Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Netball NZ U17 Champs results

Press Release – Netball New Zealand

A passionate home crowd has spurred Waitakere 1 on to its first Netball NZ U17 Champs title in almost 10 years.

Waitakere 1 beat Manawatu Green 46-34 at Netball Waitakere headquarters in Auckland on Thursday. Read more »

Government funding a thumbs up for model glass recycling

Press Release – Glass Packaging Forum

The announcement of $256,500 for Tauranga’s glass recycling service is a strong endorsement by Government of colour-sorted, kerbside glass collection, says Glass Packaging Forum scheme manager Dominic Salmon. Read more »

Information Sessions on Medicinal Cannabis Scheme

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Date: 18 July 2019

Information sessions on proposals for The Medicinal Cannabis Scheme take place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch over the next fortnight. The sessions are open to anyone with an interest in learning more about the proposed scheme. Read more »

Vast City Vision Rates Increase Proposed

Press Release – Mark Thomas

Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa council candidate Mark Thomas is calling on City Vision’s political leader Councillor Cathy Casey to clarify whether she backs the bold rates increase, and vast and unusual spending programme outlined by her running mate Mark Graham. Read more »

What’s driving this Government’s tax policy?

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

18 July 2019

What’s driving this Government’s tax policy?

After saying she wouldn’t give tax cuts to people who didn’t need them, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Government has done a 180-degree turn on her pledge with its latest tax on cars, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Read more »

Funding to help drive Southland’s economic growth

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Shane Jones

Minister for Regional Economic Development


18 July 2019 Read more »

Investors keen on green: bond issues raise $350 million

Press Release – Auckland Council

Thursday 18 July 2019

Investors keen on green: bond issues raise $350 million for Auckland

Auckland Council has raised $350 million through its Green Bond framework in just over 12 months. Read more »

Police make arrests over Dawson Road incident

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Warrick Adkin, Counties Manukau CIB:

Counties Manukau Police have made two arrests following a firearms incident on Dawson Road, Clover Park on 6 July. Read more »

Designer gardens open their gates this November!

Press Release – Auckland Garden DesignFest

17 July 2019

Garden design enthusiasts will be thrilled to hear that Auckland’s premier designer garden showcase, the Auckland Garden DesignFest, is back for 2019! Read more »

Auckland Man Takes Command of Navy Ship HMNZS Hawea

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

17 July 2019

Sitting in assembly at Auckland Grammar School, Year 13 prefect Ethan Moser heard an announcement for a Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Open Day. Read more »

Forest mast significantly boosts breeding of rare kākāriki

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Eugenie Sage

Minister of Conservation
Minita mō Te Papa Atawhai


17 July 2019 Read more »

Auckland Airport announces 2019 He Tangata grants recipients

Press Release – Auckland Airport

17 July 2019

Four South Auckland schools, a waste minimisation programme, and a community food hub are among the recipients of Auckland Airport’s 2019 He Tangata grants, an annual community giving programme. Read more »

New Barnes Dance crossings North Dunedin underway

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Dunedin is about to get two more “Barnes Dance” pedestrian crossings.

Barnes Dance crossings allow pedestrians to cross the road in all directions at once, including diagonally across intersections. A flashing counter allows people to see how many seconds they have left to cross so they can avoid taking chances and keep safe. Read more »

Auckland collection events for prohibited firearms

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Auckland collection events for prohibited firearms start Sunday 21 July 2019

A firearms collection event for buy-back and amnesty will be held on Sunday 21st July 2019 in Mt Smart Stadium, Penrose. Read more »

Government boosts on-the-job teacher training

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Chris Hipkins
Minister of Education
17 July 2019 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO
MEDIA STATEMENT
The Government will fund 240 student places in a new programme that enables teachers to earn while they work towards their teacher qualification, to attract more kiwis into the profession. Read more »

Auckland Council declared a climate emergency – now what?

Press Release – Auckland Council

Aucklanders are invited to have their say on Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Framework, which opens today. Read more »

SS4C NZ Response to New Proposed Rules

Press Release – School Strike 4 Climate

SS4C NZ Response to New Proposed Rules for Agricultural Emissions

Weds, 17 July 2019

School Strike 4 Climate NZ welcomes the coalition Government’s endeavour to take action on reducing agricultural emissions but is disappointed at the weak stance that the Government has taken on the issue. Read more »

QLDC Acknowledges a Largely Successful Waste Service Rollout

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Reflecting on just over two weeks of the new waste service in the Queenstown Lakes District Council there is acknowledgement from Council that it hasn’t been plain sailing for all households according to QLDC General Manager Property & Infrastructure Peter Hansby. Read more »

Vector welcomes ICCC report, calls for ‘Ministry of Energy’

Press Release – Vector

Vector has today welcomed the ICCC’s report on Accelerated Electrification.

Vector agrees that accelerating the electrification of transport and process heat will play a major role in reducing the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Read more »

Tax and regulations driving up the cost of living

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Paul Goldsmith – Finance

16 July 2019
Today’s inflation figures reveal the Government’s higher taxes and poorly thought through regulations are the main driver of the rising cost of living for New Zealand families, National’s Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith. Read more »

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