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CORRECT: Auditor-General probes former SFO boss Feeley

Fri, 29 May 2015 11:27:15 +1200 | BusinessDesk

CORRECT: Auditor-General probes former SFO boss Feeley over family interests in Queenstown housing accord More >>

Auditor-General probes former SFO boss's housing accord link

Fri, 29 May 2015 11:16:44 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 29 (BusinessDesk) - Auditor-General Lyn Provost has launched an inquiry into how Queensland Lakes District Council and its chief executive, former Serious Fraud office boss Adam Feeley, managed his interest in family-owned land being considered ...More >>

Environmental monitoring changes in Council

Fri, 29 May 2015 11:04:11 +1200 | Gisborne District Council

Council’s Environment and Policy management has confirmed its new strategy for environmental monitoring in the region, which includes bringing some functions back in-house and tendering lab testing to an external company.More >>

Auditor-General's inquiry terms of reference published

Fri, 29 May 2015 10:56:07 +1200 | Controller and Auditor-General

The Auditor-General has decided to carry out an inquiry into how the Queenstown Lakes District Council and its chief executive, Mr Adam Feeley, have managed the chief executive’s interest in land owned by his family being considered by the Council ...More >>

Taxpayers' Union Back Legal Challenge

Fri, 29 May 2015 10:54:20 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is backing the Wellington Chamber of Commerce in its effort to seek formal legal advice on the Council’s decision to expand the ‘living wage’ to council controlled organisations and contractors. Taxpayers’ Union Executive ...More >>

Celebrate Arbor Day among Auckland Domain ancient trees

Fri, 29 May 2015 10:50:34 +1200 | Auckland Council

“The domain is a very special place and home to some of the city’s oldest trees. Becoming a volunteer is a wonderful opportunity for people to get involved in ensuring this magnificent place and trees can continue to be enjoyed by generations to come,” ...More >>

Alcohol policy a step closer

Fri, 29 May 2015 10:45:21 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Tighter controls on alcohol in Christchurch are a step closer after elected members today voted to publicly notify the city's provisional Local Alcohol Policy. More >>

More time to submit on loopy rules

Fri, 29 May 2015 10:05:10 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealanders frustrated with loopy rules and regulations will have more time to submit to the Rules Reduction Taskforce, Local Government Minister Paula Bennett says.More >>

Council votes to lift CEO’s delegated authority by 166%!

Fri, 29 May 2015 09:58:04 +1200 | Auckland Council

Council votes to lift CEO’s delegated authority by 166%! Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer says the Mayor and a clear majority of Auckland councillors voted to do the complete opposite of what ratepayers actually want when they agreed to lift the CEO’s ...More >>

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting

Fri, 29 May 2015 09:28:30 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting Christchurch City Council met today and made the following key decisions: Funding to assist homeless The Council agreed to allocate up to $130,000 from its Housing Fund towards reducing homelessness in ...More >>

Finalists Announced for National Contemporary Art Award

Fri, 29 May 2015 09:18:28 +1200 | Hamilton City Council

Finalists Announced for National Contemporary Art Award National Contemporary art award judge Aaron Kreisler has selected 52 entries as finalists for this year’s National Contemporary Art Award hosted by Waikato Museum. Faced with a record number ...More >>

Waterfront revamp: 10-Year Plan approval

Thu, 28 May 2015 14:00:05 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Waterfront revamp: 10-Year Plan approval Wellington’s three-year Waterfront Development Plan has been approved as part of Wellington City Council’s 10-Year Plan deliberations. It features: • a transformation of Frank Kitts Park • a new Chinese Garden • ...More >>

Werewolf Edition #55 : The Folly Of Convention Centres

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:56:22 +1200 | Werewolf

Hi and welcome to the 55th issue of Werewolf. In our cover story this month, we examine how and why almost every major New Zealand city and tourist destination has been plunking dollops of public money on the table – or in Auckland, major gambling ...More >>

Park And Ride Tax

Thu, 28 May 2015 11:47:37 +1200 | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is calling for Auckland Transport to ring fence all money raised by the proposed new parking fees for 'Park and Ride' and ensure that it is used to lower public transport fares. More >>

Reduce effluent on roads on ‘Gypsy day’

Thu, 28 May 2015 11:26:42 +1200 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty cows will be on the roads this weekend as sharemilkers move stock on what’s known as ‘gypsy day’. More >>

Egotistical Politicians Pursue New Award

Thu, 28 May 2015 10:20:38 +1200 | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry reckons it isn’t hard to discover a constant stream of projects wasting Auckland ratepayer’s money. The most recent one is the attempt to be awarded the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize. “It is appropriate ...More >>

Thames Library celebrates 25 years in Mackay Street

Thu, 28 May 2015 09:14:19 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

On 1 June 2015 it will be 25 years since the Library opened its doors in the new purpose built building in Mackay Street. More >>

Runway extension gets 10-Year Plan backing

Wed, 27 May 2015 17:07:08 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Runway extension gets 10-Year Plan backing Further work on the proposal to extend Wellington Airport’s runway has been given the go-ahead by Wellington City Councillors deliberating on the Council’s 10-Year Plan. A majority of Councillors approved ...More >>

Red Panda Cubs Out And About at Hamilton Zoo

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:46:47 +1200 | Hamilton Zoo

Red Panda Cubs Out And About at Hamilton Zoo Two Red Panda cubs born in January are now starting to venture out of their den to explore their enclosure at Hamilton Zoo. The young male and female are the seventh and eight cubs for Hamilton Zoo’s ...More >>

Puhoi – Warkworth PPP – welcome news for Northland economy

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:42:56 +1200 | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Progressing the construction of the new SH1 Puhoi-Warkworth corridor as a private-public partnership (PPP) is a welcome step forward, said Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce head, Michael Barnett.More >>

 

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