Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Farmy Army seeks jobs and volunteers

MEDIA ADVISORY


17 March 2011

Can the media please assist the Farmy Army

Federated Farmers is asking the media to help the Farmy Army compile job lists and volunteers for this weekend (18, 19, March). There will also be a memorial service at 8am tomorrow (18 March), with His Worship the Mayor, Bob Parker, in attendance.

Memorial Service for Farmy Army volunteers (Friday, 18 March at 8am):
Tomorrow is Canterbury’s Memorial Day and before departing the Canterbury A&P Showgrounds for the streets of Christchurch, a short service will be held at 8am in recognition of those who have lost their lives. Chaired by Federated Farmers President, Don Nicolson, it will feature short speeches by John Hartnell, Federated Farmers earthquake spokesperson, His Worship the Mayor, Bob Parker and a blessing by Kaumātua. It will also be used to pass on our sincerest best wishes to the many families in Japan who have lost loved ones, homes and precious memories.

If schools, homeowners or businesses need Farmy Army assistance:
Those in need can call 027 266 7926 (7.00am to 7.00pm) or 0800 327 646 (0800 FARMING) up until 5.00pm Friday. Over the weekend people can call 027 266 7926.

To volunteer for the Farmy Army’s last big push on 18, 19 and 20 March 2011:
To volunteer, people simply need to turn up at the A+P Showgrounds in Curletts Road between 7am and 12pm on 18, 19 or 20 March 2011.

Federated Farmers wishes to thank the media for your assistance in conveying important messages since February 22, 2011. You have helped in so many ways to facilitate the clean-up effort but this often goes unrecognised, but not by us.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Interest Rates: RBNZ Hikes OCR To 3.5%, ‘Period Of Assessment’ Now Needed

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler raised the official cash rate as expected, while signalling a pause in rate hikes to assess the impact of moves so far this year. The kiwi dollar sank after Wheeler said its strength was “unjustified” and that the currency could have “a significant fall.” More>>

ALSO:

Fonterra: Canpac Site 'Resize' To Focus More On Paediatrics

Fonterra is looking at realigning its packing operations at Canpac, in the Waikato, to focus more on paediatric nutritionals... The proposed changes could mean around 110 roles may not be required at the site which currently employs 330. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Postie Plus Brand Gets 2nd Chance With Well-Funded Pepkor

The Postie Plus brand is getting a new lease of life after South Africa’s Pepkor bought the failed retailer’s assets out of administration and said it will use its purchasing power to reduce costs of stock and fatten margins. More>>

ALSO:

Warming: Warming Signs From State Of Climate Report

Climate data from air, land, sea and ice in 2013 'reflect trends of a warming planet' -- says the latest State of the Climate report, launched by U.S. and New Zealand scientists. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Embrace Falling Home Affordability, Says NZIER

Despair over the inability to afford a house is misplaced and should be embraced as an opportunity to invest in more wealth-creating activity, says the principal economist at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, Shamubeel Eaqub. More>>

Productivity Commission: NZ Regulation Not Keeping Pace

New Zealand regulators often have to work with out-of-date legislation, quality checks are under strain, and regulatory workers need better training and development. More>>

ALSO:

Callaghan Innovation: Investment To Help Deepen Innovation Reporting

Callaghan Innovation, the government’s high tech HQ for Kiwi business, is to help deepen New Zealand media coverage of the commercialisation of innovation through an arms-length partnership with independent business news service BusinessDesk. More>>

ALSO:

Tax Credits, Grants: Greens $1Bn R&D Plan

In the Party’s headline economic announcement, the Greens have launched their plan to build a smarter, more innovative economy which has as its centrepiece an additional $1 billion of government investment in research and development (R&D) above current spend, including tax breaks for business. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news