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Summit strengthens transport, trade and tourism links

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Summit strengthens transport, trade and tourism links
New Zealand’s global connections will be strengthened by its Presidency of the International Transport Forum (ITF) in Germany this week Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. Read more »

Speculator tax political stunt gone wrong

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Phil TWYFORD
Housing Spokesperson

23 May 2015 MEDIA STATEMENT
Speculator tax political stunt gone wrong
Bill English’s admission he doesn’t know whether National’s new speculator tax will have any effect shows last weekend’s announcement by the Prime Minister was a desperate political stunt, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. Read more »

This weekend on The Nation…

Press Release – TVNZ

This weekend on The Nation…

3News political editor Patrick Gower sits down with Finance Minister Bill English to talk about u-turns and new taxes, housing development in Auckland, and benefit increases. Is this New National or just cunning politics? Read more »

Robbing Research Cuts New Zealand’s Future Wealth

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Robbing Research Cuts New Zealand’s Future Wealth

Cutting research money is robbing New Zealand of its future wealth, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Art That Tries To Fund Itself

Press Release – Affordable Auckland

Art That Tries To Fund Itself

This is a different tale of public art from Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry. “I’m accustomed to commenting on Auckland Council wasting ratepayer money on public art because it is not the job of the Council to spend other people’s money on art. Read more »

In Focus: 22 May 2015 – Budget specia

Column – Jo Goodhew

In Focus: 22 May 2015 – Budget special

Yesterday the Minister of Finance, Hon Bill English, delivered his 7th Budget to the Parliament. Read more »

Vehicle Owners Take Caution this Weekend

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Vehicle Owners Take Caution this Weekend
Counties Manukau Police are reminding motorists to take all precautions this weekend to avoid their car being stolen, after more than 30 cars were taken in the District between Friday 15 and Sunday 17 May. Read more »

Community Housing: Govt needs to step on the accelerator

Press Release – Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing: the Government needs to step on the accelerator

Community housing organisations say the government’s budget initiatives on housing are too timid – and won’t deliver the results needed. Read more »

Speech: Dunne – ‘Ethics in Practice’ Conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

‘Ethics in Practice’ Conference
University of Otago Dunedin
Tena koutou katoa, good morning, and thank you for the invitation to speak today at the opening of the Research Ethics conference in New Zealand, Ethics in Practice, held here at Otago University. Read more »

NZ Transport Agency Weekly Traffic Bulletin 24 -30 May

Press Release – NZTA

NZ Transport Agency Weekly Traffic Bulletin 24 -30 May

22 May 2015 | NZ Transport Agency – Auckland Read more »

Attorney-General saddened by death of Sir Thomas Gault

Press Release – New Zealand Government

22 May 2015

Attorney-General expresses sadness at the death of Sir Thomas Gault

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson today paid tribute to the life and career of former Supreme Court Judge, the Rt Hon Sir Thomas Munro Gault, KNZM, QC, who died in Auckland earlier this week. Read more »

Northwestern motorway closure during Queens Birthday weekend

Press Release – NZTA

22 May 2015 | NZ Transport Agency – Auckland
Northwestern motorway closure during Queens Birthday weekend
The NZ Transport Agency says closures to part of the Northwestern motorway during Queens Birthday weekend may have an impact on motorists. Read more »

Introducing North West Country

Press Release – Method Design and Communications

Introducing North West Country
Everyone has heard of Matakana and Clevedon for a delightful day trip, but there’s another corner of the greater Auckland region that’s been evolving quietly and is finally ready to share its secrets. Introducing North West Country, Auckland’s newest playground for discovery, culture, creativity, adventure, fine food and wine –only half a hour from the CBD. Read more »

Sky Tower lights up as 750 firefighters race to top

Press Release – SKYCITY

2 May 2015
Sky Tower lights up as 750 firefighters race to top

Auckland’s skyline will glow red and white from Friday 22 May to Sunday 24 May in recognition of the 750 firefighters racing to the top in support of Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. Read more »

Farmers Get Crumbs From Budget 2015

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

22 MAY 2015
Farmers Get Crumbs From Budget 2015
Budget 2015 offers crumbs for farmers, despite this being hard times for the people who are the lifeblood of our country, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Legal issues at stake in Lecretia Seales’ court case probed

Press Release – University of Otago

Friday 22 May 2015

Legal issues at stake in Lecretia Seales’ court case probed Read more »

More lane changes on SH16

Press Release – NZTA

More lane changes on SH16
The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to expect lane changes fromTuesday 2 June when driving westbound on Auckland’s State Highway 16 (Northwestern motorway). Read more »

Nothing for Northland And Regions in ‘I See Red’ Budget

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

22 MAY 2015

Nothing for Northland And Regions in ‘I See Red’ Budget
The regions are off National’s radar in Budget 2015, and promises made to Northlanders by the Prime Minister have been broken, says the New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

NZDF Conducts Urban Flying Training

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

22 May 2015

NZDF Conducts Urban Flying Training

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is conducting urban flying operations training of Air Force and Army personnel from 24-28 May 2015. The training will occur in and around the Kaipara Air Weapons Range and in the Auckland Central Business District. All flying will be concluded by 10PM each evening. Read more »

Building better connections between Asia and the Pacific

Speech – New Zealand Government

22 May 2015

Building better connections between Asia and the Pacific

(speech delivered to 2015 Nikkei Forum, Tokyo, Japan, 21 May 2015) Read more »

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