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Archive for January, 2013

Minister celebrates with Porirua Pasifika community

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Governments Pasifika Education Plan 2013-2017 has been received by the Porirua Pasifika community as the Government continues its focus on raising achievement for five-out-of-five kids. Read more »

Godfrey Hirst buys Oamaru plant, 192 staff on notice

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Godfrey Hirst, the biggest carpet maker in Australia and New Zealand, has bought Oamaru’s unprofitable yarn-spinning plant from Japan’s Sumitomo Corp, effectively putting 192 staff on notice as it looks at ways to turn the operation … Read more »

Video: Finance Minister on the economy – January 2013

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Bill English on the economy: “When the world’s in a difficult place we have to focus on the kinds of things we can influence — how to make our businesses as competitive as possible in these reasonably challenging conditions.” Read more »

Taskforce gets underway

Press Release – UCOL

A joint Taskforce between Wanganui District Council and UCOL gets under way next week with both organisations governing bodies committing to Terms of Reference and joint resourcing. Mayor Annette Main and UCOL Chair Trevor Goodwin agree that … Read more »

Off-road vehicles banned in Woodhill Forest

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council has banned all recreational off-road motorised vehicles in Woodhill Forest effective Friday 1 February due to the heightened fire risk. Banned vehicles include quad bikes, motorbikes, dirt bikes and 4WD vehicles. Read more »

Conference Series Boasts Local and International Experts

Press Release – Forest Industry Engineering Association

The Forest Engineering Association (FIEA) is please to announce their programme for their upcoming conference – “Residues to Revenues & CleanTECH Industry Developments”. This biennial conference series runs in Auckland on 10-11th April, at the Novotel … Read more »

Historic letter to William IV came from Kerikeri

Press Release – Historic Places Trust

Its hard to believe that Kororipo Pa now a beautiful reserve close to the Kerikeri Mission Station was the scene of an event that changed the course of New Zealand history. Read more »

Sustainability Programme Praised by Local Businesses

Press Release – Vision Manawatu

An innovative business programme which focuses on educating business owners about strategic sustainable practices in their businesses was praised by participants at the graduation ceremony in Palmerston North last night. Read more »

ITC 2013 Scholarship Winner Announced

Press Release – International Travel College

Avondale College student Brianna Lane has been awarded the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) 2013 scholarship. Read more »

Development launches new concept show home

Press Release – Bendemeer

Exclusive rural lifestyle development Bendemeer has enlisted the skills of renowned architects Mason & Wales to design their new concept homes due to start construction next month. Read more »

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