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Anadarko the latest company to cull search for oil in NZ

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

“Dropping like flies”: Anadarko the latest company to cull search for oil in NZ

Friday, December 9: Texan oil giant Anadarko is the latest to join the growing list of companies to scale back or completely quit their search for oil in New Zealand. Read more »

Investigation is proof WINZ’s toxic culture is lethal

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE USE

09 December 2016

AUCKLAND ACTION AGAINST POVERTY

Investigation into woman’s death proof Work and Income’s toxic culture is lethal Read more »

New social housing for vulnerable families

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Paula Bennett

Minister for Social Housing
9 December 2016 Media Statement Read more »

Family Tribute Films Win Someday Challenge

Press Release – The Outlook for Someday

FAMILY TRIBUTE FILMS WIN SOMEDAY CHALLENGE

Two strongly personal family tribute films have scooped 2016’s top honours in The Outlook for Someday film challenge. Read more »

Auckland overnight motorway closures 11 Dec – 17 Dec 2016

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

TRAFFIC BULLETIN

9 December 2016 | AUCKLAND

Overnight motorway closures Read more »

Better outcomes for Tāmaki tenants a step closer

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Bill English

Minister of Finance

Hon Dr Nick Smith

Minister for Building and Housing
9 December 2016 Media Statement
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Retrospective Rule Changes Not on, Says Environment Court

Press Release – Kirkland Morrison O’Callahan

9 December 2016
News release

Retrospective Rule Changes Not on, Says Environment Court

Auckland Council cannot grant a resource consent to do something and then expect people to apply for another one, simply because it has changed its own rules, the Environment Court has ruled. Read more »

Dinosaur treasure trove lures doco crew to Maungataniwha

Press Release – Forest Lifeforce Restoration Trust

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9 December 2016

filming – 1

Dinosaur treasure trove lures doco crew to Maungataniwha

Filming has taken place in the Maungataniwha Native Forest in inland Hawke’s Bay for a television documentary that looks set to take New Zealand into the homes and hearts of people all around the world. Read more »

New National Council for Local Government NZ confirmed

Press Release – Local Government NZ

New National Council for Local Government New Zealand confirmed

Local Government New Zealand has announced the formation of its new National Council who met for the first time this week to discuss priorities for the coming triennium. Read more »

Auckland progresses toward low carbon target

Press Release – Auckland Council

Thursday 8 December, 2016

Auckland progresses toward low carbon target

Auckland Council’s Low Carbon Auckland action plan in 2014 set out a vision for the region’s transformation toward a better, brighter low-carbon future. Auckland aims to reduce overall emissions by 40 percent by 2040, and the second annual update on the region’s progress is available now. Read more »

Stage 1 opens of scenic walking and cycling route

Press Release – Auckland Transport


Tamaki MP Simon O’Connor, Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Mayor Phil Goff
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New Takanini EV charger ready for holidays

Press Release – Vector Limited

08 December 2016

NEW TAKANINI EV CHARGER READY FOR HOLIDAYS

Auckland’s southernmost public electric vehicle (EV) charger was opened today in Takanini, just in time for the holiday travel period. The rapid charging station is the latest addition to Vector’s Auckland network as EV registrations continue to rise across the region. Read more »

First section of Auckland’s longest cycleway completed

Press Release – New Zealand Government


Hon Simon Bridges

Minister of Transport
9 December 2016 Media Statement
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Trial finds behaviour to be corrupt

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office

Media Release
9 December 2016

Trial finds behaviour to be corrupt

A Serious Fraud Office (SFO) trial of two men on corruption and bribery and fraud charges has reached a verdict in the Auckland High Court today. Read more »

Guilty verdict in a corruption and bribery case

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport media release

9 December 2016

Statement from Auckland Transport

In 2013, Auckland Transport began an investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption within the road corridor maintenance area and subsequently handed the matter over to the Serious Fraud Office. Today a guilty verdict was handed down in the High Court. Read more »

Solomon Islands earthquake – take care on the water today

Press Release – Auckland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group

For immediate release

9 December 2016

9.30am

3

Solomon Islands earthquake – take care on the water today Read more »

National Advisory: Potential Tsunami Threat CANCELLED

Press Release – Auckland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group

National Advisory: Potential Tsunami Threat CANCELLED

No:  2

Issued 08:30 9 December 2017
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has cancelled the Tsunami Potential Threat advisory issued eralier this morning. Read more »

Solomons earthquake – no Auckland evacuations required

Press Release – Auckland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group

For immediate release
9 December 2016
7.45am
#1

Solomon Islands earthquake – no Auckland  evacuations required Read more »

Questions & Answers – 8 December 2016

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

ORAL QUESTIONS

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

Economy—Performance

1. JAMI-LEE ROSS (National—Botany) to the Minister of Finance: What announcements has he made showing the Government is on track to continue delivering surpluses and supporting a growing economy? Read more »

Savvy sniffers boost protection at NZ border and prisons

Press Release – Department Of Corrections

News Release

For Immediate Release 8 December 2016

Savvy sniffers boost protection at NZ border and prisons Read more »

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