Ngāti Paoa agree to keep reserve at Pt England

Press Release – Ngati Paoa

The Ngāti Paoa Iwi Trust, mandated to receive all treaty settlement assets on behalf of Ngāti Paoa, has recently agreed with the Crown to forgo its 11.69-hectare commercial housing opportunity at Pt England reserve. Read more »

Finalists for 2020 New Zealander of the Year

Press Release – New Zealander Of The Year Awards

27 January 2020

The New Zealander of the Year Awards Office is pleased to announce the three finalists being considered for the 2020 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year award. Read more »

$1.55m support for Hawke’s Bay three waters services review

Press Release – New Zealand Government

27th January
Hon Nanaia Mahuta

Minister of Local Government


27 January 2020
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New Zealanders smash fundraising target for bushfire relief

Press Release – Emily Writes

A fundraising target of $5,000 has been smashed by New Zealanders wanting to support Australians as they face devastating bushfires. Read more »

Novel coronavirus: Follow up of possible flight contacts

Press Release – Lakes District Health Board

Monday 27 January

Three members of a tour group of 19 were assessed at Rotorua Hospital yesterday as public health services were alerted that they may have been exposed to someone with confirmed novel coronavirus infection on a previous flight in to Sydney on 20 January 2020. The tour group arrived in Auckland on Saturday evening from Australia and then travelled to Rotorua. Read more »

NZSO presents a pop and rock-influenced masterpiece

Press Release – NZ Symphony Orchestra

For its first 2020 concert the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra performs a work inspired by pop and minimalist rock from lauded American composer John Adams this Friday, 31 January. Read more »

Momentum starts to build for Honda’s Wyatt Chase

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 27, 2020: If it’s true that you’re only as good as your last race, then Bay of Plenty’s Wyatt Chase in very good indeed. Read more »

Ihumātao deal looks dirtier by the day

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

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27 JANUARY 2020
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The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Winston Peters and Auckland Councillors to veto the rumoured dirty deal at Ihumātao. Read more »

Motocross at Woodville of the Highest Quality

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 27, 2020: The racing was intense at the weekend’s 59th annual New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville. Read more »

KTM’S Harwood Wins Woodville Motocross Grand Prix

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 27, 2020: It was close to a perfect performance from Auckland’s Hamish Harwood at the weekend as he won New Zealand’s most prestigious motocross crown. Read more »

Minister wishes best of luck to those heading back to school

Press Release – New Zealand Government

As Kiwi kids and teachers return to classrooms over the coming weeks, the families of around 428,000 students will feel a bit less of a financial pinch than in previous years, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. Read more »

First Tui of the new decade recognises Mel Parsons

Press Release – Auckland Folk Festival

In a night of firsts, Mel Parsons won both her first Tui and the first Tui of the decade at the Auckland Folk Festival this evening. Read more »

NZ Victory at Gorgeous Gisborne Champs

Press Release – Equestrian Sports New Zealand

The Kiwis ruled in the Trans-Tasman Young Rider Test and Hawke’s Bay riders dominated Grand Prix classes at the Larsen Sawmilling Jumping and Show Hunter Championships in Gisborne today. Read more »

Summary for Sunday 25 January 2020

Press Release – Surf Life Saving Northern Region

A busy day on the beaches today with hot weather and large crowds leading to a large number of incidents, but without major injuries or drownings. Read more »

Labour can’t deliver infrastructure

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Labour’s track record on infrastructure is clear, it’s great at announcements but doesn’t believe in it and can’t deliver on its promises, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. Read more »

SIX60 Saturdays

Press Release – Eccles Entertainment

TOUR KICKS OFF WITH SOLD OUT LOWER HUTT SHOW
OVER 120,00 TICKETS SOLD TO DATE

Credit: Tim Gruar

After sold out tours across Australia and Europe, SIX60 are finally home. 20,000 + fans attended the first sold out show of the SIX60 Saturdays Tour in Lower Hutt last night! Read more »

Potts Classic 100m Finals

Press Release – Athletics New Zealand

Edward Osei-Nketia Second and Zoe Hobbs First in Potts Classic 100m Finals
Edward Osei-Nketia crossed second in the men’s 100m final at the Potts Classic in Hastings this evening. Despite a strong start Eddie crossed in 10.41 behind Hamish Gill of Auckland who held on to finish first in 10.40, just .01 of a second ahead. Third was Cody Wilson in 10.66. Read more »

Dame Valerie Adams Qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Press Release – Athletics New Zealand

In her first competition in 20 months, Dame Valerie Adams has thrown 18.65m in the women’s shot put at the Potts Classic in Hastings, bettering the Tokyo Olympic Games entry standard (18.50m) and the entry standard for the World Athletics Indoor Championships (18.30m), which are coming up in March 2020. This is the fifth time Dame Valerie has qualified for the Olympics. Read more »

Auckland Anniversary and Waitangi Day rubbish and recycling

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamilton’s kerbside rubbish and recycling services will be collected one day later than usual following the Auckland Anniversary public holiday on Monday 27 January. Read more »

Romanian nationals arrested for card skimming gear

Press Release – New Zealand Customs Service

Last night Customs officers arrested two Romanian nationals in downtown Auckland for importing card skimming equipment.

The two, aged 30 and 35, arrived in New Zealand in November last year. It is alleged that after their arrival to the country, both defendants imported two packages containing card skimming devices for the purpose of fraudulently withdrawing money from ATMs. Read more »