Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Govt votes down Waiheke fuel tax exemption

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

21 June 2018

MP for Auckland Central Nikki Kaye says Waiheke residents will soon be paying extortionate petrol prices as additional fuel taxes drive up the existing high prices on the island. Read more »

Growth of generosity in Auckland.

Press Release – Auckland Foundation

21 June 2018

Retiring Chair of Auckland Foundation reflects on growth of generosity in Auckland.

Current chair of Auckland Foundation, Geoff Clews, has announced that he is stepping down after four years at the helm. Joy Marslin has been elected the new Chair, with Ian Short elected to the Deputy Chair role – effective 1 August. Read more »

Circus Scholarships Fuel Confidence in Auckland Youth

Press Release – The Dust Palace

Circus Scholarships Fuel Confidence in Auckland Youth

Local Circus School offers 10 Scholarships for Underprivileged Youth Read more »

Councils across country must confirm stance on fuel tax

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

21 JUNE 2018
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on every council in New Zealand to confirm where it stands on regional fuel tax, Read more »

Police require sightings and information on Barry Munns

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Please attribute to Detective Sergeant Richard Bull, Counties Manukau Police Read more »

2019 Black Hawk National Dog Show comes to Marlborough

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

Dogs New Zealand is delighted to announce that the 2019 Black Hawk National Dog Show will be held in Blenheim. President of Dogs New Zealand (Dogs NZ), Mr. Nigel Trainor said: “The National Dog Show is our premier event and is held on an annual basis. In 2019 it will be the 65th staging of the show and the first time it has been held outside of a larger centre such as Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch. Read more »

North Shore tree tests free of kauri dieback

Press Release – Auckland Council

21 June 2018

Tests on a kauri tree in Chelsea Estate Heritage Park on Auckland’s North Shore have shown that it does not have kauri dieback disease. Read more »

Governor of Pitcairn Documents Her First Visit

Press Release – British High Commission

Governor of Pitcairn Documents Her First Visit

With 51 inhabitants, Pitcairn Island is one of the smallest and most remote territories on Earth. Its Governor Laura Clarke paid her first visit in May 2018 – and shot a short film documenting her experience. Read more »

Enforcement begins on new red light safety cameras

Press Release – Auckland Transport

21 June 2018
Auckland’s six new red light safety cameras will begin enforcing today.

Calibration is complete on the six cameras, which were delivered to Auckland and installed in late 2017. Read more »

Homeless count needs to be coupled with funding boost

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty



Homeless count needs to be coupled with additional funding boost

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff’s announcement to count every homeless person in Auckland must be met with a commitment by local and central Government to further increase funding for public housing initiatives in order to genuinely end homelessness. Read more »

Volunteers crucial for Auckland homeless count

Press Release – Housing First Auckland

Housing First Auckland

Thursday 21 June 2018

Volunteers crucial for Auckland’s first region-wide Point in Time homeless count Read more »

Penlink action falls into a political black hole

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

21 June 2018
When Penlink was finally elevated into the Auckland Transport Alignment Plan (ATAP) earlier this year with money allocated for construction within 10-years, the residents and businesses where the congestion has the worst impact were pleased – all their hard work to get immediate and dramatic action to address Silverdale’s daily gridlock seemed to be paying off. Read more »

Auckland’s first region-wide homelessness count

Press Release – Auckland Council

Thursday 21 June 2018

Mayor Phil Goff announces Auckland’s first region-wide homelessness count Read more »

Olympian empowers girls with unique cycling tour

Press Release – Aktive – Auckland Sport and Recreation

Double Commonwealth Games silver medalist and Olympian Susy Pryde is empowering the next generation of female cyclists by embarking on a cycling tour of North America with two Auckland teenage girls. Read more »

University Library Restructures condemned

Press Release – A New University


A New University: Auckland University Library Restructures condemned by Students, Staff and Alumni
A New University, a group committed to the democratisation of the University of Auckland, strongly condemns the decision made by Stuart McCutcheon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland, to restructure the University’s Libraries and Learning Services. Read more »

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in hospital

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister

MP for Mt Albert

21 June 2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in hospital

The Prime Minister’s Office can confirm that Jacinda Ardern has arrived at Auckland hospital, with her partner Clarke Gayford, to have her baby. Read more »

Unprecedented abuse of power by Govt

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Unprecedented abuse of power by Govt

In an extraordinary and potentially unprecedented abuse of power, the Government is attempting to impose new taxes on New Zealanders without proper debate, late at night and under cover of Urgency, National’s Shadow Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee says. Read more »

Auckland Zoo Director appointed

Press Release – Auckland Council

Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA) has appointed Kevin Buley as the new Director of Auckland Zoo.

Kevin Buley has been Deputy Director and Head of Life Sciences at Auckland Zoo since 2010 and Acting Director since January. With a 25-year career in the zoo industry, Buley’s previous roles include Head of Zoo Programmes at Chester Zoo, one of the largest zoos in Europe with 20,000+ animals. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – June 20

Press Release – Hansard



Question No. 1—Prime Minister Read more »

$91,000 spent to kill zero goats

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

Council has to be *kidding*: $91,000 spent to kill zero goats

20 JUNE 2018

Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance Read more »

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