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Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Kevin Bowler is delighted to announce that Suzanne Carter will join Tourism New Zealand's Executive Team as General Manager Public Affairs from 10 May 2010.
This position is an integral part of Tourism New Zealand's executive team. Suzanne will be responsible for managing and leading Tourism New Zealand's media and government relations, corporate and internal communications and projects, including our involvement in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Suzanne previously headed New Zealand Post Group's Corporate Communications for five years. She has had an extensive and successful communications career over the last 17 years, which has included a variety of communications roles in organisations such as Telecom and AMP, as well as working as an independent consultant.
Hon Christopher Finlayson
Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations
19 April 2010
Media StatementStatement on Treaty negotiations with Ngai TuhoeAt no point in the negotiations have Ngai Tuhoe asked for any form of separatism from New Zealand or an independent Tuhoe state. Those issues are simply not part of any negotiation the Crown is undertaking. The Crown has not, and will not, make any offer to Ngai Tuhoe that includes such forms of redress. Any claims by TV3 or other media organisations are simply untrue.
The Crown and Ngai Tuhoe have been engaged in negotiations for nearly two years. The negotiations raise a number of complex issues which both parties are working through in a constructive manner and we hope to see progress in the near future.
Ngai Tuhoe have discussed the importance of Te Uruwera and the Crown is currently exploring with them what form any redress might take. The Crown has made clear its position that any settlement must recognise the rights of all New Zealanders, including public access and conservation values.
15 April 2010
To All My Dear Customers
After many months of negotiation with our landlord over a rent increase, it has become clear that we are no longer able to stay at our present site of 11 Woodward Street. A new tenant will be moving into the space sometime in May.
Our 20th Anniversary party on April 30th will certainly still take place but it will be our last day of trading and also a fond farewell from us all at the bar.
In saying that, there has been some activity regarding new investors and potential new sites in which to relocate, but time constraints and commitments elsewhere exclude me from any involvement for now. I firmly believe a new and enthusiastic team could easily take up the reins again and continue the Beaujolais tradition at another site. Watch the spaces!
For myself, I would like to thank all of you for your unwavering loyalty and patronage over the twenty years that I have owned and managed the bar. It’s been a hair-raising and wonderful ride that seems to have finished in an instant and I am left with many fond memories, many, many friends and enormous respect for an industry that really sorts out the ‘men from the boys’. (And as a woman in this racket, I’m amazed that I’ve lasted this long!)
So for the next two weeks I urge you all to come in for a last drink (or two or three), a last meal, a last gathering of friends in the special ambience that belongs to Beaujolais. I will be at the bar all day and night of the April 30th with Anton, Casey et al to say my farewells and shed a tear or two with you.
I sincerely hope to see you there.
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The sculpture, which Mayor John Schembri described as "obscene" and "embarrassing", should be removed "as a sign of respect" for Pope Benedict XVI, he said.
"Colonna Mediterranea" (Mediteranean Column) is the work of ceramic artist and sculptor Paul Vella Critien and was installed on a roundabout at the entrance to the village of Luqa in January 2006.
Many residents of predominantly Catholic Malta have complained about the sculpture, which Critien describes as a modern three-dimensional representation of a symbol dating from ancient Egypt.
|7 large green apples|
|1/2 cup caster sugar|
|1tsp cinnamon (ground)|
|1 cup plain flour|
|3/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar|
|3/4 cup rolled oats|
|3/4 cup coconut|
|1 tbsp cinnamon (ground)|
|2 tsp nutmeg (ground)|
|2/3 cup butter (melted)|
|2 tsp vanilla essence|
1.APPLE MIX ( seriously use NZ apples if you want a really good crumble!)
2.Peel and core apples, then cut into rough 1-2cm cubes. Place apples in large saucepan and cover with water. Simmer covered with lid on high until apples are tender but not too soft (usually 5-10mins once water is simmering). Drain apples well and place in large bowl
3.Combine caster sugar and cinnamon (ensures even spread), then toss through the apples.
5.Combine flour, brown sugar, rolled oats, coconut, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl until evenly mixed through.
6.Melt butter (do not burn or boil it) and add vanilla essence to butter, stir through.
7.Add butter mix to dry ingredients and mix well using a fork. Ensure all ingredients are moist and mixture has a crumbly texture.
9.Place apple mix evenly in medium casserole dish. Spread crumble mix over top of apple. Bake at 180 degrees C for 30-40minutes, or until crumble topping is slightly browned.
10.Serve with vanilla icecream, cream, or custard and ENJOY!
1-1/2 cups chilled applesauce
finely grated peel of (1) orange
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. whipped cream
candied orange peel
In a large bowl, stir applesauce with peel and vanilla until well blended. In a seperate bowl beat whipped cream, until it holds soft peaks. Gently fold cream into applesauce mixture. Serve with candied orange peel. Serves 4 * applesauce works best when chilled * Simple to make .... and very good !
|APPLE DAPPLE CAKE|
2 c. sugar
1 1/3 c. cooking oil
3 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
3 c. apples, chopped
1 c. nuts
Mix ingredients thoroughly, folding in apples and nuts last. Turn into greased and floured pan (9 x 13 inches). Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Cool, cut into squares.
APPLE DAPPLE CAKE GLAZE:
1/2 stick butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. light brown sugar
2 tbsp. milk
Combine all ingredients into a boiler. Boil for 1 minute. Spread on hot cake.
Now “Sunrise” – apparently a commercial disaster – falls. But we have a Canterbury University media academic commentator saying…. well with the “owner” being Iron bridge (a private equity group) as owners, we cannot expect a decent owners interest in news…. these guys are only after profits.
So what do you want in a business????? Profit is utterly neutral. It has no interest in left, right or centre…. it ought to be the ultimate owner.
Bad case of be careful what you wish for.