Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Another Top Prize To Council Team

Christchurch City Council's International Relations Team has won a top prize at the Sister Cities NZ Air New Zealand Awards.

This is the second year running that the team has won a first place in the awards. The prize was awarded at the annual New Zealand Sister Cities Convention in New Plymouth this week.

Last year the team won the prize in the Best Youth Project category and this year it won the prize for the Best Cultural Project category.

The project entry covered the cultural aspects of the opening of the City Council's Sister Cities' Gardens at the old Halswell Quarry in February.

Representative delegations from Christchurch's six sister cities were at the opening of the gardens.

The gardens cover nearly 20 hectares and forms part of what will become a 55-hectare garden park.

The gardens were initiated by Turning Point 2000, organisation established in 1995 by the City Council to celebrate the Millennium, the 150th anniversary of European settlement in Canterbury and the 160th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi by Ngai Tahu.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Our Military Roles In Iraq & Afghanistan

The politics of the deployment extension have degenerated into a slanging match about whether the previous National government was right or wrong to make the initial commitment to Iraq – and whether the extension is a responsible thing given our joint training role in Iraq with Australia, or is hypocritical in the light of prior statements made by a previous Labour leader etc. etc. etc.

As usual, the benefit – or otherwise – of our military presence to the people on the receiving end has barely had a look in. More>>

 

Commissioner To Be Appointed: Govt To Dismiss Board Of Whitireia And WelTec

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has made a preliminary decision to appoint a Commissioner to Whitireia and WelTec to address the two polytechnics’ financial woes. More>>

ALSO:

Open Government Action Plan: Government To Proactively Release Cabinet Papers

The Cabinet papers will be released no later than 30 business days after a Cabinet decision. This process will be in place for Cabinet papers lodged from 1 January 2019... More>>

ALSO:

NZ Initiative: Evidence Of "Huge" Government Waste

It is not so much that spending is being literally wasted. Rather the best performing countries are achieving much better outcomes relative to their spending. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Ardern Pep Talk

The intolerance being shown as the coalition process unfolds in New Zealand betrays our depressing appetite for a tidily totalitarian style of government where everyone is expected to march in lockstep. More>>

ALSO:

Last Two: All Charter Schools To Join State System

The decisions on Tūranga Tangata Rite in Gisborne and Waatea School in Auckland mean that all 12 charter schools that applied to become designated character or state integrated schools have now been approved. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels