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Nominations for 2015 Youth Awards open today

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Youth Awards, which celebrate young people whove achieved outstanding results, or people whove made a significant contribution to support and champion young people, says Youth Minister Nikki Kaye. The 2015 … Read more »

Forestry leases returned to Māori owners

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew joined Mori owners and the community in Northland today to celebrate the surrender of a 740 hectare forestry lease. The ceremony included the felling of the final trees to mark the end of what was originally … Read more »

NZAEE Seaweek 2015 ‘Ocean Champion’ Winner Announced

Press Release – NZAEE Seaweek

NZAEE Seaweek is delighted to announce that the NZAEE Seaweek Ocean Champion for 2015 is ocean campaigner, advocate, educator and conservationist Pete Bethune . Read more »

Oticon Foundation grants to assist hearing impaired

Press Release – Oticon Foundation

Grant applications are now being sought for projects and activities to improve the lives of hearing impaired New Zealanders. In 2014, the Oticon Foundation donated close to $260,000 to support human rights advocacy, research, hearing care professional … Read more »

Second year of Accord off to encouraging start

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown have today welcomed the release of the latest Auckland Housing Accord monitoring report, saying it shows an encouraging start to the second year of the agreement between the Government and … Read more »

Independent Panel Slams Christchurch Council Planners

Press Release – Hugh Pavletich

On Thursday 26 February, an important decision was announced by the Christchurch Replacement District Plan Independent Hearings Panel, dealing with the Christchurch City Councils Notified Plan foundation Strategic Directions and Outcomes ( http://www.chchplan.ihp.govt.nz/Hearings/Hearing1/Pages/default.aspx … Read more »

More dogs for epilepsy charity

Press Release – Bayer NZ

Auckland, 4 March, 2015 The New Zealand Epilepsy Assist Dog Trust, based in Kumeu, can now train more dogs to assist people living with epilepsy, thanks to a donation from the global Bayer Cares Foundation. Read more »

Use painkillers with care

Press Release – Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive Sandra Kirby today urged people who use paracetamol not to be alarmed by recent reports of potential health risks. She was referring to media reports of potential risk of death, or kidney, intestinal and heart problems. Read more »

Ageing well the focus for National Science Challenge

Press Release – University of Otago

Researchers from across New Zealand are joining forces for the latest National Science Challenge called Ageing Well – Kia eke kairangi ki te taikaumtuatanga Read more »

Neighbours Day turning Auckland streets into neighbourhoods

Press Release – Neighbours Day Aotearoa

Imagine a connected neighbourhood, where everyone knew each other, felt a sense of place and was proud to be part of the community. This year, Neighbours Day Aotearoa is bringing people together and turning streets into neighbourhoods on Neighbours … Read more »

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