Creative Spaces get $18 million for challenged people

Sourced Content Wellington, March 1, 2021 Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Carmel Sepuloni has announced grant of $18 million to support creative spaces. Creative spaces are places in the community where people with mental health needs, disabled people, and those looking for social connection, are welcomed and supported to practice and participate in the arts and in their communities. “These…

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Discipline is the best possible way to stop the Virus in Auckland

The Covid Variant is nasty, unpredictable and fast Michael Plank, Shaun Hendy and Siouxsie Wiles Christchurch & Auckland, March 1, 2021 As expected, genome sequencing has now confirmed the new community Covid-19 case in Auckland is linked to the Papatoetoe Cluster, and is the more infectious B.1.1.7 Variant. When the first cases in this Cluster were reported on February 14, 2021, Auckland moved to…

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Federation to integrate Tamil communities launched in Wellington

Parliament also marks Pongal as a Festival of good tidings The first significant step in the process of integrating Tamil-speaking people in New Zealand was taken on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 when Transport and Workplace Relations & Safety Minister Michael Wood launched the Aotearoa New Zealand Federation of Tamil Sangam (ANTS) Inc at the Banquet Hall of New Zealand Parliament.…

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The good, the bad and the ugly side of RMA

Indian Newslink Leader Auckland, February 28, 2021 Environment Minister David Parker has done well to introduce proposals to reform the Resource Management Act (RMA), rather dump it and replace it with modern and more manageable statutes to allow developmental activities. That the RMA is an obnoxious piece of legislation has universal acceptable. But as journalist Thomas Coughlan told ‘The Detail’…

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