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PGF: Funding skills and training for young people

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing in three programmes to help unemployed people into future jobs generated by economic growth in the Bay of Plenty.

Arrest following plaque thefts from Chch cemetery

A 41-year-old woman has been arrested following the theft of dozens of plaques from Springston Cemetery in Christchurch.

The incident was reported to Police on Monday 6 May.

A week later, Police recovered 17 plaques that had been sold to a Christchurch-based scrap dealer.

Give it a go, become a school trustee - NZSTA

Twenty-one years as a trustee on Salisbury school board and Peter says the experience has been a real mixture but very rewarding.

Adam Portraiture Award 2020: Call for entries

Entries for New Zealand’s most prestigious portraiture competition, The Adam Portraiture Award are now invited. Artists are encouraged to get out their brushes, find their subjects and start painting!

Muslim group invites fellow Kiwis to experience Ramadan

New Zealand’s largest purpose built mosque, Masjid Baitul Muqeet, will be the venue for this year’s Iftari (breaking of the fast) experience on Saturday the 18th of May.

Century-old Antarctica food on display in new exhibition

Century-old food from Antarctica - some of which still smells fresh - will be on display at Canterbury Museum in Christchurch from Saturday as part of a new exhibition Breaking the Ice: The First Year in Antarctica.

Nelson City Council Declares State of Climate Emergency

At an Extraordinary meeting on Thursday 16 May, Nelson City Council (NCC) declared a State of Climate Emergency in recognition of the mounting advice from scientists and the United Nations that there is a small window for action to avoid the most damaging effects of climate change.

Otepoti Youth Vision set to be launched

A vision developed to ensure that ‘In Ōtepoti (Dunedin) young people are valued, accepted and empowered to lead fulfilled lives, and wellbeing is nurtured’, is set to be launched this evening in a function at ToitÅ« Otago Settlers Museum.

Temporary location found for Winton Library

Southland District Council’s Winton library and office will operate from the Winton Memorial Hall from Monday, 20 May 2019.

Mayor welcomes Greater Wellington’s $80k investment in Waikanae River

Statement by Kapiti Coast District Mayor K Gurunathan