Archive for the 'Politics' Category

RNZN Ship Representation Anzac Day 2015

Press Release – Royal New Zealand Navy

Media Advisory
24 April 2015

RNZN Ship Representation Anzac Day 2015

The Royal New Zealand Navy will be representing New Zealand around the world this Anzac Day. Our ships will be at locations as far away as Gallipoli, at sea or in their New Zealand home ports. The ships’ crews are planning to attend many services to mark this centenary commemoration. Read more »

Beware of Phishing Scam

Press Release – Auckland Council

Beware of Phishing Scam
Auckland Council is warning people not to get caught out by an online phishing scam operating as a pop-up survey claiming to come from ‘Auckland City Council’. Read more »

Housing crisis hurting export growth

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Housing crisis hurting export growth

If Steven Joyce wants to revive his failing export growth target he needs to make sure the Government gets to grips with the housing crisis, says David Parker, Labour’s Export Growth and Trade spokesperson. Read more »

Sentencing of Dakta Green

Press Release – Liberte De Choix

Despite sterling efforts by the defense team, it was incredibly disappointing to see Dakta Green sentenced to 2 years 4 months imprisonment; Gizi 2 years 2 months imprisonment, and Stefan 10 months home detention and 150 hours community service. Gizi and Dakta’s lawyers indicated appeals against the convictions and the sentence would be immediately lodged in the Court of Appeal, but they were refused bail. Read more »

NZ Transport Agency Weekly Traffic Bulletin

Press Release – NZTA

NZ Transport Agency Weekly Traffic Bulletin 26 April – 2 May 2015
24 April 2015 | NZ Transport Agency – Auckland Read more »

More ManaBus.com for Tauranga

Press Release – Mana Bus

More ManaBus.com for Tauranga

24 April 2015 – ManaBus.com, New Zealand’s only city-to-city express coach service, is to double services to Tauranga, only 4 months after starting to serve the Bay of Plenty’s premier city. Read more »

Political parties need to embrace ‘super-diversity’

Press Release – Massey University

Friday, April 24, 2015
Political parties need to embrace ‘super-diversity’

How communities and institutions – from the police and community groups to political parties – adapt to Auckland’s ‘super-diversity’ is the focus of a major study involving Massey University. Read more »

ANZAC Day peace vigils and weekend events

Press Release – Peace Movement Aotearoa

ANZAC Day peace vigils and weekend events 24 to 27 April 2015

Peace Movement Aotearoa

24 April 2015

A reminder of the ANZAC Day peace vigils in Whangarei, Auckland, Kapiti coast, Wellington and Christchurch; and information about other peace events over the weekend in Auckland (24 to 27 April), Wellington (25 April to 3 May) and Dunedin (25 April). Read more »

Building control innovation recognised as best in NZ

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council building control innovation recognised as best in New Zealand
Marlborough District Council’s building control team and the lead it has taken in using information technology has won it national recognition for innovation. Read more »

Mixed And Doubles Fields Stacked with Medalists

Press Release – SKYCITY Badminton NZ Open

Mixed And Doubles Fields Stacked with Olympic, Commonwealth And World Championship Medalists

As with the singles competitions, the quality on display in the doubles and mixed doubles will be world class at the SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open at Auckland’s North Shore Events Centre next week (April 28 – May 3). Read more »

A Reprieve for Iconic Holiday Park

Press Release – Save Takapuna Beach Holiday Park

A Reprieve for Iconic Holiday Park

In a move welcomed by the local community, the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board voted this week to go ahead with a public poll to help them decide the future of the Takapuna Beach Holiday Park. A Resource Consent Application by HAT/Yachting NZ is already in the pipeline for the land that has been occupied for the Takapuna Beach Holiday Park for almost 100 years. Read more »

Women’s Centre Forty and fabulous!

Press Release – Auckland Women’s Centre

Women’s Centre Forty and fabulous!
The Auckland Women’s Centre is hosting events this year to celebrate its fortieth anniversary, including a Charity Art Auction at The Works Hair Salon in Grey Lynn on the sixteenth of May. Read more »

Environment Court backs Auckland Council over housing

Press Release – Auckland Council

Environment Court backs Auckland Council in stopping illegal housing
The Environment Court has found in favour of Auckland Council in a long-running case dealing with illegal housing units in Mt Roskill and Mt Albert. Read more »

Views from Parliament on Local Government Reorganisation

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Views from Parliament on Local Government Reorganisation
Democracy was alive and well in Carterton Events Centre on Wednesday night – 22 April 2015. Read more »

Gutter Politics From NZ First

Press Release – Stephen Berry

Gutter Politics From NZ First
“Winston Peters is once again seeking to bring politics into the gutter with more cheap attacks on immigrants,” says Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry. “By resorting to xenophobia to pick up votes he completely misses the real problems which are keeping home ownership out of reach of young families in Auckland.” Read more »

Train fatality – Papatoetoe

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Train fatality – Papatoetoe

Emergency services are currently at an incident involving a Freight Train hitting a pedestrian. Read more »

English’s sins of omission

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

English’s sins of omission: ‘Nothing left to be done’ on housing

When Bill English said ‘there is nothing left to be done’ on the Auckland housing crisis he had overlooked a few things – quite a few things, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. Read more »

More House Buying Gloom for Auckland with Record Migration

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

More House Buying Gloom for Aucklanders with Record Migration

The latest record migration figures continue to cast a shadow of gloom over Auckland house hunters, says New Zealand First. Read more »

More House Buying Gloom for Auckland with Record Migration

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

More House Buying Gloom for Aucklanders with Record Migration

The latest record migration figures continue to cast a shadow of gloom over Auckland house hunters, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Consumers object to paying for Transpower’s cost overrun

Press Release – Major Electricity Users Group

Consumers object to paying for Transpower’s cost overrun

The original approved cost for Transpower’s North Island Grid Upgrade (NIGUP) was set by the Electricity Commission at $824 million; however costs overran this by $70 million. Now the Commerce Commission has released a draft decision approving $52 million of the over spend. Read more »

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