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Archive for February, 2019

Chemical time capsules from Captain Cook’s voyage

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

Chemical time capsules from Captain Cook’s voyage matched with modern mānuka
1 March 2019

Robust oil gland linings in historical mānuka samples collected during one of Captain James Cook’s voyages serve as “chemical time capsules”, linking them to modern mānuka varieties, a Plant & Food Research study has found. Read more »

International Fiscal Association, NZ Branch Conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

Hon Stuart Nash

Minister of Revenue


1 March 2019 SPEECH NOTES
International Fiscal Association, NZ Branch Conference Read more »

Armed Cops Will Make Communities Unsafe Warn Justice Critics

Article – People Against Prisons Aotearoa

The decision to arm police officers in Christchurch is dangerous, and
calculated to expand Police powers, say criminal justice community
organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA). The decision was
made after two related incidents in which police officers were shot at.
No police officers were reported injured in the incidents. Read more »

BDO appointed joint administrators for Arrow International

Press Release – BDO New Zealand

BDO appointed joint administrators for Arrow International (NZ) Limited;
Arrow International Group Limited;
Construction Labour and Resources Limited (together “the Companies” Read more »

International measles outbreaks prompt call for vaccination

Press Release – Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is reminding travellers to make sure they are immunised against measles following outbreaks overseas. Read more »

NIWA’s Hotspot Watch

Press Release – NIWA

Thursday, 28 February 2019

NIWA’s Hotspot Watch

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Read more »

We Must Better Protect Our Elderly in Rest Homes

Press Release – Ali Jones

28 February 2019

Christchurch Woman Petitioning Parliament to Make Law Change

“Students in flats are better protected than our most vulnerable members of society”. Read more »

Refugee families welcomed

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

Several times a year Horowhenua welcomes new New Zealanders who have made our district their home. Special Citizenship Ceremonies are held and whole families are ‘sworn in’ as Kiwis. It is one of the milestone steps for the families but also for our community as they become valued citizens. Read more »

Fourth measles case confirmed in Canterbury

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

A fourth measles case has been confirmed in Canterbury – a young woman who, like two of the other three confirmed cases, has connections with Rangiora. Read more »

Christchurch water restrictions to start from Monday

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Level three water restrictions will be introduced across Christchurch to help keep water use down while critical work is done to upgrade the city’s well heads. Read more »

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