Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Ngāti Paoa agree to keep reserve at Pt England

Press Release – Ngati Paoa

The Ngāti Paoa Iwi Trust, mandated to receive all treaty settlement assets on behalf of Ngāti Paoa, has recently agreed with the Crown to forgo its 11.69-hectare commercial housing opportunity at Pt England reserve. Read more »

$1.55m support for Hawke’s Bay three waters services review

Press Release – New Zealand Government

27th January
Hon Nanaia Mahuta

Minister of Local Government

27 January 2020
PĀNUI PĀPĀHO Read more »

Novel coronavirus: Follow up of possible flight contacts

Press Release – Lakes District Health Board

Monday 27 January

Three members of a tour group of 19 were assessed at Rotorua Hospital yesterday as public health services were alerted that they may have been exposed to someone with confirmed novel coronavirus infection on a previous flight in to Sydney on 20 January 2020. The tour group arrived in Auckland on Saturday evening from Australia and then travelled to Rotorua. Read more »

Momentum starts to build for Honda’s Wyatt Chase

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 27, 2020: If it’s true that you’re only as good as your last race, then Bay of Plenty’s Wyatt Chase in very good indeed. Read more »

Ihumātao deal looks dirtier by the day

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

27 JANUARY 2020

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Winston Peters and Auckland Councillors to veto the rumoured dirty deal at Ihumātao. Read more »

Motocross at Woodville of the Highest Quality

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 27, 2020: The racing was intense at the weekend’s 59th annual New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville. Read more »

KTM’S Harwood Wins Woodville Motocross Grand Prix

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 27, 2020: It was close to a perfect performance from Auckland’s Hamish Harwood at the weekend as he won New Zealand’s most prestigious motocross crown. Read more »

Minister wishes best of luck to those heading back to school

Press Release – New Zealand Government

As Kiwi kids and teachers return to classrooms over the coming weeks, the families of around 428,000 students will feel a bit less of a financial pinch than in previous years, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. Read more »

Summary for Sunday 25 January 2020

Press Release – Surf Life Saving Northern Region

A busy day on the beaches today with hot weather and large crowds leading to a large number of incidents, but without major injuries or drownings. Read more »

Labour can’t deliver infrastructure

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Labour’s track record on infrastructure is clear, it’s great at announcements but doesn’t believe in it and can’t deliver on its promises, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. Read more »

Auckland Anniversary and Waitangi Day rubbish and recycling

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamilton’s kerbside rubbish and recycling services will be collected one day later than usual following the Auckland Anniversary public holiday on Monday 27 January. Read more »

Romanian nationals arrested for card skimming gear

Press Release – New Zealand Customs Service

Last night Customs officers arrested two Romanian nationals in downtown Auckland for importing card skimming equipment.

The two, aged 30 and 35, arrived in New Zealand in November last year. It is alleged that after their arrival to the country, both defendants imported two packages containing card skimming devices for the purpose of fraudulently withdrawing money from ATMs. Read more »

Safety improvements for busy Papatoetoe intersection

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport media release

24 January 2020
A busy Papatoetoe intersection has been made safer for motorists and active road users alike. Read more »

Rents and fuel driving up cost of living

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Paul Goldsmith – Finance

24 January 2020
Rents are rising at the fastest pace in more than a decade and Kiwis are struggling with the increasing cost of living, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Read more »

Change in fire season status for Auckland

Press Release – Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is updating its fire season status for the Auckland region.

From 8am Tuesday morning, the entire Auckland region and North Waikato will change to a prohibited fire season. Read more »

Dominion Road motorcycle safety trial kicks off

Press Release – Auckland Transport

24 January 2020

Auckland Transport (AT), with funding from safety partner ACC, is addressing motorcycle rider safety in Auckland. AT is trialling safety improvements at 14 side road intersections off Dominion Rd. Read more »

‘Respect the water’ this Auckland Anniversary weekend

Press Release – Water Safety New Zealand

With hot weather forecast for the long weekend and with people expected to head to the beaches, rivers and lakes in large numbers Water Safety New Zealand is urging everyone to ‘Respect the water’. Read more »

Greater Wellington embraces trend towards electric vehicles

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

24 January 2020
Electric vehicles are critical to decarbonising road transport, so the Greater Wellington Regional Council has endorsed an advisory report on ‘Supporting Electric Vehicles in the Wellington Region’. Read more »

SH2 Ngatea detour in place for holiday weekend

Press Release – NZTA

24 January 2020

SH2 Ngatea detour in place for holiday weekend but town remains open for business

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises State Highway 2 will remain closed at Ngatea through the Auckland Anniversary holiday long weekend. Read more »

NZ to Kick Off the “Global Day of Protest Against 5G”

Press Release – Peace Team

Communities all around New Zealand are preparing for the Global Day of Protest Against 5G on Saturday 25 January 2020. From a lively educational market stall in Kaitaia to a solid protest in Invercargill, people all over the country will be mobilising against the imposition of 5G networks. Read more »

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