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Archive for February, 2013

Nurses consulting on prescribing rights

Press Release – Nursing Council of New Zealand

Proposals to allow appropriately qualified registered nurses to prescribe are designed to make it easier for patients to obtain the medicines they need. Read more »

RMA: Further Changes Needed

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The release of the Improving our resource management system discussion document is a start, but further changes to the RMA are still needed, ACT Leader John Banks said today. Read more »

One Arm No Barrier for Ironman Nick Bailey

Press Release – Triathlon New Zealand

Triathlon is a sport with many great stories and ordinary people who are achieving what appears to be the impossible. One of those stories is Nick Bailey who will this weekend line up at the Kelloggs Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand. Read more »

Containers Contribute to Strong Start of Year

Press Release – Lyttelton Port of Christchurch

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) has continued its strong performance for the first six months of the 2012/2013 financial year, with revenue increasing to $54.2 million (up 4.5% on the same period last financial year) and Profit after taxation … Read more »

Recovery of native fish in Zealandia

Press Release – Zealandia

Another step on the way to restoring Wellingtons Zealandia, as closely as possible, to its pre-human state has been achieved with the eradication of introduced fish from its upper waterways. Read more »

Council successfully prosecutes illegal brothel owner

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

The Christchurch City Council has successfully prosecuted the owner of an illegal brothel that was located in Churchill Street, Christchurch. Read more »

Engagement Will Help Kōhanga Revitalise Te Reo

Press Release – The Maori Party

The Mori Party welcomes todays announcement of a facilitator to engage government agencies and the Khanga Reo National Trust in a joint work programme, to help resolve the Khanga Reo claim against the Crown. Read more »

A-G report shows no plan for foot and mouth

Press Release – Green Party

The Auditor-Generals report shows that the Government has not been treating biosecurity seriously enough and has been trying to do it on the cheap, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Chapman Tripp applauds RMA overhaul, Forest & Bird alarmed

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – The law firm that hosted Environment Minister Amy Adams’s launch of a government discussion paper on reform to the Resource Management Act has praised the initiatives, saying they are not before time. Read more »

Provincial Hospitals In Nats Firing Line Again

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealanders should be very wary of any moves by the Government to review services at provincial hospitals, given the underhand way Health Minister Tony Ryall has introduced changes at Blenheims Wairau Hospital in Blenheim, Labours Health … Read more »

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