Archive for February, 2013

Passenger dies in hospital after bus collides with car and tree in Manurewa

News from NZ Police
A man has died after a bus collided with a car and a tree on Hill Road in Manurewa. Read more »

Fisher & Paykel expanding: new research and development jobs in Auckland

Press Release – Fisher and Paykel Appliances
Fisher & Paykel Appliances is in expansion mode as new owner, Haier, creates opportunities for accelerated growth to build the Fisher & Paykel brand further. Specific areas of focus include technology innovation, new product development and the company’s component and technology business. Read more »

Police could have prevented murder of Hamilton woman – independent report

Press Release: Independent Police Conduct Authority
Police could have prevented the murder of Hamilton woman Diane White, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has found. Read more »

“We are deeply sorry.” Police apologise to family of murdered woman

Statement from NZ Police
Police have apologised to the family of Diane White and have accepted all of the findings of an Independent Police Conduct Authority report released this morning into the circumstances leading up to her death. Read more »

Air NZ doubles its profit after increase in international travellers

Report from BusinessDesk
Air New Zealand, which is 73 percent state-owned, posted first-half profit that more than doubled after lifting passenger volumes and boosting yields on international routes, while keeping costs in check. Read more »

Law changes will move power away from city communities, warns deputy mayor

Statement from Auckland Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse
The Government’s proposed reforms to the Resource Management Act risk shifting considerable power out of the hands of Auckland’s communities. Read more »

Fast-tracking subdivisions: part of government plans to change environment law

BusinessDesk report by Pattrick Smellie
Environment Minister Amy Adams has unveiled proposals for the most sweeping amendments to environmental and resource management law in a generation, including a much greater role for central government to direct local government decision-making. Read more »

Milford Centre appeals against height restrictions

Press Release – Milford Centre Ltd
Milford Centre Ltd (MCL) has lodged an appeal to the Environment Court on 27 February in response to the recent decision to decline PC34 by the independent commissioners. Read more »

Protestors occupy Sandringham house – campaigning against its sale

Press Release – Vanessa Cole
Protesters occupied a house in Sandringham last night in protest against the selling of two state homes (94 and 96 Haverstack Road), set to be auctioned off this morning at 4 Viaduct Harbour Ave. Read more »

Franklin local board supports white-water stadium plan for Manukau

Press Release – Franklin Local Board
Development of Wero, a white water stadium proposed for Manukau looks a little bit closer with Franklin Local Board voting to support the Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA) funding proposal. Read more »

Stephen Berry wants to be elected to the Auckland Council

Press Release – Stephen Berry
Small government advocate Stephen Berry is entering the 2013 Auckland City Council elections, standing as a candidate for Councillor of the Waitemata & Gulf ward. “Affordability is quickly becoming the number one issue in this election campaign. Affordable living, affordable housing and affordable rates are not being delivered by Len Brown and the big spending councillors who support him. Those councillors include Waitemata & Gulf incumbent, Mike Lee. ” Read more »

73 firefighters continue to fight blaze at Matakana

Press Release – Auckland Council
Firefighters at Dome Valley Matakana worked hard yesterday to dampen down the flames and ensure the fire is well within the containment lines. Read more »

Better public services in action at mail centre, says Maurice Williamson

Press Release – New Zealand Government
Customs Minister Maurice Williamson says the International Mail Centre in Auckland is a great example of how government agencies can collaborate successfully for the benefit of New Zealand. Read more »

Two boat tours will get close to the majestic Queen Mary 2

Press Release – Ports of Auckland
2013 once again brings the Queen Mary 2 to New Zealand and Ports of Auckland is offering a unique opportunity to see her close up. Read more »

Housing consents up by 50 percent in 2 years

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand
The trend for the number of new houses consented has risen 50 percent since March 2011, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Recognition for Auckland Philharmonia in government sector review

Press Release – New Zealand Government
A report on New Zealand’s Professional Orchestral Sector has been released and provides a more effective framework for supporting the delivery of high quality orchestral services, Arts. Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson announced today. Read more »

New patient safety programme aims to reduce infections

Press Release – New Zealand Government
Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew today welcomed the announcement by the Health Quality and Safety Commission of a pilot of a new patient safety programme. “This new programme aims to reduce surgical site infections and is being led by Auckland and Canterbury DHBs,” said Mrs Goodhew. Read more »

Auckland students win silver in world mediation advocacy competition

Press Release – University of Auckland
The University of Auckland has achieved second place overall in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Mediation Competition, held in Paris, France in February. This is the first time a New Zealand team has competed in the global event. Read more »

APO says orchestra report a “missed opportunity,” with no extra money

Press Release – APO
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s (APO) Dame Rosanne Meo and new Board Chairman Geraint Martin welcomed some aspects of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s New Zealand Professional Orchestra Sector Review final report, which was released today. However, they stopped short of endorsing the document as a whole, calling it a missed opportunity. Read more »

Sam Judd named as Young New Zealander of the Year

Press Release – Coca Cola Amatil
Coca-Cola Amatil NZ Ltd is pleased to confirm that Sam Judd is the fourth winner of the Young New Zealander of the Year category, which the company has sponsored since the inaugural awards in 2010. Read more »

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