Archive for November, 2010

Turia: Charities Commission Annual General Meeting

Speech – New Zealand Government

I remember someone once saying that an AGM is an event where minutes are taken and hours wasted. The Charities Commission seems determined to prove this statement wrong with a very full programme all wrapped up in less than four hours – and including … Read more »

Poll reveals overwhelming majority opposed to Act Bill

Press Release – NZ Union of Students’ Associations

The New Zealand public has again overwhelmingly declared that students themselves should determine the method of students’ association membership, a week out from the committee stage of a Bill that attempts to remove this choice. Read more »

Guy: United Fire Brigades’ Association Conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

This is actually the second time this year I’ve addressed your annual conference. In February I spoke to you in Christchurch, and the change in timing means here we are again. Read more »

Power: Papakura-Pukekohe Public Defence Service opening

Press Release – New Zealand Government

I’d like to acknowledge the members of the judiciary and the legal profession for being here today for the official opening of the Papakura – Pukekohe Public Defence Service. Read more »

Alliance supports Student Protests against VSM

Press Release – New Zealand Alliance Party

The Alliance Party has come out in support of Wednesday’s planned student protests against the Voluntary Student Membership Bill. Read more »

Minister opens Papakura-Pukekohe Public Defence Service

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Simon Power today officially opened the Papakura-Pukekohe Public Defence Service. The PDS provides an in-house legal aid service, through the use of salaried staff rather than contracted lawyers. “The opening of this PDS branch … Read more »

Alliance supports Student Protests against VSM

Press Release – New Zealand Alliance Party

The Alliance Party has come out in support of Wednesday’s planned student protests against the Voluntary Student Membership Bill. Ms Murray said that the student protests were designed to draw attention to the loss of services and representation that would … Read more »

Queenstown Auto Extravaganza returns to the Wakatipu

Press Release – Queenstown Auto Extravaganza

Queenstown Auto Extravaganza rolls into the Wakatipu from February 25 – 27, 2011 showcasing New Zealand’s finest collection of classic, motorsports and performance cars to help raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation Read more »

The Changing Face of Mormonism in the Pacific

Press Release – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — There was a time when the term Mormon meant “American missionaries, or Polynesian church” to many people in this part of the world. But such perceptions are old news. Read more »

2011 Great Lake Relay Celebrity Ambassadors Announced

Press Release – Mental Health Commission

“The Foundation is very excited to have such inspirational New Zealanders pledge their support to help us promote mental health,” Judi Clements, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation says. “Their participation in this event supports … Read more »

Indigenous rights workshop first of its kind

Press Release – Human Rights Watch

Indigenous leaders, international experts and national human rights institutions (NHRIs) from more than 15 countries are in Auckland this week to attend a workshop on indigenous rights. Read more »

Be the Toast of the Office – Take Your Team to the Races

Press Release – Ellerslie

On December 8th, while most of Auckland is rushing through the streets under the stresses of the season, those in the know will be at Ellerslie sipping champagne in the sun, at the hottest Christmas party in the super city. Read more »

PM’s Business Scholarships winners announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Nine of New Zealand’s brightest executives and managers have been awarded a Prime Minister’s Business Scholarship to study at a leading international institution, Prime Minister John Key announced today. Read more »

Famous Bears confirmed for ABE’s Bagels Teddy Bears Picnic

Press Release – Teddy Bears Picnic

Two of the world’s most well-known bears – Yogi & Boo Boo have confirmed that they will be joining thousands of fellow bears at Western Springs for the ABE’S Bagel’s Teddy Bears Picnic this Sunday. Read more »

Carlo Van De Roer Wins Prestigious Award at Paris Photo

Press Release – Carlo Van de Roer

Wunderkrammer brings together works that represent a contemporary take on the Renaissance notion of a cabinet of curiosities; that displayed altogether objects from the worlds of art and antiquities, natural history, geology, archaeology as well as religious … Read more »

Eltham Community of the Year

Press Release – South Taranaki District Council

Hot on the tails of its 125 Jubilee, a movie and the world’s largest scone title the small South Taranaki town of Eltham is set to take out further honours with the news it has made the semi-finals in the Community of the Year Award. Read more »

New prize honours esteemed anatomist

Press Release – University of Auckland

The Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) is offering a new prize at the 2010 Medical Sciences Conference, which honours the lifetime achievements of Emeritus Professor John Carman. Read more »

International Volunteer Day – this Sunday 5 December

Press Release – Volunteering New Zealand

Sunday 5 December is International Volunteer Day – the special day in the year designated by the United Nations back in 1985 to give recognition to and celebrate the immeasurable contribution volunteers make to communities throughout the world. Read more »

Musicians answer call of the wild for Zoo Music

Press Release – Auckland Zoo

Wild Bean Cafe Zoo Music returns to the Auckland Zoo Band Rotunda in the new year with five sensational concerts for conservation to liven up your summer. 2011 marks Auckland Zoo’s eighth Zoo Music series, which showcases the best Kiwi musical talent … Read more »

New prize honours esteemed anatomist

Press Release – Auckland University

The Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) is offering a new prize at the 2010 Medical Sciences Conference, which honours the lifetime achievements of Emeritus Professor John Carman. The ABI John Carman Prize will be awarded to the best oral presentation … Read more »

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