Archive for November, 2013

Medical workforce survey shows rural still the poor relation

Press Release – NZ Rural General Practice Network

The latest New Zealand Medical Workforce Survey shows some ongoing and worrying trends in the rural health sector, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairperson Dr Jo Scott-Jones. Read more »

Indian Ocean Phenomenon Helping To Predict Extreme Weather

Press Release – CSIRO

A phenomenon in the Indian Ocean that affects events in southeast Australia is helping to predict extreme weather up to six months in advance. The phenomenon, the Indian Ocean Dipole, is the difference in sea-surface temperatures between the western and … Read more »

BNZ sets aside $50M to help iwi get their Treaty settlements

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) The Bank of New Zealand is angling for a bigger slice of burgeoning Maori economic activity, establishing a $50 million fund to bridge financial gaps that can delay the payment of Treaty of Waitangi settlement funds … Read more »

Safer treatment for environmental-borne bacterial disease

Press Release – Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit

Thailand-based medical researchers have found that a simple oral drug regimen to cure melioidosis, a deadly tropical infection, is as effective and safer than the current drug combination used here. Read more »

Tensions over UFB costs could affect rural broadband

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is concerned that the Commerce Commission ruling may delay the rollout of the vital Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI). Read more »

Is New FMA Chief the Man to Tame New Zealand’s Wild West?

Press Release – RAM investors Group

The Ross Asset Management Investors Group welcomes the appointment of Rob Everett as the new Chief Executive of the Financial Markets Authority (FMA). Read more »

Benefits of Using EM to make Silage

Press Release – EMNZ

It is easy to focus on the amazing benefits EM offers as a soil and plant inoculant and forget that it has many other uses that can be beneficial around the farm, garden or household. Using EM to make silage is one of the most beneficial of these applications. Read more »

ASX issues ‘please explain’ notice to Chorus

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Embattled telecommunications network operator Chorus has pointed to speculation and political comment about regulated pricing for its copper network in a please explain notice from the Australian Securities Exchange … Read more »

Airport welcomes further Chinese New Year charter flights

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has today welcomed the announcement of two more return charter flights from China for the 2014 Chinese New Year holiday period. Read more »

Govt must reveal the whole truth on the state of Chorus

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must provide an absolute and full release of the Ernst & Young Chorus report without any sanitisation of the findings, says Labours Associate ICT spokesperson Clare Curran. Read more »

Waikato-Bay of Plenty Soils meeting proves a hit

Press Release – University of Waikato

The second one-day regional conference of Waikato-Bay of Plenty-based soil scientists Wai-BoP Soils 2013 is being held on Thursday 5 December – World Soils Day – at the University of Waikato. Read more »

New pump provides back-up water supply for Khandallah

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

A new pumping station is ready to provide a basic water supply for households in Khandallah in an emergency situation, such as a serious earthquake. The emergency pumping station can send water to the Wellington suburb directly from the Ngauranga-to-Karori … Read more »

Community information day on SH2/SH25 intersection plans

Press Release – NZTA

An information day will be held on Friday 13 December 2013 to give the community and the wider public an opportunity to provide comment on the proposed plan to upgrade the current Highway 2 (SH2) and State Highway 25 (SH25) intersection, north of Mangatarata, … Read more »

Submission to Finance and Expenditure Committee

Press Release – New Economics Party

Re Petition 2011/78 of Deirdre Kent and 877 others Thank you for the opportunity to present my submission. I wish to appear before your committee in a session open to the public. Read more »

Parliamentary Enquiry on Bank Stability Urged

Press Release – New Economics Party

A petition to Parliament has asked for a Parliamentary Enquiry into the best way to make banks stable. Read more »

One Hawke’s Bay will strengthen regional decision-making

Press Release – NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

Unifying the Hawkes Bays five councils to create a single Hawkes Bay unitary authority supported by nine councillors and 37 local board representatives across five wards will strengthen local decision making and better meet the long … Read more »

Unison Christmas Stockings at Rotorua Night Market

Press Release – Unison

With only three Christmas stockings left, Unison is encouraging the Rotorua community to join Kerri Hahunga as one of the lucky winners of its Christmas promotion, which forms part of the Companys sponsorship of the Rotorua Night Market. Read more »

Electronic court decision the right one

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Courts Minister Chester Borrows says that the Government is determined to deliver a modern, electronic court. Read more »

Peka Peka to North Ōtaki Expressway Draft Decision

Press Release – Environmental Protection Agency

The Peka Peka to North Otaki Expressway Board of Inquiry released its Draft Report and Decision on 29 November 2013. A copy of the Draft Report and Decision is available below. Read more »

Whanau day for Tachikawa workers tomorrow

Press Release – First Union

Tachikawa workers and their families will gather tomorrow for a Whanau Day at a local Rotorua marae. There will be presents for the kids, an all-day barbeque and bands and singers. Read more »

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