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World's oldest Hip Hop Crew to shake it in Las Vegas

If it was a goal to qualify to compete at the World Hip Hop Champs in August, the news that the 37 person Hip Op-eration crew has been invited as guest performers is a dream come true. The average age of the Waiheke Island based crew is 76, with wheelchairs and zimmer-frames no barrier to showing the who's who of hip hop and MTV audiences in 40 countries how its done, if they can fund the travel. Connect with the crew and access video.

8yr old Kate gives her long locks to another

The moment Kate learned about the Beautiful Lengths wig programme she decided to donate her long hair. This big hearted 8 year old from Mairangi Bay then upped the ante with a goal to raise $300 for the Child Cancer Foundation,  a goal that she has already doubled. Request contact details and develop a story about Kiwi kids becoming being champions for charities.

Giving little Leah the gift of movement
Nine month old Leah has MPEI, a rare form of epilepsy that leaves her unable to lift her limbs or support her head. The young Hamilton family are exploring every option to help improve Leah's health and quality of life including treatment overseas but first up they'd love to get Leah a spa bath as she is happiest in the water, where she can move freely with her parents. Request contact details.

Thanks for helping us change lives
Your coverage of Givealittle causes changes lives. In the last few days Jaden Movold's wish for more independence has been granted with individual donors and the Mazda Foundation responding to a Herald on Sunday story and the Stuff.co.nz homepage placement of Reece Jimmieson's story helped grow his cause page total from $700 to $13,000 within 12 hours. Thank you, we appreciate your help.

The April Scorecard is out
Although not as huge as March the April donation result of $159,506.38 is outstanding and a whopping four times greater than the same period last year, proving  kiwis are right behind zero fees online fundraising. The confidence that 100% of donations get through motivated 2,242 people give an average of $71 each to hundreds of causes. Get in touch to learn more about why online is on the rise.

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Joint Statement: Establishment Of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014.

During his visit, President Xi Jinping met with Governor-General Jerry Mateparae, and held talks with Prime Minister John Key. The leaders had an in-depth exchange of views on bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of common interest. More>>

 
 

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Savings Targets: Health Procurement Plan Changes Direction

Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programme Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has agreed to explore a proposal put forward by DHBs to move implementation of the shared services programme to a DHB-owned vehicle. More>>

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Auckland Unification: 'No IT Cost Blowout' (Just More Expensive)

Following discussion of an update on Auckland Council’s Information Services Transformational Programme at today’s Finance and Performance Committee, council has released the report publicly. More>>

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Gordon Campbell: On The SAS Role Against Islamic State, And Podemos

Only 25% of the US bombing runs are even managing to locate IS targets worth bombing. As the NYT explains at length, this underlines the need for better on-the-ground intelligence to direct the air campaign to where the bad guys have holed up... More>>

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Public Service: Commission Calls For Answers On Handling Of CERA Harassment

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue is deeply concerned about the way in which the State Services Commission has handled sexual allegations made against CERA chief executive Roger Sutton this week and is calling for answers. More>>

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Gordon Campbell:
On Andrew Little’s Victory

So Andrew Little has won the leadership – by the narrowest possible margin – from Grant Robertson, and has already been depicted by commentators as being simultaneously (a) the creature of the trade unions and (b) the most centrist of the four candidates, which would be an interesting trick to see someone try in a game of Twister. More>>

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China President Wishlists: Greens Welcome Xi, But Human Rights Need To Be On Agenda

“President Xi has made some progress on climate change, but he must also lift the Chinese government’s game on human rights issues,” Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said... It is important that our Government continues to urge the Chinese government to show restraint and respect human rights in both Tibet and the Xinjiang province.” More>>

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Airport Security Breach: CAA Fines Minister

Minister Brownlee has been issued an infringement notice and is required to pay a $2000 infringement fine for breaching Civil Aviation Rule 19.357(b), which states no person may be in an airport security area without an appropriate identity card or document. More>>

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