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Archive for March, 2016

Supporting same sex marriage important for mental health

Press Release – RANZCP

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) is concerned that a disproportionate number of Australia and New Zealands lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) population experience mental illness and psychological … Read more »

Auckland’s Tāmaki housing transfer confirmed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The transfer of ownership of thousands of houses today marks a significant step in regenerating the Tmaki area and improving the stock of social and affordable housing in Auckland, Ministers Bill English and Dr Nick Smith say. Read more »

New Ashburton Resthome and Hospital Creates 80 New Jobs

Press Release – Radius Residential Care

Ashburtons new 80 room aged care facility, Radius Millstream, opens its doors at the end of May creating some 80 new jobs in the local community. Read more »

St John Annual Appeal Will Help Buy Ambulances And Equipment

Press Release – St John

Last year St John treated and transported over 425,000 patients in an ambulance. During the St John Annual Appeal, the charity is asking New Zealanders to help buy more ambulances and lifesaving equipment. Read more »

Old dirt, new boots: the economics of land, water and people

Press Release – University of Waikato

The evolution of New Zealands farming systems towards greater sustainability, and one mans journey to redefine what it means to be an academic, are the topics for an inaugural professorial lecture being held at the University of Waikato this … Read more »

Open Day at Northland Region Corrections Facility

Press Release – Department Of Corrections

Northland Region Corrections Facility (NRCF) is hosting its first Reach Out open day on Friday, 1 April 2016, at NRCF in Northland. Read more »

Change to Tax Treatment of Earthquake Strengthening Vital

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First hopes to amend the tax treatment of earthquake strengthening later this year, says Ron Mark, New Zealand First Deputy Leader and Spokesperson on Building and Construction. Read more »

Another forestry worker killed at work

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Another forestry worker has been killed at work today. The Council of Trade Unions sends our deepest sympathies to the whanau and colleagues of the man who was working on a Pan Pac forestry block inland from Tutira, north of Napier. Read more »

Man without power in HNZ home for 2 years

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Housing NZ has totally flawed priorities when it can let a man with an intellectual disability live in a flat without power because of water damage for two years, but require tenancy managers to approve paddling pools, Labours MP for Hutt South … Read more »

NZ Farmers Need Protection Against Damaging Agribusiness

Press Release – GE Free NZ

The New Zealand Government must establish a mechanism to protect farmers against legislative changes or agribusiness partnerships that threaten the non-GE status of New Zealand’s agricultural sectors. The shared value of New Zealand’s reputation … Read more »

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