Archive for December, 2020

Muslim Youth Organisation Prepares For Clean-up On New Year’s Day

Press Release – Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association will be spending the early hours of New Year’s Day cleaning the parks of the Auckland CBD as part of their ongoing New Year’s Day clean-up initiative. Read more »

11 Cases Of COVID-19 At Border In Two Days

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There have been 11 cases of COVID-19 detected in recent returnees in managed isolation since the Ministry’s last update on 29 December. Read more »

New Year Honours List 2021

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Order of New Zealand

The Queen has been pleased, on the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointments to The Order of New Zealand:


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New Year’s Honours Highlights Outstanding Pacific Leadership Through Challenging Year

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Aupito William Sio
Minister for Pacific Peoples

Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio says the New Year’s Honours List 2021 highlights again the outstanding contribution made by Pacific people across Aotearoa. Read more »

Anti-rodeo Protest At Auckland Council-owned Warkworth Showgrounds Tomorrow

Press Release – Direct Animal Action

Anti-rodeo protesters will gather outside the Warkworth Rodeo on New Year’s Day for the sixth year in a row.

Animal advocacy organisation Direct Animal Action (DAA) are coordinating the protest and expect up to 100 people to attend. Read more »

New Year Royal Honours For Three Police Officers

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Striving to deliver the best possible policing services for and in partnership with their respective communities is the key motivator for three Police officers awarded Royal Honours today. Read more »

2020 Biggest Weather Events

Press Release – MetService

2020 saw MetService issue more than 300 Severe Weather Warnings issued over 50+ weather events. We’ve compiled five of the more notable events – from the first Red Warning for Heavy Rain to the upper North Island drought. Read more »

Anna Coddington Beams

Article – Howard Davis

Anna Coddington Beams

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Housing Crisis Fuels Poverty And Inequality In New Zealand

Article – Socialist Equality Group

Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group
29 December 2020, original url:
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New Zealand’s 20 Toughest PR Jobs For 2020

Press Release – BlacklandPR

Communicating the Covid -19 lockdown levels was the toughest PR challenge for 2020.

In a first for the annual rankings issued by BlacklandPR, the lockdown levels received a ‘perfect storm’ score of the highest possible public profile combined with the strongest possible emotional reaction, impact and complexity. Read more »

62 Kiwis Become Overnight Millionaires In Lotto NZ’s Biggest Ever Year Of Winning

Press Release – Lotto New Zealand

This year has been the biggest one yet for Lotto NZ winners with 62 Kiwis so far becoming overnight millionaires in 2020. In second place was 2017 with 53 millionaires, and in third place 2018 with 46 millionaires. Read more »

Surf Life Saving Northern Region – Holiday Weekend Summary And Statistics For 25-28 December 2020

Press Release – Surf Life Saving Northern Region

Weekend summary

Lifeguards have been working hard across the region to keep beach visitors safe and report less rescues than this time last year. Read more »

7 Cases Of COVID-19 At Border In Two Days

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There have been seven cases of COVID-19 detected in recent returnees in managed isolation since the Ministry’s last media update on 27 December. Read more »

Auckland Conservation Board Speaks Out About Vehicles On Beaches And Risk To Threatened Species And Dune Habitat

Press Release – Auckland Conservation Board

The Auckland Conservation Board is appealing to visitors to some of Auckland’s most popular beaches this summer to avoid driving over the sand dune areas. Read more »

New Year’s Eve Forecast

Press Release – MetService

As the year draws to a close the weather is set to bring a few more curve balls around New Year’s Eve. MetService is forecasting mainly fine weather today (Tuesday) but some southern areas look to ring in the New Year with some rain. Read more »

Kawasaki’s Natzke Unbeaten At Annual Summercross

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

DECEMBER 28, 2020: A bolt of lightning might have been the only way to stop Waikato rider Josiah Natzke in his tracks at the weekend. Read more »

Appalling Lack Of Action From Govt As Mental Health Call Outs Increase

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The significant increase in calls involving a person having a mental health crisis, in distress or threatening suicide is exactly why the Mental Health Co-Response Service should never have been axed, National’s Mental Health spokesperson Matt Doocey says. Read more »

Property Market Set To Cool From Sizzling To Warm In 2021

Press Release – Quotable Value New Zealand

Nostradamus himself could not have predicted the strange series of events that befell our world in 2020 – nor the wild trajectory of New Zealand’s property market, which has gone from “doom and gloom” to “boom and Zoom” in record time. Read more »

Tāmaki Makaurau Leads World In Welcoming 2021

Press Release – Auckland Unlimited

New Years 2019.

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Name Release – Clevedon-Kawakawa Road Crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police can now name the two people killed in a crash on Clevedon-Kawakawa Road on 25 December.

They were Rebecca McAlees, 24, and Terry Charleston, 34, from Whitford, Auckland. Read more »

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