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What the heck is Sam Neill doing?

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

What the heck is Sam Neill doing?

What the heck is Sam Neill doing with that plastic bag? Read more »

Chinese Students demand action on latest school scandal

Press Release – Migrant Workers Association

Justice for Chinese students- Migrant Lives Matter
Meeting at UNITE Union headquarters 7:00pm this Thursday and protest 2:00pm Friday at 280 Queen St called by the Migrant Workers Association. Read more »

TPPA-11 National Interest Analysis is recycled spin

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

TPPA-11 National Interest Analysis is recycled spin, Labour squanders opportunity for real change

‘The revised National Interest Analysis (NIA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement minus the US (TPPA-11), released today, layers new spin onto old’, says University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – Feb 21

Press Release – Hansard

ORAL QUESTIONS

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

Question No. 1—Prime Minister Read more »

International visitors spend $10.6bn in year to December

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Kelvin Davis

Minister of Tourism
21 February 2018

International visitors spend $10.6bn in year to December

International visitor spending reached a record high of $10.6 billion in the year to December 2017, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says. Read more »

F&P Healthcare’s long-standing CFO Tony Barclay to retire

Article – BusinessDesk

F&P Healthcare’s long-standing CFO Tony Barclay to retire

By Tina Morrison

Feb. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s long-serving chief financial officer Tony Barclay will retire from the medical device maker at the end of May. Read more »

Canterbury rebuild seven years on

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Canterbury rebuild seven years on
21 February 2018

Tens of thousands of new homes have been consented in Canterbury since the 22 February 2011 earthquakes, Stats NZ said today. Canterbury’s building costs and rents have risen faster than in other parts of the country. Read more »

“Bike the bridge” kicks off Zero Carbon Act Cycle Tour

Press Release – Generation Zero

Generation Zero kicked off a cycle tour which will go from Auckland to Wellington starting with the “Bike the Bridge” event on Sunday 18th February. The cycle tour is the first of a number of initiatives that Generation Zero has planned before the start of the government’s official consultation on the Zero Carbon Bill in May. Read more »

Drums of Fire Light up of Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Arts Festival

Drums of Fire Light up Streets Of Auckland

In celebration of 2018 heralding the tenth Auckland Arts Festival, a special, free event will pulse through streets and alleyways of Auckland city in March. Read more »

Lid lifted on unique WW1 stories

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister
Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage
21 February 2018

Lid lifted on unique WW1 stories Read more »

New Zealand First welcomes Auckland Councils vote

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

NEW ZEALAND FIRST WELCOMES AUCKLAND COUNCIL VOTE

New Zealand First welcomes Auckland Councils vote to close the Waitakere Ranges due to the sprawl of Kauri Dieback. Read more »

Council Digest: further closure to protect kauri

Press Release – Auckland Council

Committee votes for further closure to protect kauri

At the first Environment and Community Committee meeting of the year today, Read more »

Committee votes for further closure to protect Kauri

Press Release – Auckland Council

At the first Environment and Community Committee meeting of the year today, councillors voted unanimously for the closure of all forested areas within the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park (with exceptions that will be consulted on in the coming weeks), and high-risk tracks in kauri lands of the Hunua Ranges, to increase protection against kauri dieback. Read more »

City Rail Loop Tender Delay

Press Release – City Rail Link

The release of tender documents for the City Rail Link tunnels and stations will be delayed by up to three months following the withdrawal of a preferred bidder from the process. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – 20 February 2018

Press Release – Hansard

ORAL QUESTIONS

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

Question No. 1—Prime Minister Read more »

Workers gutted as ABCorp confirms trans-Tasman move

Press Release – E tu Union

E tū is extremely disappointed with the confirmation today that the plastic card manufacturer, ABCorp is to close its Christchurch plant. Read more »

Council closer to closing tracks for kauri protection

Press Release – Forest And Bird

After months of calling for full closure of the Waitakere Ranges to stop the spread of kauri dieback disease, conservation groups are optimistic that the regional park will finally be closed in May. Read more »

Waitākere forest closure proposed

Press Release – Auckland Council

Waitākere forest closure proposed
20 February 2018

Auckland Council has decided to close the forested area of the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park. Read more »

MAMIL Remounts for “Le Tour d’Isaac” in May

Press Release – Isaac Theatre Royal

MAMIL Remounts for “Le Tour d’Isaac” in May


MAMIL
(Remounted)
BY GREGORY COOPER Read more »

Gamblers spent $125 million more in FY 2016/17

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Gamblers in New Zealand spent $2,334 million dollars on the four main forms of gambling in the 2016/17 financial year, $125 million (5.7 per cent) more than the previous year, according to figures compiled by the Department of Internal Affairs. Read more »

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