Archive for May, 2015

A further blow for landlords and their tenants

Press Release – NZ Property Investors Federation

“The rental property industry almost got through a week without a new regulation making it harder to provide tenants with homes”, said Andrew King, Read more »

Early morning maternity flight

Press Release – Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Early morning maternity flight

Early this morning at 0400hrs the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was called to transfer a 19 year old Te Puke woman from Tauranga hospital to Auckland hospital, the woman had gone into premature labour and required specialist maternity services at Auckland hospital. Read more »

Auckland Rates Meeting June 10

Press Release – Ray Calver and Dick Cuthbert

Auckland Rates Meeting June 10

Auckland residents Ray Calver and Dick Cuthbert are part of a group of concerned ratepayers organising the Auckland Rates Increases Public Meeting to be held June 10. “There is widespread anger at the imposition of an average 9.9% rates increases across Auckland. Read more »

FIFA U-20 World Cup kicks off in New Zealand

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

FIFA U-20 World Cup kicks off in New Zealand

The FIFA U-20 World Cup kicked into action at Auckland’s North Harbour Stadium today (30.05.2015) – heralding the most important football tournament ever held in New Zealand. Read more »

James Shaw elected new Green Party male Co-leader

Press Release – Green Party


James Shaw elected new Green Party male Co-leader

James Shaw has been elected as the new male Co-leader of the Green Party at its AGM in Auckland today. Read more »

Car v bus – Kilkenny Dr, East Tamaki Heights

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“car v bus – Kilkenny Dr, East Tamaki Heights – Counties Manukau”

Police and other emergency services are in attendance at a car v bus crash at the intersection of Killkenny Dr and Delmont Close, East Tamaki Heights, Auckland. A passenger in the bus and an occupant in the car have serious injuries.
The Serious Crash Unit is going to be called out. Read more »

Nats may have to sell state houses for free

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Nats may have to sell state houses for free

The Government’s social housing policy is totally unravelling as the Iwi Chairs’ Forum says they believe the houses have a market value of zero, meaning the Government will have to give the houses away and lose billions of dollars, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. Read more »

Milestone in addressing Auckland’s housing crisis

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

Crown Land Programme is a milestone in addressing Auckland’s housing crisis

Property Council believes the identification of approximately 500 hectares of land in four sites in Auckland is proof that the Government is taking the housing crisis seriously.
Read more »

Inaugural EveryWoman Expo, Auckland

Press Release – Blomfield PR

It’s Women’s Time to Shine – Fun, Fashion and Inspiration at the Inaugural EveryWoman Expo, Auckland

It’s women’s time to shine at the EveryWoman Expo, kicking off at the ASB Showgrounds, Auckland today through until Queen’s Birthday Monday, May 30 to June 1. Read more »

Speech to 2015 Green Party AGM – Metiria Turei

Speech – Green Party

Speech to 2015 Green Party AGM – Metiria Turei


Introduction

Kia ora

I have to say I feel a little bit like the Bachelorette. Read more »

Greens moving forward and setting agenda

Press Release – Green Party

Greens moving forward and setting agenda

Green’s Co-leader Metiria Turei has kicked off the Party’s AGM in Auckland with a speech celebrating the achievements of the past year and claiming credit for some recent political wins. Read more »

The Case for Capital Gains Tax in a Progressive Economy

Press Release – New Zealand Fabian Society

The Case for Capital Gains Tax in a Progressive Economy

I would like to invite you to hear Dr Deborah Russell discuss this topic on Wednesday 10 June at Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace, Wellington at 5:30pm. Read more »

2015 ANZ Championship Conference Finals Arrangements

Press Release – ANZ Championship Netball

2015 ANZ Championship Conference Finals Arrangements

Trans Tasman Netball League (TTNL), operators of the ANZ Championship, would like to confirm the arrangements for the Australian and New Zealand Conference Finals ahead of this weekend’s last round. Read more »

Let journalism shine’ plea as Campbell Live host bows out

Article – Pacific Media Centre

NZ: ‘Let journalism shine’ plea as Campbell Live host bows out

http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/nz-let-journalism-shine-plea-campbell-live-host-bows-out-9292 Read more »

Mormon and Catholic Young Adults Help Auckland City Mission

Press Release – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Mormon and Catholic Young Adults Help Auckland City Mission

Young members from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Catholic Diocese of Auckland worked together this week to prepare sweet treats to deliver to the Auckland City Mission. Read more »

The Case for a CGT in a Progressive Economy

Press Release – New Zealand Fabian Society

Deborah Russell – Do the Job Properly: the Case for a CGT in a Progressive Economy

Tuesday 4th June

The government has introduced a minimal capital gains tax, to deal with rampant property price growth in Auckland? Read more »

Music website trader guilty of fraud

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Online musical instrument store owner Andrew Marquet Taylor has been sentenced to 9 months home detention, ordered to pay more than $91,000 in compensation and fines in the Auckland District Court yesterday. Mr Taylor was also banned from using the internet for 3 months. Read more »

NZ dollar heads for 2.4% weekly drop

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar heads for 2.4% weekly drop as Fed eyes rate hikes, questions loom over local economy

By Paul McBeth
May 29 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 2.4 percent weekly drop against the greenback as comments by Federal Reserve officials revive expectations the world’s biggest central bank will hike interest rates this year, while investors grow wary about the local outlook. Read more »

RBNZ will target property investment lending

Article – BusinessDesk

RBNZ to press ahead with plans to carve out property investment lending

By Paul McBeth
May 29 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is pressing ahead with proposals to create a new asset class for lenders, Read more »

First Crown land parcels for development identified

Press Release – New Zealand Government

29 May 2015
First Crown land parcels for development identified

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today listed four sites comprising 30 hectares of land that are being considered for development under the new initiative to facilitate housing on Crown-owned land in Auckland. Read more »

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