Archive for April, 2015

Green Party media comment: Wharf decision unwise

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party media comment: Wharf decision unwise

“It seems like a very unwise move to continue building part of the extension to the Bledisloe Wharf without the outcome of the study to determine whether the wharf is necessary,” said Green Party environment spokesperson Julie Anne Genter. Read more »

Meredith Connell Welcomes Reconfirmation

Press Release – Crown Solicitor

Meredith Connell Welcomes Reconfirmation as Office of the Auckland Crown Solicitor

Meredith Connell has welcomed today’s announcement by the Attorney-General, Hon. Christopher Finlayson QC, that Brian Dickey will be the sixth Auckland Crown Solicitor, reconfirming the firm as Office of the Crown Solicitor for Auckland, a role it has held for 93 years. Read more »

Appointment of Auckland and Manukau Crown Solicitors

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Appointment of Auckland and Manukau Crown Solicitors

Brian Dickey has been appointed Crown Solicitor for Auckland and Natalie Walker Crown Solicitor for Manukau, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. Read more »

Council moves to improve transparency

Press Release – Auckland City Council

Council moves to improve transparency

Auckland Council has launched a section on its website providing information on a variety of council activities as part of a commitment to more openness and transparency. Read more »

NZ dollar falls after RBNZ adopts easing bias

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar falls after RBNZ adopts easing bias, Fonterra cuts forecast payout

By Paul McBeth

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell after the Reserve Bank adopted a bias towards lower interest rates, saying it would cut rates if inflationary pressures come in below expectations, and after Fonterra Cooperative Group cut its forecast payout to its farmer shareholders. Read more »

Compromise reached on Auckland port extension

Article – BusinessDesk

Compromise reached on Auckland port extension

By Pattrick Smellie

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – Ports of Auckland has offered to only extend one of the two wharves it wants to push further out into Auckland harbour in a backdown that it hopes will take the heat out of local opposition to its plans. Read more »

Tamaki project gets $200M govt loan

Article – BusinessDesk

Tamaki project gets $200M govt loan, mandate to build 7,500 Auckland homes

By Jonathan Underhill

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – Tamaki Redevelopment Co, a property development venture between central government and Auckland Council, has been given a $200 million loan and a mandate to build 7,500 homes over 15 years, financed via property sales and rent from former Housing NZ tenants. Read more »

Questions and Answers – April 30

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

Health, Minister—Statements 1. Hon ANNETTE KING (Deputy Leader—Labour) to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his statements? Read more »

Ports of Auckland welcomes ‘pragmatic, workable’ compromise

Press Release – Ports of Auckland

Ports of Auckland welcomes ‘pragmatic, workable’ compromise over wharf extensions

Ports of Auckland welcomes today’s decision by Auckland Council’s Governing Body to support a compromise proposal to proceed with construction of one wharf extension and put the other on hold. Read more »

Decision digest, Governing Body – Auckland Council

Press Release – Auckland Council

Decision digest, Governing Body – Auckland Council

Councillors meet for the Mayor’s report on Auckland’s Long-term Plan, discussions on Ports, Animal Management and other recommendations Read more »

Sibling cooks are number one book sellers

Press Release – Pead PR

Sibling cooks are number one book sellers

Kiwi cooks have a crush on For the Love of…, the newly released cookbook self-published by MasterChef 2014 winners Karena and Kasey Bird. Read more »

True cost of transport plan revealed

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

True cost of transport plan revealed
April 30, 2015. 4:25pm

Central and local government must both take responsibility for the shock caused by a planned rate increase and new transport levy, says ACT Leader and Epsom MP David Seymour. Read more »

Auckland Council supports Ports of Auckland’s compromise

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council supports Ports of Auckland’s compromise on wharf extensions

Auckland Council’s Governing Body has today voted to accept a proposal from Ports of Auckland Ltd (POAL) aimed at addressing community concerns about the construction of two extensions to Bledisloe Wharf. Read more »

EveryWoman Expo

Press Release – Paul Blomfield

EveryWoman Expo

Ladies, mark your calendars because this Queen’s Birthday Weekend the EveryWoman Expo is coming to Auckland to showcase the best in fashion, beauty, wellness, travel, health and empowerment. Read more »

BP launches 95 Plus into retail market

Press Release – Senate SHJ

BP launches 95 Plus into retail market with new forecourt blending technology

In a first for the New Zealand retail fuels market, BP has announced that from 30th April, the company will be offering a BP 95 Plus petrol blend across two sites in the Auckland market. Read more »

Council approves new Rainbow Community Advisory Panel

Press Release – Auckland Council

Council approves new Rainbow Community Advisory Panel

Auckland Council’s Governing Body, chaired by Mayor Len Brown, today formally approved the creation of a new Rainbow Community Advisory Panel. Read more »

Council abandons its responsibility

Press Release – Pead PR

Council abandons its responsibility

The push for a compromise on Ports of Auckland’s Bledisloe Wharf extensions is nothing short of a one-fingered salute to the people of Auckland. Read more »

Kiwi musician connecting the world this NZ Music Month

Press Release – Bridget Walsh

From Takapuna to Glastonbury to NYC, kiwi musician Miss Bridget Walsh is connecting the world this NZ Music Month

Miss Bridget Walsh is a professional musician, originally from New Zealand but currently based out of the UK. Read more »

Home healthcare funding unsustainable

Press Release – Home and Community Health Association

Home healthcare funding unsustainable
Auckland, 29 April – New Zealanders will lose access to good, safe home and community support unless there’s a change to the way services are planned and funded. Read more »

Teddy Tahu Rhodes features in From Broadway to La Scala

Press Release – SWPR

Teddy Tahu Rhodes features in From Broadway to La Scala

FROM BROADWAY TO LA SCALA

An evening of glamour, passion and romance featuring Read more »

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