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Archive for September, 2014

Victoria researcher awarded prestigious fellowship

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington researcher is among a small group of leading New Zealand scientists to receive Rutherford Discovery Fellowships. Read more »

Timber processor fined for crush injury

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Forestry and timber processing company, Juken New Zealand Limited, was fined $57,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $12,000 today after an employee was seriously harmed when his finger was caught in a timber veneer dryer. Read more »

EPA hazardous substances poster wins award in San Francisco

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

A poster presented by two members of the hazardous substances applications team from the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) won first equal at an international conference held in San Francisco. Read more »

Use it or lose it!

Press Release – Arthritis New Zealand

There are 278,800 New Zealanders aged over 65 who have been diagnosed with arthritis. And given one of the most beneficial things they can do is to remain active, Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive Sandra Kirby reminds us of the importance of exercise, … Read more »

Local Company Launches ‘Greenpages’

Press Release – Greenpages

Since it launched its online green directory in August, a small local company has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from businesses looking for an alternative to other costly directory services. Read more »

NZ Voices Support for Small Island Developing Nations

Press Release – UN News

Foreign Minister Murray McCully of New Zealand addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Kim Haughton Read more »

Countdown to Mental Health Awareness Week

Press Release – Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is next week, and the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is encouraging New Zealanders to Keep Learning be curious, embrace new experiences, and see opportunities. Read more »

The Great Animal Walk

Press Release – Great Animal Walk

Queen Street will once again feel the pitter-patter of feet, paws and hooves during the SPCA Great Animal Walk on Sunday 5th October. Kicking off at 11:30am Queen Elizabeth Square, this year speakers will highlight the plight of endangered species, from … Read more »

Rutherford Discovery Fellowships awarded

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Ten of New Zealands most talented early to mid-career researchers have been awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowships for 2014, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced today. Read more »

Christchurch District Plan Still a Deep Concern

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council South Island Branch is still deeply concerned about the Christchurch City Council District Plan. Read more »

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