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Archive for April, 2017

Trout Anglers Help in the Freshwater Struggle

Press Release – NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers

The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers, whose members have fought for the protection and guardianship of our precious freshwater resource for over forty years, are sickened by Dave Hansford, the pro-1080 blogger, who has chosen to use the freshwater … Read more »

Pacific Youth MPs present their Act

Press Release – Pacific Youth Parliament

One hundred young Pasifika people have presented an Act outlining legislation they believe will enhance Pacific Peoples development, in a strong push to be heard in election year. The Act, titled Pacific Youth Parliament (Our Movement) Act 2017 is … Read more »

Rental housing in poor shape

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Rental housing is older, colder, damper and twice as likely to be poorly maintained as owner-occupied homes, says a new BRANZ report. Read more »

Climate change & insurance

Press Release – Science Media Centre

The extent to which climate change threatens New Zealands coastal housing will depend on insurance options available to homeowners, according to a new report. Read more »

Freshwater pressures rising

Press Release – Science Media Centre

The Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand have released the latest national report about the state of freshwater. Read more »

It’s time to put new money where it makes a difference

Press Release – Platform

The Prime Minister this week announced more money for mental health. However, for there to be any real change in mental health and addictions services, that investment must go to where the people are to the community. Read more »

National selects Bala Beeram in Kelston

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Bala Beeram has been selected to contest the Kelston electorate for National at the 2017 General Election. Read more »

New organisation promotes and supports NZ amateur sport

Press Release – New Zealand Amateur Sport Association

A new organisation has been established by well-known sporting names and community leaders to promote and support amateur sport in New Zealand. Read more »

Community shows its support following Invercargill shooting

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A private funeral service for Verity McLean will be held in Invercargill next week. Read more »

Environmentally friendly shift needed for primary industry

Press Release – Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust

More young Kiwis are needed to roll up their sleeves and help save New Zealand’s environment, particularly our waterways, by participating in careers that expand horticulture as the higher value land use activity of choice. This needs to be given … Read more »

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