Archive for April, 2010

Missing 16 year old male

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police are concerned about the whereabouts of a 16 year old Chinese male, Chunji Gao. Read more »

Queer Film Lovers Get Ready to take Your Seats

Press Release – Out Takes Film Festival

Coming to Auckland audiences May 27th – June 2nd and Wellington audiences June 3rd – 9th. This year’s programme boasts big names, big budgets and quality productions; all hand picked by the Out Takes event organisers, Reel Queer Incorporated. From … Read more »

Gaming industry calls for greater recognition

Press Release – Gaming Technologies Association

It’s time the true contribution of gaming machines to the New Zealand economy was recognised and acknowledged was the message from conference participants at the 2010 New Zealand Gaming Expo. Read more »

Big Numbers for Graduation Week

Press Release – University of Auckland

Years of hard academic toil will reach a celebratory climax next week when thousands of University of Auckland students graduate. Read more »

Wellington Girl Power Ready for Las Vegas

Press Release – The Company NZ

Emerge is preparing to take the world by storm as they make history by becoming the first females from Wellington to represent New Zealand at the inaugural, World Hip Hop Dance Competition in Las Vegas – and they are still in school. Read more »

Local students get to publish book for Starship

Press Release – Barfoot and Thompson

Year 7 and 8 students from Waiau Pa School near Pukekohe were today announced as the winners of the third annual Barfoot & Thompson Magic of Reading Storybook Competition. Read more »

Kohler Power Trophy Up For Grabs at Big Boat Race

Press Release –

Auckland’s waterfront will resound with the sound of throbbing V8s and roaring big block engines on Saturday the 8th May when big production boats from all parts of Auckland assemble on the water by the Hilton Hotel to compete in the inaugural Kohler … Read more »

Speedshow goes Car Crazy with Meguiar’s

Press Release –

The enormously popular international television programme Car Crazy, hosted by Barry Meguiar, is the inspiration for a new draw-card at this year’s Speedshow set to run at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds on 24 and 25 July. Read more »

TEU Tertiary Update, Vol 13 No 15

Column – Association of University Staff

Gameshow to solve academic workforce shortage? TEU parliamentary reporter Paki Taunuhia has discovered that the Ministry of Education is planning to sponsor a new TV gameshow, to be called MasterAcademic . Government sources have confirmed that this show is … Read more »

Progress on Operation Lime

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police have uncovered a further 23 commercial indoor cannabis growing operations since early yesterday, totalling over 500 plants, 8 firearms, including unlawful military style semi-automatic weapons along with methamphetamine, ecstasy and LSD. Read more »

Housing Market Continues to Ease Off

Press Release – Mike Pero Mortgages

The property market continued to deteriorate in March, according to the latest Mike Pero Mortgages-Infometrics Property Cycle Indicator (PCI). Read more »

CAs slapped, auditors go to new “super-regulator”

Article – Businesswire

April 28 (BusinessWire) – The government has signalled its scepticism about the quality of audit services in recent times by reversing an earlier decision and wresting control from the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. Read more »

Crew concerns include pay and pirates

Press Release – International Transport Workers’ Federation

International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) New Zealand inspector Grahame McLaren says the case of 10 Sri Lankan crew members aboard the MV Charelle docked at the Ports of Auckland are an example of the hardships experienced by seafarers around … Read more »

LifeLine Poetry Reading

Press Release – LifeLine

Award winning local author Jessica Le Bas will be reading her poetry at a function at the Boathouse on May 4, as a fundraiser for LifeLine Nelson. Read more »

World’s eyes on New Zealand tourism

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

The eyes of the world will be on New Zealand next month when more than 270 travel and tourism Buyers descend on Auckland for TRENZ 2010, one of the country’s biggest international business events. Read more »

Air NZ, Virgin Blue in talks for Tasman alliance

Article – Businesswire

April 28 (BusinessWire) – Air New Zealand Ltd., the national carrier, says it has been in talks with Virgin Blue about a potential alliance on routes across the Tasman Sea. Read more »

Call to bring forward Kirkbride Rd project

Press Release – Auckland Business Forum

The early completion announced recently of the new Manukau Harbour Bridge currently under construction creates a great opportunity to bring forward other long-planned road improvements on the main route between central Auckland and Auckland International … Read more »

Shareholders’ Council Welcomes Increase in Price

Press Release – Fonterra Shareholders Council

Fonterra Shareholders’ Council chairman Blue Read says it is encouraging for farmers to see an increase in the co-operative’s 2009/10 forecast milk price. Read more »

Book My Show’s Top Ten Movies of the Week

Press Release – Book My Show

Auckland, 28th April 2010: New Zealand made ‘Boy’ continues to dominate online ticket sales on, New Zealand’s only movie ticket aggregator. Read more »

Silver Ferns To Play Samoa

Press Release – Netball New Zealand

MEDIA ADVISORY – 28 April 2010 Silver Ferns To Play Samoa Netball New Zealand today confirmed the Silver Ferns will play Samoa in a one-off test at the Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua on Saturday 7 August 2010 at 4pm. The Samoan Netball team is currently … Read more »

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