Archive for October, 2016

PM’s Press Conference 10/31/16: Free-trade & the US election

Article – Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minister John Key began todays press conference by discussing his recent trip to India, mentioning the importance of a free-trade relationship. Mr. Key mentioned the 14% increase in new housing consents, and looking forward, cited Nick Smiths … Read more »

DHBs make formal offer of settlement to Senior Doctors

Press Release – DHB Shared Services

District Health Boards have formally offered senior doctors a $180 million package to settle their current pay claim. Read more »

Christchurch welcomes Community Magistrates

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has welcomed a new pilot programme which sees Community Magistrates sitting in Christchurch from today the first time the judicial officers have sat in the South Island. Read more »

National Depression Initiative ten years on

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the National Depression Initiative (NDI) has continued to evolve and expand since its launch a decade ago. Read more »

NZDF To Hold Major Exercise in South Island

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has again decided to hold its major military exercise in the West Coast, Tasman and Marlborough regions in late 2017. Read more »

Whitianga cubs and keas tackle wild ginger

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Whitianga cubs and keas have helped Waikato Regional Council tackle the pest plant wild ginger, which can damage native bush if it gets out of control. The weed-busting work was done at the Riverglen camp on the Coromandels Tapu-Coroglen road. After … Read more »

Asian milk demand continues with little fat for exporters

Press Release – Rabobank

While demand from China and ASEAN countries for New Zealand milk continues to grow, export margins have been squeezed and could potentially tighten further, according to a recently-released industry report. Read more »

Rotorua’s new rubbish and recycling service starts today

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

Smart Environmental Limited will be driving the streets emptying the first lot of wheelie bins in Western Heights, Pukehangi and some Lakes areas. Read more »

E tū welcomes sale of Solid Energy assets as good for jobs

Press Release – E tu

E t has welcomed the sale of Solid Energys assets, saying its good news for jobs and as good an outcome as could be expected. Read more »

Supporting more people off welfare

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the latest Better Public Services update shows the number of working age people on a main benefit fell to 279,769 at the end of March 2016, and has reduced the future liability to the benefit system and taxpayers … Read more »

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