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Archive for November, 2014

Lisa Owen interviews Glenn Inquiry chair Bill Wilson

Press Release – The Nation

Lisa Owen: Family violence in this country has been described as the slow-burning disaster. It accounts for half of homicides and takes a third of police resources. The Glenn Inquiry’s final blueprint was released on Friday, calling for a designated … Read more »

Lisa Owen interviews Finance Minister Bill English

Press Release – The Nation

Hes still confident the Government will make its forecast surplus in the 2014/15 year although dairy prices have dropped further and faster than expected Read more »

Cost of tax compliance higher than expected

Press Release – University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury tax professor says the overall costs of compliance for small to medium businesses is higher than the most recent published study undertaken by the Inland Revenue Department but, but slightly lower overall than for a recent … Read more »

Return of Phillip Smith – statement from Commissioner

Press Release – New Zealand Police

I would like to again extend my appreciation and thanks to the Brazil Federal Police and other authorities in Brazil for their assistance and co-operation in the return of Phillip Smith to New Zealand. Read more »

Serious car accident on SH5

Press Release – Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

The Taupo Based Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to SH5 south of Waiotapu to a motor vehicle crash late this afternoon. Read more »

Patient Airlifted to Rotorua Hospital

Press Release – Bay Trust Rescue Helicopter

The Rotorua based BayTrust Rescue helicopter was dispatched to SH5 Reporoa, following a car accident involving 9 people. The accident occurred at 1630 when a Van collided with a Milk Tanker. The Bay Trust Rescue Helicopter airlifted a 16yr old male to … Read more »

Rugby league star with a passion for knowledge

Press Release – Massey University

Caption: Apirina Pewhairangi (second from left) with his father Tu Pwhairangi, mother Irene Pwhairangi and sister Te Ataakura Pwhairangi; and Dr Petina Winiata with her brothers Huia and Kimo Winiata. Read more »

Charges laid against passenger in Yaldhurst Road crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have arrested and charged the female passenger in the fleeing vehicle involved in the crash on Yaldhurst Road on Monday (24 November 2014). Read more »

Select Committee Business 24 to 28 November 2014

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

There were 15 committee meetings, one in Auckland and 14 in the parliamentary complex. Read more »

Shellfish health warning issued for part of Bay of Plenty

Press Release – Toi Te Ora

A health warning has been issued for the Bay of Plenty coastline, from Mount Maunganui, including Maunganui Beach and Pilot Bay, to Whakatane Heads. Routine monitoring within this area has found increased levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxin … Read more »

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