Archive for the 'Supercity' Category

Auckland Council by-elections – progress results

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council by-elections – progress results

Following by-elections in the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Ward and the Waitematā and Manurewa Local Boards, Electoral Officer Dale Ofsoske has announced the following progress voting results: Read more »

17-metre blue whale to make appearance in Mission Bay

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

17-metre blue whale to make appearance in Mission Bay
Friday, February 16: A 17-metre blue whale called Janet is expected to make an appearance at a rally on Saturday in Mission Bay against new oil and gas exploration. Read more »

SH1 cleared after crash near Puhoi, but expect long delays

Press Release – NZTA

Motorists heading north from Auckland on State Highway can expect delays after a crash blocked the road north of Puhoi.

The road has now been cleared, but there is traffic backed up in both directions. For north-bound motorists, the tailback reaches the Johnstone’s Hill tunnel, while heading south traffic is backed up to Warkworth. Read more »

Overnight motorway closures 18 – 24 February 2018

Press Release – NZTA


Overnight motorway closures
18 – 24 February 2018

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 23rd February 2018. Please note this Traffic Bulletin is updated every Friday. Read more »

OKI 24-Hour Sailing Race – March 2018

Press Release – OKI 24 Hour Race

OKI 24-Hour Sailing Race – March 2018
The Toughest Dinghy Race of the Year

Auckland (February 16th, 2018): Read more »

Use State Highway 16 to avoid crash site near Puhoi

Press Release – NZTA

Use State Highway 16 to avoid crash site near Puhoi on State Highway 1

The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists using State highway One north of Auckland that a crash has blocked the motorway near Puhoi. Read more »

Democrats Abroad New Zealand Announces 2018 AGM

Press Release – Democrats Abroad

AUCKLAND (16, Feb. 2018) – Democrats Abroad New Zealand (DANZ) will be holding our Annual General Meeting in Auckland at The Good Home on Saturday, 03 March at noon. For members wishing to attend who are not in the Auckland area, a WebEx link is available. Read more »

Water complaints scheme established for Aucklanders

Press Release – Utilities Disputes

Water complaints scheme established for Aucklanders

The disputes resolution service for utility companies will now take public enquiries and complaints about water in the Auckland region. Read more »

Northland DHB On Its Way Toward Sustainability Goal

Press Release – Northland DHB

DHB On Its Way Toward Sustainability Goal
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Northland DHB’s Carbon Footprint and Year Overview 2016-17 report has captured a number of successes, the most significant being a nine percent reduction in the organisation’s carbon footprint (refer to graph ‘Results: a reduction of 9 percent of our CO2e). Read more »

Cameras on boats – a vital step forward

Press Release – LegaSea

Recreational fishing group LegaSea is calling on Minister of Fisheries Stuart Nash to stand firm against industry pressure to dump the introduction of cameras and electronic monitoring on commercial fishing boats. Read more »

Wrong to Call Abortion Health Care

Press Release – Family Life International

Abortion Supervisory Committee Wrong to Call Abortion Health Care
The Abortion Supervisory Committee’s call for greater access to abortion as health care and specifically for the people in South Auckland is of serious concern. Read more »

Teachers parade with pride

Press Release – PPTA

Teachers parade with pride

For the first time, early childhood, primary and secondary teachers will be marching together in the Auckland Pride Parade. Read more »

Top businesswomen call for gender diversity and pay equality

Press Release – Journey To Excellence

Five high profile business women are joining forces to improve the gender equality stakes in New Zealand. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – Feb 15

Press Release – Hansard

ORAL QUESTIONS

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS
Question No. Read more »

Sky Tower joins landmarks lighting for Chinese New Year

Press Release – Sky City

Sky Tower joins landmarks lighting for Chinese New Year

The Sky Tower’s red and gold glow on Auckland’s skyline is extra special this year with the icon joining some of the tallest towers around the world to celebrate Chinese New Year. Read more »

NZ sea lion killed in fishing net highlights urgent action

Press Release – WWF

New Zealand sea lion killed in fishing net highlights urgent need for action

A New Zealand sea lion drowning this week in a squid fishing net in the Auckland Islands highlights the need to urgently address questions about the effectiveness of Sea Lion Exclusion Devices (SLEDs). Read more »

NZ sea lion dies in trawl net

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says a critically endangered New Zealand sea lion has drownedin a squid trawl net, and its death is further proof that so-called escape devices in commercial fishing nets don’t always work. Read more »

NZ Antique & Classic Boatshow, Nelson Lakes

Press Release – Antique and Classic Boat Show

Bootlegger, Belvedere, Blondie, Bel Air and Baby Cham – if your boat name begins with ‘B’ you could find yourself among these past winners at the NZ Antique and Classic Boatshow at Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park on March 3 & 4. Read more »

Prison inspection reports first for Inspectorate Office

Press Release – Department Of Corrections

The Office of the Inspectorate today released reports into Manawatu Prison and Auckland Prison (Paremoremo), the first two resulting from a programme of inspections of New Zealand prisons. Read more »

Drought, disruption undermines farmers’ confidence

Press Release – Federated Farmers

A marked drop in farmer optimism and growing concern about the ability to recruit suitable staff are stand-out features of the Federated Farmers Mid-Season Farm Confidence Survey. Read more »

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