Community Scoop

Archive for October, 2011

Auckland Plan difficult to endorse

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

Auckland Council’s draft Auckland Plan cannot be endorsed without Government support, achievable targets for intensification, an implementation plan and an explanation of how capital projects will be funded. In a submission on the draft Auckland Plan, … Read more »

Age Concern New Zealand This Month 45

Press Release – Age Concern

This month our pre-election briefing to Ministers, MPs and political parties was sent out, along with our questions for political candidates. We look forward to hearing how party hopefuls plan to promote the major needs of older New Zealanders. We were … Read more »

Creating Future Leaders through New NMIT Scholarships

Press Release – NMIT

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Nelson branch of project and construction management company Arrow International that will provide scholarships to encourage future leaders through education. Arrow … Read more »

Papers reveal PHARMAC’s cautious approach with new drug

Press Release – PHARMAC

Papers released by PHARMAC today outline the careful consideration given before funding was approved for the new-generation anticoagulant drug dabigatran (Pradaxa). Dabigatran, which belongs to a new class of drugs called direct thrombin inhibitors, was funded … Read more »

Dyslexia champions recognised at Business Excellence Awards

Press Release – Speld

SPELD Mana’s success in helping dyslexic children and their families was recognised on Friday night (28 October) at this year’s Westpac Porirua City Business Excellence Awards. President Bev Boys says it was an absolute honour to receive the Education … Read more »

Civic awards recognise service to Hastings community

Press Release – Hastings District Council

There are many Hastings people who give a vast amount of their time to valuable, voluntary service to the community and a number of these people will be recognised in the 2012 Civic Honours awards. Hastings District Council is calling for nominees … Read more »

Victoria Park Tunnel dangerous goods rating an NZ first

Press Release – News A Plenty

The partial opening of the new Victoria Park Tunnel in Auckland (29 October) has opened the door on a new era of sophistication for the fire-safety industry in New Zealand. Innovative systems from a specialist Auckland company have provided the … Read more »

iPredict Election Update #50

Press Release – iPredict

After slipping behind last week, John Banks is once again forecast to win Epsom but the electorate remains highly marginal, according to this 50th weekly snapshot by New Zealand’s online prediction market, iPredict. The snapshot also suggests that, … Read more »

Unprotected mobile devices target of latest hacking activity

Press Release – AVG

AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd, the distributor of the award-winning AVG Internet and mobile security software in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, is alerting mobile device users to update their security to protect against the latest cyber crime threat: … Read more »

Schools recognised in iWay design challenge

Press Release – Hastings District Council

The competition challenged students to design something which contributes to the iWay project and attracted entries from Te Mata Primary, St Mary’s Primary and Havelock North Intermediate. Read more »

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