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Encouraging Best Practice in Gambling

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

MEDIA RELEASE

26 June 2019

Encouraging Best Practice in Gambling

In a first of its kind, the Department of Internal Affairs has granted Hamilton-based Grassroots Trust [Grassroots] a three-year Class 4 Gambling licence. Read more »

Construction industry needs more action, less talk

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Andrew Bayly – Building and Construction

26 June 2019

Findings from the latest BDO Construction Survey Report paint a bleak picture of the industry, National’s Building and Construction spokesperson Andrew Bayly says. Read more »

$600k boost for New Zealand racing

Press Release – NZ Racing Board

26 June 2019
A significant lighting upgrade at Hatrick Raceway, Wanganui, safety fencing at Forbury Park, Otago and a promotional campaign to encourage young New Zealanders into a career in racing are among several racing initiatives receiving funding from the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) today. Read more »

Preparing for a future ready Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

The best minds on the future of work are set to come together with Auckland employers, industry, education providers and youth, for a lively and interactive day at the Future Ready Summit 2019. Read more »

Save the date for the 2019 Auckland Diwali Festival

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Auckland’s Queen Street and Aotea Square will be transformed into a colourful and mouth-watering spectacle when Auckland Diwali Festival takes place October 12 and 13. Read more »

Call for Māori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki

Press Release – Whanau Ora

A call for a Māori inquiry into child protection agency Oranga Tamariki has been heeded by the North Island’s Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency. Read more »

Canine champions take chauffeured commute!

Press Release – Auckland Council

For most of us, we get to work by bus, car or maybe our own two feet.

Meet the team of tenacious terriers who commute in style – a specially designed wagon pulled by an electric bike! Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – June 25

Press Release – Hansard

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

Question No. 1—Prime Minister

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements, policies, and actions? Read more »

Hutt City Council’s Matt Reid wins Sport NZ leadership award

Press Release – Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council’s Matt Reid wins Sport NZ leadership award

Hutt City Council’s Matt Reid has been awarded Sport NZ’s CK Doig Leadership Award for 2019. The prestigious award, which comes with a $20,000 grant for professional development, was announced at last night’sNew Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards held in Auckland. Read more »

Police use of force following pursuit in Auckland

Press Release – Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that, following a pursuit in Auckland, a man was dealt with inappropriately and unprofessionally by a Police officer during his arrest. Read more »

Parliament: Oral Questions – 25 June 2019

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Oral Questions – 25 June 2019

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements, policies, and actions? Read more »

Draft Construction Waste Specification Released

Press Release – ECNZ

MEDIA RELEASE
25 June 2019

A reduction in construction waste going to landfill is a step closer, following the release of a draft specification recognising good environmental practice in waste management and minimisation. Read more »

Public forum to celebrate the diversity of muslim women

Press Release – Auckland Women’s Centre

From appearing in the international comedy festival to helping refugees as a doctor in Afghanistan, the achievements of the panellists at an upcoming public forum “Celebrating Muslim Women” are impressive and varied. Read more »

Government laying down tracks for the future

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Winston Peters

Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for State Owned Enterprises

PRESS RELEASE

25 June 2019

Hon Grant Robertson Read more »

350 Ōtepoti/Dunedin sets up waiting room at Kiwibank branch

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

Today on Monday 24th June 350 Ōtepoti/Dunedin joined grassroots climate justice groups across Aotearoa in actions calling for Kiwibank to release its policy that rules out investing in or lending in companies whose core business is the extraction and/or production of coal, oil and gas. Read more »

A record $2.75 billion of capital investment for Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Annual Budget for 2019/2020 was formally adopted on 20 June 2019.

Investment on projects include major regional initiatives such as the City Rail Link, delivery of our water quality and natural environment targeted rate programmes, through to local initiatives such as new community facilities and the development of town centres. Read more »

Crime pays for senior male executives

Press Release – University of Auckland

Senior male executives who commit corporate economic crimes are less likely to be dismissed or legally punished than middle management and junior staff according to new research.
The paper, ‘Favouritism in punishing perpetrators of economic crimes’, by Paul Healy and George Serafeim from Harvard Business School, examined the severity and consistency of punishments for perpetrators of corporate economic crimes. Read more »

$35,000 boost for The Trusts Arena from NZCT

Press Release – NZ Community Trust

A recent grant from NZCT will help The Trusts Arena in West Auckland be more financially sustainable. The $35,000 grant will go towards buying a removable covering to protect the arena floor during certain events. Read more »

Activists set up waiting rooms outside Kiwibank branches

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

24 June 2019

Climate activists set up waiting rooms outside Kiwibank branches
Today climate action groups in Dunedin and Wellington will set up waiting rooms outside Kiwibank branches, to demonstrate that the climate can’t keep waiting for Kiwibank to release a fossil free policy that rules out investments or lending to coal, oil, and gas companies. Read more »

Conference Builds NZ’s Next Big China Opportunity

Press Release – Sputnik

Making New Zealand a major point of connection between China and South America will take a step forward tomorrow at a trilateral conference in Auckland. Read more »

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