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Archive for April, 2019

The Proclaimers 8-Date Tour Starts Friday

Press Release – Plus1

Scottish legends The Proclaimers kick off their NZ tour on Friday at Christchurch Town Hall.

Then it’s the turn of Dunedin, Invercargill, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Wellington, Auckland and Havelock North. Opening all shows is New Zealand’s own Mel Parsons. Read more »

Dunne Speaks: The Dilemma of Hate Speech

Column – Peter Dunne

In the wake of the Christchurch terrorism incident, specifically the publication on-line of the alleged killer’s so-called manifesto, the topic of hate speech and how to deal with it has come more strongly into public focus. Read more »

Drilling loophole undermines Ardern’s oil ban

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday, May 1: New Zealand Oil & Gas is the latest company to leverage the Government’s apparent willingness to offer extensions to oil exploration permits, despite the ban on new oil and gas permits that has seen New Zealand celebrated as a world climate leader. Read more »

Unemployment rate edges down to 4.2 percent

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

1 May 2019

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in the March 2019 quarter, down from 4.3 percent in the December 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Design appointments mark key milestone for Cathedral

Press Release – Christchurch Cathedral Reinstatement

Wednesday 1 May

Design appointments mark key milestone for Christ Church Cathedral

Design work to reinstate Christ Church Cathedral is underway following the appointment of key consultants to the project team. Read more »

Palmerston North churches targeted by anti-Muslim pamphlets

Article – RNZ

Palmerston North churches targeted with anti-Muslim pamphlets

Charlie Dreaver, Reporter Read more »

Free Julian Assange – May Day 2019

Press Release – Free Assange NZ

Free Assange NZ supports the principle of press freedom, especially for a media who’s mission is “to hold power to account.” Read more »

Mosque shootings: Media agree on trial coverage protocols

Article – RNZ

Christchurch mosque shootings: Media agree on trial coverage protocols

Major New Zealand news organisations, including RNZ, have agreed to protocols for covering the trial of the person charged for the Christchurch mosque attacks. Read more »

Whangarei gears up for international rally

Press Release – Rally Whangarei

This weekend’s 3 – 5 May running of the ENEOS International Rally of Whangarei bring drivers and cars from Japan, Ireland, United States of America, Australia and around New Zealand to the Northland region to test themselves on the cambered fast-flowing rural roads. Read more »

Curtain rises on Showquest’s young performers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Chris Hipkins
Minister of Education


1 May 2019 MEDIA STATEMENT Read more »

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