Landscaping New Zealand News Feed Landscaping New Zealand 2018 NZILA Firth Conference 11-13 April<h2><strong>11-13 April, Auckland</strong></h2> <h3><strong>Venue:</strong>&nbsp;The&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">ASB Waterfront Theatre</a>, Auckland</h3> <strong>Registration Now Open</strong><br /> <a href=""></a><br /> <br /> <a href="" target="_blank">The 2018 NZILA Firth conference</a>&nbsp;will focus on water and ecologies; culture and community; spaces and places; and movement as we seek to define the elements that are necessary, possible and inspirational for our cities today, and in the future.<br /> <br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Registration</a>&nbsp;<br /> For full Conference Schedule&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">click here</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> THEME ONE | Culture and Community<br /> THEME TWO | Movement<br /> THEME THREE | Water and Ecologies<br /> THEME FOUR | Places and Spaces<br /> <br /> A great line up of&nbsp;International and Local&nbsp;Speakers,&nbsp;not to be missed!<br /> &nbsp;1517396400 NZILA Firth Conference 11-13 April An Open Letter to members of the Horticultural and Landscape Industries<a href="/download/128/Industry-Open-Letter-NZ-Flower-Garden-Show" data-object-ref="content/download:128">An Open Letter to members of the Horticultural and Landscape Industrie</a>s.&nbsp;1516273200 Open Letter to members of the Horticultural and Landscape Industries Entry to 2018 Landscapes of Distinction Awards Now open have pleasure in announcing the launch of Landscaping New Zealand<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<strong>2018 Landscapes of Distinction Awards</strong>. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> If you are already a member or work in the industry and are thinking about joining our association. Our prestigious biennial event offers you the opportunity to showcase your work alongside the best in the industry.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> <br /> The awards highlight the top landscapes throughout the country across all levels, budgets and categories and give you an unique opportunity to promote your business and demonstrate to clients the work that you do.<br /> <br /> Members:&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;2018 <strong><u><a href="/download/123/2018-Landscape-of-Distinction-Awards-Information-Brochure-Entry-Form-d-006-m--d-004-m" data-object-ref="content/download:123">Landscapes of Distinction Awards</a> </u></strong>Brochure and Entry Form<br /> Non Members:&nbsp; &nbsp;2018<a href="/download/125/2018-Landscape-of-Distinction-Awards-Information-Brochure-Entry-Form---d003-nm--d006-nm" data-object-ref="content/download:125"> <strong><u>Landscapes of Distinction Awards </u></strong></a>Brochure and Entry&nbsp; Form<br /> <br /> <br /> For full information on how to enter.&nbsp; Click on the links here:<br /> <br /> <strong>Please note</strong> entries close 16 February 2018, with&nbsp;<em>pre-entry notification</em>&nbsp;required by 15th December 2017<br /> &nbsp;1511175600 to 2018 Landscapes of Distinction Awards Now open Landscaping New Zealand Members' Update Autumn 2017<a href="/files/1111/file/Landsacping-NZ-Newsletter-Autumn-2017-pdf" data-object-ref="content/download:99">Landscaping New Zealand Newsletter: Members&rsquo; Update Autumn 2017</a><br /> &nbsp;1493294400 New Zealand Members' Update Autumn 2017 LNZ Member Survey LNZ member -&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Have you completed this survey?</em></strong><br /> <br /> Filling out the survey is important. The information collected helps your Executive Committee make informed decisions about the direction of the organisation.<br /> <br /> If you haven&#39;t already filled it out, please select the link:&nbsp;<br /> <a href=";and">;and</a> complete the form.<br /> The process only takes a few minutes and is an invaluable tool to voice your thoughts.1479985200 Member Survey St John - Workplace First Aider Course to meet Health and Safety Standards on from the &nbsp;St John session at the Auckland Branch meeting in May, we wish to gauge your interest in a <strong>St John First Aid Course</strong>. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> St John would recommend that workers within the Landscape industry&nbsp;<a href="/files/922/file/St-John-First-Aid-Level-One-0413-pdf" data-object-ref="content/download:86">St John - Workplace First Aider Course </a>&nbsp;(see details here)&nbsp;could benefit from completing a level 1 first aid course. This is the minimum qualification requirement for a workplace first aider and can help your workplace to meet health and safety standards.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Topics covered on this course are as follows<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>&bull;Scene assessment</strong><br /> <strong>&bull;Safety</strong><br /> <strong>&bull;CPR</strong><br /> <strong>&bull;Chest pain (e.g. heart attack)</strong><br /> <strong>&bull;Dislocations</strong><br /> <strong>&bull;How to use an AED (automated external defibrillator)</strong><br /> <strong>&bull;Broken bones</strong><br /> <strong>&bull;Burns</strong><br /> <strong>&bull;Soft tissue injury</strong><br /> <strong>&bull;Asthma</strong><br /> <strong>&bull;Stroke</strong><br /> <strong>&bull;Seizures</strong><br /> <strong>&bull;Bleeding</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> It is suggested that the course be held in Auckland on a Saturday.<br /> A minimum of 20 participants is required at the discounted price of $97.85 each<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Please RSVP by&nbsp;<strong>Tuesday 14th June </strong>to Alex Stewart: E: <a href=""></a><br /> <br /> &nbsp;1464782400 John - Workplace First Aider Course to meet Health and Safety Standards HEALTH AND SAFETY REFORM BILL: Update 2<h3>HEALTH AND SAFETY REFORM BILL: Update 2</h3> WorkSafe New Zealand has just sent through this update on the Health and Safety Reform Bill.<br /> <br /> These updates will give you an overview of the key parts of the Bill as introduced to Parliament, to help you understand some of its key concepts. This will help ensure you&rsquo;re prepared for when the law comes into effect in 2015. That won&rsquo;t be before April next year and we&rsquo;ll inform you when the date is finalised. The Bill is part of the Working Safer reform package announced by the Government in 2013.<br /> <br /> This Reform bill update covers the principle of worker engagement, outlining how the Bill aims to strengthen worker engagement and participation in work health and safety matters.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Click Here</a> for more info<br /> <br />1414494000 AND SAFETY REFORM BILL: Update 2