Archive for the 'Supercity' Category

$1m blowout in proposed council governance

Press Release – Hastings Against Amalgamation

$1m blowout in proposed council governance
The governance structure of a Hawke’s Bay Council, as detailed in the Local Government Commission’s final proposal, is likely to cost over $1-million more each year than the current five-council structure, Mike Butler of Hastings Against Amalgamation said today. Read more »

The New Kiwi Deal

Speech – New Zealand First Party

2 AUGUST 2015
New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters

Speech to New Zealand First Annual Convention Read more »

Concerned Citizens Chained to Museum in TPPA Protest

Press Release – TPPA Auckland Call to Action Group

Media Release: 2 Aug 2015 – Immediate Release
Issued by: TPPA Auckland Call to Action Group

Concerned Citizens Chained to Museum in Protest of NZ Signing TPPA Read more »

Te Kaha And Endeavour Berth in Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

2 August 2015

Te Kaha And Endeavour Berth in Auckland

The Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS TE KAHA and tanker HMNZS ENDEAVOUR returned to the Devonport Naval Base this morning after being deployed since early this year. Read more »

Central Government Over-riding Locals on Genetic Engineering

Press Release – Kelvin Davis

Alarm at Central Government Over-riding Locals on Genetic Engineering

Everyone who has opposed the introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) into their districts needs to be alarmed at the way central Government is moving to over-ride local council regulations about this matter, says Kelvin Davis, Labour MP for Te Tai Tokerau. Read more »

More housing support for vulnerable youth

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

More housing support for vulnerable youth

Vulnerable young people needing a supportive and stable living environment will benefit from a new accommodation service, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says. Read more »

TPPA ministerial fails – time for NZ Govt. to cut losses

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

1 August 2015

TPPA ministerial fails – time for Key and Groser to cut their losses

‘The “final” ministerial meeting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Maui has failed. Not opting to stay another day shows the gridlock is serious and potentially intractable’, according to University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey. Read more »

Asian interest in Auckland property accounts for around 5%

Press Release – Realestate.co.nz

Data indicates East Asian interest in Auckland property accounts for around 5% of those viewing online listings in the city Read more »

Secrecy of TPPA documents heads to court

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

31 July 2015

Secrecy of TPPA documents heads to court

A legal challenge to the secrecy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations will be launched in the High Court next week. Read more »

Appealing for witnesses to attempted abduction in Glen Eden

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Police appealing for witnesses to attempted abduction in Glen Eden”

Waitakere Police are appealing for witnesses to a report of an attempted abduction in Glen Eden yesterday afternoon. Read more »

Mid-Winter break is over for Alice

Press Release – NZTA

31 July 2015 | NZ Transport Agency – Auckland
Mid-Winter break is over for Alice
Alice, the giant Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), is back at work after a planned mid-winter maintenance break and has passed the halfway mark on the second leg of her deep journey underground at Auckland’s Waterview Connection project. Read more »

2015 Smokefreerockquest Finalists Announced

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest

2015 Smokefreerockquest Finalists Announced
The top nine Smokefreerockquest national finalists were announced today, the crème of the 700 bands and solo/duos who entered the nationwide youth music contest this year. Read more »

Secrecy of TPPA documents heads to court

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Secrecy of TPPA documents heads to court

A legal challenge to the secrecy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations will be launched in the High Court next week. Read more »

Closures on SH16, Te Atatu late this evening

Press Release – NZTA

31 July 2015 | NZ Transport Agency – Auckland
Closures on SH16, Te Atatu late this evening
The NZ Transport Agency advises there will be a closure in place this evening (July 31) on SH16 at Te Atatu. Read more »

Appointments to the New Zealand Film Commission

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Maggie Barry
Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

31 July 2015
Appointments to the New Zealand Film Commission

Dame Patsy Reddy has been reappointed as Chair of the New Zealand Film Commission, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry announced today. Read more »

Joyce to visit the Philippines and Viet Nam

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Steven Joyce

Minister for Economic Development
31 July 2015

Joyce to visit the Philippines and Viet Nam
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce departs for the Philippines and Viet Nam on Sunday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of New Zealand’s relationship with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Read more »

Police Seek Information on Indecent Assault in Otara

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police Seek Information on Indecent Assault in Otara

Police are appealing for information from the public regarding an indecent assault which was carried out earlier this month. Read more »

Navy Ships Arriving Home After Long Deployments

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

Navy Ships Arriving Home After Long Deployments

The frigate HMNZS TE KAHA and tanker HMNZS ENDEAVOUR will arrive at the Devonport Naval Base in Auckland at 10am this Sunday 2 August, after long overseas deployments. Over 1100 family and friends of the crews will be present to welcome them home. Read more »

New premises for Auckland addiction service

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman
Minister of Health
31 July 2015
New premises for Auckland addiction service
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened the new premises for Auckland’s Odyssey House alcohol and drug treatment service. Read more »

Site purchased for Pt Chevalier Kindergarten

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Nikki Kaye

Associate Minister of Education

31 July 2015

Site purchased for Pt Chevalier Kindergarten and Community Education Hub Read more »

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