Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Acting District Court Judges appointed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Christopher Finlayson

Attorney-General

Acting District Court Judges appointed Read more »

Aucklanders experience the opening of Fast ‘Iftari’

Press Release – Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at NZ Inc

Aucklanders experience the opening of Fast ‘Iftari’ with fellow Muslims

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community opened their doors at the largest purpose built mosque, Bai’tul Muqeet in Manukau to friends and Aucklanders to partake in the breaking of the fast during the holy month of Ramadhan on Saturday night. Read more »

Parks Should be Alcohol-Free For Protection of Families

Press Release – Family First

7 July 2015

Parks Should be Alcohol-Free For Protection of Families

Family First NZ is concerned with proposed alcohol ban laws in Auckland which require communities to have to prove that public parks should be alcohol-free based on evidence and harm. Read more »

Waikato and BOP schools cook their way to success

Press Release – 4pr

Waikato and BOP schools cook their way to success

7 July 2015: Bay of Plenty’s Otumoetai College and Hamilton’s Sacred Heart Girls College created fantastic dishes and displayed excellent team work to earn the final places in the National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge (NSSCC) final next month. Read more »

Auckland house prices now 10 times incomes

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

7 July 2015

Auckland house prices now 10 times incomes
Auckland house prices have risen so steeply the typical house in our biggest city now costs 10 times the median Auckland household income, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. Read more »

New fiscal stimulus can fix the climate and economy

Press Release – Green Party

7 July 2015

New fiscal stimulus can fix the climate and economy
Stimulatory spending to help boost the economy can also help address climate change, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Hobsonville Pt scrap show Council must stick to its knitting

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Hobsonville Pt scrap shows Council must stick to its knitting

Auckland Council’s scrap over how to develop Hobsonville Point is a perfect reminder of why both ATEED and Auckland Council Property Ltd should be sold, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Time for economic spin is over

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

7 July 2015
Time for economic spin is over
Business confidence in the latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion falling to its lowest level in three years is yet another warning of a staggering economy that cannot be ignored, says Labour’s leader Andrew Little. Read more »

Celebrate Matariki on the Waterfront This Month

Press Release – Waterfront Auckland

Celebrate Matariki on the Waterfront This Month
Matariki on the Waterfront is back for 2015 for its fourth year at Waterfront Auckland this July 17th, 18th and 19th. Read more »

Teenage talent converges on national camp

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Teenage talent converges on national camp
Southern’s Rory Ferguson, who captained the NZ 16s against Samoa last year, heads the 2015 intake for next week’s NZRL National Performance Camp at Rotorua International Stadium. Read more »

Winston Peters’ 100 Days judged a failure by Ngapuhi

Press Release – David Rankin

Winston Peters’ 100 Days judged a failure by Ngapuhi

There were high hopes among Maori in Northland when Winston Peters won the bi-election in the electorate earlier this year and became its MP. Read more »

The Magna Carta in New Zealand – Judith Collins

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Hon Judith Collins
MP for Papakura

Speech to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta 1215, University of Auckland Magna Carta Series Read more »

ATEED Should Butt Out of Hobsonville Point

Press Release – Affordable Auckland

ATEED Should Butt Out of Hobsonville Point

Auckland Council’s economic arm ATEED wants half of a 20 ha section of land at Hobsonville Point put aside for the building of a film studio, putting itself offside with the Council’s property arm which would like to see the section used for houses, apartments and a shopping and commercial centre. Read more »

A Second Chance at Success

Press Release – Dress For Success

A Second Chance at Success

The charity, Dress for Success, is supporting ex-offenders with a second chance at a new life. Read more »

Free Press:The Power of Equality

Column – ACT New Zealand

Free Press

ACT’s new regular bulletin

The Power of Equality
The narrative of the left is that inequality is rising because of the big bad policies of the free market. Read more »

Vector Network summary for week ending 5 July 2015

Press Release – Vector Limited

Vector Network summary for week ending 5 July 2015
Electricity

Our crews were kept busy with several pole replacements during the week. A pole was damaged by a house fire in Howick, and three car v pole incidents, in Hillsborough, Remuera and Papatoetoe Central, meant poles had to be replaced there too. Read more »

Air ambulance busier than ever

Press Release – Northland Emergency Services Trust

Air ambulance busier than ever

The last six months has been the busiest ever for Northland’s air ambulance service NEST, with the emergency services team responding to 405 requests for assistance from 1 January to 30 June this year. Read more »

Mt Eden car ban not based on erosion

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Mt Eden car ban not based on erosion

July 6, 2015

The Maunga Authority received no substantive reports on Mt Eden erosion ahead of its decision to ban vehicles from the summit, Epsom MP David Seymour has revealed. Read more »

Flat Out on the Flat Near Kuratau

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

The 16th Annual New Zealand TT Championships

Flat Out on the Flat Near Kuratau
JULY 6, 2015: It will be full throttle action near Kuratau this coming weekend (July 11-12). Read more »

Collins’ Comments

Column – Judith Collins

Collins’ Comments
Hon Judith Collins, MP for Papakura

Papakura forging towards a bright future

I was so pleased to talk to another group of enthusiastic property developers in the Karaka area recently. Read more »

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