Low-interest loan scheme for low income families

Staff Reporter Auckland, April 13, 2018 A welfare organisation has joined the government’s ‘Community Finance Initiative’ (CFI), a scheme operated by Social Development Ministry. ‘Vaka Tautua,’ a ‘By Pacific, For Pacific’ health provider will help more Pacific people who are single parents, older, disabled and those seeking support for mental health issues to get access to loans to lift their…

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Kiwi airline software firm wins Innovation Award in Delhi

Supplied Content (Edited) Auckland, April 13, 2018 New Zealand airline software company Merlot Aero (merlot.aero) has been internationally recognised with an Innovation Award for its solver product. The Company won the prestigious ‘Best Innovation Award’ at an industry event run by the ‘Airline Group’ or the ‘International Federation of Operational Research Societies’ (AGIFORS) in New Delhi. Among the panel of…

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Middlemore Hospital under ‘experimental’ and risky repair

Phil Pennington Auckland, April 13, 2018 A contract to fix the rotting Scott building at Middlemore Hospital, signed with the original builder, intends to use a recladding method the DHB called “both testing and risky.” Scott building will have its outside cladding and any bad framing replaced while patients remain inside, in its 11 wards and coronary care unit.” Re-Cladding…

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