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Archive for January, 2014

DRC: UN Security Council targets poaching

Press Release – World Wildlife Fund

30 January 2014 The United Nations Security Council took a critical step today in tackling elephant poaching and illicit ivory trade by addressing the link between instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo and wildlife trafficking. Read more »

McKay appointed to the boards of IAG and AMI Insurance

Press Release – IAG New Zealand

Leading insurance group IAG has appointed Doug McKay as a non-executive director to its New Zealand subsidiary boards (IAG New Zealand Limited and AMI Insurance Limited), effective 10 February 2014. Mr McKay is a senior and experienced commercial executive … Read more »

Consents Lodged For Frankton Marina

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Lakes Marina Projects Ltd (LMPL) proposes to establish a 200-berth marina along with offices, floating sheds and a carpark. LMPL was named as Queenstown Lakes District Councils preferred developer for the Frankton site in late 2012. Read more »

Pacific people say National out of touch

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Samoan community has seen right through John Keys political manoeuvrings in appointing Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga outside cabinet, says Labours Spokesperson for Pacific Island Affairs, Sua William Sio. Read more »

Campbell on Slater, Lorde and media’s (lack of) boundaries

Column – Gordon Campbell

If Cameron Slater was a beached whale, the volunteers likely to show up to help him off the beach would almost certainly be limited to close friends and immediate family, judging by the fallout from his latest escapade. Read more »

Extra $10M of elective surgery great news. But more needed

Press Release – Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive Sandra Kirby is delighted that an extra $10 Million has been allocated for elective surgery over the next five months, following an announcement this week by Hon. Tony Ryall, Minister of Health, in which he said … Read more »

New Maternity Service for Turangi Starting Up

Press Release – Lakes District Health Board

Lead maternity carers Jo Toma and Toni Postlewaight will operate their new maternity service, Awhi Midwives, from a large house in Paekiri Street, Turangi. The powhiri for the new service was held at the new services premises in Turangi late this … Read more »

Communities boost Wetlands

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

On World Wetland Day this Sunday 2nd February, think about the many Hawkes Bay people who have helped to enhance and create our own wetlands in the region. Read more »

Attorney-General disappointed in Law Society comments

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson expressed his disappointment in the Law Societys continued and wilful misrepresentation of New Zealands human rights record. Read more »

Environmental Planning Professor tackles water issues

Press Release – Waikato University

29 January 2014 Floods are becoming harder to manage by trying to hold water back behind flood defences, so its time to look at how to defend against them at the building and community level. Read more »

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