Government to invest $16.9 billion on land transport

RNZ, Wellington, August 31, 2018 Transport Minister Phil Twyford has announced a $16.9 billion investment in land transport over the next three years. The 2018-21 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP), published today by the NZ Transport Agency, marked a investment increase of 18% over the previous programme and a 44% increase from 2012/15. “This record investment in our transport system…

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Hindu leader hails ‘Yoga in Schools Programme’ in Lower Hutt

Rajen Zed Nevada, USA, August 31, 2018 Hindus have commended Hutt City Council in New Zealand for their ‘Yoga in Schools’ Programme, calling it a step in the positive direction. “We are on a journey to increase the awareness and accessibility of Yoga in the community…we’ve developed the Yoga for Schools programme which brings Yoga into the classroom and curriculum,”…

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New appointments at Legal Aid Commission in Fiji

Supplied Content Suva, Fiji, August 31, 2018 Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has announced appointment of new members to the country’s Legal Aid Commission. The appointments took effect on August 23, 2018 with a tenure of three year. The Legal Aid Act 1996 stipulates that the Legal Aid Commission comprise the Solicitor General, the Chief Registrar, three legal practitioners and two…

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Multicultural Strategy marks a year in Christchurch

Shirish Paranjape Christchurch, August 31, 2018 An event was organised in Christchurch to mark the First Anniversary of the Multicultural Strategy of Christchurch City Council. The formal evening began with a traditional welcome by the tangata whenua as per Maori tradition. Christchurch Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner and Councillor Jimmy Chen (who is also Chair of the Council Multicultural Committee) outlined…

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Consumer confidence oscillates between surveys

Auckland, August 31, 2018 Summary of Facts: Consumer confidence was little changed in August, sitting around its historical average. Households are upbeat about current conditions but remain a little cautious about the outlook. Disquiet is focused on prospects for the broader economy over the next 12 months rather than households’ own finances, in what is likely an echo of weak…

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