Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Auckland Counsellor supports Christian refugees in Thailand

Press Release – Phil Walker

Auckland Counsellor supports Christian refugees in Thailand and appeals for further help from New Zealand churches. Read more »

Good Racing Plus a Share of Drama at Teretonga

Press Release – Southland Sports Car Club

Good Racing Plus a Share of Drama at Teretonga

The first day of racing in the Speedworks Motorsport NZ Championship meeting at Teretonga Park near Invercargill today produced plenty of good racing along with its share of drama. Read more »

Mini Festival for Kids Returns to Auckland City Limits

Press Release – Auckland City Limits

The Mini Festival for Kids Returns to Auckland City Limits
Auckland Kiddie Limits returns as part of the fun at Auckland City Limits Music Festival on 3 March 2018. Read more »

Drugs, guns and cash found at Te Atatu property

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Drugs, guns and cash found at Te Atatu property”
A 48-year-old Te Atatu man is facing a number of charges after a significant amount of cash, weapons and methamphetamine were found at a property in Te Atatu Peninsula yesterday. Read more »

Labour candidate for Maungakiekie Tamaki Ward campaign

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

NZ Labour Party
Josephine Bartley:

Labour candidate for Auckland Council Maungakiekie Tamaki Ward campaign launch.

Long time Maungakiekie Tamaki resident and local board chair Josephine Bartley will launch her bid to become an Auckland councillor this Read more »

Overnight motorway closures 21 – 27 January 2018

Press Release – NZTA


Overnight motorway closures
21 – 27 January 2018

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 26 January 2018. Please note this Traffic Bulletin is updated every Friday. Read more »

Police seek Shannon Watene

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Police seek Shannon Watene”

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Baldwin, Auckland City Police.

Police are seeking Shannon Watene who is wanted for a warrant to arrest for driving related offences and failing to appear yesterday at the Manukau District court. Read more »

Fine for plant smuggler

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Fine for plant smuggler

An air passenger has been fined $2250 for following his cousin’s advice to smuggle plant cuttings and seeds into New Zealand. Read more »

Candidate launch, Auckland Council Maungakiekie Tamaki Ward

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Long time Maungakiekie Tamaki resident and local board chair Josephine Bartley will launch her bid to become an Auckland councillor this Saturday 20 Jan 2018. Read more »

Update: Serious crash, Manakau, Horowhenua

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Update: Serious crash, Manakau, Horowhenua”

One person has died at the scene of a crash on State Highway 1 north of Manakau, Horowhenua. Read more »

Serious crash near Manakau, Horowhenua District

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Serious crash near Manakau, Horowhenua District”

Emergency services are attending a collision between two vehicles on State Highway 1 north of Manakau, Horowhenua District. Read more »

Community support for a GE-Free Waikato

Press Release – SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Community support for a GE-Free Waikato

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

18 January 2018
The Soil & Health Association is encouraging the Waikato District Council to adopt precautionary provisions in the Waikato District Plan for any genetically engineered organisms that may be trialed or commercially produced. Read more »

Bookings now open for Auckland inorganic collections

Press Release – Auckland Council


Bookings now open for Auckland inorganic collections

Bookings are now open for Auckland Council’s 2018 inorganic service, which will start making collections in late February. Read more »

Welcome Back to The Coromandel, Time and Again

Press Release – Destination Coromandel

The Coromandel tourism industry is welcoming people to return for a relaxing holiday, to make the most of summer plans. It has been business as usual for most of the region with communities surrounding the Firth of Thames quick to bounce back from the storm a fortnight ago, with road access restored. Read more »

New call from Plunket to always empty the paddling pool

Press Release – New Zealand Plunket Society

New call from Plunket to always empty the paddling pool

New efforts to build kids’ water intuition this summer include baby swim scholarships and online videos of world-famous swimmer Michael Phelps getting his baby son Boomer water-ready early.
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Backyard Cricket entering the professional arena

Press Release – Crewcut

Backyard Cricket entering the professional arena

The classic Kiwi pastime of backyard cricket has evolved into something bigger than a couple innings with a few mates. Read more »

AAAP urges Govt to stop taking $25m a year from solo mums

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty


Auckland Action Against Poverty urges Government to stop taking $25m a year from solo mums. Read more »

MetService: A Taste of the Tropics this weekend

Press Release – MetService

A Taste of the Tropics this weekend

High humidity, hot temperatures and periods of prolonged and heavy rain are on the cards for the next few days, as tropical air continues to stream down over New Zealand. Read more »

Auckland’s Northern Motorway closed most nights for 4 mths

Press Release – NZTA

Auckland’s Northern Motorway to be closed most nights for next four months, starting this Sunday
The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists to plan ahead and allow more time if travelling at night on Auckland’s Northern Motorway in coming months. Read more »

Experts propose framework for Royal Commission into abuse

Press Release – Auckland University

Experts propose framework for Royal Commission into abuse of children and vulnerable adults in state and out of home care Read more »

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