Aucklander becomes People’s Choice at Ms Earth 2017

Anjini Lata does us proud in Las Vegas contest Venkat Raman Auckland, June 20, 2017 When ‘Mrs Earth’ and ‘Ms Earth’ Pageant was established a few years ago, it promised a great experience for women ‘everywhere to promote themselves, voice their opinions, get involved, network, promote a special cause, fulfil personal goals and have fun.’ The Pageant organisers sought “beautiful…

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Details of $6 million investment for youth announced

Wellington, June 20, 2017 (550 pm) Youth Minister Nikki Kaye has just announced details of investment of more than $6 million over four years under Budget 2017 to fund more youth enterprise initiatives. Ms Kaye made the announcement at Victoria University’s Rutherford Building in Wellington, where eight teams of young people had gathered to take part in the Greater Wellington…

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New Zealand appoints new Disability Rights Commissioner

Mark Mitchell Wellington, June 20, 2017 Disability advocate and former Paralympian Paula Tesoriero has been appointed as the Human Rights Commission’s next Disability Rights Commissioner, announced today. The position of Disabilities Rights Commissioner was created by an amendment to the Human Rights Act 1993 passed last year. Ms Tesoriero replaces Paul Gibson, who was the first Human Rights Commissioner with…

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