Archive for May, 2019

Mark Thomas standing for Auckland Council

Press Release – Mark Thomas

Former mayoral candidate Mark Thomas will stand for Auckland Council at this year’s election in the renamed Albert-Eden- Puketāpapa ward. Read more »

Boost for Wellington rail should go towards Ōtaki extension

Press Release – Gwynn Compton

30 May 2019

$44m surprise Budget boost for Wellington rail should go towards Ōtaki rail extension
The surprise $44 million for Wellington regional rail announced in the Coalition Government’s Wellbeing Budget would be an ideal opportunity to get work Read more »

Making policy sense of New Zealand’s First Wellbeing Budget

Press Release – AUT University

31 May 2019

Making policy sense of New Zealand’s First Wellbeing Budget

The Policy Fix Podcast – Bite-sized sessions from New Zealand’s best thinkers Read more »

More Farmers retail staff walk off the job

Press Release – First Union

More Farmers retail staff walk off the job

Today, hundreds of Farmers retail staff will leave the shop floor over low wages and a performance pay system that keeps wages down. Read more »

Aktive supports women in sport

Press Release – Aktive – Auckland Sport and Recreation

New Zealand’s first Women’s Coach Developer Training course has provided an important boost to the city’s female coaching expertise with 13 female coach developers participating in the inaugural course. Read more »

Lifeline Aotearoa says Wellbeing Budget could signal turn

Press Release – Lifeline Aotearoa

AUCKLAND, May 30, 2019 – Lifeline Aotearoa welcomes the Government’s Wellbeing Budget allocations in support of the recent Mental Health & Addictions inquiry report. Read more »

Ambassador announced by ServiceIQ

Press Release – ServiceIQ

Auckland War Memorial Museum Visitor Host, Parai Parai, has been recognised as a ServiceIQ Ambassador.

Parai received the honour at the awards event at the 2019 Museums Aotearoa annual conference. The award recognises Parai’s commitment and skills as a Visitor Host, and his strong advocacy for credentialed on-job workplace training. Read more »

Mayor Goff welcomes Government’s Wellbeing Budget

Press Release – Auckland Council

Thursday 30 May 2019
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed increased spending on health, children and homelessness as part of the Government’s 2019 Budget released today. Read more »

“Responsible” Budget a pleasant surprise

Press Release – Baker Tilly Staples Roadway

Major talking points for business community include; $1 billion investment in rail infrastructure, $300 million fund for start-ups and $157 million allocated to R&D for new technologies Read more »

Budget 2019 – “Rail funding gets the full support of CEAC.”

Press Release – Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre

We say- Govt’s first “Well-Being Budget” is a winner for putting ‘rail back on track again in the provinces’. Read more »

Black lives matter

Press Release – University of Auckland

30 May 2019
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere is a central message in two public lectures by a visiting Nigerian criminologist, coming up at the University of Auckland in June. Read more »

Govt optimistic it will meet initial child poverty targets

Article – BusinessDesk

By Pattrick Smellie

May 30 (BusinessDesk) – The embryonic nature of the government’s approach to policy-making focused on ‘well-being’ is writ large by the fact that the 2019 Budget contains just two new metrics for measuring success. Read more »

Budget 2019: Rail projects score $1.6B of new capital

Article – BusinessDesk

By Pattrick Smellie
May 30 (BusinessDesk) – The national rail carrier, KiwiRail, and Auckland’s Central Rail Loop projects receive capital boosts totalling $1.58 billion in this year’s Budget and there will be more to come. Read more »

Broken promises and bad priorities

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

30 May 2019
This year’s botched Budget has failed to deliver on many of the promises the Government made to parents, teachers and students showing education is not the high priority the Government has previously promised, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. Read more »

Mason Eyeing Third Title & Fast Time

Press Release – Christchurch Marathon

Rotorua runner Alice Mason is eyeing history in Sunday’s ASB Christchurch Marathon, but she’d rather run a fast time. Read more »

Wellbeing Budget 2019 delivers, but not for business

Press Release – EMA

The EMA was not expecting much for business from the Wellbeing Budget 2019, but it was still disappointed it did not tackle some of its members’ key concerns. Read more »

Budget 2019 – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

The Government has delivered its ‘Wellbeing Budget’, which includes funding to combat kauri dieback and support innovation.
Read more »

More Farmers retail staff walk off the job

Press Release – FIRST Union

30/05/19
Today, hundreds of Farmers retail staff will leave the shop floor over low wages and a performance pay system that keeps wages down. Read more »

Budget Speech – James Shaw

Speech – Green Party

E te Māngai o te Whare, tēnā koe.
Ki a koutou ōku hoa Pāremata,
huri noa i te Whare,
ngā mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou katoa. Read more »

Wellbeing budget fails to deliver for beneficiaries

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

The wellbeing budget has failed to introduce additional meaningful and immediate measures to improve the wellbeing of beneficiaries’ lives. Read more »

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