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Archive for January, 2012

Research helps manage lucrative rock lobster industry

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University research will help support the management of the New Zealand rock lobster industry, worth $220 million each year. Commonly called crayfish, the red rock lobster ( Jasus edwardsii ) is New Zealand’s most valuable inshore fishery … Read more »

Govt stacks the charter school deck, public kept in the dark

Press Release – NZEI

The education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa says the government is stacking the charter school deck while keeping the public in the dark about how charter schools will work in New Zealand and how they will actually make a difference to student achievement. Read more »

University of Auckland: Eleven New Professors Appointed

Press Release – University of Auckland

Eleven associate professors at The University of Auckland have been promoted to professor. Promotion to professor is a mark of distinction, recognising professional and academic eminence at an international level. Read more »

NZ flight training organisation seeking Australian candidat

Press Release – HMC Communications

Tim Ellmanns from Brighton, Melbourne; Zac Clarke from Bendigo, Victoria; and Daniel Quill from Brisbane, are among the newest group of Australians training to become airline pilots with CTC Aviation Training (NZ) Limited in Hamilton, New Zealand. Read more »

Take up the swim challenge

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Swimmers looking to challenge their abilities can take up the annual long-distance summer swim challenge which starts tomorrow (1 February) at Wellington City Council pools. Read more »

Risks of unrelated adults living with children highlighted

Press Release – Child Matters

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 31 January 2012 Risks of having unrelated adults living with children highlighted Following the charging of Matthew Ellery for the death of Ngaruawahia infant Serenity Jay Scott-Dinnington, Child Matters spokesperson … Read more »

Grants to improve access to arts events and venues

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa

Date: 31 January 2012 Grants to improve access to arts events and venues Arts organisations and venues will become more accessible this year, thanks to eleven grants provided by Creative New Zealand for projects ranging from sign language interpretations and … Read more »

Maui’s Dolphin Mortality

Press Release – Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) believes that a dolphin reported accidentally killed by a set net off the coast of Taranaki was likely a Maui’s dolphin. Read more »

Nelson-Tasman reorganisation scheme approved

Press Release – Local Government Commission

A new local government structure for the Nelson and Tasman area, to be called the Nelson Tasman District, has been approved by the Local Government Commission which will be put to the electors of both districts for approval in separate polls. If … Read more »

2011 NZ Top 10 Chinese Business Figures Awards

Press Release – Chinese Business Figures Awards

2011 NZ Top 10 Chinese Business Figures Awards The first Chinese Business Figures Awards was officially launched last month by four major Chinese media companies in New Zealand. Read more »

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