Archive for the 'Supercity' Category

Rain sparks recovery but things remain fragile

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

MEDIA RELEASE

22 April 2014

Rain sparks recovery but things remain fragile

Recent rain in Waikato and South Auckland has set farmers on the road to recovery from the drought but the situation remains fragile for some, a meeting today of farming leaders and central and local Government officials has heard. Read more »

Winter F.A.W.C! 2014 tickets on sale

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Tourism

Media Release
22nd April 2014

Winter F.A.W.C! 2014 tickets on sale

Winter F.A.W.C! dates have been announced for June 2014 with tickets going on sale to the general public tomorrow , Wednesday 23rd at 12 noon. Read more »

Fire season changes

Press Release – Auckland Council

Media release
22 April 2014
Fire season changes

Auckland Rural Fire today announced the fire season will officially change from restricted to open, meaning fire permits are no longer required for fires lit on private land within the rural fire area. Read more »

Partnership targets visitor safety on New Zealand roads

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

Partnership targets visitor safety on New Zealand roads

Tourism New Zealand, the New Zealand Transport Agency and Air New Zealand have joined forces to target Chinese tourists with important road safety messages before they get behind the wheel. Read more »

Renewable energy in the Pacific under EU-NZ Partnership

Press Release – Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

Rollout of renewable energy in the Pacific under EU-NZ Partnership

European Commissioner Piebalgs and New Zealand Foreign Minister McCully depart on 23-27 April on a joint mission to the Pacific to see EU-NZ renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Read more »

Treasured takahē are coming to Tāwharanui!

Press Release – Auckland Council

22 April 2014

Treasured takahē are coming to Tāwharanui!

One of New Zealand’s most threatened native bird species will soon be making itself at home at Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary. Read more »

Home loan affordability worsens by most in 12 years

Press Release – Roost Home Loan Affordability Report

Home loan affordability worsens by most in 12 years as interest rates and house prices rise

Home loan affordability worsened across most of New Zealand in March at the fastest rate since January 2002 as median house prices rose and interest rates started rising, the Roost Home Loan Affordability reports show. Read more »

ANZAC closures of Wellesley Street East for cycleway project

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

22 April 2014

ANZAC closures of Wellesley Street East for cycleway project

As the Grafton Gully cycleway project enters the final months of construction, the NZ Transport Agency reminds drivers of project-related closures of Wellesley Street East in central Auckland. Read more »

Hop along to Frog Fun Day

Press Release – Auckland Council

Hop along to Frog Fun Day
Leap into loads of fun at Warkworth’s Lucy Moore Memorial Park at a special event to mark international ‘Save The Frogs Day’. Read more »

Northwestern on-ramp to close for ANZAC weekend

Press Release – NZTA

Northwestern on-ramp to close for ANZAC weekend

Auckland’s Great North Road westbound on-ramp to the Northwestern Motorway (SH16) will be closed this ANZAC Day weekend from 6am on Saturday 26 April to 5am on Monday 28 April. Read more »

Noho Hewa’: Visit of Native Hawaiian filmmaker

Press Release – Peace Movement Aotearoa

Noho Hewa’: Visit of Native Hawaiian filmmaker, Anne Keala Kelly, 24 April to 2 May 2014

Peace Movement Aotearoa Read more »

Record Crowds Celebrate Auckland’s Easter Show

Press Release – The Coca-Cola Easter Show

Record Crowds Celebrate Auckland’s Historic Coca-Cola Easter Show

The weather alternated between sunshine and thunder-storms, but nothing dampened the enthusiasm of Aucklanders who flocked to the Coca-Cola Easter Show in the largest numbers in years. Read more »

Himalayan Trust responds to Everest avalanche

Press Release – Himalayan Trust

April 21, 2014. For immediate release

The Himalayan Trust has launched an appeal to help the families of the Sherpa climbers impacted by the recent tragedy on Eve rest, Nepal. Read more »

Himalayan Trust responds to Everest avalanche

Press Release – Himalayan Trust

April 20, 2014. For immediate release

Himalayan Trust responds to Everest avalanche

The Himalayan Trust has launched an appeal to help the families of the Sherpa climbers impacted by the recent tragedy on Eve rest, Nepal. Read more »

Power prices soar on the eve of winter

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

David SHEARER
Energy Spokesperson

18 April 2014
MEDIA STATEMENT

Power prices soar on the eve of winter

On the eve of winter as New Zealanders are turning on their heaters, power prices have soared sky high, Labour’s Energy spokesperson David Shearer says. Read more »

Ohukara Wins First International Title in Women’s Final

Press Release – New Zealand Badminton Open

Ohukara Wins First International Title in One Sided Women’s Final

The Women’s Singles final at the SKYCITY NZ Badminton Open was a one sided affair with Nozomi Okuhara (Japan) completely outclassing her countrywoman Kana Ito 21-15, 21-3 Read more »

Controls on fruit and vegetable movements lifted

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Controls on fruit and vegetable movements lifted

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) confirms that all restrictions on the movement of fruit and vegetables in Whangarei have been lifted as of this morning Sunday 20 April. Read more »

Lisa Owen interviews experts on Antacrtica

Press Release – The Nation

Lisa Owen interviews Chuck Kennicutt and Gary Wilson on Antarctica

Headlines:

Top Antarctic scientists warns New Zealand “not ready” for worst as ice shelves and sea ice in Antarctica retreat and the climate changes Read more »

Beyond the State – NZ State Houses from Modest to Modern

Press Release – New Zealand Fabian Society

Beyond the State – NZ State Houses from Modest to Modern – Bill McKay
As part of the our ‘Active Hand of Government’ series for 2014, we present Bill McKay, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture and Planning, speaking to his new publication. Read more »

Outstanding marks for Panmure Interchange

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Outstanding marks for Panmure Interchange

Panmure locals rate their new bus and train station a near perfect 99 out of 100. Read more »

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