Monthly Archives: August 2010

No Sell-Out Of Our Port!

ARC Group success underscores why Auckland’s publicly owned Port must not be privatised  The ARC Group (ARC, ARH and ARTA) has had an extremely successful period chalking up major strategic achievements.  On top of the political successes of the ARC in recent months eg … Continue reading

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Welcome Speech for the Korean Navy

Anyeong hashimnigga, iarobun Aucklandé oshin kozui.  Hanyeong hamnida   I wish to acknowledge Mr. Young-geol Kim, Consul-General of the Republic of Korea in Auckland; Captain Dean McDougall, Captain Fleet Operational Support RNZN; Mr. Jim Newman, National President of the New Zealand … Continue reading

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ARC Beats Rent Hike

A thirty-seven percent rent hike on the Auckland Regional Council’s Pitt Street offices from 1 February 2009 has been averted by Chairman Mike Lee’s insistence that the increase was too high to be justified.  “When the six year lease on … Continue reading

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Steven Joyce and Auckland rail projects – a case of ‘Pot Calling the kettle black’?

While it is understandable the Transport Minister Steven Joyce wants to puncture some of the more overblown ‘rail everywhere’ rhetoric of Super Mayor hopefuls, he could give some thought to applying the same sort restraint to himself. Especially as it … Continue reading

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