Well-managed Diversity enhances New Zealand’s profile

Well-managed Diversity enhances New Zealand’s profile

Anita Balakrishnan Wellington, January 19, 2019 Imagine for a minute, a New Zealand without vineyards, Wonton soup, Diwali (the Festival of Lights), the art of John Pule, Golfer Lydia Ko or Rugby player Jerome Kaino – sad indeed, but a likely scenario had New Zealand not been a destination for migrants over the years. Interesting Statistics The recently released 2018…

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Heart Foundation needs volunteers for street collection

Heart Foundation needs volunteers for street collection

Big Heart Appeal on February 22 & 23 Auckland, January 19, 2019 New Zealand’s Heart Foundation has called for volunteers to join its fundraising drive throughout the country next month. Called, the ‘Big Heart Appeal,’ the drive will involve street collections on February 22 (Friday) and February 23, 2019 (Saturday). Fundraising Manager Gail McIntyre said that with one in five…

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PMO releases text messages about Karel Sroubek

PMO releases text messages about Karel Sroubek

Jo Moir Wellington, January 18, 2019 A text message from social justice campaigner Richie Hardcore to the Prime Minister thanked her for granting Czech drug smuggler Karel Sroubek residency. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (RNZ Photo by Richard Tindiller) Jacinda Ardern’s office released the text message following pressure from the Opposition last year. The text message was in response to Immigration…

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Fines for illegal dumping surges in Auckland

Fines for illegal dumping surges in Auckland

Supplied Content Auckland, January 18, 2019 Infringement fines for illegal dumping have soared in Auckland, doubling from 90 to 186 in the past 12 months, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has said. He had initiated a $200,000 crackdown last year. The additional funding established a reporting hotline 0800 NO DUMP, increased enforcement staff and doubled the number of surveillance cameras in…

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Kiwibuild Chief Stephen Barclay quits – officially

Kiwibuild chief Stephen Barclay quits – officially

Wellington, January 18, 2019 Kiwibuild Head Stephen Barclay has officially resigned from the role. Stephen Barclay Photo for RNZ by Patrick O’Meara In a statement issued on his behalf, it was announced that he would step down from today (Friday, January 18, 2019) Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s office said that he would not be commenting on Mr Barclay’s resignation as it…

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