New Māori Television Board member appointed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Te Ururoa Flavell

Te Minita Whanaketanga Māori
Minister for Māori Development

22 August 2017
New Māori Television Board member appointed
Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has today announced the appointment of creative design and digital media expert, Maru Eva Nihoniho (Te Whānau ā Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu), to the Māori Television Board. Read more »

Music school founder wins national migrant award

Press Release – NZ Association for Migration and Investment

August 22, 2017

Music school founder wins national migrant award

Founder and principal of North Auckland’s Albany School of Music, Grace Dong Liu, struck the right note with the judges and was named Migrant of the Year at the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment (NZAMI) Immigration Awards on August 18. Read more »

Pathway Charitable Group Launches Social Enterprise Hub

Press Release – Pathway

Pathway Charitable Group Launches Social Enterprise Hub

On the 28th of September Pathway Charitable Group will launch the Pathway Social Enterprise Hub, an initiative to support fledgling social enterprises to grow their businesses and increase their social impact. Read more »

National’s Auckland Airport RONS Failure “Shocking”

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

National’s failure to declare Auckland Airport 20B eastern access upgrade project a Road of National Significance (RONS) – “a shocking omission” Read more »

Wet Winter & Customer Gains Drive Mercury’s 15% profit

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Wet North Island winter, customer gains drive Mercury’s 15% profit growth

Aug. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Mercury Energy ran its North Island hydro generation hard while southern competitors suffered a dry winter, helping boost the Auckland-based electricity generator and retailer’s net profit in the year to June 30 by 15 percent, to $184 million. Read more »

National Party Doubles New Spending Promises In Seven Days

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Bribe-O-Meter Update:

National Party Doubles New Spending Promises In Just Seven Days
22 AUGUST 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Read more »

Phil Goff’s Priorities to Deliver ‘World Class’ Auckland

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Mayor Outlines Priorities to Deliver ‘World Class’ Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has today outlined his vision and priorities for Auckland’s Ten Year Budget (2018 – 2028). Read more »

Closure of two roads in Auckland tonight, tuesday 22 August

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Closure of the State Highway 20 (SH20) Queenstown Road Southbound On Ramp and Neilson Street Southbound Off Ramp, tonight, Tuesday 22 August 2017 Read more »

Health targets improve outcomes in Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman

Minister of Health
22 August 2017
Health targets improve outcomes in Auckland

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest health target results show that Auckland DHB is making good progress. Read more »

Progress on feedback & complaints systems

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Anne Tolley

Minister for Children

22 August 2017
Progress on feedback & complaints systems

Minister for Children Anne Tolley says the Government is funding two new feedback and complaints systems within the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki. Read more »

Number of million-dollar plus properties sold decreases 4%

Press Release – REINZ

22 August 2017
For immediate release

Number of million-dollar plus properties sold decreases 4%
The number of properties sold around the country for more than a million dollars during the first half of 2017 decreased by 4% when compared to the first six months of 2016, according to new research issued by today the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ). Read more »

Wake-up call for Coromandel kauri preservation

Press Release – Coromandel Kauri Dieback Forum

Wake-up call for Coromandel kauri preservation

Recent publicity about the dire state of kauri in Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges Regional Park (WRRP) is a real wake-up call for the Coromandel, says a local volunteer group battling to protect the spread of kauri dieback disease on the Peninsula. Read more »

Loan to Value Restrictions & Election Ice Property Prices

Press Release – Trade Me Property

Loan to Value Restrictions and the election put property prices on ice

The upcoming general election and the Reserve Bank’s Loan to Value Restrictions (LVRs) have cooled the New Zealand property market with the nationwide average asking price remaining relatively unchanged in the last month, according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index. Read more »

Best lineup Yet Confirmed for Rhythm & Alps 2017

Press Release – Rhythm and Alps

Best lineup yet confirmed for Rhythm & Alps 2017

Rhythm & Alps has today announced New Zealand’s strongest New Year’s lineup for its annual three-day festival in Wanaka. Read more »

Christchurch conductor, pianist and flautist win the awards

Press Release – Dame Malvina Major Foundation

Christchurch conductor, pianist and flautist win Dame Malvina Major Foundation Awards

The Dame Malvina Major Foundation has recognised the outstanding ability and potential of three up-and-coming Christchurch musicians in its latest round of awards for the region. Read more »

Fastest Growing DHB Not Slowing Waitemata Down

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Boar

Fastest growing DHB not slowing Waitemata down

Having the fastest population growth rate of any health board region, and a busy winter season across all Auckland hospitals, hasn’t stopped Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) from posting one of the shortest average stays amongst Emergency Departments nationally. Read more »

RNZ Breaks New Ground With ‘Election17’

Press Release – Radio New Zealand

RNZ Breaks New Ground With ‘Election17’

RNZ brings a completely new focus to this year’s election coverage. Read more »

Introducing The Discovery Garden

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Tuesday 22 August

Introducing The Discovery Garden – Te Kaapuia o Te Waoku, we are all part of nature

An area being designed for children in the Wellington Botanic Garden has been officially named as The Discovery Garden – Te Kaapuia o Te Waoku, we are all part of nature, after consultation with local iwi and other stakeholders. Read more »

AA Calls for Park and Ride Step-Change in Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Automobile Association

10,000 in 10 years: the AA calls for park and ride step-change in Auckland
As Auckland looks to bring forward investment in its rail and busway network, the AA is calling for a massive increase in the supply of park and ride facilities, with 10,000 new spaces needed over the next 10 years. Read more »

Palmerston North City Council’s performance raises questions

Press Release – Taxpayers’ Union

Palmerston North City Council’s financial performance raises questions for ratepayers

22 AUGUST 2017 – High debt, high rates, and very high remuneration of officials at Palmerston North City Council are among the findings of the 2017 Ratepayers’ Report, online local government league tables published by the Taxpayers’ Union today, at www.ratepayersreport.nz. Read more »