Archive for the 'Politics' Category

“Trade for All” in the EU NZ FTA Offers No New Direction

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

‘As negotiations begin on the first free trade agreement that this Government has not inherited from National, Trade Minister David Parker will count his blessings that he can share the stage with the seemingly benign European Union’, says University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey. Read more »

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern welcomes baby girl

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern welcomes baby girl

The Prime Minister’s Office can confirm that Jacinda Ardern has given birth to a healthy baby girl. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – June 21

Press Release – Hansard


Question No. 1—Prime Minister Read more »

Library Closures Confirmed

Press Release – AUSA

Press Release: Library Closures Confirmed

“AUSA condemns the decision made today by the University of Auckland to close five specialist libraries, despite the outpouring of anger and concern throughout the process from both staff and students”, says AUSA President Anna Cusack. Read more »

Northcote Wharf closure “deeply disappointing” for community

Press Release – Shore Action


21st June 2018

Northcote Wharf closure “deeply disappointing” for community

Northcote Point’s popular ferry wharf was closed at 4pm on Wednesday 20th June until further notice. This was after Auckland Transport’s routine condition assessment on the wharf revealed further deterioration. Read more »

Transport Minister misleads again

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

21 June 2018

Transport Minister misleads again

Transport Minister Phil Twyford has added another misleading statement to his fast-climbing tally, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. Read more »

List of Waitakere Ranges tracks considered safe

Press Release – Te Kawerau a Maki

PRESS RELEASE – 21 June 2018

Te Kawerau a Maki would like to clarify and confirm the list of tracks within and surrounding the Waitakere Ranges forested area (the Waitakere Rahui) that are currently* considered safe to use and for which controlled public access has been authorised by Te Kawerau a Maki within the rahui area. Read more »

New Zealand and EU formally launch free trade talks

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon David Parker
Minister for Trade and Export Growth

21 June 2018 Read more »

TCDC is not considering a fuel tax

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Reports on two media outlets yesterday indicated our Council was considering a regional fuel tax, along the lines that Auckland is planning to implement. This is not the case. Read more »

Govt votes down Waiheke fuel tax exemption

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

21 June 2018

MP for Auckland Central Nikki Kaye says Waiheke residents will soon be paying extortionate petrol prices as additional fuel taxes drive up the existing high prices on the island. Read more »

Growth of generosity in Auckland.

Press Release – Auckland Foundation

21 June 2018

Retiring Chair of Auckland Foundation reflects on growth of generosity in Auckland.

Current chair of Auckland Foundation, Geoff Clews, has announced that he is stepping down after four years at the helm. Joy Marslin has been elected the new Chair, with Ian Short elected to the Deputy Chair role – effective 1 August. Read more »

Circus Scholarships Fuel Confidence in Auckland Youth

Press Release – The Dust Palace

Circus Scholarships Fuel Confidence in Auckland Youth

Local Circus School offers 10 Scholarships for Underprivileged Youth Read more »

Councils across country must confirm stance on fuel tax

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

21 JUNE 2018
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on every council in New Zealand to confirm where it stands on regional fuel tax, Read more »

Police require sightings and information on Barry Munns

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Please attribute to Detective Sergeant Richard Bull, Counties Manukau Police Read more »

2019 Black Hawk National Dog Show comes to Marlborough

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

Dogs New Zealand is delighted to announce that the 2019 Black Hawk National Dog Show will be held in Blenheim. President of Dogs New Zealand (Dogs NZ), Mr. Nigel Trainor said: “The National Dog Show is our premier event and is held on an annual basis. In 2019 it will be the 65th staging of the show and the first time it has been held outside of a larger centre such as Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch. Read more »

North Shore tree tests free of kauri dieback

Press Release – Auckland Council

21 June 2018

Tests on a kauri tree in Chelsea Estate Heritage Park on Auckland’s North Shore have shown that it does not have kauri dieback disease. Read more »

Governor of Pitcairn Documents Her First Visit

Press Release – British High Commission

Governor of Pitcairn Documents Her First Visit

With 51 inhabitants, Pitcairn Island is one of the smallest and most remote territories on Earth. Its Governor Laura Clarke paid her first visit in May 2018 – and shot a short film documenting her experience. Read more »

Enforcement begins on new red light safety cameras

Press Release – Auckland Transport

21 June 2018
Auckland’s six new red light safety cameras will begin enforcing today.

Calibration is complete on the six cameras, which were delivered to Auckland and installed in late 2017. Read more »

Homeless count needs to be coupled with funding boost

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty



Homeless count needs to be coupled with additional funding boost

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff’s announcement to count every homeless person in Auckland must be met with a commitment by local and central Government to further increase funding for public housing initiatives in order to genuinely end homelessness. Read more »

Volunteers crucial for Auckland homeless count

Press Release – Housing First Auckland

Housing First Auckland

Thursday 21 June 2018

Volunteers crucial for Auckland’s first region-wide Point in Time homeless count Read more »

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