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Activist Academics Repeat Call for Soda Tax

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:24:06 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to the call for soda taxes from University of Auckland Professor Boyd Swinburn, and University of Otago Associate Professor, Nick Wilson, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says:More >>

Face-to-face interactions replaced with electronic ones

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:01:44 +1200 | Nielsen NZ

A new reality: three-quarters of New Zealanders believe face-to-face interactions are being replaced with electronic ones More >>

Community kumara harvest at Hamilton Gardens

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:51:40 +1200 | Hamilton City Council

New Zealand’s only publicly-owned traditional Maaori productive garden will hold a kumara harvest on Friday, 17 April 2015 from 8am. More >>

Public Voting Begins for Mr Gay World

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:46:22 +1200 | Mr Gay World

Live public voting has opened in the lead-up to the Mr Gay World Competition that commences in South Africa in ten days. More >>

Key decisions from today's Council meeting

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:35:22 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Community centre receives $100,000 grant A grant of $100,000 from the Christchurch Earthquake Mayoral Relief Fund has been approved for the Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre and Residents Association Incorporated towards the rebuild of the Mount Pleasant ...More >>

#OSOS2015 - The Challenge To Share Like A Child

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:49:25 +1200 | Open Source Open Society

Can we live up to the instructions we give our children? We'll need to if we want the benefits of an open society, says Dave Lane. @Lightweight More >>

Oily Rag - Financial Fritters

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:55:37 +1200 | Oily Rag

Fair Go ran an interesting segment about a couple (Mike and Kirsten) who were having money worries, despite being a +$100k income household - the sort of household that some politicians call "rich". Trouble was, Mike and Kirsten were not rich, ...More >>

Dementia And Dancing

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:52:15 +1200 | Alzheimers Auckland Inc

When you think of ways to improve brain function, dance is not the first thing that might come to mind, and yet a recent Alzheimers Auckland socialisation project has investigated the role the dance could play for people with dementia. More >>

A Day for ‘Conversations That Count’ About End-of-Life Care

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:16:19 +1200 | Health Quality and Safety Commission

A Day for ‘Conversations That Count’ About End-of-Life Care David Galler describes keeping his promise to honour his mother’s final wishes about how she was cared for before she died as the best thing he has ever done. Now Dr Galler, an intensive ...More >>

Drunkenness is No Excuse

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:55:21 +1200 | NZCPR

Because alcohol is seen as a cause of negative behaviour, alcohol-related norm violations are explained with reference to drinking rather than the individual. Thus, by believing that alcohol makes people act badly, we give it a great deal of power. Drinking becomes ...More >>

Quality Hotel Brings Technology Offering Online

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:41:42 +1200 | Quality Hotel

Melbourne, 15th April, 2015 – One of Melbourne’s historic CBD hotels has put the future firmly in its sites as it unveils the latest technology, including complimentary wifi, together with new accommodation packages to the corporate and leisure markets.More >>

Taranaki DHB encourage conversations that count

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:29:52 +1200 | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB and Hospice Taranaki are teaming up to help promote Conversations that Count Day on Thursday 16 April. Part of the day is about encouraging people to start conversations about planning for their future and end-of-life care. This is called ...More >>

Eurodress - Slowly Opening our Doors

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:15:04 +1200 | Eurodress

We have moved from The Netherlands to New Zealand early 2014, and there is one thing (amongst other things, like "hagelslag" and "borrelnootjes") Roland was missing: trendy dress shirts. A lot of shops, both online shops as well ...More >>

Waiheke Wedding Fair

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:30:14 +1200 | cocolilyevents

The 3rd Waiheke Wedding fair is drawing near and for this years event, not only will it be being hosted at the fabulous Goldie Room on Waiheke Island, but the event will have a new and exciting feel to it.More >>

Diabetes Camp for Northland Youth

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:24:45 +1200 | Northland DHB

For three nights a year Whangarei couple Mark and Liz Askew sleep soundly. The rest of the 362 days, they are fretting about their 12-year-old daughter Maeve. More >>

Rosemary Green Helps Lost People in Waikato Hospital

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:04:45 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

Volunteer Rosemary Green Helps Lost People in Waikato Hospital If you are ever lost in Waikato Hospital and see volunteer host Rosemary Green, you know your wandering time in the hospital is over. More >>

Australasian fashion identity on show

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:01:25 +1200 | iD Dunedin Fashion Week

With this year’s iD Dunedin Fashion Week shows taking place on ANZAC weekend, and with WWI commemorations in full swing on both sides of the Tasman, it is timely to think about our shared identity with our nearest neighbours. More >>

Kiwi Baby Boomers Ditch Family Bach for Luxury Motorhomes

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:32:36 +1200 | Impact PR

Kiwi retirees are opting out of high priced coastal properties and turning to luxury RVs as a holiday option, according to a new local motorhome company. More >>

Stephanie Alexander visits New Zealand for writers’ festival

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:29:53 +1200 | Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival

Australian author and food education activist, Stephanie Alexander AO, will be visiting New Zealand in May 2015 for the Dunedin Readers and Writer’s Festival and Auckland Writer’s Festival.More >>

Consider Christchurch Culture When Designing CBD

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:22:53 +1200 | Lincoln University

“Beautiful CBD spaces with poor microclimates will be empty most of the year, as will spaces with great microclimates but used in the wrong way.” More >>

 

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