Archive for the 'Supercity' Category

Young author honoured for generous attitude

Press Release – Attitude Trust

Young author honoured for generous attitude
When Muskan Devta was born prematurely, in her home country of India, doctors said she would not survive. But Muskan, which means ‘smile’, proved the doctors wrong and is now a happy 15-year-old with a passion for writing and fundraising for worthy causes. Read more »

Appointment of High Court Judge

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Appointment of High Court Judge
Auckland Queen’s Counsel Matthew Muir has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. Read more »

Report forecasts $100 billion construction boom

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Report forecasts $100 billion construction boom
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the findings of the second National Construction Pipeline report, which confirms building and construction activity in New Zealand is expected to reach unprecedented levels by 2017. Read more »

Home detention after victimising children

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Home detention after victimising children
Objectionable images encouraged an underground industry that victimised children and adults, Auckland District Court Judge, Philippa Cunningham said today. Read more »

Beach Road design information day

Press Release – Auckland Council

Media advisory

29 October 2014

Beach Road design information day

Auckland Council is holding an information day on Saturday 1 November to share design concepts for the second stage of the Beach Road walking and cycling project, which will regenerate the Beach Road street environment. Read more »

Road Closure: Scenic Drive, Waitakere

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Scenic Drive, Waitakere

Road Closure

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 – 1:34pm

Waitemata

At about 12:30 this afternoon a tree has partially fallen over on Scenic Drive, Waitakere. Read more »

Traffic Jam Tax must be given the red light

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Phil Twyford
Transport Spokesperson

29 October 2014

Traffic Jam Tax must be given the red light

Auckland Council’s proposed Traffic Jam Tax could cost some households thousands of dollars a year just to use roads they had already paid for with their taxes and must be rejected, says Labour’s transport and Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford. Read more »

Public now needs to have its say over new tolls

Press Release – Cameron Brewer

29 October 2014

Public now needs to have its say over new tolls

“I welcome the likes of new tolls and fuel taxes going out for public consultation after these matters have been talked about for 20 years. Read more »

Santa’s Run for a Good Cause

Press Release – KidsCan

Santa’s Run for a Good Cause

On Wednesday, 3 December 2014 thousands of people dressed in Santa suits will take to the streets in Whangarei, Read more »

Kiwis to fight back against TPPA ‘corporate trap’

Press Release – It’s Our Future

Kiwis to fight back against TPPA ‘corporate trap’ on 8 November
New Zealanders in at least sixteen different locations around the country are organising for an International Day of Action against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on 8 November, co-ordinated by It’s Our Future NZ. Read more »

Proposed “ User Charge” already in place for freight sector

Press Release – National Road Carriers

Proposed “Motorway User Charge” – already in place for the freight sector
The freight sector is not opposed to a Motorway User Charge road as an element of a package to address Auckland’s transport infrastructure funding shortfall, says National Road Carrier chief executive David Aitken. Read more »

Upgrade to white light for Auckland roads

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Upgrade to white light for Auckland roads
Auckland Transport will replace 44,000 high pressure sodium (golden yellow light) street lights with energy efficient light emitting diodes (LED) luminaires in what will be New Zealand’s most ambitious LED replacement programme to date. Auckland Transport owns more than 100,000 street lights, approximately one third of the country’s total lighting stock. Read more »

Transport funding debate must focus on benefits – AA

Press Release – Automobile Association

Transport funding debate must focus on benefits – AA
If Auckland Council is to convince the public to pay more to develop new transport projects, it must focus the funding debate on the benefits to users, the AA says. Read more »

Stopping unnecessary roading projects solution to transport

Press Release – Generation Zero

29 October 2014

Stopping unnecessary roading projects solution to transport funding shortfall

Today Auckland Council released the Funding Auckland’s Transport Future report which claims Aucklanders need to choose higher rates, petrol taxes or tolls to pay for future transport projects, when the real issue is the prioritisation of unnecessary low value roading projects. Read more »

Fixing Auckland’s transport

Press Release – Auckland Council

Fixing Auckland’s transport

Today marks a critical step in the most important funding debate Auckland has ever had: whether or not Aucklanders are willing to pay for the transport system this city desperately needs to keep it moving, says Mayor Len Brown. Read more »

IAB: Two pathways for transport in Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Council

IAB: Two pathways for transport in Auckland

A group of key transport stakeholders, collectively the Independent Advisory Body (IAB), today present its findings on how Auckland can fill its $12 billion transport funding gap over the next 30 years. Read more »

Variable Motorway Use Charge to fund Auckland transport

Press Release – NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

Variable Motorway Use Charge best way to fund and manage Auckland’s transport system

“A variable motorway user charge of around $2.00, higher at peak and lower off peak, is the best way to fund and manage Auckland’s transport system,” says Stephen Selwood Chief Executive of the NZ Council for Infrastructure Development. Read more »

Govt responds to Auckland transport report

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Simon Bridges
Minister of Transport

29 October 2014

Govt responds to Auckland transport report

Auckland Council are welcome to have a debate about future transport infrastructure investment plans, Read more »

Spark presents…The Boroughs

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark presents…The Boroughs

Feat. Spark, Steven Adams, Kenny McFadden, Reggie Jackson, the Godfather of Streetball, NBA legend, Dr. J. & the music of David Dallas.
The Boroughs Read more »

All Auckland transport options should be considered

Press Release – Green Party

29 October 2014

All Auckland transport options should be considered

All options for meeting Auckland’s transport needs should be considered, including reprioritising the transport budget away from wasteful spending on motorways, the Green Party said today. Read more »

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