Let The Celebrations Begin
Jan08

Let The Celebrations Begin

Harness Racing New Zealand is excited about Cup and Show Week in November and believes it’s just what Christchurch needs. Marketing and communications manager Andrew Morris says Cup and Show is always a highlight in the garden city’s social calendar, but this year more so than ever. “I think one of the crucial things that we’re looking forward to is that it’s a chance for Canterbury to get back on its feet,” he says. “It’s one of the...

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Capital Visions
Jan08

Capital Visions

With submissions now closed, Wellington CityCouncil’s strategy for the capital’s future,‘Toward 2040: Smart Green Wellington’ is nearly ready to roll. Concepts were laid bare at a day-long symposium hosted by the Wellington branch of the New Zealand Institute of Architects in July, featuring leading design practitioners. Wellington City Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says the public consultation process was one of the broadest the council has...

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Synthetic Cannabis Fair Game

Growing use of synthetic cannabis could leave employers exposed if their staff have accidents in the workplace. Employers wanting to test workers for synthetic cannabis use need to review their drug and alcohol policy now that the Government has banned 16 synthetic cannabis-like substances, including Kronic. The New Zealand Drug Detection Agency (NZDDA) last month reported that out of 39 random samples which tested negative for...

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Inclusion The Pathway For Economic Growth
Jan08

Inclusion The Pathway For Economic Growth

A new initiative is being launched by the Office of Ethnic Affairs to improve the contribution ethnic businesses make to the New Zealand economy. Ninety-seven percent of businesses in New Zealand employ fewer than 20 people and many of these small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) are estimated to be run by ethnic minorities. The more efficient and productive they are, the more efficient and productive New Zealand is. However, many...

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Eliminating E-Waste
Jan08

Eliminating E-Waste

We think about recycling our glass, newspapers and plastic, but where do you think all of our old office equipment winds up? An estimated 80,000 tonnes of electronic waste is dumped into landfills each year. And not only is it the fastest growing type of waste in the world, it is more toxic than normal household rubbish. According to eDay, a not for profit recycling organisation, computers and other electronic devices can contain...

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Stress In The City
Jan08

Stress In The City

Six years in the making and finally our day of days arrived. As the curtain lifted that September evening, Auckland sparkled in perfect springtime stillness. But under the harsh glare of a global spotlight flaws in the picture came to light. The opening night of Rugby World Cup 2011 was the city’s big chance to set a precedent, not just for a one-off event but for its future. Instead of it being a great leap forward, launched on the...

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