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Archive for July, 2014

Slow, sluggish, not sweet at all

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Rural communities, frustrated by slow and unstable broadband, have been delivered a two fingered salute by Steven Everythings Sweet Joyce, Labours ICT spokesperson Clare Curran says. Read more »

Crash: Great South Road, between Shirley and East Tamaki

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The Counties Manukau Serious Crash Unit is attending a serious injury crash between an 11 year old pedestrian and a car. The collision occurred at about 3.25pm on Great South Road, Papatoetoe Great South Road between Shirley and East Tamaki Roads, Papatoetoe … Read more »

Call for innovative health IT ideas

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Tony Ryall is encouraging health professionals to take part in the annual Clinicians Challenge by submitting their IT solutions to improve health services. Read more »

Home Building Won’t Be Cheaper with Levy Change

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Claims that home building costs will drop with changes to developers contributions are balderdash, says New Zealand First Spokesman on Local Government, Andrew Williams. Read more »

World Credit Union Body Recognises New Zealand Director

Press Release – World Council of Credit Unions

New Zealand Association of Credit Unions (NZACU) director, Rob Nicholls, has been honoured with a prestigious international award from the World Council of Credit Unions, the international body representing more than 208 million people in 103 countries … Read more »

Council approves cycleways projects

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

The Council has given the go-ahead for final design and construction to begin on sections of the Major Cycleways routes. Elected members today approved three projects that will improve safety and go on to form part of the network of 13 Major Cycleways. … Read more »

More oil extravagance from National exposed

Press Release – Green Party

The National Government spent $850,000 to help host a two-day petroleum conference at Sky City last year, it has been revealed. Read more »

Poll July 14-27: Nat 46% Lab 30% Gr 12% NZ1 5%

Press Release – Roy Morgan Research

National (46%) lead over Labour/ Greens (42%) cut significantly as Key rules out deal with Conservative Party but says National would consider a deal with NZ First (5%) Read more »

Study could be used to counter high suicide rates

Article – Mosh Social Media

Should social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter be subject to moral obligations with regards to their customers’ mental health? In the wake of the furore following the Emotional Contagion study carried out by Facebook themselves, the question … Read more »

Labour’s Minimum Wage Proposal a Backward Step

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit

Democrats for Social Credit finance spokesperson Chris Leitch has attacked Labours proposals to increase the minimum wage labelling it a backward step for low and middle income earners. Read more »

Sealord applauds passing of Fisheries FCV Bill

Press Release – Sealord

Sealord Group has welcomed the passing of the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels) Amendment Bill as a move that will safeguard workers and protect New Zealands sustainable fishing reputation. Read more »

Last chance for Indonesia, plus election panel event

Press Release – Export NZ

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR A quick note for those of you wanting to join the Export New Zealand / ASEAN NZ Business Council Mission to Indonesia who haven’t registered yet – you’ve now got a few more days to complete the form and get your … Read more »

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