Archive for the 'Supercity' Category

Penlink action falls into a political black hole

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

21 June 2018
When Penlink was finally elevated into the Auckland Transport Alignment Plan (ATAP) earlier this year with money allocated for construction within 10-years, the residents and businesses where the congestion has the worst impact were pleased – all their hard work to get immediate and dramatic action to address Silverdale’s daily gridlock seemed to be paying off. Read more »

Auckland’s first region-wide homelessness count

Press Release – Auckland Council

Thursday 21 June 2018

Mayor Phil Goff announces Auckland’s first region-wide homelessness count Read more »

Olympian empowers girls with unique cycling tour

Press Release – Aktive – Auckland Sport and Recreation

Double Commonwealth Games silver medalist and Olympian Susy Pryde is empowering the next generation of female cyclists by embarking on a cycling tour of North America with two Auckland teenage girls. Read more »

University Library Restructures condemned

Press Release – A New University

21/06/18

A New University: Auckland University Library Restructures condemned by Students, Staff and Alumni
A New University, a group committed to the democratisation of the University of Auckland, strongly condemns the decision made by Stuart McCutcheon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland, to restructure the University’s Libraries and Learning Services. Read more »

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in hospital

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister

MP for Mt Albert

21 June 2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in hospital

The Prime Minister’s Office can confirm that Jacinda Ardern has arrived at Auckland hospital, with her partner Clarke Gayford, to have her baby. Read more »

Unprecedented abuse of power by Govt

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Unprecedented abuse of power by Govt

In an extraordinary and potentially unprecedented abuse of power, the Government is attempting to impose new taxes on New Zealanders without proper debate, late at night and under cover of Urgency, National’s Shadow Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee says. Read more »

Auckland Zoo Director appointed

Press Release – Auckland Council

Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA) has appointed Kevin Buley as the new Director of Auckland Zoo.

Kevin Buley has been Deputy Director and Head of Life Sciences at Auckland Zoo since 2010 and Acting Director since January. With a 25-year career in the zoo industry, Buley’s previous roles include Head of Zoo Programmes at Chester Zoo, one of the largest zoos in Europe with 20,000+ animals. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – June 20

Press Release – Hansard

ORAL QUESTIONS

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

Question No. 1—Prime Minister Read more »

$91,000 spent to kill zero goats

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

Council has to be *kidding*: $91,000 spent to kill zero goats

20 JUNE 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance Read more »

A new bus network coming to the North Shore

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport media release
20 June 2018
A new bus network coming to the North Shore

The North Shore will have a new bus network from 30 September, which will be simpler and better connected, and there will be more buses coming more often. Read more »

Regional Fuel Tax becomes contagious

Press Release – Road Transport Forum

20 June 2018
It comes as no surprise to learn that 14 councils around the country are seeking a regional fuel tax similar to Auckland’s, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. Read more »

Kraft Heinz helps to fight hunger in New Zealand

Press Release – Salvation Army

Media Release

Kraft Heinz helps to fight hunger in New Zealand

Kraft Heinz staff from around the country will volunteer their time in partnership with Rise Against Hunger and The Salvation Army to help fight hunger in New Zealand. Read more »

New Zealand cannot tolerate US incarceration of children

Press Release – Green Party

20 June 2018

The treatment of migrant children and families at the United States border is heart-breaking and intolerable. The Green Party calls on the New Zealand Government to condemn this egregious breach of human rights. Read more »

Anyone Can Win At Wellington’s Marathon

Press Release – MDJ Media

Anyone Can Win At Wellington’s Marathon

The Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon has been an annual highlight on the Capital calendar for more than three decades. The race attracts some of the country’s best runners, but this year one lucky finisher among more than 4000 will drive away in a new Volkswagen car. Read more »

Hypocritical Greens fail on water bottling policy

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

David Bennett – Land Information

20 June 2018

Hypocritical Greens fail on water bottling policy

The Green Party’s claim the law prevented them from declining an overseas buyer’s application to expand their water bottling plant is merely an attempt to excuse their hypocrisy, National’s Land Information Spokesperson David Bennett says. Read more »

Twyford’s ‘regional’ fuel tax anything but

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Jami-Lee Ross – Transport

20 June 2018

Phil Twyford has opened the floodgates to councils up and down the country wanting to hike taxes on motorists, proving his claims the regional fuel tax will be confined to Auckland are false, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. Read more »

What 7 former refugee kids love about New Zealand

Press Release – Refugees As Survivors

MEDIA RELEASE: REFUGEES AS SURVIVORS NZ
EMBARGOED UNTIL 5AM, JUNE 20TH 2018 Read more »

Councils lining up for regional fuel taxes

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Councils are licking their lips at the prospect of being able to implement regional fuel taxes of their own, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – June 19

Press Release – Hansard

ORAL QUESTIONS
QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS
Question No. 1—Finance
1. Read more »

Cycling advocates call for urgent action on road safety

Press Release – Cycling Action Network

Cycling advocates call for urgent action on road safety

Ten years after the death of Police Superintendent Steve Fitzgerald while cycling home, cycling advocates are calling for urgent action on road safety. Read more »

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