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Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Welcome to the weekly wrap-up of our latest Council project news, important dates and information about what’s happening in our District – all now in one easy-to-read email, sent every Friday. This week: Dune erosion management and restoration continues … Read more »

Wellington considers ban on new pokie machines

Article – RNZ

A ban on any new pokies in Wellington is being proposed to help reduce the harm of problem gambling. Read more »

Welcoming Wheels Of All Sizes

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Plans are underway to increase transport choices for Hamiltonians with the development of a city-wide programme to encourage biking and micro-mobility (thats electric scooters and skateboards). We know that investing in biking and micro-mobility … Read more »

New $14m Integrated Trades Training Centre For South Waikato

Press Release – SWIFT

South Waikatos main town Tokoroa will have a brand new $14 million trades training centre by 2022 catering for up to 500 students a year thanks to a Government grant of $10.84 million announced today. The new trades training centre is being co-funded … Read more »

Remade In Dunedin Launches August 22nd At 474 Princes St, Dunedin

Press Release – Res.Awesome Ltd

This August 22nd, a celebration event will be held for three Dunedin-born social enterprises. Zero waste fashion label Senorita AweSUMO celebrates 8 years of operation and designer Fiona Clements will be launching a brand new initiative, expanding on … Read more »

New Training Centre To Upskill Workers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new trades training centre to upskill the local workforce will be built in the South Waikato town of Tokoroa through funding from the Governments COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, Education Minister Chris Hipkins and Regional Economic Development … Read more »

Counting The Cost Of Government Action And Inaction

Opinion – Keith Rankin

Money as an Unfortunate Metaphor for Cost Especially but not only in election years, when any new policy is proposed by a major party, a ubiquitous refrain follows: “what will it cost?”; “where will the money come from?”. The context is … Read more »

New History Fund Will Uncover More Of Our Own Stories

Press Release – University of Auckland

A vision to stimulate world-class historical research is behind a $500,000 gift to establish a History Innovation Fund at the University of Auckland. Based in the history department, the fund has been made possible by Dr Felicity Barnes, a senior … Read more »

Woodford House (School) Launches “Shine Strengths” Mentor Programme, The First Of Its Kind In NZ

Press Release – Woodford House

In a first for New Zealand schools, Woodford House launches its Mentor Programme Shine. The Shine Programme connects girls with innate strengths: resilience, adaptability, collaboration, and nine others. This Friday, 7 August, the students … Read more »

Kiwis Flocking To Free* Postgraduate Courses

Press Release – Lincoln University

Fee waivers and innovative courses offerings are driving increased domestic student postgraduate enrolment numbers at Lincoln this semester. The universitys move to waive tuition fees on its postgraduate certificates, diplomas, and taught masters … Read more »

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