Archive for the 'Supercity' Category

Survey – Aucklanders willing to pay for better transport

Press Release – NZCID

Survey findings demonstrate Aucklanders are willing to pay for better transport services and reduced congestion Read more »

iPredict New Zealand Weekly Economic & Political Update

Press Release – iPredict

iPredict New Zealand Weekly Economic & Political Update

Campbell Live Doomed

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Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board Wastes Funding

Press Release – Affordable Auckland

Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board Wastes Funding
“Local boards around the city are quite rightly attacking Len Brown for cutting their funding to pay for his vanity projects, but when one looks at the activities of the Otara-Papatoetoe local board, I doubt ratepayers will get value for money whomever spends it.” Read more »

Over half surveyed support Auckland Plan transport network

Press Release – Auckland Council

Transport survey: more than half support Auckland Plan transport network

A majority of Aucklanders support the proposed Auckland Plan transport network, according to the results of a quantitative survey of more than 5,000 of the region’s residents, it has been revealed today. Read more »

Activist Academics Repeat Call for Soda Tax

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Activist Academics Repeat Call for Soda Tax

Reacting to the call for soda taxes from University of Auckland Professor Boyd Swinburn, and University of Otago Associate Professor, Nick Wilson, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: Read more »

Most in advanced age rely on pension

Press Release – University of Auckland

Most in advanced age rely on pension
Media Release – University of Auckland – 15 April 2015 Read more »

Project to future-proof our biosecurity system

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Project to future-proof our biosecurity system

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has launched a new project which will further strengthen and future-proof New Zealand’s biosecurity system. Read more »

NZ Transport Agency Weekly Traffic Bulletin 19 – 25 April

Press Release – NZTA

NZ Transport Agency Weekly Traffic Bulletin 19 – 25 April 2015
17 April 2015 | NZ Transport Agency – Auckland Read more »

Commission calls for cross party accord on housing

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission calls for cross party accord on housing

Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford today supports calls for all political parties to agree to a cross party accord to address the “very serious” issues facing New Zealand with respect to adequate housing. Read more »

Ministers praise $120m methamphetamine busts

Press Release – New Zealand Government

17 April 2015
Ministers praise $120m methamphetamine busts

Police Minister Michael Woodhouse and Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today congratulated agencies for the latest successful drug-related operation targeting the production and supply of methamphetamine in Auckland. Read more »

$123 million of methamphetamine seized during dual operation

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police and Customs seize $123 million of methamphetamine during dual drug operations

Detectives from the Police’s Organised and Financial Crime Agency New Zealand (OFCANZ), working together with Customs, have seized 123 kilograms of methamphetamine during two successful pan-Auckland drug operations. Read more »

Quarterly benefit figures lowest since 2009

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Quarterly benefit figures lowest since 2009

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the latest benefit figures show a further year-on-year decline as the New Zealand economy improves and welfare reforms continue to support families. Read more »

Chickens will protest today

Press Release – Stop Craddock Farms

Chickens will protest today
17/04/2015
Today animal rights activists dressed as chickens will gather outside Yovich & Co in Whangarei. The directors of Yovich & Co are funding what will be New Zealand’s largest caged hen factory farm. Read more »

Trespass Charge Against Kauri Protestor Welcomed

Press Release – Affordable Auckland

Trespass Charge Against Kauri Protestor Welcomed

Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry welcomes the laying of a trespass charge against Michael Tavares, Read more »

Council to forgive past water charges for community groups

Press Release – Auckland City Council

Council to forgive past water charges for community groups

Community groups have had a small financial reprieve with Auckland Council ‘forgiving’ outstanding water charges for groups that lease council land or buildings for community activity purposes. Read more »

Feedback sought on review of Pasifika Festival

Press Release – Auckland Council

Feedback sought on review of Pasifika Festival

Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board Chair Efeso Collins is holding a meeting with Pacific stakeholders on Wednesday 22 April to encourage comprehensive engagement in the future direction of the annual Pasifika Festival. Read more »

Apology to Hon Peter Dunne

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Apology to Hon Peter Dunne

The Taxpayers’ Union wishes to apologise to Hon. Read more »

HomeStart roadshow arrives in Christchurch

Press Release – New Zealand Government

HomeStart roadshow arrives in Christchurch

A roadshow on the Government’s new KiwiSaver HomeStart package to assist more young New Zealanders into home ownership arrives in Christchurch this evening. Read more »

Ngai Tai Ki Tamaki Rule Out Taniwha Tax

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Ngai Tai Ki Tamaki Rule Out Taniwha Tax

The Taxpayers Union is welcoming comments by James Brown, Chairman of Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki, indicating that spiritual elements will not be included in Cultural Impact Assessments provided by his iwi. Read more »

Media advisory – Reeves Road Clarification

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Media advisory – Reeves Road Clarification

Chairman, Dr Lester Levy, wishes to clarify the Auckland Transport Board’s position on the Reeves Road flyover, part of the Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI). Read more »

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