Archive for October, 2019

Second Quality of Life Survey now open

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

The second annual Quality of Life survey has opened for community feedback today at: https://letstalk.qldc.govt.nz/qol. Open to all members of the community aged 18 and over, the survey will be open until 5.00pm on 1 December 2019. Read more »

Call to review property management regulation grows

Press Release – REINZ

1 November 2019
For immediate release

Call to review property management regulation grows, says REINZ

Following the recent launch of A Call for Change – Better Property Management an additional 30 organisations around the country have joined the Read more »

Whitestone’s Farmhouse wins Bronze – Cheese Awards 2019

Press Release – Whitestone Cheese

Whitestone Cheese Co, Oamaru, has been named among the winners at the 32nd annual World Cheese Awards in Bergamo, Italy, standing out from the crowd as a record-breaking 3,804 entries were judged in a single day at Fiera di Bergamo on Friday 18 October. Read more »

Second stolen Police Glock recovered

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Southern District Commander Superintendent Paul Basham:

The second of two Police-issued Glock pistols stolen during a serious incident in Gore on Wednesday 14 August has been recovered. Read more »

Lee Mvtthews release debut album ahead of massive tour

Press Release – Great Things

Powerhouse Electronic Duo Lee Mvtthews
release debut album Bones ahead of massive tour

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Limited choice for New Zealand property seekers

Press Release – Realestate.co.nz

Real-time data from realestate.co.nz shows Kiwi property seekers were squeezed for choice in October with fewer listings to choose from nationwide. Not only were new listings down nationally by 17.1% when compared to October 2018 but the total number of houses for sale were also down by 13.1% around the country. Read more »

Measles immune amnesia – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

If you haven’t had the MMR vaccine, catching measles can cripple your immune system for years.

Two separate studies examining the immune systems of unvaccinated children before and after measles infection found that the disease creates a kind of immune amnesia that leaves you more vulnerable to future viral and bacterial infections. Read more »

Dunedin hosts a weekend of events for children’s literature

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Friday 1 November

Dunedin hosts a weekend of events in celebration of children’s literature

Children’s literature is the focus of two events happening concurrently in Dunedin next month – one aimed at creators and the other at readers. Both will feature presentations and workshops from some of New Zealand’s most beloved children’s book makers. Read more »

“You’ve failed us” – student takes over speech

Press Release – Greenpeace

Thursday, October 31: A high school student has taken over what was meant to be a speech delivered by Greenpeace head Russel Norman at an Environmental Protection Authority conference today. Read more »

Final local election seat decided by coin toss

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

With the final Wakatipu Ward seat decided by lot (a coin toss), this year’s local election results are in for Mayor, Councillors and Wānaka Community Board. The successful candidates are: Read more »

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