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Fund to support minority groups inclusion through sport

Press Release – The Christchurch Foundation

1 November 2019

Fund to support minority groups inclusion through sport launched.

The Christchurch Foundation is launching a Sports Inclusivity Fund. Its purpose is to fund initiatives that support inclusion of ethnic minorities in sport in Canterbury. Read more »

NZ playground company releases industry-first guide

Press Release – Playground Centre

Friday, 1 November, 2019
New Zealand playground company releases industry-first guide

Playground Centre, the company behind award-winning playgrounds in New Zealand and Australia, has released a guide to creating playgrounds that ensure children, families and communities reap the physical, emotional and social benefits of play. Read more »

How to engineer a zero-carbon future

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Most of us worry about climate change and realise urgent action is needed, but what inspires someone to take on the job of figuring out how to save the planet? Read more »

Peace campaigners donate collection to UC archives

Press Release – University of Canterbury

World-changing peace campaigners donate collection to UC archives

University of Canterbury (UC) archivists and researchers are welcoming an exciting new acquisition today, donated by renowned international peace campaigners to the Archives Collection of UC’s Macmillan Brown Library. Read more »

Limited choice for New Zealand property seekers

Press Release – Realestate.co.nz

Real-time data from realestate.co.nz shows Kiwi property seekers were squeezed for choice in October with fewer listings to choose from nationwide. Not only were new listings down nationally by 17.1% when compared to October 2018 but the total number of houses for sale were also down by 13.1% around the country. Read more »

Story telling coming of age focus of Dairy Women’s Network

Press Release – Dairy Womens Network

Story telling coming of age focus of Dairy Women’s Network AGM
31 October 2019

A story telling coming of age was a focus of the Dairy Women’s Network AGM held in Hamilton today. Read more »

DairyNZ: robust science and partnerships crucial for water

Press Release – DairyNZ

DairyNZ’s submission on the proposed Essential Freshwater package identifies the solutions needed to deliver lasting improvements for water quality and ecosystem health in New Zealand, while protecting our economy. Read more »

Astronomers gather to witness a sunrise transit of Mercury

Press Release – Otago Museum

It’s not very often that history repeats itself, allowing us to revisit events of the past and reflect on our history in a new light. However, thanks to a beautiful cosmic resonance between Earth, Mercury and the Sun, on 12 November 2019, and again on 10 November 2269, that’s precisely what is going to happen. Read more »

Council fast-tracking further upgrades to water network

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Council fast-tracking further upgrades to water supply network

Christchurch City Council is fast-tracking additional upgrades to the city’s drinking water supply network while it works with health officials to finalise its water safety plan. Read more »

Schools Sweep Up in Tidy Club Competition

Press Release – Be A Tidy Kiwi

Thursday 31 October 2019

The winners of a national “BINfrastructure” competition were announced today. Nine schools from Canterbury to Northland have each won a specially designed set of bins for their innovative video pledges to Put Litter in its Place which they shared with their whanau and friends on social media. Read more »

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