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Archive for October, 2014

Search for Beryllium partner wins 3MT Competition

Press Release – University of Waikato

The 10 finalists were cool, calm and collected as they took to the stage to give their presentations at the Three Minute Thesis competition. Each of the University of Waikato PhD students had three minutes and a static Power Point slide in which … Read more »

NZ Diversity Survey – benchmarking workplace diversity

Press Release – AUT University

AUT Universitys New Zealand Work Research Institute (NZWRI) has released a report on diversity in New Zealand workplaces. Read more »

Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Tutehounuku Korako, Chair of the Mori Affairs Committee, is inviting further public submissions on this bill. The closing date for submissions is Friday, 5 December 2014. Read more »

Recreational Water Quality Monitoring Starts Monday

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay Regional Councils recreational water quality monitoring programme kicks off on Monday 3 November. This programme monitors popular bathing sites at the regions beaches, rivers and estuaries for indicators of harmful pathogens … Read more »

Community health workers prepare for Ebola

Press Release – University of Auckland

More than 400 primary healthcare workers from throughout the Auckland region have upskilled on preparations and protocols for Ebola cases. Read more »

ERA amendments a mixed bag

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

The Employment Relations Amendment Act has the potential to put vulnerable workers in a more precarious position, says Equal Opportunities Commissioner, Dr Jackie Blue. However, the commissioner says the right for all to request flexible work hours is … Read more »

Website Enables Kiwis to Help Clean up Polluted Waterways

Press Release – Sustainable Business Network

New Zealands first environmental crowdfunding website, launched at the start of Conservation Week, makes it easy for all New Zealanders to help clean up polluted waterways. Read more »

New Signs Acknowledge New Zealand’s First Arboretum

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

New Zealand’s oldest arboretum (curated botanical garden devoted to trees) received its most visible acknowledgement today with new signs installed renaming the former Thames William Hall Reserve as William Hall Arboretum. Read more »

Bill’s passage positive for trans-Tasman Accountants

Press Release – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

The Accounting Infrastructure Reform Bill (AIRB) passed its third reading today paving the way for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand to officially amalgamate. Lee White FCA, CEO Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand welcomed the Bills … Read more »

Is Ferry ‘Captain’ Getting Golden Handshake?

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters wants to know if the departing general manager of KiwiRail’s Cook Strait ferries, Tom Davis, is receiving a golden handshake or being deservedly sacked for the way the ferry system has been derailed. Read more »

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