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Archive for January, 2017

Rise in whooping cough; up-to-date immunisations

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Whooping cough notifications rose across the Bay of Plenty last year, and already in 2017 we have seen small children admitted to hospital. Read more »

NZ Online Retail Sales – Update for December 2016

Press Release – BNZ

Total online retail spending by New Zealanders in December was up 14% compared to the previous December, bringing the 2016 annual spend level to $3.75 billion. Read more »

Generation Zero Open Letter Gaining Momentum

Press Release – Generation Zero

The open letter (available at ) is addressed to the Auckland Council Appointments and Performance Committee, who are soon to be deciding on three new members to join the board at Auckland Transport. Read more »

Waterway monitoring shows more improvements

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

The ecological health of Taranakis waterways continues to improve, building further on strong gains in recent years, the Taranaki Regional Councils latest monitoring results show. Read more »

Kiwi Ingenuity and Community the Key to Refugee Policy

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

Unitedfuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is today restating his call for a smarter and more compassionate refugee programme in New Zealand. Read more »

Interest free loans for those in need

Press Release – Moray Foundation Trust

The Moray Foundation Trust is an interest free loan charity that loans up to $5,000.00 dollars to families and individuals for health, welfare and education. The Foundation has been established since 1993; Each small re-payment from our clients has gone … Read more »

Multi-cultural walk launches Porirua’s massive Waitangi Day

Press Release – Porirua City Council

Bring your national flag for a multi-cultural walk to launch Poriruas massive Waitangi Day Festival of the Elements this Monday. Read more »

interaction data key to improving university student success

Press Release – Tribal Group

These are indeed trying times for the Higher Education (HE) providers. Nowhere has this been more apparent than at the recent HE Fest hosted by Tribal Group in Queenstown, where educators from around the region gathered to discuss issues, challenges and … Read more »

Minister set to make arrogant captain’s call

Press Release – Green Party

National’s Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, is sidelining the concerns of the Marlborough community by preparing to decide unilaterally on new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds, the Green Party said today. Read more »

HPV vaccine now funded for boys

Press Release – Science Media Centre

As students head back to school this week, boys, as well as girls, will have funded access to the HPV vaccine Gardasil. Read more »

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