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Archive for July, 2017

Centre for Translational Physiology launched in Wellington

Press Release – University of Otago

A unique centre that will forge new links between health researchers and clinicians, working on solutions for complex diseases such as diabetes, obesity and stroke, is being launched at the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) this week. Read more »

Inequality not growing so now it’s ‘entrenched’

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Closing the Gap , a neo-socialist lobby group, have today called for a steeply progressive tax regime targeting high earners to address their misplaced concerns about income inequality. Read more »

Commission pays tribute to outgoing Commissioners

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has paid tribute to three outgoing commissioners: Disability Rights Commissioner Paul Gibson; Indigenous Rights Commissioner Karen Johansen and Human Rights Commissioner Richard Tankersley, whose terms serving on the commission … Read more »

Hospice Kaipara – 25 Years Providing Palliative Care

Press Release – Northland DHB

Hospice Kaipara 25 Years Providing Palliative Care Hospice Kaipara celebrated their 25th anniversary of providing palliative care in the Kaipara with a function in the Dargaville Town Hall last Friday. Linda Newson of Te Kopuru, whose husband … Read more »

Funding changes – a welcome shift

Press Release – New Zealand Kindergartens

Shifting away from the current decile and equity funding system is a welcome move, said Clare Wells, Chief Executive New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK). The current system in early childhood education (ECE) provides additional funding for services to remove … Read more »

Landmark Decision on Funding Raises Concerns

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Education Ministers Landmark Decision on Funding Raises Concerns An Education Minister who has never been in front of a classroom is making a massive change to New Zealands school funding system its alarming. We want more detail … Read more »

PM’s Press Conference 31/7/17: School Funding & More

Article – The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Bill English opened his post-cabinet press conference with a statement on the Government’s plan to use a ‘risk index’ system for targetted education funding to replace the decile system. Read more »

Public urged to make submission to protect Ngaruroro River

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

New Zealanders are being urged to make submissions to ensure Hawkes Bays Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers are protected by a rarely-issued Water Conservation Order. Read more »

The post-truth World of Winstonomics

Press Release – The Opportunities Party

The post-truth World of Winstonomics It is not unusual for policitians to make promises they cant keep. In an attempt to restore some integrity and transparency into politics, The Opportunities Party (TOP) has undertaken to fully cost all our policies … Read more »

33 million Scouts united on Scarf Day 1 August

Press Release – Scouts New Zealand

33 million Scouts united on Scarf Day 1 August There are over 33 million members in the worldwide Scouting community and 20,000 of them are in New Zealand. On 1 August, they will wear their Scout scarf to work and school to celebrate Scout … Read more »

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