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Archive for January, 2019

Hot, dry summers will increase demand for water

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

New Zealand’s recent heatwave is likely to repeat in future years as hot, dry summers become increasingly frequent – requiring New Zealand to urgently plan to improve water storage to cope with future demand, says IrrigationNZ. Read more »

Feb-No-Dairy; time to reduce dairy in our economy and health

Press Release – Vegan Society

The Vegan Society Aotearoa is calling on the New Zealand government to reduce the importance of dairy in our economy and our health. Read more »

Frances Hodgkins Works To Be Sold At Waiheke Auction

Press Release – Frances Hodgekins

The works of Frances Hodgkins christened ‘The Hidden Portfolio,’ are among 150 lots being auctioned on Waiheke Island on Wednesday, the 20th of February. Read more »

Name release – Gore sudden death

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are now in a position to release the name of the child who drowned in Gore on Tuesday 29 January.

He was three-year-old Lachlan Jones. Read more »

Can Ken Smith extend his winning streak at Skope Classic?

Press Release – New Zealand Formula 5000 Association

So far the 2018/19 New Zealand motor racing season has been kind to one of the sport’s favourite sons, ageless super-veteran Ken Smith. Read more »

QLDC to Seek Community Feedback on Sport & Recreation

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) elected members were presented with a draft Sport & Recreational Facility Strategy at their meeting today, and have approved the recommendation to seek community feedback in shaping the final strategy. Read more »

E. Coli present at Lake Hayes

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Water quality samples taken from Lake Hayes Mill Creek Shallows have shown high levels of the bacteria E. coli.

Government water quality guidelines for recreational swimming areas say those with less than 260 E. coli/100 ml are considered safe, whereas water with more than 550 E. coli/100 ml indicates a potential health risk. Read more »

Reports show a rise in prices and interest rates

Press Release – interest.co.nz

Home Loan Affordability Reports show a rise in prices and interest rates at the end of last year made it harder for first home buyers to get their own home Read more »

NIWA’s Hotspot Watch

Press Release – NIWA

NIWA’s Hotspot Watch

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Read more »

Hot temperatures set to cool slightly this weekend

Press Release – MetService

31 January 2019

Summer has certainly taken hold this week with loads of attention on the temperatures the last few days. Read more »

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