Archive for January, 2021

Step Up Or Lose

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

Every New Zealander has to become a Climate Change advocate suggests Michael Barnett, CEO of the Auckland Business Chamber. We need to share the aspirations on how in the future we move people and freight, heat our homes, recycle, construct buildings, plant forests, and produce meat and dairy. Read more »

1 Case Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Press Release – Ministry of Health

31 January 2021

There is one case of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our last media statement yesterday. Read more »

Buscomb And Tanner Claim Mile Honours At Entertaining Cooks Classic

Press Release – Athletics New Zealand

Few athletics venues in the world are as synonymous with the mile as Cooks Gardens in Whanganui, and Camille Buscomb and Sam Tanner lived up to that rich tradition by claiming the New Zealand Mile Championship titles on a historic night of action at the Cooks Classic. Read more »

Council Picks Favourites – Mangere Bridge Overlooked

Press Release – Malcolm Turner

Auckland Council is encouraging voter turnout in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu by-election, but their decision to leave out Māngere Bridge in their Meet the Candidate events sends a clear message, says C&R candidate Malcolm Turner. Read more »

1 Case Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There is one case of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our last media statement yesterday. Read more »

Maritime Officers Pleased With Cup Spectators’ Behaviour

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Maritime Officers policing Auckland boat ramps and marinas during Prada Cup racing have been greatly encouraged by boaties’ attitudes to safety, particularly the carrying and wearing of life jackets. Read more »

COVID-19 Testing In Metro Auckland

Press Release – Northern Region Health Coordination Centre

Testing demand has significantly reduced at community testing centres (CTCs) across Auckland this afternoon.

Testing numbers have been high through the week; as at 5pm today there had been over 16,000 community tests from metro Auckland registered at the city’s laboratories since Sunday night. Read more »

Savvy Budget Decisions To Make Most Difference For Waikato

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Helping Waikato people retrofit their homes so they’re healthy is the only new programme of work Waikato Regional Council will seek public feedback on. Read more »

Statement On Ponant Ship Le Laperouse

Press Release – NZ Cruise Association

The New Zealand Cruise Association is shocked and quite simply bewildered to see that at the very last minute Immigration NZ has chosen to prevent the Ponant ship Le Laperouse from coming to New Zealand despite having the green light from the Ministry of Health. Read more »

Postponement Of South Auckland Concert ‘Waitangi Ki Manukau’

Press Release – Manukau Urban Maori Authority

After significant consultation with stakeholders, event partners Manukau Urban Māori Authority and Auckland Council have chosen to postpone Waitangi ki Manukau as a precautionary measure. Read more »

6 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation; An Update On Border-related Cases29 January 2021

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are 6 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our last media statement yesterday. Read more »

Celebration As Hamilton’s New Transport Hub Opens

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has formally marked the completion of the Rotokauri Transport Hub with a blessing of the new facility and unveiling of a new link road named Kiriwai Drive. Read more »

Tower On The Move To 6 Green Star Building

Press Release – Tower Insurance

Kiwi insurer Tower today announced it is strengthening its commitment to environmental sustainability by moving to a new, world-leading, 6 Green Star building on the edge of the Auckland CBD. Read more »

Avondale Town Centre Set For Safety Improvements

Press Release – Auckland Transport

The Avondale Town Centre is set to become a safer destination to visit, shop and work – with construction about to start on a new concrete footpath, street lighting and bicycle parking. Read more »

Auckland Health Authorities Thank Community As Laboratories Record More Than 2,500 Negative Tests

Press Release – Northern Region Health Coordination Centre


A strong community response has seen an estimated 5,000 tests taken in metropolitan Auckland since two new cases linked to the Pullman Hotel managed isolation facility were identified on Wednesday 28 January. Read more »

Police Officer Assaulted In Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Superintendent Karyn Malthus, Auckland City District Commander:

Police are aware of footage circulating on social media of an incident that occurred in Ōrakei on Thursday 28 January. Read more »

Three Economic Indicators Defining NZ Recovery From COVID-19 Storm

Press Release – Kalkine


  • NZ economy is exhibiting some promising signs of revival, keeping Kiwis upbeat on the swift return to the pre-pandemic state.
  • Economic indicators, including CPI, retail spending and house prices, are drawing considerable attention.
  • A sooner and successful vaccine rollout will be paramount in sustaining the nation’s recovery from virus crisis.

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Beginning Of Aotearoa Bike Challenge Comes As More People Use Bikes In Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Transport

The Aotearoa Bike Challenge returns on Monday and Auckland is expected to continue seeing more people using bikes after the competition is finished. Read more »

Auckland Set To Benefit From Two New Funds For The Region

Press Release – Aktive – Auckland Sport and Recreation

Over $670,000 has been made available to the Auckland sport and recreation sector with two additional funds: Junior Players Tāmaki Makaurau and Working Together Tāmaki Makaurau, designed to support organised sport in the region. Read more »

Get Ready To Discover The Inner Drag Superstars Lurking

Press Release – Elephant Publicity

Get Ready To Discover The Inner Drag Superstars Lurking Within Chlöe Swarbrick, Kura Forrester, Aziz Al-sa’afin, And Scott Smart Read more »

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