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District Court Judge Rob Ronayne

Press Release – Chief District Court Judge

District Court Judge Rob Ronayne

The District Court is mourning the loss of Judge Rob Ronayne who died suddenly at his Auckland home on Tuesday, 7 January. Read more »

Call to support petition to reform Unit Titles Act

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Momentum is building to reform the law around Unit Titles with almost 500 people lending their support to a petition calling for change, National’s Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye and Housing spokesperson Judith Collins say. Read more »

Hamilton priest Michael Gielen new Auckland Auxiliary Bishop

Press Release – NZ Catholic Bishops

Pope Francis has appointed Father Michael Gielen from the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton as the new Auxiliary Bishop for Auckland. Read more »

NZ superbike title fight begins this weekend

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 7, 2020: The 2019 New Zealand Superbike Championships went right down to the wire and it will possibly be the same story again in 2020. Read more »

Missing millionaire: $17.1 million remains unclaimed

Press Release – Lotto New Zealand

As many Kiwis head back to work today, Lotto New Zealand is hoping it will hear from its missing millionaire who won $17.1 million on 28 December. Read more »

Missing yachties who issued mayday calls found safe and well

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

A pair of yachties have been found safe and well in the Bay of Plenty aboard their nine metre yacht this morning after sending out mayday calls last night. Read more »

NZ Troops must leave Iraq

Press Release – Auckland Peace Action

“It is imperative that New Zealand Defence Force Troops still stationed in Iraq leave the country,” said Valerie Morse, member of Auckland Peace Action. Read more »

Crash on Southern Motorway

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police spokesperson:

Police are currently in attendance at a crash involving a Police vehicle on the Southern Motorway near Otara. Read more »

SLSNR weekend patrol statistics 4-5 January 2020

Press Release – Surf Life Saving Northern Region


It was a busy day on Saturday 4 January for Northern region lifeguards. Activity was quieter on Sunday at the beaches. On Saturday lifeguard activity was as follows: Read more »

Fire closes section of South-Western Motorway (AK121)

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A section of the South-Western Motorway near Manukau has been closed due to a nearby scrub fire.

The Lambie Drive overbridge is also closed. Read more »

NZ Rally champs next challenge for Haydn Mackenzie

Press Release – Fast Company

Fresh challenges are what motivates 2019 Targa New Zealand winner Haydn Mackenzie. So this year he is adding a NZ Rally Championship programme to his Targa tarmac event schedule. Read more »

Further name release – Papatoetoe incident

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm the identity of the man who was located deceased at a property on Sunnyside Crescent, Papatoetoe on Monday 30th December, 2019. Read more »

New Years Eve confrontation

Press Release – Gummy Bears

A confrontation has taken place between animal rights activists and rodeo cowboys at the gates to the Warkworth Showgrounds. Read more »

Full New Year Honours List 2020

Press Release – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The New Zealand Order of Merit

The Queen has been pleased, on the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit: Read more »

Investigation continues into Papatoetoe deaths

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police continue to investigate the events surrounding the deaths of two people who were located at a Papatoetoe address yesterday morning. Read more »

Social entrepreneurs & innovation leads Pacific contribution

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio says the New Year 2020 Honours List highlights the valuable contribution Pacific social entrepreneurs and innovators make to New Zealand, the Pacific region and the world. Read more »

NYE Free Family Fun at Alexandra Park

Press Release – Alexandra Park

Epsom, Auckland, December 2019. In addition to some great harness racing action that includes the high stakes Auckland Cup, New Year’s Eve at the races promises to have fun and celebrations for all the family and entry is absolutely FREE. Read more »

Gorge fatigue stop continues to have positive impact

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Rhythm and Vines revellers were welcomed to Tairāwhiti at a fatigue stop in the Waioeka Gorge with free coffee, food and information about the importance of taking a break when driving long distances. Read more »

Wide-ranging strategies & leadership needed for Smokefree NZ

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

Tobacco prices are set to go up by just over 11 per cent on January 1, in the last of a series of annual tax-based price rises announced in the 2016 budget. A 25-pack of cigarettes will cost more than $40. Read more »

Social Credit Promises Action On Christchurch Rail Plan

Press Release – Social Credit

The government’s recently released draft NZ Rail Plan totally ignores the need for passenger rail in Christchurch.

While the former National government aimed to neuter rail, the new plan recognises the need for investment in rail – something the rest of the world has been doing for years – but the needs of Canterbury have been ignored. Read more »

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