Archive for February, 2020

HealthCare NZ Job Cuts Symptom Of Deeper Crisis In Support Sector

Press Release – Fuseworks

Public Service Association members have now spent weeks campaigning against over 200 proposed job cuts at HealthCare New Zealand, a subsidiary of NZ Health Group, alongside hundreds of workers and community members up and down the country. Read more »

Supreme Mission To Make Coffee Industry Waste-free

Press Release – Coffee Supreme

One of New Zealand’s most iconic coffee brands, Coffee Supreme, is spearheading a movement to make this country’s coffee industry the world’s most sustainable. Read more »

Hot And Dry Outlook Concerning For Auckland’s Water Company

Press Release – Watercare Services

With further hot and dry days forecast, Auckland’s water company – Watercare – is growing increasingly concerned about the region’s skyrocketing water use and is calling for people to think before they turn their taps on. Read more »

Government’s Racing Bill Will Cause More Gambling Harm In Our Country

Press Release – The Salvation Army New Zealand

The Salvation Army is strongly opposed to the Government’s new Racing Bill. Today, Salvation Army staff will make our oral submission to the Bill. “Harm from gambling is already at unacceptable levels in this country and increasing availability and new products through this Bill will only add to this problem,” says Siobhan Kemp, Public Health Worker of The Salvation Army’s Oasis Auckland service. Read more »

Vodafone Launches Innovation Initiatives To Help Businesses Harness The Power Of 5G

Press Release – Vodafone

The first Vodafone 5G Innovation Lab and a Digital Innovation Speaker Series with University of Canterbury aim to turbocharge local innovation

Tuesday 25 February, 2020

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CLIMsystems Climate Services Team Impress Another High-Profile Client

Press Release – CLIMsystems

Fresh on the success of modelling extreme heat and wind events for Qatar 2022 and supporting the development of climate-proofed design for Expo 2020 in Dubai, the team at CLIMsystems has assisted one the United States’ most at-risk communities to understand its climate risk better. Read more »

Two Teams Shortlisted For Northern Pathway Harbour Bridge Design And Construction

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Work on the Northern Pathway is gathering momentum with the shortlisting of two teams to prepare proposals for the detailed design and construction of the cross-harbour section of the walking and cycling path. Read more »

Motocross Championships Continue In Hawke’s Bay

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

FEBRUARY 25, 2020: The 2020 New Zealand Motocross Championships reached the halfway stage with edge-of-the-seat racing in Rotorua last weekend and there’s no let-up in sight. Read more »

Golf Lodge And Function Venue For Sale Has New Owners Ready To Chip In

Press Release – Bayleys

An urban golf lodge and function venue where guests can take to the greens and fairways in conjunction with both corporate events or private gatherings has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Flying To New Zealand Must Remain Competitive

Press Release – New Zealand Airports Association

Airports share airline concerns at the overall increase in the cost of flying to New Zealand.

NZ Airports chief executive Kevin Ward said that airports and airlines have regularly pointed out to Government agencies that escalating government charges and levies at the border make New Zealand less competitive as a destination. Read more »

Flip-side To Our Strong Economy With Coronavirus Clouds On The Horizon

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Our primary sector is the star of our latest economic data for the Thames-Coromandel, but an economist warns the Coronavirus outbreak is likely to dampen export earnings, as well as our strong tourism spending, in the first half of this year. Read more »

Building On A Legacy Of Maaori Healthcare

Press Release – Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology is launching a new qualification designed to attract more Maaori to health careers and teach the skills they need to help address existing inequalities. Read more »

New Zealand Arts Council Has Two New Board Members

Press Release – Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Two new appointees, Robyn Hunt and Kura Moeahu, have joined Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa (the board of Creative New Zealand), Manatū Taonga Ministry of Culture and Heritage advised today.
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Vaping Legislation, A Good Starting Point

Press Release – Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

By Jonathan Devery – The Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

Earlier this month a campaign titled ‘Don’t Get Sucked In’ was launched with a whimper. One organisation’s plan to supposedly tackle teen vaping fell completely flat despite their promise last year of a big bang. Read more »

TOP Announces First Candidates For 2020 Election

Press Release – The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party (TOP) today proudly announced the first tranche of candidates that will contest the upcoming 2020 New Zealand General Election. Read more »

Stroke: Categorising People Into Low, Moderate Or High Risk Should Be ‘abandoned’

Press Release – AUT University

Professor of Epidemiology and Neurology at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Valery Feigin, says clinicians often seek thresholds to trigger public health interventions. However, this concept is at odds with the fact that risk is a continuum, something that changes gradually without any clear dividing points. Read more »

Air New Zealand Joins NASA Climate Science Mission

Press Release – Air New Zealand

In a world first, Air New Zealand and NASA are working together to monitor climate change impacts, with the airline to collect unique environmental data during domestic flights. Read more »

Defendants Plead Not Guilty In National Party Donations Case

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office

The defendants in the National Party donations case have pleaded not guilty to charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. Read more »

Stabbing Victim Reunites With The Strangers Who Saved Her

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A teenager who was stabbed more than 16 times by her ex-partner has spoken out about her ordeal, and thanked those who ran to her aid. Read more »

Strong Second Half Performance Delivers Solid Platform For 2020

Press Release – NZME.

New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) has today announced its financial results for the full year ended 31 December 2019, reporting a strong second half with growth in radio revenue and audience market share. The multi-media company is also reporting second half growth in its digital classifieds and digital premium subscription revenue. Read more »

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