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Archive for August, 2019

Govt announces Cancer Control Agency and PHARMAC funding

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Government announces Cancer Control Agency and PHARMAC funding boost

The Government is taking action to ensure New Zealanders living with cancer have access to high quality care no matter who they are, or where they live. Read more »

Students Celebrate As Auckland Uni Ditches Fossil Fuels

Press Release – Fossil Free UoA

Students Celebrate As University of Auckland Ditches Fossil Fuels

31 August 2019

Yesterday, after a student-led campaign spanning more than five years, the University of Auckland committed to divest from fossil fuels. Read more »

2019/20 Summer Camping Plans Announced

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

2019/20 Summer Camping Plans Announced

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has today announced plans to promote responsible and sustainable camping across the district this summer, after receiving $788k of funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) for Responsible Camping initiatives. Read more »

Persistent Weak Layer Remains A Concern For The Backcountry

Press Release – NZ Mountain Safety Council

Persistent Weak Layer Remains A Concern For The Backcountry

Mountain Safety Council (MSC) are reminding people that there’s a potentially dangerous ‘persistent weak layer’ in the snowpack present throughout many areas of the country, Read more »

Robinson backs up her Super G wins with a second place

Press Release – Winter Games NZ

Athletes were greeted blue skies and wide views over the Wakatipu Basin for the start of the Alpine Ski Racing technical events with the FIS ANC Giant Slalom presented by Coronet Peak. Read more »

Heating of Arrowtown Pool to help swimmers keep active

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Swimmers in the Wakatipu Basin will be able to keep lapping and splashing locally during the forthcoming temporary closure of Alpine Aqualand after Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) confirmed plans to heat the open air Arrowtown Memorial Pool and bring forward its opening date. Read more »

Procurement begins for Planning and Development panel

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has released a request for proposal (RFP) for a Planning and Development professional services panel. The panel will assist the in-house team which includes resource consents, building consents, resource management engineering, and planning policy. Read more »

Paradise Lost: Malcolm Lowry’s ‘Under the Volcano’

Article – Howard Davis

Paradise Lost: Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano

“Les vrais paradis vont les paradis qu’on a perdus.” – Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time, Vol. VI: Finding Time Again. Read more »

Winter Games NZ ANC Freeski Slopestyle Qualifiers

Press Release – Winter Games NZ

Cardrona, New Zealand (29 August 2019) – Today was a day for big tricks in the Big Bucks Park in the qualifying rounds of the FIS Australia New Zealand Cup Freeski Slopestyle presented by Cardrona Alpine Resort at the QRC Winter Games NZ fueled by Forsyth Barr. Read more »

Queenstown Bungy seeks clearance to acquire Taupo Bungy

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Queenstown Bungy Limited to acquire the bungy and swing operations in Taupo owned and operated by Taupo Bungy Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Taupo Tourism Holdings Limited. Read more »

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