Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Guess Who Is Still In Town and Who Is On Their Way

America's Cup Village Release

The question asked most of the Amex Cup Village is " who is still around"? What they really mean is, are any of the yachting rockstars still around and the news is all good yes they are.

The reason being is that the Steinlager Cup gets underway in Auckland from the 19th to the 25th of March and this is the first event on the Swedish Match Grand Prix calendar.

Entrants include Dean Barker from Team New Zealand, Gavin Brady from AmericaOne, James Spithill from Young Australia, Bertrand Pace from Le Defi (French syndicate), Peter Holmberg from Stars & Stripes, and Peter Gilmour from Nippon.

Again New Zealand can look forward to some great international television coverage with 30 hours of host broadcast television coverage and the Swedish Match Grand Prix Sailing Tour will distribute eight, half hour programs worldwide. (For more information on this event contact John Roberson 021 705 216 or Jennifer Dell 021 502 196)

On their way to the AMEX Cup Village are several yachts from the Millennium Round the World yacht race that left Britain last year. They are due to arrive next week either on the 21st or 22nd of March and due to the fleet being hit by two cyclones on the way to Tonga they say what they need when they arrive in Auckland is lots of TLC. Seven crewmembers on the various yachts were injured during the cyclones. They are due to leave Auckland on March 29th. Two journalists are accompanying the fleet so again New Zealand can look forward to some bonus media coverage.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>


Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news