Archive for February, 2020

The Nation: Shane Jones

Press Release – The Nation

Simon Shepherd: He’s the Minister with a lot of money. Not only does he oversee the three billion dollar Provincial Growth Fund, Shane Jones is in charge of even more billions in infrastructure spend. Read more »

Indian Summer Makes March A Good Time To List

Press Release – Century 21 Real Estate

“Those considering listing their properties need to know it’s not too late, with extended summer weather now predicted. In fact, going on the market in March makes a lot of sense, particularly when you consider the lack of houses for sale,” says Derryn Mayne, Owner of Century 21 New Zealand. Read more »

Yellow Ticket Rolls Couriered Around NZ To Keep Up With Demand

Press Release – Lotto New Zealand

Courier companies around NZ are busy delivering yellow ticket roll to stores so they have enough ahead of what’s expected to be Lotto’s busiest day in history. Read more »

Mount Roskill Firearms Incident, Witnesses Sought

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Please attribute to Detective Inspector Lloyd Schmid:

Police are seeking witnesses to a firearms incident that occurred at an address on Marion Avenue, Mount Roskill at approximately 7:42am this morning. Read more »

Man Arrested Following Death In Randwick Park

Press Release – New Zealand Police

An investigation has launched following a death at an address in Randwick Park shortly after midnight yesterday.

Police were called to an address on Trimdon Street at 12:07am Friday where a man was located deceased. Read more »

Firearms In New Zealand: Where To From Here?

Speech – NZ Police Association

Firearms in New Zealand: Where to from here?

Chris Cahill, NZ Police Association President

This time next week, all going well, Parliament will have passed the Arms Legislation Bill as the second tranche of firearms reforms designed to make all New Zealanders safer. Read more »

Furniture Design – What’s New in 2020

Press Release – Ultimate Living

It can often be difficult to find a balance between incorporating trendy furniture designs while still maintaining your own unique je ne sais quo when it comes to interior décor. Read more »

Homicide Enquiry Launched Following Death In Otara

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A homicide investigation is underway following an apparent shooting in Otara overnight.

About 11:45pm Police were called to a report of a firearm being discharged on Bairds Road. Read more »

Classification Brings Relief For Farmers In Drought

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

The Waikato Primary Industries Adverse Event Cluster, made up of Waikato and South Auckland agricultural industry representatives, is pleased Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has heeded its call to classify the impacts of drought as an adverse event. Read more »

Single Case Of COVID-19 Confirmed In New Zealand

Press Release – Ministry of Health

The first case of COVID-19 is now confirmed in New Zealand in a person in their 60s recently returned from Iran.

The results of the test were formally reported to the Ministry at around 4.15pm this afternoon. Read more »

$50 Million Powerball Must Be Won – Will It Be Won In Your Region?

Press Release – Lotto New Zealand

It’s the talk of the town – a record-breaking $50 million is up for grabs this Saturday and must be won! Kiwis all around the country are joining queues to pick up a little yellow ticket that may just change their lives forever. Read more »

Joint Statement By Prime Ministers Jacinda Ardern And Scott Morrison

Press Release – New Zealand Government

1. Prime Minister the Hon Scott Morrison MP and Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern met in Sydney on 28 February 2020 for the annual Australia-New Zealand Leaders’ Meeting. Read more »

Ruapehu Welcomes Taupō Airport Upgrade As Critical

Press Release – Raupehu District Council

Ruapehu has welcomed the announcement of $5.9m of Government funding toward the upgrading and expansion of Taupō Airport by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones. Read more »

SFO To Receive Police File On Auckland Mayor

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office has today received a referral from NZ Police in relation to Phil Goff’s election expenses. Read more »

Arrest Made Over Hobsonville Point Incidents

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Waitakere Police have arrested a man this morning in relation to a number of incidents involving inappropriate comments made to women in Hobsonville Point recently. Read more »

Associate Professor Appointed To Member Role On Council’s Climate Committee

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

Associate Professor Maria Bargh Appointed to the Non-Elected Member Role on the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Climate Committee Read more »

Government Boost For Domestic Tourism

Press Release – Regional Tourism NZ

Regions worst hit by the drop off in Chinese visitors as a result of the Coronavirus will benefit from a one-off funding boost aimed at stimulating domestic travel. Read more »

Agriculture Minister Declares Adverse Event For Waikato Primary Sector

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has today classified the drought conditions in Waikato and South Auckland as an adverse event for the primary sector, unlocking $80,000 in Government support for farmers and growers. Read more »

Unite Against Fascism In India

Press Release – Migrant Workers Association

The people of India have been holding mass protests all over India ever since the anti Muslim and anti working class Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was enacted into law on 12 December 2019. Read more »

Hillary grandsons join the Everest climb for Nepal

Press Release – Himalayan Trust



Alex Hillary
Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust and Kathmandu are challenging New Zealanders to climb 8848m, the height of Everest, during the month of March to raise funds for Nepal. Read more »

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