Community Scoop

Archive for May, 2016

Tobacco Tax All About Money; Not Public Health

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The government is clearly not concerned about health issues, if they were honest they would ban it, but they wont because they want to keep tapping into a goldmine in taxation, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt … Read more »

NZMA welcomes tobacco plain packaging

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) welcomes news the Government intends to introduce a standardised packaging regime for tobacco products. Read more »

Police investigating firearms theft warn collectors about su

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police investigating the theft of a number of high-powered firearms from the home of a Dargaville collector are warning fellow collectors to be wary of suspicious phone calls. Read more »

Open Minds and Doors to People with Disabilities – HRC

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Governments Hidden Talent Tour to encourage employers to take on more New Zealanders with disabilities. Read more »

Deon Swiggs to Stand for Christchurch City Council

Press Release – Deon Swiggs

Rebuild Christchurch founder Deon Swiggs has announced his intention to stand for the Christchurch City Council in the upcoming local body elections. Read more »

Sport Hawke’s Bay encourages more people to volunteer

Press Release – Sport Hawke’s Bay

Sport Hawkes Bay encourages more people to volunteer for the sport and active recreation sector Read more »

Moko petition launched to outlaw plea bargains

Press Release – Sensible Sentencing Trust

A petition calling for a law change to outlaw the practice of plea bargain negotiations initiated by Crown Prosecutors has been launched by the Sensible Sentencing Trust. Read more »

Jesuit To Be Ordained In Auckland

Press Release – Jesuit Communications Australia

On Saturday, 6 August, the Feast of the Transfiguration, Bishop Patrick Dunn will ordain Deacon Justin Glyn SJ a priest at the Cathedral of St Patrick and St Joseph, Auckland, in a ceremony commencing at 11.30am. Read more »

Fonterra winds up $109M staff pension scheme

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group, which is on a cost-cutting drive in the face of weak global prices, has wound up a $109 million staff pension scheme inherited from the New Zealand Dairy Board as part of the amalgamation that created … Read more »

Julian Raphael’s entry receives SOUNZ Community Commission

Press Release – SOUNZ

Julian Raphaels entry receives the SOUNZ Community Commission SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music is pleased to announce the winning project for this years SOUNZ Community Commission: composer Julian Raphael and community group ACTIVE will create … Read more »

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