Archive for April, 2014

Public Address: Christchurch: The personal and the political

Column – Public Address

One flood ago now, a group of we dog walkers had a shifty chat down in Hansen’s Park. It’s a lovely Christchurch riverside park that doubles as an epicentre for quakes, the last a magnitude four about ten days back. Read more »

HBRC to consult on potential investment in Ruataniwha Scheme

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay Regional Council has today agreed to release a statement of proposal on investing up to $80 million in the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme for the public to have their say on. Read more »

Traditional Māori Gardening Course at Rewa’s Village

Press Release – NorthTec

NorthTec Kerikeri is excited by the scope of the recently started Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) course at Rewas Village in the Kerikeri Stone Store basin. Helen Davis, the NorthTec Horticulture tutor running the course, says – Our vision is … Read more »

Cook Islands Performing Artist in Residence

Press Release – Whitireia

Whitireia performing arts programme leader, Tuaine Robati, has been selected as the Pacific Dance Artist in Residence for 2014. This artist in residence is offered to established dance practitioners of Pacific Island heritage and is the only one of … Read more »

Eco fashion event announces call for interest

Press Release – New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed

New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed, NZs eco fashion week, is to be held in Lower Hutt from 23-27 July 2014 and organisers are calling for interest from designers. Read more »

Funding for sexual services too little too late

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Today’s announcement of $10.4 million over two years to plug the funding shortfall for sexual violence services is too little, too late, says Labours Social Development spokesperson Sue Moroney. Read more »

Leading Justice Symposium builds on vision

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Judith Collins says feedback from New Zealands first Leading Justice Symposium yesterday reinforced New Zealands chance to lead the way with innovative justice and crime prevention measures. Read more »

Government urged to act on child health recommendations

Press Release – College of Public Health Medicine

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine is urging the government to act on all the Health Select Committee’s recommendations to improve health outcomes and prevent child abuse for children under three years old. Read more »

Council managing clean-up following latest flooding

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council staff and contractors are continuing to manage the clean-up across the city and Banks Peninsula following the latest rainstorm. Surface flooding is now receding and contractors are removing leaves from drains and sumps. This clearing … Read more »

IHC files discrimination complaint over disabled students

Press Release – IHC

Media release 30 April 2014 IHC today filed a complaint with the Human Rights Review Tribunal to win equal rights for disabled students in schools. High profile Queens Counsel Frances Joychild will lead the legal battle with the Ministry of Education. … Read more »

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