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Archive for September, 2017

Police working to prevent aggravated robberies

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Work is well underway following the announcement earlier this year of $1.8 million for Police to fund security measures for certain retail outlets specifically dairies and superettes who are vulnerable to being targeted by people looking … Read more »

Wellington to make Matariki a major civic event

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington to make Matariki a major civic event Wellington will formally make Matariki, the Maori New Year, a major civic festival in 2018, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. Plans are already under way for a programme of events for the month-long period of … Read more »

Jet fuel allocations return to normal

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A return to 100 per cent jet fuel allocations at Auckland Airport is a great start to the school holidays for airlines and their customers, Energy and Resource Minister Judith Collins says. Read more »

$5.3M fine in first for anti-money laundering regime

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) – A Chinese-born New Zealander has been fined $5.3 million, ordered to pay costs, and been prevented from continuing to provide financial services in the country’s first award of financial penalties for breaches of the four-year-old … Read more »

Leopard seal pup’s lungs were failing, CT scan shows

Press Release – NIWA

A leopard seal pup born off St Kilda beach, Dunedin, on Tuesday has been found to have only had 10 per cent of normal lung capacity. The pup was euthanised on Wednesday after a vet determined it could not be saved. Read more »

Ageism holds back half of older Kiwis

Press Release – Public Trust

International Day of Older Persons is on Sunday October 1st. Its a chance to celebrate the contribution that older people make, bringing their wisdom and experience to the work place and as caregivers and volunteers in the community. But sadly, in New … Read more »

Study Highlights Success Factors for Pacific Learners

Press Release – Inspired Lives

The recent Pacific Learner Success in Workplace Settings report, published as part of the 2017 Pacific Tertiary Education Forum this week, shines the spotlight on a number of steps Industry Training Providers can take to improve outcomes for Pacific … Read more »

Police Seek Information on Taipa Vehicle Arson

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Kaitaia police are seeking information from the public in relation to an arson incident that occurred in Taipa, Far North in the early hours of Sunday 24 September, 2017. Read more »

ECan chairman David Bedford retires

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith has today paid tribute to the service given by David Bedford as a commissioner, appointed councillor and chair of Environment Canterbury during the past seven years. Read more »

Massey Psychologist Explores Best Start for Babies

Press Release – Massey University

Giving babies the best start in life to prevent problems later on is the focus of a doctoral study by a Massey University psychology researcher who is offering free parenting workshops for new parents. Read more »

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