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EU and NZ Partner on Pacific Sustainable Energy

Press Release – Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

EU and NZ Partner on Pacific Sustainable Energy
The European Union has devoted substantial resources, totalling almost Euro 100 million (US 134.6 million) to support the adoption of renewable energy technologies and to promote energy efficiency in small island states in the Pacific since 2008. Read more »

Heritage of original Panmure Bridge recognised

Press Release – Heritage New Zealand

Friday August 1, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE

Heritage of original Panmure Bridge recognised Read more »

Looking for Joshua Avant

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Looking for Joshua Avant

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Minister must explain shambles at Ministry

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Minister must explain shambles at Ministry

Pacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-IIga must explain questionable spending and controversial staff appointments at his ministry, Labour’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson, Su’a William Sio says. Read more »

Ban on city rodeos still in place

Press Release – Auckland Council

Ban on city rodeos still in place

Auckland Council confirmed today it is not lifting the rodeo ban on council land, put into place in 2008 by the former Auckland City Council. Read more »

The Queen v John Archibald Banks: Sentencing Notes

Press Release – New Zealand High Court

[Full sentencing notes: 2014_NZHC_1807.pdf] Read more »

Case for the City Rail Link weakens

Press Release – Dick Quax

Auckland Transport blinks as the case for the City Rail Link weakens

Auckland Transport’s acknowledgment that Auckland does not need a new train station at Newton or additional electric trains significantly weakens Mayor Len Brown’s case for beginning construction of the City Rail Link in 2016, according to Auckland councillor Dick Quax. Read more »

Asset recycling: a smart option for Christchurch & Auckland

Press Release – NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

1 August 2014

Asset recycling – a smart option for Christchurch and Auckland

“The Christchurch and Auckland councils should embrace the highly successful asset recycling approach employed in Australia to alleviate community concerns over needed asset sell-downs,” says Stephen Selwood CEO of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development. Read more »

Call to Remove Kate Sheppard From $10 Note,

Press Release – YWCA

Call to Remove Kate Sheppard From $10 Note, Replace with Man
YWCA Auckland launches a new campaign to #demandequalpay
29 July 2014 – YWCA Auckland is continuing the fight for gender pay equality in New Zealand with its latest campaign which calls for the Governor of the Reserve Bank to remove gallant suffragette Kate Sheppard from the $10 note. Read more »

Minister must explain shambles at Ministry

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Su’a William Sio
Pacific Affairs Spokesperson

1 August 2014

Minister must explain shambles at Ministry Read more »

Community Grants Policy

Press Release – Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board notification: Community Grants Policy
The draft Community Grants Policy is currently out for consultation. Read more »

Previous Rodeo Decision in Auckland City Stays

Press Release – Save Animals From Exploitation

MEDIA RELEASE
1 August 2014

Previous Rodeo Decision in Auckland City Stays
Animal advocacy organisation SAFE are delighted that the Auckland Council has sent a strong signal that it does not condone or support rodeo by announcing that a previous decision not to allow rodeos on council land will now stay in place. Read more »

More than 4000 Aucklanders have their say on parking

Press Release – Auckland Transport

1 August 2014

More than 4000 Aucklanders have their say on parking

A late rush has seen around 4300 groups and individuals make submissions on a discussion document which will help shape the future of parking in the Auckland region. Read more »

Health minister opens $7 million Nikau House

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Tony Ryall
Minister of Health

1 August 2014

Health minister opens $7 million Nikau House

Health Minister Tony Ryall officially opened the $7 million Nikau House development at Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital in Epsom, Auckland today. Read more »

Waitakere Ranges Protection Society Commends Purchase

Press Release – Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

Waitakere Ranges Protection Society Commends New Council Parkland Purchase
The Waitakere Ranges Protection Society has welcomed Auckland Council’s addition of 78 hectares of stunning bush-clad land to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park in its purchase of the “Byers block” between Piha and KareKare. Read more »

Political heavyweights step up for kids

Press Release – Tick for Kids

Political heavyweights step up for kids.

Key political figures will debate the rights and interests of children at a forum to be held at Ponsonby Primary in Auckland next week. Read more »

Speech opening $7 million extension at Elizabeth Knox Home

Speech – New Zealand Government

Hon Tony Ryall
Minister of Health

1 August 2014

Speech opening $7 million extension at Elizabeth Knox Home in Auckland Read more »

Auckland rates notices out from today

Press Release – Auckland Council

1 August 2014

Auckland rates notices out from today

Auckland ratepayers will receive their rates notice for the 2013/2014 rating year from today, the third year of Auckland’s three-year move to a single rating system. Read more »

Warning for drink drivers ahead of the weekend

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Warning for drink drivers ahead of the weekend

Following a disappointing Compulsory Breath Test operation last weekend, Counties Manukau Police are hopeful that a simple message – “don’t drink and drive” – will get through to motorists before tragedy strikes. Read more »

Maori Party: Last Speech in the 50th Parliament

Press Release – The Maori Party

Adjournment Debate; Last Speech in the 50th Parliament
Te Ururoa Flavell; Co-leader of the Māori Party

Thursday 31 July 2014 Read more »

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