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More than 100,000 electronic NZeTAs processed by Immigration

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is encouraged by the number of travellers who have requested their NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) ahead of it becoming mandatory from 1 October 2019.

Gisborne council outlines next steps for erosion at Pare Street

Planning is underway for a permanent solution to beachfront erosion at Pare St, caused by spring tides last week.

SIA launches Maori cultural capability and language programmes

"I’m very happy to be launching SIA [Social Investment Agency]'s programme for Te Reo Māori," says Dorothy Adams. " Kia kaha means let’s be strong and can also mean let’s be courageous.

South Waikato local council voting period opens soon

South Waikato voters will be able to cast their votes in the 2019 Council elections from Saturday 20 September.

Philanthropist bid to boost future entrepreneurs with business school donation

Philanthropist and entrepreneur Tony Falkenstein believes in the power of business to positively impact on people’s lives. So much so, he is donating $600,000 to the University of Auckland Business School to fund up to 14 top students to travel to Silicon Valley.

Otago Poly partners with community trust on 'Climate Safe House' project

An all-women group of tradies will help the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust build a "Climate Safe House" house at the Home and Living Show, to be held at Forsyth Barr Stadium on 2-3 November.

Ardern and Clark - Suicide Prevention Office to drive action to save lives

The Government has announced a Suicide Prevention Office will be established to coordinate action already underway to reduce New Zealand’s historically high rate of suicide.

Trade speedmeets for young jobseekers coming to Kaipara and Okaihau

A series of free speedmeets will happen in September to connect jobseeking high school students and local employers.

The Got a Trade? Got it Made! speedmeets will be held at Okaihau College on 11 September and Dargaville High School on 18 September.

Hutt City Council puts homelessness strategy to work

Hutt City Council has moved quickly to put its Homelessness Strategy into action with the first families now receiving council-funded services.

Inland Revenue and ACC joint media release - Calling 'time' on cheques

From March next year, IR and ACC will no longer accept payments by cheque from customers who are able to use alternative payment options.