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Archive for March, 2012

Release of Draft TPP Text Hailed as “Triumph for Democracy”

Press Release – University of Auckland

The nine parties to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPPA) negotiations have made a dramatic and unexpected u-turn, agreeing to lift the veil of secrecy on their draft texts and background documents. Read more »

Ngati Whatua Buying a Pup with Navy Land Deal

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

MEDIA RELEASE Andrew Williams, New Zealand First List Member of Parliament 31 March 2012 Ngati Whatua Buying a Pup with Navy Land Deal Ngati Whatua may have been sold a pup by the Government with the inclusion of the officers and trade training school … Read more »

Camera car withdrawn from enforcement work

Press Release – Wellington City Council

The vehicle has been taken off the road permanently following a review, in the past two months, of its duties. Read more »

ITF welcomes common sense decision in Ports dispute

Press Release – International Transport Workers’ Federation

Global union the ITF (International Transport Workers¹ Federation) is welcoming the news that wharfies in the Ports of Auckland are able to return to work after a lockout notice issued by port management was withdrawn. Following hearings in the … Read more »

The State House Sell-Off at What Price?

Press Release – Tamaki Housing Group

The recent public disclosure of CEO massive salaries and increases is simply the tip of the iceberg. Read more »

Tribute To Rev Dr Hone Kaa

Press Release – Rt. Hon. Su’a William Sio

The Pacific community are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Reverend Dr Hone Kaa of the Maori Anglican church. I count him as a friend and has served the people of Mangere and South Auckland for many years. He was a staunch advocate for our diverse … Read more »

Time To Acknowledge Far North’s Local Heroes

Press Release – TrustPower

Media Release, for immediate release, Friday 30 March 2012 Time To Acknowledge Far North’s Local Heroes The once a year opportunity to celebrate and recognise local volunteers has arrived in the Far North District. Entries for the TrustPower Far … Read more »

Outstanding Response To Tauranga And Western BoP Awards

Press Release – TrustPower

Outstanding Response To Tauranga And Western Bay Of Plenty Community Awards Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty locals have got behind their volunteers with 56 entries received for the TrustPower Tauranga Community Awards and 43 entries received for … Read more »

INZ 2012 Innovation in Irrigation Award finalists announced

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

With less than a week to the IrrigationNZ Conference and Expo in Timaru the three finalists in the IrrigationNZ 2012 Innovation in Irrigation Award in association with Aqualinc have been announced. Read more »

One lockout lifted but Talley’s lockout drags on

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

While it’s good that the lockout threat has been lifted at the Ports of Auckland, the on-going plight of locked out meat workers in small town New Zealand must not be forgotten, says Labour’s spokesperson for labour issues Darien Fenton. Read more »

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