Community Scoop

Archive for November, 2012

Temporary assignments – not just a quick fix

Press Release – Hays

The use of temporary workers in New Zealand is no longer a quick fix but a long-term staffing solution for employers, a survey by recruiting experts Hays has revealed. The Hays survey of temporary workers and their employers found 31.2 per cent of organisations … Read more »

Government Still Blaming Labour

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Parliament’s privileges committee discusses a court ruling that could affect MP’s freedom of speech. Read more »

Housing or hospitals?

Press Release – Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The latest issue of the Journal of Primary Health Care sees debate on the issue of capping the health budget in favour of spending more money on housing and food. Read more »

Going, going, sold

Press Release – UCOL

The successful bid of $127,500 allows UCOL to cover the material costs and present its chosen community charity, the Middle Districts Lions Club , with a handsome return from the sale. Read more »

AFFIRM, Saturday 8 December, Wainoni Park

Press Release – Aranui Community Trust

NZ Hip Hop pioneer Che Fu will make his first appearance at the 11 AFFIRM with his band The Kratez, bringing the old school to the new school sharing the spotlight with Christchurch’s very own boyband Moorhouse. Once again the annual family … Read more »

Survey points to uncertain future for Postgraduate students

Press Release – Keep Our Talent

A nationwide student-led survey into the future choices likely to be made by underfunded postgraduate students has shown that up to 40% are thinking of turning their back on postgraduate studies in New Zealand – with one in five respondents looking to … Read more »

Honorary doctorate for former Reserve Bank Governor

Press Release – Massey University

Former Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard was awarded an honorary doctorate from Massey University at a graduation ceremony today. Read more »

SMC Heads-Up: Fracking, PM Science Prizes, freshwater

Column – Science Media Centre

Fracking; Science Reporting; Science Awards; SMC internship; 100% Freshwater; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights; Policy News; Sci-tech events Read more »

Building data confirms need for KiwiBuild

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The latest building and consents data confirms that too few homes are being built to meet demand, says Labour’s Building and Construction spokesperson Raymond Huo. Read more »

Whelan guilty of SFO charges

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office

Mark James Whelan has entered guilty pleas to 66 charges in the Auckland District Court today in relation to a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation. Read more »

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