Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Unitary Plan handed to IMSB members and Deputy Mayor

Press Release – Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer

Media release

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Unitary Plan handed to IMSB members and Deputy Mayor Read more »

Common Sense Prevails in Auckland

Press Release – Democracy Action

Common Sense Prevails in Auckland

Democracy Action is applauding the recommendations of the Independent Hearings Panel to delete Cultural Impact Assessment requirements, and the scheduled “sites of value” from the Auckland Unitary Plan. Read more »

Launch of the Coalition for More Homes

Press Release – Coalition for More Homes

Launch of the Coalition for More Homes
Wednesday 27 July

The Coalition for More Home is a diverse group of housing stakeholders coming together to launch a campaign on housing in Auckland. It will be coming together to call on the Auckland Council to pass the Unitary Plan at a launch event of the Coalition on Monday the 1st of August. Read more »

Auckland local government submissions published

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Auckland local government submissions published

The Local Government Commission has today published the submissions it received on local government arrangements for the Auckland region following its call for alternative applications. Read more »

War on predators: capture collective wisdom, Trust says

Press Release – Forest Lifefore Restoration Trust

War on predators: capture collective wisdom, Trust says

Plant pests must also be a focus Read more »

$900 Billion Worth of Property And Nothing to Buy

Press Release – Auckland Property Investors Association

$900 Billion Worth of Property And Nothing to Buy in Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand – 28th July 2016 – If it were a game of Monopoly, we’d have players tipping over the board, frustrated at the state of the Auckland property market. Read more »

Unitary Plan charts new and right direction for Auckland

Press Release – Phil Goff

28 July 2016

Unitary Plan charts new and right direction for Auckland City

Mayoral candidate Phil Goff has today supported the overall thrust of the recommended Auckland Unitary Plan but accepts that some change in detail may be needed as Council considers the recommendations. Read more »

Council must build on heritage, not destroy it

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Jacinda Ardern

List MP based in Auckland Central
Arts, Culture and Heritage Spokesperson

MEDIA STATEMENT
28 July 2016

Council must build on heritage, not destroy it Read more »

Bennett’s policy on-the-hoof helps just 12 families

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Andrew Little

Leader of the Opposition

MEDIA STATEMENT

28 July 2016

Bennett’s policy on-the-hoof helps just 12 families
Paula Bennett’s on-the-hoof policy to pay people to leave their Auckland state houses has been an utter failure after just a dozen families took up the offer, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. Read more »

David Hay supports Unitary Plan 100%

Press Release – David Hay

David Hay supports Unitary Plan 100%
Mayoral candidate David Hay has pledged his support for the Unitary Plan recommendations, as delivered by the Independent Hearings Panel last week. Read more »

Auckland Building Boom Has to Benefit Kiwis First

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters

New Zealand First Leader

Member of Parliament for Northland
28 JULY 2016
Auckland Building Boom Has to Benefit Kiwis First Read more »

SkyPath, older people’s housing and the Unitary Plan

Press Release – Auckland Council

Decision digest | Governing Body

28 July 2016

SkyPath, older people’s housing and the Unitary Plan go in front of Governing Body today Read more »

Early progress for Auckland relocation grants

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Paula Bennett

Minister for Social Housing
28 July 2016 Media Statement Read more »

Auckland Unitary Plan recommendations miss opportunity

Press Release – Community Housing Aotearoa

www.communityhousing.org.nz
Media Release

Auckland Unitary Plan recommendations miss opportunity on affordable housing

Community housing groups say the just-released recommendations on the Auckland Unitary Plan will not solve the Auckland’s home affordability problems. Read more »

State houses are for living in, not selling off

Press Release – Public Service Association

State houses are for living in, not selling off
Today’s meeting to try to sell more than 364 state houses is an appalling decision by the Government given the current housing crisis, says Glenn Barclay, national secretary of the Public Service Association. Read more »

Strong start to winter for tourism sector

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Paula Bennett

Associate Minister of Tourism
28 July 2016
Strong start to winter for tourism sector

The latest monthly Regional Tourism Estimates show a strong start to the winter season with every region experiencing increased expenditure compared to last year, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. Read more »

Mayoral meeting with the Parnell public

Press Release – Mt Hobson Group

Mayoral meeting with the Parnell public.

This evening at the Parnell Community Centre Jubilee Building, Hamish Firth, Director of planning consultancy Mt Hobson Group, will be hosting a community meet and greet with the leading Auckland Mayoral candidates. Read more »

Taste the Coromandel at the Auckland Food Show

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Taste the Coromandel at the Auckland Food Show
Coromandel food and beverage producers have their goods on display at the Auckland Food Show starting today until Sunday 31 July. Read more »

Bishop of Auckland to highlight social justice week

Press Release – Caritas Aotearoa

28 July 2016

Bishop of Auckland to highlight social justice week with own migration story

At a time when the number of international migrants is growing faster than the world’s population (according to the UN), the theme of migration for the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ annual Social Justice Week is very pertinent. Read more »

Smokefreerockquest – Top 30 Announced

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest

2016 Smokefreerockquest – Top 30 Announced

Dreams of success in the Kiwi music industry are a little closer to reality for 30 Smokefreerockquest bands and solo-duos who have made it through to the next stage in judging for the 2016 national final. Read more »

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