Auckland parks have done it again!

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council parks have been recognised for another year as some of the best green spaces in the world.

The prestigious Green Flag Award – an international quality mark for parks and green spaces – was this year awarded to 10 parks across Auckland, including new entry Taumanu Reserve in Onehunga. Read more »

Safety concerns force closure of Old Mangere Bridge

Press Release – NZTA

13 November 2018

The NZ Transport Agency is taking the significant but necessary step of permanently closing the Old Mangere Bridge which links the Onehunga and Mangere Bridge communities because of concerns about the risk to public safety. Read more »

Moa approaching break-even in second-half

Article – BusinessDesk

By Gavin Evans

Nov. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Brewer Moa Group is expecting to be close to break-even in the six months through March on the back of strong recent sales growth and a seasonal lift in volumes during the summer. Read more »

Cycleways are a waste of ratepayers’ money

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

13 NOVEMBER 2018
A new Auckland Transport report says that over-estimated cycling demand led to poor investment decisions, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance. Read more »

Dame Silvia Cartwright to lead EQC inquiry

Article – BusinessDesk

By Jenny Ruth

Nov. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Dame Silvia Cartwright has been appointed to lead the public inquiry into the Earthquake Commission. Read more »

NZ Chasing Back to Back Victories at Adelaide CCI4*

Press Release – Equestrian Sports New Zealand

New Zealand eventers make up nearly a third of the field for this week’s Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event in Adelaide. Read more »

Migrant exploitation sentences upheld in Court of Appeal

Press Release – New Zealand Immigration

13 NOVEMBER 2018

The sentencing of dual Filipino/New Zealand citizen restauranteurs who exploited migrants has been upheld in the Court of Appeal. Read more »

Govt pioneers new infrastructure funding model

Article – BusinessDesk

Infrastructure for a major suburban development on Auckland’s Hibiscus Coast will be the first to gain funding from a special purpose vehicle using long-term debt raised by the government’s Crown Infrastructure Partners and designed to lower the up-front cost of new housing for home buyers. Read more »

Major funding boost for Māori community repairs

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Minister of Māori Development, Hon Nanaia Mahuta has just announced 24 community-led housing repair projects will receive funding from the Māori Housing Network, totalling $5.8 million. Read more »

New infrastructure financing scheme a major step forward

Press Release – Infrastructure NZ

13 November 2018
“The announcement today of a pilot scheme to bring forward infrastructure for housing is a significant milestone and establishes a new direction for growing New Zealand’s cities,” says Stephen Selwood CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand. Read more »

Shared financial risk will get more homes built faster

Press Release – EMA

The innovative funding that will enable the construction of up to 9,000 new homes at Wainui just north of Auckland, is an example of new models that need to be more widely used to fund critical infrastructure, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA). Read more »

Whanganui Rider Reardon tastes first blood

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

The 2018 edition of the Bush Riders’ Motorcycle Club’s Central Cross-country Series is up and running and it was Whanganui’s Seth Reardon who was the fastest man out of the blocks. Read more »

Industrial action escalates at Court

Press Release – PSA

Ongoing industrial action by PSA members at the Ministry of Justice has escalated again with Court Registry Officers at Auckland District Court and Manukau District Court now undertaking a ban on serving, checking and signing sentencing documents. Read more »

New Zealand site Dinosaurnews about to become extinct

Press Release – Dinosaurnews

One of New Zealand’s longest running news web sites is to cease publication after almost a quarter century.

Dinosaurnews goes ‘extinct’ at the end of November, 2018 after twenty one years online. Read more »

Dr Andrew Chan Mow Recognised for Services to Pacific Health

Press Release – South Seas Healthcare Trust – SSHT

13 November 2018
Le Tagaloa Tugaga Dr Andrew Chan Mow, Clinical Director of SouthSeas Healthcare was recognised recently at the 4th annual SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards for his services to the Pacific in primary health care. Read more »

Aces looking for Lincoln turnaround

Press Release – Auckland Cricket

Tuesday 13 November 2018
After two horror matches the Auckland Aces are after a big turnaround as they head into the first of three games at Lincoln tomorrow. Read more »

Wellington Still Waiting for a Transport Solution

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Transport Minister Phil Twyford’s announcement that the Let’s Get Wellington Moving plan will not be ready until next year is yet more disappointing news to commuters, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

Twyford finally gets it right, makes KiwiBuild redundant

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Phil Twyford’s housing and infrastructure announcement this morning is a positive step and shows just how redundant KiwiBuild is, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

More transitional housing opens in Point England

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new transitional housing development, which opened in Point England today, will provide much needed transitional housing for around 28 families each year, says Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development Jenny Salesa. Read more »

Dame Silvia Cartwright to lead public inquiry into EQC

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Former Governor-General and High Court Judge Dame Silvia Cartwright will lead the public inquiry into EQC, Minister Megan Woods has announced. Read more »