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Call to Put Light Rail Back on the Agenda for Wellington

Monday, 22 August 2016, 10:59 am | Joint Press Release

Light Rail should be put back on the agenda for the mix of the Wellington region’s transport solutions. It must be evaluated with other transport options in the ‘Ngauranga to the Airport’ corridor study, and the ‘Get Wellington Moving’ project led ... More >>

One stop-shop to handle payments to local government

Monday, 15 August 2016, 3:55 pm | Joint Press Release

Central Otago customers of the Otago Regional Council (ORC) and Central Otago District Council (CODC) will soon be able to take advantage of a one-stop shop in Alexandra for making payments to both councils. More >>

Flight attendants back pilots’ fight

Friday, 12 August 2016, 3:29 pm | Joint Press Release

The flight attendants unions, E tū and FARSA (Flight Attendants and Related Services Association) are backing airline pilots in their fight for changes to the proposed extension of Wellington Airport’s runway in the interest of safety More >>

Strong public interest in Homelessness Inquiry

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 11:43 am | Joint Press Release

There is strong interest in the Cross-Party Homelessness Inquiry with hundreds of public submissions already received and the first hearing to be held at Auckland’s Te Puea Marae. More >>

Fonterra & LIC Investigating Tech Solutions

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 4:37 pm | Joint Press Release

Fonterra and Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) are teaming up to develop a new online technology solution designed to provide farmers with a view of their operation in one place. More >>

Aviation Security lockout and strikes to be called off

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 11:21 pm | Joint Press Release

Following all-day mediation between Aviation Security Services, the Public Service Association and E tū, a provisional agreement has been reached. The parties will now take some time to prepare the details, which will then go out to members of both ... More >>

Exporters Deliver First Large Container Ship Visit

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 10:47 am | Joint Press Release

Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company and Kotahi, New Zealand’s leading export supply chain collaborator, are set to welcome the largest container ship to ever visit New Zealand waters capable of carrying 9,500 TEU[1] calling at ... More >>

Auckland building activity at all-time high

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 4:48 pm | Joint Press Release

Building activity in Auckland has topped an all-time high of $6 billion per year, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Auckland Mayor Len Brown said today in releasing the latest Auckland Housing Accord monitoring report. More >>

Public transport needs under the spotlight

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 2:45 pm | Joint Press Release

A three-week survey has kicked off in the north Waikato this week to help councils plan for the future public transport needs of these communities. More >>

Appointment of Ivan Iafeta gains enthusiastic approval

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 9:15 am | Joint Press Release

“We are very excited by today’s announcement of the appointment of Ivan Iafeta as Chief Executive of Regenerate Christchurch,” says Rev Peter Beck, convenor of Eastern Vision. More >>

Move to new Burwood facilities kicks off

Friday, 10 June 2016, 3:07 pm | Joint Press Release

Canterbury DHB and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will start moving patients from The Princess Margaret Hospital to new facilities at Burwood from Monday (June 13). More >>

Hikoi! Stop Toxic Mining At Puhipuhi

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 1:40 pm | Joint Press Release

A joint action committee has announced the beginning of an escalating series of actions to stop Australian mining company Evolution Mining Ltd exploring for gold on Puhipuhi mountain north of Whangarei. More >>

Inductees to Wellington Region Business Hall of Fame

Friday, 3 June 2016, 12:45 pm | Joint Press Release

The eight businesses to be inducted into the Wellington Region Business Hall of Fame have been announced. More >>

“Lake snot” spreading among iconic South Island lakes

Friday, 3 June 2016, 10:44 am | Joint Press Release

A floating mucous (lake snot) caused by algae has now appeared in three iconic South Island lakes (Wanaka, Coleridge and Wakatipu) and is causing problems with recreation and water supply, particularly in Wanaka. More >>

Agreement will build a stronger future for the golden breed

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 10:25 am | Joint Press Release

Two organisations committed to the Jersey breed are joining forces and expertise to breed even better dairy cows into the future. More >>

Rural health can’t be compromised

Monday, 30 May 2016, 9:46 am | Joint Press Release

Coalition calls for farmers to continue to vaccinate stock against leptospirosis to prevent human infection Farmers are being urged to put the health and wellbeing of their families, workers and rural communities first and continue to vaccinate ... More >>

Council refuses debate as use of chemical spray extends

Monday, 16 May 2016, 9:50 am | Joint Press Release

Auckland councillors John Watson and Wayne Walker say that the Auckland Council’s increase in the use of chemical sprays is alarming and has no public mandate. This follows the refusal of the chair of the Finance and Performance Committee, Penny ... More >>

Spark and Huawei switch on New Zealand’s fastest mobile site

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 1:42 pm | Joint Press Release

Spark and network partner Huawei have enabled the first 4.5G mobile site in New Zealand at Spark’s Hereford Street exchange in Christchurch. Reaching 1.15Gbps (gigabits per second) in a speed test today, it is the fastest mobile data speed ... More >>

Fiat Chrysler And Google to Develop Self Driving Cars

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 12:22 pm | Joint Press Release

The Google Self-Driving Car Project and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have announced, in a first-of-its-kind collaboration, that they will integrate Google’s self-driving technology into all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid people movers to expand Google’s ... More >>

Thunderbirds Are Go: NZ Lift Off for Adventures APP

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 2:27 pm | Joint Press Release

Thunderbird fans can now get their regular fix - any time any place - via the futuristic Thunderbirds Are Go: Adventures app. More >>



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