Archive for March, 2016

Questions and Answers – March 31

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. ALASTAIR SCOTT (NationalWairarapa) to the Minister of Finance : What changes is the Government making to increase support for families in need from 1 April? Read more »

Festival of Hockey ready to bully off

Press Release – Hastings District Council

The ice truck has been ordered, the pitch watered to exacting specifications, and the international refs have been tucked up in their hotels. Read more »

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill passes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed unanimous support for the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill during its third and final reading in Parliament today. Read more »

Barriers to contraception for Māori teenage mothers

Press Release – University of Otago

A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington, has found that there are health system barriers for young Mori mothers when trying to access timely contraception. Read more »

Rōpere Consulting

Press Release – Ropere Consulting

Peter Fraser, principal at Rpere Consulting, commends the Wairarapa Leaders’ Tour scheduled for Friday 1st April, hosted by Wairarapa Water User Project (WWUP) and showcasing the use of water to produce high-value products while creating employment … Read more »

Online toolkit initiative

Press Release – Universities New Zealand – Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand has welcomed an online toolkit developed by Starpath which could help increase numbers of Mori, Pasifika, and students from low decile schools, studying at university. Read more »

Joyce needs to take responsibility for his blunders

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Steven Joyce today admitted hes got no idea of the size of his Ministrys payroll liability six months after being told legal breaches were being investigated, Labours Economic Development spokesperson David Clark says. Read more »

Minister pays tribute to Sir Brother Pat Lynch

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has paid tribute to Sir Brother Patrick Lynch KNZM for his service to education as he steps down from his role as CEO of the Association of Proprietors of Integrated Schools (APIS) after 22 years. Sir Brother Patrick … Read more »

Rising seas could hit $20 billion of homes

Press Release – Green Party

Rising seas could hit $20 billion of homes The National Government is gambling with New Zealanders futures by not preparing now for rising seas, which MPs were told threatens up to $20 billion worth of New Zealand homes, the Green Party said today. … Read more »

Waste free warrior coming to town

Press Release – Auckland Council

The eastern suburbs will soon be hosting a waste free parenting warrior. Also known as The Nappy Lady, Kate Meads is an environmental advocate who runs workshops sharing inspiration and tips to minimise waste at home, especially for those with a young … Read more »

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