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Tamihere cuts would 'gut public transport' - Phil Goff

Mayor Phil Goff:

"Mr Tamihere’s plan is unfundable, unworkable and undeliverable. It’s pure fantasy.

"There is no business case to back it up, no engineering case to show that it’s even viable.

Bill to allow licensed premises to stay open for RWC matches to be introduced

The Minister of Justice will introduce a bill to amend the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act to allow licensed premises to remain open for Rugby World Cup matches.

Building regions: Infrastructure NZ calls for enhanced regional govt

Infrastructure New Zealand released a new white paper today setting out how, by strengthening regional capability and incentivising local, regional and central government institutions to collaborate, we can tackle complex issues and improve outcomes for all New Zealanders.

Resignation another black eye for KiwiBuild - Collins

The signs aren’t looking good for KiwiBuild’s reboot on the back of news it has lost another member of its leadership team inside 12 months, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says.

LGNZ welcomes a fresh look on urban development policy

LGNZ will carefully consider the proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD) to assess if it meets the Government’s aim of enabling urban development or simply adds more red tape to the planning process.

Far North election candidates confirmed

Ninety candidates are now confirmed for the 2019 Far North local body elections with 11 nominees for Mayor.

There are a total of 29 elected positions on the Far North District Council. These include Mayor, nine councillors, and 19 community board members.

Six candidates vying to be New Plymouth District Mayor

The contest to be the next Mayor of the New Plymouth District will be a six-horse race.

Government can give Kiwis a fair go on Rugby World Cup - ACT

"The Government has a chance to do the right thing this afternoon by adopting my legislation allowing bars and clubs to open outside normal licencing hours to show the Rugby World Cup", ACT Leader David Seymour says.

Public servants deserve a safe working environment - PSA

The Public Service Association welcomes the introduction of workplace standards by the State Services Commission that make it clear public services should expect positive and safe workplaces.

The public transport debate in Christchurch 'needs an MRI'

A major new Christchurch sub-division, built around an integrated transport hub.

That’s the vision of Anthony Rimell, Chair of the Christchurch Tenants’ Protection Association, and Riccarton Ward City Council Candidate.