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Archive for February, 2016

Push for Keytruda funding – Expert reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Push for Keytruda funding – Expert reaction

Public pressure is growing for the Government to fund the melanoma drug Keytruda, listed as ‘low priority’ by drug funding agency PHARMAC. Read more »

Eastland Group announces tertiary engineering scholarships

Press Release – Eastland Group

Eastland Group announces tertiary engineering scholarships for 2016

Eastland Group has awarded two $5000 tertiary engineering scholarships for the 2016 study year, continuing a tradition that sees the company support local students working in fields specific to its infrastructure businesses. Read more »

Toastmasters Public Invitation to Open Demonstration

Press Release – Toastmasters

Speakeasy Toastmasters Public Invitation to Open Demonstration

Speakeasy Toastmasters Club is holding an open demonstration. On Tuesday 8 at Knox Church Hall, 449 George Street, Dunedin. All Dunedin public is warmly invited. Read more »

NZ Chartered Accountants get top award

Press Release – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

NZ Chartered Accountants get top award

Well-known New Zealand business and community figures are among 58 Chartered Accountants worldwide to have been awarded a top accounting honour recognising outstanding service to their profession and communities. Read more »

LendMe to the rescue after bank said “you’re too old”

Press Release – LendMe

LendMe to the rescue after bank said “you’re too old”

Specialist secured peer to peer lender helps retired couple finance new home Read more »

Elam student finalist in Sony World Photography Awards

Press Release – University of Auckland

Elam student finalist in Sony World Photography Awards

Artist Matilda Fraser, a 26 year old student at Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland was announced today as a finalist in the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Student Focus programme. Read more »

New Chair for Copyright Licensing New Zealand

Press Release – Copyright Licensing NZ

1 March 2016

For immediate release

New Chair for Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ)

Copyright Licensing New Zealand has announced the appointment of Dunedin crime writer Vanda Symon to the position of Chair of the Board. Ms Symon takes over from Adrian Keane, Owner and Chief Executive of Edify Ltd, who has held the position since 2012. Read more »

Food law changes from today

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Food law changes from today

Dunedin (Tuesday, 1 March 2016) – A new law for all businesses that sell food comes into effect today. Read more »

New DOC/Toyota programme gets families into nature

Press Release – Department of Conservation

New DOC/Toyota programme gets families into nature
A new programme to help families explore New Zealand’s great outdoors and take action for nature was launched today by Toyota and the Department of Conservation (DOC). Read more »

Why the ‘Johnny Depp Effect’ doesn’t always work

Press Release – University of Otago

Why the ‘Johnny Depp Effect’ doesn’t always work

New psychology research from the University of Otago, Warwick Business School, and University of California, San Diego, is helping explain why male faces with feminine features are considered attractive in some contexts but not others. Read more »

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