Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Plans For Queen Street Not Good Enough

Press Release – Auckland Heart of the City

Heart of the City is clear that they want to see a beautiful and well functioning Queen Street but the Auckland Transport plans released today are a fail, and no one is going to win. Read more »

Auckland Welcomes Returning Family And Friends

Press Release – Auckland Unlimited


Auckland turned on an emotional welcome for families and friends arriving today at Auckland International Airport, with a choir singing Dave Dobbyn’s Welcome Home/Nau Mai Rā in both te reo Māori and English at the arrivals hall. Read more »

Huge Year For ‘iconic’ Chinese Lantern Festival

Press Release – Hastings District Council

This year’s Lighting of the Osmanthus Gardens has been a roaring success, with an estimated 15,000 taking in the spectacular lantern festival over seven evenings. Read more »

Proud To Be Māori

Press Release – Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Te Whānau o Waipareira has launched a powerful campaign this morning; unapologetically celebrating Māori identity with a message of resilience and hope. Read more »

Set Sail Before Dawn This ANZAC Day

Press Release – Fullers

Fullers360 offers free sailings from Devonport to Auckland

This ANZAC Day, Sunday 25 April, Fullers360 is offering free travel for everyone on a 5am sailing from Devonport to Auckland Downtown Ferry Terminal to help passengers attending the commemorative service at Auckland War Memorial Museum.* Read more »

Bridge Deck Taking Shape On Manukau Harbour Walking And Cycling Connection

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The Old Māngere Bridge Replacement project, which will restore a vital walking and cycling connection across the Manukau Harbour, is one milestone closer to completion as work begins on the deck of the new bridge. Read more »

Arrest In Manurewa Serious Assault

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Attributed to Detective Senior Sergeant Veronica McPherson, Counties Manukau CIB.

Counties Manukau CIB have arrested a 27-year-old man in relation to a serious assault which occurred in Manurewa on Friday evening. Read more »

It’s Time To Take The Guns Off The Gangs

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

With gangs trying to take control of New Zealand’s largest city, it’s time to get tough on organised crime, National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown says. Read more »

Sky Tower Lights Up To Celebrate The Trans-Tasman Bubble

Press Release – SKYCITY

In anticipation of the Trans-Tasman bubble, the Sky Tower will shine green and gold on Sunday 19 April, to welcome the first quarantine-free flights from Australia. Read more »

Final Day Of ASB Polyfest’s 45th Anniversary Event

Press Release – ASB Polyfest

Aorere College Tongan Group

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Multiple Worksites Active Overnight On SH1 Between Auckland And Whangarei

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises road users to allow extra time for their journeys and expect delays travelling overnight on SH1 between Whangarei and Auckland this Sunday 18th April. Read more »

Built Wetland Opens In New Subdivision

Article – AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The constructed wetland at the 361 hectare Drury South Crossing subdivision, the country’s largest industrial and residential development, is designed to improve water quality in the area. Read more »

Predator Free Projects Receive New Funding

Press Release – Predator Free NZ

Predator Free 2050 Limited has announced new investments in predator free projects around the country.

Existing projects in Taranaki, Waiheke and Dunedin, a new project in Te Urewera, and a feasibility study on Aotea Great Barrier Island will benefit from funding through the Jobs for Nature (Mahi mō te Taiao) programme. Read more »

Free Entry To Exhibition For Children At Russell Museum

Press Release – Heritage New Zealand

Children will have free admission to a new exhibition launched recently at Russell Museum – Te Whare Taonga o Kororāreka, telling the story of the rich history of Mangahāwea Bay. Read more »

Arena Williams MP Vaccinated At Manurewa Marae As A Carer For Kaumātua

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

MP for Manurewa Arena Williams is feeling happy and relieved after receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Manurewa Marae this morning with her 88 year old father, veteran broadcaster Haare Williams. Read more »

Overseas Investors To Pay $1.38 Million For Breaking Rules

Press Release – Land Information New Zealand

The High Court in Auckland this week ordered overseas investors to pay penalties totalling $1.38 million and legal costs for breaching the Overseas Investment Act. Read more »

Update On Police Investigation Into Remuera Sudden Death

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe, Auckland City CIB:

The Police investigation into the sudden death of Pauline Hanna at her home in Remuera remains ongoing. Read more »

Improved SH20B Route To The Airport Supports Clean Green Travel Options In Time For Trans-Tasman Travel

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The completion of improvements to State Highway 20B marks a significant milestone to support clean, green transport networks in southwest Auckland and will improve public transport options for getting to and from Auckland Airport. Read more »

Despite Progress, Higher Rates Of Stigma And Discrimination Reported By New Zealand LGBTQ+ Students, New Analysis Shows.

Press Release – University of Auckland

Rainbow youth still facing stigma and stress but positive signs: new findings

Youth19, the latest in a series of surveys focused on young people in Aotearoa, asked 7,721 secondary school-aged students about their experiences of school, home and community. Read more »

How We Live, Not Just Bricks And Mortar

Article – Joint Press Release

by Greer O’Donnell, Imogen Schoots, Deb Hallam, Bobbie Cornell, Jo Allum and Mark Southcombe

Housing and sustainability experts from across New Zealand welcomed the publication of the How We Live report, launched by Motif, last Sunday. Read more »

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