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Archive for August, 2019

Christchurch Mosque Attacks Inquiry Statement

Press Release – Royal Commission of Inquiry into Attack on ChCh

The Royal Commission has clarified how information from agencies is to be handled as it relates both to the inquiry and requests made under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). Read more »

Early literacy success is critical to children’s wellbeing

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Early literacy success is critical to children’s wellbeing

A Better Start National Science Challenge team have been researching effective ways to accelerate early reading and writing success for children who enter school with lower levels of oral language. Read more »

KiwiRail increases profit in transitional year

Press Release – KiwiRail

KiwiRail increases profit in transitional year

Highlights:

* Operating surplus[1] of $55m which is up by $6 million compared to 2018 Read more »

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra has a new residence

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra has a new residence – a purpose-built facility at the Christchurch Town Hall.

The CSO Centre, designed by Warren and Mahoney and opening today, is the orchestra’s first permanent, dedicated home since it was established more than 60 years ago. It’s also the first time it has been the Orchestra in Residence at the Christchurch Town Hall. Read more »

Consultation to begin on speed in and around Yaldhurst

Press Release – NZTA

30 August 2019
Christchurch City Council and the NZ Transport Agency are seeking public feedback on the speed limits on roads in and around Yaldhurst. Read more »

Driving support for small rural towns

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

A hui of community vehicle trust volunteers met this week at Environment Canterbury to hear that they had jointly donated over 17,300 hours of time. Read more »

Assistance Dogs NZ A Year Long Cause

Press Release – Assistance Dogs New Zealand

More Than Just An Appeal Week – Assistance Dogs NZ A Year Long Cause

The annual appeal week for Assistance Dogs New Zealand Trust (ADNZ) has been and gone, but the support and need is all year round. ADNZ isn’t just one week in early August. The charity which breeds, trains and supports dogs for New Zealanders with disabilities such as autism, down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Diabetes is 24/7, 365 days. Read more »

Exhibition shows history of education in South Canterbury

Press Release – Timaru District Council

30/8/2018

For Immediate Use

New Museum exhibition shows history of education in South Canterbury

An exhibition of local schooling over the past 150 years opens this Saturday at the South Canterbury Museum. Read more »

Over 35,000 homes consented in July year

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The number of new homes consented reached 35,472 in the year ended July 2019, the most consented in a year since the mid-1970s, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Speaker to take Parliament to people of Hamilton

Press Release – Office of the Speaker

Hamilton students will have the chance to engage with the Speaker of the House and visiting MPs when Parliament comes to Hamilton on Monday 2 September. Read more »

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