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


Consent Approved For Downtown Railway Station

Auckland City Council has successfully obtained resource consent for the construction of a railway station, beneath the former Chief Post Office building in Queen Elizabeth Square.

The decision opens the way to bring trains back to downtown Auckland for the first time in over half a century.

Resource consent was granted by the Auckland Regional Council, at a hearing on December 4, and is subject to conditions. The decision is also subject to the standard appeal period.

Acting Mayor of Auckland City, Dr Bruce Hucker, says the decision is a big step forward for the Council’s transport plans.

“Obtaining the consent is an important stepping stone. Bringing trains back to downtown is one part of the Council’s plan for an integrated transport centre linking rail, buses and ferries, and a station at the foot of Queen Street is crucial to making that happen.

“The decision is great news, and one that just adds to the momentum that this project has established since we decided on a winning design last month for the Waitemata Waterfront area.”


For more information please contact: Dr Bruce Hucker tel: 025 722 294

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Teachers Strike: Nationwide Rallies And Marches

Teachers and principals voted for a full day strike to be held on 15 August to send a strong message to the Government that the current collective agreement offers from the Ministry of Education would not fix the crisis in teaching.

"There needs to be better investment in education so every child can reach their potential and we have enough teachers for every class", said NZEI Te Riu Roa lead principal negotiator Louise Green. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: City Council Ends Its Support For Jackson’s Movie Museum

The Wellington City Council and the Movie Museum Limited have today announced a mutually-agreed parting of the ways for a joint project between the Council’s Convention Centre and TMML’s Movie Museum... Both parties remain optimistic for the future of their respective projects. More>>

Pay Equity: Historic Settlement For Education Support Workers

The New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) and the Ministry of Education today signed Terms of Settlement to address a pay equity claim for 329 support workers who work with very young children in early childhood and primary schools. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Stereotypes About Jacinda Ardern

Routinely, female politicians get depicted as either show ponies or battle axes, with little room for anything else in between. .. More>>

Weekend Interviews: "Discriminatory And Racist" Aussie Deportations

The former president of Australia’s Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs says deportations have risen dramatically in Australia since 2014 when ministers and ministerial delegates were given the power to cancel visas - and half of those being deported are New Zealanders. "These are massive numbers, actually escalating dramatically."... More>>


Legal Challenge: Prisoner Has 9 Boxes Of Documents Seized

Human rights organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa says a prisoner they advocate for has had 9 boxes of legal documents seized from him just days before his case against the Department of Corrections was to be heard. More>>

Single-Use Plastic Bags: Govt To Phase Them Out

Single-use plastic shopping bags will be phased out over the next year, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced today. More>>


Lesser Politicians: ACT Conference Promises Fewer Politicians

Party Leader David Seymour today revealed his Smaller Government Bill which will reduce the size of Parliament to 100 MPs, limit the size of the Executive to 20 Ministers, and remove the Maori seats. More>>





Featured InfoPages