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New Special Housing Areas to deliver 4500 more homes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Special Housing Areas to deliver 4500 more homes for Auckland

Fourteen new Special Housing Areas that will provide more than 4500 new homes across Auckland were announced today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown. Read more »

Smith floods the market with SHAs, not homes

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

11 February 2016

Smith floods the market with SHAs, not homes

Nick Smith’s constant announcements of new Special Housing Areas which never produce homes borders on the pathological, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. Read more »

Pride Board Decision “Shameful”

Press Release – No Pride in Prisons

No Pride in Prisons: Pride Board’s Decision to Allow Police and Corrections in 2016 Pride Parade “Shameful” Read more »

More children benefiting from free GP visits

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman
Minister of Health
11 February 2016

More children benefiting from free GP visits

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new data shows free GP visits for under 13s is making it easier for families to get the care their children need. Read more »

Silver Carp Not Wanted in NZ – Minister Must Say No

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

10 FEBRUARY 2016
Silver Carp Not Wanted in NZ – Minister Must Say No

New Zealand First is urging Conservation Minister Maggie Barry not to approve the introduction of silver carp to a fish farm near Taupo. Read more »

Disillusioned digital divide

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

10 February 2016

Disillusioned digital divide

The Ministry of Education boss Peter Hughes seems to be under some kind of illusion if he holds the view that “most kids do have a device”, says Labour’s Associate Education spokesperson Jenny Salesa. Read more »

Beaches wrap up for the summer

Press Release – Surf Life Saving New Zealand

10 February 2016

Beaches wrap up for the summer

As the summer begins to wind down Surf Life Saving Northern Region (SLSNR) lifeguards are wrapping up most of their weekday patrols. Across the region, 18 of 24 beaches have ended their weekly regional guarding. Read more »

Immigration Helps Fuel Aucklnd Housing Bubble

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters

New Zealand First Leader

Member of Parliament for Northland
10 FEBRUARY 2016
Immigration Helps Fuel Aucklnd Housing Bubble Read more »

Coast to Coast looms as most competitive in years

Press Release – Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast looms as most competitive in years
10 February 2016

This year’s Coast to Coast looms as one of the most competitive in years with Whakatane multisport athlete Sam Clark and Nelson’s Elina Ussher the leading contenders for one day honours. Read more »

Registrations open for TPP roadshows

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay
Minister of Trade
10 February 2016

Registrations open for TPP roadshows Read more »

Pulp culture fans spoilt for choice at Armageddon Expos

Press Release – Armageddon Expo

10 February 2016

Pulp culture fans spoilt for choice at Armageddon Expos in 2016

Armageddon Expo’s conquest of New Zealand continues unabated as South Auckland fans prepare for the first Manukau event on March 5 and 6, 2016. The annual Expos dominate every pop culture fans’ calendar throughout the country and director Bill Geradts says staging the Manukau event was a no-brainer. Read more »

Foundation North Grants Millions for Community Initiatives

Press Release – Foundation North

Foundation North Grants Over Thirty Nine Million Dollars for Community Initiatives And Amenities in Auckland And Northland Read more »

A Day of Going by Bike

Press Release – Auckland Transition Agency

A Day of Going by Bike

Alistair Young was one of hundreds of people across Auckland who cycled on their commute today as part of the nationwide Go By Bike Day. Read more »

Media Release: The Cannabis Party

Press Release – Cannabis Party

Media Release: The Cannabis Party

The Cannabis Party has called in the Auditor General to investigate The Drug Foundation, Children’s Commissioner and Associate Health Minster after taxpayers’ money was spent on a non-existent symposium, organised by a fraudster. Read more »

DOC expands wasp baiting operations this summer

Press Release – Department of Conservation

DOC expands wasp baiting operations this summer

Introduced wasps are firmly in the Department of Conservation’s sights this summer, as it expands its wasp control operations using the new wasp bait Vespex. Read more »

Government turns Housing NZ into disarray

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

10 February 2016

Government turns Housing NZ into disarray
The Government has run Housing NZ down and left the organisation in disarray, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. Read more »

Cow pat presented to border staff

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Cow pat presented to border staff

A dried cow pat presented by an arriving air passenger rates as one of the most unusual biosecurity interceptions of the summer so far, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. Read more »

Missing person – Hunua – Counties Manukau

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Missing person – Hunua – Counties Manukau

A 20 year old woman is missing from a Paparimu Road address in Huna. Read more »

Govt’s urban cycleways providing more choice

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Simon Bridges
Minister of Transport
10 February 2016

Govt’s urban cycleways providing more choice Read more »

Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament

Speech – New Zealand Government

John Key

9 FEBRUARY, 2016

Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament

Honourable Members.

The Government is continuing to implement its plan to build a faster-growing economy with more jobs and rising incomes, and to support New Zealanders and their families. Read more »

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