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Minister welcomes more ethnic diversity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has welcomed new statistics which show New Zealand will become more ethnically diverse in the future. Read more »

Money stays local from Hot Water Beach carparks

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Progress on Hot Water Beach’s tourism-related infrastructure is ahead of schedule due to pay and display parking money being kept locally and spent on improving facilities. Read more »

SeaDragon raises $10.009 million

Press Release – SeaDragon

Successful capital raising at $0.008 per share facilitates the completion of the companys new Omega-3 fish oil refinery. Read more »

Claims over iwi consultation on Kermadec sanctuary weak

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Claims by the Labour Party of insufficient Government consultation with iwi on the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary announced yesterday ignore the strong support of iwi for the new protection, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

Report by Auckland Council’s chief economist a powerful tool

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

The independent report by Auckland Councils chief economist adds to the growing voice of experts calling for urgent intervention in Aucklands housing supply crisis. Read more »

NZMA urges action on tobacco packaging

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association urges the Government to make real progress with a standardised packaging regime for tobacco productswhich has been sliding down the Parliamentary Order Paper ever since its introduction to Parliament in 2013. Read more »

Action on price-to-income ratio key housing issue

Press Release – Auckland Council

Action on price-to-income ratio the key issue for housing affordability, says Chief Economist Read more »

Employment forum findings: preparation of students for work

Press Release – RCSA

Today’s employment forum findings: preparation of students for work, thinking differently about the transition from education to work Read more »

Jailed for child sexual abuse pictures

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

A Hastings man who pleaded guilty to 10 charges of possessing child sexual abuse images was today jailed for 12 months. Read more »

Caritas says the time to act on climate change is now

Press Release – Caritas

Urgent action must be taken to help communities in Oceania cope with the serious consequences of climate change and environmental degradation, many of whom have been struggling with these issues for more than a decade. This is one of the main findings … Read more »

SH 73 slip at Rock Shelter, Otira Gorge – update 4pm 30/9/15

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

30 September 2015 | NZ Transport Agency – Southern Region SH 73 slip at Rock Shelter, Otira Gorge, West Coast update 4.00 pm, 30 September Read more »

Warehouse buys out financial services JV for $7.3 mln

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Warehouse Group, New Zealand’s largest listed retailer, has taken control of its financial services joint venture, buying out partner Westpac Banking Corp’s stake for $7.3 million. Read more »

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