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


Mayor welcomes Helicopter Trust’s constructive approach

News Release

16 September 2014

Mayor welcomes Helicopter Trust’s constructive approach

Mayor Len Brown has welcomed the decision by the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust not to apply for funding from the Auckland Amenities Funding Board for the 2015/16 financial year on his recommendation.

“The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust is taking a very constructive approach by deciding not to seek funding through the current funding board process, to avoid the messy situation we all found ourselves in earlier this year,” Mr Brown says.

“We need to avoid another round of wasteful legal battles, and the Trust’s decision to seek capital funding for 2015/16 contributes to achieving exactly that.

“The Trust has my support and the support of Aucklanders and I will work with my colleagues to determine what an appropriate contribution to the Trust is while we fix the long-term funding model.”

The Mayor said he is working with the Funding Board and the 10 arts organisations and emergency services providers to develop a more consistent and fairer funding model than the current system. Importantly, a new model will need to encourage all amenities to maximise their private fundraising.

The review process announced by Mr Brown in March this year is due to be completed before the end of the current financial year and would apply to funding decisions from 2016/17 onwards.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Principals' Federation:
End Of National Standards

Today the Minister of Education announced that the Government has stopped the controversial National Standards system of assessment and declared them an arbitrary measure which did not raise children's achievement as the previous Government intended.

"This is such a win for all the principals who never believed in national standards and who, for the past decade, have argued for what is morally right for our nation's young people and their learning," said Cormick. More>>


Public Good: People’s Report On Public Broadcasting And Media Presented

The People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media, was crowdfunded and was informed by an extensive consultation, seeking the views of both those working in Media as well as gathering input both online and in person from ordinary Citizens. More>>


RBNZ To RNZB: PM's Press Conference

Prime Minister Jacinda Adern was joined by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Minister for Children Tracey Martin to announce the appointment of Adrian Orr as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank and the name change of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children to ‘Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children’. More>>


'Taming Globalised Capital': Why Is Labour Supporting Investment Rules In WTO?

‘Today, we learned the new government has added New Zealand’s name to a proposal designed to lead to foreign investment rules in the WTO at this week’s ministerial meeting in Argentina,’ said Auckland University Professor Jane Kelsey. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Politics Of Scaring Voters Back Into Line

Fear has always been a useful mobilising tool in politics… yet in 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times. For years, the National party had painted itself as being the only reliable defensive bastion against the terrifying prospect of a centre-left government… More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Drinking Water As A Failure Of Political Leadership

It is almost possible to feel sorry for the Health Ministry in their terrible, no good, very bad week... More>>





Featured InfoPages