Christchurch Scoop

Archive for May, 2012

Upper Waitaki water management recommendations endorsed

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

The Upper Waitaki Zone Implementation Programme for water management was formally received by Environment Canterbury Commissioners at its council meeting on 31 May. Read more »

Natural Environment Recovery Programme Welcomed

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today welcomed the announcement by Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee that it would lead the Natural Environment Recovery Programme, an important part of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Strategy. Read more »

Surge in new listings heats up property market

Press Release –

A pre-winter surge in new listings of homes for sale has produced yet another record high for New Zealand property prices, as confident sellers finally respond to the ongoing shortage of listings in the face of continuing high demand. Read more »

Police concerned for missing elderly woman

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police are concerned for the whereabouts of 68 year old Maria MASINA who has been missing from her address in Peer Street, Upper Riccarton since yesterday. Read more »

Manufacturing growth still flat

Press Release – NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during May 2012, shows total sales in April 2012 decreased 1.51% (export sales increased by 5.41% with domestic sales decreasing 6.09%) on April … Read more »

New Zealand’s global competitiveness falls again

Press Release – MEDIACOM

New Zealand’s global competitiveness has fallen to its lowest level ever according to the just released IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook. The nation’s competitiveness slipped three places to rank 24th out of 59 economies. The country’s ranking has … Read more »

Young Musicians Tune Up

Press Release – Chamber Music New Zealand

Cowbells, temple blocks, bongos, a mandolin and a gong are among the instruments to be played by young musicians competing in Chamber Music New Zealand’s annual New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest this year. Read more »

KiwiNet backed scientific breakthrough

Press Release – KiwiNet

MEDIA RELEASE KiwiNet backed scientific breakthroughs result in award winning innovations Hamilton, New Zealand, 31 May 2012 – Scientific breakthroughs at the University of Canterbury backed by KiwiNet, a collaboration focused on research commercialisation, … Read more »

Renewal and Resilience – UC Earthquake Research Forum

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Renewal and Resilience – UC Earthquake Research Forum Tuesday 5 June, Central Lecture Theatre Programme 8:30 Registration 9am Welcome and opening of Forum 9:15am Key Note – Rod Carr “Opportunities from the Earthquakes” 9:35am Plenary – Jarg … Read more »

Kenyan Racing In Christchurch

Press Release – MDJ Media

Kenyan distance runner Kip Kemei is adding some international flavour to this weekend’s Christchurch Airport Marathon Event. Read more »

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