Archive for February, 2015

Naki Boys Roll Out Yellow Welcome to Help Kiwi Kids

Press Release – Variety Bash

Nigel Williams knows a lot of soft-hearted Taranaki blokes. He runs the Naki Boys, a loose-knit group of Kiwi mates who run fund-raisers in aid of Variety The Childrens Charity, and each year form a team to run the bright yellow Naki fire engine in the … Read more »

Crocodile Tears From Members of Parliament

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Despite public comments bemoaning yesterdays back-dated pay hike, not a single member of Parliament intends to reject their pay rise, according to responses received by the Taxpayers Union . This morning the Union emailed every MP asking whether … Read more »

George Bush I Cabinet Member Endorses Scoop’s Crowd Funding

Article – Scoop Operation Chrysalis

This edition of our update focuses on an endorsement we received this week from a very special US based long time Scoop supporter and contributor Catherine Fitts. Read more »

Massey launches own publishing press

Press Release – Massey University

Massey University scholars and authors will have the chance to share their specialist knowledge with a much wider readership thanks to the launch of a new publishing press this week. Read more »

Select committees for the week 23 to 27 February

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

2013/14 Annual review of Careers New Zealand, the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited, Landcare Research, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited, Network for Learning, the New Zealand Forest Research … Read more »

Politicians’ pay increases

Press Release – Closing The Gap

An increase of 3.5% in the minimum wage compared with 5.5% increase for politicians is appalling. It is another example of the wealthy looking after themselves and showing no regard for the poor says Peter Malcolm, National Secretary of Income Equality … Read more »

Fonterra’s Glencoal says Waikato mine delayed, not on hold

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group subsidiary Glencoal has denied suggestions it has put its plans for an open cast mine in the Waikato on hold indefinitely following public opposition. Read more »

Highest number of entries in race history

Press Release – Motatapu OffRoad Sporting Event

Iconic Motatapu Off-Road Sporting Event smashes records with highest number of entries in race history Read more »

Cricket, food and entertainment combine at Cultures Day

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Cricket, food and entertainment combine at International Cultures Day World Cup cricket and culture will combine in Cornwall Park, Hastings on International Cultures Day. The first of three world cup matches to be played at McLean Park takes place on Sunday … Read more »

Hutt says supercity is high risk, high cost

Press Release – Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council has told the Local Government Commission that its proposal for a supercity is a high cost, high risk option. It recommends the Commission drop the plan and leaves the regions cities to work out their own efficient arrangements. Read more »

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