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Archive for April, 2013

Govt must implement Health & Safety recommendations

Press Release – Green Party

The Health and Safety Taskforce recommendations need to be implemented immediately by the Government, Green Party industrial relations spokesperson Denise Roche said today. Read more »

Government must act on Taskforce recommendations

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Health and Safety Taskforce recommendations , released today, must be implemented by the Government without delay, says Darien Fenton, Labour’s Health and Safety spokesperson. Read more »

Changes to Family Court reform welcomed—but more urged

Press Release – Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of NZ

The countrys leading agency for professional mediators has welcomed the governments recently announced modifications to the imminent reform for the Family Court. Read more »

Indian delegation visits NZ to scope skills’ partnerships

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

A delegation of government officials and industry representatives from India arrived in Auckland on Sunday to take part in a week-long tour of New Zealands vocational training institutions, industrial enterprises and industry training organisations. Read more »

Hawkes Bay Regional Prison – Disturbance

Press Release – Department Of Corrections

A disturbance between two groups of prisoners in a unit in Hawkes Bay Regional Prison has left some prisoners with minor injuries for which theyre being treated on site. An assessment will be made to determine if they require further treatment. Read more »

Coalition welcomes report but concerned about incentives

Press Release – ACC Futures Coalition

The ACC Futures Coalition is welcoming the report of the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety but is expressing concern about the recommendations on the use of financial incentives to improve employer performance. Read more »

Elderly Woman Battles to Save Cat Colony

Press Release – SPCA Cat Coalition

Ten cats in Paihia face starvation after a recent community board resolution was passed that will force the removal of the food shelter they have fed from for the past nine years. Read more »

Pesticides not to blame for bee deaths

Press Release – Agcarm

Europes decision to ban neonicotinoids is another example of politicians making decisions meant for regulators. Pesticides have been blamed for a decline in bee health despite a lack of scientific proof. Read more »

CRP submits draft Environmental Impact Assessment

Press Release – Chatham Rock Phosphate

Chatham Rock Phosphate today submitted a draft Environmental Impact Assessment to the Environmental Protection Authority. Read more »

Youth Week: Live Like a Legend

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Youth Week is about encouraging young people’s participation and connections to their communities, creating a society that values young people (those aged 12-24) and affirming their diversity. Read more »

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