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Archive for November, 2016

AVCA is now officially registered as Charity in New Zealand

Press Release – Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) is pleased to announce that we have been approved and are now a registered New Zealand Charity (CC53899). This development will allow us to continue the work we are currently doing and expand upon it to deliver … Read more »

Solid Energy’s position an insult to Pike Families

Press Release – Stand With Pike

Pike River families will continue to protest at the mine gates tomorrow morning following Solid Energys total refusal to discuss re-entry of the drift to recover bodies and evidence. Read more »

Opportunities for Students with Learning Disorders

Press Release – Education and Science Committee

The Education and Science Committee has reported to the House on its inquiry into the delivery of education for students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, and autism spectrum disorder. The report contains 46 recommendations which all members of the select … Read more »

National slow to learn new trade lessons post TPPA

Column – Barry Coates

Yesterday, the Minister for Trade misused economic data in order to try to make the case for more so-called trade agreements like the TPPA which are actually deregulatory straitjackets in disguise. Read more »

Treasury fritters $10 million on failed state house sell off

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Treasury has wasted $10 million in two years on the National Government’s flawed state house sell off programme, including nearly $5.5 million on consultants, says Labour Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. Read more »

$440,000 for Southland int’l education & skills training

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced a $440,000 funding package to promote international education and primary sector skill development in Southland. Read more »

CHB District Council charged over wastewater treatment plant

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay Regional Council has today laid charges against the Central Hawkes Bay District Council in relation to its wastewater treatment plants in Waipukurau and Waipawa. Read more »

Child resuscitation under scrutiny

Press Release – University of Auckland

A new study to assess how surf lifeguards are doing with child resuscitation skills is underway in the north this summer. Read more »

Predator Free 2050 leads global effort

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealands Predator Free 2050 programme is at the forefront of a global effort against invasive predators, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says. Read more »

Life Unlimited Welcomes Refreshed Disability Strategy

Press Release – Life Unlimited

29 November, 2016 – Life Unlimited chief executive Mark Brown today welcomed the update and refresh to the New Zealand Disability Strategy. Read more »

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