Archive for October, 2009

Plan-b opens standby facilities in Wellington

Press Release – Plan-b

Plan-b opens standby office facilities for businesses in Wellington Businesses in Wellington will be able to survive even total site loss with minimal disruption, following the opening of a fully equipped standby office facility in the city today. …
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Final Fly My Pretties Shows

Press Release – LOOP Recordings Aotearoa

As excited Fly My Pretties fans prepare for the last Encore Shows, one extremely dedicated man from Christchurch will be flying up to Auckland on Friday 30th October to get a large tattoo featuring the Fly My Pretties fantail and imagery across his …
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Top 10 Highlights at Parent And Child Show

Press Release – Parent and Child Show

The ASG Parent and Child Show in Auckland is the ultimate one stop family-friendly shop dedicated to parents, pregnancy, preschoolers and babies. Bringing together an incredible range of exhibitors and industry experts, this year’s Show has every …
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Iggy has his Kiwi band

Press Release – Orcon Internet

The auditions have closed and Iggy Pop has his brand new band. More than 200 New Zealand musicians auditioned for the chance to lay down Iggy’s renowned solo track ‘The Passenger’ online and under the direction of the Godfather of Punk. It’s …
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Emirates Earlybirds From Dunedin, Queenstown, Wgtn

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Emirates has introduced a range of economy and business class Earlybird fares for travel in 2010 from Wellington, Dunedin and Queenstown, starting from $2,385 return (all taxes and levies inclusive). Destinations include Dubai, Europe, South Africa, …
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SAP empowers Auckland City Council workforce

Press Release – SAP

Auckland City Council has implemented an SAP integrated Human Resources Information System (HRIS) to help its HR department drive better decision-making and plan more effectively. Since the system went live in February this year, benefits to the council …
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Walking to Africa tops the Nielsen BookScan

Press Release – Mental Health Foundation

Award-winning New Zealand author, Jessica Le Bas’s poetry collection, Walking to Africa, was announced as the number one best selling New Zealand book of fiction a week after its launch on 9 October.
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Auckland Airport’s annual Chairman’s address

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Despite the challenging and extraordinary business conditions which have had a significant adverse effect on the aeronautical industry in New Zealand and abroad, we achieved a sound financial and operational performance over the 12 months to June 2009. Our …
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New Fijian development attracts buyer support

Press Release – Bayley’s Real Estate

The first major residential lifestyle development to launch in Fiji for the past three years is quickly taking shape – with a sizeable chunk of properties already sold ‘off-plan’ and infrastructure works now laying down the foundations for …
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Comm Comm grants exemption to Marko Bogoievski

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has granted Marko Bogoievski an exemption under the Electricity Industry Reform Act 1998 (EIR Act) in relation to his potential appointment to the board of Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL), an electricity lines business, …
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Leading New Zealand Writers Honoured

Press Release – Creative New Zealand

Three of New Zealand‘s most celebrated writers –C K Stead, Brian Turner and Dr Ranginui Walker were honoured at tonight’s 2009 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement at Premier House in Wellington.
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TEU Tertiary Update, volume 12, number 37

Column – Association of University Staff

SLOW PROGRESS FOR WOMEN PROFESSORS The proportion of professors and associate professors who are women grew from 17 percent in 2003 to 21 percent in 2008 according to the Ministry of Education’s just released Profiles and Trends Report 2008. Overall …
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Auckland Airport Bond Issue Opens

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland International Airport Limited (Auckland Airport) today announced an offer of up to NZ$125 million bonds to the public, offering interested investors another opportunity to invest in an iconic kiwi long-term infrastructure business. The offer …
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Regional Finalists Named in Best Chip Shop Contest

Press Release – That’s Life Magazine

Eighty chip shops from around the country have been named finalists in the That’s Life! Best Chip Shop Competition 2009. The Chip Group Chairperson, Glenda Gourley, said Competition organisers have wrapped up the mystery judging process and have …
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LG’s To Find NZ’s Fastest Texter

Press Release – LG Electronics

LG Mobile New Zealand is looking for New Zealand’s fastest texter in a nationwide competition. The winner will be crowned LG National Text Champion and will go on to represent New Zealand at the LG Mobile World Cup in New York early December 2009, …
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The Cake Stall Prepares for a Sweet Holiday Season

Press Release – The Cake Stall

This summer boutique bakery The Cake Stall is taking you back to the kiwi Christmases of your childhood, with their range of delicious Christmas treats. The Cake Stall takes the stress out of Christmas baking without taking away that taste of home you …
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AECT Election: The Power is With the Community

Press Release – Grey Lynn 2030

With only 2 days remaining in the AECT election a disappointing 14.65% of eligible voters have so far returned postal ballots to decide the 5 trustees of the Trust. At the same time in the 2003 election the turnout was only slightly better at 17.5%. …
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Cancer Support Centre Wins Timber Design Award

Press Release – NZ Wood Innovations

Cancer Support Centre Wins “People’s Choice” Timber Design Award New Plymouth architects Boon Goldsmith Bhaskar Brebner have scooped the popular People’s Choice Award at the 2009 Timber Design Awards in Auckland. Architect Mularli Bhaskar’s …
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Muse to Peform at Big Day Out

Press Release – Big Day Out

Accepting the Award, singer Matt Bellamy said “We’ve only been able to come because it’s in the afternoon, so that’s lucky for us – we have to play in Denmark tonight. It won’t quite be taking a helicopter from the roof but we have to take a car and …
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Businesses could be missing opportunities

Press Release – SocialMediaThink

Social media isn’t a fad – Twitter boasts six million unique monthly visitors, Facebook has 300 million users, 80 percent of employers use Linkedin as a primary tool to find employees, in January alone internet viewers viewed 14.8 billion YouTube …
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