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Archive for February, 2019

Chemical time capsules from Captain Cook’s voyage

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

Chemical time capsules from Captain Cook’s voyage matched with modern mānuka
1 March 2019

Robust oil gland linings in historical mānuka samples collected during one of Captain James Cook’s voyages serve as “chemical time capsules”, linking them to modern mānuka varieties, a Plant & Food Research study has found. Read more »

Ultra-fast broadband uptake hits 50% mark

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Kris Faafoi
Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media

1 March 2019 MEDIA STATEMENT
About half of New Zealand homes and businesses have connected to faster, more reliable broadband across the 121 centres where ultra-fast broadband (UFB) is available, says Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi. Read more »

The mighty Johnsons help NPDC boost ecosystems, biodiversity

Press Release – New Plymouth District Council

Cameron and Raul Johnson share the same surname and a passion for restoring biodiversity across the New Plymouth District and Aotearoa. Read more »

International Fiscal Association, NZ Branch Conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

Hon Stuart Nash

Minister of Revenue


1 March 2019 SPEECH NOTES
International Fiscal Association, NZ Branch Conference Read more »

Sentencing welcomed

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

A Queenstown resident has been sentenced at the Queenstown District Council after pleading guilty to one charge under the Resource Management Act 1991 and one under the Building Act 2004. Read more »

Dunedin Infometrics report points to healthy tourism growth

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Figures released today indicate Dunedin’s tourism spend has performed above the national average with a 6.2% increase over the December 2018 year as compared to a 4.3% increase nationally, according to an Infometrics report. Read more »

NIWA’s Hotspot Watch

Press Release – NIWA

Thursday, 28 February 2019

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 »

Spellbinding pianist Joyce Yang returns to perform with NZSO

Press Release – NZ Symphony Orchestra

In 2017 acclaimed pianist Joyce Yang mesmerised audiences and critics when she performed for the first time with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook – March – May 2019

Press Release – NIWA

Seasonal climate outlook – March – May 2019

28 February 2019

Outlook summary

• A central Pacific El Niño is now occurring as the ocean and atmosphere have been weakly coupled for a third consecutive month. Traditionally, this occurs farther east toward South America and during the early summer season. Read more »

Measles alert for Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Measles alert for Auckland

Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles and is asking people who may have come in contact with that person to watch out for symptoms. Read more »

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