Archive for November, 2020

Breaking Traffic Gridlock No Bad Thing

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

London, Singapore, Stockholm and many other big cities have all successfully introduced congestion charges at peak hour to ease traffic flows in busy city zones and so can Auckland, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett. Read more »

Congestion Charging Could Work If Offset By Productivity Gains

Press Release – EMA

Introducing congestion charging to Auckland and other congested cities around New Zealand is a matter of when not if but the conversation with the road using public needs to start now, says the EMA. Read more »

Controversial Book On The “Creator” Of New Zealand Released

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

After fifteen years of research in archives all over the world, Auckland University of Technology historian Professor Paul Moon, has finally published the first full biography of James Busby – the British Resident to New Zealand in the 1830s – who wrote the country’s Declaration of Independence (1835), and was co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi (1840). Read more »

New Zealand Crowns Two New WKN World Champions At Born To Fight 8 In Auckland

Press Release – World Kickboxing Network

The World Kickboxing Network returned to New Zealand this past Saturday (Nov. 28) with a pair of prestigious titles contested on the top of Born to Fight 8 at YMCA Auckland. Read more »

Congestion Charge Must Not Milk Motorists

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is warning Auckland Mayor Phil Goff to take heed of the most important recommendation in the Read more »

NRC Offers Qualified Support To Congestion Charges

Press Release – National Road Carriers

Congestion charges for Auckland roads would be supported by the road freight industry if the user-pays scheme delivered the claimed benefits of faster travel times and increased productivity across the city, says National Road Carriers (NRC) Chief Executive David Aitken. Read more »

Reaffirmed Road Pricing Benefits Demonstrate The Need To Take Action And Implement

Press Release – Infrastructure NZ

“Today’s release of a study showing the benefits of road pricing in Auckland is a step in the right direction, but if we don’t take action and move to implementation, we will be having the same conversation again in another five years,” says Hamish Glenn, Policy Director at Infrastructure New Zealand. Read more »

New Zealand Blood Service Welcomes Organ Donation New Zealand

Press Release – Joint Press Release

New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) welcomes Organ Donation New Zealand (ODNZ) to the Service from Monday, November 30, in a move to support and further develop the work of ODNZ and New Zealand hospital staff which has seen a substantial increase in organ and tissue donation in recent years. Read more »

AT Says New Multi-agency Report Recommends A Key Tool For Getting Auckland Moving More Efficiently

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport (AT) says the proposed introduction of congestion charging would be an important tool for creating a more efficient road network and a more productive Auckland. Read more »

Auckland Museum reopens its South Atrium entrance

Press Release – Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland Museum reopens its South Atrium entrance,Te Ao Mārama, after being closed for approximately 18 months.
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EDS Calls For The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act To Be Beefed Up

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

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In a new report released today, the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has called for a strengthening of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000 to better protect the landscapes of the Hauraki Gulf Islands. 

An Uncharacteristic Start For The First Day Of Summer

Press Release – MetService

MetService is forecasting cold and wet weather for most today – the last day of spring, with the South Island the place to be for first day of summer. Read more »

Feedback Sought On Long-term Transport Plans For Auckland’s Northwest

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Aucklanders are invited to have their say on a series of future transport plans aiming to improve access and transport choices for new growth areas in the northwest. Read more »

New Zealand Top Parks Of 2020 Announced

Press Release – Recreation Aotearoa

For many of us parks have been a haven during COVID-19. They have helped our communities remain healthy, active, and connected during the pandemic. Recreation Aotearoa are thrilled to announce that 24 parks across New Zealand, including two first time recipients, have just been awarded the internationally recognised Green Flag Award®. Read more »

Top Female Scientists, Engineers Coming To Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Auckland will have the chance to showcase its expertise in science and engineering after securing the International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES) in 2023. Read more »

Government’s Shameful Record On Implementing Their Own WEAG Recommendations

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Back in early 2019 The Welfare Expert Advisory Group made 42 recommendations to transform the welfare system in it’s report titled ‘Whakamana Tangata’. Child Poverty Action Group’s own research report released today found that only 4 of those recommendations have been fully implemented. Read more »

Accor NZ Wins At Industry Awards

Press Release – Accor

Accor NZ collected seven coveted award wins and Jo Finnigan, Hotel St Moritz Queenstown won NZ General Manager of the Year at the 2020 HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence held at Sydney’s Hyatt Regency on Friday 27 November. Read more »

New Technology Helps Find Koi Carp

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is pleased that new environmental DNA technology has helped confirm a suspected presence of the invasive koi carp in a farm pond in Hawke’s Bay. Read more »

One In Five New Zealanders Will Rely On Food Assistance This Christmas

Press Release – Anchor

Auckland, New Zealand: Anchor has partnered with the New Zealand Food Network for a donation appeal that aims to help feed 15,000 New Zealanders this Christmas – after dire research estimates one in five Kiwis risk going hungry. Read more »

Paakiwaha Promo Monday 30th November 2020

Press Release – Radio Waatea

Paakiwaha is an exciting weekly current affairs programme from a Māori perspective. Paakiwaha is hosted today by Dale Husband and broadcast by Radio Waatea with funding from New Zealand on Air. Read more »

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