Archive for the 'Supercity' Category

Tokyo Olympic Games: Fifteen-strong Athletics Team Named For Tokyo Olympics

Press Release – NZOC

Fifteen athletes have been conditionally named in the athletics team for the Tokyo Olympic Games, announced today at the AUT Millennium track by the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC). Read more »

More Choices For Travel Between Papakura And Drury South

Press Release – NZTA

The diggers are out and shovels in the ground with construction work starting on improvements to Auckland’s Southern Motorway between Papakura and Drury which will see extra lanes added as well as a path for people on bikes and on foot. Read more »

Green Light For 10 Minute E-bus To Auckland Airport

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Michael Wood today marked the completion of upgrades to State Highway 20B which will give Aucklanders quick electric bus trips to and from the airport. Read more »

NZ Upgrade Programme Revs Up Economic Recovery

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Michael Wood today marked the start of construction on the New Zealand Upgrade Programme’s Papakura to Drury South project on Auckland’s Southern Motorway, which will create hundreds of jobs and support Auckland’s economic recovery. Read more »

Government Echoes Calls From Climate Movement For ACC To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa


Climate justice organisation 350 Aotearoa is celebrating the direction from the government for the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) to accelerate its moves to divest from investments in fossil fuels. Read more »

72 Year Old And Elected Member Atop Digger At Western Springs Forest To Stop “Carnage” And “Disrespect”

Press Release – Steve Abel

Friday 17 April: Before dawn this morning 72 year old grandmother Linda Hill climbed atop a digger being used to cut a logging track through the Western Springs Forest. Read more »

Migrant Communities Step Up To The Mantle Of Tangata Tiriti

Press Release – Multicultural New Zealand

New Zealand’s multicultural communities are leading the hikoi to a Treaty-based Aotearoa this weekend (16-17th April 2021). Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ) is taking 50 community leaders from around New Zealand on a journey from Auckland up to Waitangi to plant a tree on the Grounds as a gesture of commitment to te Tiriti o Waitangi. Read more »

Whānau Ora To Be Rewarded

Press Release – Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency

John Tamihere says it is logical that a major funding boost to Whānau Ora in the May 2021 Budget must follow if the glowing references Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has regularly espoused is anything to go by. Read more »

Pasifika Mental Wellbeing Initiative Must Protect Our Communities: Greens

Press Release – Green Party

The Greens welcome $6.6 million from the Government’s $455 million programme to increase access to mental health and addiction services for our Pasifika communities in Auckland and Wellington. Read more »

COVID-19 Proved We Can Solve Homelessness

Press Release – AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Homelessness is an extreme expression of a broader problem of housing security. Home ownership is a major determinant of housing security. Read more »

Auckland Regional Public Health Service Commends Bold Plans To Achieve Smokefree Aotearoa 2025

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is backing the comprehensive legislation proposed in the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan released today. Read more »

17 Schools Have Fewer Than 20 Per Cent Of Kids Regularly At School

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Today’s revelation by the Government that there are 17 schools where fewer than 20 per cent of students are attending school regularly is just another illustration of the magnitude of New Zealand’s attendance crisis, National’s Education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Read more »

Sharon Shea Announced As First Māori Board Chair Of Bay Of Plenty District Health Board

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Sharon Shea says she is proud and honoured to be named as the first ever permanent Māori Board Chair of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB), calling it an important signpost for the community.

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Vehicles Responding To Electrical Emergencies Prioritised

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government must support a sensible law change that would allow lines companies to use flashing lights so traffic can give them priority when responding to electrical emergencies, National MP for Pakuranga Simeon Brown says. Read more »

2021 ASB Polyfest Underway At Manukau Sports Bowl

Press Release – ASB Polyfest

“ASB Polyfest is back” – that was the resounding sentiment at the Manukau Sports Bowl yesterday on the opening day of the 2021 ASB Polyfest. Read more »

Shared Pathway Gets Walkers Off Busy Airport Road

Press Release – NZ Walking Access Commission

Walkers and cyclists living in Southeast Auckland will soon be able to enjoy a shared walkway off Highway 20B on Campana Road. This will be much safer for people who previously had to walk along the busy 20B state highway. Read more »

Kāpiti Chamber Survey Reveals Business Support For Kāpiti Airport

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

Kāpiti, 15 April 2021 – More than 70% of Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce members want to keep Kāpiti Airport open, according to recent survey results. Read more »

Arrest For Firearms Offence

Press Release – Independent Police Conduct Authority

Police arrested a man after receiving information that he had been in Auckland in possession of a military style semi-automatic firearm. Read more »

Arrests Made Following Operation In Murrays Bay

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Detective Inspector Kevin McNaughton, Waitematā CIB:

Police have arrested five men in relation to a search warrant conducted at a Murrays Bay address on Sunrise Avenue yesterday. Read more »

Arrests Made In Favona Homicide Investigation

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police have today charged three people with the murder of Auckland woman Meliame Fisi’ihoi.

Police have worked tirelessly since Mrs Fisi’ihoi was killed in her Favona home on 15 January 2020 to identify those allegedly involved and hold them to account. Read more »

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