Tongariro Search for Two Men – 101 People Assist Day Seven

Press Release – New Zealand Police

UPDATE: Tongariro Search for Two Men – 101 People Assist Day Seven”
In the search for two missing men, 101 people have been involved with today’s operation in Tongariro National Park. Read more »

Search warrant in Mount Albert (Operation Heke)

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Search warrant in Mount Albert (Operation Heke)”

Auckland Police have completed a search warrant at a Mount Albert address this evening. Read more »

UPDATE: Haughey Ave death

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“UPDATE: Haughey Ave death”

Auckland City Police investigating the death of a 25-year-old man that occurred in Haughey Avenue, Mt Roskill, are still requesting people who were present at the address to come forward. Read more »

‘Welcome #500Now’

Press Release – St Luke’s Presbyterian Church Remuera

‘Welcome #500Now’

St Luke’s Presbyterian Church, Remuera, is supporting the campaign to ask our political leaders to expand New Zealand’s refugee quota to a more compassionate number—and to do so immediately. Read more »

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s first audio description

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s first audio description

Royal New Zealand Ballet will present its first audio described performances for blind and low vision patrons in Auckland with the balletRomeo and Juliet, which opens in Wellington on 16 August and then tours New Zealand until 24 September. Read more »

On The Nation: Housing Debate

Press Release – The Nation

On The Nation: Housing Debate
Headlines:

A Salvation Army report says 2,000-2,500 new social houses are needed every year just to keep pace with demand. Neither National nor Labour will commit to that figure – Phil Twyford says Labour will build enough social houses to have a net increase of at least 1000 a year. Amy Adams says National plan to build 6,400 over three years. Read more »

Labour’s tax agenda starting to appear

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Labour’s tax agenda starting to appear

Labour’s true tax agenda is starting to appear with comments by senior Labour MPs Phil Twyford and David Parker in the last eighteen hours, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says. Read more »

Māori Party Housing Strategy brings HOPE for Pasefika Aiga

Press Release – The Maori Party

Māori Party Housing Strategy brings HOPE for Pasefika Aiga to Own a Home.
A Pasefika Perspective

‘Pasefika and Māori aiga and whānau have the lowest rates of home ownership; the highest rates of homelessness; and the highest rates of poverty’… according to Esther Tofilau-Tevaga, Māori Party Candidate for Mangere. Read more »

Celebrating success of women in construction

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Celebrating success of women in construction

Winners of the third annual Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards have been celebrated as “trail-blazing role models for women in construction” during last night’s ceremony at the Aotea Centre in Auckland. Read more »

Suspicious death overnight in Three Kings, Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Suspicious death overnight in Three Kings, Auckland City”

Please attribute to Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe:

Auckland City Police are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man that occurred in the suburb of Three Kings, Auckland, early this morning. Read more »

Silver Ferns prepare to depart for Netball Quad Series

Press Release – Netball NZ

Silver Ferns prepare to depart for Netball Quad Series

Media Update
Friday 18 August, 2017

The Silver Ferns will depart for Brisbane, Australia, next Wednesday 23 August ahead of their opening match of the Netball Quad Series against South Africa’s SPAR Proteas on Saturday 26 August. Read more »

Kiwis continue to love being rewarded

Press Release – Loyalty New Zealand

Kiwis continue to love being rewarded

Fly Buys helps Loyalty NZ deliver a healthy profit in its 21st year
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A national languages policy for New Zealand

Press Release – AUT University

A national languages policy for New Zealand

New Zealand is more ethnically and linguistically diverse than ever before. Read more »

Aggravated robbery in Takanini

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Aggravated robbery in Takanini

Please attribute to Inspector Shawn Rutene, Counties Manukau Police.

At approximately 1.30pm today Police received reports of an aggravated robbery at a Post Shop/Kiwi Bank in Takanini. Read more »

Making Waitākere Ranges a national park will not help kauri

Press Release – Auckland Council

Local board says making Waitākere Ranges a national park will not help kauri – more funding will

The Waitākere Ranges Local Board says more funding is the answer to fighting kauri dieback disease – not turning the Waitākere Ranges into a national park as recently suggested by Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett. Read more »

Govt freeing up land in Queenstown

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Amy Adams
Minister for Social Housing

18 August 2017
Media Statement

Govt freeing up land in Queenstown

The Government is extending the successful Crown Land Programme to Queenstown, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams announced today. Read more »

CBL shares fall 12% as reserves increase dents profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Update: CBL shares fall 12% as reserves increase dents profit

(Updates to add market reaction, comment from analyst)

By Rebecca Howard Read more »

Man from Takanini assault identified

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Man from Takanini assault identified

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Karen Bright, Counties Manukau Police. Read more »

Winston’s minimum wage will kill Northland

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Winston’s minimum wage will kill Northland

Winston Peters’ idea of raising the minimum wage to $20 will have a devastating effect on employment, especially in areas like Northland. Read more »

Spark chases quantum leap in 2019 earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

Spark chases quantum leap in 2019 earnings in latest transformation

By Paul McBeth

Aug. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand wants a “significant” increase in earnings from the 2019 June year after what will be a step up in the cost of its ‘Quantum Programme’ which it says will transform the country’s largest telecommunications company into the operator with the lowest costs. Read more »