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Oily Rag Budget 2015

Thu, 21 May 2015 18:16:51 +1200 | Oily Rag

Last week the Government released its Budget, and lots of people had a lot to say about there being too little money. We are told +250,000 kids (and presumably their parents) are living in poverty. The strange thing about poverty is that nowadays ...More >>

95 Days Till New Zealand Fashion Week

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:21:16 +1200 | New Zealand Fashion Week

95 Days Till New Zealand Fashion Week The countdown is on until New Zealand’s biggest fashion event, with just 95 days to go until the opening night of New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW). The weeklong celebration of New Zealand fashion will kick off ...More >>

$49.8m boost for Whānau Ora navigators

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:26:06 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New operating funding of $49.8 million over the next four years will further support Whānau Ora navigators to work with whānau, aiga and families, Whānau Ora Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says.More >>

Alcohol and Breast Cancer

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:07:56 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

Breast cancer is New Zealand’s third most common cancer, accounting for more than 600 deaths every year and is the most common cancer in women. More >>

Heritage Christchurch – Fit for a Queen’s Birthday Break

Wed, 20 May 2015 10:12:45 +1200 | Heritage Hotels

Heritage Christchurch – Fit for a Queen’s Birthday Break Enjoy grandeur fit for a Queen over the Queen’s Birthday weekend in the century-old Heritage Christchurch building. The hotel is offering a two bedroom family suite special with breakfast, ...More >>

“Let’s Accentuate the Positive”

Wed, 20 May 2015 09:59:12 +1200 | PANIC

Transgender advocate Mary Haddock-Staniland comments on proposed policy for publicly funded gender assignment surgery According to Stuff, the government and some members of the Labour Party aren’t keen on supporting a proposed policy for publicly funded ...More >>

Porirua College wins Wellington culinary challenge

Tue, 19 May 2015 11:20:01 +1200 | 4pr

Auckland, 18 May 2015: The first regional winner of the National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge (NSSCC) is Wellington's Porirua College. More >>

Explore Fiordland with the local experts

Tue, 19 May 2015 10:41:48 +1200 | Southern PR

Explore Fiordland with the local experts Family-owned Fiordland Outdoors Company are the experts when it comes to delivering stand-out, quintessentially kiwi experiences in the Fiordland National Park. Soaring fiords, World Heritage status, lush forests ...More >>

The X Factor Nz Crowns Beau Monga The Season Two Winner!

Tue, 19 May 2015 10:40:17 +1200 | Mediaworks NZ Ltd

The X Factor Nz Crowns Beau Monga The Season Two Winner! Beau Monga has been crowned the winner of The X Factor NZ during tonight’s Grand Final Decider broadcast LIVE on TV3. Nyssa Collins was the runner up, with Brendan Thomas and The Vibes coming ...More >>

Shy Kiwis missing community connection

Mon, 18 May 2015 13:28:27 +1200 | Haystac

Almost 40% of Kiwis only meet with others socially once a month or less - according to surprising results from the 2015 Sovereign Wellbeing Index - but the good news is it doesn’t take much to get out of our shells and make a big difference to wellbeing.More >>

BP And Neighbourly Launch Great Neighbour Awards

Thu, 14 May 2015 16:01:20 +1200 | Neighbourly.co.nz

Every community is filled with unsung heroes so Neighbourly and BP are working together to ensure they receive a little recognition. More >>

Oily Rag - Q & A and pet food

Thu, 14 May 2015 11:24:49 +1200 | Oily Rag

Many thanks to those who have risen to the challenge and offered suggestions to some oily rag questions from readers. More >>

Fashion for a Cure

Wed, 13 May 2015 14:59:14 +1200 | The PR Shop

To help take a stand against breast cancer, Breast Cancer Cure (BCC) is hosting an exclusive fashion event together with some of New Zealand’s leading designers, to assist with their goal to find a cure. More >>

Being single in the age of ‘The Bachelor’

Tue, 12 May 2015 10:32:24 +1200 | University of Auckland

The local version of the television programme The Bachelor has given us one version of being a single straight woman in New Zealand, but what’s the real story? Researchers at the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland aim to find out. They are ...More >>

The Measina Festival

Tue, 12 May 2015 09:19:38 +1200 | Jandals Inc.

The Measina Festival is a showcase of Contemporary Samoan Art and Artists presented by Jandals Inc and Le Moana, in association with Te Rakau Trust, and hosted by Whitireia NZ.More >>

A Fine Affair

Tue, 12 May 2015 09:07:49 +1200 | Newtown Community and Cultural Centre

A Fine Affair promises to showcase Wellington’s fair trade produce in this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight. More >>

Port Denarau awarded ‘International Marina of the Year'

Mon, 11 May 2015 15:08:26 +1200 | Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ

Fiji…May 11, 2015--Fiji’s Port Denarau Marina has been named the winner in the category of ‘International Marina of the Year’ at the MIA Awards Dinner held on the Gold Coast in Australia. More >>

Contact Creates Good Neighbourly Energy

Mon, 11 May 2015 15:00:56 +1200 | Contact Energy

Contact and New Zealand’s first free and private neighbourhood website, Neighbourly.co.nz , have announced a partnership today which will support people across New Zealand to build stronger and more connected communities.More >>

MASU dishes up winter wine series

Mon, 11 May 2015 10:51:40 +1200 | Pead PR

Great wines coupled with new food thoughts from celebrated chef Nic Watt could be on your MASU menu this winter – but you’ll need to be quick because there are only 17 seats at the table.More >>

Subsidised Workshops Help Strengthen BOP Community Groups

Mon, 11 May 2015 10:37:11 +1200 | BayTrust

Did you know that BayTrust helps community groups in 8 more ways than just giving out grants ? This article provides an example. More >>

 

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