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Archive for May, 2020

Govt Has Chance To Advance World Smokefree Day

Press Release – Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

“Here’s hoping the Government’s bill to regulate vaping brings New Zealand’s ambition of Smokefree 2025 closer and helps us to better celebrate World Smokefree Day in the future,” says Jonathan Devery, spokesperson of the Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ).
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Pandemic Intensifies Social Crisis In New Zealand

Article – Socialist Equality Group

The New Zealand government’s Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) reported on Thursday that a survey of 3,000 people, conducted in April, found 34 percent of households were in “financial difficulty.” A further 40 percent were “at risk of tipping into hardship.” Read more »

World Smokefree Day – What Smokefree Means For Aotearoa

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

Today is World Smokefree Day, known in some countries as ‘World No Tobacco Day’.

Hāpai Te Hauora has engaged with communities most affected by smoking and asked the question: What does Smokefree mean to you? Since the 1st of May, Hāpai has received a range of answers from families and workplaces that were willing to make and share short 20-60 second videos about the meaning of Smokefree. Read more »

Recognising The Achievements Of The 2020 Country Music Award Winners

Press Release – Recorded Music NZ

New Zealand’s top country music achievements were announced today with Delaney Davidson & Barry Saunders receiving the Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tuawhenua Toa Tui | Best Country Music Artist and Tami Neilson taking out the APRA Best Country Song for ‘Hey Bus Driver!’. Read more »

Update – Missing Man, Dunedin

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The 26-year-old man previously reported missing from central Dunedin has been found safe and well.

Police thank the public for their assistance. Read more »

Have You Seen Zane Storer?

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are asking for the public’s help finding 26-year-old Zane Storer, who has been reported missing from central Dunedin. Read more »

HRC Announces New Funding Grants For Mid-career Researchers

Press Release – Health Research Council Of New Zealand

New grants give mid-career researchers a funding boost

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) today capped off a month of research investment with nearly $3 million awarded to mid-career researchers for studies that address significant health issues. Read more »

‘Fatburgs’ Strike QLDC Wastewater System Again

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is again calling for locals to be mindful of what goes down their drains and into the wastewater system after another significant ‘fatburg’ had to be cleared from pipes in Frankton. Read more »

QLDC Looks Back At Emergency Welfare Assistance Response

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Since the government’s nationwide lockdown began in March, Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has provided emergency welfare assistance to thousands of people across the Queenstown Lakes District. Read more »

QLDC Receives $1.4m In Labour Redeployment Funding

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes has received $1.4 million of a $36.72 million government funding package that has been allocated to regions hard hit by COVID-19. The funding is part of a redeployment package which will be used to support those who have lost work, as well as helping support the wider community. Read more »

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