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Job Well Done? Councillors Set to Pocket Pay Rise

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

Job Well Done? Councillors Set to Pocket Pay Rise

FRIDAY 31 JULY 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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SH20A to Airport – Traffic changes ahead

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

SH20A to Airport – Traffic changes ahead at Kirkbride Road

The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers that traffic movements at the intersection of SH20A and Kirkbride Road will be restricted from Monday 10 August until March next year. Read more »

NZIFF Add Further Screenings for Sell-Out Sessions

Press Release – NZIFF

NZIFF Add Further Screenings for Sell-Out Sessions

Over 100,000 people will have attended the 2015 New Zealand International Festival as the Auckland leg of the festival closes next Wednesday August 4. Read more »

Poroporoaki to Anzac Pikia

Press Release – Manukau Urban Maori Authority

Poroporoaki to Anzac Pikia

From Te Whakaruruhau o Nga Reo Irirangi Maori

Katanuku katanuku Read more »

Ongoing cost reason Mayor won’t reject pay increase

Press Release – Cameron Brewer

Ongoing cost of scandal the main reason Mayor won’t reject pay increase

The main reason Auckland Mayor Len Brown won’t reject his latest pay rise is because he remains angry his fortnightly pay continues to get docked thanks to his past indiscretions, says Auckland Councillor for Orakei, Cameron Brewer. Read more »

Freeze Council Pay Rises

Press Release – Affordable Auckland

Freeze Council Pay Rises

Auckland’s only centre-right Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry says in light of massive rates increases it is inappropriate for the Mayor or any Councillors to be accepting a pay increase. “I propose that until such time as the Council passes a budget which keeps rates increases below the level of inflation, then nobody on the Governing Body receives a pay rise.” Read more »

Questions and Answers – July 30

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Questions to Ministers

Health—Expenditure

1. Hon ANNETTE KING (Deputy Leader—Labour) to the Minister of Health: In light of his admission yesterday that health funding has not kept up with all inflationary pressures under this Government, Read more »

Guy: Horticulture New Zealand Conference Award Dinner

Speech – New Zealand Government

Nathan Guy

28 JULY, 2015

Speech to Horticulture New Zealand Conference Award Dinner Read more »

Decision digest – Governing Body 30/7/15

Press Release – Auckland Council

Decision digest | Governing Body
30 July 2015

Confirmation of Legacy Bylaws, review of 2019 Elections representation arrangements and a new chair for Audit and Risk committee. Read more »

Appointment of Auckland Coroner

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Christopher Finlayson
Attorney-General
30 July 2015

Appointment of Auckland Coroner

Auckland barrister Debra Bell has been appointed a coroner, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC announced today. Read more »

Armageddon Expo Limits Ticket Sales to Cope with Success

Press Release – Armageddon Expo

July 30 2015
Armageddon Expo Limits Ticket Sales to Cope with Success

Armageddon Expo’s Twentieth Anniversary event is looming for Auckland this Labour Weekend, and if you want to attend on the biggest day, Saturday 24th, you’re going to have to move fast! Read more »

From the Peninsula to the Islands

Press Release – Depot Artspace

From the Peninsula to the Islands

Join us on Saturday the 8th of August 2015 for the opening of From the Peninsula to the Islands, a charitable exhibition by Takapuna Grammar School in support of Project Samoa. Read more »

$846,000 for more nurse practitioner trainee

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman
Minister of Health

30 July 2015
$846,000 for more nurse practitioner trainees

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government is committing $846,000 to support an additional 20 nurse practitioner trainees in 2016. Read more »

Coromandel Food And Beverage Providers Showcased

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Coromandel Food And Beverage Providers Showcased at Food Show.

Fresh, organic, sustainable and niche are all ideal words to describe Coromandel’s food and beverage sector. From nuts, to market gardens, to fresh seafood and craft beer the Coromandel is rich in homegrown products and produce. Read more »

Truck v Power Pole – Kingseat – Counties Manukau

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Truck v Power Pole – Kingseat – Counties Manukau

At about 2:30pm a truck collided with a power pole near the intersection of Kingseat Road and Linwood Rd , Kingseat. Read more »

Predictive risk model in the prevention of child abuse

Press Release – Unicef New Zealand

Predictive risk model in the prevention of child abuse – UNICEF NZ urges caution

Research and testing of a predictive risk model to assist in identifying and responding to children at risk of child abuse is important work but must be developed carefully, with a range of safeguards built into it, says UNICEF NZ. Read more »

Over 500,000 Kiwis ready to ShakeOut

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Nikki Kaye
Minister of Civil Defence
30 July 2015
Over 500,000 Kiwis ready to ShakeOut

More than 500,000 New Zealanders have signed up to take part in New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill at 9.15am on 15 October, says Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye. Read more »

Building activity moving from Christchurch to Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Nick Smith

Minister for Building and Housing

30 July 2015

Building activity moving from Christchurch to Auckland
The latest building consent data from Statistics New Zealand for the month of June and the latest quarter shows ongoing growth in residential building and a shift in new activity from Canterbury to Auckland, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith said today. Read more »

TPPA leak reveals sweeping restrictions agreed on SOEs

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

TPPA leak reveals sweeping restrictions agreed on SOEs
Wikileaks has just posted a ‘guidance’ document for TPPA ministers on SOE-related issues ( Read more »

Counties Manukau Police Respond to IPCA Report

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police Respond to IPCA Report
Counties Manukau Police accept the findings of an Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today regarding an incident in Mangere on 7 November 2013. Read more »

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