Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Urgent Action Needed On Auckland Harbour Bridge To Assist North Shore Commuters

Press Release – Shore Action

Chaos on the streets of Kaipātiki this morning (Monday 21 September), due to damage to the Harbour Bridge, has resulted in traffic backlogs on residential streets and people taking ‘hours’ to get to work. Read more »

Fifteen Groups To Receive Funding From This Year’s Community Bike Fund

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Communities right across the region will benefit from further cycling initiatives with the announcement of this year’s Community Bike Fund recipients. Read more »

Government Ten-year Transport Plan Overlooks Electrification

Press Release – Drive Electric

Monday 21st September, 2020, AUCKLAND: Drive Electric, the not-for-profit with one mission – making electric vehicle ownership in New Zealand mainstream, Read more »

Ground-breaking First-ever New Zealand Mobile Plasma Collection Blood Drive Comes To Henderson

Press Release – New Zealand Blood Service

West Auckland will play host to New Zealand’s first ever mobile plasma blood drive this week as New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) ramps up plasma donation accessibility around the country ahead of surging demand. Read more »

Heavy Congestion With Auckland Harbour Bridge At 50% Capacity

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

There’s been heavy congestion on the Auckland motorway network and local roads this morning as customers start the working week with the Auckland Harbour Bridge operating at 50% capacity. Read more »

Equinoctial Gales

Press Release – MetService

The spring equinox falls on Wednesday this year, and MetService are forecasting this to align with a spell of gales and heavy rain. Read more »

National Will Nurture New Zealand’s Technology Talent

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National will double the size of New Zealand’s technology sector by 2030 with a $1.29 billion plan that will aim to create at least 100,000 new high-paying, future-proofed tech jobs. Read more »

Concerns For The Economy Remain High, While Unemployment Drops Behind Housing Concerns

Press Release – Ipsos

Auckland, 18 September 2020 – Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt by New Zealanders. Read more »

Maori Council Welcomes Royal Commission Hearings Into State Abuse

Press Release – Maori Council

The Executive Director of the New Zealand Maori Council, Matthew Tukaki, has welcomed the opening of the first round of hearings at the Royal Commission into Abuse of Care in Auckland. Tukaki, who is a member of the Commissions Taumata, has said this important phase has been decades in the making: Read more »

Sky Tower Lights For New Zealand Chinese Language Week

Press Release – SKYCITY Auckland

On Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd September, the Sky Tower will be lit in pink and teal to celebrate New Zealand Chinese Language Week 2020. Read more »

Judith Collins – National Leader’s Campaign Launch Speech

Speech – New Zealand National Party

Thank you for your kind welcome. I am so proud to lead this great National Party in our first-ever virtual campaign launch. Read more »

CEAC Says National Needs To Own Over Truck Use Is Causing Massive Road Damages To NZ Highways

Press Release – Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre

RNZ article today featured Read more »

Harbour Bridge: Public Transport A Great Option And Plan Ahead

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport (AT) is reminding customers to plan ahead this week if they are using routes impacted by the ongoing work on Harbour Bridge by Waka Kotahi, and also that there are plenty of seats available on trains, buses and ferries. Read more »

Motorists Urged To Avoid Damaged Auckland Harbour Bridge

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is urging motorists and freight operators across Auckland to plan their weekday travel to avoid significant disruption caused by the closure of four lanes of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Read more »

Second Harbour Crossing Urgent

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

A freak gust of wind upturning a truck on Auckland Harbour Bridge damaging its centre strut to force lane closures for weeks on end was a disaster waiting to happen and is another example of how we have no Plan B, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett. Read more »

Engineers Assess Damage To Auckland Harbour Bridge After Truck Strike

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is urging motorists to adjust their travel plans and usual patterns to avoid significant disruption caused by the closure of four lanes on the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Read more »

Orca In Auckland Delight, But Boatie Behaviour Causes Concern

Press Release – Cetacean Spotting NZ

A pod of orca have been patrolling the close Auckland coasts this week, delighting onlookers who have lined beaches from Whangaparaoa to Mission Bay. In many instances, orca watchers had ring side seats from rocky outcrops on land. However, the behaviour of some boat-based viewers, has left cetacean spotters aghast. Read more »

2020 Matariki Awards Winners Announced Tonight

Press Release – Maori Television

The stars have aligned with the rescheduled Ngā Whetū o Matariki Awards 2020 now taking place during Māori Language Week 2020. Read more »

Second Harbour Crossing Needed Now, More Than Ever

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

“As Auckland wakes up to the fact that the middle four lanes of the harbour bridge could close for an extended period due to yesterday’s accident, just shows that Auckland needs National’s plan to build a new second harbour crossing over the Waitemata sooner rather than later,” National Party Leader, Judith Collins says. Read more »

Arrests Made In Relation To Search For Katrina Epiha

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police are continuing their enquiries into the whereabouts of Katrina Epiha, who escaped from Corrections custody on Friday 11 September. Read more »

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