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Norfolk Island's economy in a state of crisis, report

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Norfolk Island's economy in a state of crisis, report


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Norfolk Island 'should become part of New Zealand', former minister says

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Norfolk Island 'should become part of New Zealand', former minister says


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Could Norfolk Island become part of New Zealand?

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Pilot error and lack of safety oversight led to Norfolk Island ditching
The ditching of a Pel-Air rescue flight in rough seas at night off Norfolk Island was the result of a series of errors by the pilots, insufficient risk-control by the airline and limits to this country's aviation regulations, air-crash investigators have found. Almost eight years to the day after the Westwind jet ran out of fuel and ditched, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released the outcome of an investigation it reopened following pressure from a senate inquiry   Read More ...
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Norfolk Island's economy in a state of crisis, report
A new report says Norfolk Island's economy is in a state of crisis and many businesses have suffered since its governance changed in 2016. Australia abolished the island's self-government in July last year, and its 1,900 residents now governed by a regional council under the auspices of New South Wales. But the report's author, retired economist and Norfolk resident Chris Nobbs, said the imposition of expensive mainland regulations have burdened families and businesses, increasing costs substantially   Read More ...
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NZ yachtsman got into trouble off Norfolk Island
A New Zealander has been picked up from his life raft in three metre seas and 30 knot winds after his yacht sunk off the coast of Norfolk Island. A Defence Force Hercules aircraft and a commercial fishing boat were called into help search for the man after he activated a distress beacon at 6:15am, 166 kilometres east of Norfolk Island   Read More ...
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NZ yachtsman found drifting on life raft after yacht got into trouble off Norfolk Island
A New Zealander has been found drifting on a life raft off the coast of Norfolk Island after his yacht got into trouble early this morning. A Defence Force Hercules aircraft and a commercial fishing boat were called into help search for the man after he activated a distress beacon at 6:15am, 166 kilometres east of Norfolk Island. The C-130 Hercules spotted then man, who was being buffeted by strong winds and 3m swells, just before Midday   Read More ...
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Norfolk airline ends Auckland flight after three months
A Norfolk Island company that started an airlink to the island from Auckland just three months ago has stopped the service. Norfolk Island Airlines withdrew because of increased costs. Just weeks after they started flights the Australian government raised the departure tax by ten percent and then last month the Norfolk Regional Council announced it would be increasing its airport movement charges by nearly 100 percent   Read More ...
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Norfolk Island 'should become part of New Zealand', former minister says
A former Norfolk Island chief minister says the island should consider cutting ties with Australia and become part of New Zealand. Andre Nobbs, a former chief minister of Norfolk Island, says New Zealand is regarded "with great affection" and a closer relationship with the country would greatly benefit the island. Norfolk Island lost its autonomous territory status in 2016, after a takeover by the Australian government   Read More ...
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Norfolk Islanders pining for a new deal, want Pacific paradise to be part of NZ
Norfolk Island is a Pacific paradise that's part of Australia, even though it's closer to New Zealand – and some residents wouldn't mind switching allegiances. It served as a British penal colony before it was settled by 200 descendents of the mutineers from Captain Bligh's ship, The Bounty. Since 1914, the island has been an external territory of Australia. It was self-governing for 40 years until Canberra dissolved its parliament in 2015 and set up a new regional council to run it, subject to NSW law   Read More ...
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Norfolk Islanders pining for a new deal, want Pacific paradise to be part of NZ
Norfolk Island is a Pacific paradise that's part of Australia, even though it's closer to New Zealand – and some residents wouldn't mind switching allegiances. It served as a British penal colony before it was settled by 200 descendents of the mutineers from Captain Bligh's ship, The Bounty. Since 1914, the island has been an external territory of Australia. It was self-governing for 40 years until Canberra dissolved its parliament in 2015 and set up a new regional council to run it, subject to NSW law   Read More ...
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Could Norfolk Island become part of New Zealand?
Norfolk Island is a Pacific paradise that's part of Australia, even though it's closer to New Zealand — and some residents wouldn't mind switching allegiances. It served as a British penal colony before it was settled by 200 descendents of the mutineers from Captain Bligh's ship, The Bounty. Since 1914, the island has been an external territory of Australia. It was self-governing for 40 years until Canberra dissolved its parliament and set up a new regional council to run it, subject to New South Wales law   Read More ...
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Further restrictions for Norfolk importer
A Norfolk Island business operator is facing further restrictions on what goods he can bring onto the island from Australia. Martin Cross of Norfolk Stockfeeds said since the federal government took over of the island last year he had been stopped, on biosecurity grounds, from bringing in some stock feed and fertilizers. Now he said the government looks set to deny his application to bring in day-old-chickens   Read More ...
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Norfolk Island Airlines is Auckland Airport’s 30th partner
Press Release – Auckland Airport. Norfolk Island Airlines becomes Auckland Airport’s 30th airline partner with new weekly service. The arrival into Auckland of a chartered Nauru Airlines B737-300 from Norfolk Island would not have turned many heads on Saturday afternoon. However, for Auckland Airport the touch-down held particular significance as this inaugural flight signalled the arrival of its 30th commercial passenger airline partner   Read More ...
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Norfolk Island moves to land tax causing concern
There are concerns on Norfolk Island that property taxes are to be charged for the first time from next year. Norfolk Island lost its autonomy last year and is now run under New South Wales law which requires that many local services be paid for by tax on land holdings. But the mayor Robin Adams said when the original Pitcairn Islanders were moved to Norfolk in 1856 they were given 50 acre lots, and she says this land continues to be regarded as heritage land   Read More ...
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Norfolk Island move to land tax causing concern
There are concerns on Norfolk Island that property taxes are to be charged for the first time from next year. Norfolk Island lost its autonomy last year and is now run under New South Wales law which requires that many local services be paid for by tax on land holdings. But the mayor Robin Adams said when the original Pitcairn Islanders were moved to Norfolk in 1856 they were given 50 acre lots, and she says this land continues to be regarded as heritage land   Read More ...
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Crowdfunding secures Norfolk Island green parrot 'insurance colony'
An endangered parrot endemic to Norfolk Island's future has been safeguarded after a crowdfunding campaign to create an "insurance colony" exceeded its target. More than $86,000 was raised from 699 supporters to transport a group of Norfolk Island green parrot fledglings to nearby predator-free Phillip Island. The $77,000 target was reached with almost a week to spare. Operation Green Parrot was the most recent in a series of measures Islanders and mainland supporters took to ensure the survival of the species, which was driven to near-extinction by the early 1980s due to introduced rats, cats and other birds on Norfolk   Read More ...
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Plagiarism vs. originality debate takes centre stage in book reading
The novelist Virginia Woolf once said that if you want to come up afresh in thousands of minds and books long after you were dead, the way to do it is to start thinking for yourself.   Read More ...
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