Film Festival promises unforgettable pieces from the past

Supplied Content Auckland, March 11, 2017 The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) has announced the first four films for its annual Autumn Events programme at four main centres in April and May. One New Zealand premiere and three classic films will be presented by the charitable trust responsible for the cinematic winter extravaganza that is the NZ International Film…

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Rugby World Cup Education Resource launched

Supplied Content Auckland, March 10, 2017 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman today launched the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) Education Resource as part of the tournament’s legacy programme. The RLWC2017 Education Resource, developed in conjunction with the New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL), is a range of learning and teaching resources for primary and intermediate students…

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Pasifika Festival Silver Jubilee coming

Supplied Content Auckland, March 9, 2017 Auckland’s Pasifika Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, with special programming to mark this significant milestone. The Festival, the largest Pacific Island cultural festival in the world, takes place at Western Springs Park on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26. Saturday’s festivities will be capped off with an anniversary showcase, with contemporary…

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Handbook to break free from family violence

Supplied Content Auckland, March 9, 2017 Shakti Youth Unit is celebrating International Women’s Day this year by launching the ‘Break Free’ handbook for migrant and refugee youth experiencing family violence. The handbook will be launched at an event hosted by Shakti and partner organisations on March 10 at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall in Auckland. The ‘Break Free’ resource provides…

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Poor supervision encouraged official to defraud

Sue Moroney Wellington, March 9, 2017 Convicted fraudster Joanne Harrison was involved in a financial restructuring of the Ministry of Transport at the same time as she was committing her crimes. At today’s Transport Select Committee, senior officials of the Ministry accepted that this restructuring resulted in people who had tried to blow the whistle on Harrison, losing their jobs.…

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