Archive for December, 2012

Quitline ready for a busy New Year as people give up smoking

Press Release – Quitline

Quitline expects an increase in calls from January 1 as people make their New Years resolution to give up the smokes, which will save their health, the health of their family and save them thousands of dollars a year. Read more »

New Year Tip—Check Your Kiwisaver Balance

Press Release – Financial Services Council

2013 New Year financial tip for young KiwiSavers: Check your account balance and get ready for a pleasant surprise, suggests Financial Service Council chief executive Peter Neilson. Read more »

Social Media an Effective Tool in Changing How People Drink

Press Release – Hello Sunday Morning

Social media is an effective tool in changing the way people drink according to new research carried out by Hello Sunday Morning, a social media programme that aims to help people change their relationship with alcohol for the better. Read more »

Disability Minister to recipients of New Year’s Honours

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tariana Turia, Minister for Disability Issues, has congratulated the recipients of New Years Honours 2013, and in particular the recipients of awards associated with disabilities. Read more »

Maori Affairs Minister on New Year’s Honours recipients

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Maori Affairs Minister has congratulated the recipients of the 2013 New Years Honours, and is particularly delighted by the list of those who have been recognised for their contribution to Maori. Read more »

New Year Honours List 2013 – Full List

Press Release – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Queen has been pleased on the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit: Read more »

Kawerau assault update

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The 71-year-old is in a stable condition in hospital following the attack at her River Rd home early yesterday (Saturday 29 January). The attack happened as she opened her door to a man about 1am, after mistaking him for a male relative she had been … Read more »

Watchdog on the Road to Save the Coromandel

Press Release – Coromandel Watchdog

Today Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki launched its summer roadtrip to celebrate the unique nature of this special holiday destination and raise awareness of the threats posed to the area from mining. The Watchdog crew will be at markets and festivals … Read more »

2012 In Lyndon Hoods: Satire & Images

Column – Lyndon Hood

Satire, editorial images and the occasion piece of non-news from The Year Of All The People In The News Basically Being A Bit Useless. Except Keith Ng. He’s cool. Read more »

Lets take the lid off our Cities

Opinion – Federated Farmers

New Zealand is a big country at 268,000 square Kms we are bigger than the United Kingdom; we are 67% the size of Germany, 72% the size of Japan. Our coast line is longer than both mainland USA and mainland China. Read more »

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