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Tupu Youth Library gets surprise star guests

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Tupu Youth Library gets surprise star guests

Source: Auckland Council Two unusual guests dropped by Tupu Youth Library on Thursday. The Project hosts Jesse Mulligan and Kanoa Lloyd took time from their busy schedules to hang out with the kids for an afternoon. The pair spoke at Tupu’s ‘Living Legends’ sessions which bring in different speakers from creative industries – artists, musicians, […]

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Have your say on Waitakere track reopenings

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Have your say on Waitakere track reopenings

Source: Auckland Council In May 2018, Auckland Council closed the forested areas of the Waitākere Ranges Ranges Regional Park to increase protection of the forest from kauri dieback disease. Several tracks were marked as priorities for upgrade during 2018/19. Staff have been working hard carrying out improvement work on tracks so that they meet the […]

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Farewell to Tayyaba Khan

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Blog posts, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Communities, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Farewell to Tayyaba Khan

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Communities This week, we bid farewell to our colleague, Tayyaba Khan, who is moving on from the Office of Ethnic Communities to explore new adventures. In her time as Manager Community Engagement, Tayyaba has made a marked and appreciated contribution to OEC. Many of you have had the […]

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First NZ Study on effects of screen-time on pre-school children

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on First NZ Study on effects of screen-time on pre-school children

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: First NZ Study on effects of screen-time on pre-school childrenObesity, poorer motor skills, hyperactivity problems and poor sleep are just some of the effects that may be experienced by pre-school children who exceed New Zealand’s screen-time guidelines, according to a study funded by the Ministry of Social Development’s Children and […]

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Success for Waiheke Island’s newest baby dotterel

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Success for Waiheke Island’s newest baby dotterel

Source: Auckland Council A little dotterel chick which has been at the centre of local attention and conservation efforts on Waiheke has taken flight. Popular dog-walking spot Surfdale Beach was temporarily closed over the breeding season to protect the nesting site of endangered New Zealand dotterels that had recently become established in the area. A […]

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Growth in Police deployments

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Growth in Police deployments

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Growth in Police deploymentsThe first Police graduation for 2019 creates a new total of 1,101 frontline officers deployed around the country since the Coalition Government took office. Police Minister Stuart Nash today presented awards to the top recruits of Wing 322, whose Patron is the former Police Minister and current […]

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Make the most of your park visit

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Make the most of your park visit

Source: Auckland Council Summer is well and truly here and what better way to embrace these warmer days than by visiting a park. With more than 4000 parks across the region, including 27 regional parks and the local park down the road, we are spoilt for choice. From walking, camping and kayaking to picnicking, mountain […]

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Green light for red light safety cameras

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Green light for red light safety cameras

Source: Auckland Council The chances of being caught running a red light double from today as all of Auckland’s 12 red light safety cameras are enforcing following a new agreement between Auckland Transport and New Zealand Police. The new agreement ensures all 12 of Auckland’s red light safety cameras are operational and enforcing at any […]

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Parker to attend first CPTPP Commission meeting in Tokyo

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Parker to attend first CPTPP Commission meeting in Tokyo

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Parker to attend first CPTPP Commission meeting in TokyoMinister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker heads to Tokyo later this week for the first Commission meeting of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement, which came into force on 30 December 2018.  “This is a significant milestone.  […]

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Urgent removal of pines in Western Springs Lakeside Park

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Urgent removal of pines in Western Springs Lakeside Park

Source: Auckland Council In response to neighbouring residents’ concerns about the stability of large trees along the western side of Western Springs Lakeside Park, Auckland Council arborists inspected the trees’ health and identified thirteen for immediate removal. “Many of the larger pines at Western Springs are either dead, have heavily reduced canopies, have sustained damage […]

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Andrew Little to lead delegation to UN Human Rights Review

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Andrew Little to lead delegation to UN Human Rights Review

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Andrew Little to lead delegation to UN Human Rights ReviewJustice Minister, Andrew Little, lead a delegation to New Zealand’s third Universal Periodic Review at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on 21 January. The Universal Periodic Review considers of New Zealand’s human rights records over the last five […]

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Benefit rates remain low

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Benefit rates remain low

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Benefit rates remain lowLatest benefit figures show the proportion of the working-age population receiving a main benefit remains similar to this time last year, with the rate of people on youth and parent benefits continuing to decline, Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said today. The total proportion of working age […]

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PM to promote trade and wellbeing at World Economic Forum

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM to promote trade and wellbeing at World Economic Forum

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: PM to promote trade and wellbeing at World Economic ForumPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern will be promoting free trade agreements with the UK and EU and the Government’s wellbeing agenda to global leaders when she heads to London, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and Brussels next week. The primary […]

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Chinese martial arts flourishing in Orakei

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Chinese martial arts flourishing in Orakei

Source: Auckland Council In November, the New Zealand Kung-Fu Wushu Federation delivered their national championships at the Auckland Netball Centre in St Johns following a Quick Response Grant given by Ōrākei Local Board. The championships are described by the Federation as the “pinnacle Chinese martial arts event in New Zealand.” Wushu, better known in the […]

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Finance Minister travels to Davos World Economic Forum, Brussels and London

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Finance Minister travels to Davos World Economic Forum, Brussels and London

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Finance Minister travels to Davos World Economic Forum, Brussels and LondonFinance Minister Grant Robertson will accompany the Prime Minister to Davos, Switzerland, to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF). He will also visit Belgium and the United Kingdom for economic and business engagements. “This is a very timely trip given […]

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$36 million investment approved to tackle regional erosion

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on $36 million investment approved to tackle regional erosion

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 17 Jan 2019 Media contact: MPI media team Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand) has announced funding of almost $36 million through the Hill Country Erosion Fund (HCEF) to enable much-needed erosion control in the regions. The HCEF supports proposals to protect our most vulnerable hill country […]

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New Family Violence Law takes effect

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Communities, Public Sector, Public sector agencies  /  Comments Off on New Family Violence Law takes effect

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Communities On 3 December 2018, strangulation or suffocation, coerced marriage or civil union, and assault on a family member were introduced as amendments to the Family Violence Act 2018. Now, these behaviours are prosecutable under the Act as practices of family violence. Changes have also been made to […]

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Waiheke Island’s Matiatia Plan underway

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Waiheke Island’s Matiatia Plan underway

Source: Auckland Council Increased carparking and improved transport facilities could be on the cards for an iconic section of Waiheke Island as the first steps of a detailed plan are undertaken. A project team including Waiheke Local Board, council officers, Direction Mātiatia and Ngati Paoa representatives have begun collaboration towards a new future for Mātiatia. […]

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Maungauika / North Head governance transfers to Tūpuna Maunga Authority

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Maungauika / North Head governance transfers to Tūpuna Maunga Authority

Source: Auckland Council Legal administration of Maungauika / North Head transfers to the Tūpuna Maunga Authority from the Department of Conservation (DoC) on Friday, 18 January 2019. The transfer is welcomed by the Authority as a completion of the Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014 which saw ownership of fourteen Tūpuna […]

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Save with these zero-waste summer meals

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Auckland Council, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Save with these zero-waste summer meals

Source: Auckland Council Are you feeling like the summer holidays have taken a bit of a toll, both on your wallet and your waistline? The summer edition of Easy Choice – Family Kai meal planner by Love Food Hate Waste is here to help you get back on track. The meal planner contains four weeks […]

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