Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Proposed Air Quality Bylaw tackles pollution

Press Release – Auckland Council

Media release

21 October 2014

Proposed Air Quality Bylaw tackles pollution

Auckland Council’s Regulatory and Bylaws Committee adopted a draft Air Quality Bylaw today to tackle Auckland’s air pollution. The proposed bylaw has been recommended as a way of meeting national air quality standards, as required by the Government. Read more »

Wotif reviewers reveal the top NZ family holidays

Press Release – Wotif.co.nz

Wotif reviewers reveal the top NZ family holidays
Taupo reigns supreme

Auckland – 21/10/14

The school holidays are over and while the kids are back in class, Wotif has also been hard at work crunching the numbers and scouring feedback left by family travellers to reveal the best family apartments and holiday parks in New Zealand. Read more »

Missing 70 year old, Glenfield

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Missing 70 year old, Glenfield

Waitemata, 21 October 2014 – Waitemata Police are appealing to the public to help them locate a 70 year old woman, missing from a Glenfield address. Read more »

Levin Police Seek Missing Girl

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Levin Police Seek Missing Girl

Levin Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of 16 year old Sela Fifita-Tovo who was last seen on Tuesday 7th October 2014 boarding an Intercity Bus in Levin, intending to travel to Auckland to visit family. Read more »

Redesign of west Auckland buses now open for consultation

Press Release – Auckland Transport

21 October 2014

Redesign of west Auckland buses now open for consultation

A simpler, easier to understand bus network that connects better with train services, these are some of the proposals by Auckland Transport to improve public transport for west Auckland. Read more »

Speech from the Throne: State Opening of Parliament, 21 Oct

Speech – Governor General

Speech from the Throne
Delivered by His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand, on the occasion of the State Opening of Parliament, Tuesday 21 October 2014
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Pukekohe Police Investigate Stolen Cellphones

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Pukekohe Police Investigate Stolen Cellphones

Counties Manukau, 21 October 2014 – Police in Pukekohe have been investigating a series of incidents related to the thefts of cellphones. Read more »

Ukrainian honey smugglers sent home

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Ukrainian honey smugglers sent home

Border officials sent two Ukrainian air passengers home on Friday after they tried to smuggle honey and bee pollen into New Zealand. Read more »

Green MP to speak at panel on Rainbow Mental Health

Press Release – Simon Hinchco

Green MP Jan Logie to speak at panel on Rainbow Mental Health
Hamilton, New Zealand: Recently re-elected Green Party MP Jan Logie will be a guest speaker at a panel on the mental health of Gay, Read more »

Man in serious condition following boat ramp incident

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Man in serious condition following boat ramp incident
Counties Manukau CIB is investigating following an incident at a boat ramp in Aka Aka last night. A 50 year old man is in hospital in a serious condition after being struck by a vehicle at around 5pm. The Counties Manukau Police Serious Crash Unit is assisting with the investigation. Read more »

University of Auckland votes for fee hikes, yet again

Press Release – AUSA

University of Auckland votes for fee hikes, yet again

Monday 20 October

Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) Read more »

Three seriously injured in “huffing” explosion

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Papakura
Three seriously injured in “huffing” explosion

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 – 7:16am

Counties Manukau

At about 8:20 pm on Moday 20 October 3 people went to the Papakura Police station for help after suffering serious burns in a gas explosion at an address in Sheehan Ave Papakura. Ambulance were called and the three were taken to hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Read more »

Get on board with new navigation safety rules

Press Release – Auckland Council

Get on board with new navigation safety rules
Auckland boaties are being urged to ‘suit up’ with lifejackets this summer as part of new navigation safety bylaws which come into effect on Labour Weekend. Read more »

The Luminaries headlines latest library exhibition

Press Release – Auckland Council

The Luminaries headlines latest library exhibition
Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker Prize copy of The Luminaries has been loaned to Auckland Libraries for its latest exhibition. Read more »

The Sounds of Summer Celebrates 10 Years!

Press Release – High Life Entertainment

The Sounds of Summer Celebrates 10 Years!

The Sounds of Summer returns on Saturday January 31st 2015 to the Commons Complex Takapuna beach as we celebrate 10 years of this legendary event! Read more »

Waipareira and ACC sign Partnership

Press Release – Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

PNUI PAPAHO / MEDIA RELEASE

Embargoed to 1pm, 17October, 2014

Waipareira and ACC sign Partnership Read more »

Humanitarian aid desperately needed in Iraq and Syria

Press Release – Global Peace And Justice Auckland

Humanitarian aid from New Zealand desperately needed in Iraq and Syria
Global Peace and Justice Auckland is calling on the government to provide humanitarian funding for non-aligned NGOs (non-governmental organisations) in the Middle East rather than give any support whatever for the US-led military campaign in the area. Read more »

Albany Highway North upgrade open days

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Albany Highway North upgrade open days
People interested in finding out more about Auckland Transport’s major upgrade of Albany Highway North are invited to attend one of two upcoming open days on the project. Read more »

Investigation into death continuing

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Investigation into death continuing

Counties Manukau, 20 October 2014 – The investigation into the death of a 46 year old man at a commercial premises in Wiri on Friday afternoon is ongoing. Read more »

Next steps for Rules Reduction Taskforce

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Next steps for Rules Reduction Taskforce
Local Government Minister Paula Bennett has today launched the Rules Reduction initiative, opening the way for people to submit examples of property regulations and local rules that don’t make sense. Read more »

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