Archive for the 'Politics' Category

New appointment to Arts Council

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Maggie Barry

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage
30 January 2015 Media Statement

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Taxpayer Support of Catton Generous

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

MEDIA RELEASE

Taxpayer Support of Catton Generous

30 JANUARY 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Commissioners appointed for Rena consent hearing

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Commissioners appointed for Rena consent hearing
30 January 2015

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has appointed four Commissioners to hear the application from the Rena owners for a resource consent to leave part of the wreck on Astrolabe Reef (Otaiti). Read more »

Building activity reaches record high

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Building activity reaches record high
Building and Housing Minister, Dr Nick Smith, has welcomed today’s release of the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand which showed $14.6 billion of building work consented in 2014 – the highest ever. Read more »

Appointment of Chief Coroner

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Appointment of Chief Coroner
Auckland Coroner Deborah Marshall has been appointed the new Chief Coroner, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. She replaces Judge Neil MacLean who is retiring after having served in the position since 2007. Read more »

Government’s housing failure puts pressure on Reserve Bank

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Government’s housing failure puts pressure on Reserve Bank
The Government’s failure to take action on the housing crisis has put pressure on the Reserve Bank Governor who has to deal with a rampaging housing market and low inflation at the same time, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. Read more »

Auckland Weekly Traffic Bulletin – 1 – 7 February 2015

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency


30 January 2015 | NZ Transport Agency – Auckland

OVERNIGHT MOTORWAY CLOSURES
1 February – 7 February 2015
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Pacific jobseeker numbers fall

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga

Minister for Pacific Peoples
30 January 2015 Media Statement
Pacific jobseeker numbers fall Read more »

A change to patches of rain and cooler temperatures

Forecast – MetService

30 January 2015

A change to patches of rain and cooler temperatures

High temperatures, sunny skies and plenty of dry weather – January has been a very settled month. However, changes in the weather patterns over New Zealand for the weekend and the start of February could bring some much needed rainfall to the country followed by some cooler temperatures. Read more »

$3000 fine for false container declaration

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

$3000 fine for false container declaration

Conflicting declarations on the contents of a container arriving from China saw an Auckland woman fined in the Manukau District Court on 27 January 2015. Read more »

Hikoi Opposing Deep Sea Oil Endorsed by Hapū Leaders

Press Release – Statoil Out

Hikoi to Waitangi Opposing Deep Sea Oil Endorced by Northern Hapū Leaders

Today northern Maori environmental activists released details of a hikoi that will converge in Kawakawa before heading to Waitangi to co-incide with Government politicians’ arrival on Waitangi Day. Read more »

First set of Urban Cycleways projects announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

First set of Urban Cycleways projects announced
Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced the first $37 million worth of cycleway projects to be rolled out across the country as part of the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme. Read more »

New online petition platform a first in New Zealand

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

New online petition platform a first in New Zealand
Auckland, 30 January 2015 – An online platform that allows Kiwis to take the government, businesses and other decision makers to task has just been launched. Read more »

New Zealand gets its first Trail Running Film Festival

Press Release – Mediocre Astronauts

New Zealand gets its first Trail Running Film Festival
Announcing “Reel Wild: The Kiwi Trail Running Film Festival”
With stunning bush, Read more »

Plus1 Presents: NZ Tour Updates

Press Release – Plus1

Plus1 Presents: NZ Tour Updates

Midge Ure: All Gold category tickets are now sold out for Midge Ure’s Auckland show at SkyCity Theatre. Limited Silver and Bronze tickets remain – see Ticketmaster here Read more »

Scepticism on ‘reckless’ state house sale plan

Press Release – Northland Housing Forum

Media Release 29 January 2015

Northland community housing body sceptical about ‘reckless’ state house sale plan Read more »

Ever seen a meerkat in a Mazda?

Press Release – Auckland Zoo

Ever seen a meerkat in a Mazda?
Auckland Zoo and principal partner Mazda are giving visitors the opportunity to win a brand new Mazda2, simply by guessing how many meerkat soft toys are in the car. Read more »

Low interest rates see more head to South Auckland

Press Release – Cameron Brewer

Low interest rates, high rents see more head to South Auckland
“With the Reserve Bank today holding the Official Cash Rate at 3.5%, our retail banks in an interest rates war, Auckland rents increasing, and housing demand unrelenting, we’re seeing more and more first home buyers heading to South Auckland,” says Geoff Barnett, National Manager of Century 21 New Zealand. Read more »

New social housing development welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New social housing development welcomed
The opening of 19 new homes in Auckland today has been welcomed by Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett as an example of New Zealand’s growing social housing sector, which is seeing more people in need receiving housing support. Read more »

National’s back to the future on housing sell-off

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

National’s back to the future on housing sell-off
National’s newly announced state housing policy is simply a re-run of its failed ideologically-driven 1990s experiment, Labour Leader Andrew Little says. Read more »

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