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Archive for February, 2017

Whanganui River to be showcased in new album

Press Release – Te Aio Productions

Whanganui River to be showcased in new album In 2015 a Taonga Poro Wnanga took place in Whanganui. Taonga poro is the collective name for traditional Maori musical instruments. This wnanga (workshop) brought together taonga poro enthusiasts … Read more »

Dog squad finds conservation islands clear of pests

Press Release – Department of Conservation

Two of Wellingtons predator-free islands have been combed by Conservation Dogs and given a clean bill of health by the Department of Conservation after biosecurity scares over the summer. Read more »

Motherhood penalty unacceptable

Press Release – National Council of Women of NZ Read more »

PM’s uses “alternative facts” about Kiwis looking for work

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people are calling on the Prime Minister to show more respect for Kiwis looking for work. Read more »

China forecasts fourth year of stable or declining CO2

Press Release – Greenpeace International

China forecasts fourth year of stable or declining CO2 emissions, as world awaits Trump climate action – Greenpeace Beijing, 28 February 2017 China is forecasting a significant drop in CO2 emissions of approximately 1%, according to Greenpeace … Read more »

Drug Use Claim a Cover-up for Migrant Labour Preference

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Nationals immigration addiction is robbing more young job seekers of a job than failure to pass a drug test, says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub is out of the starting blocks

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

The countdown is officially on to the start of work on the new Ng Puna Wai Sports Hub, with Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman joining Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel to celebrate the imminent development of a long-awaited athletics … Read more »

Unannounced farm compliance checks to get underway

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council staff are beginning a limited series of unannounced visits to Waikato dairy farms to check rates of compliance with effluent management rules. The rules are designed to protect the health of waterways in particular from contaminants … Read more »

People Must Come Before Politics in Immigration Discussion

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

Recent reported numbers on immigration into New Zealand should not be used by political parties to make policy on the fly, says UnitedFuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne. Read more »

Police investigating incident in St Heliers

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are investigating an incident in St Heliers this morning where a man has attempted to a grab an 11-year-old girl on her way to school. Read more »

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