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Archive for May, 2020

Pandemic Intensifies Social Crisis In New Zealand

Article – Socialist Equality Group

The New Zealand government’s Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) reported on Thursday that a survey of 3,000 people, conducted in April, found 34 percent of households were in “financial difficulty.” A further 40 percent were “at risk of tipping into hardship.” Read more »

Changes Proposed To Give People More Space

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Concept plans for the temporary street changes proposed for Featherston and Victoria Streets are now online – and there’s an opportunity to provide initial feedback until Thursday 11 June. Read more »

Watercare drought update

Press Release – Watercare

Please find below the latest drought status update:

Rainfall:

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Louisa Wall Taking A New Direction

Press Release – Louisa Wall

29 May, 2020

The MP for Manurewa, Louisa Wall, has decided to withdraw her nomination and seek a position on the Labour Party list in order to bring to an end disagreement over the contested nomination process for the South Auckland seat. Read more »

The New Zealand Dance Company Appoints World Class New Leadership Team

Press Release – New Zealand Dance Company

The Board of the New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust today announced the appointment of former Nederlands Dans Theater chief executive Janine Dijkmeijer as The New Zealand Dance Company’s (NZDC) Executive Director; and renowned dance artists and directors Victoria (Tor) Colombus and James O’Hara, as Co-Artistic Directors. Read more »

Sara Hay Appointed Wellington City Council’s New Chief Financial Officer

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has appointed Sara Hay as its new Chief Financial Officer.

Ms Hay joins Wellington City Council after several years of accomplished work at senior levels of, most recently, Auckland Council and, prior to that, at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Read more »

School Sets Up Virtual Class To Help SMEs

Press Release – Selwyn College

Selwyn College, a well known Auckland school and a stronghold in community education, is helping small business owners with its new online education offering. Read more »

HRC Announces New Funding Grants For Mid-career Researchers

Press Release – Health Research Council Of New Zealand

New grants give mid-career researchers a funding boost

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) today capped off a month of research investment with nearly $3 million awarded to mid-career researchers for studies that address significant health issues. Read more »

The New Zealand Dance Company Appoints World Class New Leadership Team

Press Release – New Zealand Dance Company

The Board of the New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust today announced the appointment of former Nederlands Dans Theater chief executive Janine Dijkmeijer as The New Zealand Dance Company’s (NZDC) Executive Director; and renowned dance artists and directors Victoria (Tor) Colombus and James O’Hara, as Co-Artistic Directors. Read more »

Water And Wastewater Price Changes From 1 July 2020

Press Release – Watercare Services

Prices for water and wastewater services in Auckland will increase by 2.5 per cent from 1 July 2020.

In Auckland Council’s Annual Plan, the proposed price rises for water, wastewater and infrastructure growth charges were 2.5 per cent, 3.3 per cent and 3 per cent respectively. Read more »

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