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Avoid flood waters, stream, river and harbour water

Press Release – Whangarei District Council

News Release

Avoid flood waters, stream, river and harbour water

Northland District Health Board’s Medical Officer of Health Clair Mills has issued a general region-wide advisory warning people to stay out of waterways, flood waters and harbours to avoid contact with contaminated water. Read more »

More than 3,300 visits to free sore throat clinics

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Tony Ryall

Minister of Health
10 July 2014 Media Statement
More than 3,300 visits to free sore throat clinics Read more »

Wet weather continues and a cooler change arrives

Forecast – MetService

July 10, 2014

Wet weather continues and a cooler change arrives

It has been a windy and wet week across Northland and parts of Auckland. Although these conditions are set to ease for a time, another spell of wet and windy weather is on the cards for Friday night and the start of the weekend. Read more »

Unitec Run & Walk series kicks off at Mount Albert

Press Release – UNITEC

Unitec Run & Walk series kicks off at Mount Albert

10/07/14
The Auckland Marathon might still be a few months away, but its preparation kicks off this weekend with the Unitec Run & Walk series. Read more »

Time for Kiwis to start punching above weight in Humanity

Speech – Human Rights Commission

Time for Kiwis to start punching above our weight in Humanity and Compassion, not just in Sport:
Dame Susan Devoy calls for an increase in NZ’s Refugee Quota Read more »

Consents fall well short of targets

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Phil Twyford
Housing spokesperson

10 July 2014

Consents fall well short of targets

Auckland Council’s chief economist has published data showing Auckland is on track to build only half the number of houses the Council says the city needs to keep up with demand, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. Read more »

Aggravated Robbery – Ti Rakau Drive

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Aggravated Robbery – Ti Rakau Drive

Counties Manukau, 10 July 2014 – Counties Manukau Police are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred on Saturday the 5th of July 2014. Read more »

Calls for Government Intervention Premature But Inevitable

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Calls for Government Intervention Premature But Inevitable
The Taxpayers’ Union is reacting to Read more »

NZ Sculpture OnShore returns for 10th biennial exhibition

Press Release – Sculpture OnShore

NZ Sculpture OnShore returns for 10th biennial exhibition
6-16 November 2014

Presenting a fresh and inspiring showcase of contemporary New Zealand art practice, the country’s largest national outdoor sculpture exhibition celebrates 20 years in support of Women’s Refuge New Zealand. Read more »

Seeking Sanctuary

Press Release – NZ Red Cross

Seeking Sanctuary, 7-8 November

What would you do if you were forced to flee your home because of war or persecution?

Every day last year 32,200 people were faced with this question as they sought protection either within their own country or as they fled across borders. Read more »

Christchurch Chep workers strike for national pay parity

Press Release – First Union

9 July 2014

Christchurch Chep workers strike for national pay parity

Workers at the Chep pallet plant in Christchurch are going on strike on Thursday 10 July, demanding pay parity with Chep’s Wiri pallet plant in Auckland, according to FIRST Union, the union for workers in the transport and logistics sector. Read more »

Margaret Mahy boat unveiled on anniversary of ship bombing

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace unveils Margaret Mahy boat on anniversary of ship bombing
10 July, 2014 – Greenpeace is naming a new boat after one of New Zealand’s best known children’s authors, Margaret Mahy, at a ceremony today on the 29th anniversary of the Rainbow Warrior bombing in Auckland harbour. Read more »

ACC announces schools in sexual violence prevention pilot

Press Release – ACC

ACC announces schools in sexual violence prevention pilot

ACC has announced the nine secondary schools and facilitators who will pilot its new sexual and dating violence prevention programme. Read more »

Enhancing New Zealand – Japan cooperation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

John Key

8 JULY, 2014

Enhancing New Zealand – Japan cooperation

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Rt Hon John Key and the Prime Minister of Japan His Excellency Shinzo Abe met in Auckland on 7 July 2014. Read more »

Communities to benefit from $210 million of Lottery Grants

Press Release – New Zealand Government

9 July 2014 Media Statement

Communities to benefit from $210 million of Lottery Grants Board funding Read more »

[NZCPR-Weekly] Public Protest Matters

Press Release – NZ Centre For Political Research

[NZCPR-Weekly] Public Protest Matters

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Better access to Cambodia and the Philippines

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Gerry Brownlee

Minister of Transport

9 July 2014 Media Statement
Better access to Cambodia and the Philippines Read more »

Tall Blacks Enlist ‘Royal’ Support on the Road to Spain

Press Release – Basketball New Zealand

Media Release

9 July 2014

Tall Blacks Enlist ‘Royal’ Support on the Road to Spain Read more »

Window glass unwelcome in recycling

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Window glass unwelcome in recycling

Window glass has made an unwelcome appearance at the Martin Place Recycling Depot, in Havelock North. Read more »

Company incubator network expands

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Steven Joyce
Minister of Science & Innovation

9 July 2014

Company incubator network expands

New Zealand’s nationwide network of business incubators is being expanded, with the introduction of a new type of technology-focused incubator designed to get more high-growth start-ups off the ground, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced today. Read more »

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