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Powering up the Regions

Press Release – Cities and Regions

Dr David Wilson has released a report today that calls for a regionally led approach to realise regional potential in New Zealand. Read more »

Upper North Police Media Centre To Trial Extended Hours For Media

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The Upper North Police Media Centre is going to trial longer business hours in a move which is expected to provide an improved service to media outlets. Read more »

BNZ Drought Assistance To Northland Farmers Underway

Press Release – BNZ

Following the Government declaring a drought in Northland and parts of Auckland, BNZ has officially announced its drought assistance package for farmers affected by the driest start to the year on record in Northland and parts of Auckland. Read more »

A Unique Beer For A Sobering Problem

Press Release – Rare Disorders NZ

Craft beer fans in Wellington and Auckland will have the chance to experience a very special brew for Rare Disease Day at the end of the month. Read more »

Homebuyers Shouldn’t Be Competing With Kāinga Ora

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government is so haphazard on housing that the Minister of Finance wasn’t even aware Kāinga Ora has been spending millions buying houses out from under the nose of potential first-home buyers, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says.

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Transport Agency To Deliver Continuous Path For Walking And Cycling Over Waitematā Harbour

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says the new design for a walking and cycling link over the Waitematā Harbour will be built as a continuous path at deck level with the Auckland Harbour Bridge, giving generations of users a seamless link between the city and the wider North Shore. Read more »

Auckland Council Agrees Topics For Annual Budget Consultation

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Council has today approved the topics for consultation for its forthcoming Annual Budget 2020/2021. Read more »

Associate Professor Amokura Kawharu Appointed Law Commission President

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Auckland University legal academic Amokura Kawharu has been appointed as the next President of the Law Commission, Justice Minister Andrew Little announced today. Read more »

Sallies Report Confirms Urgent Need For Benefit Increase

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Salvation Army State of the Nation report calling for benefit level increases and public housing confirms what frontline advocates, unions, Government groups, and faith groups have been saying for years. Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on the Government to stop ignoring community groups who work with low-income communities and substantially increase benefit levels this budget.

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Tikanga Māori Increasingly Prevalent In New Zealand Law

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

‘Disruption and forging new pathways’ is the theme and top of mind for delegates attending Chapman Tripp’s iwi symposium today, an invitation-only event also marking the law firm’s 10th anniversary of Te Waka Ture, its specialist practice focusing on iwi and Māori organisations. Read more »

PM’s tribute to former Prime Minister Mike Moore

Speech – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister’s tribute to former Prime Minister Mike Moore

I move, That this House place on record its appreciation and thanks for the devoted and distinguished service to New Zealand by the late Rt Hon Michael Kenneth Moore, Read more »

Expo To Help Military Personnel Make Move To Civilian Life

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

An expo for those who have left or are planning to leave the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will be held at Auckland University of Technology’s (AUT) South Campus in Manukau on Saturday, 29 February. Read more »

Chamber Welcomes National’s Promise To Look At Congestion Charging

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Wellington Chamber of Commerce welcomes the National Party’s statement today that they will not rule out introducing congestion charging to pay for the Let’s Get Wellington Moving projects if they form the Government after the election. Read more »

Police Disrupt Methamphetamine Trade

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Stuart Nash

Minister of Police

11 February 2020


Police disrupt methamphetamine trade

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Ten Arrests In Major Operation Targeting International Drug Syndicate

Press Release – NZ Police


Police have arrested 10 people and seized up to five million dollars’ worth of drugs in a major operation targeting the importation of methamphetamine and other drugs into New Zealand. Read more »

Surf Life Saving New Zealand Acknowledges Death At Kariaotahi Beach

Press Release – Surf Life Saving New Zealand

On February 9, 2020, at around 7.15pm, emergency services received reports of three people getting into difficulty in the water at Kariaotahi Beach, southwest of Auckland. Read more »

“Ride for Life” – 31yo cycling around NZ for “I AM HOPE”

Press Release – Ride for Life NZ

Raphael Kanopf is on a mission “Ride for Life” to cycle a lap around New Zealand in a bid to raise awareness and money for the I Am Hope Foundation (a non-profit organisation who support young New Zealanders suffering from mental illness). He will end up cycling over 7000km over a period of 5 months. Read more »

Fale Dojo welcomes new era becoming NJPW New Zealand Dojo

Press Release – Fale Dojo

Fale Dojo (Auckland, NZ) is now an official part of the New Japan Pro Wrestling training system. Going forward internationally, the Dojo will now be known as NJPW New Zealand Dojo, however, locally, we will maintain our Fale Dojo brand. Read more »

Arms Legislation Bill reported back to the House

Press Release – Finance And Expenditure Select Committee

The Finance and Expenditure Committee has reported the Arms Legislation Bill and Supplementary Order Paper 408 back to the House. Read more »

Government still playing catch up on Measles

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Now the Measles outbreak is mostly over the Government has cynically announced a Measles catch up campaign, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. Read more »

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