Archive for the 'Supercity' Category

Tarewa Road Project Makes Progress One Bridge Beam At A Time

Press Release – NZTA

Road users will notice a significant milestone on State Highway 1 through Whangarei this week, with the new Otaika Bridge at Tarewa Road starting to take shape. Read more »

Shovel-ready Projects: Nice Entrée, Now Time For Main Course

Press Release – New Zealand Automobile Association

The AA is keenly waiting for the full list of infrastructure projects in the Covid-19 recovery package to be revealed, following today’s initial announcement. Read more »

Incoming Tide Forces Surf Lifeguards, Westpac, To Perform Daring Rock Rescue Near Karekare

Press Release – Surf Lifesaving Northern

A couple in their 50s had to be winched off the rocks by helicopter after getting trapped by the rising tide at Mercer Bay on Auckland’s West Coast. Read more »

Vaping Bill Deserves To Fail At Second Reading

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill, due for its second reading this week, would undermine smokers’ attempts to quit and sustain punitive taxes on low-income communities. The New Zealand Taxpayers Union is calling for MPs to vote against it. Read more »

Once Again, Wellington Misses Out

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Today’s infrastructure investment announcement from the Government will see Wellington receive just $185 million, missing out yet again on desperately needed funds to fix the region’s infrastructure deficits. Read more »

It’s Time To Stop Treating Our Pacific Family As Cheap Hired Help

Press Release – Vision New Zealand

“It is time to stop treating our Pacific family as cheap hired help” said Hannah Tamaki of Vision New Zealand. Read more »

Auckland City Mission Welcomes Government Funding For HomeGround

Press Release – Auckland City Mission

The Auckland City Mission is deeply grateful it has been included in the government’s Covid-19 recovery infrastructure spend up. Read more »

Infrastructure Spend Good Start For Regions

Press Release – EMA

The shovel ready projects infrastructure programme will inject almost $1 billion dollars into the EMA’s region in the Upper North Island, and generate important employment opportunities. Read more »

2020 Gisborne / Hawke’s Bay Architecture Awards – Winners Announced

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Architects


Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter, Gisborne, by Pac Studio. Photo credit: Simon Devitt.

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Dramatic Rise In Upper Nihotupu Dam Highlights Relative Size Of Each Water Storage Lake

Press Release – Watercare Services

Upper Nihotupu Dam in the Waitākere Ranges has benefited most from the heavy rainfall over the past week, with a storage boost from 51 per cent full on Wednesday morning, to 93 per cent full today. Read more »

Mayoral Statement On “Calling In” Of Auckland’s Water Consent

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff welcomed the announcement by the Environment Minister to fast track Auckland’s resource consent for the water take in the Waikato. Read more »

Two Arrested After Clan Labs, Firearms Located In Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Police

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Hamilton City Council Approves Water Deal To Help Auckland

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has today unanimously approved a draft agreement to help resolve Auckland’s looming water crisis. Read more »

Virtual APEC A Lost Economic Opportunity

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

APEC moving to a virtual forum will be a significant loss to New Zealand’s economy but it is still an opportunity to focus on strengthening relationships and forging new ones, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says. Read more »

Govt’s Tax Grab Another Slap In The Face For Motorists

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government will deliver another slap in the face to motorists tomorrow when it adds another 4c per litre to the cost of fuel, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says. Read more »

Water Crisis May Cause Infections; Urgent Action Required

Press Release – Make Lemonade

The Waikato River Authority is asking Local Government minister Nanaia Mahuta to launch an independent inquiry into how Auckland’s water crisis has come about. Read more »

Auckland water consent referred to Board of Inquiry

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon David Parker
Minister for the Environment
Environment Minister David Parker has today “called in” Auckland’s application to the Waikato Regional Council to take an extra 200 million litres of water a day from the lower reaches of the Waikato River for Auckland drinking water and other municipal uses. Read more »

Tomorrow’s Fuel Tax Hike Is A Betrayal Of The Government’s Campaign To “Unite For The Recovery”

Press Release – Taxpayers’ Union

Tomorrow’s fuel tax hike is a betrayal of the Government’s campaign to “Unite for the Recovery”, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Read more »

Mayoral Statement On APEC 2021

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff today said he was disappointed but understood why the call had been made to make APEC 2021 a virtual event. Read more »

Parliament: Oral Questions – 30 June 2020

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Questions to Ministers

  1. TODD MULLER to the Prime Minister: Does her Government have a strategy for ensuring appropriate standards are in place to detect, Read more »

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