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Archive for October, 2013

West Aucklanders are not second class citizens say nurses

Press Release – NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) believes there is no good reason for Waitemata DHB (WDHB) to move Waitakere Hospitals Coronary Care Unit to North Shore Hospital. Read more »

Crowd-funding for investment, not refinancing loans

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) Draft regulations governing the practice of crowd-funding suggest such offers should be limited by a principal purpose test to ensure crowd-funding services match issues with investors who have small amounts to invest. Read more »

Education consultation group masks real Government agenda

Press Release – NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned that the Minister of Education, Hekia Parata is using an education sector consultation group as a soft front while the Government continues to pursue its real agenda for education behind the scenes. Read more »

Forestry death leads to fines for contractor

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Wanganui forestry contracting company has been fined $67,500 following the death of one of its crew members in a tree felling accident near Pongaroa in northern Wairarapa in November last year. Read more »

School Fairs and Alcohol Don’t Mix

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming a decision by the Dunedin City Council not to grant a licence for a wine and beer stand at a primary school fair. Read more »

Youth Crime Action Plan lacks ambition in key areas

Press Release – JustSpeak

JustSpeak welcomes the release of the Governments new Youth Crime Action Plan. In the Youth Crime Action Plan, the Government has rejected a tough on crime approach, and opted for policy that is smart on crime. JustSpeak welcomes this … Read more »

Population and Housing in the Auckland Isthmus

Article – Keith Rankin

Housing patterns are changing radically in the former Auckland City, essentially the central isthmus bounded by the Tamaki and Whau rivers. With house prices becoming out of reach for young owner-occupiers, houses in these central suburbs are increasingly … Read more »

Chiefs Aids Public Health Outcomes

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

This month sees an end to influenza season and Waikato District Health Board is taking the opportunity to thank the Chiefs rugby team for getting on board and leading by example with their immunisations. Read more »

Ultimate Hikes opens for Great Walks season, Milford’s 125th

Press Release – Ultimate Hikes

Queenstown-based Ultimate Hikes launches its 2013-14 season this week with the first guided walks on the Milford and Routeburn Tracks departing on Friday 1st November. Read more »

ORC reiterates Lake Waihola and Tomahawk Lagoon warnings

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

ORC is reminding the public that potentially toxic and harmful blue-green algal blooms remain in Lake Waihola and in the Tomahawk Lagoon. Read more »

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