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Archive for September, 2015

Nutrient management in irrigation – getting it right

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

There is growing pressure on the boards of irrigation schemes to understand the liabilities of nutrient management on an individual shareholder and catchment basis, says IrrigationNZ Chairwoman, Nicky Hyslop. Irrigation scheme boards have a responsibility … Read more »

Falcons, Stingrays Sweep into Semis

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League

On moving day at the Got A Trade? Got It Made! Youth Nationals, the favourites all progressed unbeaten to semi-finals and Akarana Falcons issued a warning in the 17s grade. Read more »

Aotearoa Fisheries encourages inclusive sanctuary decisions

Press Release – Aotearoa Fisheries

New Zealands largest Maori-owned fishing group, Aotearoa Fisheries, understands the creation of a new marine sanctuary in the Kermadec region, but hopes for greater engagement with industry on future sanctuaries. Read more »

Nurse Maude Black Tie Event fundraiser

Press Release – BNI New Zealand

Signed All Blacks jersey and one years advertising on a Nurse Maude car- a few of the auction items on the block at the Nurse Maude Black Tie Event fundraiser Read more »

Minister welcomes more ethnic diversity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has welcomed new statistics which show New Zealand will become more ethnically diverse in the future. Read more »

Money stays local from Hot Water Beach carparks

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Progress on Hot Water Beach’s tourism-related infrastructure is ahead of schedule due to pay and display parking money being kept locally and spent on improving facilities. Read more »

Sentenced for pokie grant fraud

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

A company director who falsified applications for grants from a gaming machine society has been sentenced to six months community detention and 400 hours community work. He also has to repay more than $47,000 to the society for return to the community. Read more »

Claims over iwi consultation on Kermadec sanctuary weak

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Claims by the Labour Party of insufficient Government consultation with iwi on the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary announced yesterday ignore the strong support of iwi for the new protection, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

Report by Auckland Council’s chief economist a powerful tool

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

The independent report by Auckland Councils chief economist adds to the growing voice of experts calling for urgent intervention in Aucklands housing supply crisis. Read more »

NZMA urges action on tobacco packaging

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association urges the Government to make real progress with a standardised packaging regime for tobacco productswhich has been sliding down the Parliamentary Order Paper ever since its introduction to Parliament in 2013. Read more »

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