Archive for June, 2020

Mayoral Statement On “Calling In” Of Auckland’s Water Consent

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff welcomed the announcement by the Environment Minister to fast track Auckland’s resource consent for the water take in the Waikato. Read more »

Spectrum Care Committed To ‘Finding A Way Together’

Press Release – Spectrum Care

The Ministry of Health is looking forward to working alongside Spectrum Care, an established support provider for disabled people, to provide continuity of Laura Ferguson Trust respite services in Auckland and Hamilton. Read more »

Defiant Arrives In Auckland

Press Release – American Magic

DEFIANT, the first AC75 racing yacht built for New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, has arrived in New Zealand. Read more »

Two Arrested After Clan Labs, Firearms Located In Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Police

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Hamilton City Council Approves Water Deal To Help Auckland

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has today unanimously approved a draft agreement to help resolve Auckland’s looming water crisis. Read more »

Virtual APEC A Lost Economic Opportunity

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

APEC moving to a virtual forum will be a significant loss to New Zealand’s economy but it is still an opportunity to focus on strengthening relationships and forging new ones, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says. Read more »

Kindergartens Call For More Funding For Non-Kindergarten Services

Press Release – Kindergartens Aotearoa

Kindergartens Aotearoa, a collective representing more than half of New Zealand’s kindergartens, supports funding increases for non-kindergarten early childhood education services as long as it comes with pay parity. Read more »

Govt’s Tax Grab Another Slap In The Face For Motorists

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government will deliver another slap in the face to motorists tomorrow when it adds another 4c per litre to the cost of fuel, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says. Read more »

Water Crisis May Cause Infections; Urgent Action Required

Press Release – Make Lemonade

The Waikato River Authority is asking Local Government minister Nanaia Mahuta to launch an independent inquiry into how Auckland’s water crisis has come about. Read more »

Auckland water consent referred to Board of Inquiry

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon David Parker
Minister for the Environment
Environment Minister David Parker has today “called in” Auckland’s application to the Waikato Regional Council to take an extra 200 million litres of water a day from the lower reaches of the Waikato River for Auckland drinking water and other municipal uses. Read more »

Tomorrow’s Fuel Tax Hike Is A Betrayal Of The Government’s Campaign To “Unite For The Recovery”

Press Release – Taxpayers’ Union

Tomorrow’s fuel tax hike is a betrayal of the Government’s campaign to “Unite for the Recovery”, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Read more »

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Today there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report.

This means the number of active cases in New Zealand remains at 22. All active cases have recently returned from overseas and are in managed isolation facilities. There have been no cases of community transmission. Read more »

Mayoral Statement On APEC 2021

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff today said he was disappointed but understood why the call had been made to make APEC 2021 a virtual event. Read more »

Parliament: Oral Questions – 30 June 2020

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Questions to Ministers

  1. TODD MULLER to the Prime Minister: Does her Government have a strategy for ensuring appropriate standards are in place to detect, Read more »

Whose Water Is It Anyway?

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“The Waikato River Authority needs to ask itself ‘whose water is it anyway?,’” according to ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Census Data Shows Employment Recovery Post 2008 Global Financial Crisis

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Newly released data from the 2018 Census shows positive trends for Māori and Pacific peoples’ employment after the global financial crisis (GFC), Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Māori Union Leader Appointed To Infrastructure Commission Board

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has welcomed the appointment of Maurice Davis and his deep infrastructure and construction experience to the board of the Infrastructure Commission. Read more »

Dementia Services Set To Fail Without Urgent Government Funding

Press Release – Dementia Auckland

New Zealand’s already under-resourced dementia support organisations are in serious trouble of going under unless government can step in and make a significant commitment to adequately support people living with dementia. Read more »

Matakana Link Road Construction Kicks Off And Drives Jobs

Press Release – New Zealand Government


Matakana Link Road render.

Hon Phil Twyford

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Healthy Homes For All Kiwis At Heart Of Major New Research Programme

Press Release – Health Research Council Of New Zealand

The team whose highly influential research provided the evidence base for such major changes to New Zealand’s housing policy as the EECA Warmer Homes insulation scheme and new national Healthy Housing Standards for rental properties have received a $5 million Health Research Council (HRC) Programme grant to work on interventions that will help all New Zealanders live in warm, dry, mould-free and safe homes. Read more »

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