Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Lisa Owen interviews experts on Antacrtica

Press Release – The Nation

Lisa Owen interviews Chuck Kennicutt and Gary Wilson on Antarctica

Headlines:

Top Antarctic scientists warns New Zealand “not ready” for worst as ice shelves and sea ice in Antarctica retreat and the climate changes Read more »

Beyond the State – NZ State Houses from Modest to Modern

Press Release – New Zealand Fabian Society

Beyond the State – NZ State Houses from Modest to Modern – Bill McKay
As part of the our ‘Active Hand of Government’ series for 2014, we present Bill McKay, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture and Planning, speaking to his new publication. Read more »

Outstanding marks for Panmure Interchange

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Outstanding marks for Panmure Interchange

Panmure locals rate their new bus and train station a near perfect 99 out of 100. Read more »

Pukekohe crash fatal

Press Release – New Zealand Police

*”Pukekohe crash fatal”*

The man whose vehicle was found crashed into a tree at the intersection of Buckland and Tuakau roads yesterday has since died. He was 75 years old (not in his 80s as previously stated). Read more »

Seeds March to Quarters at Skycity NZ Badminton Open

Press Release – New Zealand Badminton Open

15-19 April 2014, North Shore Events Centre

17 April 2014

For immediate release from the SKYCITY Badminton NZ Open, for further information visit www.nzbadmintonopen.com Read more »

Select Committees – for 14 April to 17 April 2014

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

From 14 April to 17 April 2014

Committee meetings

There were 15 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. Read more »

Landmark war memorial up for registration

Press Release – Heritage New Zealand

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Community detention for pokie theft

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Community detention for pokie theft

A 67-year-old former company director, convicted of stealing pokie machine profits, was today sentenced to six months community detention, 160 hours of community work and ordered to make reparation of $6,000. Read more »

Auckland Museum’s lasting legacy – thanks to Lottery Grants

Press Release – Auckland Museum

Media Release – 17 April 2014

Auckland Museum’s lasting legacy – thanks to Lottery Grants Board Read more »

Missing boy – Pakuranga

Press Release – New Zealand Police

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Road users urged to take caution

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Road users urged to take caution
Although weather conditions have improved Auckland Civil Defence is asking drivers to take extra care on the roads with localised thunderstorms and rain expected between 3pm and 7pm. Read more »

Funding for World War One Centenary

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Peter Dunne
Minister of Internal Affairs

17 April 2014

Funding for World War One Centenary

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne (Presiding Member of the Lottery Grants Board) has today announced that the Lottery World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Committee has approved funding of over $9.1 million towards 80 projects which commemorate World War One. Read more »

Joyce out of touch with his business mates

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Shane Jones
Economic Development Spokesperson

17 April 2014

Joyce out of touch with his business mates

Steven Joyce has spent the past five years attacking Labour with his tired old screams of ‘1970s!’ but in the meantime most of his business friends have come around to our way of thinking, says Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson Shane Jones. Read more »

Legal high ban worthy of wider pick-up

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Iain Lees-Galloway
Associate Health Spokesperson

17 April 2014

Legal high ban worthy of wider pick-up

Auckland Council’s ban on using legal highs in a public place is an excellent idea that should be replicated around New Zealand, says Labour’s Associate Health Spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway. Read more »

Where Are The 15,000 Jobs?

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Where Are The 15,000 Jobs?

“Paula Bennett is today proudly telling New Zealand that beneficiary numbers have decreased by 15,000 in the past year. There is no proud declaration that 15,000 jobs have been created in the same period,” says Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson, Alastair Russell. Read more »

Paper Meter Receipts Better for the Environment

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Paper Meter Receipts Better for the Environment

Dunedin, 17 April 2014 – After more than two years of research and trials, motorists can now get biodegradable receipts from most Dunedin pay and display meters. Read more »

FIFA U-20 World Cup NZ 2015 Kick Off Times Announced

Press Release – Wellington City Council

16 April 2014

FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 Kick Off Times Announced

An array of kick-off times to suit football fans of all ages has been confirmed for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015. Read more »

Wind insurance claims spike as Cyclone Ita hits North Island

Press Release – AA Insurance

Wind claims spike as Cyclone Ita hits North Island, says AA Insurance

Auckland, 17 April 2014 – Insurance claims for damage to homes and vehicles have spiked since Cyclone Ita touched down on our shores, says AA Insurance. Read more »

More buses and improved services for Green Bay, Titirangi

Press Release – Auckland Transport

17 April 2014

More buses and improved services for Green Bay, Titirangi area

Auckland Transport has released its decisions for the bus network in Green Bay, Blockhouse Bay, Wood Bay, French Bay, Tanekaha, Titirangi, Laingholm, Kaurilands and Glen Eden. Read more »

New Electorate Boundaries Finalised

Press Release – Representation Commission

Representation Commission
Te Komihana Whakatau Rohe Pōti

17 April 2014

New Electorate Boundaries Finalised

New boundaries for the country’s 64 General and seven Māori electorates have been finalised – with an additional electorate created in Auckland. Read more »

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