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Govt drops charges against Greenpeace

Press Release – Greenpeace

Govt drops charges against Greenpeace following Amazon Warrior action

Source: Greenpeace
Friday, April 27: Today Greenpeace has been advised that the charges laid against the organisation for action last April to stop the Amazon Warrior seismic blasting for oil at sea are to be dropped. Read more »

6 months, 6 missed opportunities

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

6 months, 6 missed opportunities
In its first six months, the coalition government has missed some key opportunities to deliver sensible solutions for some our most pressing issues. Read more »

Petition to keep rescue helicopter base in Whitianga

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Sign petition to keep Coromandel rescue helicopter base in Whitianga

Public meeting on Saturday 5 May at the Whitianga Hangar Base, 90 Moewau Rd at 3:30pm. Read more »

Fieldays art award has nationwide representation

Press Release – Waikato Museum

Fieldays art award has nationwide representation
26 April 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Artists from as far afield as Kaukapakapa north of Auckland and the deep south make up the finalists of the 2018 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award. Read more »

Watercare announces new water outages map

Press Release – Watercare Services

Auckland residents can now find out if there are water problems in their area with a simple click on a new digital map. Read more »

Government needs to consult with bus drivers

Press Release – First Union

Government needs to consult with bus drivers if it wants to get its transport plan right

The government’s announcement of a whopping $28 billion dollars toward public transport today comes as another strike notice is issued from bus drivers. Read more »

Northcote a piggy bank for Labour’s transport plan

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Dan Bidois

National Party Candidate for Northcote

Media Release


26 April 2017 Read more »

Congratulations on Penlink

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

26 April 2018

Congratulations on Penlink

Chamber CEO Michael Barnett has congratulated the Minister of Transport, Hon. Phil Twyford, for getting the message that Penlink was a ready-to-go project with a business plan and consents – a message the previous Government had ignored. Read more »

Auckland Transport Projects GET $28b

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

26 April 2018

Auckland Transport Projects Get $28b

Announcements today for transport related projects in Auckland could not have come at a better time. They send a very clear message to those associated with the infrastructure sector that the Government understands the congestion issue and is prepared to fund projects that will begin to address it. Read more »

Fuel tax funds nothing new but multi-billion tram

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

26 April 2018

Fuel tax funds nothing new but multi-billion tram

The only new idea in the Government’s transport package is a multi-billion tram which Aucklanders will pay an extra $15 in petrol taxes for every time they fill up, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. Read more »

Updated ATAP project announced

Press Release – EMA

Updated ATAP project announced

A realigned version of the priority transport projects for Auckland to meet the city’s broader needs is to be commended, says the EMA. Read more »

Transport package positive but doesn’t address congestion

Press Release – Infrastructure NZ

26 April 2018
Transport package positive but doesn’t address congestion
“The Government’s announcement of a fully-funded $28 billion ten year programme for Auckland is very welcome, but to reduce congestion beyond today’s levels road pricing and improved alignment of housing and employment with transport is required,” says Stephen Selwood CEO of Infrastructure NZ. Read more »

New Auckland road projects welcomed

Press Release – National Road Carriers

New Auckland road projects welcomed

Plans to accelerate the building of the “Penlink” and Mill Rd roading projects have been welcomed by the National Road Carriers Association (NRC), the nation’s leading road transport organisation. Read more »

ATAP – proof of pudding will be in the eating

Press Release – New Zealand Automobile Association

26 APRIL 2018

Auckland transport strategy – proof of pudding will be in the eating

The AA welcomes today’s announcement of an updated transport strategy for Auckland, but says that the key question for Auckland AA Members is still to be answered: what will it do for congestion? Read more »

New ATAP a bold step for safer Auckland travel

Press Release – Victim Support

26 April 2018
New ATAP a bold step for safer Auckland travel

Victim Support is congratulating the Government and Auckland City Council for upping the ante on Auckland’s road safety. Read more »

REINZ welcomes Auckland Transport Alignment Project

Press Release – REINZ

26 April 2018
REINZ welcomes Auckland Transport Alignment Project announcement

Bindi Norwell, Chief Executive at REINZ
“REINZ welcomes the announcement from the Transport Minister, the Hon. Phil Twyford, that a significant investment is to be made into Auckland’s roading, public transport infrastructure and for greenfield and brownfield housing development. Read more »

Bill McKibben in NZ for The Climate change Tour

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

Bill McKibben in NZ for The Climate change Tour of Our Times

350 Aotearoa is proud to host Read more »

Record investment to get Auckland moving

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Phil Twyford

Minister for Transport

MEDIA STATEMENT

Office of the Mayor Phil Goff

Mayor of Auckland

26 April 2018 Read more »

Auckland transport plan a huge win for commuters

Press Release – Green Party

Auckland transport plan a huge win for commuters, buses, trains and bikes

The Green Party is heralding today’s transport announcement in Auckland as a game changer that will deliver on some of the core commitments of the party’s confidence and supply agreement. Read more »

New Transport Plan will unlock Auckland

Press Release – Generation Zero

The unprecedented investment in Auckland’s transport announced today will be a welcome relief for all Aucklanders as it unlocks the city and provides more transport choice says Generation Zero. Read more »

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