Archive for the 'Supercity' Category

Kapiti, What Shape Are We In Post COVID?

Press Release – Kapiti Business Projects

The Electra Business Breakfast was super pleased to be back operating in-person at Alert Level 1 yesterday and hosting Sharon Zollner, the ANZ Chief Economist. Read more »

Tribute To Dr Rex Hunton MBE

Article – Margaret Sparrow

Photo from Dominion 17 September 1974. Read more »

Waitematā DHB Doctor Granted $1 Million For Research

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

Waitematā DHB renal doctor Janak de Zoysa has received just over $1 million from the Health Research Council to participate in an international study to improve health outcomes for dialysis patients. Read more »

KiwiRail’s Central New Zealand Freight Hub A Boon For Palmerston North City Economic Growth

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Mayor Grant Smith has welcomed today’s announcement of the preferred site for KiwiRail’s Central New Zealand Regional Freight Hub. “This is a significant investment into the City with long-term economic benefits for the region and New Zealand. Read more »

Apartment Reform Is Now A Realistic Opportunity

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

It was great to see the Unit Titles (Strengthening Body Corporate Governance and Other Matters) Amendment Bill pulled from the member’s bill ballot today, National’s MP for Papakura Judith Collins and Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye both say. Read more »

Arrests, Firearms And Meth Located Following Operation In Glenfield

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Sergeant Geoff Patterson, Waitemata Police: Read more »

Auckland’s New Frequent Bus Route Launches Sunday

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport’s latest addition to the frequent bus network, the 64, launches this Sunday, 5 July.

The new route is designed to maintain public transport connections while Mt Eden train station is closed for the next four years as part of the City Rail Link (CRL) project. The station closes for redevelopment on Saturday, 11 July. Read more »

Aucklanders Achieve Target Water Savings In June

Press Release – Watercare Services

Watercare chair Margaret Devlin says Aucklanders are to be commended for their water savings in June, achieving an average daily water usage of 402 million litres a day against a target of 410 million litres a day or less. This result was 38 million litres per day less than expected for June. Read more »

Woman Prosecuted For Failing To Provide Care For Her Unwell Dog

Press Release – SPCA

An Auckland woman has been prosecuted by SPCA after failing to seek veterinary care for her severely unwell dog.

Melissa McIntyre was sentenced at the Auckland District Court yesterday to a charge of ill-treating an animal. She was sentenced to six months’ supervision, disqualified from owning dogs for five years, and ordered to pay $1,207.13 reparations to SPCA. Read more »

Parliament: Oral Questions – 2 July 2020

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Questions to Ministers

  1. Hon NIKKI KAYE to the Prime Minister: Is she confident the Government is delivering on its infrastructure commitments, Read more »

Greens Call For Guaranteed Minimum Income To Alleviate Skyrocketing Debt With MSD

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson is calling for the introduction of a Guaranteed Minimum Income to lift hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty and prevent more families entering into further debt with the Ministry of Social Development. Read more »

Groundbreaking 501 Decision In Auckland Court

Article – Richard Major

For the first time, a 501 returned offender has successfully challenged a Special Conditions Order in the Waitakere district court. Read more »

Watercare And The Waikato River

Press Release – Primary Land Users Group

The Waikato River Authority are reported as wanting New Zealanders living in Auckland to pay for more water from the Waikato River and have suggested up to 10 cents a litre, or $20 million a day. Read more »

Second Language In Schools Passes First Reading

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

A Member’s Bill that would give children the opportunity to learn a second language in primary and intermediate schools has passed its first reading in Parliament, Auckland Central MP and National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. Read more »

Positive Trends For Māori And Pacific Peoples’ Employment After The Global Financial Crisis (GFC)

Press Release – Stats NZ

Census data shows employment recovery post 2008 global financial crisis

Newly released data from the 2018 Census shows positive trends for Māori and Pacific peoples’ employment after the global financial crisis (GFC), Stats NZ said today. Read more »

AAAP Calls For WINZ Debt Cancellation As Debt Doubles In 5 Years.

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on all debt to the Ministry of Social Development to be cancelled to stop people from missing out on essentials such as rent, food and bills. Read more »

RFA Announces Successful Tender For Speedway Operations At Western Springs Stadium

Press Release – Regional Facilities Auckland

Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA) announced today that, following a competitive tender process, Bruce Robertson from Palmerston North Speedway Limited has been selected as the new promoter for speedway operations at Western Springs Stadium. Read more »

Maori Strongly Support Cannabis Reform Ahead Of Referendum

Press Release – Helius Therapeutics

Nearly three-quarters of Maori support legalising cannabis for personal use, with 84% believing prohibition has failed to limit cannabis access and use, according to an independent survey. Read more »

The PGA Of NZ Chooses North Shore Golf Club For Its New Headquarters

Press Release – North Shore Golf Club

From 1 August 2020, the PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association) of NZ will be based at North Shore Golf Club (NSGC). This move from Remuera Golf Club, which has been the PGA’s home since 2018, is largely due to the organisation’s growth and need for increased office space. Read more »

Right to legal representation in Family Court restored today

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Andrew Little

Minister of Justice
Minister for Courts
From today new legislation takes effect to both restore the right to legal representation at the start of a Care of Children (CoCA) dispute in the Family Court, and allow parties to those proceedings to access legal aid where eligible. Read more »

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