Archive for October, 2019

EDS strongly supports freshwater reforms

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has finalised its submission on Action for Healthy Waterways and has filed it today with the Ministry for the Environment. Read more »

Political football should not be played with poverty

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the National Party’s welfare proposals to cut gang members’ benefits perpetuate damaging and discriminatory stereotypes about both welfare recipients and gangs. Read more »

Heart of the City is delighted that decency has prevailed

Press Release – Auckland Heart of the City

Heart of the City is delighted that human decency has prevailed today. People seriously impacted by CRL construction will have an opportunity to seek hardship support with the government’s announcement that approval in principle has been granted to establish a hardship fund. Read more »

Protecting Students Against Meningococcal B

Press Release – GSK New Zealand

Health Experts Call for More to Be Done to Protect Students Against Meningococcal B

Health experts are calling for secondary schools to take a greater role in preventing the spread of meningococcal B with new figures showing a rise in the number of confirmed cases this year.[1] Read more »

Schools Sweep Up in Tidy Club Competition

Press Release – Be A Tidy Kiwi

Thursday 31 October 2019

The winners of a national “BINfrastructure” competition were announced today. Nine schools from Canterbury to Northland have each won a specially designed set of bins for their innovative video pledges to Put Litter in its Place which they shared with their whanau and friends on social media. Read more »

Stand Against Racism rally targets Shane Jones

Press Release – Love Aotearoa Hate Racism

Stand Against Racism rally Sunday November 3 targets NZ First MP Shane Jones

The Migrant Workers Association and Love Aotearoa Hate Racism have called a rally on Sunday, November 3 at 2.30pm in Aotea Square, Auckland, to condemn the recent racist comments made by the government minister and NZ First MP Shane Jones. Read more »

Hardship fund for Albert Street businesses to be established

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government and Auckland Council have brought forward work on establishing a hardship fund for businesses in Auckland’s Albert Street to recognise the difficulty some have faced because of the delay in City Rail Link construction. Read more »

Competition for prime CBD office space heating up

Press Release – JLL

Competition for prime CBD office space heating up in Christchurch

JLL’s Third Quarter Vertical Vacancy Review indicates clear shift back to the CBD from the suburbs; expected to push rents upwards from 2020. Read more »

P-40 Kittyhawk Guns – Only at Wanaka

Press Release – Warbirds Over Wanaka

Visitors to the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow next Easter are being offered a unique close-up opportunity to see a P-40 Kittyhawk firing its six .50 calibre machine guns. Read more »

Become an adult university student for a week

Press Release – University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is once again hosting the popular Spring Week lecture series which gives the public access to talks by our leading researchers.
Topics on offer this year canvas the gender pay gap in retirement; new advances in heart health; and the science of medical compassion, to name a few. Read more »

Businesses pledge to protect New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Damien O’Connor
Minister for Biosecurity

31 October 2019 MEDIA STATEMENT Read more »

World Number 8 to head to ASB Classic

Press Release – ASB Classic

A second Top 10 ATP player will be heading to January next year with organisers confirming world number 8 Karen Khachanov will be returning to Auckland. Read more »

High-density housing on the rise

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The number of new high-density homes consented grew 22 percent in the September 2019 year, reaching 14,492 consented, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

At-home registry weddings come to Wellington

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Wellingtonians can now skip the Registry Office and get married in a registry wedding right at home – and everything can be booked easily online! Read more »

Study aims to reduce drop-out rate for weight loss patients

Press Release – Health Research Council

31 October 2019

New study aims to reduce high drop-out rate for Pacific patients awaiting weight loss surgery

Pacific peoples in New Zealand have the highest drop-out rate for weight loss or bariatric surgery despite being the most affected by obesity-related health conditions. Read more »

Mum’s struggles inspire study to raise Māori nurse numbers

Press Release – Health Research Council

31 October 2019
Northland mum’s struggles inspire study to raise Māori nurse numbers

Whangarei mental health nurse and nursing educator Phillipa (Pipi) Barton (Ngāti Hikairo/Te Rohe Pōtae) knows only too well the challenges Māori may face when entering the nursing profession. Read more »

Research into rural health professionals’ skills

Press Release – Health Research Council

31st October 2019

Rural communities set to benefit from research into rural health professionals’ skills

Sarah Walker knows first-hand what it takes to be a practising physiotherapist in a rural community, and now she aims to determine whether rural allied health professionals in New Zealand require fundamentally different skills to their urban counterparts. Read more »

Pacific families feeling the brunt of the housing crisis

Press Release – Salvation Army

“Pasifika are over-represented in homelessness figures, emergency housing and rental accommodation, and massively under-represented in home ownership,” Ronji Tanielu from The Salvation Army says. Read more »

Tackling hearing loss and its consequences

Press Release – Pindrop Foundation

31st October 2019

With over 200 New Zealand adults currently on the waiting list for a cochlear implant, on Saturday 2nd of November the Pindrop Foundation Cochlear Implant Forum is bringing together global and national experts on hearing loss at the University of Auckland to discuss this growing health and social issue. Read more »

OIO approves 249 overseas to buy homes since rule changes

Press Release – Land Information New Zealand

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) approved 249 applications from people with residency visas to buy homes since restrictions to overseas ownership were introduced in October 2018. Read more »

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