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April 2010 Rural Bulletin, Rural Women New Zealand

April 2010 Rural Bulletin, Rural Women New Zealand

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Rural Bulletin
www.ruralwomen.org.nz
April 2010
Rural Bulletin is published by Rural Women New Zealand with the support of the NZ Lottery Grants Board,telecom
nz
, Totalspan and Versatile Buildings, Access Homehealth Ltd, TaxRefunds.co.nz, Farmside and Landcorp.
Rural Bulletin is a free publication produced by Rural Women New Zealand.It aims to build community capacity by circulating relevant information,giving people in rural and other communities an opportunity to have their sayon issues and changes that may affect them.Rural Bulletin may be copied in full, or individual items reproduced, providingthe source is acknowledged.To be added to the mailing list contact:Rural Women New Zealandphone 04 473 5524email enquiries@ruralwomen.org.nzFor editorial enquiries contact the editors:Craig Matthews/Paddy Twistphone 04 473 5524email ruralbulletin@ruralwomen.org.nzRural Women New Zealand aims to strengthen rural communities. For furtherinformation and membership enquiries go to www.ruralwomen.org.nz.
 
Rural Women New Zealand - informing New Zealand each month
 
1 Rural Bulletin April 2010 Rural Women New Zealand,enquiries@ruralwomen.org.nz, 04 473 5524
ContentsConsultation
 
Replacing Foreshore/Seabed Act................................................3
 
Consultation on Benefit Changes................................................3
 
SuperGold Card Review..............................................................3
 
Privacy Act Review: Have Your Say............................................3
 
Building Act Consultation.............................................................3
 
Religious Diversity: More Education?..........................................4
 
Draft Pig Welfare Code................................................................4
 
Display of Tobacco Products.......................................................4
 
Assessing Conservation Land Minerals.......................................4
 
Regularly Funded Art Organisations: Review..............................5
 
Regulating Natural Health Products............................................5
 
Public Service Funding Practices................................................5
 
Securities Trustees/Statutory Supervisors Bill.............................5
 
Trans-Tasman Proceedings Bill..................................................5
 
Three Hong Kong-NZ Treaty Consultations................................5
 
Auckland Policy Social Forum.....................................................5
 
Tax on Foreign Investment..........................................................6
 
National Standards: Maori Education….......................................6
 
… & Maori Medium Educational Leadership…............................6
 
More Video Links in Courts?.......................................................6
 
Misuse of Drugs Act....................................................................6
 
Carbon Credits & Fishing............................................................6
 
Other Ministry of Fisheries Consultations................................6
 
Select Committee Inquiry: Clinical Trials.....................................6
 
OAG’s Rest Homes Report.........................................................7
 
OZ-NZ Food Standards Treaty....................................................7
 
Financial Service Provider Acts: Amendments…........................7
 
…& Financial Advisers Code Coming.........................................7
 
Young People & Employment......................................................7
 
NZX Listing Rules........................................................................7
 
ERMA NZ Consultations..............................................................7
 
ERMA’s applications consultations..........................................7
 
Electricity Commission Consultations..........................................8
 
IRD Consultations.......................................................................8
 
Turkey Meat Import Standard......................................................8
 
Rural
 
Greenhouse Gas Research Centre Open...................................8
 
Meat & Wool now Beef & Lamb...................................................8
 
Hadda Beetle in Auckland...........................................................8
 
Root Weevil Evil..........................................................................8
 
Maori Land Project Brings Benefits.............................................8
 
Rai Valley Water Quality Project.................................................9
 
Enterprising Rural Woman Award: Update..................................9
 
UK Rural Services Network’s Focus............................................9
 
Country Schools: Stories Invited.................................................9
 
Environment
 
Kiwis Green Values.....................................................................9
 
All About Conservation................................................................9
 
Companies: Roadmap for Sustainability......................................9
 
“Ethical Eating” Goes Mainstream.............................................10
 
Global Deforestation Declining..................................................10
 
New Wind Farm Noise Standard...............................................10
 
New Bird: New Name................................................................10
 
A Chocolate-Powered Racecar.................................................10
 
Tourism
 
International Travel & Migration.................................................10
 
Accommodation Survey: January 2010.....................................10
 
Auckland Hotel Prices Down.....................................................11Global Travel to Rebound?.......................................................11
 
NZ-Israel Working Holidays......................................................11
 
Health & Welfare
 
Get Your Flu Jab Now...............................................................11
 
National Depression Initiative: Journal…..................................11
 
…& New Suicide Prevention Resource.....................................11
 
More In Elective Surgery...........................................................11
 
Adolescent CanTeen Service....................................................11
 
Grandparents’ Challenges & New Roles...................................11
 
Train Your Brain........................................................................12
 
Food Sensitivity Rates Study....................................................12
 
Kiwis & Natural Disasters: Plans…...........................................12
 
…& Storing Water for Emergencies..........................................12
 
More $ for Disability Equipment................................................12
 
Capadex & Paradex to Go........................................................12
 
Study: Maori Palliative Care Needs...........................................13
 
Cranes Code: Uplifting Tale......................................................13
 
Businesses and Chemicals.......................................................13
 
Portion Size & “Last Supper” Paintings.....................................13
 
Education/Training
 
BIMs: All About Tertiary Education:...........................................13
 
Tertiary Education: Performance/Funding?...............................13
 
National Standards Advisory Group..........................................13
 
OECD Review of School Assessment.......................................13
 
Profiling Maori School Achievers...............................................14
 
Likelihood of Studying at Tertiary Level....................................14
 
Asia Topics in Secondary Schools............................................14
 
Researchers Seeking Feisty Littlies..........................................14
 
Employment
 
More Skilled Job Ads................................................................14
 
Labour Productivity Down in 2009.............................................14
 
Another Kind of Productivity?....................................................14
 
Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme: Report....................15
 
Employment Guide for SMEs....................................................15
 
Gender Income Gap Starts Early..............................................15
 
Housing/Building
 
House Building Made Easier.....................................................15
 
Consents for New Homes Rise.................................................15
 
Six New Community Housing Projects......................................15
 
Energy
 
Saving Energy on Farms...........................................................16
 
Renewable Energy Generation in 2009....................................16
 
Electricity Smart Meters: Update...............................................16
 
Go Kupe!...................................................................................16
 
Tauhara Geothermal Power Station Inquiry..............................16
 
Transport & Travel
 
Safer Journeys :Road Safety Strategy…..................................16
 
… Young Drivers …..................................................................17
 
… & Repeat Drink Drivers.........................................................17
 
Servicing NZ’s Highways – New System?................................17
 
AA’s Fuel Consumption Tests...................................................17
 
Car Market Figures...................................................................17
 
Security Aviation Charge Drops................................................17
 
Rule Changes in Force.............................................................17
 
 
Rural Women New Zealand,enquiries@ruralwomen.org.nz, 04 473 5524 Rural Bulletin April 2010 -
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Justice/The Law
 
Knife Possession Laws Report..................................................17
 
Licensing Trustees/Statutory Supervisors.................................17
 
More Judges Coming................................................................18
 
Digitising Historical Legislation..................................................18
 
Prisoners & Voting: New Bill......................................................18
 
Trans-Tasman Proceedings Bill................................................18
 
Parliament
 
Voting Referendum Bill Introduced............................................18
 
Women in the World’s Parliaments...........................................18
 
The Offending Email..................................................................18
 
Public Service/Local Authorities
 
Public Service Mergers..............................................................19
 
Fewer Public Servants...............................................................19
 
Review of Defence Spending....................................................19
 
Local Authorities & Drinking Water: Report...............................19
 
Commission for Environment Canterbury..................................19
 
Local Authority Spending...........................................................19
 
N-F-P Sector
 
“Time Banking”: Giving & Getting..............................................20
 
Code of Funding Practice Coming.............................................20
 
Social Research: New Centre...................................................20
 
Charities Commission & Declined Applications.........................20
 
Helping Donors Claim Tax Credits............................................20
 
Business
 
Trade Balance Improves...........................................................20
 
New Productivity Commission...................................................20
 
Food Innovation Network NZ.....................................................21
 
Kiwi Exports Shift Towards Asia................................................21
 
Aussies Drinking Our Wine........................................................21
 
CEP Signed with Hong Kong.....................................................21
 
Free Trade Negotiations Include US.........................................21
 
Money Matters
 
The Big Picture: Infrastructure Plan...........................................21
 
Minimum Wage Rise, Just.........................................................22
 
GDP: December 2009 Quarter..................................................22
 
Food Prices Fall in February.....................................................22
 
Regulation of KiwiSaver schemes?...........................................22
 
New External Reporting Board..................................................22
 
Many Angel Investors in 2009...................................................22
 
Oz-NZ Double Tax Agreement…..............................................22
 
…& Two More Tax Treaties.......................................................22
 
Internet/ICT
 
Rural Broadband Plans.............................................................22
 
Internet & Kiwi Life....................................................................23
 
Top IT Countries........................................................................23
 
Voluntary 111 Emergency Call Code........................................23
 
Social Media & Business Reputation.........................................23
 
A Handful of Websites...............................................................24
 
Treaty Matters
 
Aquaculture Settlement Bill Passes...........................................24
 
Te Atiawa/Taranaki Terms of Negotiation.................................24
Arts & Culture
 
TV Local Content Report...........................................................24
 
“Arts For All” Guide/Workshops.................................................25
 
The Asian Radio Show: Contributions?.....................................25
 
Homegrown Film Competition...................................................25
 
Kiwis’ Favourite Movies.............................................................25
 
Science/Technology
 
Crown Research Institutes: Changes........................................25
 
Tons of Ice on Moon.................................................................25
 
General
 
Seasonal Climate Outlook: April – June 2010...........................25
 
Past Decade Warmest on Record.............................................26
 
2009: Year of Inexpensive Weather..........................................26
 
Longer NZ Citizenship Requirements…....................................26
 
…More Older, Richer Immigrants…..........................................26
 
…& New Immigration NZ website.............................................26
 
NZ’s Latest Human Rights Report.............................................26
 
Top 10 Priorities – Race Relations............................................27
 
NZ Chinese Working Life: Study...............................................27
 
Advancement of Women: One UN Agency?.............................27
 
NZ Sign Language Week..........................................................27
 
NZ Community of the Year........................................................27
 
Final Shape of Auckland...........................................................27
 
Some Conferences/Events.......................................................28
 
Rural Women New Zealand’s National Conference..............28
 
2010 Biofuels and Electric Vehicles Conference...................28
 
Agribusiness Conference 2010..............................................28
 
Meat & Wool NZ Beef Expo...................................................28
 
National Refugee Resettlement Forum.................................28
 
Irrigated Agriculture – NZ’s Economic Future........................28
 
Prison Fellowship NZ Volunteer Conferences.......................28
 
NZ Council of Christian Social Services Conference 2010....28
 
KISS: Kids in Safe Seats.......................................................28
 
Services for Older People Conference..................................28
 
Aotearoa Wave and Tidal Energy Association Conference...28
 
Privacy Forum: The Future of Privacy...................................28
 
Building Bridges Community Mental Health/AddictionsConference............................................................................28
 
NZ Federation of Disability Information Centres TrainingConference............................................................................29
 
Funding/Awards Opportunities..................................................29
 
Student ANZAC Competition.................................................29
 
Green Ribbon Awards...........................................................29
 
Maori Provider Development Scheme...................................29
 
Mental Health Support Workers Training Grant.....................29
 
Voluntary Bonding Scheme (Health).....................................29
 
Fulbright Science & Technology Awards...............................29
 
Lottery Community Sector Research Fund............................29
 
Lottery National Community Committee................................29
 
Lottery Outdoor Safety Committee........................................29
 
The Chevening Scholarship..................................................29
 
Public Health Leadership Programmes.................................30
 
Appointments............................................................................30
 

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