Archive for January, 2017

First-ever OIA stats show public servants doing their bit

Press Release – Public Service Association

Public servants are doing a great job in applying the Official Information Act – but more change is needed to ensure a fully open and transparent public service, the PSA says. Read more »

More Foreigners Snap up NZ Land; Need for Register Increases

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

More New Zealand land is disappearing into foreign ownership while the government turns a blind eye and is acting like a real estate agency, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Hui Fono Celebrates Creating Innovative Traditions

Press Release – Adult and Community Education

The annual Adult and Community Education (ACE) Hui Fono will celebrate its ten – year milestone next month, February 22-24, when over 100 Mori and Pasifika community education practitioners come together at Te Wharewaka in Wellington. Participants … Read more »

Report pours cold water on govt renewable energy initiative

Column – Green Party

The Governments National Policy Statement (NPS) on Renewable Energy Generation has been slammed as ineffective in an official report by the Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Read more »

NZDF Supports Sub-Antarctic Resupply Mission

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

A New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) offshore patrol vessel is transporting 23 government staff and more than seven tonnes of timber and equipment to remote Campbell Island, home of six species of albatross and the worlds rarest duck. Read more »

After hours trial for Dunedin art studio

Press Release – Artsenta

This February Artsenta will trial after hours studio sessions for people who want to be creative but cant attend during normal opening hours. Artsenta is a community art workshop for people who have experience of mental illness and celebrated its … Read more »

Taranaki retailers face tobacco fines

Press Release – Taranaki District Health Board

Four Taranaki retailers are facing possible fines of up to $5,000 after selling tobacco to a person under 18 years of age. Read more »

Time for Bennett to stop crime rising

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

New Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Police Paula Bennett must properly resource Police to tackle rising crime with new figures showing crime rising by four per cent in 2016, says Labours Police spokesperson Stuart Nash. Read more »

Time for Bennett to stop crime rising

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

New Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Police Paula Bennett must properly resource Police to tackle rising crime with new figures showing crime rising by four per cent in 2016, says Labours Police spokesperson Stuart Nash. Read more »

Entries Open for Far North District Community Awards

Press Release – TrustPower Community Relations

The once a year opportunity to celebrate and recognise local volunteers has arrived in the Far North district. Read more »

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