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Archive for January, 2015

Taxpayer Support of Catton Generous

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is releasing figures obtained from Creative NZ showing that author-turned-policy-critic, Eleanor Catton, has received tens of thousands of dollars worth of grants courtesy of New Zealand taxpayers. Taxpayers Union Executive Director, … Read more »

Inquiry response “a really positive start to the new year”

Press Release – NZSTA

A document tabled in parliament last week has detailed the governments commitment to all parents, whanau, aiga and other primary caregivers becoming active partners in their childrens schooling and early childhood education. Read more »

Iwi Plans Major Waitangi Day to Celebrate 175 Years

Press Release – Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

Celebrate the 175th anniversary of Waitangi Day with Ngti Kahungunu at the Hawkes Bay Sports Park. This free family friendly, smoke and alcohol free, zero waste party is for all ages with food and market stalls, kids rides, sports and a multicultural … Read more »

ORC seeks drought declaration for Otago

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council today has asked the Government to formally declare a drought in the Otago region, in recognition of the worst dry conditions since a severe drought in 1999. ORC chief executive Peter Bodeker confirmed he had made the request of Primary … Read more »

Habitat welcomes Government housing reforms

Press Release – Habitat for Humanity

Affordable housing provider Habitat for Humanity is welcoming the Governments announcements on social housing direction saying it is a step in the right direction. Habitat for Humanity Acting CEO Nic Greene says the Prime Ministers announcement … Read more »

Whangamata Tsunami Information Open Day

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Last weekend, 300 people attended Whangamata’s Tsunami Open Day to learn more about the possible threat of a tsunami to the area. Read more »

Sponsors invest in leadership development

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew is calling for more sponsors to develop New Zealands future leaders by partnering with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Over the past fifty years, nearly 850 Fellowships have been awarded to … Read more »

Principals Pleased Minister Acknowledging Special Needs

Press Release – New Zealand Principals’ Federation

President of the New Zealand Principals Federation (NZPF) Denise Torrey, has welcomed the Ministers announcement that $2.5million will be allocated to support children in classrooms with high learning needs in the next two terms and says this … Read more »

Countdown’s latest collectibles hit stores with a roar

Press Release – Countdown Supermarket

30 January 2015: Countdown has teamed up with the SPCA to launch the next collectible craze, a limited edition range of Super Animals sound cards. In a first for any Countdown collectibles campaign, the Super Animals cards come to life when swiped through a … Read more »

Six Day Strike Threatened at Lyttelton Port

Press Release – Lyttelton Port of Christchurch

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) has received strike notices from the Rail and Maritime Union (RMTU) for three consecutive days and has been told by the Union it will be served with three more strike notices to make a total of six consecutive … Read more »

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