Articles for category: National

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NRC praises NZTA State Highway Investment Proposal turnaround

National Road Carriers Association (NRC) is pleased how quickly the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has released its proposed delivery approach for the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS). NZTA released its State Highway Investment Proposal (SHIP) on Friday 12 April in response to the draft GPS that set out plans for 15 ...

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Cameras reveal mass underreporting of dolphin, albatross and fish bycatch by commercial fishing industry – Greenpeace Aotearoa

New data released by the Ministry for Primary Industries shows that commercial fishing companies have been massively underreporting their catches of dolphins, albatross and fish prior to the cameras on boats programme. The data shows that for the 127 vessels now with cameras, reporting of dolphin captures increased nearly seven fold while reported albatross interactions ...

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‘Role model for her daughter: Taranaki apprentice wins Plumbing World Scholarship’

New Plymouth-based apprentice Samantha Tuson won a Plumbing World Scholarship at the national 2024 New Zealand Plumbing Awards, held at Takina Wellington Convention Centre on Friday 12 April. 33-year-old Samantha started her five-year Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying (PGD) apprenticeship through Masterlink in March 2021. She is hosted by Climate & Plumbing in New Plymouth, who ...

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‘Career-switching Auckland apprentice’s positive impact earns a Plumbing World Scholarship’

Auckland-based apprentice Jack Smith won a Plumbing World Scholarship at the national 2024 New Zealand Plumbing Awards, held at Takina Wellington Convention Centre on Friday 12 April. Now in the second year of his five-year Plumbing, Gasfitting & Drainlaying apprenticeship through Masterlink, Jack has made a significant impact at the Auckland Plumbers Group (APG); the ...

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‘Passionate Waikato apprentice Maria wins Overall Plumbing World Scholarship’

Waikato apprentice Maria Contreras Huerta was the Overall Plumbing World Scholarship Winner at the national 2024 New Zealand Plumbing Awards, held at Takina Wellington Convention Centre on Friday 12 April. Maria Contreras Huerta has always set goals and pursued opportunities. As a 14-year-old student at Morrinsville College, she approached a plumbing business owner called Dave ...

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Lack of capability at MPI to manage ge-derived plants: Risk of unintended consequences

There is risk of regulatory failure after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to devolve responsibility for genetically engineered “Null segregants” to the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI). MPI does not have the resources or adequate technological testing facilities or equipment to be able to run the complex GE evaluation on a null segregant. The ...

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In-person opportunities to give Council feedback

An opportunity to give feedback and ask questions about Hamilton City Council’s Long-Term Plan is coming to a library near you. Council is taking the Long-Term Plan on a libraries roadshow, with drop-in sessions at branches across the city. The series kicked off at Te Kete Aronui Rototuna Library yesterday (11 April) evening, and there ...

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Fire season change for Otago fire zones

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has revoked the prohibited fire season in the Upper Waitaki, Central, Strath Taieri, Naseby and Glendhu Bluffs fire zones from 8am Saturday 13 April, until further notice. These areas are moving to a restricted fire season. This means people can only light outdoor fires if they have a fire permit ...