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Ongoing drug-test sanctions contradicts Govt’s rhetoric

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Ongoing drug-test sanctions contradicts Government’s rhetoric on drugs

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Infrastructure NZ’s Symposium injects over $2 million

Press Release – Infrastructure NZ

Infrastructure New Zealand’s Building Nations Symposium injects over $2 million into the Rotorua economy
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74,000 new native plants for Auckland’s maunga

Press Release – Tupuna Maunga o Tamaki Makaurau Authority

Over 74,000 new native trees and shrubs will be planted on the Tūpuna Maunga (volcanic cones) of Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland by 2021. Over 19,000 of these have already been planted over the last twelve months. Read more »

Activist Takes on ‘Last Gasp’ C&R Queen

Press Release – Better Auckland

Catfight Out East As Hands-on Activist Takes on ‘Last Gasp’ C&R Queen

Media Advisory from Better Auckland
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New homelessness measures a positive step forward

Press Release – Housing First Auckland

19 August 2019
An Auckland Homelessness Collective is optimistic extra government support for sustaining tenancies signals a commitment to a multi-pronged approach to tackling homelessness. Read more »

SPCA appoints new General Manager – Inspectorate

Press Release – SPCA

19 August 2019

SPCA is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracy Phillips as its new General Manager – Inspectorate. Read more »

Police Training Exercise, Central Manukau

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Police Training Exercise, Central Manukau”

Police will be undertaking a training exercise this afternoon at a large venue in central Manukau. Read more »

More than a bit rich for Goff to talk about honesty

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

19 AUGUST 2019
Ratepayers around Auckland were spitting out their morning coffees listening to Phil Goff’s incredible claims on breakfast radio today that this election is about ‘honesty’ and that Aucklanders can trust him on his promises. Read more »

Quay Street rain gardens ‘unseen ecological hero’

Press Release – Auckland Council


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SAS Fox Memorial Premiership Week One Semi-Finals

Press Release – Auckland Rugby League

Northcote 22 Glenora 24
The Glenora Bears remain in the race for the SAS Fox Memorial Premiership and will play in the major semi-final next week, after beating Northcote in a tight match at Mount Smart Stadium #2. Read more »

Phil Goff re-election campaign launch

Press Release – Phil Goff

Phil Goff to prioritise clean transport, environment, climate change in next term

Phil Goff launched his re-election campaign today, with protecting Auckland’s environment and tackling climate change key priorities for his second term. Read more »

More measures to help those facing homelessness

Press Release – New Zealand Government

More measures to help those facing homelessness

The Government has announced additional measures to prevent and reduce homelessness focused on ensuring at-risk individuals and whānau have access to stable housing and continue to stay housed. Read more »

Widespread Support for Protection Against GE

Press Release – GE Free Northland

“Widespread Support for Protection Against GE Triggers Legal Appeal”

GE Free Northland welcomed the news yesterday of Whangarei District Council’s unanimous vote to lodge an appeal with the Environment Court against Northland Regional Council over its recent decision on genetic engineering (Genetically Modified Organisms). Read more »

Auckland: Meet the Mayors!

Press Release – Titirangi Ratepayers and Residents Association

Meet the Mayors!

Please join the Titirangi Residents & Ratepayers Association for our Annual General Meeting to be followed by an opportunity to Meet the Mayoral Candidates with our MC Penny Hulse. Read more »

The Nation: Dr Chris Wilson and Aliya Danzeisen

Press Release – The Nation


On Newshub Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews conflict & terrorism expert Dr Chris Wilson and Muslim community leader Aliya Danzeisen
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The Nation: Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones

Press Release – The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones
Simon Shepherd: Roads, schools, hospitals, prisons, the building blocks that keep society functioning. Read more »

Auckland Mayoral Debate August 16 Livestream

Press Release – Craig Lord

Auckland Mayoral Debate August 16 Livestream
Goff and Tamihere were blindsided by their unknown challenger at the Grey Power North Shore debate on Friday. Read more »

Northland Digital Hub For Gen Z Attracts Nearly $1M

Press Release – He Puna Marama Trust

Northland Digital Hub For Gen Z Attracts Nearly $1M

Provincial Growth Fund Boost Read more »

Two new ambulances gifted to St John Christchurch

Press Release – The Christchurch Foundation

Teochew International Foundation and the Chao Shan General Association of New Zealand will donate two brand new ambulances to St John in Christchurch as thanks for the outstanding work ambulance officers did during the March 15 terror attack. Read more »

Further statement on Police presence in Pakuranga

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are issuing a further statement in relation to the arrest of a 40-year-old male in Pakuranga today.

A media outlet has reported – without any confirmation – that shots had been fired in the area. Read more »

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