Archive for the 'Supercity' Category

Dunne: International Gambling Conference 2016

Speech – New Zealand Government

Peter Dunne

10 FEBRUARY, 2016

Speech to the International Gambling Conference 2016, Auckland Read more »

Minister in La La Land over drug smuggling

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

11 February 2016

Minister in La La Land over drug smuggling

The Customs Minister is in La La land if she thinks seven Customs officers can monitor all drug traffickers at the border when they have to assess 2,000 passengers an hour at Auckland International Airport, says Labour’s Customs spokesperson Rino Tirikatene. Read more »

Activists convicted but receive no punishment

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace activists convicted but receive no further punishment over 10-hour occupation of the Tangaroa

The five Greenpeace activists who stormed on board a New Zealand Government climate research ship that was found to be searching for oil have been discharged – and will receive no punishment – after being convicted at the Auckland District Court today. Read more »

Navy Applies Pedal Power for Good Cause

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

11 February 2016

Navy Applies Pedal Power for Good Cause

Twelve members of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) will trade ships for bicycles this week to raise money for the Foundation for Youth Development (FYD). Read more »

Airfields site named a Special Housing area

Press Release – Panuku Development Auckland

The Airfields site at Hobsonville Point named a Special Housing area

Thursday 11 February 2016

The ability to buy a home in sought-after Hobsonville Point just got easier with news today an Auckland Council-owned site will be part of a new Special Housing Area. Read more »

SkyCity profit no cause for celebration

Press Release – Green Party

11 February 2016

SkyCity profit no cause for celebration
SkyCity’s 30 percent profit increase comes at the cost of problem gambling affecting Auckland families and is no cause for celebration, the Green Party said. Read more »

Chocolate inspired by WWI centenary named Supreme Winner

Press Release – Cuisine Artisan Awards

Chocolate inspired by WWI centenary named Supreme Winner in the Cuisine Artisan Awards 2016

New Zealand’s most talented artisan food producers have been honoured in the Cuisine Artisan Awards 2016, with delicious and innovative products ranging from frankfurters to ice cream among the winners. Read more »

New Special Housing Areas to deliver 4500 more homes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Special Housing Areas to deliver 4500 more homes for Auckland

Fourteen new Special Housing Areas that will provide more than 4500 new homes across Auckland were announced today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown. Read more »

Smith floods the market with SHAs, not homes

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

11 February 2016

Smith floods the market with SHAs, not homes

Nick Smith’s constant announcements of new Special Housing Areas which never produce homes borders on the pathological, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. Read more »

Pride Board Decision “Shameful”

Press Release – No Pride in Prisons

No Pride in Prisons: Pride Board’s Decision to Allow Police and Corrections in 2016 Pride Parade “Shameful” Read more »

More children benefiting from free GP visits

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman
Minister of Health
11 February 2016

More children benefiting from free GP visits

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new data shows free GP visits for under 13s is making it easier for families to get the care their children need. Read more »

Silver Carp Not Wanted in NZ – Minister Must Say No

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

10 FEBRUARY 2016
Silver Carp Not Wanted in NZ – Minister Must Say No

New Zealand First is urging Conservation Minister Maggie Barry not to approve the introduction of silver carp to a fish farm near Taupo. Read more »

Disillusioned digital divide

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

10 February 2016

Disillusioned digital divide

The Ministry of Education boss Peter Hughes seems to be under some kind of illusion if he holds the view that “most kids do have a device”, says Labour’s Associate Education spokesperson Jenny Salesa. Read more »

Beaches wrap up for the summer

Press Release – Surf Life Saving New Zealand

10 February 2016

Beaches wrap up for the summer

As the summer begins to wind down Surf Life Saving Northern Region (SLSNR) lifeguards are wrapping up most of their weekday patrols. Across the region, 18 of 24 beaches have ended their weekly regional guarding. Read more »

Immigration Helps Fuel Aucklnd Housing Bubble

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters

New Zealand First Leader

Member of Parliament for Northland
10 FEBRUARY 2016
Immigration Helps Fuel Aucklnd Housing Bubble Read more »

Coast to Coast looms as most competitive in years

Press Release – Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast looms as most competitive in years
10 February 2016

This year’s Coast to Coast looms as one of the most competitive in years with Whakatane multisport athlete Sam Clark and Nelson’s Elina Ussher the leading contenders for one day honours. Read more »

Registrations open for TPP roadshows

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay
Minister of Trade
10 February 2016

Registrations open for TPP roadshows Read more »

Pulp culture fans spoilt for choice at Armageddon Expos

Press Release – Armageddon Expo

10 February 2016

Pulp culture fans spoilt for choice at Armageddon Expos in 2016

Armageddon Expo’s conquest of New Zealand continues unabated as South Auckland fans prepare for the first Manukau event on March 5 and 6, 2016. The annual Expos dominate every pop culture fans’ calendar throughout the country and director Bill Geradts says staging the Manukau event was a no-brainer. Read more »

Foundation North Grants Millions for Community Initiatives

Press Release – Foundation North

Foundation North Grants Over Thirty Nine Million Dollars for Community Initiatives And Amenities in Auckland And Northland Read more »

A Day of Going by Bike

Press Release – Auckland Transition Agency

A Day of Going by Bike

Alistair Young was one of hundreds of people across Auckland who cycled on their commute today as part of the nationwide Go By Bike Day. Read more »

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