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Auckland Transport to trial electric buses

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport media release
20 January 2017

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Yamaha Team Amps Up For Woodville GP

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

Yamaha Team Amps Up For Woodville GP
JANUARY 20, 2017: Starting next weekend, the high-profile Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team expands to five riders as it flexes its muscles ahead of the New Zealand Motocross Championships. Read more »

Award Honours Pioneering Judge Behind Rangatahi Courts

Press Release – Chief District Court Judge Jan-Marie Doogue

CHIEF DISTRICT COURT JUDGE FOR NEW ZEALAND

TE KAIWHAKAWĀ MATUA O TE KŌTI-Ā-ROHE

Judge Jan-Marie Doogue

Statement for immediate release, January 2017 Read more »

Lyttelton Port container terminal workers back on strike

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Friday 20 January 2017 09:55 AM

Lyttelton Port container terminal union workers back on strike

By Paul McBeth

Jan. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Maritime Union of New Zealand members at Lyttelton Port’s container terminal are back on strike in rolling industrial action over planned roster changes. Read more »

Search for Patricia Wearn continues

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Search for Patricia Wearn continues, with medical experts increasingly concerned for her health”

The search for missing woman Patricia Wearn has entered the fifth day. Read more »

Housing register underscores importance of reform

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Amy Adams
Minister for Social Housing
20 January 2017 Media Statement
Housing register underscores importance of reform
An increase in the housing register underscores the importance of the Government’s social housing reform programme and its $344 million commitment to additional emergency housing places, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams says. Read more »

Overnight motorway closures

Press Release – NZTA

20 January 2017 | AUCKLAND
Overnight motorway closures
22 January – 28 January 2017

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 27 January 2017. Please note this Traffic Bulletin is updated every Friday. Read more »

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Auckland Libraries

Press Release – Auckland Council

20 January 2017
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Auckland Libraries
Aucklanders are invited to strut their stuff, shake their tail feathers and revel in the Year of the Rooster with Auckland Libraries. Read more »

AUT to get New Zealand’s first 100% electric bus

Press Release – AUT University

19 January 2017

AUT to get New Zealand’s first 100% electric bus

The viability of large electric vehicles (EVs) as replacements for current diesel buses is to be tested with a project that will see New Zealand’s first 100% electric bus on New Zealand’s roads. Read more »

North Shore dog death

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Update – North Shore dog death
A woman was out walking her dog in Deep Creek Reserve (a public park) Torbay on Thursday night at about 7pm when her dog was fatally injured. Read more »

Whakatane Council Has Least Amount of Public Art on Display

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Whakatane District Council Has Least Amount of Public Art on Display in Country

19 JANUARY 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Only 7% of Council-Owned Art on Display for the Public

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Only 7% of Council-Owned Art on Display for the Public to Enjoy

19 JANUARY 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that local councils across New Zealand have accrued more than half a billion dollars of artwork with 93% of the artwork not on public display. Read more »

Only 3.3% of Council’s $8.8m Art Collection on Display

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Only 3.3% of Napier City Council’s $8.8 Million Art Collection on Display

19 JANUARY 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Closure of Westfield Rail Station – “Shortsighted”

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Closure of Westfield Rail Station – “Shortsighted”

Closing Westfield rail station will do nothing to improve travel for South Auckland workers and residents and do nothing significant for the rest of Auckland either, says Auckland Chamber of Commerce head Michael Barnett. Read more »

Auckland building consents at 12-year high

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Nick Smith

Minister for Building and Construction

19 January 2017

Auckland building consents at 12-year high
The number of new homes consented in Auckland for the year to November has topped 10,000 for the first time in 12 years, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

Blaze near Whitianga illustrates high fire risk

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Blaze near Whitianga illustrates high fire risk
Fire crews at the Comers Road bush fire south of Whitianga are damping down the many remaining hot spots but have the fire well contained. Read more »

New Zealand First Wants Assurances Over New Speed Cameras

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First Leader
Member of Parliament for Northland

19 JANUARY 2017
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Whimsical worlds on show at Arataki

Press Release – Auckland Council

19 January, 2017

Whimsical worlds on show at Arataki


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Meet league heroes at 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines Fan Day

Press Release – ATEED

19 January 2017

Meet league heroes in Aotea Square at 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines Fan Day
SUMMARY

• Welcome the 288-plus Downer NRL Auckland Nines players in a day packed with free, fan-friendly, family-friendly activities. Read more »

New Ethical Trade Conference Announced

Press Release – Fairfield Trust

New Ethical Trade Conference Announced

For the first time, the Fairfield Conference is bringing together all those interested in ethical trade as a tool for social justice, to reduce poverty and restore right relationships between developing-country producers and first-world consumers. Read more »

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