Archive for August, 2021

BNZ Branch Opening Hours For Thursday 2 September

Press Release – BNZ

With Auckland and Northland remaining in COVID-19 Alert Level Four and the rest of Aotearoa New Zealand moving to COVID-19 Alert Level Three on Tuesday 31 August, the way BNZ branches and Partners Centres are operating has changed. Read more »

New Zealand No.3 Squash Player Moving To UK To Follow In Paul Coll’s Footsteps

Press Release – Squash New Zealand

Following the success of Paul Coll at the British Squash Open last week, New Zealand’s number three ranked player, Lwamba Chileshe is heading to the UK to take the next step in his career. Read more »

Elderly woman 11th person to be rescued by surf lifeguards

Press Release – Surf Life Saving Northern Region

A 70-year-old woman from Kumeu is the eleventh person to be rescued from their homes by Surf Life Saving Search and Rescue (SAR) squads today. Read more »

IAG responds to severe weather & flooding event in Auckland

Press Release – IAG New Zealand

Dean MacGregor, IAG Executive General Manager, Claims:

IAG is supporting customers across Auckland after the severe weather and flooding event that caused considerable damage to homes and properties in the past 24 hours. Read more »

The questions the Government can’t and won’t answer

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“It’s no wonder the Government didn’t want to bring back Question Time, today showed they either can’t or won’t answer most of the questions put to them,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Greater Wellington Welcomes Report On Congestion Charging As Part Of Emissions Target

Press Release – Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Greater Wellington has welcomed a report from the Transport and Infrastructure Committee on congestion charging in Auckland, describing it as a necessary enabler for mode shift and zero emissions targets. Read more »

NZTrio Announce New Dates For Cumulus Concerts

Press Release – Elephant Publicity


NZTrio [L-R] Amalia Hall, Somi Kim, Ashley Brown (photo credit: James Davies).

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Te Pae Christchurch targeting pre-Christmas opening

Press Release – Te Pae Christchurch

Due to the latest COVID-19 disruption, Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is now aiming to hold its first events in the lead up to Christmas. Read more »

Police patrolling West Auckland area after flooding

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Inspector Mark Fergus, Waitematā Police

Police will be actively patrolling the areas affected by last night’s 
flooding in West Auckland this evening and overnight. Read more »

Checkpoints being put in place in Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police will be establishing checkpoints in the southern part of Auckland as part of the country’s change in Alert Levels this evening. Read more »

Greens call out racial profiling toward Pasifika Communities

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party’s Te Mātāwaka spokesperson for Pacific Peoples is condemning the consistent racial overtone during this pandemic. Read more »

Police respond to small protests around the country

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police responded to anti-lockdown protests involving small groups outside government and local council buildings around the country this morning, resulting in 19 arrests for failing to comply with Alert Level 4 restrictions. Read more »

“Change the Game Plan – Government Grunt Needs to Get Going”

Press Release – NUMA

Māori & Pacifika Whānau in Auckland Need Vax Priority

Chair of the National Urban Māori Authority, and Managing Director of Te Kohao Health in Hamilton, Lady Tureiti Moxon s calling on the Ministry of Health and District Health Boards to change the game plan in relation to Māori and Pacifika vaccinations. Read more »

Incident at Manukau Custody Unit

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Superintendent Jill Rogers, Counties Manukau District Commander:

Police are investigating an incident that occurred in Manukau on Monday 
afternoon. Read more »

COVID-19 & vaccination update 31 August

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are 49 new cases of COVID-19 in the New Zealand community today; all in Auckland. This brings the total number of cases in the community outbreak to 612. One previously reported case has been reclassified as a border case. Read more »

Downpours in west Auckland see spike in dam levels

Press Release – Watercare

The deluge of rain in west Auckland over the past 24 hours is rapidly filling up Auckland’s Waitākere dams and has boosted the city’s total dam storage by more than 7 per cent. Read more »

Lifeguards rescue flood victims in Kumeu

Press Release – Surf Life Saving Northern Region

Lifeguards from two Surf Life Saving Northern Region clubs have been mobilised to rescue a number of residents trapped by flood waters in West Auckland. Read more »

Floods increase pressure on Aucklanders affected by lockdown

Press Release – Auckland Council

Floods increase pressure on Aucklanders affected by lockdown, says Mayor Goff

“Flooded homes and properties have added further trauma to the lives of people already under an Alert Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown,” Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says. Read more »

Extend emergency benefits for temporary visa holders!

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Today emergency benefits for temporary visa holders runs out, leaving people and families relying on this without any income support. Read more »

Union slams plastics manufacturer

Press Release – E tu

Union slams plastics manufacturer for not prioritising worker safety

E tū says employers need to demonstrate transparency and put workers’ safety first, after a South Auckland plastics manufacturer delayed alerting its workers to a positive COVID case and continues to refuse to pay workers who are not working as a result of the lockdown. Read more »

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