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Health and Independence Report 2017

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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health The Health and Independence Report is the Director-General of Health’s annual report on the state of public health in New Zealand. The 2017 report presents an overview of the health of New Zealanders drawing on a range of sources. Health status of New Zealanders   Section one presents an […]

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Road closure – SH 29, south of Matamata

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Source: New Zealand Police State Highway 29 is closed at the intersection with Hinuera Road, south of Matamata A truck rolled at that location at around 4.10pm today. Fortunately the truck driver sustained only moderate injuries. However the road will be closed for several hours while work is under way to remove the truck. At […]

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NZ Immigration Minister joins international calls for community-based refugee sponsorship

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Source: Amnesty International NZ Amnesty International welcomes the joint statement made this week by Immigration ministers from around the world committing to advancing community-based refugee sponsorship.   The statement, signed on to by Ministers of Immigration representing New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Argentina and Spain encourages other countries to join them in offering a warm and […]

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Legal proceedings filed

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Source: Auckland Council Legal proceedings were filed in the High Court on 18 July and served on Regional Facilities Auckland Limited, Auckland Council and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff in relation to the Regional Facilities Auckland decision to cancel an event at the Bruce Mason Centre scheduled for 3 August 2018. The papers include an application […]

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Do you have a creative project to share with Auckland?

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Source: Auckland Council The arts are a central part of our identity as a city and reflect the vibrancy of our communities. In reflection of this, Auckland Council’s arts and culture facilities are providing an opportunity for artists to present their creative projects and ideas.  In making arts and culture a part of our everyday […]

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Another tree planted to mark Matariki

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Source: Massey University Isaiah Erueti helps plant the tree Staff and students at the Manawatū campus today continued a six-year tradition of planting trees behind Heritage House to mark Matariki, the Māori new year. After a short ceremony led by Associate Professor Hone Morris, those assembled helped plant an “Electric Red” manuka. Among them were […]

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EQC continues to settle storm and landslip claims Wednesday, July 18, 2018EQC has settled 727 claims from the storms and ex-cyclones that crossed the country between January and June.

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Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC The Earthquake Commission has settled 727 claims from the storms and ex-cyclones that crossed the country between January and June, out of a total of 1,042 claims lodged for storm events so far this year. The average time for settlement is 54 days. Manager National Customer Care, Robyn Nation, says […]

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Council’s seismic risk programme

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Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council is currently identifying the earthquake risk of council-owned buildings, following new legislation which came into effect last year. Auckland is classed as being at low-risk of experiencing a moderate earthquake. The legislation requires building owners to make identified earthquake-prone buildings compliant within a 35-year time period. For heritage buildings, this […]

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Govt helping electric vehicle drivers to roam free

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Source: New Zealand Government Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today launched EVRoam, a new initiative providing electric car drivers with real-time information about where they can find reliable charging stations right around the country.   EVRoam is a live database, collated by the NZ Transport Agency from real-time data fed directly from charging station […]

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Vehicle of interest sought in Huntly homicide

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Source: New Zealand Police Police investigating the death of Wayne Noda in Huntly on Sunday 30 June are seeking information from the public to help locate a vehicle.  To assist with inquiries Police are looking for sightings of a dark blue 2001 Nissan Skyline, registration number KAM195.  Anyone who knows the location of the Skyline, or can […]

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