Auckland Scoop

Archive for September, 2020

ActionStation & CPAG: Poverty Set To Worsen As COVID Support Ends Tomorrow

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Activists and researchers are warning toxic stress, food insecurity and isolation are set to rise for many families in poverty almost immediately, as their weekly incomes reduce by $63 from tomorrow [Thurs 1 Oct]. Read more »

Forest & Bird Series: The Scientific Dilemmas Of Climate Change: Where Are We Now And What Is A NET?

Press Release – Forest And Bird

The Scientific Dilemmas of Climate Change: where are we now and what is a NET?

Roger Davies is Professor of Climate Physics at the University of Auckland. Read more »

Central Auckland Rally For Canal Road Trees – Aotea Square Thursday 1 Oct At 11:30am

Press Release – Save Canal Road Native Trees

This Thursday at 11:30am, the Save Canal Rd Protest Group will hold a peaceful rally at Aotea Square calling on Mayor Goff and Auckland Councillors to save the Canal Road native trees. Read more »

Zoo Bids Farewell To Sumatran Tiger

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamilton Zoo has sadly said farewell to Sumatran tiger Oz. Read more »

Residential Building Sector Growing Stronger

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Figures released by Statistics New Zealand today show healthy growth in residential building consents in an environment of Government support for the sector during COVID-19, says Housing Minister Dr Megan Woods. Read more »

Auckland’s Arts, Eats And Beats On Show During Elemental AKL

Press Release – ATEED


  • Elemental AKL starts 1 October.
  • More than 40 events and experiences taking place across Auckland, Read more »

New Bridge Strut Progressing As Calmer Weather Settles In

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Fabricators are continuing to make good progress on manufacturing the new permanent strut for Auckland’s Harbour Bridge. Read more »

Wānaka Airport Court Case Revealing; Community Should Now Refocus

Press Release – Wanaka Stakeholders Group

The Wānaka community group which spent last week in Court taking on the local Council and airport company is urging people in the Upper Clutha not to get complacent whilst waiting for the judge’s decision. Wānaka Stakeholders Group Inc. says that the information made public during the hearing should be “ringing alarm bells”. Read more »

Next Waitemata Harbour Crossing Should Be “All Encompassing,” Says Michael Barnett.

Press Release – Michael Barnett

By ‘all encompassing’, I mean that the next harbour crossing should acknowledge that with more half the bridge traffic wanting to bypass the central city, it will be a project for the whole of New Zealand. Read more »

Amotai Supports Māori And Pasifika Economies To Thrive

Press Release – Amotai

Amotai, Supplier Diversity Aotearoa re-launches to the public on Thursday 1 October, 2020.

Formerly named He Waka Eke Noa, the organisation is the first of its kind in Aotearoa. First established in 2018 by Auckland Council’s The Southern Initiative, the intermediary promotes the growth of Māori and Pasifika entrepreneurship through smarter use of procurement and supply chains. Read more »

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