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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 >>

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 >>



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