Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Newest Police Leading The Way – Graduation Of 56 Constables

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Fifty-six new cops have graduated today (Thursday 13 August) from their initial training at the Royal New Zealand Police College, with family and friends watching the ceremony via livestream due to Alert Level 2 restrictions.

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Government Fails Transparency Day Test

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“The Government has failed the Transparency Day test, with most of the critical questions that lead to lifting restrictions not answered,” according to ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

The Cost To Business For Lockdown Is Too High

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

Government says they learned things from the last lockdown so if they did can we do things differently and let all businesses that can comply with Covid-19 safety measures stay open, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO Michael Barnett. Read more »

Refreshing To Hear The Green Party Wants To Embrace Science – Feds

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers couldn’t agree more with the call from the Green Party today that science should guide the policies and decisions of MPs. Read more »

Some Recreational Water-based Activities Prohibited Under Alert Levels 3 And 2

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Due to the recent change in COVID Alert Levels in Auckland and the rest of New Zealand, Maritime NZ and Sport New Zealand have updated their advice around recreational water-based activities under Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2.  Read more »

More Police Deployed For COVID Efforts

Press Release – New Zealand Government

More Police are being deployed to the frontline to help manage the COVID response, after the graduation today of 56 new officers. Read more »

Alternative Aotearoa – Final Report

Press Release – Alternative Aotearoa

On 25 July 2020 several hundred people attended a seminar at Pipitea Marae in Poneke/Wellington, and several thousand more joined the discussion online, in the wake of Covid-19 and the lead-up to the general election to imagine an Alternative Aotearoa to that which political parties are offering the nation. Read more »

Waipareira Opens New Covid Testing Clinic At Auckland Port

Press Release – Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Whānau o Waipareira has branched into the city – establishing a new Covid Testing Clinic at the Ports of Auckland. Read more »

Settled But Cold Weather For Weekend Ahead

Press Release – MetService

MetService forecasts a cold front will move across New Zealand today (Thursday) and tomorrow, although the front is expected to weaken it will bring wet weather to the far south and eastern areas of the country. Read more »

COVID-19 Update: Traffic Congestion Near COVID Testing Sites

Press Release – Auckland Transport

A number of COVID-19 testing sites are operating today, including new pop-up centres.

There is traffic congestion around some of these sites and we would ask motorists to avoid them unless they are going for a test. Read more »

James Shaw Awaiting Precautionary COVID-19 Test Result

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party Co-leader James Shaw is awaiting the result of a precautionary COVID-19 test after travelling to the South Auckland area over the weekend. Read more »

Southern Architecture Awards – Winners Announced

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Architects

Twenty-three projects have received awards in the 2020 Southern Architecture Awards, a peer-reviewed awards programme run by Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA). Read more »

Academic Study Hails Jacinda Ardern’s Use Of Facebook

Press Release – Glasgow Caledonian University

Ardern: Newsroom social.

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Surf Life Saving Northern Region Awards Event 15 August Cancelled

Press Release – Surf Life Saving Northern Region

Following the Government’s announcement of a return to COVID-19 Level 3 restrictions in Auckland, Surf Life Saving Northern Region has cancelled its 2019-2020 Awards of Excellence set down for Saturday 15 August in Auckland. Read more »

Waka Kotahi Adjusts To COVID-19 Alert Levels

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency confirms that its construction projects in the Auckland region are operating under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 protocols from Midday Wednesday. Read more »

Council Services Continue With Safety Measures In Place As Horowhenua Enters Alert Level 2

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

Most Horowhenua District Council services and facilities will continue as Horowhenua enters Alert Level 2 from midday Wednesday 12 August, with additional precautions in place where necessary to protect public health and safety. Read more »

How Can We Do Better In The Return To Covid-enforced Work From Home?

Press Release – AUT University

As New Zealand braces for a return to lockdown, and parts of Australia wrestle with a recent surge in case numbers, a new study shows how we can do better in the COVID-enforced work from home (EWFH) experience. Read more »

COVID-19 Testing In Hawke’s Bay

Press Release – Health Hawkes Bay

If people have cold or flu symptoms you need to stay home and get yourself tested for COVID-19, says Health Hawke’s Bay Medical Director Louise Haywood. Read more »

Government announces plan to tackle problem plastics

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Eugenie Sage
Associate Minister for the Environment
Minita Tuarua mō Te Taiao

Government announces plan to tackle problem plastics and seven single-use plastic items Read more »

Services And Facilities In Capital At COVID-19 Alert Level 2

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Following the Government announcement yesterday, Wellington City Council can confirm the status of its services and facilities as the country moves into Alert Level 2 today at midday. Read more »

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