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Racing Code Funding Confirmed For 2020/21

Friday, 26 June 2020, 2:13 pm | Joint Press Release

The Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) today advised New Zealand racing codes of forecasted funding in 2020/21 of $139.6m which is the same level as was budgeted for the 2019/2020 season before the impacts of COVID19. This is despite fewer thoroughbred ... More >>

Passing Of Racing Bill Welcomed By Industry

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 2:18 pm | Joint Press Release

The passing of the Racing Industry Bill after its third reading today is a momentous occasion for New Zealand racing and delivers transformational change, says the leaders of New Zealand racing. “Collectively, the Chairs of the Racing Industry Transition ... More >>

Yoga Day Festival Celebrating United Nations World Yoga Day June 21st 2020

Friday, 19 June 2020, 1:12 pm | Joint Press Release

Australian School of Meditation & Yoga + Meditation New Zealand The Australian School of Meditation & Yoga is joining forces with Meditation New Zealand to honour the 6th International Yoga Day with a free 7-day online festival. ... More >>

Auckland And Waikato Hold Constructive Water Talks

Monday, 15 June 2020, 2:40 pm | Joint Press Release

The heads of Watercare, Auckland Council and Waikato Regional Council have agreed to work more closely together on issues of mutual importance, including Auckland’s long-term water supply needs and the health of the Waikato River, following a meeting ... More >>

Phase Two Of Funding Now Available To Support Community Sector Recovery In Western BOP

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 11:42 am | Joint Press Release

Local funders TECT, Acorn Foundation, BayTrust and Tauranga City Council have announced a transition to phase two of their Covid-19 funding support, with an aim to help key Western Bay of Plenty community groups survive the medium-term impact of Covid-19. ... More >>

Kete Koha To Kohanga Reo And Early Childhood Education Centres

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 1:49 pm | Joint Press Release

Ngātiwai Trust Board and Te Manawaroa o Ngāti Hine continue to partner this time providing Kete Koha for over 20 Early Childhood Centres(ECE) and Kohanga Reo across the mid north and Whangārei area. The Kete Koha are endorsed by Te Kohanga Reo National ... More >>

River Rescue Promises Washed Up In Billions Borrowed

Saturday, 16 May 2020, 12:01 pm | Joint Press Release

What has happened to the 2017 promises by the Labour, Greens and NZ First parties - now forming government - to tangibly start the task of cleaning up the public’s waterways after decades of neglect? That’s the question two prominent organisations, ... More >>

The 2020 Official NZ Music Month Summit: It’s All Local

Monday, 11 May 2020, 12:38 pm | Joint Press Release

The MMF NZ and the NZ Music Commission, in association with Auckland Council Creative Communities and APRA AMCOS NZ, are thrilled to announce the return of The Official NZ Music Month Summit, which will take place as part of the very special 20th Anniversary ... More >>

ACC risking thousands of essential care and support jobs

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 11:03 am | Joint Press Release

Over 25,000 care and support workers throughout New Zealand provide essential, life-critical services within our communities every day. This includes ACC’s most vulnerable clients, allowing them to recover and remain in the comfort of their own homes with ... More >>

Vodafone And Avaroa Cable Get Ready for Manatua Cable

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 8:46 am | Joint Press Release

Avaroa Cable Ltd and Vodafone Cook Islands have confirmed today that they are working together to get ready for the Manatua Cable going live later this year. More >>

Widespread Gratitude For Roadside Checkpoints

Saturday, 2 May 2020, 10:52 am | Joint Press Release

Non-Māori across the North Island have expressed their gratitude for roadside checkpoints organised by hapū and iwi to reduce the spread of Covid-19. “I’m very grateful for the checkpoints” says pākehā Maketu resident Bonnie Jackson. “The operators ... More >>

Critical We Keep Taking Restrictions Seriously Say Mayors

Friday, 1 May 2020, 11:47 am | Joint Press Release

The Mayors of Mackenzie, Timaru, Waimate and Waitaki are asking our communities to keep taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously, warning of significant harm if we go back to Level 4. The mayors thanked our communities for doing their bit to flatten ... More >>

Avis And Budget NZ Offer $10 Rentals to Essential Workers

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 11:39 am | Joint Press Release

Avis and Budget New Zealand have announced rentals from $10 a day for essential workers to help keep them moving safely as they support the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. More >>

Open Letter Covid19: Calling For A Sustainable Economic Re-set

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 7:15 pm | Joint Press Release

Dear Prime Minister, Ministers, MPs and Local Government, In this time of chaos and uncertainty we must be honest with ourselves about the world at our doorstep, about what we are up against, and the opportunity we have been presented on the back ... More >>

Open Letter To Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern And Cabinet

Saturday, 25 April 2020, 10:55 am | Joint Press Release

Dear Prime Minister Your strategy of “going hard and going early” with Covid-19 has been quite rightly applauded around the world. It would have been great if the same strategy had been adopted for pay equity. Community-based midwives have been ... More >>

Northern Region DHBs Test Over 40,000 People For COVID-19

Friday, 24 April 2020, 3:55 pm | Joint Press Release

Latest Northern Region Health Communication Centre (NRHCC) data shows that since testing began in February, the Northern Region DHBs (Northland, Waitematā, Auckland and Counties Manukau) have tested more than 40,000 people for COVID-19. NRHCC Lead ... More >>

Start-ups Join Forces To Improve The Nation’s Resilience

Saturday, 18 April 2020, 12:03 pm | Joint Press Release

Two start-ups from different parts of the country have come together over an ambitious goal - to increase New Zealand’s collective resilience. Gisborne-based Riposte and Christchurch-based Wanderble met online through the Hack the Crisis NZ challenge, ... More >>

New Zealand’s Four Largest Electricity Distributors Offer Businesses Payment Deferrals

Friday, 17 April 2020, 10:50 am | Joint Press Release

New Zealand’s Four Largest Electricity Distributors Come Together To Offer Businesses Payment Deferrals During COVID-19 Electricity lines companies Orion, Powerco, Vector and Wellington Electricity serve 60% of New Zealand’s electricity customers. The ... More >>

Hospitality Industry Calls On The Minister Of Justice To Make Emergency Law Change

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 12:41 pm | Joint Press Release

Members of the hospitality industry have written to Minister of Justice Hon. Andrew Little to call for urgent changes to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (2012), using the provisions set out in the Epidemic Preparedness Act (2006). MP for Wellington ... More >>

Senior Motel Industry Leaders Unite To Support An Industry In Crisis

Saturday, 11 April 2020, 1:10 pm | Joint Press Release

With the local tourism industry severely affected by the unprecedented Covid-19 crisis, senior business broker and ex motelier Ray Hart along with Gordon Fridge of LINK Hawke's Bay Central Plateau have set up an industry wide fundraiser to raise ... More >>