had no really appropriate hymns ( Onward Christian Soldiers? I don't think so), they appropriated one. Given Britain's 19th century record on slavery think of William Wilberforce and let them use this one."

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27. K Fellows
West Midlands, UK; March 8, 2017
"I am a US citizen married to a UK citizen and have lived in Britain for almost twenty years. While I love Britain and now feel more "at home" here than I do in the States, one tendency which never fails to annoy me is the assumption among some (not all, by any means) British people that any cultural artifact shared by the two countries *must* have had its origins in England.

Thus, when once in conversation i had reason to point out to a co-worker that "Swing Low" was in fact a spiritual, rooted in the horrors of African-American slavery, I was saddened but not terribly surprised when this was vigorously denied. "Surely not! It's always been a rugby song! They [meaning, i can only assume, African slaves] must have picked it up from here [meaning England] somehow!"

Sigh."

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28. Here
There; March 8, 2017
"Perhaps one of the more disquieting points of this article is the claim of "cultural appropriation", that somehow songs or other matters deriving from the cultures of favored minorities must not be used by whites, whereas blacks are under no such restrictions, and may freely use things written by whites. This is part of what I call Reverse Jim Crow, that blacks have privileges whites do not. It's one of the things we elected President Trump to end."

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29. Vanequa
Ellicott City, MD; March 8, 2017
"Trump's election ends nothing... cultural appropriation has historically benefitted whites economically (especially in the music industry). But our cultures are closely intertwined and it's useless to try to separate the delicious stew in our American melting pot. Until you truly know what Jim Crow was, how can you claim Reverse Jim Crow...? Can hurt feelings be considered reverse discrimination? Almost comical...almost... not quite Suggestion: See "The 13th" by Ava DuVernay"

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30. Krausewitz
Oxford, UK; March 8, 2017
"I'm an immigrant from America and a rugby fan (cymru am byth!) and I still am shocked when I hear 'Swing Low'. I hate it. I passionately hate it. Hearing a bunch of drunk louts profane a song that is basically sacred all but makes me want to cry. I've tried explaining this to English friends and hey absolutely will not hear it. Like most people they utterly refuse to change, even slightly, when their hurtful and inconsiderate ways are politely pointed out. People are short-sighted, selfish and mean.

As a Wales supporter (with genes that come from the Welsh valleys) it is just one more reason to hate the English......"

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31. Colin
Hexham, England; March 11, 2017
"Ok, here we go. A group of school children first sang the song in 1988 when Chris Oti scored three tries for England against Ireland. Other spectators then joined in. Most (if not all) rugby players, and supporters, know it is an African/American spiritual anthem. It is sung to galvanize support and encourage the players, and I would submit, is not sung to offend anyone but to celebrate hard endeavour in the face of adversity."

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