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CEAC "again Labour/greens Allows Economics To Trump Environment."

Published: Sun 5 Apr 2020 06:07 PM
CEAC “again Labour/Greens allows economics to trump environment.” Press Release: for 6th April 2020 Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre Our HB/Gisborne communities had hoped that labour would have committed to their promise of restoring our Gisborne ... Read more...

Following Lockdown Rules Critical To Recovering Ruapehu’s Economy & Lifestyle

Published: Sun 5 Apr 2020 03:54 PM
Mayor Cameron said that it is more important than ever for us to keep to the self-isolation rules. “Most people in Ruapehu can be very proud of their commitment to following the lockdown rules however there is still a small minority who need to have a good ... Read more...

Open Letter To Essential Service Providers To Support People In Financial Hardship Due To COVID-19

Published: Sun 5 Apr 2020 03:46 PM
COVID-19 is causing immense disruption to our society and our economy. Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders and their families now face having to survive on a reduced income. These people are worried about whether they can pay their rent or ... Read more...

The Queen's Message To The Commonwealth To Air Live On Breakfast

Published: Sun 5 Apr 2020 03:08 PM
TVNZ Breakfast will broadcast Her Majesty The Queen's message to the Commonwealth LIVE for viewers tomorrow morning (6 April). This special address will air part way through Breakfast's show at 7am (NZST) - the same time as the United Kingdom's broadcast. ... Read more...

Additional Guidelines On Alert Level 4 Rules

Published: Sat 4 Apr 2020 06:26 PM
Joint media release from the Ministry of Health and New Zealand Police The Director General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, has issued a Health Notice that provides additional guidance on the rules around the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 to ensure its ... Read more...

Online Form Now Available For Expressions Of Interest To Work In The Health System

Published: Sat 4 Apr 2020 05:08 PM
Canterbury and West Coast DHBs have made it easy for people to submit an expression of interest if they are not already employed by the DHBs but want to put their hand up and contribute to the COVID-19 response. This has been set up to provide support ... Read more...

One In Custody Following Crash, Christchurch

Published: Sat 4 Apr 2020 04:37 PM
One person is in custody and facing driving charges following a single-car crash on Greers Road in Christchurch. The crash occurred about 2:30pm. The car was observed by officers driving dangerously, before hitting a power pole and a residential fence. ... Read more...

Hunting Banned Under New Government Order

Published: Sat 4 Apr 2020 04:32 PM
A new Government Order has effectively banned hunting until COVID-19 Alert Level 4 is lifted. The Game Animal Council, NZDA, Police and other agencies have given consistent guidance that hunting, like many other recreational activities, should ... Read more...

Food For Thought In The Capital

Published: Sat 4 Apr 2020 03:11 PM
Organisations across the capital are working tirelessly to ensure the basic necessities are provided to those who need them – and food is one of the most critical of those. Wellington City Council supported Kaibosh Food Rescue has had to shut the doors at ... Read more...

Stay Fire Safe With Your Bubble Mates This Daylight Savings Weekend

Published: Sat 4 Apr 2020 09:16 AM
With everybody now at home for the COVID-19 self-isolation period, it is more important than ever to check your home is fire safe and to be vigilant about fire safety in everything you do. Mark the end of daylight saving by checking your smoke alarms ... Read more...
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