Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Community partners to build home for needy Auckland family

Press Release – Habitat for Humanity

NEWS RELEASE

Community partners to build home for needy Auckland family in just 16 days Read more »

Porirua City a Happy Place to Live, Say Residents

Press Release – Porirua City Council

Porirua City a Happy Place to Live, Say Residents

Porirua residents continue to be happy and enjoy a great quality of life, according to the latest bi-annual Quality of Life survey. Read more »

Retraction: Auckland Council Rate Rises

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

RETRACTION

AUCKLAND COUNCIL RATE RISES

23 OCTOBER 2014

Earlier today the Taxpayers’ Union released a media statement regarding Auckland Council rate rises. We had been anticipating an announcement about rate increases for some time. Read more »

The Sam Simon arrives into Auckland for new campaign

Press Release – Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

The Sam Simon arrives into Auckland for new Southern Ocean campaign

Thursday October 23rd, 2014 – Auckland, New Zealand. Read more »

Communities Turn Out to Support Clean Water

Press Release – Landcare Research

Communities Turn Out to Support Clean Water

NZ Landcare Trust’s Communities for Clean Water weekend-of-action proved to be a big hit around the country with hundreds of volunteers turning out to get involved in regional events. Read more »

General Revaluation report received by councillors

Press Release – Auckland Council

23 October 2014

General Revaluation report received by councillors

The Finance and Performance committee this morning received the 2014 General Revaluation report, which shows average residential capital value increases of 34.8 per cent since 2011. Read more »

Power price rises more than double the inflation rate

Press Release – Green Party

23 October 2014

Power price rises more than double the inflation rate

Power prices have risen at more than double the inflation rate since National took office, showing National’s hands-off approach to the electricity market is a failure, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Rotoroa Island welcomes kiwi

Press Release – Auckland Zoo

23 October 2014

Rotoroa Island welcomes kiwi

Kiwi will soon be roaming Rotoroa Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. Three kiwi chicks, hatched at Auckland Zoo from eggs collected from Te Mata in the Coromandel are today being released onto the 83ha isle, and more chicks are due for release in November. Read more »

Lifting Diners to New Heights

Press Release – Outside The Square

Lifting Diners to New Heights
Twelve diners were treated to a dinner like no other last night, eating Italian fare eight meters in the sky on top of industrial scissor lifts. Read more »

LGNZ – national approach to natural hazard risk management

Press Release – Local Government NZ

LGNZ seeks to develop a national approach around natural hazard risk management

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has completed its review into managing risks from natural hazards and today releases a think piece on the findings. Read more »

Get There in One Piece This Long Weekend: Highway Patrol

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Get There in One Piece This Long Weekend: Highway Patrol Counties Manukau

Counties Manukau, 23 October 2014 – Counties Manukau Police want to see everyone enjoying their long weekend safely by slowing down, driving to the conditions, and staying alert and sober. Read more »

Protest at New Plymouth Oil and Gas Expo

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

22nd October 2014

Protest at New Plymouth Oil and Gas Expo

About 30 protesters from Climate Justice Taranaki, Frack-free Kapiti, Te Uru Pounamu Action Group, Oil Free Wellington, Frack-free Manawatu and the east coast protested yesterday outside New Plymouth’s biennial Oil and Gas Expo at the TSB Stadium. Read more »

Dynamic Duo going the extra mile to support those in need

Press Release – Auckland City Mission

Dynamic Duo going the extra mile to support those in desperate need

Auckland City Missioner, Diane Robertson and Auckland City Mission Foundation Chair, Rob Campbell are going the extra mile in their support of Aucklanders in desperate need by signing on as part of the Mission’s Auckland Marathon Team. Read more »

Officer’s use of Police dog during arrest was unlawful

Press Release – Independent Police Conduct Authority

Auckland officer’s use of Police dog during arrest was unlawful
An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today has found that the use of a Police dog during the arrests of two young men was an excessive use of force and unlawful. Read more »

Coastguard expects busy Labour Weekend on the water

Press Release – Coastguard

23 October 2014

Coastguard expects busy Labour Weekend on the water

Labour weekend is when most kiwis head outside to enjoy our coastline and traditionally it’s a busy weekend on the water. Coastguard New Zealand encourages boaties to get prepared and check their boats before heading out on our seas, lakes and rivers. Read more »

Travel Smart to The Block NZ Open Homes 2014

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Travel Smart to The Block NZ Open Homes 2014
Auckland Transport is encouraging visitors to The Block NZ Open Homes 2014 on Saturday to get smart and think about travelling without the car. Thousands of viewers flocked to last year’s event to see the four houses up close. Read more »

TIN 100 grows to $7.6Bn

Press Release – New Zealand Government

23 October 2014
TIN 100 grows to $7.6Bn

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has congratulated New Zealand’s TIN 100 companies on reaching $7.6 billion in annual turnover, a $1 billion increase over the last five years. Read more »

Questions and Answers – October 22

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

Child Poverty—Government Priorities and Policies 1. Read more »

Artists, celebrities use creativity to help keep kids safe

Press Release – Child Matters

Media Release
22 October 2014

NZ artists and celebrities use their creativity to help keep Kiwi kids safe Read more »

Driving Down Wages through Record Migration

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Driving Down Wages through Record Migration
The National government is using uncontrolled migration as a crude device to drive down wages and lower living standards, says New Zealand First. Read more »

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