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Archive for February, 2012

Caregivers Supported in Demand for a Fair Deal

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Women’s Council spokesperson, Sheryl Cadman expressed strong support for 1500 caregivers employed by New Zealand’s biggest aged care provider Oceania. Read more »

Churches encouraged to text during Sunday sermons

Press Release – Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand

Members of Presbyterian Church congregations won’t be told off for taking their mobile phones out during sermons this Easter Sunday, 8 April. In fact, ministers will be encouraging them to make more use of texting as Holy Week 2012 (1 – 8 April) … Read more »

The Day In Parliament Feb 29

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Questions Time quickly turns into a slanging match between Government and Opposition parties. First General Debate of the year features Paula Bennett, David Shearer & Winston Peters. Read more »

Business Fitness NZ turns 10!

Press Release – Business Fitness NZ

Interactive accounting content firm Business Fitness NZ provides New Zealand accounting professionals with a single source of authoritative and practical information to make them more productive. The progressive Mt Maunganui company has just turned 10. Read more »

New Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism director appointed

Press Release – Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism

Prominent South Island hotel industry leader, Scott Wallace has been appointed a director of Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism. Board chairman Paul Bingham welcomed Mr Wallace’s appointment, saying the board would benefit from his experience, skills … Read more »

New Constitution for Insurance & Savings Ombudsman Scheme

Press Release – Insurance And Savings Ombudsman

The significant expansion of the ISO Scheme, resulting from new financial sector legislation in 2011, was one of the key drivers which led to the review of the ISO’s governing documents. During this period of expansion, the ISO Scheme also changed … Read more »

Inaugural New Zealand Hearing Hero announced

Press Release – National Foundation for the Deaf

The National Foundation for the Deaf is delighted to announce that the inaugural Hearing Hero Award has been awarded to Professor Peter Thorne CNZM, PhD. Read more »

Ttoo early to predict sustained uplift in building activity

Press Release – Registered Master Builders Federation

Registered Master Builders Federation (RMBF) says the latest building consent figures released today indicate a pick up in activity when compared to this period in previous years. Read more »

The Islands come alive at Auckland Libraries

Press Release – Auckland Council

Visit Auckland Libraries during Pasifika and get a feel for the Pacific Islands through stories, books, music and family history. In March 2012, Auckland Libraries will be celebrating Pasifika with a range of activities, events and displays that … Read more »

Motor Caravan Owners Hurt by New Road User Charges Act

Press Release – Motor Caravan Association

Many of the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association’s approximately 43,000 members will be severely disadvantaged by the new Road User Charges Act recently passed by Parliament to amend the way Road User Charges are collected. Read more »

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