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Archive for October, 2010

Minister Playing Games Over Auckland Rail

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford says Transport Minister Steven Joyce should stop playing political games over funding for Auckland’s transport system. Read more »

Injuries Prompt Calls For Drivers To Slow Down

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Western Waikato Police are urging people to observe temporary speed limits put in place around road-works after a worker was struck by a vehicle near Pirongia on Friday night. Read more »

Alcohol Outlet Density Related To Binge Drinking

Press Release – University of Otago

Otago University researchers have discovered an association between the number of liquor outlets within easy walking distance of home and the level of binge drinking and alcohol related harm reported in the community. Read more »

Woman In Suspected Drink-Drive Crash Dies

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A woman critically injured in a suspected drink-drive crash near Otaki yesterday has died overnight. 69-year-old Shelagh Cotter was sitting in the driver’s seat of her car on a verge with the door open, when the car was hit from behind by a Subaru. Read more »

EEO Trust Work and Life Awards 2010

Speech – New Zealand Government

Thursday 28 October 2010; 6.30pm Speech Auckland War Memorial Museum Dome – EEO Trust Work and Life Awards 2010 Read more »

Woman critcially injured in drink drive crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A woman is in a critical condition and another is in a serious condition after a drunk driver lost control and crashed into them as they prepared to have a coffee by the side of the road. Read more »

PKE Questions force Fonterra to abandon facebook

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Fonterra has apparently ‘pulled the plug’ on its Facebook page, rather than answer the questions being submitted to it by members of the public on the company’s use of palm kernel expeller (PKE). Read more »

The Nation: Joyce says more costs to come for Loop

Press Release – The Nation

Auckland’s transport system could cost rate payers a lot more than expected says Transport Minister Steven Joyce. Read more »

Air NZ Welcomes AirAsia X Services To Christchurch

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand today welcomed the arrival of AirAsia X services between Kuala Lumpur and Christchurch. Read more »

Speaker should call for an independent review

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is calling on the Speaker of the House Dr Lockwood Smith, to promote genuine transparency over MPs expenses in the wake of his announcement to change the current expenses disclosure regime. Read more »

Ads spell out details of coastal privatisation

Press Release – Coastal Coalition

“The release of official documents under the Official Information Act that show the public is overwhelmingly opposed to the repeal of the 2004 Foreshore and Seabed Act, show that John Key has no mandate to push ahead with his controversial Marine and … Read more »

The Hobbit – a Huge Strategic Win for NZ Inc.

Opinion – Guest Opinion

In 2005 Helen Clark flew to Dublin to support Jock Hobbs, Colin Meads and Tana Umaga to secure the hosting rights for the 2011 Rugby World Cup for New Zealand. This week, John Key clinched a deal with Warner Bros to keep the making of The Hobbit movies … Read more »

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