Archive for January, 2011

Kemp Seeks To Replace Mapp

Press Release – Matt Kemp

The immediate past electorate chairman of the North Shore National Party, Matt Kemp, 31, is the first to announce intention to seek selection as the National candidate at the 2011 General Election in place of retiring MP, Hon Dr Wayne Mapp. Read more »

Samuels Crushes Field At Pegasus While New Men’s Star Emerge

Press Release – Triathlon New Zealand

Samuels Crushes Field At Pegasus While New Men’s Star Emerges Wanaka’s Nicky Samuels smashed the field for the second race running in the Contact Tri Series while in the men’s race it was a new face on top of the podium in young Christchurch … Read more »

Green economics the smart way forward

Speech – Green Party

Green economics offers a way out of New Zealand’s economic doldrums without selling off strategic assets, Green Party Co-leader Russel Norman argued in his Party’s first major speech of election year. Read more »

Operation Bolton

Press Release – New Zealand Police

From Operation BOLTON, the victim JENKENYING/Aran, of an assault in Otara on the 26 January has just passed away in Auckland Hospital, family were by his side. The investigation is now a homicide. The hunt continues for YOUNG/Patrick. Read more »

Northland Roads Update

Press Release – New Zealand Police

SH1 between Kawakawa and Moerewa is closed and there is no estimate on when it may be reopened. Read more »

Esterer Wins First Msc F500 Race At Hampton Downs

Press Release – NZ Formula 5000 Assn

HISTORIC RACING CLUB/NZ FORMULA 5000 ASSOCIATION Press release For immediate release * 2010/11 MSC New Zealand F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series Rnd 3 Preview NZ Festival of Motor Racing – Chris Amon meeting Hampton Downs Fri-Sun Jan 28-30 2011 29-01-11 … Read more »

EDS calls for Oceans Reform before a disaster occurs

Press Release – EDS

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has called on the government to embark on a major reform of the way New Zealand manages its oceans before we experience an environmental disaster like that in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more »

Forest & Bird welcomes new Sub-Antarctic protection

Press Release – Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Forest & Bird welcomes new Sub-Antarctic protection Forest & Bird today welcomed the government’s decision to expand marine reserves and marine protected areas around New Zealand’s Sub-Antarctic islands. Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson … Read more »

Auckland Police locate missing Wellington man

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Malcolm Freeman, missing from Wellington since the 16th of January 2011, has been found safe in Auckland this morning. Read more »

Wellington Firebirds squad to play Northern Knights

Press Release – Wellington Cricket

Wellington Firebirds squad to play Northern Knights in One-Day competition The Wellington Firebirds squad to play the Northern Knights in the seventh round of the 2010/11 domestic One-Day competition at the Basin Reserve on Sunday 30 January is: Grant … Read more »

State Highway One is open to Warkworth

Press Release – New Zealand Police

State Highway One is open to Warkworth. The northbound tunnel at Puhoi has been re opened. There is a large amount of traffic on the road, and it is moving very slowly. Read more »

Hazardous driving conditions remain after storm says NZTA

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Surface flooding and slips on many state highways and roads in the northern Auckland region and Northland continue to make driving hazardous and the NZ Transport Agency advises people that they should only travel if absolutely necessary. Read more »

Auckland Transport- Weather Update

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Transport has had numerous incidents of flooding and slips, particularly in the north of the region, following heavy rains. Read more »

Fire Service Media Alert – Update as at 10am

Press Release – New Zealand Fire Service

The fire Service has responded to over 350 weather related incidents throughout the Northland, Auckland Waikato, Bay of Plenty regions since 6pm Friday. There were 120 incidents in Northland, 120 in Auckland, 40 in Waikato, 75 in Bay of Plenty. The … Read more »

Slips across Auckland cause havoc

Press Release – Auckland Council

Properties and roads across Auckland have suffered damage resulting from the bad weather last night and this morning. Read more »

Careful balance struck in new plan for clean air

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Nick Smith today announced a new plan for clean air at the Bluegreens Forum in Akaroa that toughens measures to reduce pollution but gives councils more time to meet air quality standards. Read more »

Speech: Smith – Bluegreens Forum 2011

Press Release – New Zealand Government

This 12th Bluegreens Forum in the beautiful coastal and heritage village of Akaroa is a landmark in our work to advance our ideals for a cleaner and more prosperous New Zealand. This morning I want to do some thank yous, I want to reinforce the values … Read more »

NZTA urges care as highway clean-up continues

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency is urging all drivers to take extreme care as its road maintenance crews continue to work with emergency services and local authorities to clear storm damage from state highways and roads in Auckland and Northland. Read more »

Arrest in Huntly homicide

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Waikato Police, investigating last week’s murder of a South Auckland woman found burned to death on the side of a road west of Huntly, arrested a man in Hamilton overnight. Read more »

Road Closures

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The main roads between Auckland and Northland, SH16 and SH1 are both closed due to a variety of weather related conditions. People are asked to postpone travel between Auckland and Northland until further notice. Read more »

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