Archive for November, 2011

Fund continues to support vital community services

Comments Off | 11-30-2011

Over $4.5 million of funding has been provided to 121 community organisations in the eighth round of the Community Response Fund.
“This funding recognises the important role local social services play in the health and well being of their communities,” says Ms Bennett.
The Community Response Fund was established in 2009 and extended until mid-2012 to help [...]

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NZ Govt to support further testing at Moanataiari

Comments Off | 11-30-2011

The Government will provide $237,500 towards further soil testing in the Thames suburb of Moanataiari, Environment Minister Nick Smith announced today.
Moanataiari is built on land reclaimed from the Firth of Thames. The area was filled with mine tailings, mine waste, and clean fill subdivided in the 1960s and houses built in the 1970s. Last week [...]

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Boost in NZ national preventive health targets

Comments Off | 11-29-2011

The latest quarterly results for the six National Health Targets have been published.
Health Minister Tony Ryall says there is good improvement in the preventive health targets for quarter one 2011/12 – particularly with better help for smokers to quit.
“In this three month period, around 30,230 hospital patients who smoke received brief help and advice to [...]

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Kenexa Appoints New Managing Director in New Zealand

Comments Off | 11-23-2011

Sanchia Yonge to Leverage Employee Culture and Engagement Expertise in Leadership Role
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND — (MARKET WIRE) — Nov 22, 2011 — Kenexa (NYSE: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced that Sanchia Yonge has been named Managing Director for its JRA (John Robertson & Associates) operation in New Zealand. [...]

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$2.4 m for research interns for business this summer

Comments Off | 11-23-2011

An extra 140 undergraduate students will be funded to do research and development projects for New Zealand businesses this summer, Science and Innovation Minister Wayne Mapp announced today.
“We have huge demand from businesses so this year we have decided to award 341 internships instead of the 200 we initially intended,” said Dr Mapp.
Dr Mapp said [...]

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CERA powers unlock Kaiapoi development

Comments Off | 11-23-2011

The Government has used the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act to approve changes to the Waimakariri District Plan, freeing up 550 sections at the Silverstream Estates development in west Kaiapoi.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the plan change lifts the conditional approval status placed on the land by Waimakariri District Council commissioners in September, which [...]

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Recycling of earthquake waste to be maximised

Comments Off | 11-23-2011

The Government is working with councils and industry to maximise the recycling of the estimated 4.5 million tonnes of demolition and liquefaction waste from the Canterbury earthquakes, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Environment Minister Nick Smith announced today.
“$2.5 million is being provided from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund to fund sorting machinery that [...]

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Minister commends plain packaging move in Australia

Comments Off | 11-22-2011

Associate Health Minister, Tariana Turia, commends the brave initiative of the Australian Federal Government who have passed plain packaging laws for cigarettes through both houses of Parliament.
The legislation has got through all stages, now meaning Australia is the first country in the world to introduce plain packaging of tobacco.
“It is a fantastic achievement which means [...]

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Whitireia and Weltec councils merge

Comments Off | 11-22-2011

Minister for Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, is pleased to confirm the merger of the Whitireia Community Polytechnic (Whitireia) and Wellington Institute of Technology (Weltec) councils.
Mr Joyce’s approval of the merger is the first since new legislation for ITP governance was passed in 2009.
“It is an exciting development that will provide opportunities for the institutions to [...]

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Indonesia enters ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA – Joint Statement

Comments Off | 11-21-2011

Australia’s Trade Minister, Craig Emerson, and New Zealand’s Minister of Trade, Tim Groser, today welcomed Indonesia’s announcement that it had completed domestic procedures to enable the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) to enter into force for Indonesia. AANZFTA is already in force for Australia, New Zealand and the other nine ASEAN [...]

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