Archive for May, 2020

Pandemic Intensifies Social Crisis In New Zealand

Article – Socialist Equality Group

The New Zealand government’s Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) reported on Thursday that a survey of 3,000 people, conducted in April, found 34 percent of households were in “financial difficulty.” A further 40 percent were “at risk of tipping into hardship.” Read more »

Changes Proposed To Give People More Space

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Concept plans for the temporary street changes proposed for Featherston and Victoria Streets are now online – and there’s an opportunity to provide initial feedback until Thursday 11 June. Read more »

Watercare drought update

Press Release – Watercare

Please find below the latest drought status update:

Rainfall:

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Louisa Wall Taking A New Direction

Press Release – Louisa Wall

29 May, 2020

The MP for Manurewa, Louisa Wall, has decided to withdraw her nomination and seek a position on the Labour Party list in order to bring to an end disagreement over the contested nomination process for the South Auckland seat. Read more »

The New Zealand Dance Company Appoints World Class New Leadership Team

Press Release – New Zealand Dance Company

The Board of the New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust today announced the appointment of former Nederlands Dans Theater chief executive Janine Dijkmeijer as The New Zealand Dance Company’s (NZDC) Executive Director; and renowned dance artists and directors Victoria (Tor) Colombus and James O’Hara, as Co-Artistic Directors. Read more »

Sara Hay Appointed Wellington City Council’s New Chief Financial Officer

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has appointed Sara Hay as its new Chief Financial Officer.

Ms Hay joins Wellington City Council after several years of accomplished work at senior levels of, most recently, Auckland Council and, prior to that, at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Read more »

School Sets Up Virtual Class To Help SMEs

Press Release – Selwyn College

Selwyn College, a well known Auckland school and a stronghold in community education, is helping small business owners with its new online education offering. Read more »

HRC Announces New Funding Grants For Mid-career Researchers

Press Release – Health Research Council Of New Zealand

New grants give mid-career researchers a funding boost

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) today capped off a month of research investment with nearly $3 million awarded to mid-career researchers for studies that address significant health issues. Read more »

The New Zealand Dance Company Appoints World Class New Leadership Team

Press Release – New Zealand Dance Company

The Board of the New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust today announced the appointment of former Nederlands Dans Theater chief executive Janine Dijkmeijer as The New Zealand Dance Company’s (NZDC) Executive Director; and renowned dance artists and directors Victoria (Tor) Colombus and James O’Hara, as Co-Artistic Directors. Read more »

Water And Wastewater Price Changes From 1 July 2020

Press Release – Watercare Services

Prices for water and wastewater services in Auckland will increase by 2.5 per cent from 1 July 2020.

In Auckland Council’s Annual Plan, the proposed price rises for water, wastewater and infrastructure growth charges were 2.5 per cent, 3.3 per cent and 3 per cent respectively. Read more »

Winter Push For Visitors To Boost Whanganui Economy

Press Release – Whanganui and Partners

A push to boost visitor numbers and consumer spend in Whanganui over winter is the objective for Whanganui & Partners’ latest tourism campaign. Read more »

Ben Hurley’s Straight-out-of-lockdown Tour

Press Release – Notorious Entertainment

Bringing NZ’s live entertainment venues back!

Ben Hurley has teamed up with the Save Our Venues campaign and announced a tour covering many of the smaller around the country. With many venues doing it tough throughout the lockdown, Ben figured that comedy is the perfect way for venues to operate in a level two scenario. Read more »

Police Investigating Abduction Complaint

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Please attribute to Detective Inspector Scott Beard, Auckland City Police:

Police have made further enquiries today following a report of an abduction and assault incident in Western Springs involving a student on Wednesday. Read more »

Thousands Of Kiwis Travelling For Queen’s Birthday Weekend

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Confidence in domestic travel is beginning to steadily ramp up, with thousands of Kiwis travelling within New Zealand for Queen’s Birthday. Read more »

Auckland Council Invites Feedback On COVID-19 Emergency Budget

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council yesterday agreed to adopt the Consultation Document for its Emergency Budget 2020/2021, with public feedback open from mid-day today until 19 June 2020. Read more »

SPEECH: Todd Muller – Families, Communities, Small Business

Speech – New Zealand National Party

It’s great to be in Auckland.

I’m pleased to be giving my first formal speech as Leader of the New Zealand National Party here, and to be with my Deputy Leader Nikki Kaye for whom this city is home. Read more »

University Of Auckland Launches Learning Centres In China

Press Release – University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has launched two Learning Centres in collaboration with Southwest University (SWU) in Chongqing and Northeast Forestry University (NEFU) in Harbin. This will provide an alternative learning experience for its students unable to enter New Zealand because of current border restrictions. Read more »

COVID-19: Planning For Major Projects At NZ’s Largest Industrial & Residential Development Underway

Press Release – Drury South Crossing

More than a fifth of the 170 hectares of commercial land available at the country’s largest industrial and residential development have now been sold as businesses look to establish large scale local operations in a post-COVID environment. Read more »

NZSA Announces The Fourth Covid-19 Guardian Award Winners Is Anton Kritzinger From Armourguard

Press Release – NZ Security Association

Anton will receive his award for his actions in diffusing a potentially dangerous situation on an Auckland bus during Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown. The nomination from his employer highlighted how good training and a calm demeanour are essential for security guards undertaking their work. Read more »

‘Best Brains’ Awarded Postgraduate Scholarships

Press Release – Universities New Zealand – Te Pokai Tara

Several young New Zealanders have been given assistance to complete their postgraduate study thanks to the William Georgetti Scholarships. Read more »

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