Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Councillor successfully sees gagging order dropped

Press Release – Cameron Brewer

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Councillor successfully sees gagging order dropped
“It’s great news that Auckland councillors and local board members will not be answerable to the Council-Controlled Organisations when it comes to speaking to the media,” says Auckland Councillor for Orakei, Cameron Brewer. Read more »

NZ Transport Agency committed to keeping Auckland moving

Press Release – NZTA

4 August 2015 | NZ Transport Agency – Auckland
NZ Transport Agency committed to keeping Auckland moving with new Central Incident Response Centre Read more »

Aucklanders are breaking records on the trains

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Aucklanders are breaking records on the trains

Another record for the Auckland rail network – annual rail patronage has exceeded 14 million for the first time. Read more »

Joyce congratulates ASEAN 40 award winners in Philippines

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Steven Joyce

Minister for Economic Development
4 August 2015

Media Statement

Joyce congratulates ASEAN 40 award winners in the Philippines Read more »

This ‘Sporting’ Norfolk Island…

Press Release – Norfolk Island Travel Centre

This ‘Sporting’ Norfolk Island…

When you think about it, this little island is definitely sports mad. Read more »

AECT dividend set to boost Auckland’s economy

Press Release – Auckland Energy Consumer Trust

MEDIA RELEASE

04 August 2015

AECT dividend set to boost Auckland’s economy by more than $100m Read more »

A refreshed Ōtāhuhu Interchange

Press Release – Auckland Transport

A refreshed Ōtāhuhu Interchange
The design of the Ōtāhuhu Bus Train Interchange has been finalised and main construction work will begin in October 2015. Read more »

Smith Determined to Fight Back

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

Smith Determined to Fight Back
AUGUST 4, 2015: Four-time former national cross-country champion Adrian Smith plans to make up lost ground this weekend. Read more »

Jane Kelsey on “The FIRE Economy”

Press Release – New Zealand Fabian Society

Jane Kelsey on “The FIRE Economy”

I would also like to invite you to hear Professor Jane Kelsey speak about her new book “The Fire Economy” at 5:30pm onWednesday August 5th at Lecture Theatre 1, Old Government Buildings, Stout Street, Wellington. Read more »

West Papua must be raised at the 46th Pacific Islands Forum

Press Release – West Papua Action Auckland

Open letter to Pacific Island Forum leaders – West Papua must be raised at the 46th Pacific Islands Forum Meeting. Read more »

Work & Income and Housing New Zealand combine family

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Media Release- August 3rd
Auckland Action Against Poverty
Work & Income and Housing New Zealand combine to evict West Auckland Family
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Pacific magistrates visit New Zealand Family Court

Press Release – Secretariat of the Pacific Community

MEDIA RELEASE

Pacific magistrates visit New Zealand Family Court

3 August 2015

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Report shows Govt is letting down the most vulnerable Kiwis

Press Release – Green Party

3 August 2015

Salvation Army homeless report shows Govt is letting down the most vulnerable Kiwis

The Salvation Army’s Hard Times report into homelessness in West Auckland shows an urgent need for more emergency accommodation in the area, as well as increased financial assistance from Government for our most vulnerable people, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Poultry industry supports $15,000 fine for illegal importing

Press Release – Poultry Industry of NZ

3 August 2015

Poultry industry supports $15,000 fine for illegal importing
The Poultry Industry Association of New Zealand (PIANZ) supports the $15,000 fine given to an Auckland man for attempting to illegally import dried birds’ nests, a Chinese delicacy that threatens New Zealand’s poultry industry and native birds. Read more »

Albany Primary School is Jumping 4 StarJam!

Press Release – Star Jam Project

3 August 2015

Albany Primary School is Jumping 4 StarJam!

On Friday the 14th of August over 20,000 school children across New Zealand will Jump Jam for charity StarJam. Albany Primary School on the North Shore of Auckland will be one of these schools. Read more »

Fish dumping incident investigated

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Fish dumping incident investigated

The Ministry for Primary Industries is investigating a potential fish-dumping incident off the coast of Northland on Friday (31 July). Read more »

Sky Tower celebrates 18th birthday

Press Release – SKYCITY

3 August 2015
Sky Tower celebrates 18th birthday with colourful light display

SKYCITY Auckland is celebrating the Sky Tower’s 18th birthday tonight with a colourful light display. Read more »

YES students learning on the job

Press Release – ATEED

3 August 2015
YES students learning on the job
Auckland’s future business leaders and entrepreneurs will be continuing their on-the-job education as part of the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) this weekend, demonstrating and selling innovative products and services at the annual Auckland YES Trade Fair. Read more »

Bird nest delicacy earns $15,000 fine

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Bird nest delicacy earns $15,000 fine

03 Aug 2015
A North Shore man was fined $15,000 in Manukau District Court last week (30 July) for trying to illegally import a Chinese delicacy that threatens New Zealand’s poultry industry and native birds. Read more »

Dignity, Equality and a Living Wage

Press Release – The Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota

Dignity, Equality and a Living Wage at the Selwyn Foundation Public Meeting

The Coalition of Selwyn Supporters will hold a public meeting Wednesday 5th August 7pm, at Pt Chevalier Primary School Auditorium to call on the Selwyn Foundation to lead the way in aged care by paying a Living Wage to their staff and ensuring that residents live with dignity. Read more »

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