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Archive for January, 2015

Inaction on mandatory social worker registration

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour believes the Government is putting the most vulnerable members of our society at risk by not acting on the advice of officials to urgently make the registration of social workers mandatory, says Labours spokesperson for Social Development, … Read more »

NZ’s largest private education provider, ACG, turns 20

Press Release – ACG Group

30 Jan 2015, Auckland. This week ACG (Academic Colleges Group), celebrates 20 years in the educational services industry. Opening its doors with ACG Senior College and ACG New Zealand International College, the Group has grown significantly both domestically … Read more »

Blue River Dairy Sells Invercargill Processing Plant

Press Release – Blue River Dairy

New Zealands leading sheep milk powder producer, Blue River Dairy, has sold its Nith Street, Invercargill processing plant to Blueriver (HK) Nutrition Company Limited (hereinafter referred to as Blueriver Nutrition HK) for an undisclosed sum. Read more »

Cats ‘n Dogs – An Illustrated History at Toitū

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 30 January 2014) Toit Otago Settlers Museum is calling for your favourite cat and dog images to be part of a new exhibition. Read more »

Dirty water in beach outfalls prompts warning

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is warning people not to swim or play in beach outfalls, stormwater drains or ponds following the regions long period of hot, dry weather. Read more »

ORC extends water restrictions to safeguard the Taieri

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is extending its Water Shortage Direction to stop all water takes from the Taieri River and its tributaries from midday Wednesday 4 February. Read more »

NIWA’s Hotspot Watch 30/1/15

Press Release – NIWA

Weekly update to help media assess likelihood of extremely dry weather preceding a drought. Regions experiencing severely to extremely drier than normal soil conditions are deemed hotspots. Read more »

NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook February-April 2015

Press Release – NIWA

Sea surface temperatures across the equatorial Pacific Ocean are borderline between neutral and weak El Nio conditions. However — as was the case over the past few months the atmospheric circulation in the Pacifc is still inconsistent with … Read more »

Powerhouse Speakers to Spark Browns Bay festival

Press Release – Sustainable Evolution

If you are interested in your health, happiness, longevity and enlightenment, and the health of our planet, then you should not miss an upcoming festival called ” A Sustainable Evolution – Of and For The Earth” Read more »

New section of Te Awa – Great New Zealand River Ride

Press Release – Waikato District Council

URBAN CYCLEWAY FUND – New section of Te Awa Great New Zealand River Ride will take shape this year thanks to funding boost Read more »

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