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


City supports speedway court appeal

City supports speedway court appeal

Auckland City Council is backing Springs Promotion’s appeal to the High Court in Auckland in an attempt to ensure Western Springs remains the city’s home of speedway.

In January, the Environment Court passed an interim ruling that speedway events must comply with noise levels outlined in the District Plan.

The substantive Environment Court hearing to rule on resident’s noise concerns is still pending.

Springs Promotions Limited is appealing the interim court decision on the grounds that it has existing use rights for speedway racing at Western Springs Stadium.

Auckland Mayor Dick Hubbard says speedway at the springs has the full support of the city council.

“We have a unanimous council resolution to explore every option to ensure speedway racing continues at Western Springs. We are still working towards this goal and are committed to having speedway at the springs for many years to come.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election