Community Scoop

Archive for November, 2013

Minister talks education priorities with Australian Minister

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata met with her counterpart, Hon Christopher Pyne, Federal Minister for Education for Australia today at the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood Education in Sydney. Read more »

Good things take time

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers are thrilled by the recognition Otago farmers received at the first New Zealand River Awards last night, with two rivers as finalists and the Shag River taking the prize for most improved river in New Zealand. Read more »

Pog Mahones birthday celebrations

Press Release – Southern PR

One of Queenstowns most successful and enduring hospitality businesses is supporting a local community provider while celebrating its 15th birthday. Read more »

Shane Bond bowls MBA over

Press Release – Massey University

Cricketer Shane Bond was concerned he wouldnt be able to cut the mustard when he embarked on his MBA at Massey University, so it was a proud moment for the former Black Cap when he crossed the stage at his graduation ceremony this afternoon. Read more »

Urban Development Plan Change Adopted

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay Regional Council this week approved Plan Change 4 – Managing the Built Environment. Read more »

Bill to protect vulnerable children needs strengthening

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society

Legislation to protect vulnerable children needs strengthening The New Zealand Law Society has told the select committee considering the Vulnerable Children Bill that it supports initiatives to protect vulnerable children, but the bills framework … Read more »

UCOL IT students show and tell

Press Release – UCOL

With clients as diverse as a fitness centre, the New Zealand Defence Force and a tattoo parlour, this years UCOL Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology student showcase was one of the most interesting yet. Read more »

Jail term for drug trafficker

Press Release – New Zealand Customs Service

A 38 year-old Singaporean drug trafficker was sentenced to four years and one month in prison today in Manukau District Court for importing nearly 50 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of between $30,000 and $50,000. Read more »

Wide marine interests from forum nominations

Press Release – Department of Conservation

A total of 58 nominations have been received for the Otago Marine Protection Planning Forum, representing widespread interests and a good geographic spread. Read more »

Medical workforce survey shows rural still the poor relation

Press Release – NZ Rural General Practice Network

The latest New Zealand Medical Workforce Survey shows some ongoing and worrying trends in the rural health sector, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairperson Dr Jo Scott-Jones. Read more »

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