Community Scoop

Archive for December, 2013

Lengthy time off work for sick and caregivers costly

Press Release – Health Funds Association of NZ

An average of five weeks per person is being lost from the workforce as a result of surgical waiting list back-ups, a new survey has found. Read more »

Police seek public’s help after driver flees crash scene

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the car and driver involved in an overnight crash in Huntly that left live power lines hanging over the rear entrance of the local fire station. Read more »

Last foreign Arctic 30 activist leaves Russia

Press Release – Greenpeace International

St Petersburg, 29 December 2013 Activist and Polish national Tomasz Dziemianczuk has left Russia, the 26th and final foreign member of the Arctic 30 to leave the country. This signals a new chapter in the campaign to save the Arctic. Read more »

Arctic 30 New Zealanders Return Home

Press Release – Greenpeace

The two New Zealanders who spent two months in a Russian prison following a peaceful protest at an Arctic oil platform have returned home. David Haussmann and Jonathan Beauchamp are now back in New Zealand and will spend some time with their families. Read more »

Problems with competition in the NZ construction industry

Press Release – University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student has found a causal link exists between competitive procurement and performance in the New Zealand construction industry. Read more »

Coromandel: Rain stopped but Police still advise caution

Press Release – New Zealand Police

As the amount of heavy rain affecting the Coromandel Peninsula appears to be reducing, Waikato Police are urging motorists to remain cautious and expect delays due to dozens of slips and floods. Read more »

Perseverance leads to man’s arrest after eight months on the

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Northern Waikato Police are crediting the arrest of a man, wanted on several charges and on the run for over eight months, as proof of the value of perseverance. Read more »

Heavy rains prompts warning for caution on Coromandel roads

Press Release – New Zealand Police

As emergency services respond to several reports of flooding, Waikato Police are urging against all but essential travel along the east coast of the Coromandel. Read more »

Heavy Rain & Flood Warning – Thames and Coromandel Area

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to numerous reports of flooding and Police are urging against all but essential travel along the east coast of the Coromandel. Read more »

$800,000 funding for Old Ghost Road cycle trai

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced funding of $800,000 for the Old Ghost Road cycle trail. The trail offers a journey back in time to the gold rush days of the 1860s and the long-forgotten settlements of Zalatown, Gibbstown, and … Read more »

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