Archive for June, 2012

Police crack down on Auckland drivers to reduce motorway crashes

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Auckland Motorways Police are giving inattentive and distracted drivers specific attention this week in an effort to significantly reduce the large number of crashes that occur annually on the network of motorways in Metropolitan Auckland. Read more »

Council seeks greater public input on Unitary Plan

Press Release – Auckland Council
The Council says providing greater opportunity for Aucklanders to have their say is at the heart of Auckland Council’s proposed changes to the Unitary Plan process. Read more »

Federated Farmers chairperson gives speech at Auckland conference

Speech – Federated Farmers
Speech by Willy Leferink, Federated Farmers Dairy chairperson, to Federated Farmers 2012 National Conference in Auckland. Read more »

Factory closure a sign of Government’s failure to get economy moving – Labour

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party
The closure of yet another South Auckland factory, with the loss of another 85 jobs, is a tragic indictment of the Government’s continuing failure to get the New Zealand economy moving again, says Labour’s Employment spokesperson Su’a William Sio. Read more »

NZ yogurt company recognised at Auckland export awards

Press Release – EasiYo
EasiYo was one of the three finalists for the BDO Deal of the Year award, at the Air New Zealand Cargo Export Awards 2012, held in Auckland. This is recognition of EasiYo’s outstanding planning and execution, leading to export success in the Italian market. Read more »

Family First leads Auckland discussion on sex education curriculum

Press Release – Family First New Zealand
200 delegates representing over 70 family-focused organisations and community groups are gathering in Auckland on Thursday 28th for the seventh annual NZ Forum on the Family, hosted by Family First NZ. They will be encouraged to call foul on the current sex education curriculum in NZ schools and on government funded websites. Read more »

NORML calls for Waitakere police inspector’s head to roll

Press Release – NORML
NORML New Zealand is calling for Waitakere Police Area Commander Inspector Steve Kehoe to lose his job after he led two days of police raids against NORML’s Auckland Headquarters, the Daktory. Read more »

Two out of three Aucklanders back the City Rail Link – study

Press Release – Auckland Council
Two out of three Aucklanders support the City Rail Link (CRL) according to independent research released yesterday. Read more »

Team NZ’s catamaran enters final stage of build at Auckland base

Press Release – Team New Zealand
The build of Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC72 catamaran entered its final phase today with the arrival of the major components at the Team’s Viaduct Harbour base.
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Dirt Guide Series reaches climax in Auckland this weekend

Press Release – Bikesport NZ
Auckland’s Mike Skinner probably feels as if he has a target on his back. Read more »

Philippine investment agency to hold meeting in Auckland on Friday

Press Release – Technology Investment Network
PEZA Director-General Dr Lilia de Lima will outline opportunities in the fast-growing Philippines technology sector at an open meeting for New Zealand ICT exporters this Friday. Read more »

Auckland factory closure shows jobs strategy missing, says union

Press Release – First Union
The closure of an Onehunga textiles factory is a huge loss for the workers concerned and the South Auckland community, the workers’ union said today. Read more »

Upper North Island councils work together to reduce cost of doing business

Press Release – Upper North Island Strategic Alliance
UNISA, the strategic alliance of seven upper North Island Councils, is collaborating with Auckland Transport, KiwiRail and the New Zealand Transport Agency to improve freight efficiency and reduce the cost of doing business in the upper North Island. Read more »

ANFS calls for national day of action

Aotearoa NZ is Not for Sale invites Aucklanders to attend activities in the CBD to oppose New Zealand asset sales on July 14. Read more »

HOP card fiasco Mayor’s responsibility – Cameron Brewer

Press Release – Cameron Brewer
Mayor Len Brown needs to take responsibility, not reach for lawyers on costly HOP card fiasco. Read more »

Snapper refutes Auckland Transport claims of ticketing agreement breaches

Article – BusinessDesk by Hannah Lynch
Infratil, the investment infrastructure firm, has defended its Snapper unit against Auckland Transport’s claims it will miss the deadline to integrate its contactless card with the city’s public transport network. Read more »

Blues players set to be part of support team for Unitec Run & Walk event

Press Release – UNITEC
Blues players will play the part of ‘hydration and support specialists’ for participants in the first event in the Unitec Run & Walk series of events this Sunday (1 July). Read more »

Brother cup winners get star treatment at Viaduct’s Brother Rally NZ

Press Release – Rally New Zealand
 Clayton Hoy and his partner Jaimi Wall attended this weekend’s Brother Rally New Zealand and ended up winning their own rally event – The Brother Cup, a people’s rally experience in virtual rally car simulators held at the Viaduct Events Centre. Read more »

Len Brown leads trade mission to Pacific

Press Release – Auckland Council
A group of prominent Auckland business leaders head to Samoa, Tonga and the Cook Islands next week, led by Len Brown, Mayor of the city with the largest Pacific population in the world. Read more »

Len Brown shortlisted as one of the world’s top mayors

Auckland.Scoop report by Harry Pearl
Len Brown has made the 25-strong shortlist for the 2012 World Mayor Prize. Read more »

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