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Archive for July, 2013

Fishing industry workforce will lose out again

Press Release – Service And Food Workers Union

Workers in the land-based fishing industry will lose out again if proposed exemptions from requirements of the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill go ahead, the Service and Food Workers Union Ng Ringa Tota said today. Read more »

Poet of politics and Polynesia at Massey

Press Release – Massey University

Award-winning poet, graphic novelist and childrens author Robert Sullivan will read and discuss his work at a Writers Read event at Massey Universitys Albany campus on August 7. Read more »

Pead PR appoints fashion expert to lifestyle team

Press Release – Pead PR

Auckland-based independent brand PR consultancy Pead PR has appointed Amy Louise Bailey to the role of account manager on its lifestyle team. Amy has dual degrees in commerce and arts supported by a strong fashion background across retail, magazines, … Read more »

Select committee proposes dispute resolution in housing bill

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – Parliaments social services select committee has recommended tighter definitions and a disputes resolution process for the governments plan to build special housing areas, but failed to get the opposition parties onside for … Read more »

Labour opposes flawed Housing Bill

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour has withdrawn its support for the Government’s Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill, saying the Bill is flawed and won’t achieve its aim of increasing the supply of affordable homes. Read more »

Lumino Clinical Advisory Board Slams Anti-Flouridation Lobby

Press Release – Lumino The Dentists

The Clinical Advisory Board (Board) of Lumino The Dentists has spoken in favour of retaining and expanding water fluoridation and supports the NZ Dental Association stance on fluoridation. Read more »

Wairoa District’s Community Heroes Into Local Awards

Press Release – TrustPower Community Awards

Locals have just a few more days to ensure their favourite voluntary groups are part of the Wairoa Districts biggest celebration of volunteers. Entries for the TrustPower Wairoa Community Awards close at 5pm on Friday 9th August and there is more than … Read more »

“Victim Demonstrates Forgiveness”

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Invercargill Police have given the alleged offender a formal written warning in relation to an incident in which an Invercargill taxi driver was allegedly the subject of racial abuse. Read more »

Council conducting online poll on smokefree bus stops

Press Release – Rotorua District Council

Rotorua District Council (RDC) is conducting an online poll to gauge locals views on whether bus stops should become smokefree. Read more »

Recovery Agencies Collaborate On Forward Works Coordination

Press Release – Land Information New Zealand

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is working with Canterbury recovery agencies to deliver the new Forward Works Spatial Coordination (FWSC) project, which aims to develop a shared view of horizontal infrastructure repair and built environment … Read more »

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