Archive for March, 2010

Low paid workers to protest April Fools’ Joke

Press Release – Unite Union

Low paid workers are set to protest tomorrow in Auckland’s Queen street against a “April Fool’s Joke” 25 cents increase on the minimum wage. Read more »

Regus Group launches partnership w Diners Club NZ

Press Release – Regus Group

Regus Group (LSE: RGU), the world’s leading provider of innovative workplace solutions, has joined forces with Diners Club New Zealand to launch a program offering Diners Club Cardmembers in New Zealand access to Regus centres across the globe. This is … Read more »

Hot Blooded Spanish Theatre Stampedes Tapac Stage

Press Release – Elephant Publicity

One of the most celebrated European dramas of the 20th century features a stunning female cast featuring of New Zealand’s front-runners of the stage and screen. TAPAC houses a rousing performance of Federico Garcia Lorca’s compelling play, The House … Read more »

MTV Gives Viewers the Power of the Popcorn!

Press Release – MTV NZ

“Global Superstar” Nominee Voting Opens Today – Tuesday 30 March – via www.mtv.co.nz. Read more »

New $5 million educational facility opens at ACG

Press Release – ACG Strathallan

ACG Strathallan officially opens its new Arts and Technology Centre at the Karaka independent school today. The $5 million Arts and Technology Centre will provide an unparalleled learning experience for the fast-growing roll of nearly 1200 students. Read more »

East & Bays sisters lead the sewing revival

Press Release – Ruth And Pony

Auckland sisters, Ruth and Romy Grbic, have thrown in their day jobs in order to pursue their love for arts and craft. They have pooled their creative resources and together have created their own brand of hand-made purses and jewellery, Ruth and … Read more »

Short Films That Are Your Cup Of Tea

Press Release – Twinings

Twinings, current sponsor of the Rialto Cinemas Autumn Season, has today launched an exciting new short film competition. It lets any budding filmmaker enter an ultra-short film between 90 seconds and five minutes long, with the only mandatory being that … Read more »

Risk management Standard seminar series scheduled

Press Release – Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand and the New Zealand Society for Risk Management Inc. are running seminars about applying the international Standard Risk management – Principles and guidelines ISO 31000:2009. The half-day seminars are scheduled for Auckland (12 … Read more »

Suzuki Swifts To Share Limelight

Press Release – Suzuki

Suzuki Swifts will share the limelight with V8 Supercars at the ITM 400 motor race meeting on the streets of Hamilton in April. Read more »

ARC offers opportunity to transform waterfront

Press Release – Auckland Regional Council

The ARC is offering an exciting commercial opportunity to revamp the existing restaurant and kiosk at Long Bay, right on the waters edge. Read more »

Wings and Wheels over Waikato organiser sentenced

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Kenneth James Ross, the organiser of the failed air and car show Wings and Wheels over Waikato, was sentenced to nine months home detention and 200 hours community service in the Hamilton District Court today. Read more »

Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane

Press Release – Laughing Stock Productions

Oh my gosh! It’s the brand new show from the award-winning creators of the international smash-hit, Sammy J in the Forest of Dreams! Meet Sammy J (skinny man) and Randy (purple puppet), two very different housemates with very different pasts. Together they live … Read more »

Dan Ashby Takes Up Hawkins Auckland Reins

Press Release – Hawkins Construction

On 1st April, Dan Ashby is set to take on the leadership of Hawkins Construction’s Auckland region as Don Young, long-time leader of Hawkins’ Auckland business, takes on a new National Operations Manager role prior to retirement at the end of the year. Read more »

Spencer replaces Bolger as KiwiRail chairman

Article – Businesswire

March 30 (BusinessWire) – Wellington company director John Spencer has been appointed to take over from Jim Bolger as chairman of KiwiRail as the government mulls the railroad’s 10 year strategic plan ahead of the Budget. Read more »

Repco on board with Rally New Zealand 2010

Press Release – Repco

Repco New Zealand is again demonstrating its commitment to world-class motorsport in New Zealand by partnering with Rally New Zealand to support the 40th anniversary of the iconic event in New Zealand. Read more »

Drop in recent levels of enquiry

Press Release – Registered Master Builders Federation

The Registered Master Builders Federation (RMBF) says that the figures released today by Statistics New Zealand confirm the increased activity that has been evident in the market during February. Figures show the number of new housing units rose 10 … Read more »

MYOB “Highly Impressed” by Kiwi Entrepreneurs

Press Release – MYOB

Leading business solutions provider MYOB says New Zealand entrepreneurs show great hope for the future, following this morning’s announcement of the winner of Launch Pad – a competition to find the best new start-up business idea in the country. Read more »

Arts studies at NorthTec – award-winning careers

Press Release – NorthTec

A joint exhibition at Auckland’s Lane Gallery is the latest success in a string of achievements for a graduate and current student from Northec’s Kerikeri campus. Read more »

Don’t Be Fooled – Infratil not a NZ company

Press Release – CAFCA

The sale of Shell NZ’s downstream assets to a joint venture of NZ Superannuation and Infratil has been hailed as returning this chunk of vital infrastructure to New Zealand ownership. It would be a good story if only it were true. Read more »

Best New Start-Up Business Announced

Press Release – Telecommunications Industry Group

The Telecommunications Industry Group (TIG) announced today the winner of the inaugural Launch Pad competition, designed to help ‘launch’ New Zealand’s best new start-up business idea. Read more »

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