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Negligence at Housing New Zealand

Article – Simon Monrad Gough

OIA requests reveal Housing New Zealand knew it was letting tenants wallow in dangerous, leaky conditions for at least seventeen years before its hand was forced and the flats demolished. The tenants were mostly disabled, solo mothers, or elderly, abandoned … Read more »

Work begins to drop public transport fares

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter announced today that the Wellbeing Budget will include new funding that could make it cheaper for low income households to use public transport. Read more »

Safer Hastings coalition welcomes new partners

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Keeping the community safe is best achieved when people come together from different sectors to have input, and thats whats making Safer Hastings a success. Read more »

Kāpiti Coast District Council sets carbon zero target

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council

The Kpiti Coast District Council is set to become carbon zero by 2025 following a unanimous vote at yesterdays Council meeting. Read more »

Damon Harvey running for Hastings Mayor

Press Release – Damon Harvey

Its time for stronger leadership to advance Hastings as one of the best places for families to live, work and play in New Zealand. Read more »

Sanford Reports Lift in Earnings per Kilogram

Press Release – Sanford Limited

New Zealand seafood company Sanford Limited (NZX: SAN) has today reported Adjusted Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) of $32.6m for the six months to 31 March 2019. This represents a decrease of 8% on the same period last year ($35.4m). The … Read more »

Interesting Developments in the Marketplace

Press Release – REINZ

Interesting Developments in the Marketplace Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 56 less farm sales (-13.4%) for the three months ended April 2019 than for the three months ended April 2018. Overall, … Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – May 22

Press Release – Hansard

1. Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL (LabourNew Lynn) to the Minister of Finance : What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy? Read more »

Mission HomeGround funding boost

Press Release – Auckland City Mission

The Auckland City Mission is delighted the Auckland Council has confirmed its plan to contribute $5 million to the HomeGround housing and social services project. Read more »

Green light for kids-free PT weekends, $5m for City Mission

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Free public transport for under 16 year olds on weekends and public holidays will come into effect on 1 September this year following Councils Governing Bodys support for the Mayors Annual Budget today. The proposal to make public transport … Read more »

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