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Australian expert brings bottle deposits plan

Australian zero waste expert Robbie Kelman brings his vast knowledge of container return schemes (bottle deposits) to the annual Strengthening Communities Hui tomorrow at 11am in order to get plans moving here in Aotearoa New Zealand. His talk is free and open to the public.

Hospitality will close next week without clarity on subsidy rules

The hospitality sector has today called on Grant Robertson to urgently clarify that the wage subsidy is available to all hospitality businesses with a revenue cut of over 40% in Level 2.5.

Walk-ins welcome at vaccination centres, so step up and get a dose

With appointments no longer required at community COVID-19 vaccination centres, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is again urging everyone to get their jab as soon as possible.

NPDC to discuss central government's Three Waters Reforms at public meeting

New Plymouth District’s Mayor and Councillors are set to consider feedback on proposed Three Waters reforms at a public meeting next week.

Community gives feedback on relocated Flaxmere skate park

More than 200 skateboarders, scooterers, school students, parents and Flaxmere residents are having their say on the new Flaxmere skate plaza, and that input will have a real impact on the outcome.

New logo 'heralds change in direction for Waitaki Whitestone Geopark'

The Waitaki Whitestone Geopark has today revealed a new logo designed by Ngāi Tahu Artist Ross Hemera and Graphic Designer Hannah Buutveld from The Design Objektiv.

Open Polytechnic signs agreement to continue offering the Teacher Education Refresh programme fees free

The Open Polytechnic recently signed a new agreement with the Ministry of Education which will enable eligible teachers whose registration has lapsed to study the online Teacher Education Refresh (TER) programme fees free.

Three Waters information webinar next Wednesday - Marlborough District Council

Members of the public are invited to attend an online presentation by Mayor John Leggett and Council Chief Executive Mark Wheeler on Wednesday 22 September. The webinar details are:

Weds 22 September from 5:30 pm to 7.00 pm

Next stage of Taumarunui water infrastructure upgrade underway

The next major stage of Taumarunui's water infrastructure upgrade has started this week with work on the relining of the wastewater and storm water mains along Hakiaha St getting underway.

Open letter to Minister Hipkins on student support during Covid-19

Today, the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has sent an open letter to the Minister of Education calling on him to implement a temporary Universal Education Income.