Christchurch Scoop

Archive for June, 2020

Clear Communication A Must When Employing Migrant Workers

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

When employing migrant workers it is vital to ensure they clearly understand health and safety risks and the measures in place to control them. Read more »

On Why Attack Isn’t Our Best Means Of Cyber-Defence

Article – Gordon Campbell

This morning’s news that the SIS engaged in attacks on the Indian High Commission and Embassy of Iran during the late 1980s/early 1990s should come as no surprise. Read more »

NZDA Congratulates Kiwi Winner Of International College Of Dentists Grant

Press Release – New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) congratulates New Zealand dentist Dr Haneen Alayan for being awarded the 2020 International College of Dentists (ICD) Young Dentists Volunteer grant. Read more »

Transfer Of Crown-owned Residential Red Zone Land Management Underway

Press Release – Land Information New Zealand

Christchurch’s transition to local leadership takes a big step forward today, with the management of about 6,000 red zone properties transferring from Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) to Christchurch City Council (CCC). Read more »

Water Fluoridation Saves Poorest Children From Hospitalisation

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Research from the University of Canterbury (UC) GeoHealth Laboratory shows that children in our most deprived areas benefit from better dental health if water is fluoridated. Read more »

2019 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes Announced

Press Release – Prime Minister Science Prizes

The 2019 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes have been announced in a digital livestream event today.

The Prizes recognise the impact of science on New Zealanders’ lives, celebrate the achievements of current scientists and encourage scientists of the future. Read more »

Kindergartens Call For More Funding For Non-Kindergarten Services

Press Release – Kindergartens Aotearoa

Kindergartens Aotearoa, a collective representing more than half of New Zealand’s kindergartens, supports funding increases for non-kindergarten early childhood education services as long as it comes with pay parity. Read more »

Unless we improve the law, history shows rushing shovel-ready projects comes with real risk

Article – The Conversation

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, so too is the road to economic recovery if we don’t get it right. Read more »

A Lower Price For Metrocards

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

The price of a Metrocard will be $5, down from $10, from Wednesday 1 July.

Until 1 July, you can still pick up a free Metrocard (while stocks last). Transport Portfolio Lead Councillor Phil Clearwater said that as part of the COVID-19 response, Metrocards have been free for the month of June, to help encourage continued contactless payments. Read more »

$1.2m Funding Boost For Parkinson’s Disease Study

Press Release – University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury-led research that could help Parkinson’s disease patients learn more about their risk of dementia has received a million-dollar funding boost. Read more »

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