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Environment Canterbury shows good progress against key targets

Today Environment Canterbury adopted its 2015/16 annual report, showing good progress against the key targets agreed with the community through the Long-Term Plan.

Categories: New Zealand News

"Major opportunity" to expand social housing - NZCID

"Further improving the Government's housing reform programme requires clarity of vision, specificity on outcomes sought, a clear development pipeline, reduced bid costs and long-term certainty of revenue streams," says Stephen Selwood, CEO of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development

Categories: New Zealand News

Steel industry makes quality certification compulsory

The Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) qualification will soon be mandatory for all Steel Construction New Zealand (SCNZ) fabricator members.

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NZ and Saudi seek early completion of free trade agreement

Trade Minister Todd McClay and his Saudi Arabian counterpart, the Minister of Commerce and Investment, have agreed to work towards early completion of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - New Zealand free trade agreement (FTA).

Categories: New Zealand News

Sponges potential 'winners' in the face of climate change

New research from Victoria University of Wellington suggests some sea sponge species are likely to go the distance in the face of global climate change.

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Christchurch wins International Antarctic Biology Symposium

Christchurch is to host the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) International Biology Symposium in 2021.

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Big Kiwi team for Aussie Rotax final this weekend

An 11-strong team of Kiwi karters will be in Australia this weekend contesting the Grand Final round of this year's Rotax Pro Tour at Dubbo in rural New South Wales.

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Colliers auctions 'maintain 100% success rate'

Colliers International’s commercial property auctions continue to be a powerful approach for North Shore owners in 2016 with a 100% clearance rate in the retail and industrial sectors.

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Tobacco Controlled Purchase Operation in Nelson

Tobacco retailers in Nelson were visited this week during a Tobacco Controlled Purchase Operation. The operation involved supervising a person under the age of 18 attempting to purchase cigarettes on retail premises.

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Regenerate Christchurch signals approach to residential red zone

Regenerate Christchurch has today signaled its approach for identifying the long-term use of land that has been zoned red in the Christchurch district.

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New investors named for $24million Taranaki Mounga project

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 September, 2016 - 14:20

Taranaki Mounga is today welcoming new strategic investors to its large-scale restoration project to transform Taranaki’s mountains and ranges into a haven for thriving wildlife.

Categories: New Zealand News

Roadshow lectures focus on Māori experience of trauma

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 September, 2016 - 13:05

Māori people experience high rates of trauma, which can be passed from one generation to another, and is correlated with a range of health and social problems, from heart disease to imprisonment.

Categories: New Zealand News

Recognition for Taupo District at international event awards

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 September, 2016 - 11:50

The Taupō District’s reputation as New Zealand’s events capital has been further cemented after Taupō was named as a 2016 International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) World Festival and Event City.

Categories: New Zealand News

Online help for parents of preschoolers with ADHD symptons

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 September, 2016 - 11:50

A University of Auckland trial involving families of pre-school children with ADHD symptoms is the first in the world to demonstrate that children’s symptoms and parents’ stress can be improved with an online intervention.

Categories: New Zealand News

OMF announces new chairman of the board

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 September, 2016 - 10:35

OM Financial Limited (OMF), a boutique financial markets brokerage firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Len Ward as Chairman of the OMF Group. The appointment follows the decision of Colin Churchouse to step down from the position.

Categories: New Zealand News

Napier Port offers neighbours noise mitigation package

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 September, 2016 - 10:35

Napier Port and its neighbours have negotiated a break-through in their long-running bid to address noise issues, agreeing on a fresh approach involving acoustic treatment for some homes.

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Green light given to shape Auckland’s growth

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 September, 2016 - 10:35

A major 10-week engagement period on the rulebook that will shape the way Auckland grows has been given the green light today.

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Directors named for PIF Guardians

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 September, 2016 - 10:35

A broad range of financial expertise will feature on the new organisation that oversees the management of New Plymouth District’s Perpetual Investment Fund (PIF).

Categories: New Zealand News