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100 Years 100 Boats – Collaroy Beach ANZAC Day

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 12:40 pm | Bam Media

As the Dawn Service is underway in Gallipoli, the spectacular sight of 100 surf boats landing on the beach at Collaroy has helped commemorate the 100 years since the now legendary Gallipoli landings. More >>

Anzac special – New Zealand’s first act of war

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 12:33 pm | Pacific Media Centre

http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/region-anzac-special-new-zealand-s-first-act-war-9238 More >>

The War against The Lancet: When Medicine and Politics Mix

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 11:56 am | Binoy Kampmark

Hate, disgrace, and pitiful editorial standards. Are these the terms to be ascribed to The Lancet , which, bar a few blemishes has shown a distinguished pedigree in the world of medical research? Stroppy academics have made an argument than an open ... More >>

World Vision responding to powerful earthquake in Nepal

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 11:53 am | World Vision New Zealand

World Vision is responding to a powerful 7.5 earthquake that struck Nepal early Saturday morning. More >>

Death toll rising in Nepal following earthquake

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 11:12 am | World Vision New Zealand

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, toppling buildings and creating avalanches in the Himalayas. The national disaster management agency has declared a state of emergency and says so far, close to 900 people have died. More >>

Mercy Corps Prepares Emergency Response in Nepal

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 10:48 am | Mercy Corps

Portland, Ore. – The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps is preparing an emergency response in Nepal following Saturday’s massive earthquake. Early reports indicate hundreds of people have been killed and thousands more injured in the 7.8-magnitude ... More >>

Nepal: Red Cross on the front lines

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 10:40 am | NZ Red Cross

Delhi/ Kuala Lumpur/ Geneva, 25 April 2015 – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is preparing to mount an international emergency response to the estimated 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shook Nepal today. More >>

We will remember them: 100th Anzac anniversary in Wellington

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 11:08 am | Megan Gattey

An estimated 40,000 people gathered at the Dawn Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park this morning to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. More >>

Wellington Wreath Laying

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 10:42 am | Jeremy Wilkinson

A crowd of roughly 1000 gathered at 9am this morning at the Anzac Cenotaph for the Wellington City Council Citizens’ Wreath-laying Service. More >>

Video: ANZAC 100th Anniversary Dawn Service At Pukeahu Park

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 9:45 am | The Scoop Team

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Wellington 2015 ANZAC Day Centenary Commemoration in Pictures

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 8:58 am | Francis Cook

Roughly 18,000 people gathered this morning at Pukeahu Memorial Park for the Anzac day centenary. Anticipating the large turnout, patrons arrived as early as 4.30. It was virtually impossible to get near the Memorial after 5am. By 6, the crowds ... More >>

How the one-way mirror of secrecy generates fear

Friday, 24 April 2015, 3:36 pm | Branko Marcetic

Being the head of a nation’s spy agency is hard work. Not only does it involve running a government bureau of hundreds – even tens of thousands – of personnel and keeping a vigilant eye on any potential security threats faced by a country, ... More >>

Sick and Tired Workers: An Epidemic of Corporate Greed

Friday, 24 April 2015, 3:20 pm | Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch Snaking its way through the Pennsylvania legislature is a bill that will block local governments from requiring companies to provide sick leave, even if unpaid, that is more than required by state or federal regulations. There ... More >>

World War 1 - what's changed 100 years on?

Friday, 24 April 2015, 2:45 pm | Don Franks

16,697 New Zealanders were killed and 41,317 were wounded during World war I. Around another thousand men died within five years of the war's end, as a result of injuries sustained. The lives of countless other men and women were blighted by the conflict. ... More >>

Climate Change Politics in Australia: The Lomborg Factor

Friday, 24 April 2015, 2:41 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Eager to cut, savage and wind back constructive projects in the realm of medicine, science and education, Australia’s government has made its latest head-shaking announcement on budgetary issues. The veteran climate change sceptic Bjørn Lomborg ... More >>

Wellington ANZAC Parade 2015 – Video and Images

Friday, 24 April 2015, 2:33 pm | The Scoop Team

Today at 12.30pm an ANZAC parade was held – on the eve of ANZAC Day - to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Landings in 1915. The parade travelled from the Cenotaph to the newly opened Pukeahu Memorial Park adjacent to the Carillion and ... More >>

Russia is the Newest Buddy of Bangkok's Coup Leader

Friday, 24 April 2015, 2:31 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Bangkok last week resulted in trade deals, revived relations and a public snub at Washington by Thailand's heavily criticized coup leader who praised Moscow's friendship when "a ... More >>

104,000 #SaveCampbellLive Petition Signatures Taken To TV3

Friday, 24 April 2015, 2:06 pm | Alastair Thompson

On a mission to deliver 104,000 #SaveCampbellLive petition signatures - a lively gathering of Campbell Live show supporters descended on TV3 today. John Campbell came out to meet them. TV3 is currently reviewing continuation of a show which a ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the hair-pulling finale and Gallipoli

Friday, 24 April 2015, 10:24 am | Gordon Campbell

Don’t know about you, but when hi-jinks and horsing around are going on, my understanding is that everyone involved is supposed to be having a good time. Those terms don’t apply to a situation where one person with immense power is harassing someone with ... More >>

#SaveCampbellLive Rallies Today: Auck, Wgtn, Chch, Dunners

Friday, 24 April 2015, 9:21 am | Alastair Thompson

A letter from Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson to the 8832 supporters of the "Save Campbell Live" petition to major Kiwi brands asking them to commit to directing advertising support towards securing the future of the best current affairs team in NZ broadcasting ... More >>

Re: United Kingdom General Election on 7 May : Keith Rankin

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 11:21 am | Keith Rankin

I enjoy listening to Dame Anne Leslie, long-time Daily Mail journalist, who pops up regularly on the UK Correspondent section of Radio New Zealand's Nine-to-Noon. She has an amazing gift for the consummate turn of phrase More >>

Poll: Byelection Defeat Bounces off Teflon "John Key" & Govt

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 11:07 am | Alastair Thompson

New Zealand First appears to have received a boost in nationwide polling following Winston Peters by-election victory in Northland. The latest Roy Morgan poll has NZ First up 2.5 percentage points to 8.5% support, while National dip one point to 45.5%. More >>

Small business says technology has no business impact

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:42 am | Digitl

"Nearly one third of New Zealand small and medium-sized enterprises say digital technology has had no impact on their business over the past five years and 27 percent don’t expect it to in the next five years." —  2015 Westpac Grow New Zealand ... More >>

Ross Patterson: NZ private sector fibre beats Australia's

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:40 am | Digitl

CommsDay reports on comments by former telecommunications commissioner Ross Patterson: New Zealand’s private sector-led approach to its fast broadband deployment is far more likely to achieve a successful outcome than Australia’s publicly funded NBN ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the PM's Hair-Pulling Power Trip

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:22 am | Gordon Campbell

There have been striking differences between (a) the account of the waitress involved in the hair-pulling incidents, and (b) the account being given by Prime Minister John Key. The version by the waitress is available here and is recommended to anyone ... More >>

NZers Are loyal customers

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 10:07 pm | The Scoop Team

New Zealanders appear to have a great deal of loyalty when it comes customer satisfaction with a soft touch for local branded companies when they have a choice. More >>

Transcript: PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference 13/4/15

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 4:12 pm | Scoop News

Transcripts from Prime Minister John Key's Post-Cabinet Press Conferences are being made available on the Beehive website . More >>

Peter Jackson’s exhibit at Old Dominion Museum Disappoints

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 12:20 pm | Francis Cook

Is Peter Jackson incapable of removing his own personal brand of twee novelty even when it comes to war commemoration? The new exhibition at the Old Dominion Building, costing an estimated $10 million, will charm and delight but ultimately leave you ... More >>

Mud, sweat and cheers: the Vanuatu recovery in relief

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 3:15 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Thigh-deep in the same mud being cleared from underneath our four-wheel drive, the tropical rain begins to pour down on us again and the challenges of distributing relief supplies outside Port Vila, Vanuatu become very apparent. We’re just half ... More >>

Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War - Review

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 12:33 pm | Francis Cook

Te Papa and Weta Workshop have worked together to create an impressive exhibition which skirts the edges of glorification and commemoration to deliver an experience both moving and disorienting. Thoughts and images below. More >>

#OSOS2015 - Open collaboration in action - mega World Cafe

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:51 am | New Zealand Open Source Society

Sam and Chelsea from lifehack led OS//OS through a giant collaborative jam using World Cafe social technology. @ChelseaRobnson @SamRye_enspiral #OSOS2015! More >>

#OSOS2015 - Slack-jawed at diversity in open source

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:48 am | New Zealand Open Source Society

A culture of argument and competition ruins diversity and collaboration in a community - precisely the most important elements for unlocking the potential of open source. We need to change the way we communicate to build an open society. @amatuerhuman ... More >>

#OSOS2015 - Patent holders with cannons - 17th Ct. lessons

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:47 am | New Zealand Open Source Society

Craig Ambrose looks to the industrial revolution for lessons for our emerging tech industries. Beware the power of patents. @craigambrose #OSOS2015 More >>

#OSOS2015 - When we share, we win

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:45 am | New Zealand Open Source Society

Everyone wins when we contribute to the commons, but laws are making it more difficult, says Billy Meinke. @billymeinke #OSOS2015 More >>

#OSOS2015 Learn from centuries of OS experience? Ask Maori

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:43 am | New Zealand Open Source Society

Operating open is a practice, not just a process, and Maori have got it dialed. Look to Matauranga Maori (wisdom) for your tips, says Chris Cormack. @ranginui #OSOS2015 More >>

#OSOS2015 - The Dreamers - Panel

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:40 am | New Zealand Open Source Society

Doug Kirkpatrick, Laura O'Connell Rapira, Sascha Meinrath, Lillian Grace, Lindsay Braganza talk dreams. More >>

#OSOS2015 - Hippies with tie-died laptops discuss open Govt.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:39 am | New Zealand Open Source Society

Kate Beecroft, Bene Anderson, Ben Balter, Cam Findlay, Laura O'Connell Rapira jam on "Government should open everything" @BenBalter @laura_oc_rapira @cameronfindlay More >>

#OSOS2015 - Friday Afternoon Open Space

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:38 am | New Zealand Open Source Society

At OS//OS everyone has a chance to run a session - the only limitation is you can't go to all of them! Here are some droplets from the twitterhose. More >>

#OSOS2015 - Super Mega Open Action Plan Collaborative Finale

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:38 am | New Zealand Open Source Society

A giant tweeting session and small group collaboration on an action plan for open government partnership. #OSOS2015 More >>

#OSOS2015 - Everything made into a postcard

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:36 am | New Zealand Open Source Society

#OSOS2015 - Everything made into a postcard By Jimmy Green Mysterious elves @cocamassey turned pretty much everything into a postcard. #overheard #OSOS2015 https://storify.com/OSOS/everything-made-into-a-postcard [ View the story "Everything made into a postcard" on Storify ] ENDS More >>

Gordon Campbell on Obama's key battle over the TPP

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 9:57 am | Gordon Campbell

For the past two and a half years , this column has been arguing that the fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal will hinge on whether US President Barack Obama can win Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) from Congress. This so called ‘fast ... More >>

Open Source Open Society 2016: Sign me up

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 9:24 am | Digitl

As a journalist I spend a lot of time in conferences. There’s often a sense of déjà vu. The same faces, topics and speakers show up time after time. Even the same food. It’s not unusual to recognise recycled PowerPoint slides or even an ... More >>

Photos: Tony Abbott unveiled Australian Memorial today

Monday, 20 April 2015, 5:11 pm | Megan Gattey

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott unveiled the Australian Memorial this morning at the new Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington. More >>

John Key: Auckland property prices increasing "too rapidly"

Monday, 20 April 2015, 4:26 pm | Megan Gattey

John Key accepted that Auckland property prices "are going up too rapidly” in a press conference held today in Wellington, however he said that this is not anything new. More >>

PM Post Cabinet Press Conference on Abbott’s visit and ISIL

Monday, 20 April 2015, 4:07 pm | Francis Cook

In a press conference today, Prime Minister John Key discussed plans for Anzac day, Australian Prime Minister Abbott’s visit, domestic threats and the housing crisis in Auckland. More >>

Prime Minister John Key on Anzac & Iraq Deployment

Monday, 20 April 2015, 3:58 pm | Jeremy Wilkinson

In a press conference held this morning in Wellington, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott referred to the Australian and New Zealand troops to be deployed in Iraq as “The splendid sons of Anzac.” More >>

Out Now: Werewolf 54 - What’s To Commemorate?

Monday, 20 April 2015, 12:48 pm | Werewolf

Hi and welcome to the 54th edition of Werewolf. In our cover story this month we ask whether New Zealand really can commemorate the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli without perpetuating the same bone-headed militarism and imperial nonsense – “it ... More >>

Ten lessons from Open Source Open Society 2015

Monday, 20 April 2015, 10:47 am | Digitl

Few conferences range as wide as the Open Source Open Society 2015 event held in Wellington last week. The material was surprisingly accessible to non-specialists considering this was a two-day event that filled the Michael Fowler Centre with software ... More >>

Anzac PMs Concerned About ISIL Bringing The War Home

Monday, 20 April 2015, 10:22 am | Francis Cook

including Full Audio and Photos. ANZAC PMs Concerned About ISIL Bringing The War Home To NZ & Aus. By Francis Cook More >>

How open source grew up

Sunday, 19 April 2015, 3:48 pm | Digitl

In the late 1990s and early 2000s I worked for Australian Linux Today . At that time open source was a vibrant, yet immature, market. More >>

Where open data meets open government...

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 6:49 pm | Digitl

Technology is the easy part of building an open society. Deal with the human side of the problem is much tougher. More >>

Singin’ in the Rain Official Opening Night in Wellington

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 2:28 am | Megan Gattey

Singin’ in the Rain , the wet and wonderful musical production all the way from London’s West End, officially opened at St. James Theatre in Wellington last night. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Bungler death squads

Friday, 17 April 2015, 5:31 pm | Martin Doyle

New Zealand has such a proud history of facing up to (via war) 'death squad' regimes round the world. The accusation that we are giving intelligence to torturers/killers in Bangladesh at least deserves speedy examination and a consequent 'bill of health' ... More >>

How to run or join a hackathon

Friday, 17 April 2015, 5:14 pm | Digitl

A breakout session at Open Source Open Society 2015 lead by GovHackNZ organiser Mike Riversdale gave participants a quick taste of what to expect from a hackathon. More >>

Legal Rules and Anti-Terrorism Warfare

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:54 pm | INSS Insight

On January 15, 2015, an expanded panel of judges of the Israeli Supreme Court, in a re-hearing (CFH 5698/11), ordered the dismissal of Mustafa Dirani’s petition against the State of Israel for damages regarding his claims of being tortured by ... More >>

Wike’s Disdain for Election Observers’ Reports Ludicrous

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:45 pm | Nwaorgu Faustinus

The All Progressives Congress [APC] in Rivers State says it finds it curious that the governorship candidate of the PDP, Barr. Nyesom Wike has been moving from one media house to the other dismissing the very credible reports on the April 11 electoral ... More >>

American Zionists launch Islamophobia campaign

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:42 pm | Redress Information

On 1 April 2015 an anti-Muslim advertisement started appearing on 84 municipal buses in the Philadelphia regional area. The ad space was purchased for a four-week period by the American Freedom Defence Initiative (AFDI), which paid USD 30,000 to run its ... More >>

It’s not hockey we’re playing against Russia

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:31 pm | Jim Miles

Watching the news off and on throughout the day provides a glimpse of the spin that the mainstream media (MSM - mainly CBC) put on the situation in Ukraine. More >>

Peter Kerr Asks. ''Where's The Diagram?'' - #OSOS2015

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:08 pm | Peter Kerr

It is slightly sacrilegious to say it, but there's aspects of Open Source Open Society that I don't get. More >>

When to choose closed or open source

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:51 am | Digitl

Open source has many advantages, but it isn’t always the right approach. At the Open Source Open Society 2025 conference in Wellington delgates discussed when projects should be closed and when open source is best. …it all depends on the circumstances ... More >>

 

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