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Metlink To Trial New And Free Fares In New Year

Press Release – Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Metlink announced today that it will be trialling a range of new fares in March next year, including free or heavily discounted fares on weekends. Details of the trial are yet to be fully developed but could include a range of discounted, bundled … Read more »

Feds Supports Moves To Make Better Use Of DoC Stewardship Land

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The announcement by the Department of Conservation that it will look to streamline the process for reclassifying or selling stewardship land it administers is excellent news, Federated Farmers says. “Weve been calling for the process to be made … Read more »

John Luxton Remembered As A Great Leader Of The Waikato River Authority

Press Release – Waikato River Authority

The Waikato River Authority has paid tribute to Hon John Luxton, its founding Crown Co-Chair, who passed away in Wellington today. Mr Luxton was Crown Co-Chair for ten years. Authority Chief Executive, Bob Penter, says John Luxton made an immense contribution … Read more »

Slip, Slop, Jab Or Swab Your Way To Fly This Summer

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is helping customers to get travel ready for a safe summer, adding a new layer of assurance for customers travelling on its domestic network. The airline is advising customers that from mid-December, all customers will be asked to present … Read more »

Cystic Fibrosis Medicine Added To Pharmac’s Options For Investment List

Press Release – PHARMAC

Pharmac has announced that Vertexs triple combination modulator therapy, known in some countries as Trikafta, has been added to the priority list of medicines it would like to fund. In July this year, pharmaceutical company Vertex applied to Pharmac … Read more »

Drone Forces Firefighting Helicopters To Halt Operations

Press Release – Fire and Emergency NZ

A drone being flown near the vegetation fire in the hills above Naenae has forced Fire and Emergency to suspend their aerial firefighting operations. Incident Controller Jason Hill has urgently asked all members of the public with drones to avoid the … Read more »

Our Care And Protection System Has Failed – It Needs Nothing Less Than Radical Transformation

Press Release – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

In the second of Judge Andrew Becrofts five addresses reflecting on his time as Childrens Commissioner, he argues that tinkering with our care and protection system over the last three decades has failed our children and young people. He believes … Read more »

Air New Zealand Adds Quarantine Free Flights To NSW

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Following the New South Wales Government announcement today, Air New Zealand has added quarantine free flights from Auckland – Sydney for Australian citizens or permanent residents. Commencing Friday 5 November, the airline will start with two flights … Read more »

Free Public Transport For COVID-19 Vaccinations

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Metro and the Canterbury District Health Board are working together to help Canterbury get vaccinated. Starting this Saturday for Super Saturday, anyone can travel for free to and from vaccine clinics. This includes any whnau, caregivers, and … Read more »

New Locomotives To Replace South Island Fleet

Press Release – KiwiRail

Fifty-seven brand new low-emissions locomotives will boost KiwiRail in the South Island, provide more reliable services for current customers and attract new customers from road through better economics, KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg Miller says. … Read more »

Pharmac Negotiates Deal For Molnupiravir To Treat COVID-19

Press Release – PHARMAC

Pharmac has negotiated an agreement with supplier Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) to purchase the antiviral molnupiravir. It will be used to treat New Zealanders with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms, subject to the treatment gaining regulatory approval … Read more »

Plan Ahead For Overnight Lane Closures On Sections Of SH1 Between Pūhoi And Warkworth

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

With essential maintenance works back in action under Alert Level 3 in Auckland, Waka Kotahi is advising motorists to be prepared for overnight closures and reduced lane capacity as we work to make our state highways safer. From Sunday asphalting … Read more »

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