Friday, January 28, 2022

NEWS

Auckland transport plan gains speed

The Government says it is bringing Auckland’s transport infrastructure into the future by moving forward with an ambitious 30-year plan to better...

Senior Appointments

Kings next Thailand Ambassador

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the appointment of Jonathan Kings as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Thailand.

Councils appoint inaugural Chief Science Advisor

Te Uru Kahika, the Regional and Unitary Councils of Aotearoa New Zealand, have appointed Dr Chris Daughney as the sector’s inaugural Chief...

New CEO for Horowhenua council

Horowhenua District Council Mayor, Bernie Wanden this week announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Monique Davidson. Mrs...

PACIFIC ROUNDUP

Tongan homecoming for ADF personnel

When HMAS Adelaide sailed into Tongan waters on Australia Day, it was something of a homecoming for four Australian Defence Force personnel on board.

SPONSORED CONTENT

Changing of the guard at Interflow

Leading pipeline infrastructure company, Interflow, has announced the appointment of Daniel Weaver as its new Managing Director. Daniel will...

Privacy and inclusion key to successful national Digital Identity rollout

By Patrick Kouwenhoven, Country Manager New Zealand, Infosys New Zealand’s first ever Minister for the Digital Economy, David Clark,...

Creating the Future of Water for councils and communities

New Zealand and Australia’s leading pipeline infrastructure company, Interflow, has a vision that supports the growth of its people, fosters partnerships with its customers, and ensures...

Sustainability

Hamilton sinks daily water usage record

Hamilton has broken its own record for most water used in a day by the city, despite being under strict water restrictions.

Gentle giants making a splash

Manta rays – the gentle giants of New Zealand’s seas – are making increasing appearances this summer as the Department of Conservation...

Penguins suited to Jobs for Nature funding

A long-running penguin rehab facility hit hard by the tourism downturn, and work to restore native forest habitats in the Catlins will...

Fleet

Te Huia train service back on track

The much-anticipated restart of the Te Huia train service is set for today, coinciding with the last week of the summer school...

Council gets on board Otago school bus dilemma

With the closure of Otago Road Services next year, the Otago Regional Council and its bus operators, Go Bus and Ritchies, are...

Wellington driving toward an electrified 2030

Wellington City Council plans to replace its fossil-fuel powered passenger fleet vehicles with zero emission, electric alternatives by 2030, while also identifying...

UPCOMING EVENTS

Security

CCTV captures traffic cone movement prior to two-car crash

The unauthorised movement of road cones at a busy Burnside intersection may have led to an early morning crash today, Christchurch City...

National security intelligence priorities released

Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, in her role as Minister of National Security and Intelligence has today released the Government’s 2021 National Security...

Security Bill passes first reading

The Security Information in Proceedings Legislation Bill has passed its first reading and will now be considered by Parliament’s Justice Committee, with...

Infrastructure

Auckland transport plan gains speed

The Government says it is bringing Auckland’s transport infrastructure into the future by moving forward with an ambitious 30-year plan to better...

Name approved for Canterbury arena

Preliminary designs for the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena have been approved, clearing the way for work to begin on the next phase of...

Bay of Islands parade upgrade open for comment

Proposed changes to improve safety on The Parade in Island Bay are open for feedback from today until 13 February.

Technology

Christchurch backs aerospace innovators

Three Christchurch-based innovators have been awarded $10,000 each in grant funding to develop prototypes for capturing aerial imagery as part of the...

Cybersecurity boost for health data

The Government has announced up to $75.7 million will be invested over three years to increase the resilience of New Zealand's health...

Hamilton counts on new transport technology

A device that counts pedestrians, cyclists, scooter riders and skateboarders – and even dogs! – is being rolled out by Hamilton City...

HEALTH

Canterbury third DHB to vaccinate 90% Māori

Canterbury has become the third DHB to fully vaccinate more than 90% of eligible Māori, the Ministry of Health announced today.

Procurement

Name approved for Canterbury arena

Preliminary designs for the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena have been approved, clearing the way for work to begin on the next phase of...

Education

UC Professor inspiring Young NZer of the Year semi-finalists

Internationally acclaimed sustainability expert and University of Canterbury (UC) Professor Bronwyn Hayward MNZM is being praised as a mentor and a pioneer...

Police

Local leader for Wainuiomata police team

Lower Hutt Police is re-establishing a Wainuiomata-based response team led by a well-known local who was recently appointed to a newly created...

Defence

Third humanitarian flight to Tonga

A third aid flight from New Zealand carrying humanitarian aid and disaster relief supplies has landed in Tonga. The...

Finance

CTU survey finds Kiwi workers ‘financially vulnerable’

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions' (NZCTU) annual Mood of the Workforce Survey shows the vast majority of kiwi workers do...

GDP figures reflect national resilience

The resilience of the economy in the face of the impact of the Delta outbreak was reflected in the latest GDP figures...

Pacific investment fund launched

Foreign Affairs Minister, Nanaia Mahuta and Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth, Phil Twyford have today announced a new investment...

COVID business transition payments open

The Transition Payment available for affected businesses to support their move to the COVID-19 Protection Framework has opened for applications this morning.
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