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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 >>

Wellingtonians invited to drop in and chat about their city

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 12:28 pm | Joint Press Release

Wellington residents are being invited to drop in to the Prefab Hall this coming Saturday (7 May) and have a chat about their city. More >>

Kiwi Birds Sail Waka to New Home on Motutapu Island

Saturday, 16 April 2016, 7:53 pm | Joint Press Release

Kiwi Birds Sail Waka to New Home on Motutapu Island Three of the North Island’s rarest kiwi sailed by waka houroua today [Saturday] to their new home on Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf as part of collaborative efforts to save the Coromandel ... More >>

Transport for future housing areas

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 4:06 pm | Joint Press Release

Draft transport networks to support future housing and business areas planned for greenfields land in the north west, south and north Auckland are open for public feedback from tomorrow. More >>

Plant a tree for Earth Day

Monday, 11 April 2016, 11:20 am | Joint Press Release

Horizons Regional Council, Palmerston North City Council and Friends of Waitoetoe Park are encouraging people to celebrate Earth Day on 22 April by planting a tree at Waitoetoe Park. More >>

Auckland Airport to build distribution facility for Fonterra

Friday, 8 April 2016, 12:47 pm | Joint Press Release

Auckland Airport is to build a state-of-the-art new distribution centre for Fonterra’s New Zealand consumer business (Fonterra Brands New Zealand), the two companies announced today. Fonterra Brands New Zealand (FBNZ) is scheduled to occupy the new premises ... More >>

CYFS Review Positive, But More Work Still to Be Done

Friday, 8 April 2016, 10:02 am | Joint Press Release

Lifewise and Wesley Community Action have cautiously welcomed the release of the Minister’s announcement on the future of child protection and care. More >>

Begging ban won’t work - meaningful long-term change will

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 4:41 pm | Joint Press Release

Begging is an issue for Wellingtonians – but introducing a bylaw banning begging won’t work says Deputy Mayor Councillor Justin Lester and Labour’s Mayoral candidate for Wellington. More >>

HVAC&R Trade Exhibition And International Conference

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 3:26 pm | Joint Press Release

The Institute of Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers Inc. (IRHACE), Climate Control Companies Association (CCCA), Refrigerant License New Zealand (RLNZ) announce details of their annual Trade Exhibition and International Industry Conference. More >>

Summit to unite ethnic communities

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 3:41 pm | Joint Press Release

Next month Auckland will host the first of three national summits aimed at creating stronger links between the different ethnic communities in Aotearoa New Zealand, and with the wider community sector. More >>

Teach First NZ Agreement Reached

Friday, 18 March 2016, 3:32 pm | Joint Press Release

The New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association, the Ministry of Education, the University of Auckland and Teach First New Zealand Trust have reached an agreement on future employment processes involving the Teach First NZ programme. All parties ... More >>

Wellington and the Living Wage

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 9:16 am | Joint Press Release

In 2013, Wellington City Council decided to work towards becoming a living wage Council and to implement a living wage for its employees. In 2015 it proposed to consider the application of the living wage to its external contracts on a case-by-case basis. More >>

Longer wait and higher prices likely under the TPPA

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 2:51 pm | Joint Press Release

New Zealand is likely to come under pressure to extend the monopoly times for a new group of potentially life-saving specialty medicines under the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), say the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) and ... More >>

New Zealanders stand in solidarity with the women of Syria

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 12:30 pm | Joint Press Release

Today marks International Women’s Day, and across the country we are asking New Zealanders to take a stand with the women of Syria. More >>

Major meth supplier arrested in Bangkok

Monday, 7 March 2016, 3:45 pm | Joint Press Release

A joint investigation by New Zealand and Thai authorities has culminated in the arrest of a major drugs supplier who was sending methamphetamine from Thailand to New Zealand. NZ Customs and NZ Police, and their liaison officers based in Bangkok, ... More >>

Customs and Police stop $40 million methamphetamine

Friday, 4 March 2016, 3:55 pm | Joint Press Release

Customs and Police have stopped a large shipment of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $40 million from reaching our streets and harming New Zealanders. The joint operation started after Customs intercepted a shipment of tea-tray tables ... More >>

Dame Silvia Cartwright Keynote Speaker at IWD Breakfast

Friday, 4 March 2016, 10:28 am | Joint Press Release

The Honourable Dame Silvia Cartwright will be the keynote speaker at the International Women’s Day Breakfast at Parliament on Tuesday 8th March 2016 at 7.00 am. The event is once again being jointly organized by the Zonta Club of Wellington and the New ... More >>



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