Law change brings down alcohol supply to youngsters

Massey University Auckland, February 27, 2018 New research from Massey Universitys SHORE (Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation) and Whariki Research Centre shows social supply of alcohol to friends under 18 has reduced following a law change (Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012), but the quantities of alcohol supplied are still alarmingly high. The study, led by Senior…

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Innovative Cookery School opens in Manukau

Supplied Content Auckland, February 27, 2018 A new and innovative Cookery School has just opened its doors in Manukau, giving aspiring master-chefs from South Auckland a chance to forge successful culinary careers in New Zealand and beyond. Ignite Colleges’ School of Culinary Arts teaches Level 3 and 4 cookery programmes from its state-of-the-art training kitchens, which feature the latest modular…

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Approval in principle to amend Bills of Rights

Supplied Content Wellington, February 27, 2018 Cabinet has approved, in principle, a move to amend the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 to provide a statutory power for the senior courts to make declarations of inconsistency under the Bill of Rights Act, and to require Parliament to respond. Justice Minister Andrew Little and Attorney-General David Parker welcomed the decision.…

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New Zealand Charities Technology Awards Finalists

Supplied Content Auckland, February 27, 2018 Inspiring volunteers and social media campaigns to free New Zealand from plastic and protect Kiwi birds are among the finalists for this year’s New Zealand Charities Technology Awards. The annual awards, to be presented at the TechSoup New Zealand Conference to be held in Auckland on March 22 and 23, 2018, recognise the best…

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IRD warns tradies against undeclared cash transactions

The Taxman is looking hard at the Building Sector Venkat Raman The Inland Revenue Department has warned businesses in general and tradies in particular to desist from undeclared cash transactions. A notification said that Tradies who do undeclared cash jobs can be hit with tax penalties or criminal convictions that could lead to prison, costing them their business and income.…

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