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Wellington Cable Car Finalist in Engineering Awards

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington Cable Car Finalist in Prestigious Engineering Excellence Awards
An “innovative and ingenious” electrical fault protection project that greatly enhances safety for workers and members of the public near trolley bus overhead wires has landed Wellington Cable Car Limited (WCCL) a spot as a finalist in the prestigious IPENZ New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards (NZEE). Read more »

Auckland restaurant fined for non-compliance

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Auckland restaurant fined for non-compliance
A restaurant in Auckland has been ordered to pay $12,000 for failing to pay wages and holiday pay, following action taken by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate. Read more »

Minister congratulates sports media winners

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister congratulates sports media winners

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman paid tribute last night to the country’s top sports journalists, broadcasters and photographers at the annual Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards. Read more »

No ‘Cost Blowout’ – Yeah Right

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

MEDIA RELEASE

No ‘Cost Blowout’ – Yeah Right

20 NOVEMBER 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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IT programme – no cost blowout

Press Release – Auckland Council

Media release

20 November 2014
IT programme – no cost blowout

Following discussion of an update on Auckland Council’s Information Services Transformational Programme at today’s Finance and Performance Committee, council has released the report publicly. Read more »

Democracy Action Welcomes Tauranga Vote

Press Release – Democracy Action

Democracy Action Welcomes Tauranga Vote
Responding to Read more »

New rescue chopper landing sites built on Coromandel

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency


14 November 2014 | NZ Transport Agency – Waikato & Bay of Plenty

New rescue chopper landing sites built on Coromandel Read more »

NewCore CAPEX budget has more than doubled in two years

Press Release – Cameron Brewer

NewCore CAPEX budget has more than doubled in two years
Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer says two official council reports two years apart show the capital expenditure budget for council’s NewCore computer system increasing by more than double from $58.1m to $124m. Read more »

25 years of children’s rights

Press Release – UNICEF

UNICEF and OFC celebrate 25 years of children’s rights with Just Play Sports Days

On Universal Children’s Day (20 November) and as part of the Oceania Football Confederation’s (OFC) inaugural President’s Cup, UNICEF will celebrate 25 years of children’s rights by hosting Just Play Sports Days in ten Pacific Island nations. Read more »

Stage 2 SH1 Ellerslie Widening Project gets underway

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Stage 2 SH1 Ellerslie Widening Project gets underway

The NZ Transport Agency has kicked-off Stage 2 of the SH1 Ellerslie Widening Project which will see the construction of an additional northbound lane running from the Ellerslie-Panmure Highway on-ramp to just after the Main Highway overbridge. Read more »

Superannuitants to protest unethical investments

Press Release – Palestine Solidarity Network

Superannuitants to protest NZ Superfund Investments supporting the Occupation of Palestinian land

A delegation of Auckland superannuitants will deliver a protest-card petition and protest letter to the New Zealand Super Fund this Thursday afternoon to call on the fund to divest from companies which support the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. Read more »

Auckland boat brings marine pests to Pilot Bay

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Auckland boat brings marine pests to Pilot Bay

20 November 2014

An Auckland boat infested with the marine pests Mediterranean fanworm and clubbed tunicate sea squirt was discovered on a Pilot Bay mooring in Tauranga Harbour last week. Read more »

IPCA finds Auckland pursuit justified but ill-considered

Press Release – Independent Police Conduct Authority

IPCA finds Auckland pursuit justified but ill-considered
An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today has found that Police were justified in commencing a pursuit of a stolen vehicle in Auckland in April 2013. However, the manner in which it was conducted was ill-considered and breached Police policy. Read more »

Manukau job cuts ‘running the place into the ground’

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union

Manukau job cuts ‘running the place into the ground’
Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) confirmed to its staff yesterday that 54 jobs will go before Christmas. Read more »

Council wins at Sustainable Business Network Awards

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Council wins at 2014 NZI National Sustainable Business Network Awards
Wellington City Council has won the Renewables Innovation Award at the 2014NZI National Sustainable Business Network Awards held at Shed 10 on Auckland’s waterfront, 18 November. Read more »

Newcore Looks Pretty Rotten for Ratepayers

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Newcore Looks Pretty Rotten for Ratepayers

20 NOVEMBER 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Responding to the Read more »

NZ performing well, return to surplus a challenge

Press Release – New Zealand Government

NZ performing well, return to surplus a challenge

New Zealand remains on track for solid economic growth, more jobs and rising incomes over the next few years, but falling dairy prices and low inflation will make returning to surplus this year challenging, Finance Minister Bill English says. Read more »

PARS & Turuki Health Care collaborate on health and services

Press Release – PARS

November 2014
Media release

PARS & Turuki Health Care collaborate on health and social services for those at risk Read more »

Children’s Plea

Press Release – Children’s Plea

Children’s Plea

Press Release: Children’s Plea

A plea has been sent to all Members of Parliament, regardless of party affiliation, to accord urgency and priority to children’s issues. These issues include vulnerability, safety and childhood poverty. Read more »

Treasury off track in search for sound policies

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

19/11/2014: News from CPAG
Treasury off track in search for sound policies

Treasury is unlikely to find the ideas it is looking for to improve outcomes for children while its primary driver is cost-cutting, says Child Poverty Action Group. Read more »

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