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Ivory trade laws look set to tighten following petition

Press Release – SPCA

Ivory trade laws look set to tighten following successful petition
A petition mounted by an Auckland schoolteacher has won the support of a powerful Select Committee and has moved the New Zealand closer towards a fully enforceable ivory trading ban. Read more »

Q + A: Rod Drury

Press Release – TVNZ

Xero boss Rod Drury told TVNZ’s Q+A programme what the political parties are offering at this election is ‘all too small.’ Read more »

Q + A: Gerry Brownlee

Press Release – TVNZ

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee Rules Out Fastracking Auckland’s City Rail Loop

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee told TV1’s Q+A programme this morning that he won’t be bringing forward an Auckland City Rail loop based on new figures showing increased rail patronage. Read more »

National mixes experience and new talent in 2014 list

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National mixes experience and new talent in 2014 list

The National Party list for the 2014 election brings together a strong mix of both experienced political leaders and fresh new talent, says National Party President Peter Goodfellow. Read more »

SAS College Rugby League semi-finalists found

Press Release – Auckland Rugby League

25/7/2014
AUCKLAND RUGBY LEAGUE
SAS College Rugby League review – July 23
For Immediate Release

SAS College Rugby League semi-finalists found Read more »

Both ends of popular track to have kauri dieback stations

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Both ends of popular track to have kauri dieback cleaning stations

The popular Long Bay to Tucks Bay walking track near Coromandel Town will now have boot cleaning stations at both ends as officials expand efforts to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease. Read more »

Soaring rail use in Auckland shows need for rail link now

Press Release – Green Party

25 July 2014

Soaring rail use in Auckland shows need for rail link now

The Green Party today welcomes Auckland Transport figures showing rail patronage has soared by 23 percent in June from June 2013, demonstrating both the value of electrification and the need to immediately get cracking building the Auckland City Rail link. Read more »

Labour Offer Len Brown a Hotel Tax

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Labour Offer Len Brown a Hotel Tax
The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming the Labour Party’s plan to allow councils to levy new ‘pillow taxes’ and regional petrol taxes. Read more »

Council accommodation moves to save $100m

Press Release – Auckland Council

Council accommodation moves to save $100m

Auckland Council is in the process of reducing the number of its council buildings in the central city from seven to three to save money and create more efficient and productive work spaces. Read more »

LTP workshops underway

Press Release – Auckland Council

LTP workshops underway

Auckland councillors today met for the fourth in a series of workshops to consider council priorities for the next 10 years. The workshops are part of the 18 month process of developing Auckland’s Long-term Plan (LTP). Read more »

Draft consent for Pūhoi-Warkworth motorway welcomed

Press Release – NZTA

Draft consent for Pūhoi-Warkworth motorway welcomed
The NZ Transport Agency welcomes a draft decision by the Board of Inquiry to grant consents to construct the first section of a new motorway north of Auckland – the Pūhoi to Warkworth section of the Ara Tūhono Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance. Read more »

Parking officers deserve safety at work

Press Release – PSA

Parking officers deserve safety at work
The union representing the Auckland Transport parking officer severely beaten on July 17 says everyone has a right to go about their job without fear for their safety. Read more »

NZTA Weekly Traffic Bulletin – 27 July to 2 August 2014

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency


25 July 2014 | NZ Transport Agency – Auckland

OVERNIGHT MOTORWAY CLOSURES
27 July – 2 August 2014
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Puhoi highway won’t help Northland roads

Press Release – Green Party

25 July 2014

Puhoi highway won’t help Northland roads

The draft decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to grant resource consent to the proposed $1.65 billion Puhoi motorway doesn’t stop it being a waste of money, the Green Party said today. Read more »

SKY to showcase rising stars

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League

MEDIA RELEASE

July 25, 2014

SKY to showcase rising stars

NZ Rugby League and SKY Television have confirmed a blockbuster doubleheader that will highlight the game’s best domestic talent, as well as the next wave of future Kiwis. Read more »

Coleman must come clean about FBI briefing

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Grant
ROBERTSON

Associate Security and Intelligence Spokesperson
25 July 2014 MEDIA STATEMENT
Coleman must come clean about FBI briefing Read more »

Politicians Ignore Families’ Concerns on Street Prostitution

Press Release – Family First

MEDIA RELEASE

24 July 2014

Politicians Ignore Families’ Concerns on Street Prostitution

Family First NZ says that politicians are ignoring the concerns of families, lack the will to take appropriate action, and are happy to drag the ongoing problem of street prostitution into the next parliamentary term. Read more »

Youth Advisory Panel starts second term

Press Release – Auckland Council

Youth Advisory Panel starts second term
Retiring members and new members of the Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) will be acknowledged by Mayor Len Brown on Monday (28 July) at a function attended by YAP liaison councillor Linda Cooper, parents, and elected representatives from the council and local boards. Read more »

Plunket celebrates Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Press Release – New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket celebrates Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
Plunket is proud to celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (21-27 July), with Plunket people across the country among several thousand New Zealanders taking part and increasing their kete of knowledge in te reo. Read more »

Auckland Councillors, Not Emperors

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

AUCKLAND COUNCILLORS, NOT EMPERORS

25 JULY 2014

Responding to the NZ Herald report that Auckland Councillors have voted to keep their ratepayer-funded business class travel perks, Read more »

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