Christchurch back on tourism map

Nicky Wagner Wellington, Sunday, June 11, 2017 Tourism data shows greater Christchurch is back on the itinerary for many international visitors but Christchurch still has some work to do replenishing its accommodation stocks, the latest Greater Christchurch Dashboard — Tourism looks at international visitor arrivals to Christchurch Airport, guest nights and accommodation availability. With British and Irish Lions fans roaring…

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Iftar at Ahmadiyya Mosque breaks fast and barriers

Supplied Content Auckland, Sunday, June 11, 2017 Bashir Khan More than 150 New Zealanders had a chance last evening (Saturday) to break the Ramadan fast with the Ahmadiyya Muslim community at Baitul Muqeet Mosque in Auckland. This annual event brings together people from all faiths and backgrounds to experience the breaking of the fast, or ‘Iftar’, and to experience some…

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New Zealand’s bid to protect marine resources

Maggie Barry Wellington, June 10, 2017 The following is a part of a speech delivered by New Zealand’s Conservation Minister Maggie Barry at the United Nations Ocean Conference held in New York this week. New Zealand has made clear our long-term commitment to protecting, conserving and sustainably using oceans and marine resources. Healthy and productive oceans are enormously important to…

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Mandatory registration of Social workers coming

Anne Tolley Wellington, June 10, 2017 Introduction of mandatory registration for social workers will increase their skills and professionalism so they can better support New Zealanders. Social workers play a crucial role in supporting our most vulnerable New Zealanders. They are increasingly dealing with children, young people, adults and families with complex high needs. Promoting proficiency Mandatory registration will help…

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