No signs of life in buildings searched this morning in ChCh
No signs of life in buildings searched this
morning in Christchurch
USSAR teams have
this morning investigated two reports of possible survivors
in two buildings in central Christchurch but after careful
searching, including using the search dogs and technical
equipment, have found no evidence of life.
buildings were in Gloucester St and Chancery Lane. USAR
teams continue to search the central city using a grid
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8/3: International Women’s Day Celebrated Around New Zealand
As women celebrate March 8th, International Women’s Day, in 23 events around New Zealand, it’s timely to reflect on the fact less than a third of our Members of Parliament are women, and that occupations that women dominate, such as caregivers, are amongst the lowest paid in New Zealand, Sue Kedgley, President of UN Women NZ said today.
“We hope that women’s issues will become prominent during election year and that all political parties will commit to policies that promote gender equity in New Zealand,” Ms Kedgley said.
“While women have made enormous progress in the last few decades, violence against women continues unabated and many women and girls suffer from discrimination and disadvantage around the world. More>>