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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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019
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 »

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