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Addiction Practitioners Applaud Rollout of Drug Courts

Press Release – Addiction Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa

The Executive Director of Dapaanz (Addiction Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa New Zealand), Sue Paton says the announcement that Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment court would become permanent immediately, following successful pilots in Auckland and Waitakere, is a welcome and sensible move. Read more »

Sunflower success for tiny tots

Press Release – Daltons Landscape Supplies

Sunflower success for tiny tots

A passion for gardening has taken root in almost 250 kindergartens nationwide thanks to seeds sown by the Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project. Read more »

Auckland ready to welcome in the new decade

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Auckland will be the first major city in the world to welcome in 2020, and this year several streets in the downtown area will for the first time be pedestrianised for party goers, families and visitors to move freely and safely and enjoy the New Year’s Eve festivities. Read more »

Business endorses Productivity Commission call

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

The failure of high-growth councils to supply enough infrastructure to support housing development has led to some serious social and economic problems, the NZ Productivity Commission states in a local government funding and financing report released today. Read more »

Evidence of poverty relief lacked in Budget Policy Statement

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that while the Read more »

Report highlights water challenges faced by local authority

Press Release – Water New Zealand

The Productivity Commission’s report into local government funding and financing highlights some of the key challenges faced by local authorities around adapting to climate change and funding for improved drinking, storm and wastewater quality. Read more »

Hamilton Mayor welcomes new funding tool

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate says a new funding approach offers high-growth cities like Hamilton another option to enable more housing, faster. Read more »

Government’s Infrastructure Investment Welcomed

Press Release – Connexis

Wellington 12 December 2019: The Government’s announcement to future-proof New Zealand with a $12billion investment in infrastructure is a positive sign for the country’s future. Read more »

Council votes to intervene on NZ Bus driver suspensions

Press Release – FIRST Union

Council votes to intervene on NZ Bus driver suspensions, drivers return to work tomorrow
Today, at a meeting of Auckland Council’s Governing Body, councillors voted unanimously for a series of resolutions that will require greater direct involvement in resolving the ongoing dispute between unions and NZ Bus from Auckland Transport and the Minister of Transport, which FIRST Union welcomes. Read more »

New Infrastructure Tools for a Decade of Delivery

Press Release – Infrastructure NZ

12 December 2019

“Important policy and legislative developments have landed today which could enable a bolder, more streamlined way of delivering new infrastructure for the benefit all New Zealanders,” says Infrastructure New Zealand CEO Paul Blair. Read more »

Government Work Programme on Port Makes Sense

Press Release – Waterfront 2029

Thursday 12 December 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Government Work Programme on Port Makes Sense

Waterfront 2029 has welcomed today’s announcement by Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones that decisions about when Auckland’s car and container port will close, and where the government will support the relocation of those operations, will be made in the first half of 2020. Read more »

New infrastructure funding tool to build housing development

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Phil Twyford
Minister of Urban Development
MP for Te Atatū
12 December 2019
PĀNUI PĀPĀHO
MEDIA STATEMENT
New infrastructure funding tool to build housing developments faster Read more »

Chief Ombudsman announces advisory group of rangatira

Press Release – Office of the Ombudsmen

Chief Ombudsman, Peter Boshier, announced today the establishment of a panel of Māori advisers made up of prominent experts and rangatahi leaders. Read more »

Revealed: The “Rich List” of public sector CEOs

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

12 DECEMBER 2019

The Taxpayers’ Union has published the 2019 ‘Public Sector CEO Rich List’ at www.taxpayers.org.nz/ceo_rich_list Read more »

Phil Goff welcomes independent analysis of UNISC report

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the announcement by the government that Treasury, the Infrastructure Commission and other economic analysts will independently assess the UNISC working party report and the assumptions underlying it. Read more »

Next steps for Upper North Island logistics

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Shane Jones

Associate Minister of Transport
12 December 2019 MEDIA STATEMENT
In light of Cabinet’s position that freight operations on prime land in downtown Auckland are no longer viable, the Government will now embark on a short work programme to enable decision-making in the first half of next year, Associate Transport Minister Shane Jones says. Read more »

Waikato Alcohol and Drug Court Welcomes Announcement

Press Release – Alcohol and Drug Court

12/12/2019

Waikato Alcohol and Drug Court Formation Committee Welcomes Government Announcement

The Waikato Alcohol and Drug Court Formation Committee welcome the announcement made by Justice Minister Andrew Little this morning that an Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment (AODT) Court would be established in Hamilton. We also congratulate the two Auckland Courts on achieving permanent status. Read more »

National will deliver high-quality care for women

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Michael Woodhouse – Health

12 December 2019
National’s Health Discussion Document explores policies that seek to address health issues faced specifically by women and improve their care, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. Read more »

New Police dog teams ‘repawt’ for duty

Press Release – New Zealand Police


Insp Todd Southall, Read more »

New direction for criminal justice reform

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of Justice
Pānui Pāpāho
Media Statement
12 December 2019

The Government is looking to turn around the long-term challenges of criminal justice by taking a new approach to break the cycle of offending to ensure there are fewer victims of crime. Read more »

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