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Next City Rail Link project milestone achieved

Press Release – Auckland Transport

19 January 2017

Next City Rail Link project milestone achieved

The first contract documents for the entire City Rail Link (CRL) project from the city to Mt Eden go out to the industry today, marking an important milestone for the project. Read more »

Cost of New Auckland Transport HQ Labelled ‘Off the Rails’

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

$11 Million Refurbishment Cost of New Auckland Transport HQ Labelled ‘Off the Rails’
19 JANUARY 2017
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More sole parents independent of benefits

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Anne Tolley

Minister for Social Development
19 January 2017
More sole parents independent of benefits

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the number of people receiving a benefit is continuing to decline year on year, with sole parents driving the biggest reduction in numbers. Read more »

Dunedin Rally in support of the Women’s March on Washington

Press Release – Women’s Global March

Dunedin Rally in support of the Women’s March on Washington
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Auckland locals to kick-off global movement

Press Release – Women’s Global March

Auckland locals to kick-off global movement

Cindy Buell has been politically active most of her life. The first campaign she worked on was George McGovern’s run for US President in 1972.  It was the first time she was old enough to vote. Read more »

Giant Volcanic Mural “Magma” Unveiled

Press Release – Uptown Business Association

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Crisis in prison overcrowding needs urgent action

Press Release – Public Service Association

Crisis in prison overcrowding needs urgent action – PSA

Source: PSA

New Zealand’s prison system is in crisis, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says, and urgent action is needed to ensure the safety of prisoners and corrections officers. Read more »

‘Trumped’ up Rooster takes centre stage

Press Release – Parnell Inc.

‘Trumped’ up Rooster takes centre stage

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Wellington locals to kick-off global movement

Press Release – WM New Zealand

Wellington locals to kick-off global movement

Wellington residents Ashley Elinoff and Ruby Pleasants are too young to have participated in the civil rights and women’s movements of the 1960s and 1970s or in the Springbok tour of the 1980s. Neither of them – Elinoff at 33 nor Pleasants at 20 – have joined an international mobilisation around a common cause. Read more »

New Zealand – first to vote, first to march

Press Release – Women’s Global March

New Zealand – first to vote, first to march

Where better to begin the massive Women’s March Global movement than in the country to first give women the vote? Read more »

Fresh round of aerial checks over Waikato for kauri dieback

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

18 January 2017

Fresh round of aerial checks over Waikato for kauri dieback

A new round of aerial checks for kauri dieback disease is due to get underway shortly, this time over the Coromandel Peninsula, Hauraki and central Waikato. Read more »

Māori Television mourns the passing of Kingi Ihaka

Article – Maori Television Service

17 January 2017

He kāpia kua katohia nā te Atua, mō āna hua whakapīrata whetū i te rangi

Māori Television mourns the passing of Kingi Ihaka Read more »

Man charged with hit and run that killed Jacob Pakura

Press Release – New Zealand Police

January 17 2017

Man charged with hit and run that killed 16 year-old Jacob Pakura

Police can advise that a 33 year-old man has been arrested and charged this evening with the hit and run that killed 16 year-old Jacob Pakura. Read more »

Stop Niki’s eviction!

Press Release – Penny Bright

17 January 2017

Press Release: Penny Bright Independent candidate Mt Albert by-election:

“Stop Niki’s eviction!”

“The privatisation of State housing is now a Mt Albert by-election issue. Read more »

O’Donnell back for Volts fixture

Press Release – Auckland Cricket

Media Release
Tuesday 17 January 2017

O’Donnell back for Volts fixture

The Auckland Aces have made one change to their twelve to face the Otago Volts tomorrow at Eden Park’s Outer Oval in the second round of the Ford Trophy. Read more »

Search for Mrs Patricia Wearn continues

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Search for Mrs Patricia Wearn continues
To be attributed to Senior Sergeant Adrian Kerin, North Shore Police

Mrs Patricia Wearn, who left her Torbay home yesterday to go for a walk, is still missing and the search for her will continue into the evening. Read more »

Westfield station to close in March

Press Release – Auckland Transport

17 January 2017

Westfield station to close in March

Westfield rail station in Otahuhu is closing in March.

Auckland Transport says the station is one of the quietest on the Auckland rail network, in November last year it had less than 330 passengers getting on and off services each day. Read more »

Open-Ship-event with German Research Vessel “SONNE”

Press Release – Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Open-Ship-event with German Research Vessel “SONNE” on 25 January 2017

The German research vessel R/V SONNE, currently implementing scientific cruises in the New Zealand marine environment, will call port in Auckland at the end of January 2017. Read more »

Large search underway on North Shore

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Large search involving multiple specialist Police units underway on North Shore

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Update – Hit and Run

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Update – Hit and Run

To be attributed to Inspector Trevor Beggs, Acting Area Commander, Waitakere Police

Investigations continue today into the hit and run which killed Jacob Pakura on Saturday night. Read more »

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