Archive for May, 2014

Martin Doyle cartoon: The house that Gerry built

Opinion – Martin Doyle

Gerry Brownlee’s glib denial of the risks of asbestos in the Christchurch rebuild fly in the face of the clear warnings given by Canterbury’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr Alistair Humphrey. Read more »

Boil Water Notice in Place for Long Weekend

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) is leaving the boil water notice in place for Taumarunui over the long weekend to allow through testing of the newly installed filter parts. Read more »

Holding fast to our cultural treasures: Samoan Language Week

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

A photograph unearthed ahead of this years Samoan Language Week launch event at St Patricks College Silverstream in Wellington is itself a measina or treasure says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy. The 1955 photograph of boarders … Read more »

Select Committee Services: From 26 May to 30 May 2014

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Report from the Controller and Auditor-General, Draft Annual Plan 2014/15 (including the Auditor-General’s proposed work programme for 2014/15) Read more »

New programme set to transform hill country farms

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

A new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme focussed on transforming hill country farms is formally underway, after this weeks contract signing between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and industry co-investor Ravensdown. Read more »

ChristChurch Cathedral

Press Release – Anglican Diocese of Christchurch

The judge has found that the Church Property Trustees acted honestly and have given fair consideration to all the relevant issues including safety, cost, and the preferences of public opinion and the church community. Read more »

Low Sand Levels Prompt Action

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Contractors will be working on St Clair Beach tomorrow in response to low sand levels. Dunedin City Council Roading Maintenance Engineer Peter Standring says Fulton Hogan staff will remove the last section of the St Clair Surf Life Saving Clubs former … Read more »

Avon River restoration programme an exciting opportunity

Press Release – Christchurch Central Development Unit

Intensive landscape enhancement that would normally take up to 20 years to complete will be undertaken in less than four years as part of the Te Papa tkaro / Avon River Precinct development. Read more »

Ban proposed on mind altering substances in public places

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Keeping Gisbornes public places free from people using mind altering substances is the aim of a change to the Public Places Bylaw. Gisborne District Council has recently consulted on a Psychoactive Substances Policy that is considering where … Read more »

Feedback welcomed on changes to freedom camping

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Gisborne District Council is proposing a number of changes to freedom camping in the district. Gisborne, unlike many other regions, has a long history of freedom camping and has welcomed permitted campers in nine areas along the East Coast and … Read more »

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