Christchurch Scoop

Archive for October, 2018

Police staff receive Sir Woolf Fisher Police Fellowship

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police staff were yesterday (October 31) awarded for their work with the opportunity to travel and study internationally. Read more »

Three Sisters opens tomorrow at NASDA

Press Release – Ara Institute

Director Holly Chappell-Eason was tempted to edit Chekov’s classic play down to an hour but decided not to follow in the well-established tradition of adaptation, plenty of which has happened since the play premiered in Moscow in 1901.
“I think it is good for the actors to contend with a full-length show,” she says. Read more »

UB40 adds Palmerston North show to NZ summer run

Press Release – NicNak Media

Due to overwhelming demand UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey have added a new show to their 40th Anniversary Tour of New Zealand. Read more »

Villa Maria team’s healthy crackers win Young Enterprise

Press Release – Ara Institute

Too Good Foods proved too good for the competition last night, taking out the supreme award in the Canterbury Region Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) held at Ara. The Villa Maria College team wowed judges with their business idea, market research, production, innovation and the pitch itself. Read more »

Centenary cohort of Fellows announced

Press Release – The Royal Society of New Zealand

1 November 2018

Twenty new Fellows and three Honorary Fellows have been elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi for their distinction in research and advancement of science, technology or the humanities. Read more »

Otago farmer receives formal warning for illegal sow stalls

Press Release – SAFE

1 November 2018
Otago farmer receives formal warning for illegal sow stall use

SAFE are deeply frustrated with MPI for only issuing a warning to a Timaru pig farm after an investigation was prompted by shocking footage of illegal animal cruelty captured by Farmwatch. Read more »

Airports Association welcomes final pricing reports

Press Release – New Zealand Airports Association

The New Zealand Airports Association (NZ Airports) has welcomed the final reports released today by the Commerce Commission into airport pricing at Christchurch and Auckland. Read more »

BNZ backs a growing New Zealand

Press Release – BNZ

Thursday 1 November 2018

Bank of New Zealand’s (BNZ) strong performance during the 2018 financial year ended 30 September 2018 (FY18) provides confidence that continuing to invest in growing New Zealand businesses and supporting Kiwis on to the property ladder is the right thing to do, according to CEO Angie Mentis. Read more »

State Highways: Warnings & Closures

Press Release – NZTA

Canterbury (Including Alpine / Mountain Passes)

• SH 77 Methven to Darfield – Bridge Repairs – Delays – During dayshift work from 8 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday, there will be 20-minute delays while the bridge is under Stop / Go management. Read more »

Commission reports on Christchurch and Auckland Airports

Press Release – Commerce Commission

1 November 2018
Release No. 65

Commission broadly satisfied with Christchurch Airport but concerns remain with Auckland Airport’s targeted profitability Read more »

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