Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Premier 2nd Competition To Carry The Name Of Auckland Legend

Press Release – Auckland Rugby League

The Auckland Rugby League Premier 2nd competition will have a new name from this season onwards, becoming the Ray Cranch Cup in honour of the organisation’s oldest living Life Member. Read more »

Salvation Army Offering Support For Increasing Number Of People In Need

Press Release – Salvation Army

Salvation Army emergency welfare, addiction and housing support services are continuing to serve the vulnerable, albeit in a modified way, in line with lock-down protocols. Read more »

Update On Parking In Auckland Under Alert Level 4

Press Release – Auckland Transport

It is critical that our transport network continues to operate efficiently during COVID-19 Alert Level 4.

Parking and transport compliance staff are playing their part to make sure things are safe. Read more »

Friends In Need

Press Release – Friends In Need

A free COVID-19 community initiative called ‘Friends in Need’ has launched to support the elderly and vulnerable through the COVID-19 restrictions. Read more »

Muslims Express Relief At Guilty Plea

Press Release – Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand

The president of FIANZ (the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand) has expressed his relief at the unexpected guilty plea by the Christchurch terrorist. Read more »

COVID-19 Alert Level 4: Harbourmaster Urges Aucklanders To Stay Off The Water

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport (AT) is urging recreational boaties in the Auckland region to stay off the water during the four-week long COVID-19 lockdown. Read more »

Rates Freeze: Dunedin City Council Sets An Example, Cuts Salaries

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

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Unsettled Weather For The Weekend

Press Release – MetService

MetService is forecasting unsettled weather for much of New Zealand over the next few days, and into the weekend.

A low with an associated front makes its way across the country today (Thursday) and tomorrow, bringing rain and strong winds. There is a Severe Weather Watch in force for the northern Canterbury High Country, where rainfall could be heavy for a time tomorrow. Read more »

10,000 Cops Who Care – Police Graduation Sees More Cops Than Ever On The Job

Press Release – New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police has more police officers than ever before: 10,000 police officers working in and with our communities. Read more »

Police Numbers Break Through 10,000 Mark

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Stuart Nash

Minister of Police

Frontline Police numbers have broken through the 10,000 mark for the first time in history as officers step forward to keep the community safe during the COVID19 lockdown. Read more »

COVID-19: Auckland Transport Update

Press Release – Auckland Transport

The Government has announced that New Zealand will move to Alert Level 4 tonight at 11.59pm, Wednesday, 25 March 2020. Read more »

Work Together To Keep Each Other Safe: Police Message Ahead Of Move To Covid-19 Alert Level 4

Press Release – New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police are releasing a multilingual message for our communities ahead of the country’s move to Covid-19 Alert level 4. Read more »

COVID-19 – Alert Level Raised

Press Release – Auckland Transport


You are probably aware that the COVID-19 alert level will be raised to Level 4 on Wednesday.

At Level 4, you should not travel unless your journey is absolutely essential. Essential travel includes healthcare workers getting to and from work and people needing to get to supermarkets or pharmacies. Your cooperation is crucial if New Zealand’s response to COVID-19 is to be effective. Read more »

Witnesses Sought For Fatal Crash On Dominion Road, Papakura

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash involving a single dirt bike on Dominion Road, Papakura on 20 March. Read more »

Auckland Council Confirms Emergency Governance Measures, $22.5m Contingency Fund

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Governing Body has today unanimously approved emergency measures to ensure effective governance of the city while it is in lockdown over the next four weeks. Read more »

Update On Public Transport In Auckland Under Alert Level 4

Press Release – Auckland Transport

The Government has announced that New Zealand is now at Covid-19 Alert Level 3 and that we will move to Alert Level 4 at 11.59pm on Wednesday, 25 March 2020. Read more »

Basic Income NZ Statement

Press Release – Basic Income New Zealand

New Zealand is in complete lockdown. A Basic Income is a clear necessity now for everyone. “We have been watching developments knowing Basic Income is a very possible solution.” says Iain Middleton, Read more »

Showpiece Badminton New Zealand Event Postponed

Press Release – Badminton NZ

Badminton New Zealand has today announced the decision to suspend and postpone the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open, scheduled for April 28 to May 3, 2020 at the Eventfinda Stadium on the North Shore. Read more »

Lockdown Was Necessary And Now Guaranteed Income Support And Protections Are Vital

Press Release – Unite Union

Unite union fully supports the government’s move to a lockdown.

“We had so many emails, calls and messages from members genuinely fearful for their health and that of their families if they were forced to keep going to work” said National Secretary Gerard Hehir. Read more »

Homeless Need To Be Included In Response To COVID-19

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Petition for a COVID-19 Emergency Housing Plan

Auckland Action Against Poverty is urging the Government to introduce permanent measures to safeguard people from the effects of COVID-19 by ensuring everyone has a safe home to live in. Read more »

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