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Archive for December, 2014


Press Release – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Queen has been pleased, on the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit: Read more »

Retired Minister Tariana Turia Needs To Let Go

Press Release – The Maori Party

The former Minister for Whanau Ora, Hon Tariana Turia needs to remember that her decision to retire from Parliament at the last General Election carries a responsibility to leave political decisions to her successors, and not to try to interfere. This … Read more »

Sewerage scheme option for Rotoma and East Rotoiti approved

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

A preferred sewerage scheme option for Rotoma and East Rotoiti has received the approval of the Rotorua Lakes Council. Read more »

Sea Shepherd Retrieves 25 Kilometres Of Illegal Gillnet

Press Release – Sea Shepherd Australia

In an operation that lasted for five days, the crew of the Sea Shepherd ship, Sam Simon, has successfully completed the retrieval of an illegal gillnet, abandoned by the poaching vessel, Thunder. The outlawed fishing gear was located at 62 16 … Read more »

The Fracking Boom is a Fracking Bubble | Walter Brasch

Column – Walter Brasch

Gas prices have plunged to the low $2 rangeexcept in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, the prices at the pump are in the mid-$2 range. Thats because Gov. Tom Corbett and the legislature imposed a 28-cent per gallon surcharge tax. U Read more »

HOT AIR (Climate Change Documentary) on Maori TV tonight.

Press Release – Alister Barry

HOT AIR, the politics of climate change in New Zealand screens at 8.30 tonight on Maori TV. Last week the Listener gave this feature documentary four stars. Reviewers have described it as ..compelling.. and ..riveting… Read more »

New Residential Building Law Effective 1 Jan 2015

Press Release – Builderscrack

In a move to protect homeowners, the Government will from the start of 2015, require builders to keep and produce written records of any residential work valued at over $30,000. Read more »

igher Salaries not Solution to Beating Staff Shortage – CEO

Press Release – Impact PR

No matter what your industry, a chronic skill shortage can threaten growth and future prospects, making it important to lay a long-lasting foundation that will help provide companies with quality employees for many years to come. Read more »

Pauanui Tairua cycleway making rapid progress

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Volunteers armed with recently-granted consents from Thames-Coromandel District Council and Waikato Regional Council have made outstanding progress on the walking and cycling trail that will eventually link Tairua and Pauanui. Read more »

YEAR IN REVIEW: NZ economy rocks on as milk’s star fades

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – 2014 was a year of the rockstar economy where New Zealand was a top performer compared to other OECD countries with an annualised GDP growth rate of 3.5 percent while inflation remained in check. Read more »

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