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Archive for May, 2017

The Re-victimization of Victims Must End!

Press Release – Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Group Trust (SSGT) victim advocate Jayne Walker is appalled at the treatment meted out by WINZ to a young rape victim, who had her benefit docked for not naming the father of her child. This 13 year old girl was the victim of rape … Read more »

Eastland Group chairman to step down after eight years

Press Release – Eastland Group

After heading up the Eastland Group board since 2009, chairman Nelson Cull has decided not to seek reappointment for another term. He will officially step down at the AGM in August. It has been a privilege to be chairman during a period of strong, sustained … Read more »

Council hears Annual Plan submissions

Press Release – Waikato District Council

At a hearing on the Waikato District Councils Annual Plan wastewater services consultation today, engineering consultancy Jacobs told the Council that its wastewater network was prone to blockages with foreign objects because it was in poor condition … Read more »

Great gains for blue duck/whio with DOC’s predator control

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the Whio Recovery Programme has made considerable progress towards securing the future of the species. Read more »

Young Pacific researchers seek obesity circuit-breaker

Press Release – University of Auckland

Four young Pacific health researchers are working with Pacific teens and their communities to help break the intergenerational cycle of obesity and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Read more »

More U.S. students to study in New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Todays announcement that more American students will have the opportunity to experience New Zealands world-class education system, has been welcomed by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith. Read more »

Fine for taking marine life from Te Angiangi Marine Reserve

Press Release – Department of Conservation

A Flaxmere man has been fined $650.00 plus costs for attempting to take kina from Te Angiangi Marine Reserve, which is an offense under the Marine Reserve Act. In December 2016, Department of Conservation Ranger Rod Hansen observed Nicholas Eugene … Read more »

Three million paint containers recycled

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Resene has recycled over three million paint containers and found innovative uses for leftover paint, with its PaintWise scheme, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today at Resenes factory in Lower Hutt. Read more »

Federated Farmers on Dr Jan Wright’s ‘native birds’ report

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The report “Taonga of an Island Nation: Saving our Native Birds” released by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment today reminds us that farmers should be rightly proud of their environmental work says Federated Farmers. Read more »

PF2050 Ltd welcomes PCE’s bird report

Press Release – Predator Free NZ

The Chair of Predator Free 2050 Ltds Board has welcomed the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environments report on saving New Zealands birds. Board Chair Jane Taylor says she is heartened by the strong endorsement of New Zealands goal to … Read more »

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