Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Labour selects Josephine Bartley to run in By-election

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour selects Josephine Bartley to run in Auckland Council By-election.

Panmure resident Josephine Bartley has secured Labour’s backing in the upcoming by-election for the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki ward. Read more »

Former Green MP Denise Roche selected to contest Waitematā

Press Release – City Vision

Former Green MP Denise Roche selected to contest Waitematā Local Board by-election

City Vision is pleased to announce that former Green MP Denise Roche has been selected as their candidate for the by-election for the Waitematā Local Board. Voting packs will be delivered from Friday 26 January 2018 with voting closing at noon on Saturday 17 February 2018. Read more »

Distress beacons save lives – two yacht rescues completed

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Distress beacons save lives – two yacht rescues completed safely

19 November 2017
Both solo-yachtsman whose vessels were badly damaged north of New Zealand at the weekend have been rescued successfully because they had distress beacons. Read more »

Serious assault against Counties Manukau Police officer

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Serious assault against Counties Manukau Police officer ”

Counties Manukau Police are investigating a serious assault against a police officer last night, which occurred while staff were dealing with disorder in Otahuhu. Read more »

Q+A: Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford

Press Release – TVNZ

Q+A: Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford interviewed by Jessica Mutch

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford is confident the government can build more than 27 houses on average per day. Read more »

Ridge of High Pressure Didn’t Bring Settled Weather for All

Press Release – MetService

Ridge of High Pressure Didn’t Bring Settled Weather for All

Despite surface high pressure dominating across the country for most of this week, not everyone has experienced the fine weather which often accompanies these systems. Read more »

Property Institute warns against spending spree based on CV

Press Release – New Zealand Property Institute


Property Institute warns against spending spree based on new CV

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Read more »

Auckland fan day before historic Tonga semi-final

Press Release – Rugby League World Cup

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Auckland fan day before historic Tonga semi-final

The RLWC2017 tonight announced a fan day will be held in Auckland on Tuesday for Rugby League supporters in New Zealand to celebrate Tonga’s first World Cup semi-final berth after their 24-22 quarter-final thriller over Lebanon in Christchurch tonight. Read more »

Community Protest Tree Massacre in Westmere

Press Release – Westmere Heritage Protection Association

Community Protest Tree Massacre in Westmere

Stop The Press:

The residents & retailers of Surrey Crescent & Garnet Rd will be occupying the Street Island at the top of Garnet Rd on Monday at 8am to protest Auckland Transport’s planned massacre of their street trees, the removal of 65% of all street parking and the construction of two cycleways running parallel along the same piece of road. Read more »

Pedestrian dies near Pukekohe

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Pedestrian dies near Pukekohe”

A 42-year-old man has died following an incident on SH2 at Mangatawhiri near Pokeno.

Emergency services were called to the highway just after 2am. Read more »

National Pacific Radio Trust Annual General Meeting

Press Release – National Pacific Radio Trust

Invitation to Attend National Pacific Radio Trust Annual General Meeting

The Chairman of the National Pacific Radio Trust and Trustees invite the Pacific community to join us at our Annual General fono. Read more »

Arrest made in relation to Helensville shooting

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Arrest made in relation to Helensville shooting”

Please attribute to Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Megan Goldie:

Police have arrested and charged a man after a woman suffered a gunshot wound at a Mill Road, Helensville address, just before 4am this morning. Read more »

Equestrian – EQUITANA Auckland Parade And Launch

Press Release – Equitana

Equestrian – EQUITANA Auckland Parade And Launch

SAVE THE DATE
WHAT: EQUITANA Auckland Street Parade and Launch
WHEN: Tuesday, November 21
WHERE: Departing Forte Street 12.30pm and arriving at Aotea Square at 1pm.From 1pm until 2pm there will be a teaser performance for EQUITANA Auckland’s evening Programmes featuring our stars.
Read more »

Waste Management backs National Ride for Road Safety

Press Release – Waste Management

Waste Management backs National Ride for Road Safety

Auckland, 18 November 2017 – Waste Management is delighted to be taking part in this weekend’s inaugural National Ride for Road Safety. The event takes place this Sunday, 19 November, at 10am in a number of regions across New Zealand including – Whangarei, Dairy Flat, Katikati, New Plymouth, Kāpiti, Rakaia, and North Canterbury. Read more »

Thirty Auckland children of prisoners to get new mentors

Press Release – PILLARS

Thirty Auckland children of prisoners to get new mentors

Thirty Auckland children with a parent in prison will get support from a mentor following a successful charity auction in the city centre last night. Read more »

Basin beer festival set to be a hit

Press Release – Beers at the Basin

Basin beer festival set to be a hit

Wellington’s brand new beer festival, Beers at the Basin, is already proving to be a hit with punters before it has even begun. Read more »

NZTA Weekly Traffic Bulletin 19 – 25 November 2017

Press Release – NZTA

NZTA Weekly Traffic Bulletin 19 – 25 November 2017

TRAFFIC BULLETIN
AUCKLAND
Overnight motorway closures
19 – 25 November 2017 Read more »

Disappointing result for Northland fisheries compliance

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Disappointing result for Northland fisheries compliance patrols

17 November 2017

A fisheries compliance patrol on Northland’s West Coast has yielded disappointing results with non-compliance noted for almost 100 percent of inspections.
Earlier this month, a combined team of North Shore and Northland fisheries officers converged on Kawerau and Tauroa – an area well known for high levels of offending. Read more »

PSGR Letter to MPs on Genetically Engineered Organisms

Press Release – PSGR

Copy of Letter Sent to All NZ MPs
PSGR is a not-for-profit, non-aligned charitable trust whose members are science and medical professionals. Read more »

Nationwide Protests in Support of Manus Island Refugees

Press Release – Peace Action Wellington

Nationwide Protests at Labour Offices in Support of Manus Island Refugees
Protests in support of the refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island are taking place nationwide today. People are sitting in at Labour MP offices across the country to urge the government to take immediate action on the Manus Island refugee crisis. Read more »

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