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More House Buying Gloom for Auckland with Record Migration

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

More House Buying Gloom for Aucklanders with Record Migration

The latest record migration figures continue to cast a shadow of gloom over Auckland house hunters, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Consumers object to paying for Transpower’s cost overrun

Press Release – Major Electricity Users Group

Consumers object to paying for Transpower’s cost overrun

The original approved cost for Transpower’s North Island Grid Upgrade (NIGUP) was set by the Electricity Commission at $824 million; however costs overran this by $70 million. Now the Commerce Commission has released a draft decision approving $52 million of the over spend. Read more »

A hundred names, a century apart

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

A hundred names, a century apart

Today’s top 100 birth names bear little relation to those born a hundred years ago according to details released by the Department of Internal Affairs. Read more »

Record migration means we need more houses, now

Press Release – Green Party

Record migration means we need more houses, now

New immigration numbers out today show John Key needs to get his act together and solve the housing crisis in Auckland. Read more »

NZ schools to welcome more Penguins

Press Release – New Zealand Government

23 April 2015
NZ schools to welcome more Penguins

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced New Zealand has been chosen as the preferred destination to host secondary school students from Chile on the Chilean Government’s scholarship scheme ‘Penguins Without Borders’. Read more »

Truck Batteries and Lawnmowers Targeted

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Truck Batteries and Lawnmowers Targeted

Truck batteries, lawnmowers and other garden tools are being targeted in the latest crime trends identified by Counties Manukau Police. Read more »

Two men in custody following pursuit

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Two men in custody following pursuit
Police have arrested two men following a fleeing driver incident which ended in Counties Manukau District. Read more »

Stay safe and plan ahead for ANZAC Day services

Press Release – NZTA


Stay safe and plan ahead for ANZAC Day services and weekend road closures

The NZ Transport Agency is advising Auckland and Northland motorists to plan ahead to stay safe and avoid potential delays this long Anzac weekend. Read more »

Police praise actions of men who came to aid of woman

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police praise actions of men who came to aid of woman during attack

Waitemata Police are praising the actions of a group of young men who came to the aid of a woman who was being attacked in New Lynn last night. Read more »

John Key should be judged by his own ‘high’ standards

Press Release – Green Party

John Key should be judged by his own ‘high’ standards
John Key should be judged by the “high” standards that have been the downfall of MPs and state sector bosses, instead he is trivialising his harassment of an Auckland woman, the Green Party says. Read more »

St Lukes Road Bridge Deconstruction

Press Release – NZTA

St Lukes Road Bridge Deconstruction

From late April to mid-May the old St Lukes Road Bridge over the Northwestern motorway will be deconstructed and removed. The new St Lukes Road Bridge, was built a number of months ago just to the west of the existing bridge. Traffic was switched to that bridge during the recent Easter weekend. Read more »

Patients take more control of their own health

Press Release – New Zealand Government

23 April 2015
Patients take more control of their own health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched a campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of patient portals. Read more »

Exhibition showcases Big Picture solutions to child poverty

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Exhibition showcases Big Picture solutions to child poverty

Child Poverty Action Group is delighted that the wonderful artworks produced for The Big Picture Competition are being shown at Fresh Gallery in Otara, Auckland. Read more »

#FreshhopNZ2015

Press Release – FreshhopNZ

Freshhop is back for its second year, the brewers of Auckland learnt a considerable amount last year with our first Freshhop in 2014. Now they are using the lessons learnt and this year they are brewing using two varieties of Hops; Motueka and Sauvin. Read more »

Tutukaka fanworm discovery concerns

Press Release – Northland Regional Council

Tutukaka fanworm discovery concerns
Experts are cautiously optimistic one of Northland’s most iconic coastal areas may have escaped a potentially disastrous Mediterranean fanworm invasion – but warn an unwelcome discovery there shows the need for ongoing vigilance. Read more »

Challenging Steps for Downtown Auckland

Press Release – Joel Cayford

Challenging Steps for Downtown Auckland

This 3D view diagram of a Precinct Property proposal for the re-development of Auckland’s Downtown area (which shows Queen Elizabeth Square) is included in the information being considered today, under urgency, by the Chair, Deputy Chair and another Councillor who are members of Auckland Council’s Hearings Committee. Read more »

Nelson Street Cycle Route Gets Underway

Press Release – NZTA

Nelson Street Cycle Route Gets Underway
Work has started on the Nelson Street Cycle Route linking Upper Queen Street to Quay Street via the disused Nelson Street off-ramp. The proposed cycle route will connect to the north-western and Grafton Gully cycleways, providing easier and safer access to and from the city centre. Read more »

Overseas Advertisement a Symptom

Press Release – Affordable Auckland

Overseas Advertisement a Symptom

Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry believes that while an overseas advertisement promoting investing in Auckland’s housing market is offensive, Read more »

Rate issue solved just as section about to be sold

Press Release – Auckland Council

Media release

22 April 2015

Rate issue solved just as section about to be sold

An Auckland ratepayer who owed $59.393 for rates and penalties and was on the verge of having their section sold by auction has avoided that that outcome. Read more »

Nationwide day of action for Save Campbell Live 24/4/15

Press Release – Save Campbell Live

Save Campbell Live – Media Advisory:
By Jo Bond

April 22nd 2015.

There will be a nationwide day of action for Save Campbell Live this Friday the 24th of April. The details of the rallies are as follows: Read more »

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