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Archive for September, 2013

Court says SkyCity can’t flout NZ smoke-free law

Press Release – Green Party

SkyCitys willingness to push the envelope when it comes to our smoke-free laws got a well-deserved setback, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said today. Read more »

PM Press Conference – APEC | LVR Changes | Tony Abbott

Article – Hamish Cardwell

At his weekly post-cabinet press conference Prime Minister John Key discussed the upcoming APEC summit in Bali, the Reserve Bank’s LVR changes, and his meeting with new Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday. Read more »

Eleven Wellington attractions in line for cash boost

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Eleven attractions that help make the Wellington region a great play to live, work and play are in line for a financial boost, following the latest meeting of the Wellington Regional Amenities Fund (WRAF). Read more »

Electricity Sector Could Act to Reduce Carbon Pollution

Press Release – NZ Wind Energy Association

The recent Fifth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a sobering analysis of where the world is heading if we continue to burn fossil fuels and pollute the atmosphere with carbon dioxide. Read more »

Reel in ‘The Big One’ at the Trout Season Opening in Rotorua

Press Release – Destination Rotorua Marketing

Hundreds of anglers are about to descend on New Zealands trout-fishing mecca, Rotorua, and hopes are high that a new trout release strategy will see bigger and more abundant fish than ever before. Read more »

New playground equipment not seen before in Rotorua

Press Release – Rotorua District Council

Rotorua District Council (RDC) is installing a new playground in Kawaha Point featuring equipment not seen in the district before, including a provision for children with disabilities. Read more »

October 1 changes to help first home buyers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Changes to KiwiSaver and Welcome Home Loans which take effect tomorrow will help first home buyers get into the market, Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

Date set for Mixed Ownership Model referendum

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The citizens initiated referendum on the Mixed Ownership Model will be held as a postal vote in November and December this year after a petition regarding the Mixed Ownership Model was signed by 10 per cent of eligible voters. Read more »

International Day of Older Persons

Press Release – Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive Sandra Kirby urged people to remember those older persons close to them on Tuesday 1 October, as we celebrate the International Day of Older Persons. Read more »

StarJam Founder Amongst 50 Top Influencers

Press Release – StarJam

StarJam CEO and Founder Julie Bartlett has been named a finalist in the inaugural Women of Influence Awards. The Women of Influence awards were established by Fairfax Media and Westpac to recognise the achievements being made by women across society … Read more »

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