Archive for May, 2011

Missing Torbay Woman Found and Returned Home

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The missing person has been found safe and well by North Shore Police. She has been returned to her home. Read more »

Missing Woman in Torbay, North Shore

Press Release – New Zealand Police

North Shore Police are asking the public to keep an eye out for a missing 73 year old woman from the Torbay area. She was reported missing this afternoon from an address in Torbay. She has health issues that give the police concern for her well being. Read more »

Union Welcomes Visionary Auckland Plan

Press Release – PSA

The PSA supports Mayor Len Brown’s visionary plan for Auckland. “The plan recognises the importance of public services in the creation of a truly modern, livable city and we applaud that, says the union’s National Secretary Richard Wagstaff. Read more »

CTU Calls on Solicitor General to Withdraw Terrorism Charges

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

The CTU calls on the Solicitor General to withdraw charges laid following the raids made in the Urewera in October 2007. Read more »

AUT University to Go Smoke-Free

Press Release – AUT University

AUT University announced today that its three teaching campuses in Auckland will become smoke-free. This extends the current prohibition to all buildings and open spaces within the City, North Shore and Manukau campuses. Read more »

Oxfam: Fixing the broken food system

Press Release – Oxfam NZ Read more »

Hooked on Matariki

Press Release – New Zealand Post

Traditional and contemporary ’Hei matau’ (fish hooks) are the theme of New Zealand Post’s 2011 Matariki stamp issue. The stamps are being issued tomorrow as part of an annual series that celebrates the Māori New Year. Read more »

Changes to Rubbish Collections Due to Queen’s Birthday

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council is advising residents that no council kerbside rubbish, recycling and paper collections will occur in the region on Queen’s Birthday (Monday 6 June). Read more »

Government Shows It Has No Vision With Rail Loop Decision

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Despite what it says to the contrary, the Government is not interested in true economic prosperity, as shown by today’s announcement not to support the building of Auckland’s rail loop, says Greenpeace New Zealand. Read more »

Steven Joyce Commits ‘Hate Crime Against Rail’

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s rejection of Auckland’s proposed CBD loop underground rail link has more to do with National’s ideological dislike of Mayor Len Brown than it has to do with facts and figures, says Labour’s Transport spokesperson Shane Jones. Read more »

Citizen-A This Week: Bomber, Nikki Kaye & Penny Hulse

Column – Citizen-A

On Citizen-A this week Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye & Deputy Mayor of the Auckland SuperCity, Penny Hulse, join Bomber to debate the Bedget impact on Auckland; National’s get tough on crime policy; who is to blame for the Auckland supercity failures? Read more »

Half Billion Dollar Blow-Out on Super City IT Deplorable

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has overseen a half billion dollar blow-out in Super City IT costs, but won’t be held accountable, says Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford. Read more »

Bay Youngsters Kit Up for 100 Days to Go

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Nearly 500 young rugby players will help the Bay of Plenty celebrate 100 days to go until the start of the Rugby World Cup 2011. The Yr 3 to 6 pupils from Rotorua will take part in the EASTPAK Rippa World Cup event. Read more »

CBD Rail Review Provides Greater Transparency to Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The review of the CBD Rail Link is positive in that it provides greater transparency regarding the potential benefits and costs of the project. We need to know what benefits the loop will bring before committing tax and ratepayer money. Read more »

First-year nursing graduates make their mark

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

A group of 89 first-year registered nurses were recognised in a special graduation ceremony at Waikato Hospital today (Tuesday May 31). Read more »

CBD Rail Link advocates have failed to sell project

Press Release – Cameron Brewer

“Despite the CBD Rail Link being the most important project for the leadership at Auckland Council, it has so far failed to successfully advocate the project to the Government,” says Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer. Read more »

NZTA advises care with changes to Auckland airport link

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency is advising drivers that from this Thursday morning (2 June) there will be significant changes to the section of Auckland’s Southwestern Motorway (State Highway 20) and the Walmsley Road on ramp at Mangere Bridge. Read more »

CBD rail loop needs big donor lobby group

Press Release – Green Party

The independent review of the CBD rail loop released by Auckland Council is well-informed by a number of internationally credible transport experts, but clearly the Government is only interested in transport projects supported by big donors like the Road Transport … Read more »

Auckland CBD rail link plan knocked back, more work required

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland City Council Mayor Len Brown’s plan for a CBD rail link has been knocked back by central government officials, who conclude the benefits promised in the business case are vastly over-stated. Read more »

Keep The Emergency Department For Emergencies Only Campaign

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata DHB has launched a campaign urging people to keep the emergency department for emergencies only. Read more »

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