Archive for January, 2021

New Wetland Educational Resources Released To All Schools To Help Reconnect Tamariki With Their Local Repo

Press Release – Landcare Research

A new series of repo (wetland) educational resources focusing on education, awareness, and kaitiakitanga (guardianship) is being launched on World Wetlands Day (February 2) to all schools throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more »

Warning For Parents As Asthma Hospitalisations Spike On Return To School

Press Release – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is urging parents, caregivers and schools to be prepared for the annual rise in asthma hospitalisations when children return to school after the holidays. Read more »

Central South Island Game Bird Hunting Ballots Open Now

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

The opportunity to access some of the best public land areas for game bird hunting in New Zealand starts today.

Even though duck hunting season doesn’t start till the 1st of May, now is the time to get ready for the new season. Read more »

Fonterra Needs To Get Cracking On Quitting Coal: Coal Action Network Aotearoa

Press Release – Coal Action Network

New Zealand’s second-largest coal user, Fonterra – and the rest of the dairy industry – will have to shift up a gear in getting out of coal to meet the recommendations by the Climate Change Commission (CCC), Coal Action Network Aotearoa said today, warning the 2037 date for getting off coal for process heat isn’t ambitious enough. Read more »

How Testing Can Clear Covid-19 Cases – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Grey area in the test results of recent community Covid-19 cases has left health authorities conducting follow-up tests for more clarity. Read more »

Home Ownership In Queenstown Now Truly Affordable With Housing Trust

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust

Home ownership in Queenstown has never been more affordable thanks to the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust’s ground-breaking assisted ownership model, Secure Home. Read more »

Kiwibank New Zealander Of The Year Awards ­– Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure O Aotearoa Semi-Finalists Announced For Six Categories

Press Release – Kiwi Bank New Zealander of the Year Award

The New Zealander of the Year Awards Office is pleased to announce the semi-finalists in six categories for the 2021 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards ­­– Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa set to take place on 31 March 2021. Read more »

Work On Stage Three Of Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan Begins

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Work on Stage Three of the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan is set to begin on Monday 1 February 2021, which will see the implementation of Te Ara Wānaka (a shared pathway) for pedestrians and cyclists along Lakeside Road, and a separate boardwalk along the lake’s edge. Read more »

Dunedin-Based TracPlus Gains Approval For Alaska Enhanced Special Reporting Service

Press Release – TracPlus

Dunedin-Based technology company TracPlus has increased the safety offering for Alaskan aviation this week with the approval of their RockAir device into the Enhanced Special Reporting Service (eSRS). Read more »

Dunne Speaks: Why Do We Panic About Covid19, But Not Use The Scanning App?

Column – Peter Dunne

Why is it that New Zealanders go into a state of near panic every time a case of Covid19 is reported in the community, yet for the rest of the time largely ignore the value of contact tracing by scanning QR codes? Read more »

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