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Archive for May, 2018

Benefit increase negatively affects housing eligibility

Article – RNZ

A benefit aimed at helping people find private rental homes is proving to be a double-edged sword, emergency housing providers say. Read more »

‘Inhumane’ to hold NZ boy in Australian detention centre

Article – RNZ

Holding young people and adults together in immigration detention is “inhumane”, an immigration lawyer says in light of a New Zealand teenager being held in these conditions. Read more »

Friend and Tuarae to captain Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Rugby League

Experienced Auckland first division players Jethro Friend and Jordan Tuarae will join an exclusive club this Saturday, when they captain Auckland into battle against the Tonga New Zealand Residents at Mount Smart Stadium. Read more »

Restaurant Brands 1Q sales rise 12%

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Restaurant Brands New Zealand lifted first-quarter sales 12 percent after the fast-food operator acquired a further 13 KFC stores in Australia. Read more »

Contact Energy and Infratec team up to power business

Press Release – Contact Energy

Contact Energy and Infratec are teaming up to help more Kiwi businesses make the leap to low carbon energy by offering them end-to-end renewable generation, battery storage, and energy management solutions. Read more »

New Zealand support to limit dengue fever in Fiji

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand will contribute $2.7 million to help limit dengue fever in Fiji, Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced. Read more »

New skills in sensory analysis for fishing industry

Press Release – PHAMA

Staff of SolTuna Limited and National Fisheries Developments (NFD) Limited can now use sensory techniques to assess the quality of fish products. This follows their completion of a Seafood Sensory Analysis training that has enabled them to make assessments … Read more »

New Supermarket opens in Niue

Press Release – Swansons Supermarket

Shopping just got a whole lot easier for Niue locals and visitors! With the investment of New Zealand-owned family company W.H. Grove and Sons (WHG), who purchased Swansons in 2007, the island will officially open the doors to its brand-new supermarket, … Read more »

2018 Lexus Song Quest – the journey to the Final begins

Press Release – Lexus Song Quest

After a rigorous audition of 40 contestants over three cities, international Preliminary Judges Liane Keegan and John Bolton Wood have confirmed the 10 2018 Lexus Song Quest Semi-Finalists are: (alphabetically) Read more »

Auckland Art Gallery recognises women in art

Press Release – Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tmaki announces a second programme of the She Claims: Art Matters women-in-arts talk series, following a successful launch programme earlier this year. Read more »

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