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International Declaration on Biodiversity   

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on International Declaration on Biodiversity   

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: International Declaration on Biodiversity    New Zealand is joining its voice and influence with others in the international community to better protect biodiversity by joining the Sharm El-Sheikh Declaration adopted in Egypt on 15 November. Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage joined other political leaders at the event to discuss global biodiversity at […]

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National Science Challenges mid-way review results

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on National Science Challenges mid-way review results

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 17 November 2018 New Zealand’s 11 National Science Challenges, which are working to address some of the country’s biggest science-based challenges, have received $422.5m in a second tranche of funding. The Science Board, responsible for investing Government funds in research, science and technology, approved the second instalment […]

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New Zealand deepens connections with Peru at APEC Leaders’ Week

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Zealand deepens connections with Peru at APEC Leaders’ Week

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New Zealand deepens connections with Peru at APEC Leaders’ WeekDeputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today signed an air services agreement with his Peruvian counterpart, Néstor Popolizio, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Week in Port Moresby.  The agreement sets out conditions under which air services may […]

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Auckland Council wants good-faith negotiation with Homes, Land and Communities Limited over Te Onekiritea

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Auckland Council wants good-faith negotiation with Homes, Land and Communities Limited over Te Onekiritea

Source: Auckland Council At this week’s Environment and Community Committee meeting, councillors agreed on a way forward for Auckland Council to acquire land for open space at Te Onekiritea (Bomb Point), Hobsonville. This discussion was held in confidence due to commercial sensitivity. The land is currently under the ownership of Homes, Land and Communities (HLC) […]

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Local boards work together to restore Newmarket stream

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Local boards work together to restore Newmarket stream

Source: Auckland Council Ōrākei and Waitematā local boards are working together with their local communities to restore the Newmarket stream. Restoration efforts include getting rid of invasive weeds and replanting the stream banks with native plants.  Waitematā Local Board Environment portfolio lead Rob Thomas says it’s vital that local boards support environmental work in their […]

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172 young Kiwis head to Asia on Prime Minister’s Scholarships

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on 172 young Kiwis head to Asia on Prime Minister’s Scholarships

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: 172 young Kiwis head to Asia on Prime Minister’s ScholarshipsPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today congratulated the 172 young New Zealanders who have been awarded prestigious Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) as part of the August 2018/19 round. The Prime Minister made the announcement in Singapore, where she met […]

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Summer fun in Kaipatiki

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Summer fun in Kaipatiki

Source: Auckland Council Kaipātiki is a great place to be over summer with loads of things to do and see, including over 180 free family-friendly events between now and April 2019. Throughout the summer months there will be a range of events on offer including family orientated Summer Fun and Families in Parks events, community Christmas […]

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Trans-Tasman partnership behind cocaine bust

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Trans-Tasman partnership behind cocaine bust

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Trans-Tasman partnership behind cocaine bustPolice Minister Stuart Nash says the seizure of 190 kilograms of cocaine in Auckland demonstrates the strength of partnership between Australian and New Zealand law enforcement agencies in preventing the harm drugs cause in our communities. “Targeting transnational organised crime is a priority for the Government,” […]

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Inclusive Trade Action Group meets in Port Moresby

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Inclusive Trade Action Group meets in Port Moresby

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Inclusive Trade Action Group meets in Port MoresbyNew Zealand, Chile and Canada today reaffirmed a commitment to work together to advance trade that benefits all their citizens.  Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker joined Chilean Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero and Canadian Deputy Minister for International Trade Tim Sargent at a […]

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New Waitematā Safe Routes designs open for feedback

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on New Waitematā Safe Routes designs open for feedback

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Transport (AT) is asking for feedback on its newly designed Waitematā Safe Routes project, which will deliver walking, cycling, road safety and village centre improvements to Garnet, Old Mill, Surrey and Richmond Roads in Grey Lynn. The new designs are the result of months of engagement with schools, businesses, community groups […]

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Australia and New Zealand announce joint Pacific Cyber cooperation

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Australia and New Zealand announce joint Pacific Cyber cooperation

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Australia and New Zealand announce joint Pacific Cyber cooperationNew Zealand and Australian Ministers for Foreign Affairs announced today a joint commitment to partner with Pacific Island countries to enhance our collective cyber resilience. Australia and New Zealand reaffirm our commitment to work with Pacific Island countries to support an open, […]

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Summit signals fresh start for Pacific Vision

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Summit signals fresh start for Pacific Vision

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Summit signals fresh start for Pacific Vision“The Pacific Aotearoa Summit signals a fresh start filled with hope and confidence that we can lift the wellbeing of Pacific peoples by working across government agencies and community organisations,” says Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio.  “It is the start of new […]

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Ten library tips for teens and young people

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Ten library tips for teens and young people

Source: Auckland Council With exams finishing and summer stretching out ahead, it’s a hectic time for younger Aucklanders. Check out this list of free services from Auckland Libraries to make your life easier. Book a librarian Get one-on-one help putting together your CV, whether you’ve just finished school or are looking for a summer job. […]

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Track closures to keep Waiheke dieback free

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Track closures to keep Waiheke dieback free

Source: Auckland Council Auckland Council and Waiheke Local Board will temporarily close vulnerable tracks to protect Waiheke Island’s kauri against the risk of kauri dieback disease being spread from the mainland. Two tracks are currently planned for closure to protect kauri: Fisher Road and part of the walkway through Sir Rob Fenwick’s property linking Awaawaroa […]

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Auckland City of Music strategy launched

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Auckland City of Music strategy launched

Source: Auckland Council Auckland is officially a City of Music, joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network last year when an application for this status was granted. The cultural arm of the United Nations, UNESCO, launched the Creative Cities Network in 2004 to promote social, economic and cultural development among cities that have identified creativity as […]

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Farmers improve biosecurity practice

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Farmers improve biosecurity practice

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Farmers improve biosecurity practiceFarmers are upping their on-farm biosecurity by making greater use of the National Animal Identification and Tracing scheme, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor said.  Speaking with farmers at the New Zealand Agricultural Show in Canterbury over the past two days, Mr O’Connor said biosecurity was front of mind. […]

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Panmure Wharf is ready for summer

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Panmure Wharf is ready for summer

Source: Auckland Council In the latter parts of this year Auckland Council completed the renewal of the historic wharf at Panmure. The existing structure had deteriorated to such an extent that parts were no longer safe for public use. The works provided an opportunity to improve more than what was required to ensure public safety, […]

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New pathway connection to Parnell Station now open

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on New pathway connection to Parnell Station now open

Source: Auckland Council This week, members of Waitematā Local Board, Auckland Transport, Parnell Community Committee and Parnell Business Association enjoyed a first walk on the new pathway connecting Parnell Station with Carlaw Park student village and business centre. Waitematā Local Board funded the pathway and chairperson Pippa Coom says the pathway provides a much-needed connection […]

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The one stop shop for free fun in Otara

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on The one stop shop for free fun in Otara

Source: Auckland Council This month, OurAuckland is meeting some of the people who work ‘behind the scenes’ to make Tāmaki Makaurau a great place to live. Proving expensive isn’t always better, Ōtara Town Centre facilities have rallied together to provide valuable school holiday activities that are fun, free and for the whole whānau. October marked the eighth […]

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Post office building lifted for City Rail Link

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Post office building lifted for City Rail Link

Source: Auckland Council One of the most complex engineering challenges for the City Rail Link to date has just been completed and it has taken two years of planning and preparation by NZ and international experts. In order to construct new railway tunnels under the Britomart train station, the building had to first be moved […]

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