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Plan to swap public park for housing receives set-back

Press Release – Mark Thomas

The struggle current Auckland councillor Cathy Casey and her Roskill Community Voice team are having trying to swap valuable open space at Monte Cecilia Park in Hillsborough for a $33m housing development has received further set backs say council candidate … Read more »

Gordon Campbell on a new book on the leaky homes scandal

Column – Gordon Campbell

We all know that journalism is short of cash and under pressure from the speed, brevity and clickbait pressures of the 24/7 news cycle but hey, given the right subject and a sufficiently stubborn journalist, it can still surpass most of the works of … Read more »

Climate Change Commission Chair-designate announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has today announced the appointment of Dr Rod Carr as Chair-designate for the Climate Change Commission. Pending the outcome of the Select Committee and Parliamentary process, the Climate Change Commission will … Read more »

Dunedin’s property managers under the spotlight

Article – RNZ

Otago advocates for tenants are calling for the rental industry to be regulated further, with unscrupulous property managers made to sit a test or get a proper licence. Read more »

Bill Sutton House restoration underway

Press Release – Land Information NZ

Work is underway to adapt the former home of acclaimed New Zealand artist Bill Sutton into a house museum and community centre. Read more »

Get your slice of paradise in an underrated community

Press Release – Bayleys

The Lake Taupo region is widely known as an adventure enthusiasts playground with a multitude of activities some not for the faint hearted all encompassed by the natural beauty of snow-capped mountains and of course the pristine lake. Read more »

Hastings reaccredited as a Safe Community

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Hastings has been re-accredited as a Safe Community by the Safe Community Foundation of New Zealand, six years on from first being designated an International Safe Community in 2013. Read more »

TOP Brand Launch: Speech

Press Release – The Opportunities Party

As an economist one of my pet peeves is lack of competition. Monopolies I dont mind, at least people understand they are a bad idea. What really bugs me is duopolies and oligopolies, where you have a few big businesses in an industry that they look … Read more »

Horowhenua community drives a new Housing Action Plan

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

A Housing Action plan, which was developed with the community, has been adopted by Horowhenua District Council. Read more »

The 2019 election results three years on

Press Release – Norbert Hausberg

Jenny Condie won her Ward and became Deputy Mayor. Against all odds Norbert Hausberg won the Mayoralty. Conor Hill sneaked into his ward by three votes ahead of his contenders. Steph Edlin and Teri ONeill got in the Motukairangi/ Eastern Ward. Humphrey Hanley … Read more »

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