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Archive for June, 2013

UC researcher produces film to help fight diabetes among Mao

Press Release – University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) researcher has worked with the Maori community in a bid to fight Type 2 diabetes which is a serious health problem for Maori. Read more »

Brownlee says its up to Len to sell assets for loop

Press Release – The Nation

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Auckland Mayor Len Brown will have to consider selling assets to fund the central city rail loop. Mr Brownlee said selling the assets would have to be something considered as the case for the loop advanced. Read more »

Information evening being held for council candidates

Press Release – Rotorua District Council

ROTORUA 28.06.13: An information evening is being held at Rotorua District Council (RDC) next month for those interested in standing for a position on the council in the coming local government elections. Read more »

Minister pays tribute to Mokomoko whānau

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Mori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples paid tribute today to the descendants of Whakatohea Chief Mokomoko, as the Mokomoko (Restoration of Character, Mana and Reputation) Bill returned to the House of Representatives from the Mori Affairs Select Committee. Read more »

CBD and suburban land development key to unlocking potential

Press Release – New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development

The Governments much anticipated statement of support for New Zealands largest ever public transport investment announced today will give Auckland property owners and employers confidence to develop, grow and thrive, says Stephen Selwood CEO … Read more »

New Zealanders Urged to Take Up Te Reo Challenge!

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission Media Release: e Whakatenatenahia Ng Tngata o Aotearoa Kia kona Te Reo Mori! – New Zealanders Urged to Take Up Te Reo Challenge! Read more »

Q+A 30/6/13: Ikaroa Rawhiti, Auckland Transport, Kevin Rudd

Press Release – Television New Zealand

On Q+A this week, Deputy Political Editor Jessica Mutch interviews the successful candidate from the Ikaroa Rawhiti by-election, then talks through the result with Labour leader David Shearer. Shell ask him about recent poor poll results and … Read more »

Good Practice Seminar: Pacific Local Government Associations

Press Release – Commonwealth Local Government Forum Pacific

SUVA, FIJI A seminar to exchange the good practices of newly established local government associations in the Pacific region will take place in Auckland from the 2-3 July, 2013 with the launching of the Pacific Local Government Associations (PLGA) Network … Read more »

Environment Commissioner releases smart meters report update

Press Release – Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright has released an update to her 2009 report, Smart electricity meters: How households and the environment can benefit . Read more »

Tim Finn to Crown Winner of Red Cross Schools Music Comp

Press Release – NZ Red Cross

Legendary New Zealand musician Tim Finn is to visit Hauraki Plains College in Ngatea to present students with the top prize for the New Zealand Red Cross I See Red School Music Video Challenge. Read more »

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