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Archive for July, 2017

Census will take stock of our mouldy homes

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

For the first time in the census, everyone in New Zealand will be asked if their homes are damp or mouldy, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Improved funding for children at risk of not achieving

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Education Minister Nikki Kaye today confirmed the Government will replace the decile system for schools with targeted funding to better support those students most at risk of not achieving. Read more »

Business community screams out for ACT policies

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Business New Zealands seven election priorities , announced today, confirms that Kiwi businesses are desperate for the Government to adopt ACTs policies. Read more »

Facing nuclear danger in the modern world

Press Release – University of Auckland

As New Zealands nuclear free law reaches its 30th anniversary, the University of Aucklands Faculty of Arts is hosting leading French nuclear policy researcher Benot Pelopidas for its Annual Chapman Public Lecture on 15 August. Read more »

Bad Tax Policy Feeding Inequality, Study Shows

Press Release – Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand

Bad Tax Policy Feeding Inequality, Study Shows A new study from Oxfam shows the government’s failure to introduce fair taxes is a key cause of New Zealand’s persistently high level of inequality, Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for the income equality project … Read more »

Police Association urges rethink over online firearms

Press Release – Police Association

Police Association President Chris Cahill says last weeks tragic shootings in Northland should serve as an opportune time for politicians to take another look at the recommendations from the Law and Order Select Committee Inquiry into the Illegal … Read more »

Otago finding new ways to beat an old and enduring enemy: TB

Press Release – University of Otago

Otago finding new ways to beat an old and enduring enemy – TB An innovative approach in drug discovery in combating one of the worlds greatest health scourges tuberculosis (TB) is being pioneered by an international research group that … Read more »

Business Election Manifesto

Press Release – Business New Zealand

Business Election Manifesto BusinessNZ today (Mon 31 July) released its Election Manifesto. Based on a survey of employers throughout New Zealand*, the Manifesto outlines seven priorities that business would like to see enacted after the 2017 … Read more »

Education should be a Key Issue this election

Article – Alwyn Poole

Education should be a Key Issue this election After Labour had been in power for 9 years in 2008 I wrote a piece titled Education a Disaster Under Labour that got some play and can still be read here: … Read more »

SEEK listings for Healthcare & Medical jobs rise nine%

Press Release – SEEK

Healthcare and Medical professionals are in demand, with job ads on SEEK growing 9 per cent from April to June when compared to the same period last year. Read more »

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