Archive for the 'Supercity' Category

‘Welcome #500Now’

Press Release – St Luke’s Presbyterian Church Remuera

‘Welcome #500Now’

St Luke’s Presbyterian Church, Remuera, is supporting the campaign to ask our political leaders to expand New Zealand’s refugee quota to a more compassionate number—and to do so immediately. Read more »

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s first audio description

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s first audio description

Royal New Zealand Ballet will present its first audio described performances for blind and low vision patrons in Auckland with the balletRomeo and Juliet, which opens in Wellington on 16 August and then tours New Zealand until 24 September. Read more »

On The Nation: Housing Debate

Press Release – The Nation

On The Nation: Housing Debate
Headlines:

A Salvation Army report says 2,000-2,500 new social houses are needed every year just to keep pace with demand. Neither National nor Labour will commit to that figure – Phil Twyford says Labour will build enough social houses to have a net increase of at least 1000 a year. Amy Adams says National plan to build 6,400 over three years. Read more »

Labour’s tax agenda starting to appear

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Labour’s tax agenda starting to appear

Labour’s true tax agenda is starting to appear with comments by senior Labour MPs Phil Twyford and David Parker in the last eighteen hours, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says. Read more »

Māori Party Housing Strategy brings HOPE for Pasefika Aiga

Press Release – The Maori Party

Māori Party Housing Strategy brings HOPE for Pasefika Aiga to Own a Home.
A Pasefika Perspective

‘Pasefika and Māori aiga and whānau have the lowest rates of home ownership; the highest rates of homelessness; and the highest rates of poverty’… according to Esther Tofilau-Tevaga, Māori Party Candidate for Mangere. Read more »

Aggravated robbery in Takanini

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Aggravated robbery in Takanini

Please attribute to Inspector Shawn Rutene, Counties Manukau Police.

At approximately 1.30pm today Police received reports of an aggravated robbery at a Post Shop/Kiwi Bank in Takanini. Read more »

Making Waitākere Ranges a national park will not help kauri

Press Release – Auckland Council

Local board says making Waitākere Ranges a national park will not help kauri – more funding will

The Waitākere Ranges Local Board says more funding is the answer to fighting kauri dieback disease – not turning the Waitākere Ranges into a national park as recently suggested by Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett. Read more »

Govt freeing up land in Queenstown

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Amy Adams
Minister for Social Housing

18 August 2017
Media Statement

Govt freeing up land in Queenstown

The Government is extending the successful Crown Land Programme to Queenstown, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams announced today. Read more »

Man from Takanini assault identified

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Man from Takanini assault identified

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Karen Bright, Counties Manukau Police. Read more »

Winston’s minimum wage will kill Northland

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Winston’s minimum wage will kill Northland

Winston Peters’ idea of raising the minimum wage to $20 will have a devastating effect on employment, especially in areas like Northland. Read more »

Auckland Overnight motorway closures 20 – 26 August 2017

Press Release – NZTA


Overnight motorway closures
20 – 26 August 2017

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Read more »

PSA Launches Progressive Thinking on Housing Booklet

Press Release – PSA

PSA launches Progressive Thinking on Housing booklet

WHAT: The launch of the PSA’s Progressive Thinking: ten perspectives on housing; a booklet featuring ten leading authors, academics and campaigners writing journalistically on a range of topics in housing. Read more »

$35m for advanced genomics research

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Paul Goldsmith

Minister of Science and Innovation
18 August 2017 Read more »

New Zealand’s Campaign Back on Track

Press Release – The Motocross of Nations

New Zealand’s Campaign Back on Track


Takapuna-based rider Hamish Harwood (KTM), stepping into the breach for Team New Zealand. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com. Photo Credit Andy McGechan
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Let’s Fill This City with Art!

Press Release – Artweek

Let’s Fill This City with Art!

ARTWEEK AUCKLAND 2017
ACROSS AUCKLAND 7 – 15 OCTOBER
An artistic explosion will engulf Auckland from October 7- 15 with Artweek Auckland; a 10-day festival showcasing and celebrating the visual arts and artists of New Zealand. Read more »

Kirkbride Trench officially open

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Simon Bridges
Minister of Transport
18 August 2017

Kirkbride Trench officially open Read more »

Big Auckland CBD site has hotel development potential

Press Release – Bayleys

Big Auckland CBD site has hotel development potential

Hotel developers are being targeted in the sale of a substantial Auckland CBD corner site. Read more »

“Saying goodbye to what has been my life for so many years”

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Hon Jo Goodhew

Last week I made my valedictory statement to Parliament. After 12 years as an MP, firstly for Aoraki and then Rangitata, it is an odd feeling saying goodbye to what has been my life for so many years. Read more »

NZ Government Fails! No Answers over Injustices at Ihumātao

Press Release – Save Our Unique Landscape

NZ Government fails! No answers over injustices at Ihumātao

The New Zealand Government delegation to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racism and Discrimination in Geneva yesterday failed to answer multiple questions about the development of a Special Housing Area on confiscated Māori land at Ihumātao near the airport in Auckland. Read more »

St Paul’s College Win Third-Straight Title

Press Release – Auckland Rugby League

St Paul’s win third-straight title

St Paul’s College have claimed a third-straight SAS College Rugby League Premiership title, downing traditional foes Kelston Boys’ High School 16-4 at Mt Smart Stadium #2 on Wednesday night. Read more »

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