Articles for category: National

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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 ...

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Westland Emergency Management Operations Centre demobilisation

The Westland Emergency Management Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has demobilised as of 1300hrs. The worst of the weather has now past and so the focus now turns to supporting the parts of our community most impacted. “It was a relief this morning to see the weather easing and know we had avoided any major evacuation’s” ...