Community Scoop

Archive for October, 2011

Joint investment in major new cancer research initiative

Press Release – Health Research Council

Announced today by the Minister of Health, Hon Tony Ryall and the Minister of Science and Innovation, Hon Dr Wayne Mapp, the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) and the Ministry of Health have made a joint commitment to co-invest in three new … Read more »

Domestic tourism an election issue says Motel Association

Press Release – Motel Association

Fresh ideas from politicians to encourage Kiwis to take a holiday within New Zealand tops the list of questions Motel Association of New Zealand (MANZ) members will be asking their local candidates ahead of the general election. What the next Government … Read more »

Building & Housing – Want to make getting licensed easier?

Press Release – Designers Institute of NZ

There are three basic parts to a Licensed Building Practitioners Design application. The application form, passport photos and certification of identification (drivers licence; passport or birth certificate) Read more »

Mediaworks Appoints Richard Fenner As Business Director

Press Release – Mediaworks

MediaWorks TV has appointed Richard Fenner to the newly created role of Business Development Director. Starting today, the role sees him working closely with the Sales team to identify new clients, projects and opportunities for the network. Richard … Read more »

AgITO’s performance rated top notch by NZQA

Press Release – AgIto

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has rated AgITO as a top performing industry training organisation in an External Evaluation and Review (EER) conducted recently. NZQA rated AgITO’s performance as ‘Excellent’ in all six areas reviewed … Read more »

$2.7 million funding for cancer research

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Tony Ryall and the Minister for Science and Innovation Dr Wayne Mapp have announced funding for three cancer research projects. Studies of bowel cancer, palliative care and prostate cancer will be undertaken by researchers at Auckland … Read more »

Christchurch Earthquake bulletin edition 135

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A regular bulletin started by the Labour Party’s Christchurch electorate MPs, Clayton Cosgrove (Waimakariri), Ruth Dyson (Port Hills), Lianne Dalziel (Christchurch East) and Brendon Burns (Christchurch Central) to keep people in their electorates and … Read more »

Real Journeys CEO Resigns

Press Release – Real Journeys

Real Journeys Chief Executive, Dave Hawkey, today signalled his intention to resign from the company after 10 years. Hawkey said that despite a number of significant achievements during his tenure, it was time now to focus on his family who are based … Read more »

New enforcement tools to improve collection of fines

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Having overdue fines and reparation may soon impact people’s ability to get credit as the government approves the implementation of the Credit Check of Fines initiative, Minister for Courts Georgina te Heuheu announced today. The initiative allows credit … Read more »

Business survey damns National’s lack of a plan

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The business community has provided a damning commentary on National’s under-performance as an economic manager, saying the Government has no clear plan to lift New Zealand’s performance, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe. Read more »

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