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Archive for January, 2015

Yeastie Boys equity crowdfunding campaign kicks off today

Press Release – Yeastie Boys

Award-winning brewers Yeastie Boys will launch their equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe seeking to raise half a million dollars at 6 PM today. Yeastie Boys are going out to their crowd and offering them a piece of the company so they can … Read more »

Whale Years by Gregory O’Brien

Press Release – Lighthouse PR

Two poets on a headland, mid-survey might pause suddenly and say will this be your whale, or mine? Read more »

All-Star cast confirmed for Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines

Press Release – NRL Auckland Nines

All-Star cast confirmed for the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines Jan 31 Feb 1 Eden Park Tickets at Read more »

Managing Mercury Waste a Growing Priority

Press Release – SPREP

23 January 2015, Apia, Samoa – The first-ever sub-regional workshop on the Minamata Convention on Mercury was held in Apia, Samoa at the headquarters of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) from 19 to 21 January. The … Read more »

Home grown talent headlines 175th festivities

Press Release – Auckland City Council

A free, family friendly concert at Barry Curtis Park on Waitangi Day, produced by Auckland Council in partnership with Toi o Manukau, will mark the 175thanniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Read more »

Third world fishing policies put NZ to shame

Press Release – Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing workers in seafood processing factories has today slammed New Zealands fishing policies which allow our fishing resources to be exported to other countries. Read more »

Papuan governor unhappy with Freeport plan to build ‘outside’ smelter

File photo of miners seen at the Grasberg Mine, operated by U.S.-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, in Indonesia's Papua province

Miners at the Grasberg Mine, operated by US-based Freeport-McMoRan, in Papua province. Image: Muhammad Yamin/Jakarta Globe/Investor Daily

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Rangga Prakoso

Papua disapproves of mining giant Freeport Indonesia’s plan to build a smelter facility outside Papua, calling the move indicative of the company’s lack of good deeds to Indonesia’s easternmost province.

Papua governor Lukas Enembe said on Friday that for the past 50 years, Freeport Indonesia, the local unit of US mining company Freeport-McMoRan, only wanted to export the raw materials without having the good intention of building an integrated processing industry in Papua.

He said integrated smelter facilities in Papua are needed. Read more »

Chance to Impress for Netball Central Zone’s Youngsters

Press Release – Netball Central

The journey to being a New Zealand Secondary School (NZSS) player continued this weekend at a Talent Development Camp held at Te Wananga-O-Raukawa in Otaki for 29 talented young players from Netball Central Zone. Read more »

Divesting America of Ozone-Destroying Energy Sources

Column – Walter Brasch

Long before the price of gas and oil began to plummet, socially conscious churches, universities, non-profit organizations, and local governments began to divest themselves of fossil fuel stock and shock the fossil fuel industry to understand the environmental … Read more »

Yeastie Boys release share offer details

Press Release – Yeastie Boys

Ground breaking New Zealand brewers Yeastie Boys have released details of their highly anticipated share offer. Read more »

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