Thursday, 26 July 2007
World Breastfeeding Week celebrations Ã¢â‚¬â€œ World Leading Breastfeeding!
An international sucking marathon kicks off in New Zealand on Wednesday August 8th as our breastfeeding children lead the world in an attempt to break an international record.
Sensible Sentencing TrustÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Model Prison features in Torture Documentary
Joe ArpaioÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Tent City prison in Arizona was a main feature of Wednesday nights TV One documentary Ã¢â‚¬Å“Torture: AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Brutal PrisonsÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Wednesday, 25 July 2007
Prison Fellowship of New Zealand: Ã¢â‚¬ËœCommunity Sentencing Options Need Further Work
The Community Sentencing Options announced by government lack imagination, and an understanding of the relationship that needs to exist between offenders and the community in order to reduce offending.
Law Commission given sharper teeth by Government
The Law Commission is delighted with the announcement by the Prime Minister of significant steps to improve Government processes when considering Law Commission reports and sees this as a most welcome 21st birthday present.
Victoria Fire Injury Investigation Report Released Inbox
On 16 December 2006, 11 experienced New Zealand rural firefighters, deployed in Australia at the request of Victorian authorities during one of their worst bushfire seasons in history, were caught in a wildfire burn-over incident near the town of Mansfield in Victoria.
Ã¢â‚¬ËœCheck, clean, dryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ still best way to control didymo
The latest findings from MAF Biosecurity New ZealandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Didymosphenia geminata (didymo) science programme were presented to the Didymo Technical Advisory Group and Long-Term Management partners at a seminar held in Wellington today.
Tuesday, 24 July 2007
Community Groups Benefit from Save the Kiwi Funding
Bank of New Zealand Save the Kiwi Trust (the Trust) today announced its funding allocation for the coming year.
$6,000 per month election-year spending limit worse than expected
The GovernmentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s election spending proposals, announced by Justice Minister Mark Burton late yesterday, are worse than expected and will see interest groups restricted to spending less than $6,000 a month to promote their views in election year, the Kyoto Forestry Association (KFA) said today.
Monday, 23 July 2007
Pike River mine powering up
Pike River Coal Limited (PRC) last week achieved another milestone in development of its premium hard coking coal mine near Greymouth.
Kiwi success story: New Zealand Classic Car magazine celebrates its 200th issue
In late 1990 Greg Vincent, armed with a small local business grant, poured his heart and soul into founding a home-grown magazine catering to the needs of Kiwi classic car enthusiasts.
NZ Keyboard For The Disabled Wins Global Design Award
A unique computer keyboard for the disabled has won its New Zealand designers a coveted gold award at the 2007 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).
Saturday, 21 July 2007
Eliminating the visual reliance
Annually, the Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand (Association) conducts its Wellington Seminar.
Pike River completes this year's largest IPO
Pike River Coal Limited shares will debut on the New Zealand sharemarket (NZSX) today, after successfully completing the largest public equity raising in New Zealand so far this year.
Friday, 20 July 2007
Report of the Confidential Forum for Former In-Patients of Psychiatric Hospitals
I would like to acknowledge the Panel members Anand Satyanand, Patrick Mahony, Jan Dowland, Anne Helm, and Katharine Greig for their work over the last 2-3 years.
Te Arawa settlement underlines shambles in forestry policy
The extra $85 million cost to the taxpayer of the Te Arawa settlement, to protect the value of the iwiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s forestry assets against idiotic Government policies such as the proposed $13,000 per hectare retrospective deforestation tax, underlines the shambles in climate change and forestry policy, the Kyoto Forestry Association (KFA) said today.
Airways New Zealand contributing to cleaner skies
Airways New Zealand, New ZealandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s air navigation services provider, is providing a of range service efficiencies, improved procedures, and world-leading initiatives to assist airlines in their quest to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as they fly into and over New ZealandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 37 million square kilometres of airspace.
APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2007
APRA announces the Top 20 Songs of the year.
DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t bother Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the dealÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s done.
Almost half of all employers counter offer resigning staff but the majority of these attempts are unsuccessful, according to a survey by specialist recruiter Hays.
Industry Backs launch of Aviation New Zealand
New ZealandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s aviation industry today entered a new era with the official launch of the industryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s strategy to grow exports from around $800 million today to $3bn by 2020.
Academy of Sport expands Waikato operations
The NZ Academy of Sport North Island (NZASNI) has opened a new multi-purpose Waikato base to further advance high performance sport in the region.
MAF Biosecurity New Zealand acts on GM aquarium fish in New Zealand
MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) yesterday entered four Christchurch premises in response to information that people at those addresses were breeding and/or selling genetically modified aquarium fish.
Thursday, 19 July 2007
Address at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University
Address at the Indonesian signing of an agreement with Wellington's Victoria University.
Wednesday, 18 July 2007
NZ AirTraffic Controller formalises UFO sighting report process
A formal reporting system and specific guidelines have been developed for people who observe unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in New Zealand.
Pike River Coal IPO Closes Oversubscribed - Shares Allotted
Pike River Coal Limited (Pike River) advises that its initial public offer (IPO) closed on 10 July 2007 heavily oversubscribed.
Farmer used hedge loppers to remove bull horns
A livestock dealer pleaded guilty to six charges under section 29(a) of the Animal Welfare Act 1999 in the Morrinsville District Court yesterday for the ill treatment of bulls in his care.
Tuesday, 17 July 2007
NutriciaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s response to the New Zealand Food Standards Authority (NZFSA) raises serious unanswered questions.
Put natural health bill out of its misery Ã¢â‚¬â€œ consumer group
consumer watchdog group is calling on the Government to kill the natural health products bill once and for all so a sensible regulatory system can be developed.
Monday, 16 July 2007
KFA to consider defying election-year advertising ban
The Kyoto Forestry Association (KFA) is considering defying the GovernmentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s proposed ban on election-year advertising by lobby groups, set to be announced by Justice Minister Mark Burton this week.
National qualification helps venues to manage problem gamblers
A new voluntary national qualification is equipping hospitality staff to effectively manage problem gambling in pubs and clubs.
Agility acquisition connects New Zealand to global network
Agility recently completed its acquisition of leading New Zealand freight forwarder LEP International (NZ) Ltd, further strengthening its growing global network and today rolled out its new brand in Auckland.