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July 2010 Rural Bulletin, Rural Women New Zealand

July 2010 Rural Bulletin, Rural Women New Zealand

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Rural Bulletin
www.ruralwomen.org.nz
July 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, TaxRefunds.co.nz, Farmside, Rothbury 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
 
ContentsConsultation
 
Making Tax Simpler?.............................................................3
 
Consumer Protection: Law Review........................................3
 
Proposed Changes to Credit Reporting.................................3
 
Review of Human Rights.......................................................4
 
Pest Management Plan: Consultation....................................4
 
ACC & Sensitive Claims: Review...........................................4
 
Consultation on Waste Regulations.......................................5
 
Securities Law: Discussion Paper..........................................5
 
Religious Workers & Immigration...........................................5
 
Broadband Fibre Installation Standards.................................5
 
Air Quality Review.................................................................5
 
Ministry of Fisheries Consultations........................................6
 
ERMA Consultations..............................................................6
 
Standards NZ Consultations:.................................................6
 
Mobile Termination Rates......................................................6
 
IRD Consultation....................................................................7
 
NZCOSS Survey: Sector Well-being.....................................7
 
NZFVWO: What’s in a Name?...............................................7
 
Children’s Commissioner: Young Advisors Needed..............7
 
Ngati Kapo Seeks Study Participants....................................7
 
Feedback Needed: Work Entitlement Website......................7
 
Rural
 
Guidelines for Outdoor Access..............................................8
 
Our Innovative Agriculture Sector?........................................8
 
Game Animal Council Report................................................8
 
Sheep & Beef Cattle Welfare Code.......................................9
 
Forestry Carbon Credits: Registrations..................................9
 
Rabobank: June Agribusiness Report...................................9
 
Wine Industry 2010 Results...................................................9
 
Animal Welfare: NAWAC Report…........................................9
 
…& Using Animals in Research: Guide...............................10
 
Recycling Plastic Waste.......................................................10
 
Three New Kiwifruit Varieties...............................................10
 
Rural Property Update.........................................................10
 
Climate Change Workshops................................................10
 
Inaugural Irrigation Innovation Awards................................11
 
Environment
 
New Environmental Protection Agency................................11
 
Aussie Mozzie Wiped Out....................................................11
 
More Protection for Special Creatures.................................11
 
Land & Water Forum: Update..............................................11
 
Algae Good Guys?..............................................................12
 
Green Ribbon Awards: Winners..........................................12
 
Westland National Park Grows............................................12
 
Mobile Phone Recycling Scheme Launched........................12
 
Air Traffic and Global Warming: Study.................................12
 
Whale Poop Fights Climate Change....................................13
 
NZ Emissions Reduction Scheme Recognised....................13
 
Tourism
 
May Arrivals and Departures...............................................13
 
Asian Visitors Rebound in May............................................13
 
Health & Welfare
 
Whanau Ora: What is It?......................................................13
 
Whanau Ora Regional Leadership Groups.......................14
 
Developing Whanau Ora Services: Interested?...............14
 
Health Quality & Safety: Update..........................................14
 
Cough Meds & Under-12s...................................................14
 
Sawmill Workers: New Support Service..............................14
 
Managing Depression: New Website..................................14
 
Maori Health: A Snapshot...................................................15
 
Te Ao Maori Enhanced.......................................................15
 
Pharmacy Medicine Recalls: Review..................................15
 
Auditing Rest Home Auditors..............................................15
 
Children’s Wellbeing: Report...............................................15
 
Check Your Heart Health....................................................15
 
Unusual NZ Testicular Cancer Trends................................15
 
Cholesterol Drug Price Reduced.........................................15
 
CanTeen: Charter of Rights................................................16
 
Abortion Statistics 2009......................................................16
 
Most Recent Cancer Statistics............................................16
 
Voluntary Bonding Scheme Update....................................16
 
Disabled Pacific People: Resources...................................16
 
Health Records: Check Your Ethnicity................................16
 
Global Stroke Trends Changing..........................................17
 
Education/Training
 
New Education Amendment Bill..........................................17
 
More Students Get Allowances...........................................17
 
Secondary School Rolls Grow.............................................17
 
NZ Childcare Survey 2009..................................................17
 
More Schools Get Network Upgrades.................................18
 
Visitors/Migrants: Study Entitlements..................................18
 
Review of NZ Qualifications................................................18
 
Employment
 
More Community Max Programmes....................................18
 
Limited Service Volunteer Course.......................................18
 
Growing Asian Future Workforce........................................18
 
Women & Part Time Work…...............................................18
 
…& Domestic Workers’ Work Standards............................19
 
Housing/Building
 
Building Consents Rising….................................................19
 
… but Building Activity Mixed..............................................19
 
Children’s Housing Futures: Report....................................19
 
Building Renovation Work Still Slow...................................19
 
Annual Building Awards......................................................19
 
Energy
 
Domestic Electricity Prices Survey......................................20
 
Energy: March Quarter 2010...............................................20
 
Emissions........................................................................20
 
Transport & Travel
 
Changes to Driver Licensing Fees......................................20
 
Recovering Public Transport Costs.....................................21
 
NZ Joins Aircraft Protocol...................................................21
 
Justice/The Law
 
Commission Recommendations: Police Response.............21
 
Storing Eggs and Embryos.................................................21
 
New Dog Code of Welfare..................................................21
 
 
Rural Women NZ,enquiries@ruralwomen.org.nz, 04 473 5524 Rural Bulletin July 2010 - 2
Prisoners, Victims & Compensation.....................................22
 
Most Likely Apprehended by Police.....................................22
 
Global Commission on HIV & Law.......................................22
 
Parliament
 
Opposition Spokesperson Changes....................................22
 
Public Service/Local Authorities
 
Local Body Elections: Timetable..........................................22
 
Police: Standing for Council.................................................23
 
OAG & Local Government Audits........................................23
 
Govt Agencies’ Performance Measured…...........................23
 
… Public Sector Excellence Awards....................................23
 
Local Authorities' Operating Deficit Rises............................24
 
Measuring SOES’ Financial Performance............................24
 
Expenses Transparency Extended to CEOs........................24
 
N-F-P Sector
 
Lotteries: Outcomes-based Decision Making.......................24
 
Recent Data About Volunteers….........................................24
 
…. Volunteering Across the Generations….........................24
 
Research on Managers of Volunteers.................................25
 
Finding the Right N-F-P Organisation..................................25
 
Community Response Model Briefings................................25
 
Kia Tutahi Update................................................................25
 
Business
 
NZIER Forecasts: Sustainable growth.................................25
 
May’s Exports Reach New High..........................................26
 
Manufacturing and Agriculture Contributing Less................26
 
Current Account Deficit Reduces.........................................26
 
Asia Pacific Media Ads Surge..............................................26
 
CER: Some Extra Charges Lifted........................................27
 
Companies Office Website Update......................................27
 
Lifting Kiwi Managers’ Performance....................................27
 
New Angel Groups Sought..................................................27
 
Dairy Dominates Rise in Export Prices................................27
 
Asia's Wealthy Surpass Europe's........................................27
 
UN Report Card on Anti-Poverty Goals...............................28
 
Money Matters
 
Gross Domestic Product (GDP*) Figures.............................28
 
First Food Price Fall Since 2004..........................................28
 
Electronic Card Use in May.................................................28
 
Wholesale Trade Sales Up..................................................28
 
Kiwis Want Faster Response Times....................................29
 
Financial Advisers Act Amended.........................................29
 
Parental Leave Payment Changes......................................29
 
Tracking the Gambling Dollar..............................................29
 
Internet/ICT
 
Increasing Digital Literacy in Communities..........................29
 
Broadcasting & Children's Interests: BSA............................29
 
More Radio Spectrum to Come...........................................30
 
Top Social Media Myths.......................................................30
 
A (Biggish) Handful of Websites..........................................30
Treaty Matters
 
Foreshore and Seabed Act Repealed.................................31
 
The Foreshore and Seabed.............................................32
 
Non-ownership Model......................................................32
 
Customary Title................................................................32
 
Private Title Foreshore and Seabed Land.......................32
 
Waitangi Tribunal: Wairarapa Report..................................32
 
More Waikato Terms of Negotiation....................................32
 
Arts & Culture
 
Language Vital to Pacific Heritage Arts...............................32
 
National Portrait Gallery Funding........................................33
 
Cultural Events Coming to TV.............................................33
 
Old US Films Go Home.......................................................33
 
Six Degrees of Jackson Pollock..........................................33
 
Science/Technology
 
Lesser Known Metric Units.................................................33
 
General
 
Weather Outlook: July to September..................................34
 
NZ’s Most Trusted in 2010..................................................34
 
Top 10 TV News Stories.....................................................34
 
Kiwis Love their Spuds (but Hate Sprouts)..........................34
 
Leap for High Performance Sport........................................34
 
More Money for New NZers….............................................35
 
…& Some for Auckland Councillors....................................35
 
Te Wiki o te Reo Maori 2010...............................................35
 
Intrepid Volunteers..............................................................35
 
China-NZ Youth Exchange Programme..............................35
 
Rugby World Cup: Volunteers Needed...............................35
 
Some Conferences/Events.................................................35
 
Arbitrators and Mediators: Joint Conference...................35
 
Horticulture NZ Conference 2010....................................35
 
NZ Diversity Forum..........................................................36
 
Hindu Festival of Raksha Bandhan: Auckland Celebration.........................................................................................36
 
Open Space "Un-conference" for Non-profit Leaders......36
 
Local Government NZ Conference..................................36
 
Engage Your Community Un-conference........................36
 
Crafting a Future: Workshops..........................................36
 
Funding/Awards Opportunities............................................36
 
Lottery Funding................................................................36
 
Ria McBride Public Service Management Award.............36
 
2010 Deloitte Fast 50.......................................................37
 
Public Participation Awards.............................................37
 
Applications for Fulbright Awards Open...........................37
 
Rita Angus Residency Resurrected.................................37
 
Search for NZ’s Best Weight Loss Story..........................37
 
Appointments......................................................................37
 

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