Archive for January, 2020

E-bike trial coming soon

Press Release – New Zealand Police

On 12 February selected officers in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin will take to the roads on e-bikes to trial them as a new tool to help keep our roads safe. Read more »

Waitangi Day marked by community events

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister
Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage


31 January 2020 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO
New Zealanders will come together at community events across local marae, parks, schools and atop maunga to commemorate Waitangi Day, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern said today. Read more »

Review of NZ International Conference Centre fire underway

Press Release – Fire and Emergency NZ

Independent operational review of NZ International Conference Centre fire underway

The Fire and Emergency NZ commissioned independent operational review of the 2019 New Zealand International Convention Centre fire at SkyCity is underway. Read more »

E tū: safety of Air NZ Wuhan crew paramount

Press Release – E tu Union

The union for aviation, E tū, says it’s working to secure assurances about the safety of up to 10 volunteer cabin crew and any ground crew operating the Air New Zealand evacuation flight from Wuhan. Read more »

Further screening needed as outbreak ramps up

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Michael Woodhouse – Health

31 January 2020
The World Health Organisation’s decision to declare the coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern reinforces National’s call for the Government to increase its efforts to prevent the spread of the virus to New Zealand, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. Read more »

Parris Goebel looking for singers and dancers for Expo 2020

Press Release – Expo 2020

Parris Goebel is looking for singers and dancers to join her at
Expo 2020 Dubai

‘Voice of Youth’ audition dates announced along with exciting internship opportunities. Read more »

IrrigationNZ applauds $12.7m funding for Northland water

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ applauds $12.7m funding for Northland water – but more urgently needed

IrrigationNZ supports the Government’s decision to inject $12.7m into improving Northland’s water resilience. Read more »

Air New Zealand update on Shanghai services

Press Release – Air New Zealand

31 January 2020

Air New Zealand is temporarily reducing its Shanghai operations as it prepares for a decline in demand for travel between New Zealand and China. Read more »

Auckland fruit fly response comes to a successful end

Press Release – Fruit Fly Council

Friday 31 January 2020

A joint Government and industry response to unwanted fruit flies has been closed out, with New Zealand fruit and vegetable grower representatives saying they are pleased with the successful result. Read more »

Lilii to lead young HEARTS squad

Press Release – Auckland Cricket

Friday 31 January, 2020
New faces will mark the return of Hallyburton Johnstone Shield action as the Auckland HEARTS take on the Central Hinds at Colin Maiden Park this weekend. Read more »

Successful end to fruit fly operation in Auckland

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Biosecurity New Zealand has ended its Northcote fruit fly operations and lifted restrictions on the movement of fruit and vegetables on Auckland’s North Shore. Read more »

The Guilty Feminist Podcast returns to New Zealand

Press Release – Elephant Publicity


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Award for significant analysis of judicial decision

Press Release – University of Auckland

A research paper that examines the Court of Appeal’s judgment in the Commissioner of Inland Revenue v Lin has received an award in recognition of its significant analysis of a judicial decision. Read more »

1 in 4 Akl Upper Harbour homes go to resident-visa holders

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

A quarter of all home transfers in Auckland’s Upper Harbour were to NZ-resident-visa holders in the year ended December 2019, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Quarterly rental update

Press Release – Barfoot and Thompson

Barfoot & Thompson which tracks the average rental price for thousands of homes across the Auckland region, says the pace of rent increases slowed during 2019, with the lowest rise recorded during the last three months of the year. Read more »

Missing diver saved by Omaha lifeguards

Press Release – Surf Life Saving Northern Region

31 January 2020
Auckland surf lifesavers found themselves far from ‘the flags’ on Thursday 30 January as they worked to save the life of a diver. It took paid lifeguards from Omaha Surf Life Saving Club 20 minutes to recover a troubled diver after he was reported missing off Omaha beach. Read more »

Taupo vaping ban totally misguided

Press Release – Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

Friday, 31 January 2020
“Taupo District Council’s move to ban vaping in public places does not support the country’s smokefree ambition. In fact, confusing vaping with smoking only hinders national progress on Smoke Free 2025,” says Jonathan Devery, spokesperson for the Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ). Read more »

NRC welcomes road building and maintenance annoncement

Press Release – National Road Carriers

News release

31 January 2020

National Road Carriers welcomes Government’s road building and maintenance announcement

The Government’s $5.3 billion road building and maintenance package announced yesterday has been welcomed by National Road Carriers Association (NRC), which represents 1,800 road transport companies collectively operating 16,000 trucks throughout New Zealand. Read more »

Counties Manukau KiwiSport funding boosts opportunities

Press Release – Aktive – Auckland Sport and Recreation

Counties Manukau KiwiSport funding boosts opportunities for local children, schools, sports and community organisations

Source: Aktive Read more »

CHINA CRISIS Announce August 2020 Australian And NZ Tour

Press Release – Nuclear Blast

Liverpudlian 80’s new wave Legends CHINA CRISIS tour Australia and New Zealand for the First Time Ever to perform all their Greatest Hits along with fan favourites. Read more »

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