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Emails reveal booklet could have meant higher settlements

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:22:53 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Megan Woods MP for Wigram Canterbury Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 24 August 2016 Emails reveal ‘useless’ booklet could have meant higher settlements Documents released to Labour under the OIA show the Government’s scrapped insurance advice ...More >>

Great scholarship chance for Waihou-Piako zone students

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:01:32 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

Great scholarship chance for Waihou-Piako zone students There’s another great opportunity coming up for students from the Waihou-Piako rivers zone to get a tertiary studies scholarship worth up to $6000. Waikato Regional Council’s Roger Harris ...More >>

Waikanae will get 240 new parks for Christmas

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:08:47 +1200 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Waikanae will get 240 new parks for Christmas Weather permitting, Waikanae train commuters will be getting 240 new parks for Christmas with the construction of the new Metlink Park and Ride facility on the site of the old Waikanae Hotel late next ...More >>

CBD site announced for new $30m Ao Tawhiti

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:45:39 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The new site for Christchurch school Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery will be 177 St Asaph Street, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “The purchase of a new site means Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery, which was formed by the merger ...More >>

Irrigation not linked to drinking water concerns

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:35:16 +1200 | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation not linked to drinking water concerns Greenpeace is out of order suggesting irrigation schemes increase the risk of drinking water concerns, says IrrigationNZ. “They’ve well and truly stepped over the line this time and should be discredited,” ...More >>

Most homeless people working or studying

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:54:08 +1200 | University of Otago

Most homeless people working or studying More than half of all homeless adults in New Zealand are working or studying, say University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) researchers. UOW researcher Dr Kate Amore, from the Health Research Council-funded He Kainga Oranga/Housing ...More >>

Haupapa Street library hosts monster garage sale

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:20:30 +1200 | Rotorua Lakes Council

The vacant library on Haupapa Street will be home to a one day monster garage sale of books, furniture and equipment this week. The garage sale on Saturday aims to find new homes for items no longer needed for the new temporary library on Pukuatua ...More >>

Rainey’s official campaign launch

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:19:14 +1200 | Pete Rainey

Nelson city councillor and mayoral candidate Pete Rainey has chosen an unusual venue for his campaign launch – he’s holding it in the Beaurepaire’s carpark. More >>

Residents say give us a break until after Inquiry

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:54:56 +1200 | Transparent Hawke's Bay

A Hawke’s Bay residents group has called for a hiatus on all council decisions affecting aquifer and river water quality or quantity until the findings of the inquiry into the Havelock North water supply crisis have been made public. More >>

Māori Party and Kiingitanga to work together

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:47:25 +1200 | The Maori Party

Māori Party and Kiingitanga to work together Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox met with Kiingitanga representatives in Wellington yesterday to discuss working together on key issues for the betterment of Māori. Mr Flavell ...More >>

New Tug scheduled to arrive this Thursday

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:21:38 +1200 | Port Otago

Port Otago’s new $6 million tug, the Arihi, is scheduled to arrive in Port Chalmers on Thursday 25 August following a two month, 16,000 kilometre voyage from Tuzla in Turkey as deck cargo on the specialised cargo ship the MV Deltagracht. More >>

Children’s festival set to make a splash

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:15:58 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Artsplash Festival, New Zealand’s biggest event for children, kicks off next week. Thousands of young people from primary and intermediate schools around the Wellington region will perform in massed choirs at the Michael Fowler Centre, accompanied by ...More >>

Former Principal steps up to lead Hato Petera

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:50:58 +1200 | Hato Petera Society Incorporated

Former Principal steps up to lead Hato Petera to a sustainable model for the future. More >>

Supertonic Hawke’s Bay Tour Extended Press Release

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:42:13 +1200 | Supertonic Choir

The Supertonic Choir of Wellington will be travelling a little further than normal for its next concert series ‘Sojourn’, as it embarks on its first ever regional tour with concerts in Taradale and Waipawa. ‘Sojourn’ will be a celebration of ...More >>

Halt to demolition of Āniwaniwa Visitor Centre urged

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:08:53 +1200 | Historic Places Aotearoa

Historic Places Aotearoa says Department of Conservation Deputy Director-General Mervyn English must immediately reconsider the planned demolition of the Āniwaniwa Visitor Centre. More >>

Enrolment push for Kiwi voters

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:03:19 +1200 | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is urging Kiwis to take action and enrol to vote in the upcoming 2016 local government elections. LGNZ Chief Executive, Malcolm Alexander, stressed the importance of participating in the selection of those who will make ...More >>

Jack Yan endorses Jo Coughlan for Wellington mayoral race

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:34:26 +1200 | Jack Yan

Wellington, August 23 (JY&A Media) Former Wellington mayoral candidate Jack Yan says he is endorsing Jo Coughlan in this year’s race. More >>

Thousands of NZ'ers to scrap Ruataniwha Dam

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:30:52 +1200 | Greenpeace

New Zealanders in their thousands are calling on the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) to scrap the Ruataniwha Dam, in the wake of the gastro outbreak. More >>

Central by Dave Armstrong

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:56:54 +1200 | Circa Theatre

Following a premier at the 2015 Wanaka Festival of Colour, Armstrong Creative brings Dave Armstrong’s new award-winning play, Central , to Circa Theatre. Central won Best Play in the 2015 Script Writers Awards run by the New Zealand Writers Guild.More >>

PM sets rules for ministers' treatment of public servants

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:31:47 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Prime Minister John Key has laid down the law about the way ministers and public servants should interact, saying ministers may not always like the advice they receive, but they must listen to it carefully, respectfully and professionally.More >>


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