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Archive for April, 2012

Growing demand for new Auckland homes lifts building consents to 2-year high

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
New Zealand residential building consents rose to their highest monthly level in two years in March amid growing demand for new housing in Auckland and Christchurch. Read more »

Branka Simunovich’s daughters eye $20m claim against Ivan

BusinessDesk report by Jonathan Underhill
Two daughters of Olive beauty products producer Branka Simunovich, who died suddenly last June, are considering making a claim potentially worth $20 million against her estranged husband Ivan Simunovich. Read more »

Tap and go – mobile wallet trial on Auckland Transport next month

Press Release – Joint Press Release
Paying for services through your mobile phone is closer to reality after Telecom, Auckland Transport and Westpac have announced plans to start trialling a mobile wallet system from May in collaboration with Gemalto, Thales and Paymark. Read more »

Work starts to improve high-crash section of SH1 in Dome Valley

Press Release – NZTA
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has started work to improve a high crash section of State Highway 1 in the Dome Valley between Warkworth and Wellsford.
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Overbridge repairs will close section of north-western motorway at night

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency
A section of the city-bound lanes on Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway (State Highway 16) will be closed on most nights during the next two weeks from Tuesday, for repairs to the Royal Road overbridge. Read more »

Driver injured when car hits road works barrier in Te Atatu

News from NZ Police at 5.54am
Te Atatu Road was reduced to one lane as serious crash investigators process the scene of a single-car crash. Read more »

Mediation continues in South Auckland as Talleys lockout enters third month

Press Release – Meat Workers Union
The Meat Workers’ Union and Talley’s Affco will return to mediation in South Auckland today as the lockout enters its third month. Read more »

Public Address: John Banks in strife

Column – Public Address
#JohnDotBanks and all
Hard News by Russell Brown
So John Banks, helicoptered in to the Act Party, seems set to administer the electoral death blow to that party by virtue of apparent actions committed while he was still a member of the National Party. If I were… Read more »

Asset sales protesters in their own words; handwritten signs from Saturday’s march

Scoop photo report by Anna Sutherland

Thousands marched up Queen Street against state asset sales in Auckland on Saturday. In a selection of handmade signs, the protesters state their point of view.

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Tucker appointed to board of tourism CCO

Press Release – Auckland Council
The Mayor has welcomed the appointment of Simon Tucker to the board of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED). Read more »

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