Community Scoop

Archive for October, 2012

Positive rebuild trends and projects noted by Committee

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Ninety-nine per cent of all resource consent applications are processed within statutory timeframes according to a report received by the Planning Committee today. Read more »

Closure of Christchurch, Nelson Special Schools devastating

Press Release – NZEI

The Government’s decision to close two of the country’s four residential special schools is devastating for students, their families and staff, NZEI President Ian Leckie says. Read more »

NorthTec opens new Creative Centre – Toi Te Pito

Press Release – NorthTec

NorthTec, Northland’s largest tertiary institution, officially opened its new Creative Centre – Toi Te Pito on Friday 26 October. Read more »

2012 Dance Showcase … MMXII: The Future

Press Release – Unitec

Unitec’s end-of-year Dance Showcase performed by its Year 1, Year 2 and graduating dance students and featuring five stunning works by leading choreographers; Craig Bary, Katie Burton, Michael Parmenter, Ross McCormack and Fleur De Thier. Read more »

Graduation Musical – Jacques Brel – 9-17 November

Press Release – Unitec

A musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel, one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the 20th century, performed by Unitec’s graduating Year 3 actors for 2012, directed by Benjamin Henson and produced by the Unitec’s Production, Design & Management staff … Read more »

Thousands of free books hit the road for ultimate tiki-tour

Press Release – Literacy Aotearoa

Thousands of books by New Zealand and international authors are about to begin an epic journey toward unknown final destinations which might be anywhere around the globe. Read more »

Successful launch of Kaikōura marine strategy

Press Release – Te Korowai o Te Tai o Marokura

A milestone was achieved in caring for the Kaikōura coast on Saturday when Environment Minister Amy Adams received the Te Korowai strategy, Sustaining our Seas, from Larnce Wichman chair of Te Korowai o Te Tai o Marokura. Read more »

Animated bugs take out Cut! 2012

Press Release – Cut – secondary schools short video comp

A quirky stop-motion film has won top prize at the Cut! national secondary schools short video competition. Read more »

Residential school closures a kick in the guts

Press Release – Public Service Association

The decision to close down two residential special schools is a kick in the guts for staff, students and families according to the Public Service Association. Read more »

School closures another blow for at-risk kids

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Students most in need of extra support and help will lose out thanks to Education Minister Hekia Parata’s latest decision to close two of the country’s four residential special schools, Labour’s Associate Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. Read more »

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