Monday, June 14, 2021

NEWS

Government to make formal apology for Dawn Raids

The Government has announced it will make a formal apology for the wrongs committed during the Dawn Raids of the 1970’s.

Senior Appointments

Bennett to lead mosque attack response group

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu chief executive, Arihia Bennett MNZM (pictured) has been appointed chair of the newly appointed Ministerial Advisory Group...

Robinson appointed to High Court

Auckland Barrister Michael Robinson (pictured) has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney‑General David Parker announced today.

New Racing Integrity Board named

The new Racing Integrity Board will be up and running from July 1 to ensure high standards of animal welfare, integrity and...

PACIFIC ROUNDUP

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Sustainability

DOC says be quick for Great Walks

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is advising the public to be prepared to secure their place on a Great Walk when bookings...

‘Clean Car Discount’ to rev up EV sales

The Government is hoping to boost electric vehicle numbers with the introduction of a 'Clean Car Discount' for buyers.

Predator Free 2050 on track

Aotearoa New Zealand has taken significant steps towards Predator Free 2050 in the five years since the launch of this ambitious goal,...

Fleet

New motorcycles to lighten Police load

NZ Police is modernising its motorcycle fleet with the introduction of safer, lighter and more carbon-efficient motorbikes.  The purpose-built...

Govt accelerates public sector electric vehicle fleet

Progress towards a carbon neutral public sector by 2025 has been accelerated thanks to $13.1 million in funding announced today for more...

Feedback sought on zero-carbon public transport model

Transport Minister, Michael Wood, is seeking feedback on options for the next phase of the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) review to...

UPCOMING EVENTS

Security

Security Act review brought forward

The Government will bring forward an independent statutory review of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 as a result of the Royal Commission...

Counter-terrorism Bill passes first reading

The Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill has passed its first reading and will now be considered by Parliament’s Justice select committee.

Counter-terrorism bill to strengthen NZ response

The Government has introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill, designed to boost New Zealand's ability to respond to a wider range of terrorist...

Infrastructure

K-Road upgrade gets Transport Minister OK

Transport Minister Michael Wood has praised upgrades to Karangahape Road as works are officially completed on the iconic Auckland street.

Mighty Domenica digs deep for Auckland water project

A micro–Tunnel Boring Machine (mTBM) called ‘Domenica’ has started digging and laying the first pipe for Watercare’s Central Interceptor wastewater tunnel project...

Heritage street set for makeover

A major upgrade to one of Christchurch's most treasured heritage streets is a step closer with a contractor appointed by Christchurch City...

Technology

NZers to be better protected from harmful content

New Zealanders will be better protected from harmful or illegal content as a result of work to design a modern, flexible and...

Police back world-first trip planning app

New Zealand tramping adventures have become a whole lot safer with the launch of a world-first trip-planning app. Plan My...

Queenstown tunes in to tech company tender

Technology companies that create solutions for tourism and hospitality industries are set to get a boost in Queenstown Lakes. 

HEALTH

Vaccine deep freeze underway

A South Island hub and 17 new ultra-low temperature freezers will help further prepare New Zealand for the ramp up of the...

Procurement

New lease on life for Christchurch convention centre

Work will start work this year on a major redevelopment of the old Christchurch Convention Centre site, Christchurch City Council has announced.

Education

Final bell for Pukemiro school

Pukemiro Primary School near Huntly will close following years of declining roll numbers, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.

Police

Defence

NZDF personnel honoured for White Island efforts

The leadership, skills and professionalism of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel involved in the Whakaari White Island response have been acknowledged...

Finance

Govt commits to keep NZ Upgrade Programme on track

The Government is increasing its investment in the New Zealand Upgrade Programme (NZUP) to support New Zealand’s economic recovery, Finance Minister Grant...

Govt to deliver new fees deal for business

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark has today announced the Government’s next steps to reduce merchant service fees for business.

Budget 2021 priorities unveiled in pre-budget speech

Securing New Zealand's recovery and investing in the wellbeing of its people is the focus of Budget 2021, Grant Robertson told his...

Deposit taking measures to better protect New Zealanders

Cabinet has finalised a package of new measures aimed at protecting New Zealanders’ interests in the banking and financial system, including guaranteeing...
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