Archive for October, 2010

Minister Playing Games Over Auckland Rail

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford says Transport Minister Steven Joyce should stop playing political games over funding for Auckland’s transport system. Read more »

Train: Touring Australia And New Zealand In 2011

Press Release – Frontier Touring Company

The Frontier Touring Company and Roundhouse Entertainment are thrilled to announce the return of Grammy Award winning TRAIN this January and February for shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland in support of their latest album, ‘Save Me San Francisco’. Read more »

Road Closed As A Result Of Party Fight

Press Release – New Zealand Police

As a result of the large fight in New Lynn earlier this morning, Binsted Road between Rata Street and Delta Ave is closed to the public until further notice and is not expected to be opened until later in the day. Read more »

Fight Outside New Lynn Party

Press Release – New Zealand Police

At approximately 2am this morning West Auckland Police were called to a large fight in River Bank Road, New Lynn. The fighting broke out outside the venue of a 21st birthday party. Read more »

EEO Trust Work and Life Awards 2010

Speech – New Zealand Government

Thursday 28 October 2010; 6.30pm Speech Auckland War Memorial Museum Dome – EEO Trust Work and Life Awards 2010 Read more »

The Nation: Joyce says more costs to come for Loop

Press Release – The Nation

Auckland’s transport system could cost rate payers a lot more than expected says Transport Minister Steven Joyce. Read more »

Consolidated plans handed to new Auckland Council

Press Release – Auckland Transition Agency

A consolidated planning document for use by the new Auckland Council has been handed over by the Auckland Transition Agency (ATA). Read more »

Budget Allocation For Auckland’s Local Boards

Press Release – Auckland Transition Agency

The local boards of the Auckland Council will have responsibility for budgets totalling $488 million. Read more »

Report Points The Way To Further Council Savings

Press Release – Auckland Transition Agency

An economists’ report commissioned by the Auckland Transition Agency (ATA) has pointed to further savings that could be delivered by the Auckland Council. Read more »

The Mapp Report – Hobbit Movies Saved

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

29 October 2010 Hobbit Movies Saved Today I am in Parliament as the Government passes new law on independent contractors. The union action over the last month had created so much uncertainty in employment conditions that we have had to fix the law. The … Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks reach 6-month high

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand stocks rose to their highest level since April 24, outperforming regional markets, as SkyCity Entertainment Group gained after a bullish outlook statement from the company’s board. Read more »

SFO ups the ante in South Canterbury probe

Article – BusinessDesk

by Paul McBeth Oct. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The Serious Fraud Office has raised the stakes in its probe into South Canterbury Finance Ltd., announcing a “Part 2 investigation” after its initial swoop into some of the failed lenders’ transactions. Read more »

Māori Statutory Board members announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples has announced the membership of the Māori Statutory Board, appointed under the Local Government (Auckland Council) Amendment Act 2010. Read more »

Monte Cecilia School first on the Agenda

Press Release – Roskill Community Voice

The election of two Roskill Community Voice Members on to the Puketapapa Local Board has brought the fate of Monte Cecilia School to the top of the local political agenda, says Roskill Community Voice member of the Puketapapa Local Board Michael Wood. Read more »

Global Anti-Whaling Day demonstration in Auckland

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

Anti-whaling activists are gathering on November 5th to protest the beginning of the Japanese whaling season. Read more »

Diwali lighting new beginning

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Parts of Queen Street will be closed as Auckland celebrates the 2010 Diwali Festival of Lights to be hosted by the Asia New Zealand Foundation And Auckland City Council on Saturday October 30 at the Aotea Centre. Read more »

Boasting in South Auckland, silent elsewhere

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

While Police Minister Judith Collins visited Counties-Manukau to boast of fulfilling National’s pledge to put 300 new cops in the district, she failed to admit that eight of New Zealand’s 12 police districts will have fewer cops at the end of 2011 … Read more »

Whānau Ora Providers Shows Widening Enthusiasm

Press Release – Te Puni Kokiri

Whānau Ora Providers Shows Widening Enthusiasm for Whānau-Centered Services The Whānau Ora Governance Group today announced 25 provider collectives / stand alone providers selected to develop and deliver whānau-centred services to families around … Read more »

Super-city a safe bet, S&P says

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The amalgamated Auckland “super-city” is good for an AA credit rating from the credit agency Standard & Poor’s, although heavy infrastructure spending and any lack of spending control could threaten that. Read more »

Puketutu Island a people’s playground

Press Release – Watercare Services

Successful negotiatons between Waikato-Tainui, local iwi, Watercare Services Limited and the Kelliher Charitable Trust have resulted in an agreement to develop Puketutu Island as a public open space. Read more »

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