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Louisa Wall Taking A New Direction

Press Release – Louisa Wall

29 May, 2020

The MP for Manurewa, Louisa Wall, has decided to withdraw her nomination and seek a position on the Labour Party list in order to bring to an end disagreement over the contested nomination process for the South Auckland seat. Read more »

Sara Hay Appointed Wellington City Council’s New Chief Financial Officer

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has appointed Sara Hay as its new Chief Financial Officer.

Ms Hay joins Wellington City Council after several years of accomplished work at senior levels of, most recently, Auckland Council and, prior to that, at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Read more »

Winter Push For Visitors To Boost Whanganui Economy

Press Release – Whanganui and Partners

A push to boost visitor numbers and consumer spend in Whanganui over winter is the objective for Whanganui & Partners’ latest tourism campaign. Read more »

Ben Hurley’s Straight-out-of-lockdown Tour

Press Release – Notorious Entertainment

Bringing NZ’s live entertainment venues back!

Ben Hurley has teamed up with the Save Our Venues campaign and announced a tour covering many of the smaller around the country. With many venues doing it tough throughout the lockdown, Ben figured that comedy is the perfect way for venues to operate in a level two scenario. Read more »

Auckland Council Invites Feedback On COVID-19 Emergency Budget

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council yesterday agreed to adopt the Consultation Document for its Emergency Budget 2020/2021, with public feedback open from mid-day today until 19 June 2020. Read more »

SPEECH: Todd Muller – Families, Communities, Small Business

Speech – New Zealand National Party

It’s great to be in Auckland.

I’m pleased to be giving my first formal speech as Leader of the New Zealand National Party here, and to be with my Deputy Leader Nikki Kaye for whom this city is home. Read more »

NZSA Announces The Fourth Covid-19 Guardian Award Winners Is Anton Kritzinger From Armourguard

Press Release – NZ Security Association

Anton will receive his award for his actions in diffusing a potentially dangerous situation on an Auckland bus during Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown. The nomination from his employer highlighted how good training and a calm demeanour are essential for security guards undertaking their work. Read more »

Defence Force To Fire 21-gun Salutes In Wellington To Mark Royal Occasions

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Army personnel will fire 21-gun salutes in Wellington at midday on 1, 2 and 10 June.

These will mark the Queen’s official birthday in New Zealand, the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation and the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip’s 99th birthday respectively. Read more »

Watercare: Drought Update

Press Release – Watercare


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  Yesterday Past 7 days Rainfall since the start of the drought

New Exec Chair For NZ Dairy Industry Awards

Press Release – NZ Dairy Industry Awards

Rachel Short, NZDIA Executive Chair.

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Environment Must Be Centre Of All Future Plans

Press Release – University of Auckland

Environmental sustainability is no longer a ‘nice to have’ – it is now a ‘must have’ that needs to be embedded into decisions about New Zealand’s future, say experts in a new report. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers May 28 2020

Press Release – Hansard



Question No. 6 to Minister, 27 May—Amended Answer

Hon PHIL TWYFORD (Minister of Transport. I’d like to correct an answer from yesterday in response to questions from Chris Bishop. I said that my officials have not recommended a process for Auckland Light Rail that would have allowed all— Read more »

Two Charged With Murder In Henderson Homicide Investigation

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Detective Inspector Aaron Proctor, Waitemata Police:

Police have arrested and charged two people with murder in relation to the death of Angela Joy Smith. Read more »

Discounts For Travelling During The Day

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport is discounting fares on buses and trains to encourage more people to travel during the day and at night. Read more »

Plan Ahead For Northern Motorway Lane Closures Next Week

Press Release – NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises there will be overnight maintenance work on the Northern Motorway (SH1) between Oteha Valley Road and Silverdale next week, starting Tuesday, 2 June. Read more »

Live Music And Comedy Return, Art On The Waterfront And A New Night Market This Long Weekend

Press Release – Auckland Heart of the City

The city centre is primed to show Aucklanders a good time this Queens Birthday long weekend as they make the most of the last public holiday until spring. Read more »

Opinion Piece: Aaron Martin Immigration Lawyer At New Zealand Immigration Law

Opinion – New Zealand Immigration Law

The government says it allowed the Avatar film crew back into New Zealand in spite of the current border closures because the making of the film offers “significant economic value” to our country. But this criterion is being applied unevenly. What about the America’s Cup crew, or the many work visa holders stranded overseas – do they not also offer significant economic value? Read more »

NZDF Auckland Bases Embrace Water-saving Measures

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Force bases in Auckland are attacking their water use as the region battles one of the worst droughts in recent history. Read more »

CMC Markets And Variety Mark 14 Years Of Partnership With Gold Heart Scholarship Recipient

Press Release – CMC Markets

CMC Markets and Variety mark 14 years of partnership with announcement of 2020 Gold Heart Scholarship recipients Read more »

Urgent RMA And OIA Reform Needed To Support Rebuilding Together Budget

Press Release – New Zealand Chinese Building Industry Association

As companies in New Zealand’s property development and building sectors digest opportunities presented by the Budget, what they need most urgently to move forwards is Resource Management Act and policy reform in order to rebuild together, says the non-profit NZ Chinese Building Industry Association (NZCBIA). Read more »

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