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King to outline social policy

King to outline social policy
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Auckland, Oct 16 NZPA - Labour's deputy leader Annette King will outline social policy the party is developing when she speaks at its annual conference today.

Risks in leaving rationalisation to ports - lobbyist

Wellington, Oct 13 NZPA - A northern business lobby has backed the industry-led approach to ports rationalisation recommended in a government-commissioned maritime freight report -- but warns ratepayer-owned ports may have problems with such decisions.

Controversial North Shore mayor to contest super city vote

Controversial North Shore mayor to contest super city vote
Auckland, July 10 NZPA - Controversial North Shore mayor Andrew Williams will contest the mayoralty for the new Auckland super city later this year. Mr Williams, 51, opened his campaign with criticisms of the two main contenders, Auckland mayor John Banks and Manukau mayor Len Brown.

Mixed reaction to reform of Auckland's governance

Mixed reaction to reform of Auckland's governance
Auckland, May 24 NZPA - The final legislation covering the reform of Auckland's local governance has received a mixed reaction from the city's mayors and business organisations.

Auckland Ward Decisions Unfair Say Greens

Auckland Ward Decisions Unfair Say Greens
Wellington, March 12 NZPA - The design of the ward system in the new Auckland super council means many areas will not be fairly represented, Green MP David Clendon says.

Rodney Council To Mount Fight Against Super City

Rodney Council To Mount Fight Against Super City
Wellington, March 12 NZPA - Rodney District Council is going to fight to stay out of the Auckland super city council, Mayor Penny Webster said today.

PM Defends CCO Plans For Auckland Super City

Wellington, March 8 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says council-controlled organisations (CCOs) were already commonly used in Auckland and councils did have some control over them.

Councils To Take Up Auckland Airport Share Offer

Councils To Take Up Auckland Airport Share Offer
Wellington, Jan 27 NZPA - Auckland City Council and Manukau City Council are spending millions of dollars buying shares in Auckland International Airport Ltd (AIA) to help the airport pay down debt from investing in north Queensland airports.

Banks Hails New City Structure, Labour Opposes It

Banks Hails New City Structure, Labour Opposes It
Wellington, Nov 20 NZPA - Auckland Mayor John Banks says the city's new local government structure is "an inspired piece of work" while the Labour Party is committed to opposing it and the boundaries that go with it.

Bradford Leaving Parliament, Won't Rule Out Running In Auckland

Bradford Leaving Parliament, Won't Rule Out Running In Auckland
Wellington, Sept 28 NZPA - Green MP Sue Bradford may have quit Parliament but she is not ruling out standing for the Auckland super city council. Ms Bradford recently lost a contest for the party's co-leadership to Metiria Turei, after Jeanette Fitzsimons stood down.

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