Archive for August, 2009

SkyCity profit soars on one-timers, Australia

Article – Businesswire

August 19 (BusinessWire) – SkyCity Entertainment Group Ltd., New Zealand’s biggest casino company, posted a 131% gain in full-year profit, reflecting writedown’s in the year-earlier period and earnings growth in Australia.
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Premiere of Jo Randerson’s Good Night – The End

Press Release – Downstage Theatre

Three Grim Reapers kill time in their dingy staff kitchen, grappling with the usual questions: “Who used my cup? Why is there never enough Milo? Is there anything to look forward to beyond this miserable present?” Add the pressure of a playboy …
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Manu Vatuvei Descends On Waitakere Library

Press Release – Alexander Communications

Vodafone Warrior and NRL star Manu Vatuvei will stop in at Waitakere Library on Thursday to read with the local schoolchildren who came out on top in the Auckland-wide Rugby League Reads (RLR) competition. The Vodafone Warriors RLR programme, in partnership …
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Festival hit secures nationwide release

Press Release – Strength Of Water

From August 27 New Zealand audiences across the country will have the chance to enjoy The Strength of Water, the debut feature film by award winning NZ director Armagan Ballantyne. The film premiered in July at the NZ International Film Festival and …
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Westin Auckland Receives Another Glowing Accolade

Press Release – The Westin Auckland

The Westin Hotel Auckland has been voted ‘Best New Zealand Hotel’ in the 2009 HM Awards.
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SH1 traffic slows down indefinitely over Newmarket

Press Release – Newmarket Business Association

Drivers travelling over State Highway One’s Newmarket Viaduct will be forced to slow down from tomorrow (Monday 17 August) as work intensifies on the massive Newmarket Viaduct Replacement Project. The business community beneath the motorway viaduct …
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Auckland drives drop in births

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

There were 62,960 live births registered in the June 2009 year, down 1,180 (2 percent) from the June 2008 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. This decrease was largely driven by fewer births in the Auckland region, down from 23,420 in 2008 to 22,370 …
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A History of the Auckland Officers’ Club

Press Release – Waddington Press

The role and history of a club that came to symbolise Auckland’s largely volunteer military officer corps is reflected in a book just published, By Skill and Spirit. The heavily illustrated work of author, historian and journalist Graeme Hunt, By …
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Journey Through Landscapes At Art Gallery

Press Release – Papakura District Council

Jennifer Cruden is one of Papakura’s most vibrant artists and her work is on display this month at the Papakura Art Gallery. Serenity – A journey through time explores a journey through the seasons through her large scale works.
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Rodney Hide needs to widen review of local govt

Press Release – NoMoreRates.Com

Rodney Hide needs to widen review of local government to find alternatives to rates. Discussion about a possible wealth tax should reflect that we already have a wealth tax in this country – it is called council rates. The council decides how much …
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Forces Gather For Symphonic Epic

Press Release – Auckland Philharmonia

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra calls in musical reinforcements for its debut performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 6, to be performed on 20 August at the Auckland Town Hall as part of the APN News & Media Premier Series.
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ASB Gathers Strength For The Long Term

Press Release – ASB Bank

ASB has demonstrated its long term commitment to supporting its customers, delivering a reduced after tax operating profit of $425m for the 12 months ending 30 June 2009. This result is 17.5 percent down on the previous full year result ($515m). Strong …
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ASB Trust to meet Northland grant applicants

Press Release – ASB Community Trust

The ASB Community Trust which makes grants to not-for-profit groups throughout the Northland and Auckland regions recently announced a $23.7 million grants budget for this year and is now assessing applications for funding. Northland community organisations …
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