Archive for November, 2012

Welfare reforms given big thumbs down

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s big-stick welfare reforms, similar to the much criticised UK model, look set to inflict even more hardship on thousands of Kiwis, Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. Read more »

Key Notes: Celebrating The Hobbit

Column – New Zealand National Party

The Hobbit premiere; Cambodia and Myanmar visit; Delivering progress in health; Upcoming events Read more »

Local Government changes ignore needs of provincial NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Changes to the Local Government Act passed through Parliament this week ignore the concerns and criticisms of provincial Mayors and councils says Labour MP Dr David Clark. Read more »

Local Government Bill passes, but funding must be next

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the passage of the Local Government Act Amendment Bill, but more must be done to contain and reduce the rates burden, Federated Farmers local government spokesperson Katie Milne says. Read more »

‘Open your eyes’ Caritas tells select committee

Press Release – Caritas Aotearoa

Catholic social justice agency Caritas has told a Parliamentary select committee to open its eyes to economic realities in its legislative oversight of government welfare changes. Read more »

Right decision on overnight emergency service

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Capital and Coast District Health Board’s decision to keep Kenepuru Hospital’s overnight Accident and Medical service open is the right move for the community, Labour MP for Mana Kris Faafoi said today. Read more »

Collins to visit Hong Kong and Brussels

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Judith Collins leaves tomorrow for a week-long trip to Hong Kong and Brussels. In Hong Kong, Minister Collins will meet her public sector counterparts at the Government Office, including the Secretary for Justice and the Chief Justice … Read more »

Pay day moved forward for school staff

Press Release – Ministry of Education

Most school staff will receive their Christmas pay on December 21 to help ensure payments go as smoothly as possible. Ministry of Education Group Manager, Rebecca Elvy, says the pay day would normally fall during Christmas week, but will be brought … Read more »

Napier Hill Cemetery Walking Tours

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Museum and Art Gallery Napier

Once again over the summer the popular Tours of the Napier Hill Cemetery will recommence. Join Hawke’s Bay Museum & Art Gallery Curator of Archives Gail Pope and award winning New Zealand author Peter Wells on a guided tour looking into the stories of some … Read more »

Snow Farm Handed To Community

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

A small but significant ceremony took place at 5000 feet above sea level today to mark the handing over of New Zealand’s only dedicated cross country ski are to the community, Queenstown Lakes District Council community general manager Paul Wilson … Read more »

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