Archive for the 'Politics' Category

NZ Bus services to be cancelled from Saturday

Press Release – Auckland Transport

NZ Bus services to be cancelled from Saturday

Auckland Transport has been advised that from tomorrow Saturday, 7 December bus services operated by NZ Bus will not operate due to industrial action. Read more »

Kāpiti Coast to see DC3 return

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council

Kāpiti Coast to see DC3 return

Thanks to provider of daily flights between Kāpiti and Auckland, Air Chathams, Kāpiti residents and visitors will get a second chance at a retro-flying experience above the Kāpiti landscape next January, in the airline’s classic DC3 ZK-AWP aircraft. Read more »

National needs to walk the walk on fuel tax

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

6 DECEMBER 2019

The National Party cannot credibly critique the Government’s hikes to fuel tax while it refuses to commit to reversing these hikes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Read more »

Stunt Fight School Provides a Lifetime Opportunity

Press Release – Northland DHB

6 December, 2019

A group of local people, many who have never had a job, were given the opportunity of a lifetime last weekend when the New Zealand Stunt School (NZSS) came to Otangarei to run a Stunt Fight School workshop. Read more »

Police Killing of Suicidal Man Proves Armed Patrols Dangerou

Press Release – People Against Prisons Aotearoa

06/12/2019

The shooting of a suicidal man in Southland shows that police armament is dangerous, says criminal justice group People Against Prisons Aotearoa. The shooting comes just over a month into the controversial trial of heavily armed police teams in 3 regions around the country. Read more »

NZTFI Junior Tag Nationals kicks off!

Press Release – NZ Tag Football Inc

Tag Football is a ‘minor sport’ that children want to play.

More than 2,400 children will participate in New Zealand Tag Football’s 3-day Junior Tag Nationals tournament starting at 8:30am today at Bruce Pullman Park in Takanini. Read more »

Greater empathy for wāhine Māori needed

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

Greater empathy for wāhine Māori needed to reduce family violence in New Zealand

A NEW REPORT FINDS THAT AGENCIES AND SERVICES DESIGNED TO AID MĀORI WOMEN IN UNSAFE RELATIONSHIPS OFTEN CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR ENTRAPMENT. Read more »

NZ company oDocs awarded $US100,000 Dubai World Expo grant

Press Release – Make Lemonade

NZ company oDocs awarded $US100,000 Dubai World Expo grant

December 5, 2019

Dunedin ophthalmology company ODocs Eye Care is the only New Zealand business to win the Dubai World Expo 2020 innovation grant. Read more »

MPs failing to lead on human rights

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

Democracy in New Zealand is suffering from a Parliament which under-performs in its scrutiny of human rights.

A new report says human rights oversight by select committees examining potential legislation is weak and ad hoc. Human rights obligations and protections lack parliamentary leadership. Read more »

Community Meeting to Provide Feedback on Armed Police

Press Release – People Against Prisons Aotearoa

A community hui has been called this weekend in South Auckland to gather feedback on the trial of armed police patrols. Read more »

Eight Queen’s Counsel appointed under new criterion

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon David Parker

Attorney-General

5 December 2019
PĀNUI PĀPĀHO

MEDIA STATEMENT

Eight Queen’s Counsel appointed under new criterion Read more »

Government fuel tax hikes pump $565m out of Kiwis

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

5 December 2019

The Government is squarely to blame for Kiwis being fleeced at the petrol pump, having milked half a billion dollars out of motorists in just two years through its fuel tax hikes, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says. Read more »

New seal on the Auckland Harbour Bridge over Christmas

Press Release – NZTA

5 December 2019
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will carry out maintenance work, including resurfacing, on the Auckland Harbour Bridge over the Christmas – New Year holiday period. Read more »

Report: passenger aircraft landing gear failure April 2017

Press Release – Transport Accident Investigation Commission

A pair of broken springs caused an ATR passenger aircraft 71 people on board to change its destination and make an emergency landing. Read more »

Police investigating serious incident in Favona

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Attribute to Acting Detective Inspector Shaun Vickers, Counties Manukau CIB:

Police were notified of a firearms incident at an address in Favona last night at around 9.30pm. Read more »

Protestors to OMV: It’s not over

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Protestors to OMV: It’s not over
Wednesday, 4 December: Protestors from around the country have wrapped up a three day, 60 hour occupation of the OMV headquarters in New Plymouth the way they started – dancing. Read more »

New lanes and cycleway to open along SH16

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is delighted to announce significant changes on State Highway 16 to improve traffic flow and safety, while also improving public transport and walking and cycling facilities. Read more »

Future investment in Splash Planet to be considered

Press Release – Hastings District Council

With Splash Planet’s peak season nearly upon us, thoughts are turning to the ongoing sustainability of this popular facility in the heart of Hastings. Read more »

Secondary Schools Athletic Championships

Press Release – Athletics New Zealand

Edward Osei-Nketia and Connor Bell Headline Secondary Schools Athletic Championships

New Zealand’s latest sprinting sensation Edward Osei-Nketia will be one to watch at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletic Championships in Wellington this weekend.
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Cyclist dies following crash involving fleeing driver

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Attribute to Inspector Shanan Gray, Acting District Commander, Waitemata:

Police can confirm that a cyclist who was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle during a fleeing driver incident in Massey last week, has sadly died in hospital last night. Read more »

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