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Archive for May, 2012

Naivety Around Insanity Verdict

Press Release – Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Justice Gendall is naive to suggest that Aleni would be detained in a secure therapeutic environment for any length of time” Mr Moyle said, “Alenis’ psychiatrists will have other ideas. Read more »

Otago researchers clarify DHB funding formula

Press Release – University of Otago

A report representing the first-ever attempt to comprehensively detail how the population-based funding formula (PBFF) for District Health Boards (DHBs) operates has just been released by University of Otago researchers. Read more »

Well-planned cities improve people’s health

Press Release – University of Otago

New Zealand is one of the countries critically examined in a major report on the planning of cities and their impact on population health, released this week. The report ‘Shaping Cities for Health’ was commissioned by a leading UK medical journal … Read more »

‘Fuel poverty’ issue missed in Muliaga case

Press Release – University of Otago

An analysis of hundreds of print media stories on the death of Auckland resident, Mrs Folole Muliaga, after her power was cut off by Mercury Energy in 2007 has found that the wider issue of ‘fuel poverty’ was largely ignored. Read more »

Young Musicians Tune Up

Press Release – Chamber Music New Zealand

Cowbells, temple blocks, bongos, a mandolin and a gong are among the instruments to be played by young musicians competing in Chamber Music New Zealand’s annual New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest this year. Read more »

KiwiNet backed scientific breakthrough

Press Release – KiwiNet

MEDIA RELEASE KiwiNet backed scientific breakthroughs result in award winning innovations Hamilton, New Zealand, 31 May 2012 – Scientific breakthroughs at the University of Canterbury backed by KiwiNet, a collaboration focused on research commercialisation, … Read more »

Scientific breakthroughs result in award winning innovations

Press Release – KiwiNet

Hamilton, New Zealand, 31 May 2012 – Scientific breakthroughs at the University of Canterbury backed by KiwiNet, a collaboration focused on research commercialisation, are resulting in spin-out companies with award winning innovations. A wall climbing … Read more »

Plain English – Budget 2012

Column – New Zealand Government

Last week I delivered our fourth Budget. This year’s Budget is about supporting New Zealanders in uncertain times and investing in our future. It keeps the Government’s books on track to surplus in 2014/15, invests in better public services, and builds … Read more »

Music Films Announced for NZIFF 2012

Press Release – NZ International Film Festival

MEDIA BRIEF: Thursday 31 May Music Films Announced for NZIFF 2012 The New Zealand International Film Festival today announced seven music films confirmed for the 2012 programme. Shut Up and Play the Hits Directors: Will Lovelace , Dylan Southern “The … Read more »

From bedroom to Jerusalem – award winning play on tour

Press Release – Arts on Tour New Zealand

From bedroom to Jerusalem – award winning play’s national tour 8 – 30 June Audiences first viewed The PlayGround Collective’s The Intricate Art of Actually Caring in playwright Eli Kent’s bedroom. Eli and friend Jack Shadbolt were the … Read more »

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