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Rotary NZ World Community Service Celebrates 35 Years On 28 October 2020

Press Release – Rotary New Zealand World Community Service

Rotary New Zealand World Community Service (RNZWCS) initially Rotary Overseas Aid Projects (ROAP) celebrates on 35 years of service 28 October 2020, to the Rotary Districts of New Zealand and Pacific Countries and their partner Rotary organisations and communities worldwide. Read more »

Jam-packed Schedule Of Top Kiwi Music Lined Up For Waterbourne This Summer!

Press Release – Waterbourne

Auckland’s Takapuna Beach Reserve will come alive with the sounds of summer thanks to an exciting line-up of top New Zealand music acts playing at the Waterbourne Beach Festival between February and March 2021. Read more »

NZ Markets, Business Welcome Labour’s Election Victory

Opinion – Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand’s financial markets and business leaders quickly welcomed the Labour Party’s resounding victory in last Saturday’s general election. Labour took 49.1 percent of the votes, up from 36.9 percent in 2017. The conservative opposition National Party polled 27 percent, its second worst ever defeat. Read more »

Kiwi Ferns Wider Squad Announced Ahead Of Fetu Samoa Test

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League wishes to congratulate those selected for the Kiwi Ferns wider squad ahead of their Test against Fetū Samoa Invitational on Saturday November 7th at 4pm.

 In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Kiwi Ferns, the Clash of the Pacific Women’s Double Header is the ONLY New Zealand International Rugby League Test for 2020. Read more »

Latest Taranaki Trends Released – Summer 2020

Press Release – Venture Taranaki

The 2020 Summer edition of Taranaki Trends, produced by Venture Taranaki, is now available. The data set and metrics presented in this edition are the first to come through since the COVID-19 pandemic first reached New Zealand, making this edition of Taranaki Trends a valuable ‘post-COVID’ snapshot of the region’s economy six months on from when COVID-19 first appeared. Read more »

Soft Plastics Get Second Life But More Education Needed

Press Release – Kelloggs

New research as part of New Zealand Recycling Week, has shown that just 1% of Kiwis feel confident about knowing which plastics can be recycled. Read more »

Fatal House Fire In Cockle Bay – Name Release

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the man tragically killed in a fire at a Cockle Bay address on Tuesday night.

He was Wiremu Arapo, aged 27, of east Auckland. Read more »

Auckland Transport Builds Momentum On $1.4b Eastern Busway

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Four world-class organisations have been selected to form an Auckland Transport-led alliance to design, consent and build the completion stages of the Eastern Busway project. Read more »

Surf Lifeguards “Bracing Themselves” For Busiest Summer On Record

Press Release – Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Lifeguards around the country are bracing themselves for what could be the busiest lifesaving season on record as New Zealanders face a summer without the option of overseas holidays. Read more »

Hotspot Watch – 22 October

Press Release – NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture patterns across the country to show where dry to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing significant soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions have the potential to develop into drought.

Facts: Soil Moisture

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Police Investigating Unexplained Death Of A Baby In Ōtara

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Detective Inspector Warrick Adkin, Counties Manukau Police:

Police are making enquiries into an unexplained death at address in Ōtara. Read more »

Lancet Paper Vindicates ACT’s Wellbeing Approach To COVID

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New Demand To End The Private Sale And Use Of Fireworks

Press Release – Auckland Council

With the fireworks season about to start and the Cabinet about to be announced, there is a new demand on the government to end the private sale and use of fireworks in New Zealand. Read more »

Watercare Water Supply Update: 22 October

Press Release – Watercare


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Chief Executive Appointed To Auckland’s New Economic And Cultural Agency

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

The creation of Auckland’s new economic and cultural agency has accelerated, with the appointment today of Nick Hill as Chief Executive for the entity that will result from the merger of Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA) and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED). Nick Hill is the current Chief Executive of ATEED. Read more »

Plenty Of People Moving To The Bay

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Bay of Plenty provisionally had the highest percentage population growth of all regions in the year ended June 2020, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Greater Wellington is moving to Cuba Street

Press Release – Willis Bond

Greater Wellington Regional Council have confirmed that they are moving into Willis Bond’s new Cuba Precinct development on Cuba Street. Read more »

Silent Protest By United Families 4 Justice

Press Release – United Families 4 Justice

A Silent Protest will be held in Manukau from 8am, 22 October 2020 outside the Vodafone Events Centre 770 Great South Road, Manukau City This is to bring awareness to the ongoing Waitangi Tribunal’s Urgent inquiry hearing into Oranga Tamariki and the many abuses of children and families at the hands of the State. Read more »

Unitec’s Graduation Shakespeare Season 2020

Press Release – Unitec Institute of Technology

After two lockdowns and a year interrupted by COVID-19, Unitec’s graduating third year acting students are finally ready to take the stage for this year’s 2020 Shakespeare Season which opens next week at the Unitec Theatre in Mt Albert, Auckland. Read more »

Push Oranga Tamariki Out Of The Equation | Māori Know What Works For Their Own

Press Release – National Urban Maori Authority

In its urgent claim before the Waitangi Tribunal inquiry into Oranga Tamariki, the National Urban Māori Authority says a ‘Mokopuna Authority’ should replace Oranga Tamariki. Read more »

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