Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Man arrested in relation to incident in Otara

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Man arrested in relation to incident in Otara, Counties Manukau”

Police have arrested a 30-year-old Otara man who allegedly threatened police officers with a firearm following a pursuit on Monday morning. Read more »

CRL project awarded a second sustainability rating

Press Release – Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia

FOR RELEASE 22 MARCH 2017

CRL project awarded a second sustainability rating

Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) project was last night awarded a “Leading” Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Design rating by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA), the highest possible achievement in the IS scheme and the emphasis on cultural value was among the reasons given. Read more »

Increases to retirement age: impact on residence eligibility

Press Release – Lane Neave

Increases to retirement age: impact on residence eligibility

The New Zealand Government announced on 6 March 2017 the intention to begin progressively raising the age of superannuation in 20 years’ time (from 1 July 2037) from 65 to 67.  Increased life expectancy, longer lasting health and sustainability of the superannuation system were cited as reasons for this policy. Read more »

Denise Lee by-Election to Sting Ratepayers Over $100k

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

Denise Lee by-Election to Sting Ratepayers Over $100k
22 MARCH 2017

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance can reveal that the likely by-election for Denise Lee’s Council seat in the Maungakiekie-Tamaki ward will cost ratepayers at least $115,000, according to official figures revealed under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act. Read more »

Head off early for your date with Adele

Press Release – Auckland Transport

22 March 2017
Head off early for your date with Adele
Hello! Adele is heading our way and thousands of fans will turn out to see her perform tomorrow night, Saturday and Sunday. Read more »

Update on incident in Homai, Counties Manukau

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Update on incident in Homai, Counties Manukau

Please attribute to Inspector Adam Pyne, Counties Manukau Central Area Prevention Manager: Read more »

Oil conference delayed by hours after doors blockaded

Press Release – The People’s Climate Rally

Date: 22 March 2017

Oil conference delayed by hours after protesters blockade doors

Taranaki locals and people from across Aotearoa, New Zealand peacefully disrupted New Zealand’s annual Petroleum Conference from dawn this morning and blockaded all entrances into the building, shutting it down for hours. Read more »

St Lukes cycling improvements starting this week

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport media release            
22 March 2017  

St Lukes cycling improvements starting this week  Read more »

Council to partially demolish Probett Building

Press Release – Auckland Council

22 March 2017

Council to partially demolish Probett Building 

Auckland Council has issued a warrant to undertake the emergency partial demolition of the Probett Building at 3107 Great North Road, New Lynn. Read more »

NZ research is improving stroke patients rehabilitation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman
Minister of Health
Hon Paul Goldsmith
Minister of Science and Innovation Read more »

Decision digest | Finance and Performance Committee

Press Release – Auckland Council

Decision digest | Finance and Performance Committee
22 March 2017
Regional Amenities and council performance discussed at committee Read more »

Questions & Answers – 21 March 2017

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

TUESDAY, 21 MARCH 2017

Mr Speaker took the Chair at 2 p.m.

Prayers. Read more »

Time running out to have your say on Auckland’s budget

Press Release – Auckland Council

22 March 2017
Time running out to have your say on Auckland’s budget

Aucklanders are being urged to have their say on the council’s 2017/2018 budget before consultation closes next week. Read more »

Final Showdown to Decide Motocross National Titles

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

The 2017 New Zealand Motocross Championships

Final Showdown to Decide National Titles Read more »

Counties Manukau Pay Parade and Awards Ceremony

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Pay Parade and Awards Ceremony
Nearly 200 people will march in the Counties Manukau annual Pay Parade and Awards Ceremony being held on Friday 24 March. Read more »

Coin seals patrol vessel’s good fortune

Press Release – New Zealand Customs Service

22 March 2017
Coin seals patrol vessel’s good fortune

A traditional coin ceremony held with Q-West boat builders in Wanganui yesterday put Customs’ official seal on the powerhouse of its new patrol vessel Hawk V. Read more »

Zero tolerance for white supremacy

Press Release – Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

Zero tolerance for white supremacy
A Wellington Central electoral candidate says that a recently announced white supremacist group in Wellington cannot be tolerated. The so-called ‘Western Guard’ announced yesterday that they have a Wellington chapter. Read more »

Oil conference in lockdown as protesters blockade entrance

Press Release – The People’s Climate Rally

Oil conference in lockdown as protesters blockade entrance
Tangata Whenua and people from all over New Zealand are currently blockading the Petroleum Summit in New Plymouth, to prevent government and oil industry delegates from entering the TSB Showplace. Read more »

NZ’s first Anti Racism campaign reaches more than 2m people

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission’s That’s Us http://www.thatsus.co.nz/ anti-racism campaign has reached almost 2 million people (1.9 million) and engaged with more than 600,000 people since its launch on the 1st September 2016. Read more »

Jesse Pabla selected as Labour’s 2017 candidate for Papakura

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Tuesday 21 March 2917

Jesse Pabla selected as Labour’s 2017 candidate for Papakura

Jesse Pabla has been selected as the Labour Party candidate for Papakura for the 2017 General Election. Read more »

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