Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Public warned to be wary of cheap designer sunglasses

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Public warned to be wary of cheap designer sunglasses
Thursday, 24 April 2014 – 4:36pm

Waitemata
On Monday the 14th April at about 1.30am the Silverdale branch of OPSM glasses was the target of a ‘smash and grab’ style burglary. Read more »

Search for suspect – update

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Search for suspect – update

Police have visited at least 22 addresses of Brett Makiri’s known associates throughout the Auckland Central, Waitemata, Counties Manukau and Waikato Police Districts today. Read more »

Crash repairs on Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway

Press Release – NZTA

Crash repairs on Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway

There may be short delays for city-bound traffic on the Northwestern Motorway (State Highway 16) tonight as the NZ Transport Agency repairs damage to safety equipment near the Carrington Road overbridge at Point Chevalier Read more »

Police confirm identity of body found in Beach Haven

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police confirm identity of body found in Beach Haven, North Shore

Thursday, 24 April 2014 – 2:37pm

Waitemata Read more »

Women’s Refuge launches recycled designer boutique

Press Release – Women’s Refuge

Women’s Refuge launches its first Yellow Belle recycled designer boutique

Women’s Refuge launches a flagship boutique, Yellow Belle, in Takapuna stocked with high-end designer garments donated by women and designers from throughout New Zealand. Read more »

Auckland Weekly Traffic Bulletin 27 April – 3 May 2014

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency


24 April 2014 | NZ Transport Agency – Auckland

OVERNIGHT MOTORWAY CLOSURES
27 April – 3 May 2014

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Read more »

Aucklanders reminded to take care around trains

Press Release – KiwiRail

Aucklanders reminded to take care around trains on eve of electric train services

With Monday heralding a new era of electric train services for Auckland, KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ are reminding Aucklanders to stay alert and vigilant around level crossings and train tracks. Read more »

A fine weekend but wet again next week

Forecast – MetService

April 24, 2014

A fine weekend but wet again next week

The wet spell during ANZAC day, and in Auckland at first on Saturday, will clear away by the weekend as a front departs and a large anticyclone builds in across the country. Read more »

Foreign Influence Plays Key Role in Housing Debate

Article – Jamie Neikrie

At his weekly Read more »

Focus on housing costs, raise wages not interest rates

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Focus on housing costs, raise wages not interest rates

“The increase in the Reserve Bank’s interest rate, while expected, shows little imagination and will raise mortgage costs for home owners,” says CTU economist Bill Rosenberg. “The focus should be on getting housing costs down, and raising wages to make housing more affordable.” Read more »

Rate rise not needed if Government was doing its job

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

24 April 2014
Rate rise not needed if Government was doing its job

Today’s interest rate rise wouldn’t have been necessary if the Government had been doing its job properly and targeting the sources of inflation, Labour says. Read more »

Government inaction to blame for latest rate rise

Press Release – Green Party

Government inaction on power and housing to blame for latest rate rise
Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei says today’s interest rate rise, that will hit home owners and businesses, is a consequence of the government’s failure to get a grip on electricity prices and the property market, particularly in Auckland. Read more »

Body Discovered at Beach Haven

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Body Discovered at Beach Haven
At around 3pm yesterday a member of the public discovered the body of a middle aged man in a creek in Beach Haven, on the North Shore. Read more »

Drought-hit Northland farmers miss Cyclone Ita’s rain

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Drought-hit Northland farmers miss Cyclone Ita’s rain

While the South Island has received so much rain that it is now posing problems for crop harvest and pasture growth ahead of winter, the worst drought affected parts of Northland received very little. Read more »

NZ support for largest solar array in the Pacific

Press Release – New Zealand Government

NZ support for largest solar array in the Pacific
Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand is supporting the construction of the Pacific’s largest solar energy array in Samoa. Read more »

Busy end to April’s long holiday on country’s highways

Press Release – NZTA

Busy end to April’s long holiday on country’s highways

State highways across New Zealand will be extremely busy this Sunday (27 April) as holidaymakers return home after the 10-day Easter/ANZAC Day break, and the NZ Transport Agency is urging drivers to be patient as congestion and delays can be expected. Read more »

Police seek person of interest in kidnapping case

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police release photo of person of interest in kidnapping case


Brett Makiri

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Changes to alcohol laws have immediate effect

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Changes to alcohol laws have immediate effect
Police Minister Anne Tolley says that Police reported significantly fewer serious assaults and public disorder offences after changes to alcohol laws came into full effect at the end of last year. Read more »

Time for the Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival

Press Release – Rialto Cinemas

Time for the Annual Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival
Rialto Cinemas and Design Onscreen are pleased to announce that the annual Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival is back for its third consecutive year. Read more »

Auckland’s Port stops to pay respects

Press Release – Ports of Auckland

Auckland’s Port stops to pay respects

Over 1,000 lights to be turned off across the Waitematā Seaport this ANZAC Day

Ports of Auckland will turn off its lights and stop working during the ANZAC Day dawn service 6am to 6:40am on Friday 25 April. Read more »

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